EMF: What it is, what it does to your body and how to protect yourself from it.

EMF: What it is, what it does to your body and how to protect yourself from it.

I know what you are thinking? What is a company that makes skincare doing writing a blog post about EMFs? Something you may not know is we are SO PASSIONATE not only about NATURAL SKINCARE but all things HEALING. As our world becomes more advanced and technology "simplifies" our lives, there are spillovers into health.


    First and foremost, I would like you to remember KNOWLEDGE is POWER. As we travel this path learning all about what EMFS are, how they may effect you and what you can do to protect yourself and your home, I would like you to take a stance of gathering tools. This is not meant to inspire FEAR, but give you the information needed to make decisions on how to live a healthy life for you! Connecting to that INTUITION (God given GPS!) and bringing in the data you have gathered, you can make INFORMED DECISIONS


    NOW... Let's GO and explore the information! 


    Technology has given us many gifts: Microwaves to cook faster, Cell Phones to have a way to contact someone ANY TIME OF DAY or look up anything on the go, Computers that you can carry with you or even play games and watch movies on, Wi Fi and Bluetooth that makes you untethered, Power Lines that provide energy for our lighting and all things electric, MRIs and X Rays to scan the body and find what is out of whack and diagnose, I could go on and on...

    On the other side of that convenience are EMFs. If you are curious as to what EMFs actually are, where they come from, what they do to your body, how to protect yourself and such, you are in the right place, read on. 👇👇👇


    What is EMF? 

    EMF stands for Electronic and Magnetic Fields. Electronic and magnetic fields are energy fields (areas) that are invisible. Simply put, EMFs are radiation that is formed by electrical power and both natural and man-made forms of lighting. (NIH.gov)  

    There are 2 types of EMFs:

    • Ionizing: More harmful according to NIH  
      ( Examples of Ionizing EMFs: Sunlight, X Rays, Gamma Rays) 
    • Non Ionizing: Less harmful according to NIH
      (Examples of Non-Ionizing EMFs: Microwaves, Cell Phones, Wi Fi and many more listed later in the post 👇👇👇)

    As you can see from this VERY short list (believe me EMFS are in so much. Just google and you will see many more examples, especially on non government websites! LOL) EMFs are EVERYWHERE. Surrounding us not only at home but everywhere and anywhere we go! (Hello Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in pretty much every car, business and building!) Now that you have a basic understanding of what EMFs are, let's dig a little deeper and shed some much needed light on where to find them.


    What devices put of EMF? 

    As technology evolves and grows, so will EMFs. Unfortunately, all the gadgets that seem to make life easier come with a side of radiation. While I can make an endless list of what produces EMFs, I have decided to highlight things found in homes and businesses that most of us use so often to give you an idea of just how surrounded we are. 

    • Hair dryers 
    • electric shavers 
    • electric blankets 
    • microwaves 
    • washers and dryers 
    • smart watches
    • cell phones
    • computers, desk and laptop 
    • wireless earbuds
    • Bluetooth
    • Wi Fi 
    • Compact fluorescent lamps
    • Energy efficient light bulbs
    • Smart Meters (health devices) 
    • Smart Plugs 
    • Ring, Echo, Dot devices 
    • MRIs
    • Tanning Beds

    This is NOT a complete list by any means, but one that will definitely OPEN YOUR EYES to just how many devices we use on a daily basis that emit EMFS. Again, this is INFORMATION and TOOLS for your toolbox on YOUR healthy living journey.


    YOU have GOT THIS! 
    Moving on...

    What does EMF do to your body and what are the Symptoms of EMF exposure?

