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One of the most alarming of the Elite’s doctrines is that of eugenics – controlling human reproduction in order to reduce the number of those that the Elite perceive as inferior to create a ’master race’ with ’desirable’ genetic characteristics. Eugenics had its highest public profile in Nazi Germany but the policies began a long time before Hitler and are continuing to the present day.

The philosophy was pioneered by Thomas Malthus in the 18th/19th centuries who sought to encourage disease and child mortality in the poor. So-called Malthusianism has since been adopted by different organizations for a variety of excuses. After various eugenics policies in the US states in the late 19th century, including the compulsory sterilization of the mentally ill and ’undesirables’ in Indiana, the Rockefellers established a eugenics research centre in New York. They were supported in this venture by the Harrimans, another family of manipulators.

The First International Congress of Eugenics was held in London in 1912 and was attended by a certain Winston Churchill. By 1917, fifteen US states had eugenics laws to sterilize epileptics, the mentally ill and regular criminals. On the agenda of the Third International Congress in 1932 was the ’problem’ of African-Americans which, according to the delegates, revealed a need to sterilize to ’cut off bad stock’.

 

At this meeting were several Nazis, including Dr Ernst Rudin, who had been enabled to attend by the Hamburg-Amerika Shipping Line, owned by the Harriman and Bush families. On returning to Germany, Rudin, who was funded by the Rockefellers, supervised the policy of sterilizing those who were retarded, deaf, blind or alcoholics.

Between 1941 and 1943, at the same time as the ’master race’ mentality in Hitler’s Germany was being condemned by the rest of the world, 42,000 people were sterilized in the US. Five years later theSterilization League/ Birthright Inc. established a eugenics centre in North Carolina which began a project to forcibly sterilize young children who were considered to have a low IQ. This was part funded by the Gray family, close friends of the Bush’s.

 

After the war, John D. Rockefeller III and John Foster Dulles campaigned against the extension of the non-white populations and in 1952 launched the Population Council. This still exits and is still advocating zero population growth in the US, family planning in the developing sector and the expansion of the Club of Rome’s ’Malthusianism’. (See later for details of the Club of Rome.)

Eugenics policies are funded by the World Bank which, at the Rio summit, pledged to double the money available to population control. Birth control is now forced on the developing countries through fear of economic sanctions.

The extent of the population control towards which the Elite are striving was revealed in the 1962/63 ’Report from Iron Mountain’ , a secret study group into controlling population without war. It sought completely artificial procreation to supersede the ’ecological function of war’. This was to include total control of contraception via water supplies and essential food stuffs so babies could only be conceived by those to whom a carefully controlled antidote had been administered. Such a system was apparently already under development… 35 years ago!

George Bush is a major voice in the eugenics movement and is surrounded by like-minded people – Boyden Gray (his legal advisor) and William Draper III (head of fundraising for his 1980 presidential campaign). Draper’s grandfather had unsuccessfully urged eugenics policies on Eisenhower before convincing Johnson to adopt them. In 1969 Bush was involved in hearings into the ’dangers of too many black babies’ and when he became ambassador to the UN in 1972 he arranged for the Association of Voluntary Surgical Contraception (formerly the Sterilization League) to extend its policy of sterilizing young children with ’low’ IQ to non-white countries.

 

This was further extended when Bush became president in 1988.

 

Engineered Wars

War is one of the most effective ways of culling an ’undesirable’ population as Thomas Ferguson, a member of the Office of Population Affairs, explains:

’to reduce the population quickly you have to pull all the males into the fighting and kill significant numbers of fertile, child-bearing age, females.’

From his position of ’shuttle’ diplomat, Henry Kissinger has successfully engineered conflict throughout the world. In Vietnam, the war was caused by the movement of hundreds of thousands of people from the north to the south – a move forced on them by the Saigon Military Mission, created by the CIA in 1954. With no food, they resorted to theft, and by labeling the bands ’the Viet Cong’ a problem was created.

 

Under the pretext that they were controlled by the Khmer Rouge, the north Vietnamese were severely bombed. According to estimates, 30-500,000 Cambodians died in the bombings, when in fact China was the power behind North Vietnam, supported by Kissinger with US/China liaisons headed by George Bush. The Khmer Rouge reacted, as expected, and took Cambodia, murdering 32% of the population.

 

During the war, the CIA station in Saigon coordinated Operation Phoenix which reportedly murdered 40,000 Vietnamese on ’suspicion’ of working for the Viet Cong – that is, they could read and write. Two of the US commanders in the conflict were Maxwell Taylor and William Westmoreland, both members of the Population Crisis Council and Draper Fund.

The Yom Kippur war and countless other ’civil wars’ in Central America and Africa have been engineered by Kissinger to cull populations as even when it is not the prime aim; mass killings are perceived as a useful by-product of war.

Kissinger is a member of the Club of Rome and in 1974 supervised the production of National Security Study Memo 200 about the implications of population growth. This stated that population growth in the developing world would lead to a desire for self determination of their economies. It continued that the population must therefore be controlled, but this fact must be withheld from the country’s leaders. Amongst the countries specifically targeted were Ethiopia, Colombia, India, Nigeria, Mexico and Indonesia.

Indonesia is an horrendous example of conflict creation for the purposes of eugenics and corporate control, while public bodies and the media remain obstinately silent. General Suharto took control of Indonesia in 1965 through a CIAbacked coup and has since been responsible for 500,000 murders in his own country.

 

However, because his administration is subservient to Western corporations, allowing them to exploit the land and the people (e.g. Reebok), this appalling tragedy goes unchallenged in the media. In December 1975 Indonesia invaded the Portuguese colony of East Timor and, in the following years, proceeded to slaughter 200,000 people, a third of the Timorese population. This genocide (eugenics) has been carried out with arms from Britain (British Aerospace’s Hawk Jets) and US, approval from the West (Kissinger and Ford were in Indonesia days before the invasion) and complete silence in the mass media.

 

The simple reason is that oil and gas reserves had been discovered off the coast of East Timor which the multinational oil companies could exploit only if controlled by a corporate-friendly culture – likeIndonesia.

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BASICALLY, MANY FREEMASONS UNCONSCIOUSLY WORSHIP SATAN

From the Analogy (“The Matrix”) page you learned that certain Masonic authors praise Lucifer.  And it doesn’t stop there.  It extends to their symbolism as well. It is important to STRESS that not all Masons worship Lucifer, only the top 5% do.
A majority of this page on Freemasonry was taken from Masonic books that were published by Masonic Publishing Companies.   Most of these writings were kept secret. Biblical admonition has been taken carefully, comparing Masonic teachings to the Holy Bible. In I John 4:1, we read: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (test) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” We see that any religious teaching that does not conform to Scripture is from a “false prophet.”

Many people still do not understand the importance of studying this subject to its logical conclusion.  Their spiritual freedom is at stake.  Remember two things about Masonry: 1) Superior Masons deliberately lie to their fellow Masons, as those Masons “deserve to be mislead;” 2) Explanations given to 95% of all Masons are wrong.  This quote from Masonic author, Carl Claudy sums it all up: “Cut through the outer shell and find a meaning; cut through that meaning and find another; under it, if you dig deep enough, you may find a third, a fourth — who shall say how many teachings?”  Many who are in Masonry are not aware that they are lied to.  Finally, remember Albert Pike’s bold assertion in Morals & Dogma, that “Masonry is identical to the ancient Mysteries,” which means that all their teachings in all their books are precisely the same as the Ancient, Pagan, Satanic Mysteries. [p. 624, teachings of the 28th Degree]

Of course these top 5% call Jesus Christ an “inferior god,” they never, ever mention Him in their teachings or their rituals.  This shouldn’t surprise you since the Pope carries a bent Satanic cross as seen on another page which shames Christ on the cross.

Freemasons used Luciferic symbols within the layout of government center Washington D.C.   Freemasons worship Lucifer, the Light-Bearer.  Lucifer and Satan are biblically the same individual, Freemasonry is really the worship of Satan. By quoting their own sources and depicting the symbols in which they use, this claim is proven.
Freemasonry gives itself away more through its symbols than it does in its writings.  You saw in the analogy page of “The Matrix” that high level Masons praise Lucifer.  It is within these writings the “smoking gun” will be found, proof that Masons worship Satan.  Once this is comprehended, you will understand why “they” have been trying to keep this all secret.  If people really understood that Masonry is the worship of Satan, no one in their right mind would join.  Not only that but people would demand that this organization be outlawed.   You have a continuous public relations campaign promoting the lie that Freemasonry is not a religion, and is just a “good works social organization.”   As quoted above, you have secrets within secrets.

LUCIFER PRAISED AS THE LIGHT-BEARER OF FREEMASONRY

“Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not!” [Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p. 321, 19th Degree of Grand Pontiff; Red Emphasis added]

Masons from the first initiation which is the first degree are urged to mightily “seek the Light!”  The average Mason is continually saying that he is “seeking the Light,” and will spend his entire life “moving toward the Light.”

People who haven’t studied this subject would assume that this “Light” is the revelation of the God of the Bible.    This statement is continuously held up to try to convince us that Masonry is Christian.  In the above quote, Albert Pike is saying that Lucifer is the One who bears the Light of Freemasonry.
The sentence immediately preceding confirms not only that Lucifer is the Light-bearer, but that Masons of previous degrees have been led to believe that the opposite was true.
The wording of this sentence is difficut to understand unless you have special knowledge.  Doc Marquis was asked for his explanation, lets look at what he had to say:

“The Apocalypse is, to those who receive the nineteenth Degree, the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God Alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer.” [Ibid.]

