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Feb 20, 2020

This week, I sat slack-jawed and shocked in my bed as I read my friend Dr. Joseph Mercola's new book EMF'D: 5G, Wi-Fi & Cell Phones: Hidden Harms & How To Protect Yourself

The hazards of electronic pollution may once have been the stuff of science fiction, but now we know they're all too real. And with the advent of 5G ultra-wideband technology, the danger is greater than ever.

The dangers of electromagnetic fields are real - and I just had to get Dr. Mercola on this podcast to talk about exactly what they are and how you can protect yourself. He's one of the world's foremost authorities on alternative health, and in this latest title, he has mined the scientific literature to offer a radical new understanding of how electromagnetic fields impact your body and mind.

In this first-of-its-kind guide, he reveals:

• What EMFs (electromagnetic fields) actually are, where you find them in your daily life, and how they affect you

• The toll that EMFs have been proven to take in conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and neuropsychiatric illnesses

• Why you've been largely kept in the dark about this threat to your health

• How you can actually repair the damage done by EMFs at a cellular level

• Practical strategies to protect yourself and your loved ones from EMFs at home, at work, and out in the world

The coming 5G technology will be pervasive and powerful. It will also be one of the largest public-health experiments in history-with no way of opting out. That's why you need to listen to. Now.

During our discussion, you'll discover: 

-Why Dr. Mercola wrote this new book...7:26 

  • Mitochondrial dysfunction is really one of the primary ways we age and develop chronic illness
  • Three years ago realized EMFs were one of the primary ways our mitochondria are damaged and very few people were warning the public about that
  • Written 14 books but this is my last one for 5-10 years as I have a new strategy for creating content

-Dr. Mercola's new strategy for creating content...9:22

  • Well you were a major part in that when you told me it took you three years to write you new book Boundless and it had 3000 references.
  • Another factor was conversation I had with Dave Asprey in a private party we were both at JJ Virgin at Mindshare and he recommended a book by Ryan Holiday Perennial Seller which I read and helped me understand how to write a classic book that will be read for decades requires many years to create and many many drafts of the book as the first few drafts are typically terrible.
  • So rather than write more books I am going to be writing scientific reviews for journals. It has been about twenty years since I published in the science journals and I thought I was about time to start up again
  • Especially because I have some GREAT secret sauce resources to do that and I can share with your audience

-Oh yeah? What are those resources?...12:30

  • One is my science editor, Tyler Lebaron who I introduced you to and you did podcast on molecular hydrogen. He is one of the sharpest scientists I know, humble, brilliant chemist, biochemist and knows molecular biology well and he is reviewing all the science I compile for accuracy.
  • The big one is RSS feeds (really simple syndication), which is essentially an easy way to stay up to date with your favorite websites, such as blogs or online magazines or PubMed which is really important
  • RSS feeds were how I was able to find and write about so much great content in the early days of my site. In 2005 I used an RSS reader called Google Reader but they shut it down six years ago.
  • Would not use it now though even if it was up because Google is evil on steroids.
  • Alternatives to Google
  • RSS Feed search for PubMed lets you follow as many search terms so you don’t have to go to Pub Med every day and do individual searches for them
  • There has been a trend towards open access and now nearly 1/3 articles on PubMed are now free to read
  • If you or someone you know has academic credentials at a university you can typically get free access
  • 25 page paper with 200 references on blood flow restriction (BFR).  It isn’t published yet but I can give your listeners a 25 page consumer summary with videos and if they want can send the review paper after it is published in

-Why does the public not accept that EMF is a serious danger to their health?...22:00

  • In 2011, the WHO labels cell phones as a class 2B carcinogen
  • 2018, NTP study shows that cell phones are clearly class I carcinogen
  • Cellphones are the cigarettes of the 21st century
    • Kills you slowly
    • Companies knew it killed customers (as do cell phone companies)
    • Same PR agencies discredit researchers (creating doubt and controversy among the public)
  • Convenient and useful
  • Invisible Captured media
  • Captured federal regulatory agencies
  • FCC started 6 BILLION dollar program to spread 5G to rural areas
  • EMF is unavoidable (unlike cigarette smoke, which you can mitigate somewhat)

-What's 5G, exactly, and why would folks want it in the first place?...32:15

  • 100X faster than 4G.  Most don’t need it now
  • Possible commercials use that need high bandwidth like self-driving cars
  • SpaceX rollout
  • There have been zero safety studies on the effects of 5G
  • AT&T
  • As we start 2020 implementation is not widespread.  Companies like AT&T lie and say it is 5G and it isn’t
  • Go to browser on phone and go to and hit enter unless > 500 megs per second it is NOT 5G
  • Fiber optic cable is the best alternative to 5G
  • It's essentially a giant public health experiment

-How to mitigate NAD damage from EMF, and how can we increase it in our bodies...47:25

-How to activate the NRF2 pathway...1:03:21

-Why magnesium is a good supplement, and the best forms to take...1:06:30

-Technologies that can repair the damage caused by EMF...1:11:36

-How to read a chapter of Dr. Mercola's book for free...1:21:15

Resources from this episode:

- Dr. Mercola's website

- Dr. Mercola's new book EMF'D: 5G, Wi-Fi & Cell Phones: Hidden Harms & How To Protect Yourself

- BGF podcasts with Dr. Joseph Mercola

- Books by Dr. Mercola



- Book: Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

- Book: The Carnivore Code by Paul Saladino

- Book: Dirty Electricity by Sam Milhan

- BGF podcast with Tyler LeBaron about molecular hydrogen

- Tyler LeBaron doing one-arm pull-ups in a three-piece suit

- BGF podcast wth JJ Virgin

- BGF podcast with building biologist Brian Hoyer

- Shielded Healing, Brian Hoyer's company

- BGF podcast with Nick Pineault: The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs

- How To Migrate From Chrome To Brave

- RSS Feed search for PubMed

- Feedly

- Qwant search engine

- Ketone Aid

- Transdermal Magnesium

- Water and Wellness hydrogen tablets

- The Carnivore Code by Dr. Paul Saladino

- BGF podcast w/ Clint Ober

- Dr. Mercola's recent podcast w/ Ben Greenfield 

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Mercola or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!