Geopathic stress is a natural phonemenon which affects certain places and can be damaging to our health. It relates to irregularities in the earth's magnetic field, which can be aggravated by a variety of features. So come on in, put your feet up awhile, and learn about this interesting topic....what it is, what it does, what the signs and symptoms are, and how you can deal with it if you are being affected.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Report: Serious Health Issues Raised Over EMFs

University of Albany, New York– August 31, 2007

Serious Public Health Concerns Raised Over Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) from Power Lines and Cell Phones

An international working group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals (The BioInitiative Working Group) has released its report on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health. It raises serious concern about the safety of existing public limits that regulate how much EMF is allowable from power lines, cell phones, and many other sources of EMF exposure in daily life..

Electromagnetic radiation from such sources as electric power lines, interior wiring and grounding of buildings and appliances are linked to increased risks for childhood leukemia and may set the stage for adult cancers later in life. A report from the BioInitiative Working Group (www.bioinitiative.org) released on Friday, August 31st documents the scientific evidence that power line EMF exposure is responsible for hundreds of new cases of childhood leukemia every year in the United States and around the world.

The report provides detailed scientific information on health impacts when people are exposed to electromagnetic radiation hundreds or even thousands of times below limits currently established by the Federal Communications Commission(US FCC) and International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection in Europe (ICNIRP).

The authors reviewed more than 2000 scientific studies and reviews, and concluded that the existing public safety limits are inadequate to protect public health. From a public health policy standpoint, new public safety limits, and limits on further deployment of risky technologies are warranted based on the total weigh of evidence.

The report documents scientific evidence raising worries about childhood leukemia(from power lines and other electrical exposures), brain tumors and acoustic neuromas (from cell and cordless phones) and Alzheimer’s disease. There is evidence that EMF is a risk factor for both childhood and adult cancers. Public health expert and co-editor of the Report Dr. David Carpenter, Director,Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany, New York says “this report stands as a wake-up call that long-term exposure to some kinds of EMF may cause serious health effects. Good public health planning is needed now to prevent cancers and neurological diseases linked to exposure to power lines and other sources of EMF. We need to educate people and our decisionmakers that “business as usual” is unacceptable.”

Health questions about power line EMFs were initially raised by Nancy Wertheimer, a Colorado public health expert and Ed Leeper, an electrical engineer in 1979. She noticed that children were twice or three times as likely to have leukemia tended to live in homes in the Denver, CO area close to power lines and transformers. Now, there are dozens of studies confirming the link, but public health response has been slow in coming, and new standards to protect the public are necessary.

Brain tumor specialist Dr. Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD and Professor at University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden is a member of the BioInitiative Working Group. His work on cell phones, cordless phones and brain tumors is widely recognized to be pivotal in the debate about the safety of wireless radiofrequency and microwave radiation. The evidence for risks from prolonged cell phone and cordless phone use is quite strong when you look at people who have used these devices for 10 years or longer, and when they are used mainly on one side of the head.

Brain tumors normally take a long time to develop, on the order of 15 to 20 years. Use of a cell or cordless phone is linked to brain tumors and acoustic neuromas(tumor of the auditory nerve in the brain) and are showing up after only 10 years (a shorter time period than for most other known carcinogens). “This indicates we need research on more long-term users to understand the full risks” says Dr.Hardell.

Dr. Hardell’s work has been confirmed in other studies on long-term users. A summary estimate of all studies on brain tumors shows overall a 20% increased risk of brain tumor (malignant glioma) with ten years of use. But the risk increases to 200% (a doubling of risk) for tumors on the same side of the brain as mainly used during cell phone calls. “Recent studies that do not report increased risk of brain tumors and acoustic neuromas have not looked at heavy users, use over ten years or longer, and do not look at the part of the brain which would reasonably have exposure to produce a tumor.”

Wireless technologies that rely on microwave radiation to send emails and voice communication are thousands of times stronger than levels reported to cause some health impacts. Prolonged exposure to radiofrequency and microwave radiation from cell phones, cordless phones, cell towers, WI-FI and other wireless technologies have linked to physical symptoms including headache, fatigue, sleeplessness, dizziness, changes in brainwave activity, and impairment of concentration and memory. Scientists report that these effects can occur with even very small levels of exposure, if it occurs on a daily basis. Children in particular are vulnerable to harm from environmental exposures of all kinds.

Co-editor of the report, Cindy Sage of Sage Associates says “public health and EMF policy experts have now given their opinion of the weight of evidence. The existing FCC and international limits for public and occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation are not protective of public health. New biologically-based public and occupational exposure are recommended to address bioeffects and potential adverse health effects of chronic exposure. These effects are now widely reported to occur at exposure levels significantly below most current national and international limits.”

