Friday, July 29, 2016

Sick by Your Smart Meter?

(EMF Safety Network)  All around the world people are reporting wireless radiation is affecting their health. We’ve collected many smart meter health complaints and posted them here. Utilities claim smart meters are safe, and compare them to cell phones. However cell phones, cell towers, wi-fi and other wireless devices can also affect your health!  Reducing your EMF exposure can benefit your overall health and wellness.  Learn more about how to reduce EMF’s, and sign up for monthly email updates to stay informed! 

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies wireless radiation as a 2B carcinogen, based on studies linking cell phone radiation to brain tumors!

List of symptoms:

  • Sleep problems (insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, night waking, nightmares)
  • Stress, agitation, anxiety, irritability
  • Headaches, sharp pain or pressure in the head
  • Ringing in the ears, ear pain, high pitched ringing
  • Concentration, memory or learning problems
  • Fatigue, muscle or physical weakness
  • Disorientation, dizziness, or balance problems
  • Eye problems, including eye pain, pressure in the eyes,
  • Cardiac symptoms, heart palpitations, heart arrhythmias, chest pain
  • Leg cramps, or neuropathy
  • Arthritis, body pain, sharp, stabbing pains
  • Nausea, flu-like symptoms
  • Sinus problems, nose bleeds
  • Respiratory problems, cough, asthma
  • Skin rashes, facial flushing
  • Urinary problems
  • Endocrine disorders, thyroid problems, diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Hyperactivity or changes in children’s behavior
  • Seizures
  • Recurrence of cancer

Taken from EMF Safety Network Survey 2011
Symptoms after Exposure to Smart Meter Radiation By Dr. Ron Powell

Thursday, July 28, 2016


By V. E. Irons, A.B. (Yale, 1919) 

Orthodox View - The Case AGAINST Enzymes and Raw Foods

The role of enzymes in the food for both man and animals all too frequently has been a neglected subject scientifically, so far as nutrition is concerned. For example, in 1952 before eight witnesses, Dr. Elmer Nelson, one time chief medical consultant of the FDA stated that, in his opinion, a person could live from birth to a ripe old age just as well on all cooked foods where the enzymes have been killed, as he could on all raw or a mixture of cooked and raw foods.

It has been established by some so-called experts that whole grains contain an insoluble substance known as PHYTIN, which inhibits the assimilation of calcium. Many experiments have been performed which demonstrate that some animals die more quickly on whole grains than on white flour because this insoluble phytin prevents the assimilation of the calcium in the whole grain, thus causing rickets in the animal. This occurs despite the fact that the whole grain has four times as much calcium and phosphorus as the white flour. The food processors, refiners, and certain persons in the FDA have seized upon these experiments, stating that "there is no evidence to indicate that white flour isn´t just as good as a food and just as nutritious as whole wheat flour."

Nature´s View – The Case FOR Enzymes and Raw Foods

The inability of pasteurized milk to afford assimilable calcium is no doubt based on loss of phosphatase enzymes through heat treatment. Those who say there is no evidence for the need of enzymes in food should explain why Mother Nature put half a dozen or more in milk. Dr. F. Pottenger showed, in his celebrated cat experiments, that calcium was not properly delivered to bones and teeth if the animals were fed pasteurized milk, and that condensed milk was even worse. His cats developed pyorrhea and arthritis very quickly - and became sterile within three generations. The control group of cats that were fed raw milk lived healthy, undisturbed lives - generation after generation. It is very significant that experiments with human subjects showed that even on starvation diets, they had no pyorrhea or arthritis, and practically no tooth decay when they used a minimum of cooked foods.

In animal feeding, it has been recognized for years that exogenous enzymes (from the intestinal flora) are important in the digestion of cellulose. In 1949, Mellanby et al. of London established, with animal experiments over five generations, that the phytin combination (of phosphoric acid, magnesium, and calcium) of the whole grain unbleached flour is broken down into an assimilable form by enzymatic action. This occurs when lukewarm water is added to the whole unbleached flour during the yeast rising period, or by the action of the phytase (phosphatase) enzymes of the unbleached whole grain during digestion.

