Recommended Books & Films
THE BODY ELECTRIC by Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden
The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the field of regeneration and its relationship to electric currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker’s discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker’s struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.
OVERPOWERED by Martin Blank
Keys, wallet, cell phone . . . ready to go! Cell phones have become ubiquitous fixtures of twenty-first-century life—suctioned to our ears and stuck in our pockets. Yet, we’ve all heard whispers that these essential little devices give you brain cancer. Many of us are left wondering, as Maureen Dowd recently asked in the New York Times, “Are cells the new cigarettes?”
Overpowered brings readers, in accessible and fascinating prose, through the science, indicating biological effects resulting from low, non-thermal levels of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (levels considered safe by regulatory agencies), coming not only from cell phones, but many other devices we use in our homes and offices every day.
Dr. Blank arms us with the information we need to lobby government and industry to keep ourselves and our families safe.
THE ZAPPING OF AMERICA by Paul Brodeur
Microwave radiation can blind you, alter your behavior, cause genetic damage, even kill you. The risks have been hidden from you by the Pentagon, the State Department and the electronics industry.
CELL PHONES by Dr. George Carlo and Martin Schram
Essential reading for the 100 million Americans currently using wireless phones, this thoroughly researched and documented cautionary work stands alongside of such classics as Silent Spring and The Coming Plague. With news reports proliferating of the possible connection between brain tumors and cell phone use, Dr. George Carlo was hired by the cell phone industry in 1993 to study the safety of its product. In 1999, funds for Dr. Carlo’s research were not renewed and the industry sought to discredit him. Undeterred, Carlo now brings his case to the public with a powerful assessment of the dangers posed by the microwave radiation from cell phone antennas—disruption of the functioning of pacemakers, penetration of the developing skulls of children, compromise to the blood-brain barrier and, most startlingly, genetic damage that is a known diagnostic marker for cancer—as well as a presentation of safeguards that consumers can implement right now to protect their health.
DISCONNECT by Devra Davis
Devra Davis presents an array of recent and long suppressed research in this timely bombshell. Cell phone radiation is a national emergency. Stunningly, the most popular gadget of our age has now been shown to damage DNA, break down the brain's defenses and reduce sperm count while increasing memory loss, the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer. The growing brains of children make them especially vulnerable. Half of the world's four billion cell phones are used by people under twenty.
Davis, the founding director of the toxicology and environmental studies board at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, takes readers through the dark side of this trillion-dollar industry. Health experts have long been frozen out of policy-making decisions about cell phones; federal regulatory standards are set by the cell phone industry itself. Cell phone manufacturers have borrowed the playbook of the tobacco industry. One secret memo reveals their war plan against reports of cell phone dangers.
Among a host of fascinating characters, Davis introduces Om P. Gandhi, a world expert on how cell phone radiation penetrates the human brain. Once a consultant to major cell phone companies, Gandhi now refuses to work with them. Franz Adlkofer led the multi-lab study that showed once and for all that brain cell DNA is unraveled by cell phone microwave radiation-and, as Davis dramatically portrays, it nearly cost him his career.
As this eye-opening call to action shows, we can make safer cell phones now. Why would we put our children at risk of a devastating epidemic of brain illness in the years to come?
ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS by B. Blake Levitt
With ubiquitous electro-pollution from cell phones/towers, powerlines, computers and wireless devices, this eye-opening book is the best resource for parents, community planners, healthcare professionals, and scientists alike. From the earth’s natural electromagnetic background to “Green” EMF safety designs, Electromagnetic Fields explains which illnesses are associated with artificial radiation, how technology impacts human health and wildlife, and how to live more safely.
DIRTY ELECTRICITY by Samuel Milham, MD, MPH
Dirty Electricity tells the story of Dr. Samuel Milham, the scientist who first alerted the world about the frightening link between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and human disease. Milham takes readers through his early years and education, following the twisting path that led to his discovery that most twentieth century diseases of civilization, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and suicide, are caused by electromagnetic field exposure.
AN ELECTRONIC SILENT SPRING by Katie Singer
Over millions of years, we have evolved in relation to the Earth’s electromagnetic energy. Now human-made electromagnetic fields threaten our health and survival. The book reports the effects of electrification and wireless devices on people, plants, birds and bee colonies. It presents solutions for communities and individuals who welcome the benefits of electronics—and are ready to reduce their exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
BIRD MEDICINE by Evan Pritchard
Explores the living spiritual tradition surrounding birds in Native American culture
Pairs scholarly research with more than 200 firsthand accounts of bird signs from traditional Native Americans and their descendants
Examines the legends, wisdom, and powers of the birds known as the gatekeepers of the four directions- Eagle, Hawk, Crow, and Owl
Provides many examples of bird sign interpretations and human-bird communication that can be applied in your own encounters with birds
Characterizes Cell Towers as the New DDT
THE BIG DISCONNECT by Catherine Steiner-Adair
Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair takes an in-depth look at how the Internet and the digital revolution are profoundly changing childhood and family dynamics, and offers solutions parents can use to successfully shepherd their children through the technological wilderness.
iGEN by Jean M. Twenge, PhD
From the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me a highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, or from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.
