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……



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?


“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.


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

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.

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



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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.

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.


induction oven


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

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!



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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



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.


  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.


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.)


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.



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.


Body Intelligence Summit, 5 Minute Flexibility Routine, and EMFs Report…All Free!


Just a quick post to let you know of 3 more free resources I’ve come across. The first is The Body Intelligence Summit, which starts on the 17th and is sponsored by The Shift Network….


The Body Intelligence Summit

Have you ever stopped to appreciate the intelligence of your body? The millions of tasks running flawlessly to keep you alive and humming? Your body is a true gift, one that contains far more wisdom than you were trained to believe… if you learn to access it. However, in a culture that places so much emphasis on cognitive tasks and productivity, it’s easy to literally “take leave of your senses,” and experience a major disconnection from your body’s natural intelligence.

The result? You feel lethargic, isolated and depleted. You put on weight and develop chronic health problems. You feel tense and uncreative… or maybe life just doesn’t have that shimmer that you know it could have.

That’s why The Shift Network created this special, no-cost event taking place February 17-20th. During this live on-line series, 20 of the world’s top experts in this emergent field – including Dan Siegel, Bruce Lipton (love him!), Debbie Rosas, Dean and Annie Ornish, Gay and Katie Hendricks and others will help you form a greater connection with your body and its innate intelligence.

People who have mastered body intelligence radiate more life force, joy and vitality. They are more creative. They live longer. They are more healthy, resilient and physically skilled. As you master Body Intelligence, you become better able to create the kind of world you want to see. So whether you’re young or old, in good health or poor, a dancer or desk jockey – the guidance from this can be applied to make a difference in your life. Whatever your level of health or profession, this summit can help you go further, drawing from neurobiology, breathwork, dance and the most progressive healing modalities.


You can learn more and sign up for free here:


The 2nd resource is a 5 minute video featuring various stretches to increase and maintain flexibility. I think this is something I will try to incorporate into my routine several times a week. Hate the “Mission Unbreakable” at the beginning and end, but really like the stretches. 🙂


And the 3rd free resource is a substantial (25-page) report on the various sources of EMFs (they’re EVERYWHERE these days!), the health risks and how you can minimize exposure. I’ve done a lot of reading and research on this topic because I am personally sensitive to all the electronic smog, and this report included information and statistics I wasn’t aware of, so if this is a topic of interest or concern to you, I highly recommend requesting this free report.

“Most of the twentieth century diseases of civilization, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, malignant neoplasms, diabetes, and suicide, are not caused by lifestyle alone….these diseases are now increasing in direct proportion to our increasing exposures to high technology electrical devices.” —Leading epidemiologist Dr Sam Milham

And if you have children and have wi-fi or let them use cell phones or gaming devices, be sure and read this:


Related Self-help Health posts:

EMFs, Vibes Up & Your Health

Cutting Edge Information About EMFs & How To Deal With Them

The Latest Findings On Cell Phones

Eye-opening Wi-fi Experiment



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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.


Iodine: Part II

In my previous post I featured a fascinating video on iodine by Dr. Ed Group of Global Healing Center and information about RDA and food sources for this very important nutrient. Today’s post focuses on the role iodine plays in health, some of the reasons so many of us are iodine-deficient, the dangers of over-supplementing and drug interactions, and resources for understanding the connection between the thyroid, iodine and radiation…. 



[In the gas phase, iodine shows its violet color]

Iodine and Health

According to NIH, due to its important role in fetal and infant development and thyroid hormone production, iodine is a critical nutrient for proper health at all life stages. The four main areas of bio-medical research examining iodine’s role in health and disease are fetal and infant development, cognitive function during childhood, fibrocystic breast disease, and radiation-induced thyroid cancer.

Fetal and infant development
Iodine sufficiency during pregnancy is extremely important for proper fetal development. During early pregnancy, when fetal thyroid gland development is incomplete, the fetus depends entirely on maternal T4 and therefore, on maternal iodine intake. Production of T4 increases by approximately 50% during pregnancy, requiring a concomitant increase in maternal iodine intake. Sufficient iodine intake after birth is also important for proper physical and neurological growth and maturation.

Cognitive function during childhood
The effects of severe iodine deficiency on neurological development are well documented. Results from several studies suggest, for example, that chronic, moderate-to-severe iodine deficiency, particularly in children, reduces IQ by about 12–13.5 points.

Fibrocystic breast disease
Fibrocystic breast disease is a benign condition characterized by lumpy, painful breasts and palpable fibrosis. It commonly affects women of reproductive age, but it can also occur during menopause, especially in women taking estrogens. Breast tissue has a high concentration of iodine, especially during pregnancy and lactation). Some research suggests that iodine supplementation might be helpful for fibrocystic breast disease, although a specific mechanism of action has not been established and data are limited.

