Meaning & Belief: Cornerstones for Vibrant Well-Being

Meaning MakingThis article is part of the ongoing exploration of the idea that what things mean to us and what we believe to be true, are critically important to our overall well being. As a matter of fact this aspect of our health and well being may be the foundation of our overall physical, mental, emotional, electrical/magnetic and energetic health. It is certainly more important than we have been led to believe.  This is posted on GringoTree:


A MODERN DAY DILEMMA: Who Do We Trust With Our Health?

distrustIs our trust of major health related agencies and companies around the world well founded or should we be re-thinking our trust? There is a growing body of evidence that suggests it would be good to question more what we are being told. This article provides over 40 hyperlinks to various supporting materials and opinions that are not what we are being told by the FDA, WHO or Merck. Be forewarned – you may end-up changing some of your cherished belief systems after reading this article. This article is posted on GringoTree:

Is Complete Healing Possible? An Introduction to Holism

HolismFood used to be just called just “food”. Then we started adding poison to the food supply and “organic” was born (food that is natural and complete – nothing added – especially anything toxic). In healthcare a practitioner used to ensure that the root of an issue was addressed as well as symptoms. Now with the advent of Western Medicine (primary focus on acute care and symptoms only, with drugs and surgery the primary inerventioin) we have the emergence of functional or integrative medicine. These approaches speak to a more holistic approach. So what is holism? Find out by reading my article on this subject that was originally posted on GringoTree:

Coconut Oil: The Food and Medicine Miracle

Coconut Oil ImageConfused about fat? Get the facts about saturated fat and specifically about coconut oil. Not only is it good for you and should be part of your daily diet but it can reverse stage one Alzheimer’s, is anti-fungal, anti-viral and and anti-bacterial. It is also one of the only oils that is safe to cook with. Are we completely wrong about fat? No, we are not completely wrong, just pretty close. Read this article that we have posted on GringoTree:


Eating Out In Cuenca: The REAL Food Initiative

restaurant-eatingFor those of us who take the time to understand the facts, change our lifestyle and eat healthy, their is a challenge when we want to ‘eat out’. The REAL Food Initiative is designed to encourage the public to ask for healthy food and for restaurants to change their menu’s and offer healthier fare. We do not wish to take away the existing choice for those people out there who want sodium fluoride in their salt or MSG in their sauces. Our interest is to see if we can also have a few restaurants in town that will begin to offer organic food that is prepared safely and offered at a reasonable price. This important article is posted on GringoTree: 

Laughter As Medicine: Transformative, Healing, Infectious

Laughter as medicineWe do not laugh enough. Despite the fact that it feels good and it’s free – we tend to be quite serious and to only laugh on rare occasions. Now medical science is proving that it’s therapeutic benefit is great enough to actually plan for and take the time to laugh on a regular basis. Life is serious enough without us trying to emphasis the point. Our blog on Laughter As Medicine is part of our GringoTree Health and Wellness Column and can be found at:

Cuenca, Ecuador: Top Food Supply In The World

healthyfoodFood is fuel. It supplies the building materials for all of our systems, organs and can have a significant impact not only our physical health but also our sense of well being. Not sleeping well?  Low in energy?  Not completely healing?  Having difficulty with high blood pressure or elevated blood sugar? These are all related to what you eat and drink. One of the reasons we chose Ecuador to live is access to inexpensive organic fruits and vegetables, grass fed small scale cattle farming and extraordinary herbs. This article talks about how important real food is as well as where to get it. The article is published by GringoTree  in two parts:

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Living at Elevation: Cautions & Advantages for Your Health

lamaLiving at elevation has some advantages. It can also be a challenge for those who have pre-existing health conditions. There are some studies that show that people who have grown-up at high altitude have lower cancer rates. These statistics are encouraging but are certainly not as applicable to North Americans of retirement age who decide to move to high altitude in their 60′s and 70′s.

We write a bi-monthly Health & Wellness column for Gringo Tree and this article is posted there for your reading pleasure:

Emotional Expression: The Foundation of Health and Wellbeing

For-Emotional-Expression-column-3-297x300While inappropriate expression of anger, resentment, frustration, etc., can be an issue, lack of appropriate  emotional expression on a daily basis is a much more prevalent problem for most people. This lies at the heart of many relationship issues, including the relationship we have with ourself. So much can be done to improve our health, especially if we also embark on improving our capacity to communicate our deepest feelings.

We write a bi-monthly Health & Wellness column for Gringo Tree and this article is posted there for your reading pleasure: GringoTree/News/Health&Wellness/EmotionalExpression

EMF Pollution: Worse Than We Ever Imagined

emf-radiationElectromagnetic frequency (EMF) pollution is not just an issue because of the shear volume of radiation that exists all around us but also because of the long-term exposure we are all subject too. This important and timely topic is the subject of recent documentaries, books and even a United Nations warning. EMF pollution is a significant contributing factor for inflammation, neurological disfunction and cancer and needs to be added to the growing list of things we must pay attention to if we want to stay healthy.

