How WiFi, EMFs and Other Negative Factors Degrade Our Mental Health

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If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner

Psychiatric and neurodegenerative illnesses are becoming more and more prevalent as we march into the 2020s. We don’t have to spend much time pondering as to why this phenomenon has come to the fore, when we consider the extreme “mismatch between our ancient physiology and the western diet and lifestyle”. Most readers will be familiar with some of the reasons for this dilemma: insufficient physical exercise, spending too much time in an artificial environment, emotional traumas, stress overload, a bad diet, nutrient deficiencies, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, and so on.

What’s Your Biological Age?

Poor biological functioning from addictions such as smoking, can (in the case of the latter), rapidly age our lungs, our arteries, our oxygen/CO2 exchange, our liver, and many other organs and processes, not to mention our antioxidant defences, thus rendering them a far higher biological age than their (our) chronological age. And sadly, the damage done to our arteries, alveoli, and so on, is normally irreparable. Naturally, this can have a very negative impact on our mental health. A recent large scale study on biological aging, which applied age-prediction models using blood biochemistry, cell counts, and AI, to 149,000 smokers, showed that: “smokers exhibited [far] higher aging rates than non-smokers, regardless of their cholesterol ratios and fasting glucose levels”. From my point of view, biomarker analysis is the future, as it is likely to provide a: “quantitative assessment of the effect of environmental factors on [our] rate of biological aging”, and hence, our mental well-being.

Man-Made EMFs

The WHO has now reclassified RF EMFs as a “class 2B carcinogen,” placing it in the same carcinogenic class as lead & the pesticide DDT

These electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which are invisible clouds of electricity emitted by radio frequency (RF), radio, Wi-Fi internet, and mobile phones, are a huge problem, and as research indicates, one that is about to get far more serious. Indeed, two-time Nobel nominee, Dr. Robert Becker, MD, the author of The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life, stated: “I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time, the greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields”.

Switzerland replaced wireless internet in schools with wired internet. Germany’s public health department recommends citizens switch off WiFi when not using it

The Broad Spectrum of Unwelcome Symptoms

Although electrical impulses generated by our biological processes travel through our body’s cells, muscles, nerves, and virtually every system and cell within us, and carry a charge; substantial research (over 2,000 peer-reviewed papers), has nonetheless, proved that artificial EMFs can be responsible for: memory and thinking difficulties; attention/concentration dysfunction; tiredness/fatigue; anxiety/restlessness; malaise; irritability, listlessness; dizziness; brain fog; tinnitus; depression; insomnia/sleep disturbance; and negative changes in EEG (which show electrical activity/brain wave patterns), and even our DNA.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia

And the news just keeps getting worse, there are in excess of: “70 studies linking EMFs to dementia. The research also includes several epidemiological studies and meta-analyses that link exposure to EMFs and Alzheimer’s onset. [Indeed], overnight exposure to EMFs significantly increases the secretion of a protein that is involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.  [Further], EMF exposure also negatively affects the “entorhinal cortex”, the area of the brain that is first affected by Alzheimer’s disease”. But, as taking a holistic perspective is not part of the agenda, will your doctor tell you this?

Taking Action

These days, it is crucial to think outside the box. So to that end, if you have WI-FI at home, turn it off when you go to bed, and simply put it back on when you get up. And when it comes to your mobile, don’t keep it next to your body when you are not using it, and when you go to bed, if you need to keep it on, then ensure that you put it at least 12 feet away from you, and at best, in another room! The proof is in the pudding, so to speak, and if you do this, then you are very likely to feel a very positive mental and physical change.

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Shirley Amy is a Holistic Health Specialist and professional writer who’s published 4 books. Her  interests include optimum wellness, mental health, fitness, and positive lifestyle change. She holds University and College qualifications in the fields of Health Science, Nutrition, Mental Health, Fitness, Holistic Therapy and Aromatherapy.
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