Paul’s Story

Back in 2005, I was extremely sick for six months before I was even aware — let alone even imagined — that the two cell towers within 100 meters of my apartment and the WiFi from my neighbors’ apartments bleeding into mine might have had something to do with the host of symptoms — insomnia, anxiety attacks, loss of appetite, rapid weight loss, excessive thirst, swollen lymph nodes, intestinal disturbances, increased sensitivities, weakened immune system, etc. — I was experiencing at the time. I was living in Fukuoka, Japan, at the time with my wife and son (also experiencing health complaints, though not as severe as mine). I had been experiencing the symptoms of a disease state known as “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” (CFS) but was later to learn that the same symptoms described a disease identified by the Russians in the early 70s as “Microwave Sickness.” Another interesting fact I discovered was that people in the USA started experiencing these same symptoms in 1984, the same year the first commercial cellphone network was set up across the country. CFS was initially dubbed by the media as Yuppie Flu. Well, if you think about it, yuppies were indeed the first people to start using computers and cellphones. In fact, the first Apple Macintosh made its debut the same year.

When we started to realize that we were being bombarded by wireless exposures and that this might be behind our decline in health, we quickly started searching for and found a log house in a white zone — an area devoid of wireless signals — in the mountains of Saga Prefecture, (about 30 minutes outside of Fukuoka), to move into in order get away from these seemingly health-damaging signals and try to recover our health. My wife (who is Japanese), at the time, wrote to all the Japanese media outlets to get some coverage for our newly discovered problem that those seemingly innocuous waves of wireless radiation were damaging to our health. She received zero replies; they seeming — for (what are now for me) obvious reasons — did not want to touch our story.

When something is out of sight, it is also out of mind — and microwaves from cellphones, cellphone towers, and other wireless-radiation emitting devices are invisible, tasteless, odorless, and cannot be sensed with touch. Naturally, it is difficult for many — even doctors — to fathom them as being a culprit. Increasingly, people worldwide are starting to wake up to the fact of what is indeed the cause of their previously mysterious symptoms. An increasing number of these people become noticeably ill when exposed to this invisible source of pollution. Also, people with an inordinate amount of metal toxicity seem to be particularly sensitive. When people realize the problem, and come together to find solutions, progress can be made.

Having had this experience, and in line with the growing quantities of ambient electromagnetic pollution in our environments, I began to suspect that the large number of people around me becoming sick with some kind of illness may also have been unwittingly affected by this health-damaging ambient electromagnetic radiation. Just as cellphones were starting to become popular, I remember a student of mine’s three-year-old daughter dying of influenza. This was the first time I had ever heard of a little girl dying of influenza, though apparently it is increasing more common and one has to seriously consider the fact that all this electromagnetic radiation we are being exposed to 24/7 might in fact be weakening our immune systems. It seems that when people catch colds nowadays that it takes them longer to recover — whereas instead of the normal 3-4 days we are now seeing people sick for up to two weeks or longer. We are being fed with the idea that the bugs are becoming stronger and not rather that our immune systems might be becoming weaker.

Since that time, I had the unfortunate opportunity to have known a number of people who have committed suicide, developed or died of cancer, had their children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ADS) or ADHD, developed brain tumors, been diagnosed with intestinal disorders (Crohn`s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis), developed vision problems, strokes, and were diagnosed with epilepsy. I have also known women who have had miscarriages due to deformity of the fetus. This has become the norm — but it is not normal. Also, every year, in Japan, the news programs report about an increasing number of people suffering (or dying) from heat stroke in the summer. Something I had never heard when I first went there in 1988. When one looks at the research on how EMFs negatively affect the immune system, the endocrine system, the autonomic nervous system, alter the brain’s neurotransmitters, open up the blood-brain-barrier, damage DNA, and create a deluge of free radicals in the body, one can view the causal factors of many of these disease states in a new light.

After moving into the log house, I immediately started to feel better with the disappearance of many symptoms in the first 24-hour period and with most of the rest of my symptoms gradually disappearing over a two to four month period. However, at the time, whenever I would get into cellphone range, these symptoms would start to come back. I would feel an intense pressure in my head, I would feel nauseous, I would feel pain in the lymph nodes under my right arm and in my right testicle and groin area.

Fortunately, I was able to find an excellent alternative medical doctor, Dr. Toshihiko Yayama, nearby and through multiple chelation treatment modalities (homeopathy, Chinese Medicine, and IV EDTA, etc.) of chelating the metals out of my body, having all the metal removed from my mouth, and by taking lots of antioxidants, I was able to recover much of my health and became much better able “tolerate” the EMFs. Unfortunately, the levels of EMFs we are exposed to in our environments has been increasing drastically and I now find that I must live in a very rural area to maintain my health.

In the past five-or-so years, I have noticed a shift in the media coverage of this problem. There is now an increasing acknowledgement that this wireless might actually be a problem; that it might actually even be behind unexplained increases in a plethora of health problems — autism, ADHD, chronic fatigue syndrome, MS, diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc. to name a few; and that we might have to do something about it. Dr. Robert O. Becker’s statement 30 years ago in his book The Body Electric, may very well be accepted as the truth by the majority of people alive in my lifetime:

The dangers of electropollution are real and well documented. It changes, often pathologically, every biological system. What we don’t know is exactly how serious these changes are, for how many people. The longer we as a society, put off a search for that knowledge, the greater the damage is likely to be and the harder it will be to correct. p. 304

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