3 Ways Science Says Music Can Make You Smarter, Happier, and Healthier

There is a growing body of evidence to support the idea that our lives can be greatly and measurably enhanced by listening to certain types of music. This is due to a process known as brainwave entrainment (BWE). In the simplest terms possible, brainwave entrainment is the tendency for brainwaves (the electro-chemical oscillations that occur between neurons) to synchronize with the rhythms of external frequencies – whether auditory, visual, or tactile.

BWE can be verified by analyzing electroencephalogram (EEG) results, and the science behind it is rather concrete. BWE is a very real phenomenon, and its effects on human cognition and performance are easily measurable and quite striking.

One of the easiest ways to induce BWE in test subjects is through exposure to particular types of music – music commonly referred to as binaural beats (think Hemi-Sync) and isochronic tones.

In tests where BWE was induced using these particular sounds and sound patterns, scientists have measured specific, repeatable changes in intelligence, physical well-being, and emotional health.

Increased Intelligence and Creativity

In a research paper published in 1991 by Dr. Siegfried Othmer, President of the Neurofeedback Division of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, he reported that the research conducted with his colleagues displayed significant measurable improvements in test subjects’ IQ while in a BWE state induced by binaural beats. In fact, the average IQ increase was an astonishing 23%. For subjects with an IQ less than 100 before the test, the average increase was 33 points!

The paper also reported “dramatic improvements in visual retention, auditory memory, reading and arithmetic.

A follow-up study conducted a year later found that subjects showed long-lasting improvements in self-esteem, concentration, organization, and handwriting.

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The program was developed to promote long-term cognitive improvements through brainwave entrainment. The creators offer a free sample on their website, if you would like to hear this music for yourself.

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Enhanced Physical Well-Being

In another study conducted by Dr Vincent Giampapa, MD, Former President of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, a number of discoveries were made regarding the effects of brainwave entrainment on the physical body. Dr. Giampapa measured dramatic changes in the production of three specific hormones related to longevity and general health: cortisol, DHEA, and melatonin.

Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands and is closely associated with stress. It has been found to have a negative impact on learning and memory. Studies have shown that BWE reduces cortisol levels by an average of 46%!

DHEA is considered a primary ingredient of virtually every beneficial hormone the body produces, and has been shown to help the immune system. Studies have shown that BWE increases DHEA levels by an average of 43%!

Melatonin is produced during periods of deep, natural sleep, and is associated with stress reduction and feelings of calm and tranquility. Studies have shown that BWE increases melatonin levels by a staggering average of 98%!

Additional research by Dr Margaret Patterson and Dr Ifor Capel of the Marie Curie Cancer Foundation Research Department found that Alpha brainwave states induced by binaural beats increased the production of serotonin, which is an essential hormone for pain relief and relaxation.

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The Unexplainable Store offers users many products that employ audio brainwave stimulation to promote pain relief, remedy headaches, cure insomnia, and provide many other benefits through targeted stimulation of brainwaves.


Their website provides tons of free samples if you are interested in hearing how binaural beats and isochronic tones are used to promote health and healing.

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Improved Emotional Health

Numerous studies have been published on the use of brainwave entrainment to reduce anxiety and treat depression. These studies have consistently shown significant reductions in anxiety and increases in general quality of life.

Some examples include: a research paper by Peniston and Kulkosky published in 1989 on the benefits of audio brainwave stimulation for fighting depression in alcoholics – a study that was reinforced in a research paper by Waldkoetter and Sanders published in 1997, a study published in Alternative Therapy Health & Medicine in 2001 that reported significant reductions in anxiety scores among test subjects that used audio brainwave entrainment 5 times a week for 4 weeks, and a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine in 2007 about research conducted on 8 healthy adults over a 60 period that demonstrated measurable decreases in anxiety and increases in quality of life.

