Letters to the Editor – November 2014Vitality Magazine November 1, 2014
Reader Thanks Marina Silverio for ‘Surviving Breast Cancer’ Story
I want to thank Ms. Silverio for her courage, both in surviving breast cancer (twice), and for sharing the story of her journey back to health. [Oct. 2014 issue] Her desire to help, and to hopefully save others from experiencing what she went through, is commendable and much appreciated.
When my sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer, her doctors strongly advised her to have a full mastectomy. She resisted – both their persistent warnings to comply with their collective ‘educated’ counsel – and many in her close circle of family and friends who blamed her refusal of surgery on personal vanity.
In spite of all of these pressures, she held fast to her decision to opt instead for chemo and holistic therapy which included, among other things, a drastic change in diet, lifestyle, and stress-management.
I have always admired her courage in this, as I doubted I would have been up to resisting such compelling forces given the same circumstances.
As it happens, I recently had an interesting encounter around the issue of mammograms. I was visiting a new MD and, when she discovered in the Q & A part of our appointment that the last mammogram I had was over 30 years ago (I opt instead for regular thermography testing), she insisted it was time for another mammogram. A passionate debate ensued whereby the doctor explained that she was the doctor and, as such, was better equipped than I to advise on what is best for me. When I countered with my reasons for refusing a mammogram, and explained what I have learned regarding the pros and cons of both modes of testing (namely that thermography beats mammography when it comes to the latter’s record on ‘false positive’ readings, and how the procedure has been known to turn benign cancer cells malignant), she actually said, as she exited the room, “If you don’t get regular mammograms, you will get breast cancer.”
I was shocked that my refusal of a mammogram had led to such a defensive (and unprofessional) res-ponse. But I suppose this doctor’s reactionary stance is still not all that uncommon. Guessing now that my sister-in-law inspired me more than I realize as, like her, and as recommended by Ms. Silverio, I now do all I can to protect and strengthen my immune system.
Thank you again, Marina.
Wanda Whelan, Calgary
Reader Shares News About Harm Caused by WiFi in Schools
In the Fall of 2014, LAUSD, the second largest public school district in the U.S., officially accommodated teacher, Anura Lawson, by approving her request to have the Wi-Fi turned off in her classroom during the 2014-2015 school year and alternatively approving a reassignment to a different school site where Wi-Fi had yet to be installed.
The teacher reported that she fell seriously ill after a wireless system upgrade in her school in Spring 2014. She described her cardiac symptoms during a May 28, LAUSD Common Core Tech Project meeting. Ms. Lawson also stated, “The students are having nosebleeds and the main offices are refusing to do incident reports. I have had two seventh grade students bleeding out of their ears.” See the following video link: https://bit.ly/1vXgwAY
This is the first accommodation made in a U.S. public school system with regard to microwave sickness.
Microwave sickness, also known as electrohypersensitivity (EHS), is not widely recognized in the U.S. However, physicians in many other countries are familiar with this medical condition, and the diagnosis is more common. EHS symptoms include: head-aches, dizziness, anxiety, rapid heart beat (tachycardia) and irregular heart beat (arrhythmia), ear and nose bleeds, tinnitus, red and irritated eyes, increased mucous and upper airway congestion, itchy skin rashes, abdominal pain, poor focus and attention, and memory and sleep problems.
In March 2012, the Austrian Medical Association recognized and developed EHS treatment guidelines. In the U.S., adverse effects were identified before 1988 when a U.S. Air Force Review stated that “Experimental evidence has shown that exposure to low intensity radiation can have a profound effect on biological processes.”
The LAUSD Board of Education went ahead with a wireless technology plan in February 2013, even after they were presented with numerous letters from many noted medical doctors and researchers, including the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, imploring them to use wired technology in the classroom, rather than Wifi, due to the health impacts from wireless radiation. See https://wifiinschools.com/lausd-testimony.html
Wireless LAUSD classrooms typically employ 30+ devices (iPads) in addition to an industrial-sized router. These devices all emit microwave radiation and represent an unprecedented level of exposure to children.
Decades of accumulated research show that wireless radiation damages neurological, immune, and reproductive systems in addition to increasing cancer risk.
Professor Olle Johansson, at the Karolinksa Institute in Stockholm Sweden, has stated that wireless radiation exposure studies have indicated “irreversible sterility within five generations.” As this damage is cumulative, the longer the radiation exposure, the greater the health impact over time.
“We are getting reports of headaches and cardiac issues from across the country. The time to act is now,” stated a spokesperson for the National Association for Children and Safe Technology (NACST).
NACST is an organization dedicated to raising awareness of the health impacts of wireless radiation on children. They are calling for schools to use wired Internet only. Their website details the accumulated research showing wireless radiation’s acute, as well as long-term, health impacts.
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