Do Cellphones Cause Cancer?
Since the advent of the internet I think everyone has been excited about the way in which our lives would be enriched by the unfettered access to information it promised.
However one unforeseen downside to it all has been the way in which bad science or just plain no science had proliferated.
The real difficulty with all this is that once a meme gets shared a few times it suddenly takes on the mantle of “fact” rather than at best, opinion.
On top of that such things then get taken up as emotional issues and suddenly any voice pleading for reason or at least some real science gets howled down by the mob as being part of some kind of conspiracy.
Once any such piece of information achieves wide distribution and wide agreement based on preconceived ideas rather than on the basis of the available science it can prove almost impossible to stop.
Take for instance the whole drama surrounding autism and vaccinations and even the ongoing gluten intolerance debate that still continues even though the two Australian researchers who inadvertently triggered it have since repeated their study and found that there is no such thing or at least no scientific evidence of there being such a things.
The real cost in all of this is that vital research is then directed at debunking stupid unscientific “facts” rather than being directed at the real sources of why certain conditions are present.
Numerous government studies have been forced to be put into place to deal with both the vaccination problem and the gluten problem and all have come up with the same results conclusively showing the concepts to be false.
Yet all the while that energy could have been directed at finding out more about autism and it’s rise over the years and what is really causing people to display what appears to be an intolerance to gluten.
Which all brings us to the topic of the video shown below.
This one covers the idea that cell phones somehow cause cancer.
The bottom line is that the type of radiation put out by cell phones is way lower in frequency than UV rays.
Why is this important?
Because UV rays are the lowest frequency of radiation that can cause an electron to be displaced in an atom which potentially can cause cancer.
It’s just physics.
7 Tips To Wake Up Without Coffee
So last week I published a few articles about the good, the bad, the ugly and the necessity of coffee.
Bottom line is that there are upsides and downsides to drinking coffee and that the real secret to it all lies in moderation… as usual.
However for those of you that were perhaps a little put off by all the facts and figures I thought I would include this video to provide a few suggestions on how you can replace it.
Not for me but maybe for some!
More on Our Drug Problems
The sad truth of modern life these days is that it is becoming more and more physically uncomfortable for the average person.
There are just so many factors contributing to this that it is hard to even begin outlining what the problems are and how it all got that way.
The bottom line is that the average person is living in discomfort for much of the time and pain for more and more of that time.
Many of the reasons for this could be addressed but they are all long term solutions and unfortunately (also part of the problem) long term strategies are not particularly popular these days.
When you have generations of people who have been kept largely ignorant of what they should be putting into their bodies and what they should not, you will invariably end up with a population that suffers from endless problems, conditions, discomforts and downright pain.
When you have an education system that has left them unable to learn to the point of associating learning with pain you have a real problem… and we do.
It is little wonder then that we are now in the midst of an epidemic in the use of painkillers.
To the average person they represent everything they have been educated into believing.
They are instant and they get the job done.
Of course they all come with warnings of future health problems but to a population so buried in ignorance the idea of modifying current behaviour in the interests of future conditions is ridiculous.
They simply cannot think that way.
Just to clarify this one a little.
A smoothie refers to using a high powered blender to pulverize the ingredients of your drink into a smooth consistency.
A juice, is when you extract the juice from something as separate from the pulp of that fruit or vegetable.
Personally I am way in favour of the smoothie concept because you are keeping all the parts of the vegetable or fruit together.
And one final note on chewing… yup, chewing your smoothie!
There are two reasons why you should not just gulp down smoothies or juices both of which are very important.
The first is that by slowly sipping and chewing your drink you are tricking the body into believing it is eating a solid meal!
This occurs mainly because of the chewing action itself.
It sends a constant signal to the brain that “eating” must be occurring because the jaw muscles are engaged in the chewing action.
This subsequently results in the body salivating and within the saliva are the enzymes necessary to achieve complete digestion so you get all the value from the drink.
Finally, because of the noted chewing and the presence of the saliva and enzymes in the stomach the body is tricked into believing it has just eaten.
Put it all together and now the body’s “hungry” clock just got reset and the hunger response will be considerably delayed.
In other words you will feel full for longer.
Natural Ant Bait
OK, there are two very old recipes for getting rid of sugar ants that I thought I would reproduce here because the truth is they work very well.
In fact they both make use of Borax as the active ingredient and because of that they can also be used for cockroaches as well.
Given that most strains of cockroach have not just built up an immunity to your average commercial cockroach bait but have in fact adapted to be able to metabolize it means it’s time to change!
Yes, you read that right!
Those original cockroach baits that appeared about twenty years ago were the products that replaced the borax solution.
They were at the time just as effective but were marketed so well that everyone started using them.
It turns out there is a good reason cockroaches have been around for millions of years and continue to do just fine thank you very much.
They are so adaptive that about ten years into using those commercial baits it was noticed their effectiveness was waning.
Then a recent study was done and it was found that the roaches had adapted to the point of being able to ingest and metabolize the bait itself while at the same time isolating and expelling what was the active ingredient!
You gotta admire that!
So, my advice, go back to the borax, the roaches have never come up with a solution to that one!