Biologically-based exposure standards are needed to prevent disruption of normal body processes. Effects are reported for DNA damage (genotoxicity that is directly linked to integrity of the human genome), cellular communication, cellular metabolism and repair, cancer surveillance within the body; and for protection against cancer and neurological diseases. Also reported are neurological effects including changes in brainwave activity during cell phone calls, impairment of memory, attention and cognitive function; sleep disorders, cardiac effects; and changes in immune function (allergic and inflammatory responses).

Sage says “the Working Group recommends a biologically-based exposure limit that is protective against extremely-low frequency (power line) and radiofrequency fields which, with chronic exposure, can reasonably be presumed to result in significant impacts to health and well-being”. Contributing author Dr. Martin Blank, Columbia University professor and researcher in bioelectromagnetics says “cells in the body react to EMFs as potentially harmful, just like to other environmental toxins, including heavy metals and toxic chemicals.

The DNA in living cells recognizes electromagnetic fields at very low levels of exposure; and produces a biochemical stress response. The scientific evidence tells us that our safety standards are inadequate, and that we must protect ourselves from exposure to EMF due to powerlines, cell phones and the like.” He wrote the section on stress proteins for the BioInitiative Report.

Contact: info@bioinitiative.org (open on August 31, 2007)

Report: available at http://www.bioinitiative.org/ (on August 31, 2007)

Title: BioInitiative: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF)

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Video: Electromagnetic Pollution

Electromagnetic Pollution and Schumann Resonance.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

How to Choose A Home

Here is an interesting and informative article by Christan Hummel from Earth Transitions that summaries some of the important aspects one should consider if they are looking for a new home.

Most people know intuitively what parameters would enhance or diminish the quality of their life when looking for a house. However, many important factors are overlooked in favour of less geobiologically significant elements.

After our dermas and clothing, the house is our third skin and a very important factor in keeping healthy. We should remember that when choosing a house or a site we are defining our future quality of life. Geobiology proposes coherent and structured ways to establish the important criteria bearing on this choice. It suggests the following rules of thumb.

Harmony between nature and the inhabitants, flowery gardens, trees absorbing dust and producing oxygen.

Compact and hard ground, stony or sandy.

Atmosphere rich in negative ions, near parks, forest or ocean.

Orientation towards North and West for the living area.

Area with little or no noise, away from high power lines and transformers.

Locate the perturbated zones or have them located.

Construction materials of high natural quality such as wood, stone, bricks and tiles.

Dimensions respecting the human scale, good relation between height, width and length.

Insulation with cork, coco fibre or mineral wool.

Non toxic paint, take notice of the influence of colours (chromotherapy).

Electricity; avoid the transformation of the bedroom into a research laboratory with TV, radio and other electric appliances. The ideal solution would be to be able to switch off the bedroom areas for the night to avoid long exposure to electromagnetic fields (the effects of these fields can be enhanced by metal beds).

Floor coverings made out of natural materials such as terra cotta tiles, cork, wood, woollen carpets or plant fibres.

It is not recommended to have a bedroom situated over a garage. The metallic mass of cars is a strong agent of disturbance of the natural magnetic field.

It is best to sleep with the head of the bed pointing North as to be aligned with the geomagnetic field.

The Ancients translated in their stone temples the great laws of the universe. They all based themselves on the same principles using the cosmo - tellurian forces. Their dynamic complementarily generated a third vital element for Man, the evolution of all things. We must now rediscover these laws hidden in each of us and communicate them to our constructions, from the most modest to the most sumptuous. Such a realization is possible on three levels:

The technical level, product of reason using the laws of mechanics, physics, chemistry and astrophysics to determine the choice of the materials and the site. The harmonic level, the human soul rejoicing in the vital movements of cosmic cycles.

The symbolic level, the knowledge enabling the elaboration of the "Axis Mundi" and Man's spiritual matrix. This level constitutes the intimate ties giving the other two levels their real grandeur.

When these three levels are balanced the building becomes an architectural medicine, a physical, psychological and spiritual harmony.

SOURCE: Earth Transitions


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Friday, May 16, 2008

Geopathic Stress and Animals

Here is an interesting article I came across that discussed the effects of Geopathic Stress on Animals. For those of you who have a sick pet or animal, you may find this especially interesting....

"I first came across mention of it in an article in the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, in which the author suggested that, when there were many members of a family (animal and human) that had chronic or frequent health problems that did not respond very well to treatment, it would be worth while looking at geopathic stress as a cause. .

