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Lyme Disease: The Missing EMF Link

With the first case being recognized in 1975 in Lyme, CT, Lyme Disease has become an epidemic in the United States. In 1982, a spirochete was identified as the cause of Lyme. But after years of medicine being unsuccessful in ‘curing’ Lyme by eradicating this bacteria, and countless individuals suffering for decades with fatigue and pain, questions have arisen as to the true cause of Lyme.

While some feel Lyme could possibly be man-made, others point out the possibility of  man-made pollutions having their role in the suppression of immunity, thus allowing infection to spread.

One Medical Doctor who practices Integrative Medicine and specializes in the treatment of neurological disease, has an unconventional view on the real cause of Lyme.

Rather than blame Lyme on just one microbe, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, has found that Lyme is due to many infections. He feels the root of the disease has to do with an immune system that is unable to fend off invaders and, hence, allows infections to run rampant.

His theory is that the initial bite from a tick that transfers the spirochette, leads to an immune suppression that then allows for a host of opportunistic infections.

“Underneath that [the spircochette], there’s often an infection with Mycoplasma. We still don’t know if it’s really transferred with the same bite or if the people had it all along and become symptomatic when the immune system is suppressed by the spirochetes. Other than the co-infections, there is what I call the “opportunistic infections”.The combined effect of the initial infection is an immune suppressive effect, and then the patient becomes vulnerable to all sorts of other things…

And this is where EMF pollution comes in.

According to Dr. Klinghardt, electromagnetic pollution is a contributing factor to the rise of Lyme, as exposure to EMF fields both weakens the body’s immune system as well as invigorates the invading microbes. EMFs can be seen as pouring gasoline on the fire of infection.

Dr. Klinghardt states:

I personally suspect that the exposure to electromagnetic fields in the home and the microwaves from cell phone radiation are driving the virulence of many of the microbes that are naturally in us, and makes them aggressive and illness producing.”

It is this suspicion that leads to Dr. Klinghardt’s unusual treatment protocol for Lyme:

“One of my primary treatments for Lyme disease is to put people in protective clothing that shields them from incoming microwaves…We shield the bedside. We turn off the wireless internet at home. We put shielding paint on the houses. That has been a more successful strategy to treating Lyme disease and to get people neurologically well than any of the antibiotics or any of the antimicrobial compounds.”

Dr. Klinghardt also recommends the removal of all cordless phones in the homes as well as shutting off the fuses at night.

According to Dr, Klinghardt, a successful recovery from Lyme Disease is not possible without clearing EMFs to unburden the patient’s immune system.

 

You’re Not Depressed, You Have Microwave Syndrome

Back in 2011, the International Agency for the Research of Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as a Group 2B Carcinogenic (cancer causing agent).

While RF exposure is currently being looked in to due to its ability to alter cellular function, potentially leading to cancerous growths, little research has been done on the effects of this type of radiation on the mental component of a person.

While many who are sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies complain of symptoms such as insomnia, malaise, irritability and cognitive dysfunction, few realize that these are results of a change in brain function following exposure to certain types of EMFs.

A recently published Pub Med Study by Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University in Portland, OR, confirms earlier research showing that radiofrequency radiation has Neuropsychiatric effects. Meaning, EMF exposure can alter your brain.

The August 2015 study states:

“Low intensity microwave EMFs have been proposed to produce neuropsychiatric effects, sometimes called microwave syndrome.…Soviet and Western literature shows that much of the impact of non-thermal microwave exposures in experimental animals occurs in the brain and peripheral nervous system, such that nervous system histology and function show diverse and substantial changes.”

The study confirmed more recent US research done on the effects of cell phone usage on the brain.

“…18 more recent epidemiological studies, provide substantial evidence that microwave EMFs from cell/mobile phone base stations, excessive cell/mobile phone usage and from wireless smart meters can each produce similar patterns of neuropsychiatric effects…”

It seems the brain, in an attempt to protect itself from the radiation, utilizes calcium channel blockers:

“Calcium channel blockers block EMF effects and several types of additional evidence confirm this mechanism.”

Calcium channel blockers play a big role in the body’s release of certain hormones and neurotransmitters. In short, if your calcium channel blockers are being used up by the nervous system in an attempt to protect itself from exposure to radiations, they are no longer available in the same density to produce the hormones and neurotransmitters that keep you functioning well and feeling good.

While short bouts of depression are a normal part of the human experience, EMF induced depression is biochemical. So, if feeling down and you don’t know why, look around at the tech you are surrounding yourself with. Your “depression” might be the result of exposure to EMFs, otherwise known as Microwave Syndrome.

