Monday, July 25, 2016


Don't use your cell phone in metal surroundings such as a bus, train, airplane or elavator. Using phone creates radiation "hot spots" that increase exposure.  OK to us cell phone in a car if  your phone is hooked into the car's Bluetooth system.

Trade in the cordless phone.  Cordless phones and wireless routers that use a technology called DECT emit as much radiation as cell phones whether you are using them or not.  At home, install telephones that get their signal by being plugged into a jack.  Forward your cell phone to your landline whenever you are home.

Do not be alarmed!  This is information that can protect your family.  Posted to my website: 


You may have heard that cell phones have been linked to cancer but wondered if that could really be true.  A new study offers strong evidence that this IS the case- cell phones and other wireless devices emit a type of microwave radiation termed radiofrequency radiation (RFR) that can cause brain cancer and other cancers.  

This information is from Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, president of Environmental Health Trust.  Also former sr. advisor to the Assist. Secretary for health in the Dept. of Healt and Human Services.  Author of Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation.

Space will not allow the length of this article that appeared in Bottom Line Personal, Aug. 1, 2016.  Article discussed the scientific studies on toxins to see how they might affect health of Americans. More than 90 studies show that the radiation emitted by cell phones and other wireless devices can damage DNA, the first step on the road to cancer.  Studies did reveal  that on animals exposed to daily, frequent doses of cell phone radiation from birth developed GLIOMA, a rare aggressive type of brain cancer already linked to cellphone use in people. There were other types of tumors mentioned in this article.

More dangers: Meningioma, cancer in protective coverings that surround the brain.
Salivary gland tumors,  Acoustic neuroma, Breast cancer, tucking cell phones into their bras for up to 10 hours a day for several years,  Male infertility and potency, wearing cell phone on the hip or using a laptop computer on the lap, Sleeping problems, cell phone users in the hours before bedtime have more trouble falling asleep and staying asleep.

How to protect yourself:  Devices to be concerned about include cell phones, cordless phone handsets and bases, Wi-Fi routers, wireless computers, laptops, iPads and other tablets, smart watches, wireless fitness bands, iPods that connect to the internet, wireless speakers, cordless baby monitors, wirelesss game consoles and any other type of wireless device or equipment such as thermostats, security networks, sound systems and smart meters.

Keep devices at a distance - Never put phone next to your heard. Use a speaker phone function or an earpiece.
Never place turned on device in a pocket or jacket or tucked into clothing.  Keep laptops and tablets off your lap.
Never fall asleep with your cell phone or wireless tablet in bed or under your pillow.  People fall asleep streaming radiation into their bodies.
Turn it off -  Put phone in airplanemode to stop radiation.  (To be continued.)


You probably already wear a sunscreen when you're at the beach, by the pool or just walking around on a hot summer day -- but is it enough! How about working in the yard or maybe just walking to your car on a cloudy day.

The sun's rays do not escape you whether you are working near a window, driving to school or work in the morning.  What about just sitting under a tree at the park or in your yard.

Make sunscreen part of your daily routine.  Many sunscreens can be applied under makeup--or choose a daily moisturizer that includes sun protection.  Shaklee's SPF 30 lotion for the body does the job for you.  Can be worn under makeup or alone.

Common routines can add up to 20 hours of UV exposure each week so you definitely need to use a sunscreen.  Apply sunscreen before you go out in the sun--takes about 15 minutes for you skin to absorb the sunscreen.  Reapply often, especially after swimming, perspiring or using a towel.  Sunscreens should not be used to increase the time you spend in intense sunlight. 

The amount of sunscreen needed to cover the body (1 oz.) is about the size of a golf ball.  Studies show most people apply only 25% to 50 % of the recommended amount of sunscreen. Make sure you choose a high SPF that will cover you completely.

Happy sunny days!  Enjoy the activities that go along with summer just make sure you wear your sunscreen!  For more information, visit*