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Protect Yourself from EMF Radiation with This One Herb
Rather than The Land of the Free, perhaps we should start calling America the nation with the most radiation. There seems to be nothing that Americans love more than a new toy, especially if it’s wireless! In doing so, however, we have lost all reason when it comes to radiation and the fact that everything electrical emits some form of radiation, especially those things which use radio waves (wireless technology) to operate them. It seems as if everyone no one is concerned about the effects of radiation, but rather, it seems like everyone is just waiting for the introduction of WiMAX, which has promised a whopping 3,000 square mile coverage from just one tower.
Scientists have known for the past 10 years at least that microwaves (RF) that come from cell phone towers and cell phones themselves actually damage human blood cells. Several animal studies show that cell phones put out enough radiation to cause DNA strands to break. One study done over a 6 year period showed that human blood, when exposed to cell phone radiation, had as much as a 300 percent increase in genetic damage that can translate into the formation of cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer released a statement in 2011 that the radiation from cell phones was quite possibly a human carcinogen.
Of course, no one likes to hear this. Everyone loves their cell phone and wireless internet. However, research shows that continued exposure to radiation include things such as:
- Memory problems
- Chronic headaches/migraines
- Digestive issues
- Chronic feelings of stress or anxiety
- Chronic fatigue
- Heart palpitations
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Many studies have shown that when workers are regularly exposed to RF (microwave) radiation, they have higher than average cancer rates. Some people have suspected that cell phone carriers are exceeding the FCC recommended exposure limits. Inspections only take place once, when the towers are built, and afterwards there is almost nothing to stop them from cranking up their output for wider coverage. The FCC states that they don’t have the funds to do routine or even random checks. However, even if they did conduct some type of monitoring program, FCC guidelines are far behind the times. Current studies show that humans are damaged by levels far lower than what the FCC’s current standards permit. Other countries have limits that are far lower than the US, with Russia’s being about 100 times stricter than the FCC’s standards for safety. The rates of cancer in America should indicate that something is very wrong. It’s possible that “something wrong” is radiation poisoning on a slow, but continuous rate.
There is some good news on the horizon, however. You can remove some of the radiation from your body through a natural and common herb called rosemary. No, you don’t have to hang rosemary from your phone; you ingest it.
In 2009, The British Journal of Radiology published a study that found that the carnosol acids in this herb could offer significant protection from mutagenic activity. This means that rosemary acts a protectant by encouraging the body’s own defense mechanisms to fight the damage caused from radiation. Rosemary is also known to kill off free radicals, which also cause damage to cells. This same study also found that rosmarinic acid delayed the formulation of toxins, offering the body as much as 3.4 times greater protection than any other compound used in this study.
Another study done in Spain noted that exposure to radiation caused the formation of great quantities of free radicals and that rosemary also helped in this study to stop free radicals before they can cause damage. The carnosol and carnosic acid in rosemary are fat soluble, which helps them provide us with powerful anti-mutagenic activity.
Of course we can always limit our use of wireless internet, microwave ovens, and cell phones but that doesn’t seem likely, nor does it seem even plausible when we live in a world where most companies (not to mention friends and families) expect us to be available 24/7.
So rather than ditch our conveniences, we can protect ourselves by removing radiation through the use of rosemary.
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This is perhaps the cheapest and easiest way to ingest the protective compounds in rosemary, especially if you have a rosemary plant in your garden. Simply boil 2 cups of pure water. Once the water is boiling, turn off the flame and add 2 to 3 teaspoons of finely chopped rosemary leaves. Allow to steep for 10 minutes, strain, and drink every day. You can add a bit of raw, organic honey if you like.
Rosemary Essential Oil
If you aren’t a tea drinker, you can use rosemary essential oil. Combine a half a teaspoon of rosemary essential oil with about ¼ cup of a good quality carrier oil such as coconut, avocado, or jojoba, and rub this mixture on the bottom of your feet every night before bed. You can also place a few drops of the essential oil on a small cloth, such as a washrag, and hold it to your face, breathing in that delightful aroma. If you prefer, you can use a diffuser or a vaporizer and allow the cleansing, healing compounds in rosemary essential oil to fill your house.
There are also food sources that contain large amounts of caffeic acid, such as most citrus fruits, apples, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. Eating some of these each day will also help to lower the radiation levels in our bodies and stop the damage that these RF waves cause.
This article is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice. If you suspect that you have a medical problem, always consult your doctor promptly. Although rosemary is considered to be quite safe for everyone, if you are taking prescription medications, always speak with your doctor first to avoid any interactions.