EMF, 5G & Building Biology | Nicole Bijlsma #019

Building Biology: How the Human Environment Affects Human Health.

We take care of our biology and our human skin.
But what about the skin that we reside in, that we live, work and sleep in!
The skin of a building that most of us spend 20+ hours a day in!

*Note there is a silent audio fault gap between 31:05 and 32:44. Then the podcast continues.*

About Nicole Bijlsma

Healthy Home Expert, Nicole Bijlsma is a building biologist, bestselling author, PhD candidate and CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies (RTO 21740) which she established in 1999 to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment. Nicole has published in peer-reviewed journals, has written extensively for Body+Soul newspaper, is regularly consulted by the media to discuss electromagnetic fields and toxic chemicals, and lectures in Australia and internationally at medical conferences about environmental health issues. Nicole and her husband Mark manufacture the Abode® cleaning product range (health food store brand) which was developed for people with skin and chemical sensitivities.


In This Episode We Discuss

Building biology - how the human environment affects human health.

Nicole’s story - 10 miscarriages and insomnia due to sleeping next to a smart meter.

The bedroom as the most important room we address when accessing the biology of a building.

EMF and Blue light suppress melatonin, it tricks you're body thinking its day when its night.

What proper sleep actually means.

The importance of paying attention to home appliances, like a solar panel inverter.

Solar Panels & EMF

Improper set up of solar panels emits very high AC electric field and leaks dirty electricity. 

Safe set up of solar panels - round shielded cabling which includes both active and neutral wire together. Have metal foil within the shielded cabling and earthing it properly. 

4 types of EMF:

  1. AC Electric Fields - created from voltage, electricity under pressure.
  2. AC Magnetic Fields - created from the current. Movement of electrons from building wiring and appliances.
  3. Radio Frequencies - wireless devices.
  4. Dirty electricity - high-frequency spikes.

Metal as an antenna to EMF, e.g. metal titanium in your body, surgical steel wires, metal in the mouth, 

Mass Experiment

We have never exposed humanity from cradle to the grave to this amount of radiation. 

In the last three decades, we have significantly increased our exposure to man-made EMF one trillion times higher than when our grandparents were children. And that’s before 5G network has been turned on. What is about to happen has never been seen before.
Nicole Bijlsma

5G

  • Nicole believes may not work because to many trees will have to be cut down since trees block the short-wave signals.
  • Instantly kills insects.
  • Not about public health, it’s about dividends for shareholders of the telecommunication industry. 
  • 5th Generation for the fourth industrial revolution to support artificial intelligence.

Biological Effects of EMF

  • In 2011, the WHO classified radio frequencies from all wireless devices (induing cellphones) as group 2B carcinogen (potentially can cause cancer).
  • In 2002 the WHO classified magnetic fields from anything that draws current as group 2B carcinogen.
  • Sweat ducts in your skin act as an antenna to EMF and impacts the nervous system.
  • Fatigue, waking up tired.
  • Headaches.
  • Increased risk of fibromyalgia. 
  • Increases dyslexia, missing words.

These signals (EMF) communicate with our mitochondria and cause mitochondria dysfunction. It is a mitochondrial poison.

EMF Pathology

EMF starts calcium influx which activates the sympathetic nervous system (“Flight or Fight”) and destroys mitochondria function. Studies show even low-level EMF causes this. You don’t need to have an argument with your family to get stressed, EMF will do it to you!

EMF causes calcium e-flux which causes mitochondrial swelling.

Adrenal stress index is thrashed.

Cell phones 12 feet away activates the sympathetic nervous system.

Near exposure - 52cm from a 2.4 Ghz source.

Calcium Influx

  • EMFs activate voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) - in the outer membrane that surround all our cells.
  • When they are activated they open up, allow excess calcium to flow into the cell.
  • There are hundreds of studies that show when you expose cells to EMFs there is increased intra-cellular calcium and increased calcium signalling.
  • This causes molecular biological trauma.
  • When there's excess calcium in the cell, it increases levels of both nitric oxide (NO) and superoxide. While NO has many beneficial health effects, massively excessive amounts of it reacts with superoxide, forming peroxynitrite, which is an extremely potent oxidant stressor.
  • Peroxynitrites, in turn, break down to form excessive reactive free radicals, which does damage.

