If you’re concerned about your child’s low performance in school, you’re not alone. Many, many children in the US are at risk of failing in school. And the numbers of children actually failing are increasing year after year.
Despite all the new advances in technology and new learning techniques children now have through the use of computers in school, the statistics of how many children are failing in school are alarming.
According to research:
- One-third of the students who enter high school drop out before graduation.
- Many students with high school diplomas are barely able to read or write.
- Vast numbers of students leaving the education system do not have skills to earn a living in our increasingly technological society and international marketplace.
- The number of children with learning disorders is increasing every year.
Reasons Why Children are Failing in School
Laziness: Some individuals, including certain parents, explain that children “lack motivation”, they simply “don’t want to learn”, that they’re “lazy”. Of course there may be some truth to these claims, but placing a moral judgment on children certainly can’t be helpful.
No Child Left Behind Law: More objective experts in the field blame the federal “No Child Left Behind” law that’s been in force since 2001. They say that we’ve lowered our standards, and therefore our kids know they don’t really need to learn because they know they’ll pass anyway, even if they don’t know how to read or write.
Not Enough Funding: Many in the school system blame the lack of funding for decent teachers’ salaries and textbooks. With the money available, school systems can’t attract the highest level of teachers that were once available to them.
Not enough Sleep or Healthy Food: Others put the emphasis on how tired the children seem to be, claiming they’re not getting sufficient sleep at night. Others emphasize that children are not eating healthy breakfasts in the morning and that they’re given too much sugar.
Too Narrow an Approach: Certain experts claim that our teaching methods are focused almost solely on developing the cognitive abilities in a child and don’t take all the other aspects (the emotional aspect, in particular) of the child’s psyche into consideration. They say we need to step back and look at a bigger picture, using what they call the “whole child” view on our approach to education.
Social & Emotional Problems: Another approach is to look at such problems as substance abuse, bullying, parental marital problems at home, and disorders involving depression and anxiety.
It would seem that probably all these reasons are valid to one extent or another. Parents and teachers together need to continue trying to improve these circumstances in every way they can.
However, these reasons do not adequately answer the question as to why the numbers of children failing in our school systems have sky-rocketed over the past 20 years.
EMF Exposure—the Missing Piece to the Puzzle
It’s just recently that scientists are looking at another very important piece of the puzzle, and that is the amount of EMF exposure children are being subjected to in the last few decades and the effect this exposure is having on them.
Just the number of ordinary appliances, like TVs and electrical kitchen appliances such as microwave ovens, has greatly increased in our homes. But when you take into account the number of computers and cell phones that are now part of everyday life, the amount of EMF exposure we’re engulfed in is off the charts.
Add to that the introduction of WiFi in our homes—and now into the schools themselves—along with an abundance of cell towers around us, some directly on the school grounds. And to that, further add the prevalence of wireless toys children are now playing with.
Our children are being bombarded with EMFs everywhere they turn.
Connecting the Dots
Few people have connected the dots between the increasing assault of all these EMFs on our children and their learning difficulties. And yet there are now hundreds of studies that have correlated EMF exposure with not only a number of physical health symptoms, but also with symptoms such as:
EMF exposure has also been linked to ADHD, Asthma and Autism—disorders which greatly interfere with children’s abilities to learn.
Research has shown that children are especially vulnerable to the effects of EMFs, because their brains and nervous systems are still developing, and their immature immune systems can’t fight off the effects of EMFs as well as those of adults.
Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem—and that’s to get EMF protection for our children. There’s likely no going back now—we’re not going to get rid of our cell phones, computers or WiFi. But we can protect ourselves and our children from the negative effects of these conveniences.
EarthCalm offers effective and powerful EMF protection products that have been tested and consistently improved over the past 25 years. Many parents have testified to the effectiveness of the products in their children’s learning and concentration problems. After getting EMF protection, their children get better grades, are less hyperactive, get better sleep, and also have fewer digestive problems.
EMF Exposure may not be the only reason so many children are failing in school these days. But the truth is, it may be the main reason your child is having trouble. And even if the causes lie elsewhere, EMFs are likely making the problem worse.
You can’t go wrong providing your child with EMF protection. You may not be able to do a whole lot about some of the reasons your child is failing in school. But this is something you can do.
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We tend to think that memory loss is a condition that can only affect adults: it’s hard to imagine a young child finding it difficult to remember things that had just happened the previous day. But it does happen—and there are reports of children having memory problems more and more often these days.
It’s sometimes difficult to determine if a child actually has memory loss—or if it’s just a temporary phase, a lack of attention, or an attitude issue that will soon pass. Often children don’t even realize they’re having a problem remembering things, so it’s up to parents and teachers to be alert to it.
