Research Reveals How Sugar Causes Cancer
The average American consumes their body weight annually in this cancer-causing substance, and yet hospitals freely feed it to their cancer patients, oblivious to the harm it does.
Hospitals feed cancer patients sugar and high carbohydrate diets for a reason: they are abysmally ignorant of the role of nutrition in health and disease — hence their burgeoning growth and packed rooms.
Even though the science itself shows (at least since the mid-20’s with Otto Warburg’s cancer hypothesis) that tumors prefer to utilize sugar fermentation to produce energy rather that the much more efficient oxygen-based phosphorylation*
, hospitals have actually invited corporations like McDonald’s to move into their facilities to “enhance” their patient’s gustatory experience, presumably to provide comfort and take the edge off of the painful surgery, radiation and chemo treatments erroneously proffered to them as the only reasonable “standard of care.”
But the times are changing, with new research requiring these medical institutions to reform their dietary strategies, at least if they wish to claim that their interventions are in fact evidence-based…
New Study Reveals Sugar Doesn’t Just Feed But Causes CancerA groundbreaking new study, uncovered by one of the volunteer researchers at Greenmedinfo – Jonathan Middleton – is the first of its kind to identify sugar, not only as a fuel source for an already existing cancer, but as a primary driver in oncogenesis – i.e. the initiation of cancerous characteristics (phenotype) within previously healthy cells.
Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and titled Increased sugar uptake promotes oncogenesis via EPAC/RAP1 and O-GlcNAc pathways, researchers addressed a common perception (or misperception) in the cancer research community regarding sugar’s relationship to cancer: namely, that “increased glycolysis [sugar based metabolism] is frequently viewed as a consequence of oncogenic events that drive malignant cell growth and survival.”
Contrary to this conventional view, the new study “provide[s] evidence that increased glycolytic activation itself can be an oncogenic event…” That is to say, the activation of sugar-based metabolism in a cell – driven by both the presence of increased quantities of glucose and the increase glucose receptors on the cell membrane surface (i.e. “overexpression of a glucose transporter”) – drives cancer initiation.
Moreover, the study found that “Conversely, forced reduction of glucose uptake by breast cancer cells led to phenotypic reversion.” In other words, interfering with sugar availability and uptake to the cell causes the cancer cell to REVERSE towards its pre-cancer structure-function (phenotype).
What Are The Implications of This Research to the Diet?What this new research indicates is that sugar – of which Americans consume an astounding 160 lbs annually (imagine: 31 five-pound bags for each of us!) – is one of the primary causes of metabolic cell changes in the body consistent with the initiation and promotion of cancer. And, the research indicates that removing it from the diet, and depriving the cells of it, could REVERSE cancer.
Hidden Sugar, Crouching Cancer
It has been estimated by the USDA that the average American consumes 200 lbs of grain products annually. Why is this relevant to the question of sugar in the diet? Because refined carbohydrate products – e.g. crackers, bread, pasta, cereal – are actually ‘hidden’ forms of sugar.
In fact, puffed rice causes your blood to become sweeter (and presumably feeds more cancer cells sugar) than white sugar, as it is higher on the glycemic index. Adding the two figures together – annual per capita consumption of sugar and grain-based products – we get a jaw dropping 360 lbs of sugar (both overt (table sugar/high fructose corn syrup) and covert (grain carbs) annually – all of which may contribute to promoting the ideal metabolic situation of cancer cells: aerobic glycolysis.
This is one reason why the ketogenic diet – that is, a fat- and protein-focused diet devoid of carbohydrate, both in simple (sugar) and complex (grain product) form – has been found so useful in the most aggressive of cancers: including brain cancer. Once you ‘pull the rug out’ from under the sugar/carb-craving cancer cells, they are forced to either undergo programmed cell death (apoptosis) or re-differentiate back into non-cancerous phenotypes.
If It’s So Bad For Us, Why Do We Eat So Much?
One of the primary reasons why we eat sugar and carbohydrate rich diets is because they are addictive. Within minutes of consuming sugar/carbs our body goes through a neuroendocrine roller coaster.
Your brain can not survive very long without glucose, the fundamental energy unit of the cell, and will ‘freak out’ if deprived of a steady stream of this ‘nutrient’ within only 2-3 minutes. The endocrine system, on the other hand, perceives the danger of high sugar – namely, glycation associated damage to protein and lipid structures within the cells of our body;
think: blood caramelizing, getting sticky, and gumming up the finely tuned works – and will release hormones such as insulin, adrenaline and cortisol, in order to try to get the elevated sugar in the blood and tissues under control.
Insulin forces the sugar into storage within the cell, both as glycogen and as fat, but often does its job too well, causing available glucose levels in the brain to be depleted – setting off a vicious cycle of ’emergency signals’ telling the body to release more cortisol and adrenaline to increase the levels of glucose in the blood. This, of course, will result in additional insulin production and release, causing the same cycle to be repeated over and over again.
This seemingly endless vicious cycle is responsible for the insatiable cravings a high carb/sugar diet generates – not to mention the fructose-based hedonic effects generated in the brain that modulate both opioid and dopamine receptors in the nervous system (not unlike alcohol), and the pharmacologically active peptides in many gluten-containing grains, which also drive addictive behaviors and an almost psychotic fixation on getting carbs at each meal.
No wonder we have an epidemic of cancer in a world where the Westernized diet prevails. Certainly, we do not mean to indicate that a sugar/carb-rich diet is the only cause of cancer. There are many other factors that contribute to cancer initiation and promotion, such as:
Even though cancer is a complex, multi-factorial phenomena, with variables we can not always control, one thing we can do is control what goes into our mouth. Sugar, for instance, does not belong there if we truly want to prevent and/or treat cancer. And don’t forget, carbohydrates that don’t taste sweet on the front end – bread, crackers, cereal – certainly convert to sugar in the body within minutes post-consumption.