It seems to contradict the sentence first quoted above, It appears to contradict the quote above where Pike identifies Lucifer as the Masonic Light-bearer. However when you understand the esoteric explanation from Doc Marquis, your understanding clears up completely.

The Apocalypse is identified first by Pike as being the Book of Revelation written by the Apostle John.  Pike then states that similar books from other religions are just as ‘inspired’ as Revelation, mentioning Plato, Philo, the Sephar Yezirah, and the Sohar. Pike says all three of these books — Apocalypse [Revelation], the Sephar Yezirah, and the Sohar, are all identically “inspired.” And since the last two books are of non-Christian faiths, Albert Pike is saying that the contents of Revelation are no big deal.

Therefore, it is no big deal that the Book of Revelation denigrates the “pomp and works” of Satan, since the God of that book is known to hate Satan.

Pike then says that these three books “are the completest embodiment of Occultism.” [Ibid.]  Now, we understand that Pike views the God of the Apocalypse as being the opposite but equal to Satan just as typical Occultists believe and teach!

Secondly, Doc Marquis provides the esoteric, occultic, explanation. Pike is also saying in this sentence that, in the previous 18 degrees, Masons believed that God was the Light-bearer, but now, in this 19th Degree, Pike is giving them new revelation. This insight completely squares with stated Masonic policy of deliberately misleading Masons in the lower degrees until they were really ready for the “truth.” This is the truth — Masonry worships Lucifer.

PIKE’S TYPICAL SATANIC PHRASE — OUT WHERE EVERYONE CAN SEE

Concrete evidence is then given by Pike of Freemason’s worship of Satan/Lucifer on the very front of the cover of Morals and Dogma.  Pike writes a Latin phrase just below the round seal of “God,”  this is a phrase proven to be Satanic.

Any “Satanic brother” looking at this phrase would know that the contents of this book are Satanic.  They would also understand that the entire religion of Freemasonry is Satanic.

“DEUS MEUMQUE JUS” is this phrase.  The literal meaning is “God and My Right”
Doc Marquis says this statement is a typical one within Satanism.   There is one meaning within another with this statement.   The first meaning is that the Freemason can depend upon their God to determine their Right and Justice.  The second meaning is, since the God of Freemasonry is Lucifer,  Masons are saying that they are “using occult methods,” through Lucifer, to achieve their Rights and Justice.    This phrase is very powerful and dangerous within Saanism says Marquis.   A Satanist knows the content within Pike’s book is Satanism just by reading, “DEUS MEUMQUE JUS.”  They don’t even have to read the book, just the phrase to know.

“SEETHING ENERGIES OF LUCIFER WITHIN YOUR HANDS!”

“The day has come when Fellow Craftsman must know and apply their knowledge. The lost key to their grade is the mastery of emotion , which places the energy of the universe at their disposal. Man can only expect to be entrusted with great power by proving his ability to use it constructively and selflessly. When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands, and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy. He must follow in the footsteps of his forefather, Tubal-Cain, who with the mighty strength of the war god hammered his sword into a plowshare.” [Manly P. Hall, 33rd Degree, K.T., The Lost Keys of Freemasonry or The Secret of Hiram Abiff , Forward by Reynold E. Blight, 33rd Degree, K.T., Illustrations by J. Augustus Knapp, 32nd Degree, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, p. 48; Emphasis Added]
Once the Mason learns to control his emotion and to apply the “dynamo of living power,” the Mason can be assured of being able to control the “seething energies of Lucifer” in his hands.
He makes the admission that Masonry is the Craft, which is an old name for Witchcraft. Satanists are assured that, if they will join the coven and learn the Craft, he will control the supernatural power of Satan, just as Manly P. Hall promises here.
As you can see, they have exposed themselves.   Powerful proof that Freemasonry is Satanism.  The language is direct and clear.  It is not cluttered with deliberately confusing arcane language that only an insider can understand.
Further, note that Hall and Reynold E. Blight are 33rd Degree Masons, while the Illustrator is 32nd Degree. Macoy Publishing Company is also one of the most respected of all Masonic Publishing Houses.
REVELATIONS OF TUBAL-CAIN

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Please take note that Hall makes reference to Tubal-Cain, above.  We need to review this sentence because it too reveals Satanism.   The Mason must “follow in the footsteps of his forefather, Tubal-Cain, who with the mighty strength of the war god hammered his sword into a plowshare.” In the Masonic Quiz Book, the candidate is asked this question: “Who was Tubal Cain?” Answer: “He is the Vulcan of the pagans.” [William P. Peterson, Editor, Masonic Quiz Book: “Ask Me Brother”, Chicago, Illinois, Charles T. Power Company, 1950, p. 18, 88, 131, 213; also found in John Yarker, The Arcane Schools:
A Review of their Origin and Antiquity: With a General History of Freemasonry and Its Relation to the Theosophic Scientific and Philosophic Mysteries, Belfast, Ireland, William Tait, 1909, p. 30; also found in A. R. Chambers, Editor, Questions and Answers, 1972, p. 237; also found in Malcom Duncan, Duncan’s Ritual of Freemasonry, New York, David McKay Company, Inc., n.d. 3rd Edition, p. 94.]Tubal-Cain is the password given in the Third Degree of Master Mason.
You can identify Freemasonry with paganism within this sentence.  But what is the meaning of the Vulcan of the pagans?  A very important question because Manly P. Hall advises the Mason that, once he has the seething energies of  Lucifer in his hands, he is to walk in Tubal-Cain’s footsteps.

Hall makes it sound like Tubal-Cain is one of the Greek gods, does he not? And, we know conclusively that Tubal-Cain is Vulcan of the Pagans. Let us review who Vulcan of the pagans is, by looking within occult sources.

“Vulcan was a sun deity who was associated with fire, thunderbolts and light. The festival in honor of him was called the Vulcania in which human sacrifices were offered.” [Percival George Woodcock, Short Dictionary of Mythology, New York, Philosophical Library, p. 152]. “According to Diel, he bears a family relationship to the Christian devil.” [J.E. Cirlot, translated by Jack Sage, A Dictionary of Symbols , New York, Dorset Press, 1991, p. 362]. “It is fascinating to know that he married Venus, another name for Lucifer or the devil .” [Woodcock, op. cit., p. 150-151; Emphasis added]
Manly P. Hall tells the Mason that he can have the seething energies of Lucifer in his hands, and then tells him to follow in the footsteps of the “Christian devil,” to whom “human sacrifices” are offered.

THE INFERNAL NAMES

There may be some people who have read up to this point and still might be skeptical.  Masonry cleverly masks its references to Satan.

There are 77 names which pagans have used to refer to Satan over the centuries and they are in the Satanic Bible.  We’ll review some of these “Infernal Names” of  Satanism found within Masonry. [Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey, p. 144-46]

We shall list the Freemason teaching on each of these names, and then the explanation.

Baphomet — “The Gnostics held that it [universal agent] composed the igneous [pertaining to fire] body of the Holy Spirit, and it was adored in the secret rites of the Sabbat or the Temple under the hieroglyphic figure of Baphomet or the hermaphroditic goat of Mendes .” [Pike, op. cit., p. 734, teaching of the 28th Degree; Emphasis added]

We find it absolutely incredible that the Freemasons should portray the Holy Spirit with the Satanic symbol, Baphomet.
Source: http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/symbology/1o5.htm
Research the internet and know the truth about this Mason organization.


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The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms. All this, combined with a plethora of other challenging environmental factors (such as lack of rest, psychological stress, and pharmaceutical drugs), mean it’s no wonder that more and more people are being diagnosed with chronic, degenerative illnesses or otherwise deadly conditions for which modern conventional medicine claims to have no known cure.

One of the basic underlying problems with this unsustainable lifestyle – and there are many – is the average consumer’s lack of understanding that the body must balance the blood’s pH levels at a slightly alkaline level of 7.365 in order to survive. When a person ingests food to “burn” for fuel, the digestive and metabolic process transforms it into a kind of ash which is either acidic or alkaline. The laws of modern biochemistry further explain that it is not the organic matter of foods (whether the food itself is acidic or alkaline), but their inorganic matter (such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, phosphorous; that is, how they break down in our bodies), that determines either the acidity or alkalinity of this ashy residue.

For this reason, and because all foods in nature contain both acid and alkaline-forming elements according to the Conscious Living Center, balance is either achieved or thwarted as a direct result of the foods we choose to eat. Too many acid-forming foods can have dire consequences for our health, with “acidosis” being a common diagnosis in diabetics, for example. This is because when the nutrients required to maintain this slightly alkaline state cannot be obtained from food, the body will instead draw from its own stores, like the bones or other vital tissues – damaging its ability to repair itself and detoxify heavy metals, thereby making a person more vulnerable to fatigue and illness. And the margin for error is small. Even an only slightly acidic pH of 6.9 can actually lead to coma and death.

Of course, the ultimate goal is balance. Eating too many alkalizing foods can lead to its own fair share of complications over time, but the risk of this is seemingly less likely, given the current sorry state of today’s highly addictive consumerist diet. To combat the effects of such a diet, here are six of the most alkaline-forming foods to work into your everyday meals:

1. Root vegetables

Due to the healing “yang” nature of these foods in traditional Chinese medicine, and their tendency to be more rich in minerals than many other vegetables, it may be safe to say that you can’t get enough of them. Look for radishes especially (black, red or white), as well as beets, carrots, turnips, horseradish and rutabaga. Ready to eat after steaming for just 15-20 minutes, root vegetables will help you feel both satiated and better grounded.

2. Cruciferous vegetables

These are the veggies we all know and love, made even more delicious with just a small amount of healthy, homemade sauce like pesto. Choose from broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and the like.

