In this issue of the Journal -
- Class action lawsuit filed against Bluetooth for hearing loss - bluetoothheadsetlitigation.com
- Prevent cell phone tower microwave signals from interfering with your sleep
- Iquilai - a low cost homeopathic treatment tested in Africa on 228 HIV patients increases CD4 helper cell counts an average of 218 over 7 months.
- The Swine Flu continues to spread worldwide. Homeopathy used in the 1918 epidemic.
A plan for affordable health care
As President Obama tries to persuade Congress to pass universal health care legislation, it appears that no one has a workable plan to achieve quality heath care that is affordable.
While the economic stimulus moves slowly, too slowly, the recession deepens and the unemployment rates grow. Attention is now directed by the media to the health care debate.
In this issue, I am asking readers to get involved in the health care discussion by sending a copy of this newsletter to their elected representatives and senators in Washington DC.
I am proposing that unemployment benefits be extended for another full year and for Congress to introduce a low interest rate government issued credit card to the American people that is financed through the Federal Reserve System. The second part is a plan for the federal government to offer low-cost quality health care to all the uninsured along with veterans and the insured on a voluntary basis and not as a mandate.
The plan is for the Federal Government to buy up hospitals that are closed, bankrupt or losing money and have them run by the military as "Public VA Hospitals" that offer both the general public and veterans a full range of low cost health care options including low cost alternative therapies along with generic drugs. Patented drugs that cost more than $50 a month would not be used. Regular VA hospitals would continue to only service veterans, but the Public VA hospitals would be open to the public including veterans. This would increase the number of locations where veterans can obtain medical care.
The public at large would be offered free diagnostic services and a full range of low cost treatment options. No one would be refused treatment and would be charged on a sliding scale according to their ability to pay.
Free medical services are provided to those at or below the poverty level. Those just above the poverty level are only minimally invoiced for the services and medicines they need.
Today, the high cost of health care cannot be blamed entirely on insurance companies. The two dominant factors driving health care costs are -
- 1. Labor costs - the high wages today's health care professionals demand (six digit salaries) sometimes reaching $1,000,000 a year.
- 2. The high cost of patented drugs.
None of the health plans I have read about reduce the cost or sole reliance on patented drugs and no plan offers the public access to the thousands of low cost alternative therapies used throughout the world that would vastly improve the quality of health care.
Unless we bring down the cost of the medicines we use and train health care professionals on how to use low cost alternative therapies and lower labor and hospital charges, the cost of health care will continue to rise and leave many more tens of millions of people without coverage of any kind. People need to be given the choice of lower cost, yet high quality heath care.
The plan to mandate health insurance to everyone under the present system of overpriced patented drugs and doctors earning a million dollars a year will lead the nation to bankruptcy without lowering health care costs. Let us bypass this over priced system driven with greed.
Public VA hospitals - an idea whose time has come
Veterans' hospitals that serve the health needs of veterans are few and far between. They are often staffed by veterans themselves who use modern diagnostics and more often than not generic drugs whose patents have expired. There are hundreds of generic drugs today that cost less than $5 a month and some of these are good choices (some not so good) and sometimes have off label uses more important than those originally approved by the FDA.
However, quality health care requires going beyond generic drugs and patented medicines Affordable health care must include thousands of other treatments from all the various health fields and professions used throughout the world.
Congress must fund and empower the NIH to hold training seminars throughout the country to teach doctors how to use low cost botanicals, nutrition, ozone and other cost treatments. Medical Corpsmen (who are probably underpaid) and trained by the military should be the primary labor source for serving the public in these new innovative hospitals.
An example of a low cost treatment is that for a stroke victim, two cents worth of cayenne red pepper will dissolve a blood clot just as effectively as a fancy $2000 patented drug. A couple hundred dollars worth of EDTA chelation therapy given either orally or intravenously will replace dangerous vascular stint implants to open up arteries and reverse atherosclerosis. In most cases, EDTA and other chelators can eliminate the need for bypass surgery costing $100,000 or more.
