Angel Studios’ “Sound of Freedom,” a film that wrapped production five years ago before it became dust-laden sitting on the shelves at Disney, has now grossed $85 million, making it the official sleeper hit of summer.
Making its success even more significant, the indie smash released July Fourth was made from a paltry $14.5 million budget and played in fewer cinemas than current franchise films Tom Cruise’s “Mission Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One” and Harrison Ford’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.”
The weekend box office saw the crowd-funded indie gross another $24.7 million. On Sunday, it saw a rush in ticket sales when it made 27-plus percent more in one day than the previous week, according to Box Office Mojo.
That’s as summer blockbusters like “Dead Reckoning Part One” took in $80 million over an extended five-day opening (below its $100 million expectation), and in its third week, “Dial of Destiny” added $11 million to its domestic total of $145 million. Analysts say “Indy 5” won’t come close to making $500 million worldwide, which means the action movie won’t near its break-even mark at $800 million.
“While the entire summer movie box office lineup is underperforming, our small independent film continues to grow week over week. Driven by millions of fans and supporters, Sound of Freedom has become a national—and soon international—movement for change,” Jared Geesey, senior vice president of global distribution at Angel Studios, said in a statement.
Audiences Willing to Witness Heavy Subject Matter Amid Media Attacks
The film, which stars Jim Caviezel, addresses the difficult topic of child sex trafficking. The fact that it seems to have succeeded at getting audiences to examine that heavy subject matter during what is the traditional summer movie season full of big action blockbusters and laugh-out-loud comedies has proven particularly remarkable to critics and analysts.
Equally remarkable is the journey the film itself had to undergo to finally make it to audiences.
Angel Studios crowdfunded $5 million to distribute the movie after 20th Century Fox previously had the film rights before it was bought by The Walt Disney Company in 2019. Disney then shelved it. The film’s producer, Eduardo Verastegui, managed to get back the rights to eventually release it this year despite the fact the movie wrapped production in 2018.
Mr. Caviezel, in a special on-screen message upon the film’s conclusion, noted that the film “wasn’t released until now, with every roadblock that you can imagine being tossed in the way.”
Meanwhile, some media outlets have tried to link the film to QAnon conspiracy theories.
For instance, Rolling Stone writer Mile Klee wrote an op-ed titled “‘Sound Of Freedom’ Is a Superhero Movie for Dads With Brainworms” while it was subtitled “The QAnon-tinged thriller about child-trafficking is designed to appeal to the conscience of a conspiracy-addled boomer.”
In the piece, Mr. Klee described Mr. Caviezel as “a prominent figure on the conspiracist right, giving speeches and interviews in which he hints at an underground holy war between patriots and a sinister legion of evildoers who are harvesting the blood of children.”
Angel Studios, the film distribution studio/video-on-demand service behind the popular movie, has bucked the entire Hollywood studio system. It uses equity crowdfunding to finance its original productions by offering individual investors the chance to purchase shares in the company and its titles.
Content produced by Angel Studios is also distributed for free on the company’s streaming service, while some titles are available through distribution deals on other third-party streaming services.
“Every show and film we create will have a community aspect behind it,” Mr. Geesey told The Epoch Times, noting that 7,000 people invested $5 million to bring “Sound of Freedom” to theaters. “When you’re engaging in content from Angel Studios, then you know the crowd is behind it.”
Mr. Geesey noted the studio’s “pay it forward” aspect with its patented technology, which he said is a big part of the engine that’s driving its success. Through a provided QR code, viewers are invited to pay for other people to watch the film.
He dubbed the community of investors the “Angel Guild,” which he described as the “100 thousand investors across the world” who, unlike the Hollywood studio model where a few executives decide what comes through on media platforms, select the content.
“So no executive can green light content,” said Mr. Geesey. “The way we decide is by asking the people what content they want.”
The Angel Guild was behind selecting “Sound of Freedom.”
Angel Studios released the faith-based indie film “His Only Son” earlier this year, which was reportedly profitable. Its TV series, the historical Christian drama “The Chosen” about the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, is said to be one of the most successful crowdfunded TV series in existence.
