My Rosemary-Garlic Sisters / focaccios have over 1 gm of organic rosemary, soaked for about 30 hours along with the flours, some of which are fresh-ground at the bakery (the spelt/red fife and rye) along with 5gm per loaf of organic garlic, which is a known anti-fungal. So not only is this loaf SERIOUSLY delicious (I call it ‘the sexy loaf’ because taste-wise it is pretty much irresistible!), it is also quite possibly even slightly medicinal. Of course, we are not allowed to say these things these days lest we get sued by pharmaceutical companies who have abrogated the sole right to make claims, but so what. I say rosemary and garlic are good for you and therefore quite possibly medicinal. As an adult reader you have the freedom and capabilities to make your own judgement on that. The article:
Excerpts: “Communication antennas saturate the environment with multiple electromagnetic frequencies simultaneously. The response to this endless cellular jiggling is graphically described by Amy Worthington in her article on the radiation poisoning of America. “Human DNA hears this energetic cacophony loud and clear, reacting like the human ear would to high volume country music, R&B plus rock and roll screaming from the same speaker simultaneously. Irradiated cells struggle to protect themselves against the destructive dissonance by hardening their membranes. They cease to receive nourishment, stop releasing toxins, die prematurely and spill micronuclei fragments into a sort of tumor bank account.” According to an expert quoted in her article, 2000 hours of cellular phone exposure, or a latency period of about 10 years, increases the risk of brain cancer by 240 percent.
Many studies have shown that workers exposed to RF/microwave radiation routinely have inflated cancer rates, and the latency period between exposure and disease development is short. Some suspect that communications carriers exceed FCC exposure limits. Once equipment is installed and inspections are completed, it can be cranked up to create wider coverage. The FCC has sole regulatory authority over the communications industry, but has neither the money nor the employees to conduct verification testing. Even if they could do the monitoring, their guidelines are obsolete based on current scientific findings that have shown damage to human cells occurs at levels thousands of times lower than current standards permit. In other countries the allowed exposure levels are much less. Russia’s standards are 100 times more stringent than those in the U.S., because their scientists have found that human hearts, kidneys, livers and brains are damaged at much lower exposure levels.”
and: “Compounds from rosemary fight against mutagenic effects of radiation
In two separate studies, scientists in Spain found that nothing fights radiation damage to micronuclei like a simple garden herb known as rosemary. They noted that ionizing radiation causes the massive generation of free radicals that induce cellular DNA damage. They studied the protective effects of several compounds against gamma ray induced chromosomal damage in micronuclei testing by adding various compounds to human blood before and after irradiation. When the compounds were added after gamma-irradiation treatment, the protective effects relied not on scavenging ability, but on activity against free radicals already present in the cells, such as lipoperoxy radicals which are mainly responsible for continuous chromosomal oxidative damage.
The fact that carnosic acid and carnosol found in rosemary are fat soluble allows them to provide highly asignificant protective anti-mutagenic activity. Even the most powerful water-soluble antioxidants lack the capacity to protect against gamma ray induced damage. This study can be found in the British Journal of Radiology, February 2 edition.
In their second study, the generation of radiation induced cellular DNA damage to skin from free radicals was the focus. The researchers sought to demonstrate that rosmarinic acid from rosemary would act as a photo-protector both by acting as a scavenger of free radicals and as an inducer of the body’s own endogenous defense mechanisms by regulating tyrosinase activity and stimulating melanin production. They found that formulation of toxic malonyldialdehyde was delayed by the use of rosmarinic acid, and the protection factor was 3.34 times greater than for other compounds studied, as measured in micronucleus testing. In vivo testing showed the capacity of orally administered rosmarinic acid to inhibit skin alterations as a result of UV radiation exposure. This study was reported in the February edition of Food and Chemical Toxicology.
Common food compound protects lymphocytes against radiation
In a study from India, scientists investigated the radio-protective potential of caffeic acid against gamma radiation-induced cellular changes. A dose of 66 microM of caffeic acid showed the optimum protection of micronuclei and was used to investigate the radio-protective effects of the compound. Lymphocytes were pre-incubated with caffeic acid and controls were not. All the lymphocytes were exposed to different doses of radiation. Genetic damage and biochemical changes were measured. Gamma irradiated control lymphocytes showed a radiation dose-dependent increase in genetic damage and a significant decrease in antioxidant status. Caffeic acid pretreated lymphocytes positively modulated all radiation induced changes. This study is found in the 2008 Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology.
Food sources offering significant amounts of caffeic acid are apples, citrus fruits, and cruciferous vegetables.
RF/microwave radiation has the same effect on health as gamma rays
A pile of research has confirmed that non-ionizing communications radiation in the RF/microwave spectrum has the same effect on human health as ionizing gamma wave radiation from nuclear reactions. This means that Chernobyl has effectively come to America. Injuries resulting from radioactive radiation are identical with the effects of electromagnetic radiation. In the U.S., deadly high frequency radiation is now blasting from tens of thousands of cell towers and rooftop antennas all over the country. The tiny city of San Francisco, has over 2,500 licensed cell phone antennas positioned at 530 locations to nuke its citizens around the clock.”
NOTE: I find some of Adam’s stuff to be over-inflammatory. That said, he does tend to cover serious topics related to health and environment that are ignored by the mainstream press. I know Mike Milburn in Sydney did work years ago showing that cell phones cause cancer. Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if staring for hours at televisions and computer screens is also at least slightly carcinogenic. Cancer / fungal growths / infections / all sorts of illnesses are caused by unnatural, and therefore unhealthy, behaviors. Some of these can be emotional bad habits (greed, selfishness, lust, anger etc. etc. ), but some are more basic – living close to industrial or chemical pollutants, living in almost completely denatured environments and so forth. Living organisms need living environments in which to live. It’s that simple. Also ironic that when we are seriously ill we go into society’s most deliberately and consistently denatured environment: a hospital!!