Pick a Trigger
What are the possible External Causes?
If peroxynitrite is the internal cause for the dramatic growth of chronic, germless disease in America, is there a single external trigger, or even a group of identifiable external causes? It turns out that a range of environmental toxins and chemicals are chiefly suspect.
Glyphosate in the Wheat Supply
Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at MIT, postulates one chemical which has become prolific, called glyphosate, as a chief candidate. This chemical, more popularly known as Roundup, has been increasingly added to the wheat supply in the past two decades. There is increasing evidence that it triggers peroxynitrite and the destruction of aromatic amino acids like tyrosine, tryptophan and phenylalanine. Decreases in these amino acids leads to shortages in production of dopamine and serotonin and the increased prevalence of neurological disorders.
Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup
Dr. Pal Pacher, the lead author on the landmark NIH paper on peroxynitrite, blames soft drinks and fast food diets, which include high fructose products.
Others point to the growing prevalence of pesticides such as paraquat. This chemical synergizes with peroxynitrite to create Parkinson’s-like symptoms in mice.
The role of our Intensifying Electrical Environment
Most concerning is the potential threat from our electrical environment. There is growing scientific evidence that points to our intensifying electrical environment as the strongest link. As unsettling as this theory may be to most of us, there is now substantial science, showing that electrical pollution created by microwave radiation from wireless devices may be stealthily stealing our health.
In a recent study (3), Dr. Martin Pall, Ph.D., winner of a 2013 Global Medical Research award, identifies the bio-electrical mechanism. Pall’s paper outlines the process by which electrical energy from wireless technologies in the form of microwave signals activate systemic biological imbalances and unleashes disease. In this process, microwave radiation at frequencies like those used in cell phones and Wi-Fi disrupts the flow of calcium ion messengers, which in turn triggers other crucial biological changes. The result is increased levels of peroxynitrite, which then leads to biological chaos and ultimately to one, or more chronic conditions.
Not only has the biological mechanism, or more aptly, the chain of causation between electrical fields and high levels of peroxynitrite been identified, but there is now extensive theoretical and epidemiological science to back it up. International science connecting microwaves with biological effects has actually been established for more than forty years. In 1971, a U.S. Navy-commissioned report surveyed the science, much of it culled from outside the US. The report cites more than 2,300 scientific studies that directly link microwave signals with 132 biological effects and chronic diseases. Notably, almost all of the biological underpinnings of the forty fastest-growing diseases and chronic conditions identified in the Root Cause paper are listed in this this seemingly prescient report.
More recently, the 2012 BioInitiative Report (5), a 1,540-page study co-authored by a group of twenty-nine international scientists, cites more than 3,000 scientific studies that associate low-level exposures from electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with dozens of diseases and biological effects in humans such as autism, brain cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, oxidative damage, biochemical imbalances, blood-brain-barrier damage, and DNA/ chromosome damage.
It should be no surprise that peroxynitrite is associated with the top 40 fast-growing diseases listed on this website. As the above examples illustrate, the science connecting wireless signals and other forms of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with biological effects and disease is substantial. Yet few are aware of the depth of the science. Despite the fact that there are now more than 6,000 scientific studies that link EMR with at least 185 biological impacts and more than 50 diseases, federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which regulates cell phones and cell towers, contend the weight of the science is ‘inconclusive.’