You can’t get away from them – EMFs are all around us, exposing us to radiation on regular basis. Modern day technology has helped us in many ways but has a silent dark side which we may not know the full repercussions of for many years.
What exactly are EMFs? They are electromagnetic frequencies that are found in cell phones, computers, tablets, wireless routers, Bluetooth devices, microwave ovens, power lines, etc. These are known as non-ionizing EMFs whereas ionizing radiation comes from x-rays, MRI scanners, and ultraviolet lights and are more dangerous.
What happens when you are exposed to too many EMFs? Research is clear that EMFs are associated with stress, anxiety, sleep issues, cognitive challenges, mood changes, irritability, lack of concentration, headaches, unexplained fatigue, restlessness and the list goes (and we wonder why our children have many of these challenges).
There is even a small amount of research showing cell phones can increase brain tumors.
What can we do to protect ourselves and still live in a world where we rely on technology? Here are 10 ways to lower your exposure to EMFs.
- Ground on a daily basis (go outside with bare feet and feel the earth/ground)
- Turn off your Wi-Fi router at night
- Do not sleep near your cell phone
- Keep your devices away from your body when not in use and in airplane mode
- Use hard-wire internet connections when possible
- Send a text rather than taking a call
- Do not talk on your cell phone while it is charging
- Use an EMF friendly head set versus Bluetooth technology
- Limit use of or get rid of your microwave
- Consider getting an EMF meter to measure EMF’s you are receiving
Just doing 2-3 of the above can alleviate stress on your body. Do a simple test and change a few things to see how you feel. I know when our internet was down in the house for a few days I felt a lot calmer and was surprised (although irritated) at how much better I felt. You can’t change everything so change what makes the most sense to you and give your body a rest from the EMFs.