More movies are set to be released, including “The Shift,” a dystopian science fiction drama expected to premiere in December.
Content Choices Based on Uplifting Principles
Mr. Geesey said content comes from asking the following two questions: 1. Does this content amplify light, which is defined as “anything that is good, noble and inspired by values” and 2. How disappointed would we be if this content didn’t come to Angel Studios?
“Only six percent of the content gets green-lighted, and anybody can join and be a part of the Guild choosing the content that will impact the culture tomorrow,” explained Mr Geesey.
“We invite the best content creators,” he said.
Mr. Geesey also noted how the model behind Angel Studios means sets viewing the success of its content totally apart from the traditional studio model.
“It’s really different from a Hollywood opening weekend when it comes to finding out if you have an audience,” said Mr Geesey. “For us, we’re going to watch and celebrate with the community of the people who created and brought it to the world through their investments.”
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Law of One
11.18Questioner: Then we have crusaders from Orion coming to this planet for mind control purposes. How do they do this?
Ra: As all, they follow the Law of One observing free will. Contact is made with those who call. Those then upon the planetary sphere act much as do you to disseminate the attitudes and philosophy of their particular understanding of the Law of One which is service to self. These become the elite. Through these, the attempt begins to create a condition whereby the remainder of the planetary entities are enslaved by their own free will.
16.17Questioner: What was their purpose in doing this?
Ra: I am Ra. The purpose of the Orion group, as mentioned before, is conquest and enslavement. This is done by finding and establishing an elite and causing others to serve the elite through various devices such as the laws you mention and others given by this entity.
18.21Questioner: Why did they want larger and stronger organisms?
The Holy Grail Of Absolute Proof!!! This video exposes a television commercial that the federal government aired. Hidden in the video are some very disturbing hidden messages. In other related news McDonalds was busted using subliminal messages by means of flashing their logo really fast so that your subconscious mind sees it.
There is widespread strike action pending in the UK. In this upload I give my thoughts on this matter – and make connections between the Australian Unions and the WEF.
A health care worker prepares Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses in Portland, Ore., in a file photograph. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been linked to blood clotting in older individuals, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA researchers, crunching data from a database of elderly persons in the United States, found that pulmonary embolism—blood clotting in the lungs—met the initial threshold for a statistical signal and continued meeting the criteria after a more in-depth evaluation.
Three other outcomes of interest—a lack of oxygen to the heart, a blood platelet disorder called immune thrombocytopenia, and another type of clotting called intravascular coagulation—initially raised red flags, researchers said. More in-depth evaluations, such as comparisons with populations who received influenza vaccines, showed those three as no longer meeting the statistical threshold for a signal.
Researchers looked at data covering 17.4 million elderly Americans who received a total of 34.6 million vaccine doses between Dec. 10, 2020, and Jan. 16, 2022.
The FDA said it was not taking any action on the results because they do not prove the vaccines cause any of the four outcomes, and because the findings “are still under investigation and require more robust study.”
Dr. Peter McCullough, chief medical adviser for the Truth for Health Foundation, told The Epoch Times via email that the new paper “corroborates the concerns of doctors that the large uptick in blood clots, progression of atherosclerotic heart disease, and blood disorders is independently associated with COVID-19 vaccination.”
Pfizer did not respond to a request for comment.
How the Research Was Done
FDA researchers, with assistance from researchers with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), analyzed data from the CMS database. They included Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries aged 65 or older who received a vaccine within the timeframe, were enrolled when they were vaccinated, and were enrolled for a “clean window” of time prior to vaccination. The window was 183 days or 365 days, depending on the outcome.
About 25 million people receive the Medicare Fee-for-Service, but only about 17 million were vaccinated during the period of time studied.
Researchers used probability testing to detect an increased risk of one or more of 14 outcomes following vaccination. The goal was to see whether vaccination may increase the risk of adverse outcomes, such as pulmonary embolism, or blood clotting in the lungs. If an outcome met a certain statistical threshold, that meant it could increase the risk.