We write a bi-monthly Health & Wellness column for Gringo Tree and this article is posted there for your reading pleasure: GringoTree/News/Health&Wellness/EMF

Additional resources mentioned in the discussion thread:

1. From Alisha: Much research on EMF… Scientific Studies Showing Adverse Biological Effects + Damage From Wi Fi

2. From me: Other good resources include:  This is a web resource as well as an award winning documentary. These books are also available on amazon and clearly outline the issues as well as solutions: “Overpowered: The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) and What You Can Do about It” by Martin Blank PhD  

“Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization” by Dr. Samuel Milham MD

3. From Isaac: IF you don’t believe EMF is a problem. Please watch this documentary: Resonance Beings of Frequency documentary film   (Also)

The World Health Organization has classified electromagnetic fields of the kind used in mobile telephony as Group 2b carcinogens – that is, as possibly cancerous:



Watch in Wonder

kids-watching-movieThese recommended movies and videos are intended to support our supposition that during these turbulent times it is critical to become informed and take your health into your own hands. We provide recommendations about documentaries that not only cover health and wellness but energetics and politics as well.

This is due to the fact that we are energy first, so understanding the fundamental building blocks of creation is an important component of becoming informed and empowered. The videos listed under politics are intended to show evidence that our governments and the world’s leading corporations are operating outside the law, and that their reckless disregard for the environment and the health of all animals, including humans, is a mental, physical and spiritual health issue. We would be re-miss if we did not include these videos on our list, as they clearly highlight the mental health issues of our world leaders and the adverse impact of their actions on our personal health and that of our of communities.

Health and Wellness

Marcus Freudenmann from “Cancer Is Curable Now”.

This is a brilliant explanation accompanied by a visual example of why so many people get sick. Although it misses a few of the more significant contributing factors for high toxic load (energetic, electrical/magnetic imbalances) it does list several physical examples and also mentions emotional factors. This video paints a powerful picture. Just remember there are several more sources of toxins and/or imbalances that can lead to sickness than Marcus mentions.  For free viewing:

GeneticRoulette3GENETIC ROULETTE – The Gamble of our lives
Jeffrey M. Smith

Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the world’s bestselling book on GMOs, Seeds of Deception, is a leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives has won the 2012 Movie of the Year by the Solari Report and the Top Transformational Film of 2012 by AwareGuide. Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn. Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This movie is first on our list because it may be the most important movie you and your family can watch at this time.  For free viewing:

Gary Null

The leaders of Big Agriculture–Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta–are determined that world’s populations remain ignorant about the serious health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them. This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply. For free viewing:

Dr. Bruce Lipton PhD

“The Biology of Belief” is groundbreaking and it will change how you think about thinking. Remember however that like Galileo Galilei, Karl Gauss, Nicola Tesla, and many others, the greatest scientists are ridiculed first and then their science is accepted as self-evident.
With exhaustive research Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, are now showing the stunning interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. This research shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species. This is a brilliant lecture and his book is just as invigorating. For free viewing

Robert H. Lustig, MD PhD

Ever wondered why North Americans after less than a decade adopting a low fat diet became incredibly fat? As a matter of fact obesity rates increased by over 200% from 1994- 2004. It has everything to do with not getting enough fuel (due to reduced fat levels) and then resorting to simple carbohydrates or sugar for energy. Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugar. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) is the cornerstones of the obesity epidemic. This is a very sobering review of the mess that highly addictive, drug like sugar has on our health and the health of our children. This is especially important to watch if you crave sugar, pasta or bread or have been diagnosed as diabetic. For free viewing:

Eric Merola

“Burzynski, the Movie” is the extraordinary story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who discovered a non-toxic, gene-targeted cancer cure and instead of receiving the Nobel prize, getting the support of the United States government and the FDA ended-up fighting a 14 year battle with them.

