It’s Inflammation, My Dear Watson

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.




3 thoughts on “It’s Inflammation, My Dear Watson”

    1. Shannon: Thank you for taking the time to write. My regime changes as my needs change. As I’ve written, I resolved my issues. I outlined the steps I took to not only resolve the issues but more importantly, to discover what caused them. This is the most important step – what caused the problem – what is causing the inflammation. There are several approaches to reducing and eliminating inflammation, including herbs, medications, alcohol, foods. If you do not deal with the root cause, however, you are only dealing with symptoms and that isn’t going to be enough. You have to deal with the root cause. I’ll be honest, discovering what that is can take a lot of sleuthing but it is absolutely necessary. And there are no short cuts. You have to do the work because no one knows your body like you do. Not even a doctor. I write extensively of this in my books.

      To answer your question, I don’t have a regime. I dealt with my issues. I take no medications and I take no supplements. If I feel something coming on I may use a homeopathic remedy until the symptoms abate. I might take extra vitamin C, I might drink ginger tea or some other herbal tea on a temporary basis to restore balance. Throughout my recovery, as I write extensively, I utilized food and juices to restore health. Today I primarily use food, including clean non reverse osmosis water to maintain my health.

      My books contain all the information one would need to get started. The latest book – Wipeout EMF Sensitivity: The Challenge of Curing Autoimmune Disease was written to be used alone or in conjunction with your health care provider. I provide detailed information to get people started. In the end, you have to discover what works for you and adjust and adapt as necessary. This is exactly what I did. It took a lot of trial and error and a lot of observation but I was able to figure out what was going on and how to deal with it – using food and juices and a few supplements which I quit taking once balance was restored. I wish you luck on your journey to health. I suggest you determine what is behind the inflammation and deal with the root cause.

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