In a nutshell, if you are concerned about cancer, have cancer, or would like to prevent recurrence, removing sugar and excess carbohydrates is a must. Not only is it common sense, but it is now validated by experimental research.
Note: another recent study found that Candida albicans (yeast) also contributes to cancer initiation and promotion. C. albicans thrives on sugar, lending additional support to the notion that sugar (consumed excessively) may be a primary driver of the cancer epidemic in those consuming the modern Western diet. For information on sugar alternatives that are not synthetic toxicants like Splenda (sucralose), read my latest article on the topic: 4 Sugar Alternatives That Won’t Poison You.
* Note: Cancer cells prefer to ferment sugar as a form of energy even when there is sufficient oxygen available to the cells; hence Warburg’s description of cancer metabolism as “aerobic glycolysis” or the so-called “Warburg effect.”
December 5th, 2017
By Sayer Ji
Astragalus benefits are numerous and include the ability to boost energy levels, alleviate allergies, protect heart health, prevent various cancers, and relieve chemo side effects, among many others. Astragalus, also known for its immune boosting properties, has been used for thousands of years.
It is known by many names such as huang qi in Chinese, meaning yellow leader, referring to the colour of the roots. In Japanese it is known as ogi and in Korean, hwanggi. Another common name is milk vetch.
Benefits of Astragalus Root
Astragalus is rich in iron, zinc, folic acid, and choline. Its roots contain polysaccharides, triterpenoids, isoflavones, glycosides, malonates, and saponins. Astragalus root is a potent adaptogen, which can help the body deal with emotional, mental, and physical stress, as well as having a major health benefits for the body. Three important components of astragalus are flavonoids, polysaccharides, and saponins. Flavonoids have antioxidant qualities that scavenge free radicals and help to prevent numerous issues such as cancer, heart disease, and immunodeficiency viruses.
Anemia: Astragalus helps to strengthen blood vessels and improve the body’s efficiency in delivering oxygen throughout the body.
Anti-Aging: Telomere length in DNA is associated with aging, with shorter telomeres indicating damaged, older cells. TAT2 increases the activity and production of telomerase, an enzyme that facilitates the repair of telomeres on DNA.
Anti-Inflammatory: The saponins and polysaccharides in astragalus reduce inflammatory response in a wide range of illnesses.
Asthma: Traditionally used to prevent asthma attacks in chronic asthma patients.
Colds and Flu: Rich with antioxidants to fight free radical damage and stimulate the immune system.
Cancer: Astragalus may have anti-tumour effects, specifically against melanoma and leukemia, as well as gastric cancer cell growth.
Chemotherapy Side Effects Relief: Patients receiving chemo may recover more quickly and experience relief from symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea when taking astragalus.
Cholesterol: Studies show that astragalus is promising in its ability to lower cholesterol levels and if proven in human trials, would be a great alternative to statins.
Diabetes: Lowers blood sugar.
Insomnia: Because astragalus promotes your overall health and hormonal balance, consuming astragalus on a consistent basis can help your body get back into a normal circadian rhythm.
Immune System Booster: This study shows astragalus’ ability to regulate immune responses.
Kidney Disease: Preliminary research suggests astragalus may help protect the kidneys and may help treat kidney disease.
Liver Cancer: This study shares the success of astragalus in decreasing or destroying cancer tumours, especially in instances of chemo resistance.
Seasonal Allergies: Astragalus may help reduce symptoms in people who have allergic rhinitis or hay fever.
Toxin Removal: Astragalus offers support for liver activity and can also help to reduce the effects of toxin overload in the liver.
Wound Healing: This 2012 study shares exciting news about increased recovery rates for healing wounds and prevention of scarring.
Who Shouldn’t Use Astragalus?
While this may be beneficial for people with weak immune systems, it’s not a good choice for people who have an autoimmune disease, as it can exacerbate your symptoms. Unless approved by a physician, people with multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, type 1 diabetes, or systemic lupus erythematosus shouldn’t use astragalus.
People who have had transplant surgery should not use astragalus, because it counteracts with the drug (cyclophosphamide), which is responsible for minimizing the risk of organ rejection. Astragalus may interfere with the effectiveness of corticosteroid medications and other drugs that suppress the immune system.
Pregnant and nursing mothers should also discuss this with their healthcare provider.
Astragalus root is available in many forms, such as dried root strips, tinctures, powders, capsules, and tablets. It can be taken as a tea, strips can be added to soups, and powders can be added to many recipes.
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September 23, 2017:
Revelation Prophecy An astronomical alignment in the Constellation Virgo that has never been seen before, is the latest focus of End-Time Prophecy. A Heavenly Alignment moving into place on September 23rd offers correspondence with a Biblical accounting of Prophecy in Revelations 12:1-17. Is this just the next of many end-time prophecies? Your guess is as good as mine.
Synchronicity on the Mayan calendar suggests this could be a meaningful day of personal revelation. I’m sharing aspects here that relate to September 23, 2017 (12 Earth/CABAN) for your own discernment.
This is a VERY IMPORTANT TIME to discern our own meaning for ourselves.
NOTES ABOUT THE ASTROLOGICAL ALIGNMENT:
If you read the Revelation prophecy and details of the alignment on Wikipedia, you will see that the sign takes place in Virgo, the sign of the Virgin, and the “birth” that comes to pass on September 23, 2017, is illustrated by Jupiter’s positioning in the womb of the Constellation Virgo, and staying there for 9 months before this “birth.” According to online reports, this alignment has never happened in 6,000 years.
