Bloodwork Support, EMF Concerns, and a Giveaway
Sent by JUDY CHO | May 7, 2022
If you saw my newsletter last week, I shared the results of my 5-year carnivore bloodwork. If you’re worried about cholesterol, glucose, and thyroid health, make sure to check out last week’s newsletter.
From all the inquiries, here’s some info about reviewing bloodwork. Our practice offers a complete wellness bloodwork panel that provides all the standard care tests but also tests for insulin, glucose and inflammation in multiple ways. We do the NMR cholesterol test with bar charts to see the particle size of your cholesterol — not just your HDL, LDL and triglyceride status.
We also include some hormone testing (cortisol, SHBG, testosterone) and all the thyroid markers to ensure you are thriving on a meat-only carnivore diet, including thyroid antibodies.
The test comes with the standard LabCorp results, as well as a NwJ write-up, next steps, and a detailed lab report. You can see a sample report here.
Per request, we can also provide an invoice that you can submit to your insurance.
We also review labs from other practitioners and the cost is usually around $150 which includes a NwJ write-up and next steps.
STUDY OF THE WEEK — Are EMFs a concern?
In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified EMFs as a possible carcinogen. One 2018 study revealed the dangers of electromagnetic fields (EMF) from 5G. The study showed that EMFs cause everything from DNA damage and sleep disruption, to the increased risk of cancer.
In the Lancet Planetary Health medical journal, the Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Organization (the largest online database of peer-reviewed studies on RF-EMF), reported that of 2,266 studies, 68% demonstrated significant biological or health effects associated with exposure to electromagnetic fields. (Source)
Acute non-thermal RF-EMF exposure has been shown to:
- alter human brain metabolism
- alter electrical activity in the brain
- cause systemic immune responses
- increase oxidative stress and DNA damage
Additionally, based on the 2018 National Toxicology Program’s 10-year, rodent study, cancer risk was a major concern.
What about children?
Before the age of 15, a child’s brain is still developing and neuron pathways are much more malleable. Children’s brains are more sensitive to external factors such as electromagnetic waves, while also absorbing the radiation more easily.
We have zero rules in the United States, just a commitment to do more research.
If we can limit children’s screentime, it would be ideal. Every time they hold screens, they are getting higher levels of exposure.
My children use screens every day and they go to schools that use Wi-Fi and Alexa/Siri devices, so I understand the impracticalities. But there are still things we can do.
- I do not allow my children to wear any wearables (e.g., apple watches, ear pods, oura rings, or even a wireless mouse). I also do not wear any of these wearables either.
- We have EMF blockers (we use one from Aires Tech) in the children’s bedroom so that when they are sleeping, they get 10+ hours of limited to no EMF exposure. We have no EMF gadgets in their room. (No child monitors, cameras, radios, electronics, etc.)
- I sometimes give them a little bit of glutathione and NAC before they play and sweat outside. This will help boost their detox pathways.
- Turning off Wi-Fi at night is ideal. Admittedly, we rarely do this. Hence the use of the Aires Tech.
- We only have our cameras on when we are away from the house. We also have very limited Smart electronics and appliances in our home.
- Never ever put your phone by your head. Use the speaker. Just like we don’t put our faces against a microwave, we don’t want to put our heads by the phone.
- Your phone should at least be 3 feet from your head when sleeping. Ideally, leaving it in another room is best.
- Request non-smart water and electric meters on your home. (I paid a fee to change this but it’s worth the extra few dollars we pay monthly).
- If you’re house hunting, try not to buy a home near the large towers that are going up everywhere.
If all of this seems woo woo, just get a EMF reader. Numbers don’t lie. Headaches are a big indication of too much exposure.
Some studies show that blocking exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produces significantly reduced symptoms with autoimmune diseases:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Celiac disease
It’s really difficult to stop all EMFs and Wi-Fi exposure but we can try to do our best in our homes. I have some clients that are so unwell that they can never be near a computer. We do all correspondence through her mother and via paper mail.
You can read more about EMF supports in this detailed resource guide.
SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHT
If you’re struggling with disordered eating, you’re not alone.⠀
👨🔬The MN Starvation Study shares the impact of food restriction and the psychology of hunger.⠀
🏋🏻♂️After WWII, researchers recruited 36 young, males, confirmed to be physically and mentally strong.
❌They had no signs of eating disorders or negative relationships with food.⠀
⏰After 12 weeks of varied diets (3200 calories/day), the calories were cut to 1570 during the semi-starvation phase of the study (6 months).
❗️1570 calories. That’s less than what many people eat today.
