Binaural rhythms

Binaural rhythms have sounds that alternate between the the right and left ears. The rhythm and sound frequencies may help the brain reach a deeper state of relaxed brain waves. It is best experienced with headphones/earbuds or possibly in small car with right and left stereo speakers. An example can be heard online: Remove Mental Blockages & Subconscious Negativity ☯ Dissolve Negative Patterns – Binaural Beats (youtu.be).

Breathing in a steady calm rate can help our brain waves and mood also become more steady and calm. Health benefits may help the cardiovascular system and reduce oxidative stress. (forbes.com/breathing)

Hypnosis, some types of meditation and yoga, and certain very low frequencies played in rhythm similar to the heart beat also may help calm the brain waves and possibly help us reach a different type of consciousness. (FOIA/CIA-Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process, cia.gov/pdf) Somewhat similar rhythmic sounds are available on music and/or guided meditation CDs by the BrainSync company or others.

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Fluoridation of drinking water and fluorosis

President Putin of the Russian Federation is banning fluoridation of drinking water. He revealed that during World War II both the Russians and Nazi Germans added sodium fluoride to the prison drinking water supply in order to keep prisoners docile and stupid. He is concerned about the long term health of the human species. See more: Putin Bans Fluoride in Russia, (NewsPunch). (alleged to be disinformation)(rumors about use in Nazi concentration camps stated to be untrue by historian, Russian prison camp rumor not confirmed or denied, PolitiFact)(U.S. rumors about water fluoridation being a communist plot date back to the 40’s and 50’s when it was first being introduced, MotherJones) Whether or not the Putin quote is real, (I haven’t found a credible source yet), this article presents a balanced discussion of the history of fluoridation, conspiracy theories, and real health facts – dental cavities have decreased across Europe whether communities fluoridate their water or not – see:
https://www.vice.com/sv/article/kwz5m3/why-are-governments-putting-fluoride-in-our-water-sheeple

A recent report stated that 65 percent of U.S. children have dental fluorosis at varying levels of severity – dental fluorosis is spotting of the tooth enamel due to elevated levels of fluoride. Skeletal fluorosis can occur with chronic fluoride exposure and cause negative symptoms such as joint pain or stiffness (WHO/fluorosis). The report included previous data and the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in U.S. children (age 12-15) was found to have increased significantly from 1986-87 (22% of children with 1.2% having moderate to severe fluorosis) to 2011-12 (65% of children with 30.4% having moderate to severe fluorosis). The level of severity increased the most between 1999-2004 to 2011-12 (3.7% to 30.4%). The rate of prevalence increased more steadily over the time span (22%, 41%, 65% of children with fluorosis) than the sudden increase in rate of more severe symptoms.

“total prevalence increased from 22% to 41% to 65% in the 1986-1987, 1999-2004, and 2011-2012 surveys, respectively. The rate of combined moderate and severe increased the most, from 1.2% to 3.7% to 30.4%.”
 (March 2019 , Journal of Dental Research – Clinical & Transactional Research) (ChildrensHealthDefense/Don’t Eat the Toothpaste)

Fluoride as a dental cavity prevention strategy has been found to be topical, surface rinses could protect children’s teeth from cavities without risking the health of the entire population across the lifespan. Fluoride can accumulate and increase health risks later in life. (a review of research:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3956646/ ) It has been found to be a neurotoxin and seems to reduce cognitive development in children. (
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi/ )

Fluoride causes diabetes in lab animals and is also associated with increased risk of diabetes in humans. A summary of a review of research on the topic includes a list of other known adverse health effects of chronic fluoride intake/exposure: Fluoride Causes Diabetes.

Having adequate iodine helps energy levels and all of the glands in the body, not just the thyroid. The pancreas is also a gland and needs iodine too. Having plenty of iodine in the diet may help the body remove fluoride as well as providing adequate iodine for the thyroid, pancreas and other glands. Health information and food sources for iodine and selenium: G9. Iodine & Thyroid.

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Vitamin D – an update

The definition/level where Vitamin D deficiency is diagnosed has been controversial since 2010 or earlier. The commonly measured 25-D can become fairly low while the active 1, 25-D form is still present within normal or even elevated levels. The lab test to measure 1, 25-D is more expensive and time consuming than simply measuring 25-D and generally only the 25-D form is measured.

A recent review of the issue suggests that the medical community is recognizing that the low levels may not be a risk and that over supplementing can sometimes lead to overdoses. (health.harvard.edu/blog/vitamin-d-whats-right-level)

The review discusses bone fracture risk as a reason to be concerned about vitamin D levels, however supplements of vitamin D and calcium were not found to be reliable for reducing bone fracture risk in post-menopausal women. (jamanetwork.com/2678617) Adequate magnesium, vitamin K, and possibly boron are also needed for maintaining bone density along with vitamin D and calcium. Supplements with all of those nutrients and which also included copper, zinc, and manganese have been found helpful for preserving bone density in post-menopausal women. (lifeextension.com/2017/12/Convenient-Way-To-Maintain-Bone-Health)

Vitamin D also is important for the immune system and reducing the risk of autoimmune disease, infections, and cancer. Having enough is important and too little can be a risk for more than just bone fractures.

The food supply has a good amount of vitamin D fortified foods in dairy products or dairy substitutes and naturally vitamin D rich foods such as salmon, sardines, tuna, and other fatty fish. Egg yolks and mushrooms can also provide small amounts of naturally occurring vitamin D.

Fifteen to thirty minutes of direct sunshine during summer months also can provide vitamin D when the face and arms are exposed and there is adequate cholesterol and the necessary enzymes. Vitamin D is not really a vitamin it is a secosteroid hormone that we can make by slight changes to cholesterol. Excessive levels of active hormone D can cause mood symptoms including anger (similar to steroid abuse- “roid rage“). The enzymes needed to produce vitamin D with sunshine and to activate the vitamin form to the hormone form may be a limiting factor.

It has been theorized that glyphosate from the herbicide Roundup may inhibit the necessary enzymes. Supplementing with the vitamin D3 form would be more active/more likely to bypass a problem with inhibition of the enzymes, having adequate magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids might also help. See links for more info on glyphosate and vitamin D metabolism: (vitamindwiki.com/Vitamin+D+is+suppressed+by+both+Roundup+and+Genes)

Recent update on glyphosate research found reproductive and developmental effects may be possible at the dose that is currently considered safe: (Global Glyphosate Study)

If glyphosate is not safe at the dose that is considered safe in the U.S., then how safe can it be to have in the majority of processed foods? (Glyphosate/Roundup has been banned as an agricultural chemical in a large number of other developed nations.)

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