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Scientists Show How Gratitude Literally Alters The Human Heart & Molecular Structure Of The Brain

  • The Facts:Scientists have discovered that feelings of gratitude can actually change your brain. Feeling gratitude can also be a great tool for overcoming depression and anxiety. Furthermore, scientists have discovered that the heart sends signals to the brain.
  • Reflect On:Every time we struggle with depression, why are we constantly encouraged to take prescription medication when mindfulness techniques actually show more promise?

Gratitude is a funny thing. In some parts of the world, somebody who gets a clean drink of water, some food, or a worn out pair of shoes can be extremely grateful. Meanwhile, somebody else who has all the necessities they need to live can be found complaining about something. What we have today is what we once wanted before, but there is a lingering belief out there that obtaining material possessions is the key to happiness. Sure, this may be true, but that happiness is temporary. The truth is that happiness is an inside job.

It’s a matter of perspective, and in a world where we are constantly made to feel like we are lacking and always ‘wanting’ more, it can be difficult to achieve or experience actual happiness. Many of us are always looking toward external factors to experience joy and happiness, when really it’s all related to internal work. This is something science is just starting to grasp as well, as shown by research coming out of UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center. According to them:

Having an attitude of gratitude changes the molecular structure of the brain, keeps gray matter functioning, and makes us healthier and happier. When you feel happiness, the central nervous system is affected. You are more peaceful, less reactive and less resistant. Now that’s a really cool way of taking care of your well-being.

There are many studies showing that people who count their blessings tend to be far happier and experience less depression.  For one study,  researchers recruited people with mental health difficulties, including people suffering from anxiety and depression. The study involved nearly 300 adults who were randomly divided into three groups. This study came from the University of California, Berkeley.

All groups received counselling services, but the first group was also instructed to write one letter of gratitude to another person every week for three weeks, whereas the second group was asked to write about their deepest thoughts and feelings about negative experiences. The third group did not do any writing activity.

What did they find? Compared to the participants who wrote about negative experiences or only received counselling, those who wrote gratitude letters reported significantly better mental health for up to 12 weeks after the writing exercise ended.

This suggests that gratitude writing can be beneficial not just for healthy, well-adjusted individuals, but also for those who struggle with mental health concerns. In fact, it seems, practicing gratitude on top of receiving psychological counseling carries greater benefits than counseling alone, even when that gratitude practice is brief. (source)

Previously, a study on gratitude conducted by Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis and his colleague Mike McCullough at the University of Miami randomly assigned participants to be given one of three tasks. Each week, participants kept a short journal. One group described five things they were grateful for that had occurred in the past week, another group recorded daily troubles from the previous week that displeased them, and the neutral group was asked to list five events or circumstances that affected them, but they were not told whether to focus on the positive or the negative. Ten weeks later, participants in the gratitude group felt better about their lives as a whole and were a full 25 percent happier than the troubled group. They reported fewer health complaints and exercised an average of 1.5 hours more. (source)

Researchers from Berkeley identified how gratitude might actually work on our minds and bodies. They provided four insights from their research suggesting what causes the psychological benefits of gratitude.

    • Gratitude unshackles us from toxic emotions
    • Gratitude helps even if you don’t share it
    • Gratitude’s benefits take time & practice. You might not feel it right away.
  • Gratitude has lasting effects on the brain

The brain part is very interesting. The researchers at Berkeley used an fMRI scanner to measure brain activity while people from each group did a “pay it forward” task.  During the task, the participants were given money by a “nice person.” This person’s only request was that they pass on the money to someone if they felt grateful.

They did this because they wanted to distinguish between actions motivated by gratitude and actions driven by other motivations like obligation, guilt, or what other people think. This is important because you can’t fake gratitude, you actually have to feel it. If you don’t feel grateful or practice trying to feel grateful by taking the necessary steps like keeping a gratitude journal, you may not experience as much joy and happiness.

In a world where emotions aren’t really taught in school and the importance is put on striving for high grades, it’s not abnormal to have difficulty feeling grateful. This is especially understandable if you’ve been brought up in the western world, which is full of consumerism and competition, a world where we’re constantly made to feel we are lacking so we need to strive for more.

Participants were asked to rate how grateful they felt toward the person giving them the money and how much they wanted to pay it forward to a charitable cause as well as how guilty they thought they would feel if they didn’t help.  They were also given questionnaires to measure how grateful they felt in general.

We found that across the participants, when people felt more grateful, their brain activity was distinct from brain activity related to guilt and the desire to help a cause. More specifically, we found that when people who are generally more grateful gave more money to a cause, they showed greater neural sensitivity in the medial prefrontal cortex, a brain area associated with learning and decision making. This suggests that people who are more grateful are also more attentive to how they express gratitude.

Most interestingly, when we compared those who wrote the gratitude letters with those who didn’t, the gratitude letter writers showed greater activation in the medial prefrontal cortex when they experienced gratitude in the fMRI scanner. This is striking as this effect was found three months after the letter writing began. This indicates that simply expressing gratitude may have lasting effects on the brain. While not conclusive, this finding suggests that practicing gratitude may help train the brain to be more sensitive to the experience of gratitude down the line, and this could contribute to improved mental health over time.

