Information on EMFS (Sensitivity to Electromagnetic Frequencies)

Thanks to the therapies I’ve discovered, in spite of having severe EMF Sensitivity, I am living 95% symptom free.  There are two sources that I have yet to neutralize: Bluetooth** and Mother Nature.

Mother Nature is the more formidable of the two.

** I need to be in close proximity to Bluetooth to be affected.  If I’m in a shopping mall or outdoors, even in a crowd, I am not affected.

The two natural sources that cause the biggest health problems for me are the ultra-low and very low electromagnetic frequencies emitted by geologic fault lines and those associated with certain weather patterns.

Man-made faults created during fracking release the same problematic frequencies.

While health symptoms are frustrating, there is a more insidious problem, and it’s one that has been scientifically documented.  Meditation, creative visualization, spiritual healing, and other mind-body practices are severely impeded by Mother Nature’s frequencies.

As I wrote in Riding the Waves: Diagnosing, Treating, and Living With EMF Sensitivity, I experienced this nightmare first hand.

Trust me, getting the exact opposite of everything you work toward is a nightmare.

I later discovered that various scientists and researchers have run into similar difficulties.

Several IRVA presenters have released their findings on videos, some of which are available to non-members.  Here is an example.

Information can also be found in Lynne McTaggart’s The Intention Experiments: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and The World.

I have tried various remedies, including the ones I use to alleviate physical symptoms, and those suggested by other researchers.  In my experience, nothing works against Mother Nature but getting away from the source of the problematic frequencies.

Or waiting for the weather pattern to move on.

Though other researchers claim that space weather and solar flares negatively impact their results, I have not seen any correlation in my own work.

The idea that timing and environment affect the outcome of prayers, spells, and intentions goes back millennia.  That we have scientific evidence to support such claims is not as relevant as recognizing that Mother Nature is a formidable force.  One not to be taken for granted, even in the age of man’s technological prowess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In people who are EMF Sensitive, exposure to certain electromagnetic frequencies evokes an immune response.  The EMFs negatively affect the adrenals and histamine is released as part of the fight or flee response.

Although this may lead some to consider EMF Sensitivity an allergy, it is  much more complex.  Calling it an allergy is oversimplifying things.  And it could be dangerous because EMF Sensitivity certainly can be.

One of the dangers is associated with a symptom.  Inflammation.

Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.

Problematic electromagnetic frequencies are irritants.  Big time.

Chronic inflammation can lead to disease, including rheumatoid arthritis.

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis while working for a Fortune 500 technology company.  I had also recently had mercury fillings replaced after which I tested positive for heavy metal poisoning, including mercury.

I believe there is a relationship though it’s impossible to go back and understand what it is.  My immune system was weakened by exposure to a variety of problematic EMFs.  If that hadn’t been the case, maybe I wouldn’t have developed rheumatoid arthritis.

A couple of weeks back I was feeling so good that I decided to scale back further on my current regimen.

It’s my way of testing where I stand in my recovery. 

After three days without taking key parts of the therapy, symptoms, including arthritic pain, returned.

I restarted the regimen I’ve been following.  Unfortunately, it takes at least 72 hours before I start to feel better.  While I’m waiting?  I suffer.

I noticed that certain areas of my body were more affected.  These were areas with scar tissue.

In some cases, I could feel the scar as if it had grown three to four times in size.

Once the remedy kicked in, the symptoms disappeared and the scars shrunk.

In one case it became even smaller than it had been before.

I now realize the regimen I follow targets that inflammation, ensuring it is not chronic.  I know that this is imperative for my health. It cannot be understated how damaging chronic inflammation is to the body.

I have had success with anti-inflammatory foods but they are not enough.  There is much more to EMF Sensitivity than simple inflammation. 

I have come to realize that living 95% symptom free as I do when I follow my regimen**, I need to be careful about misinterpreting symptoms.

Less than a week ago, I woke up with pain in areas I normally associate with EMF Sensitivity, which in this case meant part of my lower back, one hamstring, and a bicep.  I was pretty disillusioned because I’d been feeling so good and I couldn’t find a cause for the change.

“Maybe it’s just muscle strain.”  When my husband suggested this I listened.  I would love for it to be regular old muscle strain.  How would I be able to tell?

“It can take a few days to heal,” he pointed out and then suggested several therapies, including heat.  Sure enough, the pain began to ease and it was at this point that I realized why I’d woken up with it.  I’d been doing some intensive gardening, including a lot of bending and lifting.  No wonder my muscles were sore.  It also explained why it was primarily on one side.  My dominant side.

