Kate, you may want to have some genetic testing to see if you have mutations in any of the genes related to methylation. That's the process that breaks things down in our bodies for clearing out or recycling. I have a COMT mutation which makes it difficult to break down stress hormones, toxins, etc. I wonder if EMF exposure creates more cellular waste that needs to be broken down and cleared. My gut feeling is that it does, and that could be an explanation for the very real effects. If you're not able to clear stuff out quicky, it buìlds up and causes symptoms. For the mutation I have, supplementing with a high quality B vitamin complex helps with methylation. There are other nutrients that are also needed for the methylation process. I'll post a link on this subject in case you want to read about it. When my COMT gene was tested, the doctor also ordered testing for nutrient deficiencies. I was very deficient in B vitamins as well as C and some others needed for methylation. Since I've been supplementing, my health has improved, and it even eliminates my post-menopausal hot flashes. Hope this info will help.
Oh, and, I read there is a community in Snowflake, Arizona for people with sensitivities.
Suzanne Shaddix wrote: For the mutation I have, supplementing with a high quality B vitamin complex helps with methylation. There are other nutrients that are also needed for the methylation process.
I was very deficient in B vitamins as well as C and some others needed for methylation. Since I've been supplementing, my health has improved, and it even eliminates my post-menopausal hot flashes. Hope this info will help.
Do you have a favorite B & C supplement to aid in this?
I have sensitivity to fluorescent lighting and even a lot of LEDs bother me. Maybe enough of us with Paul can bring back the incandescent bulb? The BBIB movement? (A girl can dream!)
As an educator, I did find myself having strange health symptoms in the classrooms (unusual headaches, fatigue, and concentration problems) and I realized one day there was the wifi connector/repeater or whatever in the middle of the classroom above our heads… that plus 30 chrome books in use. ICK! I can hear that low buzz of a TV when it’s on mute…
I think that like most exposure to poison or toxic guck, EMFs and dirty electricity are probably effecting everyone but in different ways: subtle or blatant, all at once or little by little. And as shared in previous responses, combinations of exposures can make a difference too. (I appreciate the commenters who, though skeptical, are validating our fellow permies experiences… anecdotal records are valuable in science… especially when who nowadays would fund, run & publish scientific evidences against major governments & corporations? Few and far between.
The Weston A Price Foundation (WAPF) has had several speakers and authors at it’s conferences, on it’s blog, and in it’s magazine that talk about the dangers of EMFs, 5G, and dirty electricity.
One guest speaker at a WAPF conference had a Q&A afterwards where a young mom came up and asked about her electric car… she wanted something safe for her new baby. The speaker said get rid of it, immediately and that she could never in good conscience recommend an electric vehicle. (I wish I had the notes I took handy to share!) Another person asked about solar panels on the house. She said the worse location was above where you’d sleep, and it would be ideal to have them somewhere other than what you were living in.
In my last rental home, we only plugged in the WiFi when we were going to use it and I bought us air tube headsets and phone cases from https://www.defendershield.com/ They were expensive but I made cutbacks in other areas of my budget.
My previous teaching job offered us Apple Bluetooth earbuds and a FitBit and many of my co-workers had Apple Watches (all the rage.) I said no thank you to these gifts not knowing what long term effects they’ll have on us.
I thought about making my own clothing, curtains, and bedding using the fabric embedded with silver as it seemed like the most cost effective way… several people make almost a tent around and under their bed with it and use their cell phones to test if it blocks cell & wifi service. (On some YouTube videos, it appears to really work for them.)
The book covers electricity, EMFs, satellites and lots of other areas relevant to this thread.
And this is the author bio from the Chelsea Green website:
"Arthur Firstenberg is a scientist and journalist who is at the forefront of a global movement to tear down the taboo surrounding this subject. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University with a degree in mathematics, he attended the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine from 1978 to 1982. Injury by X-ray overdose cut short his medical career. For the past thirty-eight years he has been a researcher, consultant, and lecturer on the health and environmental effects of electromagnetic radiation, as well as a practitioner of several healing arts."
This is a deeply personal subject to me too. sx
“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit: Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. “ Brian Gerald O’Driscoll
Can you really tell me that we aren't dealing with suspicious baked goods? And then there is this tiny ad:
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