The MP3 Meditation Club

The MP3 Meditation Club has engineered dozens of isochronic meditation programs based on the findings from published brainwave entrainment studies. They use the exact frequencies cited for achieving specified outcomes, and test each program for effectiveness.


Their audio programs are specifically engineered to provide targeted benefits that include stress relief, improved memory, and more esoteric concepts like astral projection and lucid dreaming.

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The science is voluminous and the results are consistent. Brainwave entrainment is a very real phenomenon that provides very real benefits, and it can be reliably induced through regular exposure to particular binaural beats and isochronic tones.

The effects on intelligence, physical health, and emotional well-being are undeniable. Of course, it stands to reason that if these techniques can be used to produce positive, beneficial states of altered consciousness, it may also be possible to induce negative, malignant states of altered consciousness. Perhaps this is the research that should be conducted next.

In the meantime, though, it’s probably a smart idea to use what science has discovered about this brainwave stimulating music to improve ourselves and our lives as much as possible.


Did a Thousand-Year-Old Mayan Priest Living in a Cave Save an American Archaeologist?


In a plot sounding like something from a fantasy novel, a 1931 newspaper article details the story of an archaeological expedition in the Yucatan that led to a surprising encounter with an ancient Mayan priest in the dark recesses of Loltun Cave.

This strange story was originally published on January 3, 1931 by the Modesto News-Herald. The account includes original photographs of the expedition and extended selections from a renowned archaeologist’s hand-written notes.

Robert Stacy-Judd was a California-based architect and archeologist on a six-mile trek through the Yucatan with a party of explorers. They were on their way to a massive system of caverns known as the Cave of Loltun – which at the time was largely unexplored, but today is known as the largest cave system in Mexico.

Stacy-Judd recorded the event in his journal:

“We stored our equipment upon a safe ledge, lighted our torches and descended into a blackness that was almost tangible. Very soon, we discovered that the ceiling of the best-known passage – one described in detail by previous explorers — had fallen in and that we must seek a new shall for descending to a lower level.”

“We crawled through a long tunnel on our hands and knees, sometimes lying flat and squirming through the narrow passage, and finally emerged into another large cavern that resembled the nave of a large cathedral.”

The explorers were captivated by their discovery, and began taking pictures and detailed notes of their surroundings. They filled their canteens from the underground river and continued trekking deeper into the darkness.

Before long, they were running low on fuel for their torches and decided they would have to head back. That’s when the sickening reality of their predicament dawned on them: They did not recognize their surroundings and could not find a way back to the surface.

Stacy-Judd’s account continues:

“I shouted to my nearest guide to follow me – and started forward. My amazement increased. For there arose from the sold rocks, apparently – a human head. Just a head – and it appeared to be saved. Then, inch by inch, the body emerged into view. I was speechless with wonder when finally there stood before me in the arc of my flashlight, a very old man.”

“But his dark, wrinkled face showed absolutely no expression of surprise at my presence. He stood still, with a peculiar tilt to his figure as I approached him, an uncanny light gleamed from his deep-sunken eyes, a half smile twisted his lips. He had a scraggly gray mustache, but was beardless, by which feature I knew him to a full-blood Maya.”

“What I had first supposed was a shaved head, proved to be a thin half-gourd that he wrote as an improvised skullcap, from beneath the edges of which flared a thatch of course, iron-gray hair. Heavy white eyebrows stood out beneath the gourd. He wore a clean, white shapeless garment that was secured about his spare figure by a twisted vine, with the back of it gathered up loosely between his legs and fastened into the belt of vines.”

“His bare, shrunken legs had a series of heavy wrinkles beneath the bony knees, and the claw-like hands, gnarled and heavily veined, hung loosely at his sides. he wore sandals with thongs laced criss-cross around his legs, exactly as pictured by the ancient Mayas on the bas reliefs on the walls of ruined buildings.”

