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Benefits Of An Alkaline pH In The Body

Are you wondering how you can reduce the acidic pH level in your blood? It is possible to alter the pH of your blood by changing your diet. The alkaline diet has been a trend that many people have wanted to try, with many claiming that the alkaline diet helps you lose weight, and improves your overall health. It is also commonly prescribed as a nutritional therapy in eastern schools of medicine.

There are many benefits of an alkaline body pH, which will be discussed in this article. In these modern times, you will realize that there are a lot of acid-forming foods, including the meats, dairy, and carbs, which most people consume. Eating a lot of acidic processed foods is not good for your health because your body tends to become more prone to diseases, weight gain, and chronic illnesses.

Balancing your body’s internal pH levels is important to keep your body happy and healthy. Research shows that following an alkaline diet helps to alleviate illnesses which would have otherwise had a toll on you. The human body is usually alkaline, with a blood pH of about 7.4. This figure alternates when you take too many acidic foods. Read on to learn more about your body’s pH.

Benefits Of Alkaline PH In The Body

One thing you need to understand is that the body works on a particular pH range, usually around 7.4. This number lies more on the alkalinity side of the spectrum than the acidic side. For the body to function to its optimum, it has to ensure that the environment is alkaline. Anytime your pH levels shift towards the acidic side of the spectrum, your body gets into distress. The kidneys play an important role in maintaining alkalinity in the body. They are responsible for filtering out any excess acids in the system, to keep the body at the right pH levels.

Anytime you consume excessive acidic foods, your kidneys have to work harder to create an alkaline environment. Sometimes, the kidneys fail to keep up, especially when you over-consume such foods. When the kidney fails to get rid of the acidic waste, the waste starts to accumulate in your tissues, leading to health conditions such as breast cancer.

Examples Of Acid-Forming Foods

It is important to know the types of food and drink you consume if at all you want to take care of your body. Start by identifying foods that may encourage acid waste accumulation in your body. While most people will think of fried foods such as fries, most of them are ignorant of the other acidic foods that they consume every day. Some of the acid-forming foods that you need to think about include poor-quality meat, farmed fish, and pasteurized dairy products. It would be best if you also minimized intake of all sugar slurries (sodas, with the exception of Stevia sodas) and processed foods. Never consume corn syrup, refined sucrose (white sugar), MSG, gross preservatives, etc. Anything refined or canned should be thoroughly vetted with nutritional knowledge, nutrition label study, and contacting manufacturers, because they often tend to be high in acid-forming poisons. Alcoholic drinks, sugared ice creams, and certain low-quality sweetened yogurts should also be scrapped from your daily intake.

Reasons To Eat Alkaline Foods

Reduces Fatigue

Taking a lot of acidic foods reduces the supply of oxygen in your body. This means that your body’s ability to repair and collect nutrients is decreased. If you have been feeling tired even after sleeping for many hours, then it could be that you are consuming a lot of acidic foods, which result in the unnecessary buildup of acid in your body. Also, research shows that supplementing your diet with alkaline minerals helps to minimize back pain.

Strengthens Bones And Prevents Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone fracture that affects older men and women. Research shows that alkaline diets reduce the amount of calcium lost in the urine, hence reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Alkaline foods and drinks also charge up the volume of calcium consumed in an assimilable form.

Note that as you grow older, your body naturally uses up calcium from your bones, leaving you with little calcium. Calcium plays a key role in balancing your body pH and blood. Alkaline diets have low protein, which is important for the growth and support of your muscles. However, note that very little protein may also cause osteoporosis. To ensure you are on the safer side, consume more lean proteins, more vegetables, and fruits.

Dr. Joel Wallach has been heard to recommend Tums (Calcium carbonate) as a quick supplement for calcium. It contains more calcium per weight than the expensive calcium lactate. While not the most assimilable form of the mineral calcium (like so many rock minerals sold in stores), it does absorb around 3-5%, depending on your health and age. Stay tuned for the end of the article, when I’ll share a supplement source that is cheap, natural, unprocessed, and assimilates an abundance of calcium in a bio-available organically-bound form at rates up to and exceeding 90%.

Just keep in mind: the body can’t absorb much from rock minerals (like most solid supplement tablets, which are often found in quantity, undissolved in portable toilets). Clays are slightly better, but nowhere near 90%.

