BackYard Secret Exposed – A Journal Of My Healing Path Back To Life

“I was the middle child out of five who could do anything my mind was set to do.

My parents would say “Beth, is our I CAN DO GIRL” I started as en entrepreneur in middle school selling my daily candy. In my mind I thought there was a demand for this service.

No one could go off campus to the store during our school day. My thought was I never wanted to work for dollars. I always wanted dollars to work for me. I never wanted to make a decision based on what I could afford I always wanted to make a decision on what I wanted. I finished school and moved in with my high school sweet heart and then had a baby girl kind of of young.

I had some friends whose boy friends got locked up in jail. Of course, they called me for help. Not that I knew so much I just had the strong personality of figuring things out with out being intimidated. While we were there I was taking mental notes on the procedure. I did ask the guy how hard was it to become a bail bonds person “ He said it very hard “ I said who governs this industry? He answered “ DOI”. I decided to follow through with calling and getting the info sent to me. I had a Great Aunt who passed and she told me I would be getting something use it wisely. I decided to use this for my bail-bonding career. I thought if I never take the risk I will never know the outcome. I became a bail bonds woman within the year. I worked this job for 13 years and was successful.

I always tell my children “Never be scared to Fail” if you do pick your self back up and use it as a tool in your toolbox for future endeavors. I decided to stop when my children were getting in there teenage years. I wanted to be able to attend their event along with all my sons games with no interference. I was very busy keeping my yard perfect and my house very nice from painting, plumbing, building a playhouse on stilts 12×12, changing carpet to making very nice scrapbooks and wreathes. I always could think of a project.

My nickname was “project girl” this gave me happy endorphins. I really enjoyed my family, as I was always the one they called for information. I did play the role of the middle child; according to the birth order book I was the glue that kept the balance together. Me, working at my restaurants with my employees was not a job, especially since I did not see this as work. I loved to make subs and keep my store very clean all day long. My employees would ask if I got tired of making subs. I would always tell them NO! I love it gives me a natural high.

Around the end of 2006 I noticed that my attention and desire was changing from being all that I could be, to I do not care. I was feeling like I was going crazy in my body. I was getting very sensitive and just feeling angry and annoyed. I was starting to get snappy and could not remember. I was not being able to remember numbers and this had always been my specialty. I would even miss my turns on the road. My daughter would say Mom what’s going on with you.

This went on for a couple of years getting aggressively worse. I got to the point where I could not even go to my store it just made me feel anxiety. I was starting to experience all these pregnant symptoms and would swell more while I was in the store; even my employees were getting a little concerned with how I was acting. The big day came when I literally felt my brain shutting down and my balance and all cognitive was not there. I am so amazed how I survived this nasty nightmare. I pray that my story will help millions around the world from getting as bad as I did by bringing awareness to be preventive.”

This is an extract from Beth Sturdivant's book: ‘Backyard Secret Exposed: A Journal Of My Healing Path Back To Life'.backyard secret exposed - a journal of my healing path back to life

It's a very moving account of Beth's personal struggle with illness. It took her years to figure out what was behind her declining health.

What's outstanding in this book is the level of detail. It really is a blow-by-blow account of Beth's life as it get's taken over by electrical sensitivity.

I know what electrical sensitivity feels like. I've experienced it first hand. In my case it hit me like a bolt of the blue one day when I put the cell phone next to my ear.

Cell phone next to ear = pain

No cell phone next to ear = no pain

It was that simple. I didn't have to figure out what was making me sick.

For Beth, as is the case for many people, it was a gradual slide. She became forgetful, she couldn't remember numbers, one night she got lost driving home on a road she'd driven on many times, she experienced sudden unexplained swelling and weight gain. These are just some of her symptoms.

It's not easy to put into words how devastating electrical sensitivity can be, the physical pain, the financial hardship, the despair and the lack of support from loved one's. Beth carries this off brilliantly.

Some of Beth's symptoms were extreme. Just going into someone's home with electricity could, and often did, cause her to retch on the spot, which would literally turn heads.

