Electrical Pollution Interferes with Your Body's Cells
Your body is a complex communication device where cells, tissues, organs and organisms all "talk." At each of these levels, the communication includes finely tuned bio-electrical transmitters and receivers, which are tuned like tuning into a radio station.
What happens when you expose a radio antenna to a significant amount of external noise? You get static from the noise -- and that is what is happening to your body in today's electro-smog environment.
At a cellular level, your cell membrane receptors (the brain of the cell) recognize electromagnetic fields at very low levels of exposure. This produces a stress response similar to that created by exposure to heavy metals or toxic chemicals.
This can cause the cell membrane to go from an "active" or permeable state where it allows nutrients in and toxins out, to an "inactive" state where the cell membrane is impermeable. During a normal day, your cells will change states thousands of time, but when under constant environmental stress, the membranes can be locked in the inactive state, starving and poisoning the cell.
This is often referred to as oxidative stress, as nutrients are able to enter into the cell, while toxins (free radicals) are not allowed to leave.
This video illustrates cellular changes with EMF use.
For optimal health, your body must be able to communicate within itself, that is, to be in harmony with the natural rhythm of the earth and all life. The chaotic and unpredictable patterns from electro-smog can create noise in your body and force your body out of harmony.
The Six Primary Types of EMF
- Static Electric Fields: These are made up of static electricity caused by ions released from synthetic materials in your home. When combined, they can make you feel unwell, which underscores the importance of choosing natural materials for your furniture, cabinetry, flooring and other building supplies.
- Residual Magnetism: Most often this occurs from metal in your bed, which can change its magnetic field. Your body sleeps best in a constant magnetic field, rather than one impacted by metals. (If you hold a liquid-filled compass over your sleeping area, north should always be north; a spinning compass signals residual magnetism).
- Power Frequency: This includes the wiring in your walls, electrical outlets, extension cords, lamps, and other electricity sources. They produce electric fields that essentially turn your body into a large antenna and interfere with your cells' ability to communicate with one another. A bedroom disrupted with power frequency is especially unhealthy to sleep in, as cells cannot regenerate properly, potentially leading to insomnia and other diseases.
- Power Frequency Magnetic Fields: These are caused by building wiring errors and also when power lines to your home run underground near your sleeping area. An electrical panel box located on a wall near your sleeping area or even a refrigerator or TV located on the other side of the wall from where you sleep can also lead to power frequency magnetic fields.
- Radiofrequency (RF) /Communications: This includes a broad range of cordless phones, wireless devices, cell phones and cell phone towers, all of which can interfere with your health.
- Radioactivity (and its byproduct radon): Radioactivity enters your home from building materials (such as granite -- one-third of the granite in homes is radioactive) or radon gas coming up out of the ground.
Light and sound are also part of the EMF spectrum, so if you're near a highway or airport that surrounds your home in artificial light or excessive noise, you can also be impacted by that, although this is less common than the EMF sources listed above.
Tips for Creating a Healthy, Low-EMF Home Environment
* Be aware that cell phones and WI-FI are not the only EMF sources to watch. Essentially, most all electronics will generate EMFs, including the wiring in your home, electric alarm clocks, electric blankets, computers and lamps, just to mention a few. For best results, avoid using electric blankets and electric heating pads, and unplug all electrical appliances when not in use. Even better, turn off the fuses directly.
* Protect yourself from cordless phones. A cordless phone base station (which is always transmitting at full power) placed about two feet from your head and plugged in for three minutes at a time can significantly disrupt your health, including your heart rhythms. Keep the base station at least three rooms away from where everyone sleeps and where you spend the most time during the day. Or simply keep it off except in the limited circumstances where you feel you need to use it.
When Dealing with EMF, Start in Your Sleeping Area
First, make sure that your bed does not contain any metal. The vast majority of beds (90-95 percent) contain metal springs and/or frames. Unfortunately, these metal frames and metal box springs can amplify and distort the earth's natural magnetic field, which can lead to a non-restful sleep along with a range of other symptoms including:
• Depression and fatigue
• Muscle cramps
To find out if your bed contains residual magnetism, I encourage you to use the compass trick (if a liquid-filled compass spins when held over your bed, it means residual magnetism is present).
Increase your bedroom low-EMF sleep sanctuary:
* Turn off all the fuses at night (or at least those that are in your bedroom).
* Shield your bed with a special metalized fabric to protect yourself from harmful frequencies.
* If constructing a new home or renovating, install radiant barrier in the walls. (A tough type of aluminum foil that very effectively screens out EMF.) This is what I did for my own bedroom.
* Move your bed so that your head is at least 3-6 feet from all electrical outlets. If you are constructing the walls you can put the wires inside pipes, which will virtually eliminate the fields that are generated in the room when the current runs through the wire.
* Turn off and unplug everything electrical in your sleeping area, including your computer, WI-FI, cell and portable phones.