As a human race, we have evolved against a background of very low level natural radiation – about 8Hz. The current artificial radiation that we are surrounded by is now billions of times higher than when our grandparents lived.
Not surprisingly then, an array of adverse health issues have come up in the last decade or two. Exposure to high levels of Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) via radio, television, the microwave oven, laptop, iPad, Kindle and cellphone could cause many disruptive effects in the body. We won’t get into all of the effects in this article but below are some which may be of particular interest to you:
- Altered blood pressure
- Reduced production of the hormone melatonin which plays a key role in energy metabolism and thus, keeping our body weight in check
- Weakened immune system
- Sleep disturbances
- Allergies (the production of histamine – the chemical responsible for allergic reactions is nearly doubled after exposure to EMR)
- Memory and concentration problems
- Neurological conditions and depression
(Via changes in the levels of the brain hormone, dopamine; a drop in dopamine levels has been linked to depression)
We know you can’t ditch the gadgets completely. But do use them as minimally as possible and you should feel the difference in your sleep quality, your mood, the distention of your stomach and the strength of your hunger and satiety signals to name only a few.