Earthing is one of the most significant 'discoveries' in recent times in relation to health. Of course, it is not new, humans have been in contact with the earth throughout our evolution. Only recently has the modern lifestyle disconnected us from it. Now we understand the mechanism that fundamentally supports our immune system and well-being, bringing us so many health benefits for … [Read more...] about Optimal Health Strategy 5: Earthing (electrical contact with the earth)
Education is something that almost everyone considers important. Here in the UK, Parents move home to get children into the 'right school' and students go into debt to the tune of thousands of pounds to fund it. But what exactly is it and how do we do it? What is the essence of education? Education is a process of acquiring knowledge in order to live a successful life on earth and to … [Read more...] about Education: a view from outside ‘The Matrix’ with Mark Neale (part 1)
It is an easily provable fact that many important factors of the current global economic reality are routinely and consistently avoided by the mainstream media. This means that you and I cannot rely on the news to keep us informed of the greater economic reality in which we live and make decisions about our future. Keep your eye on the ball Very often people to get bogged down in … [Read more...] about The Economic Reality denied in the mainstream media – with Rob Kirby
Dr Andrew Wakefield has been in the centre of the hottest medical debate in recent times over the safety of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine (MMR). As usual, if we look into the facts and study the issue closely rather than blindly accept the story we hear in the 'News', we find that the official story is a lie - and proven to be so. All it takes is a little independent thinking … [Read more...] about Mainstream media lies about the MMR – with Dr Andrew Wakefield
Food is the most important key to health yet much of what people eat these days is not worthy of such a label. This is partly because of the high concentration of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and other toxic substances used in the growing and processing of what we eat. Biodynamic growing is a way to address this insanity, take into account a broader context and produce food that … [Read more...] about Biodynamic growing for wholesome food production – with Alysoun Bolger
Are you interested in a wonderful opportunity that is available to us all. It is a chance to make some money at the same time as gaining an education in the new digital means of economic exchange - the cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin and the crypto currencies are here to stay, they represent an idea that isn't going away. Some say 'the genie is out of the bottle'. The point is that this … [Read more...] about The cryptocurrency opportunity beckons
To eat a low-carb diet is to go 180 degrees against the conventional dietary advice that has been promulgated by governments across the western world for decades. Yet this is precisely the direction that takes you towards health and longevity. If you continue with the mainstream best practice of a low-fat balanced diet you are likely to end up with diabetes and a host of modern chronic … [Read more...] about The Benefits of a Low-Carb Diet with Professor Tim Noakes
You can restore your health and you can avoid chronic disease. There is no need for you or anyone else you know and love to suffer from disease. The information you need to achieve a good level of health is available and if you are so inclined you can even pursue optimal health with peak physical performance and increased longevity. The price is self-education plus disciplined … [Read more...] about Restore your health – with Dr Zach Bush
Conscious living implies habitually bringing more consciousness to bear than perhaps we are used to, in every aspect of our lives. This week we take a look at an example of this mindset in the story of Tao Wimbush. Here is a man who redesigned his life right from scratch, and ended up creating an eco-village community of successful and happy smallholders in West Wales. To be more … [Read more...] about Conscious Living by Design with Tao Wimbush
Permaculture is a word derived from combining the two words in the phrase ‘permanent agriculture’. Yet the concept offers far more benefit to humanity than this name implies. It is about more than simply growing crops and producing from the land. Although not the solution to every problem we face, permaculture offers practical guidance in the form of principles for truly effective … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Permaculture – with Aranya
Like me, you have probably heard all your life that whole grains are good for you and that wheat is a healthy staple. But the truth is that these are NOT a healthy option even if they do not appear to cause problems in the short term. As usual, if we take a look at the facts and put aside our conditioning and mental programming the truth can be seen. Awareness is growing that refined … [Read more...] about Busting the Myth of Healthy Whole Grains – with Dr William Davis
Gender issues are seen more and more in the mainstream these days and unsurprisingly they set men against women, offer no clear definitions and simply promote confusion. Yet, if we wish to be more aware or more conscious as human beings we need to understand these gender. Furthermore, gender issues affect us all as an important component of self understanding. We can also benefit from … [Read more...] about Essential Gender issues – with Christopher Darren Deojee
Every time I hear of a new case of cancer or a cancer death it saddens me because I know that it just doesn't have to happen. Preventing cancer is simple but not easy. In this episode of 'Living outside the Matrix' we look at the theory of cancer that the mainstream medical fraternity refuses to acknowledge. It is a theory of cancer that explains all of the available evidence and … [Read more...] about Preventing Cancer – with Professor Thomas Seyfried
The ideas and Philosophy of Ayn Rand are very useful tools to quickly cut through myths and find the truth. Understanding that contradictions cannot exist in reality and therefore when we find one we know that some conclusion is wrong. Also, learning to make sure we integrate all the information in our minds into one non-contradictory sum, enables us to join the dots and see where one … [Read more...] about Exploding myths using the ideas of Ayn Rand – with Yaron Brook
Parenting is very demanding yet endlessly rewarding. Roslyn Ross says in one of her blogs, "parenting today is the hardest job we’ll ever love". But although it is challenging it is perhaps one of the greatest opportunities for personal growth along side the growth of the children. This is because if we are fully engaged in the task we are often compelled to revise our own acquired … [Read more...] about A Theory of Objectivist Parenting – with Roslyn Ross
We have been told relentlessly for decades that cholesterol is bad for us and that we must all eat fewer eggs and butter. However, it is essential for all life on earth - including human life! It is a critical component of every living cell in our body. A full 25% of your body’s cholesterol is in the brain where it is essential for proper functioning. So why is it still villified? This … [Read more...] about The Great Cholesterol Myth – with Dr Jonny Bowden
Within the mainstream set of assumptions there are any myths relentlessly trumpeted as facts. One of the biggest is the scaremongering over impending climatic disaster due to CO2 induced climate change. Like all the other myths, the story of disastrous climate change can easily be dismantled. The truth can be seen when we bear in mind what we know about Propaganda and take a look at both … [Read more...] about The myth of CO2 related climate change disaster – with Christopher Monckton
Context is everything. There is no such thing as knowledge outside of context, and a key feature of the context we live in today is that propaganda abounds. We live in the information age but also the disinformation age. There is is a war of ideas going on and consequently a battle for our minds. Propaganda is a broad concept way beyond governments announcements. Any story has a … [Read more...] about Propaganda in our current cultural context
If we are to thrive we must step outside the Matrix and dare to question the assumptions we have all grown up with around food. This means questioning much of the advice offerred by conventional dietitians and nutritionists as well as that of official government bodies and organisations. Few topics have been more obscured by disinformation than that of healthy fats and their alleged role … [Read more...] about Know your Healthy Fats – with Sally Fallon Morell
In this episode of “Living outside the Matrix” Jeffrey Tucker speaking from the brand new Atlanta Bitcoin Embassy, explains some of the attributes of Bitcoin, offers some historical perspective on money, and looks toward a better world enabled by the unfolding cryptocurrency revolution. I asked Jeffrey for his definition of money and to share some of his thoughts on Bitcoins most … [Read more...] about Bitcoin and implications of the cryptocurrencies – with Jeffrey Tucker
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?
Objectivism gives you clear unambiguous answers to the essential questions of life. 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 … [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
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