We had major health problems with our hounds and our sheep, so called in a dowser to check out the farm and buildings. He found that our sheep house was built over three lines of geopathic stress, so that the whole building was affected. The area we kept the rams in had several lines running through it, and all but one of our fields was affected by several lines. We housed our sheep overwinter and had had major problems each year with just about every health problem known to sheep, and animals dying suddenly. One of the rooms in the kennel block had a line running right through the bed, and every hound that had lived in that room had died of cancer of some kind. The house itself was clear of lines but the whelping room had two running through it.

The dowser felt there was nothing to be done about the lines except move animals away, but I looked more into the matter and discovered that there were ways of neutralising the energies, which is what we did and had immediate improvement in the sheep's health, with no more sudden deaths. I started dowsing and finding lines of geopathic stress for myself.

A friend in America wrote to say that her young dog had developed bone cancer, which all her hounds had died of. This seemed to me almost certainly a case of geopathic stress, so I did some dowsing and then rang and told her that her kennels and all but one room of her house were affected by geopathic stress. She called in dowsers who confirmed my findings; the kennels were both built over crossed lines, which gives rise to the strongest effects, and the house was affected by a grid with only one room clear apart from the area close to one wall.

I dowsed in one house where there were three Great Danes. They had a line of bedding along the wall of the staircase and their person told me that the three would battle over which part they were to sleep on (they were not allowed to sleep elsewhere but had to go on that bedding) and the one lowest in the pack heirarchy always ended up sleeping at one end, which was where I found a line of g.s. He had had chronic health problems all his life and had now (aged five) developed cancer.

It used to be that before a house was built, a flock of sheep would be driven on to the planned site. If they settled down happily, then the house would be built but if they would not settle but kept trying to get away, then another site would be found. Animals are very sensitive to areas affected by geopathic stress and will mostly try to get away from it, although cats are a bit inclined to seek out lines of geopathic stress. Ant hills are often to be found on lines outdoors. One person's dog would only sleep curled into a ball in an area just in front of the television in the sitting room and that turned out to be the only part of the house, except for the porch, that was not affected by a grid of geopathic stress.

There are a number of devices that can be used to deal with the effects of geopathic stress. These are usually plugged in to the electric circuit (although they don't actually run on electricity) and will deal with the whole building but not the outdoors. There are small devices that can be carried around in order to protect the person from geopathic stress found when away from home, such as in shops or hotels. It is often the case that a person who has been exposed to geopathic stress for a long period or at a high rate becomes very sensitive to it for a time wherever they find it, once their own home has been protected, and some people even get withdrawal symptoms from no longer being affected.

In some homes there may be just a single line of geopathic stress that was running through a person's bed or favourite chair and it is usually considered enough to move the bed or chair away from the line. Where there are several lines, particularly if lines cross, it is probably best to use some sort of a device, although some people will use crystals instead.

So how would you know if you are affected by geopathic stress? If you and/or your family and/or animals have health problems that developed following a move to your present home, especially if these problems do not respond to treatment, or only respond to a certain degree, or as soon as one thing clears up another develops. If you or they feel better when away from home. If the "feeling" about your home causes uneasiness in some members of your family or in some visitors, or if your animals try to avoid certain areas in the home. If the previous occupants suffered serious illness. These are all pointers to the possibility of geopathic stress being present

How we dealt with the lines of geopathic stress that affected our farm buildings and kennel block was by tracing where the lines entered our property and deflecting them by means of a piece of angle iron driven into the ground where each line came into our farm land. However, this would not be a reasonable method to use in blocks or estates of houses, because it would be sending the lines into other peoples' property."


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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More Suggestions for a Peaceful Nite's Sleep

Reducing Manmade Electro-Magnetic Stress in Your Home
Call in an electrician to check your wiring, if your home has not been rewired for more than 20 years.

Be aware where you position TVs, hi-fis, computers and battery chargers, as their EMFs can penetrate through walls.

Avoid installing a satellite dish on the wall immediately behind the bed area, or make sure the television is earthed.

Use battery alarm clocks, instead of electric ones, or keep them at least four feet away from the bed.

Do not trail or coil wires under beds and turn off and unplug any equipment immediately behind them (apart from side lights).

Avoid placing a bed above fluorescent lights in the kitchen, as these emit radiation which can cause bed springs to be passive resonators of EMFs.

Do not have the meter and fuse box in the bedroom, or directly above or below the bed areas. This is particularly important in children's rooms.

If you insist on keeping your microwave, unplug it when not in use and do not put it under the central heating boiler as the microwave radiation may affect the water in your system. Microwaves will also travel into nearby refrigerators and food cupboards, affecting the quality of food.

Source Living in Harmony

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Understanding Wireless Phones

Wireless telephones are hand-held phones with built-in antennas, often called cell, mobile, or PCS phones. These phones are popular with callers because they can be carried easily from place to place.

