Hormones are powerful substances. They pack a
big wallop considering the tiny amounts that are produced
by the endocrine glands. Most hormones such as estrogen,
progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, insulin and melatonin
are made in parts per billion or parts per trillion. Even small
hormonal fluctuations can create major physiological changes.
As profound orchestrators of all of life’s processes,
maintaining hormonal balance is imperative for optimum
health. When delicate hormonal balance and rhythms are
altered, the body’s ability to regulate fundamental systems goes
Our modern lifestyle poses many threats to optimal
endocrine function. Stress, toxicity, poor quality food, lack of
sleep, pharmaceutical medications are all known hormone
disruptors. However, there is one particular kind of hormone
disruptor that is often the most overlooked — electromagnetic
energy fields generated from cell phones, cell phone towers,
computers, routers, Wi-Fi and Smart Meters.
Electromagnetic Fields —The 21st Century Smog
Modern physics has confirmed what eastern philosophy has
been based upon for thousands of years — the human body is
fundamentally a coherent, highly sensitive electrical system—
emanating its own electromagnetic field, known as a biofield.
All physical matter, including the earth itself, radiates
electromagnetic energy. The electromagnetic frequencies
(EMF) found within the natural world are harmonious with and
supportive of life.
On the other hand, artificially created EMFs are 100–200
million times greater than what existed just two generations
ago. Every minute of every day, whether we are awake or
asleep, we are exposed to a constant barrage of man-made
Constant interference with our natural energy fields from
external sources of EMFs can eventually damage our own fields
resulting in many physiological imbalances. The most recent
research has identified that exposure to EMFs causes significant
oxidative stress resulting in free radical damage. Unrelenting
oxidative stress alters the DNA resulting in cell mutation.
Such serious imbalances will also adversely impact hormone
production, neurological processes and risk of cancers,
including breast cancer.
Irrefutable evidence implicates oxidative stress to more
rapid aging, elevated blood glucose levels, elevated lipid levels,
high blood pressure, infertility, increased neuro-regulatory disturbances, and compromises the central nervous,
cardiovascular and immune systems.
Scientist Robert O. Becker, M.D. author of, Cross Currents,
The Perils of Electropollution, explains that our human bodies
and immune systems are being adversely affected by manmade
electromagnetic fields from sources, including, power
lines, cell phones, radar, microwaves, satellites, ham radios,
computers, video display terminals, electric appliances and
Wi-Fi hot spots. He believes that radiation, once considered
safe, is now correlated with increases in cancer, birth defects,
depression, learning disabilities, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Alzheimer’s disease and much more.
Melatonin, Breast Cancer and EMFs
Perhaps, one of the most serious consequences of EMF
exposure is its effects on our hormonal systems.
The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland about the size
of a pea located deep within the center of the brain. Once
dismissed as a useless gland, it is now considered to be,
perhaps, the most important gland in the body. The pineal
gland produces the hormone, melatonin.
Researchers are surprised at the extent of the physiological
processes that are either controlled or influenced by melatonin:
it regulates circadian rhythms that govern our waking/sleep
cycle and it is a powerful destroyer of free radicals, thereby
allowing DNA synthesis and cell division to occur.
Melatonin not only inhibits the release of estrogen but
also actually suppresses the development of breast cancer. It
also has the ability to increase the cytotoxicity of the immune
system’s killer lymphocytes and counteract stress-induced
Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies
showed that breast cancer cells treated with melatonin would
resume growing when exposed EMFs. They disrupt the cell’s
signaling system and their internal communications network,
which determines how cells respond to their environment.
This mechanism has helped to explain why reduced melatonin
levels from EMFs contribute to a number of cancers including
breast cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma and ovarian
Melatonin suppression occurs at frequencies not far
above those of the common household ranges of 5–60 hertz.
If we sleep next to a cell phone, cordless phone and/or digital
clock enough continuous EMF exposures suppress nighttime
The connection between breast cancer and EMFs
continues to strengthen. Boston University School of Public
Health reported a 43 percent increased risk in women with
a high likelihood of occupational exposure to magnetic fields
such as those given off by mainframe computers.
Young women who keep their phones tucked into their
bras are at increased risk from breast cancer. A recent study
focused on four women between the ages of 21–39 with
invasive multi-focal breast cancer, who kept their phones in
their bras for up to 10 hours a day for four years. Imaging of
the girls’ breasts revealed a clustering of multiple tumor foci
in the part of the breast directly under where their cell phones
touched their body.
More Female and Male Hormone Disruption
Experimental physiologist, Charles Graham’s research found
that magnetic fields had an effect on two other hormones.
They increased estrogen levels and reduced testosterone, a
risk factor for testicular and prostate cancer.
He also found that EMFs may actually fit the definition of
an endocrine disrupter better than many hormone mimicking
environmental pollutants. Magnetic fields appear to elicit
their effects by acting on and through hormones, rather than
When exposed to EMFs, tamoxifen, the most popular
drug given to prevent recurrence of breast cancer, lost its
ability to halt the proliferation of cancer cells.
Neurotransmitters, a special class of hormones, include
serotonin and dopamine. Neurotransmitters play a major role
in moods especially depression. Evidence has now shown a
connection with altered serotonin and dopamine levels with
EMFs also increase the levels of adrenaline, the flight or
fight hormone, released from the adrenals glands.
Chronic stress is detrimental to every anatomical system,
including the reproductive one. Stress effects fertility and
elevates blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and
strokes, as well as suppress immune function. Even short
EMF exposures could cause spikes in such hormone levels.
What About Cell Phones?
EMFs from our Smart phones penetrate directly into our brain,
breaking down the protective blood brain barrier, causing
DNA damage, free radical production and even brain tumors.
Since the master glands, of the body are located in our brain,
massive disturbances to the hormonal signaling capacities
may be generated from continual cell phone use.
It is now acknowledged that headsets, far from being
protective, can actually increase radiation exposure into the
brain by as much as 300 percent. Bluetooth technology is
Reducing exposure to EMFs as much as possible is essential.
Turn off routers at night. Remove electrical devices, chargers
and phones from near your head while sleeping.
Since we now live in a world that has created and
unprecedented problem where we are all exposed to electro-pollution,
it is imperative to use proven technology that can
actually prevent the DNA damage to our cells.
Love them or hate them cell phones and the ever expanding
and intrusive Wi-Fi world is here to stay. The responsibility lies
with each one of us to take the proactive steps that will protect
us, our family and future generations.