I’m in the natural health field and often encounter people who experience ill-health effects from electromagnetic radiation. It took me considerable time to research solutions — and I was spurred on by reactions to EMF that my own parents experienced.
My parents had been the healthiest people I knew, both professional figure skaters. Even as they advanced in age, they skated a few days each week. Their health “crashed” within a period of months. We were able to trace it to two sources: renovations at their church (asbestos and mold exposure) and major electromagnetic frequency (EMF) exposures in their bedroom. I believe the EMF exposures were secondary, but added to the total “load” that affects our immune system.
To my surprise, we learned the bed itself, with metal springs in the box and mattress, were “coupling” with the electrical field at the head of the bed. We also had electrical appliances near the bed. I learned of the effect on the adrenals caused by electrical-related stress on the body, and how EMFs can interfere with calcium and other nutrient absorption.
I now recommend to patients that they:
- Reduce exposure by clearing the sleep area and home of EMF’s as much as possible (see suggestions at end of this article).
- Support blood sugar stability with frequent small snacks/meals containing protein and/or fiber.
- Consider botanical flower remedies from Australian Bush Flower Remedies — specifically “Electrosmog” remedy.
- Consume essential fatty acids.
- Use electrosmog tabs for cell phones, computers, microwaves, etc. I am only familiar with those from Biomagnetic Research, and some patients report they find them helpful.
- Limit use of high-tech equipment and fluorescent lighting.
- Avoid living in the area of cell towers and high tension wires.
Specific to the bedroom, clear your sleep area first!
- Box spring and spring mattress: pull bed out from the wall if the bed is near an electrical outlet.
- Use only basic battery clocks.
- Keep extension cords away from the bed (not under it either).
- Stay at least one meter away from electric radiators;
- Keep cell phone off or as far away as possible.
- Baby monitors are dangerous — keep well away from baby (and you).
- Don’t wear senior citizen “help line” monitors around the neck. If they need to be worn, a bracelet is better.
- In-floor heating: This is a tough one to deal with. If present, moving is wise, but otherwise protect yourself as much as possible. Some people use Japanese technology (Nikken magnets). You can wear insoles sold by this company around the house for some protection.
- Avoid microwave use.
- Fluorescent lighting: if this type of lighting is necessary, at least use full spectrum bulbs.
- Electric blanket: remove from bed after warmed, or consider using a far-infrared ceramic fiber comforter (Nikken) which is reported to regulate body temperature.