The Clay Dragon – The Beast Is Here

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Posted Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 12:27pm EST

Hi friends,

China, wow, who would of thought, the Beast is rising. We are facing a nightmare that we can’t seem to wake up from. Those we thought were ours friends turned out to be our enemy. And they have near about got us. Seriously, somehow we like missed all the warning signs. In our horrifying dream, that is reality, we are faced with a dragon ready to devour us. That is really not cool.

It seems that this Beast has bought off most of our government and somehow is already munching on our vital organs without us even being aware we were prey. This thing is fixing to go in for the kill. This is really scary.

It seems that this Beast has yummed up lots of our allies as
well. They are all in. Their governments drank the cool-aid as well, or at
least a lot of money to purchase plenty of cool-aid for their future.
Unfortunately, this happy feeling of security does not extend to “We the
people.” We the people were the things sold along with our private property and
families. I don’t even know what to say about this treachery.

Well, maybe there is one small thing to say about it. At
least we do know the end of the story. That is the good part. It’s just that the
middle part and the climax that are not very fun. This is one of those books
that would be best just to skip to the last chapter and be done. But alas,
sense this book is the book of His-story, we get to walk through it.

One blessing is that there is really a large amount of
information shared with us from scripture about this Beast. The first thing to
note is that there are actually seven kingdoms listed. China is only the fierce
one that tramples the whole earth. This end times collection of bad actors is
shown in two location in scripture. They are shown individually in one and
collectively in the second. A leader will rise to assume the rains of this
mess. There is a lot about this character as well. But that would be another
conversation. This discussion will just go over the nations as presented and
the possible understandings about them.

Before looking at the manifested beast in reality it is necessary to note who the real Dragon is pulling the strings behind-the-scenes. Of course this is the Devil, also known as Satan the adversary. He spends his time devouring individuals by tempting them to disobey God and then running to tattle on them to God when they mess up. One change that occurs in his job description, happens just before the nation Beasts manifest in our face. You see the Devil actually loses his ability to tattle on us. God chunks him out of heaven and will not let him back in. That part of the story is in Revelation chapter 12, in case you would like to read all the details. Anyway, this chunking out event makes the devil wrathful. This creates a problem for all of us here on earth. The dragon gets really busy trying to destroy everything with a special emphasis on Christians.

Now back to what we are watching happen. As I mentioned earlier, there are two visual allegory presentations of this coming governmental destruction machine. Let’s start with the one shown in Daniel chapter 7. Here’s the trick. It is indeed an allegory. That means we will have to guess at what the animals mean. And yes, that means it is actually just a guess. But, we can make an educated guess. So here goes. How I am going to look at this system is using the permanent members on the UN Security Council. That does not mean I am correct, it just fits really nicely.

Up first is a Lion
with Eagles wings
. This would be England and America. If this guess is
correct, then we are in for some action. I say this because the eagle’s wings
get plucked off the lion. I wonder if this might mean that we are somehow
removed from this governmental system.

Second is a Bear,
likely Russia. Its job is to devour much flesh. Sounds about correct to me, but
who knows.

Third is a Leopard
with four heads and wings
. This is likely France as a representative of the
EU. That is the reason for the multiple heads. Please remember this is just a
guess…

Finally there is the dreadful
horrible Beast
that has ten horns, possibly China. Somewhere in the process
a set of three of these horns are swapped out for a very mean little horn that
I personally think is the false prophet listed in Revelation.

One thing to note about this view collectively is that
because the leopard has four heads, if you add up the heads and horns in this
allegory you get seven heads and ten horns. That will match to allegory in
Revelation that we look at next.

So, here is Revelation Chapter 13, the second allegory. A beast rises up out of the sea having seven heads and tens horns, sound familiar… The beast is like a leopard, has feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion. The Devil gives this thing its power. That is why all these world leaders have to do all this strange sacrificing junk of innocent people. Their god is literally the Devil. He has very nasty tastes.

There is also a false prophet that is added to this mess. He
shows up as a second beast with two horns. I do wonder if this is referencing
the small horn of the first allegory in Daniel. It’s a three for three thing,
but we’ll have to wait and see.

