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Guerrilla Translation Originals

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Guerrilla Translation Originals


Curated source-language content from Guerrilla Translations


This is a collection of links of the original articles (in english) that Guerrilla Translations voluntarily translated to make the information available to the Spanish speaking world...

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Many things related to p2p in this listing and linking of articles which Guerrilla Translations makes accessible to the Spanish speaking world...

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Michel Bauwens: Are We Shifting to a New Post-Capitalist Value Regime?

Michel Bauwens: Are We Shifting to a New Post-Capitalist Value Regime? | Networked Society |
Every 500 years or so, European civilization and now world civilization, has been rocked by fundamental shifts in its value regime, in which the rules of the game for acquiring wealth and livelihoods have dramatically changed. Following Yochai Benkler's seminal Wealth of Networks, which first identifies peer production, the P2P Foundation has collated a vast amount of empirical evidence of newly emerging value practices, which exist in a uneasy relationship with the dominant political economy, and of which some authors claim, like Jeremy Rifkin and Paul Mason, that it augurs a fundamental shift. What would be the conditions for this new regime to become autonomous and even dominant, and what are the signs of it happening?
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A very interesting talk by Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation ...

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Toronto Gets Its Own Free, Encrypted Mesh Network

Toronto Gets Its Own Free, Encrypted Mesh Network | Networked Society |

Free internet for all. 


Meshnet networks, or meshnets, are a form of intranet that doesn’t require a central router point. Instead of emitting from a single point, they’re distributed across an entire system of nodes. Accessing one is free—and doesn’t require the services of a telecom. 


Lau had spent the previous summer chatting with other meshnet enthusiasts in Europe, trying to figure out the best way to set up routers across the city. He suggested it was time to give it a try in Toronto. What grew out of Lau and Iantorno’s meeting, four months ago now, was a plan to build a meshnet in this city—one where users wouldn’t need to worry about eavesdroppers, because it would be encrypted. 


When it’s finished, Toronto’s first free-to-use meshnet should provide an accessible and secure internet community, maintained by locals keen on becoming digitally self-sufficient. Those early adopters could reshape our relationship to internet providers, and cut monthly rates out of the picture.

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"If you're depending on someone else to set up everything for you, then they're in control."

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The P2P Foundation Ecosystem and what we did in 2015

The P2P Foundation infrastructure of production and governance currently consists of three different aspects: 


  • A formal foundation registered in the Netherlands with 3 operational hubs dedicated to organizing, advocacy, research and the facilitation of a knowledge commons. 

  • An expanding network of activists and researchers working at different levels of engagement, a small core team handling strategy and sustainability, and countless members engaging with and contributing to our information commons, including our blog, public Wiki and Loomio group. 

  • An ecosystem producing and sharing knowledge on the commons and P2P dynamics emerging throughout society. Our widely viewed and shared research wiki and blog are updated daily by our community. 

As of 2016, the P2P Foundation’s structure has been reorganized around three interdependent operational hubs: the Foundation itself, Commons Transition and the P2P Lab...

Activities in 2015 are summarised in this article on the commonstransition site ... 

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The P2P foundation is building the knowledge base and the commons that may form the core of a new kind of society further down the road...

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The P2P foundation is building the knowledge base and the commons that may form the core of a new kind of society further down the road...

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Farming preschool would teach kids how to grow their own food

Farming preschool would teach kids how to grow their own food | Networked Society |

Nursery Fields Forever is an innovative design proposal that fuses urban farming with nursery education.


In our age of constant digital contact, connecting kids to nature seems more difficult than ever. Fortunately, intrepid thinkers, like aut- -aut, a team of Rome-based designers, are envisioning innovative ways to bring children closer to nature.


Aut- -aut, which comprises Edoardo Capuzzo Dolcetta, Gabriele Capobianco, Davide Troiani, and Jonathan Lazar, recently won the AWR International Ideas Competition with “Nursery Fields Forever,” a proposal that fuses urban farming with nursery education.

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Excellent idea for kids to balance time spent on computers with time growing plants and farm animals...

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Saving Civilization 2.0 -- at $500 per person one time, using Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE)

Saving Civilization 2.0 -- at $500 per person one time, using Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) | Networked Society |

The United Nations (UN) could lead and incentivize the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by and across the five billion poorest in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost, if it would embrace the combination of holistic analytics, true cost economics, and Open Source Everything Engineering ...

