George Neumayr: Cdl Wuerl is Even Now Covering up for a Priest Who Abused Teen in Hot Tub

By Maike Hickson | 10 September 2018

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in the following conversation are those of the book’s author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of LifeSiteNews.

LIFE SITE NEWS — In a recent telephone interview, journalist and book author George Neumayr reveals many details about his ongoing investigation into the corruptions of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, but also of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Wuerl’s predecessor.

Neumayr, who is the author of The Political Pope, has been speaking with many insiders from the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. who are dismayed at the conduct of their archbishop.

In this interview, Neumayr shows that he himself has received confirmation from sources close to Cardinal Wuerl that “Cardinal Wuerl had direct knowledge of McCarrick’s preying upon seminarians.”

He also recounts how there are sources claiming that Cardinal Wuerl himself is a homosexual. […]

DARPA’s Cocktail Menu of Brave New World Human Control

The “natural person” — as opposed to some contrived invention called a “trans-human” — has a right to be left unmolested by Crime Syndicate psychopaths who are determined to drive them like herds to market and cram an agenda of political domination disguised as scientific “advancements” down their throat.

What stops them now from warring, stealing, exploiting, murdering, harassing, enslaving and dominating most of the human race? From having peace? NOTHING. And now we have this horrific marriage of the kakistrocracy and technocracy.

One has to believe this process is well underway, particularly in environments that are more institutionalized and where individuals are already more corralled. Winter Watch suggests the best candidates for this new hybrid social structure are younger and have grown up with brainwashing. An older person is more hard wired on their outlook and language. Hardwired folks can be monitored, culled as necessary and allowed to die off, except for more problematic types.

It should be safe to assume that these methods are both secret and more advanced than is generally recognized.

One of the current technologies works by directing radio signals on targeted individuals to stimulate specific areas of their brain. These low-density subtle energies have the affect of causing disruption to the body’s physiological integrity, resulting in mood changes such as high anxiety. The directed radio signals may also be used to alter decision making in order to manipulate a desired behavioral outcome.

And it’s not just specific individuals. The technology has been known to psycho-actively overwhelm and covertly control and manipulate entire civilian populations.

There is also the development of “anti-sleep” drugs to dampen emotional reactions to violence. At an unknown level of advancement are “neuro-weapons,” which are virus-transported molecules to addle the brain.

Research is being conducted by The Center for Strategic Communication at ASU and is entitled “Toward Narrative Disruptors and Inductors: Mapping the Narrative Comprehension Network and its Persuasive Effects.” A detailed overview of the project can be found in the document.

Highlights include:

  • In phase 3 of the research, the research group will “selectively alter aspects of narrative structure and brain functions via Transcranial Magnetic Simulation (TMS) to induce or disrupt selected features of narrative processing.”
  • Once it is determined that disruption of certain portions of the brain can enhance persuasive messaging, individuals can be persuaded to do things they normally would not do and believe things they normally would not believe. This could include something as simple as telling a closely guarded secret, to believing in government propaganda, or even committing a violent act. The group writes on page 26, “Once we have produced a narrative comprehension model [i.e. how individuals comprehend stories and persuasive messages], end users [aka the government] will understand how to activate known neural networks (e.g. working memory or attention) and positive behavioral outcome (e.g. nonviolent actions) nodes with strategic communication messages.

DARPA last year received $65 million from American taxpayers to develop a way to plug a human brain directly into a computer. According to an announcement by DARPA, the project will create a way to “enable rich two-way communication with the brain at a scale that will help deepen our understanding of that organ’s underlying biology, complexity and function.”

In other words, the Crime Syndicate (CS) is taking money from taxpayers and using it to build a way to manipulate their brains, altering their senses — “vision, hearing and speech” — in whatever way the CS deem beneficial. One of the first steps, DARPA reports, will be to create “an implantable package.” That is to say, a device that can be put directly into the brains of those selected for the sensory rewiring. One of the proposed interfaces will result in the development of “up to 100,000 untethered, submillimeter-sized ‘neurograin’ sensors implanted onto or into the cerebral cortex.”

Next up are micro-chipped pills. Not happy enough with monitoring our phone calls, computers and having a camera on us everywhere we go outside, the recently FDA-approved microchip in a pill will be the perfect excuse to place surveillance inside our bodies.

Could a remote-controlled digital-dosing and monitoring system have the affect of making its pill-taking citizens temperate and docile, if ever needed? Or could it be used to deliberately change our moods?