It’s also interesting to note that a recent study just discovered a brain network that “gives rise to feelings of gratitude. The study could spur future investigations into how these ‘building blocks’ transform social information into complex emotions.” (source)

What About The Heart?

The work and research above is great, but where do we actually experience these feelings? They are clearly not a product of our brain, they are products of our consciousness, and when we feel them the brain responds.  Researchers are now discovering that the heart also responds and that it might actually be the heart that’s responsible for sending these signals to the brain.

A group of prestigious and internationally recognized leaders in physics, biophysics, astrophysics, education, mathematics, engineering, cardiology, biofeedback, and psychology (among other disciplines) have been doing some brilliant work over at the Institute of HeartMath.

Their work, among many others, has proven that when a person is feeling really positive emotions like gratitude, love, or appreciation, the heart beats out a different message, which determines what kind of signals are sent to the brain.

Not only that, but because the heart beats out the largest electromagnetic field produced in the body, the Institute has been able to gather a significant amount of data.

According to Rolin McCratey, Ph.D, and Director of Research at Heartmath?)

“Emotional information is actually coded and modulated into these fields. By learning to shift our emotions, we are changing the information coded into the magnetic fields that are radiated by the heart, and that can impact those around us. We are fundamentally and deeply connected with each other and the planet itself.” (source)

Another great point made below by the Institute:

“One important way the heart can speak to and influence the brain is when the heart is coherent – experiencing stable, sine-wavelike pattern in its rhythms. When the heart is coherent, the body, including the brain, begins to experience all sorts of benefits, among them are greater mental clarity and ability, including better decision making.” (source)

In fact, the heart actually sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends in return. What’s even more amusing is the fact that these heart signals (from heart to brain) actually have a significant effect on brain function.

Research findings have shown that as we practice heart coherence and radiate love and compassion, our heart generates a coherent electromagnetic wave into the local field environment that facilitates social coherence, whether in the home, workplace, classroom or sitting around a table. As more individuals radiate heart coherence, it builds an energetic field that makes it easier for others to connect with their heart. So, theoretically it is possible that enough people building individual and social coherence could actually contribute to an unfolding global coherence. –  McCratey

So far, the researchers have discovered that the heart communicates with the brain and body in four ways: neurological communication (nervous system), biophysical communication (pulse wave), biochemical communication (hormones), and energetic communication (electromagnetic fields).

“HeartMath research has demonstrated that different patterns of heart activity (which accompany different emotional states) have distinct effects on cognitive and emotional function. During stress and negative emotions, when the heart rhythm pattern is erratic and disordered, the corresponding pattern of neural signals traveling from the heart to the brain inhibits higher cognitive function. This limits our ability to think clearly, remember, learn, reason, and make effective decisions. In contrast, the more ordered and stable pattern of the heart’s input to the brain during positive emotional states has the opposite effect. It facilitates cognitive function and reinforces positive feelings and emotional stability.” (source)

Gratitude and Positive Feelings Can Change The World

It gets deeper:

Every individual’s energy affects the collective field environment. The means each person’s emotions and intentions generate an energy that affects the field. A first step in diffusing societal stress in the global field is for each of us to take personal responsibility for our own energies. We can do this by increasing our personal coherence and raising our vibratory rate, which helps us become more conscious of the thoughts, feelings, and attitudes that we are feeding the field each day. We have a choice in every moment to take to heart the significance of intentionally managing our energies. This is the free will or local freedom that can create global cohesion. – Dr. Deborah Rozman, the President of Quantum Intech (source)

Overall, this type of work suggests that human consciousness in general can change the world.

One study, for example, was done during the Israel-Lebanon war in the 1980s. Two Harvard University professors organized groups of experienced meditators in Jerusalem, Yugoslavia and the United Sates and asked them to focus their attention on the area of conflict at various intervals over a 27-month period. Over the course of the study, the levels of violence in Lebanon decreased between 40 and 80 percent each time a meditating group was in place. The average number of people killed during the war each day dropped from 12 to three, and war-related injuries fell by 70 percent. (source)

Another great example is a study that was conducted in 1993 in Washington, D.C., which showed a 25 percent drop in crime rates when 2,500 meditators meditated during a specific period of time with that intention.

This type of information is heavily correlated with quantum physics, as many experiments in that area as well as parapsychology (telepathy, remote viewing, distant healing) indicate similar findings. (source)

This holds true as far back as 1999. Statistics professor Jessica Utts at UC Irvine published a paper showing that parapsychological experiments have produced much stronger results than those showing a daily dose of aspirin helps prevent heart attacks. Utts also showed that these results are much stronger than the research behind various drugs like antiplatelets.

This type of work has statistically significant implications, yet is heavily ignored and labelled as pseudoscience simply because it conflicts with long-held beliefs we have trouble letting go of … But times are changing.