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In his letter, Robert David Steele Vivas proposes to the UN to embrace the philosophy of open source everything engineering... 

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Mindtime | Networked Society |

If you are in business, any kind of business, not for profit, for profit, community, a team; in other words you are engaged in some kind of creative process, no matter what the goal, you daily benefit from measuring human behavior. This is well known. 

Everything we do begins with a thought, no matter how unconscious or reactive. A mental process, at some level of consciousness, is engaging in your survival. By definition, this mental process is abstract. That is to say it is a scenario of conceptual understanding of what is happening out there in space. It is the model and story, if you will, that you hold in here, inside your head. 

As such, if everything we do begins with a thought, then it makes all the sense in the world that if we want to change human behavior, we need to understand the thinking behind it.

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This is hugely important research for finding the right people for the job, or simply for understanding your audience. Explore the site ... take the test! It's interesting...

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21 Technologies That Are Decentralizing The Economy And Bringing Real Power Back To The People

21 Technologies That Are Decentralizing The Economy And Bringing Real Power Back To The People | Networked Society |

The 21 decentralizing technologies and innovations in this list are all related to food, energy, water, shelter and waste.

They are designed to integrate you deeply with families, communities, societies, and all humans; in a bottom-up process rather than a centralized top-down structure. 

Many of these technologies are open-source, some are high-tech and others are low-tech and low-cost solutions.

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Much of this stuff is about growing our own food and caring for our own comfort while staying in harmony with the environment...

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LOW-TECH MAGAZINE: How to Make Everything Ourselves: Open Modular Hardware

LOW-TECH MAGAZINE: How to Make Everything Ourselves: Open Modular Hardware | Networked Society |

Reverting to traditional handicrafts is one way to sabotage the throwaway society.

In this article, we discuss another possibility: the design of modular consumer products, whose parts and components could be re-used for the design of other products.

Initiatives like OpenStructures, Grid Beam, and Contraptor combine the modularity of systems like LEGO, Meccano and Erector with the collaborative power of digital success stories like Wikipedia, Linux or WordPress.

An economy based on the concept of re-use would not only bring important advantages in terms of sustainability, but would also save consumers money, speed up innovation, and take manufacturing out of the hands of multinationals. 

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How to localise manufacturing - go modular and build for re-use...

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The InterPlanetary File System Wants to Create a Permanent Web

A potential solution to the massive problem of linkrot.

"The web today is highly centralized," IPFS founder Juan Benet wrote in an email. "I find it very concerning that so much of human expression and human communication these days is routed entirely via centralized social networks which may disappear at any moment, bringing down all the data with them—or at least breaking all the links." 

"Instead," he explained, "we're pushing for a fully distributed web, where applications don't live at centralized servers, but operate all over the network from users' computers...a web where content can move through any untrusted middlemen without giving up control of the data, or putting it at risk."

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IPFS - the InterPlanetary File System aims to bring content closer to where it's needed. The server model is too hard on bandwidth and things are getting slower instead of faster. If we could get our files to our friends who are right next to us or just down the road directly, we could avoid much of the traffic - in addition to making data on the net more permanent because it's distributed across many computers... There is a good video with Juan Benet explaining the problem and what's being done about it. 

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A documentary on the community energy revolution in the Netherlands: Power to the People | P2P Foundation

A documentary on the community energy revolution in the Netherlands: Power to the People | P2P Foundation | Networked Society |

Well-done documentary by ‘VPRO Tegenlicht’, with english subtitles, on the explosion of bottom-up energy generating initiatives, inspired by the Danish island of Samso, and spreading to many other countries. Here is the description of the program:

“”In the Netherlands, ordinary citizens are assuming responsibility for generating their own sources of energy through the installation of solar panels and wind turbines. This practice has grown into a widespread movement, and threatened the viability of traditional power companies in the region. As explored in the documentary Power to the People, this phenomenon has altered the population’s reliance on profit-centered corporate structures, and empowered their capacity for self-sufficiency.

Can a similar movement be made possible in other realms of daily existence such as health care? 

When neighbors collaborate to share the costs of alternative energy methods, as it has been done on the Danish island of Samso, the entire community benefits. This is reflected in the savings they enjoy from bypassing the power companies, and the profits they incur from the surplus energies they generate.

