Wireless Technology

Cell phones, Cell phone towers, cordless phones, blue tooth, smart meters, WIFI all impact our health and accelerate our aging process.  Dr Magda Havas PhD and Rob Metzinger are 2 reliable sources in understanding wireless radiation.

Given our busy lives and knowing how insidiously wireless technology creeps into our lives – I have been found guilty.  Last 2 years have been incredibly busy and the technology allowed me to stay abreast the needs of the clinic and my family.  Though it is very convenient it has become norm and contrary to my comfort level has become too much.  Refreshing my knowledge by visiting websites ‘safe living technologies’  and Dr. Magda Havas and buying a handheld detector to measure what has actually been surrounding me day in and day out gave me a better understanding how to keep me and my family safer.  So for 1 month till school starts I thought we could try to really limit our exposure to Wireless Technology.  See below how to minimize the waves.

1.     Disconnect by Devra Davis

2.     Public Health SOS by Camilla Rees and Magda Havas.

 Safe Living Technologies run by Rob Metzinger has devices that measure frequencies in your work and home environment.  Go to his website www.slt.co  and there you can find good references and Radiofrequency detectors to purchase.  His website has interesting video links.


Dr. Magda Havas PhD  has been involved with research and bringing awareness about wireless technologies www.magdahavas.com that have insidiously infiltrated our lives more  than ever.  Her website contains many references, research articles and  audio clips that are very interesting to read and listen to.  It is one thing to advance in our technology but not at the expense of our health.

Check out the “home Environment” category on her website.  Electromagnetic Hygiene in 12 Easy Steps: How to create a cleaner electromagnetic environment at home and at work.  These are really things that you need to know about. 

5G Cell phone Towers (mm waves):  There is the presumption that if the new technology of 5G Cell towers only penetrates to the depth of a very thin layer of skin in vitro (which is not part of a greater whole such as the human body) then it would only effect to the depth of human skin.  This presumption is giving a “safety” sign off for these towers to be installed in rural areas to give stronger signals for connection.  However the skin is connected with the deeper structures of the “whole” body and that is exactly what interacts with all the deeper tissues of the body.  Thus the EMF affecting the skin is essentially affecting all the deeper structures and systems of the body.  This is why we need to study this in greater detail before we install these towers.  We don’t want to repeat history by putting the wagon in front of the tractor and cause harm that cannot be reversed.

Children and Electromagnetic Radiation:  The boney part of the skull of children are less dense and overall the heads are smaller.  When they put a cell phone near their head the radiation reaches deeper into the skull.  The brains of the children are also growing  faster and if DNA damage is made early it could set up problems 10 years down the road for the children. 

The Take Home message: Learn how technology is affecting your health and take measures to minimize its impact on you.

Three things you can do to immediately reduce the level of radiofrequency exposure.

  1. Turn off WIFI at night

  2. Unplug all wireless technology (i.e. cordless phone) at night and day if possible

  3. Turn off your cell phone at night..  Airplane mode still has low to moderate exposure.

  4. And yes there is a fourth – don’t put the phone next to your body or brain  for any amount of time. Minimize the amount of time in these wireless technology spaces and limit the time on cell phones.

  5. Ok 1 more….use computers and phones that are hardwired whenever you can.

From a Naturopathic perspective.  Wireless technology on a man-made global-level is here to stay and will affect our Health.  Become educated and know what you are getting into.  Choose wisely and speak up if there are invisible impositions on your living and working space.  If there have been some reckless wireless usage that creates DNA damage – it is very important to eat healthy and use fruits and/or vegetables as part of your meals to gain back your health.  The phytonutrients in these foods help to restore damaged cells and prevent the run away replication of damaged DNA.  Kind of like the Mediterranean diet. 

Lyme disease - Interesting Tidbits

We live in a beautiful world that has all kinds of toxic / microbial presences.  Just as it was a hundred years ago with toxic waste in the industrial revolution now there are other toxic / microbial issues just different – and history repeats itself with different players.  There are microbials that naturally exist to balance the eco-system and then there are the man made toxins that are scattered across our planet that end up in our bodies like microscopic plastic, heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, and wireless non-ionizing radiation.  Ticks also carry Lyme - Borrelia Burgdorferi in their salivary gland that gets regurgitated into our blood stream after they have feasted on our blood.    Pick your Toxin.  Today we have to detoxify daily from all the hundreds of chemicals we are constantly ingesting, breathing, coming in contact with.  Its totally possible to still live a strong healthy life- just need to keep our eyeballs out of the sand. 

We are the society of widgets of wireless gadgets and cell phones for pleasure and work.  This is now the norm.  Commercials and movies stream wireless everything as convenient, efficient, easy and fun.  Its addictive.  Funny isn’t this what happened with cigarettes a while back.

So what are we to do about it this time around?

Remove ticks carefully without pinching behind the head.  There are tweezers available that are set to not allow you to pinch off the head at the neck while pulling the body.

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Lyme disease

The Lyme spirochete:  lives in marine sediments, deep within soil, found in black legged ticks, brown dog ticks, lone star ticks (not predominate in our area), arthropods such as termites, biting flies, mosquitoes, fleas and in vertebrates (such as deer) as obligate parasites.   In the north east the largest reservoir is the white footed mouse. 