“For many years I have worked with researchers doing very careful work [in parapsychology], including a year that I spent full-time working on a classified project for the United States government, to see if we could use these abilities for intelligence gathering during the Cold War… At the end of that project I wrote a report for Congress, stating what I still think is true. The data in support of precognition and possibly other related phenomena are quite strong statistically, and would be widely accepted if it pertained to something more mundane. Yet, most scientists reject the possible reality of these abilities without ever looking at data! And on the other extreme, there are true believers who base their beliefs solely on anecdotes and personal experience. I have asked debunkers if there is any amount of data that would convince them, and they generally have responded by saying, “probably not.” I ask them what original research they have read, and they mostly admit that they haven’t read any. Now there is a definition of pseudo-science-basing conclusions on belief rather than data!” – Utts, Chair of the Statistics Department, UC Irvine (Dean Radin, Real Magic)

The Takeaway

Emotions and other factors associated with consciousness have the power to transform our inner world in ways we don’t fully understand yet. These findings show how consciousness can actually transform the physical/material world, and that’s huge. This validates the idea that if we can change our inner world through gratitude, empathy, compassion, and meditation, we can make our outer world more peaceful.

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Russian Military Colonel Publishes An Article Claiming Human & Animal Telepathy Is 100 Percent Real

  • The Facts:The Russian Ministry of Defense published an article about the existence of military parapsychology in Russian military techniques, with which you can penetrate into the thoughts of the enemy, hack computer programs, and communicate telepathically.
  • Reflect On:Why is this type of science studied at the highest levels of various governments, yet ridiculed and not studied at all within the mainstream?

Is telepathy real? It’s hard to argue against it; in fact, I would say that it’s not really up for debate. That being said, when it comes to topics like these, the field is polluted with a bad reputation given its association with magic, superstition and ‘pseudoscience,’ terms that often come from those who condemn the subject without ever really looking into it. The evidence for the existence of telepathy is actually quite overwhelming, and in many cases, much stronger than most other areas of science.

Dr. Jessica Utts is a great person to bring up, as I’ve done many times before, to hammer this fact home. She is the  Chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine. In 1999, she published a paper showing how the statistical significance with regards to results seen from studies under the realm of parapsychology (telepathy, remote viewing, etc) are stronger than some of the studies used to approve some medications. In a recent interview, she emphasized the following.

“What convinced me was just the evidence, the accumulating evidence as I worked in this field and I got to see more and more of the evidence. I visited the laboratories, even beyond where I was working to see what they were doing and I could see that they had really tight controls… and so I got convinced by the good science that I saw being done. And in fact I will say as a statistician I’ve consulted in a lot of different areas of science; the methodology and the controls on these experiments are much tighter than any other area of of science where I’ve worked.” (source)

Why is it that these topics are not touched by mainstream academia, yet studied at the highest levels of government? Multiple governments all over the world have been studying this phenomenon for decades, and a lot has been declassified. Take the remote viewing program that was conducted by the US government/CIA and Stanford University, for example.

After its declassification in 1995, or at least its partial declassification, the Department of Defense and those involved revealed an exceptionally high success rate.

To summarize, over the years, the back-and-forth criticism of protocols, refinement of methods, and successful replication of this type of remote viewing in independent laboratories has yielded considerable scientific evidence for the reality of the [remote viewing] phenomenon. (source)

The latest example comes from Russia, as their Ministry of Defence recently published an article about the existence and study of parapsychology within the Russian military. The article explains how these techniques are and were used to penetrate the thoughts of the enemy (mind-reading) as well as to hack into enemy computer systems. The article is titled “Super Soldier for the Future Wars” and was published in the Defense Army magazine.

The article was written by Colonel Nikolai Poroskov, who explained that they use parapsychological techniques like telepathy for combat purposes, revealing secrets, disclosing locations, etc… He even discloses that Russian specialists have learned telepathy by working with dolphins.

As a note to readers, we here at Collective Evolution do not condone the use of animals for any type of experimentation. There is no information on the conditions of these experiments, but we are assuming they were captured for military purposes, which is extremely sad and heart-breaking.

Poroskov writes:

“They mentally gave the animals the commands that they carried out. Similar practiced by the famous trainer Durov. The technique, as it turned out, is applicable to humans. Moreover, the impact was even possible on the technique. With an effort of thought you can, for example, shoot down computer programs, burn crystals in generators, eavesdrop on a conversation, or break television and radio broadcasts and communications. Good luck ended with such experiments as reading a document lying in a safe, even if it is in a foreign language that we do not speak; identification of individuals belonging to the terrorist network; identifying potential candidates for terrorist groups,” the statement reads. (source)

Quite astonishing, isn’t it? Parapsychology seems to be the largest known threat to any type of secrecy, doesn’t it? I found the reference to hacking computers quite interesting. Can telepathy really be used for purposes like hacking electronic equipment? I did some more digging and found an interesting document inside of the CIA’s electronic reading room with regards to the Soviet Union.