The story continues with the old hermit telling Stacy-Judd’s guides he’d foreseen their arrival in the cave in a premonition, and he’d come to help them back to the surface. Feeling as though they had no other options, they followed the old hermit as he led through a series of narrow passages in the dark underground, eventually back through the caverns they had passed through earlier, and ultimately back to the entrance of the caves.

With the expedition now safely back above ground, the old hermit quietly turned and went back into the caves, never to be seen again.

As the archaeological team discussed this strange experience amongst themselves, their guides explained that the old man must have been an ancient Maya Hol-Pop, a thousand-year-old bodyguard of Maximilian who lived deep within the caves to guard sacred relics and a secret gold stash. He had become almost completely blind from the centuries of living in darkness.

It’s a fascinating story, and the photos and first-hand accounts relayed in the newspaper article definitely add to the intrigue:


So, Who Was This Blind Old Hermit?

A thousand-year-old Mayan priest? That certainly seems unlikely, though there are people who believe in the powers of ancient Mayan mysticism, and some who claim that understanding the many secrets of Mayan astrology can unlock magical powers – perhaps even supernatural longevity or immortality.

Is it possible that the man was descended from a family that maintained the ancient Mayan traditions unaware or unconcerned that the civilization had long since abandoned its great cities and been largely assimilated into the Mexican culture around them? Similar stories have been shared of encounters with individuals who are far-enough removed from social influence that they were unaware that they were living in a world that no longer existed – like the Japanese soldier still fighting in World War II in the Philippines 29 years after the war had ended.

We’re unlikely to ever know this old hermit’s backstory, but we can at least be grateful he was there to help.


In Their Own Words: US Presidents Vs. Central Banking


Our nation was founded at a time when many citizens believed that private banking interests in England had undue influence on the laws and actions of the monarchy. This belief was reflected in the words of the leaders elected to represent the early nation.

Our earliest presidents were very skeptical about banks and fiat currency. They spoke and wrote about it openly. Our founding fathers even included specific instructions in the U.S. Constitution about how money should be created and by whom (hint: it’s not the Federal Reserve). In fact, delegates at the Constitutional Convention even rejected a clause that would allow Congress to print paper money.

Our first president wrote in a letter to Jabez Bowen on January 9, 1787: “Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.”

Washington’s successor, John Adams, was similarly disposed, writing in a letter to Thomas Jefferson that same year that “ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation” was the only cause of confusion and distress in America.

Thomas Jefferson himself also provided many scathing quotes against the bankers and their interests, including the famous quote taken from a letter he wrote to John Taylor in which he stated: “And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”

Perhaps the most vehement and colorful of early presidential opposition to banks came from “Old Hickory”, our seventh president, Andrew Jackson. When speaking in 1834 to a citizens committee in Philadelphia on his reasons for not re-chartering the Bank of the United States, Jackson declared: “I have undergone much peril for the liberties of this people, and Andrew Jackson yet lives to put his boot upon the head of the monster and crush him [in] the duel.” Never one to mince words, Jackson continued: “I would rather undergo the tortures of ten Spanish Inquisitions than that the deposits should be restored, or the monster be re-charted.”

Vocal opposition to the banks continued throughout the 19th century, with two of the biggest presidential opponents – Lincoln and Garfield – being assassinated in the last half of the century.

Of course, the passage of Federal Reserve Act of 1913 rendered all of these opinions moot, and now we are all living according to a monetary philosophy that was disdained and feared by the very framers of nation and its founding documents.

This video provides some more detail on early presidential opposition to central banking and paper currency, as well as the establishment of America’s central bank:

Also, for more information on the Federal Reserve and the private banking industry’s efforts to control the world’s resources, read G. Edward Griffin’s fascinating book, “The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve”.

Why are we Letting a Private Corporation Steal Clean Water from the Places Where it’s Most Needed?


Water is essential to life on earth – certainly human life at least – and there’s not always enough when and where it’s needed most. Environmental scientists project that by 2025, increasing global population will lead to a 40% increase in water consumption needs. This reality is leading many researchers to declare water the most valuable precious resource of the twenty-first century.