Radiation-induced thyroid cancer
Nuclear accidents can release radioactive iodine into the environment, increasing the risk of thyroid cancer in exposed individuals, especially children. Thyroidal uptake of radioactive iodine is higher in people with iodine deficiency than in people with iodine sufficiency. For this reason, iodine-deficient individuals have a particularly high risk of developing radiation-induced thyroid cancer when exposed to radioactive iodine.

For more information go to:

Indications of an iodine deficiency:

    • Weight gain
    • Dry skin
    • Low energy/fatigue
    • Inability to maintain a healthy weight
    • Cold hands and/or feet
    • Hair loss
    • Brain fog
    • Poor sleep pattern
    • Tingling in hands and feet
    • Depression
    • Muscle aches
    • Swelling in ankles

Iodine is absolutely essential to the body and overall health, especially for creating the thyroid hormone. But as we grow older our thyroid starts to slow down and can’t metabolize the iodine it needs as efficiently, which means a decrease in the hormone produced. The two main reasons, other than aging, so many of us are iodine-deficient are:

  • Inadequate dietary intake – Iodine is not abundant in the food we eat; it is primarily found in seaweed, kelp, certain seafood, and plants grown in iodine-rich soil. But these days soils are naturally deficient, especially the further you go inland.  Iodine’s rarity in many soils, due to initial low abundance as a crust-element, and also leaching of soluble iodide by rainwater, has led to many deficiency problems in land animals and inland human populations. (See previous post on iodine for a chart with various foods listed with their iodine content.)
  • Exposure to toxic substances  – Iodine is easily displaced from the body by toxins called toxic halides  that include fluoride, bromine and chloride

Fluoride is the worst culprit. It’s found in toothpaste and in the water supply, so every time you take a shower, brush your teeth or drink from the tap, the body is exposed to fluoride, leeching out iodine. Basically a toxic by-product of aluminum production, fluoridation was sold as a way to prevent cavities because some areas with natural fluoride in the water also had lower instances of tooth decay, but it has actually been found to do a poor job of preventing cavities.  It is hard to understand how, when scrapped off aluminum refinery smokestacks, the fluoride is considered a hazardous waste, yet when put in bags and dumped into the water supply, it somehow magically transforms itself into something beneficial. Hmmm.

Bromine is an endocrine disruptor that competes for the same receptors for capturing iodine. Essentially, bromine crowds out iodine. How prevalent is bromine? Since it’s used to make bread dough more elastic and easier to handle, every time you bite into store bought bread you are probably taking in some bromine. It is also in:

  • Bakery goods
  • Citrus flavored soft drinks
  • Fabric fire retardants
  • Hair dyes
  • Medicines
  • Pesticides used on strawberries, especially in California
  • Plastics
  • Spaghetti & pasta
  • Toothpaste and mouthwashes, and
  • Your automobile!

So considering the American diet and way of life, it’s easy to see how and why so many of us are iodine-deficient. But having too much/excessive iodine is also a health risk and can happen in certain instances, especially if someone is unknowingly over supplementing….

Health Risks from Excessive Iodine

High intakes of iodine can cause some of the same symptoms as iodine deficiency—including goiter, elevated TSH levels, and hypothyroidism—because excess iodine in susceptible individuals inhibits thyroid hormone synthesis and thereby increases TSH stimulation, which can produce goiter. Iodine-induced hyperthyroidism can also result from high iodine intakes, usually when iodine is administered to treat iodine deficiency. Studies have also shown that excessive iodine intakes cause thyroiditis and thyroid papillary cancer. Cases of acute iodine poisoning are rare and are usually caused by doses of many grams. Acute poisoning symptoms include burning of the mouth, throat, and stomach; fever; abdominal pain; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; weak pulse; and coma.

Responses to excess iodine and the doses required to cause adverse effects vary. Some people, such as those with autoimmune thyroid disease and iodine deficiency, may experience adverse effects with iodine intakes considered safe for the general population, so, as I mentioned in Part I, iodine supplementation is not something to fool around with. Work with a healthcare professional or be sure to have someone test you (or self-test, if you have a method for doing that) to make sure you are using the form of iodine and dosage your body wants and needs.

And you also need to be aware of the possibility of supplementing with iodine and possible medication interactions. Here’s some information from NIH on the subject:

Interactions with Medications

Iodine supplements have the potential to interact with several types of medications. A few examples are provided below. Individuals taking these medications on a regular basis should discuss their iodine intakes with their health care providers.