The ten horns are what give us a clue about China. You see,
in Chapter two of Daniel we are shown the ten horns represented as ten toes of
a statue. These toes are made of iron and clay. These substances represent
kingdoms. The Iron represents the old Roman Empire and but the mystery nation
is the clay.

Let me introduce you to the Terracotta clay soldiers. You
have probably never heard of them but if you do a search for “terracotta
soldiers” you will see that they were solders made of clay in 246 BCE. The pits in China that contained the terracotta clay soldiers
were discovered in 1974. Yes, Clay is associated with China. Surprise!
What if the Clay means that the ten horns could be an extension of the nation
of China?

That would explain what we are witnessing happening right
now. The Beast is rising.

There is one really big happy about these ten toes that are
partly iron and partly clay. If you look them up in Daniel chapter two you will
see that it is in the days of these ten king’s That a stone cut without hands
crashes into the statue and grinds it to powder. The stone then becomes a great
mountain and covers the whole earth. That would be Jesus setting up his kingdom
on earth. That is actually a really good thing.

Dean A.

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Best Ways to Boost Your Immune System

With the Corona virus shutting down many countries in 2020, individuals with health challenges have chosen to limit social contacts and shutter in. Health organizations have focused prevention on social distancing, hand washing and face mask wearing.

We have an immune system which has successfully fought off illnesses throughout history. The famous germ theory versus terrain debate is what divides integrative medicine from more conventionally practiced medicine. Those in the terrain health camp know the immune system is the key to fighting all viruses and illness, including the most recent covid-19 virus.

While washing hands, limiting contact with sick individuals and quarantine of ill persons has been successfully used historically, what also makes sense is building one’s immune system. There are many steps one can take to do so. These include sunbathing, outdoors activity, exercise, good sleep, earthing, positive outlooks, healthy diets, and taking targeted nutritional supplements, vitamins and herbs.

By increasing one’s self care protocol, you can take charge of your health and feel safer when venturing out during the current pandemic. There are also steps one can take if symptoms of illness arise like sore throats, runny nose and coughing for extra boosting and healing.

Benefits of Sun

The benefits of sunshine to health are well established. Only recently have individuals been warned to limit sun exposure. Sun is now well known to help create vitamin D, but natural light has many more health benefits, including increasing immune function, improving eye sight, increasing mitochondria and creating healing. Sunbathing for a minimum of 20 minutes daily is recommended during warmer months, but exposure of eyes and skin throughout the year is beneficial.

Exercise

Excersing is another way to boost one’s immune system and mood. Exercise is a well established activity that improves sleep, mood, heart and lung health. Every organ of one’s body benefits from movement.  Both cardiovascular and strength training activities are beneficial. Interval training exercise for just 12 minutes daily create tremendous health benefits.  Dr. Al Sears has done tremendous research documenting the health benefits of interval training exercise for 12 minutes.

Walking and spending time outdoors

Walking outdoors is a safe activity most can engage in to help with mood and overall health. During these times of limited social activity, it is especially important to get outdoors and enjoy the healing benefits of sunshine, fresh air and the sounds of nature. Walking outdoors barefoot, with one’s feet touching the ground, is even healthier, because the earth’s electrons are anti-inflammatory and healing. Spending time in nature is also known to be calming and beneficial to health.

Sleep

While sleeping our bodies heal and rejuvenate. Seven to nine hours is recommended and earlier is better if possible. Listening to your body and getting adequate sleep is essential for good health. Natural supplements which can help with sleep include GABA and L-tryptophan. If needed CBD oil is another safe supplement which can enhance sleep. Epsom salt baths, minimizing blue light exposure in the evening and developing  good sleep hygiene habits are important steps toward improving and maintaining good sleep.

Positive Attitude

Fear damages one’s immune system. The power of a positive attitude is well established to promote healing and boost one’s immune system. Using cognitive therapy strategies can help improve one’s thinking. David Burns MD has many excellent books and resources on the easy use of cognitive therapy strategies to improve one’s outlook.