RELEVANCE ON THE MAYAN CALENDAR?
Long Count Date 184.108.40.206.17 – The Long Count is a measure of time using several inter-related Mayan calendars. The first number, 13, represents the 13th baktun. A baktun is a cycle of 144,000 days.
To see the Full Details of the Long Count and calculator (to enter September 23, 2017), is found on Living On Maya Time, a site hosted by the Smithsonian. See Long Count Calculator
The Year, 5 Wind/IK – This is the Year of 5 Wind/IK. 5 is a Tone of Empowerment and a number of Change. Wind/IK is the Day Sign of the Breath of Life, the Breath of Spirit. (Years under Wind/IK are noted for change and upheaval.) 5 Wind/IK resides in the trecena of Flint/ETZNAB. The Flint/ETZNAB trecena delivers unexpected truth, revealing what is Hidden or Covered Up.
Flint is also related to clearing of Karma. The Flint/ETZNAB trecena starts in the 6th uinal of the Tzolk’in and completes in the 7th Uinal… together, resolving to another 13. The 6th Uinal establishes a flow and pattern of Movement, and the 7th Uinal is the position of Divine Balance between the Earthly and Spiritual planes.
Aspects from the Tzolk’in date. September 23, 2017 is 12 Earth/CABAN, the 12th Tone of the Transformer/CIMI trecena, which is a 13-day cycle of Major Life Change. CIMI is also the Day Sign of the midwife and clairvoyant, who attends birth. As the sign of Death, CIMI reflects that something will die away as something new is born.
The 12 of 12 Earth/CABAN is the Tone of Understanding. Earth/CABAN is the Day Sign of Mother Earth and Movement, and our relationship with the Natural World. 12 Earth/CABAN is a day of understanding about a Major Life Change.
This is also a Portal Day that represents a thinning of the veil and an opening to other Dimensions. Portal Days also activate the Spiritual Gifts of telepathy, intuition, or knowing. The 13-day Trecena Guide offers the aspects of each of the 13 days. You might discern additional synchronicity in the days leading up to, and following, this event.
13 Flint/ETZNAB is the Ascension day of the Transformer/CIMI trecena, an ascension to a higher consciousness. The energies of 13 Flint/ETZNAB start moving at sunset, so the movement from 12 Earth/CABAN to 13 Flint/EZTNAB’s also occurs on September 23, 2017.
Interesting Numbers. 1 CIMI, the beginning of this cycle of transformation is Kin 66, in the 6th Uinal. 666 resolves to the number 9, a peak energy of transformation. Both are numbers of Divine Movement, representing the Highest Spirit of Human. 66 represents all the values and characteristics we would aspire to. And in numerology, 666 is an Awakening of Spiritual Consciousness and Divine Karma.
12 Earth/CABAN is Kin 77, the Master Number of Balance. Master Number 77 is a doubling of the energy of 7. Number 7 relates to inner-wisdom and intuition, contemplation and discernment, understanding of others; empathetic and psychic abilities, a number of good fortune, and of Spiritual Awakening to Divine Life Purpose. (Numbers referenced from Sacred Scribes).
Correspondence on the Haab calendar. September 23, 2017, is 15 Ch’en. Ch’en is a symbol of “Black Storm, Black Sky, Moon, One Flower, West (direction of life experience).” Ch’en integrates the Tzolk’in symbol of Night. Ch’en is a month when shrines are “Activated.”
The Patron Saint of Ch’en is the Moon Goddess. Haab calendar months and descriptions can be found at the following two links:
1) http://mayan-calendar.com/ancient_haab.html , and
PROPHECY OF THE 3 DAYS OF DARKNESS:
I was reminded of the “3-days of darkness” by Ch’en’s meaning “Black Storm, Black Sky, Moon, One Flower, West.” The 3 days of darkness are a sign of Transformation and Ascension.
A prophecy shared by indigenous peoples is about 3 Days of Darkness that will cover the earth. (There are other sources of this prophecy around the world.) There would be signs in the sky that the time had come, signaling 4 hours to go home to a place of sanctuary. Windows were to be covered and one was not supposed to look at the light, and once darkness comes, warned against opening the door to anyone.
Guidance was to find a place of sanctuary with provisions and spend the time waiting for the return of light in Communion with the Creator.
End-time prophecies come and go. This may be another. Though, this should be a day when major Truth is made known that would change the way we see the world.
The Harmful Effects of Electromagnetic Fields- EMF Explained & How Wireless Technology Harms Nature & People With Dr. Martin Pall
I’ve often noted that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are a pernicious, hidden health risk. But exactly how does this kind of microwave radiation damage your health? Martin Pall, Ph.D., has identified and published research describing the likely molecular mechanisms of how EMFs from cellphones and wireless technologies damage plants, animals and humans.
Pall has a bachelor’s in physics from Johns Hopkins and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and genetics from Caltech, and is uniquely qualified for this type of research. For the past 18 years, he’s been scouring the medical literature, integrating and drawing parallels between work done by others to answer this pressing question. Pall explains:
“There is a huge amount of information out here that nobody has the time to integrate, digest and make connections [between]. That’s what I’ve been doing … I was interested in EMFs before I could understand how they worked. Then I stumbled onto two papers that told me, ‘Well, this looks like the way they work,’ and then I dug out more and more papers
What the [initial two] studies showed was that you could block or greatly lower the effects [of EMF] by using calcium channel blockers … That was the key observation …
Now [I have found] 26 [papers] … They all show that EMFs work by activating what are called voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs). These are channels in the outer membrane of the cell, the plasma membrane that surrounds all our cells. When they’re activated, they open up and allow calcium to flow into the cell. It’s the excess calcium in the cell which is responsible for most if not all of the [biological effects].”
