Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Struggling With Weight Control?

 or, how wireless keeps you fat!   

At first sight, there may not appear to be any connection between weight and wireless but the latest scientific research strongly suggests ways in which these two apparently unrelated factors can conspire against your best intentions. If you want to understand why dieting and losing weight are so hard - read on…

Modern life now contains a wide array of new chemical toxins that our bodies have to find a way to neutralise if they are to remain healthy. From fire-retardants in electronics and furniture to pesticide residues in foods, our remarkable immune systems have to deal with them all. If they cannot get rid of these poisons, our bodies have to sequester them (store them away for later) in hopes of processing them when the body is better equipped. Be it chemical overload, an infection or even just exhaustion, until a change of circumstance occurs within the body it must park toxic substances somewhere and in most cases it deposits them in water (lymph) and fat. The cells that make up your body demand that you maintain an internal environment that suits them within very tight limits (homeostasis). If toxin levels rise too high, one strategy the body has at its disposal is to simply make the body bigger, thus reducing the toxin level per kilo. Retaining water dilutes water-soluble toxins but lipotrophic toxins (non-water soluble) must be stored in fat, connective tissue and muscles. The brain is 75% fat. Microwave radiation makes its Blood-Brain-Barrier (BBB) more porous, allowing toxins, such as lead and mercury to lodge there more easily. Obesity is caused by water retention, for which salt is implicated as well as chlorine in drinking, cooking and showering water. Chorine cannot be a good thing as it is more reactive than iodine, a shortage of which leads to thyroid problems.

One of the reasons digital wireless telecommunications technology is so robust,  reliable and popular is because all the receiving equipment has to do is distinguish between transmitted zeros and ones. The bigger the 'ones', the more reliable the communications. The higher the frequency, the faster data can be transferred. Average signal power levels (the main aspect people refer to) are biologically important but it is the peak power levels (of fractions of a second duration) that the cells of the body are tuned to receive. When the body's cells get hit by microwave pulses at the sorts of very low levels they normally operate at and of the right sort of frequency and duration, they start behaving abnormally and react as if they are under attack by closing the ion channels in their semi-permeable membranes. The cells react by producing measurable levels of heat-shock proteins whose job is to refold damaged DNA. The mitochondrial powerhouses inside each cell keep producing energy, manufacturing all the various chemicals, hormones and proteins the body needs. Not only can these essential products not get out but nutrients cannot get in. What's more, the waste by-products of cellular metabolism cannot get out. The result - the cells' internal environment becomes polluted and they are less able to do what they are supposed to do, one aspect of which is to detoxify the numerous chemical pollutants we encounter every day!

Cells normally 'aspirate' around 3 times a minute. That is to say they expel their metabolic products and waste materials and take in nutrients and signalling hormones. They can withstand a suspension of this process for only a limited time without suffering disruption, damage, permanent loss of efficiency or death.  If wireless exposure is chronic and cells remain too long in reactive 'lock-down' mode with their membranes closed tight, they die which releases further toxic waste products the body must deal with.

When a person tries to lose weight, the toxins previously locked up in water, fat, muscle, organs and connective tissue are released and have to be processed. Unless the circumstances that lead to their sequestration have changed (e.g. during sleep when the body attempts to detoxify itself from the ravages of the waking day) their release only makes matters worse. The solution the body is apt to call for is - more water and more food! Hunger is your body's message that it needs more nutrients. If your diet does not provide what it needs your body may well accept pizza, chips, beer, bread and sausages just to get something it can work with. No wonder dieting is such an up-hill struggle, one which often results in even more cravings.
Though it may sound obvious, the body's need for nutrition will only be satisfied in the long-term when it needs less food!
'Nutrition' and 'food' mean different things. Nutrition as referred to here includes all the vitamins, minerals, water, amino acids carbohydrates, fats and calories the body needs. Simply giving it supplements may not address the fundamental issue of the cells and the body as a whole having difficulty detoxifying itself. Central to cells' efficiency is their ability to aspirate properly and this is compromised by exposure to electromagnetic radiation as outlined above. Always-on EMR sources prevent the body's cells from operating properly and it is the cells which detoxify the body that we are most concerned with here.

Digestion - if your gut flora is incapable of extracting the nutrients your cells need from the foods you are giving it, the body's response is to demand more food - and almost anything will do no matter how bad we know it is for us. Not only does our diet need to be balanced but our insides need to efficiently extract and process what goes into our mouths if our bodies are to remain healthy and energised.

Intestinal Parasites - long overlooked in sophisticated Britain are not, as they say, 'everyone's cup of tea.' Undiagnosed however, they may be robbing your body of what it needs from the supply available in a limited diet. Supplements will only make the parasites stronger unless they are eliminated before supplementation commences. Parasite by-products and die-off may also play a part in the toxic rollercoaster that many dieters experience.