The initial results of the safety monitoring detected an increased risk of four events, the FDA announced on July 12, 2021. They were the same four outlined in the new paper, which is the first update the agency has given on the matter since its announcement.
As of Jan. 15, 2022, 9,065 cases of a lack of oxygen to the heart—known as acute myocardial infarction—were detected, researchers revealed in the new study. As of the same date, 6,346 cases of pulmonary embolism, 1,064 cases of immune thrombocytopenia, and 263 cases of the coagulation were detected.
The primary analysis showed a safety signal for all four outcomes. Researchers tried adjusting the numbers by using different variables. For instance, at one point they adjusted for the variation of background rates, or the rates of each outcome in the general population prior to the pandemic. After certain adjustments—not all—the myocardial infarction, immune thrombocytopenia, and intravascular coagulation ceased being statistically significant.
Pulmonary embolism, though, continued to be statistically significant, the researchers said. Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition that can lead to death.
Limitations of the study included possible false signals and possible missed signals due to factors such as parameters being specified wrongly.
The conditions that didn’t trigger a signal included stroke, heart inflammation, and appendicitis.
The signals were detected only after Pfizer vaccination. Analyses for signals after receipt of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines did not show any concerns.
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson did not respond to requests for comment.
All three vaccines have been linked to a number of side effects. Heart inflammation is causally linked to the Moderna and Pfizer shots, experts around the world have confirmed, while Johnson & Johnson’s has been associated with blood clots.
Other conditions, such as pulmonary embolism, have been reported to authorities and described in studies, though some papers have found no increase in risk following vaccination.
Approximately 4,214 reports of post-vaccination pulmonary embolism, including 1,886 reports following receipt of Pfizer’s vaccine, have been reported to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System as of Dec. 9.
As of the same date, 1,434 reports of post-vaccination myocardial infarction, including 736 following receipt of Pfizer’s vaccine; 469 reports of post-vaccination immune thrombocytopenia, including 234 following receipt of Pfizer’s vaccine; and 78 reports of post-vaccination intravascular coagulation, including 42 after receipt of Pfizer’s vaccine, have been reported.
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“Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) does lead to, for the next six months, increased risk of sudden cardiac death after aerobic activity”
Reports to the system can be made by anybody, but most are lodged by health care workers, studies show. The number of reports are an undercount, according to studies.
The new study states that the FDA “strongly believes the potential benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the potential risks of COVID-19 infection.” No evidence was cited in support of the belief.
The FDA is set to meet with its vaccine advisory panel in January 2023 about the future of COVID-19 vaccines, as the vaccines have been performing much worse against Omicron and its subvariants.
McCullough told The Epoch Times: “A shortcoming of the CMS surveillance system is that it did not capture prior and subsequent SARS-CoV-2 infection which accentuate the cumulative risk of COVID-19 vaccination. Given the large number of individuals who have been vaccinated, the population attributable fraction of medical problems ascribed to the vaccines is enormous. I have concerns over the future burden to the healthcare system as a consequence of mass indiscriminate COVID-19 vaccination.”
Zachary Stieber is a senior reporter for The Epoch Times based in Maryland. He covers U.S. and world news
Dr. Hodkinson: “It’s Not a Time to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ – It’s a Time to Put These Bastards in Jail”
“Should we forgive and forget?” “Absolutely not!” roared Dr. Roger Hodkinson.
“How can you look into the eyes of a pregnant woman and tell her that this experimental product is safe? How can you do that as a physician? No! Any physician that has done that should be in jail.”
“This crime, according to Mr. Berkovich, is reckless endangerment and other similar crimes. And I say similar crimes because state legal codes vary right state by state,” explained Dr. Wolf.
“But basically, these people are criminals, and they hurt people by concealing the evidence that this was a dangerous injection.”
