EMF Radiation and Your Brain

Things you need to know about electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation and how it affects your brain function:

* In 2004, scientists in Spain have discovered that a cell phone call lasting just two minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child’s brain for up to an hour afterwards. The alteration in brain waves could lead to things like a lack of concentration, memory loss, inability to learn and aggressive behaviour

* Prominent Swedish scientist suggests cell phones and the new wireless technology could cause a “whole generation” of today’s teenagers to go senile in the prime of their lives. Prof. Salford warned that long-term exposure could potentially lower brain reserve capacity.

* Swedish research done on rats found that radiation from mobile phone damages areas of the brain associated with learning, memory and movement. The researchers found that rats which had been exposed to medium and high levels of radiation had an abundance of dead brain cells. This kind of damage in humans could trigger the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, the study suggests.

* In the December 1996 issue of Neurology, Dr. Eugene Sobel and colleagues reported a fourfold increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease for subjects who had worked in jobs with medium-to-high EMF exposure.

* Neurological symptoms of Electrosensitivity and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity include: headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint paint, leg/foot pain, ‘Flu-like’ symptoms, fever. More severe reactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and

stroke.

* Several independent studies show that EMF reduces melatonin levels. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland involved in the regulation of sleep, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and immune system health. A paper by Dr. Neil Cherry, a prominent Environmental Health scientist, suggests that melatonin reduction in EMR-exposed populations means that EMR exposure increases the incidence of conditions that include impaired immune system, diseases from infections and viruses, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, reproductive, neurological and cardiac disease.

THINGS YOU CAN DO

* Minimize use of computers, cell phones, and other electrical devices. (Not a practical or convenient solution, but avoidance is always the primary intervention.)

* Take anti-oxidants, particularly SOD, catalase, glutathione, and Coq10. Microwave radiation has been shown to decrease levels of these anti-oxidants in the body. According to Dr. Gerald Goldberg, author of Would You Put Your Head in a Microwave Oven?, “Depletion of anti-oxidants has been shown to be an independent risk factor in the development of cancer and other illnesses associated with aging.”

* Other supplements you may need include:

– Melatonin: a powerful anti-oxidant noted to prevent DNA breaks in brain cells. Also effective in preventing kidney damage from cell phones;

– Zinc: protects the eye from oxidative damage and helps preserve the levels of anti-oxidants in the blood;

– Gingko Biloba: an herb considered a powerful anti-oxidant which prevents oxidative damage in the brain, eye and kidney. Also helps support the production of SOD, catalase and glutathione

* Use scientifically validated EMF protection devices. There are now available on the market technologies based on subtle energy physics that effectively reduce the harmful effects of electropollution. Most recommended are wearable types that strengthens your biofield against the onslaught of electropollution everywhere you go. EMF radiation is known to be an invisible cause of stress and fatigue that could lead to weakening of your immune system. The right protective device strengthens your biofield against this environmental toxin and maintains its delicate homeostatic balance.

Who’s at risk? Everybody. It is now estimated that our daily exposure to electromagnetic radiation is 100 million times than it was during our grandparents’ time. Don’t wait until you start experiencing health difficulties before you act. As the famous saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure.”

(Note: This article is shared for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. If you believe that you have a health problem, see your doctor or health professional immediately.)

© 2006 Taraka Serrano