Also beware of the chronic calcium deficiency plaguing America, causing such varied ails as: heartburn, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, receding gums, cavities, narrow and underdeveloped bone and facial structure, hip and joint deterioration, and I suspect even insulin resistance.

Reducing salt intake is considered “conventional wisdom,” but it is false information. Think about how much propaganda is shared by doctors who know nothing about real nutrition. I have become beware of refined white salt, and switched to “impure” salt like sea salt and Himalayan salt, in quantity, to taste every day. It helps me in many ways.

Reduces Inflammation

Too much acid in the body also increases inflammation and especially if you already have other preexisting conditions such as cancer or heart disease. Taking alkaline food and drink is advisable because they help to keep the inflammation in check. If you have been having inflammatory issues, you need to eat more alkaline forming food and drink in your diet.

Minimizes Chronic Kidney Diseases

A highly acidic diet is said to increase metabolic acidosis, which, on the other hand, increases the risk of you getting kidney disease. To minimize the chances of getting kidney disease, you need to take foods with loads of magnesium and vegetable sources of protein. Avoid acidic foods at all costs. Also, note that raising urine pH may help to improve your health. Since most people’s diet is mostly acidic, the kidneys tend to have a difficult time trying to eliminate the body’s acidic wastes. If you want to give your kidneys an easier time, you need to embrace a lower acid diet.

Ways To Measure The Salivary And Urine PH Using PH Strips

It is important to do a pH test to check how alkaline or acidic your body is. Knowing your pH levels helps you determine the course you need to take, as far as your health is concerned. If your body is highly acidic, you can make huge adjustments to your diet, to create an alkalizing effect on your body’s pH. It is recommended to test both your urine and saliva to get the accurate results. Test the pH at different times of the day as you record the readings over some time.

Just FYI, I was introduced to this idea by an MD (oncologist) who does alternative treatments including alkaline diet, high-dose vitamin C, hyperbaric oxygen, energy therapy, meditation, IV infusions of EDTA and vitamins, and other detoxifying supplements like chlorella, essential oils, probiotics, etc. I think he has the right idea, but he never shared the secret “easy way” I will drop below…

Saliva Test

Before you do the test, you need to wait for two hours after you have eaten or drank a meal. Proceed to fill your mouth with saliva and then swallow it. This helps to eliminate any acidic bacteria that may be present. Put some saliva on a spoon and then dip the strip to test the pH. Use saliva that is free from any bubbles. Ensure that both pads on the test strip are covered in the liquid and then remove it. Wait for 15 seconds and then match the color reading against the indicator chart in the pH test strip packaging.

That is the “proper procedure,” but I don’t do that myself. I just dip the pH paper into my tongue saliva directly and wait 15 seconds for reading. It’s good to do this several times a day.

Urine Test

I don’t really like going in for bloodletting or other lab analyses anymore. But I have a lot of data from over the years on myself, after being compelled to do bloodletting by a host of MDs.

For this test, you are advised to use the first urine of the day, since it’s usually more acidic than normal. Place the pH test strip in the urine stream and allow both pads on the test strip to be covered in the liquid. Proceed to shake off any excess fluid and then wait for a few seconds. Compare the color change to the color chart and then throw away the used pH test strip.

How Long Does It Take For Someone To Improve Their PH Levels?

There are two ways for someone to achieve an alkaline salivary pH round-the-clock: the easy way, and the hard way. Let me explain:

Easy Way (Through Your Water)

Fulvic and Humic minerals (classified scientifically as Vegetable Bio-Mass Minerals). This is decomposed vegetable matter sourced from rich veins in the earth.

I recommend reading the article on hydrotherapy, or “water-therapy,” which I wrote last month, describing how useful it is for me to help replace insulin therapy in my Type 1 Diabetes if you want to learn more about how water is good medicine in itself. I can’t do it full justice here. But it’s a good supplementary resource for you if you’re curious.

Anyways, humic/fulvic minerals are sometimes used to fertilize crops by very well-educated growers in a holistic manner (including all the raw minerals that the life forms need, including a slew of trace minerals counting 80 or more). In short, the longest-lived and most disease-free people on the planet often have varying diets, but they share something in common: the sources of their water.