Teryn Gregson & Ed Dowd Say COVID Started a Great Awakening Drawing People to God
“This is a spiritual battle between light and dark”
Perhaps it is time to consider the universe is attempting to get our attention and in the broader since, it is humanity’s wakeup call. Since the plandemic, we have been masked, vaccinated, misinformed, censored and the list goes on. In all the chaos and confusion, we generate positive and negative emotions from fear, worry, anger, judgmental to love, compassion and wanting to help others. All those emotions generates positive and negative energy that goes in to our world and the universe.
Our connection to the Universe, God, Infinite Intelligence, and many other descriptive names, is something most strive to understand and define through religions that have been established by man. No religion has all the truth but all religions have some truth.
Perhaps it is time to consider God is pure divine energy, love being the dominant source of vibration, the vibration that we are here to learn and balance with wisdom. Consider that each of us have a spark of pure divine energy within. As we learn how our thoughts, emotions and actions are part of our grand spiritual evolution, we are creating the world around us. Within each of us, exist a higher power waiting to be awakened. We all have the divine gift of discernment, the act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. In its broadest sense, discernment is closely related to wisdom as an expression of God. Discernment alone can bring about a sense of balance between the physical and metaphysical worlds.
If only the world lived by one simple message our teachers were trying to tell us, we could change our world. Jesus told us to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The Buddha said, ” the only way you can become free is to love those who hate you”. Krishna said, “to me, all beings are the same. I hate none, and no one is more dear to me than another, and The Taoist Sage Lao Tzu said, “Nothing but good comes to him who loves others as he loves himself”. By honoring and respecting others’ beliefs and religions, not only will it bring us closer together, but closer to our Creator in our spiritual battle between light and dark.
Our exposure to man-made radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) has increased dramatically in recent decades. From mobile phones and laptops to Wi-Fi access points, routers, smart meters, antennas on cell towers, Bluetooth devices, and cordless phones, it’s becoming nearly impossible to avoid man-made EMFs.
While government and industry assure us that near-constant exposure to these sources of radiation is safe, the current established standards of exposure to EMFs are based largely on the thermal effects. However, the most damaging component is likely nonthermal, direct tissue penetration.
The potential long-term health effects of low-dose exposure to EMFs were scarcely investigated prior to the mass introduction of these technologies. A 2009 study published in Pathophysiology reported that long-term exposure to EMFs “increase the risk of both Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer.”
EMFs may also affect fertility in both men and women. A study published in the Central European Journal of Urology in 2014 tested sperm motility and DNA fragmentation in sperm samples from healthy men following exposure to a cell phone in “talk mode” for five hours. Compared with the control group, mobile phone radiation exposure decreased sperm motility and increased DNA fragmentation levels.
In 2017, a prospective cohort study of 913 pregnant women published in Scientific Reports concluded that women who were exposed to higher amounts of EMF radiation had 2.72 times the risk of miscarriage compared to women with lower EMF exposure.
“This study provides fresh evidence, directly from a human population, that MF [magnetic field] non-ionizing radiation could have adverse biological impacts on human health,” the authors wrote.
EMFs have also been reported to increase the production of free radicals and reactive oxygen species leading to increased oxidative stress. Recent studies have concluded that oxidative stress plays a major role in the etiology of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, aging, cancer, and brain dysfunction. Consequently, it’s plausible that long-term exposure to EMFs may contribute to the formation of chronic disease.
For instance, based on the increased risk for brain cancer associated with wireless phone use, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radio electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans.
The European Commission Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks concurred that low-frequency EMFs are “possibly carcinogenic” based on evidence of increased incidence of childhood leukemia and Alzheimer’s disease in adults.
Symptoms range from both acute to chronic inflammatory processes across multiple organ systems, but mainly appear in the skin or nervous system. For instance, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, problems with concentrating or memory, depression, burning sensation of the skin, and sleep disturbances are common symptoms among the EHS population.
Given the current research, it’s plausible that reducing man-made EMF exposure can improve health and wellness, especially in sensitive populations. Various strategies for EMF mitigation are available, such as shielding and distancing. However, one often overlooked strategy involves herbs and spices.