What Can You Do? Between cells trying to get their needs met and parasites stealing nutrients and producing toxic waste products, it should come as no surprise that what we eat is highly influenced by their needs. Both our cells and the parasites they compete with release chemicals (hormones) that drive our behaviour. So instead of beating yourself up for that second slice of pizza or chocolate cookie, perhaps you would be more in control if you examined your external and internal environments.


Wheat - modern wheat is markedly different genetically from the wheat eaten by our forebears. You might consider a wheat-free diet to combat inflammation but as many foods now contain it, it may take some diligence and label reading to successfully eliminate it from your lifestyle.

Milk - homogenised milk makes the butterfat molecules small enough to transit the gut before they get digested. What is often perceived as lactose intolerance may simply be the body’s immune response to undigested fat globules that make it into the lymph and blood.

Conclusions - everyone's situation, inclination and motivation are likely to be different but if you struggle with maintaining a comfortable weight, perhaps these aspects of your 'environment' may benefit from your attention and further consideration:
  • Electromagnetic Radiation - EMR, aka. Electrosmog - Lifestyle Reduction.
  • Detoxify through exercise and saunas but stay away from the high levels of EMR coming from sauna heating elements.
  • Environmental toxins - Elimination, especially in the home.
  • Modify diet with a wider variety of foods and eliminate artificial additives, convenience foods, wheat, sugar and salt.
  • Remove Intestinal Parasites before supplementation.
  • Take effective control of your weight and be happy!


How Can I Convince My Husband...

I often get callers to the Electric Forester EMR Advice Line (01591 610167) who say desperate things like “How can I convince my husband* the wireless devices in our home are making my life a misery?” It’s a variation on the theme “How can I get my partner to stop polluting my living space with his cigarette smoke?” and the fundamental issue is just the same.

New information is the place to start. When people gain new knowledge they did not have before, it opens up the opportunity for them to change their attitude without losing face. Change the environment and it becomes easier to change behaviour.

There is masses of information now available on-line about the dangers of man-made electromagnetic radiation but some of it is heavily spun by vested interests and you may have to read between the lines to discern the truth. For every argument there is a counter-argument. Where to start? What is beyond dispute is your first-hand experience of what is going on inside your own body. But is man-made EMR the cause? Investigation and experimentation may provide the answer. Sometimes this is as simple as feeling better after a few days away from home.

Some good places to start understanding other people’s challenges are: - this blog

A comprehensive EMR survey may provide insights into EMR exposure and a post-survey consultation and custom-written property-specific report may be sufficient to convince your partner of the need for, and virtue of, a Precautionary Approach to man-made EMR in line with Government recommendations. - Professional domestic and commercial EMR Surveys - since 2006.

In extreme cases, protective clothing may be beneficial and EMR shielding could be necessary, particularly in bedrooms where the body spends much time repairing the damage of the waking day.

If new information, professional advice and protection measures do not achieve the desired results, you could  brush up on your assertiveness skills and learn the art of effective negotiation. Your health and well-being, and that of your children and pets if you have any, are at stake. You could of course try appealing to your partner’s better nature and self-interests if you’ve not tried that tack before. You may even consider resorting to bribery or blackmail but that may not get you what you ultimately want, and this is the key - Respect.  It seems people in general, and men in particular, cannot imagine any harm coming from their favourite toys and sometimes neighbours too can feel threatened and be unwilling to understand or be willing to accommodate other’s needs.  You may find the word ‘respect’ unusual in a blog post about EHS but it is central to getting an outcome that will endure. Respect is one of life’s double-edged-swords - if you demand it you have to be willing to give it. If none of the above is getting you anywhere, you might consider taking unilateral action - after all, it’s your home too. Serious situations justify firm and resolute action.

1. Buy a new corded speakerphone and throw the DECT Cordless away (don’t inflict its toxic always-on emissions on anyone else by giving it away or selling it). Have a wired telephone extension socket installed first if necessary.

2. If your neighbours’ cordless phones are adding to your EMR burden, consider paying for an extension-socket to be installed in their home and buy them a corded phone (provided they agree to ditch the DECT). If their DECT base station includes and answer phone, they may be able to get Callminder® or a similar answering service for free.

3. Keep your mobile/tablet/laptop/computer/e-reader/xBox/Wii etc. in Flight Mode (Airplane Mode) when not connected to the Internet. Better still, replace all wireless LAN/network connections with wired alternatives.

4. Turn off routers when not in use and especially at night. Use a time switch if necessary connected to a power strip so that all computer related devices go off at night. You might also buy a time clock and power strip for your neighbours' computer setup.