They have been around for 100 million years.  Reducing deer numbers, or mouse numbers won’t kill them. Pesticides will only shunt them for couple years and then they will return in bigger numbers.

In the spring with the heavy rains and cold climate there seemed to be a prevalence of ticks.  Now the summer dry hot weather the ticks are harder to find.

Song birds are used as a vector to move ticks from one part of the country or continent to another- they hop on and off like a global travellers.

So what’s so bad about these ticks?  Well they might actually be a big benefit to us.  Lyme= Borrelia burgdorferi and other bacteria are required to be in the digestive systems of termites to help digest the wood in the forest that otherwise would not be broken down, termites would starve and we would be up to our eyeballs in fallen wood.

But its no joke if you become ill with the bacteria and perhaps coinfections that accompany them.

Recently I had the opportunity to listen to Dr Armin Schwarzbach MD PhD and his expertise on Lyme.  The problem of Lyme disease exists worldwide. So why is it more predominant in our area last few years? Global warming?  Possibly the electromagnetic waves are disrupting the natural rhythms of the planet or the many chemicals in and around us.  At any rate we need to keep checking for ticks on us after being outside and on our pets that may bring them into our living area.

Lyme adapts to the environment and has the ability to change in the host.  It’s the great imitator.  The symptoms often imitate other diseases- such as arthritis or neuritis, or other pain syndromes.   

It is interesting that researchers are using the Wolbachia bacteria in the mosquito to crowd out the dengue and borrelia bacteria but unfortunately some researchers are finding the west Nile virus increasing- and so caution will need to be used before using the Wolbachia as part of a vector -borne disease control program.  There is no easy fix – we are changing the environment quickly and we are getting in the way of nature taking care of the earth.  We need to rethink and not change it by another scientific experiment.   

Lyme Disease and Pregnancy/Gestational Lyme. 

A nurse practitioner Sue Faber RN BScN Co Founder of Lyme Hope is trying to bring more awareness to Vertical/Transplacental Transmission of Borrelia Burgdorferi – Lyme disease. As of January 25, 2017 it is not recognized that transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi is a possibility.  There is literature to support this but this is not recognized in Ontario. 

Lymes treatment from a Naturopathic doctors perspective

Lymes and coinfections (other opportunistic bacteria) can be devastating. The patients ability to remain well depends on many factors within and around themselves.  The bacteria such as the Lyme -Borrelia burgdorferi reside in the cells and can turn on your predisposing genetics or epigenetics that lead to chronic illness.  Co-morbidities such as diabetes and heart disease, poor habits such as smoking and fast food diet, dental issues, traumas or accidents, allergies/intolerances all contribute to poor outcomes for patients with Lyme. Your environment also plays into the prognosis of the disease such as geopathic stress, exposure to pesticides, occupational hazards, contaminated water, EMF (electro magnetic frequencies), environmental toxins and heavy metals. 

Although some of these are prevalent and beyond our control we can choose to make changes that are in our control and take back the health of our immune system.  Detoxify to improve immune function is really the key.  If we do not choose to do this then we move toward chronic disease which when paired with the Lyme infection will make us feel “Really unwell.” 

Detoxify by sweating it out and/or using herbs and nutrients to support the dumping of these through the digestive tract.  There are many versions of these for supporting liver, digestion, kidney and lymph and is best talked about with your Naturopathic doctor who reviews the systems and helps to decide the best way to improve your immune function.  The last thing you want to do is move the toxins from one area of the body to another.

Lyme and coinfections can take several weeks to several months to eradicate in the body….and although some improve with antibiotic treatment this can be hard on the digestive system where most of the immune system is.  Herbs such as Andrographis is easier on the body and can be taken long term safely to eradicate Lyme 60% of the time.  This is one herb of many that we use to help the immune system. Layering herbs would provide a greater result for clearing these bacteria.  The Naturopathic approach is one that uses these antibacterial herbs along with diet and supporting the organs and detoxification that allows the body to get on top of the infection. 

So if you do get Lyme or any of the co-infections it is most important to visit a Naturopathic doctor to get a handle on your health.

Dr Horowitz MD has a questionnaire that identifies signs and symptoms of Lyme and coinfections.  If score high then a visit to the doctor would be a good idea.


Recipe: 3 Ingredient Dessert - Coconut Milk, Strawberries and a Banana


  • Strawberries

  • One ripe banana

  • Coconut milk

Using a Blender or food processor and ½ thawed fruit with minimal coconut milk you can create the healthiest frozen dessert.

The milk of your choice anything is good as long as it agrees with you.  Coconut milk, almond milk, or handful of almonds and water to cover the fruit in the blender. More the liquid the more you are able to drink your dessert.  Less is more spooning the dessert.

Banana for the thickening effect.

Frozen Strawberries and blueberries and a fresh peach for the seasonal choice.

You can also add a dash of vanilla, cinnamon or chocolate bits.

Protein powder and flax meal are also good additions for a healthy start to the day.