Perhaps as an outgrowth of Edward Mellanby´s experiments - which proved the need for soaking cereal grains in advance so the enzymatic action could break up the phytin into its soluble component parts - several scientists in the Department of Poultry Science at the State College of Washington performed experiments comparing the nutritive value of native barley soaked 7 hours against the nutritive value of imported corn. These experiments established the fact that the enzymatic action is sufficient after 7 hours to enable the animals to utilize the barley ingredients with better overall results than when fed the corn.

THE IMPORTANT POINTS, THEREFORE, ARE: First, that the whole grain must not be bleached, for bleaching kills the enzymes. Second, that the whole unbleached grain should be soaked in water for a substantial period (7 hours) before baking to permit time for the phytase (phosphatase) enzymes to break up the phytin so as to release the phosphates for combining with the abundance of calcium found in the whole grain. Thus, we find that bread made as MY GRANDMOTHER made it, by letting the unbleached whole grain flour soak overnight, produced a food which, though cooked, was just as good as other foods are when eaten raw because the enzymatic action HAD done its job before heat was applied.

NOTE: Soaking grains to make nutrients more available may not be necessary for optimally nourished people, such as the Hunzas who consume highly mineralized diets of quality foods. However, where food quality is questionable, or the intake of minerals is minimal, particular attention should be given to this method of preparing grains. Special attention should be given to grain preparations for the elderly, who may assimilate nutrients less efficiently, for the young; and for those whom grains constitute the major dietary staple.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Why Springreen?

Natural Healing Tools has consistently sold and our staff personally uses Springreen supplements and digestive products. It is important to us at Natural Healing Tools to represent the purest supplements available. Springreen may not be the coolest, trendiest, hippy product - but the formulations and purity is consistently what other manufacturers pretend to produce. 


  • Springreen products are pure and natural.
  • Springreen purposely use ingredients that are not refined, pasteurized, chemically treated or materially altered.
  • As a result, Springreen supplements retain their natural nutritive factors and enzymes.
  • In most cases, we remove only the fiber and water from our food ingredients, resulting in products that arrive to the consumer in as near a natural state as possible.
  • The cereal grasses are grown in organically and biologically treated soil. No chemical fertilizers of any kind are used.
  • We process the bentonite in our Detoxificant to remove the clay, mica, and surface dirt to enrich the active drawing agent, montmorillonite.
  • We use amber glass bottles, where applicable, to maintain and preserve the quality and potency of the product.
  • Springreen removes the oxygen and replace it with nitrogen to preserve the potency and freshness as well as maintain the "live enzyme factors" of the food.
  • For over 60 years Springreen has owned and operated our own production facilities and maintained strict quality control. 
There is more information on our website FAQ's here. Or to purchase any of the Springreen products, visit Natural Healing Tools.  

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Conservatives Try To Tax Solar Energy

There was but one thing that we could rely on to be tax free- and it just so happens that we can’t anymore. The Koch brothers and other Conservatives in several states have finally started to gain a foothold on taxation of solar energy, and these taxes have actually been accepted in several states.

The Kochs and other big businesses have been investing heavily in programs that fight incentives of renewable energy that existed in most states (according to the New York Times [1]). They hope to do away with laws that pay consumers back, creating higher tax rates that hopefully make solar energy look less attractive.