3. Leafy greens

These include kale, Swiss chard, turnip greens and spinach – of which spinach may in fact be the best pick. Known especially for its rich vitamin K and folate content, spinach is also packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and fiber, helping to improve digestion and even vision.

4. Garlic

A true miracle food, garlic appears at the top of innumerable lists of foods that encourage overall health, and alkaline-forming food is no exception. Among its other benefits are its ability to promote cardiovascular and immune health by lowering blood pressure, cleansing the liver and fighting off disease.

5. Cayenne peppers (capsicum)

As part of a family of potent, tropical peppers which contain enzymes essential to endocrine function, cayenne is among the most alkalizing foods. It is known for its antibacterial properties and is a rich supply of vitamin A, making it a helpful agent in fighting off the harmful free radicals that lead to stress and illness.

6. Lemons

Lemons may be the most alkalizing food of all. As a natural disinfectant, it can heal wounds while also providing potent and immediate relief for hyperacidity and virus-related conditions, as well as coughs, colds, flu and heartburn. Lemon also works to energize the liver and promote detoxification.

So it can’t hurt to think twice about what’s on your plate at your next meal, but not doing so might. Just applying that age-old motherly advice to “eat your vegetables” can be a solid first step in achieving better health.

 


What Exactly Is Hypothyroidism?

 

Hypothyroidism, also known as an underactive thyroid is basically a sluggish-functioning thyroid gland.

The thyroid, a butterfly shaped gland found at the front of the neck just above your collarbones, makes the thyroid hormones controlling how the human body uses energy.

 

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland fails to make or secret the necessary amounts of thyroid hormones needed by the body. Essential in this process of creating the thyroid hormones is the nutritional element iodine.

 

 

There are four thyroid hormones.  Each one is designated by the number of iodine groups attached – T1, T2, T3 and T4.

 

  • T3 (tri-iodothyronine) is the most active hormone and the one crossing into every cell in the body.  T4, is the most common circulating thyroid hormone, but must be converted into T3 before entering cells.
  • Thyroxin (T4) has a long “half-life”, meaning that it can circulate for days in the body without being metabolized in the liver.  T3 (tri-iodothyronine) has a very short life span of just a few hours.

When there is insufficient (or no) iodine in the foods we eat, our thyroid gland doesn’t have the raw material it needs to do its job. We’ll get into a detailed discussion of the extreme importance of dietary iodine (and why iodized table salt is of minimal use) further down.

 

Types of Hypothyroidism

 

There are several major types of hypothyroidism:

 

  • Primary Hypothyroidism – This is the most commonly seen type of hypothyroidism – and has reached epidemic proportions in the last 100 years.  The thyroid simply isn’t creating enough of the thyroid hormones.  The overwhelming cause of primary hypothyroidism is simply a deficiency of iodine.
  • Hashimoto’s Disease – This is the next most common type of hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s Disease is an auto-immune disorder where the body’s immune system actually attacks the thyroid gland as if it were a foreign invader.  In fact, about a third of all women and one in six men test positive for these thyroid antibodies.

 

Frequently, Hashimoto’s Disease follows an opposite condition called Grave’s Disease where the thyroid gland is too active (hyperthyroidism). The mere presence of positive antibodies does not necessarily mean that a person is hypothyroid, but once symptoms develop, then these thyroid antibodies make the condition very difficult to counter. Thyroid hormones get “attacked” by these antibodies, requiring mammoth doses of any prescribed treatment.

 

  • Secondary Hypothyroidism – This is when the pituitary gland fails to release adequate amounts of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Thyroid stimulating hormone is responsible for signaling the thyroid to manufacture T4.

 

  • Tertiary Hypothyroidism – When the hypothalamus goes haywire, it can affect the entire endocrine system, including the thyroid gland and its production of hormones.

 

  • Drug (or Toxicity) Induced Hypothyroidism – Some prescription medications (such as lithium for bipolar affective disorder and the heart anti-arrhythmia drug amiodarone) have been known to induce hypothyroidism. 47% of patients on long-term lithium treatment will develop clinical hypothyroidism.

    Likewise, amiodarone can take weeks or months to induce hypothyroidism, so patients taking these drugs should be regularly monitored for proper thyroid hormone levels.

 

Exposure to “Halogens” – chlorine, bromine or fluorine all fall under this toxicity category. We’ll discuss exactly how in just a bit.

 

  • Iatrogenic – Hypothyroidism caused by surgical removal or irradiation of the thyroid gland. These procedures are carried out in order to treat hot thyroid nodules.

 

Thyroid nodules are any abnormal growth forming a lump or lumps in the thyroid gland. These nodules are many times benign. Only about ten percent of the diagnosed nodules are cancerous. There is some speculation that nodules form because of low iodine intake. The nodules are trying to increase thyroid activity in order to make up for the lack of iodine. When these nodules go haywire, cancer develops.

 

Nodules are both age and gender related – mostly happening in women.

 

If the entire thyroid is surgically removed, life is difficult. Patients are totally dependent on hormone replacement medications – and unfortunately the dosages prescribed are almost always too little. Taking iodine supplements will not help those with surgically removed thyroids.

 

Irradiation is a common treatment for advanced thyrotoxicosis, which is a disorder especially common among women. Thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid) is most often caused by Graves disease and thyroid nodules. Radioiodine (radioactive iodine) is used as the last gasp therapy when anti-thyroid medication fails, basically stopping the thyroid from producing hormones. The danger of course is that the thyroid will never return to normal after the irradiation, keeping the patient in a constant state of acute hypothyroidism.

 

If left untreated, thyrotoxicosis usually burns out by itself and the patient becomes hypothyroid. These people are virtually caught between a rock and a hard place, with hypothyroidism the common denominator.

 

What Are The Symptoms of Hypothyroidism?

 

When the thyroid isn’t functioning as intended, the symptoms are many and varied. Often confused for other conditions (like depression) or simply “growing older,” hypothyroidism causes a laundry list of unpleasant and even dangerous warning signs:

 

 

Early Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

 

  • Weight gain
  • Hard stools or constipation
  • Cold hands and cold feet
  • Fatigue or feeling continually “pooped”
  • Brain fog or an inability to concentrate
  • Sleep disturbances, especially early morning awakening
  • Heavier or irregular menstrual periods
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Paleness or dry skin
  • Depression
  • Thin, brittle hair and/or fingernails
  • Thinning hair
  • General muscular weakness

 

Advanced Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

 

  • Decreased taste and smell
  • Hoarseness when speaking
  • Puffy face, hands and feet
  • Slow(er) or slurred speech
  • Thickening skin
  • Thinning eyebrows
  • Hair falling out in large clumps

What’s your score? You can find out for yourself how severe your symptoms of hypothyroidism may be. Take this online and confidential quick questionnaire to see where you stand.

 

The most severe and dangerous form of hypothyroidism is called Myxedema Coma occurring when the thyroid has essentially shut down. This is a medical emergency requiring immediate hospitalization.

 

Who is Most at Risk for Hypothyroidism?

 

Hypothyroidism can affect both men and women, and in cases of illness or malnutrition – children as well.

 

However, individuals over 40 and women in general are more prone to hypothyroidism. Here are the major factors involved:

 

Age Related Hypothyroidism

 

It’s a fact, as we age our bodies tend to slow down. Our thyroid gland is no different, and the stresses of decades of life do begin to take their toll. The thyroid just doesn’t function as efficiently as in our youth. If an individual has not been taking care of their health, this problem is of course exacerbated.

 

Women and Hypothyroidism

 

 

Women get hit with a “perfect storm” of convergences when it comes to developing hypothyroidism.

 

  • First is Age: Like everyone else on the planet, they are prone to decreased thyroid activity due to the aging process.

 

  • Second is Pregnancy: When a woman is carrying a child, their body gives the fetus first dibs on almost everything. As iodine is a crucial and essential substance for the unborn child’s proper development, iodine stores will be diverted from the mother and to the child. After even two pregnancies, a mom’s iodine reserves can be all but depleted – resulting in hypothyroidism – and that depressing weight gain.

 

  • Third is Breast Tissue: Many people (and even physicians!) are unaware that a woman’s breasts demand almost as much iodine as the thyroid gland.  Breast tissue siphons off the iodine needed or intended for the thyroid gland. Fibrocystic breast disease, which was one time unusual, is now almost universal in women in developed countries. The classic cause of fibrocystic breast disease is iodine deficiency and is almost always associated with hypothyroidism.

 

  • Fourth is Nutrition: As you read above, iodine is absolutely essential for a proper functioning thyroid gland and to help prevent hypothyroidism. But for both men and woman, we aren’t getting nearly the amount of iodine in our diets as we need.

The Iodine Connection in Hypothyroidism

 

Diet, Nutrition and Iodine

 

Today our nutrition is many times abysmal. Fast foods, junk food, foods grown in nutrient depleted soils – these just can’t give the human body what it needs to thrive. Now add three “modern day improvements” – fluoride, chlorine and bromine – and our thyroid is taxed to the max.

 

Here’s the problem:

 

Iodine is tough to come by naturally in our food supply. The two good sources of iodine – seafood and sea vegetables (such as seaweed) have been adulterated by mercury poisoning and industrial wastes poured into the sea. Plus, with the advent of Fukushima, we now have to contend with radioactive iodine flowing into the ocean’s waters and atmosphere as well.

 

Food grown on large commercial farms suffers from chemical over-fertilization. Gone are the times when farmers would use fish as fertilizer – restoring the trace amounts of iodine back to the soil. Also, the soils are not allowed to recoup their natural vigor by laying fallow for several seasons, but are rather “fortified” year after year by man-made fertilizers.