EMFs and Intracellular Calcium
When you expose cells to EMFs, there’s increased intercellular calcium. You also get increases in calcium signaling, which is important as well, in terms of explaining the damage EMFs cause. For the past 25 years, the industry has claimed that non-ionizing radiation is harmless and that the only radiation worth worrying about is ionizing radiation. Pall’s research unequivocally proves that this assumption is false.
“It’s been very clear, going back all the way to 1971 and even before that, that this wasn’t true. But we didn’t know what the mechanism was. Now, we do. I think it’s very important, because the industry’s been trying to hoodwink everybody for decades.
Now we know how it works. One of the other things that’s very important about this is that there is a wide variety of different health impacts that have been reported. Now we can explain how [these problems arise].”
How EMFs Damage Your Health When your VGCCs are exposed to EMFs, they open up, allowing abnormally large volumes of calcium ions into the cells — about 1 million ions per second per channel. Each VGCC has a voltage sensor, a structure that detects electrical changes across the plasma membrane and opens the channel. EMFs work through the voltage sensor to activate the channel and radically increase intracellular levels into dangerous ranges
“Because of the structure of the voltage sensor and its location in the plasma membrane, one can predict from basic physics that it’s extraordinarily sensitive to the electrical forces from EMFs,” Pall notes. On average, these forces are approximately 7.2 million times stronger on the voltage sensor than they are on singly charged electrical groups in the aqueous (watery) part of the cell. What this means is that current safety standards are off by a factor of about 7 million.
That’s how these very weak EMFs, which industry claims can’t possibly cause you any harm, are actually taking you out prematurely. They work by activating VGCCs. This turns out to be absolutely critical, because when there’s excess calcium in the cell, a number of things happen. Not only do you get excess calcium signaling, you also get increased nitric oxide (NO). While NO has many beneficial health effects, massively excessive NO reacts with superoxide.
Superoxide levels also rise in response to increased intercellular calcium. Together, they form peroxynitrite, which is an extremely potent oxidant stressor. While not a free radical, peroxynitrites break down to form reactive free radicals, both reactive nitrogen species and reactive oxygen species (ROS) including hydroxyl free radicals.
“You get both, because you get hydroxyl radicals and carbonate radicals and NO2 radicals,” Pall explains. All three do damage. According to Pall, most of the damage is likely done by excessive free radicals, but some damage is caused directly by the peroxynitrites
. The end result is rather massive harm, as excessive oxidative stress and nitrosative stress are involved in nearly all chronic disease. Much of the pathophysiology also has to do with the excessive calcium signaling, independently of peroxynitrite.
NO Signaling Pathway Versus Peroxynitrite PathwayIt’s important to realize that not all oxidative stress is harmful. There’s a certain baseline of free radicals that’s biologically useful and necessary.
NO, for example, is a free radical, yet it has many very beneficial effects. The problem is excessive oxidative stress. Interestingly, Pall notes that the NO signaling pathway and the peroxynitrite pathways inhibit each other, which I never previously knew. This provides support for the new nitric oxide dump exercise to decrease damage from EMFs.
Why You Cannot Depend on Industry ClaimsMany are unaware that the telecommunications industry is perhaps more well-funded than the pharmaceutical industry, and just as powerful politically. Their lobbyists are very effective in disseminating and protecting the industry’s version of the truth. Needless to say, the industry will also actively discredit research that demonstrates harm and/or defund research projects that start to reveal problems.
In fact, the current head of the Federal Communications Commission was formerly the chief lobbyist for the telecommunications industry — one of the worst cases of the disgusting revolving door between industry and government and the fox guarding the hen house that I have seen in sometime.
“I know how they’ve attacked various people,” Pall says. “In the U.S. … the funding for the EMF research [by the Environmental Protection Agency] was cut off starting in 1986 … The U.S. Office of Naval Research had been funding a fair amount of research in this area [in the ‘70s]. They [also] … stopped funding new grants in 1986 … And then the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a few years later followed the same path …
[I]t’s actually shocking to say there are only two countries in the world that are doing a lot of research in this, well beyond their normal scope … Turkey and Iran … they’re doing quite a bit of good research in both of those countries on EMFs … What I’ve been doing is I’ve been doing it on my own. I’ve been contributing my time to it and my efforts and, at least to a small extent, some money to it. But it doesn’t cost that much, so I can do it.
So, we have the fact that the money was cut off. One strongly suspects the industry had a role on that. The industry, with the 1996 Telecommunications Act, gave the regulation to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has done nothing in terms of protecting the public.
In addition, they prevented the public from protecting their health with regard to their exposures from the cellphone towers. We cannot sue to prevent cellphone towers from being put near our workplace or homes. Basically, what the Congress did was to say our health makes no difference … So, we’re in extremely deep trouble,” Pall says.
Neuropsychiatric Effects of EMF ExposureAnd this brings us to the crux of the problem, namely the physical locations where VGCCs are the densest, and the subsequent diseases you can expect from chronic excessive exposure to EMFs. The highest density of VGCCs are found in your nervous system and, indeed, studies dating back to the 1950s and ‘60s show the nervous system is the organ that is most sensitive to EMFs.
