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1) Internet addiction is real. This article discusses signs of addiction, risk factors, and treatment.
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Internet Addiction – Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, and FAQS
“Typically, we think of addictions as pertaining to substances, chemicals, or drugs that can produce dependence and tolerance. That is, the more they are used, the larger the amount that needs to be consumed to produce the same effect or obtain the same degree of pleasure. Alcohol, nicotine, and various other drugs can produce tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms when discontinued – which are the most obvious signs of a physiological addiction.
However, any behavior or activity that produces a reward can, in theory, become addictive – or at the very least, turn into an unhealthy habit that interferes with the quality of one’s life. Eating, sex, exercise, and stock trading would just a few activities that are potentially rewarding enough to produce compulsive behaviors some may view as addictions. Often, obsessive activities that do not involve chemicals are seen as not having the potential to be addictive, as they are “only in your head”. However, research has demonstrated that psychological addiction is very real and is associated with neurochemical and biological changes in the brain.”
2) In Washington State, a community is backing off its plan to install ITRON smeters until a more complete investigation into safety, costs, health, security can be done. These people have listened to others who have had smeters installed and have heard the problems and concerns raised. If only BC Hydro and the Liberals had allowed us the opportunity to do the same. It’s not too late. Hopefully, the NDP will demand a review of the program and allow public input.
PUD backs off on smart meters
“The Jefferson County Public Utility District (PUD) has put the brakes on plans to switch to “smart” meters, after more than 25 members of the public offered their input, which was overwhelmingly against the new meters ….
Dorn Campbell, the first member of the public to speak that evening, set the template for many of the speakers who followed, first by pointing out that he’d cast his ballot to create a public utility district in 2008, and then by criticizing the PUD for moving to adopt smart meters when so much controversy exists over their potential impacts on customer security, human health and the environment.”
3) Evidence shows different ways by which we can pass on to our children and their children the effects of our environmental exposures. This gives us more reasons to avoid dangers such as microwave radiation.
Game-changing Study: Epigenetic Memories are Passed Down 14 Successive Generations
“Taken cumulatively, the aforementioned research challenges traditional Mendelian laws of genetics, which postulate that genetic inheritance occurs exclusively through sexual reproduction and that traits are passed to offspring through the chromosomes contained in germ line cells, and never through somatic (bodily) cells. Effectively, this proves the existence of non-Mendelian transgenerational inheritance, where traits separate from chromosomal genes are transmitted to progeny, resulting in persistent phenotypes that endure across generations (22).
Hazards of modern agriculture, the industrial revolution, and contemporary living are the “known or suspected drivers behind epigenetic processes…including heavy metals, pesticides, diesel exhaust, tobacco smoke, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, hormones, radioactivity, viruses, bacteria, and basic nutrients” (1, p. A160). Serendipitously, however, many inputs such as exercise, mindfulness, and bioactive components in fruits and vegetables such as sulforaphane in cruciferous vegetables, resveratrol from red grapes, genistein from soy, diallyl sulphide from garlic, curcumin from turmeric, betaine from beets, and green tea catechin can favorably modify epigenetic phenomena “either by directly inhibiting enzymes that catalyze DNA methylation or histone modifications, or by altering the availability of substrates necessary for those enzymatic reactions” (23, p. 8).
This quintessentially underscores that the air we breathe, the food we eat, the thoughts we allow, the toxins to which we are exposed, and the experiences we undergo may persevere in our descendants and remain in our progeny long after we are gone. We must be cognizant of the effects of our actions, as they elicit a ripple effect through the proverbial sands of time.”
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented”
~ Ellie Wiesel – Nobel Peace Prize Winner