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If we don't want the corporations in power, we'd better learn to take care of our own needs. The Dutch are ahead...

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The unified triple operating system for a networked society

The unified triple operating system for a networked society | Networked Society |
the unified triple operating system

Governance, business, and learning models are moving from centralized control to network-centric foundations.

For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread. 

In these cases, collaboration (working for a common objective) and cooperation (sharing freely without direct reciprocity) flow both ways. 

The networked organization trinity is based on the Triple-A organization, as proposed by Valdis Krebs. It is structured to take advantage of the complexity and noisiness of social networks, allowing information to flow as freely as possible, and affording workers the space to make sense of it and share their experiences and knowledge. 

The underlying concept of the trinity model is that organizations and their people are members of many different types of networks, communities of practice, and close-knit collaborative work teams.

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Co-operatives are one face of a networked society, but there must also be freedom to act and experiment on an individual level and in small, informal groups, which will allow us to bring what we learn into the network...

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Doing more together: seeding a Collaborative Technology Alliance

Doing more together, together: seeding a Collaborative Technology Alliance - Enspiral Tales - Medium

Edward West

Last month, a group of 35 designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world gathered in Oakland, California. Together, we are working on the creation of tools, strategies, and networks to build a new collaborative commons. 

Currently, our largest social media platforms are closed source, privately funded, and generally designed to maximize screen time for viewing ads and data collection for selling to third-parties. While on balance they provide tremendous benefit to many, I know that we can do better. We must. 

We envision the future of the social web as an ecosystem of collaborative tools designed to enable communities, guilds, and loosely affiliated groups everywhere to collaborate, share resources, sensemake and create at scale.

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We need "our own" social media and collaboration tools, open source, non-proprietary...

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 Helping others to connect makes a better business world...

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How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy

How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy | Networked Society |

We have an epic choice before us between platform coops and Death Star platforms, and the time to decide is now. It might be the most important economic decision we ever make, but most of us don't even know we have a choice. 

And just what is a Death Star platform? Bill Johnson of StructureC3 referred to Uber and Airbnb as Death Star platforms in a recent chat. The label struck me as surprisingly apt: it reflects the raw ambition and focused power of these platforms, particularly Uber. 

Uber’s big bet is global monopoly or bust. They’ve raised over $8 billion in venture capital, are on track to do over $10 billion in revenue this year, and have over one million drivers who are destroying the taxi industry in over 300 cities worldwide. They’ve done all this in just over five years. In fact, they reached a $51 billion valuation faster than Facebook, and plan to raise even more money. If they’re successful, they’ll become the most valuable startup in history. Airbnb is nearly as big and ambitious. 

Platform coops are the alternative to Death Stars. As Lisa Gansky urged, these platforms share value with the people who make them valuable. Platform coops combine a cooperative business structure with an online platform to deliver a real-world service.

What if Uber was owned and governed by its drivers?

What if Airbnb was owned and governed by its hosts?

That’s what an emerging movement is exploring for the entire sharing economy in an upcoming conference, Platform Cooperativism.

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Will the future be corporate or cooperative - our choice!

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Open Source: PittMesh routers are owned by individuals

Open Source: PittMesh routers are owned by individuals | Networked Society |

PittMesh routers are owned by individuals and configured in a way that make them work together to build a larger, decentralized network. 


PittMesh is a new community-owned wireless network that runs OpenWrt, a widely supported, well documented, open source firmware for embedded systems like WiFi routers. PittMesh routers are owned by individuals and configured in a way that make them work together to build a larger, decentralized network. The project was started by a wireless networking non-profit called Meta Mesh and has been developed by a world-wide coalition of programmers for well over a decade. 


The PittMesh network uses a simple network routing protocol called Optimized Link-State Routing (OLSR). This protocol automatically senses other OLSR-enabled routers wirelessly and publishes routes to non-adjacent subnets on the network, which allows the routers themselves to act as the infrastructure needed to connect neighbors to one another. It also delivers Internet access from bandwidth donors. 

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User owned networks - direct connection between users and internet access through pooling resources...

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Meet the men who have rewritten the internet

Meet the men who have rewritten the internet | Networked Society |

Given Sir Tim Berners-Lee's oft-stated worries about internet privacy you'd have to wonder whether he'd do things differently if he had his time over again. David Irvine, CEO of "the oldest startup in the world", MaidSafe, is sure that he would. 


