In today's world, the abundance of EMF's (Electromagnetic Fields) are becoming more and more of a health danger.
The air is now filled with EMF's from electrical lines, cell phone towers, wireless internet, and more. Over-exposure to EMF's can cause all kinds of health problems, because they can disrupt our bodies natural "electrical" operations. This is especially true for people whose health is already compromised.
(The earthcalm website explains more specifics of the dangers of EMF's from various sources.)
So what can we do to reduce overall EMF exposure? Here's a list of some things I've done that have helped:
1) Turn off your wireless internet when not in use - and especially turn it off at night, so your body has time to heal as you sleep.
2) Keep electronic devices out of your bedroom.
During sleep is when your body works to repair itself. Don't leave laptops, cell phones, ipods or other electronics next to your bed or even in the room. Keep your sleeping environment as EMF free as possible to maximize this healing time.
3) Turn off some of the breakers in your house.
My mom's house has outlets on practically every wall. Very convenient, but not very healthy. So we chose 3 specific breakers that we leave turned off all the time. That means we can't use certain outlets, but it reduces the EMF load in the house.
4) Use the "speakerphone" feature on your phone as much as possible.
Holding a cell phone (or cordless phone) next to your ear exposes you to high levels of EMF's very close to your brain - not good. With the speakerphone option you can hold the phone away from your head and lower EMF exposure.
Also, never carry a cell phone attached to your body, as you'll be continuously exposed to the EMF's. And in general don't use EMF "shield" devices on your cell phone as they usually only cause the phone to work harder and emit more EMF's to push through the shield.
5) Monitor the time you spend on electronic devices. Don't spend all day on the computer, then sit and watch TV or text on your phone all evening. Give your body a break from EMF's frequently throughout the day.
6) Practice "grounding" regularly (every day if possible).
Grounding, or "earthing," just means standing on the ground barefoot for several minutes. There are many health benefits from doing this, including helping your body get rid of excess EMF's and restoring a healthy balance of energy in your body.
Several health benefits are also listed on this earthing website.
7) Use a home EMF protection device.
A friend recommended this earthcalm product to us and we've been using it for several years now. It's an investment, but it's definitely worth it in the long run.
8) Say no to "smart meters"!
For those of us in the USA and Canada, smart meters will soon replace the old electric meters on homes. Unfortunately, these wireless-type devices are highly toxic, worse than living under a cell phone tower! And you can imagine the devastating effects once every home in a neighborhood has them.
In some places where they've already been installed people have reported serious health problems as a result and many have had to leave their homes and move across the country to "radiation-free" zones.
I hope to do a more in-depth post about smart meters in the future, but for now, here are a couple of websites you can check out:
I encourage you to call your power company ASAP and tell them you do NOT want a smart meter installed (some states have opt-out plans, others don't yet). Then spread the word to your friends, neighbors, churches, workplaces, etc. Hopefully with enough consumer outcry we can keep this scourge from spreading.
There are many benefits of today's technology that we enjoy, but let's not forget the risks either. The world is a different place than it was 20 years ago. We need to take different actions now to continue to protect our health.
Do you have any questions or any other suggestions for minimizing EMF exposure?