The NIH would be directed by Congress to appoint panels of experts with experience in all these various health fields to make treatment recommendations. Doctors employed at Public VA hospitals would be trained by the NIH in a full range of affordable health care methods used in countries throughout the world.
Health care professionals working in Public VA hospitals would be trained in -
- herbal and botanical medicine,
- Ayruvedic (Indian medicine),
- bio-oxidative (ozone autohemotherapy),
- UV blood irradiation for infectious disease,
- EDTA chelation therapy as an alternative to bypass surgery,
- and other low cost cutting edge treatment advances.
Computer generated databases would provide these treatment options to health care professionals at the click of a keyboard.
In the arena of disease prevention, Congress can do more than talk if it has the will to do so including promoting organic gardening and farming throughout the nation, stopping the sale of Bt corn and other genetically modified seeds designed to produce their own pesticides, stopping the use of systemic insecticides that poison the entire plants and trees.
In addition, to ban or tax the use of cell phone towers between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 am to stop their interference with the normal sleep patterns of millions of Americans; to restrict the use of salt and corn syrup in processed foods to help reduce the national obesity epidemic and to ban the use of cell phones is all motor vehicles will also save thousands of lives each year.
More can be done to improve the nation's health if Congress acts on an informed basis and is not driven by the money power and PACs. Public financing of campaigns will reduce the influence of the wealthy and well connected. Letters, faxes and emails to our elected leaders do matter.
As Edmund Burke once stated:
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Let us resolve to be self-empowered with our pens and to do some thing - "the write thing".
Bluetooth microwave radio frequencies alleged to damage hearing over time
Bluetooth technology is a hands free device to connect wireless devices - cell phones, computers, PDAs, printers and so forth. Like cordless phones, they use 2.45 GHZ microwave radio frequencies. The Bluetooth headsets have hook around the ear with a built in microphone. They emit very low levels of microwave radiation.
One of our readers, Patricia Friends from Elmira, NY writes:
"Everyone is talking about your last two newsletters on the health hazards of cell phone tower microwave emissions. I think you will find the enclosed news article on Bluetooth causing deafness very interesting"
The article was published in Gannet News Group and is a "Legal Notice" In part it says, If you purchased a Bluetooth Headset manufactured by Motorola, Plantronics or GN Netcom/Jabra, a proposed class action settlement may affect your rights. The lawsuit claims that Bluetooth headsets create a risk of hearing loss and that Defendants acted wrongfully when they did not warn consumers of the alleged risk.
The proposed settlement requires the Defendants to add safety information to the product manuals and to their websites. No one is required to sign onto this settlement offer that lets the defendants off without paying compensation to Bluetooth users who suffered hearing loss from the use of the headsets, not to mention possible brain cancer. More information on this legal action can be found at bluetoothlitigation.com or by calling 888-952-9087.
Note: Several case reports including one of a young man who was a long time user of a Bluetooth headset and developed brain cancer near where the headset was worn can be found at wisegeek.com. The young man died from the brain cancer. Also, there has been no response from Senator Kennedy to our last newsletter.
Insomnia and Cell Phone Towers
Evidence grows that significant numbers of people in cities worldwide are plagued by insomnia and interrupted sleep because of cell phone towers, cell phones, I-Pods, PDAs, radio, WiFi and other sources of microwave emissions.
The effect of interrupted sleep is often tiredness while awake. In a study done in Finland, an evaluation found a relationship between cell phone use in girls and Internet computer use among boys with various health complaints including poorer sleep quality and waking tiredness. Similar effects were found in a separate study in Korea.
Two men exposed at work to an overdose of microwave radiation developed headaches, irritability, insomnia and hypertension. This was explained in an article in the Journal of Occupational Medicine.
Use of information and communication technology (ICT) and perceived health in adolescence: the role of sleeping habits and waking-time tiredness.
Punamäki RL, Wallenius M, Nygård CH, Saarni L, Rimpelä A.
J Adolesc. 2007 Aug;30(4):569-85. Epub 2006 Sep 18.