Here’s a quote from the document:

The Soviet Union is well aware of the benefits and applications of parapsychology research. In 1963, a Kremilin edict apparently gave top priority to biological research, which in Russia includes parapsychology. The major impetus behind the Soviet drive to harness the possible capabilities of telepathic communication, telekinetics, and bionics is said to come from the Soviet military and the KGB. Today it is reported that the USSR has twenty or more centres for the study of parapsychological phenomena, with an annual budget estimated in 1967 at over 13 million dollars and reported to be as high as 21 million dollars.

Today, we know that trillions of dollars have gone into black budget programs in the United States, many of which likely deal with parapsychology, as they have in the past.

The document also states:

There are reports that the Soviets are training their cosmonauts in telepathy to back-up their electronic equipment while in outer space. One of these back-up schemes is known to involve coded telepathic messages. This method was previously demonstrated in March 1967, when a coded telepathic message was flashed from Moscow to Leningrad. The involvement of astronauts or cosmonauts in telepathy experiments is not necessarily unprecedented. In February 1971, during the Apollo 14 flight to the moon, astronaut Edgar Mitchell made 150 separate attempts to project his thoughts from inside the space capsule back to an individual on earth. The results of the Apollo 14 experiments have been well-documented in detail and are published in the Journal of Parapsychology. (source)

Deeper Black Budget Discussion On CETV

Again, these programs lie within the realm of the black budget and are highly classified. Who knows how far ahead of the mainstream world they truly are?

CETV is a platform we created in order to combat the censorship and demonetization we have been facing over the past few years. On episode 4 of The Collective Evolution Show on CETV, we discussed the black budget in much greater detail. Below is a clip exploring the missing money from the black budget and special access programs, explaining where the money is going and what exactly it’s being used for.

You can become a member of CETV, get access to the full show and many others, and support conscious media here.

The Takeaway

Human consciousness and parapsychology should not only be studied for the purposes of learning new defence tactics. Humans have great potential, and there is still so much that we have yet to discover about ourselves. What needs to change is the intention behind these discoveries.

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Magnesium Puts Psychiatric Drugs to Shame for Depression

(Sayer Ji) A powerful clinical study shows that pennies worth of magnesium a day provides an effective, safe, affordable alternative to dangerous and relatively ineffective pharmaceutical antidepressants.

Depression is one of the most widely diagnosed conditions of our time, with over 3 million cases in the U.S. every year, and 350 million believed affected worldwide.1 Conventional medicine considers antidepressant drugs first-line treatments, including the newly approved injected postpartum drug costing $34,000 a treatment, to the tune of a 16 billion dollars in global sales by 2023. Despite their widespread use, these drugs are fraught with a battery of serious side effects, including suicidal ideation and completion — the last two things you would hope to see in a condition that already has suicidality as a co-morbidity. For this reason alone, natural, safe, and effective alternatives are needed more than ever before.

While research into natural alternatives for depression is growing daily — GreenMedInfo.com’s Depression database contains 647 studies on over 100 natural substances that have been studied to prevent or treat depression — it is rare to find quality human clinical research on the topic published in well-respected journals. That’s why a powerful study published in PLOS One titled, “Role of magnesium supplementation in the treatment of depression: A randomized clinical trial,” is so promising. Not only is magnesium safe, affordable, and easily accessible, but according to this recent study, effective in treating mild-to moderate symptoms of depression.

While previous studies have looked at the association between magnesium and depression,2-7 this is the first placebo-controlled clinical study to evaluate whether the use of over-the-counter magnesium chloride (248 mg elemental magnesium a day for 6 weeks) improves symptoms of depression.

The study design was a follows:

“ An open-label, blocked, randomized, cross-over trial was carried out in outpatient primary care clinics on 126 adults (mean age 52; 38% male) diagnosed with and currently experiencing mild-to-moderate symptoms with Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) scores of 5–19. The intervention was 6 weeks of active treatment (248 mg of elemental magnesium per day) compared to 6 weeks of control (no treatment). Assessments of depression symptoms were completed at bi-weekly phone calls. The primary outcome was the net difference in the change in depression symptoms from baseline to the end of each treatment period. Secondary outcomes included changes in anxiety symptoms as well as adherence to the supplement regimen, appearance of adverse effects, and intention to use magnesium supplements in the future. Between June 2015 and May 2016, 112 participants provided analyzable data.”

The study results were as follows:

“Consumption of magnesium chloride for 6 weeks resulted in a clinically significant net improvement in PHQ-9 scores of -6.0 points (CI -7.9, -4.2; P<0.001) and net improvement in Generalized Anxiety Disorders-7 scores of -4.5 points (CI -6.6, -2.4; P<0.001). Average adherence was 83% by pill count. The supplements were well tolerated and 61% of participants reported they would use magnesium in the future. Similar effects were observed regardless of age, gender, baseline severity of depression, baseline magnesium level, or use of antidepressant treatments. Effects were observed within two weeks. Magnesium is effective for mild-to-moderate depression in adults. It works quickly and is well tolerated without the need for close monitoring for toxicity.”