Former DARPA head Regina Dugan now leads special projects for the Google-owned Motorola Vitamin authentication. Dugan shows a pill that can be ingested and then battery powered with stomach acid to produce an 18-bit internal signal. After that, the swallower’s whole body becomes a password.

DARPA said in a press release that the new technology — called Restoring Active Memory, or RAM — will help design and “develop wireless, fully implantable neural-interface medical devices that can serve as ‘neuro-prosthetics.’” Such “memory restoration technologies” could be used to implant phony memories.

DARPA has begun a heavily funded project to “enhance human ability in war zones by altering the genetic code (recipe) of their soldiers.” The aim is to achieve battlefield supremacy by creating soldiers who lack empathy and are smarter, more focused and much stronger than their enemy counterparts. Variations can be used within the broader population, and probably already are.

Then we have the 5G rollout and EMF pollution.

The Schuman resonance frequency (7.83Hz) has been described as the Earth’s universal magnetic pulse. Experiments by Professor R. Wever showed that when subjects were kept underground and isolated from the Schuman resonance frequency, after a while, they developed a whole range of nervous system, hormonal and behavioral problems.

EMF’s and the related wireless technology interfere with the Schuman resonance and the body’s natural circadian rhythm. In humans, brain alpha waves are virtually identical to the Schuman resonance, needed for healthy function.

Find Out How Fennel Tea May Work Wonders for You

Fennel, a unique herb with a crunchy, pale-green root and feathery carrot top-like fronds, is believed to have been first used by the Roman author and naturalist Pliny, who lived between 23 A.D. and 79 A.D.1 Centuries later, in 812 A.D., the emperor Charlemagne2 declared that fennel should be grown in every garden so people could take advantage of its potential healing properties.3

Apart from fennel bulb and fronds, the seeds may deliver some benefits when steeped and consumed as fennel tea. If you’re curious about what fennel tea tastes like, what it can possibly deliver for your health and how you can make it at home, continue reading this article.

What Is Fennel Tea?

Fennel seed tea, or simply fennel tea, is made from the seeds of the fennel plant (Foeniculum vulgare). The tea may taste a bit like licorice,4 but with a slightly bitter aftertaste.5 Fennel, a perennial herb,6 is typically found in the Mediterranean region, although it may now be grown in countries outside that area, such as the U.S., France, India and Russia.7

Traditional medicinal practices in ancient Egypt, China and India have utilized fennel extensively, although more and more people are being aware of its benefits because of newer information highlighting its health-boosting potential.8

Fennel Tea’s Health Benefits

Fennel has been linked to numerous health benefits because of its high concentration of anethole, estragole, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and volatile compounds.9,10 Fennel tea may help:11,12,13

Reduce spasms in the gut and other parts of the body — This is due to its antispasmodic effects.14,15

Improve digestion — Fennel tea has long been utilized as a digestive aid. It’s said to help expel gas,16 reduce bloating and cramping, stimulate the digestive process17 and ensure maximum nutrient uptake.

Help relieve constipation — Fennel tea may help relax digestive muscles,18 and assist in cleansing the body and moving toxins through the system.19

Detoxify the body — Fennel may work as a blood cleanser and diuretic20 that keeps the kidneys and liver healthy, and may eliminate toxins found in these organs.21

Raise the amount of antioxidants in the body — Antioxidants in fennel tea may help the body combat harmful toxins you’re exposed to22 and fight harmful oxidative damage.23

Enhance immunity — Fennel has powerful antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal effects,24 and has been linked to combating flu and colds.25,26

Decrease inflammation — Fennel tea is said to possess anti-inflammatory properties that may target sore and inflamed gums, and address pain caused by gout and arthritis.27

Protect the eyes — Fennel tea may assist with addressing poor eyesight, while its antibacterial and immune-boosting properties may shield the eyes from conditions like macular degeneration and cataracts.28

Help address respiratory distress — Fennel tea may work as an expectorant.29,30

Lower blood pressure levels — Nitrites found in fennel seeds may play a role in stimulating vascular effects within the body.31

Balance hormone levels — Compounds in fennel tea are known to possess estrogen-like qualities that may lead to a balancing effect on female hormones.

Help with breast milk production — Fennel has been utilized as a galactagogue, or a substance that increases the quality and quantity of breastmilk.32

Potentially help babies with colic — For babies with colic, fennel tea may be a good remedy.33 Research has suggested that this drink may assist with reducing its symptoms.34

Reduce weight — Fennel tea may help with weight loss through different mechanisms. It may promote urination (as fennel is a good diuretic),35 help prevent water retention36 and aid in regulating appetite.