It makes sense then, that access to naturally-occurring clean drinking water is considered to be a universal human right, and that intentionally preventing that access is a serious human rights violation.

Considering the circumstances many impoverished nations of the world find themselves in – with their natural water sources polluted and contaminated beyond viable consumption, it would seem that accessing clean water from underground aquifers is a great idea. Of course, that depends on who’s running the program and for what purpose.

What’s actually happening is that Nestlé corporation, the world’s largest food company, is buying land near regions with water shortages, pumping clean water up from the underground aquifers that naturally occur in these areas, bottling this water, and selling it for a healthy profit back to the people who should have rightfully owned it in the first place.

As you can imagine, the profit margin is astounding. And while the most obvious impact of this resource-looting can be seen in drought-stricken and impoverished regions in Africa, this isn’t just a third world problem.


For example, in Wellington County, Ontario, one Nestlé water packaging operation is estimated to pay only $3.71 for every million liters of water it pumps from the local watershed. It then packages this water in single-use plastic bottles and sells it back to the public for as much as $2 million!

This is happening around the world, and – not surprisingly – in many places where drought and/or pollution have increased the demand for bottled water. In a way, this privatization is incentivizing pollution, making it profitable for local populations to have limited access to clean water.

Consider the water troubles Flint, Michigan has experienced in recent years. Here is an entire modern, industrialized city essentially dependent on bottled water. It’s worth noting that Swiss-owned Nestlé owns three wells in the Muskegon River watershed in Michigan, from which they have pumped over 4 billion gallons of clean water, which they are then able to sell back to the citizens of Michigan for an insane profit.

This is obviously controversial, and legal battles have been fought. In fact, Nestlé had plans to open a facility in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania that would pump 200,000 gallons of water a day from the local aquifer. The local citizens fought back and created enough of a backlash that Nestlé actually backed down and scrapped their plans.

It’s a fight worth fighting. There is a very real clash of ideologies and the world’s most precious resource at stake. The CEO of Nestlé, Peter Brabeck has famously stated that “access to water should not be a human right”, and he can justify this opinion by asserting that his company has provided access to water for people who previously didn’t have it. Let’s not forget, though, the reason behind this activity. It’s certainly not altruism. The reason is profit, and global corporations of this size have shown they will go to any length to maximize it.

Remember When the Government Gave ‘Free Health Care’ to Poor Black Citizens in Alabama?


As we prepare for yet another legislative revolution in American health care, let’s look back at some of the illustrious work done by US health officials in our past, just to make sure we can all be on the same page.

If we’re going to have a serious discussion about whether health care is a basic human right that should be provided to all citizens equally and at whatever cost, we have to be honest about the organizations responsible for overseeing and administering health and medical services in the US.

This is a story about 40-year experiment conducted in Macon County, Alabama started in 1932. That year The US Public Health Service (now the “US Department of Health and Human Services”) worked in conjunction with Tuskegee University to enroll 600 impoverished sharecroppers in a free health care program to treat them for “bad blood”, a term locals used to describe a range of diseases like syphilis, anemia, and fatigue.

In truth, the purpose of the study was to observe the natural progression of syphilis in rural African American men if it was left untreated. Of the chosen study participants, 399 were found to have previously contracted syphilis; 201 did not. The infected men were never informed that they had the disease and were never given any treatment.

The ever-generous federal government provided these men free medical care, meals, and free burial insurance for their participation in the study (not entirely unlike American slaves of the previous century).

The study was conducted even after funding was lost – without ever informing the men of their conditions or providing treatment. They even prevented their victims from accessing the syphilis treatment programs that were available to other residents in the area.


The program continued until a leak to the press in 1972 resulted in enough public outrage that the program was officially halted. This was after it had already claimed the lives of many men, infected 40 of their wives, and 19 children who were born with congenital syphilis.