"If you taught a computer engineering graduate all about IP networks and computers then said 'here are a bunch of cables and routers now go away and design a network where we can all store data and communicate securely', the very last thing they'd do is design a server," he said. "The only reason we did it that way because disk drives were invented before the internet."


Irvine and his colleagues have spent the last 10 years looking at ways to eliminate the weak link - the server - from the equation. "It should be about securing the data, not the server," he said. 


"The only way you can really do that is to create some form of network where humans can't interfere, and where a piece of data is never stored on a single machine. By definition that has to be an autonomous network."

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MaidSafe - Their aim is to make the internet a more secure place and to store data permanently on users' computers...

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The Ultimate Hack – Resilient Villages, Smart Cities, Prosperous Nations at Peace — and Unlimited Clean Water

The Ultimate Hack – Resilient Villages, Smart Cities, Prosperous Nations at Peace — and Unlimited Clean Water | Networked Society |

Robert Steele, an advocate of open source everything, has written up his ideas of an open society and he addresses the presentation to the major developing economies...


"This briefing has been prepared for the BRICS + Indonesia and Iran — and other nations such as Brunei, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — as a means of fostering a conversation about the future of Earth and humanity —  there are solutions that are affordable, interoperable, and scalable."Co

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Can we get some 'open' into government, asks Robert Steele ...

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Can we get some 'open' into government, asks Robert Steele ...

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How one woman's app is changing politics in the digital age

How one woman's app is changing politics in the digital age | Networked Society |

Political scientist, Pia Mancini, is using tech to break down the barriers between politicians and the people 

“There’s so much that is out of sync between the state, the government and the younger generation,” she says. “A huge divide exists between how we organise and communicate in our everyday lives, and how these old institutions expect us to interact with them.”

One of Mancini’s central projects, DemocracyOS, provides a platform for citizens to engage with politics away from those outdated structures. When a new piece of legislation is brought to congress in Argentina DemocracyOS is used to immediately translate and explain it in plain language. Citizens are also able to discuss and directly “vote” on these new bills using the site or desktop app. 

Just two years after it was created, the platform is already being used by the federal government in Mexico to gather feedback on policy proposals, and by an NGO called iWatch to give voice to the Tunisian public in political decision-making. 

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People in politics? Pia Mancini is trying this out in Argentina...

Here is a direct link to their website... 


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Meet the Robin Hood of Science - Bypass the Paywalls that Prevent Access to Scientific Papers

Meet the Robin Hood of Science - Bypass the Paywalls that Prevent Access to Scientific Papers | Networked Society |

The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. 

Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from Kazakhstan, created Sci-Hub, a website that bypasses journal paywalls, illegally providing access to nearly every scientific paper ever published immediately to anyone who wants it.

The website works in two stages, firstly by attempting to download a copy from the LibGen database of pirated content, which opened its doors to academic papers in 2012 and now contains over 48 million scientific papers.

The ingenious part of the system is that if LibGen does not already have a copy of the paper, Sci-hub bypasses the journal paywall in real time by using access keys donated by academics lucky enough to study at institutions with an adequate range of subscriptions.

This allows Sci-Hub to route the user straight to the paper through publishers such as JSTOR, Springer, Sage, and Elsevier. After delivering the paper to the user within seconds, Sci-Hub donates a copy of the paper to LibGen for good measure, where it will be stored forever, accessible by everyone and anyone. 

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Access to the results of science needs to be openly available to all who want it - not only to the people at large and well funded universities and corporations. 

Scientific publishing should not be big business. After all, we pay for the research with either our taxes or company research funding. 

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Big Business, Little Molecule





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A Note From the Author..................................... 3

What Is Gluten?.................................................. 5

What is Celiac Disease?.................................................... 6

What is Gluten Intolerance?............................................. 6

Gluten’s Link to Disease..................................... 7

The Implications of Damage by Gluten............................ 8

What is a Safe Amount of Gluten to Consume?............... 10

Is There Gluten in Dairy?................................................ 11

Gluten Addiction............................................... 12

Gluten Containing Foods.................................. 13

Meat and Poultry........................................................... 16

Alcoholic Beverages that Contain Gluten........................ 17

Possible Ways to Reduce the Negative Response to Gluten or Gluten Contamination...................... 17

About Dr. Borkin............................................... 19

Contact Us......................................................... 19



A Note From the Author


Dear reader,


There is an ongoing debate regarding Gluten, and rampant rumors swirl about what it is and how it affects our bodies. The purpose of this eBook is to educate you about Gluten, and to provide you with a scientific understanding about what it is, and how it manifests in the body in the form of Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance.