With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and later, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression and loneliness.
But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance and have no patience for inequality. iGen is also growing up more slowly than previous generations: eighteen-year-olds look and act like fifteen-year-olds used to.
As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them: Friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. Members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.
FULL SIGNAL: The Hidden Cost of Cell Phones
Since 1997 and the onset of GSM telephony, more and more cellular antennas have been popping up in neighborhoods all around the world to support an ever-growing number of cell phone users. In fact, they have become so prolific in some parts of the world that they disappear into the landscape with the same subtlety as cars on the street. And those that don't 'disappear' are cleverly disguised as chimneys, flagpoles, or water towers. Full Signal talks to scientists around the world who are researching the health effects related to cellular technology; to veteran journalists who have called attention to the issue for decades; to activists who are fighting to regulate the placement of antennas; and to lawyers and lawmakers who represent the people wanting those antennas regulated.
Generation Zapped is an eye-opening documentary which reveals that wireless technology can pose serious health risks, from infertility to cancer. Through interviews with experts in science and public health, along with people who suffer hypersensitivity to wireless radiation, the film suggests ways to reduce your exposure and protect your family.
MICROWAVES, SCIENCE AND LIES
For the past ten years worldwide questioning of mobile phone antennas has been increasing. It is based on numerous scientific studies which have revealed the negative effects of electromagnetic waves on health. Yet, States, industrialists and part of the scientific community claim that health standards protect the public.
By way of following those who launch alerts, citizens, journalists and electromagnetic hypersensitive people, this film reveals how the mobile phone strategists manipulate science to send out a reassuring message which cast doubts on the knowledge surrounding the harmfulness of this very technology.
Mobilize is an explosive investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation, including brain cancer and infertility. The thought-provoking film examines the most recent scientific research and the harsh challenges politicians face trying to pass precautionary legislation. Featuring interviews with expert researchers, mobile phone industry representatives and prominent politicians, Mobilize illuminates how industry’s economic and political influence can corrupt public health.
RESONANCE: BEINGS OF FREQUENCY
Resonance: Beings of Frequency is the first documentary to investigate the actual mechanisms by which mobile phone technology can cause cancer. The film takes a deeper look at how humanity is reacting to the most profound environmental change the planet has ever seen. Two billion years ago life first appeared on earth, a planet bathed in a natural electromagnetic frequency. As life slowly evolved from simple to complex organisms, it did so surrounded by this frequency, forming a harmonic relationship with it, a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend.
New research is showing that exposure to this frequency is vital to human beings. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, it aids our immune system, and it improves our overall sense of well-being. Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are suffused with them. Our cells communicate using electromagnetic frequencies. Our brain emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers instructions using frequency waves. Without them, we could not exist.
This delicate balance has taken billions of years to perfect. But over the last two or three decades this harmony has been dramatically disturbed. Mankind has saturated itself in an ocean of artificial frequencies. They are all around us, filling the air and overwhelming the earth’s natural resonance. To the naked eye our world appears the same. But at the cellular level it is the most dramatic change that life on earth has ever endured. We are only now beginning to understand it.
TAKE BACK YOUR POWER
Utility companies are replacing electricity, gas and water meters worldwide with new generation "smart" meters at an unprecedented rate. Take Back Your Power investigates the benefits and risks of this ubiquitous "smart" grid program, with insight from insiders, expert researchers, politicians, doctors and environmentalists. Transparency advocate Josh del Sol takes us on a journey of revelation and discovery, as we question corporate practice which taps our private information and erodes our rights in the name of "green". What you discover will surprise you, unsettle you and inspire you to challenge the status quo. Features appearances by: Thomas A Drake (Former Senior Executive, NSA), Edward Snowden (NSA whistleblower), Michael Mitcham, Jerry Day, Jeffrey Armstrong (Former Apple executive) and Foster Gamble (creator Thrive) and many others.
A documentary about the tobacco companies’ commitment to addicting the human brain and how the world came to know about it.
NO IMPACT MAN
Author Colin Beavan, in research for his next book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no longer avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption...no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray. Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein's film provides a front row seat into the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colin's and Michelle's struggle with this radical lifestyle change.