I went through a situation very similar to what the students at Gunn are being exposed to now and have felt the effects of it first hand. I believe that it is one of the key health impacts of our time and I want to share this information with you to protect your physical and mental health and to help protect your community.
1) Know your enemy
The back part of the Gunn campus is being bombarded by microwaves from a very high powered cell tower just off campus. It’s in a parking lot of an adjacent building, hidden behind the trees near the end of the football field, near the back of the math building.
This is the most powerful cell tower I have measured and it may even be over the FCC’s limits, which are the least protective in the world. Avoid this back part of campus (track, pool, and math building) as much as possible. If you have to be in this area, limit the time you spend there.
2) Keep your cell phone in your backpack
Part of your wireless (microwave) exposure comes from your cell phone, even when you are not making calls. Try to develop a habit of not carrying your phone in your pocket or directly on your body. Carrying your phone in your pocket or directly on your body will likely expose you to radiation levels beyond the FCC guidelines--see your phone's legal warning about this. If you must carry your phone in your pocket, turn the phone to airplane mode and make sure bluetooth and Wi-Fi are off. When you do use your phone, use speakerphone or an airtube headset to avoid exposures near your head, or text instead of talking. Place the phone at least an arm's length away from your body when downloading or streaming large videos.
3) Sit as far from the Wi-Fi router as you can
Wi-Fi routers are another source of microwave exposure. The high powered industrial strength routers that schools use are worse than the kind you have at home. If you can choose where you sit in class, sit as far away from the Wi-Fi router as possible.
4) Escape to nature
Spend as much time in nature as you can without your phone or with your phone in airplane mode or turned off. The bike path from Los Altos to Palo Alto on the other side of Arastradero is a great place to take a break near campus. Walk at least as far as the bridge to be at a safe distance from the other smaller cell antenna on the building near the entrance of the school. Away from school, a good walk, bike, or run away from antennas and cell towers and your own cell phone is a great way to give your nervous system a much needed break.
5) Get sunlight
The reptilian part of our brains will relax in natural sunlight and get stressed by flickering fluorescent lights and pulsing wireless microwaves (microwaves are light at frequencies lower than we can see). Sit or stand outside in the sun (again, away from cell towers and your phone) until you feel your body start to fully relax.
6) Minimize or avoid GMO food
The primary reason to avoid genetically modified food is to reduce your exposure to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp, which genetically modified foods have a much higher exposure to than natural foods. Glyphosate is an herbicide and an antibiotic that reduces the healthy microbes in your gut and increases permeability of your gut. It also causes gut inflammation. Glyphosate has just recently been classified as a probable carcinogen and is also a key environmental suspect in the autism epidemic.
7) Reduce inflammation
One of the primary effects of microwave exposure is increased inflammation. To prevent inflammatory overload, minimize inflammatory foods, like wheat (gluten) and sugar. Consider adding natural anti-inflammatories like turmeric to your diet.
8) Stay hydrated with healthy water
Another physiological effect of microwave exposure is dehydration. Stay well hydrated. A specialty water called O2Cool (available at Piazza’s) is a local spring water with 10 times the normal level of oxygen pumped into it. It’s especially useful in recovering focus after high levels of microwave exposure and right before taking a test.
9) Eat plenty of healthy fats
Healthy fats are used in cell membranes and your brain and nervous system. Healthy fats like krill oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil will help your nervous system be resilient and rebuild after high frequency microwave exposure.
10) Get help from someone who is properly trained
If you feel like you need professional help, find a doctor who understands environmental factors like microwave and EMF (electromagnetic field) exposures, which most doctors currently do not. Here are two local doctors I can recommend:
Suruchi Chandra, MD
Integrative Psychiatry and Medicine
2495 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
Toril Jelter, MD
325 N. Wiget Lane, Suite 130
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Cindy Russell, MD
Chair, Environmental Health
Santa Clara County Medical Association