Anti-thyroid medications
Anti-thyroid medications, such as methimazole (Tapazole®), are used to treat hyperthyroidism. Taking high doses of iodine with anti-thyroid medications can have an additive effect and could cause hypothyroidism.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, such as benazepril (Lotensin®), lisinopril (Prinivil® and Zestril®), and fosinopril (Monopril®), are used primarily to treat high blood pressure. Taking potassium iodide with ACE inhibitors can increase the risk of hyperkalemia (elevated blood levels of potassium).

Potassium-sparing diuretics
Taking potassium iodide with potassium-sparing diuretics, such as spironolactone (Aldactone®) and amiloride (Midamor®), can increase the risk of hyperkalemia.

FYI, you can get various forms of iodine at any good health food store, but today is the last day for the sale on Detoxadine®, the supplement I take from GHC, so I would definitely recommend checking that out. Here’s what I wrote about it in my previous post….

It’s actually what prompted me to finally get around to finishing and posting this information on iodine, because I wanted you to be able to take advantage of the sale. A bottle, which is super concentrated and lasts more than several months, is normally $29.95, but until 12/3 is just $19.95, plus shipping is free. Use code ‘Cyber2014’. I just ordered 2 bottles myself. Here’s a little about the product:

Unlike other iodine supplements which source iodine from the ocean, Detoxadine® is created using 300 million year old salt deposits located 7,000 feet below the earth’s surface. The result is an extremely pure and concentrated nascent iodine that is free of additives and toxins and also screened for radiation.

Detoxadine® is nascent iodine in a vegetable glycerin base. Unlike alcohol based formulas, it has an extremely gentle taste and is appropriate for adults and children alike.

Nascent iodine is also the most easily absorbed and utilized form of iodine available.

Why is Detoxadine® better than potassium iodide?

The nascent iodine in Detoxadine® is pure and much easier for your body to absorb and use. In nature, iodine is attached to other elements as a compound, it doesn’t exist pure. In these forms, absorption may only be 20%, making it biologically inefficient. Detoxadine® is different because it provides a bioavailable, non-toxic source of elemental nascent iodine that the body can efficiently use. Detoxadine® rapidly enters the bloodstream and disperses throughout the body.

The GHC website also has lots of testimonials and a 180 day money back guarantee. Also check out the Aqua-Spirit, O2 Zap (no home should be without it!), Oxy-powder and other products while you’re there.


See this related Self-help Health post about how certain anti-nutrients can block iodine absorption:

Robert J. Gilbert, Ph D about radiation fall-out and using potassium iodide:

And after Fukushima I featured a number of iodine-related posts at my Evolution Made Easier blog that contain a lot of information and resources you might find helpful:



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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.

Vibes Up Special Deal: It’s a Great One!

Have been busy moving my 92 yr old father into assisted living the last 5 days, so I hadn’t planned on posting anything this week. But this deal with the Vibes Up Earth Energy Mats, probably my favorite product of their’s, is too good not to give you a quick heads up about. Kaitlyn Keyt, owner and creator of this Visionary Aware winning line of products, is offering a 3 for 1 special on her very popular Earth Energy Mats, so you end up getting them even below wholesale. I have several of these mats and love them because they are so versatile and so easy to move around and use in so many different places/ways. And these are the new, improved, “double stuff,” puffy crystal with zeolite ones that have more umph than ever to off-set EMFs and radiation, as well as provide grounding, harmonizing, energizing vibes for the body or whatever they come in contact with. The way to use them is almost unlimited, so it’s great to be able to get 3 for the cost of 1. I use one under my bottom sheet for sleeping, one in the driver’s seat of my car, and one in the chair at my computer, plus also move them around and use as “place mats” to energize food and water and lots of other stuff. Vibes Up has a limited number of the mats available, so act quickly if you want to take advantage of this. Here’s part of the message from Kaitlyn about the special…..


3 for 1 on EARTH MATS!!!
We will literally TRIPLE ALL MATS in your cart! 🙂 🙂
You order 1, you get 3
2 you get 6
3 you get 9 ..and so on 🙂

We have only done a triple mat special ONCE before in our 8 yr history. Everyone was CRAZY HAPPY to have this available so they can afford to line their modern living with Mama Nature’s Miracle Mats.

What a PERFECT TIME as WINTER is  fast approaching for most of us, which means even less time out in Nature and less fresh food. These mats will be bringing the concentrated infrared rays of Nature into our everyday living, for yourself, your food, your clothing, your children, your pets and so much more. SEE 108+ Mat uses list below

LIMITED STOCK: We have made 500 Large, 450 Medium and 530 small.