Dr. Burzynski’s patients received his patented antineoplaston treatment and this approach to cancer is credited with the only reversal of various forms of terminal brain cancer ever recorded. Still think that the US government and its regulatory agencies are interested in your health?  Watch what happens when a brilliant doctor and scientist follows all the rules and regulations, helps patients recover from terminal cancer and has people flying in from around the world to receive his legal treatment at his clinic in Texas.  This is a movie about a great American hero, who against all the odds and with every dirty trick in the book used against him, still perseveres and is continuing helps people recover from some of the most devastating forms of cancer. Opening clip of the movie:     Intro to the subject:  For free viewing:

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights

The ‘Marketing of Madness’ is the definitive documentary on how psychiatry has changed from a specialization of medicine that supported mental health to the current leading edge of the psychiatric drugging industry. Here is the real story of the high-income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion psychotropic drug profit centre. It takes a close look  at the validity of psychiatric diagnoses – and at how safe are their drugs? Digging deep beneath the corporate veneer, this three-part documentary exposes the truth behind the slick marketing schemes and scientific deceit that conceal dangerous and often deadly sales campaigns. In this film you’ll discover that many of the drugs’ side effects may actually make your ‘mental illness’ worse. Psychiatric drugs can induce aggression or depression. Some psychotropic drugs prescribed to children are also more addictive than cocaine. To make things worse, it seems clear from the evidence presented that psychiatric diagnoses is based on very dubious science. Of the 297 mental disorders contained within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, none can be objectively measured by pathological tests. Mental illness symptoms within this manual are arbitrarily assigned by a subjective voting system in a psychiatric pane. It is estimated that 100 million people globally use psychotropic drugs. The Marketing of Madness exposes the real insanity in our psychiatric ‘health care’ system: profit-driven drug marketing at the expense of human rights. 

This film exposes an industry corrupted by corporate greed and delivers a shocking warning from courageous experts who value public health over greed. For free viewing:

Andrew W. Saul

A really extraordinary documentary if you want to know the truth behind what is happening to the food supply. With chow that is actually nutritionally depleted, chemical poisoned and/or genetically modified ‘food-like’ eats, it’s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ‘sickness industry’ and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for overcoming illness naturally. The filmmakers have interviewed several leading experts in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as serious as terminally diagnosed cancer. The focus of the film is in helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention and reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive than conventional medical treatments. For free viewing:

Eric Schlosser

Food, Inc. lifts the veil on the large scale food industry, exposing how the United States’ food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that are putting profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat and how it’s produced. This is an eye opening documentary, even if you think you know a lot about what is happening to our food. For free viewing:

Morgan Spurlock

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock won the best director award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival for this alarmingly personal investigation into the health hazards of fast food. Under medical supervision, Spurlock subjects himself to a steady diet of McDonald’s cuisine for 30 days just to see what happens. In less than a week, his ordinarily fit body and equilibrium undergo dark and ugly changes. He quickly becomes fat; his cholesterol skyrockets; he can’t sleep properly; he has headaches and mood swings, and symptoms of fast food addiction. Then it gets worse… Morgan actually spends a lot of time investigating the insidious ways in which fast food companies brain wash our children, ignore the health implications of their food and make us all sick. A refreshingly different and insightful look at McDonalds’s and their food-like products.For free viewing:

Michael Moore

Michael Moore’s documentary about the broken healthcare system in the United States is as heartfelt as it is heartbreaking. He makes it clear that his subject isn’t the 45 million Americans without insurance, but those whose coverage has failed to meet their needs. The documentary starts with interviews of patients who’ve been denied procedures for what are clearly flimsy reasons. Then he takes a look at socialized medicine in Canada, England, and France to see if it is as bad as American politicians say. He finds that it is actually quality care that is available to everyone, regardless of income. The highlight of the movie is a stunt that made national headlines. He assembles a group of 9-11 rescue workers who are all suffering from a variety of afflictions. They all head toward Cuba to see if they can also qualify, as detainees at Guantánamo Bay do, for free universal healthcare. He makes a very strong point and drives home the insanity of a system that most people cannot afford, that denies many payees the care they are entitled too, and combines extraordinary costs with mediocre outcomes. For free viewing:

Michael J. Murphy

Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering or Chemtrails. What are they? Who is behind them? What are the implications for our health and the health of the planet? This is an important documentary about a multi-country program that is obviously happening, but no one is talking about. In this documentary, they uncover the constituents of this almost universal aerial spraying program. The implications are far-reaching and should be of concern to all residents of the planet. For free viewing:

An Interview with Christopher Bryson

Bryson authored the book of the same name. Hailed as a harmless chemical that would prevent tooth decay, new evidence shows how fluoride is linked to serious health problems, including infant mortality, congenital defects and lowering IQ. Now a new book, titled “The Fluoride Deception” by Christopher Bryson examines the background of the fluoridation debate. According to Bryson, research challenging fluoride’s safety is either suppressed or not conducted in the first place. The evidence is overwhelming that sodium fluoride is really rat poison that has no redeeming health value whatsoever. So why is it added to the food supply? For free viewing:

A Lecture by Dr. RE Tent, N.D., D.C., Ph.D. 

