We’ve been talking about our new book so much lately, we wanted to take a minute to talk about another one we’d recommend: 24/6 The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week by Tiffany Shlain.
“I clearly remember the night we took the iPhone plunge in 2007. I tried to convey to Ken why I was worried that smartphones might be a detriments to our relationship. But of course we opened our white Pandora’s boxes from Apple… We could bring our screens with us everywhere, and we did… And like everyone else, we got addicted. Researchers have compared the sense of technological dependency–the feeling that we must be accessible and responsive at any time– to that of drugs and alcohol. It’s all because of the hormone dopamine which is related to mood, attention, and desire. When you find something that feels good, dopamine makes you want more of it. I recently heard the term ‘DIGITAL OBESITY’. Yes, I get it. Too much of anything can be detrimental to your health and well-being…” -Tiffany Shlain
The number of millennials with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is surging, report finds
Between 2013 and 2017, early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s diagnoses increased by 83% among commercially insured Americans aged 30 to 44, according to a report released by the health care insurer. That age group includes the oldest millennials.
Overall, early-onset diagnoses increased by 200% among commercially insured Americans between ages 30 to 64. That included a 50% jump among those 45 to 54 and by 40% for those aged 55 to 64.
The average patient was diagnosed at age 49.
“The results of this report are concerning, especially the increase in early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease among younger people,” Dr. Richard Snyder, chief medical officer for Independence Blue Cross, said in a statement.
What is happening, and why?
Enact the “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” Law in Your Community!
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the City of Berkeley, California’s “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” law. This law requires mobile phone retailers to warn consumers at the point of sale that carrying mobile phones in pockets and bras could present radiation health risks.
Today, send this sample municipal law to your town, city or county elected officials:
SAMPLE CELL PHONE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW
The (town, city or county) of ______________ requires that you be provided the following notice:
“To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio-frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal safety guidelines for exposure to RF radiation.
Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.”
In 2008, Tiffany Shlain’s father, Leonard, was diagnosed with brain cancer, and she began to change her use of technology when the two of them were together. “Some days he would have only one good hour,” she later wrote in the Harvard Business Review, “and I didn’t want to be distracted when I was with him, so I’d turn off my cellphone.”
Find out the rest of the story here, it’s really incredible.
We’re typically here to talk about the health ramifications of too much electronic exposure, but what about the effects on mental health?
Here’s some food for thought today. Check out the rest of the photo series here
Are 5G Towers Really More Dangerous?
“It has been demonstrated that even ELFs (Extremely Low Frequencies) and VLFs (Very Low Frequencies) can: warning sign for 5g towers
Break DNA single and double-strands
Cause oxidative damage
Disrupt cell metabolism
Increase blood-brain barrier permeability
Reduce melatonin production
Alter brain glucose metabolism
Generate stress proteins
Disrupt voltage-gated calcium channels
Researchers are saying, “Not so fast.” Anything that affects the body at the cellular level could have unintended health consequences. And, anything powerful enough to activate a machine or electronic device most certainly can interrupt the intricate electro-chemical functions of your body…”
Check out the rest of this brilliant post by our own Lois Cadwallader here https://www.electricsense.com/5g-towers-dangerous/…
Let us know what you think in the comments!
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