The best water contains the whole spectrum of the aforementioned minerals because it is glacial “milk” pouring from the mountain heights, where the ice and water erode 4 inches annually of rich stone at a molecular level. These minerals, when used to water crops and for drinking, supply the body with all the co-factors and catalysts needed by the amazingly complex body to run processes in the background that science now barely understands.

Other quality sources of minerals include a good salt intake (such as sea salt and Himalayan salt – the pink color comes from so-called “impurities,” namely minerals!). Natural springs can also be good, depending on their source.

The minerals in fulvic and humic blends are dissolved down to the molecular ionic level, and wrapped in a slew of organic compounds (such as amino acids, organic vitamins, and fulvic) which lend a negative charge to the complexes. The negative charge is attracted to the positively charged surfaces of the intestinal tract and cells, facilitating rapid and presumably passive absorption into cellular machinery where it is critically needed.

Deficiencies of trace essential so-called “non-essential” minerals manifest in people today are the result of bankrupt water and foods sourced from depleted soils. Each disease seems to have one or more trace mineral deficiency lying at the root of it.

Ever wonder why your dog never gets sick? Or livestock most of the time? Well their feeds are formulated to provide between 20 and 40+ trace minerals. But the baby formula we give our infants has 12 or less! Why do we get the cheap stuff?

The solution is to supplement, and the purest fulvic and humic mineral blends are the best and easiest way. Be sure to source it from a company that takes the time to only use cold purified water to extract the minerals from the source shale deposits. Cheapskates in the industry will use heat and chemicals to speed up the process, thereby destroying the fulvic wrappers on the minerals, and greatly decreasing their ability to work fast, reliably and effectively.

You can source your quality, vetted minerals from Friendo Health for a low price. I am a chemist and have personally used my source of minerals long term and recently increased my consumption of the same fulvic/humic minerals I am selling to get immediate positive health benefits, manifesting themselves each day as improved hair, nail, and skin texture. Also less medication requirements and continually alkaline pH (a good metric for dietary and health progress).

The minerals I am sourcing come from quality deposits in New Mexico and I can provide the laboratory analyses on batches to back it up. And I assure that they aren’t produced using heat nor chemicals – just cold distilled water and patience.

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Hard Way (Through Your Food)

It’s worth mentioning, because you will get this recommendation from a variety of alternative practitioners, from chiropractors to more-enlightened MDs to acupuncturists and practitioners of Chinese/Eastern medicine.

Creating an alkaline body this way does require you to sacrifice much. You need to make a few changes when it comes to your diet, following the famed “Alkaline Diet,” and soon enough, you’ll start seeing the changes. For a start, you need to take a lot of vitamins and minerals through supplements or diet. Drinking lots of water and minimizing processed foods is also a good way to reduce your body’s acidic levels. Since this is a lifestyle, you need to manage your pH levels sustainably. If you have to eat meat, consider lean meat instead. Eat the meat once a week as opposed to how you were eating before. Slowly, you will start noticing that you have more energy and that your body is feeling way better.

You need to look at your diet and make the necessary changes if you realize that your acidic levels are too high. Consider the tips discussed above to make a lifetime change.

So How Long?

I can’t say for sure in my limited experience treating myself. I’ve tried so many things. But I would expect to see results within a few days or weeks at least, depending on the amount of trace minerals deficiencies which have accumulated in the body over decades. Rome wasn’t built in a day (but it’s still here – just check out the quality Roman cement that puts modern cement to shame). And the Hebrew Bible advises to be patient in healing. But have faith that the Holy One, blessed is He, has given you disease as a wake-up call. He admonishes the ones He loves, and pays cash to the face of the wicked that wouldn’t get the message anyways.

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Why People With Blood Sugar Problems Have Emotional Imbalances

Long story short: every hormone is a chemical. And every hormone has an associated emotion attached to it. Think about cortisol: it is a stress hormone. In fact, most hormones are stress hormones, insulin included. Yes we need them to build and rebuild the bodies, but minimizing their utilization by the body by optimizing metabolic processes through nutritional therapy will lead to improved emotional states in the body.

Why is insulin a stress hormone? Because eating sugar is stressful on the body. Carbohydrates are not an essential nutrient. So they are to be consumed only in small amounts, as little as possible! The body treats the glucose released by carbohydrates as a toxin. Yes, glucose is toxic in excess amounts. Cancer cells, for example, are obligate glucose metabolizers. That is why any MD worth his salt will prescribe a low-carbohydrate diet to a cancer patient, so as to starve out the cancer cells. You can also starve out fungal infections in the body.