5. If you’re still not getting anywhere, move out, albeit temporarily. Actions speak louder than words. Go and stay with a friend. A single night away may be all it takes to make your point and for your partner to come to their senses. (They may not appreciate what they’ve got till it’s gone). You may be able to achieve leverage by making your return conditional but you don’t want to end up homeless. If your health and well-being are important to you (and hopefully also to your partner) then resolute action is called for.

If you are successful in significantly reducing your EMR exposure, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that both you and your partner’s lives become easier as sleep and relationships improve.

Note: Three times more women are affected by ES/EHS than men. It is perhaps unsurprising that many men have difficulty appreciating the scope and impact of environmental intolerance to man-made EMR on their partner’s lives. The number of children adversely affected is presently unknown. They have no effective voice or control over their environment, dependant as they are on the knowledge, wisdom and lifestyle choices of their parents or guardians.

*Husband, wife, partner, parents, children, neighbours, boss, fellow residents …


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Christmas - A Special Peril For The EHS #2_1

The excitement of Christmas, with its prospect of wonderful new electronic gadgets, holds very real fears for those already struggling to cope with current levels of  Electrosmog (Wireless / Electromagnetic Radiation).
Family members and neighbours may delight in their new wireless devices but their joy may be offset by those around them who are already struggling to cope with today’s elevated levels of EMR millions of times higher than have ever been.

Over the festive season each year wireless levels ramp up another notch in an ever increasing trend. A whole new wave of mobile / wireless devices is unleashed upon the world at Christmastime and eagerly awaited by an unsuspecting and poorly informed public.
A cordless phone for Grandma, a mobile phone for little Wayne, a tablet computer for Claire, an xBox, Wii or DS for Chet, a new wireless laptop for mum, a new smart phone for dad and wireless printer, wireless surround-sound and a giant screen smart-TV for the whole family to share…
As each home becomes ever more a wireless hot-spot, what of the people inside or nearby who cannot tolerate the invisible electro-pollution pumped out?
The way things stand, it is just too bad. Anyone destroyed by EMR has no legal recourse and nowhere to go. So in this season of ‘Goodwill to all men’ ask yourself whether your freedom to enjoy your new wireless toy comes at someone else’s expense?

In case you are amongst the band of EMR sceptics, the answer is, it almost certainly does but you are unlikely to notice. All the land has been invaded and the EMF Refugees are in retreat. They have been forced to leave their lives and homes, jobs and families behind and salvage whatever they can as their world  turns toxic.
During the holiday season you may be blasted by more wireless devices than you can even dream of. Returning to work, school or college in the New Year, some people will be forced to live with a new or uprated wireless system, quietly installed during the shutdown. If this applies to you and proves too much for your body to take, to whom would you turn?  Perhaps it is not ‘wireless’ per se but the smart-meters which are being rolled out everywhere that will cause your tolerance to be exceeded. 

It all adds up, it is all cumulative exposure. Should you be concerned? Be careful what you wish for this Christmas. It might have a sting in its tail. Perhaps you’ll get away with it. Perhaps you won’t.
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to your early-adopter friends. Perhaps one day they'll thank you for the warning.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Disabling Wireless (on Windows Computers)

When computers and peripherals are switched on, installed wireless network adaptors typically start searching for suitable signals within 60 seconds. They tend to search for networks anytime power is supplied to them, even if they have been disabled in Software.  

To temporarily disable wireless capability via software, computers may make use of a Function (Fn) key, usually blue, and the F2 Function button. Multiple presses of F2 (or whichever key has the wireless icon on it) while pressing the Function (Fn) key will typically step through the wireless options: Wireless LAN, WLAN & Bluetooth, Bluetooth, All Wireless Off.  

Turning All Wireless Off should be done routinely when wireless is not required to reduce exposure of those nearby to microwave (RF) electrosmog and to save battery life. To minimise exposure further, computers should have their wireless adaptor(s) permanently removed or have their wireless adapters also disabled in ‘Hardware’. The latter typically involves disabling the device driver via Control Panel. 

Disabling Wireless in Hardware:
(Windows XP. Similar in Windows 7)

Left Click Start
Control Panel
Device Manager
Network adaptors - select wireless adaptor (802.11b/g/n Bluetooth)
Right Click Disable
Left Click to Accept

BT Home Hubs (V2.0) and others that incorporate a Cordless (DECT) Phone Base Station may not allow the cordless transmitter to be turned off. Upon representation, BT may be willing to substitute a v3.0 which does support this feature if, for example a v2.0 ‘no longer works’ or if the user states that they cannot tolerate it due to ‘Electro-Sensitivity’. BT FON routers as supplied now default to opt-in so straight out of the box your home will become a wireless hot-spot.