Nutrition

The Weston Price Foundation is a powerhouse of information detailing nutrient dense foods that can boost the immune system. Dr. Weston Price studied endemic cultures for 10 years in the early 1930’s discovering that these people enjoyed superior mental, physical and dental health by eating unprocessed foods available to them, including raw foods and healthy animal fats. These cultures consumed 4 to 10 times more water and fat soluble vitamins compared to the average American diet at that time. They enjoyed a natural immunity to tuberculosis which was common then. They also had perfect teeth, with no cavities or need for orthodontia.

An easy way to remember these dietary principles is to eat foods the way your great grandparents ate them, before the advent of fake, highly processed and unhealthy non foods. Every culture has traditional, healthy and delicious foods for both daily eating and special occasions.

Eating sunny side up pastured eggs with true sourdough bread toast with raw butter for breakfast, along with some fruit is nutrient dense. Old fashioned chicken soup, made from simmering pastured chicken or chicken bones with added vegetables, is full of vitamins. Organic fruits and vegetables, raw whole organic milk, pastured butter, wild salmon, oat porridge, soaked grains and legumes, and pastured beef, chicken and liver are traditional health foods. Preparation can be easy. My site Holistic Health to Go has many easy, delicious and healthy recipes.

Best Supplements

A good multi vitamin is essential now because our soils are very depleted of nutrients. Cod liver oil and K2 are important immune boosters. Cod liver oil contains vitamins  A and D in a perfect ratio. For virus prevention, vitamin C is a true superpower. Liposomal vitamin C is best absorbed and 1-10 grams can be taken daily. Tremendous research shows vitamin D is essential for our health and protective for Covid. Zinc combined with quercetin are also good for viral protection. B complex vitamins help mood and immunity. Omega 3 fish oil is a good overall supplement. Iodine, magnesium, glutathione, berberine, goldenseal, echinacea, Reishi mushrooms, colloidal silver, Kaolic garlic, ginger and selenium are other immune boosters.

Important supplements to treat a viral infection

Vitamin C is magical and high dosages can greatly help the immune system fight the cytokine storm resulting from a viral infection. Zinc and Quercetin can also greatly reduce a viral load associated with an infection. Increasing or maintaining other immune boosters is also beneficial when fighting any type of viral infection. Taking up to 100mg zinc daily along with upwards of 1,000 mg quercetin daily are considered safe dosages. Elderberry is considered beneficial for treatment of viruses, along with colloidal silver and raw Manuka honey.

Take Charge of Your Health

Taking responsibility for one’s health is an empowering step.  We have always had an immune system which fights disease. At the end of the day, it is only our bodies’ immune systems which are capable of healing of any kind. For viral illnesses, along with other contagious diseases boosting our immune system with the above strategies will help empower us to face the world with less fear.

Disclaimer: If one it taking medications of any kind or has any special health considerations, it is recommended to consult a physician prior to taking any supplementation. The information in this article is provided for educational purposes only. Please consult your personal healthcare provider before making any healthcare decisions for yourself.

Sources for this article and further research:

Curing the Incurable by Thomas Levy, MD

Mood Cure by Julia Ross

HolisticHealthToGo.com

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/04/20/zinc-dosage-for-immune-system.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/08/24/quercetin-and-vitamin-c-synergistic-effect.aspx

The Immune Summit, 2020

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Michelle Goldstein

Michelle is a mental health therapist who incorporates holistic principles into her full time counseling practice. She is passionate about holistic nutrition, natural healing and food/ medical health freedoms. After immersing herself into alternative medicine, seeking answers to a family health crisis, she discovered that conventional healthcare recommendations often contribute to illness. She has written for Natural News, Vac Truth and other health news sites, beginning in February 2013. All of her articles and recipes to date can be found at her site Holistic Health to Go, http://holistichealthtogo.com/.

