EMF Exposure and Your Health
All wireless electronic devices emit EMFs (electromagnetic fields), which have been shown to have a negative effect on our bodies in various ways. While most of us have heard about the potential link between cell phone radiation and an increased risk in cancer, scientists have also noticed a correlation between consistent EMF exposure and chronic diseases.
Before we entered the electronic age, our main exposure to these EMF rays came from the radiation from the sun. Nowadays, we are consistently exposed to EMFs both outside and in our homes. Cell phones, Wifi routers, baby monitors, cell phone towers, and other wireless electronic devices leave us consistently absorbing EMFs. This increase can lead to an increase of free radicals (unstable particles that cause damage) in our systems, which can lead to a higher risk of cancer, anxiety, depression, infertility, and other potential dangerous health conditions.
While we may not notice some of these health issues from EMFs and free radicals immediately, the effects from consistent exposure develop gradually. In fact, there has been a dramatic increase in certain chronic health issues and diseases since 1990, very possibly due to the higher EMF exposure rate as we grow in a more digital age.
The specifics behind the detrimental effects of consistent exposure to EMFs suggest that EMFs can cause in increase in intracellular calcium. This can trigger events that break down mitochondrial function (energy production), damage cells, breakdown DNA, accelerate the aging process, and increase your risk for chronic diseases. The parts of your body that have the highest risk of experiencing negative side effects from EMF exposure include your brain, testes (for men), nervous system, and retinas. Aside from cancer, the most common potential consequences that might occur from these body parts being exposed to EMFs are Alzheimer’s, autism, anxiety, depression, heart problems, and male infertility.
There are ways you can reduce your exposure and the detrimental effects of EMFs in your life. Some of the following ways to reduce your risk of the aforementioned chronic diseases and health issues have been suggested:
Strive to use wired versions of your electronics, such as wired internet, keyboards, mice, printers, etc.
Turn off your wifi when it’s not in use.
Use a battery-powered clock without any light.
Use incandescent light bulbs, and remove fluorescent lights.
Try to not carry your cell phone on your body or sleep with it near you unless it’s in airplane mode.
Additional recommendations include adding specific anti-oxidant foods (blueberries, spinach, apples, grapes, etc.) in your diet. Specific supplements can include magnesium, nrf2 stimulants (green tea, milk thistle turmeric, etc.) and molecular hydrogen (supplement tablets or liquid). But don’t take excessive amounts of antioxidant supplements as they may diminish natural nrf2 activity.
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