Possible Causes of Memory Loss in Children
Drug Use: One of the side effects of drug use can be the loss of short-term memory. As unlikely as it may seem to you that your child might be taking drugs, this is always a first determination to make. Younger and younger children are being offered drugs these days, and it’s helpful to rule the possibility out.
Emotional Stress: Another possible reason for memory problems is serious emotional stress. Stress (and post-traumatic stress) can cause memory impairment in any of us. A death or divorce in the family or some other loss may be troubling your child.
Or there may be something that’s happened away from home that you’re not aware of that may be disturbing your child. If you can, rule out any sort of emotional stress that may be contributing to memory problems.
Learning Disabilities: Teachers will often decide that a child having difficulty in remembering what’s been taught in class has a learning disorder—in particular, ADHD. This is often the case, and tests should be given to your child to determine this. And if so, take advantage of any special programs your child’s school offers for children with learning problems.
However, a diagnosis of a learning disorder may not be the end of the story. Check out all other possibilities as well, as there may be an underlying cause as to why your child has a learning disability—something either causing or contributing to it that you could prevent.
Medical Reasons: It’s not common, but it’s a possibility that your child’s memory problems are due to a medical condition, such as:
It’s always smart to have your child checked by a physician to make sure all of these conditions can be ruled out.
EMF Exposure: An Overlooked Cause of Memory Loss in Your Child
A fact not well-known or understood is that many children today are electrosensitive: they are hyper-sensitive to the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) coming from electrical and wireless devices. And today, with WiFi at home and at school, cell towers everywhere, and cells phones, laptops, and wireless games all around them, children are constantly exposed to EMFs.
Those children who are naturally electrosensitive often experience a number of health effects that many doctors simply don’t understand, including loss of memory. Many children who have been labeled “dyslexic” or “learning disabled” are actually children who are electrosensitive: put them in an environment without WiFi, cell phones or laptops, and their memory returns to normal.
One way to easily determine if your child is electrosensitive is to look for other symptoms, as well as memory loss, such as:
What can be disturbing is that there numerous research studies that have shown not only a link between EMF exposure and these symptoms—but also serious diseases, such as brain cancer. Experts agree that children are more sensitive to electromagnetic radiation than adults: their nervous systems and brains are still developing, and their immune systems cannot fight the EMFs as well.
Of course, it’s difficult to create for your child a world without WiFi, cell phones and cell towers. However, you need not worry about trying to do this. You can simply get EMF protection for your child.
EarthCalm has provided EMF protection world-wide for over 25 years. If you have a very young child, you can simply buy a Home EMF Protection System, and you’ll protect your child—and everyone else in your home—while you’re at home. This strengthens their immune system and makes it easier for them to adapt to EMFs outside the home.
If your child is school-aged, then the Child Resonator is recommended, for protection everywhere, 24/7. For very active children, it can be pinned to their clothing to prevent loss.
Even if your children don’t have a problem of memory loss, it’s wise to protect them from all symptoms and diseases that could develop due to EMF exposure.
Today’s technological world offers your children so many exciting new learning experiences—take advantage of them! Just keep your children safe and happy in the process with EMF protection.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently endorsed pending legislation introduced into Congress by Rep. Dennis Kucinich in August 2012 that would require new research into the safety of cell phone radiation, especially for children.
Cell Phone Right to Know Act
Known as the “Cell Phone Right to Know Act”, the bill proposes that adverse human biological effects associated with exposure to electromagnetic fields from cell phones and other wireless devices be examined and that cell phones be labeled with these effects.
In particular, the bill proposes that
- Safety standards be required that protect children and other vulnerable populations, e.g., that warning labels be placed on cell phones, warning consumers of radiation dangers.
- A research program be started to study cell phone radiation levels
- The Environmental Protection Agency be required to update the standards for specific absorption rate (SAR)
American Academy of Pediatrics Endorsement
In December 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics sent a letter to Rep. Kucinich, stating their support of the bill. The AAP is a non-profit professional organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists.
Elaborating on the Academy’s support of the bill, the letter describes how children are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation.
“The differences in bone density and the amount of fluid in a child’s brain compared to an adult’s brain could allow children to absorb greater quantities of RF energy deeper into their brains than adults.”
American Academy of Pediatrics Letter a “Wake up Call”
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) supports The AAP’s endorsement of the Cell Phone Right to Know Act. Founded as a non-profit in 1993, the EWG states its mission is to “use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment”.
