MOBILE PHONE HAZARDS
Mobiles or cell phones, as they are sometimes called, have become part of our everyday lives. So it is important to know what hazards to our health we may be encountering when we use them. Here are a few things we should remember if we are one of those people who find it imperative to have our mobiles close at hand to receive or send calls 24 hours a day:
A mobile is actually a two-way microwave radio that constantly sends and receives signals through its symmetrical antennas when it is turned on and if, when you are carrying it as well as using it, the antennas are facing your body those signals will go through your body to reach the phone from or to the nearest tower. This means our bodies are being constantly exposed to radiation. When you are answering or receiving a call and holding the implement against your ear, it brings a measurable change to brain activity. While researchers do not say this shows the signals harm the brain, they also avoid saying the signals do not.
In May 2011, in a nearly unanimous decision, 31 expert advisers to the World Health Organization (WHO) stunned the world’s five billion cell phone users and declared radiofrequency and electromagnetic radiation a “possible” cause of brain cancer. Microwave radiation from cell phones joins a list of well-reviewed cancer-causing agents that includes engine exhaust, some pesticides, lead, coffee and unusually preserved vegetables. (Editor: We already know that radiation can destroy the vibrations in vibro pills.)
Here are a few suggestions on how to live safely while using mobiles:
The safest way to use your mobile is to send texts and not make calls.
If you do make or answer a call, use earphones and microphone attached to the mobile.
Keep calls short and use a landline or a corded phone for longer conversations.
Do not use cordless landline phones because the radiation risk from them is no less than that from mobile phones.
You can find more information on mobiles or cell phones from the Environmental Health Trust website: www.ehtrust.org.
MORE JUICES AND SMOOTHIES FOR HEALTH
As promised in the May-June issue of Sai Vibrionics, here are more juice and smoothie recipes. Let’s start with the mango for those people in hot countries, who have an unending supply of this delectable fruit just now.
MELON AND MANGO TANGO
One Mango peeled, without stone, one half yellow Cantaloupe, Musk or Ogen Melon, peeled and deseeded. Mix together in a blender.
Just smelling this wonderful juice first thing in the morning awakens the brain, opens the eyes and improves blood circulation. It provides more than your daily needs of both A and C vitamin. Used for centuries as a diuretic in India, melons help get rid of morning puffiness. They also contain adenosine, a substance that makes blood less sticky which reduces the risk of blood clots and heart attacks. A rich source of instant energy, mango has been cultivated and eaten for more than 400 years. Both fruit boost the immune system. Quick and easy to make, this cool, refreshing drink will kick-start your metabolism and help shrug off that early morning sluggishness. One glass and you’ll be running at full power throughout the day!
3 Passion fruit scooped out into blender, 1 Cantaloupe melon, medium peeled, 1 Mango peeled, without stone 4 oz (100 g) Blueberries. Put in blender and liquidise.
This juice is a real tonic containing A, C, B and E vitamins, potassium and calcium, rich in carotenoids which are protective against degenerative diseases and cancers, as well as a tonic for the eyes. It looks good, tastes good and is good for you.
ULTIMATE VITALITY SUPER-JUICE
2 Apples washed, unpeeled (unless non organic), uncored and quartered.
2 Carrots large, unpeeled (unless non organic), remove top and bottom.
2 Tomatoes medium, 1 Kiwi fruit, unpeeled. 1 handful of Watercress - washed. 1 handful of Spinach leaves - washed. Blend and liquidise.
Ideal as a regular booster, take it once or twice a week. It supports the body and brain in times of stress or when you need to be bursting with vitality. It is super rich in vitamin C, rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It also contains iron and calcium. Apple and watercress can help protect from cold and flu.
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT FRUCTOSE?
You may have good reason to be, as an alarming new study shows that the popular sweetener can fuel the growth of cancer. The study, conducted by scientists at UCLA, found that pancreatic cancer cells grew faster when "fed" with fructose.
Study author Dr. Anthony Heaney, associate professor of medicine and neurosurgery at the university's cancer centre, said it was likely that fructose would also speed the growth of other cancers as well.
"The bottom line is the modern diet contains a lot of refined sugar including fructose and it's a hidden danger implicated in a lot of modern diseases, such as obesity, diabetes and fatty liver," Heaney said in a written statement. The study was published in the August 1, 2010, issue of the journal "Cancer Research."
Heaney called for government action to reduce American's consumption of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a leading source of fructose in the Western diet. Fructose also comes from sources such as fruit, vegetables and old fashioned table sugar. "I think this paper has a lot of public health implications," Heaney said. "Hopefully, at the federal level there will be some effort to step back on the amount of HFCS in our diets."
But the corn lobby (high-fructose is made from corn) felt the research left a bitter taste in its mouth. "This study does not look at the way fructose is actually consumed by humans, as it was conducted in a laboratory, not inside the human body," the Corn Refiners Association said in a statement, concluding that the root causes of pancreatic cancer are complicated and poorly understood.
Between 1970 and 1990, consumption of high-fructose corn syrup rose 1,000 percent, according to the cancer researchers. The sweetener - a blend of fructose and another sugar called glucose - is found in all sorts of foods and beverages and is the most common sweetener used in soft drinks.
The association said that overall, sugar is still the most common form of fructose in the American diet. And don't be fooled by products which replace high-fructose corn syrup with sugar. They also contain high levels of fructose.
Source: www.cbsnews.com (Editor: We recommend you read the labels of bottled drinks and packaged foods in whatever country you live. Manufacturers in many countries are using fructose.)
Om Sai Ram