Updated: 26 August 2017. How good are you at ‘walking the talk'?
I’m talking about EMF protection of course.
Most people are not that good.
They’re too attached to their cell phone, cordless phone, WIFI, etc. to bring about any significant change.
Because at some point making any significant changes in your life means making sacrifices.
Few people are very good at making sacrifices.
That’s why what I’m sharing today is going to interest you, particularly if you use a computer.
Because you don’t have to give anything up, it’s free and it will make your computer less carcinogenic.
EMF Protection Without Sacrifice
There’s lots you can do in the way of EMF protection. Sometimes it's difficult to know where to start.
But there's one aspect that you need to pay particular attention to.
It's a golden rule: minimize exposure to all forms of EMFs in the two to three hours before you sleep.
This is important for a variety of reasons, but top of the list is melatonin.
What Is Melatonin?
It’s a hormone produced in the pineal gland located deep within the center of the brain. Studies tell us that exposure to EMFs around bedtime can severely inhibit the production of melatonin.
Studies also tell us melatonin controls or influences bodily processes in many ways:
- Melatonin production is elevated at night and is stimulated by ambient darkness.
- Melatonin is a highly efficient destroyers of free radicals. Free radicals are known to play a key role in many illnesses including cancer and heart disease.
- Melatonin has inherent anticancer properties. If melatonin levels are lowered this can create conditions in which various cancers proliferate; melanoma, prostrate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
This means that you should minimize exposure to EMFs in the two to three hours before you sleep. There is another good reason that you should avoid exposure to artificial light late at night.
Light At Night Carcinogenic
Artificial light at night can inhibit the production of melatonin. This might sound unimportant but it's extremely dangerous.
So dangerous that the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) has classified light at night as a class 2A carcinogen. This places it on the same level of severity as the effects of tobacco smoke on lung cancer.
Light At Night Can Lead To Sleeplessness And Disease
According to studies light exposures at night can disrupt your circadian rhythm which can lead to sleeplessness and disease in the long run.
Your circadian rhythm is like a 24-hour internal clock that runs in the background of your brain that cycles the body between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals primarily in response to light and darkness.
What Can You Do?
Besides being careful about your EMF exposures you need to pay particular attention to your nighttime light exposures.
The healthiest forms of lighting are traditional incandescent lights. The healthiest color for nighttime is lighting which gives off a yellow/orange/red tinge. The best is red, though it's not the most practical.
In 2012, the American Medical Association's Council on Science and Public Health made this recommendation:
“Exposure to excessive light at night, including extended use of various electronic media, can disrupt sleep or exacerbate sleep disorders, especially in children and adolescents. This effect can be minimized by using dim red lighting in the nighttime bedroom environment.”
But beyond just lighting you also need to be careful about your light exposures from other sources.
I’m talking about computers and tablets. More and more people use computers at night, to work, to play games, to watch films. Research suggests that because these devices emit a blue light they may be particularly harmful to our health.
There is a solution for this.
It’s using software which I’ve been using for sometime now, called f.lux.
You download the software to your computer and it automatically adapts the color of your computer's display to the time of day. It filters out the blue light on your computer monitor intelligently making your display a warm orangey color at night and leaving it bright and unfettered during the day.
What I like is it's simplicity of use.
Once you've downloaded the software it appears as an icon in the menu bar at the top right of the screen.
Then you click on the icon and a drop down menu appears. Choose preferences and it opens the window below. Once you entered your location you can leave it on auto and it dims the brightness automatically on your monitor.
I've got sensitive eyes so I like to dim it more than the standard setting, which you can do by dragging the slide bar (as shown by the red arrow above).
You can download the software for free from this website https://justgetflux.com/ It exists for both PC and Mac and it's free.
I've tried other software which makes the screen a deep red. It might be effective but it also made my screen very dark. Too dark for me to look at comfortably.
I recommend the f.lux software, it's free and easy to install. I find it makes my computer monitor easy on the eye and it doesn't slow down my computer.
For those of you that are really not walking the talk you'll be glad to know there's also a version for iPads and iPhone's.
For 10 tips on creating a low EMF bedroom click here.
Dear Lloyd, I downloaded the software and will see what happens. I have been concerned about the blue light issue for sometime but I did not know what to do. I avoided using my computer after six pm. I would love to be able to read from my computer in the evening so this is very appealing.
thanks for the information, i have downloaded and look forward to the positive benifits.
Francis Markho said,
Walk the talk is for someone who is very outspoken. Words flow naturally with minimum search. I think it means here take action, adopt precautionary Principle.
I downloaded the s/w. I feels more comfortable looking on the screen. Thank you for that.
What makes blue light undesirable for the pineal gland?