    There is much debate to what EMFs can do to your body. Many believe it is all in your head and that they are safe. Consulting good ole Google will give you answers that range from ABSOLUTELY HARMLESS to CANCER 🚨🚨🚨 depending on the source. Here is a list from multiple sources (scientific to laymen who share personal experiences) of what EMFs have been said to cause:
    • headache
    • tremor
    • dizziness
    • memory loss and changes in memory
    • loss of concentration
    • sleep disturbance, including insomnia
    • depression and depressive symptoms
    • tiredness and fatigue
    • dysesthesia (a painful often itchy sensation) 
    • irritability 
    • loss of appetite and weight loss
    • restlessness and anxiety 
    • nausea
    • skin burning and tingling
    • blood pressure
    • pulse rate
    • tinnitus
    • hormonal imbalances
    • dementia
    • Alzheimer's
    • muscle aches and contractions
    • heart attack
    • stroke 
    • cancer 
    • skin rash
    • joint pain
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • foot issues
    • facial flushing
    • dehydration
    • Leukemia 
    • Lymphoma 
    • brain damage 
    • personality disorder
    • digestive issues 
    • hair loss
    • testicular/ovarian pain
    • sperm motility
    • deteriorating vision
    • pressure in eyes
    • cataracts
    • Diabetes
    • inflamed sinuses
    • heart arrythmias 
    • heart palpitations
    • chest pain/pressure 
    • asthma attacks
    • pneumonia
    • bronchitis


    Emfs are thought to affect the way our cells in our bodies communicate across membranes, as well as affect neurotransmitters (I.E. serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, histamine and more) These specific chemical substances mentioned above have many different roles in our brain and nervous system. Our bodies USE electricity to send signals through the body to the brain! EMFs can disrupt that process. When you understand that, you can see how many of the symptoms listed are connected to EMFs

    You may be wondering what you can do about EMFs and how you can limit your exposure. Have NO FEAR, we have got you FRIEND! 👇👇👇

    How can you protect yourself from EMF radiation?  

    Whew, that was a lot, but the best advice we can give is to KEEP IT SIMPLE SILLY. I bet you can think of a few ways to limit exposure yourself right away without DRASTICALLY changing your life. To start, 🔌🔌🔌 UNPLUG devices and appliances when you are not using them. Pretty simple, right?! BOOM! You are already on your way! 

    Here are some other ways to lessen EXPOSURE to EMFs:

    • Use a battery powered alarm clock rather than your phone or one with a plug. ⏰⏰⏰
    • Choose Thermostats and Appliances that do not use Wi Fi. Say goodbye to "Smart" devices when you can. 
    • Do not hold your cellphone up to your ear when talking. Use WIRED headphones or speaker phone. 
    • Do not keep your cellphone on your body all day. Keep it away from your body. 
    • If you must keep your cell phone in your bedroom place it on airplane mode. 
    • Replace fluorescent light bulbs with incandescent light bulbs. 
    • Do not stand in the room when the microwave is running. Or do not use one, even better! 
    • Turn off Wi-Fi at night or when not needed. You can actually still hard wire devices and skip wi-fi all together. 
    • Do not use laptop on your lap, especially when plugged in. 
    • Use wired keyboards and mouse. 
    • Connect computer to the internet through a wired connection rather than Wi-Fi. 
    • Turn off Bluetooth whenever possible
    • Use pads and cases created for laptops, cell phones and other electronic devices made to block EMF. 

    There are many items you can add to your home that help. Not only are these items helpful by absorbing the radiation but they are often beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. Some examples are:

    • Use 100% Beeswax Candles. They absorb EMFs! 
    • Himalayan Sea Salt lamps
    • Plants such as snake plants, aloe vera, cactus, rubber plant, spider plants, and more.
    • Crystal Healing Bowls

    Not only can you accessorize your home with protection, you can adorn yourself as well...

    • Clothing: there is special clothing made to reduce EMF radiation. 
    • Jewelry made with  materials shown to absorb EMF radiation.


    And, of course, CARING FOR YOURSELF always helps. Supporting your health with supplements to boost your immune system, eating a healthy diet of whole foods in balance and prioritizing sleep are all great ways to promote health. If you have not tried grounding, we definitely suggest you give that a shot as well. Getting out in God's beautiful creation, soaking in some sun with some movement is beneficial physically and mentally as well. 

    Wrapping it all up! 

    Now you know what EMFs are, where they are found and simple ways you can reduce your exposure and protect yourself from them. Each person is different and therefore the level of sensitivity is as also. We urge you to just test and see how YOU are affected by experimenting with small changes (perhaps limiting cell phone usage, turning on airplane mode, etc..) and see how you feel

    One step at a time. Small, intentional changes. You have got this! 

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