Can we be healthier?

It was a partly cloudy, overcast day as I was walking out of one office building and headed to another. I was on my smartphone with a functional doctor I had only met once before. My family and I raised and sold pastured chicken for meat, and he was one of our first customers. Little did I know this was the start of my journey to the next level of what it meant to live a healthier life.

It turns out that the leg injury I suffered waterskiing when I was 10 and the head injury I suffered when was 13 took about 20 years to effect my health with physical symptoms. Couple those with working in a chemical plant for 5 years in my mid-20’s and I became a perfect candidate for EHS – electrohypersensitivity. That’s right, EHS is a functional impairment that is recognized as a formal disability in Sweden and comes with a very long list of symptoms, as noted by the National Institute for Health (NIH). Some of the most common include:

  • Fogging thinking
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Increased depression
  • Memory difficulties
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Skin rash
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Eye problems
  • Digestive problems

I consider myself moderately affected by electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) as I can put a check mark next to several of the symptoms listed on the NIH list but I’m not completely disabled by them. For the past several years I’ve started taking steps to protect myself and my family, to reduce our exposure and cancel EMFs where possible.

Taken from the book: Electromagnetic Radiation Survival Guide: Step by Step Solutions, options for protecting yourself include:

Are you aware of this potential issue that could be effecting you? It’s said we live in a sea of EMFs produced by cellular towers, radar, WiFi, smart devices and automobiles, especially hybrid and full electric, to list just a few sources. If we are completely immersed in these frequencies, we should be concerned to learn that they cause damage at the cellular and DNA levels. In fact, two studies, one from Italy and one from the US, from 2018 showed cell phone signals cause cancer.

Is it possible to be healthier yet be ignorant to the effects of lifetime exposure to artificial, man-made EMF? If this is an underlying cause of so many symptoms, will our efforts to be healthy be limited if we don’t seek ways to protect ourselves?

I plan on kickstarting this blog again and sharing my journey. What I’ve tried and what I’ve learned along the way. EHS was not the first step I took, it began with understanding 4 fundamental things we must manage in our lives, which I’ll blog about later on. I believe we’re on the front edge of a wave of awakening to this EMF problem. Hopefully I can help you on your journey.

Here’s a good academic introduction to EHS by Dr Magda Havas, an expert in the effects of man-made artificial electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) on people:

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