An Overview of EMF – Everything You Need to Know

Electromagnet Frequency (EMF) is something that we have been coping with since the beginning of mankind – it has been around since the beginning of time, after all. It’s an invisible thing, although we can measure it. It’s part of nature, and should cause us no concern. The key word here, however, is ‘should.’ Unfortunately, in recent decades, EMF has become stronger and more prevalent in our lives, and it’s our own fault.

Recent research has found links between many diseases (cancer, brain tumors, sleep disorders, and so on) and the increase in EMF in our daily lives. It’s something we should pay a lot of attention to – it’s our health that’s at stake. But what exactly is EMF? How does it affect us? Here’s an overview of EMF – everything you need to know.

What exactly is EMF?

EMF stands for electromagnetic frequency – it’s a common occurrence in nature, and under normal circumstances we shouldn’t be worried about it. A lot of things emit EMF: the sun, the moon, the Earth, even us (as human beings) emit a very low amount of EMF. For millennia we have been exposed to it from the natural elements. However, due to technology, our exposure has gone up a great deal.


What causes EMF?

Any electrical appliance you have in your house or in your neighbourhood emits EMF. Electrical currents create a magnetic field and therefore emit EMF. Look around in your house, and you’ll find many sources: your electrical grid, your microwave oven, your mobile phone, WiFi, and so on.

How does EMF harm us?

Your body is, in fact, a system of electrical conduction; your nervous system works on electricity (albeit in very low voltages). Your body cell generation, your nervous system, and your general biology can be affected by EMF.

What damage can it do?

The following diseases have been linked to EMF:

  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Tumors
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Cancer and risk of cancer development

How do we protect ourselves?

It’s simple: limit your exposure. Use the electronic equipment only when needed, and keep your distance from them.

There are, of course, some other things you can do in order to protect yourself other than taking preventive measures. For example, the simple act of grounding (allowing our bodies to touch the floor in a natural way, such as by walking barefoot), allows us to neutralise the positive ions from electrical devices and re-set our natural balance. There are also necklaces and pendants made of stones and metals (specially-made EMF protection jewellery) that help regulate our natural rhythm more. Nutrition is very important as well, of course. It’s time we all learn more about EMF and how we can protect ourselves – it’s our health on the line, after all.

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