Assist with better sleep — It’s said that fennel tea can relax the muscles and help the person feel more ready to sleep.37

Freshen breath — The tea’s antibacterial properties assist in cleansing pathogens that cause bad breath.38

What Is Fennel Tea’s Caffeine Content?

According to Medical News Today, fennel tea is a caffeine-free drink,39 making it a potentially good option for people who are caffeine-sensitive or need to lower their intake of caffeinated drinks. However, just because it’s a caffeine-free drink doesn’t mean that you should indiscriminately consume fennel tea in unlimited quantities, as there are side effects linked to fennel tea (more on this to come later) that you must be aware of.

How to Make Fennel Tea

Fennel tea is typically made by crushing dried fennel seeds into a powder and steeping these in boiling water.40 Here’s a simple guide on how to make your own fennel tea:41

Simple Fennel Tea Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly crushed fennel seeds
  • 1 cup boiling water

Procedure:

  1. In a teapot, steep the fennel seeds in the boiling water for five to 10 minutes, depending on desired strength.
  2. Strain and serve. Reheat if desired.

This makes 1 serving
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ideally, drink fennel tea right away. The longer it sits, the more volatile compounds may be released into the air, leaving fewer nutrients for your body.42 If you don’t have access to fennel seeds, you can buy ready-to-brew fennel seed tea from a high-quality and reputable source.

When drinking fennel tea (or other types of herbal teas for that matter), make sure to start with a small amount to lower the risk for adverse effects. Even better, consult your doctor first to check if you can handle this tea.

How to Store Fennel Tea

Whole or ground fennel seeds may be purchased year-round in markets. If you’re buying fennel seeds from a store, purchase whole seeds instead of powder. The latter may contain unwanted adulterated spicy powders.

At home, keep dry fennel seeds in a clean and sealed container in a cool, humidity-free and dark place. For ground and powdered fennel, store them in airtight containers inside your refrigerator. Ideally, try to use fennel seeds as soon as you can. They tend to lose flavor quickly because the essential oils begin to evaporate upon storage.43

What Are Fennel Tea’s Side Effects?

Always exercise caution when drinking fennel tea and ensure that you don’t excessively consume it, as estragole, a key element in fennel, has been identified as a potential carcinogen.44 Likewise, if you’re planning to use fennel tea for a colicky baby, consult your physician first to determine the safe amounts.

As mentioned earlier, fennel has an estrogenic effect. This effect may imitate this hormone45 and lead to possible health problems. Because of this, pregnant women mustn’t drink fennel tea, while breastfeeding mothers should exercise extreme caution.46

Furthermore, women suffering from breast, uterine or ovarian cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts or fibrocystic breasts must not consume fennel, since its estrogen content may exacerbate these conditions.47,48

Additionally, be cautious about drinking fennel tea if you have a bleeding disorder, since this may raise the possibility for bleeding or bruising. This principle applies to people diagnosed with seizure disorders too, since it can induce seizures among at-risk individuals.49 Other medicines that fennel may interact with include some antibiotics (especially those from the ciprofloxacin family) or birth control pills.50

People who are allergic to carrots, celery, mugwort or other plants belonging to the carrot family must avoid fennel tea because the herb is closely related to these foods, and may cause allergic reactions. Fennel may also trigger an increased sensitivity to sunlight51 and, in some cases, menstruation as well.52 There are also concerns surrounding the possibility that fennel may cause girls’ breasts to develop prematurely.53

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Fennel Tea

Q: What is fennel tea used for?

A: Fennel tea may be utilized to address constipation by relaxing the body’s digestive muscles,54 and to alleviate some respiratory diseases by acting as an expectorant that eliminates mucus and phlegm.55,56 This tea may also help babies suffering from colic,57,58 promote better sleep59 and possibly assist with weight loss.60,61,62

Q: What is fennel tea good for?

A: Fennel tea can promote numerous health benefits, some of which include:

  • Detoxifying the body63,64
  • Raising the body’s antioxidant levels65,66
  • Promoting immunity67,68,69
  • Lessening inflammation70
  • Boosting breast milk production71

Q: Is fennel tea safe during pregnancy?

A: Unless your doctor approves it, pregnant women should not drink fennel tea.72 Fennel possesses an estrogenic effect, and therefore may exhibit qualities similar to estrogen.73 This may lead to health problems among pregnant women.

Q: Does fennel tea increase milk supply?

A: Fennel tea was used for years as a galactagogue that may increase breast milk quality and quantity.74 However, breastfeeding mothers who wish to drink fennel tea for this purpose must consult their doctor first.

