Your Health and Technology
We have all heard that eating clean is important. Some of us even believe in eating mostly organic and many of us have strong beliefs in relation to GMOs. But what do we know of EMF?
We are beginning to know more about it now. Some of you might say " how so"?
Look at your desk and count the numerous pieces of Technology you have in front of you: cell phones, ipads,kindles,laptops, nooks,ipods,all the Wi-fi networks we have around etc etc.
All of these count toward your daily EMF load. The peak of this is reached when you live in a building with thousands of people, who each have their own cell phones plus a laptop wifi ; looking at your wifi networks, you realize there is a WI-FI jungle there.
The effects of EMF and cell phone waves, has been shown , to not be favorable to your health.
EMF stands for " Electromagnetic field " and it has actually been everywhere around us, even before the era of smartphones, in appliances and all electronics. Too much of it, has been shown to cause symptoms in some individuals, like brain, speech and thought disturbances, difficulty sleeping at night.
Despite a still very limited amount of studies available about the effects of cell phones, wi-fi and all these energies combined exist, the effects are truly felt by several people .
This group of the population, who identify themselves as " those who perform poorly under EMF load" , have had these symptoms become severe enough to actually form a movement against WI-Fi and move to a town in West Virginia, called Green Bank.
In Green Bank WV, WIFI signals are actually illegal so one can't make a call or a text on their cell phone, giving peace to those who have so many symptoms with EMF but making it a total teenager nightmare. But clearly not only teenagers.
Luckily we do not all have such severe symptoms to have to move to Green Bank WV, however we might show lighter versions of these symptoms. Some of these are: lightheadedness, feeling tired, sluggish and difficulty sleeping at night.
There is now more than one solution to resolve this energetic issue without moving to the yard and start cooking on the fire or worse, moving to green Bank WV: applying EMF shields to the main offenders (cellphones, ipads, laptops) the EMF load.
How EMF shields work: they come between your body and the cell phone by sustaining and rearranging the EMF coming from the cellphones itself, in a way that is not as intense and toxic.
People who have used these, have reported better sleep conditions, feeling their ears are not hot and achy and a few more other symptoms. This is where, as a Dietitian, I see a massive importance in their use, since sleep can reportedly affect metabolism and therefore being a paramount portion of the pie ( no pun intended) in losing weight.
One small step we can all do starting today, is to monitor the length and the amount of exposure we get from technology. More information about these shields will come in the next blog.