Whether considered boring, irrelevant or impossible to understand, economics and economists are held in poor regard by most people. However, a knowledge of how to create wealth is essential if we want to enjoy abundance. We need to be able to understand the claims made by politicians and policymakers so we can challenge them when necessary if wealth creation is to remain possible in the … [Read more...] about The economics of peace and abundance with Dr Mark Thornton
Effective mental function is a basic human survival necessity and in the modern environment of today this is no less true than throughout our evolution. It can be useful to consider the brain as the physical hardware and our mind as the operating system that runs on this hardware. There is considerable overlap in discussing the use of the brain and the use of the mind. Understanding the … [Read more...] about Effective use of the brain – with Dr Theo Compernolle
Meet Dr Graeme Munro-Hall BDS, author of "Toxic Dentistry Exposed" - a must read for anyone seeking optimal all round health. Learn how your fillings could be scuppering your best efforts at detoxifying, and how hidden infections in the jawbone can easily tip a vulnerable immune system over the edge, allowing chronic disease to take hold. Graeme has done ground breaking work uncovering … [Read more...] about Toxic Dentistry Exposed – with Dr Graeme Munro-Hall
Peace is an almost universally held value, yet seemingly as elusive as happiness. Few would explicitly claim to not want to see peace in the wider community. However, human actions very often contradict explicitly professed values. Firstly, what exactly is peace anyway? What must be in place in order to achieve it? What are the foundations that peace must rest upon? Einstein argued … [Read more...] about Peace can only be found outside the Matrix
The high fat diet is becoming widely known as the best way to loose weight, improve energy levels and boost mental performance. There are a whole list of benefits associated with eating a high fat diet (see below) yet we have been told for the past 50 years by our governments and official agencies that fats are bad for us! So which is true? The answer lies in putting aside the official … [Read more...] about The benefits of a high fat diet – with Nora Gedgaudas
In this episode Nigel Howitt and Dr Zach Bush discuss the new health paradigm that is emerging as a result of joining all the dots of the latest scientific medical discoveries while reminding ourselves of the broader context. The first point to note is that these days it is absolutely necessary to think outside the box and to ask root cause questions to achieve health. It is no longer … [Read more...] about A whole new health paradigm with Dr Zach Bush MD
Everyone wants happiness but how do we achieve it? Some ask, is it even possible? In much the same way that it is getting harder and harder to find anyone really healthy, it seems to be getting harder and harder to find people who are truly happy. Maybe, first of all, we should ask ourselves what exactly is happiness? Many people believe happiness comes from 'doing the things we like … [Read more...] about Can anyone ever really achieve happiness?
What is the nature of reality? What is real and what is not? How can I know what is true? What should I do? How should I act? To answer questions such as these we need philosophy. In this episode of 'Living outside the Matrix', Philosopher David Kelley tells the story of his early curiosity to know and understand, and his path into philosophy through asking searching and fundamental … [Read more...] about Philosophy and Objectivism with Dr David Kelley
Capitalism is a recent historical phenomenon, and its impact is most often unappreciated. Have you ever wondered why so many centuries past by without any significant advances in technology and material comfort? Have you ever questioned why the industrial revolution suddenly sprang forth seemingly out of nowhere to improve the lives of almost everyone on the planet in such a short time? … [Read more...] about Myths about Capitalism
Capitalism is not the cause of any problems we humans face today. In fact, it is arguably the solution to all of them. Capitalism ensures your rights and your freedom. It serves you. Capitalism is the only socio-economic system that says that men are free! Capitalism is fundamentally opposed to slavery and to war. It ended the global slave trade in the 19th century and led to 100 years … [Read more...] about Capitalism – Villain or solution?
The question ‘what is love?’ has been the subject of speculation for millennia. Within the Matrix, the mainstream cultural download of unquestioned assumptions, there is plenty of confusing nonsense spoken about love. Yet it is such an important part of the human experiences. Everyone wants to love and to be loved. But what do we understand about these highly sort after experiences? If … [Read more...] about What is love?