Q: Is fennel tea a laxative?

A: Fennel tea may act as a gentle laxative.75 It helps alleviate stomach pain, intestinal spasms and constipation.76

Q: Where can I buy fennel tea?

A: Fennel seeds used to make fennel tea can be purchased year-round in many markets. While there are whole or ground options available, it’s better to buy whole seeds, since powdered fennel seeds may be adulterated with unwanted spicy powders.77 Fennel tea bags may also be available in some health stores and websites, but make sure to purchase only from reputable sources.


Generation Zapped

By Dr. Mercola

Mankind evolved on a planet where background microwave radiation was infinitesimal. Today, most live in a sea of microwave radiation and radiofrequencies (RF) emitted from wireless technologies — routers, smartphones, tablets, baby monitors, smart TVs, appliances, smart meters and more.

Globally, there are now more than 6 billion cellphone subscriptions, which means we’re nearing the point where every single person on the planet has one of these devices, and most now get their first cellphone or tablet at a very early age.

According to the Pew Research Center, 90 percent of adults say their phone is frequently with them and rarely turned off.1 Americans are so attached to their smartphones and social networks that they check Facebook and Twitter an astounding 17 times each day on average, and many teens spend a mind-boggling nine hours a day on social media.2

Many experts now warn that chronic, heavy exposure to these electromagnetic fields (EMFs) could be having severe repercussions for our health, especially that of children, who are being exposed in utero.

Fetuses and young children have never before been exposed to this level of pulsed radiation, and it’s still too early to determine the exact extent of the harm, as it may take decades for effects to manifest.

In recent years, it’s become increasingly clear that mitochondrial dysfunction is at the root of most chronic disease, so in terms of public health, the effects of chronic EMF exposure may be far more profound than currently suspected.

We may not only face an avalanche of brain cancer in coming decades, but also heart disease, neurological disorders, infertility and newly identified disorders such as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).3,4

Generation Zapped

The featured documentary, “Generation Zapped,” investigates the potential health consequences of today’s wireless world, noting microwave radiation “is a very real environmental pollutant.”

The film opens up with the late Martin Blank, Ph.D., who was an associate professor of physiology and cellular biophysics at Columbia University, who points out one of the most obvious reasons EMFs may cause physical harm, and that is because your body is bioelectrical. Many of your bodily processes involve the transmission of electric signals, and external interference can disrupt those signals.5

As explained by Dr. Jonathan Samet, director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Southern California, radiation can be divided into ionizing radiation and nonionizing radiation, the former having sufficiently high energy to break up molecules as it passes through your tissues.

EMFs have much lower energy, which is why the cellular industry has insisted cellphones and other wireless technologies have no biological effects. Alas, mounting science reveals this simply isn’t true.

Evidence of Carcinogenicity

The mobile industry’s own research in the 13-country Interphone study6 showed a 40 percent increased risk of brain cancer from 1,640 or more hours of cellphone use, and independent Swedish research published in 2007 showed a 540 percent increased risk of brain cancer from greater than 2,000 hours of cellphone use.7

An analysis of known mechanisms of action, including DNA effects, was also published in November 2010 in “Non-Thermal Effects and Mechanisms of Interaction Between Electromagnetic Fields and Living Matter.”8

Importantly, EMFs have been shown to increase oxidative stress, which can damage cell membranes and proteins, and break DNA bonds. EMFs also decrease ATP — the energy currency in your body, without which your cells cannot function properly.

Samet is familiar with the evidence against cellphone radiation, having served as chairman of the International Agency for Research on Cancer working group, which in 2011 classified RF-EMFs as a Class 2B “possible human carcinogen”9 based on the available evidence.

At the time, Samet said,10 “The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk.” Since then, the evidence has only grown stronger. Most recently, two government-funded studies11,12,13,14,15 — one on mice and one on rats — found evidence of heart tumors and damage to the brain and DNA.

This $25 million research, conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) is said to be the most extensive to date, and it confirms that the heart and brain are key areas affected by high, chronic EMF exposure.

The connection between cellphone radiation and cancer became even stronger when the respected Ramazzini Institute in Italy published its lifetime exposure findings,16 effectively duplicating the NTP’s findings.17,18,19

According to Fiorella Belpoggi, director of research at the Ramazzini Institute and the study’s lead author, RF radiation from cellphones should probably be classified as a “probable” human carcinogen rather than a “possible” carcinogen.20

Carrying Your Cellphone on Your Body Is a Dangerous Habit

The filmmakers interview a woman named Donna, who developed multifocal breast cancer after habitually carrying her cellphone tucked into her bra. She had no family history or other predisposing risk factors for breast cancer.21

Two cancer specialists, Robert Nagourney and John West, concluded her cellphone was the most likely cause, as the distribution of the cancerous cells lined up perfectly with the shape of her phone. Donna is far from alone in this habit. Many young women keep their phones in their bra for convenience.