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About the Author

Michelle is a mental health therapist who incorporates holistic principles into her full time counseling practice. She is passionate about holistic nutrition, natural healing and food/ medical health freedoms. After immersing herself into alternative medicine, seeking answers to a family health crisis, she discovered that conventional healthcare recommendations often contribute to illness. She has written for Natural News, Vac Truth and other health news sites, beginning in February 2013. All of her articles and recipes to date can be found at her site Holistic Health to Go, http://holistichealthtogo.com/.

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Spotlight On: Ashley Larose

Name: Ashley Larose

Major: Psychology

Role at UNH: Student

Year Started at UNH: 2016

What does being healthy look like to you? 
Being healthy looks like practicing self-care in whatever way an individual sees fit.

What have you been doing to take care of your mental health while in quarantine? 
In order to take care of my mental health, I have been staying in contact with my friends and checking in on them periodically. I schedule social distancing coffee dates with friends where we sit on the roof of our cars and chat. Getting outside has been a huge help, as well as ensuring that I have someone to talk to about things so that it doesn’t stay bottled up inside.

What has been your favorite tech-free hobby? 
My favorite tech-free hobby has been spending time in the sun, whether I am taking my dog for a walk or reading a book.

What do you do to stay active? 
In order to stay active, I created a plan for myself to stick to. It consists of going for a run, practicing yoga, and going on solo hikes.

What has been your favorite food to make while in quarantine? 
My favorite food to make in quarantine has been omelettes in the morning.

How do you find motivation to stay healthy and active while in quarantine? 
A lot of my motivation comes from my dog, because I remind myself that while I can find things to do around the house all day, she can’t go anywhere unless I take her. I also remind myself that when my body feels good, my mind feels good and it makes my days easier and helps in seeing the good in the current situation.

Have you seen or felt any improvements in your physical or mental well-being after making positive changes in your life?
Due to the circumstances, my mental health began to deteriorate, but once I was able to find my new normal and establish coping skills to help me easily deal with day-to-day stress, I have been able to process my emotions in the moment. This has helped me to improve my mental and physical health, and I have been  using physical movement one of my useful coping skills.

Do you have any positive words of encouragement for others to create a healthier lifestyle? 
I recommend doing what works best for you and not what has worked for other people. It could take a while to even find the motivation to begin, but once you start you won’t want to stop. The motivation has to come from you and not someone else.

What Day Is It? This Is Your Brain on Quarantine

May 7, 2020 — If it feels like all your internal clocks are melting as your stay-at-home days drone on, you are not alone. Researchers say that people in various levels of COVID-19 quarantine around the world are reporting a distorted sense of time.

Some people say they feel as if their days are sped up and flying by, while others sense that time has slowed to a crawl. An event that happened just weeks ago feels like something that happened years ago.

WJW, a Fox affiliate in Cleveland, started a tongue-in-cheek segment on its morning show that does nothing more than tell people what day it is. It went viral.

Researchers are hoping to use this collective time warp to learn more about how the brain perceives time and what, exactly, throws those perceptions out of whack.

Philip Gable, PhD, director of experimental programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recognized the pandemic was messing with our sense of time early on. He quickly applied for a grant from the National Science Foundation to take stock of what is going on. So far, he’s surveyed about 1,100 people across the U.S. He’s still analyzing his data, but early results show that about half — 48% — have reported that time was moving slowly or dragging during the past month, while 1 in 4, or 25%, said they felt like time was flying faster than usual.

Why that might be happening is still an open question, but cognitive scientists already know some of the rough outlines of what’s going on.

“We’re losing a lot of temporal cues,” says Sophie Herbst, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist at Humboldt University in Berlin.

Temporal cues or temporal anchors are regularly occurring events, like weekends, which would normally break up the workweek. These anchors help us orient in time.

In 1974, researchers in Israel conducted what has become a classic experiment in the field of time perception.

Israel has a 6-day workweek, with one day of rest: Saturday. For 2 weeks, on each workday, scientists approached people on the street and asked them, “What day is today?”

The farther people in the study got from Saturday, their Sabbath, the longer it took them to come up with the correct answer. By Wednesday, it took study volunteers about 1 second longer to remember the day of the week than it had on Sunday. They got faster again as the week drew to a close.

