We have many clients reaching out to us at VitaSoul for support on their Cancer journeys. So we recently published an article by Dr Helen Stutz of Lifeshine Wellness Centre called “Cancer Diagnosed, where to from here“ and it was through our work with Dr Helen Stutz that we came to be introduced to Peter Stutz and all the amazing work he is doing in the field of EMFs. In this blog, he details ways to naturally protect yourself against this dangerous modern phenomenon.
My name is Peter Stutz and I’m an EMF consultant. I have an MSc in Computer Science, have been in the IT industry for about 35 years, and for the last 10 years or so I have concentrated on EMF mitigation, having obtained certifications from EMF-Experts in the USA and Geovital in Austria.
I started this journey when a close family member was diagnosed with cancer and “EMFs” started popping up as possible carcinogens, leading me to dive deeply into researching this topic and ultimately leaving the IT industry to focus on EMF mitigation. My company is EMFREE and it complements the healing modalities of Lifeshine Wellness Centre where I am based. We offer clients home assessments on how to reduce their exposure and have done educational talks on EMFs, 5G and the health hazards associated.
There has been some keen interest recently by the general public on the topic of man-made radiation or non-native radiation, also termed as Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) radiation. Specifically, with the global shutdown and 5G roll-out, much speculation is brandied about the health effects of such technologies. In this article, we will briefly look at what EMFs are, discuss sources, dangers and what options we have to protect ourselves and our loved ones from dangerous exposures to man-made radiation.
Especially now it is absolutely critical that we look at our health from all angles and electromagnetic radiation is one of these disciplines that is very important for us to understand and get a grip on.
Being in lock-down at the various levels put us in a very precarious position, and it’s understandable that we look towards homeworking, entertainment and communication using our mobile devices laptops and TV’s. Unfortunately, this also implies that many people are getting much larger doses of electric electromagnetic radiation due to increased use of their mobile phones, connecting at home wirelessly through Wi-Fi and communicating with friends over mobile telephones and or wireless handsets, so it’s really key to understand what the potential dangers are and how to mitigate and reduce the exposure.
It is common knowledge that we need to have a strong immune system to be able to fight off any disease, viruses, bacteria and other ailments. We do many things to boost ourselves and live healthier, but have you even thought that reducing your EMF exposure will greatly assist with that as well?
To put this into perspective, let’s look at some EMF basic information. What types of EMFs exist, how do they affect us and what you can do to help your system cope with the ever-increasing EMF radiation levels we get exposed to.
EMFs are organized on a spectrum and classified according to their wavelength and frequency. On the Figure below, from left to right you will find long waves with short frequencies (like the EMFs created by a standard electrical outlet at 50 Hertz (Hz). On the opposite end, there are very short waves with a very high frequency (e.g. X-rays, gamma rays etc.) which contain enough energy to destroy DNA and do instant damage to your cells/body.
Most modern wireless devices use a digital system of communicating. This includes Mobile Phones (GSM & 3G/UMTS), WiFi, Cordless phones (DECT), Digital TV & Digital (DAB) Radio. Many modern digital systems (such as GSM, DECT and WiFi) turn the signal on and off at high speeds to represent data, often with long gaps between data bursts. This produces a non-continuous signal, which we describe as “pulsing”.
Just a little bit of exposure to this pulsed digital signal, which is now a cellphone signal, could weaken membranes of the brain.
Since wireless communications were first developed on a large scale, the scientific community held the opinion that “if it does not heat you it will not hurt you”, as 50 years ago, these were the only effects that were acknowledged. The average heating effect was what mattered.
There have now been hundreds of studies finding non-thermal effects from modern wireless communication signals as harmful to the environment and to humans at exposure levels way below the standards, as these were set almost 25 years ago.
In a nutshell, EMFs affect us because the conflicting signals received from exposure can adversely interact with the body’s own internal electric responses (i.e. the body’s own transfer of electrical charge in the nervous system, brain function, heart function, digestion etc).
Over time when the flow of our own biofield is constantly interrupted, we can experience imbalances. Ultimately, this can contribute to more severe imbalances or disease. For people with strong immune systems, EMFs may cause little or minor symptoms, like brain fog, insomnia or headaches.
If, however, the immune system is already challenged, the effects are exacerbated, and the presence of EMFs can make it harder to recover from whatever the health challenge the body is facing.
Types of EMFs
When talking about non-native radiation we can categorize 4 specific types of EMFs that have been linked to adverse health effects:
- Radio Frequency (RF) – Cell phones, Mobile towers/transmitters, Wi-Fi, Baby monitors, Bluetooth etc.
- Magnetic Fields (MF) – A vector field that describes the magnetic influence on moving electric charges, electric currents, and magnetic materials.
