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EMF, WiFi – are these waves causing your body harm?

Electromagnetic fields of all frequencies represent one of the most common and fastest growing environmental influences, about which anxiety and speculation are spreading. All populations are now exposed to varying degrees of EMF, and the levels will continue to increase as technology advances. (http://www.who.int/peh-emf/en/)

EMF are not visible and, as such, are often overlooked as possible contributors to ill-health.  The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences explains:  Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible lines of force associated with the production, transmission, and use of electric power such as those associated with high-voltage transmission lines, secondary power lines, and home wiring and lighting. Electric and magnetic fields also arise from the motors and heating coils found in electronic equipment and appliances.

Because the use of electric power is so widespread, humans are constantly exposed to electric and magnetic fields. Studies conducted in the 1980s showed a link between magnetic field strength and the risk of childhood leukemia.

EMF sensitivity may make itself known as fatigue after working in front of a computer for some time.  This fatigue dissipates over time spent away from the computer.  However, when exposure is prolonged and repeated (such as daily) this fatigue becomes ‘normal’.  Altered states of wellness often begin slowly, gradually getting worse.  We often put this down to working longer hours, having ‘lots on at the moment’, other demands and stressors.  When you consider how much exposure the average person has to electromagnetic fields, is it any wonder that fatigue is the most common symptom people experience?

Electromagnetic fields may penetrate tissues by stripping calcium ions from cell membranes resulting in leakage and allowing a rush of calcium into the cell.  This sudden influx of unwanted calcium can lead to cell malfunction or even cell death.  Higher frequency EMF (mobile phones,microwaves,computers, radar) actually penetrate cells more readily than lower frequencies.  Once inside the cell, EMFs can potentially penetrate the nucleus and alter DNA.  Red and white blood cells are affected by EMF affecting both immune function and oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.  While effects can vary from person to person, most common symptoms include anaemia, nervousness, fatigue, poor concentration, weakness, listlessness, anxiety and headache, to list a few.

Some research indicates that the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) becomes leaky following exposure to electromagnetic radiation.   The BBB plays a vital role in protecting the brain from toxins, especially heavy metals.  Endocrine glands are also particularly vulnerable to EMF affecting not only the thyroid gland but also pineal, pituitary and adrenal glands all of which influence reproductive hormones.

Call True Medicine to find out more about whether EMF are a strain on your body.  Once identified, treatment may help reduce sensitivity and, thereby, prevent extremes of fatigue or other symptoms from developing.