This will be an ongoing guide to discuss, diagnose and troubleshoot issues with electromagnetic frequencies, magnetic readings and other tools we can use to navigate the modern technological world.
What is EMF?
As noted from the World Health Organization:
Natural electromagnetic fields
Electromagnetic fields are present everywhere in our environment but are invisible to the human eye. Electric fields are produced by the local build-up of electric charges in the atmosphere associated with thunderstorms. The earth's magnetic field causes a compass needle to orient in a North-South direction and is used by birds and fish for navigation.
Human-made electromagnetic fields
Besides natural sources the electromagnetic spectrum also includes fields generated by human-made sources: X-rays are employed to diagnose a broken limb after a sport accident. The electricity that comes out of every power socket has associated low frequency electromagnetic fields. And various kinds of higher frequency radiowaves are used to transmit information – whether via TV antennas, radio stations or mobile phone base stations.
Is excessive EMF dangerous?
Just like excessive anything in life, including toxic foods, skin care products and even water, the answer is it's possible. More studies are needed and demanded by scientists. The science points to potential links to autism and other issues here, here and here. Scientific studies are very expensive and hard to do without outside funding, but more studies appear in pubmed each day.
How can you measure EMF and other modern pollution?
EMF consults use a few different meters to measure multiple forms of electro-pollution such as:
Eventually I will explain how to use these and what readings you want to look for. Before wasting your money on filters and other devices to clean up the electric and magnetic fields, you'll need to verify if you even have a problem to fix in the first place.
How do you fix dirty electricity and other modern pollution?
Cleaning up the electric field depends on a few very small companies. While I can't speak for them, I am desperate to get their products into the mainstream. These products include the following.
What are the effects and how else can we combat it?
Listen to the following podcast episodes including some of my friends and colleagues in health.
Should I live in fear?
Absolutely not. We have so much power over our health and happiness. This is why this site exists!
There's more information, studies and my personal trials to come.
I highly recommend unplugging your WiFi router at night and completely getting rid of it and using hardwired ethernet if possible. I've noticed a dramatic effect on dreams and sleep quality after doing some research for my book REM Rehab.
Pay attention to your emotions, physical and mental health and journal any noticeable changes. You are your own experiment and no two results will be the same. The season, what you eat, your DNA, your location on the planet and numerous other variables play a role in how your genes are expressed and what happens to you.
Please comment with any questions, personal experiments or other thoughts below!