This extraordinary lecture by Dr. Tent  is not only groundbreaking for it’s content but is also an amazing example of a passionate healthcare practitioner doing whatever it takes to educate the public on what is really going on. Fasten your seat belts and be prepared to have your most cherished beliefs about the goodness of our Western medicine model exploded. WARNING: If you still think that vaccines are good for your health and you want to keep believing this myth – do not watch this video. Dr. Tent provides enough facts, data, names, dates and verifiable evidence to literally sink a ship. (Note: We do not agree with Dr. Tent’s assertions about the lack of capacity of the human body to recover from certain viruses that infect humans through vaccination programs).  This is a highly sobering lecture by a respected doctor about the vaccine industry and the tragic effect that vaccines have had on our health and wellness. For free viewing:

Produced by Kenny Ausubel & Catherine Salveson

This documentary is about the now famous, Harry M. Hoxsey, the former coal miner whose family’s herbal recipe helped cancer patients by the thousands fully recover from their illness. Starting in 1924 with his first clinic, “Hoxsey Clinics” soon expanded to 17 states by the mid 1950s, becoming the largest and most successful cancer clinics in American history. Along the way Hoxsey was also arrested more than any other health practitioner before or since.  Like many other pioneers in the last century who were successful at eradicating cancer, he became the target of the American Medical Association. The AMA wanted his clinics shut down and went about labeling him and his cure as a hoax.  Hoxsey had thousands of dedicated followers, including senators and even a policeman who had arrested him.  Interviews of fully recovered patients are shown alongside interviews of physicians from the FDA and the AMA calling him a quack and a charlatan.  It seems clear that the medical establishment and the American government were not interested in his cure or the plight of cancer victims in general. Instead they were hell bent on shutting Hoxsey down, criminalizing his cure, bad mouthing his patients and covering up the successes that Hoxsey achieved in 17 states over a period of over two decades.  For free viewing:

Produced and directed by Josh Del Sol

The 2013 NSA spying scandal exposed vast programs to monitor your personal communications.  Now, energy utilities and governments are reaching into your own home, through fast-tracked “smart” meters and data-harvesting technology.  But, what if you have a choice?  At stake is in-home surveillance, increased bills, emerging health risks and more hacking vulnerabilities. With compelling insight from whistleblowers, researchers, government agents, lawyers, doctors and environmentalists, Josh del Sol’s award-winning documentary Take Back Your Power brings us on a journey — investigating the erosion of rights in the name of “smart” and “green.” Josh exposes the extreme health hazard, and invasion of privacy, while navigating you toward inspiring solutions.  What you’ll discover will surprise, unsettle, and ultimately empower you. This is Josh’s first feature and it is already getting huge recognition: Aware Guide Winner: Transformational Film of the year 2013 and the Indie Fest Annual Humanitarian Award 2013. It does not matter where you are in the world right now… the smart grid is an issue. Watch this important feature documentary for $2.99 (immediate streaming) or buy the DVD. Click on the DVD tab and then click on the live streaming icon. The streaming icon is in the top right of the cover art picture of earth:


Shawn Montgomery

The complete story of the rise and fall of Royal Raymond Rife, the San Diego scientist who cured cancer and many other diseases in 1934 only to have this great achievement ignored, attacked, and then suppressed. Rife is one of our heroes and is arguably one of the greatest scientists in the modern era. His optical telescope was so advanced that it was taking movies of viruses dying in the late 30s, something not replicated until the 1990s. His pioneering work is the basis for modern energetic therapies. Watch this video and understand not only how disease was eradicated, but also how the American Medical Association and US government will do whatever they can to shut alternative therapies down and keep us sick and ignorant. For free viewing:

Greg Becker

The Living Matrix, a documentary by Greg Becker and Harry Massey, is a provocative film about healing and the nature of human health. As they followed the trail of groundbreaking research across Europe and the U.S., Becker and Massey tracked down pioneering scientists and leaders in alternative medicine, and revealed a whole new model for understanding and promoting wellness. The Living Matrix brings breakthrough information that will transform your understanding of how to get well and stay well. Dynamic graphic-animation is woven with interviews with leading researchers and health practitioners as they share their discoveries on the ‘miracle cures’ traditional medicine can’t explain. These experts reveal how energy and information fields – not genetics – drive human physiology and biochemistry, and illustrate the benefits of integrating conventional and alternative health care. For free viewing:

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Nassim Haramein

The work of physicist Nassim Haramein, this movie provides insight into the structure of space-time and a new coherent model of the universe. The Zero Point Field is not empty space…it is the opposite. It is the source of all that is. In this probing documentary, self-taught savant quantum physicist Nassim Haramein, presents his Unified Field Theory. Haramein’s explanation for the creation of the universe is supported by physics, math, sacred geometry and by the texts and knowledge of ancient cultures like the Aztecs, Egyptians, and others who developed similar views about the universe thousands of years ago. Is he on the right track? Well,… if being ignored (at least initially) by mainstream science is any indication (as it was for Einstein, Copernicus, Nikola Tesla, Socrates, Aristotle and many others) then Nassim Haramein may be on the right track. He has been de-listed from Wikipedia because he does not have the right credentials, and he is attacked at every opportunity by mainstream science. In my books, that makes what he has to say important… and possibly paradigm shifting. Please note that his hypothesis undermines much of the dominant theories around particle and quantum physics. For free viewing:

Mark Vicente

This fun, educational and irreverent movie provides a scientific explanation of our quantum reality, and it does so with a narrative on the subject as well as interviews of some of the more profound thinkers in the world today on the related subjects of quantum theory. Marlee Matlin stars in the dramatic thread, about a depressed photographer who begins to question her perceptions. Interviews with quantum physics experts and spiritual authors are cut into this story, offering a thought-provoking theory about how we create our reality. I especially enjoyed the animation used to drive home some of the more esoteric ideas. For free viewing:

Mark Vicente

The follow-up to the hit “What the Bleep Do We Know” (despite being ignored by mainstream film distribution). This time Mark goes into even more detail and makes it especially interesting to anyone who likes Quantum Physics. It uses a similar format, many of the same profound thinkers, and state of the art graphics to explain some of the more complicated ideas. For free viewing:

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake PhD

This is a brilliant talk by British biologist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake PhD. It is based on his book “Science Set Free” in which he masterfully shows that science today is actually a dogmatic belief system that is constraining and distorting truth. The implications here are profound as we generally accept scientific findings as gospel. If he is correct then we are being grossly misled by science and as a result are left with incorrect conclusions about the very nature of life. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is the author of more than 80 scientific papers and ten books, and is best known for his groundbreaking theory of morphic resonance. For free viewing:

David Lapoint

Published on Dec 17, 2012. In this video series the currently accepted theories of physics and astrophysics are shaken to the core by a radical new theory of the fundamental forces in all matter. I have been stunned by the implications of this self-made video series by David Lapoint. All the plasma videos are actual footage with no enhancement or manipulation other than speed. In other words, this is the real thing. Hard to believe, but it is all true. 
 Be prepared to be floored. For free viewing:



Joel Bakan, Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott

This important and award winning documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to affect specific public functions, to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person but with none of the constraints. The central theme is its assessment of corporations as “persons”, and what the result has been for mankind and the planet as a result of giving corporations the same rights as human beings, based on the 14th amendment to the United States’ constitution. A very powerful and innovative design in the movie is the use of the same diagnostic criteria that the FBI uses to diagnose psychopaths and apply it to corporations. Real live examples are given to prove that each of the criteria is met, and that corporations really are dangerous and psychopathic. The documentary outlines the damage to our environment, the callous disregard for the feelings of other people, the incapacity to maintain human relationships, the reckless disregard for the safety of others, the deceitfulness (continual lying to deceive for profit), the incapacity to experience guilt, and the failure to conform to social norms and respect for the law.  These are the corporations that rule business, finance, technology and healthcare. For free viewing:

CannabisTHE UNION. The Truth Behind Cannabis Prohibition
Brett Harvey

There are many plants with outstanding therapeutic benefits. Top of the list for extraordinary anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer capacity however is cannabis. Even more extraordinary is that the greatest benefits are from its raw, non-psychoactive form. Other proven medically significant benefits from cannabis include inhibiting anxiety, pain, vomiting, nausea, epilepsy, spasms, and bacterial overgrowth as well as improving blood flow, bone growth, neuron protection, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and general disposition. Not enough, well the industrial hemp side of cannabis (also non-psychoactive) is the strongest soft fiber in the world and can be made into paper, and textiles including clothing. Ever wondered why marihuana is illegal? Kind of a little bit confused by the fact that in many countries and states “medical marihuana” is now available for those who are sick enough and have a prescription? How is it that hemp is now illegal to grow in Canada and the United States, yet it is a very profitable cash crop in many countries in the world?

This is an award-winning documentary that is easily the best one to date on the subject of cannabis prohibition. It is factual, entertaining, thoughtful, and well arranged. As with many subjects that do not make sense, the key to understanding the status quo is learning “who benefits?” You may be very surprised by the history of this extraordinary plant and how badly we have been misled about it. More info:
For free viewing:

Francis Richard Conolly

Conolly has done a masterful job of putting together the best long documentary (3.5 hrs) I have ever watched on what is actually going on in the world today. Other researchers can provide you with more detail on the history of the world’s richest and most powerful families or their strange connections and habits. But if you want to know exactly who is pulling the strings today, how they got there and what is next… it does not get better than this. Definitely worth the time and effort. For free viewing:


Charles Ferguson

Academy Award Winner for “Best Documentary”, Director’s Guild Winner “Outstanding Directional Achievement” in Documentary. This is a must see documentary that provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused tens of millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse and has left the markets tittering on collapse. Do you want to know who is responsible and how they did it?  It does not get better than this. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry, which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. Charles Ferguson is brilliant as he puts together, in four parts, how bankers bought off academia, government, regulators, the bond rating agencies and the insurance companies so that that everyone on the inside could rake extraordinary profits at the expense of pretty much everyone else in the world. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China. It interviews William Ackman, Daniel Alpert, Jonathan Alpert, Sigridur Benediktsdottir, Willem Buiter, John Campbell, Satyajit Das, Jerome Fons, Barney Frank, Christine Lagarde, Adrew Lo, Lee Hsien Loong, Frederic Mishkin, Eliot Spitzer, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Scott Talbott, Gillian Tett, Paul Volcker and has archive footage of Ben Bernanke, George W. Bush, Timothy Geithner, Alan Greenspan, Barack Obama, Henry Waxman and Ann Curry. Matt Damon is the narrator for the documentary. Utterly brilliant. The same people who pulled this off are of course also behind the pharmaceutical companies and the current direction of Western medicine. For free viewing:

Laura Poitras

Citizenfour is the 2015 Academy Award-winning documentary film by Laura Poitras. It follows Edward Snowden as he released top-secret USA government documents detailing illegal NSA wiretaps and a huge big brother information-gathering network by the United States government. The programs and activities that Snowden prove are already in place show collusion by the largest communications companies in the world, as well as other US federal and state agencies. The fact that these companies and government agencies are breaching the US constitution as well as international law does not seem to deter them. It all started in January 2013, when film-maker Laura Poitras received an encrypted e-mail from a stranger who called himself Citizen Four. In it, he offered her inside information about the criminal activity of government. Poitras had already been working for several years on a film about mass surveillance programs in the United States, and so in June 2013, she went to Hong Kong with her camera for the first meeting with the stranger, who then identified himself as Edward Snowden. She was met there by investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian intelligence reporter Ewen MacAskill. Several other meetings followed. Citizenfour is based on the recordings from these meetings. What follows is the largest confirmations of mass surveillance using official documents themselves, the world has ever seen. For free viewing:

LooseChangeLOOSE CHANGE – Final Cut
Dylan Avery

Not totally convinced that a few screwballs’ who failed flight school on propeller aircraft were responsible for pulling off 9-11?  Still wondering what happened to building 7, and why it fell , or how come they never found any parts of a plane at the pentagon? Or may be you are wondering how it is that a crime scene could be violated and all the evidence hauled away and sold to the Chinese as scrap?  Like many engineers and architects looking for truth I was wondering why there was molten metal at the base of the towers for over a month after the collapse.  Well, if you are looking for answers there are a lot of documentaries now that completely debunk the official version of 9-11.  This is one of the most famous and one of the best. Loaded with powerful, new footage and in-depth interviews with the likes of Steven Earl Jones, an American physicist who has discovered un-detonated explosive material in multiple samples of dust from the World Trade Center collapses, this documentary presents a wide array of evidence both known and unknown… until now. For free viewing: 

Impotent, Incontinent and/or Impaired Orgasm… Your Kidding Right?

Head in HandsNo, your medical doctor is not kidding, these are your choices if you opt for prostate removal surgery, best-case scenario: two out of three. Here is the kicker though, prostate removal is unnecessary. In fact it does not matter if you are suffering from prostate disease or cancer, both of these conditions can be reversed without drugs and without a scalpel.

To be perfectly clear, you can be free of the complications of enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy), or prostate cells that have had to revert to fermentation for fuel instead of oxygen (cancer) without going under the knife, losing your sex life, or peeing your pants.

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), it is considered “common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages”. According to the American Cancer Foundation, the most common type of cancer found in men, other than skin cancer is that of the prostate. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in men, behind lung cancer. “One man in six will get prostate cancer during his lifetime”. Instead of wondering if you should have surgery or not, you should be asking yourself why is this happening? This is extremely important because, if you understand the mechanisms for prostate imbalance, then you can address the root-causes.

Having prostrate removal surgery is an attempt at addressing the symptoms but it does nothing to address the reasons for the prostate issue in the first place, or stop it from occurring again.  Dr. Jonn Matsen, ND is very clear about the reasons behind prostate enlargement and also why men get prostate cancer. He has written books that show in detail the mechanisms behind it, and he has lectured extensively on the subject. Even more important, Dr Matsen has helped his patients completely recover from prostate disease and cancer, without drugs or surgery. The late Andreas Mortitz, a world-renowned medical intuitive, healer and author was also exceptionally outspoken on the subject and had supported men all over the world, who followed his directions, and avoided prostate surgery.