 

Yes, the plants grow – but the fertilizers used have only a limited amount of nutrients, and iodine is usually not among them. This nutritional shortfall is passed on to the crops, and ultimately us when we consume them.

 

Next come three other culprits in this iodine connection – fluorine, chlorine and bromine.

 

Fluoridated water is neither benign nor beneficial. To begin with, the fluoride found in our drinking water is anything but natural. It is actually hydrofluosilicic acid, a by-product of heavy industry, especially the fertilizer and aluminum industries. What are other uses for this substance? Try…

 

  • Pesticide
  • Herbicides
  • Rat poison, and
  • Sarin nerve gas – just to name a few.

 

Scrapped off factory chimneys and smelters, it is rightfully considered a poison and treated as a dangerous bio-hazard when handling. However, this EXACT same substance is then mixed into our drinking water, and by some yet unknown alchemical reaction (sarcasm) what was minutes before a deadly industrial waste suddenly becomes a so-called “healthy” adjunct to our basic water supply.

 

One of the problems with fluoride is that it slowly but surely displaces iodine in our thyroid. Another huge problem is the dosage. The more water one drinks, the more fluoride one consumes. Added to this is that fluoride is found in most toothpastes, and each day becomes a gamble as to just how much fluoride is actually entering the body. In fact there is enough fluoride in a tube of fluoridated toothpaste to actually kill a child!

 

Chlorine is another iodine-disrupting halide. Yes, chlorine does kill many pathogens in our drinking water. However, it does have its dark side. Skin exposure to chlorine from swimming in a chlorinated pool, bathing or drinking city water leeches iodine from the thyroid gland.

 

Think of it, every time you take a shower from the standard municipal water supply (especially here in the USA), the skin absorbs both chlorine and fluoride – which slowly poisons the thyroid gland.

 

You should note that while water filters are readily available to eliminate chlorine from both your drinking and shower water, they are just about useless for filtering out fluoride. (The fluorine molecule is exceedingly small and much harder to trap.)

 

Bromine is the third bad-guy in this story. Used in baked goods, breads, pastas, upholstery, plastics, medications, fire-retardants and soft drinks, bromine is an endocrine disrupter – and similar to fluoride in that it competes for the same receptors that are used to capture iodine, displacing iodine from your body.

 

Iodized Salt

 

In the turn of the last century it was recognized iodine was a critical nutrient – but one that was not very plentiful the further one was away from the sea. In the 1920’s, children in the Great Lakes, Appalachian, and Northwestern U.S. regions and in most of Canada (the so-called Goiter-Belt) were especially hit hard, with hypothyroidism and goitera constant problem.

 

Since the amount of iodine in the food they were eating was so low, the thyroid tried to compensate by growing larger. The end result was acute hypothyroidism and the large, bulbous nodule on the throat – a goiter.

 

It was found that by simply adding a miniscule amount of iodine to table salt, goiters could be prevented.

 

Yes, this trace amount of iodine prevented goiter – but the amount was hardly what the body needed – or needs – for optimal health.

 

Iodine and Children

 

Goiter is bad enough, but when a pregnant mother is severely iodine deficient, this can lead to disastrous results for the child. Iodine deficiency is the sole cause of cretinism in infants and young children.  The most common cause of mental retardation on the planet is simply a less severe form of cretinism. This is all the more upsetting as these lifelong handicaps could be prevented with just a few dollars’ worth of iodine supplements.

 

“Iodine” Allergies

 

You may have read or heard some people claim they are allergic to iodine. We come to the conclusion this is all but impossible. If a human became truly allergic to iodine, they would soon die. Every cell in the body requires iodine to function. If the iodine allergy was pre-natal, the unborn baby would remain just that – unborn.

 

Many making this claim base their assertion of an iodine allergy when eating seafood. It’s not the iodine that’s causing an allergic reaction, but any one or more of the thousands of biological components that make up the fish or sea life.

 

Testing for Hypothyroidism

 

Doctors usually will order blood tests (Thyroid Panel) to see the levels of T3, T4 and TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) circulating in your blood. If you have low levels of T4, and higher than normal TSH, that’s usually an indication of hypothyroidism. Your pituitary gland is producing more TSH – trying to stimulate the thyroid gland to produce more thyroid hormone.

 

Many people experience what’s called subclinical hypothyroidism. The symptoms are slight and usually produce no overt, outward signs. Blood tests will show normal levels of both T3 and T4, but elevated levels of TSH.

 

Euthyroid Sick Syndrome – By far the most common presentation in hypothyroidal disorders – this vexing condition happens when a person shows signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism, but the lab results appear normal. Patients go to see their physician, get the tests and are basically told they’re fine – even if they feel lousy. Many doctors will then prescribe anti-depressants, which will do nothing for the underachieving thyroid, and only mask the patient’s symptoms.

 

It is yet not known if Euthyroid Sick Syndrome is an adaptive response that turns down the thyroid because of another undiagnosed problem or illness, or a negative condition in and of itself, which directly causes hypothyroidism.

 

Of course, if you are experiencing several of the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism mentioned above, it’s a strong indication your thyroid isn’t creating enough hormones for optimal health.

 

Treating Hypothyroidism – Non-Prescription Solutions

 

In many cases, hypothyroidism is a case of iodine malnutrition. You are simply not getting enough iodine in your diet. As we noted, the amount of iodine in iodized salt is barely enough to prevent goiter, but insufficient to restore proper function to the thyroid gland.

 

The first line of defense in treating hypothyroidism should then be the least invasive – namely supplementing with iodine. Just by increasing iodine levels, primary hypothyroidism can be alleviated and normal thyroid function restored in almost half of all cases. But please be advised most iodine supplements and multi-vitamins have far too little iodine in them to be effective. In fact, the standard 400 IU in most preparations is 80 – 100 TIMES LESS than what is truly needed.

 

At the end of this review you’ll find our recommendations for high-potency iodine supplements needed for optimal health and combatting hypothyroidism.

 

According to the WHO (World Health Organization) at least 72% 0f the world’s population is currently iodine deficient. Many holistic physicians feel even this figure is far too conservative. (See article here: World Health Organization; Global Prevalence of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, May 1995, and updated information at The International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders.)

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES – completed 1971-1974) shows iodine levels have dropped 50% in the U.S.A. alone. The problem has only worsened over time.

About the only populations on earth that get enough iodine in their diet are the Japanese and Eskimos. (They both eat plenty of fish and/or seaweed.)

The Japanese diet typically consumes a 100-fold amount of iodine than that of Westerners – and Japan has no significant amount of thyroid disease. But as mentioned above, with the advent of Fukushima this can well change as the seaweed and fish being consumed is now becoming radioactive.

 

Treating Hypothyroidism – Prescription Hormone Supplementation

 

The second line of defense in treating hypothyroidism is supplementing with thyroid hormones. Many doctors consider the best hormone treatment is using desiccated thyroid, of which the most well-known brand is Armour, followed by Westhroid, Nature-Throid and many other generic versions. The reason why desiccated thyroid is used is because it most closely resembles the natural human ratios of T4 to T3.

 

However, most doctors are not familiar with desiccated thyroid and will instead, prescribe daily doses of a synthetic thyroid hormoneLevothyroxine (Synthroid).

Levothyroxine (Synthroid) is simply the “backwards” mirror image version of T4 or thyroxine. Since this type of T4 is created in the lab, it can be patented.  It helps, but not as effectively as desiccated thyroid. About one third of those prescribed do not get a decent response.  Plus, when Levothyroxine is combined with other prescription drugs such as beta blockers, the results are severely limited. Additionally, T4 does not have the biological activity that T3 has.

 

Incidentally, many doctors do not prescribe large enough doses of any thyroid hormone, regardless of the brand.  They keep looking at the blood tests and not the patient.

Prescribed thyroid hormones can cause hyperthyroidism symptoms if the dose is too high: rapid resting heart rate, palpitations (PVC’s or extra beats), tremors/tremulousness, nervousness, anxiety or irritability, inability to sleep, hyperactivity or feeling hot.  Physical findings include hyperreflexia (increased deep tendon reflexes or “knee jerk”) and resting heart rate above 80 beats per minute.

The biggest dangers (if the dose is too high) are the cardiac effects, where the heart rate can switch into arrhythmias or beat so fast that chest pain results.  However, it takes WEEKS to get to this point and never happens overnight, even if someone intentionally overdoses.

The easiest way to follow proper dosage or over-dosage is to check the resting heart rate.  Normal is anywhere from 60 to about the mid 70’s. If it crosses into the 80’s, then the dosage should be reduced. If the heart rate reaches over 100, dosages should be suspended for a while.

This is why doctors are afraid to prescribe adequate doses of thyroid hormones. They don’t trust their patients to monitor their own heart rates, and instead simply rely on blood tests for guidance.  Simple education can do this with motivated patients.  It takes about three weeks for the elevated heart rate to become a problem, so there is plenty of time to make dosage corrections.

Iodine administration alone will never result in hyperthyroid effects because the body will only use what it can manage and eliminate the remainder through sweat or urine.
Treating Hypothyroidism – Non-Prescription Hormone Supplementation
There are also non-prescription thyroid hormones. These are dried thyroid/adrenal combinations derived from animal glands.  Raw Thyroid from Natural Sources is one such product, and Biotics Research also has similar formulations. The only downside is that one must take multiple pills to get the full, natural T4 and T3 effect.

Both these companies sell their products through a wide venue of vendors, from Amazon.com to Swansons to eBay – and dozens of other suppliers.