Due to the numerous antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds contained in herbs and spices, they can help the body heal from the damage caused by man-made EMF exposure. By learning how to harness the healing power of herbs, we can become more resilient in the face of ever-growing EMF exposure.
Always consult your health care provider before consuming herbs or supplements or making any changes to your medications or medical protocols.
Here’s a list of herbs and spices that have been studied for their potential EMF-protecting ability.
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine, especially for treating inflammatory conditions. A 2021 review published in Biofactors analyzed previous studies and confirmed that turmeric contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory effects and can be used for treating “inflammatory, oxidative, and immune dysregulation disorders.”
Turmeric is also a powerful anti-radiation herb partly due to its ability to reduce inflammation. Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, likely plays a primary role in the ability of turmeric to inhibit inflammation and prevent damage triggered by EMF exposure.
EMF exposure can increase the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-6, and interleukin-1beta. Those pro-inflammatory cytokines can contribute to the formation of neurological conditions and diseases. According to a study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation, curcumin can inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines following exposure to EMF radiation.
A study published in the Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy in 2022 reported that EMFs emitted by mobile phones for one hour per day for 28 days significantly decreased the total number of neurons in the hippocampus of rats compared with the control group. The neuronal structure was also negatively altered. However, curcumin provided “significant protection” against EMF-mediated damage, according to the authors.
These studies suggest that the consumption of turmeric might reduce the negative effects of man-made EMF radiation on the body.
Turmeric can be consumed through food and is often found in Indian dishes such as curry, although it’s great in soups, stews, and hundreds of other dishes. Turmeric root can be added to meals such as salads. Turmeric powder can be added to smoothies and sauces and sprinkled on top of vegetables. Turmeric supplements are also widely available.
CAUTION: Turmeric supplements shouldn’t be consumed during pregnancy. Turmeric is a blood thinner and may interfere with blood thinning medications. Individuals with iron deficiency, diabetes, gallbladder issues, blood clotting issues, or endometriosis should ask their health care practitioner prior to consuming turmeric.
Gingko biloba comes from the ginkgo tree, which is thought to be one of the oldest living tree species. Gingko biloba was used in ancient Chinese medicine to help unblock stuck energy in vital organs and to stimulate blood flow throughout the body.
Today, ginkgo is used to soothe headaches, assist with breathing issues, fight depression and anxiety, protect against free radicals, assist with diabetes, and protect the brain from the aging process due to its rich antioxidant properties.
Ginkgo may also protect against EMF radiation. In one study published in the International Journal of Clinical Chemistry, rats were exposed to EMFs from a mobile phone for one hour each day for seven days. EMF exposure resulted in oxidative damage to the brains of rats in the control group.
However, rats given ginkgo biloba prior to cell phone exposure didn’t suffer from oxidative stress. The authors concluded that ginkgo biloba “prevented” the brain tissue from being damaged by EMF exposure.
Ginkgo biloba can be consumed as a tea, tincture, leaf extract, roasted seeds, or in tablet form.
CAUTION: Ginkgo biloba has antiplatelet activity and may potentiate other anticoagulants. Consult with a health care provider prior to consumption. Fresh ginkgo biloba seeds in raw form may be poisonous and can be considered unsafe to eat. Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult with their health care provider before consuming ginkgo.
Ginseng is an adaptogen that has been utilized in Chinese medicine for its wide spectrum of medicinal effects, including anti-aging and antimutagenic activities.
Recently, studies have verified ginseng’s numerous health benefits, including anti-cancer and neuroprotective properties, as well as pharmacological abilities in the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Ginseng may also protect against radiation exposure. A study published in 2014 demonstrated that when rats were exposed to cell phone radiation for four hours per day for 12 days, liver cells were damaged and oxidative injury was observed. However, liver cells weren’t damaged in rats that were administered ginseng.
A study published in BioMed Research International reported a neuroprotective effect of ginseng in the hippocampus of mice following EMF exposure. After one month of exposure to EMFs, brain damage was observed in the control group with a loss of calcium balance in the cells. However, mice administered ginseng were protected against brain impairment and retained calcium balance in the cells of the hippocampus.