For perspective, conventional antidepressant drugs are considering to generate an “adequate or complete treatment response” with a PHQ-9 score “decrease of 5 points or more from baseline.” At this level of efficacy, their recommended action is: “Do not change treatment; conduct periodic follow-up.” The magnesium’s score of -6.0 therefore represents the height of success within conventional expectations for a complete response, which is sometimes termed “remission.” In contradistinction, conventional antidepressant drugs result in nearly half of patients discontinuing treatment during the first month, usually due to their powerful and sometimes debilitating side effects.8

To summarize the main study outcomes:

  • There was a clinically significant improvement in both Depression and Anxiety scores.
  • 61% of patients reported they would use magnesium in the future.
  • Similar effects occurred across age, gender, severity of depression, baseline magnesium levels, or use of antidepressant treatments.
  • Effects were observed within two weeks.

The study authors concluded:

“Magnesium is effective for mild-to-moderate depression in adults. It works quickly and is well tolerated without the need for close monitoring for toxicity.”

Beyond Depression: Magnesium’s Many Health Benefits and Where To Source It

Magnesium is a central player in your body’s energy production, as its found within 300 enzymes in the human body, including within the biologically active form of ATP known as MG-ATP. In fact, there have been over 3,751 magnesium binding sites identified within human proteins, indicating that it’s central nutritional importance has been greatly underappreciated.

Research relevant to magnesium has been accumulating for the past 40 years at a steady rate of approximately 2,000 new studies a year. Our database project has indexed well over 100 health benefits of magnesium thus far.  For the sake of brevity, we will address seven key therapeutic applications for magnesium as follows:

  • Fibromyalgia: Not only is magnesium deficiency common in those diagnosed with fibromyalgia, 9,10 but relatively low doses of magnesium (50 mg), combined with malic acid in the form of magnesium malate, has been clinically demonstrated to improve pain and tenderness in those to which it was administered.11
  • Atrial Fibrillation: A number of studies now exist showing that magnesium supplementation reduce atrial fibrillation, either by itself, or in combination with conventional drug agents.12
  • Diabetes, Type 2: Magnesium deficiency is common in type 2 diabetics, at an incidence of 13.5 to 47.7% according to a 2007 study. 13 Research has also shown that type 2 diabetics with peripheral neuropathy and coronary artery disease have lower intracellular magnesium levels. 14 Oral magnesium supplementation has been shown to reduce plasma fasting glucose and raising HDL cholesterol in patients with type 2 diabetes.15 It has also been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and metabolic control in type 2 diabetic subjects.16
  • Premenstrual Syndrome: Magnesium deficiency has been observed in women affected by premenstrual syndrome.17 It is no surprise therefore  that it has been found to alleviate premenstrual symptoms of fluid retention, 18 as well as broadly reducing associated symptoms by approximately 34% in women, aged 18-45, given 250 mg tablets for a 3-month observational period.20 When combined with B6, magnesium supplementation has been found to improve anxiety-related premenstrual symptoms.19
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality: Low serum magnesium concentrations predict cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.21 There are a wide range of ways that magnesium may confer its protective effects. It may act like a calcium channel blocker,22it is hypotensive,23 it is antispasmodic (which may protect against coronary artery spasm),24 and anti-thrombotic.25 Also, the heart muscle cells are exceedingly dense in mitochondria (as high as 100 times more per cell than skeletal muscle), the “powerhouses” of the cell,” which require adequate magnesium to produce ATP via the citric acid cycle.
  • Migraine Disorders: Blood magnesium levels have been found to be significantly lower in those who suffer from migraine attacks.26,27 A recent Journal of Neural Transmission article titled, “Why all migraine patients should be treated with magnesium,” pointed out that routine blood tests do not accurately convey the true body magnesium stores since less than 2% is in the measurable, extracellular space, “67% is in the bone and 31% is located intracellularly.”28The authors argued that since “routine blood tests are not indicative of magnesium status, empiric treatment with at least oral magnesium is warranted in all migraine sufferers.” Indeed, oral magnesium supplementation has been found to reduce the number of headache days in children experiencing frequent migranous headaches,29and when combined with l-carnitine, is effective at reducing migraine frequency in adults, as well.30
  • Aging: While natural aging is a healthy process, accelerated aging has been noted to be a feature of magnesium deficiency,31especially evident in the context of long space-flight missions where low magnesium levels are associated with cardiovascular aging over 10 times faster than occurs on earth.32 Magnesium supplementation has been shown to reverse age-related neuroendocrine and sleep EEG changes in humans.33 One of the possible mechanisms behind magnesium deficiency associated aging is that magnesium is needed to stabilize DNA and promotes DNA replication. It is also involved in healing up of the ends of the chromosomes after they are divided in mitosis.34

It is quite amazing to consider the afformentioned side benefits of magnesium consumption or supplementation within the context of the well-known side effects of pharmaceutical approaches to symptom management of disease. On average, conventional drugs have 75 side effects associated with their use, including lethal ones (albeit sometimes rare). When considering magnesium’s many side benefits and extremely low toxicity, clearly this fundamental mineral intervention (and dietary requirement) puts pharmaceutical approaches to depression to shame.