Pleased that the American Academy of Pediatrics has joined the mounting calls for legislation aimed at ensuring cell phone safety, EWG Senior Scientist Renee Sharp states:
“Many people wrongly still regard the question of cell phone safety as a fringe issue. The fact that the American Academy of Pediatrics is officially supporting a bill calling for more research, more protective standards, and better labeling of cell phones’ associated radiation exposure should be a wake-up call that this is an issue that must be taken seriously.”
If you take time to do the research, you’ll find that there are numerous studies on the health effects of cell phone radiation that show very disturbing results. But for those of us who have children, there are some studies that really set alarm bells off.
Risk is 5X Greater for Children & Teens
One of the most comprehensive studies on children carried out on the
cell phone – cancer link was conducted by Professor Lennart Hardell et al in Sweden. The results of the study indicate that children and teens are 5 times more likely to get brain cancer if they use cell phones.
In particular, the study showed that people who started mobile phone use before the age of 20 had a five-fold increase in glioma, a cancer of the glial cells that support the central nervous system. They also were five times more likely to get acoustic neuromas, tumors of the auditory nerve that often cause deafness.
Interestingly, the study also showed that the risk from cordless phones was four-fold.
What’s important is to realize that tumors generally take a minimum of 10-20 years to develop. So, although no signs may be showing at this point in a child does not mean that they won’t be a couple of decades down the road.
Why are Children more Susceptible to Cell Phone Radiation Dangers?
There are numerous reasons that children are more at risk when exposed to cell phone radiation:
- Their thinner skull bones allow for greater penetration of cell phone radiation. Radiation can enter all the way into their midbrain, where tumors are more deadly.
- Children’s cells reproduce more quickly, so they’re more susceptible to aggressive cell growth.
- Their brains hold more fluid, allowing for greater absorption of radiation.
- Children’s immune systems are also not as well-developed.
- They face a far greater lifetime exposure.
You Can Protect Your Children!
The good news is that you can greatly reduce cell phone health risks to your children with cell phone radiation protection. Simply attach an EarthCalm Quantum Cell to their phones, and they will be protected.
Far more powerful and reliable than many of the cell phone protectors on the market today, the Quantum Cell uses technology that has been researched and tested for 25 years.
But for you, giving them cell phone radiation protection can be a gift to yourself, because you understand the value of their health—and you don’t want to take any chances in keeping them safe.
Your children’s cell phones are important both to them and to you, so of course, you want them to have these devices. But at the same time, why not make sure they are protected from the radiation emitted by these phones?
Children are More Susceptible to Radiation from Cell Phones
More and more scientists researching the effects of cell phone radiation are expressing concern for children using them. This is because children are more vulnerable to the radiation, due to the fact that:
- Their skulls are thinner, allowing for greater penetration of radiation.
- Children’s cells reproduce more quickly, so they’re more susceptible to aggressive cell growth.
- Their brains hold more fluid, allowing for greater absorption of radiation.
It’s so Easy to Protect Them!
But you can keep your children safe: Just give them cell phone radiation protection. Don’t be tempted to buy inexpensive EMF gadgets to put on your children’s phones, however. Cell phone radiation is a serious hazard.
The EarthCalm Quantum Cell holds technology that has been tested and steadily improved over the last 25 years.
The thin, streamlined sticker contains complicated miniaturized circuits that are extremely powerful, creating a 5-foot circle of protection around your child when on the phone.
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Although clinical research has shown for years that EMF exposure is a probable cause of asthma in children, not much actual scientific research has been done on the subject—until recently. In August 2011, a research team led by D.K. Li published a study which clearly correlated asthma in children with the EMF exposure experienced by their mothers during pregnancy.
The study was conducted over a 13-year period with pregnant women who were Kaiser Permanente members in the San Francisco area. During their pregnancy, each woman carried a meter gauging the amount of EMF exposure they were subjected to. Then, after birth, their children (626 of them, in all) were followed to determine if asthma symptoms began appearing in them.
The result was a statistically significant linear dose-repose relationship between the mothers’ EMF exposure levels and the incidence of asthma in their children.
Children with Asthma and EMFs
If there’s a correlation between children with asthma and their mothers’ exposure to EMFs during pregnancy, then it seems evident that asthmatic children must also be affected by their own EMF exposure, as well.
For a number of years, parents have reported to EarthCalm that, with the installation of the Home Protection System, their children with asthma have benefited greatly. Sometimes this is almost immediate: the child will initially feel a warmth in their chest, and then actually begin breathing more easily, even as soon as the first plug of the unit is plugged into the wall.
If you have a child suffering from asthma, it might be well worth your while to give the Home Protection System a test to see what it may do for your child. Although EMF exposure may be just one cause of asthma in children, it may be the one you haven’t yet considered.