My intention is that when you have finished reading this eBook, you will have gained invaluable information that you need to make informed decisions about your health. The old adage, “knowledge is power” is never more true than in this case, since the information you gain here will enable you to make instantaneous changes in your health habits; not only will you be more informed, but you will be armed with the tools that make you feel better. Healthier. More alive.

The information I’ve provided in this eBook is based on scientific studies. In some places, I’ve communicated my personal opinion, and I’ve highlighted those areas accordingly. My hope is that you will use this eBook as a springboard to move you toward a healthier, happier life. And you’re not alone. My staff is standing by, waiting to answer your questions - and their contact information can be found at the end of this eBook. We’d love to hear your feedback, and answer any questions you may have.

To your health,


Dr. Iden Michael Borkin, NMD. December 30, 2015

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What Is Gluten?


One of the major obstacles in understanding what Gluten is and how it affects the human body requires first determining what constitutes Gluten. Gluten is a substance present in cereal grains such as wheat, and is responsible for the elastic texture of dough.

Wheat has been the center of debate since the late 1700’s, when the manuscript “The Dangers of Bread” was published in Boston. But it is only in the last 20 years that the scientific community gained an understanding of the far-reaching aspects of Gluten.

In those 20 years, thousands of studies have produced a tremendous body of evidence against Gluten.

But the research is also littered with studies that show little or no detrimental effect of Gluten. These studies, many of which were funded with the bias objective of showing the

benign effects of Gluten, have provided the foundation for those in the Wheat


Industry who bash the “Gluten is Poison” concept. The problem is that most studies that support these types of theories were limited to diagnostic parameters that looked at the wrong biomarkers, or studied a limited amount of subjects. For example, one landmark study that showed no correlation between Gluten and digestive discomfort had a total of 47 participants. Hardly exhaustive!

What is Celiac Disease?


Gluten is dynamic; it exists in a specific form before it is consumed and changes into other forms (equally toxic) during the digestive process.

Of these dynamic forms, only the most severe form - Celiac Spue Disease - is considered a disease. Official statistics suggest that Celiac disease affects between 0.7% and 1% of the U.S. population. But considering the limited scope of the testing, it’s possible that the actual incidence might be much higher. That means up to 99% of Gluten cases are an allergic reaction to Gluten, and not of the more serious autoimmune disorder variety.

What is Gluten Intolerance?


There is no consensus definition of Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS).


However, the most common understanding is that it is an allergic reaction to Gluten that is not autoimmune (like Celiac), and resolves when Gluten is removed.


Gluten Intolerance can affect nearly every tissue in the body, including the brain, skin, endocrine system (responsible for hormone secretion), stomach, liver, blood vessels, smooth muscles and even the nucleus of cells.

Gluten’s Link to Disease


In many cases, the symptoms of NCGS are not intestinal. They can occur in the skin, the respiratory system, the immune system, the mucus membranes and even the brain. But in most cases, if it doesn’t affect the Gut, Gluten is not usually considered a factor. Because the range

of symptoms associated with Gluten Intolerance is so broad and nonspecific (e.g., can be attributed to any number of conditions), many patients and doctors do not suspect Gluten may

be the cause of symptoms. Even so, some estimates suggest NCGS may occur in as many as 1 in 20 Americans.

Several studies have validated NCGS as a distinct clinical condition, including


gold-standard, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Celiac and NCGS are associated with an astonishing variety of diseases, including

Schizophrenia (A brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally)


Epilepsy (In which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures)


Type 1 Diabetes (A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin)Osteoporosis (Weak and brittle bones)


Dermatitis (Inflammation of the skin)


Psoriasis (Scaly itchy skin with dry patches)


Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism (Affecting the Thyroid Gland)


Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve damage)


The Implications of Damage by Gluten


I first heard credible research about Gluten 20 years ago from a brilliant naturopath, Bill Timmons. He had correlated a specific dynamic in the response of Cortisol to inflammation that showed excessive Cortisol upon arising in the morning, and a severe drop of 40-50 percent by noon. Cortisol, which controls the pro/anti- inflammatory response, was being used at an excessive rate and would establish a high reserve each morning to address inflammation. A primary stress marker was


routinely elevated in people withGastro-intestinal inflammation. This awakened an understanding that damage by Gluten had short term and long term implications, and that type of damage that takes place during the digestive process determines the type of symptoms that will manifest.