Research Unit of Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere University Hospital, Finland. Raija-leena.Punamaki@uta.fi
The first aim for this paper was to examine gender and age differences in the intensity of usage of information and communication technology (ICT: computer for digital playing, writing and e-mailing and communication, and Internet surfing, and mobile phone).
Second, we modeled the possible mediating role of sleeping habits and waking-time tiredness in the association between ICT usage and perceived health (health complaints, musculoskeletal symptoms, health status).
The participants were 7292 Finns aged 12, 14, 16 and 18 years responding to a postal enquiry (response rate 70%). The results showed that boys played digital games and used Internet more often than girls, whose mobile phone usage was more intensive.
Structural equation model analyses substantiated the mediating hypothesis: intensive ICT-usage was associated with poor perceived health particularly or only when it negatively affected sleeping habits, which in turn was associated with increased waking-time tiredness. The associations were gender-specific especially among older adolescents (16- and 18-year olds). Intensive computer usage forms a risk for boys', and intensive mobile phone usage for girls' perceived health through the mediating links.
Girls were vulnerable to the negative consequences of intensive mobile phone usage, as it associated with perceived health complaints and musculoskeletal symptoms both directly and through deteriorated sleep and increased waking-time tiredness.
Internet overuse and excessive daytime sleepiness in adolescents.
Choi K, Son H, Park M, Han J, Kim K, Lee B, Gwak H.
Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009 Feb 25; [Epub ahead of print]
Division of Life and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ewha Womans University.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the association of Internet overuse with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). Methods: A total of 2336 high school students in South Korea (boys, 57.5%; girls, 42.5%) completed the structured questionnaire. The severity of Internet addiction was evaluated using Young's Internet addiction test. Results: The proportions of boys who were classified as Internet addicts and possible Internet addicts were 2.5% and 53.7%, respectively.
For girls, the corresponding proportions were 1.9% and 38.9%, respectively. The prevalence of EDS was 11.2% (boys, 11.2%; girls, 11.1%). When Internet addicts were compared with non-addicts, they consisted of more boys, drank alcohol more, and considered their own health condition as poor. However, smoking was not related with Internet addiction.
The prevalence rate of EDS for Internet addicts was 37.7%, whereas that for possible Internet addicts and non-addicts was 13.9% and 7.4%, respectively. The prevalence of insomnia, witnessed snoring, apnea, teeth grinding, and nightmares was highest in Internet addicts, middle in possible addicts, and lowest in non-addicts.
With adjustment for duration of Internet use, duration of sleep time, age, gender, smoking, taking painkillers due to headache, insomnia symptoms, witnessed apnea, and nightmares, the odds of EDS were 5.2-fold greater (95% confidence interval [CI]: 2.7-10.2) in Internet addicts and 1.9-fold greater (95%CI: 1.4-2.6) in possible Internet addicts compared to non-addicts.
Conclusion: Internet addiction is strongly associated with EDS in adolescents. Clinicians should consider examining Internet addiction in adolescent cases of EDS.
Hypertension following acute microwave exposure
Forman SA, Holmes CK, McManamon TV, Wedding W
J Occup Med. 1982 Nov;24(11):932-4.
Two men who were accidentally, acutely irradiated with X-band microwave radiation have been followed up clinically for 12 months. Both men developed similar psychological symptoms, which included emotional lability, irritability, headaches, and insomnia. Several months after the incidents, hypertension was diagnosed in both patients. No organic basis for the psychological problems could be found nor could any secondary cause for the hypertension.
A similar syndrome following microwave exposure has been described by the East Europeans. The two cases we report, with comparable subjective symptoms and hypertension following a common exposure, provide further strong, circumstantial evidence of cause and effect. A greater knowledge of the mechanisms involved in bioeffects, which may be induced by radiofrequency, and microwave radiation is definitely needed.
Opposition to cellphone tower in Fairfield, Iowa July 2009
From the Des Moines Register
by William Goldstein
The proposed construction by U.S. Cellular of an 85-foot cell-phone tower in the small town of Fairfield has aroused health-related concerns from many residents in recent weeks.