“The general idea is that people take certain events during the week that are cyclical, and they anchor themselves to it, and the farther you get out from that anchor, the harder it is to tell when it is,” says Martin Weiner, PhD, an assistant professor of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. When you stay at home all the time, he notes, “weekends don’t exist anymore.”

Weiner is part of an international group of scientists who have launched the Time and Social Distancing Study, which is running in eight languages. To participate, people log in from home and answer a battery of questions at three separate points in time — during quarantine, about 10 days after quarantine, and 3 months after stay-at-home orders have ended.

Weiner said one key question of the study is whether staying at home all the time has stripped us all of our temporal anchors and sent us adrift — giving us all the feeling that we don’t know when “now” is.

He says you can help yourself by keeping Saturday and Sunday as weekends. Do different things on those days. Make pancakes for breakfast. Get more rest. Drive somewhere for an outdoor adventure, for example.

The loss of temporal anchors may help explain why we lose our place in time, but what about the feeling of time expanding? April feels like it was years ago.

Chalk that one up to the loss of exceptional events in our lives, says Marc Wittmann, PhD, a research fellow at the Institute for Frontier Areas in Psychology and Mental Health in Freiburg, Germany.

“Every day is just as the other day,” he says. “I think we’re just all lost in time now.”

Wittmann studies how emotion impacts our perception of time. He says the more emotional memories you make, the longer that time will seem when you reflect on it.

Imagine taking a weekend trip somewhere with a friend. You’re having a great time, and your days are filled with new experiences. When you reflect on that weekend later, it’s likely to seem like it was much longer than it actually was because you were making more memories than usual and they were weighted with emotion.

“After 2 to 3 days, it feels like such a long time has passed. Time stretches. The same 2 to 3 days staying at home, it feels like time has passed so quickly. Why? Because nothing has happened that feels memorable,” he says.

By the same token, says Gable, strong emotions like fear and disgust make time slow down.

“If you’re really disgusted or really afraid of something, time will tend to drag,” he says.

The reason that happens is that there’s actual physical time, as measured by a clock. And internally, we have our own estimation of that time. That estimation can be sped up or slowed down by our emotions and attention and other things, like brain injuries.

In threatening situations, our internal timekeeper speeds up relative to the actual time. That helps us quickly flee or get ready to fight. But as a result, if you notice a clock in the middle of a threatening situation, time will seem like it’s moving very slowly.

“The more people who are experiencing worry and stress and anxiety, uncertainty about the future, the more that they are experiencing time go by slower,” Gable says.

He says pandemic anxiety is particularly challenging to deal with because the solution for stopping the coronavirus is to sit at home more, by yourself. So we’ve lost a lot of social support and things that might relieve some of the anxiety, like a favorite hobby you’ve had to forgo for the moment because the place where you go to do it — say, the lap pool at the gym — isn’t open.

One thing that can help is to create a different kind of emotion, called approach motivation. That’s the feeling we get when we’re setting out to achieve a goal. Gable says giving yourself new goals to meet, and breaking those goals down into daily, achievable tasks, can help you feel better and also help time pass more normally.

Finally, as much as possible, try to embrace social isolation as an opportunity, and not a chore, Wittmann says.

“We have to think about ourselves like the astronauts on the International Space Station. They’re in social confinement,” he says. “We might have more time to think about ourselves and our lives and what we want to do.”

Sources

Sophie Herbst, PhD, cognitive neuroscientist, Humboldt University, Berlin.

Martin Weiner, PhD, assistant professor, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Philip Gable, PhD, director of experimental programs, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Marc Wittmann, PhD, research fellow, Institute for Frontier Areas in Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg, Germany.

Memory & Cognition: “What day is today? An inquiry into the process of time orientation.”