A review study published in Mutagenesis reported that ginseng also provides protection against gamma radiation-induced DNA damage. The authors theorized that ginseng’s radioprotective potential may be due to its antioxidative capability to scavenge free radicals, as well as its immunomodulating capabilities.
Ginseng can be consumed as a tea, tincture, extract, or in a supplement form often in capsules.
CATION: Ginseng may interact with certain prescription medications. Both Asian and American ginseng may interact with blood-thinning medications. Asian ginseng may also interact with calcium channel blockers and other medications used for high blood pressure as well as statins, antidepressants, and chemotherapy. Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult with their health care provider before consuming ginseng.
Green tea has been used for treating numerous ailments in traditional Asian medicine. It’s possibly best known for its abundance of antioxidants.
Studies have confirmed numerous health benefits of green tea including prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiarthritic, antibacterial, and antiviral effects.
Green tea may protect against EMF exposure as well.
A 2011 study published in Neurotoxicity Research reported that green tea can protect neurons in the brain against cell phone radiation. Cell phone exposure for 24 hours resulted in neuronal cell death in cultured rat cells. Green tea, however, prevented cell death.
“Our results suggested a neuroprotective effect of green tea polyphenols against the mobile phone irradiation-induced injury on the cultured rat cortical neurons,” the authors wrote.
A second study published in 2016 in Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology was based on a randomized controlled trial. It reported a protective effect of green tea on workers exposed to low-frequency electromagnetic fields of high-voltage power lines. Oxidative damage to DNA was measured in workers exposed to the EMFs from high-voltage power lines. Following 12 months of green tea polyphenol supplementation (GTPS), the oxidative damage was diminished.
“We found a negative impact of high-voltage power lines on the health of workers,” the authors wrote. “Long-term GTPS could be an efficient protection against the health issues induced by high-voltage power lines.”
Green tea can be consumed as a tea, extract, or in supplemental form such as capsules.
CAUTION: Individuals with any of the following conditions should speak with their health care provider before consuming green tea: anemia, anxiety disorder, a blood-clotting disorder, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease, or osteoporosis. Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult with their health care provider before consuming green tea.
A herb used by traditional healers for the treatment of cancer, polygonum aviculare contains phenolics and flavonoids that impart antioxidant and antitumor properties. Consequently, it’s studied for its potential to treat diseases associated with aging.
Polygonum aviculare, more popularly known as common knotgrass, may also protect against damage from EMF exposure.
Exposure to radiofrequency EMFs, such as that produced by laptops and cell phones, has reportedly led to reduced sperm motility and development. A study published in 2011 reported a protective effect of Polygonum aviculare following EMF exposure in mice.
Following two months of EMF exposure, sperm motility was reduced and morphology was impaired. However, in mice supplemented with the herbal extract, sperm motility and development were preserved.
The young leaves of Polygonum aviculare can be consumed raw or cooked, as well as dried and consumed in tea. The seeds can also be consumed either whole or dried and ground into a powder to be used in baking. Supplemental forms, such as capsules, are also available.
Caution: An individual who’s consuming prescription medications or is pregnant or nursing should consult with their health care provider before consuming Polygonum aviculare.
The use of rosemary dates back to at least 500 B.C. It was traditionally used for relief from diverse conditions ranging from mental decline to epilepsy, pain, and infertility.
Today, rosemary is studied for its potential to alleviate inflammatory conditions and neurological deficits. It may also protect the body from potential damage caused by EMF exposure.
Exposure to EMFs decreased levels of male hormones in rats, including testosterone, according to a study published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research in 2020. However, male hormone levels in rats supplemented with rosemary leaf extract were improved. In addition, rosemary “inhibited the destructive effect of electromagnetic fields on testicular tissue,” according to the authors.
In 2021, another study published in the Environmental Science and Pollution Research concluded that rosemary leaf extract “offered substantial protection” against EMF-induced liver damage in rats.
Rosemary can be consumed in food in either fresh or dried form, as well as an extract.