Additionally, if you have the financial resources you can go directly to a compounding pharmacy and have them custom-formulate a T3 T4 blend to you or your physician’s own specifications.

You might even wish to contact a bio-identical trained doctor for advice and guidance with your hypothyroid issues. One such group is Body Logic, but a simple Google inquiry will reveal dozens if not hundreds of alternatives – many specifically in your geographical location. (Note: We do not receive any financial remuneration from any of the companies listed on this site.)

Iodine Supplements – Our Recommendations      

 

There are many iodine supplements on the market, but unfortunately almost all of them are very low dosage, and won’t go far in reversing the effects of hypothyroidism.

 

A handful of supplements however do have a higher concentration of the elemental iodine necessary for a proper functioning thyroid gland.

 

Two of the better ones we’ve run across are Iodoral from Optimox and

IodinePlus2 from a company named Natural Living. Both these formulations cost approximately the same.

 

We do lean more towards IodinePlus2 because of these advantages:

 

  • IodinePlus2 contains the two forms of iodine necessary for good health – Iodine and Potassium Iodide. These two forms of iodine are balanced for optimal biological efficiency – 5 mg of Iodine and 7.5 mg of Potassium Iodide.

 

  • IodinePlus2 contains 15 mcg of Selenium. Selenium is necessary for proper functioning of the enzyme, iodothyronine deiodinase, critical for conversion of T4 into T3 (the active thyroid hormone).
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin – 15 mg) is also part of their exclusive formulation. Vitamin B2 apparently exerts a synergistic effect in conjunction with the iodine in helping the body make proper amounts of active thyroid hormones.

 

Please see www.1-thyroid.com for additional information on this product and company.

 

Summary of Recommendations

 

  • The first line of treatment should be supplementing with quality, high-potency iodine preparations.

 

  • If your symptoms don’t improve, then by all means seek professional help and get your iodine levels and thyroid activity checked and monitored.

 

  • Ask your doctor or health-care professional about the various choices available in prescription medications. In our opinion, it is almost always better to use natural hormonal substances than chemically altered mimics.

 

  • Please remember that Thyroid Panel blood tests will in all likelihood not catch hypothyroidism in its early stages. It can take up to 15 years before the tests catch up with the actual condition. Many physicians simply look at the test results, and automatically dismiss hypothyroidism if the raw numbers fall within a certain range.

 

One thing you must remember about the thyroid – any changes will come about slowly! Even with prescription medications, overnight results should not be expected. It will take at least two weeks, and maybe a month or more, before you start to see and feel demonstrable results.

 

Hypothyroidism can take years or decades to manifest itself. If you are experiencing symptoms of this disorder, give yourself and your body the time and the nutrients it needs to correct and heal itself.

 


 

 

Taken from the website http://www.the-ten-commandments.org/origin_of_babylon_sun_worshipeye of horus sun god

Satan’s church had its beginning at Babylon with the construction of the Tower of Babel on the plain of Shinar by the River Euphrates many generations after the deluge. At the time of the construction of Babylon at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-4), mankind had multiplied and spoken one language. Cush who was the son of Ham and grandson of Noah (Genesis 10:1, 6), helped to plan with his son Nimrod, a blueprint by which to rule the world of humanity through a wicked counterfeit religion. Nimrod was the originator of sun worship and founder of Babylon. A Bible translation called the Targum says, “Nimrod became a mighty man of sin, a murderer of innocent men, and a rebel before the Lord.

The beginning of Nimrod’s evil plan had its origin at Babel which was later known as Babylon. This city of Babylon with a tower “whose top may reach unto heaven” was built by Nimrod (Genesis 10:8-1011:4). Tower of BabelThey called the tower “Babel, the gate to heaven,” but God called it what it was which was, “Babel, confusion,” for there God confused the language of the people which forced them to scatter. This heaven defying group of people wanted one government to rule the world and one religion to sway the hearts of mankind. This was Satan’s attempt to defy God and His authority and the ring leader of his scheme was Nimrod. But God came down and stopped this world wide rebellion at Babel, in defiance of His command for mankind to replenish the earth (Genesis 9:1) by confusing their language into many languages so they could not understand one another’s speech. Mankind discontinued the building of Babel and were scattered to different parts of the world (Genesis 11:8-9).

Nimrod had a plan to weld together and strengthen this evil religious system and so he married his own mother who was Semiramis. She was the first deified queen of Babylon and Nimrod was the first deified king. Semiramis was as wicked as her son Nimrod, and as much sold out to Satan and devil worship as did he. Incest was used here as a basis to unite this newly false religious system. Nimrod and his mother/wife would be greatly used by Satan in the following centuries to send countless millions and even billions of souls to hell.

Satan’s plan was to develop a counterfeit, opposition system of religion to attract worship away from the true God of Heaven. This false system had its sacrificial plan just as God had a plan of sacrifice. But Satan’s pagan worship required the offering up of human beings, which was often the sons and daughters of the worshipers. A counterfeit holy day was instituted in honor of the sun god, (Sun-day) and this was designed by Satan to rob God of his peculiar authority as the Creator of the universe as designated by His Holy day the Sabbath.

Have you noticed how occult symbols are typically reversed? Example: The occult symbol for a cross is an inverted cross. Most have never noticed that God uses the 6:1 principle. That is, you have 6 of something normal and then on the 7th something special happens. Example: God created the world in 6 days and the 7th is a special day of rest and worship. Crops were grown for 6 years and the 7th year the land was rested. Slaves were kept for 6 years and were to be set free on the 7th year. There are 6 weeks from Passover to the 7th week being Pentecost. There are 6 months from Passover to the 7th month being the Day of Atonement. Bible chronologists say we are currently approaching the end of 6000 years since creation and if Christ returns at the end of 6000 years, we will then have the 7000th year being the 1000 year millennial reign. (See Revelation 20:1-15) So 6000 years + 1000 years (millennium) = 7000 years. None of this is by chance and is God’s plan. Observe the days of the week below.

 

Sunday
Day 1
Monday
Day 2
Tuesday
Day 3
Wednesday
Day 4
Thursday
Day 5
Friday
Day 6
Saturday
7th Day Sabbath

 

The first six days are normal but the 7th day is the “Sabbath of the Lord thy God.” Remember that the occult uses the reverse symbol or is the opposite (in opposition) to God. So if Sunday was Satan’s plan for a day of worship, and we have seen historically that it is, then his week would be the reverse of God’s week. Instead of being the 6:1 principle it would be 1:6. As seen from the table below, this is the case and so it is not just two days side by side. It is the occult equivalent and this is not by chance but Satan’s choice.

 

Sunday
Counterfeit Sabbath
Monday
Day 2
Tuesday
Day 3
Wednesday
Day 4
Thursday
Day 5
Friday
Day 6
Saturday
Day 7

 

We are fast approaching 6000 years (last generation now) and if Jesus comes at the end of 6000 years we would then have a 1000 year Sabbath. A thousands years a day just as God said. 2 Peter 3:8 “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Six days work and the Seventh day rest. This Earth’s history may end up being a mirror image of the creation week but with a thousand years to a day. That would put a whole new perspective on the meaning of the Sabbath now that is for sure. 6000 years of working and a 1000 years of rest. God does love doing things in numbers!

Nimrod’s and Semiramis’ followers plunged so deeply into sin and the occult that they even sacrificed babies to Satan in their worship of him. This became a common practice until Shem who was one of Noah’s three sons and the great uncle of Nimrod, in his anger and wrath killed Nimrod and cut him up into small pieces as an example to others not to commit such abominable sins and not to follow such evil religious practices. (Shem was a godly man and it was through his seed the Messiah would come.)

Alexander Hislop in his book The Two Babylons said, , “the Tower of Babel was actually the worship of Satan in the form of fire, the sun and the serpent. However, Satan worship could not be done openly because of the many who still believed in the true God of Noah. So a mystery religion began at Babel where Satan could be worshipped in secret.” – Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, 2nd American ed.(Neptune, New Jersey: Loizeaux Brothers, 1959)

Because of Nimrod’s death, the followers of Nimrod and Semiramis were stunned and experienced much grief. Their religious hero was dead. They were afraid to continue in their worship of Satan for fear that what happened to Nimrod would also happen to them, so a mystery religion developed at Babel where Satan could be worshipped in secret. This is exactly what is happening in these last days. Satan is using mysteries and deceptions to deceive people into thinking that they are worshipping God when they are actually worshipping Satan.

For a short time the practices of this counterfeit religion ceased but Semiramis, the wife of Nimrod, had a brilliant idea of how she could successfully revive her and Nimrod’s pagan religion and give it a new form. It was not long after the death of her husband that Semiramis became pregnant. She said that when Nimrod died that he went up to the sun, and the sun then became a symbol of Nimrod. She told the people that a ray of the sun had come to her and impregnated her with a child and that it was actually Nimrod coming back in a reincarnation of the sun god. The child was called Tammuz and these three were worshipped as the personification of the sun god, and this is where we find the three in one trinity doctrine originated and is where the first three came into existence. This mystery religion was nothing more than Satan worship. Read the pagan origins of the trinity doctrine for more.

The trinity got its start in Ancient Babylon with Nimrod – Tammuz – and Semiramis. Semiramis demanded worship for both her husband and her son as well as herself. She claimed that her son, was both the father and the son. Yes, he was “god the father” and “god the son” – The first divine incomprehensible trinity.” – The Two Babylons; Alexander Hislop, p.51

So Semiramis proclaimed that her husband Nimrod was a god, and she as the wife of Nimrod was a goddess. She then announced herself to be “The Queen of Heaven” and that she should be worshiped as such. She claimed that her spirit was the moon and when she died she would dwell in the moon, even as Nimrod was already in the sun. What a devilish brainstorm inspired by Satan!