If you suffer from depression as a diabetic, now you know the cause. It is hormonal. Yes, all of us diabetics are hormonal. So we need to have war strategies to prevent these hormones from poisoning our bodies and giving us toxic emotional states which self-perpetuate themselves. Antidepressant pharmaceutical witchcraft will not help you. It will interfere with normal hormone systems and cause infertility as long as you use the poisons.

Alcoholics can be violent and angry because of they are poisoned by hormones/emotions. People with blood sugar issues can be the same way: angry, inexplicably harboring hatred and irritation, depressed, and so on. The solution is to remove the poisons and re-establish natural hormonal processes in the body.

Keep in mind that introducing exogenous hormones into the body down-regulates the bodies natural ability to create that hormone on its own. So if you give someone an insulin injection, you are telling the organs responsible for regulating insulin (pancreas, liver, etc) that they can go ahead and atrophy and go away, because they are not needed.

So minimize hormone therapy as best as you can to best remove chemical poisoning from your emotions and “medicines.” You can literally poison yourself with negative emotions. Here are some strategies to eliminate poisonous emotions (read my article about cortisol for more info.):

  1. Stop watching national news (they perpetuate fear, divisiveness, and baseless hatred amongst brothers)
  2. Go low-carb/keto if you are on insulin therapy.
  3. Switch your morning alarm clock away from stressful ringers and beeps, and more towards natural sounds like birds singing, harp music, waves crashing, water falling, etc. Rise gently in the morning.
  4. Synchronize your body with the rhythms of your environment. Rise at dawn and sleep at dusk. Pay attention to the moon and know its phase. Mind the Hebrew calendar and regard the wisdom of King Solomon, son of David, King of Israel: For every thing there is a time/season, a time for healing, a time for … For example, the Hebrew month of Iyaar literally means “G-d is my healer.” That would make that time of year a good time to heal!
  5. Avoid negative speech about others. Give others the benefit of the doubt.
  6. Avoid people that speak ill of others, unless it is absolutely necessary (like warning others not to be taken advantage of). Distance yourself from those who propagate hatred and fascination with abominations.
  7. Pray to G-d for wisdom. Trust in Him. Look for Him speaking to you in the world.
  8. Trust yourself more than you trust medical doctors. Better yet, be your own doctor. And use doctors as the limited sources of experience and information that they are – mere humans.
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Some Reasons for Blood Sugar Spikes in Type 1 Diabetes

  1. Living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 14 (2 decades) I have at times been puzzled by blood sugar spikes despite maintaining an A1C under 6%. The algebra equation I was originally provided by the endocrinologist only had 3 or 4 variables. But I have noticed there are really about 20, some of which I explain here.
  2. Dehydration: As we say in chemical laboratories, “the solution to pollution is dilution.” When your body is not holding enough water, glucose concentration in the blood rises because the volume of blood is low. Concentration = (quantity of glucose)/blood volume. Read my post about hydrotherapy for type 1 diabetes for the full scoop.
  3. Delayed metabolism of proteins and fats: About 10% of fats and up to 50% of proteins consumed can be converted to glucose through gluconeogenesis in the liver and skeletal muscle. Protein metabolism takes 2-4 hours. Fat metabolism takes 2-8 hours.
  4. Over-consumption of protein: The body can assimilate only so much amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) at any given time and any given day. I suspect this is around 100 grams max per day for a 150 pound person. I’ll need to investigate that quantity further. But regardless, when you eat more protein than your body’s cells need, the excess is converted to glucose through gluconeogenesis for storage (glucose is the building block of fat it seems).
  5. Strenuous exercise: This breaks down muscle through a process known as catabolism under certain conditions. It also increases absorption of insulin into the tissues – the lower level signals glucagon release and hence the release of glucose into the blood from the glycogen stores. The solution is not to overexert yourself. Moderate aerobic exercise is inherently fat-burning (ketone burning) and below the “anaerobic threshold,” the body won’t start releasing glucagon hormone to breakdown glycogen into unwanted glucose (which a T1D will struggle to assimilate without enough insulin supply).
  6. Stress: Stress in many forms can do sabotage your blood sugar. Read my post about cortisol for more info.
  7. Not enough sleep:

On the other side of the equation, just wanted to mention one reason for seemingly unexplained blood sugar drops (hypoglycemia in severe cases): Delayed release of insulin from injection site: As one example, insulin glargine (such as Lantus long-acting) is present as a crystal in the injection site. The crystals can accumulate and then suddenly dissolve as conditions in the body change (pH, hydration, exercise, etc.) Just keep in mind that some types of insulin build up in the tissues. In glargine specifically, it is injected as an acidic clear solution but then crystalizes in the alkaline environment in the subcutaneous tissue.

Just realize that insulin therapy is governed by a complex equation that is only an approximation. The body is a wonder created by HaShem (the Holy One of Israel). It is infinitely more complex than we can conceive. Hormone therapy in general is degrading and it is best to minimize and wean off it as best you can. Read my information about keto diet and optimizing insulin sensitivity to get started in the right direction. When you introduce an exogenous hormone such as insulin into the body, it immediately induces chemical (hormone/emotional) and electrochemical (disharmonizing) influence on more than one system and organ.

Also keep in mind that long-term insulin therapy has long-term deleterious side effects, even when one maintains ideal A1C levels.

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Fungal Infection/Candida

Fungi grow as a mycelium network in forest ground cover. One spore seen above ground as a mushroom is actually part of a larger organism, a network which spreads underground and pops up in other places.

If you have “seasonal allergies” then you may think that allergens are the root cause of symptoms like runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, some food sensitivity, lethargy, recurring seasonal sinus infections, etc. I found that by targeting the underlying fungal infection, I eliminated most of those problems significantly.

It can take years to root out all of the “underground” fungal network in the body. Since temporary symptom relief only means that the fungus is on the defense. Be assured, you have to persist to kill it all out.

Since fungi feed on dead wood and material in the forest, they benefit the environment by breaking down forest litter into glucose which they feed on. Think of wood and forest litter as hot-burning fuel, also known as carbohydrates. Hence the “heat” of damp heat. The dampness is self-explanatory. Fungi thrive in warm, damp environments, like the musty surface beneath the forest litter field.

Starve out the fungus through carbohydrate restriction. This means your blood will greatly reduce the total volume of glucose it is processing each day. This can take years. An old natural medicine rule of thumb is that for every year you had a disease, you can expect about a month to heal. So if you had this 20 years, then expect complete healing to take around 20 months, or almost 2 years. 

Starving out the fungus is the only way to get 100% healed. Pharmaceuticals only provide temporary relief, hacking at the branches of the mycelium network but not touching the deep roots. There are some other methods to get symptom relief and fight the fungi though, without poisoning the gut and navel with antibiotic pharmaceuticals. Nasal rinse with dissolved buffered salt and nano silver solution is highly effective. Adding 2 drops of orange oil is helpful. Orange oil is also anti-fungal and imparts a pleasant aroma. My experience using these rinses, during times of profuse runny nose, is to draw out more of the mucus living in the sinuses, and fight back the encroachment of the fungi for several days. I have been advised to do it daily but haven’t done this yet.

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Cortisol

This is probably the cause of all kinds of seemingly inexplicable blood sugar spikes. Minimizing carbohydrate intake does a lot. I don’t want to discount it. But even when I got down to under 5 or 10 net carbs per day I would sometimes get spikes. And I don’t cheat. Haven’t cheated in 3 months. It’s not worth it.

So clearly carbohydrate restriction only does so much. And knowing about gluconeogenesis, we have part of the puzzle. The other part seems to be the influence of cortisol on glycogen in the liver and muscles. Stress causes cortisol release, which in turn causes glycogen to break down to glucose and be released into the blood. Stressful events for me include: waking suddenly and jumping out of bed to turn off an abrasive alarm clock sound, waking up from a bad dream, listening to angering news, fighting with people, or lingering on bad thought patterns and obsessive compulsive behaviors (like washing hands and kitchen utensils after every little soiling, even if it’s just oil or butter or cheese). 

I like to remind myself that my ancestors didn’t wash their hands 10 times a day with antibacterial soap. And they were just fine. I’m here, aren’t I? Clearly it is me that messed up along the way to end up with diabetes, the end stage of a progression of the more general metabolic syndrome (diagnosed by eastern practitioners as “damp heat”).