Best Sources of Magnesium In The Diet

The best source of magnesium is from food, and one way to identify magnesium-containing foods are those which are green, i.e. chlorophyll rich. Chlorophyll, which enable plants to capture solar energy and convert it into metabolic energy, has a magnesium atom at its center. Without magnesium, in fact, plants could not utilize the sun’s light energy.

Magnesium, however, in its elemental form is colorless, and many foods that are not green contain it as well. The point is that when found complexed with food cofactors, it is absorbed and utilized more efficiently than in its elemental form, say, extracted from limestone in the form of magnesium oxide.

The following foods contain exceptionally high amounts of magnesium. The portions described are 100 grams, or a little over three ounces.

  • Rice bran, crude (781 mg)
  • Seaweed, agar, dried (770 mg)
  • Chives, freeze-dried (640 mg)
  • Spice, coriander leaf, dried (694 mg)
  • Seeds, pumpkin, dried (535 mg)
  • Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened (499 mg)
  • Spices, basil, dried (422 mg)
  • Seeds, flaxseed (392 mg)
  • Spices, cumin seed (366 mg)
  • Nuts, brazilnuts, dried (376 mg)
  • Parsley, freeze-dried (372 mg)
  • Seeds, sesame meal (346 mg)
  • Nut, almond butter (303 mg)
  • Nuts, cashew nuts, roasted (273 mg)
  • Soy flour, defatted (290 mg)
  • Whey, sweet, dried (176 mg)
  • Bananas, dehydrated (108 mg)
  • Millet, puffed (106 mg)
  • Shallots, freeze-dried (104 mg)
  • Leeks, freeze-dried (156 mg)
  • Fish, salmon, raw (95 mg)
  • Onions, dehydrated flakes (92 mg)
  • Kale, scotch, raw (88 mg)

Fortunately, for those who need higher doses, or are not inclined to consume magnesium rich foods, there are supplemental forms commonly available on the market. Keep in mind, for those who wish to take advantage of the side benefit of magnesium therapy, namely, its stool softening and laxative properties, magnesium citrate or oxide will provide this additional feature.

For those looking to maximize absorption and bioavailability magnesium glycinate is ideal, as glycine is the smallest amino acid commonly found chelated to magnesium, and therefore highly absorbable.

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https://wakeup-world.com/2019/04/29/magnesium-puts-psychiatric-drugs-to-shame-for-depression/

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Mandela Effect – Analysis of a Worldwide Phenomenon

ANNOUNCING PUBLICATION OF NEW MANDELA EFFECT BOOK by TS Caladan
(TWB Press)

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After months of researching the Mandela Effect, which consisted of reading about it online, talking to people, but mainly viewing THOUSANDS of YouTube videos…

I’ve changed (excuse the pun). I’ve went from skeptic to non-skeptic in time, under the weight of evidence. If the masses feel comfortable in believing Mandela is only miss-remembering, mistaken memories by a lot of unclear people, then let them. You’ll never convince born-skeptics…because they won’t look into it. Why would they bother, waste their time, when they already know what this new craze, so-called “phenomenon” is and can easily explain it?

The masses (sometimes not the majority) can only see it differently: they are under a Black Magic spell. Yet. Every Mandela cynic and debunker can point to the “facts,” the “stats,” the histories and what’s right in front of us as “proof” that we of the Mandela Community are wrong or crazy or stupid.

Doesn’t feel good being told: “You’re wrong!” or confused, now, does it? Maybe we shouldn’t demand/insist one way or the other? Who really has the mistaken memories or the mistaken view of reality? “Who is seeing and believing the illusion?” is an intriguing question.

Basically, there are two kinds of people: 1) Those that believe there’s magic in the world. 2) Those that are confident there is no magic in the world. Or, those that think a blade of grass can unnaturally be made to change and others who are sure that it is impossible. We believe what has FOUNDATION to us, what seems sensible and toss away “absurdities” into the Fantasy Bin. Maybe we have the wrong Foundations? The wrong, narrow education? Possibly. To understand the truth or what’s really going on…

You need lessons in Science “Fiction”? It’s not fantasy. Predictive Programming. Elites, who control our Media and “entertainment,” have been telling us about what they’ve planned (Mandela) for a long time. Some of us are only realizing this now. Maybe our fundamental education and experiences should have included SF stories that inspired us to fly in dreams, to the furthest reaches of the Imagination? Outer Limits? Twilight Zones? That is, if you wanted to create, innovate, invent, mature or progress technically, mentally and spiritually? Grow and extend yourself outside of boxes, limits? To know or discover truth…we have to see beyond, beyond the surface of things in front of our eyes. It’s always been that way, long before the Mandela Wave struck 5 years ago and pushed the world and us to the Dark Side, virtually overnight. Maybe they’re doing this via technology they’ve kept from us, perverted Tesla Technology (they’ve done before)?

