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HELLO and welcome into 2011, our first newsletter of the year - yes we know its already February but we haven't been on holiday since the last newsletter, we just didn't want to fill your email inbox with more "stuff" during the holiday period, OK?
So its a new year and once again the pressure is on for us all to stay happy and healthy for another 12 months, the catch of course is that we are another year older than we were and some of those little "habits" of ours may be starting to show their effect. If that's the case do let us know if you need help, its what we do - don't wait until its "worn out" before you "call out" for help.
Here's to an awesome 2011!!
Cordless Phone EMFs Trigger Heart Rhythm AbnormalitiesSo here we go, straight into it with results from a very recent study. While there continues to be a huge amount of controversy over the effects of EMF's on us, with tumours etc it is difficult to accurately determine a causation, but an international collaborative team of Canadian, US, and European researchers recently discovered something that may prove difficult to dismiss: in some individuals, the 2.4 GHz pulsed signals emitted by a cordless phone system reliably produce measurable and clinically significant disruptions in cardiac rhythm.
That's it, the simple cordless phone that many of you use every day can affect your heart rhythm!
In a series of well designed experiments led by Magda Havas, PhD, of the Environmental & Resources Studies Department at Trent University, Canada, researchers showed that 40% of a cohort of 25 generally healthy volunteers had marked increases in heart rate, arrhythmia's, and other disturbances in heart rate variability (HRV) following exposure to a cordless phone base station actively emitting 2.41 GHz pulsed microwave signals.
Incidentally, fields of this frequency are also emitted by many wireless routers and other WiFi technology.
If we did a survey I am sure we would find that most modern homes have both a cordless phone and a wireless router pumping right now!
While the study shows that some of us are more sensitive to EMF's than others, the fact that 40% of the subjects reacted and a small percentage had a severe reaction, eg: Four volunteers went into overt tachycardia, within 1-2 seconds of exposure to the live and radiating base station should be ringing alarm bells. In one subject, heart rate jumped from 61 bpm at baseline to 154 bpm on exposure, this should be a wake up call for many, including physicians prescribing heart medication for these types of symptoms.
A jump from a pulse of 61bpm to 154 bpm is HUGE, makes me wonder how many people who are using various heart medications because of unidentified environmental electrical influences don't really need the drugs.
So you heard it here first. This is what we have been talking about for many years - THIS IS A FORM OF STRESS - ELECTRO-STRESS, and as with any form of stress, it does get in!
Dr Havas states.. “Unlike cell phones that radiate microwaves only when they are either transmitting or receiving information, the cordless phone radiates constantly as long as the base is plugged into an electrical outlet,” she noted.
For those of you who have used my services for Electro-Biology inspections of homes and offices, many will likely recall the audible sound from one of my instruments when a modern cordless phone is detected in the area. It just doesn't sound nice - it has a very harsh tone and isn't pretty to listen to.
With the base station at roughly 2 feet from their heads—the equivalent of sleeping with a cordless phone on the nightstand--the study subjects absorbed a maximum EMF “dose” of about 5 mW/cm2. This is a mere 0.5% of the 1,000 mW/cm2 deemed “safe” in US and Canadian health guidelines. Yet these relatively weak fields could induce significant CV changes in some people.
“What this tells us is that those guidelines are not protecting the hearts of individuals who might be particularly responsive to EMF signals,” Dr. Havas said.
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Health snippets(International News)
Italy bans plastic bags
Slowly we are getting the idea that plastic polluting our landfills and waterways isn't really a good thing, Are you using a re-usable shopping bag? The Italian environmental organisation Legambiente estimates that this move will save 180,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Stefania Prestigiacomo, Italy’s environment minister, said that this marked a key step forward in the fight against pollution. She continued that the government was launching a public awareness campaign to promote the use of bags made out of natural and recyclable materials - practicable, good for the environment and fashionable.
Organic milk is the most researched organic product on the planet (and as a dairying nation we would do even better to take this on board) with significant findings in favour. Organic dairy products have also been found to have positive effects on human health. Dutch government funded research found mothers who eat organic dairy products and drink organic milk have more beneficial nutrients in their breast milk. And organic mum’s children suffer more than a third less eczema up to their second birthday than children of non-organic mums. In total, six studies have now found that organic milk has more fat-soluble nutrients - omega-3 fatty acid, Vitamin E and beta-carotene - than non-organic milk, as well as a healthier omega 3:6 ratio (skimmed milk does not have these nutrients).
USA: New report on toxic chemicalsSince 2009, when research by The Cornucopia Institute exposed “the dirty little secret” of the soyfoods industry, vocal concern from consumers over the use of the toxic solvent hexane has led several prominent food companies to switch to cleaner soy ingredients in their veggie burgers and nutrition bars. The Cornucopia Institute has now released a new report to assist consumers and wholesale buyers in identifying brands that use hexane-extracted soy protein ingredients from those that have committed to cleaner sources. Toxic Chemicals: Banned In Organics But Common in Natural Food Production also contains an online guide for buyers who want hexane-free soy foods.
Soil Association on GM chicken
Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, said: “Keeping animals cramped together in inhumane factories encourages the spread of diseases such as bird flu and swine flu. This GM fantasy simply tries to cover up for flawed farming practice. Experience with GM crops shows how quickly resistant super weeds and new insect pests have developed, despite promises from the GM industry that this could not happen. Viruses are some of the most rapidly evolving organisms on Earth, and they could rapidly evolve resistance to the GM chickens. In a race to develop new strains, viruses would get there faster than new breeds of GM chickens could be produced. Viruses could even evolve to become more virulent in response to the GM challenge, posing a greater threat to human health."
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Thanks again for being with us, we are looking for your input so if there is a topic or nutrient or problem you would like us to "talk" about please do let us know.
Yours in good health,
Susanne & Gary