To minimise wireless exposure to everyone in the vicinity (typically a 300 metre radius) LAN 10/100 network cables should be used instead. Local Area Network (LAN) cables enable Internet connections to be shared between computers and other LAN enabled devices using simple inexpensive plugged-in Ethernet Mini-Hubs or Switches. They are typically a faster and more secure way of interconnecting computers and accessing the Internet.

Similarly, peripherals such as printers may also be wirelessly enabled and should be hard wired (via a USB port) and their wireless capabilities disabled. Check Operating Manuals for how that can be achieved as many now default to wireless or are programmed to require wireless to be enabled to access some features and upgrades.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

ADSL Filters - An Easy Mistake (Links Updated)

High-speed Internet (Broadband) is now routinely provided in the UK over telephone wires to most areas. As a result, adjoining wires in the cable and on telegraph poles pick up the signal by induction or capacitative coupling and carry it to all telephones in the neighborhood. Consequently, all domestic phone sockets in the UK should now be fitted with an Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Filter to remove these extraneous signals, whether or not broadband service is provided to the property in question.

ADSL filters are not much bigger than a matchbox and are simply plugged in between the telephone and the phone socket but not all ADSL filters are suitable for all phones and the two basic types provide differing levels of protection.Though they look almost identical, the two type are easily confused.  

ADSL Filter Types:

Two-Wire: These provide the best filtering protection but some phones will not ring, even though they will otherwise operate normally.

Three-Wire: These provide less protection because the third (ring) wire usually passes straight through, unfiltered. This type will however ring all types of phones provided all 3 wires have been properly connected in the wall outlet.

How To Tell:

It is not always easy to establish the type by looking. Catalogues and product descriptions usually do not say. An easy way to tell is if only 2 of the little gold contacts are visible in the BT style plug. Some filters are fitted with plugs which have 4 contacts present, though by sight it is not easy to tell whether 2 or 3 of them are connected. 

Another way to tell is if a phone will not ring with an ADSL filter plugged in, then the chances are that the filter is the more effective 2-wire type. Ask your supplier which type they have but many customer service staff are ignorant of this somewhat fine distinction.

More expensive filters may also have a ferrite choke fitted around the wire to the socket (to eliminate higher frequencies) but in many situations, additional benefits may be inconsequential.


To further reduce electrosmog reaching the head, telephones should be of a type which do not have electronics in the handset (the bit normally held to the head). 'Gondola' type phones, with push buttons or displays in their handsets are therefore to be avoided. Likewise, hearing-aid compatible handsets which use induction to connect to the hearing aid. Use of a speakerphone facility eliminates the need to hold the handset to the head.


Most speakerphones require a mains transformer which adds to electro-pollution in the vicinity. Some speakerphones are ‘line driven’. That is, they use power provided by the telephone exchange and are thus not favoured by phone companies. Phone catalogues often do not indicate whether models are line-driven, battery powered or mains (transformer) powered, making line-driven speakerphones difficult to obtain.  

End Note: 

Whilst price is not always an adequate reflector of quality, cheap (<£10) or Free ADSL filters may not be very effective at attenuating the EMR accompanying the ADSL signal that can reach the handset. The signals may well be inaudible. 

For the EHS, and all who wish to minimise their EMR exposure, handsfree phones with ADSL filters are helpful.

Click the following link for a very helpful and informative page on Broadband Filters and Speeding Up Your ADSL


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Where Is Everyone?

How come more people are not getting sick? 

It seems an obvious question but with the use of wireless technologies increasing every day, did something happen to halt the rise in the numbers of people whose lives are being torn asunder by Electromagnetic HyperSensitivty? EHS

Are sufferers of intollerance to the most prevalent pollutant on the planet (Electro-Magnetic Radiation) at today's levels simply not discovering that EMR could be the invisible mediator of the medical condition(s) from which they are suffering? 

Are people being lead away from this ubiquitous environmental toxin (a.k.a. Electro-smog) as a major factor in Diseases of Civilization in favour of standard diagnoses and pharmaceutical derived relief?  

Could EHS even be merely delusional eventually to disappear because sufferers tire of not getting the attention they think they deserve? The persistence of the condition despite many seemingly credible official denials and the very real lengths ordinary people will go to, to escape the source(s) of their torment, suggest otherwise. 

The most commonly subscribed to delusion driven by a wide range of powerful vested interests is that "non-thermal, non-ionising electromagnetic radiation, at presently permitted levels, is totally harmless to everyone, forever."

