Book Review: Is Electricity Making You Sick?
Zapped-Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clark and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution by Ann Louise Gittleman
A few of the useful facts shared in Zapped:
~Regularly using a laptop on the lap can reduce sperm count by 25%
~Using a corded phone is safer than a cordless phone
~One of the worst places to place a couch or bed is on the wall opposite your refrigerator
A while back I saw a book was being published about electromagnetic pollution and it was by the cutting edge author Ann Louis Gittleman, I made sure I got myself a copy right away. Gittleman has made a career of nutritional research and has published award winning books on topics such as healthy diet and menopause. When she began to experience symptoms that turned out to be a benign parotid tumor, commonly linked to excessive cell phone use, she turned her attention to electropollution and has published the first full scale book I’ve seen that gives a layman’s overview of the issue combined with solutions to reduce exposure. You've heard of brain waves of course. Well, your entire body is a network of frequencies which have an optimum range. Ions of energy keep your heart pumping for example, we are full of electrical impulses. With increased exposure to radio, TV, electronic appliances and all of our modern gadgets, our bodies are now being bombarded with artificial frequencies that are actually damaging our cells. Gittleman shares fascinating research showing how electricity and particularly the “dirty electricity” emitted in our homes and work places affects us.
According to a 2005 press release issued by the World Health Organization, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), also known as radio wave sickness or electrosensitivity, is a “growing worldwide health concern”.
Symptoms can include nausea, headaches, heart palpitations, skin rashes, memory difficulties, anxiety, muscle weakness, and depression. It’s been likened to multiple chemical sensitivity due to its cumulative effect over time and the difficulty in procuring a diagnosis. According to Gittleman may be a factor in quite a few conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraines and Lupus.
The solution is to eliminate sources where you can, and ground the rest. Unplug, switch off your wireless when not needed, move your electronics away from areas you spend time in and learn alternative ways to use your appliances and cell phone. Grounding yourself and reigning in the dirty electricity around you though grounding can not only calm the system but also heal it. Gittleman gives plenty of resources for information, grounding devices and professional assistance. She also offers lists of foods and a cleansing bath that help heal and protect your system. The baths are particularly recommended after exposure such as after having x-rays or an MRI. If you are interested in these new solutions to promote health, I highly recommend Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn't Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution
A related book you may also enjoy is called Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?
Here are some useful products to reduce your electromagnetic exposure.
Stay Grounded my friends.
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