One of the most important areas of research associated with Gluten is the possible transgenerational implications. Lab testing has demonstrated that the offspring of lab rats five generations after exposure to a diet of Dwarf wheat gluten showed signs of genetic damage.



The Rapid Growth of “The Industry”

The U.S. experienced a 17% increase in new gluten-free introductions last year


The boom of Gluten-free (GF) bakery products into the mainstream market in recent years has been clearlyevident. Now that Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker are in the GF business, everyone else has to measure up.Once dedicated to a mission of providing wholesome GF food to the market, many companies are finding that if they want to maintain their market share, they have to use ingredients they once would have found to be offensive. Food technologists have replaced chefsand the art of preparing food has become the science of creating “Franken Foods”.


What is a Safe Amount of Gluten to Consume?


When it comes to testing the food, Celiac Disease experts deem that less than 20 parts per million (ppm) is a safe

amount for most people with Celiac Disease.

Gliadins and Glutenins are two major components found in the gluten of wheat that cause severe symptoms. Several other components such as Gliadin (beta, gamma,

omega), Glutenin, Wheat Germ Agglutinin, Deamidated Gliadin and Transglutaminase also cause symptoms.

The big question remains: Are you better off testing the food or measuring the reaction within the person?

In my opinion, if one doesn’t observe both the presence of the molecule and the reaction, then only a partial picture can be developed.


Only when you eliminate Gluten from the diet and add it back do the symptoms become recognizable.

This is why the Gluten Elimination Challenge has survived for so many years.


The process is simple: Eliminate Gluten from the diet for a minimum of 30 days; then add back a small amount of food containing Gluten, and determine the reaction. If symptoms improve during the elimination period, and subsequently return when Gluten is reintroduced, a diagnosis of NCGS can be considered.

My experience has been that the optimal minimum time for the elimination is four months, which may extend to 1 year or more. This time horizon gives the intestinal tract and body time to repair the damage caused by Gluten by reestablishing normal patterns of the primary stress hormones Cortisol and DHEA.

For many people, a Gluten-free diet isn’t enough. Some grains that don’t contain Gluten in their toxic sequence, but are similar enough in structure to Gluten, may elicit an immune response in people with Celiac or NCGS. These foods include corn, oats and rice. A complete list may be found at the end of this document.

Is There Gluten in Dairy?


Research has identified that Gluten from mother’s milk passes to humans. A majority of Gluten-sensitive individuals do not tolerate milk or dairy-based foods. And while the staple diet for commercial dairy cows is grain, whether or not Glutens


from feeding cows transfer to humans is still in question and has not been adequately studied.

Additionally, about 50% of patients with Celiac show signs of intolerance to Casein, the protein in milk. This may explain

why up to 30% of Celiac patients continue to have symptoms or clinical signs after adopting a Gluten-free diet. For this reason, it is best to follow a grain and dairy free diet.




Gluten Addiction


In most cases, when a patient is asked to think of the first food they would want to consume if they were ravenous, the food they think of first is the food they are most allergic to. This is a sign of an addiction.

To understand how Gluten causes an addiction, we need to look at Gliadins and Glutenins. Once wheat is consumed, enzymes in the digestive tract called Tissue Transglutaminases (tTG) help to break the wheat down. During this phase of digestion, additional proteins are formed, including Deamidated Gliadin and


Gliadorphins (aka Gluteomorphins). Glutenomorphine (Gluten + Morphine) is a potent opioid. They are called

“Gluteomorphins” after “gluten” and “morphine”. Once in the brain, they can cause addictive eating behavior and stimulate strong cravings for high carb foods and, of course, more Gluten!

It is obvious that wheat is an addictive appetite stimulant!

This is the reason why Gluten-rich foods are considered “Feel Good Food”.