Some states that considered these proposals include:

-Oklahoma lawmakers agreed to place a surcharge for the service to fight newer incentives to renewable energy from the American Legislative Exchange Council.
-Nevada imposed a 40% tax hike to people trying to live off the grid, in an effort for the state to “authorize the rate of return” to reduce cuts in their profits.
-Arizona wants to charge people $100 a month to sell power back to the electrical grid. There are over 18,000 customers.
-North Carolina considered new plans to tax solar to help electric companies with jobs.
It’s pretty clear why these plans by legislation are coming to a head. Solar energy has finally become a “viable” option. The Koch industry is invested in coal, and coal has about 40% of all of the country’s energy (through electricity) across the world.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

From our neighbors in Canada: Ground Current Pollution

Ground Current Pollution – Ontario Government Unwilling to Fix Problem!

cow(Dr. Magda Havas) July 4, 2016.  It seems that the Private Member’s Bill 161, Elimination of Ground Current Pollution, which received unanimous support in the Ontario Legislative Assembly on February 18, 2016, is going nowhere.

A few weeks ago I had a meeting with Minister James Bradley, who is the MPP for St. Catharines as well as the Chief Government Whip and the Deputy Government House Leader.

Bradley has been with the Provincial Liberal Party for decades.  I first got to know him when he was Minister of the Environment.  Jim Bradley and the then Federal Minister of the Environment, Charles Caccia, were both instrumental in bringing about clean air legislation related to acidic emissions.  Along with the Canadian Coalition on Acid Rain and many scientists from around the world, Canada and the United States agreed to limit sulphur dioxide emissions from coal and smelting operations to protect lakes and  forests and to make air cleaner to breathe.  The result is that we have cleaner air, some of our lakes are recovering, and forest dieback has decreased.  Those were the days when Ministers (at least some of them) were willing to do what was right and what was needed irrespective of the opposition.  To get two countries to agree to cleaner air was no small task, especially with the coal and mining industries mounting a strong lobby.

I expect Bradley was willing to meet with me because of our work together on the acid rain issue decades ago.

This time the topic was electromagnetic pollution.  We discussed several things, including the Ground Current Pollution Bill that Liberal Maria Van Bommel introduced to the Ontario Legislative Assembly in 2006  and Conservative Rick Nicholls reintroduced, in a modified form, earlier this year.  In both cases the Bill had support from all three parties and received a unanimous vote in favour, during its second reading.

One of my questions was, “So what are the chances for the Ground Current Pollution Bill to pass its third and final reading?

Bradley said the Bill doesn’t stand a chance of being passed.  It is unlikely to even go to Committee.  Any Private Member’s Bill (PMB), especially one introduced by the opposition and one that is contentious and costs money isn’t going to move forward, according to Bradley.
While I appreciate his frankness and honestly, I’m deeply disturbed by his response.  Bradley said that the ground current problem has been discussed and received a lot of attention and that should count for something.

Tell that to the animals that are suffering and the farmers who are losing their livelihood.  Tell that to the kids who are NOT going to inherit their family farm.

I learned that Private Member’s Bills (PMBs) are just a charade that politicians play to make it look as though they care and are doing something.  I have no doubt that those who spoke in favour of the Bill were sincere.  But how many of them realize the effort was a waste of time and that the Government has no intention of allowing this Bill to become law?

Randy Hillier MPP, wrote about this in an article called, “Empowering Ontario Legislators.”  He cites many Bills that don’t make it past second reading (and in some cases multiple second readings) and he recommends changes to the Standing Committee Orders.  Here are a few that relate to PMBs:
• Removing Government Monopoly on Third Reading
• Compelling Committee to hear all Bills Referred
• Co-Sponsorship of Bills

The EMF Scientist Appeal to the U.N. and WHO included a recommendation on ground current as follows:
4. utilities responsible for the generation, transmission, distribution, and monitoring of electricity maintain adequate power quality and ensure proper electrical wiring to minimize harmful ground current;

Why is ground current a problem today?

One key reason ground current is a serious problem is that the much of our electrical distribution infrastructure is antiquated.  Instead of updating the electrical wires properly, utilities that distribute our electricity, are taking a short-cut to save money and are connecting the neutral wires to ground and using the ground to return the unbalanced current to source.  What this means is that electricity is flowing through the earth.

When an animal is in contact with the earth, the electricity can flow through its body.  The greater the current, the greater the flow through the animal.  And, the levels are so high in some parts of Ontario that they are adversely affecting animals.

