FYI: EMF Update On New Cell Phones

 

I am what I would call a “low tech” person…..I don’t use a cell phone, tablet, iPad or anything other than a good ole laptop or PC. Plus, I recently took a week off from technology in general, which is almost impossible these days. I did use the computer, but as minimally as possible.

Anyway, I know I’m the exception, not the norm, and that there are a lot of people out there that want whatever the latest “new, best, fastest thing” is, so I think it’s good for everyone to be aware that those “plus” items almost always come with their own set of “minuses,” but you’ll never hear the companies that sell the products mention those. This article from Dr. Desaulniers, who is a breast cancer survivor, does a good job of listing some of the things all you techies should at least be aware of about the new technologies……

 

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EMF Update: New Cellphone Threats in 2017

One of the big selling points for new cell phones on the market today are upgrades to technology which allow devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 to “fast charge” using “Qi” technology, portable wireless charging pads designed for small devices such as cellphones. Wireless charging stations can charge phones in about half the time as “plug in” devices and save on wear and tear to internal plug-in ports.

But do these conveniences come at a price to your health?

Is Wireless Charging Safe?

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“Qi” uses electromagnetic fields to transfer power between the cellphone and the pad. This process, also called “induction,” was invented by Nicola Tesla over 100 years ago.

Industry organizations, such as the  “Wireless Power Consortium,” have declared “Qi” wireless charging technology to be safe because it uses “tight coil wiring,” which supposedly produces less EMF emissions.

Other experts beg to differ. In 2011, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared cell phones and WiFi in general to be “Group 2B Possible Carcinogens,” possible cancer-causing agents.

In 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program announced findings of a study that directly linked cellphone use to cancer. Other studies have made the connection time and again between close-range cellphone use, brain cancer and breast cancer.

Wireless Tabletops

Qi wireless “pad” technology is just the beginning of a new wave of surface-area charging options for 2017. Other devices use rezence technology, which utilizes magnetic resonance. Rezence is found in desktops, tabletops and even entire kitchen counter tops: you simply put your computer or other compatible device on the surface and, voila, instant charge. Wireless tabletops are beginning to appear in US Starbuck’s, in McDonald’s in Britain and in some new car models.

The real danger of rezence technology lies in its ability to provide wireless at long distances; much of this technology can connect devices from over 20 feet away. Once these chargers find a connection, they send out radio-frequency signals. The amount of “free-flowing power” produced by tabletop charging is a lot more than regular WiFi, according to some industry insiders.

“I don’t think I would want to be in a room with free moving power signals,” said one wireless tech executive in a recent interview.

Integrated Bluetooth technologies in desktop chargers as well as in other new devices such as wireless headphones (the new iPhones no longer have headphone jacks), iWatches and Fitbits add another dimension to the EMF risk, especially for the millions of individuals who wear these devices all day long.

On the horizon: 5G

In July, 2016, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the construction of a nation-wide “5G” cellphone network. 5G utilizes “millimeter waves” which operate at a much higher frequency than 2, 3, or 4G. Millimeter waves also can’t penetrate building walls as readily, leading to the speculation that one 5G “antennae base” may eventually be needed for every 12 homes.

Some in the EMF Safety community, such as Dr. Joel Moskowitz of the UC-Berkeley School of Public Health, express concerns that not only will millimeter waves have a more harmful effect on human tissue, they may also effect bacteria and protozoa, putting the very building blocks of our natural world at risk. The full conversion of existing cell towers to be “5G compatible” is still a few years away; it is not too late to express your opposition to this harmful technology upgrade, which many individuals and organizations around the country are choosing to do.

Get Protected 

Reducing your exposure to EMFs through turning off devices at night and keeping sensitive body parts such as the breasts and brain away from cellphones and other WiFi devices is the easiest thing you can do to protect yourself and your family from the onslaught of new EMF threats. Sometimes exposure to EMF is unavoidable though. In this case, consider utilizing EMF protection technology. In my experience, the most reliable and scientifically-based EMF protection devices out there can be found through *Gia Wellness. This is the only company that has patented technology and scientific studies proving the protective effects of their products against EMFs. My home, my electronics, my cell phone and my body are protected with this high-tech resonance technology.

*Personal Note: I am not familiar w/ Gia Wellness, but it’s nice to know that’s what Dr. Desaulniers recommends. Personally, I use the Vibes Up products a lot to help off-set EMFs and other non-beneficial energies.

Source: http://breastcancerconqueror.com/emf-update-new-cellphone-threats-2017/

Dr. Veronique Desaulniers is the founder of The 7 Essentials System ™, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal Breast Cancer Naturally. To get your F.R.E.E. 7 day mini e-course, and to receive her weekly action steps and inspiring articles on the power of Natural Medicine, visit http://breastcancerconqueror.com/

Also, someone left a comment on Dr Desaulniers article that had this useful info……

“….., thank you for educating the public on the need to use technology safely. The best solution is to use hard-wired Internet connections with the device in airplane mode. This cuts off the radiation, and also gives a much faster and more reliable connection. For those just learning all wi-fi operates off of unshielded two-way microwave radiation, and that it is biologically hazardous, you are welcome to view this five-part cable series, The Dangers of Wi-Fi. Folks find it very informative and down-to-earth in its delivery. Each video averages a half-hour, and under each episode on YouTube you will find links to important information. Thank you for your time and consideration. tinyurl.com/Dangers-of-Wi-Fi

And be sure to check out the Self-help Health archive for more information about EMFs and the dangers of certain types of technology.

 

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please not that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Save On Your Grocery Bills With This Great Deal On BerryBreeze!

