As the world continues to industrialize, and technological revolutions continue, there has been a huge increase in the amount of sources emitting electromagnetic fields. Though for some people it seems that devices such as computers cell phones make our lives easier, they’re also linked to several health Anything with an EMF emission can harm your health.
For years, people have reported various health problems that have been linked back to EMF exposure. While some people report milder symptoms, and attempt to avoid the fields, others are severely affected. Some are affected so significantly that they can no longer live as normal.
The World Health Organization tells us that EMFs are everywhere. These energy fields negatively impact our bodies, by interfering with our own highly sensitive electrical systems. People react to EMFs in different ways. Some may not notice any symptoms, while others experience a range of symptoms, including:
- Infertility and sexual changes
- Problems with the digestive system
- Symptoms throughout the ear nose and throat
- Depression and inability to focus
- Eye blurriness and burning
- Skin symptoms like rashes, prickling, and burning
- Limb and muscle aches
- Nervous system issues leading to sleep problems and fatigue
EMF exposure has even been linked to cancer. It is also important to note that EMF exposure can also have negative effects on those suffering from chronic illness.
How EMFs Interfere with Chronic Illness
Over the last couple of decades, there has been a significant rise in chronic infection and autoimmune diseases. WHO recognizes chronic disease as the major cause of disability and death around the world.
Some experts have noticed a link between the rise in EMF exposure and the growth of chronic illness. This is particularly relevant in Lyme disease, where widespread inflammation and depleted immunity interact.
If you suffer from a chronic condition like Lyme disease, you might be eating healthy, reducing stress, and maybe even taking supplements. However, you might not be thinking about the impact of the harmful products all around you. Everything you do, and everything around you, can impact your disease.
EMFs and the Immune System
So, why are EMFs so damaging to the immune system?
Simply put, they trick the system into thinking the body is infected with a virus. This could be why co-infections are a frequent problem with Lyme. Dr. Klinghardt believes that seven minutes of phone radiation can be enough to activate dormant Epstein Barr viruses.
In sufferers of chronic Lyme, there’s a naturally lowered immune system. Since a depressed immune system struggles to produce antibodies, it’s often very difficult to fight against infection. What’s more, in addition to reducing white blood cells, radiation can cause shrinkage in the thymus gland. The thymus gland is responsible for the immune system, maturing white blood cells.
Radiation can also lead to the reduction of red blood cells. This means that patients begin to suffer from reduced platelets – which are the substances required for clotting. On top of that, a lack of red blood cells can also lead to iron deficiency.
In cases of severe acute radiation poisoning, patients can bleed from various orifices, however, in cases of EMF exposure it is more likely that patients might suffer from easy bruising. Iron needs to be bound to red blood cells to move around the body. If iron is not bound, it provides a food source for infections. Infecting microbes can use iron for survival. This is why it is worth considering supplementing during infections. Iron deficiency, or anemia is found in a large number of Lyme patients.
With increasing use of technology, we are also constantly learning about the dangers of exposure to electromagnetic frequencies. For now, it is safe to say that whether you are suffering from a chronic illness or not, you should limit your exposure to these dangerous waves as much as possible.