let’s say Bernie was playing against a stacked deck…

…Conspire..?   Well let’s say Bernie was playing against a stacked deck…

Did the DNC Really Conspire to Prevent Bernie Sanders from Winning the Democratic Primary?

By Chris Riotta, Newsweek

A class-action suit has been underway for months, and the mainstream media has ignored it almost entirely. READ MORE»

…IF… true and if continuing this represents a “sea-change” for America…

…IF… true and if continuing this represents a “sea-change” for America…

Mom-and-Pop Joints Are Trouncing America’s Big Restaurant Chains

 

05-16-2017 • https://www.bloomberg.com There’s a limit to unlimited breadsticks after all.

Americans are rejecting the consistency of national restaurant chains after decades of dominance in favor of the authenticity of locally owned eateries, with their daily specials and Mom’s watercolors decorating the walls.

Read this article “skeptically” as it carefully omits

…Read this article “skeptically” as it carefully omits the fact “WE” allow Congress to politically manipulate our Post Office which corporate bank$ter and their vulture capitalist would love to privatize…

The US Postal Service is Dying. Let it.

05-16-2017  •  https://www.libertarianinstitute.org 
Like most monopolies, the US Postal Service isn’t interested in changing its business model. An enterprise hemorrhaging cash in a free market would cut prices, improve service, look for new revenue streams, or simply close its doors. The USPS so

these assertions bear our thorough assessment

…It is difficult for me to find what Natural News says as bona-fide true … but these assertions bear our thorough assessment…

The UN has become a cesspool of corruption, prosecuting whistleblowers to hide …

05-16-2017  •  http://www.naturalnews.com crimes against women and children…(Natural News) The world’s governing institutions are crumbling fast, having become infested with corrupt people who have no allegiance to anything or anyone but themselves and the almighty dollar.

FYI … just might “beat” sugar craving…

…FYI … just might “beat” sugar craving…

The ultimate guide to beating sugar cravings: Hour-by-hour plan explains how to stave off your sweet tooth

 

For those with an unrelenting sweet tooth, an infographic has devised a plan to keep the craving at bay all day long.

Broken down by the hour, the ultimate guide advises what to snack on between meals and even has some tricks to stave off a hankering for some chocolate.

So those looking to ditch the sweets in time for beach season or just want to eat healthier, these tips are the perfect way to start.

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For those looking for a way to curb a sweet tooth, an infographic has devised a step-by-step way to keep the craving away all day

GET GOING: 7am – 10am ……..In the morning, choose foods with high fiber, protein or fat. This will keep you fueled up for the day ahead.

These breakfast choices include avocados, oatmeal, eggs and smoked salmon. 

Still hungry? Before reaching for that extra piece of toast, try drinking a glass of water and examine if the hunger is still there.

For snacks before lunch and throughout the day, try fresh and dried fruits and peanut butter.

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SNACKING: 10am – 12.30pm ………Nutritionist Cassandra Barns adds: ‘When choosing your between-meal nibbles, remember that they should be based on the same principles and contain protein, healthy fats and/or unrefined carbohydrates.

‘Stick to a maximum of two pieces of fruit a day and avoid bananas and grapes, which are the highest in sugar; but berries can be eaten more freely as they are low in sugar.

‘It is helpful to keep some of these healthy snacks at work to stop you reaching for sugary foods when you feel hungry or low in energy.’

Right before lunch, around 12:30pm, taking a pill may help cut back on sugar cravings later in the day.

Barns said: ‘We know that despite following a healthy diet, some of us still crave sugary foods and find it extremely hard to avoid temptation – this is understandable.

‘The good news is that supplements can provide extra support. One of the first ones to try is the mineral chromium.

‘Although we only need it in tiny amounts, this trace mineral has a vital role in supporting normal blood glucose levels, and therefore helping to prevent the dips that cause us to crave sugary foods.’