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Serotonin: The Smile-Frown Chemical

Serotonin is a chemical found in the brain, blood platelets, and mainly in the digestive system (up to 90%). Its scientific name is 5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT. This chemical is a neurotransmitter that delivers messages between our nerve cells. Most of our 40 million brain cells are communicating with serotonin. It is derived from tryptophan which is an essential amino acid, which means that we must obtain this chemical from outside sources. Tryptophan is found in foods like nuts, red meat, and cheese. The normal range for serotonin levels in your blood is 101–283 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) which can be determined by a blood test. However, blood tests don’t reveal the brain’s level of serotonin and there is currently not a way to do this. Men and women have about the same amount of serotonin, however, depression is more common in women. This may be because men and women respond to low levels of serotonin differently.

Serotonin plays a number of roles in the body. It helps with eating, digestion, bone health maintenance, healing wounds, sleeping, and helps to reduce and regulate anxiety and depression. Therefore, it is often time called the “happy chemical” because of its role in mood stabilization. When it comes to digestion, serotonin is found in the stomach and intestines and is involved in our bowel movements. This chemical also can be a danger to osteoporosis because high levels of serotonin cause the bones to weaken. Serotonin also helps with our sleep-wake cycle. Low levels of this chemical have been associated with depression and an imbalance can affect anxiety, happiness, and overall mood. When serotonin is balanced in the body, that person feels calmer, more focused, and emotionally stable. On the hand, when serotonin levels are high, a person becomes at risk for tumors in the colon, small appendix, bronchial tubes, and appendix.

There are natural approaches to try to increase serotonin levels in the body. A heathy diet rich in protein can help with foods that include nuts, cheese, eggs, turkey, salmon, pineapple, and tofu. Regular exercise can be a mood enhancer. Sunlight can also help with its vitamin D assistance.

It is important to pay attention to any warning signs that might indicate a serotonin imbalance in the body. This chemical truly does affect every part of the body including mental, physical, and emotional well- being.

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/serotonin

https://www.healthline.com/health/serotonin-deficiency

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4471964/

https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sleep/foods-that-could-boost-your-serotonin

everybodysfit

Megan Johnson McCullough owns a fitness studio in Oceanside CA called Every BODY’s Fit. She has an M.A. in Physical Education & Health Science, is a current candidate for her Doctorate in Health & Human Performance, and she’s an NASM Master Trainer & Instructor. She’s also a professional natural bodybuilder, fitness model, Wellness Coach, and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor.

Spotlight On: Juliana Good

Name: Juliana Good

Department: Public Policy

Role at UNH: Student

Year Started at UNH: 2017

What does being healthy look like to you? 
Prioritizing both mental and physical health is important, and I go to the gym five days a week. I go to the gym because it is a stress reliever. If there are days that I am too tired then I won’t push myself – it is important to also listen to my body and brain.

What do you do to keep UNH healthy?
I am passionate about accessibility and disability policy. A big part of accessibility is removing barriers that make people’s lives harder.

How do you stay fit? 
The gym! I love the gym, it’s really nice and going is a stress reliever. I try to walk as much as I can and I don’t take the bus that often. It’s important to take time everyday to strengthen the body.

Do you have any tips for eating healthy? 
In one of my classes right now we work with Michael Pollan’s work and in summation of what he says, we should “eat food, not too much, and mostly plants.” UNH dining halls have healthy options too. I try to stay away from things that are processed and I appreciate the Wildcat Plate.

How do you find motivation to stay healthy and active on campus? 
If I don’t do the things that I need to do in order to stay healthy, then I will become unhealthy and get sick. Health looks different for everybody, and I’m fortunate that I have found a rhythm and it makes me feel better. Coffee keeps me motivated through the week and any day that I have a good laugh is a good day. I try to find positive connections with people, my professors, friends, and the people I work with.

Have you seen or felt any improvements to your physical or mental well-being after making positive changes in your life? 
Big time! It took a while to find rhythm for how much I wanted to workout, what I eat throughout the week, and what I do throughout the week. This semester I have started to find balance and stride and I feel more energized and have been sleeping better, which as been a really nice thing.

Do you have any positive words of encouragement for others on campus to create a healthier lifestyle?
Ask yourself: if I do this thing now, will I feel better or worse in the next hour, tomorrow, or next week? This frames my decision-making, and it helps me decide what is a good future for myself.