Satan was laying the foundation for every system of falsehood and error the world has ever known. They took the truth of God and turned it into a lie and “worshipped and served the creature (on a wider application also includes Satan) more than the Creator.” Romans 1:25. This system of paganism, while professing to be the true religion, is actually devil worship. It professes and claims to be the truth of God but in reality it is Satan’s masterpiece, the “mystery of iniquity.

As Satan’s church gained momentum, Semiramis pushed this satanic religious order underground. The followers of this counterfeit religion had to take secret oaths. The secret societies (some unscriptural lodges of today) thus had their beginning. The confessionals and priesthood were set up. The followers of this pagan religion confessed their sins to their priests. (what church continued this unbiblical pagan tradition?) See also 1 Timothy 2:5Luke 5:20-21. By so doing, Semiramis could control her followers and exercise lordship over them. She boldly and brazenly proclaimed that she and her priests were the only ones who understood the mysteries of God and that they were the only possible way to God. Because of dedication to and fear of this false religious system, the followers of this religion fearfully complied.

Semiramis and her priests of Satan were deep into the occult, magic and illusion. They were masters of lies and deception. Everywhere there were statues or idols of this mother/child cult. Semiramis was soon hailed as “The Queen of Heaven” (Ashtarte). Her symbol became the moon and her husband Nimrod, was called “Baal” (the “sun god”) and his symbol became the sun. The city of Babylon was the seat of Satan worship until its fall to the Medes and the Persians in 539 BC. At this time the Babylonian pagan priests left Babylon and went to Alexandria and Pergamos. See who is the beast that has the number 666 or the origin of 666 for more.

It should be noted that the majority of the Babylonian pagan priests went to Pergamos more so than Alexandria, so for many centuries after the fall of Babylon, Pergamos became the new seat of Satan (Revelation 2:12-13), but around 129 BC, opportunity arose for them to leave Pergamos and go to Rome and thus Rome became the final seat of Satan where he set up his church, and hence sun worship, which was practised on Sunday, was most prevalent in Alexandria and Rome by the time of Christ.

Church historian Socrates Scholasticus (5th century) wrote: “For although almost all churches throughout the world celebrate the sacred mysteries [of the Lord’s Supper] on the Sabbath of every week, yet the Christians of Alexandria and at Rome, on account of some ancient tradition, have ceased to do this.” – Socrates Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History, Book 5, ch. 22.

So Baal worship was in full swing. It caught on fast and spread to many parts of the world. In Egypt, Semiramis became known as “Isis”, “The Queen of Heaven.” Nimrod became known as “Osiris”, the husband/son, and frequently called “Horus” (the sun god). In Phoenicia, Semiramis and Nimrod were worshipped as or known as Ashterath and Tammuz; in Greece, Aphrodite and Eros; in Rome, Venus and Cupid, and in China, Mother Shing Moo and her child.

When the cold season began every year, they believed their sun god was leaving them. It was on December 25th that they noticed the gradual return of the sun god. So they called this day the birth of the sun. Tammuz was hailed as the son of the sun. He was idolized and even worshipped and the first letter of his name became the symbol of sun worship. Human sacrifices to the sun god were offered on this initial letter made of wood, known as the cross “T” and this “T” for Tammuz is also the true origin of Catholics crossing themselves. His birthday of December 25 was honored more and more. Satan worked many years before the conception and birth of the true Messiah to counterfeit through sun worship His miraculous conception and birth. Satan succeeded many times in leading God’s people into sin and pagan sun worship.

The true date of the birth of Christ is most likely between July and September but since the exact date of Christ’s birthday was unknown, it was suggested, “Why not call it the same date as the birth of Tammuz, which was December 25?” This was the time when the sun had reached its lowest point on the horizon and started back up into the heavens and so the sun god had come to life, so to speak. So gradually December 25 came to be known as the birthday of Christ. The Papal Church finally instituted a special mass on that day, “Christ’s Mass,” and so December 25 became “Christmas.” The yule log burning in the fire followed by the green tree lit with candles all came from the pagan worship representing Nimrod being dead, while his spirit still lived on in the sun and was alive again in Tammuz his son.

Jesus was crucified and resurrected in the spring of the year near the time of the moon festival. The devil was at work once again to bring the idea of having a celebration at the same time as the heathen but calling it “in honor of the resurrection.” And in regards to the worship of the moon goddess Semiramis, the so called queen of heaven. The cakes to the QUEEN OF HEAVEN were round and on them was cut a cross in honor of the sun god, and they were offered to the queen of heaven and today we call them “hot cross buns.” (Read Jeremiah 7:16-18). The forty days of “weeping for Tammuz” became Lent and at the close of Lent came Easter Sunday. The prophet Ezekiel was shown even greater abominations. (Read Ezekiel 8:12-18). This goddess Ishtar (Easter) came to be known as the goddess of springtime as in “new life,” or as history records it, the “goddess of reproduction.” The pagans would go to some mountain side early Sunday morning and worship this goddess as the sun was rising in the east. They gave themselves to immorality and indecency of every description. The eggs and rabbits were used as symbols of fertility and germination and hence “new life.” It all came into the Church gradually and was all blessed by the Catholic Church and given to the world. And some people wonder why God calls the Catholic Church Babylon!

The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of trees; incense, lamps, and candles; votive offerings on recovery from illness; holy water; asylums; holydays and seasons, use of calendars, processions, blessings on the fields; sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure, the ring in marriage, turning to the East, images at a later date, perhaps the ecclesiastical chant, and the Kyrie Eleison are all of pagan origin, and sanctified by their adoption into the Church.” — An Essay on The Development of the Christian Doctrine John Henry “Cardinal Newman” p.373.

It has often been charged… that Catholicism is overlaid with many pagan incrustations. Catholicism is ready to accept that accusation and even to make it her boast… the great god Pan is not really dead, he is baptized” — The Story of Catholicism p 37.

As time elapsed, stories spread worldwide about Semiramis and Nimrod as Baal worship was everywhere. (The above information on the beginning of Satan’s church and its unscriptural practices is found in The Two Babylons, by Rev. Alexander Hislop) In his book he has composed a list of names adopted in other parts of the world that can be traced back to Semiramis and Nimrod in one way or another. The list of names are as follows:

 

SEMIRAMIS or Ashtarte NIMROD or Baal the sun god
Cybele (Goddess Mother) Asia Deoius (Asia)
Fortuna (Pagan Rome) The Boy Jupiter (Pagan Rome)
Isis (The Queen of Heaven) Egypt Osiris or Horus (Egypt)
Isi (Goddess Mother) India Iswara (India)
Venus (Rome) Cupid (Rome)
Ashterath (Phoenicia) Tammuz (Phoenicia)
Aphrodite (Greece) Eros (Greece)
Irene (Goddess of Peace) Greece The Boy Plutus (Greece)
Ishtar (Babylon) The Winged One (Babylon)
Rhea (Mother of Gods) Orion (Constellation)
Diana (Ephesian) Bacchus (God of Party going) of Ancient Greece
Shing Moo (Holy Mother of China) The Centaur (Greece)

 

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Satan pulled it off well as he had the whole world trapped into some form of Baal worship. The entire world had lapsed into polytheism (worship of many gods or idols). Mankind no longer desired to serve the true and living God and to accept His scriptural plan of salvation. (Romans 1:18-32).

Around 2000 BC in Abraham’s day, Baal worship and its pagan rites had so permeated the human race that God called Abraham out from it to be the progenitor of a nation of people (the Israelites or Jews) who would be instructed by God through Moses and the prophets to be a shining light and an example of godliness to the heathen nations and reveal to them God’s scriptural plan of salvation (Genesis 11:26-12: 1-5; Exodus 19:5-6; Hebrews 11:8).

The Jews were greatly blessed by God as His chosen people, who were to serve as His representatives of godliness to those heathen nations who had become entrapped by paganism, to evangelize those godless nations and to show them God’s love. The Jews were repeatedly told that if they were to sin by serving other gods, to depart from the Lord and fail God in their mission as His representatives to those nations trapped in Baal worship, the Jews would suffer terribly at the hand of God and be dispersed into all the nations of the earth. (See Deuteronomy 4:1-40; 6:14-18; 7:6-26; 8:6-20; 10:12-20; 11:1-28; 12:28-32; 29:16-29; 30:11-20).

Before his death, Moses foretold that after his death the Jews would disobey and turn to other “gods” to worship and serve them (Deuteronomy 31:27, 29; 32:16-29). After Moses’ death, Joshua took command and led the children of Israel across the River Jordan into Palestine. The Jews were ordered to exterminate the Canaanites of the land because they were so wicked and so deeply involved in the evil practices of Baal worship, and to take the land as their dwelling to be used for the glory of God in leading the ungodly nations to God and His plan of redemption. The Jews took the land and exterminated some of the inhabitants of the land but not all. The Jews here had already begun to disobey God. They soon became weary in their conquests of Palestine and stopped fighting. Soon afterwards the Israelites departed from their worship of the Lord and started to worship and serve other gods as Moses had predicted. The Jews soon became so involved in Baal worship and its pagan practices that some of them even sacrificed their children to Satan.