The holiday season can be filled with immense joy and special moments for the family to remember for years afterward. And yet, so often, this is the time of year that kids tend to misbehave the most and cause disruption and stress in the family. Why is this?
With all our focus on the fun, good food, and special activities we’re planning, we can often forget that all this unusual holiday activity in a child’s life can actually cause a lot of stress. Disrupted schedules, new foods, new people visiting in the home, and late nights can be exciting for children—but they can also be stressful, causing them to misbehave.
Kids who are energetically sensitive or have ADHD tendencies are especially affected by disruptions in the family’s usual rhythms. It’s important to pay close attention to these children, if your holiday plans include a lot of new activities, places and people.
Keep a Daily Routine
When your children are out of school or daycare, they often love their free time and the opportunity to spend more time at home. But too much free time can cause them stress. Make sure they have actual activities to keep them busy—and that they are supervised, if necessary.
Also, as much as possible, keep the schedule of activities in their lives such as bedtime, nap time, and meal times the same as always. Kids tend to respond well to the structure of a daily routine and knowing what is expected of them.
If you can’t keep their same daily routine, then let them know clearly what their new routine is going to be. And then stick to what you tell them, so they feel the security of the structure you’re providing. This will alleviate the usual reactions to stress, such as crankiness, oppositional behavior and sulking.
Get Enough Rest & Sleep
Another way to counteract holiday stress is to make sure both you and your kids get enough rest and sleep. Avoid trying to squeeze everything that sounds like holiday fun into your schedule. In theory, this may sound great, but in practice, it can really take a toll on everyone. Doing fewer activities with more attention and love gives both you and your kids time to truly enjoy what you’re doing.
If you can, provide a period of quiet time every day for the whole family. Take naps when possible. Stress—even the kind caused by fun and excitement—can be hard on the immune system.
Watch Sugar Intake
The holiday season is usually filled with good things to eat—especially foods with a lot of sugar. Sugar (and chocolate, in particular) can really get children hyper, which can drive everyone in the family crazy. But what can be even worse is the “sugar crash” they experience after the initial high. This generally results in a whole array of misbehaviors, such as crying, grouchiness, or a desire to fight with others.
Be sure to keep track of what your kids are eating and limit their sugar intake. If possible, prepare treats for them with other sweet ingredients, such as fruit or stevia.
Be Aware of EMF Exposure
One thing many parents aren’t aware of is the effect that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can have on their children, especially if holiday stress is already taking its toll on their immune systems. EMFs coming out of our electrical grid and all appliances affect both the immune system and the nervous system. Children seem to be more sensitive to EMFs than adults, because their nervous systems are still developing.
An even more powerful type of EMF emanates from all wireless devices, such as cell phones, wireless routers, computers and wireless toys. If your children are spending more time than usual during the holidays, playing with wireless toys or computer games, you may find they are more prone to crankiness, crying jags and hyperactivity.
But don’t worry—there is help for all this. For over 25 years, EarthCalm has provided families with EMF protection devices that have helped to bring a sense of calm and peace into their homes. Throughout the years, parents have commented on how well their children have responded to EarthCalm’s primary protection device designed for the whole family, the Home EMF Protection System.
For enhanced protection if your kids have wireless toys or laptops, you can simply attach an Omega WiFi to your wireless router—and everyone in your home will be protected by a beneficial grounding field.
Why do children misbehave around the holidays? Very simply, because of stress. Provide them with a structured routine, plenty of rest, healthy foods and EMF protection, and you’ll create an environment in which everyone can enjoy not only an exciting holiday season—but a calm one!
Keeping baby safe and healthy is an important concern of any parent. Most parents follow safe baby tips given by experts on what kind of crib, changing table and toys to have, how to safely bathe their child, and how to baby-safe their home. They also make sure to install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide protectors—and to put all poisons in locked cabinets. All very important!
There are a few precautions, however, often missed by baby experts that are also very important for keeping your baby safe and healthy.
The first involves the hazards of new carpeting. New carpets outgas (emit dangerous chemicals into the air), sometimes for a month and more after they’ve been laid. Outgassing is hard on all of our lungs—but a baby’s lungs are especially sensitive. So if you plan to put down carpet in your new baby’s room, you’ll want to do so in plenty of time before your baby’s arrival.
Painting your Baby’s Room
If paint is flaking or peeling in your baby’s room, have a professional remove or seal it, as there may be dangerous lead in the paint. If you choose to freshly paint the room before your baby arrives, this is great. But be aware of the chemicals fresh paint can release into the air for awhile afterwards.