See below for a Nutshell of the 5 ways the Earth Mats Work:

1. Send over 1 million Rays of Healthy Balanced (piezo) Energy per second to your food, water, bodies etc. Your body can do amazing things when it has the energy or fuel to work with. Its bio-available energy, which means your body knows how to utilize it.
2.  It breathes! It’s NOT just about grounding. The Earth Mats are constantly feeding new energy IN and pulling non- beneficial energy OUT, just like the earth naturally does and how we breath in and out. This will not work on a voltage tester as it is literally CREATING its own ENERGY.

3. Raises Vibrations A scientific fact, High and Low Vibrations can not coexist. Low vibrations include, disease, non beneficial germs, pain, depression, ants, parasites. Common sense would say its a very good idea to raise vibrations.
4. Imprints Nature – The infrared rays are passing through the nature ingredients of the mat, Essential Oils, Gemstones, Flower Essences and more. These rays can pick  up on all the brilliance of Nature, helping to bring a constant imprint of these nature ingredients to everything it comes in contact with. The exact same way a computer imprints a movie on to a DVD!
5. Balance! Everything was once natural and balanced. When its balanced its harmonious and sustainable. its only when its out of balance that it becomes destructive. The Earth Mats can help imprint the phi ratio or golden measurement ratio of 8 Feminine (-) Electron and 5 Masculine (-) Proton to everything it comes in contact with, REMINDING IT OF ITS NATURAL AND HARMONIOUS BALANCE.
6. Reminds our Cells – When something is in its 8- 5 phi balance it creates a special zero point energy, which is intelligent LIFE ENERGY. Example: A pine cone as 8 swirls UP and 5 swirls down. Wherever they cross or come together, a SEED or LIFE is created. Same with the polarities of our cells. When they are reminded of their correct polarity ratio balance, they can start to create energy from within.  Imagine all the trillions of our cells GENERATING THEIR OWN ENERGY! How much more of our health and abilities would we activate?  YEAH! Super Humans who would not need synthetic technology.


You can get as many as you like of all sizes. It’s automatically set to give you triple mats, no need to ask in the comment box.

Squishies & round plate mats are NOT a part of this special. 
Wholesale stores can also participate as its set up to automatically give you 3 for 1 of the retail price, which is even better than wholesale!

Go to the Vibes Up site, click ‘Shop’ from the top menu, select ‘Shop Online’ and you will see the first listing on the left under Categories is the 3 for 1 weekly special. I believe there is also a page on the site that lists over 100 different ways to use the Earth Energy Mats.

Related Self-help Health posts:



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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 health care 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:



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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.

Yea! Health-promoting Holiday Gifts On Sale!

Yea! Vibes Up makes some of my most favorite things on the planet and they are having their big sale of the year right now, offering 52% off on everything that isn’t already discounted! Use code ‘THANKFUL52’ at checkout to get the special deal. This is a great opportunity to get a head-start on any holiday shopping you plan on doing AND save big time on some really special and unique gifts for those near and dear to you (including your pets). I love all the things I’ve gotten from VU, but especially recommend the Divine Soles and Earth Energy Mats (both now available with the new higher-powered formula containing puffy crystals and zeolite), Lotus Happy Mist and Therapy Bears. The mats have over 100 different ways they can be used and provide balancing, harmonizing, grounding energy, while at the same time off-set EMFs and other non-beneficial things in your environment. How does it get any better than that?!

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Actually all the products provide multiple benefits and almost all can be used in a variety of ways. That’s why I love them so much. Two items I got awhile back, the eye mask and Earth Ion Lapdesk, I hesitated buying because I wasn’t sure I would use them enough. These have turned out to be things I use multiple times a day. The eye mask rarely gets used as an eye mask, but more as a “feel better, heal better,” ouchy relief pad. I had several surgeries on my face earlier this year and whenever I’m lying down I use the mask wherever I need some good vibes on my face or body. Of course it also works great as an eye mask when sleeping or meditating, or when you just want to rest your eyes and clear your mind a bit. 🙂

And I use the LapDesk not only for working on my laptop, but also whenever I’m sitting around reading, writing something, or as a little mini table when eating out on the balcony or elsewhere. I’ve also used it during energy work and had people hold it over their solar plexus to provide balancing, harmonizing and grounding energy during their session.

I’m not sure how long the special 52% off will be good, but at that rate you can get two of whatever you want….one for you and one as a gift for someone you care about!  Just put THANKFUL52 in the coupon/comment box on check-out. So visit the Vibes Up “Vibrational Wonderland Webshop” and get crackin’.  🙂


Read my post on Vibes Up and EMFs here:


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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.

The Latest Health Findings On Cell Phones

Here is a very well-written article by Dr. Joseph Mercola about the latest findings on the dangers of cell phones. I still don’t have one myself, but am surrounded by people who do, plus live where there is wi-fi and a cordless phone, and a neighbor downstairs with multi-computer set-up in the room below my bedroom, so the technology is almost impossible to avoid. Which is why, in my opinion, everyone should be as informed as possible about the risks involved and how to minimize them….


