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7 Tips To Protect Yourself From The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation

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Electric and magnetic fields (often referred to as EMFs) are an essential part of the physical world. Electric and magnetic fields occur naturally within our bodies in association with nerve and muscle activity.

We also experience the natural magnetic field of the Earth and natural electric fields in the atmosphere. 

While these natural EMF’s are essential to your well-being and life, in general, EMF’s from man-made sources — electric currents and voltages from the power system — contribute to pollution that you can’t see, but which is harmful to us. You are exposed to these harmful EMFs from a wide range of sources including your TV, Wi-Fi, small and large appliances, cell phone radiation, and even the electric meter on your house.

You can’t see EMFs, but if the radiation from EMFs was light, it would look like your world was brightly illuminated, even at night – like Times Square times 10. And that light would come through your windows, your walls, your ceilings and just about every crevice in your home. It would even shine through your bones. If you could hear EMFs, the sound would be similar to a loud tapping noise, as if someone were constantly knocking on your door or other hard surfaces.

Why You Should Be Concerned About EMF Radiation

EMFs, like cell phone radiation, impact our bodies at a cellular level. Science has shown a number of negative effects including cell membrane damage, loss of calcium ions and DNA damage. All of this damage on a cellular level has repercussions on your health. In fact, there is even a term for symptoms known as “Electrical Sensitivity.” More importantly, we are starting to see that long-term exposure to EMF’s has been linked to significant diseases, including cancer, brain tumours, diabetes, depression, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and even suicide.

And if that doesn’t get your attention, studies also link EMFs to premature ageing. So, if you truly want to look your best, reducing your EMF exposure could actually make you look younger!

7 Tips For Lowering Your EMF Pollution Exposure

There are many reasons why some people develop Electrical Sensitivity due to EMFs – from exposure to cell phone radiation to poor nutrition and everything in between. Even if you don’t suffer symptoms of Electrical Sensitivity, here are some ways you can mitigate EMF pollution to improve your health and vitality:

  1. Buy An EMF Protection Cell Phone Case. Cell phones have become indispensable for so many of us. They give us freedom while keeping us connected to work, home, family and the world. But, every time you hold your cell phone to your ear, you are absorbing over 50% of the cell phone radiation it transmits. I like AGEA Hologram Patches for cell phones and tablets. There is a very informative website where you can learn more about cell phone EMFs. For example, texting, using a headset or even a landline when possible, are great ways to lessen your exposure to cell phone radiation.
  2. Avoid Body Contact With Your Cell Phone and Computer. In addition to buying a phone or tablet case (such as Pong) to reduce EMFs, try not to have bodily contact with your phone, tablet or laptop. Most cell phone manufacturers recommend keeping at least 10mm of space between you and your phone. Avoid putting your phone in your pocket or your sports bra! And don’t sleep with your cell phone next to your bed. If you must keep your phone next to you at night – for example, if you use the alarm feature on your phone – be sure to keep it at least six feet away. Definitely, don’t put your laptop on your lap if you are trying to get pregnant.
  3. Get Grounded. You have probably heard the term “Earthing.” If you haven’t, it is an easy way to create health in many ways, including detoxing from EMF exposure. You simply put your bare feet on the ground and allow them to soak up the Earth’s negatively-charged electrons. These electrons can help remove anything from heavy metals to air pollution, to trans fats and can also reduce inflammation, which is the underlying cause of so many diseases today such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and autoimmune conditions. The Earth’s electrons act as a magnetic mop, cleaning up positively-charged, inflammation-causing electrons and creating balance in your personal electrical circuitry.  Practising Earthing regularly if you live in a big city, can pose some challenges, but there are special conductive devices that you can use, even while you sleep. You can find these products by putting the term “grounding products for humans” into your favourite search engine or go to Earthing Oz for best Earthing deals
  4. Use Healing Crystals. If crystals and gemstones appeal to you, there are many that can help mitigate the effects of EMF exposure. For information, more information click here. You can also ask to be protected by Naturally Healthy Crystals
  5. Create A Low EMF Sanctuary. Most homes have wireless Internet. If you live in NYC, or any city for that matter, you probably have 20 or so individual wireless networks in range of your computer. To reduce EMF pollution in your home and your neighbourhood, turn off your Wi-Fi whenever you are not using it. Simply put your wireless router on a power strip. When you get up from your computer for a while, and especially when you go to bed, just turn it off. When you want to get online in the morning, simply hit the power strip button.
  6. Remove Smart Meters. These don’t save you energy and are constantly emitting erratic, high-intensity pulses — some meters pulse up to 190,000 times per day. That is essentially all day every day! And these pulses can travel up to two miles. Research also shows that in many communities where there are wireless smart meters, residents complain of symptoms that did not exist prior to Smart Meters being installed. In fact, the residents often didn’t know that smart meters had been installed. Some of the symptoms include: Headaches, insomnia, fatigue, hearing loss/tinnitus, heart palpitations, weakened immune function, irritability, and decreased cognitive function.
  7. Spend More Time With People And In Nature. Taking the basic steps listed above to reduce EMF exposure is a great start to becoming healthier and happier. You can take it one step further by carving out time daily to completely disconnect from modern technology. For example, try turning off your cell phones, computers and TVs at a designated time each day and spend time reconnecting with your family. You can also set aside time each day to be in nature, read a book, or practice yoga or meditation.