Because of their disobedience to God’s command to be faithful in their worship of and service to the true and living God, the Jews would have to suffer. On many occasions God allowed the children of Israel to be captured by their enemies and to be persecuted. When the Jews cried out to God in sorrow for their sins, the Lord delivered them. The Lord raised up Judges to secure their deliverances. After each time the Lord brought about the deliverance of the captured, suffering children of Israel, the Jews would plunge back into sin and Baal worship. As time passed the Jews became even more involved in pagan worship in spite of God’s warnings and chastisements. God raised up prophets to warn the Israelites to repent or suffer more. Prophet after prophet was raised up for that purpose and many of them were executed by the Jews. In 722 BC the ten Northern tribes were captured by the Assyrians and scattered never to return, and in 586 BC the Babylonians captured Judah and Jerusalem. This was the third time Babylon came up against them but this time brought about their total destruction as everything was torn down. After the Babylonian captivity in 539 BC at which time Babylon had fallen to the Persians, the Persians granted the Jews in Babylon permission to return to Jerusalem.

Many Jews did return to Palestine during the years 539 BC, 457 BC and 445 BC. Others doubtless returned between those years and after 445 BC. Read also Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy. In 70 AD the Romans under General Titus captured Jerusalem and persecuted the Jews. The Jews final dispersion took place at this time. After 70 AD, the Jews had been dispersed into all the nations of the world to suffer. Nearly all nations who had received Jews eventually turned on them and persecuted them. The Jews have been the most hated and persecuted people in history and have suffered more than any other people. They disobeyed God and they had to suffer as God said they would.

When the Roman Empire was in power during the earthly life of Jesus and during the early Church period, the Roman Caesars were to be worshipped as gods. The early Christians were persecuted by the Romans because they would not bow down to the pagan Caesars. Satan directed this persecution of the early believers in an effort to stamp out Christianity. But instead of wiping out Christianity, persecution resulted in its growth! As more Christians were put to death, more and more Christians rose up to replace them. Satan saw that his directed persecution of the early believers would not obliterate Christianity so he moved to attack the Church from within instead of from without.

Satan devised a plan by which he would lay the foundation for and establish his own counterfeit church. Under Satan’s direction paganism would get a new face. Satan would introduce to the world his own version of a “Christian Church.” As was indicated earlier, the Caesars were worshipped as gods. As the Roman Empire was near disintegration, the pagan Caesars did not want to lose their power in controlling the world, so they decided on a plan by which to keep their power and influence in the world. The Roman Caesars simply exchanged their Roman togas for religious costumes. Thus they could control the world’s governments and their economies through religion.

After Constantine defeated Maxentius in 312 AD in a battle for the throne of Rome, Satan continued in his clever plan to build his own version of a “Christian Church.” After his ascension to the Roman Throne, Constantine issued his Edict of Toleration in 313 AD to stop the persecution of the true believers in Christ. Under Constantine the Christian Church for a time found relief from persecution. Satan had now temporarily stopped his persecution of the Christian Church from without, but he would now proceed to attack the Church from within.

Under Satan’s direction, Constantine set up the “Council of Nicaea” and presided as “Summus Pontifex”, the official title of a Pope. Constantine’s job was to mix paganism with a perverted form of Christianity to make his new religious organization look respectable. This mixture of paganism with some of the teaching of Christ was Satan’s version of a “Christian Church.” This powerful religious institution would be later used by Satan to send millions of souls to hell and to cause the deaths of many Bible believing Christians.images (18)

 

Many changes took place in this Babylonian pagan church. Under Constantine, the pagans were permitted to bring their statues and idols of Semiramis, “The Queen of Heaven”, and Nimrod, “Baal”, “The Sun God’, into the Church. The names were changed to the Virgin Mary, “Queen of Heaven” and little Jesus, “The Sun God.” For example: Is this Catholic image Mary and baby Jesus or is it Semiramis, “The Queen of Heaven” and son Nimrod/Tammuz? Note the pagan trident symbol from the head of what is supposedly baby Jesus and that the hand is displayed with two fingers and a thumb prominent, being another way of symbolizing the trident and is a Satanic hand sign symbolic of occult powers. This is also used by high Church officials and priests in blessings invoking the sign of the cross by motioning their right hand with two fingers and thumb casually extended. It is also found in freemasonry of which origins can be found in the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church erroneously say that Peter was the first so called Pope of this Papal system but in fact it was really Constantine. So under Constantine as its first Pope, the Roman Catholic Institution as we know it today had its beginning. See also paganism in the Catholic Church and Catholic Church error and was Peter the first Pope.

The Roman Catholic Church grew in power as the people in Rome were again under the priests and each succeeding Pope. Constantine had fifty Bibles made of perverted manuscripts composed by pagan worshippers of Baal from Alexandria. Alexandria was not only the seat of Baal worship but was also the headquarters of the most liberal philosophers. Those wicked philosophers produced their own perverted version of a Bible, and fifty such copies were made for Constantine to be given to the new “Church” over which he presided. The Latin Vulgate, authored by Jerome and based on the above fifty Bibles, later became the Roman Catholic Bible, which was kept from the people so that unscriptural traditions would have greater emphasis in the minds of the followers of the Pope.

The above information can be found in the books, The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop and the Angel of Light by Jack Chick. Alexander Hislop in his book also traces Roman Catholic sacraments, ceremonies, doctrines, confessionals, priesthood, etc. back to ancient Babylonian Baal worship. Roman Catholicism is based on ancient Babylonian Baal worship and on the man made traditions of the Church fathers. Catholicism is not based on the teachings of God’s Word or on the Scriptural plan of salvation. So we find Satan had a long term plan for his church and sun worship, which was practiced on Sunday, and was initially most prevalent in Alexandria and Rome. From this pagan sun worship came both the trinity doctrine and Sunday worship. Too many people are too quick to write off the fourth Commandment as unimportant when it obviously is. Please read who is the Antichrist for the evidence and watch The god’s of Babylon for the pagan origins of the trinity doctrine.

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No one wants to be overweight, but there’s something about belly fat that seems worse than other types. Even the names make us cringe: Muffin topBeer bellySpare tire. Widening at the waistline, however, is not just aesthetically unpleasant; it’s also bad for your health. Studies have shown that the larger your waist measurement, the more likely you are to have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. While eating well, taking supplements and exercising are all excellent ways to slow the expansion of your waistline, there are also some foods that you should completely avoid if losing belly fat is your goal.

Top 5 foods to NOT eat to avoid belly fat

Here’s the ultimate “perp walk” when it comes to belly-busting foods.

  1. Soda – Soda pop is pure liquid calories. A single super-sized drink, the kind you can get from a convenience store, packs as much pure sugar as an entire chocolate cake. Worse still, the sugar in most sodas is in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, an artificial form of sugar that has undergone a chemical process to enhance its level of sweetness. In a study reported by SCIENCE Natural News (1), rats were fed either high-fructose corn syrup or plain sucrose as part of their diet. It was found that the corn syrup-fed rats not only gained more weight but also had a significant increase in abdominal weight gain. Move over beer belly! Soda belly may be taking your place.
  2. White bread – White bread is made from highly processed white flour. Nearly all the vitamins, minerals and fiber found in whole grains have been completely removed. The result is a carbohydrate that is quickly processed by your body, causing your blood sugar and insulin to spike, and then drop. This process, if repeated often enough, can lead to obesity, pancreatic fatigue, type 2 diabetes and increased belly fat.
  3. Alcohol – Alcohol is simply highly refined sugar. And, while some studies show that moderate drinking can be good for your health, the sugar in alcohol is processed by your body in the same way that it processes all refined sugars and, in the process, increases your blood glucose levels. This, just as with refined sugars, can adversely affect your weight, your pancreas and your waistline.
  4. French fries – People think of French fries as starchy, because they’re made with potatoes, and high-calorie, because they’re fried in oil, but when it comes to avoiding belly fat, it’s not the starch or calories that are the problem. The problem is that most of the French fries served by restaurants and fast food outlets are fried in hydrogenated trans fats — chemically altered vegetable oils. Trans fats have long been known for their negative impact on our health, including an increased risk of heart disease. But a 2007 study reported by the National Institutes of Health (2), which measured how monkeys responded to fat in their diets, has conclusively linked trans fats and belly fat. It was found that the monkeys who consumed trans fats — as opposed to healthy, monounsaturated fats like those found in olive oil — not only gained more weight than the animals eating the healthier fats but also gained that weight around their middle sections. The trans fat-fed monkeys even gained weight when they were not consuming too many overall calories! Trans fats, found in many processed foods other than French fries, should always be avoided.
  5. Hamburgers – Because it’s usually made with ground beef and processed cheese, the all-American hamburger is sky high in saturated animal fats. Saturated fats have been linked to heart disease, arthritis, many types of cancer and type 2 diabetes. A diet high in saturated fat not only contributes to weight gain but also contributes specifically to abdominal weight gain. A study published by the American Diabetes Association (3) showed that participants who consumed extra calories in the form of saturated fats gained more weight in the abdominal area than participants who received those extra calories in the form of healthy fats. The take away? Skip the burgers at you next barbeque, and serve skinless chicken breasts or broiled fish and veggies instead.

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The warm weather is here, and if you’re like most people, that means you’re hoping for a not-too-difficult way to shed some pounds and tighten your belly fat. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to get a better-looking belly without the need for costly equipment or heavy weights — and you can do these exercises in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Here’s the skinny:

When you tighten your belly fat, what you’re really doing is tightening your abdominal muscles while shedding the fat that’s on top of them. It’s that fat that’s loose and jiggly, and unless you get rid of excess fat, you’ll never be able to see those tight, toned abs underneath.