In response, the company delayed construction and met with Mayor Ed Malloy, Maharishi University and a town committee, which proposed alternative locations to the proposed site on Depot Street, which is within 1,500 feet of three elementary schools and within 50 feet of residences and offices. U.S. Cellular rejected these alternatives, stating they were "not environmentally suitable to build a tower," and resumed construction.
On June 10, Jack Rooney, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular, sent a letter to the editor of the Fairfield Ledger in which he defended this resumption and stated that the tower's radio-frequency levels were "well within the government's acceptable limits." He also wrote that "there is no credible evidence that cell-phone towers pose a risk to people's health."
However, a large and growing number of developed countries and thousands of scientists and doctors have come to a contrary conclusion, the credible evidence for which is mounting. We cannot put our heads in the sand, however inconvenient this truth may be.
The national laws of Austria, Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Italy, Russia and Switzerland, among others, are considerably more stringent in the cell-phone sector than current laws in the United States. If such laws were in effect in our nation, they would likely not permit the Depot Street tower installation in Fairfield.
The adverse health effects documented at levels below FCC guidelines, with which U.S. Cellular claims to be in compliance, include
- altered white blood cells in schoolchildren
- childhood leukemia
- impaired motor function
- reaction time and memory
These results are based on epidemiological studies of people living near cell-phone antennas in Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Israel.
Local observations on cell phone tower emissions on sleep and blood pressure
Jerry and Terry: Two neighbors who live about 5 houses down from my own on opposite side of the street. The exterior of both houses is covered with aluminum siding. Both Jerry and Terry sleep on the 2nd floor. Both claim to have interrupted sleep several times a night and both suffer from high blood pressure.
Using the Electrosmog Detector I described in the last issue of this journal, I tested the cell phone tower emissions inside both homes. On the 1st floor, there was a small amount of microwave radiation, but not enough, in my opinion to interfere with sleep. On the second floor of both houses, there was a substantial amount of microwave radiation in the bedroom area and most it was coming through the roof. The sound level from the Electrosmog Detector indicated a high enough level of microwave radiation to interfere with sleep. I recommended they either convert their bedroom into a Faraday Cage or sleep on the 1st floor or in the basement to avoid the cell phone emissions that were interfering with their sleep.
In the past few months, I have had numerous discussions with people in Florida, New York, Las Vegas and other locations across the country. I have found that most persons who sleep above the ground level, 2nd or 3rd floor or higher and live in any major city are suffering from varying degrees of insomnia and numerous other health related problems.
The worst cases are persons who wake up every 2 hours or so. Sleeping 3 or 4 hours and then waking up is the norm for cell phone tower interrupted sleep patterns. Some people have told me that they can't get to sleep until 3 am. One internet source claimed persons with type A blood were affected more adversely by EMF pollution than other blood types.
A Milwaukee resident, (Tony) who lives in about a city block from a cell phone tower was waking up every 2 hours earlier this year. He took my advice and taped aluminum foil to the walls and ceiling of his bedroom and said this solved his insomnia problem. He recently told me that now his dogs can sleep too.
Start a Business, - build Faraday cages
The Faraday Cage is named for its inventor Michael Faraday. It basically is any structure surrounded with a non-magnetic metal conductor that is usually grounded. Iron is generally avoided for the reason that it is magnetic and could transfer electro-magnetic frequencies (EMF) from the earth to a room or Faraday Cage. Aluminum or copper are the metals most frequently used.
When the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) constructs a building, it is designed as one big Faraday Cage to prevent spies from listening in to sensitive discussions.
As I described in my last newsletter, I used aluminum sided insulation and lined the outer walls and ceiling of my bedroom which has blocked about 90% of the cell phone microwave emissions. The results have made a profound difference in the quality of my sleep going from 3 hours a night to 6, 7 and sometimes 8 hours of straight uninterrupted sleep.
The quality of sleep has been deeper and an active dream state has been restored. I don't have the problem of waking up at 3:30 or 4 am in the morning and find I have an active mind and can't get back to sleep. That would happen every night before I put up the aluminum insulation. After years of interrupted sleep from cell phone tower microwaves, it is truly a blessing to get restorative and rejuvenative sleep.