 

 

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‘Flying blind’ on 5G health and safety

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‘Flying blind’ on 5G health and safety is the conclusion reached by Senator Richard Blumenthal recently during a U.S. Senate Commerce Hearing on the roll-out of 5G.

Addressing wireless industry representatives last month, Senator Blumenthal raised concerns about 5G’s potential health risks and asked whether they have supported research on the safety of 5G technology and potential links between radiofrequency and cancer.

The industry representatives conceded they have not supported such research, leading Senator Blumenthal to conclude that “we are flying blind here on health and safety.”

Watch the video of the Senate Commerce Hearing.

What is 5G?

The roll-out of 5G in Australia is imminent with Optus recently announcing its 5G home broadband package to select suburbs around the country and Samsung announcing its partnership with Telstra to bring the first 5G-enabled mobile phone to our shores.

We have many phone calls every week from people eager to understand exactly what 5G is, how it will work and what implications it might have on our health.

In our new blog post we have put together what we hope is a quick, easy guide about 5G, including the reasons many scientists, doctors, environmental health experts and citizens around the world are concerned about its imminent arrival and what measures you can take to protect yourself from this new generation of wireless communication.

 

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AirTubes over AirPods – Video & Review

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The safety of Apple’s AirPods has been in the mainstream media this week

and a piece in yesterday’s Sun newspaper in the UK…

with this article on medium.com

The articles highlight the potential health risks associated with using Bluetooth-enabled ear pieces which are not only available with Apple products but with Google and Samsung devices too.

Jerry Phillips, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado Springs is quoted as saying “My concern for AirPods is that their placement in the ear canal exposes tissues in the head to relatively high levels of radio-frequency radiation.”

This view echoes the thoughts of about 250 EMF scientists from around the world who have signed a petition to the United Nations and the World Health Organization expressing concern about non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF), which is the kind of radiation emitted by wireless devices, including Bluetooth-enabled technology. The petition calls for stricter guidelines to be imposed on this new technology following studies showing a link between EMF exposure and cancer and other serious health issues.

To reduce your exposure to radio frequency radiation, experts in the EMF health field, such as the Environmental Health Trust recommend using an AirTube headset instead of AirPods. AirTube headsets are a much safer way of talking and listening to music on your phone.

Air Tubes carry the sound from a small speaker to your ear via a hollow tube, giving you great sound quality while keeping radiation well away from your brain.

To find out more about SAFE: AirTube headsets and reducing your exposure to EMF 

 

 

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International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

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A new appeal has been launched by EMF Activist Arthur Firstenberg calling for a halt to the roll-out of 5G.

The appeal, together with a list of signatories, will be formally presented to the United Nations, World Health Organization, European Union, and world governments on or before November 1, 2018.

The appeal states that the rollout of 5G is a planetary emergency. Technical standards for terrestrial and satellite 5G networks were released in June 2018. Commercial 5G networks are already in place in parts of Estonia, Finland and Qatar, and trials of 5G are underway in China and South Africa.

5G is radically different from previous generations of wireless technology:

  • Instead of being on private property relatively far from where people live and work, 5G antennas will be on the footpath in front of every third or fifth house
  • Instead of emitting hundreds of watts of microwave radiation, each 5G antenna will emit beams with an effective power as high as tens of thousands of watts of millimeter wave radiation
  • Instead of nature being protected, 20,000 5G satellites in low orbit will irradiate every square inch of the Earth

The International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space is:

  • An appeal to stop 5G addressed to world governments by scientists, doctors and organizations
  • A legal document alleging injury to our planet and requesting an extraordinary remedy
  • A fully referenced review of the problem, explaining exactly what 5G is, what it will do to humanity and ecosystems, and why

Read the full details of the appeal here and have your say by adding your name to the list of signatories to stop 5G.

