Energy fields, such as sound and light, are all around us. Everything is made up of tiny particles and waveforms (energy patterns).
Electrical devices emit electrical fields and magnetic fields
Devices powered by mains electricity operate at low frequencies and give off electromagnetic frequencies (EMF’s). Appliances like washing machines and TVs draw voltage from the wires behind your plug sockets, the more power is needed — the more electrical and magnetic fields are produced.
Higher frequencies are used for wireless communications (mobile phones, wifi etc). These frequencies radiate out as waves of energy so they are known as electromagnetic radiation (EMR’s). Mobile phone or TETRA masts, microwave ovens, wifi routers, mobile phones, cordless phones (DECT), smart meters, burglar alarms and digital baby monitors all give off EMR’s.
For most people, exposure to EMF’s and EMR’s is on the increase
Whether at home or in the workplace, we are often surrounded by electrical equipment that emit EMF’s or EMR’s, otherwise known as “electrosmog”.
With our increasing use of electrical appliances and especially mobile phone, wifi and smart meter technology in our homes, it’s important to understand what effect this electrical pollution can have on our health and to know how it can be measured and be reduced if necessary.
If you have any of the following symptoms you may be experiencing electro-sensitivity and you will need to reduce your exposure to EMFs & EMR’s:
Lack of motivation / lethargy Irritability Immunity problems
Tiredness but unable to sleep
Weak, aching muscles and joints Concentration problems.
It’s important to know also that children’s brains are much more affected by electrosmog because their skulls are thinner and provide less protection.
NB. If you are effected by any heavy metal toxicity (mercury, aluminium, lead etc), EMF exposure makes this problem much worse, because exposure to EMFs affect our internal enzymes in a way that makes detoxification of toxins more difficult. This means it is crucial to limit your electrosmog exposure if you are dealing with heavy metal toxicity issues.
Initially, it is a good idea to measure your home and work environment to check for EMF’s. You can hire devices from: www.healthy–house.co.uk but technology is advancing so quickly that the measuring devices do not detect all the frequencies that you may be exposed to. For example, many of the measuring devices were created when we were only exposed to 2G mobile phone frequencies but we not use 4G and soon 5G – we have to assume that we are all exposed to high levels of EMF and up to half of us will be negatively affected by this.
Evidence is growing about the severe health effects of Electrosmog – a 25 million-dollar research study by the US National Toxicology programme is expected to announce in early 2018 that cell phone radiation can trigger brain cancer. The World Health Organisation confirmed in 2011 that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields can be carcinogenic to humans and in 2015 the French Government passed a law to reduce the exposure of children under 11 and banned WIFI in nursery schools.
With the introduction of 5G, the biggest concern is how the new wavelengths will affect us, because 90% of the transmitted power will be absorbed in the epidermis and dermis layer. This means that the skin will become more conductive, which could lead to many skin diseases and cancers as well as physical pain to the skin. Many countries are questioning the possible health impact of introducing 5G and there is already research emerging to show how it is damaging plants and wildlife.
We are not suggesting that most people need to stop using these technologies completely, but we all need to be aware of the risks.
Overall, reducing your usage and exposure is the most important thing to do. Relying on protection products or harmonising devices can give you a false sense of security.
Here are some easy ways of helping to reduce the effect and exposure to electrosmog:
Don’t use mobiles in a car or train – the metal box you are travelling in amplifies the radiation
Turn mobile phones off at night and don’t carry mobiles in your pocket – invest in a cover like a Safesleeve – turn the volume of your ringer up and leave your phone as far away from you as possible when its switched on
If you have children who like to play on your phone or a tablet then download games and videos so that they can use it in flight safe mode
Use mobile phones with headphones or speaker rather than hold it to your head – make sure the phone is nearer to a window than your head is so that the signal isn’t passing through your brain. You can buy low EMF / anti-radiation earpieces online (Amazon etc.)