Building Faraday Cages is a service that is badly needed in this sleep deprived nation. To completely block all cell phone emissions, you will need to cover the 4 walls and ceiling with aluminum insulation. You should also cover the outside windows with aluminum window screening. Success will be measured when you are unable to make or receive a cell phone call from the room.
Note: Last month I tested a friends cell phone and was unable to make a connection from my bedroom.
To finish the walls, you can use paneling or _ inch drywall and then install drop ceiling tiles to cover the aluminum on the ceiling. Total cost of materials for an average size bedroom will be from $500 to $750. If you are doing this for a part time or full time job, add $1000 for your labor. Total cost $1500 to $2000 for an average size bedroom. Yes it is a chunk of change, but what is quality of sleep worth and what is your life worth?
Finding customers should not be difficult in our sleep deprived micro-waved cities. Using the website antennasearch.com you will be able to find the hundreds of cell phone towers in your locality and with the help of an electro-smog detector, you can go to one or two city blocks from each tower and hand out flyers offering your services and testing of the microwave radiation (MWR) these people are exposed to.
You can also demonstrate how a Faraday cage can block the intruding MWR frequencies by using a metallic cloth or a small piece of aluminum or copper mesh. If they are poor, sell or donate to them a Faraday blanket and a pillow. There are millions of potential customers in cities throughout the world.
Wanted: Doctors needed to document the wireless assault on the health of the American people.
Health Care Professionals: Consider testing (using an electrosmog detector) for the role of cell phone tower emissions in your patents with insomnia, fatigue, daytime tiredness, headaches, hypertension, inflammatory conditions, including asthma and bronchitis, cataracts, strokes, neurological disorders, seizures and brain fog. Advise your patients to build a Faraday Cage or sleep in the basement to avoid the MW emissions and see if their symptoms are alleviated. Write an article on your finding and send us a copy.
Attorneys at law: Is not sleep deprivation considered torture under the Geneva convention? Can't we sue the telecommunication giants in Federal court or before the World Court?
Iquilai used to treat HIV/AIDS in Africa
Iquilai - the word means "balance"
From lemons to Iquilai: I have had several letters and messages from readers who claim that lemons, both the juice and rind, increase CD4 counts and lower viral loads. About one-half lemon in a smoothie once or twice a day seems to have a positive effect. Lemons have been used to treat HIV for the past 15 years or longer and have survived the test of time. One person recently claimed that drinking 3 glasses of regular lemonade a day raised his T cell count by 300 when used along with his HIV drugs.
In June, I received an email from Didi Amanda Ruchira who has set up several clinics in Kenya to treat patients with AIDS using Iquilai and other self help remedies including the whole lemon drink.
Iquilai is a homeopathic preparation discovered by Dr Jan Scholten MD. Dr Scholten is the author of a book called "Secret Lanthanides." Scholten and co-researcher Dr. Gelder have co-founded aidsremedyfund.org, a non-profit organization. Didi is a homeopath who has used Iquilai in the past few years to treat over 300 patients with HIV.
Aidsremedyfund.org publishes a study where Iquilai was tested on 228 patients in Kenya, Africa. A link to this report can be found on their website After 3 months using Iquilai, they report the CD4 increases for all patients they tested increased by 123 over baseline and after 7 months, the CD4's were 218 higher than baseline. They also report a weight gain average of over 3 kilograms per patient. They state the first significant symptomatic improvement occurs about two weeks after the treatment is started.
Equally amazing is that after the first 5 days of treatment (one pill once a day for 5 days straight), this small round pill is dissolved in the patients mouth just once a month. Talk about an easy regimen to follow.
Here is Didi's email responding to my request in June for more information on her experience with Iquilai.
From: "Abha Light Foundation" firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: DIDI - What are your results with using Iquilia for HIV?
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2009
Unlike my previous experiences with another experimental HIV medication, I have nothing but praise and good recommendations for Iquilai.
My patients' experiences have been excellent. Both those already on HAARTs and those not. But more dramatic results are seen on PLWHs not on drugs. I've treated directly about 75 patients and my Abha Light homeopaths working throughout Kenya have treated altogether about 300 more.
