5G or not 5G? THAT is the question…

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5G or not 5G? THAT is the question. Despite the attention of the planet being currently drawn elsewhere, the subject of 5G technology is very much in the limelight amid mounting fears over the potential impact of mobile technology – phones and masts – on our health.

A public health experiment

There is no doubt that over the past 30 years, billions of people around the world have been subjected to a public-health experiment: use a mobile phone today, find out later if it causes genetic damage or cancer.

Back in 2018, a scientific peer review of a US government study concluded that there was “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer – specifically, a heart tissue cancer in rats that was simply too rare to be explained as a random occurrence.

Covid conspiracy?

Conspiracy theorists suggest that the coronavirus pandemic is caused by exposure to radio emissions from the new 5G antennae, yet countries such as Iran which has seen a deadly outbreak of Covid-19, there are no such antennae. However, fears that 5G is responsible for the spread of Covid-19 has led to mobile communication towers being vandalised and burned down by irate conspiracy theorists.

Whilst claims of direct causation cannot be justified at present and, at first glance may appear ‘far-fetched’, we do know that the human immune system is negatively impacted by a wide range of variables in the human exposome (environmental variables) and it may well emerge that the impact of 5G wireless radiation is a potentially significant one.

Lack of evidence for safety

Lack of definitive proof that something is harmful does not mean that it is safe, yet the wireless industry has succeeded in selling this logical fallacy to the world.

Initially introduced to help wireless networks cope with ever-increasing data traffic on their networks, 5G will (its proponents claim) lead to game-changing innovations such as remote surgery, control of driverless vehicles and much more.

5G, eventually slated to replace present-day 3G and 4G cellular telephone networks, promises to speed up the rate of data transfer by 100 times or more, greatly reduce latency (time between receipt of a signal by a cellular base station and its response) and allow cellular networks to manage far more wireless-connected devices than presently possible.

Dr Carlos Ritter has spent the last 15 years working to actively mitigate the effects of electromagnetic radiation, having noticed a peculiar similarity in stage 2 of sleep between some of his patients and those with chronic illnesses across the board—it was some sort of toxin messing with the body.

After years of research in biology, neurology, and physics, Dr Ritter came to understand this toxin could be coming from an invisible source all around us: electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs). This podcast is a must-listen, and the key points are detailed below:

  • The basics of electromagnetic fields and waves (22:04)
  • How EMFs can break down and affect the body and DNA (24:35)
  • The effects of cumulative damage (30:15)
  • How EMFs interfere with sleep pathways (34:38)
  • A deeper look at sleep and what we can do in our homes to help support sleep (47:13)
  • What you can do today to help reduce EMFs in your home (59:10)
  • Why, despite tremendous conclusive research, EMFs are still not considered dangerous (1:15:17)
  • Additional resources on EMF research (1:20:21)
  • One big takeaway regarding EMFs (1:22:40)

In his Broken Brain 2 docu-series, Mark Hyman also conducted a very enlightening interview with Dr Ritter, where Ritter explains EMFs in more detail.

The (even greater) trouble with 5G

The chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FFC) recently announced that radio frequency radiation (RFR) exposure limits adopted by the FCC in the late 1990s would remain in place. The limits are based on behavioural change in rats who had been exposed to microwave radiation and designed to protect humans from short-term risks due to RFR exposure.

The trouble is, the FCC adopted these limits based largely on research from the 1980s. Technology has since changed beyond recognition and more than 500 peer-reviewed studies have found harmful health effects from exposure to RFR.

As far back as 2011, the WHO classified mobile phone radiation as a “possible human carcinogen” and the governments of the United Kingdom, France and Israel issued warnings against mobile phone use by children.

The International EMF Scientist Appeal is an influential voice from electromagnetic field (EMF) scientists and has published peer-reviewed research on the biological and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF).

They are calling upon the United Nations (and its sub-organisations, including the World Health Organisation) and all UN Member States for greater health protection on EMF exposure:

Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines.

Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans.

Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

Multiple exposure

An additional consideration is that 5G will not immediately replace 4G, rather it will accompany 4G for the near future and possibly longer. If there are synergistic effects from simultaneous exposures to multiple types of RFR, our overall risk of harm from RFR may increase substantially… but no one knows what these potential outcomes may be.

Cancer is not the only risk as there is evidence that RFR causes neurological disorders and reproductive harm.

I must say, I agree wholeheartedly with Joel Moskowitz PhD in calling for urgent research into exposure limits to protect us going forward, if the horse has not already bolted:

“…we should support the recommendations of the 250 scientists and medical doctors who signed the 5G Appeal that calls for an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G and demand that our government fund the research needed to adopt biologically-based exposure limits that protect our health and safety.”


Our risk for contracting communicable diseases like the Covid-19 virus increases when our immune system is weak and a weakened immune system is largely the result of a less-than-optimal diet and an unsupportive lifestyle.

Even as we are experiencing this current crisis, we are also seeing underlying epidemics of chronic diseases of every kind – diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, degenerative, digestive and autoimmune disorders across the globe. These conditions too, are largely diet and lifestyle-driven and they are preventable.

We need to act now

We have robust science to show us that what we eat has never been more important for our health and, because all life is inextricably connected, for our planet. The Real Food Solution will help you to discover the power of real food as medicine for better health… for you and for our planet.

Crises like Covid-19 are a test our humanity… let’s stop queuing up for loo rolls and start creating a strong, resilient foundation of immune health… together.

Stay safe, stay informed and get empowered, Izabella.

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Izabella Natrins

I'm here to inspire and support women at midlife and beyond to re-ignite purpose and meaning to take back control of their health and create the radical, resilient heath they want and deserve. As a whole-health expert with over 30 years experience in the field, a qualified Health and Wellness Coach and Ballymaloe-trained nutritional chef, my real food nutrition and lifestyle medicine programmes support women fighting fatigue, struggling with overwhelm, weight gain, sleep, energy and niggling or multiple diagnosed health issues. As an advocate for real food nutrition, regenerative agriculture and whole-health, my book 'The Real Food Solution' is an evidence-based treasury wisdom for energy, vitality and better health for people and planet and a call to action to change the way we grown, source and cook our food. As the CEO at The UK Health Coaches Association, I'm proud to continue the task of leading the first professional association for Health and Wellness Coaches in the world and the gold standard for the UK and Ireland.

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