Urgent Warning To All Cell Phone Users 

by Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you think the jury’s still out on whether cell phones can be dangerous to your health, then you might want to take the time to listen to this video from the Environmental Health Trust ( Dr. Devra Davis, author of ”Disconnect–The Truth About Cellphone Radiation,” has been researching the safety hazards of radiation emanating from your cell phone.

Like many people, Dr. Davis just didn’t believe the possibility of cell phones being dangerous―until she studied it. And now, with the toxicological and epidemiological evidence to back up her claims, she’s trying to get the word out that cell phone radiation is not only dangerous, but can be downright lethal.

In her lecture, Dr. Davis explains how the biological impact of your cell phone is not related to its power, which is quite weak, but rather to the erratic nature of its signal and its ability to disrupt resonance and interfere with DNA repair. This is now believed to be the most plausible theory for understanding the wide array of health impacts discovered, which includes cancer…

Can Your Cell Phone Cause Cancer?

One interesting case that can serve as an illustrative warning of the cancer-causing potential of cell phones is that of a young woman with no other predisposing risk factors for cancer who came down with multi-focal breast cancer. The case was revealed in the May issue of the Environmental Health Trust’s newsletter.  As it turns out, the young lady had the curious habit of tucking her cell phone into her bra…

Two cancer specialists, Robert Nagourney and John West, concluded there was only one other possibility that might have directly contributed to her breast cancer. “We connected the dots,” the patient said. And the dots―quite literally the pattern of the cancer, and distribution of the cancerous cells―lined up perfectly with the shape of her cell phone.

While her doctor can’t prove the cell phone caused her cancer, it should serve as a potent warning not only to other women who might tuck their phones in their bras, but also to those of you who keep your phones in your pants pocket or shirt pocket as well. As a general rule, you’ll want to avoid carrying your phone anywhere on your body. Keep in mind that the most dangerous place to be, in terms of radiation exposure, is within about six inches of the emitting antenna. You do not want any part of your body within that proximity.

Why Carrying Your Cell Phone on Your Body is a Bad Idea…

Regardless of the area exposed to the continuous radiation emitted by your cell phone, there’s the potential for harm, although certain areas are clearly more vulnerable than others.

For example, research published in 2009 showed evidence that wearing a cell phone on your hip may weaken an area of your pelvis. Using an X-ray technique used in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with osteoporosis, researchers measured pelvic bone density in 150 men who regularly carried their cell phones attached to their belts. The men carried their phones for an average of 15 hours each day, and had used cell phones for an average of six years. The researchers found that bone mineral density was lowered on the side of the pelvis where the mobile phones were carried, raising the possibility that bone density could be adversely affected by the electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones.

It’s important to realize that as long as your cell phone is on, it emits radiation intermittently, even when you are not actually making a call. So wearing a cell phone on your hip for 15 hours a day is giving that area of your body nearly continuous radiation exposure.

Previous studies have found that cell phone radiation can affect men’s sperm count, and the quality and motility of their sperm, and this may be a far greater issue than its effect on bone density. One such study, published in PLoS One found that:

“RF-EMR in both the power density and frequency range of mobile phones enhances mitochondrial reactive oxygen species generation by human spermatozoa, decreasing the motility and vitality of these cells while stimulating DNA base adduct formation and, ultimately DNA fragmentation. These findings have clear implications for the safety of extensive mobile phone use by males of reproductive age, potentially affecting both their fertility and the health and well-being of their offspring.”

Men in particular may want to reconsider carrying their cell phones on their belts or in their pocket, in close proximity of their reproductive organs. In addition, you have a number of other sensitive organs in that general area, including liver, kidneys, colon and bladder—all of which are susceptible to radiation.

Recent Evidence Identifies Strong Cell Phone Cancer Link

Last year, an Israeli research group reported a sharp increase in the incidence of parotid gland tumors over the last 30 years, with the steepest increase happening after 2001. Your parotid gland is a type of salivary gland, located closest to your cheek—the same area where most people typically hold their cell phones. The researchers found a four-fold increase in parotid gland cancers from 1970 to 2006, while rates of other salivary gland cancers remained stable.

That same year, Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, the principal investigator of a 2008 study, testified at a U.S. Senate Hearing that cell phones were identified as a contributor to salivary gland tumors. The report states that your risk of getting a parotid tumor on the same side of your head that you use for listening to the mobile phone increases by:

-34 percent if you are a regular cell phone user and have used a mobile phone for 5 years.

-58 percent if you had more than about 5,500 calls in your lifetime.

-49 percent if you have spoken on the phone for more than 266.3 hours during your lifetime.

