In dealing with my EMF Sensitivity, my first priority was to treat the symptoms. My next, equally as imperative, was to figure out what was making me so sick. And lastly, from a place of recovered health I could look deeper and determine what the hell had happened.
I share the details of my story, along with all the remedies I discovered, in Riding the Waves Diagnosing, Treating, and Living with EMF Sensitivity.
Within weeks of moving to the East Bay, California, in 2000, my health began to deteriorate. Months later, we moved to San Francisco and my health rebounded. I enjoyed excellent health during the years we lived in the city. We moved back to the East Bay in the Summer of 2005 and within weeks my health began to deteriorate. By the time we moved to Colorado in 2009, I doubted I would live to see my kids grow up.
I can’t adequately describe what it’s like to look at your reflection and see death lurking there. I think if you’re fortunate enough to notice it means it’s not too late. Provided you don’t go into denial or ignore the warning you’ve been given.
Initial research pointed to the electromagnetic frequencies emitted by geologic fault lines, and indeed when I moved to a part of the country with less than average geologic activity, I began a rapid recovery. But I couldn’t help but wonder what had turned my immune system against the planet I lived on?
I certainly wasn’t born EMF Sensitive.
I continued digging and eventually hit the jackpot. East Bay water had toxic levels of mercury and copper. Although the website blamed dental amalgam waste for the mercury, Bay Area water has been polluted with mercury since the days of the Gold Rush.
Mercury prevents the body from absorbing minerals, particularly magnesium. Copper toxicity also upsets the mineral balance in the body, including potassium and zinc.
Potassium? Isn’t that an electrolyte? Isn’t it involved in electrical function of the cells?
Sure enough, I found that replenishing my severely depleted potassium stores eradicated all EMF Sensitivity. Not only did the symptoms disappear, so did the sensitivity.
While living in the East Bay I was told I had inverted T waves on my EKG. I had never had this before. After recovering my heart rhythms returned to normal. Low potassium can cause inverted T waves.
Okay, so I was drinking poison water. It explained a lot but one thing still puzzled me. I’d gotten sick within weeks. Could it have happened that fast?
The Long and Winding Road to Hell. To further understand what had happened I called on my days as a consultant in tech. Troubleshooting 101.
- When did it start?
- Did it ever work?
- What changed?
Addressing them in reverse:
3) Because I’d gone through many life changes in a relatively short amount of time, much of what I was suffering was incorrectly blamed on stress.
I never bought into that. I knew in my gut something was seriously wrong.
2) Although I’d experienced some health challenges, prior to moving to the East Bay, I was feeling great and was very healthy and happy.
1) Answering the first seemed obvious but digging deeper revealed the stage was set long before I moved to the East Bay.
In June 1994 I transferred to Sunnyvale, CA. By November of that year I was ill. Symptoms were frequent urination, lowered body temperature, and fatigue.
I moved back to Michigan in 1995. My doctor eventually diagnosed me with heavy metal toxicity. I had elevated levels of mercury, nickel, and cadmium.
He did a hair mineral analysis and blood work both.
He put me on DMSA.
I suffered no ill side effects.
Soon after I was diagnosed with low thyroid and put on Armour thyroid. As part of my recovery I received several Myers’ Cocktails.
These IV treatments are worth their weight in gold. I felt fantastic. I encourage people to consider them as an adjunct to their therapy.
While my doctor treated my thyroid and heavy metal toxicity, I focused on exhausted adrenals. Within months I had recovered and my heavy metal levels were down.
Two years later I moved to the East Bay and …
So, it’s Bay Area Water? I recently read an article that was both illuminating and disheartening. I’d been working in Santa Clara and living in Sunnyvale. I remember the water being horribly cloudy and tasting terrible. Now I know why.
I think the only reason I wasn’t sicker in 1994 is that I lived a very healthy lifestyle that included eating almost exclusively organic.
But wait! There’s More! I knew from studying the symptoms of mineral deficiency that I’d probably been suffering low potassium for years. Why? It all started with that brain surgery.
I detail my story in After Here: The Celestial Plane and What Happens When We Die.
In the hours and years after the surgery I was on medications that are known to drain potassium. I was never advised of this and did not take any multi-mineral supplements to offset the damage.
Upon rebuilding my potassium stores, not only did my EMF Sensitivity disappear, so did the migraines I’d been experiencing since I was 15.
Was it only the water? Severe mineral deficiency is definitely the root cause for the autoimmune conditions, including and especially EMF Sensitivity. Additionally, Bay Area water definitely played a role in destroying my health. However, the mineral deficiency saga started years earlier and was exacerbated by other factors.
For more information on what can cause mineral depletion, see this.
Step Two – Rebuild. I am now at the bridge between Steps 2 and 3 in my recovery. That is, between rebuilding my mineral stores and maintaining them.
I’m still dealing with occasional depletions which causes a relapse in symptoms.
Restoring the depleted stores eliminates the symptoms and restores my health.
I will write more about Step 2 Rebuilding shortly.