Electrical magnetic frequencies (EMF) are naturally delivered from the sun in the form of UV or infrared waves. Our cells have evolved to utilize natural EMF to fuel our every day function.
Non-native EMF (nnEMF) is man-made and found in most of our modern day technologies -- 5G cell towers, microwaves, lightbulbs, computers, phones, etc. These frequencies pulse at a higher hertz than natural EMF, creating oxidative stress in our cells. The constant exposure to nnEMF leads to the breakdown of cellular function and chronic diseases. Symptoms of nnEMF are sleep issues, memory loss, gene mutations, and inflammation just to name a few.
Not only are our phones smart now, but our TVs, washers, refrigerators and most household appliances are too. We've become so dependent on these technologies that we never turn them off. When was the last time you turned your phone off when you went to bed?
This constant nnEMF environment breaks down our cellular function without giving our bodies the chance they need to recover from the exposure. While we are able to handle occasional exposures to these toxic nnEMF frequencies, daily life is now making it hard to take a break from these frequencies.
Luckily, humans are adaptable and resilient. There are many things you can do to mitigate your exposure to nnEMF (without moving to a remote cabin and living off the grid). Below are some of the easiest and cost effective hacks:
- Put your phone on airplane mode at night. When you switch to airplane mode, your phone stops constantly sending and receiving nnEMF signals. This will help improve your sleep, especially if you keep your phone in the bedroom at night. To make it even more effective, stop using your phone an hour before bed, put in on airplane mode, and leave it in the kitchen until morning.
- Turn off lights when you leave a room. While this seems small, every light you have on is drawing an electrical current. This current adds to the nnEMF environment around you. In addition, the artificial light throws off your circadian rhythm, making it difficult for your hormones to work properly.
- Install a remote outlet plug on your wifi router so you can turn it off when not in use. We used this Indoor Wireless Remote Control 3-pack originally to make turning off the Christmas tree lights easier but now we use it on our wifi router and our most used lamps. Whichever brand you get, just make sure they are remote controlled and do not require wifi or a smart app. Remember the goal is to limit these technologies.
- Get a pair of blue blocking glasses (or install Iris on your computer). Removing all technology from your life is not realistic nor is it ideal. Technology does help us with so many things and many of us would not be able to perform our jobs without it. Blue blockers are a perfect compromise. Blue blockers block the harmful blue light emitted from our screens. If your job requires you to be on a computer for 8 hours a day, blue blockers might be your best choice. Some of our favorite brands are: Ra Optics, BluBlox, and Lucia Eyewear. Most of these options are available in prescription and non-prescription lenses.
Change is hard. We often resist it for the comfort of consistency. But without change, there is no growth. Tish reminds us of the beauty of change and embracing the unknown in her post Choose To Change.
nnEMF exists in our everyday life in many forms with one of those being blue light. Blue light from technology (aka phones, computers, tv, etc.) impacts our mood, sleep, and overall wellness. In this episode of Wellness Mama, guest Matt Maruca dives into the blue light spectrum of diseases and what can be done to prevent blue light toxicity.