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 …