World Health Organization Classifies Cell Phone Radiation as Class B Carcinogen

Cell phone subscriptions are now estimated at 5.9 billion globally—that’s 87 percent of the world population! I think it’s safe to say, we’ve already passed the point of no return when it comes to this technology. But as cell phone use continues to grow unabated, a growing body of researchers is speaking out against the technology, warning that it may have serious biological side effects that must be acknowledged and remedied.

Fortunately, their warnings are slowly but surely beginning to be heard.

On May 31, 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO)/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a report admitting cell phones might indeed cause cancer, classifying radio frequency electromagnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Class 2B). The classification came in part in response to research showing wireless telephones increase the risk for brain cancer.

According to the press release:

“Dr Jonathan Samet (University of Southern California, USA), overall Chairman of the Working Group, indicated that “the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk.”

“Given the potential consequences for public health of this classification and findings,” said IARC Director Christopher Wild, “it is important that additional research be conducted into the longterm, heavy use of mobile phones. Pending the availability of such information, it is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as handsfree devices or texting.”

Children are at Greatest Risk—Including While in Utero

Sadly, children and teens are at greatest risk—both for parotid gland tumors and brain tumors—as their thinner skull bones allow for greater penetration of cell phone radiation. The radiation can enter all the way into their mid-brain, where tumors are more deadly. In addition, children’s cells reproduce more quickly, so they’re more susceptible to aggressive cell growth. Children also face a far greater lifetime exposure. According to Professor Lennart Hardell of Sweden, those who begin using cell phones heavily as teenagers have 4 to 5 times more brain cancer as young adults!

The following image, used with permission from the book Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution, clearly shows the differences in depth of penetration between adults and young children.

Pregnant women would also be wise to avoid cell phones as much as possible. In 2008, researchers analyzed data from nearly 13,000 children and found that exposure to cell phones while in the womb, and also during childhood, were linked to behavioral difficulties. Using handsets just two or three times a day during pregnancy was enough to raise the risk of their babies developing hyperactivity and difficulties with conduct, emotions, and relationships by the time they reached school age—and the risk became even greater if the children also used the phones themselves before the age of seven.

Overall, the study revealed that mothers who used mobile phones were 54 percent more likely to have children with behavioral problems. Later on, when the children began using cell phones themselves, they were:

-80 percent more likely to suffer from behavioral difficulties

-25 percent more at risk from emotional problems

-34 percent more likely to suffer from difficulties relating to their peers

-35 percent more likely to be hyperactive

-49 percent more prone to problems with conduct

Experts Adamantly Claim Harmful Effects are Now Provable

Experts in the area of the biological effects of electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and wireless technologies believe there’s virtually no doubt that cell phones and related gadgets are capable of causing not only cancer but contributing to a wide variety of other conditions, from depression and diabetes to heart irregularities and impaired fertility. Researchers have now identified numerous mechanisms of harm, which explain how electromagnetic fields impact your cells and damages your DNA.

One such expert is Dr. Martin Blank, PhD, one of the most experienced researchers of the cellular and molecular effects of electromagnetic fields in the U.S. He gave an informative speech at the November 18, 2010 Commonwealth Club of California program, “The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields,” co-sponsored by In it, he explained why your DNA, with its ‘coil of coils’ structure, is especially vulnerable to electromagnetic fields of all kinds.

As described in the International Journal of Radiation Biology, April 2011, DNA possesses the two structural characteristics of fractal antennas: electronic conduction, and self-symmetry.

These properties contribute to greater reactivity of DNA to electromagnetic fields than other tissues, making the long-term consequences of repeated microwave exposures to our genetic material of great concern. Dr. Blank is adamant when he says that there IS evidence of harm, and that the harm can be significant. He also points out that the science showing harmful effects has been peer-reviewed, published, and that the results have been replicated, evaluated and “judged by scientists capable of judging it.” I wrote an in-depth article about these findings back in January of last year. If you missed it, go ahead and review it now.

An analysis of the range of known mechanisms of action, including DNA effects, was published in November 2010 in “Non-Thermal Effects and Mechanisms of Interaction Between Electromagnetic Fields and Living Matter.” Furthermore, the mobile industry’s own research in the 13-country Inter-phone study showed a 40 percent increased risk of brain cancer from 1,640 or more hours of cell phone use, and independent Swedish research published in 2007 showed a 540 percent increased risk of brain cancer from greater than 2,000 hours of cell phone use.

My Top Tips for Cell Phone Safety

It’s worth remembering that the telecommunication industry is much larger than the medical industrial complex, and they have far more influence than the drug companies. They’re also mirroring many of the same tactics as the tobacco industry to peddle their wares. This includes attempting to discredit researchers who publish unfavorable cell phone studies.

