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Depression and Suicide August 12, 2006

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“Changes in serotonin levels are known to be associated with depression. For example, lowered levels of this chemical in the brain have been linked to an increase in suicide frequency (45). Wolpaw examined the brain functions of monkeys exposed to 60 Hz magnetic fields. He measured the levels of neurohormones in the spinal fluid of monkeys thus exposed for three weeks. It was found that the levels of serotonin and dopamine were significantly depressed immediately following exposure, and that only the dopamine returned to normal levels several months after (46).”

http://www.emfacts.com/papers/cfs.html

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1. Jeannine Timmins - August 12, 2006

I read the following research abstract that indicates some chemical changes involving depression and emf’s.  It sure looks to me like their might be a connection, particularly among very sensitive people.  I’m not sure what makes them more sensitive.

I do believe that everyone needs to have good nutrition to build their immune system.   The fruit and vegetable capsules that I sell are infused with a resonance that helps protect against radiation.  It’s a good insurance for everyone, particularly those who do not eat 5-9 fruits and vegetables daily.

http://www.mybiopro.com/Jeannine

Thanks for making all this information available about EMF’s.

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“Magnetic field desensitizes 5-HT(1B) receptor in brain: pharmacological and functional studies.

Massot O, Grimaldi B, Bailly J, Kochanek M, Deschamps F, Lambrozo J, Fillion G, Unite de Pharmacologie Neuro-Immuno-Endocrinienne, Institut Pasteur, 25-28 rue du docteur Roux, Paris, France

Abstract: It was previously suggested that exposure to magnetic fields (MFs) could generate dysfunction of the CNS. The physiological manifestations described lead us to postulate that these symptoms might be related to a dysfunction of the serotonergic system and particularly of the 5-HT (1B) receptors. Accordingly, MFs could modify the conformation of these receptors altering their functional activities. In rat brain membrane preparations, we showed that the affinity constant of 5-HT for 5-HT(1B) receptors was modified under exposure to MFs since K(d) varied from 4.7+/-0.5 to 12+/-3 nM in control and exposed (2.5 mT) membranes, respectively.

This effect was intensity-dependent (the sigmoidal dose-response curve was characterized by an EI(50) of 662+/-69 muT and a maximal increase of 321+/-13% of the control K(d)), reversible, temperature-dependent and specific to the 5-HT(1B) receptors. Similar results have also been obtained with the human 5-HT(1B) receptors. In parallel assays, the functional activity of 5-HT(1B) receptors was investigated.

The capacity of a 5-HT(1B) agonist to inhibit the cAMP production was reduced by 37% (53.7+/-3.5% to 33.7+/-4.1%) following exposure to MFs and the cellular activity of the receptors (inhibition of the synaptosomal release of 5-HT) also was markedly reduced (66.5+/-3.2% to 28.5+/-4.2%). These results clearly show that in in vitro assays, MF specifically interacts with 5-HT(1B) receptors, inducing structural changes of the protein that result in a functional desensitization of the receptors. Thus, in vivo, exposure to MFs may lead to physiological changes, particularly in the field of mood disorders where the 5-HT system is strongly involved.”

http://www.feb.se/EMFguru/Current-Messages/suicide-emf.html

2. Bonnie McClelland - August 15, 2006

I run a suicide prevention orginization (www.suncoastyr.org) The fasting growing suicide rates are children 10-13. I see these new Disney phones being marketed as a tool to keep your child safe. How safe will they be with the effect of the use of the cell phone on their serotinon leves? Suicide is right now the 3rd leading cause of death for children and 11th leading cause of death for all adults in our nation. It is your mental and physaicl health worth risking when there is help in the form of a small chip you stick on a phone? Take a moment to visit http://www.mybiopro.com/goddessonthego and make up you own mind.

3. Jan - February 10, 2007

Jan,
I don’t know how I got to this website…but this might be an interesting promotional tool for your product…


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