5G — The Invisible Threat Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood

March 27, 2018
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

5G is the next big thing when it comes to wireless networks. It can handle one thousand times more traffic than today’s networks and is ten times faster than 4G LTE. Just think – you’ll be able to download an HD movie in under one second! Things we can’t yet imagine will be possible with a network this powerful. What’s not to love? The radiation!

Wireless radiation is harmful. The current safety standards that the wireless telecommunications industry stands on are that if it doesn’t heat you or burn you, it doesn’t hurt you. These standards are outdated and do not take into consideration the sensitive electrical nature of the human body. Why? The 1996 Telecommunications Act (signed by President Bill Clinton) banned, by law, looking at health and safety effects of cell phone towers. Thousands of published studies now show the harmful biological and health effects from even weak electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

The Body Electric

Your body is an exquisitely tuned and sensitive electrical wonder. You might be surprised to know everything your body did today was made possible by electricity. Your brain is much like a computer and runs the whole show by emitting electrical waves. All the sensory information (like hunger and pain) it sends and receives is electrical. This includes the neurons that discharge when you move a muscle, the signals that tell your body to heal a wound, and even the beat of your heart.

Electrolytes are ions that flow and act much like a spark plug, transmitting the charge from the sending organ (the brain) to the receiving organ (like the heart). Calcium is one of these ions, and is the most affected by the pulsating EMF radiation from your wireless network, according to Martin Pall, PhD, a tireless crusader for wireless safety. This biochemistry professor and CalTech graduate is an internationally known expert on the effects of EMFs, and it’s not good news. According to Dr. Pall, research as far back as 1971 shows the damaging effects of EMFs:

“EMFs act by activating channels in the membrane that surrounds each of our cells, called voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs). The EMFs put forces on the voltage sensor that controls the VGCCs of about 7.2 million times greater than the forces on other charged groups in our cells.”

21st Century Mystery Illnesses Explained

For almost 20 years now in my clinical practice as a researcher, author, and educator, I’ve been seeing a strange constellation of symptoms in my clients that defy diagnosis and resist even the most tailor-made diet, evidence-based supplementation, state-of-the-art exercise, clinical testing, or even significant lifestyle changes. Consider the client I had, who was a recent engineering school graduate working for the Canadian Navy. He experienced fatigue so severe, he needed to take naps on his lunch hours. Over time, he developed chronic respiratory infections, nausea and digestive distress, heart palpitations, and trouble focusing. Before he came to me, he was diagnosed with stress.

I also have experienced some of these baffling 21st century illness symptoms for which I too found no relief. It wasn’t until 2005, when I was diagnosed with a (thankfully) benign tumor of the parotid, one of the salivary glands located just below the earlobe, that I started to put the pieces of this complicated puzzle in place. I had a very rare tumor, most often caused by radiation exposure. But why? I didn’t live near a nuclear facility, I hadn’t been exposed to many medical X-rays or other radiological screening tests, and even during my brief time working as a hospital-based nutritionist, I wasn’t near a CT or MRI machine.

If you look up Microwave Sickness in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition describes a health condition “characterized by headaches, anxiety, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating and by changes in the cardiovascular and central nervous systems and that is held to be caused by prolonged exposure to low-intensity microwave radiation.”

Indeed, the Naval engineer was being exposed to radar and other EMF devices that were causing his chronic illness. Fortunately, he was able to keep his job because his employer – the Canadian government – provided him a shielded office to protect him.

My parotid tumor turned out to be one of several kinds of tumors linked to cell phone use. I developed it after several years of traveling constantly and literally living on my cell phone in cars, trains, and planes. While I haven’t given up my cell phone or computer, you won’t find me spending hours on either of them anymore. I’ve learned to work around – and live well and happily with – modern technology. But 5G has me concerned, and let me explain why.

The Hidden Dangers of 5G

Let’s look at a brief history of the cell phone to understand better where things are heading. 1G brought us the very first cell phones, those large, clunky “dinosaur” phones we were so excited to get into our hands. 2G brought us the first texting capabilities. 3G brought us online, with the whole world portable and at our fingertips. 4G networks increased the speed of all that’s available to us in these tiny, powerful devices. But 4G networks have just about maxed out their capabilities as more users have come online. And consumers want more data and faster speeds for our smartphone devices.

Enter 5G. Right now, experts can’t even tell us what all 5G is because they don’t know yet. But what we do know is concerning. Current 4G networks use a lower frequency of 1 to 3GHz. This bandwidth is becoming so congested with the number of users and number of devices accessing this frequency range, that it’s soon to be at its maximum capacity. It’s important to note here that the frequency of your heart and brain are 8 to 10Hz, so as Dr. Pall noted, we are already exposed to forces millions of times stronger than what our bodies are generating.

The 5G range will be 24 to 90GHz, which might not sound like much more, but is actually 90 billion electromagnetic waves per second. 5G is dense and doesn’t travel far, so transmitters, which can be as big as a refrigerator with all the equipment needed, will be every 2 to 10 homes apart in your neighborhood. They don’t need your permission to put this equipment on a pole or streetlight right in front of your house. Just think of what high intensity, high frequency wireless in front of your house, in close proximity, continuously emitting EMFs will do to the health of your family.

