What are EMFs?
The Truth about EMF Exposure and Your Health
What are EMFs, anyway? There’s so much buzz these days about them—are they really dangerous for us? And, if so, what can we do about protecting ourselves from EMF exposure?
What are EMFs?
Very simply put for us non-scientific folks, EMFs are electromagnetic fields—invisible lines of force that emanate from any electrical or wireless device.
There are basically two types of EMFs: low frequency and high frequency. Low frequency EMFs are emitted by our electricity and appliances. High Frequency EMFs (also known as Radio Frequency or “RF”) are generated by all our wireless devices, such as our cell and cordless phones, our laptops and Wi-Fi—and also from cell towers and high power lines.
Are EMFs Harmful?
Okay, so these invisible EMFs are emitted from lots of stuff around us—in fact, lots and lots of stuff. Who doesn’t have electricity these days or a ton of handy appliances? Is there anyone you know, really, who doesn’t have a cell or cordless phone (or both) or a computer? And how many homes or public places these days don’t have Wi-Fi?
We’re all living in a veritable sea of these EMFs—so what is all the fuss about them being dangerous?
“Low Frequency”—sounds like they probably aren’t very dangerous, right? Wrong. Just because almost everyone lives within an electrical grid in their home and uses appliances every day doesn’t mean they’re not being affected negatively by them.
Sure, some people enjoy great health, no matter what they do. Genetically, they’ve got it made. Somehow they can eat junk, hardly exercise, and stay on their cell phone for hours—and yet stay strong and healthy.
But more and more of us today can’t say that’s true for us. All kinds of symptoms are popping up. Unexplained headaches, fatigue, digestive problems, sleeping disorders. Some of us are dealing with all these things and more. Immune deficiency disorders are becoming more and more widespread.
Okay, it’s probably not all due to EMF exposure—chemicals, unhealthy air and water, and pesticides have certainly all played their part over the years in compromising people’s immune systems. But the increase in EMF exposure with the advent of TV and computers and the increase in the number of appliances we all use has certainly played its part as well.
What do EMFs do to our Bodies?
It’s important to understand that these EMFs we’re talking about here are more technically called man-made EMFs. Why? Because the human body has its own natural EMF field—and this is what gets all out of whack when man-made EMFs enter from outside the body.
Our bodies are born on this earth with a beautiful and natural resonance to the earth’s electromagnetic field. The earth’s field is naturally designed to nurture our bodies and provide healing for them.
We all feel that healing resonance when we’re out in nature. Our bodies tend to naturally relax. We experience greater peace and balance. We feel renewed. That’s because, in nature, our bodies are immersed in the earth’s electromagnetic field.
Before all buildings began to be electrified back in the early part of the twentieth century, people’s bodies were able to benefit from this resonance with the earth all the time. But when electricity was eventually introduced into all buildings, this not only cut people off from the earth’s electromagnetic field, it also began sending man-made EMFs into people’s bodies.
It’s true, most of us today were born in an electrified building and have lived in one ever since. And yes, we have adapted and grown accustomed to this. But, unfortunately, that doesn’t mean electricity isn’t eroding our immune systems.
Subliminal Stress and EMFs
Our bodies experience man-made EMFs as invading enemies. So they create what’s known as “subliminal stress.” We experience this stress without even knowing it. The late Dr. W.R. Adey from Loma Linda University describes how our body’s internal “antennae” pick up this stress and how our body responds in the following ways:
- The flow of blood and oxygen diminishes in all except major organs like the brain and heart.
- Any systems—including digestion and immunity—that aren’t necessary for fight or flight response are put on hold.
- Blood pressure and heart rate as well as blood sugar levels increase to prepare the body for danger.
The Immune System and EMFs
As if that’s not bad enough, EMFs also knock ions out of the cells and interfere with the metabolism within the cells. This phenomenon accounts for deficiencies in calcium (contributing to arthritis, anxiety), lithium (depression, schizophrenia), and potassium (Alzheimer’s).
Also, EMFs from our AC electrical system create biologically-meaningless currents in our nervous system and brains. So we subconsciously receive information about how our appliances are working. Real valuable, right? No problem perhaps, except that these currents slowly erode our immune system over time.
RF—High Frequency EMFs
So, wow, if low frequency EMFs do all that, what must the high frequency EMFs—the RF radiation that comes from wireless devices—do? Right. They’re even more hazardous. They do all that low frequency EMFs do, but even more and even faster.
What’s confusing is that there’s so much controversy these days about the dangers of EMFs—especially those from cell phones and Wi-Fi. It seems that scientists can’t agree as to whether all our wireless devices and the multitude of cell towers around us are really dangerous for our bodies or not.
At yet, if you really do the research, you find out that there’s an overwhelming amount of evidence in studies that EMFS are dangerous. The correlation in these studies between EMF exposure and brain cancer is especially frightening—in children as well as adults. Why would any sane person take a chance with their health—just because the scientists out there haven’t come to a consensus? We’re all aware that science isn’t infallible. How many reversals have we seen—from cigarettes to prescription drugs. Safe? Yes! Well, actually…. no.
You Don’t Need to Give up Anything
So if the answer to What are EMFs? opens your eyes to the problems of these frequencies that are unfriendly human bodies, you have to consider the options. You don’t have to go back to a primitive lifestyle. If you’re not willing to take a chance with EMF exposure, it’s easy to protect yourself. Find out more about the benefits of EMF protection, or learn more about EarthCalm , a company that provides safe and effective protection, tested with thousands of customers over the last 30 years.
What are your Options?
Fortunately, you don’t need to live outdoors or give up any of your wireless conveniences to be safe from EMF exposure–you just need EMF protection!