EMFs impact our bodies at a cellular level.
Science describes a whole load of effects:
- cell membrane damage
- loss of calcium ions
- DNA damage
- red blood cells clump together
- and the list goes on
Our cells are the building blocks of our body.
What happens at a cellular level has deep repercussions on our health and well-being.
For many, the repercussions from EMF exposures are imperceptible.
But for a growing number of people they get symptoms – commonly known as electrical sensitivity.
Electrical Sensitivity & Nutrition
The causes of electrical sensitivity are multi-factorial – there isn’t just one ’cause’.
Without doubt, poor nutrition is a causal factor.
Studies show that nutritional deficiencies make our cells more sensitive to stress.
Studies also show that EMFs attack the blood-brain barrier (1 minute of exposure can be sufficient).
I believe EMFs attack the blood-gut barrier as well.
The blood-gut barrier (BGB) is a protective barrier in your stomach that enables proper digestion and nutrition. When your BGB is depleted this opens the floodgates to food intolerance’s, digestive disorders, Lyme disease symptoms and a long list of autoimmune diseases.
(I also believe there is a connection between, sugar, gluten and EMFs.)
If you’re being bombarded with EMFs and you’re nutrition is poor, you’re on a slippery slope.
For a few year’s now I’ve been gradually replacing my lawn with a vegetable patch in my back garden.
There’s something particularly rewarding about growing your own vegetables. For one thing, the veg tastes better. I also believe that plants which you’ve tended to and nurtured yourself produces food which is nutritionally far superior to anything you can buy in a shop.
Barbara Wren, author of ‘Our Return to the Light’, explains:
“From a nutritional perspective, if we want to maintain an alkaline state in the body, vegetables are our best friends, particularly if they are grown bio-dynamically…..we want to minimize the stress our food has on our body, and food grown in harmony with the people who eat it has a connection with them and a similarity of energy.”
For the moment my production is quite modest, tomatoes, courgettes (zucchini), sweet peppers, strawberries, green beans and lettuce. And yet it’s sufficient that we eat some of our produce every day.
Here are some of the things I (with some considerable help from my green fingered son) have been growing:
Here are some other good reasons (source: collective-evolution.com) why you should try growing your own produce:
- Lawns are So 1600’s
“Much of suburbia takes great pride in growing and cultivating the perfect lawn. It is interesting to note that lawns originated from Europe around the 1600’s. The cool, mild climate of Europe was conducive to growing grasses and various ground covers. The earliest lawns and grasses had practical applications and were used in and around medieval castles in Britain and France. The low ground cover provided guards and watchmen an unobstructed view of any approaching danger. The practical application of being able to ward off hostile enemies does not translate into current western culture.
- Lawns Account for Significant Water Usage
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that landscaping and the maintenance of lawn account for approximately 30% of all water use in the United States. Considering that lawns serve no practical purpose and are purely aesthetic in nature, it seems extravagant that such a precious resource is wasted on a hangover from the 16th century. It is therefore the perfect time to reduce our lawns and start investing and/or propagating native plants, fruit and nut trees, vegetables, and other edible plants.
- Yard Farming Could Help Improve Overall Health
Yardfarming could help solve many of the health challenges of the West. With epidemic levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes plaguing many developed countries, backyard farming and yardfarming could significantly help to get people outside growing healthier, more nutrient dense foods. Studies have shown that people who grow their own food tend to eat healthier and share produce with others members of their family and community. Hence, the knock on effect of growing food locally helps reduce reliance on industrially produced and chemically enhanced (pesticides/GMOs) foods.
- Food Security
A packet of seeds can cost as little as a few dollars, yet this packet of seeds can grow hundreds of plants. With the price of fruit and vegetables increasing and inflation eating away one’s spending power it makes sense to grow as much of your own food as possible. As Ron Finley says, “growing your own food is like printing your own money.” He is right, the more fresh produce one grows the less dependant one becomes on long supply chain and highly industrial food systems.
- Lawn a Wasted Resource In Every Aspect
It is estimated that in the U.S alone there are approximately 40 million acres of unsustainable lawns. In 2015 the fifth largest crop in the United States by acreage was the turf-grass lawn. These lawns are using valuable resources such as water, fertilizers, energy, fossil fuels, and no less importantly, our time. Each week across North America millions of gallons of gasoline are used in the weekly lawn mowing ritual. It seems a bit crazy when the U.S and Canada are doing everything possible to extract difficult highly polluting oil resources such as tar sands, deep water, and fracking that we are wasting our time and energy on making sure the lawn looks good for the neighbours.
- Community Building
Like America, many Western countries have squandered resources around a car dependant culture, which has led to the supermarket dependant culture. It wasn’t that long ago (1940’s/50’s) that supermarkets didn’t really exist. People either grew much of their own produce or sourced meat, dairy, and other food items from their local community farmers. Today most of us will jump in the car and drive to our nearest supermarket. Being involved in growing your own food helps build community. As people grow excess produce they tend to share it with neighbours and friends, hence strengthening local networks and local community resilience.
- Increasing Local Food Production and Efficiency
Some of the benefits of a decentralized food system include: reduced food miles, development of local food security, the adoption and fostering of improved soil quality, reduced waste packaging and storage, supporting small farms and independent grocery store owners, facilitating employment opportunities, increased flow of capital within local and regional areas, higher quality produce not dependent upon global supply chains, and better environmental outcomes in regards to pollution and use of fossil fuels.
- Know Where Your Food Comes From
Being involved in the local food movement and yardfarming helps reduce the long distances food travels to reach us. It also makes more visible from whom and where our food is coming. Produce grown locally is often fresher than that which is purchased from the supermarket. Many supermarkets use extensive cold storage and distribution centres to hold and process fruit and vegetables. Often goods can be in transit or cold-stored for days or weeks. Without the luxury of large storage and processing facilities small local farmers and growers generally have to pick and distribute fairly rapidly to customers.”
Nutrition is an important part of the EMF protection puzzle. Growing your own produce is fun, it doesn’t take that much of your time and you don’t even need a garden. In my first year I bought two big, long, plant pots and 6 tomato plants. Start small, but start!