Electrosensitive? It’s Not in Your Head, It’s in Your Nerves

Many people today are considered to be Electrically Sensitive. This means that any type of exposure to an electromagnetic field (EMF field) begins to produce symptoms. While symptoms vary, the majority of Electrosensitives experience skin rashes, facial flushing, blurred vision, dizziness, tinnitus, fatigue, numbness and tingling in extremities when exposed to an EMF field for any length of time. Many of these people have fled to rural areas and lessened their dependence of technology in hopes of alleviating their symptoms and improving their condition.

While many establishment medical professionals have professed that, in regards to Electrosensitives, ‘it’s all in their heads”, a new study published in 2014 in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health has found otherwise.

According to this new study, it’s all in the nerves. The Myelin Sheath to be specific.

The Myelin Sheath is a type of fatty insulating material that surrounds certain nerve cells, It protects the nerve and, more importantly, allows for proper electrical conduction. In this way, the Myelin Sheath allows for impulses to travel efficiently from nerve to nerve. This allows your movements and your senses to work optimally. If electrical conduction in impeded, nerve impulses are stopped in their tracks and sensations can be impaired. Such is the case with a disease such as Multiple Sclerosis. Faulty gait, difficult movements and poor dexterity have caused many unfortunate people to be confined to wheelchairs. Mutliple Sclerosis is a disease characterized by destruction of the Myelin Sheath.

The 2014 study found that exposure to electromagnetic fields has the potential to degrade the Myelin Sheath:

“Myelin integrity is vital to healthy nervous system development and functioning. This review outlines the development of myelin through life, and then considers the evidence for an association between myelin integrity and exposure to low-intensity radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) typical in the modern world.”

The study goes on to compare the similarities in symptoms among Electrosensitives and those suffering from Myelin Sheath destruction.

…physical symptoms in individuals with functional impairment electrohypersensitivity, many of which are the same as if myelin were affected by RF-EMF exposure, giving rise to symptoms of demyelination.’

Some symptoms of dymyelination are:

  • blurriness
  • double vision
  • loss of hearing
  • odd sensations in arms and legs (tingling, numbness)
  • weakness in arms and legs
  • heat sensitivities
  • loss of dexterity
  • balance disorders
  • difficult gait
  • fatigue
  • tinnitus

Degradation of the Myelin Sheath has been associated with such diseases as Mutliple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, and various Neuropathies.

The Journal study concludes:

“Overall, evidence from in vivo and in vitro and epidemiological studies suggests an association between RF-EMF exposure and either myelin deterioration or a direct impact on neuronal conduction, which may account for many electrohypersensitivity symptoms.”

 

Scientists Say, “RF Radiation Exposure is a Public Health Risk”

Although the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) recently categorized RF radiation as a Type 2 Carcinogenic (a cancer-causing agent), pervasiveness of cell towers, use of cell phones as well as the increase in Smart Meter installation and the Smart Grid (all emitters of RF radiation) has undoubtedly increased, with the majority of the public unaware of the potential health risks associated with exposure to this type of EMF pollution.

An article published in the Elsevier Medical Journal by two scientists our of the University of Albany states that exposure to RF radiation by users of RF emitting technology, as well as by non-users who are exposed to background radiation, has resulted in serious short-term and long-term adverse health effects.

Short-term Effects from RF Exposure:

  • altered circadian rhythm
  • suppression of melatonin release
  • overall hormone disruption
  • impairment of cognitive function
  • inability to concentrate
  • behavioral changes
  • blood sugar imbalances
Long-Term Effects from RF Exposure
  • generational impacts on health secondary to DNA damage
  • lowered immune function
  • miscarriage risks
  • effects on sperm quality and motility
  • increased risk of cancer
  • increased risk of neurological diseases (Alzheimers and Parkinsons)

As the scientists go on to document the myriad of adverse health reactions associated with exposure to RF radiation, they lament the lack of education as well as regulations surrounding this dangerous threat. Their concern is double for the health of the children exposed to such frequencies, as they point out their growing bodies’ are more vulnerable and susceptible to the radiation’s effects.

The scientists go on to speak to the mounting scientiific evidence associated with RF exposure:

“There is credible scientific evidence that RF exposures cause changes in cell membrane function, metabolism and cellular signal communication, as well as activation of proto-oncogenes and triggering of the production of stress proteins at exposure levels below current regulatory limits.”

“There is also generation of reactive oxygen species, which cause DNA damage, chromosomal aberrations and nerve cell death. A number of different effects on the central nervous system have also been documented, including activation of the endogenous opioid systems, changes in brain function including memory loss, slowed learning, memory dysfunction and performance impairment in children, and increased frequency of headaches, fatigue and sleep disorders.”

As the article states, there is credible scientific evidence that RF exposure has deleterious effects on the health of the body. As its use proliferates and the Smart Grid is enacted, the public will be exposed to unprecedented levels of RF, leaving many to call the advent of wireless communication “The Great Experiment.”