I will continue to take the regimen since it’s why I’m living 95% symptom free.  I also include anti-inflammatory foods, including olive oil and red wine in my diet.

Two tablespoons of olive oil daily appears to have the same anti-inflammatory effect as 4 or 5 ounces of red wine.  However, alone it is not enough, just a very good part of the overall treatment.

 

** I take no prescription medications as part of my regimen.  In fact, I take no prescription medication at all.

I will also no longer take ibuprofen for pain.  I’d already heard of its link to health issues but a recent article sealed it.  My family can easily live without it.

 

 

When I was a child I suffered a brain hemorrhage. A metal clip was used during emergency surgery to stop the bleeding from a broken blood vessel that left me blind, paralyzed, and in a coma.

There is no doubt that this surgery saved my life. It also set me up to have EMF Sensitivity.

There’s metal in my head?!  Don’t worry, they told me. It’s an inert metal.

By definition, inert metals do not corrode when in contact with oxygenated water.  Examples include stainless steel, copper and brass, 

The clip in my head, which is about the size of a pinky nail, is titanium.

Don’t worry, they told me.  No problem.  Hmm.

After discovering that I am sensitive to ultra-low and very low electromagnetic frequencies, I was left with a puzzle.

When did it start and why?

Years of research has left me with a pretty solid hypothesis.

First, the headaches.  There’s a saying in Michigan.  April showers bring may flowers.  Well, they also bring atmospheric EMFs.  I remember laying in the dark crying from the pain in my head.  The pain was in the same location as the metal clip, where I’d had my surgery.  While I didn’t worry that the clip had somehow ruptured, I wondered if the unbearable pain was somehow related.  After two years of horrendous debilitating migraines that always started two days before a thunderstorm rolled in and kept up until it moved out again, I asked my neurosurgeon.

“Is it related to the metal in my head?”

“It’s a vascular headache, so yes, there is some type of relationship, but I don’t know why.”

I continued to suffer these migraines for years.  The pain was so bad that I often ended up in the emergency room where I was given a shot of demerol/vistaril and sent home with a designated driver.

I hated the way I felt after the narcotic pain medication.  It didn’t really work, either.  It didn’t stop the pain.  It just made it so I could sleep until the storm system moved on.  I was so grateful when Imitrex came on the scene.  It wasn’t a narcotic so I could drive myself home. 

The gremlin effect.  Years later, while working at a Fortune 500 technology company, I began to notice that I had an interesting effect on technology.  I broke it.  Especially laser printers.

The service woman who was responsible for fixing it told me that the printer in my cube broke more than any other in her entire district.  When it was removed from my cube it stopped breaking.  It was returned to my cube after a shift of seating and sure enough, it began to break again.

I drained batteries constantly, leaving me with numerous watch repair bills.  I broke cell phones and computers, sometimes just from touching them.  I also drained their batteries faster than what should have been possible.

I once had the production guys ask me to return a network board to the lab so they could examine it.  They’d never heard of a board frying simply because someone plugged it in.

I later read in Dr. Dean Radin’s Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena that this wasn’t necessarily unusual and it certainly wasn’t unheard of.  In fact, a standing joke suggested the better researchers and scientists had this gremlin effect on equipment.

The Long and Windy Road.  Years of research led me to remedies that, for all intensive purposes, have cured me.  I am now living 95% symptom free.  Because I’m no longer inundated with debilitating symptoms, I am able to focus on the few less severe ones I do experience when around problematic frequencies.

They continue to turn on when I’m around the frequencies and off when I step away from them or the source is turned off.  In reality, this is convenient.  Especially for testing.

The not so inert metal.  The metal in my head may not corrode but it certainly reacts to ultra low and very low electromagnetic frequencies.  In fact, it always has.  That clip drew those frequencies from the thunderstorms to my head like a magnet, resulting in horrendous migraines.

I no longer live in an area where I am exposed to that weather pattern.  However, I do get mild headaches in the same location when a storm front comes through.  The pain begins 1 – 2 days before the system arrives and disappears after it’s moved out.

A metal pipe in my head.  The pain in my head was actually one of the lesser symptoms, so it wasn’t until recently that I came to realize that when I’m around problematic EMFs, it feels as if a metal pipe is being shoved through my skull.

It hurts.

When I am away from the source of the EMFs that pain disappears instantly.  Why was it there to begin with?  Because that is the location of the metal clip.

I do not feel this pain when talking on my cell phone.  However, if I am in a crowd in a small space and people have Bluetooth running, I will feel that metal pipe through my skull feeling.  I leave the area, the pain disappears immediately.