EMF radiation activates the VGCCs in the outer cell membrane, triggering a chain reaction of devastating events that, ultimately:

  • Decimates your mitochondrial function (causes them to swell), cell membranes and cellular proteins.
  • Causes severe cellular damage.
  • Results in DNA breaks.
  • Dramatically accelerates your ageing process. Ageing = oxidative stresses and inflammation.
  • Puts you at higher risk for chronic disease. Chronic diseases = stresses and inflammation.

VGCCs Highest Concentrated in the Body

Nervous System and Brain

  • VGCCs - highest density is located in the nervous system.
  • A study showed the nervous system and brain was the #1 organ most sensitive to EMF. Massive changes in the structure of the neurons, dysfunction of synapses.
  • Consequences: anxiety and depression, alzheimer’s and autism.

Heart:

  • The heart is also sensitive. The pacemaker cells
  • Consequences: Tachycardia, heart palpitations (PAC or PVC), cardiac arrhythmia, arterial fibrillation.

Reproduction:

  • They have important locations in reproduction - in both testicles (studies a lot) and ovaries.
  • Evidence showed male and female infertility. 
  • Reduce sperm count 2x more in western countries than eastern.
  • Phone in pockets, laptops on laps are zapping genitals.

Suppress Melatonin

EMF and blue light suppress melatonin -  the most anti-cancer neurotransmitter and powerful anti-oxidant you have! 

Enhances Permeability of the BBB and Tight Junctions

BBB (Blood Brain Barrier)
Tight Junction (barrier in the cell junction).

Using a cellphone close to your head for at least 30mins / day for 10 years increases your incidence for brain tumor by 270%.

Takes 15-20 years to develop! Accumulative effect.

Our exposure to mould, chemicals, prevalent and inevitable toxins are increased as we become more vulnerable.

This is why EMF sensitivity is identical to chemical sensitivity and mould illnesses.

Add in the fact that we are “pre-polluted” - biotoxins and chemicals are granted free entry into the CNS.

In 2004, researches found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord from babies born in US hospitals. ~ WWF 2005, Canada.

What was meant to be cord-blood rich in immune-boosting stem cells, contained pesticides, consumer product ingredients and waste from burning coal, gasoline and garbage.

Alzheimers (Neuro-degenerative disease)

Alley Yohansen - key editor of the journal of patho-phyioslogy. Kawolonksher institute.

A Swedish study in 2005 looked at different villages in parts of Sweden where they looked at homes which have high radiation and looked at homes with low radiation.

Matched a map of these with a map of Alzheimers disease and found an absolute direct correlation.

Half of the population alive right now will die with Alzheimers disease.

Alhoansen said in 2006 if we don’t change our environment there will be an epidemic of brain-related disorders. And they have. It is only going to increase dramatically if people don’t protect themselves. 

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

Motor neurone disease.
ALS patients die within 2 years of diagnose. Now on par with MS.

Latency Periods and Accumulative Effect of Toxins 

Chemical and EMF sensitivity as a biomarker, warning and blessing to move away from that poison before it causes chronic disease.

Exposing to EMF for more than 2 hours a day for 5-10 years causes the biological effects.

The latest mobile nation report in Australia 2019 showed the average Australian spends 3 hours a day on electronic devices. 

The chemical abstract service - the worlds largest data base. 

Over 145 million chemicals are registered for use, 90% have never been tested for human health.

Near Fields of EMF:

4 wavelengths away form the source. Thus depends on the source.

50cm away from a 2.4GhZ router. 

Double your distance away form the source and you reduce your exposure from 70%. 

How to Reduce EMF

  • Don’t put your cellphone next to your head, “keep it away from your person” as the telecommunication industries specify in their product instructions.
  • Use an air tube headpiece. 
  • Use loudspeaker.
  • Text instead of talking.
  • Only use in a good reception and when bars are full.
  • Turn Bluetooth and data OFF when you are not using it.
  • Use aeroplane mode more often.
  • Get rid of any wireless, bluetooth earphones like Apple AirPods.
  • Revolutionise and switch your wifi for ethernet (cable plug in).
  • Power down your wifi router.
  • Switch off your wifi router at the power at night when you are not using it.
  • Abhyanga to create a shield of armour. 

The microwave oven effect in our living bedrooms - The dangers of incorrect shielding of rooms or homes.

Voltage Strength Comparisons

The Natural Voltage in the Atmosphere (Schulman Resonance) - 7.83 Hz - 100Hz per second.
The Voltage of 3G and Current Wifi - 2.45 GHz (2.45 billion hertz).
The Voltage of 5G - 10 - 80 GHz.