Wireless telephones are two-way radios. When you talk into a wireless telephone, it picks up your voice and converts the sound to radiofrequency energy (or radio waves). The radio waves travel through the air until they reach a receiver at a nearby base station. The base station then sends your call through the telephone network until it reaches the person you are calling.

When you receive a call on your wireless telephone, the message travels through the telephone network until it reaches a base station close to your wireless phone. Then the base station sends out radio waves that are detected by a receiver in your telephone, where the signals are changed back into the sound of a voice.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) each regulate wireless telephones. FCC ensures that all wireless phones sold in the United States follow safety guidelines that limit radiofrequency (RF) energy. FDA monitors the health effects of wireless telephones. Each agency has the authority to take action if a wireless phone produces hazardous levels of RF energy.

FDA derives its authority to regulate wireless telephones from the Radiation Control provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (originally enacted as the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968). [http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/comp/eprc.html].

FCC derives its authority to regulate wireless telephones from the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Telecommunications Act of 1996 [http://www.fcc.gov/telecom.html].


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Monday, May 12, 2008

Electro Pollution

"High magnetic fields interfere with the cell membrane and make it highly penetrable. This way, people get toxic acidic shocks. The protective barrier is out of balance, is confused, which leads to diseases like cancer, arthritis and depression".

The confused cell is explained in Reinhard Kanuka-Fuchs book "Healthy Home – Healthy Office" as follows: "What are the changes that take place in this process? Hormones play a key role in regulating most of the functions of our cells, tissues and organs, ie. cell growth, differentiation, reproduction and immune response.

They may carry nerve impulses from the brain across the cell membrane as neuron transmitters, or bind with receptors on the cell membrane. Melatonin, which regulates our biological clock and influences our mood, will inhibit tumour growth and fight cancer. Calcium ions are released by receptors and stored as primary messengers of our cells in the cell membrane.

They also stimulate production of enzymes, which regulate the tumour killing of lymphocyte cells. Individual cells are found to communicate electromagnetically with hormones as chemical messengers, providing a sort of postal system and with nerve cells as a "hard wired" network providing the telegraphic system. Coherent oscillations along a chain of cells resonating at the same frequency can act in a "line-of-sight" communication network, providing a type of "bucket chain-brigade". Polarisation and depolarisation may proceed as a travelling wave along the cells. These electrical potentials provide a homeostatic regulatory system together with direction determining functions of ferromagnetic materials in cells".

Magnetic fields are present nearly everywhere in every modern house, since our power lines and appliances deliver not only the necessary electricity to run your washing machine, stereo, TV and so on, but pollute at the same time your home environment with magnetic fields and frequencies. You can shield electro-pollution to a certain degree but you will have a problem with magnetic fields and frequencies. This fact creates a big problem, since magnetic fields can confuse the cells by changing their chemistry.

Magnetic Fields Can Change the pH of Blood

R. Barefoot and Carl Reich, M.D. wrote in the book "The Calcium Factor – The scientific Secret of Health and Youth" the following: "Exposure to uncontrolled magnetic fields can have the opposite effect on the bio-electric body". Using a "North Pole" magnet, he demonstrates that calcium bicarbonate breaks, under the influence of a negative magnetic field, into calcium hydroxide and carbon dioxide. Water can change under the influence of a North Pole magnet from 7.5 to 9.2 and blood from 7.2 (which is too acid for blood) to 7.5 (which is too alkaline for blood).

How Can You Protect Yourself from Electro-Pollution?

The following is extracted from the book "Pollution Solutions"
Inform yourself, read, research and observe, measure with a Gauss meter.

Take action, participate in training seminars, and help yourself, your family
and others.

Educate others and tell friends, children, employer, doctors etc.

Keep 1 metre distance from electro-pollutants.

Reduce the time of exposure, make breaks so your system can realign.

Reduce the level of field strength, if possible with shields etc.

Consider possible synergetic (interactive) effects with chemicals etc.

Increase your health condition, immune system and discharge your body often.

Regain response ability. Empower yourself. Don't rely on authorities.

Support "Prudent avoidance" schemes locally, nationally and internationally.

Remove as many electrical devices from the bedroom as possible.

Unplug and discharge appliances if necessary.

Stay away from conductive materials such as metals.

Avoid metal spring mattresses, bed frames, electric blankets, waterbeds.

Avoid synthetic surfaces, furnishing, bedding and clothing.

Install a circuit breaker, demand switch if necessary.

Keep healthy plants and cacti in your bedroom.

Apply vibrational medicine for healing instead of chemical treatment only.

Obtain an inspection and report for your bedroom from a building biologist.


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