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  • 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 haywire.

    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 electromagnetic frequencies.

    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 immunosuppression.

    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 malignancies.

    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 melatonin production.

    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 as hormones.

    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 EMF exposure.

    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 especially dangerous.

    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.

  • Don't let dangerous radiation “cook” growing brains

    A startling Swedish study shows that young people are five times more likely to get brain tumors if they use a cell phone before they’re 20. Other research finds that a mobile phone call lasting just two minutes can produce brain hyperactivity that lasts an hour in kids.

    Even cordless phones emit dangerous radiation that can almost double heart rate variability and affect the autonomic nervous system, causing anxiety, blood pressure changes, fatigue, dizziness or fainting, and sleep disturbances, a new investigation in the European Journal of Oncology reports.

    Why Kids Are at Risk
    The problem is children’s brains absorb twice as much radiation from these phones as adult brains. Not only do youngsters have thinner skulls and smaller heads than adults, but their brains also continue developing during childhood and adolescence—only increasing their risk.

    With kids spending “significant time on mobile phones,” warns David Carpenter, MD, dean of SUNY’s School of Public Health, “we may be facing a public health crisis in an epidemic of brain cancers.” In addition to brain tumors, research suggests cell phones can lead to hearing loss in kids.

    “As our knowledge stands right now, interaction with fertility, the immune capacity, shattering of DNA, or impaired learning and intelligence will be much more dangerous than the extra cases of cancer,” adds radiation researcher Kerry Crofton, PhD. A growing number of countries—but, unfortunately, not ours—either forbid or discourage mobile phones for anyone under 18.

    Testifying before Maine’s Health and Human Services Committee several months ago, Camilla Rees (coauthor of Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution) said, “It is possible society will look back on the unchecked proliferation of radiation-emitting cellular phones—as a crime against humanity.” But to date, only San Francisco requires retailers to post radiation information on mobile phones.

    What Parents Need to Know
    Parents appreciate cell phones because this technology allows them to reach their kids—and to be reached—in emergencies. In an ideal world, kids wouldn’t need mobile phones. But you’d never hear the end of it if your teen didn’t have one. Still, it’s important to remember that children aren’t just tiny versions of adults. Since you’re the parent, you get to set the rules!

    Would you let your child put his/her head in a microwave oven? Of course not! But what you may not know is that radiation from cell phones is comparable to the microwaves from your oven. These kinds of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) easily penetrate kids’ brains. EMFs can cause breaks in the blood-brain barrier, which is more permeable in kids.

    My latest book Zapped features an entire chapter on kids and cell phones—with ways to minimize their risks. For example, use speaker mode on all cell or cordless phones—and teach your kids do the same. Encourage them to text, rather than talk. And whenever possible, limit your children’s use of these phones only to emergencies.

    If you can, avoid baby monitors, which operate like cordless phones. If you need a monitor for peace of mind, look for a used, older version that’s wired instead of the newer models with the stubby half-inch antenna. Keep monitors and even night-lights at least six feet away from sleeping children.

    Resist the urge to cook with a baby on your hip. The kitchen is filled with EMF-producing appliances—particularly the microwave. Even frequent use of hair dryers, which emit magnetic fields, is more dangerous to children with their thinner skulls and smaller brains than it is to adults.

    Pregnant? Limit your own mobile phone and PDA use to protect your growing child. Rates of autism, ADHD, learning problems in children have soared while exposure to electropollution has increased. In a small but significant study, alternative physician Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, found that a pregnant woman’s body voltage, as well as the body voltage of children in their bedrooms, was a predictor of autism and other serious neurological disorders. And research links Mom’s cell phone use during pregnancy with her children’s behavioral problems later in school.

    In the same way that you protect your baby from other toxic exposure during pregnancy, it’s vital to limit exposure to electropollution, which can impact your child’s nervous system development—long before birth. Perhaps even more important, heavy-duty mobile phone use during pregnancy has been linked to risk of miscarriage and birth defects.

    A Growing Problem
    Approximately 277 million Americans use cell phones today. While independent research is rare in this country, multiple reports from Europe’s premier research institutions suggest growing risks at any age.