Painting with natural and low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints can help. But to be sure, you might want to paint your baby’s room at least a few weeks prior to your baby’s arrival and to thoroughly ventilate the room, so the air quality is safe.
Another very important safety precaution concerns the health hazards of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs). EMFs come out of your electrical grid and all appliances. Even more hazardous ones are emitted from all wireless devices, such as cell phones and cordless phones , Wi-Fi. And importantly, they also come from wireless baby monitors.
Research over the last two decades has shown that EMFs are linked to certain childhood health disorders, such as sleeping problems, allergies, and irritability. They’ve also been linked to more serious diseases, such as asthma, autism and ADHD.
No need to worry about this, however! It’s clear there’s no avoiding EMFs in today’s world. What you can do is get EMF protection to create EMF safety in your home.
Check out EarthCalm’s line of EMF protection products. A Home EMF Protection System is a good way to start, to create an EMF-safe environment throughout your entire home. See our blog for other articles about children and EMFs.
You can’t do too much in keeping your baby safe and healthy. Following safe baby tips is important—but don’t forget about chemicals and EMFs. Although invisible to the eye, they are hazards you don’t want to expose your baby to!
Child health problems are on the rise. New childhood epidemics are exploding around us that are 100 times more prevalent than the polio epidemic of the 1950s. The incidence of Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and allergies has, in particular, risen dramatically in the last two decades:
- Autism – 1500% (1 in 16 kids)
- ADHD – 400% (1 in 16 kids)
- Asthma – 300% (1 in 11 kids)
- Allergies – 400% (1 in 4 kids)
Why are these New Epidemics Occurring?
According to Kenneth Bock, MD., author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma & Allergies, all these diseases (which he refers to as the “4 A’s”) are tied together by a similar mechanism: an underlying genetic vulnerability, triggered by environmental stressors.
The genetic vulnerability involved in the 4-A diseases is an impaired ability to detoxify. In other words, the body has difficulty eliminating toxins. With increasing toxicity occurring daily in the environment, this is a significant vulnerability. Chemicals and heavy metals lead the list of toxins that are the most difficult for someone with an impaired ability to detoxify. Of the heavy metals, mercury and lead are the worst.
The Role of Mercury in the New Epidemics
Mercury, in particular, causes huge problems in both the nervous system and the immune system. Research shows that low dose mercury toxicity leads to a number of issues, such as:
- Deficits in language, memory and attention
- Disruption of fine moor function
- Immune deficiency
- Atopic eczema
- Behavioral problems
- Allergies and sensitivities to foods & inhalants
Something that doctors sometimes miss is the role that EMFs (electromagnetic fields) play in children’s health problems, especially in the diseases included in the new childhood epidemics. Research shows that EMFs in the body help to lock in toxins, preventing the body from eliminating them.
Two important studies have been conducted correlating EMF exposure with Autism, in particular. However, the results of these studies can also shed light on the other three diseases, ADHD, Asthma and allergies, as well, because of the similar mechanism they all involve: an underlying genetic vulnerability, triggered by environmental stresses.
In 2007, Tamara Mariera and Georg Carlo conducted a study to assess the role of EMFs from wireless devices in the etiology and treatment of Autism. The findings of this study suggest a significant role of EMFs in both the etiology and the impeded efficacy of therapeutic interventions.
A second study was conducted by Dietrich Klinghardt, director of the Klinghardt Academy of Neurobiology in Seattle. The study strongly suggests that the electromagnetic environment in the sleeping area of the mother during pregnancy, as well as that in the sleeping environment of the children, may be contributing, if not causal, factors in neurological impairments in children, including Autism.
Read more for information on children’s health problems linked to EMF exposure.
Treatment for Diseases in the New Epidemics
Of course, if you can avoid some of the obvious causes of child health problems and keep your home as EMF-free as possible, you can hopefully help prevent illnesses from developing in your child to begin with. However, if your child is already suffering from one of the 4-A diseases, the good news is there are still some important measures you can take to assist your child.
According to experts, all four diseases involved in the new childhood epidemics involve health problems with the gut. This may seem surprising, when two of these diseases seem to have so much to do with the brain. But according to Stephen Cowan, MD, of Westchester, NY, the gut and the brain are not two separate things—they are interconnected.
Most children with the 4-A diseases suffer from such gut conditions as hypoglycemia, carbohydrate intolerance, systemic candidiasis, and intestinal hyperpermeability (“leaky gut”). They also often have allergies and sensitivities that negatively affect the way they feel and think. All these can stem from significant nutritional deficiencies and poor food choices.