 

Back in 2013 I wrote a post about a great little device called BerryBreeze™ and I’m reposting it again today because Raw Food World is having a terrific 1/2 price sale on these babies and I want everyone to have a chance to get one at this special rate. The BerryBreeze™ is such a great invention that I think everyone in the country should have one….. it saves us money, cuts down on food waste and landfill garbage, keeps fruits and vegetables fresher longer, nullifies pesticides and toxins on produce, and more! What’s not to love?!

 

(originally posted 9/16/13) In my previous post I featured an article with tips on how to preserve the nutrition and shelf life of the produce you buy…..helpful information to have, to be sure. But I recently came across a little device that I think will revolutionize what’s possible when it comes to storing and using the foods you eat…..something that could save you a lot of money, plus save the environment from extra garbage. How does it get any better than that? Well, actually it DOES, so read on!

I recently discovered a compact device called BerryBreeze™ that filters and cleans the air in your fridge using patented technology that employs activated oxygen to neutralize bacteria, mold and other harmful microbes. As a result, your food stays fresh for longer and your fridge smells as fresh as a daisy, …or actually fresher, since all odors will be gone. And it accomplishes all this without the use of carcinogens, chemicals or harsh cleaners. Plus, it’s cute….looks like a Mini Me version of R2D2, but without arms and legs. 🙂

BerryBreeze™ also oxygenates, cleans and re-invigorates the fruits, vegetables and other foods stored in your refrigerator, extending both their life and their freshness, while preserving their nutritional benefits. It extends the life and longevity of your food, and that in turn extends the life and longevity of you (and the money in your wallet :-))! You’re reducing food waste and protecting the environment at the same time!

Here’s what this great little device does:

~Keeps your fruits, vegetables, and other foods from spoiling and decay (they last 2 to 3 times longer), while maintaining freshness and nutritional value.

~Cures “sick refrigerator syndrome” and sanitizes your fridge by safely and naturally neutralizing undesirable microorganisms, germs, mold, yeast, fungus, bacteria, and viruses.

~Completely eliminates all unwanted odors, tastes and smells from your refrigerator and your food.

~Saves you an estimated $2200 per year per household by avoiding spoilage of food in your fridge, equivalent to $165 billion a year for all Americans.

~*Can help feed the planet. The average American wastes around 40% percent of all edible food and if we were able to save just 15% of that, it would be enough to help feed 25 million people.

~*Can help eliminate pollution. Americans waste over 33 million tons of food per year, which is the largest component of U.S. municipal solid waste and a large portion of methane emissions.

~Helps save the planet and reduces your carbon footprint for a greener planet by reducing plastic containers, bags, and wraps.

~Is easy to use and maintenance-free (other than replacing the D batteries it uses 2 to 3 times a year). Just put the unit in your fridge and it works without having to remember to replace absorption packs or filters.

~Is the only refrigerator product to use a superior patented technology that produces activated oxygen versus aluminosilicate (absorption packs).

*National Resources Defense Council August 2012

The average American wastes about 20 pounds of edible food every month; driving to the store and buying more to replace it means more gas used and more discarded packaging, things that hurt our environment and that BerryBreeze™ can help eliminate or cut back on. And with BerryBreeze™ many stored foods no longer need to be covered in plastic or protected in some other way, so you save the environment in that way, too.

This smart little device makes living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle easier than ever, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. Many experts in the field of health and nutrition are starting to endorse  BerryBreeze™. And I read the other day where Matt Monarch of Raw Food World was excited about how the activated oxygen produced by BerryBreeze™ effectively oxidizes and breaks down poisonous pesticides on the surface of fruits and vegetables, while still maintaining the vitamins and nutrition of the food. Imagine no longer having to worry about scrubbing your produce! AND, if produce is ever slated to be recalled due to e-coli or other similar issues, BerryBreeze™ has stated that their units will neutralize the bacteria on that food within 4 hours. Wow! I’m impressed!

I believe saving money and eating healthy should both be possible and that’s why I am so excited about this product. Personally, I can’t imagine why someone wouldn’t buy one. I actually think it would be worth it for the government to pay for everyone to have one of these devices because of all the good it would do for the environment. There’s also a coupon code mentioned on my Evolution Made Easier website  Links page that you can use at check-out to save 7% off your entire order! How does it get any better than that?!

10/11/15 UPDATE: I love my BerryBreeze™ and it more than pays for itself in a couple of months. I have even taken it out of the fridge a couple of times and used it to deal with odors and stale air in the pantry and elsewhere! Multi-purpose, indeed. 🙂

05/27/16 UPDATE: I’m not sure how much longer the 1/2 off sale at Raw Food World on the device will be going on, so take advantage of it while you can. Now is a great time to place an order because for the next few days the May AND June at-cost-specials are both active, plus Dragon’s Blood, one of their most popular products and the subject of one of my most-viewed posts, is on sale, too.  Use the code on my Links page when you order and get an additional 7% off your entire purchase. Yea! How does it get any better than that?!

Some mentions of BerryBreeze in the news:

http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0035677

http://www.wholefoodsmagazine.com/blog/natural-icons

And for information about another simple device that could have a big impact on your health, as well as the health of your pets, plants and the planet, be sure to read my post about structured water:

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/structured-water-h2omg/

 

Happy eating (and savings) everyone!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

 

Microwaves & Induction Stove Tops: Health Hazard Appliances; Plus Bought & Radical Wellness Events

 

Here are two articles by .  I’ve been leery of microwaves for years, but had never heard of induction stovetops until about a year ago when a friend I was house and pet-sitting for showed me the single burner unit she had as an option to her regular stovetop. I didn’t use it while I was there and after learning a little more about the units, I’m just as glad I didn’t.