    Cell phones and PDAs are being linked to “brain aging” (early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and other brain damage), as well as DNA damage. Based on his research, Swedish neurosurgeon Leif Salford, MD, is concerned, “a whole generation of [cell-phone] users may suffer negative side effects in middle age.” A new study in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgerysuggests that EMFs may also have harmful effects on bone density, making it “better to keep mobile phones as far as possible from the body.”

    And it’s not just cell phones! Computers, electronic games, faulty wiring, power lines, and Wi-Fi are all putting kids at risk. Electropollution in schools may be interfering with kids’ education and possibly contributing to disruptive behaviors.

    A secret study in one Toronto school for children with learning disabilities, showed that students and teachers felt less frustrated, irritable, and tired when EMF-reducing filters were installed—without their knowledge. Some symptoms of ADD and ADHD also improved with filters.

    In fact, the results were so startling that “I thought I’d made a mistake,” says researcher Magda Havas, PhD. Instead of the two percent improvement she expected, 55 percent of students and teachers felt better. Even those who had complained before the filters were installed “were feeling incredibly good,” Dr. Havas adds.

    While it’s relatively easy to stick with or go back to wired technology at home, it’s getting harder to protect kids at school since every district and community now considers WiFi de rigueur. Some parents are starting to fight back, however. In one Chicago suburb, concerned parents filed suit against the Oak Park School District, claiming that exposure from wireless could cause their children neurological harm. In England, consumers, parents, and teachers have all called for suspending Wi-Fi in schools.

    The Cancer Connection
    Dr. Carpenter believes that up to 30 percent of childhood cancers stem from EMF exposure, and an increasing number of studies have shown damaging effects far below accepted safety levels for mobile phones and other sources of electropollution. For example, research finds when children live near magnetic fields 1,000 times lower than existing safe exposure limits, their risk for cancer increases.

    Living near power lines that produce EMFs has clearly been linked to leukemia in children. Research also finds increased tumor risks within 1200 feet of cell phone or radio towers—and more and more, these towers are popping up on church steeples and school roofs.

    Zap-Proof Foods and Supplements Defend your children and yourselves against invisible EMF assaults with nutrition. Eating one cup of blueberries a day is a good way to start. Prunes (or called dried plums now for PR purposes) contain unique antioxidants that fight free radicals from electropollution. Stuffed with an almond or walnut, prunes make a delicious snack that kids like as much as candy. Melatonin—the hormone that controls circadian rhythms in sleep and wake cycles—also protects against this kind of radiation. Tart cherries are rich in melatonin as well as other antioxidants.

    Also eat more cabbage family veggies—broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale—to boost the super antioxidant glutathione. Cabbages also contain caffeic acid, shown to reduce harmful effects from cell phone use.

    For added protection, enjoy a daily smoothie that contains one to two scoops of whey, rich in the antioxidant glutathione, a potent scavenger of free radicals that damage DNA. Choose pure, undenatured and unheated whey protein powder to preserve fragile amino acids and provide optimal immune support.

    Besides protecting bone health, vitamin D fights EMFs. Look for children’s multivitamins that contain calcitrol, the active form of vitamin D, to activate the immune response that mobile phone radiation tamps down.

    Start protecting your children today to ensure a safer tomorrow for them.

  • Look around! People, everywhere, are speaking on their phones, texting, surfing the net or playing games. Fitbits or Apple watches have become indispensable motivation tools. Cell phone masts and towers menace our landscape. Banks of Smart meters are attached to office buildings and apartment complexes as well as on homes.

    In fact, there is hardly a place you can go that is not WIFI connected! Restaurants, shops, schools, libraries, airports and, of course, our homes! The average home is now WIFI saturated with routers, WIFI computer networks, WIFI printers, SMART TVs, Apples' Echo, and WIFI baby monitors. We also have Bluetooth in our cars and WIFI on airplanes.

    We love the latest WIFI device or gadget. But there is growing concern that we are literally becoming WIFI addicted.1

    Beware—The Internet of Things
    And then there is the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of things is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity. Experts estimate that by 2020 the IoT will be rolled out to consist of about 30 billion objects.2

    This is one more serious problem on the horizon. The global rollout of 5G (5th Generation Mobile Technology) to support the IoT with untested WIFI frequencies will also be complete by 2020.

