By Heather Callaghan | Natural Blaze | August 10, 2013

It is with great relief that we announce the following: Monsanto corporation – now a part of Bayer – lost the trial of the century against a man dying of cancer, his cancer alleged to be caused by Roundup herbicide. The corporation was found by a jury to be responsible for all claims and ordered to pay $250 million dollars in punitive damages to school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who’s life and limb are stricken with deadly lymphoma after years of using Roundup Pro and Ranger Pro.

After weeks of arguments and court deliberations, a San Francisco jury sided with Johnson on Aug 8. As ABC7 reports:

Forty-six-year-old Dewayne Lee Johnson filed the civil suit against the pesticide manufacturer.

Johnson’s attorneys say he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma after spraying Roundup weed killer for two and a half years.

Monsanto released a statement regarding Friday’s verdict:

“We are sympathetic to Mr. Johnson and his family. Today’s decision does not change the fact that more than 800 scientific studies and reviews – and conclusions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. National Institutes of Health and regulatory authorities around the world – support the fact that glyphosate does not cause cancer, and did not cause Mr. Johnson’s cancer. We will appeal this decision and continue to vigorously defend this product, which has a 40-year history of safe use and continues to be a vital, effective, and safe tool for farmers and others.” 

The jury had different ideas, however.

They felt that the herbicides did in fact cause his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and that Monsanto failed to warn him of the risk.

Moreover, the jury found that Monsanto “acted with malice, oppression and fraud.”

This trial is the first of its kind and was allowed to proceed speedily because of Mr. Johnson’s terminal condition.

Our hearts are with Dewayne Johnson and his family during this time of resolution. We certainly hope that the comparatively small compensation is some kind of token of justice, although it can never make up for his suffering.

We also hope that groundskeepers and horticulturalists everywhere will take heed of this story and realize the risks that they unwittingly take.

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Heather Callaghan is an Energy Healer, consultant, independent researcher/writer, speaker and food & health freedom advocate. She is the Editor and co-founder of NaturalBlaze as well as a certified Self-Referencing IITM Practitioner. She has written over 1,200 articles and wants readers to empower themselves to take back their health!


By Ethan Huff | Natural News | July 25, 2018

n expert in smart meter microwave transmission power has published new research showing that, contrary to the official government narrative, the radiation emitted from smart meters directly interferes with normal heart function.

To come to this conclusion, Warren Woodward connected himself to an EKG monitor while lying near an Elster smart meter, which was connected to a high-frequency analyzer that measures microwave frequencies.

As it alternated between normal readings of 00.1 and 00.2, a monitor display showed that Woodward’s heart patterns were normal and symmetrical. But during times when it spiked to 139.3 – this being the time when the smart meter initiated data transmissions – Woodward’s EKG pattern changed dramatically in response.

In other words, when the smart meter was not sending high amounts of power, Woodward’s EKG readings were normal and natural. But when it kicked into higher output mode, the changes were “massive.”

Brief periods of alteration to normal heart rhythm aren’t much to worry about. But when these irregularities are ongoing, the heart can end up working too hard, resulting in fatigued cardiac function.

Dr. Gilberto Leon, a holistic medicine doctor from Chandler, Arizona, warns about this. He says that changes to the heart caused by smart meters are anything but symptomless or “silent,” and that major damage can take place without people even realizing it.

The constant bombardment of microwave radiation from smart meters represents “an unnatural sequence of events that we’re not programmed to respond to,” he says. Long-term exposure to smart meters, he says, can be extremely damaging to normal myocardial function.

Many of the smart meters attached to people’s homes are much stronger than the one that Woodward tested

Keep in mind that the Elster smart meter that Woodward tested only transmits at about one-quarter of a watt. Other brands like Landis and Gyr Focus, for instance, transmit closer to one watt – or nearly three times the output of the Elster brand.

This suggests that these other smart meters are perhaps even more damaging to heart function than the Elster – with potentially far worse health consequences, especially in people with pre-existing health conditions.

Woodward is also a generally healthy man who has no pre-existing heart conditions. The symptoms he suffered, in other words, were entirely the result of exposure to the Elster smart meter.

Many smart meters charge more than the electricity actually used

Another study out of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences has identified some other serious problems with smart meters – mainly that many of them overcharge customers.

More than half of the smart meters tested as part of an experiment were found to be riddled with computational and energy use errors. In some cases, false readings clocked in as high as 582 percent beyond actual usage. Right behind this were meters that had false readings of 581, 566, and 475 percent higher than the amount of energy that was actually used.

In theory, such figures could lead to some customers being charged as much as six times more than they should be for electricity usage – meaning big bucks for the utility companies pushing these things.

There are also concerns about smart meter safety, as there have been reports of the devices suddenly exploding and catching on fire. When smart meters are improperly installed, they can cause what’s known as “arcing,” which can lead to their spontaneous combustion accompanied by an electrical fire.

This is why groups like the American Academy of Environmental Medicine are calling on a total recall of all smart meters until their true effects have been properly studied. The public needs to know the risks before smart meters become so ubiquitous that turning back is no longer and option.