Anyway, I think the following information by Dr. Veronique Desauiniers, breast cancer conqueror and founder of The 7 Essentials System™ for preventing and treating breast cancer, is something everyone should at least be aware of, especially if there are small kids in the household.

Also, at the end of the post I’ve listed a couple of health resources, including a free viewing of the documentary Bought, which I highly recommend watching. And there’s a free Radical Wellness seminar being offered by Deepak Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil, two leaders in the field of alternative health…..

 

4 Reasons to Stop Using Your Microwave Oven NOW!

Did you know that 90% of Americans still use microwave ovens to prepare their meals? When I read this fact, I was startled. This means that 9 out of 10 households in the U.S. are continuing to cook in a way that studies have clearly deemed as dangerous to your health!

After posting an article on Facebook about microwave ovens, there were so many varying opinions about the safety of microwaves ovens. You wanted facts, so here they are:

FOUR REASONS why you should stop cooking with a microwave NOW:

Reason #1: Microwaves Causes Molecular Damage

Microwaving uses electromagnetics to agitate water molecules in food. This causes it to heat very quickly and from the “inside out.”  Sounds pretty harmless, right?

Problems arise with the friction caused by vibration at the atomic level. This process literally tears apart surrounding molecules, deforming them.

A study conducted at the University of Vienna (1989) found that when food was microwaved, amino acids, the building blocks of protein, were converted from their natural forms to biologically inactive forms which may be toxic to nerve and kidney function. In addition, researchers at Stanford University Medical Center found that warming breast milk in a microwave destroyed 98% of the antibodies that help boost immune function in nursing infants. It also destroyed 96% of liposome activity, which inhibits bacterial growth.

For those on a healthy breast journey, this quote from the well-cited “Comparative Study of Food Prepared Conventionally and in the Microwave Oven” puts it in perspective:

” Microwaved food contains both molecules and energies not present in food cooked in the way humans have been cooking food since the discovery of fire. Microwaves, including those in ovens, are produced from alternating current and force a billion or more polarity reversals per second in every food molecule they hit. Production of unnatural molecules is inevitable.”

Reason #2: Eating Microwaved Food Leads to Inflammation in the Body

Much of the work conducted by international scientists which point to the questionable nature of microwave technology, including its connection to cancer, has been subject to gag orders put into place by the lobbying efforts of big business.

Luckily, some information has managed to make its way to the public. An impressive study was conducted by Swiss researchers Dr. Hans Ulrich Hertel and Dr. Bernard H. Blanc in 1991. Blanc and Hertel gave participants various preparations of vegetables and milk. Some were served raw, some were heating conventionally and some were heated using a standard microwave oven. The researchers took blood samples of all individuals right before eating and then at various times after consumption.

The blood of the individuals who ate the microwaved food showed a decrease in hemoglobin and cholesterol values. Most importantly, they showed a higher level of white blood cells, causing a condition called leukocytosis.

Leukocytosis is connected to inflammation and infection in the body.  leukocytosis

“Leukocytes are often signs of pathogenic effects on the living system, such as poisoning and cell damage,” says Dr. Hertel. “The increase of leukocytes with the microwaved foods were more pronounced than with all the other variants. It appears that these marked increases were caused entirely by ingesting the microwaved substances.”

Reason #3: Microwaving Releases Carcinogens

Other studies, especially those conducted by Dr. Edward Fujimoto (formerly of the Wellness Program Manager at Castle Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii), have reported that microwaving foods high in fat may release dangerous dioxins. It may also release polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a substance found in plastic dishware, and biphenol A (BPA), a substance often found in cookware created specifically for microwaves. BPA is a known Xeno-estrogen that has been linked to Breast Cancer.

Reason #4: Microwaving releases dangerous EMF’s. 

If you stand 1 foot away from the microwave you are being exposed to about 400 milliGauss. Studies have shown that as little as 4 miliGauss has been linked to leukemia. According to Powerwatch, a non-profit organization in the UK that delves into the research about EMF’s and microwave radiation:  “Even when the microwave oven is working correctly, the microwave levels within the kitchen are likely to be significantly higher than those from any nearby cellular phone base-stations. Remember also that microwaves will travel through walls if the microwave oven is against an inside wall.”

Play It Safe and Ditch Your Microwave

I highly recommend that you play it safe, not sorry, when it comes to your health. Ditch your microwave TODAY and go back to cooking the way nature intended. Your body─ and the planet─ will thank you.

 

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Another Dangerous Cooking Appliance – Induction Stovetops

Since last week I revealed the dangers of microwaving your food, I thought I would go ahead and discuss another new up and coming way of cooking – Induction Stoves. I didn’t even know that there was such a thing as an induction stovetop until an acquaintance recently told me about them. She was at the home of a young couple who had just bought a new condo, equipped with a shiny, glass stovetop.

She decided to boil some water for tea and thought she was cooking on an ordinary electric stovetop until she realized that there was no heat being generated underneath the pot she was boiling water in! What??

Yours may be one of the 5-10% of American households that currently have an induction stovetop. Or perhaps you know someone who raves about how fast it heats foods up and how easy it is to clean.

Even though a small percentage of the population owns an induction range at this time, upgrades in technology and downgrades in price are making them more affordable─ and more attractive─ to families on the go. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the independent market research company Mintel in 2010, 22 percent of those polled said their next stovetop would be an induction.

I can completely understand the draw of anything that makes the daily chore of cooking easier and faster. Unfortunately, however, the jury is still out on how safe induction technology really is.