    This technology will require small cell towers in every neighborhood and on school grounds throughout the US and around the world. In fact, full-scale implementation will result in antennas every 10 to 12 feet in urban areas. That means you will soon be staring at a cell mast from your bedroom window! Before embracing the IoT enthusiastically, there are important questions that must be answered. Is this constant WIFI exposure safe? Are we altering vital biological processes? Most importantly, are the developing brains of children at risk?

    WIFI and Its Impact on Health

    Unfortunately, contrary to the efforts by Cellular Communications industry and the mainstream media to reassure us that all is well, evidence now points to the fact that our WIFI world poses some serious health concerns.

    The body has never in its evolution experienced something so foreign to itself. It, therefore responds as if the incoming signal was an invader (like a toxin). The body then experiences all sorts of symptoms, which may be hard to identify.

    A recent study sent shockwaves through the scientific community. In May 2016, the U.S. codes, of the National Institutes of Health, released the results of a $25 million nine-year study. The results found an increased occurrence of rare brain tumors (gliomas) and rare heart tumors from exposure to microwave radiation from cell phones.3

    More than 230 scientists from 41 countries have expressed their "serious concerns" regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices. They refer to the fact that "numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms adversely well below the levels that international and national guidelines deem safe."

    Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, DNA damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general wellbeing in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plants and animals.

    The World Health Organization Has Classified Emfs As Group 2 B Carcinogens—Possibly Cancerous

    An additional alarm was raised by 180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries. They recommended a moratorium on the rollout of the 5G for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. They are concerned that 5G will lead to a massive increase of mandatory exposure and chronic illnesses to wireless radiation.4

    The health consequences impact us all. But the most vulnerable are our children, especially the unborn, infants, and young children.

    WIFI connectivity is a fact of life in our 21st century world. Like it or not, we live in a world where WIFI frequencies penetrate all living beings. There is hardly any place we can go to escape exposure from WIFI frequencies.

    No wonder there is a growing incidence of the physical disability called electromagnetic hypersensitivity from EMF exposure.

    So, what must we do to survive and thrive in our WIFI world?

    Solutions 101

    It's evident that we have a serious problem. In fact, EMFs are now considered to be the most dangerous and pervasive toxin, which magnifies the risk from all other toxic exposures.

    There are some basic things we can do to do reduce exposure. They include the following:

    • Replace your wireless devices with wired versions.
    • Use your smart phone safely—Keep the phone on "Airplane" mode most of the time.
    • Use your laptop computer wisely:—Use a wired Ethernet connection for Internet (rather than WIFI).
    • Create a sleep sanctuary—your brain is most vulnerable to EMFs during sleep. Unplug everything in your bedroom at night.
    • Use a headset that is not wired (wires attract and amplify EMFs)—use an airtube headset, instead.
    • Do not put a laptop/iPad on your lap.
    • Reduce temptation to purchase more WIFI devices!

    Patented Solutions For WIFI Protection

    We are now literally surrounded and inter-penetrated by EMFs 24/7. There is no escape. Therefore, the ultimate protection requires a technology that will provide a personal field of protection.

    As a Naturopathic Doctor, I have been alerted to the serious health risks from EMFs. For the past 15 years I have been investigating this subject as well as lecturing about the dangers.

    My quest has also been to find the most effective and proven technologies that reduce physical harm from these toxic frequencies.

    I have scrutinized many technologies. My search led me to one patented technology that has proven to be profoundly effective. The GIAPLEX technology by GIA Wellness is the technology that I personally use on all my devices as well as recommend to my family, friends and patients.

    GIAPLEX incorporates two patented technologies that are embedded in their devices.

    One of the patented technologies is called MRET (Molecular Resonant Effect Technology). Basically, the MRET superimposes a 'noise field' consisting of low frequencies of electromagnetic oscillations that resemble resonance frequencies of living cells in the body.

    These oscillations compensate for and neutralize the harmful effects of EMFs generated by cell phones and electronic devices while simultaneously providing support for the body's cellular functions. The MRET has been independently verified and proven to be effective.