Debra Martin said,
Thank you for sharing this software link. Being extremely hypersensitive to emf (to the point of paralysis and severe inflammation around other mobile phones), I had found my Melatonin severely repressed due to bad sleep. I recently tried Magnesium Chloride oil in about triple the recommended dose, using some right before bed and found it has stopped the insomnia. My body inflammation has been much better since the Melatonin has increased. Unfortunately I’m still prone to isolation due to the inability of being in public with phones but I am trying everything I can to rectify this and decrease the sensitivity. Adding the f.lux program to change the lighting will help me keep Melatonin production high and symptoms low. Thank you.
I am not missing my mobile phone one bit. Becoming EHS just made it easier for me to make the choice between keeping the landline phone or switching to a mobile phone.
Why people think being interrupted constantly by a mobile phone makes it easier to socialise, I do not know. It is ludicrous to see people go out for coffee or lunch and then ignore each other while they use their mobile phone. I consider it rude when people do that to me.
I’ve been using f.lux for a number of years now and it’s my all-time favorite software. Makes me less nervous in the late hours of the night. Highly recommend it.
Susan Burke said,
Reporting my update of healing and recovery from MCS and EMF sensitivities. It has been one year since I became EMF sensitive, but the MCS started three years prior to that. I can now say that with a great deal of hard work and self-evaluation regarding my lifestyle and nutrition, I am now back to living a very normal life. I think that TWO things really saved my life. Info from persons like Lloyd Burrell and others who have walked this walk giving me advice on how to heal including: The “Still Point Reducer” a must for all who suffer from limbic system disorders, actually everyone should have it and use it everyday for stress. And “Earthing”, which has really provided my body with the calm and peace, along with ions it needs to be balanced and resonate at the Earth’s frequency. One must be grounded. These two therapies along with a detox and nutritional uptake diet have been profound. (Yes, I downloaded the software today too, but everything in my home is hardwired and grounded with pads or sheets. I am now out and about in the world, went to a concert with thousands of people who can’t put down their phones for one minute. I go to restaurants, movies, shopping, the beach, walks and quick trips to big box stores. I am proof that through using the multiple avenues and modalities of getting back to our natural state and using Eastern medicine such as acupuncture and T>M., one can and will heal. This is about getting the body back into balance and the more out of balance you are the harder and longer it will take to get back in balance. I even slept out on the beach one evening, on a blanket, under the stars. What healing that was. One must understand the doctors can not help you, YOU must help YOU and don’t become a victim to this dreadful disorder. I understand now that a stressed out body brings us such a disorder. I was stressed from a loved one’s depression and addiction. I consumed all of the problems in his life and it ate me up alive, literally. Once I detached from the stress and let go, and helped ONLY ME, I started to heal and now I stick to helping him less and me more. That’s the way it has to be! Good luck and keep healing by earthing, diet and use the still point pillow, twenty bucks and the best investment ever. Susan
I’ve become a passionate activist for the dark of night AND melatonin. I probably wouldn’t have survived the last 2 years of EHS and tinnitus without melatonin. Per Dr Neal Rouzier, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy; Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland and regulates circadian rhythm and deep stages of sleep. The immune system is stimulated during deep sleep. The pineal gland controls activities of virtually every cell, affecting such diverse functions as reproduction, body temp., kidneys, immunity, growth and sleep. The pineal gland uses melatonin to maintain the body’s balance, equilibtium and homeostasis.
Dr Rouzier, as well as Dr Rae, (Environmental Health Center -Dallas), promote doses as high as 20-40 mg per day. Do your research and start small. Some people receive sleep benefits with 6 mg/day. The people at the Life Extension Foundation have done excellent research on eye health, and offer supplements to counteract the oxidation of aging, exaggerated by blue light.
Could you please provide links for the research of EMF’s to Melatonin? Or is this specific EMF, just lighting?
Also going to give that Flux a try, it seems promising. I just hope it doesn’t spike up my cpu when running. I already have lots of trouble with software messing with my old parts.
Debra Martin said,
Wow Susan Burke, that is wonderful that you have been able to cure yourself of MCS and EMH. I’ve been working intensely for the past 6 years with supplements, earthing (barefoot walking daily and mat), ionisers, nutrition and diet (Ketogenic, daily green smoothies), intense counselling to clear repressed emotion and trapped trauma in the body. The whole condition did go into remission for 8 years, largely due to chiropractic treatment but then resurfaced 6 years ago, possibly due to swallowing another mercury filling (I had 11 removed 2 years ago after swallowing 3 over 17 years- heavy metals act as conductors and attract emf). I am now trying NES which is pretty incredible. The scan reads everything in your body and tells you what is out of balance and provides Infoceuticals to correct the communication between cells. It works on disruptions in the electrical field. I’ve only been on it 4 days so far so too early to tell if its going to fix this problem but it has between 80-96% success rates with everything they’ve trialled it on so far. They have specific drops to eliminate emf radiation, repair the disruption that’s caused the sensitivity, and restore equilibrium and also drops to protect you from emf. I hope I can soon write testimonials like you Susan to say I healed it. 🙂
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