- Electric Fields (EF) – A physical field that surrounds electrically-charged particles and exerts a force on all other charged particles in the field, either attracting or repelling them.
- Dirty Electricity (DE) – A variety of electrical devices, dimmer light switches, and compact fluorescent light bulbs etc.
Each of these 4 types of EMFs have been linked to specific health effects that are emitted by specific sources and can be reduced or avoided using specific strategies. So why are these EMFs a health hazard, how did we get here, why aren’t most people aware of this, and what is being done about this? This is a topic on its own, but let me put this into context.
As far back as the 1980’s communication technology that was initially developed primarily for military use, was put in use for commercial civilian application. In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed cell phones to market without any testing for human health effects/hazards. Similar trends were seen across the globe. However, since then the technology has evolved dramatically, and wireless communication in smartphones, tablets and laptops have completely changed human body exposure patterns. Only some 30 years later did the IARC classify cellphone radiation as a possible carcinogen (Class 2B). The feeling from the scientific community is that this is still inadequate.
In May 2015, over 200 scientists from 39 nations, who have authored more than 2000 articles on electromagnetic fields, appealed to the United Nations to address “the emerging public health crisis” related to wireless radiation. They state that “the ICNIRP guidelines do not cover long-term exposure and low-intensity effects” and that the guidelines are “insufficient to protect public health”. What came of this request if anything?
A wide range of probable causes of biological changes and health effects have been documented in reports dating as far back as 1971 (e.g. US Office of Naval Medical Research report) – this document alone cites many reported Biological effects amongst others:
- Heating of organs.
- Changes in physiological Function.
- Central Nervous system effects (e.g. headaches, insomnia, EEG changes ..)
- Autonomic Nervous system effects (e.g. fatigue, alteration of heart rhythm, alterations of in the Synapse of Vagus nerve…).
- Peripheral Nervous System Effects.
- Psychological Disorders (e.g. depression, impotence, hallucinations, irritability, tremors, chest pains…).
- Behavioral changes in animals.
- Blood disorders.
- Vascular disorders.
- Metabolic disorders.
- Endocrine gland changes.
- Genetic and Chromosomal Changes.
The BioInitiative 2012 Report provides an invaluable summary of research and studies that clearly establish bioeffects from very low-level exposure to electromagnetic fields and radio frequency radiation. This report has been prepared by 29 authors from ten countries, ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs, and three MSc, MA or MPHs. Among the authors are three former presidents of the Bioelectromagnetic Society, and five full members of BEMS, so a very credible audience. It is constantly being updated with new research summaries.
A few important observations from the report summary table are listed here:
- Fertility and reproductive effects.
- Foetal and Neonatal effects.
- Evidence that children are more vulnerable.
- EMFs as a plausible biological mechanism for autism.
- Risks to the blood-brain barrier.
- Elevated risk of brain cancers.
- Evidence for genetic and neurological effects.
- Cataract formation (previously thought to be thermal, now known not to be).
- Melatonin depletion and sleep disruption, and the list goes on.
Many individuals, doctors and organizations, such as the Environmental Health Trust, Lloyd Burrell at ElectricSense, Physicians for Safe Technology and many, many others provide a huge number of references to science, research and education showing the dangers of EMF/EMR, this surely cannot be ignored!
So how do we reduce this exposure and help ourselves?
We have come a long way in providing meters to measure exposure, materials to shield, diagnostics to ascertain if a patient is Electro hypersensitive (EHS) and supplements to assist our immune systems to be able to cope as much as possible with this exposure.
Compromised patients and those just seeking prevention to exposure should look at a combination of environmental and patient treatments (i.e an Internal and external approach). Such an approach has been endorsed and documented by the European Academy for Environmental Medicine.
The most critical element should mainly focus on prevention or reduction of EMF at home and workspace – to do this, a professional EMF assessment from companies like EMFREE is highly recommended. The knowledge of the EMF sources internal and externally affecting you in your environment is required for remediation, and a strategy can be formulated.
Here are a few simple steps you can do on your own:
- Limit your smartphone calls and use a speaker or headset.
- Avoid wearing your smartphone on your body.
- Don’t sleep with your mobile phone next to you.
- Replace bedside electric alarm clocks with battery-operated ones.
- De-activate all Wi-Fi and wire up your connections.
- Avoid exposure to wireless gadgets and devices (headsets. Speakers, baby monitors, printers, keyboards, mouse etc in home, at work and in cars).
- Replace cordless phone with corded one.
- Send/type messages from a computer rather than mobile (e.g WhatsApp, Telegram etc).
- Minimize the use of microwave ovens.
- Keep a distance from transformers and chargers (these emit very high electric fields).
Once you know your environmental exposure levels, the correct actions can be taken to reduce your exposure.
