There’s a good reason why I unplug my wifi before I go to bed, don’t hold my mobile phone by my head when I am talking and won’t even consider owning a microwave or induction hob.  It’s because my wife makes me… no but seriously.

As I write this there are millions of broadcasting transmitters that are flooding our airways. We currently own and use millions of electromagnetic devices and sit in-front of T.V daily for lengthy periods of time.

EMF radiation is the by-product of all this electronic technology and the radiation emitted by all this machinery, installations, computers, transmitters. Other electrical powered devices are taking its toll in the form of environmental pollution (1)  

Headaches, vision problems, irritability, anxiety, depression, nausea, fatigue and loss of libido have all been linked to EMF

Yes I am first to admit that the direct cause and effect relationship between electromagnetic radiation and illness has been difficult to prove, but the number of supportive studies does continue to increase.

Now, don’t get me wrong I am not anti technology in fact I think our technological advancement is a wonderful thing. I get to see and speak to friends all over the world. I get to share what I am writing with you, the reader. As a business my barrier to entry is not what it once was. My kids get to know their grandparents on the other side of the world. The benefits to having this technology is undeniable.

BUT to quote… Paracelsus

“All things are poisons, for there is nothing without poisonous qualities. It is only the dose which makes a thing poison.”

Dose. We now live in a world where EMF radiation is everywhere and we have more sick people than ever. As a GEN Y kid I wasn’t brought up without social media or the internet, I didn’t get a computer until I was around 10 which was a Spectrum ZX for the nostalgia lovers and it took 45 minutes to load a single game and there was a 50/50 chance that it would crash within the first 2 minutes of playing.

Internet…. What’s that ?

Mobile phone …. Mobile what ?

Bluetooth…. Who’s tooth ?

As part of my job as a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist, I have been looking at hormones and neurotransmitters for a number of years and it’s not pretty. I can’t tell you the last time I looked at a test result that was remotely close to normal let alone optimal. Yes there are a number of factors that we can attribute to this but I am not ruling out EMF’s. With every action there is always a reaction.  More people staring at screens, more people needing glasses.

Evening screen time and low levels of melatonin

Mobile phones in pockets and reduced testosterone  – a team led by Dr Fiona Mathews, of Biosciences at the University of Exeter, conducted a “meta-study” or study of studies published in the journal Environment International on June 10, 2014 – Which found that cell phone usage was associated with an 8.1 percent descent in sperm motility (how fast the little guys swim) and 10 percent change in sperm viability

I digress, the point I am making is that we might want to consider our exposure. In the meantime here are some things that can help

1 – Turn off your wifi when you go to bed

2 – Put blue-light blockers on computer screens

3 – Use dirty electricity filters in the main room of your house

4 – Keep your phone or laptop several inches away from you. A laptop contrary to its name doesn’t belong on your lap and if you have to have your phone by you then put it on flight mode

5 – Avoid using your phone when the signal is weak. This amplifies EMF

Here is a great website for more information on small changes that can make big difference

You may have already made your mind up about what your belief is to EMF. We can’t cause-ate but we can correlate, and I invite you to consider making a few small changes to see if it makes any different in benefiting your health.

 1 – U. A. Bakshi, A. P. Godse (2009). Basic Electronics Engineering. Technical Publications. pp. 8–10.