Some of these studies show massive changes in the structure of neurons, including cell death and synaptic dysfunction. When the VGCCs are activated in the brain they release neurotransmitters and neuroendocrine hormones. Hence, consequences of chronic EMF exposure to the brain include the following, which Pall details in a 2016 paper:5 In animals exposed to EMFs, there are massive, cumulative effects in the brain. Genetic polymorphism studies also show that elevated VGCC activity in certain parts of the brain produces a variety of neuropsychiatric effects
“I reviewed a [large number] of studies on various kinds of EMF exposures, each of them showing neuropsychiatric effects. What you find is that these effects have been repeated many times in these epidemiological studies. It’s the same thing that everybody’s complaining about, ‘I’m tired all the time,’ ‘I can’t sleep,’ ‘I can’t concentrate,’ ‘I’m depressed,’ ‘I’m anxious all the time,’ ‘My memory doesn’t work well anymore.’ All the things everybody’s complaining about.
We know all those things are caused by EMF exposures. There’s no doubt about that. Because we know their effects on the brain, we know that the VGCCs’ excessive activity can produce various neuropsychiatric problems.
Here we’ve got all of these epidemiological data that confirms this is happening in humans who live near cellphone towers, who were exposed to Wi-Fi, who were exposed to broadcasting radiation, who use cellphones, tablets and so on. That’s very important.
I think we should care about this.”
Cardiac EffectsYour heart is also very sensitive to EMFs, particularly the pacemaker cells of your heart, as they have the highest density of VGCCs. As a consequence of this, we find that EMFs tend to trigger the following conditions. If you have any of these conditions (or any of the ones discussed above and below), you need to know that EMF exposure is a major contributing factor and take immediate and aggressive steps to remediate your exposure
A third area with densely populated VGCCs is the reproductive system, particularly the male testes. A consequence here is impaired or reduced fertility. There is evidence showing EMFs can cause both male and female infertility, but male infertility has been more studied. Pall describes a classic reproduction experiment published 19 years ago by Ioannis Magras and Thomas Xenos in Greece:
“They took young pairs of mice, one male and female. They put them in a little cage on the ground outside in an antenna park … The [radiation] levels at the ground were well within our current safety guidelines … They put them in two different locations, one with a higher level of exposure and one with a lower level of exposure.
What they found was that at the higher-level exposure, each pair produced one litter that was approximately normal sized, then a second litter that was clearly down in numbers and then complete infertility — not a single mouse born …
At lower level exposure, it was basically the same story, except it took twice as long. They produced four litters with decreasing numbers, and then complete infertility. We have now, in humans in many countries around the world, decreased male sperm count — down by over 50 percent in Western countries, and about half of that amount in other countries around the world. 6,7
The senior author in that paper is saying, ‘If this keeps going, we’re going to become extinct,’ just from the drop in male sperm count. We know that that occurs in humans — in people who carry their cellphones in their front pockets, men who use their laptops with the Wi-Fi on sitting on their lap. We know that occurs. But of course, industry denies everything.”
Indeed, studies have linked low-level electromagnetic radiation (EMR) exposure from cellphones to an 8 percent reduction in sperm motility and a 9 percent reduction in sperm viability.8,9 Wi-Fi equipped laptop computers have also been linked to decreased sperm motility and an increase in sperm DNA fragmentation after just four hours of use.10
EMFs and CancerStudies on cancer have also been blocked by the industry in a number of ways, including preventing researchers from obtaining real-world data on cellphone usage. Obviously, people who use their cellphones the most are at greatest risk. While not at the top of the list of concerns associated with EMF exposure, cancer is yet another potential consequence of mitochondrial damage.
Women who carry their cellphones in their bra, for example, risk cancer in the upper inner quadrant of the breast, which is very atypical and not the usual upper outer quadrant.
Brain cancer is another possibility from extended cellphone use if you keep the phone to your ear. That said, emphasizing the cancer risk is likely counterproductive, as most people use cellphones and those who develop brain cancer are few and far in between. The problem is brain cancer has a latency period of a decade or more. Arrhythmias, autism, anxiety and Alzheimer’s, on the other hand, are extremely prevalent these days, and we now have a mechanism that explains how EMF contributes to all of them.
So, even though two U.S. senators likely got brain cancer from cell phones (Ted Kennedy and John McCain), it’s important to understand that cellphone dangers are not just about brain cancer. It’s all these other problems as well, including infertility. “In my judgment, cancer is down around No.4 or No. 5 on the list of my concerns. It’s not that cancer is not important. It’s very important. We’re just looking right now at the early stages because of long latencies,” Pall says.
What Is More Dangerous, Cellphones or X-Rays?If you are like most, the answer is obvious: X-rays. That is because you have been convinced by the deceptive lies of the telecommunications industry that have lobbied the government to reinforce this delusional myth. The reality is that there is compelling evidence showing cellphones are more dangerous than X-rays — by several orders of magnitude.
Some of the best evidence comes from a German study (headed by professor Franz Adlkofer), in which the effects of ionizing radiation equivalent to 1,600 chest X-rays were compared to 24 hours on a cellphone. Surprisingly, they found both produced roughly equivalent amounts of DNA breaks in in-vitro assays. According to Pall, this actually vastly underestimates the effects of cellphones, because they used a continuous wave EMF, not pulsed.
There’s extensive evidence showing pulsed EMFs are far more damaging than continuous wave EMFs. That’s important for a number of reasons, including the fact that all wireless communication devices communicate by pulsations. In another paper, the group showed that when you use pulsations designed to be similar to the pulsation from a real cellphone, damage occurred at far lower intensities.
“This raises the question, ‘How can this possibly happen?’ I think the answer comes from the kind of diagram I’ve published, which is how EMFs produce free radicals,” Pall says. “Both ionizing radiation and the microwave frequency EMFs produce DNA damage through free radicals. They’re similar in that way. Where you get the free radicals is through the peroxynitriate pathway.
