Original Message -----
To: Martin Weatherall
Monday, May 07, 2007 6:16 AM
Re: Calcium depletion
Hi Don and Martin,
Thanks for copying me in on this one. I have also forwarded it
to one of my daughters who is a vet (small animals and exotics) to
see if she has anything to add.
There are some fascinating ideas here. The idea that at least
some forms of osteoporosis may be caused or exacerbated by
electromagnetic exposure seems plausible; if it can remove calcium from
call membranes, why can't it remove it from bones?
There is also another possible mechanism (probably additional
rather than an alternative), that being that the blood-stream can be
"conditioned" by weak electromagnetic fields in the same way as tap
water can be conditioned to remove and prevent limescale in boilers and
The mechanism of the water conditioning process is still
controversial, but it appears to depend on colloidal impurities. I
suspect that electromagnetic treatment removes calcium
from colloidal particles in the much same way as it does from
membranes. The resulting calcium-deficient particles act as more
efficient nuclei for the formation of limescale (so it forms on these
rather than on the boiler surface) and over a long time (weeks to
months) can even remove existing scale provided there is a rapid flow
to carry it away.
Still, whatever the mechanism, water (with the right colloidal
and ionic composition) treated in this way can remove calcium salts
from limescale, so perhaps blood treated in a similar way may
be able to remove them from bone. It would certainly be worth checking
I am attaching a paper that I wrote some years ago that may
fill you in on the background to this [ http://omega.twoday.net/stories/3552381/
. The biological effects of
electromagnetically treated water seem very similar to those of
direct electromagnetic exposure and can also be explained in terms of
its removing calcium from cell membranes. So the two processes may be
complementary or even synergistic and the possibility that
electromagnetic exposure may be a factor in the etiology of
osteoporosis is certainly worth investigating.
Martin Weatherall wrote:
Thank you for all this information. After reading
Andrew Goldsworthy's research I have been thinking about another
problem which may be related, in humans. Several people that I
know suffer from osteoporosis or the pre-courser condition. Their
bones are becoming brittle because of a lack of calcium and many are
taking medical supplements to stop the problem getting worse.
This seems to be a medical problem which is becoming more
widespread. It makes me wonder if it is caused by electrical and
Original Message -----
Saturday, May 05, 2007 8:47 AM
As you will note from the attached description from Merck
Veterinary Manual: Milk fever, is a metabolic disease that usually
occurs within a few hours after calving (parturition). Because it is
associated with acute low blood calcium it is technically known as
post-parturient hypocalcium and post-parturient paresis (post-calving
paralysis). It is believed to result from the rapid increase in milk
secretion, with its drain on blood calcium and inadequate release of
bone calcium. It is a metabolic disease related to nutrition, but also
the cows physiological response to the stress of calving.
My observation is that the stress of calving can be
exacerbated by electrical exposure (EMF) as demonstrated by “increased
cortisol in blood, increased heart rate and blood pressure, delay in
oxytocin hormone release from the pituitary gland which result in
failure of cows to let-down their milk, resulting in incomplete milking
as published by Gorewit et al. (1984), (adrenal stress syndrome)
and many other physiological effects also associated with increased
cortisol in blood. I have an article about to go to publishers re:
Electropathic Stress Syndrome.
The exacerbation is a synergistic action, meaning two
stress-producing factors have more effect on health than one alone. The
changes in blood calcium flux due to different electrical potentials on
each side of a membrane and calcium release as described by Dr. Andrew
Goldsworthy from the work of Ross Adey, Bawin, Blackman et al., etc.
may give us some clues about why some herds exposed to excessive EMF
commonly called stray voltage or tingle voltage (in Canada) have a high
incidence of milk fever (hypocalcemia), displaced abomasum (true
stomach loses its tone and gets shifted to the left side and stuck
there also after calving). This is another stress syndrome that has
not been adequately explained but also related to hypocalcemia— common
in cows with milk fever.
The low water intake from cows refusing to stick their
noses into a charged water bowl may be true, but it does not account
for cows producing less milk when exposed to overhead induced currents
as at McGill University (Burchard et al., 2003). Cows and humans cannot
feel the high frequency currents that changed HR and BP while I was
sitting on the living room sofa.
Of course, my theories about EMF and increased milk fever and displaced
abomasums need to be proved under controlled conditions but most
University herds will not have enough cattle to show statistical
significance, so they will claim no effect. I will propose the question
to Dr. Don Beitz, at Iowa State University, who has been studying milk
fever for many years, while he has learned much, no one has yet solved
the possible environmental influence–true for many diseases whose
causes are unknown.
Best regards, I hope this helps!