Induction Uses Electro-Magnetic Energy                                                                      

The hazards of microwave ovens are well-known and documented. Like I discussed previously, microwaving uses electromagnetic energy to agitate the water molecules in food, causing it to heat items quickly from the inside out.

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Inside an induction stovetop. photo credit: “Induktionskochfeld Spule” by Wdwd – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons

Induction also works with electromagnetics, but in a slightly different way. An induction “hob,” or ring, alternates magnetic field currents in order to heat the cooking vessel itself, not the surface below it. According to Powerwatch, “High EMFs are generated by the cooker on purpose, and these EMFs induce currents to flow in the metal pans which cause them to heat up. Most induction stove tops now use low radio frequency signals which induce currents in the pan (and people standing nearby!) more easily. As very high EMFs are generated on purpose and these extend into the user, we cannot recommend this way of cooking.”

The top of the cooker stays relatively cool and is mostly heated by contact with the hot pan. In the case of induction stovetops, these vessels must be made of “ferrous metals,” or metals that contain a magnetic charge. Iron and steel are the most common types of ferrous metals found in the kitchen; glass will not work on an induction stovetop.

Questionable Approval Standards for Induction Stovetops

While sources like Consumer Reports and even Dr. Weil strangely claim that the technology is safe for human exposure, current studies say something quite different.

A 2012 study published in the journal Bioelectromagnetics questions the way in which induction ovens were approved in the first place while bringing to light their inherent dangers.

Induction stovetops originally got the stamp of approval because they were said to comply with the standards for EMF exposure outlined by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) as long a person is standing at least one foot away from the unit. REALLY?! One foot away?

I don’t know about you, but my arms aren’t long enough to comfortably stand 1 foot away from the stove when I am cooking, especially when I am using the back burners as well!

Fortunately, the researchers from the Swiss Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT’IS) conducted tests on individuals who were standing less than a foot away from the stove. The results were startling.

The study concluded that the majority of induction rings, or hobs, exceeded the maximum exposure levels set by ICNIRP when a person was standing less than a foot from the stove. The worst case scenario showed a 16-fold increase in exposure levels.

Of particular concern is the effect EMF exposure from induction stovetops could have on the brain tissue of children as well as on pregnant women or women of childbearing years. For children, a mere 2-fold increase (6 dB) of EMF beyond the standard is considered dangerous.

How EMF Effects You

EMF stands for Electro-Magnetic Field and is generated by common household electronic devices such as clock radios, blow dryers, computers and cell phones.  Also called electro-pollution, exposure to too much of this toxin has been documented in hundreds of studies to be a serious health hazard that can lead to inflammation, neurological damage, cataracts and even cancer. A 10-year study conducted by more than two dozen international acclaimed scientists called The Bio-Initiative Report examined the data and concluded that electro-pollution’s detrimental effects on the human immune system was very clear. 

Electro-pollution has been labeled the “deadliest toxin on the planet.” because you can’t see it, feel it, smell it or taste it, but it affects you 24/7. Now the evidence is pointing to the increasingly-popular induction stovetop as being another major source of this “dirty” power in your home. Is ease and convenience worth the risk to your health and that of your family? Essential # 2 is to Reduce Your Toxic Exposure, and induction stovetops definitely fall under the category of toxic exposure.

Author: Dr. Veronique Desaulniers is the founder of The 7 Essentials System ™, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal Breast Cancer Naturally. To get your free 7 day mini e-course, visit http://breastcancerconqueror.com/.

Related Self-help Health posts:

EMFs, Your Health & Vibes Up

Cutting-edge Information About EMFs & How To Deal With Them

 

And now for the free health resources…..

Bought Movie

Are you ready to discover the shocking reality behind Vaccines, GMOs and Big Pharma?Well now you can! Thru January 29th you can watch the new BOUGHT film  – FREE!

You can access your free viewing anytime, before January 30th, at which time it will be taken down.

“Every mother and father should watch and share for the well-being and safety of our children…”

“Bought does a fantastic job of raising vital questions about our food, our health and the too big role big business has in our government…”

Did you know: Wall Street has literally “BOUGHT” your and your family’s health? The food, vaccine, drug, insurance and health industry are a multi-BILLION dollar enterprise that seems to be focused more on profits than human lives. The BOUGHT documentary takes viewers deep  inside this alarming situation.

Featuring exclusive interviews with the world’s most acclaimed experts in research, medicine, holistic care and natural health… Bought exposes the hidden (and deadly) story behind it all.

Watch the film, and share it with everyone!

 On a more positive note :-)…..

Radical Wellness

World-renowned mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra and integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil are teaming up to show you how to get back in the driver’s seat of your own health in a brand-new free online event Radical Wellness.

It might feel as if you’re just a victim of the “health cards” you were dealt at birth and that there’s little you can do to change your biological fate, but the truth is that you are not simply the sum total of the genes you were born with.

Scientists now know that by making small shifts in the way we live, we can actually activate, at a cellular level, our body’s built-in ability to heal and thrive. And these small shifts don’t just guard against illness…

Research shows they can alter our genes—suppressing the expression of diseases we’re genetically predisposed to have, and allowing us to age in a healthier, more vibrant way.

And because Deepak and Andrew know how difficult it is to make these kinds of shifts in our stressed-out, time-starved world, they’ve teamed up to host this brand-new online event to help you live a healthier, more vibrant life!

Join Deepak and Andrew at No Charge for this ‘Radical Wellness’ Event

Related Self-Help Health post:

Change Your DNA? Epigenetics Says YES!