 

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AEGEA – EMF SHIELD

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Most of our modern-day conveniences emit EMFs, some stronger than others. So if you are serious about achieving and maintaining your best health, there are several steps you can take to minimize the effect EMFs have on you and your family…

NEUTRALIZE HARMFUL ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

But if you are serious about achieving and maintaining your best health, there are several steps you can take to minimize the effect EMFs have on you and your family. According to the World Health Organization, “Electromagnetic fields affect us because our human bodies have their own electric and biochemical responses such as nervous system, digestion, brain function, and heart function. Exposure to EMFs can interact with your body in many adverse ways.”

Assist with shielding yourself from the harmful EMF signals and frequencies. The EMF SHIELD is a corrective, harmonizing resonance technology designed to assist the body with counter-balancing these negative “vibes” from computers, phones, microwaves, monitors, and Wi-Fi devices. Simply place the EMF SHIELD close to the power source to begin protecting you, and your family.

ENHANCES & SUPPORTS
  • The reduction of nervous system disruptions, like fatigue, stress & sleep disturbances
  • The reduction of eye irritations, such as burning sensations
  • The reduction of skin irritations, like facial prickling, burning sensations & rashes
  • The prevention of body disruptions, like pains & aches in muscles

 

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How EMR poses a threat to wildlife

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A recent analysis by the EU-funded review body EKLIPSE has concluded that electromagnetic radiation is a potential risk to insects, birds and plants. EMR could disrupt the magnetic orientation of birds, insects and spiders and can also alter the metabolism of plants.

As this article in The Telegraph explains, the review concludes that there is “an urgent need to strengthen the scientific basis of the knowledge on EMR and their potential impacts on wildlife.”

For more information on the biological effects of electromagnetic radiation and ways to protect you and your environment, visit our website today.

More Research:

Electromagnetic Radiation From Cell Phones Poses a ‘Credible Threat’ to Wildlife

 

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Earthing Large Sleep Mat

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New Earthing Sleep Mats: introductory price ending soon!

The new Earthing Sleep Mats are made from a soft conductive carbon leatherette, that is eco-friendly, non-toxic and vinyl free. The hole punched polyurethane leather gives a soft and breathable Sleep Mat that is designed as an underlay to go between your mattress and fitted sheet, resulting in less wear and tear than traditional Earthing sheets.

No washing is required, simply wipe down periodically using a non-corrosive cleaner and air dry. The natural moisture on our skin supports the conductive effect through your fitted sheet so direct skin contact with the mat is not necessary.

The Earthing Large Sleep Mat Kit Includes:

  • 1 x Earthing Large Sleep Mat
  • 1 x  4.6m (15ft) Straight cord
  • 1 x Adapter plug with built-in splitter

Medically Proven Health Benefits:

  • Better sleep quality
  • Improved circulation and blood flow
  • Relief from pain and inflammation
  • Reduced stress
  • Relief from muscle tension
  • Boost to immune system

Get them at the special introductory price today!

Large Sleep Mat (designed for double, queen and king size beds: 137cm x 187cm)

Earthing Large Sleep Mat

Small Sleep Mat (designed for single and king single bed; 68.6cm x 187cm)

Earthing Single Sleep Mat

Get them at the special introductory price today.

 

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Kids, sleep and screens- what parents need to know

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Is your child’s screen-time sabotaging their sleep?

Today’s kids are spending more and more time with screens and often before bed. Many of us know that this digital habit can impact both the quality and quantity of their sleep, but we often find this habit hard to change (and for some families it’s simply a matter of needing to do homework on devices before bed). This blog post will inform you about exactly how screens may be sabotaging your child or adolescent’s sleep and will provide you with realistic strategies to minimise the adverse impacts (no, I won’t be suggesting that you ‘digitally amputate’ your child or completely ban screens, so please read on).

If you’re reading this and feeling pangs of guilt because your child uses a screen before bed, don’t worry you’re not alone. Released in June 2017 the Australian Child Health Poll,[1] conducted by the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, revealed that almost half of all children (43%) use digital devices before bedtime and one in four of these children (26%) report having sleep problems. From my experience, speaking to parents, educators and health professionals throughout Australia, I think these are relatively conservative estimates. I think this problem is much bigger than these statistics suggest.

