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Why Fighting Inflation Is Not a Priority for the Fed

by Liam Cosgrove via Mises.org On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) held true to its monetary-tightening timeline despite last week’s 10 percent drawdown in most major indices, effectively saying, “10 percent is not enough.” With retail sales numbers that will surely return to trend without more stimulus (see chart), a gridlocked Senate, and the prospect […]

This Visceral Tissue Affects How You Think

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE Visceral fat is excess adipose tissue deep in your abdominal cavity that wraps around your organs and plays an active role in creating an inflammatory response in the brain, triggering impaired cognitive function It produces inflammatory molecules that affect the microglia, or immune cells in the brain The inflammatory effect […]

It Takes A Touch Of Madness

Listen to a reading of this article ❖ It takes a touch of madness to take seriously the possibility that your entire society is insane. That’s why devoted critics of the oligarchic empire are often a bit odd; something in them was driven to wade into waters that most people aren’t psychologically prepared to enter. […]

Health Risks of Physical Inactivity

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE The stay-at-home measures used to reduce the spread of COVID-19 may have impacted your exercise habits, which can result in unanticipated health concerns Inactivity can reduce insulin sensitivity and lower protein synthesis in your body; not all older adults can recover after returning to normal activity levels Inactivity is associated […]

Cannabis and Alcohol: An Industry Comparison

by Aran Ali via Visual Capitalist The following content is sponsored by Tenacious Labs. Cannabis and Alcohol: An Industry Comparison As cannabis continues to build legalization momentum in the U.S., it also finds itself entering a new chapter, and one that steps away from its prohibition past. The industry is now on a path similar […]

The Usual Suspects Are Pushing War with Russia

by Ryan McMaken via Mises.org Here we go again. Since the original Gulf War in 1991, a certain pattern has emerged. Every few years, the regime in Washington attempts to whip the American people into a frenzy so as to support the latest American invasion “necessary” for regime change, “spreading democracy,” or some other agenda […]

Probiotics Improve Long COVID

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE Probiotics reduced muscle fatigue and brain fog, two symptoms of long COVID, after only 14 days; this may have a significant impact on the nearly 12 million people who experience long COVID symptoms Poor gut microbiome diversity also predicts greater severity of COVID-19; some health experts recommend postbiotics in the […]

Are We at the End of the Pandemic?

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE Many health officials and world leaders are finally acknowledging that the COVID shots cannot end the pandemic and that we must learn to live with the virus. Some have even started speaking out against repeated boosters A major driver for this U-turn in the pandemic narrative is the emergence of […]

Justin Trudeau Ducks the Great Trucker Revolt

by Jeffrey A. Tucker via Brownstone Institute  The resistance reveals itself always in unexpected ways. As I type, thousands of truckers (numbers are in flux and are in dispute) are part of a 50-mile-long convoy in Canada, headed to the capital city of Ottawa in protest against an egregious vaccine mandate imposed by Prime Minister […]

Liars, Propagandists and The Great Reset

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE In January 2022, House Oversight Committee Republicans released National Institutes of Health emails that show Drs. Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins led the effort to bury the lab leak theory, even though the consensus in early February 2020 was that the virus likely leaked from the Wuhan lab Fauci and […]

Dr. Meryl Nass’ Testimony Against Vaccine Mandates

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE January 11, 2022, the Health and Human Services Committee of the Maine legislature held a public hearing on LD867 “An Act to Prohibit Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5 Years to Allow for Safety Testing and Investigations Into Reproductive Harm” Dr. Meryl Nass, an internist with a special interest in vaccine-induced […]

Long Haul Covid and Thymosin Alpha 1

by Dr. Valerie Donaldson via Regenerative Medicine Center Long Haul Covid Definition It is estimated approximately 25-40% of individuals who have recovered from Covid will continue to experience Covid symptoms.1   These same Covid symptoms can also be seen after vaccinations.  Most commonly symptoms are severe joint pains, cognitive decline, shortness of breath especially with exertion, […]

Will the Fed Pop the Everything Bubble?

by Daniel Lacalle via Mises.org The history of economic development cannot be understood without the importance of recession periods. Recessions are often the result of the excess accumulated in previous years. Creative destruction after a period of excess used to drive a stronger recovery and continued economic development. That was until risky assets became the […]

Why Price Deflation Is Always Good News

by Frank Shostak via Mises.org Most commentators are currently preoccupied with large increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is labeled as inflation. The yearly growth rate of the CPI stood at 7.0 percent in December against 6.8 percent in November and 1.4 percent in December 2020. Pundits have been blaming the strong increase […]