 

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

 

 

Flax: A Thumbs Up Or Down? and Free Events

 

For the last 10 years or so there have been plenty of sources touting the wonders of flax seed and oil. I myself jumped on the bandwagon back then because of all the wonderful things I was reading and hearing. But then I learned about how fragile the oil content of the seed is and how if flax isn’t processed, bottled and stored properly, it can go rancid very quickly. I also started hearing more about phytic acid and I wondered why no one seemed to be mentioning this issue when they were talking about all of flax’s pluses. So I’ve actually eaten very little flax in the last 5 or 6 years, but was wondering if maybe I’d over-reacted.

Well, I just came across a fairly comprehensive article that addresses some of the concerns I’ve had, plus ones I hadn’t even thought about. It’s by Megan Stevens for Food Renegade, and if nothing else, it goes to show that you can easily be eating things you think are healthy for you, but if you don’t know all the facts, then you may be in for some rude awakenings. I’m finding out more than ever that nutrition is a complicated and complex issue; you need to do your due diligence and you need to make sure what you are eating is really what your body wants and needs.

 

the cultivation harvest of flaxseed is said to date back

(positively-healthy.com)

IS FLAX HEALTHY? 5 REASONS TO EXERCISE CAUTION AND MODERATION WITH FLAX

However, when I started the GAPS diet this was, in part, called into question. I learned that flax should be eaten in moderation and I plan to share with you why.

Since that time, four years ag.o, I have also read accounts and studies about flax that raise a few more red flags. Let’s look at 5 reasons to exercise caution and moderation when it comes to flax.

THERE ARE 5 MAIN POINTS OF CONCERN WHEN IT COMES TO CONSUMING FLAX:

  1. Is flax an efficient form of fatty acids?
  2. Does flax cause changes in hormone levels?
  3. What are the phytate levels in flax?
  4. Does flax actually reduce inflammation?
  5. How is flax grown?

Years ago, when I was a vegetarian, I put two heaping tablespoons of flax seed meal on my morning granola every day. Reminiscent of the wheat bran that was marketed as healthy in the 1980’s, I was adding this supplement to my food, trying to get extra omega-3 fatty acids into my diet.

MYTH – FLAX IS A GOOD SOURCE OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

As Chris Kresser explains,

Fish contain a variety of fatty acids, but the ones that are believed to confer the majority of the benefits are the long-chain omega-3 fats eicosapentanaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These omega-3 fats are found exclusively in seafood and marine algae… it is also possible for the body to synthesize EPA and DHA from the short-chain omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is found in plant foods such as flax… However, research clearly indicates that the conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA is extremely limited. Less than 5% of ALA gets converted to EPA, and less than 0.5% (one-half of one percent) of ALA is converted to DHA. (emphases mine)

The human body does not produce EPA and DHA on its own and flax consumption cannot meet the body’s need for these vital fatty acids. Consuming fresh fish, and some forms of algae to a lesser extent, are the recommended means of obtaining these nutrients. (Refer to this post if you’re trying to get more fish into your diet.)

NEXT QUESTION – WHAT ARE YOUR ESTROGEN LEVELS?

Flax contains phytoestrogens called lignons. As a result, flax can increase estrogen levels and have a blood-thinning effect, lengthening one’s menstrual cycle or causing mid-cycle bleeding. Those who already have high levels of estrogen, who then consume regular amounts of flax seeds or flax oil can experience symptoms including fibrocystic breast tissue, depression, and the aforementioned bleeding.

Many women report heavy periods while consuming gluten-free flax crackers or flax baked goods, unaware of the correlation. Those with low or moderate levels of estrogen may not be affected at all by regular consumption of flax.

Another example of how flax affects hormone levels is seed cycling, a natural method for women to intentionally support the different stages of their cycle. In this scenario flax is used from the 1st day of menstruating until ovulation, to support the body’s production of estrogen. Up to 2 T. daily is recommended. We can see why eating the same volume of flax seeds throughout one’s cycle would cause a hormonal imbalance.

PHYTATES

Like all seeds (and nuts) flax contains phytates. This compound can be neutralized by soaking with most seeds and nuts, but flax becomes sticky and soaking isn’t effective. Ranking high in phytate content, flax should be eaten in moderation to prevent mineral depletion, the result of eating a high-phytate diet.

DO FLAX SEEDS REDUCE INFLAMMATION?

All omega-3s reduce inflammation. But as we’ve discussed above, very little omega-3 fatty acid is derived from flax seeds. Therefore, touting flax as a major anti-inflammatory is misleading. Nonetheless, the soluble fiber in flax can help reduce inflammation to some extent.

ORGANIC FLAX- A CROP

Lastly, as with all purchases, our consumerism affects the supply of goods. Buying organic flax, boycotting the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, is a priority for me.  Here’s why:

Flax is a popular crop for farmers to choose to grow. With flax oil now being recommended by practitioners and flax seeds being put in many commercially made cereals, not to mention being used by more home cooks than ever before (and as a food supplement), flax demand is on the rise.

Buying organic flax sends a message of demand to farmers that it’s a safe crop to grow, (in lieu of conventional flax) – that they will be able to sell their product come harvest time.

While it’s convenient to grab a bag of Bob’s Red Mill flax from Trader Joe’s, I recommend looking twice. If it’s not organic, what kind of farming is your purchase supporting?

CONCLUSION

The Weston A. Price foundation does acknowledge the health benefits of flax, recommending up to a 1/2 tsp. flax seed oil daily, the equivalent of which is 1 1/2 tsp. flax seed meal daily. Tim Boyd writes, “Flax oil is fine if it is a good quality and in small amounts… People are taking too much flax oil…Remember to always store flax oil in the refrigerator.”