    The second technology that is called ERT (Energy Resonance Technology) is a proprietary technology owned by GIA Wellness. ERT works by strengthening the person's biofield field, which is recognized by National Institute of Health (NIH) in 1994 to "involve electromagnetic bio-information for regulating homeodynamics."5

    Our biofield is essential to health. The biofield is described as the field of energy and information that surrounds and interpenetrates the human body. It is made up of electromagnetic fields and energy structures that contain information for helping all the systems of the human body to communicate and work properly.

    Giaplex cell guard

    The GIAPLEX technology is embedded in a variety of protective devices. They are small discs that are attached to phones, computers and routers, etc. GIAPLEX is very small and can be put in your car as protection from Bluetooth as well as all the other EMF sources from the car's electronics. It is interesting to note that metal attracts and amplifies EMFs, making our cars dangerous environments to be in without protection.

    There is also the state of the art headset that is embedded with the GIAPLEX technology, which utilizes a state-of-theart enhanced sound chamber that delivers a crystal clear sound through an air-filled wireless tube (similar to a doctor's stethoscope). Again, a reminder that the metal in the headset wires amplifies the EMFs right into the brain.

    ERT is embedded in pendants, which enhance and strengthen the biofield. Since stress, toxicity, and illness and, of course, EMFs, weaken the biofield, a pendant is a critical part for total EMF protection.

    One Last Thought
    I am not advocating giving up our WIFI devices. This is no longer even remotely possible or desirable at this time. What I am strongly encouraging is to use WIFI technology wisely and responsibly. Knowing that there are serious risks, use patented technology like GIAPLEX for greater protection from EMF exposure.

    As that wise adage reminds us, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. EMF protection is no longer a luxury but rather a necessity. We will then be able to not just survive but thrive in our Wireless Age.


    1. Nordrum, Amy (18 August 2016). "Popular Internet of Things Forecast of 50 Billion Devices by 2020 Is Outdated." IEEE.
    5. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Clinical Updates Women's Health Care. Volume X, Number 4, October 2011. Complementary and Alternative Medicine. page 9.

  • The latest form of environmental pollution—and one that industry, government and wireless consumers don’t like to acknowledge—may be the most devastating threat to health yet: electromagnetic fields (EMFs). A few years ago, I was so concerned that I took a certification course in the detection and harmful effects of EMFs. What it taught me, above all, was how much the scientific community is learning daily, and how little we in the medical profession knew. This area was both frightening and daunting in its scope. I’m grateful that following Devra Davis’ Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation we now have Zapped to educate the public on this serious issue.

    The UK’s BioInitiative Report of July 2007 (updated in 2009) describes hundreds of studies that link EMF exposure to Alzheimer’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), brain fog, cardiovascular disease, miscarriage, infertility, insomnia, learning impairment, as well as anxiety and depression. Wireless technologies—like cell and cordless phones—produce microwaves that increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, leading to changes in brain chemistry. Even low-level EMFs can cause brain cells to leak.

    That’s not all: Although actual tissue heating does not occur, EMFs also cause breaks in DNA, speed up cell division, disrupting the orderly process of chromosome matching and detaching, and activate stress protein or heat shock proteins. And as Anne Louise Gittleman writes in Zapped: Most disturbing of all, the Swedish National Institute for Working Life found that people using cell phones for 2,000 hours—a total most of us could easily rack up over the years—had a 240 percent increased risk for malignant brain tumors on the side of the head where they usually held their phone.

    So, what do we do to avoid these dangers? I’m relieved that Gittleman, my friend and colleague and author of over 30 bestselling books, has tackled this topic. We’ll learn that most of us don’t need to give up all the digital and electronic gadgets that make life so much easier. To protect ourselves, we first need to recognize the risks and then make smart choices in how we use all the available technological wonders.

    Why Are EMFs So Dangerous?
    What most people don’t realize is the human body is naturally electrified. From the organic computer that is your brain, which sends out sensory messages like hunger and pain, to the energy that pumps your heart and makes your muscles contract, electricity powers your body. This innate electromagnetism within you is so critical to your daily functioning that modern medicine uses it in diagnostic testing (including electrocardiograms and MRIs) and, increasingly, to heal.

