Stephanie McCarter, MD, Environmental Health Center, Dallas

Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications had the great pleasure of interviewing Dr. Stephanie McCarter at the Environmental Health Center (EHC) in Dallas.

Not only is Dr. McCarter someone who has years of experience treating people who are electrically sensitive, she herself came into the field of Environmental Medicine because of her own problems with electromagnetic fields. She came to the Environmental Health Center initially herself as a patient. So, her direct personal experience with electrical sensitivity is of tremendous value to patients, as she can relate to their symptoms, and knows from personal experience how to lower sensitivity with the methods originally pioneered by Dr. William Rea at EHC.
As she explains, electromagnetic fields create cell membrane instability, so a focus is on building up the body with what is needed to support cellular stability, including magnesium, oxygen, fish oils, etc. She also pays careful attention to the microbiome to restore it to balance. At the EHC, patients are also desensitized to foods, molds, chemicals, as well as to the specific frequencies to which the patient is reacting. Dr. McCarter stresses one must look at each situation individually.
Dr. McCarter is especially concerned about what is happening to children socially from tech overuse today, about the growth in sleep disorders, which she and her colleagues find is often simply due to having WiFi on in the home overnight, and the ignorance in the population about risks posed by wearing radiating devices, like cell phones, on the body.
In addition, Dr. McCarter discusses special problems in our increasingly wireless world with the use of metal in the body—such as dental amalgams, titanium implants and metal mesh, increasingly used in surgeries. She is also especially concerned about plans being pushed in different states now to allow wireless companies to use local utility and street light infrastructure to place high-intensity small cell antennas in residential neighborhoods.