I personally appreciate baking with flax seed meal. It is one of several ingredients I use in my grain-free baked goods to achieve a certain texture and moistness. So I am not down on flax.

But I do value understanding it as a complex food— both one from which we can derive benefits and one which I will not exalt to a higher nutritional platform than is accurate.

I am also aware of my hormone levels and prefer to eat flax during the first half of my cycle, as I know personally I have a tendency toward estrogen dominance and flax does affect me adversely if eaten too often or universally throughout my cycle.

What about you? What are your experiences with this charming seed that, while truly healthy, must not be misunderstood or over-consumed?

(Author Megan Stevens is in the process of publishing her first cookbook titled Eat Beautiful: Grain-free, Sugar-free & Loving It.)

 

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And here are a couple of free health-related resources for you. This first one is an interesting-sounding event I signed up for that some of you may be interested in, too, especially if you are sensitive to EMFs and other electrical radiation like I am…..

 

Free Interview

Thursday, 7th May at 1:00 p.m. EST (10 AM PST or 6 PM GMT) Lloyd Burrell is interviewing Dr. William LaVelle. Dr. LaVelle is a founding director of the original California Acupuncture Association. While maintaining a general practice for the last ten years he has taken particular interest in the effects of his therapies with regard to the effects of EMFs on health.

Lavelle explained to Burrell that people were coming to see him with a wide range of issues—a bad back, a sore shoulder, a bad knee, heart issues, Achilles tendon etc.—and he started muscle testing (i. e. using kinesiology) them to test their reaction with a cell phone or other EMF device.

Here’s the thing: he found that everyone he tested was electrically sensitive.

Over time he developed a therapeutic treatment to treat this electrical sensitivity. He’s termed this technique “Natural Brain Firewall Activation”.

Natural Brain Firewall Activation

It’s a gentle, two stage, hands-on procedure that initially works on the cranial bones to coordinate movement and create more space for the brain. This is followed by a fine tuning of the atlas with the occipital bone and the other cranial bones. Both stages utilize key acupuncture points.

Dr. LaVelle believes that throughout a persons life there is a minute expansion and contraction of the skull that possibly acts as a frequency generator or generator of life energy.

He believes that his technique works by stimulating these higher frequencies (the brain’s natural firewall), which can then harmonize and neutralize adverse frequencies.

Why Weren’t You Born With Your Firewall Activated?

You probably were. According to Dr LaVelle our Firewall becomes de-activated as the result of our stressful, toxic environment. Stress, trauma and toxicity can damage tissues and adversely affect underlying neural control patterns. This in turn impacts our physiological processes.

Dr. LaVelle’s technique expands the space between the brain and the skull and allows for better brain function because of increased cranial amplitude and motion. He believes that before activation EMFs are able to penetrate the skull in a way that weakens the nervous system. Firewall activation provides more space for the brain by the increased micro movement and expansion of the skull.

Long Term Relief

Dr. LaVelle claims that everyone who has been tested a year or more after Brain Firewall Activation is “still holding.” One of his patients still tested strong after four years. Another patient came back after seven years and still tested strong against the normally weakening effects of EMF radiation from her cell phone and smart meter.

If all this sounds interesting to you (it certainly does to me!), you can click here to sign up for the free interview. There will also be a replay available for 24 hrs to those who have signed up. You can access the tele-seminar via your computer or telephone and can submit questions ahead of time. You can do this in 2 ways:

  • before the day, by clicking here and sending your question (if you’re not sure what time the tele-seminar starts, the page has a countdown timer).
  • on the day of the event, by putting your question directly to Dr Lavelle

Related Self-help Health posts:

EMFS, Your Health & Vibes Up

Cell Phone Update

Wi-fi Experiment

 

Another free event to check out……

 Trudy Scott is putting on another season of the Anxiety Summit. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, social fears, food addictions, this free summit is for you.

You will discover the connections between anxiety and real food, why broths and sauerkraut are brain food, the good mood benefits of red meat, sardines and pumpkin seeds, the impact of toxic mold, parasites and SIBO, eating for hormone balance, why all grains may be a problem, GABA and serotonin, social anxiety and pyroluria, mind/body medicine, histamine, nature, gluten, micro-nutrients and much more!

The summit runs May 6th – 20th and you can find out more and sign up here.

 

And don’t forget about the Essential Oils Revolution (mentioned in a previous post) that will be starting in just a few days on May 11th. I can’t wait! If you haven’t already signed up, you can learn more about the event, bonuses offered, and presenters here.

 

Salud!

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts. Also check out the To Your Health page at my website Evolution Made Easier and blog of the same name for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

 

Cutting-edge Information About EMFs & How to Deal With Them

I have another free resource to tell you about and this one is very timely. If you watched the documentary Resonance: Beings of Frequency I recommended in a recent post, then  you are aware of the invisible electro-magnetic “smog” that surrounds us and the possible health risks it poses. So I appreciate that Alison Heath of Your Vibrant Health Secrets has put together the world’s first summit on the topic to help us better understand the situation and how we can still live vibrant, healthy lives.

 

 

EMF Summit: Protect Yourself, Your Children, Your Family

 

The EMF Summit has gathered a stellar lineup of world class experts to give you a complete picture of the electromagnetic fields that surround us and how they affect our health, our children and our environment. The event starts on Tuesday Sept 2nd and replays of the live presentations will be available to watch for 48 hours afterwards free of charge.