LUNCH: 1pm – 3pm ……….Mid-day meals are larger than breakfast and should be loaded with protein and vitamins such as oily fish, mushrooms and tofu, all which point to lowering cravings.

Barns also encourages people to drink loads of water, which is essential for health.

She said: ‘We should be aiming for two liters of water per day. Herbal teas count towards this however caffeinated drinks, fruit juice and fizzy drinks do not.

‘Keeping hydrated is important for many processes in the body, including brain function. When we are dehydrated we often get headaches and feel tired.’

Although not everyone can sneak in a 20-minute power nap, those who can may want to think about it.

When the body seems like it is longing for sugar, it may be due to stress or lack of sleep.

 

LATE AFTERNOON: 3pm – 7pm   ……..As the day winds down, instead of turning to sugary treats, experts behind the chart say to pump up the tunes to distract your mind’s hunger pangs.

John Foreyt, PhD, of Baylor College of Medicine, said that cravings typically last for only 10 minutes.

Distracting yourself for a small amount of time will beat the impulse.

Right before dinner try working out. Going for a run or a trip to the gym will distract a stomach’s rumbles for junk food.

Exercising gives off endorphins that triggers a positive, happy feeling through the body, similar to that of morphine.

Barns said: ‘Moderate exercise helps us to feel energized, less sluggish, and healthier. It can help to control stress levels and also support blood sugar control to avoid dips that will induce cravings.’

Workouts don’t have to be an intensive training session at the gym, just a light walk will do the trick, Barns said. 

 

DINNER: 7pm – 9pm ……….Around 7pm is the perfect time to sit down to the last meal of the day. Meals should be rich in protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates. Lean meat – chicken and turkey – are top contenders for the main entree.

Be wary of too much salt as it will create an imbalance in your stomach and crave something sweet to round it out. 

Barns said to try to work in magnesium, like leafy greens, into dinner because it is known as ‘nature’s tranquilizer’ and has a calming relaxing effect on the body.

She added: ‘It is particularly helpful if your sleep is being disturbed by cramps, as it is a muscle relaxant.’

Soon after eating, brush your teeth. The mint will brush away all desires for a late-night snack due to the clean flavor.

EVENING: 9pm – 11pm

As the day winds down, take a relaxing bath with essential oils to unwind. Boredom leads to snacking which may mean reaching for a box of cookies in the late hours of the night.

The creators behind the chart suggest taking a photo – it doesn’t clarify whether of the meal or yourself – to curb an appetite.

It claims seeing a photo will make people reconsider their candied decision.

In order to get a full eight hours of sleep, be in bed by 11pm. Sleep is a huge factor in undesired cravings.

The ultimate guide to beating sugar cravings: Hour-by-hour plan explains how to stave off…

…If they are correct then I eat a lot a of pesticides … how about you…???

…If they are correct then I eat a lot a of pesticides … how about you…???

The top five pesticide soaked fruits and vegetables to avoid at all costs

While mainstream media sources often seem to downplay the importance of eating organic, more and more people continue to choose it as an alternative to “conventional” food laced with synthetic pesticides.

Many people are familiar with the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen from the Environmental Working Group, a list that highlights the most important fruits and vegetables to buy organic in order to maximize your dollars (of course it’s always wise to buy all organic if you can afford it).

But despite the growing awareness of such lists, it’s also important to realize just how contaminated many of the most popular fruits and vegetables in the United States really are these days.

The amount of pesticides on these 5 most polluted types of produce is quite staggering, especially when taking into consideration that so many “healthy eating programs” still recommend them or pass them out at health events and omit any mention of the high levels of toxic pesticide residues they contain.

Four fruits and vegetables actually have actually been found to have more than 45 different pesticide residues over large samples taken by the USDA; please keep this in mind next time you reach for another “healthy” snack to give your kids in the produce aisle.