    The “body electric” is an exquisitely tuned and sensitive creation, but unfortunately, human beings (and animals) respond favorably to only a very small range of electromagnetic frequencies. And there’s a big difference between the body’s natural electricity and the man-made electromagnetic frequencies that surround us 24/7 today. According to New York Times reporter B. Blake Levitt in Public Health SOS: Most living things are fantastically sensitive to vanishingly small EMF exposures. Living cells interpret such exposures as part of our normal cellular activities (think heartbeats, brainwaves, cell division itself, etc.). The problem is, manmade electromagnetic exposures aren’t “normal.” They are artifacts, with unusual intensities, signaling characteristics, pulsing patterns, and wave forms. And they can misdirect cells in myriad ways.

    Some of this radiation—extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation in power lines, the radio frequency (RF)/ microwave range where all things wireless live, intermediate frequencies (“dirty electricity” or freaky frequencies linked to sick building syndrome), and the highest frequencies (gamma and X-rays)—is more damaging than natural frequencies to which humans (and animals) have adapted over millennia. Today, most Americans are constantly exposed to artificial frequencies, given the rapidly escalating pace of microwave and wireless expansion.

    The bottom line is that electropollution—from cell towers, computers, cordless and mobile phones, PDAs, Wi-Fi, even the electrical appliances and wiring in our homes, offices and public buildings—continuously disturbs the sympathetic nervous system. This, in turn, elevates the body’s fight-andflight response, raising levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Fluctuations in cortisol lead to a wide range of health concerns ranging from belly fat and thinning skin to accelerated aging, blood sugar imbalance, cardiovascular problems, erratic sleep patterns and mood disturbances. Dr. Stephen Sinatra elaborates on this issue in his new book, Earthing.

    Your body responds to EMFs as though they were public enemy number-one, triggering what two-time Nobel Prize nominee Robert Becker, MD, in his 1998 book The Body Electric, called “subliminal stress.” While intellectually you don’t recognize this kind of stealth stress the way you would overwork or being stuck in traffic when you’re late for an important appointment, your body’s internal antennae pick up on it in several ways, according to the late scientist, Dr. W. R. Adey, from Loma Linda University:

    • The flow of blood and oxygen shuts down to all except major organs like the brain and heart.
    • Any systems—including digestion and immunity—that aren’t necessary for fight or flight response are put on hold.
    • Blood pressure and heart rate as well as blood sugar levels increase to prepare your body for danger.

    Recent research by Magda Havas, PhD, associate professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University in Canada, shows that dirty electricity—EMFs in electrical wiring—can raise blood sugar levels in diabetics and people at risk for diabetes. “Exposure to electromagnetic pollution in its various forms may account for higher plasma glucose levels and contribute to the misdiagnosis of diabetes,” she writes. Dr. Havas’ Web site is a gold mine of information on the entire topic of EMF pollution, as is Dr. Mercola’s EMF site.

    Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
    There are “canaries in the coal mine”—hypersensitive individuals who are severely weakened by EMFs, and find themselves marginalized by the medical profession and society in general. Some must live in areas far from cell towers, Wi-Fi and the like. On a cellular level, these individuals have measurable damage to the mitochondria, the energy factories in each cell, and require reparative nutrients, for starters. I recently heard from a concerned family member of a man who had been exposed over time to a cell tower beaming through his office window. Quite ill, he was nonetheless unwilling to move his office location as I suggested, and I didn’t hear from them again. Ignoring the messenger, however, doesn’t solve the problem.

    Zap-Proof Your Children
    Today, an estimated 31 millions kids are on their cell phones close to four hours a day. Mobile phone companies are even marketing phones to preschoolers. Gittleman writes: The trouble is, kids absorb 50 percent more electropollution than adults. One study finds that a cell phone call lasting only two minutes can cause brain hyperactivity that lasts up to an hour in children. Because their skulls are smaller and thinner than adults, EMFs penetrate much deeper into children’s brains. Kids’ brains are also more conductive due to their higher water and ion concentration.

    The Toronto Board of Health recommends that children under eight use cell phone only for emergencies and that teens limit calls to under 10 minutes. If your kids have cell phones, encourage them to use the same smart tips you do.