Here are some of the topics to be covered:

Dirty Electricity: How We Can Co-exist With This Powerful Techno logy and Its Inherent Dangers with Dr. Samuel Milham the physician-epidemiologist who first alerted the world about electromagnetic exposure in various careers and the link to human disease

Why We Resist Knowing and How Our Fun Toys Can Bite Us with Dr. Ross Andersen an EMF Consultant and retired Chiropractor & Naturopathic physician

The Health Benefits of Filtering Dirty Electricity with Dave Stetzer a retired military electrician with top secret clearance who has dedicated the past ten years to cleaning up dirty electricity

Biological Effects of EMF and RF on people with MS, Diabetes and More with Dr. Magda Havas a Trent University professor currently working with electrically hypersensitive individuals and researching sick building  syndrome as it relates to power quality in schools

Adopting the Precautionary Principle with Dr. Martin Blank whose research on the damage electromagnetic radiation causes to the DNA of our cells indicates the need for greater caution and control over the spread of EMR in the environment

How to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution with Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, internationally acclaimed nutritionist, visionary health expert, and best-selling author

Our Choices With a Government Supported by a Corrupt Industry with Sharon Noble founder of Stop Smart Meters BC and co-founder of Citizens for Safe Technology

How Smart Meters Impact Your Health, Privacy, Safety and Your Pocketbook
with Farren Lander a specialist in electro-pollution consulting, detection and protection

Is Your House Sick From Geopathic Stress and EMF Radiation? with Karen Mileson,`sick house`survivor and author. She was ill for many years without understanding why. When her husband also became ill and died she discovered their home was killing them

How Microwave Weapons Mirror Today’s Wireless Frequency with Barrie Trower a retired microwave military expert and consultant for the British Secret Intelligence Service MI5 and MI6.  He came out of retirement as he was appalled by children being exposed to wireless in schools

BEMER The Healthy Side of Electromagnetic Fields with Chitvan Milak the CEO of BEMER India. Chitvan’s extensive knowledge of BEMER vascular therapy illustrates how we can use electromagnetic pulses to increase circulation and minimize the negative effects of EMF radiation on our body

How to Recognize, Avoid and Deal with Symptoms of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity with Dr Olle Johansson, whose research on EHS symptoms was in part responsible for Sweden recognizing EHS as a disability

And much, much more …All at no charge to you!

You can listen to these inspiring programs with our compliments. We’ve scoured the world to bring people to share the truth. They are world-renowned experts who are raising EMF
awareness and changing the lives of thousands and thousands of individuals.

Their knowledge, tips, techniques and methods are easy to implement and proven to be powerful in enabling your to thrive in an irradiated world.

They are coming together in this extraordinary free online event to help you discover the healthy and vibrant you and help you rise above the fear and chaos of our wireless environment so you may enjoy a rewarding and satisfying life.

You can reserve a seat here.

I’ll see you there,

Alison Heath

PERSONAL NOTE: The products from Vibes Up are the main way I off-set the EMFs in my environment. I love how versatile and multi-purpose they are. Here’s one testimonial Kaitlyn Keyt, creator of the products, received recently:

Hi Kaitlyn…. I want to give you a big THANK YOU! And shout out for the transformation your products have brought to me! A year ago my energetic medicine consultation showed very high geopathic stress and electromagnetic stress causing a high level of toxicity in my body…. I got the results today from an annual follow up…NO GEOPATHIC STRESS OR ELECTRO-MAGNETIC STRESS SHOWING UP IN ME AT ALL! !! THANKS TO ALL OF YOUR GOODIES, INCLUDING THE PYRAMID! AND MY TOXICITY LEVEL WAS WAY DOWN IN HEALTHY NUMBERS….THANK YOU! THIS IS ANOTHER REASON YOUR COMPANY IS GROWING SO FAST….I HAVE NEVER HAD SO MANY CARING AND RESPONSIVE PEOPLE LOOKING OUT FOR ME! YOU ARE LIKE A FAMILY, NOT A COMPANY…AND YOUR PRODUCTS SAVE LIVES….AND YOUR INSIGHTS SAVE LIVES AND SANITY….THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
Suzanne T. Naples Florida

“When I asked Suzanne’s permission to share her experience she responded back with more details” -K

Hi Kaitlin …. This is great! Thanks for acknowledging me! I keep all of our food and water on squishys in the fridge or on the counter. I have a mat under my pillow and in the bed…..plate size squishys gridding the bed (they are a little lumpy to sleep on), I use a squishy under the plate if I go out to eat which isn’t too often, I won’t eat anything if it hasn’t been on a suishy first. I ALWAYS have a squishy in my waistband so I am getting 24/7 vibes. I also have a pyramid in my car!

 

Related Self-help Health posts:

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/the-latest-health-findings-on-cell-phones/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/emfs-your-health-vibes-up/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/what-you-should-know-about-the-4glte-technology/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/eye-opening-wi-fi-experiment-and-more/

 

Salud!

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts. Also check out my new website Evolution Made Easier and blog of the same name for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

A Must Watch Documentary & The Detox Challenge

A few days ago a friend sent me a link to a documentary titled Resonance: Beings of Frequency. I already had a back-log of stuff on my “To Do” list to watch or read, so I thanked him for sharing, but planned on  just deleting the link. However,  I couldn’t really tell what the film was about from the title and figured I should at least check it out before sending it to the trash. Well, after the first few minutes I was hooked and ended up watching the whole thing in one sitting, even though it’s about 1 1/2 hours long.

The film is full of really fascinating and often scary stuff and does a great job of weaving together a number of topics I was already at least familiar with and cared about…..like the Schumann Resonance and how our bodies and the planet literally operate “on the same wavelength,” why the bee population is so important and what is likely causing its decline, how birds find their way during migration, and the health issues that come from all the EMFs and microwaves that are an unseen, but ever-present part of our lives. Startling, depressing statistics, …..eye opening scientific data. If this movie was required viewing, I feel there would be a big outcry and demand from the general public for immediate regulation and reform in the technological industry and elsewhere. I urge you to watch Resonance, so grab some popcorn and get comfy. Then pass this post along to others.