It turns out that when you go from EMFs to the free radicals on that pathway, there are three steps that involve high levels of amplification. One of them is when you open up the channels, you get about a million calcium ions flowing in per second. The second is that you get increases in NO and superoxide
Those, in effect, will be the calcium acting catalytically, because once it’s in the cell, as long as it’s elevated, you keep getting more and more [NO and superoxide]. And then those two react with each other to form peroxynitrite. The reaction rates are the product of the two concentrations. So you have three levels of amplification. If you have three levels of amplification, you get a hell of a response to a very small stressor.”
Ionizing Radiation and DNA Breaks The industry says there’s not enough energy in microwave radiation to cause direct damage to covalent bonds in DNA. This is true. There isn’t. It’s the biological amplification resulting in excessive oxidative stress that causes the damage. Interestingly, even most of the damage caused by ionizing radiation is actually due to secondary free radical formation that breaks DNA. It’s not directly from the energy within the radiation. Pall explains:
“That was published by Arthur Compton. He got the Nobel Prize for it in 1927. The way in which ionizing radiation works, it basically gets molecules and atoms and knocks electrons out, and then you get pairs of free radicals generated. That’s called Compton scattering.
There is amplification from ionizing radiation, but it’s only at one level. One energetic photon can produce a chain of free radicals. You’ve got three levels of amplification with the microwave frequency EMFs. The amount of damage you get based on those studies is truly extraordinary. Of course, Adlkofer and [Pilger] Rudinger were severely attacked by the industry.”
Practical Strategies to Limit Your Exposure Naturally, to reduce your risk of harm, you need to reduce your exposure to EMFs. Cellphone towers should be a major concern if you work or go to school within 300 meters (about 1,000 feet) of one. Even just driving around can expose you to substantial cellphone tower radiation.
Your cellphone is a major source of exposure, as are cordless phones, Wi-Fi routers, Bluetooth headsets and other Bluetooth-equipped items, wireless mice, keyboards, smart thermostats, baby monitors, smart meters and the microwave in your kitchen. Ideally, address each source and determine how you can best limit their use.
A simple remedy is to turn off your Wi-Fi each night. That’s just unnecessary exposure. Not carrying your cellphone on your body, and not using your laptop directly on your lap are other simple measures.
You can get cellphone pouches that are shielded on one side, so putting that side toward your body gives you some protection. Use your cellphone with a headset or on speaker phone. Work toward hardwiring your devices so you don't have to be in a Wi-Fi field and don't get unnecessary radiation from cordless mice, keyboards and printers. It is also possible to put up shielding in your house or apartment to lower exposures.
Once you know the mechanism of harm, you have a better idea of how to remediate the problem. In this case, since we now know the effects of EMFs are reduced by calcium-channel blockers, a natural solution would be to make sure you’re getting enough magnesium. Most people are deficient in magnesium, which will worsen the impact of EMFs. As noted by Pall:
“It is clear that when you’re deficient in magnesium, you get excessive activity of the VGCCs. You also get excessive calcium influx through the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor, caused by magnesium deficiency, which is also problematic, so it’s important to allay that deficiency.
Now, I always tell people I’m a Ph.D. and not an M.D. None of these [suggestions] should be viewed as medical advice. But I think one approach to dealing with these things is to raise the level of nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), which I published [a paper11] on.”
How to Activate Nrf2 to Reduce EMF Impact I am in the process of writing a very comprehensive paper on Nrf2, which is a vitally important biological hormetic that upregulates superoxide dismutase, catalase and all the other
beneficial intercellular antioxidants. It also:
One simple way to activate Nrf2 is to consume Nrf2-boosting food compounds, such as sulforaphane from cruciferous vegetables, foods high in phenolic antioxidants, the long-chained omega-3 fats DHA and EPA, carotenoids (especially lycopene), sulfur compounds from allum vegetables, isothiocyanates from the cabbage group and terpenoid-rich foods.
Exercise, calorie restriction (such as intermittent fasting) and activating the NO signaling pathway (one way of doing that is the NO dump exercise) will also raise Nrf2. In his paper, Pall notes:
“The important detoxification roles of Nrf2 mean that raising Nrf2 activity is likely to be of particular importance to the hundreds of millions of people around the globe who are regularly exposed to toxic chemicals that cause diseases characterized by oxidative stress, inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction, diseases which include most of the chronic diseases of 21st century life.”
“One of the things I argued in that paper is that the two most helpful diets known — the traditional Mediterranean diet and the traditional Okinawan diet — are both high in nutrients that raise Nrf2,” Pall adds.
Take-Home MessageI personally believe EMF exposure may be one of the most significant factors for the observed decrease in male sperm count, and the increased prevalence of anxiety, depression, autism and Alzheimer’s. It is also highly likely a contributing factor to cancer.
While not widely publicized, in May 2011, the cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified radiofrequency EMF — such as the radiation from cellphones — a class 2B carcinogen, meaning it is possibly carcinogenic to humans.12
Pall has made a significant contribution to public welfare with his discovery of how EMFs cause biological harm, and it would be wise to take notice.
I personally believe he deserves a Nobel Prize for his contribution to the science.
Again, the damage is not done through heat or ionizing radiation; it’s done by activating your VGCCs, thereby triggering a chain-reaction that produces excessive amounts of ROS, peroxynitrites and hydroxyl free radicals — the most destructive free radicals known to man, as well as through excessive calcium signaling.