It is clearly not harmless to those who suffer from EHS and moreover, it is probably, as with other forms of radiation, cumulative and potentially toxic to everyone at sufficiently high a dose if endured over a lifetime.

Put a frog in hot water, so the story goes, and it will jump out. Put a frog in cold water and  warm it slowly and eventually the frog will be boiled. Boiling Frog Syndrome

This quote from Stephen Covey ”There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.”

We are in a time of unprecedented change, every day we are at the cutting edge of future. The choices we make, as we rush helter-skelter towards the new dawn, are driven by our experience of a world that has passed.

It is a guiding principle from the past that holding a mobile/ cell-phone (microwave transmitter) to your head for hours each day is unlikely to be doing your brain any good.

The most exhilarating and final ride of your life may be on the silently unfolding public health tsunami. Life is a journey. Some people will be getting off at the next stop.

So is there a vast cloud of suffering going on 'below most people's radar'? Are we in 'the calm before the storm' and are some of the passengers and crew of 'Spaceship Earth' already floundering in the water?

See 145 Mobile Reassurances


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Electro-smog - How Much Is Too Much ?

Once alerted to the threats to health, wellbeing and prospects, it is easy to get into a tail-spin over electrosmog (electro-smog) and the exposure levels to which we are all now subjected. First there is fear of the invisible and the unknown, confusion and ignorance being added to by the differing opinions and spin on the Internet and what little coverage there is in the media. Then, when it all become too much, paralysis, denial or no action at all may be the result. It can all be too overwhelming. 

Power levels are only one metric. They do not take into effect the nature of digital signals and the information carried on their pulsed modulations, any and all of which may be biologically hazardous. Neither do that take account of the compounding effects of multiple EMR sources and chemicals. The recommendations of the Bioinitiative Report are good but interpreting over 600 pages when deciding whether to use the electric cooker (hob/range) or a microwave oven is beyond most people when it comes to feeding the family. (See the Bioinitiative Report page 587 for recommendations). 

But rather like knowing how many million/billion/trillion bacteria exist in a cubic metre of air, knowing precise electrosmog levels is not entirely necessary if one is determined to keep exposure As Low As Reasonably Achievable - ALARA. Later, when peoples tolerance has been all used up and they are forced to flee or turn and face ‘The Electrosmog Dragons’ in their midst, thoughts are liable to spin out of control, whether-or-not-this-is-serious-and-if-so-how-to-best-deal-with-a-new-and-invisible-threat-that-seems-to-be-everywhere….Aghhhhhhh !

Electrosmog is indeed now everywhere. At presently permitted levels it is toxic for some people and animals, if not everyone, and yes, it can kill you in time one way or another but that is insufficient reason to panic. Mould (mold), bacteria, viruses, yeasts, mildew, germs and pathogens of every shape, size and description abound on the earth and in the air and water, yet we survive.  We have evolved and adapted. We routinely adopt good practices and habits (hygiene) that serve to safeguard us from these ubiquitous invisible threats to our health and our survival.  

It’s the same with the Electrosmog Dragons. We can safely assume that levels of electromagnetic radiation are now higher than some people can tolerate everywhere we go (unless it is to a wilderness and even there, satellites and planes shoot the earth with radar). Especially where people congregate, wireless infrastructure is now in place; mobile/cellular phone signals, wi-fi, WiMax, broadcast DTV and radio - the list is virtually endless and grows every day.

There is not much you can do about avoiding the non-elective wireless stock control system in your favourite supermarket or the anti-collision radar from the cars around you on your journey there, and reducing one’s own elective exposure may not prove sufficient for some, but reducing lifetime exposure cannot hurt.

Wireless is now everywhere and your exposure to it from devices you choose is all that is in your power to control. By becoming familiar with sources you yourself have allowed into your living and working environment; smart-meters, HAN enabled appliances, wireless boiler/thermostat, cordless phone, wireless router and computer, wireless eReader, wireless games console, wireless surround-sound, video/audio repeater and on and on, you will at least be able to make choices.

And why is it important to make choices? 

Because everyone’s lifetime exposure to non-ionising radiation is rising at an unprecedented rate and in forms previously unknown in the history of every living creature on this, our one and only habitable planet.

And that’s not all. The effects of ionising radiation (Nuclear / X-Ray / Cosmic) are very similar and since WWII, Chernobyl and Fukushima, global levels continue to rise uncontrollably. Add the cyclic increase in solar activity we are experiencing today and you can perhaps see why limiting exposure when and where you can might be something to seriously consider. Radiation exposure is cumulative. That means the damage over a lifetime can exceed the body’s ability to repair itself. And we all know where that leads.