Countries Taking Action Against 5G

  • Austria was progressive.
  • France limited wireless use in schools.
  • Brussels, Belgium became the first major city in the world to halt 5G development on the basis that its “citizens were not to be used as guinea pigs.” 
  • The Netherlands switches their 5G structure on in one suburb and birds died instantly, so they stopped their 5G rollout.
  • Florence, Italy banned it.

If you want to take action against 5G, Join your local STOP 5G groups - search that on facebook and find the groups.

EMF Meters - How to read EMF and experiment yourself.

PEMF (pulsated electromagnetic fields) devices, stickers on phones. - Do they really mitigate harmful non-native EMF? Nicole thinks they are bullshit because she cannot measure differences with them and has not seen sufficient evidence.

Other Considerations in Building Biology

Seperate your garage from the rest of your house

Obnoxious gasses and traffic pollutants seep from the car into the house. Even after the car is switched off.

Lipstick

  • Lead is found in most lipsticks, even organic ones because the pigments are mined from the ground.
  • Pregnant women and women in reproductive age should not wear coloured lipsticks.

Tampons

  • Cotton - the dirtiest crop out there.
  • Over 95% of conventional cotton has glyphosate. 
  • Into the permeable vagina monthly.
  • Polyester - derived from petroleum. Can potentially have heavy metals.
  • “Fragrances” - can be a thousand different chemicals. 
  • Dioxin - a toxic by-product. Next to glyphosate one of the most dangerous chemicals in existence. 
  • Biological effects - endometriosis, infertility, immune disruptions, pelvic inflammatory disease, diabetes, birth defects, breast cancer, reproductive cancer.
  • Glyphosate - hormone disrupting, disrupts your nerves, inflammatory. Found in 85% of tampons (Argentina study). 

The Menstrual Cycle - An Important Detoxification Process
It should be honoured with warm and iron-rich foods. 

Bone Broths - know your bones - Bones can hold onto lead.

Mould

The new asbestos. Pandemic across the world.

Cause of mould - moisture.

  • Micro-organisms require food and moisture to thrive.
  • Up to 50% of indoor environments in Australia are affected by dampness, which is the prime condition for mould growth. 
  • Once moisture sits on a surface for more than 48 hours, the microbes on the surface will attempt to take over the space by producing endotoxins, mycotoxins (toxic substance produced by a fungus) and microbial Volatile (easily evaporated) Organic Compounds (by-products) which can dramatically impact the indoor air quality and affect the health of the occupants. 

Food for mould - Pre-digested particle board and cheap timbers has become the perfect fast food for mould rather than natural building materials like hardwood timbers that naturally contain resins that are resistant to fungal attack.

Mould can multiply itself in the presence of EMF.

24% of the population cannot create antibodies to mould; so every time they go into a water-damaged building, it results in inflammation in their brain and their body which can be misdiagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or even worse, a mental illness

Mould is a detoxification issue.

Some biological effects of mould exposure:

  • Reoccurring colds
  • Developing pneumonia in a healthy person.

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Healthy Cookware, Optimising Nutrient Absorption, Metals & Chemicals vs. Pure Clay | Miriam Kattumuri #018

The COOKWARE you use is a highly underestimated and integral part of your food and nutrition.

Find out why most cookware is toxic and vulgarising the quality of your food and get an insight into the healthiest cookware on the planet and how to optimise your nutritional intake.

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About Miriam Kattumuri

From a very young age, Miriam believed that in order to enjoy a healthy life one must maintain a positive interaction with the environment.

Her love for people and environment was the motivation in creating a unique line of cookware made from the purity of nature.  One that is timeless and yet as new as tomorrow – All-Natural clay cookware!

About 8 years ago, her own personal encounter with diabetes and the realization that the world around only seems to be getting sicker every day, set her off on a journey traveling the world looking for healing in the most fundamental of place – our food.  Her research led her to know the damage to food because of cooking in the wrong pots and pans, and so her search continued, now with more direction, to find the way to cook food without damaging it’s worth.  After testing cookware made from every kind of material, from the most expensive to the least, she discovered that All-Natural clay – nature’s own gift – has been from time unknown and still was, the safest and healthiest!  She then returned home to create her own line of pots and pans made from this material without any additives and no compromises to purity and strength. Miriams Earthen Cookware was born from this labor of love.