Generally, within 5-10 days immunity improves dramatically - that is, any OIs clear out - ie, skin rashes, diarrhea, coughs. Energy is up. No side effects. People report "feeling normal" (ie not weak, sick, dragged down, as from ARTs) CD4 tests, which are generally taken only every 3 months, are improved. A few patients report testing "negative" - that is no virus can be detected in the body - within the first 3 months.
(NB: This is not a cure - one patient thinking she was "cured" failed to follow my advice for regular check ups and keep up her regimens and returned 2 years later with high VL & OIs. -I.e.general health regimens as recommended in your Immunity Handbook/ my Great Health Naturally)
I haven't figured out why some PLWHs' VL go right down to "negligible" and others don't seem to respond quite so effectively. But nearly all patients improve up to a stable state of health. I've had only 1-2 who don't respond sufficiently and they switched to ARTs. One of those that switched to ARTs is now feeling strong enough to want to make the switch back to Iquilai.
PLWHs who keep up their health regimens and use Iquilai (one dose a month) remain strong and healthy with stable CD4 counts (in Africa that's CD4 400-800). On average we see a rise of about 250 points. I've had a few that have jumped as much as 500 points.
I know that the research that was done in Kenya by Dr Van Gelder (report on his website) they gave only 6 months doses and then observed for two or three years the results without further treatment. Their results were good.
My own approach is to advise the PLWHs to take Iquilai monthly, follow natural regimens (as in Great Health Naturally/Immune Restoration), and continue regular checkups with their healthcare provider.
I recommend to your readers that Iquilai can be safely self-administered but nevertheless to see a naturopath or homeopath to get compatible monitoring, guidance for their general health.
Iquilai will still work with those on ARTs but not as effective since ARTs interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines. (homeopathic medicines do not interfere with drugs)
I did a survey a couple years ago with a group from the impoverished Lake Victoria region. The patients were given Iquilai, Great Health Naturally protocols and some other homeopathic medicines to treat some OIs, malaria and other non-HIV related e.g. diabetes, etc.
With all loving regards,
Note: Iquilai is made by Remedia, a homeopathic pharmacy in Austria. Their website is remedia.at in Austria. It cost about $20 a year to use this treatment - dirt cheap. We obtained 3 small bottles of Iquilai and have given two away - one to Hank in CA and the other to Karen in MA. Finding the link at remedia.at to order Iquilai can be a challenge as Iquilai is not listed among the thousands of products they carry. You need to email them at theri website and ask for the cost with shipping.
The Swine Flu
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Symptoms of the Swine flu infection
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Symptoms of the Swine flu infection
What are the signs and symptoms of this virus in people?
The symptoms of novel H1N1 flu virus in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. A significant number of people who have been infected with this virus also have reported diarrhea and vomiting. Also, like seasonal flu, severe illnesses and death has occurred as a result of illness associated with this virus.
How long can an infected person spread this virus to others?
At the current time, CDC believes that this virus has the same properties in terms of spread as seasonal flu viruses. With seasonal flu, studies have shown that people may be contagious from one day before they develop symptoms to up to 7 days after they get sick. Children, especially younger children, might potentially be contagious for longer periods.
More information is available from the Center for Disease Control cdc.gov. I also highly recommend that persons with either the seasonal flu or the Swine flu (H1N1) also search keep hope alive's database at keephopealive.org. Enter the search term "flu" and see what turns up.
Homeopathy used for the Spanish flu of 1918
What homeopathic remedies were used to successfully treat the Spanish flu in 1918?
Answer: Gelsemium and Bryonia
According the Dr. Frank Wieland, MD, in Chicago, "(With) 8,000 workers we had only one death. Gelsemium was practically the only remedy used. We used no aspirin and no vaccines."
Other remedies to consider using: sliced raw garlic cloves soaked in vinegar (1 TBSP every 2 hours added to water); essential oil of Thyme (1 drop on a vitamin C tablet every hour) or tea made from Thyme herb, Pleurisy root for lung congestion, Slippery elm, Hyssop and Mullein.
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