To learn more about the dangers of smart meters, visit

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By Isabelle Z. | Natural News | July 23, 2018

When you see teenagers glued to their cell phones while out and about, it’s natural to wonder what this constant use of technology is doing to their health and well-being. Much has been made of the negative effects that heavy social media use can have on young people’s self-esteem, for example, and a new study points to yet another way that cell phones are harming the minds of adolescents.

A study that was recently published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal shows that high levels of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, or RF-EMF, can hurt memory performance in the areas of the brain that are exposed when a person talks on their cell phone.

This study was a follow-up to a 2015 study that reached a similar conclusion. The new study used twice the sample size of the previous one and updated information on the RF-EMF absorption range of adolescents using different wireless communication devices. Using a cell phone close to the head is considered the most relevant source of exposure to RF-EMF to the brain.

The scientists from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) looked at the relationship between RF-EMF exposure from wireless communication devices and the memory performance in around 700 adolescents aged 12 to 17.

The study entailed filling out a questionnaire assessing their usage of mobile phones and media, along with their physical and psychological health. Afterward, they carried out computerized cognitive tests. The researchers also used cell phone user data provided by phone operators, smartphone time activity apps that were used while the phones were set to flight mode, and portable measurement devices known as exposimeters with integrated GPS to link people’s RF-EMF records to specific activities and places.

The researchers discovered the cumulative RF-EMF brain exposure from the use of cell phones over the course of a year can negatively affect the development of adolescents’ figural memory. This type of memory is mostly located in the right side of the brain, and the problem was more pronounced in those who held their cell phones to the right side of their heads.

Swiss TPH Head of Environmental Exposures and Health Dr. Martin Roosli said: “This may suggest that indeed RF-EMF absorbed by the brain is responsible for the observed associations.”

It’s a significant finding because this research is the first epidemiological study in the world to estimate the cumulative brain doses of RF-EMF in young people.

Other types of wireless communication usage, such as playing games, browsing the Internet, and sending text messages only caused marginal RF-EMF exposure and were not associated with any memory performance problems.

Minimizing the risks

Unfortunately, cell phone regulations leave a lot to be desired. Compliance tests generally entail measuring the amount of radiation that is absorbed by a test dummy that is situated at a “separation distance” from the device. Experts say that if phones’ radiation levels were tested in the way that people actually use them in real life, most of them would be considered illegal. Tests of some of the world’ most popular phones back up that finding.

Dr. Roosli said that young people can minimize the risks to their brains by using headphones or speaker mode when making calls. He added that this is particularly important when a cell phone is working at maximum power or network quality is low. He also pointed out that scientists don’t yet know how RF-EMF can affect brain processes in the long term.

There are a few other steps you can take to minimize your risks. You should not carry your cell phone around in your pocket or close to your body in any way. If you must sleep with your phone in your room, do not leave it in the bed or on your nightstand. Instead, be sure to place it several feet away from your bed. Always keep your phone in airplane mode or turn it off completely when you won’t be using it.

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By Vicki Batts | Natural News | July 17, 2018

Cannabis has gained fame recently for its ability to treat seizure disorders in children with otherwise “untreatable” conditions. But despite the pharmaceutical industry’s attempts at keeping the benefits of this plant medicine hidden from the general public, a growing number of people are turning to cannabis for cancer treatment, too.

In Case Reports In Oncology, the case study of a young teenage girl with an aggressive form acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with a Philadelphia chromosome mutation details how cannabis extract came to be the cure of choice. In a nation where plant medicines are maligned as pseudoscientific “woo” and Big Pharma’s toxic medicines continue to reign supreme, the fact that doctors even bothered to document such a reality is an astounding feat.

Teen with “incurable” cancer: A cannabis success story

In the case study, the researchers explain that ALL is usually easily treated with conventional cancer treatments — but that determining the severity and aggressiveness of the cancer is ultimately dependent on chromosomal testing, to see what cells are involved and if the cancer is myeloblastic.

In this case, it was determined that the 14-year-old had ALL with a Philadelphia chromosome mutation. After 34 months of treatment with standard measures, including bone marrow transplants, aggressive chemotherapy and radiation therapy, treatment of her cancer was considered a “failure.” The patient’s oncologist and hematologist said her cancer was “incurable” and that she “suffers from terminal malignant disease.”

Palliative care (also known as hospice care) was the only option left — or so the doctors thought.

With no other alternative forms of conventional treatment to turn to, the family began giving their daughter cannabinoid extracts orally. As the case report states, “Cannabinoid resin extract is used as an effective treatment for ALL with a positive Philadelphia chromosome mutation and indications of dose-dependent disease control. The clinical observation in this study revealed a rapid dose-dependent correlation.”

The researchers noted further that “spontaneous remission” wasn’t a feasible explanation due to the overt dose-dependence that was observed. “These results cannot be explained by any other therapies, as the child was under palliative care and was solely on cannabinoid treatment when the response was documented by the SickKids Hospital,” the team wrote.