Electrical sensitivity turned her life upside down. She moved home and sold her beautiful Hummer SUV to pay for her medical bills. She consulted many doctors in different states, often taking plane journeys to get there and being physically ill in the process.

I don't think I'm being unkind when I say Beth is not ‘a writer', but her literary skills are not in question here. You want to know what electrical sensitivity feels like? This is the book to read.

Most people think electrical sensitivity/EMF sickness isn't real, it's something that only happens to other people. Beth's book brings home just how big a threat electricity is to all of us.

Some Observations About Electrical Sensitivity

Some of my own observations about electrical sensitivity which were reinforced by what I read in Beth's book:

– without perseverance you won't get anywhere

– without some money and support from others you're in for a tough ride

– the importance of detox

– the importance of forgiveness and healing past emotions

– the importance/central role of the spiritual element in healing

Perhaps the most important ingredient is the power of belief. It wasn't until I believed I could beat my electrical sensitivity that I did. But that didn't happen overnight and it didn't happen by itself.

I wish Beth well on her healing journey and with her book. At the time of writing she's received 33 reviews on, 32 of which are 5 star reviews and one 4 star review.

You can buy Beth's book on Amazon here.

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  • Marene Mayer said,

    I have not read this book yet – but certainly will……I can relate to what I have read so far..thanks for this info !!!

  • Paul Vonharnish said,

    Hello Lloyd and Beth:

    I was just writing this post to a fellow EM sensitive person when your new web posting came in. Here’s an excerpt from that email:

    [Being stuck and isolated in my situation was deep hell, so glad I was able to get that accomplished. Yeah!] (Bought a modest car)

    [I’ve been getting a bit frantic, as mental functions continue to slide down hill… It’s scary to lose one’s mind…

    You’ve been really sweet in your email responses and replies. I think loss of human contact becomes a huge issue for EM refugees. Even the smallest gestures or interactions can make a huge difference to a persons sense of “health” when things have degraded into such an isolated state. This subject may be something that would resonate with others who are EM impaired.

    I wish (extracted comment) and other EM info sites would address some pages to the “shut away and shut out” features of EM illness. Most EM sensitive persons are no longer considered “normal” by society, thus many social/emotional balancing activities are no longer available to them. Mental illness due to physical isolation is becoming a huge issue in our “connected” world. How ironic…]

    I can’t stress enough how important healthy social interaction is for EM sensitive persons such as Beth. Even leper colonies had social support as a common feature… Thanks Lloyd. This site is one such venue.

  • Lienke said,

    Dear Lloyd, Thank you again for all the effort you have made for all of us enlightening us about EMFs.
    There is a website I would like you to visit if you have not done so already, “” There are many in this series, but I personally found this one first and then followed up on the other ones. Some of them have a lot of research/science and others not, but he very clearly explains the dangers of emfs on us and the rest of our fellow creatures on this planet.
    There are also other blogs which I found absolutely fascinating such as “energy and epigenetics” and the “brain gut” series. Much in there explains our origins and a potential way forward in this modern world.
    Thanks again and be well!

  • Mary White said,

    Thank you Lloyd for this book review and thank you for your website. I love what you are doing and when I read your emails it helps me know I’m not the only one. Keep up the good work!