CAUTION: Individuals with the following conditions should speak with their health care provider before consuming rosemary: gastroenteritis, endometriosis, constipation, epilepsy, neurodegenerative disease, and insomnia. Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult with their health care provider before consuming rosemary.
Not to be confused with sweet basil that’s commonly used to make pesto, the medicinal properties of holy basil have been known for thousands of years, and the herb is considered sacred by the Hindus in the Indian subcontinent.
Holy basil has been shown scientifically to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antistress, anti-carcinogenic, radioprotective, neuro-protective, cardio-protective, hepatoprotective, and immunomodulatory activities.
Holy Basil is an adaptogen that supports the body’s endogenous antioxidant activity to help combat oxidative stress. For example, it contains numerous phytochemicals such as rosmarinic acid, eugenol, apigenin, and carnosic acid.
These compounds reportedly prevent chemical-induced skin, liver, oral, and lung cancers by increasing antioxidant activity, altering gene expression including upregulation of apoptosis, and inhibiting metastasis. They also prevent radiation-induced DNA damage.
Likewise, Holy Basil contains flavonoids, such as orintin and vicenin, which have reportedly protected mice against gamma radiation-induced sickness and death.
Due to its ability to boost antioxidant capacity, decrease oxidative stress, and protect against gamma radiation sickness, it’s plausible holy basil might help protect the body from EMFs as well.
Holy Basil leaves can be consumed in foods. They have a spicy, lemony flavor and are used in foods in Southeast Asia, such as in Thai stir-fried dishes.
CAUTION: Holy basil shouldn’t be consumed by individuals on blood-thinning medications or who have low blood sugar. Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive shouldn’t consume holy basil.
Possibly the world’s most popular adaptogen, ashwagandha has been used since antiquity for reproductive health and is currently used for a variety of ailments from relieving anxiety to increasing longevity.
For instance, ashwagandha inhibited metastasis of breast cancer in rats with minimal adverse effects, according to a study published in the Public Library of Science. It has also been reported to mitigate undesirable side effects of gamma radiation therapy by protecting the liver from damage and increasing antioxidant capacity in rats.
Ashwagandha’s powerful protective properties may be due, in part, to its ability to boost antioxidant capacity and combat oxidative stress. For instance, ashwagandha has been used for several thousand years in Ayurvedic medicine to treat numerous neurological disorders. A recent systematic review of the scientific literature concluded that ashwagandha protects the brain from oxidative stress.
Since ashwagandha contains powerful antioxidant properties and can protect against oxidative stress caused by physical and chemical stressors, such as radiation, it’s plausible ashwagandha may protect against other forms of radiation as well, including radiofrequency EMFs.
Ashwagandha can be consumed as a tea, tincture, powder, or supplement.
Caution: Pregnant women shouldn’t consume ashwagandha. Ashwagandha can lower blood pressure and blood sugar and elevate thyroid hormone levels. Speak with your health care practitioner prior to consumption.
Reishi may also provide protection from EMF radiation. A study published in Food Chemistry in 2010 reported that reishi repaired cells that were damaged by gamma radiation. The authors concluded that the use of reishi “is a promising approach for protection from radiation exposure.”
Reishi extract has also been shown to suppress inflammation, scavenge free radicals, and decrease oxidative damage.
Due to its ability to decrease oxidative stress and repair cells damaged by gamma radiation, it’s plausible reishi might help protect the body from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as well.
Reishi can be consumed as a whole mushroom as well as in a tea, tincture, or extract.
Caution: Reishi mushrooms can cause dizziness, dry mouth, itching, nausea, stomach upset, and rash. Individuals with bleeding disorders or low blood pressure, as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, should consult with their health care provider before consuming reishi. Individuals that will be undergoing surgery shouldn’t consume reishi.
As these examples can attest, herbs and spices (and mushrooms) can help protect us from potential damage caused by exposure to man-made EMFs. If we can learn to harness their power, herbs and spices can help us become more resilient—even when faced with growing exposure to radiation.