In severe cases, shielding may be required and in extreme EHS cases, the patients may have to resort to moving to a less “polluted” electrosmog environment.
Many environmental factors, supplements and nutritional guidance may be required to augment the benefits of reducing your EMF exposure to fully boost your immune system. Each person is different in terms of composition, deficiencies, and toxic loads so it is best to seek the advice of an EMF-aware medical practitioner or a facility like Lifeshine Wellness Centre for a full assessment and optimal guidance.
Having said that, here are some tips to guide you in terms of what to look out for, but be sure to consult with a health practitioner as mentioned earlier:
- Hydration – high quality of drinking water for detoxification (even better combined with Hydrogen water).
- Light – increase your exposure for Vitamin D production (or supplementation).
- Sauna and therapeutic hyperthermia for detoxification of xenobiotics.
- Oxygen – most EHS patients suffer from mitochondrial dysfunctions – sufficient oxygen or mitochondrial supplements may be useful.
- Sleep (EHS patients suffer from reduced sleep which is often associated with reduced melatonin levels.
- Protection from blue light.
- Exposure to natural electromagnetic fields of the Earth – grounding has been shown to balance the often enhanced positively charged ions that are associated with ill health.
Optimize your nutrition:
Bioactive foods and supplements are the main sources of Antioxidant components needed to assist in dealing with the interference of EMF daily. Good suggestions would be as follows:
Vitamin C & Selenium are important elements in maintaining a strong immune system. They also act as Antioxidants and are potent in dealing with illness and disease. Especially in a liposomal whole food/natural form that’s extracted directly from organic oranges, lemons and baobab with added Zinc and Vitamin D3/K2.
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NAC is valued primarily for its role in Antioxidant production. It is needed to make and replenish glutathione. Glutathione is one of the body’s most important antioxidants, which helps neutralize free radicals that can damage cells and tissues in your body. It helps with detoxification to prevent or diminish kidney and liver damage. Helps relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions. Boosts brain health by regulating Glutamate and replenishing Glutathione. May reduce heart disease risk by preventing oxidative damage.
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CoQ10 Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that your body produces naturally. Your cells use CoQ10 for growth and maintenance. Levels of CoQ10 in your body decrease as you age. CoQ10 is found to be helpful in those with congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or Huntington’s disease, dysfunctional mitochondria, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, and those who have had a recent heart attack.
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Alpha-lipoic Acid plays an essential role in Mitochondrial Dehydrogenase reactions, has recently gained considerable attention as a potent antioxidant. Alpha-lipoic Acid has strong antioxidant properties, which may reduce inflammation and skin aging, promote healthy nerve function, lower heart disease risk factors, and slow the progression of memory loss disorders.
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Vitamin E also has antioxidant properties. Vitamin E may prevent coronary heart disease, support immune function, prevent inflammation, promote eye health, and lower the risk of cancer.
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Flavonoids are foods that help regulate cellular activity and fight off free radicals that cause oxidative stress on your body. In simpler terms, they help your body function more efficiently while protecting it against everyday toxins and stressors. Flavonoids are also powerful antioxidant agents.
Lycopene is a type of organic pigment called a Carotenoid. It is related to beta-carotene and gives some vegetables and fruits (e.g., tomatoes, strawberries) a red color. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that might help protect cells from damage.
Carotenoids are a class of more than 750 naturally occurring pigments synthesized by plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria. These richly colored molecules are the sources of the yellow, orange, and red colors of many plants. Fruit and vegetables provide most of the 40 to 50 carotenoids found in the human diet. Shilajit Powder is a great source of Carotenoids and can be taken alone or added to food and smoothies.
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Watermelon has both Carotenoids and Lycopene in it. Mango has carotenoids. Both will be available this season and make a gorgeous summery-looking smoothie.
- 5 cups cubed seeded watermelon
- 1 mango – peeled, seeded, and diced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 cubes ice cubes
- ½ cup water (if needed)
- Peel off the back of the mango and cut out the flesh into chunks. Peel and cut the watermelon too.
- Put both in a blender with honey (if using) and whizz until smooth. The water content of the watermelon is enough juice. You can however add some liquid (water) if required.
- Chill the fruits in the fridge (not freezer) before blending if you want a chilled smoothie.
In our modern society it is unrealistic to think that we can exist without technologies that admittedly have many benefits – it is however up to us to understand the pitfalls and dangers of such devices and create an environment where we use these as safely as possible.
Once you understand your environmental exposure levels and ensure a balanced approach to your health via the safe use of such devices, optimal nutrition, and supplements for your body, you should be in a position to keep your immune system strong and healthy to “combat” the EMFs around you.
Yours in health,
Peter Stutz (EMFREE)