The Top Five Pesticide Soaked Fruits and Vegetables

With such a striking level of pesticides on each of these “conventional” produce items, it would be wise to avoid them entirely (even though most people buy them non-organic without second thought). Here are the top five pesticide soaked fruits and vegetables to avoid, according to 2017 data from the Environmental Working Group:

1. StrawberriesTopping the list for the second time are strawberries, which may seem healthy at first glance but can actually be loaded with synthetic, toxic pesticides according to the EWG’s research.

Pesticides with negative effects on the brain and nervous system have been found in spades on strawberries, with 45 total pesticide residues found by the PDP in 2009. The most contaminated sample in 2017 had 20 different pesticide residues on it, the EWG reported.

Organic strawberries are especially pricier but well worth the investment; buy them in season and freeze to save big money.

2. Spinach According to the EWG, the samples of spinach tested contained a bigger pesticide load by weight than any other crop tested, landing it number two on the list for 2017. In total, three-quarters of all spinach samples tested had residues of a particular type of potentially neurotoxic pesticide banned in Europe for use on food crops.

Due to its lack of an outer skin, the pesticides soak directly into the crop. Luckily, organic spinach is relatively cheap. While non-organic spinach is even cheaper, it’s not worth it to gamble on your health with a crop as heavily soaked with pesticides as this one.

3. Nectarines- Similar to peaches with their soft, round shape and orange color, nectarines soak up pesticides like a sponge, making it important to always buy them organic or at the very least to limit consumption.

According to a 2012 EWG report, nectarines previously had the most overall weight of pesticides of any fruit or vegetable, meaning that you’re probably consuming these dangerous carcinogens in every bite and taxing the health of your liver.

Apples are one of the highest pesticide residue fruits out there. Will you think twice about that next apple orchard trip?

4. ApplesPerhaps the most notable inclusion on this list is the apple, considering its reputation as a health food, and the lack of organic apple orchards for that matter. The vast majority of apple orchards remain “conventional,” and yet American apples were recently banned in Europe by regulators.

 

Over 47 pesticide residues were found in conventional apples by the USDA’s pesticide data program in 2010 and the crop is still heavily sprayed today. Doesn’t exactly make for a healthy cup of apple juice now, does it?

5. PeachesThe soft skin of peaches combined with the amount of chemicals they’re treated with could spell serious trouble for your health over the long term.

A 2008 study by the PDP found 62 different pesticide residues on conventional peaches; several are considered as neurotoxins and/or known carcinogens. While you can wash some of the residue off much of it remains in the soft flesh and skin of the peach.

Final Thoughts: You can easily find most of these top five most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables in just about everyone’s kitchen, and that’s what makes them so dangerous to our health when consumed in large amounts over time.

Don’t forget to share this information with your friends who still consider these pesticide-soaked fruits and vegetables to be “health foods” and have no idea what this massive pesticide load may be doing to their health.

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HELLO… So what’s the big deal as it is SOP for ALL those in our corporate-military-industrial-bank$ter sector to $crew us over and over and over … And “WE” do nothing …

…HELLO… So what’s the big deal as it is SOP for ALL those in our corporate-military-industrial-bank$ter sector to $crew us over and over and over … And “WE” do nothing …

A whistle-blower tells of health insurers bilking Medicare

 

Mary Walsh ……..When Medicare was facing an impossible $13 trillion funding gap, Congress opted for a bold fix: It handed over part of the program to insurance companies, expecting them to provide better care at a lower cost. The new program was named Medicare Advantage.

Nearly 15 years later, a third of all Americans who receive some form of Medicare have chosen the insurer-provided version, which, by most accounts, has been a success.

But now a whistle-blower, a former well-placed official at UnitedHealth Group, asserts that the big insurance companies have been systematically bilking Medicare Advantage for years, reaping billions of taxpayer dollars from the program by gaming the payment system.

The Justice Department takes the whistle-blower’s claims so seriously that it has said it intends to sue the whistle-blower’s former employer, UnitedHealth Group, even as it investigates other Medicare Advantage participants. The agency has until the end of Tuesday to take action against UnitedHealth. …..Read the Article