I never experienced any EMF symptoms as a kid.  The first I remember being sick is a few years after the surgery when the migraines began in earnest.

1979 – 2014.  Technologically speaking, the world is an entirely different place today than it was when I had that life saving surgery.  Cell phones and wireless devices weren’t around back them.  I know one thing.  That inert metal isn’t electromagnetically inert.  It acts as a magnet for the problematic frequencies.

Not all metals are a problem.  After badly breaking his wrist in a car accident, my father ended up with a metal pin in his wrist.  He continuously drains watch batteries, and even wind ups  quit working when he wears them.  I’m sure it’s related.  That being said, however, I’m not sure that people with metal in their bodies are more susceptible to EMF Sensitivity.

I have never conducted research to find out.

What is unique in my situation is that the metal is in my brain.  This organ, along with the heart, is electrical.  I am convinced that in my case, the clip in my head acts as a magnet to the problematic EMFs.  The more important truth, however, is that without it, I would have died.

Where do I go from here?  I have no intention of having the metal clip removed.  To me the risk isn’t worth it.  Due to the remedies I discovered , I am living 95% symptom free.  Thanks to the few remaining symptoms I do experience, I am aware when I am being hit by potentially harmful radiation.

The metal clip may attract problematic EMFs like a magnet but it also alerts me to their presence.  To me, it’s a good trade off.

I share the most up to date information about EMF Sensitivity and technology, including smart meters,  in the ebook

Amplifying the Waves: The Role of Electromagnetic Pollution in EMF Sensitivity.

 

 

Even as I sought to treat my EMF Sensitivity, I tried to understand not only why I began suffering symptoms when exposed to ultra low and very low electromagnetic frequencies, but why they started when they did.  After all, I wasn’t born EMF Sensitive.

A Beautiful Truth?  A few months ago, I watched a documentary called The Beautiful Truth.  One part in particular got my attention.  A dentist about to remove mercury fillings explained the importance of having it done by someone trained to do so.  If not done properly, a great deal of mercury could end up in the body of the individual having them removed, exposing them to dangerous levels of the toxic metal.  The dentist went on to point out that a significant percentage of people who did not see a specialist yet had their fillings removed went on to get an autoimmune disease down the road.

Last night I was drifting off to sleep when I realized that, for me, there was a relationship.

In my mid-twenties I talked to my dentist about removing the mercury fillings in my mouth.  Even though he was not specially trained to do this, he told me it would be no problem, so I went ahead and had it done.   A little over a year later I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, an auto-immune disease.

I do not blame my dentist.  It’s very possible that if that had been the only stress to my system, I might have never had any trouble.  However, I was going through one of the most stressful periods in my entire life.  Coming from someone who, at ten years of age, died, was paralyzed and in a coma, that’s saying a lot.

I was able to get my RA into remission, but a short time later I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

A hair analysis done at that time revealed I had heavy metal toxicity, including high levels of mercury.  My doctor, an MD, prescribed minerals to chelate the heavy metals from my system. 

As the heavy metal levels came down my thyroid function returned to normal.  Shortly after, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where I became very ill almost immediately.  Unbeknownst to me at the time, I was suffering from EMF Sensitivity.  In fact, I wouldn’t discover what was wrong for 9 years during which my suffering worsened as symptoms grew in number and intensity.

There is no doubt in my mind that if I hadn’t figured out what was going on and discovered all the remedies, I wouldn’t be alive today.

Three years later, after a series of fortuitous events, I began treating my EMF Sensitivity as if it were an auto-immune disease.  I worked to strengthen my immune system by strengthening my adrenals.  A central part of the treatment involved taking liquid mineral supplements.

Toxins bind to the minerals which help sweep them from the body. 

As my system became saturated with the minerals it began to detoxify.  This process did not rob me of energy.  Quite the opposite, I began to feel healthy again.

I continued the program, following the signals my body was sending, tweaking supplements, adding or taking away as appropriate.

Over a year into this approach I can say that my health has stabilized.  I am 90 – 95% free of symptoms from EMF Sensitivity.

A Healing Crisis?  Five months into this approach, my rheumatic arthritis flared.  I added ashwagandha and boswellia to my routine and drank red wine most nights for its anti-inflammatory properties.

When I removed any one of those three pieces of the puzzle, my symptoms came back more painful than ever.  When I kept each of the three in the routine I felt better.  Five months later my RA went back into remission.  Today I am symptom free.

I can’t help but wonder if, due to the detox brought about by the minerals, the RA wasn’t part of a Healing Crisis?