As a general rule, you’ll want to avoid carrying your phone anywhere on your body. Breast cancer and heart problems are but two possible outcomes when carrying your phone in your breast pocket or bra. Research published in 2009 found that wearing a cellphone on your hip may weaken your pelvis.22

Using an X-ray technique used in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with osteoporosis, researchers measured pelvic bone density in 150 men who regularly carried their cell phones attached to their belts. The men carried their phones for an average of 15 hours each day, and had used cell phones for an average of six years.

The researchers found that bone mineral density was lowered on the side of the pelvis where the mobile phones were carried, raising the possibility that bone density could be adversely affected by cellphone radiation.

Cellphone Radiation Affects Fertility and Can Triple Risk of Miscarriage

Studies have also linked RF-EMF exposure and impaired fertility in men, finding it lowers sperm count and the quality and motility of sperm.23,24 One such study, published in PLOS One25 found that:

“RF-EMR in both the power density and frequency range of mobile phones enhances mitochondrial reactive oxygen species generation by human spermatozoa, decreasing the motility and vitality of these cells while stimulating DNA base adduct formation and, ultimately DNA fragmentation.

These findings have clear implications for the safety of extensive mobile phone use by males of reproductive age, potentially affecting both their fertility and the health and well-being of their offspring.”

Wi-Fi equipped laptops have been linked to sperm DNA fragmentation after just four hours of use.26 Blank also cites research suggesting cellphone radiation creates DNA mutations in the sperm, and that these mutations appear to be yet another factor contributing to autism.

Pregnant women are also exposing their unborn children to harmful radiation by carrying a cellphone on their body, or using it near their body, which can alter the cellular programming in, and viability of, the fetus. According to recent research, prenatal exposure to power-frequency fields can nearly triple a pregnant woman’s risk of miscarriage.27 Several other studies have also linked prenatal EMF exposure to an increased risk of miscarriage.28,29,30,31,32

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity on the Rise

As noted in the film, the average person is now bombarded with 1 quintillion times more EMFs than a decade ago, and with this dramatic increase in exposure, more and more people are starting to complain of physical effects. EHS is recognized as an environmental intolerance by the World Health Organization,33 but many medical professionals are still skeptical about its validity.

For those suffering with EHS, however, the link is unmistakable and clear. As noted in the film, the effects of EHS are also recognizable biologically. Various lab tests can be done to show biological impairment is occurring during EMF exposure.

Dr. Dominique Belpomme, a French oncologist, conducted a study on 700 individuals with EHS, showing they suffered immune system damage and nervous system damage. He also established a number of other biomarkers for EHS. However, this kind of information has yet to pervade the medical field.

Certain Health Conditions Can Raise Your Risk of EHS

Magda Havas, Ph.D., associate professor at Trent University in Canada, has studied people with the condition, and she says a number of conditions can increase your risk of EHS, including:

Spinal cord damage; whiplash

Brain damage; concussion

Chemical toxicity, such as high levels of mercury, lead, PCBs or other neurotoxins

Bacterial and/or parasitic infections such as Lyme

Impaired immune function; lupus

The very young and the very old

Researchers have also found a significant association between tinnitus and EMF hypersensitivity, hinting at a shared pathophysiology between the two conditions.34 In this study, nearly 51 percent of EMF hypersensitive patients had tinnitus, compared to just 17.5 percent of controls. According to the authors:

“An individual vulnerability probably due to an overactivated cortical distress network seems to be responsible for both electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus. Hence, therapeutic efforts should focus on treatment strategies (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy) aiming at normalizing this dysfunctional distress network.”

Various forms of energy medicine,35 where you’re strengthening your body’s innate electrical system and meridian network, may also be a crucial EHS treatment component. By boosting your body’s resilience against EMFs, many troublesome symptoms may be lessened or eliminated, making it easier to live a normal life.

That said, it’s important to realize that just because you cannot feel the effects of EMFs does not mean you’re unaffected on a cellular level. Whether you feel it or not, damage is occurring in everyone. In one sense, people with EHS have an advantage, as the distinct discomfort makes them take proactive steps to avoid exposure, while everyone else remains oblivious.