Animals won’t drink as much because they get a shock when their mouth or tongue touches the water.  They feel tingle current flowing through their body and they need to break the circuit (by lifting a foot) to temporarily reduce the flow.  In a barn with a serious ground current problem, the animals are twitching, flicking their tails, and lifting their feet as though they were dancing.  The “dance” is one of agitation and not of joy.  They often have sore udders that won’t heal, swollen joints, open sores on their knees and feet that don’t respond to antibiotics.  They produce less milk, in part, because they consume less water.  They often miscarry and many die.

Here is a video that shows you cows exposed to ground current pollution.

If this isn’t an example of animal cruelty, I don’t know what is.

In some cases ground current comes from an on-farm source that farmers can remediate.  But often, it is due to ground current from the utility’s distribution system.  This is something that only the utility can remediate.  And this is the problem.  ONLY the utility can fix the problem but they refuse to do so.  ONLY the government can insist the utility fixes the problem but they refuse to do so!

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) was told about how serious ground current is on some farms in Ontario at their Annual Conference June 15, 2015, yet they have done nothing to assist farmers and to reduce the suffering of livestock despite numerous requests for help.

So what does this mean and where does this leave us?
Well … it means  that the electrical utility distributors can continue to dump electrical pollution, in the form of ground current, into the ground to save money and they don’t have to fix the problem.  It they were dumping sewage or toxic waste, that wouldn’t be allowed but ground current can’t be seen and it does smell so few know or care or believe it can be harmful.

It means that animals are going to continue to suffer, to get sick and die on farms that have a ground current problem.  It means that farmers are also going to get sick since ground current affects people not just 4-legged animals.  It means that farmers are going to spend more time dealing with sick animals and more money paying veterinary bills.  It means that milk production is going to be reduced as are the number of calves they can raise to sell for breeding or meat or to replace their dying animals.  In addition to health problems farmers are going to continue to experience financial problems.

By the way, ground current occurs in cities as well.  It comes into your home via the plumbing and other grounded metallic objects.  It has been linked to childhood leukaemia and may contribute to other cancers (Wertheimer, Nancy, David Savitz, Ed Leeper. 1995. “Childhood Cancer in Relation to Indicators of Magnetic Fields from Ground Current Sources. Bioelectromagnetics. 16:86-96).  So living in a city doesn’t mean you avoid ground current pollution.

I once asked an electrician friend why the utilities are so unwilling to fix this problem and his response was most enlightening.  He said the utilities used to be run by engineers.  Engineers are problem solvers.  Today they are run by accountants and lawyer who care only about the bottom line and minimizing their clients’ liability.

What this means is that the system is broken, the emperor has no clothes, and nobody gives a damn!

How can you help?

People often ask me what can they do to help.If you would like to do something to help eliminate ground current pollution, consider contacti
Learn as much as you can about ground current pollution and share the information with others.
I was hoping that Jeff Leal and Jim Bradley would step up to the plate and move this legislation forward.  Time to support farmers and to stop animal suffering is long overdue!

There must be someone out there who cares and is willing to give more than lip services to this serious environmental problem!

Friday, July 22, 2016

All Disease Begins in the Gut

"All disease begins in the gut"

Hippocrates said this over 2,000 years ago, and we are just now finding out how very right he was.

The Benefits of Probiotics

Whole volumes of scientific research have been dedicated to the research of probiotics. But you don't have to be a scientist to understand how they work. For starters, you need to get the idea that all microorganisms are bad out of your head. We get inundated with reports that bacteria, viruses and other microscopic organisms are wreaking havoc with our health. And to some degree that is true.

But, as you know, the universe has ways of keeping things in balance – a Yin for every Yang. And probiotics are the “good guy” bacteria that wage war against intruders and help your body process the foods that you eat. As you can see, the probiotic benefits your body gets from these bacteria are pretty significant.      

