Is 5G Dangerous? Ayurvedic Herbs for EMF, WiFi + 5G

Have you noticed that our world is becoming ever more interconnected? Through our technology, wires, signals, and waves connect us all. See how many wireless networks your device is picking up on right now and think about how much radiation it takes to deliver those signals. Read on to learn about Ayurvedic herbal support that may help protect us from rising EMF exposure.

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Innovation Outpaces Regulation 

Have you noticed that our world is becoming ever more interconnected? Through our technology, wires, signals, and waves connect us all. See how many wireless networks your device is picking up on right now and think about how much radiation it takes to deliver those signals.

Are you concerned about 5G, Wi-Fi, and EMF radiation? 

In America, innovation often outpaces regulation. In many cases, the public ultimately pays the price. Vaping and e-cigarettes, for example, hit the market long before the research was done that revealed significant health risks.  

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Cell phone and Wi-Fi exposure have long been the subject of a heated debate as to whether chronic electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure is a health risk or not. Today, there is compelling evidence that chronic EMF exposure is harmful, while tech-communication companies lobby government agencies to the contrary. Once again, evidence-based regulation lags behind innovation.2-4 

While this discussion has been relevant for decades now, it is much more relevant today, with release of 5G and Elon Musk’s imminent launch of over 12,000 satellites approved to deliver Wi-Fi technology to every home in the world from space.1 If you thought 5G was too much, buckle your seatbelt. Wi-Fi from space, called Starlink, is coming soon. 

So what can we do to protect ourselves? Read on to learn about Ayurvedic herbal support that may help protect us from rising EMF exposure. 

Dangers of EMF 

  • Over 240 scientists published an appeal to reduce public EMF exposure, while calling for a moratorium on 5G, citing adverse biological effects.4 
  • A 2018 study concluded that EMF radiation is carcinogenic to humans.4 
  • The US National Toxicology Program Study on Cell Phone Radiation found “clear evidence” of cancer, heart damage, and DNA damage in a $30-million study designed to test the basis for EMF federal safety limits (NIEHS).4 
  • In a 2010 study, researchers stated, “our results show that electromagnetic fields obviously enhance the growth of tumors”4 
  • Scientific simulations show increases in absorbed power between 3%-370% when insects are exposed to electromagnetic frequencies.4 
  • A review of 113 studies found that EMFs had a significant effect on birds, insects, and other organisms and plants in 70% of studies.4 
  • People living near cell towers show a link between EMF exposure and DNA damage, oxidation damage, elevated diabetes, headaches, sleep problems, permeability of the blood-brain barrier, and reproductive health concerns.4 
  • Studies find EMF exposure can interfere with biochemical reactions by overproducing reactive oxygen species (ROS), compromising antioxidant function, and increasing free radical production and damage.2-4 
  • Studies find EMF exposure can cause neurologic, neuro-hormonal, and neuro-psychiatric symptoms as a consequence of neural damage and over-sensitized neural responses.2,3 
  • One study demonstrates EMF heat can damage proteins in the thymus gland, compromising immune function.5 
  • In a Journal of American Medicine Study, EMF exposure has been shown to increase brain glucose metabolism after a 50-minute phone call.6 
We recommend "Is Cell Phone Radiation Killing You?": https://lifespa.com/cell-phone-radiation-killing-10-preventative-tips/

How Plants May Offer EMF Protection 

Perhaps the most documented mechanism for EMF health-related injury is increased production of ROS or reactive oxygen species. ROS compromise the body’s naturally antioxidant response, accelerating free radical damage at a cellular level, while also damaging our DNA.2-6 

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Tulsi Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), is a well-studied adaptogen shown to support the body’s natural antioxidant activity. Tulsi contains many bioactive antioxidative constituents, including eugenol, usolic acid, rosmarinic acid, apigenin, luteolin, β-sitosterol, and carnosic acid, all of which demonstrated anti-radiation, DNA-protective, anti-stress, antioxidant activity, including protection against lipid peroxidation.7 

Note: LifeSpa’s Tulsi Holy Basil combines the organic whole leaf with a critical extract of the leaf to capture the highly volatile eugenol and usolic acid that provide a significant portion of the bioactive antioxidant, which a tea would not capture.

