Since the start of the Industrial Age, we humans have transformed our environment more radically than our distant ancestors might even have been able to dream.
In many ways, this has been for the good. It’s increased democracy and raised standards of living around the world. But any achievement also comes with costs.
Industrial practices have deeply polluted our environment – so much that even chemicals such as DDT still show up in the tissues of humans born long after the chemicals were banned. This pollution – in air, water, and soil – has altered the climate, which in turn has caused mutations and extinctions through the depletion of natural habitats.
Then there’s the matter of electromagnetic pollution – an “electrosmog” that thickens every day.
This comes from obvious sources like radiofrequency communications — cordless phones, wireless devices, cell phones and cell phone towers — as well as the wiring in your walls, electrical outlets, extension cords, lamps, and other electricity sources.
For instance, you could be impacted by power lines to your home that run underground near your sleeping area. Or your cordless phone base station could be giving you health troubles even if it’s in another room.
A wireless router in your kitchen or bedroom, or your habit of visiting a “hot spot” for free WI-FI every morning could also be problematic — even wireless baby monitors and your wireless printer are part of the pervasive “electromagnetic soup” to which we’re all now exposed.
Since Mercola wrote those words – 2011 – the electrosmog has only grown worse. Today, it’s not enough to hold a smartphone next to your head. Now we strap wireless devices directly to our bodies, often – ostensibly – to monitor our “health.” And the “Internet of Things” continues to become a thing, with “smart” appliances cropping up all around us.
In short, every day, we swim through an ever murkier sea of electromagnetic radiation – an environment in which our bodies were never designed to live.
“Most living things,” writes B. Blake Levitt,
are fantastically sensitive to vanishingly small EMF exposures. Living cells interpret such exposures as part of our normal cellular activities (think heartbeats, brainwaves, cell division itself, etc.) The problem is, man-made electromagnetic exposures aren’t “normal”. They are artificial artifacts, with unusual intensities, signaling characteristics, pulsing patterns, and wave forms. And they can misdirect cells in myriad ways.”
There’s other havoc they can wreak, too – increasing the release of mercury from “silver” amalgam fillings, for instance. This was most recently shown this past December through research published in Reviews on Environmental Health. Earlier studies have likewise shown accelerated mercury release after both MRI and cell phone use.
Talk about a double-whammy!
Now, no one wants to give up the benefits of all of our electronic gadgets. Smartphones and wireless tech and computers and such – all these make our lives easier and provide both information and entertainment.
So it’s important that we do what we can to protect ourselves from this onslaught. We’ve shared some of these before. Most are practical, common sense things like using wired tech whenever possible, not storing devices on your body, and keeping your cell phone away from your head.
But there’s more we can do.
Today, there are a wide variety of devices available to help counteract the radiation and help keep yourself more energetically in tune with natural biological energies. For instance, there are USB devices like this one, which generate more harmonizing energy. There are filters, as well as shields that actively block electromagnetic radiation.
When we tested a cell shield by taking Gauss meter readings of a phone both with and without the shield, the results were nothing short of amazing. The EMFs were effectively neutralized once the shield was in place.
There are even non-digital “wearables” such as the Scalar Energy Pendant from Millennium Products, which releases negative ions to counteract the positive ones emitted by electrical devices. A number of colleagues have praised them for increasing focus, energy, and clear-headedness, as well as pain relief.
The main thing is to find the type of device that’s right for you and use it. Regularly.
* We don’t necessarily recommend the specific products linked to above but provide them as examples of the wide variety of products currently available.