Gluten and Dairy Intolerance
Gluten, the main protein in wheat and certain other grains, triggers immune reactions, increases symptoms of systemic candidiasis (irritability, mood swings, brainfog, rashes, weight gain, among many others), and causes allergic reactions. Casein is a peptide found in all dairy products. When broken down in the gut, it creates a drugged effect, as well as numerous allergic reactions.
Children in all of the 4-A disease groups generally respond well to the Gluten Free Casein free (GFCF) diet. The Specific Carb (SVD) diet is also helpful for some. There are also a variety of alternatives to both gluten and dairy products you can find. Dairy replacements include rice, soy, hemp and coconut milk products. Wheat-free and gluten-free products are also available in all health food stores.
Most educated and concerned parents these days know that foods high in sugar are not healthy for their children. Glucose is one of the worst forms of sugar. It is sometimes overlooked because it is in so many foods—especially in all processed foods, sodas, juices, ketchup—and even in some brands of yogurt. Glucose directly feeds yeast, which contributes to gut issues and also mood swings. Important to note is that mercury is actually used to create glucose. And, as you may have discovered yourself, like all sugars, glucose is also addictive.
Feeding your children organic food will really pay off. Aside from the hormones and antibiotics found in most non-organic chickens, there are also traces of arsenic in many. Most large fish are filled with traces of mercury—although the fish in health food stores generally have less. Non-organic produce always contain traces of pesticides, full of all kinds of chemicals and hard metals. If your child has health problems, feeding him or her organic food will assure you that you’re at least not adding more toxins that cannot be eliminated by your child’s body.
Nutritional Supplementation and Detoxification
There’s also much you can do to help your children’s symptoms with nutritional supplements for building their immune system—and also to assist their bodies to detoxify. It’s important to have your doctor or health practitioner help you decide what is best. But generally, the following supplements will help build your child’s immunity: magnesium, zinc, selenium, chromium, iron and anti-oxidant vitamins, A, C & E, and also B & B6. For detoxification, Gluthathione and Methyl Cobalamin are effective.
Decreasing EMF Exposure
The final thing you can do to assist your child—and possibly even eliminate health problems altogether—is get EMF protection in your home. Since research shows that EMFs help to lock in toxins and prevent the body from eliminating them, it makes sense to do what you can to provide as EMF-free an environment as possible.
It’s difficult in today’s world to eliminate EMFs in your home—or in your child’s life in general. But you can get protection. EarthCalm produces EMF protection products that can keep your whole family safe from EMFs, and also a child pendant your child can wear to school and anywhere else he or she goes. Parents with children with the new epidemic diseases have reported positive results in their children’s symptoms when using EarthCalm products.
Keeping Your Child Free of Health Problems
Keeping your child free of health problems, especially if he or she suffers from one of the new childhood epidemics, is sometimes a full-time job. But knowing what you can do to help can be empowering. Changing diet and keeping your home EMF-free are two important measures in preventing child health problems.
We Can Help our Children with Stress.
Childhood stress is epidemic. As parents, it’s painful to see our children with stress symptoms, tired, agitated and unhappy. It’s not always simple to find the reason. These 3 steps will alert you to an unseen, overlooked environmental cause. They’ll give you the power to control or eliminate a significant cause of your child’s stress. Put the happy back in childhood.
Awareness: The greatest sources of childhood stress are not always the most obvious.
Take note of changes in your child’s behavior. Holidays are great times for children, with stress overload as part of the package. Changes in diet, activities, excitement, expectations all produce stress responses. And children pick up the tension form adults around them. Awareness of your child’s individual tolerance levels and stress points is your best tool.
As parents we know that children are especially sensitive to their environment. While you may know that 240,000 children die each year from second hand smoke, most parents are less aware of the digital overload caused by our entertainment and conveniences.
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated by TVs, computers, game stations, cell phones, etc., are emerging as potential causes of childhood illnesses because of the stress put on the immune system. The risk factor of EMFs and children’s extended exposure to them is a sobering question. But first, just take note of the amount of time your child spends with such devices.
Evaluation: The larger environment counts.
It’s similar to second hand smoke. Once you’re aware of the potential effects of your child’s electronic, digital, wifi exposure, you’re sensitized to EMFs in the larger environment.
For example, stores with a huge electronics displays, a gymnastics class near a cell tower, a trip in a car with wifi navigation, DVD and cell phone on all impact children with stress producing EMFs. So, stress symptoms aren’t always caused by the long busy day and the activities that filled it, but by the places, the environment where the day was spent.
Prudent action: Not overreaction or inaction.