The probiotics in your digestive system work by co-digesting with your internal organs. As food enters your digestive system these little helpers go to work. And they stay pretty busy. As they digest the foods you eat, they secrete compounds that are immediately absorbed by our bodies. Amino acids, Vitamin B, Vitamin C and a whole host of other compounds are absorbed into your body as a result of the hard work that probiotics do on a day-to-day basis.

Watch out for Antibiotics

Since doctors love to freely prescribe antibiotics for every runny nose, it's important to know how these drugs can sap your probiotic levels. You see, antibiotics don't discriminate. They will wipe out the bacteria causing your cold, but they will also wipe out your probiotics. With this in mind, it's wise to avoid antibiotics when possible. And if you must take any, be sure to rebuild your probiotic levels by taking some probiotic supplements as soon as your antibiotic course is over.

To increase the probiotic levels in your digestive system you can ingest fermented foods, like sauerkraut, coconut, and kefir. Or order Prescript Probiotics offered at Natural Healing Tools.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Garden Fresh Stored Longer

Natural Healing Tools Violet glass – the perfect storage for delicate products

This time of year, garden harvest can be plentiful. But all the effort to plant, nurture and harvest shouldn't be ruined by not storing properly!

Storage test with tomatoes

In order to more easily prove the quality protection given to food stored in Natural Healing Tools Violet Glass, a microbiological experiment was carried out with cherry tomatoes. 

During this test, a cherry tomato was stored for 7 months in a white glass and in a Natural Healing Tools Violet glass, and then kept at room temperature where sunlight could reach it. The result was photographed after 7 months. The microbiological changes of the tomato stored in white glass can be clearly seen. The tomato stored in Natural Healing Tools Violet glass however shows no loss of color and no signs of drying out.

Storage test with chives

Sprayed-, white-, green- and brown glass are permeable in the visible light spectrum and don’t offer enough protection against decomposition caused by light. As an experiment, several herbs and spices were stored for 3 months in several types of glass (white, brown, violet), and were either exposed to the sun for several hours a day or kept inside.

After 2 months, the visible quality change was recorded with photographs, and the difference in smell determined in a blind test with volunteers. The illustration shows clearly that the chive samples that were exposed to the sun have bleached in brown and white glass. As photographed in this illustration, the sample stored in Natural Healing Tools Violet glass shows no color change. The smell of the chives stored in Natural Healing Tools Violet glass was also clearly stronger and fresher.
(Dr. Niggli und Dr. Max Bracher)

 Try Natural Healing Tools Violet Glass yourself! You'll discover why our staff all use in our own homes!

Monday, July 18, 2016

How Smart Meters Transmit

Why This Matters
Hot Spots and Amplification

Here is a picture of what most people think of when they think of smart-meter signaling. One meter on a house, a little burst a few times a day that travels in a straight line. This is the kind of thing the utility companies show you, convincing you, “Oh, it’s just one little meter. No big deal.” In fact, the meters do not spread the radiofrequency waves in a straight line, as this picture would imply. Rather, the waves radiate from their source in all directions. 24/7. It’s not just the person standing in the red line that will get a dose of RF.

This picture represents the incorrect notion most people have about microwave transmission from smart meters. Smart meters are in fact emitting radiation 24/7 for 2 or more miles.

Here’s a picture of just three smart meters communicating with each other. The red dots represent meters. (For the time being, you can ignore the red and blue lines in the picture.)

Notice that the meters send out microwave radiation in all directions, which is represented here by the large circles. If we could show you this in three dimensions, the circles would become globes. Where the microwaves (radiofrequency signals) sent out by meters overlap, there are hot-spots of higher-than-expected radiation. The meters can transmit a strong signal for two miles, so these circles represent only a fraction of the actual transmission distance. Keep in mind that many homes have more than one meter, and in addition there are smart gas meters and, in many places, smart water meters, all of which are also transmitting 24/7.