📖The study had a restricted rehabilitation period of 3 months of 2000–3200 calories a day and then a period of no limits on caloric intake.⠀
🔬They then measured the physiological and psychological effects on the participants.⠀
❓What did they find?⠀
🤚🏼Remember, these men were considered to be physically and mentally strong.⠀
The men began to fantasize about food. The conversations revolved around food and recipes. They would daydream about high-fat foods that they missed. If mealtimes were changed, they showed agitation. They reported finding pleasure in smelling food and seeing others eat food.
The men would discuss politics and current events before the starvation phase. Once the starvation phase began, the conversations shifted to food obsessive discussions. Many became irritable and withdrawn.⠀
🧠A significant increase in obsessive thinking and anxiety was displayed.⠀
Signs of overeating became common.
🥕Although the men were only fed cafeteria-quality foods (potatoes, root vegetables, bread and macaroni), the men would try to extend their eating experiences as long as possible, not wanting the pleasure of eating to end.
🤢If they had access to food, the participants would binge, consuming 1000s of calories in one sitting.
They also had unlimited access to coffee and gum.
❓How many of our behaviors and diets are similar to these men?
☕️Many of us live off stimulants (sugar is a stimulant, too) and gum to suppress hunger.
❓How many of us lose weight but still obsess over food? (E.g, chefs?)
MORE TO COME.
CATG PODCAST: Ep 58. Hangout with Laura while Judy’s in Insta Jail
In this week’s Cutting Against the Grain episode, Laura and I chat about Instagram jail, Laura’s Locals community, birthdays and nutrition as a career.
- Instagram jail
- Who defines misinformation
- How to #FreeJudy
- Elon Musk and Twitter
- Locals as a solution
- Finding like-minded friends
- Birthday reflections
- Babies and perimenopause
- Life as a nutritionist
- Entrepreneur vs. corporate life
- Steak and sleep
- Self-care as a nutritionist
- Your purpose as a career
- Time spent is what defines you
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NUTRITION WITH JUDY PODCAST
NwJ Ep. 173 Joanne Ozug
- All about Joanne Ozug and her healing story
- How to handle food cravings
- Shifting to a carnivore diet
- Thoughts on food addiction
- How to stay carnivore
- What made her decide to do her podcast
- Joanne’s carnivore journey
- True food freedom on a meat-only diet
- Tips on losing weight
NwJ Ep. 174 Dr. Natasha McCampbell-McBride
- The GAPS diet
- How gut health affects autoimmune
- The main culprits for gut damage
- Thoughts on the microbiome
- Thoughts on skin microbiome and antibacterial
- Products from the supermarket
- Firstborn and susceptibility of illness
- Raw dairy and pasteurized dairy
- Bone broth and meat stock
- Thoughts on herbals
NwJ INSIDER TIPS
If you didn’t get a chance to listen to this week’s CATG podcast, I (kind of) recommend it. Admittedly, I don’t like showing the lighter side of my personality publicly. I think I have a chip on my shoulder that people won’t take me seriously. (It’s a me thing).
Laura wants me to be more open with who I am and I’m grateful she encourages me to share the less-professional side of me. As a management consultant, I was taught to always be “on” and professional at all times. It’s a difficult habit to break.
If you’re worried I’ll do dancing reels, I probably won’t ever do that. That’s why CATG did the gag reel last week, which apparently people thought was a real attempt of us trying to dance. I promise Laura has rhythm in person. She can even sing opera (not joking).
Okay, so for reading this far, we are doing a few giveaways! Paleo Valley sent the Austin Meat Up beef sticks but the Austin Post Office had a mix-up and we didn’t get the goods in time.
We don’t want to keep all the sticks so we are doing a giveaway to share with this meaty community.
The first two people to respond to this email with what they’ve healed on a meat-based diet will get a pack of grass-fed beef sticks sent their way! (I’ll make it three people!)
These beef sticks are pretty tasty and put them in our kids’ lunchboxes often.
You can get 80% off a pack of grass fed beef sticks. That’s $4.99 for a pack of 20. Try them here.
The CIRSx conference was uplifting and educational. I am not overwhelmed by this illness anymore and I know that people can heal. I met some amazing practitioners that have a servant’s heart and I cannot wait to link the meat-only carnivore and CIRS communities.
Between us, I think my first published study is going to be on Carnivore Cure’s meat-only elimination diet and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. I’m excited.
I promised Kevin (let’s see if he reads this far) I’ll focus my attention on wrapping up the database, Carnivore Cure’s edition 2, and the NwJ talks (Ketocon and Vegas) before I spread myself too thin. The group program too…
It’s almost a blessing that I’m in Instagram jail. Ha.
Regarding the study, for now, I’m collecting all the data.
I will always dream of the day that meat-only Carnivore is recognized as a dietary medical intervention!
Thank you for being part of this community. ♥️
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