Your Heart and Brain Are Most Susceptible to EMF Damage

Two of the organs that are the most vulnerable to outside RF interference are your heart and your brain. Both of these organs also have the highest density of voltage gated calcium channels (VGCCs).

Research.36,37,38,39 by Martin Pall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of biochemistry and basic medical sciences at Washington State University,40 suggests VGCCs are activated by low-intensity EMFs such as those emitted from cellphones, triggering an excessive influx of calcium into the cell.

The excess intracellular calcium and the increased calcium signaling appear to be responsible for most, if not all, of the biological effects associated with EMF exposure, which include an increase in:

Neuropsychiatric disorders and diseases such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism and Alzheimer’s41

Hormonal effects

Cardiac effects

Chromosomal breaks

Impaired fertility especially in men

Oxidative stress

Changes in calcium signaling

Cellular DNA damage

Breakdown of the blood-brain barrier

Cancer

Melatonin depletion

Sleep disruption

Breaching Safety Limit on Your Cellphone Increases Health Risks

In addition to the damage incurred by the EMFs noted above, cellphones also have a safety limit, beyond which you may suffer heat-induced cell damage. This safety limit, known as the specific absorption rate (SAR), is typically buried in the legal section of your phone, but will state the distance from your body required in order to prevent overexposure.

There’s no cellphone on the market that is safe to directly touch your body unless it’s turned off or in airplane mode, which suspends RF signal transmissions. Making matters worse, the Federal Communications Commission bases its thermal safety standards on a model that does not apply to the population at large, especially children.

The standards are based on a model called “standard anthropomorphic man,” a model much larger than the average person. The larger the body, the shallower the penetration of the radiation, so SAR levels are likely too generous for most users.

Keep in mind, though, that the SAR value has no bearing on safety in terms of the nonthermal damage that occurs. According to Pall, the safety standards — which are based on thermal damage, not molecular biology — are off by a factor of 7 million.

Will the World Heed the Warnings in Time?

While awareness of the risks is growing around the world, very little is being done on a governmental level to protect citizens from mounting, and many times unnecessary, EMF exposure. Signs of hope can be seen here and there, though. For example, while France was an early adopter of wireless technology, it is now one of the first nations to ban cellphones in schools. The film also delves into related issues such as:

How to Reduce Your EMF Exposure

While the risks may be significant, these technologies have become too embedded in our everyday lives to get rid of them. They can, however, be made safer, and we as consumers can use them more safely. Here are several suggestions that will help reduce your EMF exposure:

Connect your desktop computer to the internet via a wired Ethernet connection and be sure to put your desktop in airplane mode. Also avoid wireless keyboards, trackballs, mice, game systems, printers and portable house phones and opt for wired versions.

If you must use Wi-Fi, shut it off when not in use, especially at night when you are sleeping. Ideally, work toward hardwiring your house so you can eliminate Wi-Fi altogether. If you have a notebook without any Ethernet ports, a USB Ethernet adapter will allow you to connect to the internet with a wired connection.

Shut off the electricity to your bedroom at night. This typically works to reduce electrical fields from the wires in your wall unless there is an adjoining room next to your bedroom. If that is the case, use an EMF meter to determine if you also need to power down the adjacent room.

Use a battery-powered alarm clock, ideally one without any light. I use a talking clock for the visually impaired.42

If you still use a microwave oven, consider replacing it with a steam convection oven, which will heat your food as quickly and far more safely.

Avoid using “smart” appliances and thermostats that depend on wireless signaling. This would include all new “smart” TVs. They are called smart because they emit a Wi-Fi signal, and unlike your computer, you cannot shut the Wi-Fi signal off. Consider using a large computer monitor as your TV instead, as they don’t emit Wi-Fi.

Refuse smart meters as long as you can, or add a shield to an existing smart meter, some of which have been shown to reduce radiation by 98 to 99 percent.43

Consider moving your baby’s bed into your bedroom instead of using a wireless baby monitor. Alternatively, use a hard-wired monitor.

Replace CFL bulbs with incandescent bulbs. Ideally remove all fluorescent lights from your house. Not only do they emit unhealthy light, but more importantly, they will actually transfer current to your body just being close to the bulbs.

Avoid carrying your cellphone on your body unless in airplane mode and never sleep with it in your bedroom unless it is in airplane mode. Even in airplane mode it can emit signals, which is why I put my phone in a Faraday bag.44

When using your cellphone, use the speaker phone and hold the phone at least 3 feet away from you. Seek to radically decrease your time on the cellphone. I typically use my cellphone less than 30 minutes a month, and mostly when traveling. Instead, use VoIP software phones that you can use while connected to the internet via a wired connection.