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The sharp, clear message of ‘Mandela Effect – analysis of a worldwide phenomenon‘ is an extraordinary, other-worldly explanation, beyond mistaken memories. An incredible transformation has occurred to our physical universe. What is even more incomprehensible is the fact that relatively few people would believe it, relatively few can see the changes and are certain: “It’s always been that way.” Not so fast.

I was sure the original Mandela was not a true Mandela Effect, but only at first, before I examined what the Effect was. Because…we all know history, right? We all know the story of Nelson Mandela: imprisoned by South African government in the ’80s, then released and became a world hero and President of the country that had imprisoned him. A wide spectrum of oddities has made me alter my stance. Now I’m sure at least one parallel world has been made to intersect with the Old World we all knew, like a ‘Reboot’ game has descended upon us and changed our world and many people in it.

But not to everyone. Possibly, in the other reality, people distinctly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison because he did die in prison? An alternate reality. Maybe?

The Mandela Community isn’t a collection of weirdos with mistaken memories. Because they remember just about the same universe, the same other world where C3P0 was always all-gold, there was always Jiffy and never JIF, Ed McMahon worked for Publisher’s Clearing House, and on and on it goes. Berenstain Bears were Jewish and “the” was Smokey Bear’s middle name. It was always ‘Looney Toons,’ but now it was always ‘Looney Tunes’? M.E. people have good memories.

Far from all the Mandela YT items online are real and true. Some ARE stupidity and ignorance, such as “Crosby, Stills and Nash” now have a new member: Neil Young! No, that’s the Village People and the Jacksons. Or, now, there are “hats” on Easter Island statues, when truth is: It was always one row of them and not every stone giant. Uranus and Neptune always had faint rings, it simply wasn’t common knowledge. False rumors and misconceptions are not true Mandelas. Bogie never said, “Play it again, Sam.” Captain Kirk never said, “Beam me up, Scotty.” This is trivia and not Mandelas.

Why do millions of people remember South America 1000 miles west from where it is today and Panama Canal went west to east, not more north and south? RESIDUE evidence exists of that other world, our lost Old World, where Costa Rica and Gibraltar were islands. But not today. They’ve been “magically” attached to the mainland. This baffles many who knew it and experienced it differently.

Products have inexplicably changed their designs and NAMES! They would never name-change for no good reason. They build brands over decades. These are not product upgrades or normal changes over time.

We could be wrong and mistaken of small, obscure things, but not famous lines in movies and well-known songs. So much has altered and a New World, a Dark-Universe is now upon us, as if we’ve switched with our negative counterparts, such as we’ve seen in Star Trek’s “Mirror” universe or almost every movie, series (‘Stranger Things,’ etc.).

My new book is a collection of the best examples of the Mandela Wave and global changes that will defy and discombobulate any skeptic. Even our bodies have changed from what they were, so said doctors and nurses. False Mandelas have definitely been “thrown into the Bullshit Bin.” Weeded out. The book includes the classic contradictions, paradoxes, their descriptions and analysis, somewhat like ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not’ books. Also there’s many new discoveries you’ve never heard previously.

I found answers. It was highly unexpected.

I discovered evidence on my own to answer:

WHO IS DOING THIS TO US? I think I know WHY. I am not sure HOW, there are many theories on that point. But I believe I’ve followed the evidence and know the answer to a very important question: WHEN? When did the Mandela Wave strike and warp our more-positive world into its negative counterpart? ‘Tidy Cat’ to ‘Tidy Cats.’

Five years ago. Read how I came to that conclusion. I believe that was when Mars, the Moon, ancient and recent monuments, paintings, changed, when the Great Pyramid “magically” switched places with Khefren and was suddenly closer to Cairo! When the Statue of Liberty moved off Ellis Island and re-positioned itself on Liberty Island.

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The shocker to any student of the Mandela Effect is a realization that this explains:

  • Why are there suddenly giant statues on Earth now that very few remember? New ancient ruins on land and under the sea?
  • Why are there gigantic Jesus statues and their complete histories few people are familiar with?
  • New islands, cities, countries have appeared and their full histories? Yet, again, this is news to a large number of people.
  • Land changes, unnatural/geographical changes reported over and over by natives of those nations. They know their own country and have repeatedly said borders, etc., are not the same as what they were only a few years ago.
  • Why do U.S. state borders also appear different to a portion of the population? Two Michigans? Minnesota with a “spike” into Canada? Not to a lot of people.
  • So much has simply materialized, and only has been known to exist in the last 5 years. The “Flying Saucer” Cetiya Temple with 300,000 golden Buddhas that’s stood in Thailand for 50 years? Or entire Tartarian Age, now, according to old maps and amazing early photos that stun about everybody! Advanced building techniques in Civil War times? Tesla tech in architecture long before Tesla? It’s absolute bullshit. Or I should say: Mud-Floods and historical “re-sets” and phenomenal photos no one remembers did not exist in our Old Reality! There the maps are and unbelievable photography and films BEFORE there should have been such photography and films. Phenomenal old cities, (Tartary) empires, that never previously existed, yet there they are. This is a new ancient past and recent past that have been placed over everything, like a New Skin.