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What is Pica?

Not often discussed in the medical community, pica is thought to be at the root of most diseases. Ever wonder why some babies will eat paint chips or be seen “cribbing?” They are trying to get minerals lacking in their diets. Pica is compulsive eating, commonly experienced by adults as going to the refrigerator and staring inside with the door open, looking for something to eat. The Standard American Diet (SAD) leaves most people with a constant nagging, deep-seated hunger in the pit of the stomach that cannot be satisfied by the nutritionally bankrupt processed foods we find all around us.

Pica is mineral deficiency, and there are over 80 essential trace minerals from the periodic table of elements that our bodies need. In fact, each organ in the body has a mineral associated with it and its function. For example, calcium for bones, chromium for the pancreas, iodine for thyroid, and so on. Autopsies on tens of thousands of animals reveal a direct correlation between disease in a given organ and a deficiency in the mineral needed for that organ to be healthy and function according to nature’s (G-d’s) design.

Dr. Joel Wallach recommends colloidal mineral supplementation from humic shale/fulvic source because as opposed to solid mineral supplements commonly found in cheap drug stores which only can be absorbed around 3% by our bodies, these colloidal suspensions of the full spectrum of essential minerals are absorbed at rates as high as 90% by our bodies. His general protocol seems to indicate that every time a person gets a hunger pang/craving, they should eat and take a shot of colloidal minerals. Even if that means 10 shots a day. That’s because many of us have deep-seated mineral deficiencies in our bodies which we accumulated over decades. Some are even intergenerational deficiencies based on where we live and get our foods from and the depleted soils the foods come from. In fact, being the first born out of the mother’s womb means having the first grab at her mineral supply. Second and third-born children get sloppy second and thirds on a nutritionally-deficient mother’s meager supply.

Raw milk is also a great all-around multivitamin and supplement to fortify the body and rebuild health. Milk has everything the baby calf needs to grow, develop and thrive. So it stands to reason that it has everything that YOU need too. If you’ll only wake up and realize that doctors don’t study nutrition in medical schools, they know nothing about this sort of thing.

I also don’t want to discount the spiritual root of disease (tzaaras – the Hebrew word for disease in the Hebrew Bible). G-d seems to use pica as a way to manifest tzaaras.

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How Can You Protect Yourself From 5G And Other Radio Frequency (Wireless) Radiation

wireless radiation is like cigarettes were 50 years ago – we didn’t know they were harmful yet…

The introduction of 5G technology has created a much greater awareness of different types of radiation and whether or not it is harmful to human beings.

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In the same way that cigarette smoking was considered safe not too long ago (even the surgeon general promoted the safety of cigarette smoking in the 70’s and 80’s), governments and other agencies are claiming that the radiation emitted by 5G tech is not harmful.

While 5G is going to advance technology on an immense scale, should the potential health hazards that it poses not be a priority? Should the government as well as environmental and safety agencies not take a longer look at the threat or at least institute measures to protect the general public from the radiation?

The obvious answer to this question may be yes but the issue is far more complicated than that. So far, there is no confirmed scientific evidence to suggest that the radiation emitted by 5G technology is harmful. On the other hand, there is not evidence to say that it is safe either.

What The Science Says About 5G

The scientific evidence regarding the safety of radio-frequency radiation emitted by 5G technology is complicated and has created more confusion than clarification. The amount of radiation that will be bombarding our bodies when the networks are turned on has been estimated to be equal to that of turning on a microwave and leaving the door open.

The question is how can this amount of radiation not be harmful?

We are constantly surrounded by radiation and our bodies continuously absorb harmless amounts from the natural and man-made world around us. This harmless radiation consists of radio-frequency waves that do not change the structure of human cells or DNA and therefore have for decades been considered to be safe.

Ionizing radiation on the other hand is extremely hazardous to the human body. This is the type of radiation that is emitted by radioactive substances and technology such as x-rays. Ionizing radiation causes severe structural damage to cells and DNA resulting in diseases such as cancer as well as gene mutations.

The 5G tech emits radio-frequency waves which are “safe” and that should be the end of the discussion. However, new scientific evidence suggests that this radiation may not be as safe as we once believed. The World Health Organization has recently categorized radio-frequency radiation as a potential 2B carcinogen. Carcinogens cause cancer and other health conditions.