After 78 days on cannabis therapy, it became clear that cannabis extracts were stopping the cancer. But unfortunately, asGreen Med Info reports the child passed away “as a consequence of bleeding associated with bowel perforation, and ultimately the lasting adverse effects of the original 34 months of aggressive treatment she had underwent previous to cannabis.”

“It’s likely that if this young patient had been treated with cannabis instead of toxic chemotherapy and radiation, she would still be alive and well today,” added Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, publisher of “When patients are ravaged by the biologically destructive effects of standard cancer treatments, their organs are very often destroyed beyond the point of repair,” Adams warns.

Cannabis cures where chemo fails

Many patients are turning to cannabis for relief when conventional treatments like chemotherapy fail. Earlier this year, a 52-year-old woman from the United Kingdom came forward to speak out about how cannabis oil cured her “terminal” stomach and bowel cancer. Doctors had given Joy Smith just six weeks to live when her cancer was first diagnosed.

Many of her tumors were considered inoperable, so doctors suggested she have a PICC line placed for chemotherapy, claiming it would extend her life. But it just made things worse: Smith developed sepsis and the line had to be removed.

After chemo failed, Smith turned to cannabis oil at the behest of concerned friends. Two years later, she is in complete remission and the last little remnants of her cancer are almost completely gone.

“I was a bit skeptical about the oil at first as I’d never taken drugs or anything like that – but I know I would not be here today without it. I want to tell everybody,” Smith told reporters.

“Cannabis oil should be legalised for medical purposes – people are dying and the chemotherapy isn’t curing them,” the cancer survivor added.

See more coverage of stories like this at

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Ralph Flores | Natural News | July 11, 2018

These days, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t own a mobile phone of some kind. In its latest research, the Pew Research Center estimates that at least 95 percent of all Americans own a mobile phone. In recent years, the number of people who own a smartphone had also increased: From 35 percent – back in 2011 when the survey was first conducted – to currently 77 percent.

The recent upswing in smartphone ownership and usage, however, comes with its own set of problems. Recently, people have seen stories of how smartphone addiction is a real thing – a study revealed that people obsessively check their phones (every 12 minutes, to be precise) and even touch it at least 2,600 times a day.

However, one thing that’s not being discussed, particularly in legacy media, is how smartphones are potential cancer risks. Last year, California’s Department of Public Health (DPH) released guidelines on reducing exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy from mobile phones. In the guidance document, the DPH indicated that while the science behind RF energy is still evolving, “long-term, high use of cell phones may be linked to certain types of cancer and other health effects.”

One thing the document suggests is putting mobile phones in airplane mode (or flight mode) to prevent RF energy while using it.

In his video, Neil from EMF Safety Zone looked at whether putting your phone in airplane mode can prevent it from emitting RF while using it.

Watch the full episode here, from>

In the video, Neil demonstrates how smartphones emit harmful RF energy, even when it’s not used. From the RF meter readings, a smartphone could emit 4.50 volts/meter (V/m) on standby. According to the standards proposed by the BioInitiative Working Group, the prescribed limit for RF exposure should only be 0.04 V/m. In a study published in Scientific American, cell phone radiation can increase the likelihood of getting a schwannoma, a rare tumor which affects a nerve cell called a Schwann cell. Researchers at the National Toxicology Program have stated that “RF radiation exposure has biological effects” in rats, and that some of these are “relevant to carcinogenesis.”

Interestingly, putting a phone in airplane mode dramatically reduces the amount of radiation it emits. As shown in the video, putting the phone in airplane mode cuts the amount of radiation from steady pulses that peak on the meter, to intermittent green blips.

“It’s a much better [option] to carry your phone in airplane mode,” Neil adds.

For some people, of course, using a phone is a necessity, but he suggests putting it still into airplane mode until the time comes for a person to use it to minimize exposure.

“I would definitely suggest learning [or practicing] the very, very good habit of carrying your phone around on airplane mode until you’re ready to use it.” (Related: EMF Pollution: Introduction and Easy Steps to Measure and Reduce.)

Other ways to curb RF exposure when using mobile phones

It’s not just the U.S. that’s heavily reliant on phones. Nearly five billion people all over the world regularly use their phones, which makes it an important piece of hardware to lug every day, despite the dangers. However, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t protect ourselves from its potential hazards. Here are some recommendations for safely using mobile phones.

• Use the phone’s hand-free setting when taking calls. Even a Bluetooth headset will significantly reduce RF exposure.

• As much as possible, keep the phone off your body. Put it in your bag, with the back of the phone (which contains the antenna) away from you.

• Hold your hands as far away from you as possible when you text.

• Don’t bring your phones into the bedroom, if possible. If you must, keep them at least away from your head.

• Do your research on devices that block RF radiation. Some of those could even increase it since the phone works harder to get a signal.

• Don’t give them to children. The effects of RF radiation are more pronounced in this age group.

The feature is part of EMF Safety Zone’s video on the truth about airplane mode and radiation exposure, which can be viewed on this link.

Contributed by Ralph Flores of Natural where this article was originally published.