Here’s the lead-in to the film….

 

In the mid eighties fewer than 3% of all people in most of the countries were using cell phones, but if you fast forward to today almost 100% of the people are using cell phones.

By the time they’re 19 or 20 years old, our children will have used the phone for 10 years, and we have no idea what type of risk that’s carrying. Now we live an an ocean of electromagnetic radiation.

It’s all around us now, invisible, but we know it’s there. Every time you lift up your mobile phone you know it’s there. It is very hard to turn the clock back, in fact it is impossible, but we need to be aware of the adverse health effects so that we can have the choice of taking precautions against the exposures.

How could we have possibly thought that putting microwaves to our brain was safe? We just don’t fully understand what we’re doing.

 

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/resonance-beings-frequency/

 

Related Self-help Health posts:

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/eye-opening-wi-fi-experiment-and-more/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/new-device-to-off-set-cell-phone-radiation/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/the-latest-health-findings-on-cell-phones/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/what-you-should-know-about-the-4glte-technology/

 

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On another note, The Detox Challenge is starting in September. If you are interested in participating in this 21-day, step-by-step, Functional Medicine-based detoxification program, here’s what you will receive:

  • Daily instructional support via e-mail

  • Recipes, tips and downloadable tools, including the Dietary Guidebook and Tracking Journal

  • Weekly webinar calls with Deanna Minich, PhD, with special Functional Medicine guests

  • Online support and Q&A led by Functional Medicine practitioners in a private Facebook group

  • New expert speaker audio interviews on detox

You can find out more here.

Related Self-help Health posts:

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/mercury-sources-toxicity-testing-detox-protocols/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/winter-detox-foods/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/yoga-for-detox-a-great-routine-for-the-new-year/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/clay-detoxing-baths-packs-and-more/

Salud!

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts. Also check out my new website Evolution Made Easier and blog of the same name for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

New Device To Off-Set Cell Phone Radiation

Kaitlyn Keyt of Vibes Up is always coming up with new, innovative ways to help us live happier, healthier lives. Her latest creation is a device that works to off-set cell phone radiation and its negative side effects. This new product is especially for those who are on their cell phones a lot or who are sensitive to the EMFs/radiation that are such a big part of our lives these days…..AND right now it’s on sale!

 

 

 


More and more of us are switching the work and play that we used to do on the computer over to our mobile smart phones. This means a lot more electronic toxins not only in the palms of our hands, but also lasered toward our vital organs.  
Necessity is the MOTHER of invention!
Here’s what Kaitlyn has to say about the new product:
I personally am not only electronic sensitive, but I also spend massive hours working on my cell phone; both of which can make our cell phones detrimental to our well-being. I’ve analysed all the challenges here, and created a solution I am delighted with. This may not be for everyone BUT I LOVE LOVE LOVE MINE!!!
Introducing the “ultra squishy” EMF phone cover that brings a plethora of happy solutions. Here are the areas that are solved by the squishy phone cover.
1. Healthy handle makes a great way to comfortably hold on to your phone in any angle
2. Quickly interchangeable with your regular Vibes UP ion cover, but once you put it on, you may love it so much you’ll just leave it on
3. Blocks the toxic laser that points to your body; on most phones, the plug-in area on the bottom points like a laser towards your heart, breast, liver and other vital organs. Tests done in Ireland found that plug-in areas tend to send out rays of electronic toxic energy, which is solved by this new VU device
4. No touching as you hold your phone; now you’re only holding the squishy and not touching your phone at all.
5. The foot petal makes a great thumb rest
6. Forms a body barrier if it’s in your pocket or purse by putting the squishy side between you and the phone (often people experience problems in the area where they tend to keep their phone next to their body….like the girl who used to stick her’s in her bra and ended up getting breast cancer in that very spot)
7. Does an energy treatment on your whole body via the reflex points in your hand; all the organs and meridians in our body are directly connected to the ending points in our hands and feet (and ears, too, which is another reason NOT to hold your phone directly up to your ear!); this squishy changes what we hold in our hands from being electronic toxins to a device that generates healthy ions and contains Nature’s ingredients….essential oils, flower essences, gem stones, liquid crystals, and more. So the non-beneficial positive ions and radiation from the phone are off-set by negative ions and other energies that balance and harmonize the body. Cool!
How to charge your phone? 
You can either pull the cover back or lift the foot petal forward exposing the ‘plug in’ area to be able to easily charge your phone. And the new squishy device is available to fit an iPhone or any phone.
Fits iPhone option:
Reg. $39.99 on sale for $29.99
Has already assembled iPhone cover, New BLACK EMF super squishy, EMF harmonizer insert, EMF foot petal. 
A $75.00 value if pieces were bought separately
ANY phone option: 
Reg. $35.99 on sale for $25.99
Has the EMF Squishy and special ‘option to remove’ adhesive to attach to any phone or cover (common sense applies; do NOT put glue in holes or on screen)
Go to Vibes Up to explore these and other products for your cell phones and other EMF/radiation emitting devices.
Still not sure you really need to worry about cell phone usage? This graphic provides an overview of the possible health risks involved (for more in-depth information on the topic, check out this previous post on the latest health findings related to cell phones)…..
How Using Cell Phone affects Your Health?

Salud!

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts. Also check out my new website Evolution Made Easier and blog of the same name for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.