Monthly Archives: December 2015

Who knew staring at this screen would change your brain?

Screen time for humans has now been proven to affect the biology of the brain. Victoria Dunckley, MD explains this in her book Reset Your Child’s Brain. I have friends with unruly children that forget their homework, can’t sleep at night, daydream a lot, and worse yet for the parents, are defiant and belligerent. Studies have shown that video gaming and time staring at screens (including iPhones) are affecting us all – and not for the good. This is an excerpt from an article Dunckley had published in Psychology Today.

See the info on our sister site Safe Helps You.org

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GMO apples – yikes!

appleA Canadian company (Okanagan Specialty Fruits) has announced the introduction of GMO Arctic Granny Smith and gold Delicious apples into the US market. The purpose was to resist browning when the apple is cut. How many people really care if they turn brown? This is part of being an apple.

Anyway, the company claims they will clearly label the apples as Arctic brand, but unless people know that means GMO they will not see any “red flags”. The US Apple Association is not supporting this and Canada’s BC Fruit Growers Assn. is advising buyers to avoid all US Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples if they want to be certain they are not consuming GMO.

Some hazards to eating GMO foods that have been reported are allergies, resistance to antibiotics, ingestion of pesticides, suppression of genes in our own bodies or overexpression of genes, causing a wide variety of results. One consequence of overexpression, for example, can be cancer.

*researched from Nutraceuticals World, Nov 2015 and http://www.care2.com

 

Doctor says “its all in your head”.

electromagnetic-field-98656_640When you develop mysterious symptoms and you go to the doctor and he can’t find any reason for them, he says it must be psychological.  So you go home, and through the process of elimination try different diets, clean your house more, meditate more, stop using chemical cleaners, etc….. and your symptoms are still there!  Could you be “allergic” to something unseen?

We have many friends who have developed sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. These are those invisible waves coming from your computer, cell phone, Wi-fi, microwave, plasma TV, fluorescent lighting, the GPS in your car (or airplane if you fly one), and even the wiring in your house. Symptoms can manifest as headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, nausea, exhaustion.  The name for this affliction is electrohypersensitivity (EHS). According to research it  is characterized by a broad range of nonspecific multiple-organ symptoms implying both acute and chronic inflammatory processes, involving mainly skin and nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal systems, in most cases self-reported in absence of organic pathological signs except skin manifestations .

For folks with EHS it is difficult to go anywhere since most of our environments are filled with these invisible waves. There is a non-profit website that explains this further and is trying to develop a list of places that are free from wifi, cell towers, smart meters, etc that these folks can stay when they travel or even find permanent housing. If you know of any place like this please contact them. SAFEHelpsYou.org