Ab exercises offer benefits beyond the way that your belly looks: Getting stronger abs can help reduce back pain and strain and even help reduce fatigue. Plus, shedding belly fat is important for warding off serious health conditions that have been linked with excessive abdominal fat, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. (1) Why is belly fat so bad? The fat that accumulates around your belly is easily broken down and absorbed into the blood, traveling to the liver where it increases the production of triglycerides and so-called “bad” cholesterol, both of which have been implicated in an array of diseases and medical conditions. It also works to upset the balance between blood sugar and insulin, which can result in diabetes and metabolic problems. According to the National Institute on Aging, some studies have even linked excess belly fat to dementia. (2)

So, when it comes to exercises that tighten your belly fat, ideally you want exercises and activities that accomplish two goals — ridding the body of excess belly fat while also toning and tightening the muscles underneath. Here are five ways to do just that:

Rolling crunches 
Unlike the old sit-ups of phys ed class, this exercise doesn’t cause strain on your lower back. Begin by lying flat on the floor with your lower back pressed against the floor for support. With your hands behind your head, begin as though you’re performing a sit-up, rolling your shoulders upward and forward and gently lifting your legs, bending them and rocking them toward your chest. If you can’t lift your head far — or at all — that’s OK; start with just the roll until you build up your strength. Repeat 10 times.

Lunge twist
Combine the power of a forward lunge with the waist-whittling motion of the torso twist: Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent, lunge forward with your right leg and gently rotate your upper body to the right. Move back to starting position and repeat with the left leg, performing 8 to 10 reps on each side.

Squat jump
Stand as in the lunge twist and squat down as though you’re sitting in a chair. Now jump straight up, raising both arms straight over your head. Land in the squat position and repeat 12 times.

Alternate hop
Standing as for the lunge twist, put your hands on your hips. Now step forward using your left leg while raising your right leg up to a 90-degree angle. The effect is as if you’re getting ready to take a giant step with the right leg. Now jump straight up on your left foot, landing with both feet together. Do eight for each leg.

Side leg kicks
Tone the obliques — the side muscles responsible for your love handles — with this exercise: Lie on your right side with your legs together and straight. Prop your upper body on your elbow, placing your lower arm on the floor in front of you to help you balance. Place your left hand lightly on the floor in front of you. Now, keeping your toes flexed, raise your left leg a few inches and slowly swing it forward as far as you can while counting to two, then swing it back as far as you can while counting to two. Return to the start position but keep your left leg raised — don’t rest it in between reps. Repeat six times and then switch legs.

These exercises can help you tone your muscles and burn fat, but to really ramp up your fat loss, add in some cardio. A study from researchers at the University of Virginia revealed that adding intense workouts to more moderate workouts significantly increased the rate at which fat was burned off. (3)

Like any exercise program, start slowly- – especially if you don’t regularly exercise. And, of course, be sure to see your doctor first to make sure that you’re healthy enough to begin a regular exercise program.


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If you’re in the mood for a chewy snack that doubles as a phenomenal health food, look no further than pumpkin seeds.

With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants,1 which can give your health an added boost.

Best of all, because pumpkin seeds are highly portable and require no refrigeration, they make an excellent snack to keep with you whenever you’re on the go, or they can be used as a quick anytime snack at home, too.

9 Top Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

1. Heart Healthy Magnesium

One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the energy molecules of your body), the synthesis of RNA and DNA, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function.

Magnesium has been shown to benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke, yet an estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this important mineral.

2. Zinc for Immune Support

Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc (one ounce contains more than 2 mg of this beneficial mineral). Zinc is important to your body in many ways, including immunity, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function.

Many are deficient in zinc due to mineral-depleted soils, drug effects, plant-based diets, and other diets high in grain. This deficiency is associated with increased colds and flu, chronic fatigue, depression, acne, low birth weight babies, learning problems and poor school performance in children, among others.

3. Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats

Raw nuts and seeds, including pumpkin seeds, are one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3s (alpha-linolenic acid or ALA). We all need ALA, however, ALA has to be converted by your body into the far more essential omega-3 fats EPA and DHA — by an enzyme in which the vast majority of us have impaired by high insulin levels. So, while pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of ALA, I believe it is essential to get some of your omega-3 fats from animal sources, such as krill oil, as well.

4. Prostate Health

Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as an important natural food for men’s health. This is in part because of their high zinc content, which is important for prostate health (where it is found in the highest concentrations in the body), and also because pumpkin seed extracts and oils may play a role in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate). Research suggests that both pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin seeds2 may be particularly beneficial in supporting prostate health.

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5. Anti-Diabetic Effects

Animal studies suggest that pumpkin seeds may help improve insulin regulation and help prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress.4

6. Benefits for Postmenopausal Women

Pumpkin seed oil is rich in natural phytoestrogens and studies suggest it may lead to a significant increase in good “HDL” cholesterol along with decreases in blood pressure, hot flashes, headaches, joint pains and other menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women.5

7. Heart and Liver Health

Pumpkin seeds, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibers, may provide benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds.6

8.Tryptophan for Restful Sleep

Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid (protein building block) that your body converts into serotonin, which in turn is converted into melatonin, the “sleep hormone.” Eating pumpkin seeds a few hours before bed, along with a carbohydrate like a small piece of fruit, may be especially beneficial for providing your body the tryptophan needed for your melatonin and serotonin production to help promote a restful night’s sleep.7

9.Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Pumpkin seed oil has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects. One animal study even found it worked as well as the anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin in treating arthritis, but without the side effects.8

What’s the Best Way to Consume Pumpkin Seeds?

In order to preserve the healthy fats present in the seeds, pumpkin seeds should be eaten raw. If you choose to purchase seeds from a bulk bin, make sure they smell fresh – not musty, spoiled or stale, which could indicate rancidity or the presence of fungal mycotoxins. Organic pumpkin seeds are preferred, as they will not be contaminated with pesticides or other harmful chemicals.

However, most nuts and seeds have anti-nutrients like phytic acid that can make all the previously discussed important nutrients less bioavailable when you consume them. So if you plan on consuming seeds or nuts on a regular basis, it would be wise to soak or sprout them. To make them more palatable, you can then dehydrate them in your oven, or better yet and more cost effectively in a dehydrator. There are many dehydrators on the market, but Excalibur is generally considered the best. I have used one for over 20 years. They are readily available on Amazon.

If you prefer to eat the seeds roasted, do so yourself so you can control the roasting temperature and time. Raw pumpkin seeds can be roasted on a low heat setting in your oven (no more than 170 degrees F or 75 degrees Celsius), sprinkled with Himalayan or other natural salt, for about 15-20 minutes.

 
 

15 Superfoods For Weight Loss


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Superfoods have the best nutrients for maintenance and betterment of our health. They boost our energy level and also aids weight loss.

Let us look at 10 such super foods that we can easily incorporate into our daily diet :

1. Apples:

A low calorie diet foods packed with phytonutrients, dietary fiber and antioxidants, it prevents diseases and promotes good health.

2. Oats:

Oats has carbohydrates contained in them that help in the release of a hormone known as serotonin, which helps in relaxation and fat burning.

3. Yogurt:

It is more easily digestible than milk, rich in calcium and B-Vitamins, boosts immunity, keeps hunger pangs away by regulating our blood sugar level and lowers the risk of colon cancer.

4. Pomegranates:

Packed with antioxidants and folic acids, they are a rich source of fiber and low in calories. Thus, you can satisfy your sugar cravings with this fruit (either in raw form, juice or in salads) while not having to put on those extra kilos.

5. Blueberries:

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, high on fiber content and they keep you full for longer hours.

6. Lentils:

Rich in fiber and proteins, lentils also contain Resistant Starch – a carbohydrate that boosts the metabolic process and aids in the burning of fat.

7. Salmon:

Salmon is one of the leanest sources of proteins. It keeps you full but does not increase your inches. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that aids improvement of insulin sensitivity and keeps the heart healthy.

8. Green Tea:green-tea

Drinking 2-3 cups of green tea daily will help you shed those extra kilos faster. Theantioxidants in it aid the fat and calorie-burning process.

9. Watermelons:

Comprising of nearly 92% water, rich in vitamins A and C, and Lycopene – a powerful antioxidant, they fuel your body to lose weight naturally.

10. Flaxseeds:

Consuming 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds everyday can do the trick for you. It has Omega-3 fats and high amount of fiber that satisfies the appetite and promotes mental and physical well-being. Mix it with a glass of warm water or sprinkle on to your salads, soups, chutneys, scrambled eggs etc.

11. Mushrooms:

If you are vegetarian looking for a something to replace the meat with in all your favorite and yummy looking food items, then this is the perfect choice. In a study at the Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, it was found that replacing red meat with white button mushrooms helps you not just reduce your calorie intake but also shed some weight. Each cup contains only 44 calories when compared to lean red meat which had 6 times the amount. They have also been said to be just as satisfying as red meat.

12. Hot Chile Peppers:

It has been proven that consuming hot chile peppers with tomato juice 30 minutes before a meal ensures that you eat 10% less than your normal quantities! It is no wonder than we count this as a super food for weight loss.

13. Almond:

The American journal for clinical research conducted a study on almonds. This study required for the participants to chew on 2 iunces almonds 10, 25 to 40 times. The participants reported that they felt more full and that their fat consumption had fallen on the whole. The doctors suspected that the repeated chewing released more fats from the almonds which satisfied their hunger pangs along with their high fiber content.

14. Olive Oil:

We always associate oils with fat But rest assured the fats in this can most definitely help you lose some fat! The poly unsaturated fatty acids found in it can help keep the hunger pangs away and also the oleic acid in it can help break down excess fats.

15. Cranberry Juice:

Besides being high in anti-oxidants, cranberry juice is also an excellent diuretic which removes all the excess fluids from your body. This cuts down on weight gain due to fluid retention.

Each of these super foods is a nutritional powerhouse that helps you lose weight and remain fit.

 



 

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