Try not to use your mobile when you have a poor signal – the radiation output is higher when its struggling
Turn your wifi router off at night – use a timer switch plug and set it to turn off when you go to sleep and turn on just before you generally wake up
Use a wired internet connection as much as possible – connect your phone / PC / laptop to your wifi router with an ethernet cable and turn off the wifi connection in the device settlings
Use laptops in battery mode when you can and put laptops on a desk, not your lap. If must have it on your lap, use an anti-radiation laptop pad on a tray. Its also good to use a separate keyboard and mouse (wired, not wireless) because you can then sit a bit further away from the device.
Unplug all devices when not in use, especially in your bedroom while you sleep Cont…
Use a corded landline phone when you can
Avoid microwave cooking – leave the room if you use one
Turn electric blankets off when you get in bed
Refuse a smart meter — they are being offered to homes around the UK but give off high EMR’s.
Wireless earphones, apple watches and fit-bits etc are all a bad idea if you are EMF sensitive
House plants are also very efficient at absorbing electrosmog. You should have at least one near your router – the more leafy plants do the job best.
There are protection devices and shielding equipment that you can buy to reduce your exposure: www.healthyhouse.co.uk sell many of them
Protective clothing is also available. It is most important to cover your abdomen to protect your bowel flora and enzymes www.emfclothing.com sell various types
Some people find that harmonising devices reduce their symptoms. They are designed to neutralise harmful radiation to a more tolerable frequency. I find the Geomack Oyster reduces the effects of using my laptop. Geomack also sell whole house harmonising devices – both are available throughhealthy-house.co.uk
If you are very sensitive then you can use shielding fabric to create an EMF free space (a sleeping environment for example), but it’s important to get expert advice about grounding to make sure this is done correctly.
You can also protect walls with a shielding paint – www.electrosmogshielding.co.uk sell Y-Shield which is getting good reports.
As part of our naturopathic testing and treatment programmes at NTA we help you to identify if electrosmog may be affecting you and have treatments which help to reduce their impact.
Natures Wisdom sell a range of products called eShield which protect you from the effect of EMFs in various ways – www.natureswisdomuk.com
There is more information about eShield below.
Ki Science sell a product called RayWave that we recommend — it may reduce the effects of electrosmog for sensitive people www.kiscience.com
Sonia O’Donnell LCPH MARH
for NTA Health 2019
contain plant ingredients that offer natural protective elements against the effects of radiation exposure.
All products in the range are 100% natural and un-perfumed. The ingredients have been chosen for their different properties and combined into body products that can be applied to the skin.
We recommend the E shield cream be applied to the areas that are most affected by EMF exposure, usually the abdomen, chest and areas over the adrenal, thymus, thyroid and pituitary glands. The cream can also be used on the hands and eyelids for people that use computers / mobile phones / tablets.
E Shield cream – key ingredients:
Hemp seed oil – rich in vitamin A and D and has neuroprotective qualities.
Vitamin A protects mucus membranes and protects the thymus gland against radiation
Vitamin D protects against radiation damage particularly from low level radiation.
a powerful antioxidant, research shows that bee propolis has a powerful protective effect against radiation.
High in Vitamin C, E, carotenoids, quercetin, antioxidants and fatty acids. The carotenoids protect the skin against radiation and oxidative stress.
Colleus Forskohlii is the only plant that can trigger melanin production which protects us against ionizing radiation:
Coriander herbal extract
Research shows that coriander leaf extract protected against skin damage caused by radiation Also:
Rosemary herbal extract
Lavender herbal extract
Peteroselenium herbal extract
Homeopathic melatonin to compensate for effect of EMFs on the pineal gland.
Soap bars, laundry liquid and eShield Multi nutrient powders
E shield multi nutrient powders contain:
Coconut whey, grape skins, stevia, hemp seed, pre and probiotics, plant based enzymes and minerals, flax seeds, kelp, alfalfa, chastree, neem seeds, wild oats, chlorella vulgaris, choline, colleus forskohlii, reishi mushroom, green tea and turmeric.
To provide minerals, vitamins and enzymes in a highly bioavailable form, plus chlorella, reishi mushroom, green tea and turmeric which all have protective qualities against radiation.
eShield Laundry Liquid
Uses eShield protective ingredients in a perfume free natural washing liquid that you use in your washing machine to add a protective layer to your clothes.