Make good choices now, while you can still make a difference in your life and that of those you care about. The truth will out and the unwilling EHS - ElectroHyperSensitive pioneers are reluctantly leading the way, because they no longer have the choices you do.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Free Electricity - Caveat Emptor - Urgent Alert

The UK Government is changing the feed-in electricity tariff and many people will be tempted to rush into a solar panel agreement in the next few weeks.

Imagine your new FREE solar panels, recently installed, start to make you sick and your home becomes no longer tolerable?

What to do? Have the panels taken off? Check the terms of your agreement. The “Free Solar” company did not install them for free, for nothing.

Can you sell-up and move?

Mortgage companies are not surprisingly unwilling to enter into an agreement with a third party that may endure for many years to come. If you have been foolish enough to lease your roof space to a solar panel company in anticipation of free electricity, then you can only hope for a cash buyer. Otherwise it is unlikely that the buyer’s mortgage company will adopt the enduring agreement you have freely entered into.

Does this sound like a nightmare scenario? It is. 

You do not want to go there. Caveat Emptor - Buyer Beware!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Electro-Smog: Addiction & Withdrawal

They say...“Believe only half of what you see and nothing of what you hear.” nevertheless, this recently heard story got me thinking.

A woman, who regularly had headaches after each day working in a heavily electrosmoged office, discovered the way to prevent them was to keep her mobile phone and wi-fi switched on at home. 
Electric Forester has already written about similar rebound effects when people are new to using bed shielding canopies. Reports from users suggest withdrawal effects are possible when they are able to escape the perpetual onslaught of electro-smog, now endemic in most everyday environments.
Intoxication & Addiction:
When a body has been ‘intoxicated’ for some time, it becomes habituated or acclimated and may demand regular top-ups.  It is not unusual for adverse effects to accompany stimulus withdrawal. This should not be surprising as external factors (chemical substances / pathogens / radiation etc.) which require the body to ‘accommodate’ them cause the body to respond with a sophisticated and complex array of counter-measures. If the stimulus suddenly goes away, coping strategies, which have perhaps been developed over time, become excess to requirements and potentially toxic to the body. To neutralise these defensive measures before they themselves turn toxic, the quickest and easiest way is to give them something useful to do and that can be to give them more of the toxin upon which they are targeted. In consequence the cycle of addiction and withdrawal, repeats.
If the impact of the toxin were immediately countered by measures whose effects last exactly as long as the toxin, then balance would be maintained, but there is likely to be a delay in the production of counter measures as they ramp-up to respond to the initial assault. There will be a lag so that if the stimulus is withdrawn the antidote level will overshoot and exceed the required level, unless the body has some way of detecting or predicting the changing level of exposure in advance. The sneeze is a case in point. It allows the body to reject the input and buys it time to prepare. For airborne chemicals, the outer sensors in the nose send an immediate message to the brain. By the time a chemical reaches the lungs, the body is already mounting counter-measures. In a similar way, the smell of fresh coffee alerts the body what to expect and gives it, based on similar experiences, an idea of the quantitative level to expect (how hot, strong, sweet etc.) and thus forewarns the body to prepare appropriate actions to handle it.
If the body has been fending off attacks for a long time, sudden cessation of the protagonist can produce an intensification of alertness. It is as if the senses believe the threat is still present, so it becomes hypersensitive in a attempt to detect it. Only after the body is satisfied that the threat really has gone away, does it allow its defences to stand down and return to a more normal level.
Too Quiet To Sleep:
City dwellers can find it difficult to sleep in the still of the countryside, their bodies having become accustomed to the constant stimulus of the metropolis. There are well accepted physiological reasons for this. If the trillions of cells which make up a human body never get the chance to relax properly, they build up a toxic burden. When they are finally able to process their backlog, suddenly a whole variety of previously sequestered toxins have to be simultaneously dealt with. This is likely to be something the body will resist until it is sure it will have the capability and time to complete the necessary reactions.
A Change Is As Good As A Rest:
A new environment contains different ‘stimulants’, which in turn demand alternative counter-measures and provides the body with the chance to rebuild reserves.

Is it time for a holiday from Electro-smog?

Friday, June 22, 2012

145 Mobile Reassurances

Whatever You Need To Tell Yourself

To operate in the world, to live easily with our fellow travellers, takes confidence. It takes a trust that whatever happens, whatever we do, we will be able to prevail upon the world and survive more or less intact. But what if that trust is misplaced and some of the things we and our fellow citizens routinely do really does put us in danger? What if how we live our lives, by our own actions and those of the rest of society all around us, puts us and our wellbeing in jeopardy?

