This is Your Body on Microwaves

Let’s face it:

We’re microwaving ourselves.

Cell phones, microwave ovens, Wifi routers, bluetooth devices, and other electronics that use microwave and radiowave frequencies have been encroaching on our lives for decades – and they’re hurting our bodies.

It’s the official position of the industry and the NIH that because the radiation coming from electronic devices is non-ionizing (doesn’t contain enough energy to “knock electrons off their orbits”), it means that the radiation is relatively harmless. If they were ionizing, they would very easily cause cancer (as in the case of Gamma radiation and the radiation people think of when they think Chernobyl, Fukushima, etc.). But is this really the only factor determining whether or not these frequencies are safe?

The wavelengths used by our electronic devices range from 0.6MHz (in the case of AM Radio) all the way up to almost 500,000MHz/500GHz (in the case of remote controls and wireless key fobbs). Most cell phones today operate between 1.9-2.2GHz while Wifi Routers, Bluetooth devices, and microwave ovens operate around the 2.4Ghz wavelength. Interestingly, this puts the majority of our electronic devices right on the border between radiowaves and microwaves. With the advent of “5G” wireless communications, there will be a sharp increase in the use of 15GHz wavelengths in our environment – which is well within the microwave range.

These non-ionizing waves are thermal waves – which is why your head heats up when you hold your phone to it.

Now, it would be silly to think that all radiation is bad. Fritz Albert Popp discovered that life emits wavelengths ranging from 750 to 200nm (encompassing visible light and just a smidge into ultraviolet). Yes, you emit light. This light is referred to as biophotonic emission, ultraweak bioluminescence, or simply biophotons. It is believed by many to be fundamental to the electromagnetic nature of cellular communication and part of what keeps you whole.

The light of the Sun, of a flame, and the light emitted by your body are all natural. There’s nothing alien about these wavelengths when it comes to your biology. Keep in mind that light itself is an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and entails an electromagnetic frequency (EMF). Electromagnetic radiation is what gives you that healthy tan. A more descriptive version of the culprit in question is nnEMF. The “nn” stands for non-native. The EMF coming from our electronic devices is not native to our biology, be it how we evolved or were designed. You can think of these frequencies as being xenobiotic in the same way that plastics and pharmaceuticals are, meaning that they don’t occur as a natural product of life but rather as a product of technological advancement in telecommunications.

…Now for the scary stuff.

  • The thermal radiation from cell phones heats brain tissue and oxidizes glucose in the brain, potentially leading to early onset dementia due to oxidative stress on the brain. [1] Unless you anti-oxidize naturally, this will age you faster.
  • There are multitudes of well-conducted studies demonstrating higher incidence of cancer with greater cellphone use. [2, 3, 4]
  • Because of their body composition, children actually absorb more microwave radiation into their tissues than adults. [4, 5] Children get more brain tumors as well. They really are sponges, in every sense of the word.
  • An NIH study found lower body weights in newborn rats who were exposed to radiofrequency radiation during pregnancy and lactation. [6]
  • Studies show decreases in serum testosterone after exposure to cell phone radiation [7] and even a decrease in the diameter and increase in the number of seminiferus tubules in the testes, along with a subsequent decrease in sperm motility due to abnormal testicular histology. [8] Most men carry their phone in their pockets, next to their reproductive organs. If my phone is in my pocket, it’s on airplane mode.
  • Pineal melatonin synthesis (one of the most anti-cancer chemicals you make) is significantly disrupted by only a single 30-min magnetic field exposure where the fields north and south axis are 50 degrees off from the Earth’s field. [9] In other words, your circadian rhythm is dependent upon your brains orientation to the magnetic field of the Earth, and exogenous magnetic fields disrupt this.

In their attempt to comprehend the electromagnetic nature of life, researchers like Giudice, Frohlich, and Ho come to a resoundingly similar conclusion: that life is fundamentally an electromagnetic phenomenon and that even the weakest electromagnetic fields can profoundly influence biology.

There are things you can do to protect yourself.

  • Minimize the use of electronics and nnEMF exposure.
  • Turn your wifi router off at night. Get into the habit.
  • Put your phone on airplane mode at night.
  • Don’t keep your phone in your pocket unless it’s on airplane mode. If you need it to on, keep it in your hand or set it down somewhere nearby.
  • Don’t wear FitBits or performance trackers.
  • Use headphones (especially air-tube headphones) rather than holding your phone to your head.
  • Don’t use microwave ovens. Use a toaster oven.
  • Take iodine.
  • Wear black tourmaline, shungite, or sodalite.
  • Take reishi, chaga, he shou wu, green tea, tulsi, or other radioprotective herbs and mushrooms. Many substances that are strongly anti-oxidative are also radioprotective.
  • Eat grapes or drink red wine. Resveratrol is also radioprotective.
  • Do qigong. Strengthen the coherence of your own electromagnetic field.
  • Get grounded – the most anti-inflammatory thing a human being can do.

Take care of your biofield and be aware of the power of these devices that are such an integral part of our lives.

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