The picture below shows you what it’s really like. Each one of these circles (globes) you see on this picture is pulsing in millisecond blasts. If people could see this—if it were like smoke, or smog—we’d be cleaning it up right away! In fact, it’s know as electro-smog. Dr. Karl Maret calculated in 2010 that background RF radiation had increased 20,000 times since 1980. With the widespread introduction of smart meters across the country in the last few years, that number has increased exponentially. If people could see this—if it were like smoke, or smog—we’d be cleaning it up right away! In fact, it’s known as electro-smog.

Smart meter electrosmog, represented by the large red circles. The small circles represent meters. Many houses have more than one electric meter, in addition to smart gas and water meters, as well as Wi-Fi.
Let’s take a moment to learn about collector meters, meter chatter, and mesh networks because they have important implications for health. As we mentioned, smart meters send information (data on your electricity usage) to the utility about 6 times a day. However, the meters are chattering with (talking to) one another constantly, comprising what is known as a mesh network. It is this “chatter” (incessant signaling) that accounts for the 9,600 to 190,000 transmissions per day. Unlike a cell-phone network, which has large antennas that capture and transmit data, with individual phones moving around and connecting to the closest antenna in order to utilize the network, a mesh network has no centralized antennas. Every meter in the network can connect to every other one.  A DTE employee has told us that one in every 17 or so homes or office buildings is the collection point for all the meter transmissions in an area. As this employee put it, “We know the person who has a collecting meter on their home is going to have a funeral coming up soon.”
Representation of meters signalling to each other. Signals can travel meter to meter (represented by the red lines), or a meter can skip many meters (the latter represented by the green line). One or more of these meters is a collector meter, which receives many more signals than the other meters because it is the “gathering point” that meters send their data to. The collector meter then sends data to a data collection unit, which is often mounted on a telephone pole. Meters chatter with each other 24/7. This picture cannot even begin to represent the multitude of signals. At the same time that all this is happening, the data collection unit and collector meter may be sending signals back to the meters (singals back represented by the red lines).

DTE data collection unit or relay station mounted on a telephone pole. Note the antenna.

The meters send their data to a collector meter—which is mounted on someone’s home—by passing it meter to meter. The collector meter gathers all the data in the area and sends it to a data collection unit, which is often mounted on a telephone pole. The closer your meter is to the collector, the more transmissions—pulses of radiation—you are receiving each day. Keep in mind, the meters are chattering with one another constantly. And not just with one meter—with multiple. So there are transmissions far and beyond what is represented in the picture—a single transmission could actually consist of 80 queries. Multiply that by 40 or so meters, and you have 3200 “single” transmissions. Multiply that by 190,000. You see where that leads. The collector meter asks another meter for data. It is querying meters constantly. There can be 40 meters in a network, which means it could be querying 40 meters every few seconds.  Each meter sends its data to the meter closest to it, then that one to the next one, etc. So a single transmission could consist of up to 80 queries (40 x 2 = [the query x 40] + [the signal back x 40]). The meter closest to the collector would only have to send its query to the collector, so it has 2 transmissions per query. BUT—the meter closest to the collector is receiving all the other signals.

Signals can travel meter to meter (represented by the blue lines), or a meter can skip many meters (the latter represented by the green line). This picture cannot even begin to represent the multitude of signals.

At the same time that all this is happening, the data collection unit and collector meter may be sending signals back to the meters (represented by the red lines).

In addition to the RF from your smart meter and all the other meters in your city, you are getting dosed with microwave radiation from the ZigBee wireless radio that connects with all the “smart” appliances DTE and the appliance manufacturers hope you will soon be buying. This Zigbee is not turned off, so radio-off opt-out meter is a misnomer. We’ll talk about the privacy implications of this later. The Zigbee radio sends RF signals into your home, polling your smart appliances in the same way DTE smart meters poll the other meters in the neighborhood. If you have a smart meter, all this data can potentially be sent back to the utility, letting them know what kinds of appliances you have in your home and when and how you use them. Learn more on our Privacy page. The Zigbee also connects with your gas meter. The 2.4 GHz that it operates at is harmful to health.