Today Miriam can be seen working on creating machine jigs and tools to efficiently create new products for her line, and on expanding marketing, but her hand is still in the clay, spinning utility and beauty from this wonderful gift of nature.  She will also be the first to let you know that her vision and mission is a reality today greatly because of her team of hard-working and skillful individuals and her supportive family, to whom she is always grateful.  Miriam is a graduate of Psychology from Women’s Christian College, Chennai India.  And the mother of 4 beautiful children.


In This Episode We Discuss

Food (ahara) is one of the three pillars of health (Traya UpaSthambha) according to Ayurveda. Food nourishes your tissues and sustains life!

You NEED to include the cook ware you are cooking in.

The healthiest (clay) cookware on the planet!

How Miriam Got into Cookware
She was part of the diabetes pandemic and cured that along with other health issues with healthy cookware!

Miriam's story

“After the birth of my son, when he was about 8-9 months old, I started getting clear dreams between 3-4 am of making cooking pots from clay, pure clay and just clay without any chemical additives.  The ideas flooded in, images, descriptions… I had to wake up and take notes.”

Miriam's extensive search for the purest and healthiest cookware in the world.

Miriam's work attracted religious leaders and experts from all fields. 

The Epidemic of Diabetes in the World, Especially India and USA

  • About 50% of the world population of diabetes is in India.
  • One million people die a year from diabetes in India.
  • 85% of Americans are pre-diabetic. 

Different Types of Materials of Cookware

Teflon - containing toxins like Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) that can kill birds just from the fumes from heat.

Non-stick coatings -  Toxins like Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic, Feldspar, Petalite (an ore of lithium) from the non-stick coating.

Our minds are not meant to remember these chemical names.

Aluminium - A known neurotoxin. Aluminium foil does not cause this so much but heat, makes this pseudo-nutrients leech out a lot more. Also acidic foods bring the metals out. e.g. tomato sauce.

The Metal Ions/Chemicals Biological Reaction:

  • In the presence of heat, they get bound to the food and enter into our digestive systems.
  • From their they are booked down along with the food and are absorbed by the tissues of the body.
  • Foreign elements activate the immune system to fight and eliminate it. It is an unsustainable and a recipe for immune-dysfunction for the immune system to be working every meal 3-4 meals a day, everyday!

Pure Clay Pots contains all the five elements (PanchaMaha bhutas) and are living entities.

Stainless Steel

  • This alloy (a mixture of different metals) is available in different grades, the popular ones (general purpose) are 304 and 316.
  • The 304-grade stainless steel contains elements like Chromium, Nickel, Carbon, Manganese, and Silicon.
  • 316 also has high levels of Nickel and Molybdenum.
  • What is the core - aluminium? When it gets scratched the core comes out.
  • All these elements are highly reactive and break down as ions when food is cooked in Stainless steel cookware.
  • These combine with nutrients in food and form toxic compounds that are dangerous in the body.
  • For instance, a very small amount of concentration of nickel can cause kidney dysfunction, low blood pressure, muscle tremors, oral cancer, skin problems etc.

Cast iron and iron

  • Good method to get iron in the body but beware those with excess iron.
  • Better not cook food with water in iron.
  • High near-infrared heat from the metal  = damages delicate nutrients in food.

Copper (Tamra)

  • Great to leave water in a copper cup overnight.
  • Beware sour and high-level pH.
  • It is reactive metal - reacts with other chemicals to create an undesirable end product.
  • High near-infrared heat from the metal = damages delicate nutrients in food.
  • You lose a lot of steam, which is essentially water-soluble nutrients depleting the food.

Ceramics

  • Man-made material made to replicate clay.
  • Contains 0-9% a refined form of natural clay (usually secondary clay). - Same with Porcelain and Stoneware.
  • They contain many toxic elements.
  • Lead in an integral part of the ceramics.

Pots finished with Colourless or Transparent Glazes

  • Where you can see the colour of the clay but it's still glazed and treated with chemicals, oxides and metals.

The Amazing Health and Culinary Benefits of Pure Clay

Pure Clay Breathes

  • Exhale - It pulls toxins from the food and pushes it out of the walls of the pot to the outside walls of the pot.
  • Inhale - It breathes in oxygen to fortify the food with prana (life-force).
  • Like soil self-cleansing and regulating.