Hydroxyl free radicals decimate mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, their membranes and proteins. Too much calcium in the mitochondria can also impact their function. The end result is mitochondrial dysfunction, which we now know is at the heart of most chronic disease. Since your brain, the pacemaker in your heart and male testes have the highest densities of VGCCs, these areas are the most prone to damage when exposed to EMFs.
What this research tells us is that excessive microwave exposure can be a direct contributor to conditions such as Alzheimer’s, anxiety, depression, autism, cardiac arrhythmias and infertility.13 So, if you care about your heart, brain and reproductive health, avoid carrying your cellphone in your pocket or on your hip, avoid using portable computers and tablets on your lap, and take measures to limit or eliminate as many unnecessary EMF sources as you can, in your home and at work.
Source: Dr. Mercola
Majority Of Native Americans Will Not Watch Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn.
In Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and tribal members take time out for themselves. No talking. No eating or drinking. No lying down. No fussing.
"It's a time of renewal," said Baldwin, a Navajo woman from Fort Defiance, Arizona. "Kind of like pressing the alt, control, delete button on your computer, resetting everything."
U.S. Bureau of Indian Education spokeswoman Nedra Darling said the agency's schools, most of which are on the Navajo Nation, were given the option of closing Monday. Navajo Nation employees have Monday off, and other schools on and off the reservation that extends into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah earlier decided to close in respect of the culture that teaches that looking at the sun during an eclipse can be harmful not only to one's eyesight but for overall well-being.
"You're welcoming negativity into your life, or turmoil, or troublesome times ahead of you, as well as socially, health-wise and spiritually," Baldwin said. "You're observing something that should not be observed."
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"When Eclipses happen or Comets appear in Earthly Signs they portend barrenness and scarcity by reason of excessive droughts; when in Watery Signs by reason of too much rain, in Airy Signs they signify mighty winds, seditions, and the pestilence, in Fiery Signs terrible Wars and slaughters."
"Eclipses operate more forcibly on Cities, Provinces, and Kingdoms than on Particular persons of private condition, or even upon Kings and princes, for their effects rather respect the multitude."
Quotes from the aphorisms of
Jerom Cardan (1501-1576)
as printed in Anima Astrologia
We need to understand lunations to understand the eclipse.
A New Moon is the time when the Moon sits at the same degree of the zodiac as does the Sun, but the Moon is a dark orb then, and we cannot see any reflection of the Sun. During a Full Moon the Moon is at the exact opposite degree of the zodiac from the Sun and shines at her brightest.
Each lunation consists of the degree of the New Moon until the Full Moon, and every month we have a lunation: these are common and normal phenomena.
But some lunations are eclipses and some not, so we wonder......Why?
The word "eclipse" is derived from the word "ecliptic." The ecliptic is the apparent path the Sun travels along as we orbit it on our 365 day cycle. If today the Sun is at 25 Libra, then the ecliptic is also at 25 Libra, at approximately 9’ S 40" declination to the equator.
We can map this path every year as we go from fall to winter to spring to summer and back to the autumn again. It’s as though we drew an imaginary line through the equator out into space marking where we see the Sun every day throughout the year.
Since the Earth is tilted on its axis we have a variance of up to 23’27", exactly the same as our tilt. Declinations measure the distance from this imaginary equatorial plane in degrees north or south. As the Earth does its yearly dance of rotation and tilting the declination, or plane from which we view the Sun, shifts
The Moon as it orbits the Earth will cross the line called the ecliptic twice a month, and these crossing points are called the Moon’s Nodes. The nodes travel backward along the ecliptic at approximately 3 minutes per day, taking just under 19 years to make a complete transit around the zodiac. The lunations only repeat at the same degree of the zodiac every 19 years. (See Note #1.)
Yes, but what is an Eclipse?
The Solar Eclipse takes place when the Sun appears to darken as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. The New Moon is the monthly conjunction of the Sun and Moon. Both are in the same degree of longitude. An eclipse of the Sun occurs when, at the monthly conjunction with the Moon, the latter has no latitude, so the two are precisely in line with one another as seen from Earth. The Moon blocks the light of the Sun.
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon becomes dark as it passes through the shadow of the Earth, and the reflected light of the Sun is blocked. An eclipse of the Moon takes place when the two, at their monthly opposition (the Full Moon), are again lined up, with the Earth between them. The Earth blocks the light of the Sun so that the Moon is in the Earth's shadow.
The Moon’s orbit is tilted about 5 degrees to the Earth’s orbit, so for this reason the Moon’s shadow generally misses the Earth and no Solar Eclipse is present. Likewise, the Moon’s orbit prevents it from being eclipsed since it usually passes above or below the shadow of the Earth.
Therefore a Solar or Lunar Eclipse can only occur when Sun, Earth, and Moon are all in a nearly straight line.
Occultation is a term commonly used when the Moon and a planet are in the same degree of declination. However, any celestial body can "occult" or hide another from view. These are similar to an eclipse of the planet and are noted by serious astrologers.
Types of Eclipses:
Solar eclipses occur when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun. A total Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon completely blots out the face of the Sun. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon darkens only the middle of the Sun, leaving a bright ring around the edges, and a partial eclipse occurs when the Moon only covers part of the Sun. Lunar eclipses occur when Earth is between the Moon and the Sun.
Total Solar eclipses may only be viewed in certain parts of the world, but Lunar Eclipses can usually be viewed by most people on the night side of the Earth.
There are generally four eclipses a year, two Solar and two Lunar, although in some years there are three Lunar.
Conditions signifying an Eclipse:
First of all both Sun and Moon must occupy either the same degree of longitude or opposite degrees of longitude. Eclipses only occur during the New Moon or Full Moon.