Believe it or not.

If you have a strong memory associated with a lost reality of the Old World, that’s been “burned into your brain,” nothing in the universe is going to tell you: you are wrong or crazy or mistaken. If Jiffy, and not Skippy, was your favorite, you know it existed.

I was scolded as a child and told: “Remember the 4th Commandment. Honor thy mother and father,” by my parents. They weren’t wrong or mistaken. The Parent-Commandment was fourth. Now by all records, today, it’s fifth. Guess it’s not that important to obey parents, anymore?

I know for a fact Secondo Pia was commissioned by the Pope to first photograph the Shroud of Turin in 1902. I’ve talked about it enough and even mentioned my accurate facts on at least one radio show. But, gee, if you checked the new “facts,” the date was 1898 (along with more advanced photography).

The Challenger disaster could not have happened in January of 1986, as records say today. I have vivid memories discussing it with a person who was out of my life a year earlier. I’m not mistaken. This perfectly jives with kids who saw it in class, and they remember it happened before that date. Exactly like my experience.

I know the Moon has drastically changed. “Man in the Moon” appearance is now gone. “Lady of the Moon” in profile was always there, but she was more northeast, up and away. Today, she’s front and center, right in the middle of the Moon. Old records, old movies, documentaries, tell us it’s always been that way. Mandela people who remember, know it’s not true, even though all the physical evidence reports it’s true.

One more Warrior Woman has suddenly come to be; she stands atop DC’s Capitol building. We’re supposed to believe Thomas Crawford created this 20′ bronze woman with sword, shield, helmet, and it’s stood there over this famous building since 1863?! At the height of chauvinism, a woman symbolized a soldier? No way. Why is this new to so many? There she stands in old films like ‘Day the Earth Stood Still’ or anytime D.C. was invaded. It was a flag. Also, there’s the Lincoln Memorial. Abe never made a fist before, but there it is in reality and in black and white newsreels, etc.

All the true Mandelas are connected and I believe can be traced to ENGLAND (CERN, other portals, etc.) and back to the end of 2015. It probably happened in waves. But something quite, bloody extraordinary occurred. There wouldn’t be millions of “mistaken people” and conflicts in every department. Suddenly. Never before has there ever been a memory-clash to such a mass-scale! If BS: There wouldn’t be a consistency in the Other World, that’s been gone/lost for years now, and slowly fades away from memory. A new high-tech method to send us to war and cause even more chaos in the global empire? A nasty machine that performs Harry Potter wizardry?

There isn’t much I agree with religious fundamentalists; I’m a scientist to their 17th Century views. But they know their Bibles. There is no doubt. There is no debate or Mandela question in any corner of the Church. They KNOW the King James has changed! Investigate! The KJV Bible was published in 1612. Now, it’s changed to the “Prince James” Bible, published in 1611. Queen Elizabeth, before Genesis, is praised in the intro, which is impossible. Even if the mega-praise was meant for Elizabeth the First, not Second, she had nothing to do with the English translation. She died and James of Scotland became King. He was never Prince James. Today. There are all the PJV Bibles. Now they have become Dark Bibles of such perversion and “Devil-Speak.” Investigate~

Now Moses is displayed in old sculptures and paintings with HORNS? Didn’t you know God’s bare butt has been on the Sistine ceiling for 500 years? [Exodus 33:23]. What was Michelangelo thinking? No, it hasn’t. Just appeared…

If you’ve examined the “mountain” of Mandela evidence and still maintain: Nothing strange is going on, that’s your choice. The very least you might have to consider, if we are not inside a holographic TRON game and losing: We seem to be in a M. Knight Shyamalan movie, because huge numbers of the world’s population have recently been BIRDBOXED, supremely.

Question remains: Are we seeing the environment that always was, or a new reality, an illusion and fabrication of what was real? Here and there, it’s different. Glitches in the Matrix?

I was the biggest opponent of the “Flat-Earth” idea, presently, and in any passed life. But. I’ve gone through a change in thought: It might not be a Flat-Earth…

It might be a whole new universe that’s flat? Digital? A Flat-Universe. Maybe?

Look at the clues. See if anything makes sense these days: Why are jets now mounted on wings like headlights and have never been securely fastened under wings? Never been Chevy Camero, always been Camaro? Question things; search memories. Anything in the Old (Mandela) World familiar to you? But mainly: let’s stay positive. Don’t switch to your negative polarity, or your evil twin. Good behaviors, not bad.

Study the Mandela Effect, openly. See how product names you think, and still think, are spelled one way, are really spelled completely different than what you had thought. You’re not wrong. There’s been some odd, real changes to our world. It was mad and crazy before. We had no idea of truth, real history, science, and so much more…

We’ll never know now.

“DEDICATED TO THE OLD WORLD, that should never be forgotten.”

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