b'HEALTH BITS & PIECES 5G ApocalypseBy Dan Kenner, Ph.D., LAc Experts in the telecommunications Neither Health Freedom News nor I are suggestingindustry have accused scientists who that any such medical care or treatment have researched the effects of cell phone be conducted without competentmedical advice and supervision. radiationoffearmongeringover the advent of 5G wireless technology. In 2019, the Federal Communications Commission(FCC)announcedthat the commission would maintain the current standard of radiofrequency ra-diation (RFR) exposure limits adopted in the late 1990s, which are based on short-term thermal effects. The FCC ad-opted these limits based largely upon research from the 1980s, but more than 500 peer-reviewed studies have found harmful health effects from exposure to RFR at intensities too low to cause significant heating of tissues.A study in Oncology Letters docu-ments conflicts of interest among pol-iticians and other decision-makers and telecom companies noting that it is recommended that the interpretation of results from studies on health effects of RF radiation should take sponsor-ship from the telecom or other indus-try into account. SpaceX, based in the UnitedStates,hasalreadyreceived approval to operate 12,000 satellites Gutting the Gut with the Microbiome around Earth and has filed applications for 30,000 more. More than 1,300 have Diet changes and exercise have vary- The research team identified 31 base- already been launched. Amazons ap-ingbenefitsforpeopleattemptingtoline gut microbiome functional genes thatplication to operate 3,236 satellites was lose weight with lifestyle change alone.are associated with weight loss. Their re- approved by the FCC last July. Its not possible to predict which indi- sults represent a preliminary set of func-viduals will respond to changes in diettional features of the gut microbiome that or exercise. Recent studies have showncould be predictive of future changes in how composition of the gut microbiomeweight. Some people have a harder time cansignificantlyinfluenceweight-losslosing weight than others, says study responses. Researchers at the Institute forauthor Sean Gibbons, Ph.D., of the ISB Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, Wash- Department of Bioengineering. For ex-ington identified genes within bacteriaample, some people are able to control ofthegutmicrobiomethatdeterminetheir weight through basic lifestyle inter-how quickly the bacteria grow, how wellventions, while others may not. Future people can take advantage of nutrientsresearch will determine if these results in their food, and whether starches andcan be successfully applied for weight fiber break down into sugars too quicklycontrol in people who have difficulty los- PowerWatch,1,670Peer-ReviewedScien-to support weight loss. It is well knowning weight. tificPapersonElectromagneticFieldsand that the gut microbiota help break downDiener C, Qin S, Zhou Y, et al., Baseline GutBiology or Health, 2018, https://drive.google.complex starches into simpler sugars thatMetagenomic Functional Gene Signature Associ- com/file/d/19CbWmdGTnnW1iZ9pxlxq1s-are more easily absorbed. The researchersated with Variable Weight Loss Responses follow- sAdYl3Eur3/view;HardellL,CarlbergM, also found that certain enzyme classesing a Healthy Lifestyle Intervention in Humans,Health risks from radiofrequency radiation, in-were plentiful in individuals who wereAmerican Society for Microbiology Journalscluding 5G, should be assessed by experts with mSystems 2021, 6(5): e00964-21, doi: 10.1128/ no conflicts of interest, Oncology Letters resistant to weight loss.mSystems.00964-21.2020, 20(4): 15, doi: 10.3892/ol.2020.11876.26 H ealtHF reedomN ews /F all2021'