The Health Effects of 5G

If you can’t fathom the health consequences, or don’t believe it could possibly be that harmful, then I challenge you to research the Active Denial System from the US Army. This is a non-lethal biological weapon used for crowd control. It uses 95GHz, just 5GHz above what 5G will be! The military exploits the fact that radiofrequency microwave radiation (RF/MW) is biologically active, while the wireless telecommunications industry insists it’s not. The military can prove their stance by using this radiation as a weapon. Who are you going to believe?

According to Dr. Pall, with thousands of studies done over the past 5 decades to support him, the following are health effects of this EMF radiation:

  • Neurologic and neuropsychiatric effects, including changes in behavior, physiologic responses, brain structure and function
  • Apoptosis (cell death), an important process in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Endocrine and hormonal effects
  • Cardiac effects, including EKG changes, arrhythmias, and other electrical changes that can be life threatening
  • Changes in chromosome structure
  • Cellular DNA damage
  • Tumor promotion and cancer (likely related to DNA changes/damage)
  • Testicular changes including low fertility and sterility
  • Calcium signaling changes
  • Oxidative stress
  • Cataract formation
  • Melatonin depletion and sleep disruption
  • Stimulation of bone growth
  • Breakdown of the blood-brain barrier

Protect Yourself

In addition to turning off WiFi in your home at night and unplugging your bedroom, I recommend supplementing with UNI KEY Health’s Melatonin. Cell phone radiation exposure is enough to deplete this valuable hormone and replenishing it through supplementation will help reset your body’s biological clock, while supporting healthy digestion. What makes UNI KEY’s formula so unique are the anti-radiation effects of the time-release minerals selenium, zinc, and manganese. Their powerful antioxidant properties can also help offset the harmful cellular effects of electronic pollution.

My new favorite natural weapon for neutralizing the harmful effects of EMFs is black Shungite, a natural stone that neutralizes the harmful effects of even non-ionizing radiation. You can read more about this wonderful stone here. For beautiful, functional Shungite jewelry, visit my friend Val’s store: Shungite Queen.

I could fill a book with all the steps for you to take to protect yourself from this invisible threat, and indeed I have! Zapped is a must-have resource for anyone dealing with mystery symptoms or wanting to prevent the harmful effects from EMFs. I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy today, before 5G comes to your neighborhood.

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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

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  1. Cammy M.

    Thank you for this timely blog!!

  2. Nancy

    What to do if 5g is already here?

    • Team ALG

      Dear Nancy: Thank you for your comment. Please review ALG’s book ZAPPED for a more complete understanding of protective measures in addition to the suggestions in this blog!

      • Rinus

        Het boek zapped is van het jaar 2010/2011 denk dat si wel achterhaald is. Is er een nieuwere versie van?

  3. Suzanne

    Does Zapped tell why you suggest Melatonin with all of the fill junk products in it? I’d rather take Serotonin FX made by a superior chemist that only fills with gelatin.

    • akh

      I same question!

  4. Kim Ripple

    2 questions.
    1. By unplugged do you mean turn off and keep at a safe distance or actually disconnect your router from the wall?
    2. Are microcurrent beauty devices safe?

    • Team ALG

      Kim, turning off your router is sufficient. Microcurrent beauty devices are considered safe when used according to the directions.

  5. Olivia Salamon

    Though it seems overwhelming, how do we protest this progression in cell tower technology? Anne Louise, since this information you has offered is public knowledge, can it be protested? Activism seems necessary! Already,people are protesting the use of cell phones for kids and teens because of the damaging psychological effects. But so many things cause physical problems, it will be hard to tell that it’s 5G for possibly decades to come. I feel we need so much more protection. With so many big problems in the world, will anyone listen to this crucial information?

  6. Susan B.

    Pretty scary stuff! Thanks for the alert. I’m glad to know there are ways to protect ourselves.

  7. akmh

    Does taking Melatonin stop your body producing it naturally? Can following a circadian lifestyle (Sun early am & bits of time thru day – no electric lights after sundown) make enough melatonin naturally?

    • Team ALG

      Akmh, Your melatonin production decreases with age. A lifestyle that follows your circadian rhythm can help with melatonin production but not necessarily enough. Taking a low dose like the 3 mg UNI KEY Melatonin when you need it to reset your sleep cycle should not make any difference in your body’s own ability to produce it.

  8. Bruce Cain

    Read the Essay: Template for activists to demand an end to 5G and Smart Meters
    Stop 5G – Stop Smart Meters. Go to your City Council and say “I will not be subjected to a 5G Lab Experiment.”
    Bruce Cain. Dearborn Heights City Council Meeting results in special study session on 5G. (05/14/2019)
    Bruce Cain discusses dangers of 5G and Censorship. Dearborn City Council Meeting (May 21, 2019)
    My discussion begins at 45:05



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