The electronic age is truly a marvel. Filled with fun, education and convenience, it’s a fact of modern life. Moving backward isn’t the answer.
But a child’s nervous system is still developing and has fewer defenses. Electromagnetic fields have an impact. Monitor your child’s responses. Especially when children are overly tired or stimulated, cut back on the EMFs in their living space. Consider removing all electronics from the sleeping area. Many parents find that EMF protection for the home helps their children with stress and boosts their overall health.
Are your children using cell phones on a daily basis? Health risks of mobile phones may be serious enough to give you pause. How wonderful that you can be in contact with your children almost anywhere, now that they have cell phones. But at what cost to their health?
Cell phones emit hazardous radiation, which directly enters the head and brain. Children absorb this radiation even more deeply than adults do, because their skulls are thinner and smaller. Also, their brains are more conducive due to a higher water and ion concentration.
Several children’s diseases have skyrocketed in this last decade, corresponding with the explosion of the wireless revolution. This has generated a number of research studies that have concluded that there is a correlation between cell phone radiation and these diseases.
Brain cancer has now surpassed leukemia as the number one cancer killing children. Scientists believe this is directly linked to cell phone usage. Read more on health risks of mobile phones.
Autism in the US currently occurs in 1 in 150 children! This is hard to take in. Researcher, Tamara Mariea, has done 5 years of research on this issue and points to cell phone radiation as one of the potential major causes of the dramatic increase in autism. Read more on EMF Radiation and Autism.
Many studies are showing a link between cell phone use and hyperactivity. But what’s interesting is that a survey with 13,000 children found that those whose mothers used cell phones during pregnancy were more likely to have behavioral problems like ADHD and trouble controlling emotions. Read more on health risks of children using cell phones.
These are serious statistics—but let’s not panic. We want our children to have their cell phones. Like us, they are addicted to them—and need them for safety reasons. We can certainly encourage them to text whenever possible and get them an air tube head set (not a Bluetooth—those can be worse than the cell phone itself!).
But, in the end, getting them a cell phone emf protector will ensure their greater safety. That way, you can relax when your children are using their cell phones–knowing you’ve done what you can to protect them from the health risks of mobile phones.
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Children with behavioral problems has been the subject of a number of recent scientific studies. Cell phone radiation has emerged as one important probable cause. Childhood ADHD and other behavioral issues have risen dramatically in the last decade, and so has cell phone exposure, causing researchers to study a possible correlation.
Studies on Children with Behavioral Problems and Cell Phone Radiation
In 2008, a study by Hozefa Divan, et al. in Denmark included a group of 13,000 children. When the children reached age seven, the mothers answered questionnaires about their own cell phone use, both while pregnant and afterward, and that of their child, along with information about their child’s health and behavior.
The study found that children with both prenatal and postnatal cell phone exposure displayed the most behavioral problems. In fact, they were 80% more likely to have emotional problems, conduct problems, hyperactivity or problems with peers than those in the control group. Those exposed only prenatally had more problems than those exposed only postnatally.
In December 2010, a new study on the same subject was conducted by Liika Kheifits, PhD at UCLA. This study included 100,000 pregnant women. Again, the mothers provided information on their lifestyles, including cell phone use during and after pregnancy, their child’s cell phone use, and behavioral issues in their children.
This time, researchers were more stringent, adjusting more potentially confounding factors, including sex of child, mother’s age at birth, mother’s and father’s history of psychiatric, cognitive or behavioral problems parents had as children, socio-occupational status, gestational age, mother’s prenatal stress, and whether the child was breastfed.
Although the findings were somewhat weaker—50% rather than 80% of the children with cell phone exposure had serious behavioral problems—Dr. Kheifits stated that the new study “broadly confirms” the findings of the earlier study. Indeed, 50% increase in behavioral problems is drastic.
Children’s Health and EMFs
The results of the studies did not surprise well-known physician, Dr. Joseph Mercola, who has written extensively about the hazards of EMFs on children, especially the microwave radiation emitted by cell phones. In an article in 2009, he stated that cell phone radiation brings a unique hazard to the developing fetus.
“Studies have shown that EMFs can affect glands, muscles, liver enzymes, hormone glands, heart and bone marrow. It can actually alter the DNA structure.”
He continues to state that radiation can affect genes in the mitochondria of cells. If this gene sequence is altered in a pregnant woman, she can pass her damaged mitochondria onto a child. This can cause a mitochondrial disorder, which can include muscular atrophy and severe developmental problems. It could even cause autism.
Numerous other studies have confirmed the hazards of cell phone use, finding evidence of increased permeability in the blood-brain barrier, breaks in the DNA and increased speed in cell division. Correlations have been made between cell phone radiation and many diseases and symptoms, including Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, insomnia, anxiety and depression. Read more on the hazards of cell phone radiation.