Given that screens can have a really negative impact on our kids’ sleep (and they’re not going to disappear), it’s essential that parents, educators and health professionals teach today’s kids how to use screens appropriately and enforce boundaries around when and where screens can be used.

If we don’t enforce boundaries around where and when they can use screens they have the potential to sabotage kids’ sleep.”

Why is sleep important for our kids?

 

When I talk about sleep in my Parent Seminars, I often acknowledge that I’m preaching to the converted when I tell parents that kids need sleep. Yep, most of us have endured the dreaded toddler meltdown or the agitated tween, who’s simply tired. Sleep deprivation definitely impacts on kids’ mood and behaviour, that’s a given (and many seasoned parents have experienced the consequences when this doesn’t happen). However, poor sleep habits have also been shown to have adverse impacts on children’s health and development.  Insufficient sleep and/or poor quality sleep negatively impacts their alertness, capacity to learn, memory formation, emotional health, concentration, immunity, reaction times, obesity rates and impulse control. Studies have shown that even 30 minutes of missed sleep can result in an IQ difference of ten points[2]!

Are kids getting enough sleep?

Research by Wahlstrom[3] (2014) found that 70% of 14-year-old girls get insufficient sleep, with most of them recording less than eight hours/night (at this age, nine hours/night is the minimum required). Dr. Seton, a sleep expert from Sydney’s Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and Sydney’s Westmead Children’s Hospital suggests that 15% of 14-year-old girls are chronically sleep deprived, with many only accumulating five hours sleep/night. This is alarming as research confirms that even small declines in the amount of sleep kids are having can have a significant impact on their learning (remember, even 30 minutes less sleep/night can reduce a child’s IQ by 10 points!).

Inadequate sleep can also be associated with increasing rates of depression and anxiety and a range of other issues related to kids’ well-being.  Put simply, sleep is vital for kids’ health, learning and development.

Kids really need sleep for their overall health and learning, yet we’re facing a sleep deprivation epidemic amongst our kids and teens. “

It’s important to note, it’s not just screens that are to blame for deteriorating sleep habits amongst kids and adolescents. Increasing amounts of homework and a full schedule of extracurricular activities are also culprits for the sleep-deprivation epidemic we’re facing.

 

A public health epidemic?

 

As I travel throughout the country speaking to parents, educators and health professionals, I’m hearing more and more anecdotal reports of kids falling asleep in class or constantly reporting feeling tired and depleted. Teachers have reported that more and more children are falling asleep in class (and no, it’s not because the teacher is boring!) and when I speak with health professionals they confirm that they’re also treating children who are often sleep deprived.

Some sleep experts are suggesting that the sleep crisis amongst our kids (both primary and secondary students) is a public health epidemic. Research tells us that 87% of teens sleep with their phone (their ‘digital teddy bear’!) and this is adversely impacting the quality of their sleep as they’re being woken throughout the night to alerts and notifications.

In fact, research shows that children as young as 9 years of age are checking their phones 10 times a night, if they’re present in the bedroom. This means that they’re not completing a sufficient number of sleep cycles each night because their sleep cycles are being interrupted by their phones.

For some kids and adolescents, screens have become their ‘digital teddy bear’ that they take to bed each night! “

Why do we need to worry about kids using screens before bedtime?

 

Why are we seeing a deterioration in kids’ and adolescents’ sleep? They’re not getting enough sleep and/or they’re getting poor quality sleep (woken up multiple times by alerts and notifications on their digital devices). Today’s kids are often using digital devices before they sleep and this can impact on their sleep in two ways: (i) delay the onset of sleep and (ii) hamper the quality of their sleep.

// Sleep delays – tablets and smartphone emit blue light and this can cause sleep delays. Children’s eyes are still developing and haven’t yet developed the protective pigments that enable them to filter out some of the harmful blue light.  Blue light suppresses the body’s production of melatonin (the hormone that regulates their sleep-wake cycle) which kids need to produce to fall asleep quickly and easily.  Inadequate levels of melatonin can delay the onset of sleep and over time, these sleep delays can accumulate into a significant sleep deficit. So yes, the iPad before bedtime can be the culprit for your child’s inability to fall asleep quickly.