Read all my articles on Tulsi Holy Basil.
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Ashwaghanda (Withania somnifera) is perhaps the world’s most popular adaptogen and chemo-protective agent. It has been found to support the body’s natural antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and stress-fighting mechanisms.8 

Read all my articles on ashwagandha
Organic Chyawanprash

Chyawanprash is one of Ayurveda’s most powerful anti-aging, anti-stress, anti-oxidant, and rejuvenating rasayanas. Rasayana is a branch of Ayurveda that deals with the study of longevity and rejuvenation. Chyawanprash is a 50-herb formula based around the amla fruit (amalaki), which is one of the highest sources of botanical vitamin C on the planet. Studies suggest the vitamin C content in amalaki LINK actually enhances the antioxidant properties of the other constituents of the chyawanprash formulation. 

Learn more about chyawanprash.  
triphala for immunity and digestion

Triphala is an Ayurvedic formulation that seems to offer an endless list of health benefits. Studies have repeatedly shown that triphala can help protect the body from radiation and chemical stress by reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can be produced in excess from EMF exposure.2,3,10 

Learn more about triphala. 
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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) may be the most famous Ayurvedic herb, also touting an endless resume of health benefits. One study, entitled The Indian Spice Turmeric Delays and Mitigates Radiation, has found turmeric to be a chemo-protective, radiation-protective, immune-boosting antioxidant, which supports the body’s natural response to curtailing damaging ROS production—aggravated by chronic EMF exposure.11 

Read more about the benefits of turmeric

For natural support against the growing levels of chronic EMF exposure, ashwagandha, tulsi holy basil, chyawanprsh, triphala, and turmeric are Ayurveda’s top protective botanicals. 

How are you protecting yourself against 5G and EMF radiation? 

This article was originally published in Elephant Journal.

References

  1. https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/spacex-tenth-starlink-launch-watch-live/ 
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32289567/ 
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30533171/ 
  4. https://ehtrust.org/peer-reviewed-published-science-on-radiation-from-4g-5g-small-cell-wireless-antennas/ 
  5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25731700/ 
  6. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/645813
  7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23682780/ 
  8. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17176166/ 
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6571565/
  10. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/acm.2017.0083
  11. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24165896/   
  12. The Verge. SpaceX launches latest batch of internet satellites, including one with a visor.

31 thoughts on “Is 5G Dangerous? Ayurvedic Herbs for EMF, WiFi + 5G”

    • Hi Charlotte,

      You could take any combination of these, or all of them. It depends on what works best for you.

      Best,
      LifeSpa Staff

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  1. Dangerous for humans ( my list, of course, combinations could and are synergetic ( multiplying) in Toxicity. For example: body loaded with “older toxins” ,heavy metals, acting as harmful antenna particles in proximity of working Microwave oven):
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    6.EMF
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    & C. Who is going to regulate our “stampede” stupidity before it is to late?
    I am loaded with Titanium ( tested), and Apple IPhones use antennas made from titanium wires…..

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  2. Greetings Dr. Douillard, Thank you for addressing this issue. Since my return to US in 2011, I have suffered from sensitivity to EMF and EMR(s). (I lived in South Africa for 5 years prior) Everytime they boost the speed it gets more difficult to manage.With 5G now in my area yet not fully up and running I fear the outcome. It literally makes me feel as if I have razors scraping my nerves and in my head..
    I use tulsi, ashwagandha, turmeric, and chyawanprash. Yet do not take triphala regularly. I prefer the powdered form since it is more cost effective.Could you tell me the daily dosage you recommend for someone with my sensitivity? I ground barefoot to earth, frequently, which is my saving grace. I limit my level of exposure as best I can. I have been self-quarantined since 2011 from wifi so COVID-19 quarantine is no problem..

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    • Hi Mary Jo,

      Dosages are dependent on a number of factors. Start with the recommended dose on the package and work your way up or down depending on your tolerance level.

      Best,
      LifeSpa Staff

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  3. I include turmeric and tulsi in my day-to-day diet, as spice or tea. I may add ashwaganda, triphala and/or chyawanprash during seasonal changes or for extra support in stressful times depending to which I feel most drawn at the time.

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  4. I have been asking universe for Ayurvedic solution to this whole wifi, cellular, and 5G. I work on computer whole day with multiple devices..I guess universe has answered my questions. Thank you again. Please let us know if there is anything else besides herbs that can help us.

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    • don’t use Wi-Fi but use wire cable ..also use your earphone instead hold your cell phone next to the Head, have you airplane mode on when you do not need phone when you hold your cell phone next to your body.

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  5. I am in the Wi-Fi network design business. We have tools that measure radiation and radio frequency (aka RF). When your Wi-Fi doesn’t work it’s mostly because of interference in the air. A skilled wireless engineer uses these readings to properly design a network – by measuring and making accommodations in the design. Our tools measurer the tiniest of radiation from a cell phone, you would get more radiation from a microwave or flying in an airplane.