It must however be noted that caffeine and talcum powder (which contains asbestos) are placed in the same 2B category. While these substances can result in certain types of cancer, it may take an large amount or extended exposure to the substances for them to have accumulated carcinogenic effects.

A far more convincing study published by the National Toxicology Program showed that rats who were exposed to 2G and 3G radio-frequency radiation developed cancerous tumors. This study, conducted over a 10 year period, exposed the rats to levels of radiation that far exceed the amount that a human could ever be exposed to. It is therefore highly unlikely that humans can develop cancer from exposure to 2G and 3G radiation emitted from mobile phones and other technology.

However, whether the huge amounts of radio-frequency radiation emitted by proposed 5G tech is sufficient to be carcinogenic remains to be seen. These studies also do not take into consideration the effects of radio-frequency radiation exposure in conjunction with other known carcinogens that we are exposed to every day.

So is 5G technology hazardous and can it result in cancer, gene mutations and other diseases? At this point in time, there simply is no definitive answer.

What is clear is that much more research needs to be performed. But governments and large corporations are going ahead with laying out the infrastructure for 5G regardless of this. In the meantime, it is recommended to take safety precautions and implement ways to protect yourself from the potentially harmful radio-frequency radiation that is emitted by 5G technology.

How To Protect Yourself From 5G And Other Radio-Frequency Radiation

There are a number of different ways in which you can limit exposure to EMF (Electromagnetic Frequencies) that may be harmful and protect yourself from the potentially damaging effects of radio-frequency radiation.

  1. Limit Exposure

Limit the amount of time and duration you spend on your phone or other mobile devices. Keep the devices a minimum of 5 to 10 feet away from your body when not in use. Charge your phone or tablet in a room other than where you are sleeping. It is in fact not recommended to have mobile devices in the bedroom at all or in a room where you spend the majority of your time.

  1. EMF Measurements

Buy a device that measures EMF in the home. These measurements will provide a better idea of where the majority of radio-frequencies are coming from and take steps to reduce the emissions. Laptops, televisions, routers, microwaves and just about every other type of electronic equipment will emit some degree of EMF. Turning these devices off (not on standby) while they are not in use can reduce exposure to radio-frequency radiation.

  1. EMF Shields

There are a wide range of EMF shielding devices available on the market including laptop cases, mobile phone and tablet covers, television shields and devices to protect against EMF emitted by all devices in the home. There also a range of devices available that can be worn on the body to shield against EMF while outside the home emitted from cell towers, Wi-Fi Tech and other sources.

There is some debate as to the efficacy of these types of EMF shields and how successful they really are at blocking different radio-frequencies. Some products claim to block up to 92% of EMF. While these claims may be a bit excessive, the EMF shielding devices have been proven to block a lower percentage of frequencies. It is therefore still recommended to limit exposure and turn EMF emitting devices off while they are not in use.

  1. Stay Educated

Keep updated with the latest news and results from research being conducted into the risk associated with EMF, radio-frequency radiation and 5G technology. Read up on advice from scientists and doctors as to how to better protect yourself from these potentially harmful frequencies. If in doubt, taking measures to protect yourself can do no harm and may potentially reduce the risk of being exposed to harmful radiation.

  1. Health, Fitness And Lifestyle Choices

A healthy mind and body are better able to deal with the increasing amount of EMF and radio-frequency radiation that we are being bombarded with. Eat a healthy diet and exercise in order to ensure that your body is receiving the nutrients it requires and is fit enough to function optimally.

Be aware of the symptoms of illnesses and diseases that could be the result of EMF or extended exposure to radiation. Consult a doctor if any of these symptoms develop, sooner rather than later. While it is a good idea to be proactive and not ignore symptoms of a potential health condition, it is also not advisable to self-diagnose or over-react to every small symptom. If you practice grounding, this may be yet another natural way to eliminate the effects of excessive wireless radiation.

  1. Pregnancy And Babies

It is highly recommended for pregnant women to reduce their exposure to EMF and radio-frequency radiation as much as possible. The rapid rate of development of a baby in the womb can result in abnormal cells forming as a result of extreme or extended exposure. It is also recommended to limit exposure in infants and babies.