Gut Bacteria Enzyme Can Change Blood Type A Into Much-Needed Type O

By Dr. Mercola

While all human blood is red when exposed to air, not all human blood is identical in nature. Every individual has a specific blood group inherited from your parents in much the same way you inherit other characteristics, such as eye color.

Your blood group is determined by the presence or the absence of specific antigens on the surface of every red blood cell. These antigens determine several characteristics in your blood, including blood type, and may be either proteins or complex sugar molecules.1

There are four major blood groups determined by the presence or absence of two antigens, A and B. Additionally, there is an Rh factor that may be present or absent. The combination of the A or B antigen and Rh factor create the eight most common blood types.2

However, there are 600 other known antigens potentially present on the surface of the red blood cell and the presence or absence of these create a “rare blood type” unique to specific ethnic groups.

Blood without either the A or B antigen and without the Rh factor, called blood type O negative, is commonly called the universal donor type and is highly sought after. Researchers have now discovered an enzyme secreted by specific gut bacteria transforms type A blood to type O.3

Blood Typing Necessary for Donation and Transfusion

To fully appreciate the impact this may have on emergency care, it’s important to address the challenges of transfusion. In order to be successful, donated blood must match the individual receiving the blood in both blood type and Rh factor, as explained in this short video.

Although blood type distribution may differ in specific ethnic groups, the approximate distribution in the U.S. is:4

Blood type Percent of population

O+

38 percent

O-

7 percent

A+

34 percent

A-

6 percent

B+

9 percent

B-

2 percent

AB+

3 percent

AB-

1 percent

As you can see, the most common blood type is O-positive followed closely by A-positive. Someone who is A-positive may receive A-positive, O-positive or O-negative blood, but someone who is A-negative may only receive A-negative or O-negative blood.

In other words, blood cells without any antigens — blood type O — may give to type A or type B blood. If the blood is Rh negative it may be used in a transfusion for someone with Rh negative or RH positive, but the reverse is not true.

The antigens on the blood cells are a substance to which the immune system may respond, triggering a severe and immediate attacked by neutrophils. When a patient receives a blood transfusion containing antigens different from their own, the immune system attacks the donor red blood cells in a response that may be lethal.5

By increasing the amount of blood available for transfusion, it reduces the number of potential fatalities when the right blood type is not available. According to the National Blood Data Resource Center, those over 69 receive half of all transfusions of whole and red blood cells given.6 The demand for blood is only increasing as the aging population grows.

Gut Bacteria May Change Blood Type

The idea of transforming blood type using enzymes is something scientists have been exploring for years. This new research presented at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Boston represents the most promising option discovered thus far.7

In laboratory testing, the enzymes were able to completely convert blood type A to blood type O.8 Enzymes discovered in the past had been able to change type B blood to type O but the process was too expensive and inefficient for real world use.9

Lead author, Stephen Withers, Ph.D., from the University of British Columbia (UBC) remarked scientists have been pursuing the idea of adjusting donated blood for years but have yet to find efficient, selective enzymes that would also be economical and safe. To analyze enzymatic candidates more quickly, Withers and colleagues used metagenomics to study ecology.10

Using this process to cast a wide net allowed the team to sample genes from millions of microorganisms without using individual cultures. They ultimately found successful candidates from bacteria in the human gut microbiome. Withers is now working with colleagues at the Center for Blood Research at the UBC to validate the enzymes and test them on a larger scale. Withers commented:11

“I am optimistic that we have a very interesting candidate to adjust donated blood to a common type. Of course, it will have to go through lots of clinical trials to make sure that it doesn’t have any adverse consequences, but it is looking very promising.”

How May This Process Benefit Real-World Problems?

Although previous enzymes discovered were able to change type B blood to type O blood, this new process is 30 percent more effective. Dr. Alyssa Ziman, director of transfusion medicine at UCLA Health, believes the challenge is to make the procedure more economical and safe on a unit by unit basis.12

In targeted situations where type O blood is scarce, the ability to transform one type of blood to another could save lives. However, the process would necessarily be limited to how much blood could be effectively transformed and the speed in which it could occur.

Since blood is never pooled — it isn’t stored by putting all type A blood together, for example — to decrease the risk of spreading infectious diseases, any altering of blood type would have to be done one donation at a time. This new process becomes another step and another cost, according to Ziman.13

As the number of individuals with O-negative blood is relatively rare, transforming type A blood to type O may be effective, especially in large emergency situations. Withers hopes as the investigation for safety moves forward, the process may also progress to an economical and safe means of transforming blood types.