Pure Clay Better for Blood Sugar, Diabetes and Insulin Management

  • Damaging heat in conventional cookware destroys the complex (and delicate) carbs and leaves an overload of simple carbs.
  • If the pot burns your fingers it burns the delicate complex carbs!
  • We need a balanced diet of both simple and complex carbs for optimal insulin management.
  • Excess simple carbs require high insulin to break down these carbs into energy which leads to shorts bursts of energy which is a poor way to utilise the insulin hormone.
  • Plus there are a low amount of complex-carbs which is low GI and helps the pancreas to produce insulin.
  • This miss-management of insulin + low amount of complex carbs causes the body to not produce enough insulin to transport, store & utilise glucose (carbs when digested become glucose), resulting in a condition with excessive glucose in the blood — diabetes!

The food-friendly heat of pure clay pots gently cooks the nutrients keeping intact both the simple and complex carbs, and the essential vitamins and minerals.

Complex carbs are more sustained energy, so energy levels are optimised. 

Losing Weight from Cooking in Pure Clay

Keeping the Food’s Nutrients Intact - Unique Gentle Heating Mechanism

  • Not just that - the heat from these (earthen) pots is different -- they cook without destroying even the most delicate nutrients!
  • In my experience, the food isn’t so “extracted,” it is kept intact, the nutrients are concealed into one nourishing an delicious dish.
  • Harsh, near-infrared heat from the walls of metals and man-made materials like ceramic/enameled/glazed pots destroy a lot of these nutrients. 
  • Touch a metal/ceramic pot 5-10 minutes into cooking and it can burn your hand, food is also tissue matter and is prone to damage with that kind of heat.
  • On the other hand, the gentle far-infrared heat from MEC's walls penetrates deeply without destroying these important nutrients, all of it taking less heat and about the same amount of time or less (on a gas stove)! - You touch it and it doesn’t burn!
  • Study on nutrient retention: 28-30% of the nutrients remain in toor dhal in a pressure cooker vs. 98-100% of the nutrients remain in a pure clay pot.

The Purity of Clay Pots

  • The clay is pure and the pots made without any additives. MEC go to great lengths to fully test our clay before harvesting.
  • They are made by hand on a high spinning pottery wheel, so the clay remains pure and no additives are needed.
  • The clay we use is of the highest quality natural clay called primary clay or MEC's pure clay™ (rich in nutrients!). It has no metals, oxides, chemicals, toxins.
  • Even though we know that primary clay does not have toxins, we test for soil contaminants, the history of the land is evaluated going back 200 years and the clay is verified to be of the highest quality. 
  • It is harvested from 20-25 feet below the surface.

Steam Condensing: No Loss of Water-Soluble Nutrients

  • Most of the steam generated in food is water-soluble nutrients.
  • Out of the 13 essential vitamins and minerals, 9 are water-soluble, which means they dissolve in water, is quickly used in the body and needs to be replenished every day.
  • Steam leaves the pot also makes the food lighter.

Invigorate with Prana: Cook in the Presence of Oxygen

  • As the temperature goes up inside the pot, the higher pressure draws in air through the semi-porous walls, fortifying food with much-needed oxygen.
  • This is a stark contrast to food cooked in an airless/lifeless environment in regular cookware.
  • Another reason why you shouldn’t glaze the pots.

Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC): A Green and Sustainable Company:

  • Low Cost!
  • Green and sustainable.
  • Innovating and testing methods of clay preparation, processing, making, finishing, firing, to yield a product untouched by chemicals, additives or contaminants typically used in almost all making methods of cookware. 
  • Takes less energy - heat and time, to cook the foods.
  • Pulp (eggs) - sustainable packing material.
  • Carbon neutral.

Holy clay

Under temples, under churches. High vibratory geographical location. Angels were taught to make clay pots in the Bible.

Clay in Veda

Kati, Gaurakhatika = clay

Mrutthika - mud.

Mrunmauya - pot with clay.

Ghatam - clay pot.

How to Fry in Clay (cooking tip)

Other Food Vessels to Use for Food - silver, bronze, gold, quartz.

Other Uses of Clay in Ayurveda:

Krsna Mritikka (Black Mud)

Cures ulcers, burning sensation, diseases of blood, menorrhagia, mitigates K and P.

Gairika: Red ochre (ore of clay and ferric oxide)

Synonyms: rakta dhatu, gaireya, firija, svarana gairika (more red in colour).

Both kinds:
Rasa (taste) - Madhura (sweet), Kshaya (astringent)
Virya (energy) - Sheeta (cooling)
Gunas (qualities) - Snigdha (unctuous)
Good for: eyes/vision, cures burning sensation, bleeding disease, diseases of kapha origin, hiccup, poison.

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