Enlarged prostate and/or prostate cancer starts with toxins that pollute, damage, and/or create imbalance to important systems in the body and especially to the function of the liver. Toxins can come from food digestion, the environment, and emotional imbalance. Strong negative emotions such as anger, depression and regret have a cell dampening affect which impairs fluids into the cell (nutrients and oxygen) as well as waste out (waste is acidic). Nutritional deficiencies can also lead to liver issues.  Once the liver is disregulated it can set-up a chain reaction leading to peroxide damage, heavy metal build-up, improper hormone management, fungus infection, chronic inflammation and/or autoimmunity, BPH and cancer.

If the liver is congested or does not get important building materials, especially, sulfur, and minerals, it can result in highly toxic lipid peroxides damaging the liver and other systems and organs. This can impair proper hormone production and elimination of toxins including heavy metals. When a man’s hormones are out of balance and/or change at mid-life it can lead to increased levels of estrogen. This in turn can lead to increased levels of estradiol, which can cause prostate cells to grow and multiply. Pesticides, herbicides, and other environmental pollutants mimic estrogen in the body.

We are exposed to synthetic estrogen and heavy metal toxins every day. We all take in these pollutants  by simply living our lives: eating, drinking, breathing, brushing our teeth, showering, cleaning, using makeup, driving, smoking, taking medications, getting vaccination shots, and chewing food with dental amalgams in our teeth. When the liver is congested or compromised by high toxic load and cannot keep-up, the result is a net accumulation of estrogen and heavy metals and the damage that they can do to the body. Symptoms from chronic exposure to large amounts of heavy metals are similar to symptoms of other health conditions and often develop slowly over months or even years. Once the liver is overburdened and is not able to take care of peroxides or heavy metals, it does not take long to experience chronic inflammation and autoimmunity and this includes cancer.

In addition to toxins, peroxides, heavy metals and estrogen imbalance that can adversely affect the prostate, a strong form of testosterone can also be a contributing factor. If the liver is sluggish and/or congested (due to strong emotions and/or toxic waste) , it will have a difficult time breaking down dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is a very strong form of testosterone, that the liver needs to breakdown into a milder form or it will irritate the prostate gland. This will cause the prostate to swell and pinch off urine flow.

In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg received the Nobel Prize for, in part, discovering that if you deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours that it would become cancerous (reverts to fermentation for fuel). So, what impairs normal aerobic cellular respiration? You guessed it… strong emotions that have not been dealt with, toxins that have not been removed from body tissues and peroxide damage from a liver that is congested or lacking proper nutrients.   So, why is it normal for the prostate to enlarge as we age and, why do so many men get prostate cancer? The answer is quite simple actually. Toxins including normal cellular waste, heavy metals and peroxides adversely affect all organs, but the prostate is more noticeable because you end-up with urination and/or sexual function issues. In particular, metals like mercury, which are heavy, tend to deposit at the lower body cavities. The prostate gland is at the bottom of the pelvic cavity and is a favorite site for mercury. When it starts to accumulate in the prostate it can wreak havoc. Next anaerobic fungus like candida albicans, which metabolize mercury, now colonize the prostate. This of course does not help normal prostate size or function, and least of all it does not help the prostate access or use oxygen properly.

So, what is a man to do? Well, the choice is yours of course, but hey; if you like your prostate, why not keep it. Seriously. Simply change your diet, take a few key supplements, reduce your toxic load, clean up your liver and kidneys, and watch as you regain proper function of not just your prostate and urinary track, but all your organs and systems.

Patrick Coady is a wellness consultant and outspoken advocate for holistic health. He lectures on health and wellness and works with his partner, Silvana Spanò, at the Cuenca Holistic Wellness Center in Cuenca Ecuador. 

They Only Found ‘The Cure’ Eight Decades Ago!


Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg, PhD was nominated an unprecedented three times for the Nobel Prize, for three separate achievements. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1931 for his work in understanding the real cause of cancer. As the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Cell Physiology in Germany, he was considered one of the twentieth century’s greatest biochemists.

The following excerpts are taken from Dr. Warburg’s lecture ‘The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer’ that he delivered at the 1966 annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany:

“…for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. All normal body cells meet their energy needs by respiration of oxygen, whereas cancer cells meet their energy needs in great part by fermentation”. Otto Warburg went on: “Why then does it happen that in spite of all this so little is done towards the prevention of cancer?…nobody today can say we do not know what cancer and its prime cause [may] be. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known.”  Warburg concluded his lecture with the following prophetic statement: “But how long prevention will be avoided depends on how long the prophets of agnosticism will succeed in inhibiting the application of scientific knowledge in the cancer field. In the meantime, millions of men must die of cancer unnecessarily.”