With all this evidence of serious health risks caused by cell phone radiation, is it any surprise that the number of children with behavioral problems is on the rise?
Children are More Vulnerable to Cell Phone Radiation
Many scientists and researchers in the last ten years have pointed out that children are much more vulnerable to cell phone radiation than adults. This is because their nervous systems are still developing. Because children are still growing, they have much smaller and thinner skulls than adults, so their brains are far more susceptible to information-carrying radio waves.
Children’s brains, holding more fluid, also allow for greater absorption of the radiation. A 5-year-old, according the Stewart Report of 2005, absorbs the radiation from a cell phone at a rate 60% greater than an adult does. Read more on the dangers of children & cell phones.
Because governments continue to maintain that findings from the many studies that have been done on children and cell phone hazards have not been “conclusive”, little action has been taken to protect children from probable cell phone dangers. The French government stands alone in taking action. In 2009, they passed laws to prohibit the advertising of mobile phones to children under 12 years, and to ban the sale of phones to be used by children under 6.
Council of Europe Calls for Reduction in EMF Exposure.
EMF exposure and children’s health is the focus of a resolution recently drafted by the Council of Europe. The resolution calls for a dramatic reduction in exposure to EMFs and microwave radiation from cell phones and other wireless devices—especially where children are involved.
The Council of Europe which represents all 47 Member Countries in Europe was established in 1949. The international organization promotes co-operation in the areas of legal standards, human rights, cultural cooperation, law and democratic development. Although the Council’s primary powers are to investigate and advise, it does have significant influence with the member governments.
The resolution calls for a ban on cell phones, DECT cordless phones, Wi-Fi or wLAN systems in classrooms and schools. It also requires that all reasonable measures be taken to reduce exposure to EMFS on “as low as reasonably achievable” principles. A major focus is on children and younger people, who have the greatest long-term risk of head tumors.
The resolution also asks for information campaigns aimed at teachers, parents and children to alert them to the specific risks of early and prolonged use of cell phones and other wireless devices.
With all the research there is to date linking children’s health and EMF exposure, it’s about time governments around the world start being more precautionary about this issue. Undoubtedly, the suggestions in the resolution will be met by great opposition not only from the telecom industry, but also governments who now receive large annual tax incomes from wireless devices, especially cell phone use.
But perhaps it’s a start.
Read more on EMF exposure and children’s health.
Wi-Fi in schools is commonplace. It’s crept into our schools, almost unnoticed. Radiation from Wi-Fi surrounds our children all day long while they study. Has anyone noticed the rise in children’s health and behavior problems recently?
There was a time when all we had to worry about in sending our children to school were bigger kids who might bully them—or perhaps an incompetent or unsympathetic teacher. Then along came drugs…quickly followed by gangs and guns. Overnight, it seemed that schools changed from a safe, healthy place of learning for our kids to an environment lurking with frightening and incomprehensible dangers.
Well, this latest danger has come in through the back door, and is all the more dangerous because it’s disguised as something both beneficial and necessary. Wi-Fi is also invisible, so it’s easy to ignore. Curricula demanding the use of many computers and other wireless devices now abound in schools—and what could be more convenient than floors free of cables snaking all around the classrooms for people to trip on? Wi-Fi sounds like a godsend.
But, at what cost to our children? If you’re like most parents, you probably have Wi-Fi at home and love the convenience of it, so you may not think twice about sending your children off to school to live through days in a similar environment. What you may not realize is that you’re sacrificing your children’s health for this modern convenience.
Wi-Fi and Childhood Diseases
The numbers of children suffering from certain diseases have skyrocketed in the last decade, coinciding with the years of the wireless revolution: ADHD, Autism, and Asthma. Fatigue, headaches, depression and anxiety in children are also showing up in doctors’ offices.
Children are more vulnerable to microwave radiation than the general population: (1) their skull bones are thinner and softer, giving radiation easier penetration to the brain, (2) a child’s head contains more water and water acts as a conductor to electromagnetic radiation, and (3) a child’s nervous system is still developing.
You might want to question your children’s schools about their use of Wi-Fi. Also watch this video on dangers of Wi-Fi in schools.
EarthCalm offers help for your children in school–and also anywhere else they are in a field Wi-Fi: the Torus. This product can be plugged into a router or into an individual laptop, and the hazardous cloud of radiation is transformed into a beneficial field of protection.
Send your children to school with a Torus for their computer–and keep them safe from the hazards of Wi-Fi at school.
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