The Sun and Moon must ALSO be in parallel aspect to one other, i.e., when they are within one degree of the same degree of declination (the position above or below the celestial equator described in degrees and minutes north or south of the equator).
The Sun and Moon must also be within orb of conjunction to one or both of the Moon’s Nodes for an eclipse to occur. One reason to note the importance of declinations is that Eclipses ONLY occur when the Sun and Moon are in the SAME degree of declination AND longitude. They may be in the same degree of longitude but no eclipse will occur unless they have the same declination. Actually, ANY two planets that fulfill this condition are in planetary eclipse, otherwise known as an occultation.
Interpreting an Eclipse:
As Cardom said in the preface, eclipses "respect the multitude" and have more importance in relation to mundane events than in everyday lives. Personal delineations which forecast the matters of a house occupied by an eclipse being "wiped out" or "diseased" are a bit strong, since after all there are several occultations a year.
A Solar Eclipse, and any New Moon, has in it the sense of planting seeds, new beginnings, initiation, and a new frame of reference. Wiser minds than mine have advised against beginning any venture, however, the three days before or after a New Moon, eclipse or not. The Solar Eclipse is a conjunction and therefore means "emphasis".
The Lunar Eclipse has in it the sense of culmination, reaping what was begun in the past, realizing the fruit of labors or thoughts. Again, it is advised against beginning any project during the six day period surrounding the Full Moon. A Lunar eclipse is an opposition and may bring "relationships" into the interpretation.
The Solar Eclipse, with the Sun obscured, would have in olden days seen seers predicting the end of someone in high station, such as a King, Queen, (a Princess Di?) or religious leader, (Mother Teresa?) as the Sun represents those in high station, positions of power or importance, in mundane astrology.
The Lunar Eclipse, when the Moon appears red as though covered with blood, would have been foretold as a calamity affecting the common people, as ruled by the Moon, such as crop failures, herds of animals destroyed by famine, pestilence, floods, and disasters effecting everyday necessities and commodities.
Both types of eclipses were blamed for "droughts...earthquakes..scarcity of the fruits of the earth...some terrible fires."
For the personal chart:
Should a Solar Eclipse occur conjunct a natal planet, or the angles, an important new cycle emotionally is at hand in that area. The Lunar Eclipse upon a natal planet, or angle, may bring with it a culmination in that house and of the nature of the planet.
In a Solar Eclipse, the ego, the joys, authorities, pleasures are temporarily cut off as moods and emotions block the input. One may end something important due to an emotional outburst, an unreasonable attitude, or past habits and irrational feelings catching up and overpowering you or those in close contact.
During a Lunar Eclipse one may be blocked from expressing ones intuitions and feelings because "Earth" anchors you to practical matters, (an excellent time to kick a habit, by the way), yet it is a good time to state intentions as the Sun holds sway and past habits, and ingrained reactions, will not well up to interfere.
Astrologers disagree about how long eclipse effects are viable, some saying as many months as hours the eclipse is visible, some saying three months before and after the Lunar, and 6 months before and after the Solar. Some even use longer periods of influence.
"The duration of the effects of an eclipse is said to be a year for every hour the Sun is eclipsed, and a month for every hour the Moon is eclipsed." - Turnbull, 1918, editorial note in Anima Astrologia.
What you may want to study are transits of planets in aspect with the eclipse degree for several months before and after the event. These are known as eclipse triggers, and in some cases very pronounced, because the eclipse "brings to light," and the planetary transit adds significant energy. Many strong triggers mean more emphasis on the eclipse area. (Not to forget that aspects via declination may hasten or slow down the longitudinal aspect, and be just as valid.)
Some degrees are "sensitized" as they are repeated over and over again over a span of years, through station points and major outer planet aspects, so, in my opinion, each eclipse may have varying lengths of influence dependent upon the degree and how much reinforcement it receives from other planetary aspects.
As always, one should relate the current eclipse in personal charts to the whole chart, taking into consideration the strength and aspects of the natal planet, then using the keywords of beginning (Solar) and culmination (Lunar) for the eclipses as relating to the attributes of that planet and the house it rules.
Count at least six months before the eclipse and look for transits to that point from Mars or any planet heavier (transits of Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus are usually too fleeting, unless there is a retrograde station) and watch what is brought to the attention with that transit. This will give you some good direction as to the import of the coming eclipse.
In traditional astrology one would relate activity to the houses that have Leo and Cancer on their cusps.
Another hint is to count back nineteen years when the last eclipse occurred at that degree and meditate upon what happened then, or what circumstances were brought to the attention at that time.
Example of eclipse triggers In 1996 -1997, 4 degrees Cardinal signs were repeated over and over again with not only eclipses, but stations of Saturn and Mars nearby.
Those with planets at these degrees felt the brunt of the eclipses through the retrogradation of both Saturn, the taskmaster, and Mars, the troublemaker, both acting as trigger points. And triggering not once, but due to their retrograde paths, three times.
Looking at the September 27, 1996 Lunar Eclipse at 4 Aries 17, we page back in the ephemeris and see that:
In March 1997, the Lunar Eclipse at 3 Libra 35 reinforced those Saturn station degrees, and as an added bonus Mars stationed at 5 Libra 55, (within orb of the Solar Eclipse point) crossing the eclipse point three times:
In this particular series since one station point was at 7 (Saturn) and the Mars station was at 5 Libra, people who had planets as far away as 7 degrees Cardinal felt the full force of the eclipses due to the powerful retrograde activity near eclipse degrees.
There is much more to eclipses then delved into here, particularly along the lines of mundane astrology.
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