    Smart Use of Technology
    The good news is most of us don’t have to give up our smartphones if we use them wisely. Here are some of the many tips Gittleman highlights in Zapped:

    • Text, don’t talk, whenever possible.
    • Use speaker mode to keep your phone as far away from your head as possible.
    • Go offline—turn off your cell phone when you’re not using it and shut off your wireless router at night. (You’ll be amazed how much more soundly you’ll sleep.)
    • Get your phone out of your pocket; men who carry their mobile there have lower sperm counts than those who don’t carry a cell phone.
    • Avoid tight spaces (buses, elevators, trains, and subways) where your phone has to work harder to get a signal out through metal.
    • Buy low, choosing a phone with a low SAR (specific absorption rate) number.
    • Replace your cordless phones with corded land line phones.
    • Don’t cradle your laptop—putting it on your lap exposes your reproductive organs to EMFs.
    • Most important of all, restrict cell and cordless phone use during pregnancy. Heavy phone use then has been linked to increased risk of miscarriage and birth defects. And a 2008 survey of more than 13,000 children found that those whose mothers used a cell phone during pregnancy were more likely to have behavior problems like hyperactivity and trouble controlling their emotions.

    Don’t rely on the many stick-on devices available for your cell phone or computer that claim to protect you. Most are sold via network marketing, and I have yet to see the level of scientific proof that could convince me. You’ll likely see comments to this blog, advertising them. Caveat emptor!

    Even if you go back to wired technologies at home, Wi-Fi is expanding rapidly into schools and other public buildings. If the telecommunications industry has its way, we will all be bathed in a sea of artificial radiation from nonstop EMF exposure.

    Due to their lobbying efforts, Section 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 makes state and local governments powerless to prohibit cell towers and wireless antennas based on “environmental (i.e., human) health concerns.” Write your congressmen and senators to change this legislation and to require the FCC to reduce exposure guidelines for EMFs.

    Don’t wait for the government to protect you, though. Get your copy of Zapped and take action!

  • Can four billion people possibly be wrong? That’s how many loyal cell phone users are connected into the global village . . . and growing! In just a mere 25 years the world has gone from ZERO cell phone users to more than half of the world’s population. Can we even stretch our memories back to BCE—Before the Cell Phone Era? It’s getting harder and harder to imagine a world without wireless technology.

    The modern Wireless Age has truly revolutionized our world and transformed the physical and cultural landscape. Connectivity is the in word.

    The United States has 264 million wireless subscribers, who rely on two million cell towers and antennas to annually relay their 2.1 trillion phone minutes and 48 billion text messages. Cell phone towers are so ubiquitous they are now even a recognizable feature on the Himalayas.

    And if you have a need for even greater connectivity, there is more good news on the horizon. Worldwide, WiFi hotspots have grown by nearly 25 percent in 2007 to 179,500. WiMax will soon be coming to your city or town. This networking system can blanket a 30-mile radius with broadband access, compared to WiFi’s 100–300 foot range. A single WiMAX tower, similar to a cell phone tower, can provide coverage to a very large area—as big as 3,000 square miles (8,000 square km).

    But if you can’t wait for WiMax and are receiving poor reception, you can now buy the newest technology for home and office called a “femtocell.” It is literally a mini cell tower.

    Whether you choose to own a cell phone or not, it’s really a moot point. RF emitting devices and transmitters are literally everywhere, continually bombarding our bodies with electropollution.

    Seismic Shift or Seismic Hurt?
    With such a seismic global shift in technology occurring at such a quantum pace, should we be concerned about health risks for children, our grandchildren and ourselves? Does the radio frequency exposure from thousands of minutes a month of cell phone calls in addition to the continuous exposure from millions of wireless networks, hot spots, cell towers, and antennas pose serious health problems?

    More and more scientists clearly say yes.

    A Wake-Up Call
    In August 2007, an international group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals released a state-of-the– art report on the impact of electromagnetic fields (EMF) to our health. It documents scientific evidence showing the increased incidence of childhood leukemia, brain tumors, neurological impairment, leaking of blood brain barrier, learning disabilities and ADD, compromised immunity, hormone disruption, Alzheimer’s disease, enzyme syntheses and genetic damage. It provides overwhelming evidence implicating electromagnetic radiation as a significant risk factor for both childhood and adult cancers.