Dr. Warburg passed-away in 1970 at the age of 87 and my guess is that he died of a broken heart. He had been trying for over 35 years to get the medical community to act on the understanding that the prime cause of cancer is cells generating energy by the non-oxidative breakdown of sugar/glucose. He even showed in his lab that if you deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours that it would become cancerous (reverts to fermentation for fuel). In his work “The Metabolism of Tumors” he proved that all forms of cancer are characterized by two basic conditions: acidosis and hypoxia (lack of oxygen). He thought that his research would change the course of history. Now you must be wondering – how come I have never heard of this guy or his discovery? Good questions.

Unfortunately the entire Western medicine community worldwide completely ignored his research and the pharmaceutical industry went one step further and actually decided to go in exactly the opposite direction. The opportunity was to try to understand why cells were not getting enough oxygen and what could be done to support proper oxygen utilization under these conditions. Dr. Warburg was encouraging medical doctors to address the issue of acidosis or hypoxia as a way of preventing or reversing cancer. Instead the medical community focused almost exclusively on addressing the symptoms of cancer. They also completely ignored acidosis and hypoxia or any of Dr. Warburg’s findings.

Otto H Warburg believed that cancer should be interpreted as a mitochondrial dysfunction. The primary role of mitochondria is to generate most of our energy by aerobic respiration. Causes of mitochondrial dysfunction tend to involve oxidative stress. He wanted science to discern ways of ensuring aerobic respiration by reducing the toxins and/or acidosis that was at the root of impairing proper oxygen utilization. There could not have been a clearer direction given by a more respected and intelligent scientist on what needed to be done to eliminate cancer and save the lives of millions of people worldwide. Instead, Western medicine decided to look at cancer as fundamentally a disease of “unregulated tissue growth”. This is because cells that revert to fermentation for fuel are so ineffective compared to cells combusting oxygen that they need to reproduce as much as 20 times, to approximate the same amount of energy. The focus of Western medicine is not to support the immune system and help correct the low oxygen levels or balance the acid levels of the body but to actually do the reverse and suppress the immune system, poison or burn cancer cells and any other cells that get in the way. The aim of Western medicine is to stop these ‘proliferating’ cells and the primary tools used for this are surgery and the use of radiation and/or chemotherapy. So these must highly effective right?… think again.

Surgery removes the tumor but does nothing to address what caused the tumor in the first place. The source is not addressed at all. This is like removing your car’s dashboard ‘low oil’ light when it comes on. This may make you feel better initially (no annoying light or buzzer) but there is a catch. Unless you also address the primary issue of low oil, your engine is going to seize-up, and it is going to be sooner rather than later.  The next most popular medicine for cancer is radiation. As we all know radiation is toxic. In this kind of wellness intervention, highly toxic radiation is either injected into cancerous tumors or fired into cancerous cells. Anything that comes in contact with this radiation dies or is severely damaged, including healthy cells. What are the side affects of radiation?  Well according to the Mayo Clinic up to 10% of all invasive cancers are related to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation. Yes you heard that right, radiation treatments actually cause cancer, which is a great segway to the next intervention, chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy is a term for chemical poisons that disrupt the process of dividing cells by attacking the control center of cell division: the nucleus. Chemotherapy drugs damage the genes that are copied within the nucleus during division, or they can damage cells when they are physically splitting. Because chemotherapy disrupts the process of cell division, it can effect not only cancer cells (the primary target) but any cells in the body that are constantly in division. For example, the bone marrow, hair follicles and skin, intestinal track and various components of the immune system. This form of health support is administered by IV or oral pill and the long term side effects include loss of hearing, loss of memory, loss of sexual drive, increase in blood fungus, and damage to your liver. Chemotherapy poisons also contribute to ‘toxic load’ and therefore to autoimmunity and/or chronic inflammation. What is really exciting about chemotherapy however is its number one side affect…yes you guessed it – cancer.

Now you may be asking, why would Western medicine decide to weaken the immune system instead of strengthen it? Or, why would they pollute the body with substances that cause cancer, as a substitute for supporting the body with remedies that make it healthier? This direction also begs the question: why did they not follow the path forged by one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century? … Or why did they not look at ways of increasing oxygen to the cells as a way of reversing or preventing cancer?… Or how about balancing body pH for the same reason? After all Dr. Otto Warburg proved that this was the direction we needed to take when he discovered the true cause of cancer over eighty years ago and got the nobel price for his work.

I am not exactly sure what the answer is but I think it involves a lot of money. Unfortunately it also involves a staggering loss of life and a total absence of morals, ethics and decency by all those involved in perpetrating this travesty.

Patrick Coady is a wellness consultant and outspoken advocate for holistic health. He lectures on health and wellness and works with his partner, Silvana Spanò, at the Cuenca Holistic Wellness Center in Cuenca Ecuador.