In this episode of the 'Living outside the Matrix' Podcast we discuss a radical form of home education called Un-Schooling. Dayna Martin of www.daynamartin.com offers her vision and her approach. Is going to school really the best way for our children to prepare for a life in the current socio-political context? Many within the Matrix think it is, but are they acting upon unquestioned … [Read more...] about Radical un-schooling with Dayna Martin
Fasting is one of the healthiest thing you can do. It may seem counter-intuitive because of the constant barrage of pro-eating advertising and relentless conditioning but it's true. Fasting is simple, accessible, zero cost and empowering. Fasting is so good for us that it is the 4th part of my optimal health strategy. Let's take a closer look at why. The benefits of fasting The … [Read more...] about Optimal Health strategy 4 : Fasting
To understand emotions it is necessary to know what we think, know what we feel, and to know the difference. PLUS to understand the cause and effect relationship between the two. For many people feelings are an important part of any consideration. Emotions are implicitly considered a means of guidance in our lives, a tool for gaining knowledge of reality. But are they? It is popular to … [Read more...] about Emotions – What are they and what do they mean?
Life within the Matrix is full of myths that are simply misinformation and un-truth masquerading as legitimate different perspectives. It is the challenge of modern living to sift the truth from the un-truth. Thinking is the way out of the Matrix since it is the only way to decypher the many modern myths and discern what is real from what is not. It is no surprise to find that the … [Read more...] about 15 Common Myths About Thinking
There is an exciting new product on the market that supports the immune system in a revolutionary new way. It is a bottle of stable 'Redox Molecules' that can seal your gut and encourage improved diversity of your gut microbiome. It is a cellular level communication system in a bottle and it's called Restore. The story of its creation, its implications, and how it came about is the Story … [Read more...] about Heal and seal your gut with RESTORE
'Diet against Disease is a wonderful series presented by Dr Joseph Mercola and directed by Jonathon Otto. It is a whole group of knowledgeable integrative health practitioners all offering the benefits of the latest scientific knowledge . Dr Mercola's MMT therapy encapsulates a change in eating habits that opens up the door to health and longevity, along with the avoidance of chronic … [Read more...] about Diet Against Disease
On my journey into exploring thinking and improving my own mental clarity and efficacy I have discovered techniques that have helped me lift the brain fog. These are things I know work from my experience. As I implemented each strategy I noticed improved my clarity of mind. Here is a summary of what I have learned. 1. Being in Nutritional Ketosis This is a sure fire way to lift … [Read more...] about 10 tips for clearer thinking
Everyone values good health. And I'm sure you have heard the mantra about needing a healthy gut, but why is this so? What are the facts of reality that make a healthy gut so crucial? If we are serious about wanting to avoid chronic disease, to avoid hospitals in our old age and indeed to live a long and healthy life do we really need to be so concerned about the health of our Gastro … [Read more...] about Love Your Gut – Foundation of Health
Most people consider their own mental processes to be what thinking is, without ever considering the nature of the activity and without ever questioning the effectiveness of their particular methods. Modern schooling practices discourage critical thinking by their very nature (e.g. multiple choice testing) and leave young people without this most crucial of acquired life skills. Much of … [Read more...] about Why is thinking so important?
Ketosis is fast becoming a buzzword for health, and with good reason. When we explore the facts it can be seen why ketosis must be at the heart of a successful strategy for optimal health and the avoidance of chronic disease. If you are interested in the best health insurance policy money can’t buy, here are a few benefits of Nutritional Ketosis that show why it helps ensure not only a … [Read more...] about Optimal Health Strategy 3 : Nutritional Ketosis
Eventual loss of clear vision is considered a normal and inevitable part of growing old, and wearing eyeglasses or expensive Lasik eye surgery are seen as the means of addressing the issue and rectifying the problem. This is another widely accepted untruth that happens to support a huge industry while undermining the best interests of ordinary people like you and me. Some years ago … [Read more...] about Think you need glasses? Think again!