It is likely that the removal of the mercury fillings set in motion a chain of events that resulted in conditions stemming from a weakened immune system.  One of the conditions was EMF Sensitivity.  In treating it as an auto-immune condition, strengthening my adrenals, I have brought about significant healing.

The puzzle over why and when, for me at least, has been solved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the symptoms of EMF Sensitivity is an inability to shed unwanted pounds.  In my personal experience, there are three contributing factors.

 

Fight or Flee Part 1  When I am exposed to problematic EMFs, my adrenals and immune system are directly impacted.  My body goes into the Fight or Flee response immediately.  As a result, massive stress coping chemicals flood my body which wreaks total havoc.  In an attempt to compensate, my body craves carbohydrates.  Under normal circumstances, my metabolism performs better with a high protein, low-carb diet.  When I am hit with problematic EMFS, I feel ill when I consume a high protein diet and feel much better eating carbohydrates.  The problem is, this causes tremendous weight gain.

Fight or Flee Part 2  Because my body was in Fight or Flee mode, it fought weight loss.  By the nature of that life-preserving physiological process, the body retains weight in order to better survive intense stress.  Of course, from a physiological point of view, that stress would have been famine or a threatening beast or marauders, and not problematic frequencies from the electromagnetic spectrum.

No Fight Left in Me  One of the worst symptoms of EMF Sensitivity for me was the debilitating exhaustion.  I barely had any energy.  There were days I could barely get out of bed, I couldn’t think straight, and I certainly had no capacity to do even basic tasks like shopping for groceries.  I was too tired to move.  I was too tired to think.  Forget exercise.

Eating a high carb diet, having a body exposed to continuous intense stress, and being too exhausted to exercise meant I couldn’t shake the weight gain.  It depressed me, too.

So, how did I finally manage to lose all the weight gain and get back in shape?  It was a slow process but it began when I got away from the problematic EMFs.  Once away from the EMFs, my body began to recover.  As time went on and I gained strength I found it easier to return to a high protein diet.

There were setbacks as I found myself unexpectedly exposed to problematic EMFs from new and surprising sources.

Once I began to strengthen my adrenals, I found that the weight began to come off.  I no longer craved carbohydrates and I had more energy to exercise.  But it was a slow process.  I had been very ill and the recovery was a long long road.

Eventually, I recovered enough that I was able to go back to exercise regularly.

I have been into sports and other exercise regimens my whole life.  My recovery from EMF Sensitivity allowed me to return to a pattern I’ve lived since childhood. 

Another key.  There is another key component to my recovery from EMF Sensitivity and it has little to do with frequencies.  I had to reduce and eliminate as much stress from my life as absolutely possible.  This would help my adrenals in that they would no longer shoot out a continuous stream of Fight or Flee chemicals.  I had to allow them to recover.

It’s like a corporation trying to return to profitability.  You can only do so much by cutting expenses.  Eventually, you have to come out with a product or service that will increase revenue.  In the case of my adrenals, I had the product/service side in the supplements that were helping to rebuild and strengthen them.  What I needed was the cost reduction side.  That meant reducing and/or eliminating all stress to the degree possible, which is a challenge in and of itself.

I write more about this here.

My advice to someone dealing with this particular symptom of EMF Sensitivity is to be easy on yourself.  It takes time to recover and several small steps will go a long way.  It will be far less stressful than trying to do too much at once.  As your body regains its strength the ability to eat a healthier diet and having more energy for exercise will return.

A final word about exercise. My absolute favorite exercise is walking.  I have done plenty of work with free weights and I have done aerobics and jazzercise but by far I am happiest when walking is the core of my workout.

Exercise is also one of the remedies for EMF Sensitivity symptoms.  The positive hormones and other chemicals released during exercise helped me feel better.  The unfortunate part was the catch-22 of not having enough energy to exercise regularly.  However, even housework had the potential to enable me to feel better – even if it was only a little while.  So, every little bit helps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the symptoms of my EMF Sensitivity has been my ability to predict earthquakes.

Depending on how sick I felt, I was able to determine when an earthquake was imminent down to almost the exact minute, how strong the magnitude would be, and eventually, which fault line was going to pop.

Since geologic fault lines were the primary source of problematic electromagnetic frequencies for me, I moved to an area with a lower than national average of seismic activity in order to allow my body to heal.  Over time, I began to wonder if I would recover to a point where I would be able to be in the presence of the fault lines and not be affected.  Then I began to wonder if a recovery from EMF Sensitivity would affect related phenomena, such as my psychic abilities and my ability to feel earthquakes before they happened.