As Dr. Davis shows in her lecture above, the results of any study can be accurately predicted by looking at its sponsorship. According to a review by Dr. Lai in 2008, the probability that a study will find “no effect” is two to three times higher in industry-funded studies, while independently-funded studies into the health effects of mobile technology are TWICE as likely to find a positive result.

So please, be aware that there is already robust scientific evidence that cell phones and other wireless devices pose significant health risks to all of us—especially to children and pregnant women. So while such findings are not being widely publicized as of yet, it makes sense to take action now to protect yourself and your children. You can help to minimize your exposure to electromagnetic radiation from cell phones and other wireless devices by heeding the following advice:

-Children Should Always Avoid Using Cell Phones: Barring a life-threatening emergency, children should not use a cell phone, or a wireless device of any type.

-Reduce Your Cell Phone Use: Turn your cell phone off more often. Reserve it for emergencies or important matters. As long as your cell phone is on, it emits radiation intermittently, even when you are not actually making a call. If you’re pregnant, avoiding or reducing your cell phone use may be especially important.

-Use a Land Line at Home and at Work: Although more and more people are switching to using cell phones as their exclusive phone contact, it is a dangerous trend and you can choose to opt out of the madness. SKYPE offers a portable number via your computer that can plug into any Ethernet port while traveling.

-Reduce or Eliminate Your Use of Other Wireless Devices: You would be wise to cut down your use of these devices. Just as with cell phones, it is important to ask yourself whether or not you really need to use them as often as you do. And most importantly, do not even consider having any electronic or wireless devices in the bedroom that will interfere with the quality of your sleep.If you must use a portable home phone, use the older kind that operates at 900 MHz. They are not safer during calls, but at least many of them do not broadcast constantly even when no call is being made. Note the only way to truly be sure if there is an exposure from your cordless phone is to measure with an electro-smog meter, and it must be one that goes up to the frequency of your portable phone (so old meters won’t help much). As many portable phones are 5.8 Gigahertz, we recommend you look for RF meters that go up to 8 Gigahertz, the highest range now available in a meter suitable for consumers.

Alternatively you can be very careful with the base station placement as that causes the bulk of the problem since it transmits signals 24/7, even when you aren’t talking. So if you can keep the base station at least three rooms away from where you spend most of your time, and especially your bedroom, they may not be as damaging to your health. Another option is to just simply turn the portable phone off, only using it when you specifically need the convenience of moving about while on a call.

Ideally it would be helpful to turn off your base station every night before you go to bed.

You can find RF meters as well as remediation supplies at But you can pretty much be sure your portable phone is a problem if the technology is DECT, or digitally enhanced cordless technology.

-Use Your Cell Phone Only Where Reception is Good: The weaker the reception, the more power your phone must use to transmit, and the more power it uses, the more radiation it emits, and the deeper the dangerous radio waves penetrate into your body. Ideally, you should only use your phone with full bars and good reception.

-Avoid Carrying Your Phone on Your Body as that merely maximizes any potential exposure. Ideally put it in your purse or carrying bag. Placing a cell phone in a shirt pocket over the heart is asking for trouble, as is placing it in a man’s pocket if he seeks to preserve his fertility.

-Don’t Assume One Cell Phone is Safer than Another: There’s no such thing as a “safe” cell phone.  This is particularly true for industry promoted SAR ratings, which are virtually useless in measuring the true potential biological danger as most all of the damage is not done by heat transfer, which SAR measures.

-Keep Your Cell Phone Away From Your Body When it is On: The most dangerous place to be, in terms of radiation exposure, is within about six inches of the emitting antenna. You do not want any part of your body within that area.

-Respect Others Who are More Sensitive: Some people who have become sensitive can feel the effects of others’ cell phones in the same room, even when it is on but not being used. If you are in a meeting, on public transportation, in a courtroom or other public places, such as a doctor’s office, keep your cell phone turned off out of consideration for the ‘second hand radiation’ effects. Children are also more vulnerable, so please avoid using your cell phone near children.If you are using the Pong case, which redirects the cell phone radiation away from the head and successfully lowers the SAR effect, realize that in redirecting the radiation away from your head this may be intensifying the radiation in another direction, perhaps toward the person next to you, or, if in your pocket, increasing radiation intensity toward your body. Caution is always advised in dealing with any radiation-emitting device. We recommend cell phones be kept ‘Off’ except for emergencies.

-Use Safer Headset Technology: Wired headsets will certainly allow you to keep the cell phone farther away from your body. However, if a wired headset is not well-shielded — and most of them are not — the wire itself acts as an antenna attracting ambient radio waves and transmitting radiation directly to your brain.

Make sure that the wire used to transmit the signal to your ear is shielded.