Children grow up in spite of their parents, and they only really need a few basic tools to realise their potential. Many of us parents experience concern over our parenting 'skills' and anxiety over whether or not we get it right. We often under-estimate our children’s abilities, and end up over parenting them. In truth, the essentials are simple, even if they are not easy to … [Read more...] about Effective Parenting in a Nutshell
Reason is the faculty that identifies and integrates the information provided by our senses to give us knowledge of reality. It is the means to accurately perceive and therefore operate within the world around us. Sanity is universally regarded as ‘being in touch with reality’, and rational (or reasonable) behaviour is the hallmark of all effective human interactions. So why is Reason … [Read more...] about Reason: Our only guide to knowledge
The link between diet and health is proven. What we eat is the most powerful factor in determining our health outcomes. But what should we eat? The first principle of eating to support health rather than to undermine it is to eat real food. But what is real food? Read on to find out. There are essential healthy fats and there are disastrously unhealthy fats; there are healthy meats and … [Read more...] about Optimal Health Strategy 2 : Eat Real Food
To most people, environmental awareness is all about global warming, or climate change, as it is now known. The central theme is that increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 will inevitably lead to disastrous changes in weather patterns that threaten the future of the planet and its ability to support human life. Since burning fossil fuels is the main source, labelling CO2 emissions as the … [Read more...] about Meaningful environmental awareness
The maintenance of a healthy gut is the best health insurance you can have. Gut health is foundational to human health because of the many essential function it performs, but also because if we look after our gut we necessarily do all the things that will achieve health in a broader sense. This is why it is step 1 of my strategy for optimal health. The gut consists of a long tube from … [Read more...] about Optimal Health Strategy 1 : Maintain a healthy gut
Assuming you have been born with a functioning body and it has not been compromised by injury or accident, it's continued health and vitality is a matter of choice. The maintenance of health requires several inter-relating factors and associated practices that are all important. They must all be in place for the benefits of any one of them to be fully realised. They include the … [Read more...] about Health is a choice within our control
Land ownership can be a lifestyle choice in its broadest sense - a way of life. It is one well suited to a growing number of people who wish to take control of their lives by creating more security, broadening their options and delighting in a renewed sense of connection to the earth. I am convinced that if more people could 'see' the possibilities of land ownership and the joy it … [Read more...] about Reasons to own land
If you want to check out parts 1 and 2 of this series go here... Part 1, Part 2 In this final part of a series of three, we take a look at the skills young people do not leave school with. These can be addressed more consistently and comprehensively when parent consider a home education. What is left untaught? Intelligence is the ability to handle a large number of abstractions … [Read more...] about Home education – part 3
If you have not checked out part 1 you may want to do so before continuing here.Follow this link for part 1 So why would anyone consider home education over and above the convenience of conventional modern schooling? Everybody goes to school don't they? Why would parents want to keep their children at home? 1.Children are already natural learners. Children have already mastered an … [Read more...] about Home education – part 2
What is education and what is it for? For young children it is an ongoing process by which they learn how to live their life – they need to develop their mind and equip themselves to deal with reality. They must learn to think, to understand, to integrate, and to prove. They need to discover the essentials of knowledge discovered in the past, and to equip themselves to acquire further … [Read more...] about Home education- Part 1
It's trusting one's own judgment. It's questioning assumptions and exposing the 'many modern myths' considered truth in a culture that looks very like the dream world of exploitation in the film 'The Matrix'. Living outside of this Matrix of mind control is about being in the drivers seat of one's life, by being in the drivers seat of one's mind. It's asking questions and pursuing … [Read more...] about What is living outside the Matrix?
Some things in life are important, many things are not. There are issues that are relevant to our happiness, well-being and successful living, and there are those that are simply a distraction. Lawful Rebel is all about addressing what is important, meaningful and real. We all value our health and our happiness. A healthy body is a self-evident prerequisite for a successful life, and its … [Read more...] about About Lawful Rebel