I am a year into my EMF Cure and I recently learned that at this point in my recovery, I am still affected, albeit mildly, by exposure to certain parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.  My traditional remedies, as outlined in my book Riding the Waves Diagnosing, Treating, and Living with EMF Sensitivity, continue to be effective in reducing and/or eliminating the symptoms.

I also learned I can still feel earthquakes before they happen – and at much farther distances.

The other night I was reading in bed.  My ears began to ring in a peculiar, incredibly high pitched way that I don’t recall ever experiencing.  It was much louder and more intense in my left ear, and though it was incredibly noticeable, it wasn’t painful.

This went on for about ten minutes when I suddenly heard a popping sound, followed by what sounded like sand falling behind the drywall.  Moments later, our bed began moving back and forth and I knew at once we were having a shake, rattle, and roll.

The earthquake lasted for several seconds, then the shaking stopped.  “Well, that explains a lot,” I told my husband.  I went on to explain that for the previous two days I’d felt drained of energy, and sick in a way I hadn’t experienced in a long time.

EMF Sensitivity is never far from my thoughts so I did consider that as a possible cause of the physical symptoms.  However, since the symptoms were so minimal in severity compared to what I’d experienced years before, and since I’d just gone through the chaos of holiday planning and out of town visitors, I’d decided to take a wait and see approach.

The interesting part was yet to come.  I told my husband where the earthquake had likely been centered and told him the likely magnitude.  A check on the web verified the location and magnitude.  I’d called it at over 100 miles away.

Within ten minutes, the ringing in my ear stopped and I felt fine.  All the fatigue and other symptoms vanished.

“The EMFs have been reset to zero.”

Prior to an earthquake, EMFs are emitted from the fault line.  After the earthquake, this is reset to zero until the hours and days prior to the next quake on that fault line.

What I found intriguing was that the ringing in my ears started about ten minutes before the quake and lasted until about ten minutes after. The epicenter was approximately 120 miles away.

I don’t think I will ever forget the pitch, tone, and volume of the ringing.  I will always associate it with an impending quake.  An EMF symptom, surely, but one I can easily live with.

As for the other symptoms.  When I do experience them, they are significantly milder than before I began the regimen for the cure.  My belief is that as I continue to strengthen my adrenals and treat this auto-immune disorder, I will continue to reduce the severity of whatever symptoms I experience, though I don’t believe I will ever get to a point where I am not aware of the problematic electromagnetic frequencies.

After all, that is what my adrenals are for…to warn me of danger.

I was rereading Lynne McTaggart’s The Intention Experiment.  Along with my background in technology, and networking in particular, the information in this book helped me better understand just how it was that certain electromagnetic frequencies could cause me to feel so sick. **

It also helped validate one of the best remedies I discovered by explaining the scientific principles behind why it worked.

Like watching a movie for a second or third time, rereading this book presented me with material I’d either overlooked or that hadn’t risen to my conscious before.

From the book:  “In physics, if you want to see how something behaves, the best way is to simply make it uncomfortable and see what happens.”

The same applies in life.  Just make a human uncomfortable and see what happens.

From the book:  “Creating disorder usually involves adding heat or applying a magnetic field to determine how it will react when disturbed …”

When certain magnetic fields are applied to susceptible humans, they get awfully sick.  In my experience, heat exacerbates the effect.

From the book:  “According to the laws of classical physics, applying a magnetic field will disrupt the magnetic alignment of a substance’s atoms.  The degree to which this happens is a substance’s magnetic susceptibility.”

EMF Sensitive people are pretty susceptible, apparently.

From the book:  “The … plan was to find out a bit more about the salt’s magnetic capability, by applying two systems of disorder to the crystal chip: higher temperatures and a stronger magnetic field.”

My husband, an electrical engineer, is the first one who noticed that my symptoms were worse in higher temperatures.  However, he had no explanation for it.  I consulted with several engineers and none of them could explain why this might be true.  This left it in the realm of anecdotal evidence…until I reread this book.

I used the laws of physics and other scientific disciplines to better understand sensitivity to electromagnetic frequencies, and to discover remedies that reduced and/or eliminated the life-disrupting symptoms.

Although it’s more accepted now, it still isn’t well understood, but it could be.  Not by applying medical or psychological principles, but by applying scientific ones.

The cells of people who are EMF Sensitive are just acting according to the laws of nature.

** I was lucky I still had this book on my shelf.  I’d read it years before and recalled various experiments that I felt could provide insight.

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