By: Clifford M. Sonnie M.D.
E.M. (Electromagnetic) Waves have been around for almost a century. Any electrical device will produce them. Even something as small as a nightlight bulb will produce them. For as many years as well, we have known that these EM waves can be harmful to our health. After all, when it comes right down to it, our bodies are all electrical. Our nervous system isn’t anything more than a highly sophisticated chemical/electrical system. Over fifty years ago a scientist by the name of Frey was the first person to suggest that EM waves might be detrimental to our health. In fact, he was the first person to suggest that microwaves are harmful to our health although they were sold and are still being sold as harmless. Needless to say, industry and the government have ridiculed his work and shut down his research.
A little science. Come on it won’t be that bad. Every seven years or so our body replaces itself. Every thing, right down to the cell that makes the tissue that makes the organ replaces itself. Each cell has DNA in it, which is read by the body and replaces itself. In a perfect world, the old cell and the offspring cell should be identical. That’s in a perfect world. What can cause the body to misread the blue print? There are a couple of ways. First, as I have always preached, chemicals in our food and our environment can cause misreading in the DNA. Misread enough DNA and the tissue is affected. Enough tissue is affected and the organ is affected. Then, voila, we have disease. That’s why we at the Balance of Life Clinic want to detoxify the body to allow it to read the DNA appropriately and hopefully prevent disease. Unfortunately much of traditional medicine waits till you get the disease and then treats it at that point. But that’s another subject for another day. Back to EM waves.
What toxins am I talking about? Toxic heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, irradiation and yes EM exposure all affect the way the DNA is read. The more toxins you have, the higher the chance of a misread.
Ok, enough of that, I have a head ache now. Just remember that as far as this article goes the exposure to EM waves causes the misreading of DNA which can cause disease.
We have known this for a long time. The problem is that as long as our society is made up of electrical devices. Much if not most of the research is negative and as such has been squashed. No one wants you to know that the computer screen that helps you be more productive at work is making you sick!! Bad for business!! In 1975, it was actually publicized that microwaves actually cross the blood brain barrier and cause brain tumors. The research was hidden. Even as early as the early 90’s it was found that EM exposure indeed causes DNA damage, and those mutations could potentially be passed onto your children. Again, that info was squashed. In fact the EPA did a lot of research about it. But when it showed that what was known several decades ago was true, that research was shut down. In fact the lead scientist was quoted “A decision was made to stop… looking too deeply into non-thermal EM exposure”. The government in fact shortly there after instituted a group call the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) to determine what levels are safe. Problem. Who makes up the IEEE? You guessed it. People from the electronics and cell phone industry! Now does that sound like another organization in our government? Let’s see, what was that called… Oh yeah the FDA!! How could I have forgotten that? In any case eventually an organization called the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, came out with a long term study from 13 different countries. The result as showed something very interesting. First, after using cell phones for ten years, the incidence of getting a brain tumor increased by 40 percent. Second, cell phones cause tumors of the salivary glands in the cheek. Third, those who use cell phone before the age of 20 are 5 times more likely to develop a brain tumor. Lastly, cell phones increase the risk of developing a tumor of the acoustic nerve (which affects your hearing) by 300 percent.
So what am I talking about here? What I am saying is that the use of electronic devices including microwaves and most especially cell phones cause health problems. So, that being said, what are we going to do about it? Absolutely nothing. Face it we live in an electronic world. Are we going to get rid of radar and cell phones? Industry, our military, hospitals, police, fire and countless other agencies all depend on these pieces of equipment to operate and to keep us safe. It is the price we pay to live in an electronic world. And all of our descendents and their descendents will have to pay the price in whatever world they live in.
So, inside each one of our houses, what is the biggest source of EM’s? Well actually the television. To minimize exposure, don’t watch it!! Go read a book! At the very least stay back from it when it is on. Don’t sit right up close. Your mother was right when she told you that. The farther away you are the better. The second thing is the microwave. There is absolutely no reason to sit there and watch the little dish go around in a circle as it is being nuked. Second there is no need to sit and watch that little LED light as the clock ticks down from 2 minutes to zero. Do something else! Go read a book! Or exercise!!, oops, sorry, I digress. Problem is one of the biggest culprits of EM exposure, is cell phones. I have one; I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have one. They have become integral parts if our lives. But there are ways to minimize exposure: first, use the speaker phone function on your phone (but not in public, that’s rude). It gets the thing away from your head. Second, use a Bluetooth device. I had no idea what a blue tooth was. I thought it was some sort of a dental emergency. But the ear piece has many times less em waves than sticking the phone to your face. Then there is something called a ferrite bead. If you have a wired headset, place the ferrite bead clip to the tether wire. It absorbs a tremendous amount of EM waves for us. Lastly, get a phone that doesn’t emit that much EM radiation. There is a website that can give you that information. It is www.CNET.com. The last couple of recommendations have nothing to do with EM radiation, but are specifically for those morons who are driving while on a cell phone, texting, combing their hair or putting on makeup. My advice “STOP IT!”
I am going to continue to use my cell phone, and I will continue to watch TV. Not that often (only when my favorite show is on). Yes, I will use the microwave, it is a great way to reheat that cup of coffee. And I will stay as far away from them as possible when they are in use. For those of you who want to stop in and talk supplements with respect to DNA, I’d be happy to sit and talk with you. After all the smart health care consumer is informed and aware.
Clifford M. Sonnie is the Medical Director at the Balance of Life Clinic.