    The research on the cell phones and brain cancer connection from Swedish brain tumor specialist Dr. Lennart Hardell, M.D., Ph.D. is pivotal in the debate about the safety of wireless radio frequency and microwave radiation.

    “The evidence for risks from prolonged cell phone and cordless phone use is quite strong when you look at people who have used these devices for 10 years or longer, and when they are used mainly on one side of the head. Brain tumors normally take a long time to develop, on the order of 15 to 20 years. Use of a cell or cordless phone is linked to brain tumors and acoustic neuromas (tumor of the auditory nerve in the brain) and is showing up after only 10 years. A shorter time period than for most other known carcinogens,” says Dr. Hardell.

    More recently, in September 2008, Dr. Hardell told an international conference on radiation that people who started mobile phone use before the age of 20 had more than five-fold increase in glioma, a brain cancer. The extra risk to young people of contracting the disease from using the cordless phone was almost as great, at more than four times higher.

    In March 2008, another powerful voice echoed this alarming trend; Dr. Vini Khurana, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Australian National University Medical School and Neurosurgeon at the Canberra Hospital, Australia. He released the findings of a 15-month “critical review” of the link between cell phones and malignant brain tumors and he too, concluded that using cell phones for more than 10 years could more than double the risk of brain cancer.

    “It is anticipated that this danger has far broader public health ramifications than asbestos and smoking, and directly concerns all of us, particularly the younger generation, including very young children.”

    Most recently, Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute issued an unprecedented warning about the possible health risks associated with cellular phone use, “Electromagnetic fields generated by cell phones should be considered a potential human health risk.”

    While the warnings from reputable scientists and researchers grow ever louder, they offer no real solutions. Reducing cell phone use or using a speaker offers little solace when we live in a wireless environment, which unrelentingly exposes all of us to ever-higher levels of dangerous electromagnetic radiation.

    Since the wireless genie is well and truly out of the bottle, we must utilize the most effective and scientifically validated intervention so we are able to err on the side of being safe rather than sorry later.

    The Molecular Resonance Effect Technology (MRET ) and Energy Resonance Technology (ERT) Solution
    To those who wisely choose to “err on the side of being safe,” it should be apparent that living in a wireless world necessitates protection. The question is, what form of protection is best and how do we know it really works?

    First let’s look at what doesn’t work. There are some devices that claim to block RFs from phones. But, a true “blocking“ device would make your phone inoperable. Blocking radiation would mean blocking the signal between transmitter and receiver.

    For the sake of greater clarification about what kind of technology will work, let’s first have a look at the mechanism of harm from wireless phones, etc. In the early days of this technology, it was believed only a thermal effect, the heating of tissues, (such as what occurs in a microwave oven) created health issues. Since it was believed cell phones do not have enough power to heat tissue (even this theory is now being challenged), the government didn’t mandate investigation into potential health problems.

    Researchers have now concluded that cell phones initiate cellular and DNA chaos through a variety of initially unanticipated non-thermal, biological effects. Emerging science has discovered that information piggybacking on the radio frequencies emitted and received from antenna of cell phones creates a negative domino effect of serious problems. This is called an information carrying radio wave (ICRW). It is a frequency that conveys specific packets of information, which allows for the transmission of various features of cell phones, i.e. voice, text or graphics, etc.

    Herein lies the problem. This ICRW is a frequency that has never before existed in nature. Thus, it is perceived as foreign and toxic to our cells against which our body is trying to protect itself, ultimately resulting in an energy-depleted, weakened immune system, which in turn becomes more vulnerable to environmental toxicity.

    Clearly, an effective protective technology must have the ability to shield the cells from the harmful effects of the ICRW, while not interfering with the cell phone’s signal.

    This very solution is found in a groundbreaking technology called the Molecular Resonance Effect Technology (MRET), developed and refined by a Russian nuclear physicist over a period of two decades. MRET is the only commercially available, affordable, and patented noise-field technology in the world that has been scientifically proven to successfully counteract the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the human body. It was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in April 2002—not just for the breakthrough polymer composition material from which it was made, but also for the very function and measurable benefits it was designed to achieve.