// Premature waking – many parents are reporting that their children are waking at earlier and earlier times to get their daily dose of digital (often before their parents wake up). In parent seminars I share a story of a 3-year-old girl who was waking up each day before her parents and using the iPad. After changing the 6-digit password they were shocked to still find their daughter on the iPad when they meandered downstairs each morning. How did she do it? She’d sneak into her parents’ bedroom and use dad’s thumbprint (he’d sleep with his arms hanging out of the bed) to unlock the device. Scary or genius, I’ll let you decide?

// Interrupted sleep cycles– if children have digital devices in their bedroom, the pings and beeps and alerts and notifications can wake them up and interrupt their sleep cycles. A typical sleep cycle takes approximately 90–110 minutes to complete – four stages of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and one stage of rapid eye movement (REM). If kids are being woken multiple times each night, they’re not completing a sufficient number of sleep cycles (most kids and teens need between 4 and 6 sleep cycles per night).

// Altered circadian rhythms – Traditionally, the onset of puberty causes changes to adolescents’ sleep habits because of natural biological changes. Their sleep-wake cycles change because of these biological changes. The hormone melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland, but around puberty, melatonin production is delayed until 9-10pm, meaning that adolescents are biologically wired to stay up later (so now you know, they’re telling you the truth when they tell you they’re not tired at 9pm!).  However, given that many adolescents are using phones and tablets at night, their melatonin production is even further delayed.

// Night waking– viewing scary or violent content can cause nightmares, particularly amongst younger children under 10 years of age (they’re susceptible to experiencing intense fear as a result of viewing disturbing footage or images because they’re psychologically unable to distinguish fiction from reality until between 8-10 years, typically). Whilst many parents wisely restrict their kids’ exposure to violent movies and/or video games, sometimes we overlook the scary or disturbing images or video that are featured on TV news programs and distributed via social media. Movie trailers and promotions are another source of content than can be distressing for kids to consume.

Simple strategies to reduce the impact of screens on kids’ sleep

 

// Digital bedtime– in an ideal world, kids wouldn’t use digital devices in the 90 minutes before they go to sleep. Research has shown that kids’ brains and eyes need a break from screens at least 90 minutes before bedtime (even 60 minutes has been shown to improve sleep). Psychologist Jocelyn Brewer calls it a “digital sunset” and it’s a concrete reminder that kids need to switch off from their devices.

// Blue-light glasses- given that many of our kids are now spending time before sleep doing homework on digital devices, sometimes the digital bedtime I mentioned above is totally unrealistic. I understand that co-curricular or sports training can delay the start of homework so kids are often using devices close to bedtime. So Baxter Blue developed a great solution- non-prescription glasses that absorb blue-light. I’ve been using these glasses for 6 weeks now and I can say they’ve helped my sleep (I’ll admit, sometimes I don’t walk my talk and I’m on my phone or laptop before I go to sleep).

// Bedrooms as tech-free zones- we need to keep devices out of bedrooms. Simple. Not only does the presence of technology in the bedroom impact on the quality and quantity of sleep kids get, but there are serious issues related to cyber-safety when kids have access to technology at night. (In my parent seminars I often share a story of an 8-year old boy who was waking up to do homework and access pornography at 1am!) When your child tells you their phone is their alarm clock, go and buy them a traditional alarm clock instead.

// Have a landing zone- nominate a specific area in your house where the six tablets, five laptops, and eight smartphones go to charge each night. That way you can do a quick headcount before bed to check that no devices have been smuggled into bedrooms. Bonus tip- check you child’s charging the device and not just an empty case.

// Do a technology-swap- I’m a Mum so I’m not going to propose absolutely no screens before bed.  Just think carefully about what they’re doing on screens before bed.  Avoid rapid-fire, fast-paced screen action, as it hyper-stimulates the brain. Doing a swap can also work well. Watching TV and not the iPad before bed is a better choice as TVs don’t tend to emit as much blue light as mobile devices and kids don’t (usually) sit as close to TVs as they handheld devices. Listening to music or an audiobook instead of watching a screen may also be a better choice.

References:

  1. https://www.childhealthpoll.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ACHP-Poll7_Detailed-Report-June21.pdf
  2. Sadeh, A. Gruber, R. & Raviv, A. (2003), The effects of sleep restriction and extension on school-age children: What a difference an hour makes, Child Development, 74 (2).
  3. Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, Wahlstrom et al, February 2014 http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/162769

I’d love to know in the comments below, have you seen changes in your child’s sleep habits because of screens? What strategies have you implemented that worked?

 

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