Gluten Containing Foods


Wheat, Barley (malt), Rye, Oats, Sorghum, Millet,Teff,Triticale, Spelt, Durum (semolina), Einkorn, Emmer, Corn (maize)Rice (does not include wild rice varieties but does include brown rice)


Groat, Graham, Amaranth, Buckwheat, Quinoa


Other foods that have possible cross reactivity with Gluten.MSG



Modified food starch


Textured vegetable protein


Hydrolyzed plant protein


Hydrolyzed vegetable protein


Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate


Hydroxypropylated Starch


Pregelatinized starch


Vegetable gum


Vegetable protein


Extenders and binders


Maltodextrin (wheat or corn based)






Non Dairy Creamer


Seasonings (check labels)


Natural FlavorsSmoke flavors



Artificial Flavors


Natural Colors


Artificial Colors


Caramel color and flavoring


Soy Sauce




Bouillon cubes or stock cubes


Candy may be dusted with wheat flour; ask.


Canned soups – Most are not acceptable.


Cheese spreads & other processed cheese foods.


Chocolate – may contain malt flavoring.


Cold cuts, Wieners, Sausages – may have gluten due to cereal fillers.


Dip mixes


Dry sauce mixes


Honey Hams – can be based with wheat starch in coating.Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt – check all dairy. Cows are fed grains and many react to dairy for this reason. Grass fed dairy recommended (or avoid dairy altogether).Instant Teas & Coffees – cereal products may be included in the formulation.



Mayonnaise – check thickener and grain based vinegar ingredients


Mustard – Mustard powder may contain gluten


Oil, frying – Check for cross contamination or corn based oils.


Poultry and meats – Check out the flavorings and basting and inquire about meat glueSour cream – May contain modified food starch of indeterminate source.


Dry roasted nuts & honey roasted nuts


French fries in restaurants – Same oil may be used for wheat-containing items.


Gravies – check out thickening agent and liquid base.


Vitamin supplements (different brands contain grain based ingredients – check the labels carefully)Baking powder (commonly contains grain – wheat or corn)





Meat and Poultry


Meat and poultry are Gluten free. However, the cooking process of the meat often adds Gluten. Be cautious of any meat or poultry that is precooked or prepared, or processed with "natural flavors".




Alcoholic Beverages that Contain Gluten


The following alcoholic beverages contain Gluten, and should be avoided in a GF lifestyle.



Malted beverages


Grain based spirits (many claim that distillation removes gluten…Gluten Free Society recommends avoidance regardless)






Possible Ways to Reduce the Negative Response to Gluten or Gluten Contamination


Here are some ways to reduce the negative response to Gluten Contamination


Read Labels!

Ask at Restaurant’s about their Gluten policy. If they have dedicated ovens


Fortizel – a very unique, patented extract of Augmentsodine® Super Colostrum–


developed in Europe to help repair the Digestive system, normalize Neurotransmitters and optimize Growth Hormone output. Available from Sabre Sciences.




DigestAll - Digestive enzymes – Dual Phase digestive enzyme. Available from Sabre Sciences.




Probiotics – Human appropriate lactic commensals (HLC). Available from Sabre Sciences.




Quercetin – Natural Antihistamine. Reduces the effect of Gluten contamination.





When thinking about what you can do to look and feel better, think about making a New Year’s Resolution to eliminate Gluten from your diet.






Further references:



About Dr. Borkin


Michael Borkin, N.M.D. has been in professional practice more then 30 years. He is the Director of Research for the National Institute

of Endocrine Research, as well as Director of Research and Co-founder of Sabre Sciences, Inc. Considered the father of Naturopathic Endocrinology, he is responsible for establishing the board specialty, and penning the National Board for the American Naturopathic Medical Certification & Accreditation Board.




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The Citizens' Network - Bolivia is setting up an entirely homemade local Internet network (Video 40min)

The Citizens' Network - Bolivia is setting up an entirely homemade local Internet network (Video 40min) | Networked Society |

Rebel Geeks - The Citizens' network

This film investigates how Bolivian senator Nelida Sifuentes has led the campaign to restructure the way in which Bolivia and Latin America communicate, and restore power to ordinary citizens. 

The tiny mountainous South American country has one of the world's slowest Internet connections, but the senator is leading the drive to develop infrastructure and software that will make Bolivia digitally independent. 

"They want to train up generations of Bolivians who can write code and develop software.

They are trying to establish a "sovereign cloud", independent of international corporate and governmental control, that will protect the country's data and speed up access and connectivity.