Sometimes it is necessary to take risks. If we want to fly or drive there is a certain level of risk and it is generally understood to be ‘low enough’. If we choose to smoke or drink or indulge in some other form of drug use, then we accept there may be some unfortunate side-effects and that ultimately we may be forced to accept the consequences. Adults know these things but we become good at suppressing them and keeping them from impinging on our conscious mind’s awareness. If we could not be so selective, we would never be able to give our attention to what is really important. Children take many years to learn such discernment for themselves. In the meantime, it is adults who are responsible for securing their environment for them and keeping them safe as they grow up.

Much of human existence is spent searching for relief. Relief from poverty, pain, worry, loneliness, boredom, oppression, cold, heat - the list goes on and on but the common theme remains. Relief. An aspect of addiction is a yearning for that sense of relief. When addiction’s overwhelming desire is satiated, a sense that all is right with the world prevails, at least temporarily. Whatever other shortcomings we believe our lives hold, they are for the moment put to one side. Addiction, like denial, is a diversionary tactic to save us from having to think worrisome thoughts or recognise the inadequacies in our lives.

So what do you tell yourself about your little mobli’s emissions that allows you to be relieved to have it constantly by your side?

It is now clear from mountains of research that mobile/cell-phone users are incapable of listening to reason. In case you are in this group and your chosen mantra is becoming a bit repetitive, here are some more to choose from:

1.               I need my phone to live a full life.
2.               There have been studies but they’re not conclusive.
3.               How could so small a thing hurt me?
4.               It’s a low SAR phone so I’ll be alright.
5.               It won’t happen to me.
6.               The benefits outweigh the risks.
7.               If it starts to affect me, I’ll cut down using it.
8.               If it affects me greatly, I’ll stop using it.
9.               Its for my security. What if I need to summon help?
10.            I only use it in emergencies.
11.            I don’t use it much.
12.            I text more than I talk.
13.            I may cut down one day, but not right now.
14.            Its just so useful.
15.            Its my alarm-clock, video camera, Internet, e-mail, FM radio, media player, GPS, games console. Its everything to me…
16.            Its my life!
17.            Its sexy, cool and very useful. That’s enough for me!
18.            Its essential, I could not live without it.
19.            I don’t always hold it on the same side of my head.
20.            I mostly keep my calls short.
21.            I swap sides during long calls.
22.            I stop when my ear burns.
23.            I stop when I get a headache.
24.            I hold it lightly.
25.            I usually use it on speaker.
26.            I hold it away from my head - unless I think I look stupid.
27.            I work-out, take supplements, eat organic. I’m careful in other ways.
28.            I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs so overall my risk is low.
29.            The link to cancer is unproven.
30.            I’m charmed.
31.            Everyone I know has got one and they seem Okay.
32.            I’d be socially isolated if I didn’t have one.
33.            4.5 Billion people can’t be wrong.
34.            The Government is there to protect me. That’s their job.
35.            The FCC, FDA, WHO, HPA, MOA, ICNIRP, DECT, they say there are NO adverse health effects, so it must be alright.
36.      Billions of Pounds, Dollars, Euros, Yen worldwide do not corrupt true scientists and politicians.
37.            Scientific journals and peer reviews safeguard us from junk science.
38.            I’m glad people like Ben Goldarse tirelessly root out bad science.
39.            Manufacturers and the operators have to tell the truth.
40.            All my friends say mobile-phones are not a risk.
41.            Published peer reviewed reseach has not found a risk.
42.            Its probably not doing me much harm, but what the hell, nothing is absolutely safe.
43.            I’d be lost without it.
44.            Its indispensable.
45.            Its a part of me. Its part of who I am.
46.            I only keep it in my handbag.
47.            Its reassuring and handy to have in my pocket.
48.            I need it for work. My employer insists on it.
49.            Its not just mobile phones you know…
50.            It shows I’m connected, important, influential, worthy, powerful.
51.            There may be trouble ahead…
52.            It makes me attractive, with-it and trendy.
53.            Nothing can touch me when I’m on my mobli.
54.            Its just so powerful and incredibly useful.
55.            Its like having a second brain.
56.            It’ll take decades to know for sure, in the meantime I’ll carry on.
57.            I pay enough for it, I’m certainly going to use it.
58.            I get free calls, free texts, free wi-fi so why not?
59.            My company pays so it costs me nothing to use it.
60.            I can call for free. How smart am I?
61.            My ring tone is so cool, so part of me and my personality.
62.            Mine has an external antenna so its safer.
63.            Mine’s got no antenna so its safer.
64.            On it I can play games, listen to music, read books, dah de dah de dah.
65.            I need it in case my boss, partner, lover, nanny, builder, plumber…calls.
66.            Each time it rings it proves I’m indispensable. It shows I’m needed.
67.            Its how paid work comes to me.
68.            Its how I get dates.
69.            I need it. I want it. I can have it.
70.            I can get away with it.
71.            I’d rather have a brain tumour than be lonely.
72.            People who do not have a mobile are sad.
73.            People who don’t have a mobile, cordless or Wi-Fi are Luddites.
74.            People who say they are dangerous don’t appreciate the benefits.
75.            It allows opportunities to come my way.
76.            It keeps me in the loop, informed and up to date.
77.            It allows me to know stuff before other people.
78.            What if something happened and I couldn’t be reached straightaway?
79.            I’m more efficient and employable if I carry a mobile phone.
80.            It gives me a better life now even if it might shorten it in the future.
81.            It improves my chances and my prospects.
82.            It means I can enjoy sex more knowing I’m sterile.
83.            I can’t imagine my life without a mobile phone / PDA / wi-fi’d computer.
84.            A mobile phone is not as bad as….
85.            When its proven to cause cancer, I’ll stop. Till then I won’t worry about it.
86.            Sure I can drive, talk and listen all at the same time. Can’t you?
87.            Its very clever. I’m very clever for having one.
88.            Its why we have thumbs.
89.            People expect me to have one. I’m part of what’s happening.
90.            People assume you’ve a mobile phone or you’re some kind of dork.
91.            I believe the adverts. “Live for now”, “The future’s bright”
92.            Why would anyone want to track me?
93.            Ringing: Its for me! I wonder who it could be?
94.            Someone loves / needs / wants me.
95.            I love it when you call.
96.            I have control.
97.            It gives me early warning of problems at home, at work, travelling.
98.            I’ve got some great apps.
99.            Look at all this data I can carry around with me.
100.         I hope I’ve enough talk time / battery / stored numbers / pictures, videos, music…
101.         What is Coltan? Where is The Congo?
102.         Newer phones are much safer.
103.         I need a better phone.
104.         Wired headsets don’t carry signals into your brain.
105.         Airtube headsets are fiddly and not very loud.
106.         My mobli is my best friend.
107.         I’d die if I couldn’t use my phone.
108.         It works by magic.
109.         Its an essential safeguard in a dangerous and unpredictable world.
110.         If safeguards my kids.
111.         My kids made me get one. They respect me more now.
112.         Its what I need right now. Don’t worry me.
113.         Knowing how to use all its features gives me advantages.
114.         I like it.
115.         When I’m on it, I feel happy, important, useful, wanted, informed…
116.         Just having one I can call anyone in the world I want, anytime.
117.         It gives me global reach, from anywhere.
118.         People can reach me anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Its great!
119.         If cancer doesn’t get you, something else will.
120.         I can’t see how using a mobile could cost me my eyesight?
121.         I have not heard that using a mobile could cost me my hearing.
122.         I don’t understand how just using a mobile could cost me my life.
123.         I’m too busy to think about it right now, I’m on the phone.
124.         People who are that concerned should ‘get a life’.
125.         Its my passport to all good things - friends, love, fame, fortune…
126.         Its my most important and treasured possession.
127.         Its my lifeline
128.         Its a free country.
129.         Its a personal choice.
130.         If I get a tumour I’ll have it removed. What’s the problem?
131.         If I get cataracts it’s a simple operation to have them removed.
132.         I don’t wear metal ear rings or metal framed glasses so I’ll be Okay.
133.         I’ve had my amalgams removed, so I’ll be fine now.
134.         If I get a headache, I’ll take a pill.
135.         If people are worried they should see their doctor.
136.        Smiley happy people show me that its alright, that its Okay for me to want to be just like them.
137.         There are now so many sources of wireless emissions, what’s another?
138.         If something bad happens, I’ll sue.
139.         I get a great signal here.
140.         I’ve got the best phone and the best airtime calling plan. How clever.
141.         Some people can’t take it. Too bad. That’s evolution.
142.         I use a Bluetooth headset, so I’ll be Okay.
143.         If mobiles are dangerous, why haven’t I heard more about it?
144.         What the hell. You can’t live in a bubble, cut-off from everyone.
145.         I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. In the meantime, I’ll carry on.

If the odds of something really bad happening to you are 1 in 100,000, at the point your one and only body is diagnosed with something very nasty, your odds are 1 in 1.

Ask yourself “What are the chances microwave radiation is good for me?”

Ask yourself “How long can I expect to keep getting away with it?”

A mobile phone is like a Femme Fatale: Beautiful, intelligent, capable and deadly. 260 lifetime hours on your sexy little mobli is all it takes to double your risk of a brain tumour. How much of your brain will be lost if you are even able to find and afford someone to cut it out and what kind of hell will you and your family go through in the meantime?

The writing is on the wall. All those calls are adding to your 260 lifetime hours.