    The MRET technology works in the following simple, yet fascinating way: The particles within the MRET compound, once stimulated by EMF/EMR, oscillate, emit a low frequency noise-field that superimposes itself over the harmful ICRW. This unique process creates an incoherent, bio-friendly field, thereby practically negating the otherwise inappropriately triggered protective responses by the body’s key systems.

    Metaphorically speaking, MRET acts as a cloaking and deactivating mechanism to the body-foreign ICRW. Since the ICRW are not considered a foreign invader anymore, the body doesn’t feel the need to protect itself, hence no biological disturbance occurs. Simply put, as soon as the MRET technology is applied, the otherwise troubling radiation is interpreted as just another vibration that basically has become meaningless to the body.

    BIOPRO Technology, a highly innovative Wellness Company based in Carlsbad, California has exclusively licensed the stateof the-art MRET technology for radiation protection, and has coupled it with its own proprietary Energy Resonance Technology (ERT). ERT is a one-of-a kind subtle energy technology that measurably strengthens the body’s own ability to withstand all kinds of stressors, including those from electromagnetic radiation. The combination of MRET and ERT creates a unique, dual-action effect for the product user and has been incorporated in a small chip that adheres to cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, PDAs (the BIOPRO Cell Chip), as well as to cordless phones, wireless routers, microwave ovens, and electrical appliances, i.e. computers, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, etc. (the BIOPRO Universal Chip).

    Many experiments and research studies have verified BIOPRO’s MRET/ERT powered Chips provide significant protection from the effects of electropollution exposure, such as:

    An EEG (electroencephalogram) test which measured the pattern of electrical conductivity in the brain showed an excitatory state of brain wave activity in the subject after using an unprotected cell phone for three minutes. However, when the BIOPRO Cell Chip was installed on the phone, the brain wave pattern returned to normal. This showed that the electrical activity of the brain was unaffected by the cell phone radiation, as long as the Cell Chip was used.

    MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) testing shows blood vessels that contain flowing blood. While talking on an unprotected phone, the subject had a decrease of cerebralvascular blood flow. However, when the BIOPRO Cell Chip was applied to the cell phone, the MRA showed a measurable, beneficial increased blood flow to the head of the subject.

    SAR (specific absorption rate) is a measure of the amount of radiation absorbed by tissue when using a cell phone. There is also a direct correlation between the stress induced thermal effects (heating of body tissues can lead to serious harm long term) and SAR values. Tests have validated when the BIOPRO Cell Chip was used on a cell phone, there was a significant reduction in the phone’s SAR values without distortion of the phone’s transmitted RF signals.

    When using the BIOPRO Cell Chip, stressed-induced thermal (heating) effects around the head area of a cell phone user were significantly reduced by 64 percent (without reequilibration period) and by 112 percent (with re-equilibration period), respectively, compared to when the phone was used without the Cell Chip.

    Blood samples were divided into three groups, i.e. a control group, cells exposed for one hour to radiation from computer monitor and cells exposed for one hour to radiation using the Chip on a computer monitor. The irradiated blood showed changes in white blood cell count: decreased granulocytes (decreased immune system function), increased lymphocyte count (indicates inflammation and infection or leukemia/ lymphomas). The samples with BIOPRO Chip diminished 29 percent and reduced the level of changes in lymphocyte count by 38 percent.

    What Future Do You Choose?
    As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Vini Khurana is on the frontlines of the brain tumor epidemic. He predicts that between 2008 and 2012, a large number of people will have been using cell phones long enough (10 years or longer) to witness the explosion of brain tumors and other health issues.

    He also believes that within five years, the scientific evidence will overwhelmingly and irrefutably prove the health disaster from all things wireless.

    BIOPRO Technology’s MRET and ERT powered BIOPRO Technology products are clearly a timely necessity for all those who desire to “err on the side of safety.” As research has shown, they are indeed the most cost effective, scientifically sound solution in the marketplace to successfully intervene against a fast growing, electropollution-triggered health epidemic.