If you use your mobile phone for more than 16 minutes a day you are damaging your cells, including your DNA, which could lead to an increased cancer risk. Research from Tel Aviv University in Israel showed considerable oxidative stress in the saliva of heavy mobile phone users compared to deaf users’ saliva who obviously used their phones exclusively for texting. Dr Yaniv Hamzany noted that oxidative stress, caused by radiation from the phone, is linked to cell mutations, which could lead to the development of cancerous tumours.


So use a landline or text and only talk on your mobile, if necessary, for very short periods. The damage risk to young people is even greater so limit mobile use even more for under 18s (if you can!).


(Antioxid RedoxSignal;2013;18:622-7)

Michelle Toocaram

Michelle Toocaram

Michelle Toocaram has been a natural therapist for over 20 years. She has a life long interest in health and natural medicine and has trained extensively in both the UK and Australia. She graduated from the Dorothy Hall College of Herbal Medicine with distinction. Dorothy Hall is Australia's most well known herbalist with over 40 years of professional practice and teaching and the author of many leading books on the subject. She also founded the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, which regulates natural therapists.

Michelle studied in the UK with both the School of Phytotherapy and the Self Heal School. She also had a Diploma in Iridology from the Independent School of Iridology.

Michelle also studied Journey Therapy with Brandon Bays and is an accredited Journey Practitioner.

Advanced Diploma (Dorothy Hall) Classical Herbal Medicine

Diploma of Iridology

Diploma of Anatomy & Physiology

Accredited Journey Practitioner

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Member Australian Traditional Medicine Society

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