Living in the modern world exposes us to electromagnetic radiation, for better or worse. So many benefits and conveniences that come with modern technology can profoundly affect your health, but there are various things you can do to mitigate them to get the best of both worlds. This guide will share the Good List and Naughty List regarding EMFs.
What are EMFs?
You may have heard about the dangers of EMFs, but what are they? Electric and magnetic fields are invisible areas of energy electricity produces, which moves electrons through a wire. Electric and magnetic fields are referred to as electromagnetic fields or EMFs. The electric and magnetic forces in EMFs are caused by electromagnetic radiation.
EMFs can be naturally and unnaturally formed. For example, natural EMFs come from the sun and are a natural part of life. As such, not all EMFs are “bad,” and our human bodies have a large capacity to deal with the stress they cause
We must prepare to deal with the amounts of unnatural EMFs our bodies are exposed to in modern times. Artificial EMFs include power lines, electric wiring, electrical equipment, appliances, wi-fi routers (yours and all your neighbors!), cellphones, dimmers, electrical outlets, computers, and radiant heating devices (like electric blankets).
Although many people aren’t aware of the impact of these frequencies, they are a form of stress. Some people are more resilient to stress than others, but stress is stress. With no beneficial side effects to exposure, wouldn’t you rather save your stress resilience for things like exercise, sauna, or cold plunging?
The EMF Dance
Odds are you’re not interested in moving to the wilderness and living off the grid in hopes of avoiding all unnatural forms of EMFs. Modern technologies help us work, create, cook, and save time.
The dance comes from knowing you can live in the modern world and take precautionary steps to mitigate EMFs. Certain times, like when you sleep, are especially important when promoting deep and restorative sleep.
The naughty list highlights many things you want to avoid regarding the harms of EMFs, and the good list swaps out the bad habits for better ones. Of course, you don’t have to do them all at once, but taking baby steps to avoid unnecessary exposure over time means better sleep, more energy, and better health.
Steer Clear of:
- Electrical outlets
- Wifi Box
- Smart meters
- Living near a 5G tower
- Electric blankets
- Spending too much time near large electrical devices (ovens, fridges)
- Smart technology (smart fridges)
- Talking on the phone with your phone on your face
- Using Bluetooth devices (headphones)
- Keeping electrical devices in the bedroom
- EMF-blocking laptop pads
- Using the kill switch in bedrooms at night
- Turning off the wifi at night
- Using ethernet instead of wifi altogether
- Earthing your bed
- Faraday cages
- Keeping your bed away from electrical sockets
- EMF testing your home with a meter
- Hot water bottles (instead of electric blankets)
- Using wired headphones (instead of Bluetooth headphones)
- Earthing (barefoot on the earth)
- Keeping all electrical devices out of the bedroom
- Wear radiation-blocking clothing lined with silver
- Try a Homeopathic
You can’t out-supplement over-exposure to EMFs, so your priority should be stepping out of the ‘naughty’ list and into the ‘good’ list as much as possible. That being said, unless you’re a forest dweller living off the grid, odds are you are still exposing yourself to unnatural amounts of EMFs and would benefit from an EMF-protecting homeopathic.
EMFs are a part of modern life, and while there is still much research to be done, there are concerns about their potential impact on human health. By taking steps to reduce your exposure to EMFs in your home and using caution with wireless technology, you can help reduce your risk.
While many products on the market claim to protect against EMFs, their effectiveness is still up for debate. As with any health concern, it’s important to consult a qualified healthcare provider before trying new products or practices.
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. (2021, August 19). Electromagnetic Fields. Retrieved October 4, 2021, from https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/emf/index.cfm
World Health Organization. (2014). Electromagnetic fields (EMF). Retrieved October 4, 2021, from https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/electromagnetic-fields-(emf)