    And no, Covid is NOT caused by 5G.

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  6. How to know which of these five herbs works for me ? We can’t measure the effects of EMF before or after taking each herb on us so how do we know which one to choose ? Can you please offer some guidance here . Thanks

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    • Hi Margarita,

      You can take more than one of the herbs, or even all of them. If you are sensitive to herbs, start with one and see how that affects you.

      Best,
      LifeSpa Staff

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  7. Is it safe to take all of the herbs mentioned continuously? Or do we need to take a periodic break? Is the dosage on the package safe for someone under 100 pounds?
    Thank you –

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    • Hi Lisa,

      You can take them on a rotating basis if you want to take a break from any of the herbs and still reap the benefits.

      Dosages may be safe for someone under 100 pounds, depending on your tolerance level. Start with a half dose and work your way up from there.

      Best,
      LifeSpa Staff

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  8. Dear dr. John, this is disappointingly unscientific and you know it. There is no one thing “EMF”, nature is full of electro-magnetic fields. From the magnetic field of the earth, radiating heat of a fire, our nervous system, al the way to ultra violate light from the sun. Man made sources exist as well. The frequency and intensity of the fields matter. Some are dangerous to living tissue, but don’t create this scary story about some ill defined spooky threat.

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    • You seriously need to read the Invisible Rainbow by Arthur Firstenberg. Electricity has been Increasingly poisoning us since It’s recent scientific applications in the 1700’s

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    • You aren’t thinking. This isn’t anymore natural sunlight. We are blasting enormous Gigawatts in atmosphere and they are bouncing of ionosphere, around the earth. And you are thinking that this isn’t interfering with visible and invisible spectrum of free energy from Sun? Good luck with that. Vegetables are showing that to us “no-brainers”. Especially if they are near “ sources”.
      Also, sky is getting grayish , and vegetables more greenish, because they need more chlorophyll to produce same amount of sugars.
      One of the “ targets” of Covid-19 is stay at home and use enormous time for virtual meetings and teleconferencing. And you will need all the speed available and you aren’t going to ask for 5G really life danger. Enjoy you corporates sponsored “ corralled” Science. Internet glass fibers are much more healthy ( in Sweden) and faster. But, from other side, you gas guzzlers will not burn precious oxygen going to work. That’s left for forest fires.
      So and so, biggest profiters ( Wall-street and Co) don’t tauch their products.
      Profits are in muddy waters and gray sky’s. Between winers and looser’s is (Petro) Dollar.

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  9. Do these herbs help with ridding the body of glyphosate/GMOs too? Do you have a recommendation for that if I cannot get organic food? Thank you for your service and posting all this research for free.

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    • Hi Rachael,

      The key to glyphosate is to regain and maintain a robust digestive system. When strong we can break down glyphosate but if we struggle with digestive issues then the glyphosate risk goes up.

      This is why I wrote Eat Wheat and have written so many articles on how to reboot digestive strength. In fact that is the main purpose of the Colorado Cleanse because once you can digest well you can detox effectively as well.

      Be Well,
      Dr. John

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      • Thank you, Dr. John. Although I didn’t know that, it makes sense. I appreciate your ancient wisdom in these complex times. I look forward to reading Eat Wheat soon.

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        • I have to ask, why does that make sense to you? He didn’t provide any facts to prove his statement that a healthy body can break down glyphosate. I suggest you look into the work of Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., for more in depth information on how glyphosate affects the body, “strong” or not. And that means going deeper than Wikipedia and page one of Google search results.

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          • Hi Marty,

            Dr. John suggested his book, Eat Wheat, as it has over 600 scientific sources to support his claims about wheat and digestion.

            Dr. John also recommends concentrating on organic, non-GMO sources of wheat to avoid glyphosate.

            He emphasizes good digestion and detox as glyphosate is so prominent these days, it is important to be able to detox all environmental toxins well.

            Best,
            LifeSpa Staff

  10. Hello,
    I have been supplementing with Iodine (so far I have had many benefits) and I have read (your article among many others) that it helps protect us against radiation. Would this apply to the 5G radiation?

    Thank you!
    Jo

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    • Hi Jo,

      Hard to say but Tulsi Holy Basil is the main one I recommend because of the amazing amount of science supporting it’s use for all kinds of pollution.

      Be Well,
      Dr. John

      Reply

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