The Tuskegee Experiment, as the study came to be known, was just one of many disturbing programs directed under the tutelage of what we now know as the US Department of Health and Human Services. We should also recognize that this is the department responsible for overseeing its many operating divisions, like the CDC, FDA and NIH – directed, of course, by their corporate overlords in the private sector.

So, while free health care for all sounds like a glorious idea, we would have to be very gullible or naïve to think that these government agencies that have never prioritized the common good of American citizens would suddenly shake off their shackles of corruption and internal cronyism and start working for our best interests.

It’s a nice dream, but it feels like we’re trying to jam the lid down on Pandora’s Box and act like it was never opened.

Why is the US Importing China’s Toxic Waste?


It shouldn’t be surprising that a nation as populous as China would use large amounts of fertilizer to grow crops. Lots of food to grow.

It also probably shouldn’t be surprising that Chinese companies produce an abundance of industrial waste while manufacturing the phosphate fertilizer used on Chinese farms.

And, of course, no one should be surprised to learn that this industrial waste – a noxious potpourri of toxic chemicals and heavy metals known as fluorosilicic acid – is treated as a pollutant unfit for disposal in natural water ways, and certainly unfit for human consumption.

It should, however, be very surprising – if not horrifying – to know that tons of this pollutant are shipped out of China and into the United States every year for a healthy Chinese profit.

Why, you may ask, would the US purchase toxic industrial waste from Chinese fertilizer manufacturers? Too put it in our drinking water, of course!

What a triumph of efficiency! Not only are we helping prevent the pollution and degradation of our natural environment, but we get ourselves some fancy sets of shiny, white, decay-resistant chompers on top of it!

It’s really nothing to joke about. The fluorosilicic (also hexa- or hydrofluorosilicic) acid produced in these industrial processes is not approved or regulated as a food or drug. In fact, independent studies have shown wide varieties of non-fluorine substances in various samples of the product. Researchers commonly find toxic substances like arsenic, lead, tungsten – even uranium in the same fluorosilicic acid compound that is being added to the majority of Americans’ water supplies.

To be clear, this isn’t intended to criticize the import of Chinese waste products when we have perfectly good fertilizer production right here in the US (incidentally, most of the fluorosilicic acid used for water fluoridation came from US sources until recently, as Chinese companies have been able to offer lower prices).

It is meant more as a question like: What the hell are we doing – and are we sure there’s not a better way?


Can We Thank the Manhattan Project for our Fluoridated Drinking Water?


Thanks to our sparkling white smiles, it seems not many people question the efficacy of adding a toxic chemical compound to approximately 70% of American citizens’ drinking water. Of course, there are large numbers of loons and conspiracy nuts who have tried to sound the alarm about fluoride and its’ dangers but why would we listen to them? After all, if we ran headlong into every rabbit hole we stumble across, we’d hardly have any time left for football games and ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

As it turns out, a flurry of recent articles is shining a light on some declassified documents that were released back in 1997, suggesting that the early research that supported municipal water fluoridation were not fueled by an altruistic desire to promote public health (surprise!), but were in fact inspired by a much more predictable desire of the federal government to cover its collective ass in the face of litigation from private citizens and military defense contractors who were injured by the fluoride used in the U.S. nuclear weapons program back in the 1940s.

In fact, these documents indicate that a secret government program (Program F) was launched to surreptitiously collect blood samples from citizens of Newburgh, NY – one of the first fluoridated cities – in an effort to gather medical evidence that would help defend the government from lawsuits filed by the many people they had poisoned during the Manhattan project.

If this is news to you, don’t be surprised. The research that discovered these facts nearly 20 years ago was funded by the Christian Science Monitor, and was never actually published by them. Go figure.

The word is spreading, though, and many cities are now refusing to fluoridate their water due to public pushback. Much of the pushback may be due to false narratives and baseless anti-fluoride propaganda, but at least cities are making what seems to be the right choice – even if it may not be for all of the right reasons.

This video provides a good survey of the situation: