EMFs from computers, phones, smart meters and circuit breakers can cause insomnia, anxiety, depression, IBS, numb hands and skin issues, and even play a role in the severity of autism and other chronic health conditions.
Investigative health journalist, Nick Pineault, also known as “The EMF Guy” is on a mission to create awareness and provide practical and research-based resources for practitioners via his ElectrosmogRX training. He kindly offered to answer questions from some of you in my community. Thank you if you submitted a question and if you didn’t hopefully you get to learn from these great questions that were submitted.
Sarah ask about smart meters, cell phone in the bedroom and a CPAP machine, and depression, IBS, insomnia, pain and sinus problems
PART 1: I’d like to know Nick’s thoughts on what to do about a smart meter outside a bedroom wall almost directly behind my husband’s side of the bed. He suffers from many things… depression IBS, diarrhea during stressful events, painful joints and muscles, fatigue, insomnia at times, sinus problems.
Here is Nick’s feedback for Sarah:
Smart utility meters have often been linked with an increase in a slew of symptoms. One 2013 survey conducted in Maine has shown that 98% of respondents were “fairly sure” or “very sure” that their meter had made them sicker.
Depression, digestive issues, joint pain, fatigue, insomnia are all possible EMF-related symptoms.
The best thing you can do is to call your utility company and have your smart meter replaced by an analog meter. In certain states they will charge you a monthly penalty for that, and in other states the utility company won’t let you do it.
If you can’t remove the smart meter, then your next best choice is to shield it. A cheap solution to dampen the signal is to install a Smart Meter Guard, but in the case of your husband there’s a chance this would not be enough.
You could install special shielding materials between your bedroom wall and the meter, with the help of a certified Building Biologist (find one in your state)
PART 2: I’ve just put our WiFi on a timer to turn off at night. He still charges his phone next to him at night and sleeps with a CPAP machine. My main question is, in the whole scheme of EMF exposure where does the smart meter stand? And how serious is this compared to having the phone charging at night and the CPAP machine? Thanks very much for all that you do!
Here is Nick’s additional feedback for Sarah H:
Turning off the wifi at night is an extremely important step. In the case of your husband, again I’m not sure that will be sufficient.
I would try the following for 3 nights:
- Make sure the CPAP machine is 3 or more feet away.
- Charge the phones in another room
- No wireless device in the room whatsoever
- Unplug everything from the walls — lamps, alarm clocks, etc. Phones in Airplane Mode can act as an alarm clock, but don’t charge it on the bed stand.
See how his symptoms change. If there are improvements in his sleep and reduction in symptoms, it’ll be easier for him to get on board too.
I’d like to add to this and suggest also getting a meter to get your husband on board – seeing is often believing.
Nicole is concerned about numb hands, hypersensitivity to smells and skin issues
Can EMFs cause numb hands, hypersensitivity to smells, skin issues?
Here is Nick’s feedback for Nicole:
Numb hands is a very common symptom. A lot of people feel itchy, tingling or other weird sensations when they hold a cell phone.
Hypersensitivity to smells might be linked with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), which often comes with his cousin electro hypersensitivity (EHS).
EMFs can definitely be linked with skin issues as well. For starters, EMF cause oxidative stress in cells, which will lead to premature aging of the skin.
Many EHS sufferers have reported skin-related symptoms. The work of Dr. Dominique Belpomme from France has shown that 40% of EHS people have high histamine levels in their blood, and the work of Olle Johansson has shown that exposure to screens and TV monitors (sources of magnetic and electrical fields) causes mast cells to migrate to the top dermis and release more histamine.
Basically, this means that a lot of us could be having a type of low-level allergic reaction on the skin when exposed to various types of EMFs.
Dilia is concerned about the circuit breaker and EMFs
How can I deal with EMF? I live in a small apartment where the breaker of the house is located. Is there something I can do about this?
Here is Nick’s feedback for Dilia:
Make sure that this circuit breaker panel is at least several feet away from an area where you spend a lot of time. It is unfortunately very hard to shield against the magnetic fields emitted by a breaker panel — I would suggest hiring a Building Biologist if the breaker panel was right next to your bed, for example.
That being said, generally speaking, you can deal with EMFs by turning off your wireless devices when not in use.
- Hitting Airplane Mode on your phone unless you need it
- Turning off the wifi at night when not in use and at night, or using wired ethernet (best)
- “Unsmarting” the home by getting rid of cordless phones and other wireless gadgets if you can
Sarah J asks about EMF mitigating devices and harmonizers for anxiety, sleep issues and more
My family is experiencing a plethora of serious health issues including anxiety, major sleep issues, autism, multiple brain injuries, etc.
There are many EMF mitigating devices and harmonizers on the market. Which products really make a difference? How can one know? Are there any specific brands you can recommend that really work?
How does one cut through the pretenders and find the products that really help? Thank you for the opportunity ask Nick!! I’ve struggling with these questions for a long time
Here is Nick’s feedback for Sarah J:
A lot of devices (chips you’d out on your cell phone or computer, pendants, etc.) claim to “harmonize” EMFs, but there is very little scientific validation to back up these claims.
I cannot deny that some of these devices have been shown to alleviate some symptoms: less frequent headaches, less blood clumping and better blood circulation, better HRV (a sign of lowered stress), etc.
That being said, there are a few problems with these devices:
a) They are often marketed as “protective” (prevents harm), but the manufacturers offer tests which demonstrate that they are “supportive” (reduces symptoms).
In other words, I have no seen a single manufacturer of these devices who could show me the scientific proof that if I installed one of these devices on my phone, my body would experience ZERO biological effects from it. No DNA damage, no oxidative stress.
b) As these devices reduce symptoms related to EMF exposure, some people use them as an excuse to increase their EMF exposure now that they don’t feel as sensitive to EMFs anymore.
If you keep all of the above in mind, using these pendant or “chips” isn’t a bad idea to reduce symptoms and support the body during times of inevitable exposure outside the home.
May I add that considering the plethora of symptoms that your family is experiencing — all of which have been linked in medical literature with EMF exposure — I suggest hiring a Building Biologist and having them do a thorough home survey in order to identify how you could minimize EMFs inside the home, and shield against outside exposures (cell phone towers, smart meters, etc.), if the need be.
I’d like to add that I am convinced my Qlink helps me, especially with sleep, but I also follow Nick’s advice and have no WiFi and very seldom use my smart phone. I also recently had someone share this with me: “I shut off my WiFi at night and wear a Qlink. I have tested the Qlink with looking at blood cells under a dark field microscope and when it’s removed there is definitely clumping of red blood cells. They move fine with it on.”
This question about EMF mitigating devices and harmonizers is the most common question I get related to EMFs so I’d like to reiterate Nick’s advice and share how Dr. Klinghardt supports his patients who have chronic health conditions – notice he makes no mention of devices or harmonizers.
The above slide is shared with permission from Nick Pineault’s ElectrosmogRX training (more details below).
Adriana asks this question about EMFs and sleep
My boyfriend cannot sleep for years now. We are in the outskirts of [a big city], close to the international airport. We lived in the city and there we had a lot of EMF (3 GSM antennas on the neighboring block, WiFi with every neighbor in the block – 10 stories high and 4 apartments/floor + intelligent meters for heating on every heater in the house. That was a lot for him and after we moved outside the city, to a house and in a low-density housing area, then it was better for him. But he sits at the laptop for 6-8 hours every day. You think that may be affecting him that much?
Here is Nick’s feedback for Adriana:
Your boyfriend might be feeling symptoms related to EMF exposure, and sleep disturbance is one of the most common ones.
If he exposes himself to a laptop connected via WiFi, then his symptoms might persist.
In his case, especially if he works at the computer all day, every day — I’d recommend cutting off the WiFi anytime it’s not in use and using his computer via an ethernet cable instead of WiFi.
Turn off the WiFi at night, unplug everything from the walls and even turn off the circuit breaker to the bedroom at night for at least 3 days and sees if this helps him.
In order to alleviate EMF sensitivity, it’s critical that he takes extra step to reduce his exposure as much as possible.
If you’re a practitioner, are you looking at the impact EMFs have on the health of your clients/patients and do you feel comfortable answering questions like these ones? If not, Nick Pineault is on a mission to create awareness and provide practical and research-based resources for practitioners via his ElectrosmogRX training (it’s 33% off for a limited time).
Nick is also offering these non-cost resources so you can be as informed as possible:
- Downloadable Guide: How EMFs Affect Your Patients/Clients
- EMF case studies video (teaching you how to identify EMF-related symptoms)
- Here is the link to register for a replay of the webinar: 3 Essential Steps to Know Which of Your Patients/Clients Are Suffering From EMF-Related Symptoms
This blog is strictly about EMFs – which cannot be ignored – but we must not forget how the amino acids like GABA and tryptophan can help with anxiety and depression, and even pain and IBS. They can both also help with insomnia as can melatonin which has been shown to be disrupted by EMF exposure. This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of nutritional support for EMF-related issues for both healing and resilience – Nick covers it all in the ElectrosmogRX training (which I’ve done and wholeheartedly endorse).
Are you seeing improvements in your health once you address EMFs? What changes have you made? Have nutritional changes helped too?