  • Susan Burke said,

    The last place I expected to find myself……
    Alone, on my couch, in a twisted, writhing state of panic, anxiety and fear. My head is pulsating, my brain expanding and contracting in a state of what feels like I am being electrocuted. The surging is palpable at my temples; I can feel the swelling just underneath my skin. My brain to big for my skull as it reconfigures; trying to adapt to an outside invader, a foreign entity, the likes of which I cannot come to terms with, nonetheless, find. It is in the house, like a silent intruder, non-descript, invisible, odorless, tasteless and colorless. I feel it, but I cannot see it. I am the only one targeted. Everyone else seems to be removed and safe. If they are feeling anything, perhaps, sleeplessness or anxiety, or anything else, it is mild in comparison to what is happening inside my body.
    I have never considered myself to be a “couch potato”. I love to relax, and find time to sit, comfortably, with a good book, whether inside or outdoors. I don’t feel guilt. I know it is something more of us should be doing. “Stopping to smell the roses.” But at this point, I have become a “gypsy” in my own home, ambling from room to room, carrying my pillows, like three of the last survivors, and trying to beat the monster. I know not where he resides, though I feel him working me over, day after day. I am like a lone wolf, depressed and without a pack. Seeking comfort in a quiet den, alone with my disorder, scared, trembling, though angry and raging at the “why me” of it all. I am resolute, now more then ever. And I know, deep in my heart, there is an answer to all this mayhem. (this is page one of my personal story called : “To Hell and Back Again”) We must all share out stories and then we must band together, forces, for a conference and bring national attention and awareness to this debilitating illness and very misunderstood disorder. I will buy Beth’s book, for sure.

  • Agnes Ingvarsdottir said,

    Lloyd. Thanks.
    I recognise all her symptoms, and have experienced them first hand, But, in my case, and loads of others, (numbers mounting with National Roll-Outs of Wireless “Technology” (Same as Radar, originally invented where I live in the Malvern, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire UK)
    In a place which was once the UK defence laboratory (Locally known as the Death Factory) Now part private and called Qinetiq, They invented the Radar, the first ever computer, and crucially “The Microwave”
    But our CURSE is Not EHS, it is Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation Sickness, from Wireless, masts/Towers/Peoples Mobile/Cell Phones, neighbours Wi-Fi and Dect systems etc.
    And Yes I know all about that EMR having been put down as a “Sub-Group” of EHS, but I seriously Cannot accept that, as we have No Problem with electricity, Only with Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation.
    So the difference is enormous.
    EMR has now (since a couple a years ago) been classified as a 2b Carinogenic, so we know what awaits at some stage, but while waiting for the Big C, the daily symptoms we have to live with are So much worse, they remove our quality of life, they away our ability to enjoy social contact, and use what we have build up for society to offer Every citizen, like seeing your GP, beeing able to go to hospital if you are really sick, to going out for a meal, or even a drink, down to beeing able to go Foodshopping without beeing made sick by Wireless Phone users, who incidentially, to me, seem to have a similar multiplication quality as the cursed Wire Hangers who always seem to multiply in your wardrobe, like rats.
    So this my explanation of the difference.
    I asked Professor Olle Johansen (a very dear friend of mine) of Karolinska Institut in Sweden Why the Independent Scientists who study EHS and EMR sort it in the same basket, and he told me that this for convenience sake, as most of the symptoms are the same, even if the cause is different, and he went on to say, that when first you suffer from the one cause, big chances are you will end up suffering from the other and a multitude of other Environmental Pollution agents, Chemical intolerance etc.
    So, Bright Future for a growing number of people??
    Best regards.
    P.S. I sent you a reply the other day, re Sensory Perspective, I do know you dont check that in-box regularly, but that is all I have to write to you direct.

  • Laetitia said,

    HI Lloyd,

    Thank you for your emails and all that information about dirTy electric and their ramifications.

    I strongly encourage you to invite the likes of the dear Dr. Barrie Trower, on Electromagnetic and the deliberate cooking of certain individuals in our society. I also would recommend someone like Deborah Tavares. Check out her website at, it gives insights as to the more criminal use of electromagnetism and dirty electric rather the the accidental and ailment-related perspective, which in themselves are just as prevalent in our midsts.

    Great posts! Thank you for the stories and newsletters.

  • CEM-Ti said,

    Thank you Lloyd for your great work about EMFs.

  • ED. HARRISON said,


  • Beth Sturdivant said,


    Wow, thank you for the kind review!

    I appreciate you taking time to include me and sharing my book across the Globe. I am extremely thankful for the abundance of emails I have received for help, due to you sharing my story.

    God Bless, as you continue to be a positive role model in the fight; informing mankind about the dangers of dirty electricity!

    Deep Kind Regards,
    Beth Sturdivant
    South Carolina

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