Although they both use and support mobile internet platforms, they know that erecting more masts won't solve the basic problem of structural integrity. They want full technological sovereignty and we are catching them as they build the architecture from the bottom up.

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Bolivia showing the way for a locally independent communication structure 

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I Moved to Linux and It’s Even Better Than I Expected

I Moved to Linux and It's Even Better Than I Expected - Backchannel - Medium

On a spring day in 2012, I shut down my MacBook Air for the last time. From then on, my primary computing environment — at least on a laptop computer — was GNU/Linux. 

I was abandoning, as much as possible, the proprietary, control-freakish environments that Apple and Microsoft have increasingly foisted on users of personal computers. 

Almost four years later, here I am, writing this piece on a laptop computer running the Linux operating system and LibreOffice Writer, not on a Mac or Windows machine using Microsoft Word. All is well. 

No, better than that — everything’s terrific.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

We are giving, in our online lives, an awful lot of control to Google, Apple and Microsoft, but there are other options...

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Top 10 P2P Trends of 2015 - Commons Transition

Top 10 P2P Trends of 2015 - Commons Transition | Networked Society |
A list of P2P trends for reconstructing our world with distributed infrastructures, shared resources, commons, and related livelihoods.
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This is part of that new society that is quietly emerging...

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It's time for the Permanent Web

It's time for the Permanent Web | Networked Society |

HTTP is broken. It's time for the distributed, permanent web. 

The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identities.

IPFS fundamentally changes the way we look for things, and this is it's key feature. With HTTP, you search for locations. With IPFS, you search for content

IPFS is still in Alpha release, but you can find out more here...

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This is about de-centralising the net, distributing the data to the periphery where it's needed, rather than running everything through big data pipes and central servers...

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Mosaic Social | Mosaic Social

Mosaic Social | Mosaic Social | Networked Society |

This is a first draft of a proposal to design and build a user friendly, egalitarian, and decentralized social platform that enables and inspires a mass of cooperative participants to come together as a powerful movement. A movement capable of transforming our political and economic systems in order to make a more just, democratic, and sustainable world. It’s a plan to build a platform designed to facilitate a modern renaissance. Your feedback is welcome. 

Mosaic will be a decentralized social network familiar to those who have used Facebook, Google+, or Ning. It will be one of the first major decentralized apps built on the decentralized web protocol. Its codebase will have a type of licence that is open to commoners but closed to extractors.

We hope that Mosaic will not only provide an escape from Facebook, but the means to better coordinate and act with our purpose-driven peers, a way to unite our economic, political, environmental, and social movements.

Mosaic will consist of independent nodes operating on the decentralized protocol that interact across servers. At first, there will be two primary types of nodes, user nodes and a community nodes. Because users of the decentralized protocol have the freedom to move from one server to another and Mosaic is an app run on the decentralized protocol that means Mosaic users have mobility as well.

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What would it take to bring the social net under OUR control... here's a project

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Change your channel - Mallence Bart Williams TEDtalks Berlin - YouTube

Mallence Bart Williams speaks on the contradiction of charity sent to Africa, the need of Afrca's resources that supply the world economy and how we change the way we view the way we "help" Africa and it's people.

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An excellent talk at TED Berlin by Mallence Bart Williams. Worth investing 17 minutes...

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New Technology Uses Solar Cells As Power Source & Li-Fi Data Node

New Technology Uses Solar Cells As Power Source & Li-Fi Data Node | Networked Society |

“What if we could use existing technologies to provide Internet access to the more than 4 billion people living in places where the infrastructure can’t support it? Using off-the-shelf LEDs and solar cells, Harald Haas and his team have pioneered a new technology that transmits data using light, and it may just be the key to bridging the digital divide.”

This prototype setup, with the solar cells providing both the electricity and acting as broadband receivers, could be a huge boon to people in those areas where building the necessary infrastructure, both energy- and communications-wise, to support internet and data communications access isn’t going to happen anytime in the near future.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

I see a whole new local networking technology developing here. Solar cells are available just about everywhere and so are strong led flashlights that can bridge the distance between the users of a local network and the internet feed...

Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 11, 2015 11:26 AM

I see a whole new local networking technology developing here. Solar cells are available just about everywhere and so are strong led flashlights that can bridge the distance between the users of a local network and the internet feed...

Keepamericaheard Maria Catania's curator insight, December 1, 2015 12:32 PM

 How #solar is changing the commute through technology globally...