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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


By Vicki Batts | Natural News | July 8, 2018

As bee populations continue to dwindle, concerns about what will happen after one of the world’s most important pollinators vanish without a trace are running high. Worldwide, bee species are finding themselves on “endangered” lists, with total extinction getting closer. Even in the U.S., native species like the rusty patched bumble bee is teetering “on the brink of extinction.” Without bees, humanity’s days will be numbered. And when mass extinction faces the human race, we’ll have no one to blame but ourselves.

Bees don’t just make honey; as pollinators, they contribute to our own food-growing efforts. Without them, the food supply would suffer indefinitely. And studies have shown that the pollinating efforts of bumblebees are virtually irreplaceable.

Extinction spells disaster

Approximately one-third of the food we eat is pollinated by insects — and bees are responsible for 80 percent of that pollination activity. Some of the crops we enjoy thanks to bees include: apples, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, kiwi, plums melons, cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, onions, potatoes, squash, pumpkin, zucchini, alfalfa and green beans.

Further, bees help pollinate food grown for livestock. Without them, produce availability for both humans and animals will drop.

Ultimately, this means bee extinction would be felt across the food industry, and not just the produce section.

There are 20,000 known species of bees; the winged insects are found on every continent (with the exception of Antarctica) — and an increasing number of them are finding themselves on the fast track to total decimation. In 2016, seven species of Hawaiian bees were put on the endangered species list.

Shortly after in 2017, the rusty patched bumblebee was deemed endangered as well. Bumblebees are known for being the top bee for pollination, and studies show that once they’re gone, there will be no substituting them.

And this is just a list of U.S. species: The threat to bees worldwide has continued to grow.

Bees under siege

Some say that the mass decline in bee populations can be attributed to many factors, but there are two key players that bear the brunt of blame: toxic agrochemicals, and a dwindling natural food supply.

Neonictinoid (neonic for short) pesticides are known for being especially problemetic for bees. Neonics are so hazardous that the European Union recently announced that the bee-harming pesticides would be banned entirely.

Glyphosate is another agrochemical that’s toxic to nature’s best pollinators. The active ingredient in Monsanto’s star herbicide, Roundup, glyphosate is known for producing a myriad of ill effects across the spectrum. Glyphosate has been shown to reduce cognitive capacity in bees, impairing their ability to forage for food and impeding successful return to the hive.

Unsurprisingly, studies have also shown that bees exposed to toxic pesticides, like neonics, are more susceptible to the effects of a rapidly disappearing food supply. The effects of malnutrition are more harmful to bees exposed to toxins, and together, this sharply increases their risk of death.

It’s not just bees that are being harmed by reckless human activity; the entire insect world is feeling the ramifications of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, deforestation and other acts of destruction dealt by human hands.

In 2017, Mike Adams, Natural News founder and director of CWC Labs, reported that insect species across the board were on the decline. A shocking 75 percent of insect biomass had disappeared in under three decades.

“Humanity, it seems, has broken the planet, and the mass die-offs are now impossible to ignore,” the Health Ranger contended. When will enough be enough?

Stay up-to-date with the latest news on the world’s most important pollinators at

Contributed by Vicki Batts of Natural where this article was originally published.