The best kind of headset to use is a combination shielded wire and air-tube headset. These operate like a stethoscope, transmitting the information to your head as an actual sound wave; although there are wires that still must be shielded, there is no wire that goes all the way up to your head.

Read more at:

And here’s an article about cell phone usage being linked to lower grades, anxiety and more:

FYI, here’s a great resource, albeit rather technical, for finding out the radiation-emitting levels of certain items (e. g. a Wi-Fi enabled laptop at 50 cm can provide more radiation than a mobile phone mast/cell tower at 100 meters) and the distance they should be from your body to minimize health risks:

And a short article I just read that explains how the carrier you use can be a big factor in the amount of radiation you experience:

And on a related topic, the dangers of microwaves and why Russians have banned the appliance:

Read this article about the dangers of wi-fi, especially for children and their growing bodies:


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FYI, one of the ways I have found to off-set the non-beneficial energies of cell phones, computers, wi-fi, etc. is by using a number of the innovative and Visionary Award winning products from Vibes Up. What’s nice is they are easy to use, almost all are multi-purpose, and they not only help neutralize the “bad stuff,” they also help ground, balance, energize and harmonize our bodies, food, beverages, whatever they come in contact with. Vibes Up definitely gets a thumbs up in my book.


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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.

What You Should Know About the 4G/LTE Technology


Technology can be great, but it comes with a price, and I’m not just talking about the dollars you pay out at the store for the latest and greatest whatever. This article really says it all when it gives the statistic that in 2002 1 person in 30 was radiaton stressed, but by 2012 1 in 3 were suffering from radiation overload!



(From NaturalNews by Zach C. Miller) If you’re one of the people who has suspected cell phones/cell towers were bad news, get ready for the latest affront to our health: The 4G/LTE network. This is the latest scheme cooked up by the greedy telecommunications industry. It promises much faster bandwidth than the previous 3G incarnation, thereby providing lightning-fast mobile internet on your mobile phone or device (great for watching YouTube/Hulu). Unfortunately, there is a major downside to 4G technology (and all wireless technology that emits radiation for that matter), and it comes as a cost to our health and well-being.

Putting profits over people

The problem with many new, potentially dangerous technologies (such as tech/devices that output radiation of any kind) is that companies can make record profits off of them while the public remains ignorant of long-term chronic health risks. Corporations are obviously reluctant in these situations, as they know that researching side effects and informing the public will hurt their profit margins. That is why we’re not told anything negative about new technologies, only how great they are and how much better they are going to make our lives (How did I possibly live without this before?!?!).

The problem with 4G/LTE: The contrived need to have internet access with us at all times

As the internet age has evolved, cellular phones and devices have evolved along with it. Cell phones used to be for making calls on the go. Eventually, text messaging came onto the scene, and that was the new craze. Now, 4G mobile internet and mobile video streaming is the new novelty. Unfortunately, the bandwidth required for mobile internet and video streaming on a cellular device is greater than what can be provided over older, conventional 2G/3G cell phone tower networks. So for 4G, there have been many new high-powered cell towers erected around the world, with little thought about the adverse effects that the addition of more radiation-emitting technology will cause.

4G/LTE handset “smart” antennas

4G designers needed to increase bandwidth receiving capability in 4G handsets/devices, so they developed “smart antennas” – a series of 4 antennas in a single phone handset. This is like the equivalent of having four cell phones in one device rather than one (tumor, anyone?). The mobile telecom industry is fully aware of the potential carcinogenic effect of their products, but instead of searching for ways to reduce the potential threat to public health, they are multiplying it. This is just plain unethical business practice.

Radiation overload and wireless plankton

Over the last 10 years, physicians have noticed a continuous increase in the number of people with chronic complaints. Doctors have taken blood draws or saliva from patients, and determined in 2012 that one in three patients has radiation overload. In 2002, only one patient in 30 were radiation stressed. In 300 patients with chronic health complaints, 138 of them were caused by radiation (from wireless internet or cell phone tech). These numbers have gotten worse with 3G and ubiquitous Wi-Fi hot spots around the world. How bad are these numbers going to get with the 4G/LTE network?

Plankton were used in experiments to test the adverse properties of wireless signals in lab tests. In these experiments, the wireless-exposed plankton died or were deformed within several days of chronic exposure. With Wi-Fi it took 96 hours, 3G took 72 hours, and with 4G the plankton died within 48 hours. Since all living organisms ultimately can’t escape the effects that unnatural radiation has on them, we must ask ourselves this: If wireless radiation is killing or deforming plankton, what is it doing to us?

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For some great products that not only off-set the positive ions generated by cell phones, wi-fi, computers, cars and a bizillion other things all around us, see my post that mentions Vibes Up products:

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


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.