History of Blood Typing

Prior to 1900, scientists believed all blood was the same. Transfusions had been practiced intermittently since the 1600s but the assumption all blood was of the same type often led to catastrophic transfusions between humans or between animal blood and humans in an attempt to transfer certain qualities.14

For instance, a recipient may receive the blood of a lamb in order to become meek like a lamb. For this reason, France and the U.K. banned the practice for more than 100 years.

In 1900, Dr. Karl Landsteiner from the University of Vienna demonstrated that when blood was mixed between two different people the blood cells sometimes clotted, explaining the tragic results of transfusion between unmatched blood types.15

In 1901 he published information about different types of blood cells and blood groups he had detected, leading to the discovery of safe transfusions between people with compatible blood types. He received the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1930 for his work16 and went on to discover the Rh factor experimenting with the blood of rhesus monkeys.

Blood type testing is done using a blood sample. The sample is mixed with antibodies against type A and type B blood and then checked for clotting.17 If the blood clots, it means it reacted with one of the antibodies. In other words, if your blood sample reacts with type A antibodies, your blood does not have type A antigens.

A second step is then done in which the liquid part of your blood, without cells, is mixed with blood known to be type A or type B. People with type A blood have anti-B antibodies and people with type B blood have anti-A antibodies. Type O blood contains both types of antibodies. Using the results of both tests, the laboratory accurately determines your blood type.18

Research carried out in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1911 demonstrated ABO blood types are inherited and determined by genes on chromosome 9. They’re not changed as a result of environmental influences during life, but result from the inheritance from each parent. Both A and B are dominant over type O, so those with type O blood type must have both parents with type O blood type.19

Cell Surface Antigens Serve More Functions

More than the A or B antigen reside on the surface of red blood cells. In fact, there are 36 currently recognized blood group systems. Not all are important in the transfusion of blood from one person to another. An interesting example of this is the Duffy protein, named after a hemophiliac patient.20

The Duffy glycoprotein is a receptor for chemicals secreted by blood cells during inflammation.21 Interestingly, it is also a receptor for Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax), the parasite responsible for the development of malaria.22 In 1950, a patient known as “Mr. Duffy” developed an antibody to what is currently called the Duffy A antigen after receiving a blood transfusion.23

Individuals who are Duffy negative are resistant to P. vivax invasion. The antigen may be a scavenger on the red blood cell surface to eliminate toxins produced in some pathologic situations. While P. vivax triggers nearly 80 million cases of malaria each year in the tropical and subtropical world, it is nearly absent from West Africa, where more than 95 percent of the population is Duffy negative.24

Although not one of the major antigens responsible for triggering a transfusion reaction, the Duffy blood group factor has occasionally caused difficulty in transfusions.25 The antigens have also been found on the surface of Purkinje cells in the brain and cells in the colon, spleen and thyroid gland.26

Donating Blood Is Safe and Saves Lives — Including Your Own

A continuous supply of blood is critical to meet the needs of individuals in your geographical area. Blood is only available through volunteer donors and it is unfortunate that less than 5 percent of eligible people actually donate blood.27

Your body replaces the fluid within 24 hours and red cells within approximately five weeks. Blood donations are sanitary and safe for the donor. Most people feel fine after donating, but it’s important to remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids afterward to help your body replace plasma, and to avoid any heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for 12 hours.28

Blood donations benefit the community and your own health. Repeated donations help reduce blood viscosity, and limit damage to the lining of your blood vessels, resulting in fewer arterial blockages.29 For every unit of blood you donate, you lose approximately one-quarter of a gram of iron, which is one of the best ways to avoid health risks associated with iron overload.

Iron is essential to health, as it helps form red blood cells, and is a key component in a variety of proteins and enzymes. However, it is important to have a balance of iron as either excess or low levels can cause health problems. Individuals who have too much iron may suffer from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which currently affects up to 25 percent of Americans.

Excess iron also increases your risk of liver damage and liver disease, even in the absence of hemochromatosis. You may have a two to three times greater risk of bowel cancer30 with high iron levels, and other research has linked high iron to Alzheimer’s disease31 and cardiac arrhythmias.32

Donating blood twice a year is a simple, safe and effective way to help others and yourself. With each donation you’ll get a mini-physical to determine your eligibility, and your blood will be tested for 13 different infectious diseases. If something comes back positive, you’ll be notified. You’ll also lower your iron stores if your levels are higher than ideal. To learn more about this, see “Why Checking Your Iron Level Is so Crucial for Optimal Health.”