Hey there, glad to have you! Here's my ACTION PLAN for how you can best minimize EMF, forever!
In case you missed it, make sure to check out my blog, where I go super in-depth on EMF and why it is something that you should avoid and eliminate from your home. Below is a quick list of tips and tricks that will help you and your family. I've grouped them from easiest and cheapest to ideas that may cost a bit more time and money, so that you can eliminate EMF using micro steps.
Easy, Free, or Really Inexpensive
- Unplug things you aren’t using. Not everyone agrees this is important, but some evidence suggests outlets “leak” energies and even more so if a charger or something else is plugged in.
- Lightbulbs (CFL’s, the swirly lightbulbs that contain mercury) put out lots of EMF and emit 70% mercury into environment within first 3 days after installing. So replace with Incandescent bulbs (around $15 for an 8-pack) instead. LED’s (around $20 for an 8-pack) are the second best option, but test them with your EMF meter, because some brands are better than others.
- Recycle your CFLs the right way! Go here to find out what to do if a bulb dies or breaks, and grab some more resources for safe disposal.
- Games that are “Airplane-mode” friendly--here is a great article to find some that your kids might like!
- If you can’t have your cell phone off, put it 8 feet away from you.
Blue light impacts the pineal gland and affects melatonin production, which creates the balanced sleep cycles. Then your body thinks it’s still day time if you are exposing yourself to blue light. So shut off your TV after dark, or use gunnar or similar glasses (our pick is about $18 on Amazon) to filter blue light.
Other options: Go to Settings in your phone and use Night Shade, which filters blue light. Or, try f.lux (it’s a free download) for your computer and your mobile devices--it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
- Ground yourself often by standing barefoot or lying down on Earth (grass or dirt). It discharges EMF clutter out of your body, and you pick up important electrons that mop up free radicals. This helps you be restored to your optimal vibrational frequency.
- Limit the metal on your body because it acts a conductor of EMF. Underwire in bras can have an antennae effect on your body’s electromagnetic fields, and metal jewelry is the same. You can replace underwire in your bras, or just go without. Studies show that having nothing restricting like plastic or wire is supposed to be better for lymphatic flow in chest area, which leads to a reduced cancer risk.
- Get an inexpensive timer (around $10) for your Wi-Fi modem so it turns off at night.
A Bit More Effort and Money
- Get a good EMF Meter, to see if you have EMF emitting from outlets, lightbulbs, devices, etc., so you know where you may need filters. This $130 meter is our favorite for checking outlets. And this is our favorite trifield option (it checks everywhere, not just outlets).
Tip: When you test your home for dirty electricity with an EMF meter, you want all areas to be under 50 units. Test lightbulbs, outlets, appliances, meters, and devices.
(You can use a portable radio as a makeshift EMF meter: when it buzzes, it is picking up EMF.)
- Invest in some filters ($30 each, or less for packs) to significantly reduce the amount of “dirty electricity” leaking in your home or work. The average home needs about 20. This is the most direct, effective, and practical way to clean up this particular type of electropollution. (We like this company’s discounted packs for specific home sizes.)
- Dimmer switches have a lot of dirty electricity when they are set on low. The excess comes out into the environment. Avoid dimmer switches or keep them on high.
Find out if you have a SMART Meter installed by the power company, and if so, get a guard. This one gets the best reviews on Amazon and is priced reasonably at about $130.
These typically slip right over the meter itself, and help block the radiation emitted by the unit. In addition, it is often necessary to shield the interior wall behind the SMART meter with shielding paint, fabric, or another material.
Tip: It is important to use a meter to measure radiation levels before and after installing SMART meter guards and other shielding materials. This will help ensure that you’ve installed the materials correctly, that they are working, and that there are no unintended consequences.
If you have an analog meter, you don’t have a problem. You may be able to get your electric company to come take out your SMART Meter, by telling them you have health problems from it. Ten years ago, this was not the case, and electric companies denied the health consequences.
However, with more people complaining of vertigo, dizziness, retinas rupturing, low energy, and even cancer, electrical companies are becoming more responsive to requests to change the meter, and it’s worth a try. I called my electrical company and they promptly agreed to install an analog meter. (They wouldn’t call it a “SMART meter, but called it a “digital automated meter reader,” which is the same thing.) Unfortunately, they charged $283 for it and now bill me $22/month because they have to come visit to read the meter.
Then, prepare to defend your house from EMF with a tag telling installers not to put in a smart meter, as well as a Do Not Consent sign. Some of you may even need to prepare yourself to refuse to have a smart meter installed in your home, you can use this as a template.
- Wi-Fi disorganizes photons in your body so your cells aren’t communicating properly. Short exposure may be necessary, but constant exposure puts you at high risk. So put a timer on your Wi-Fi modem, keep it turned off on kids’ phones, and increase your data plan so you rarely need it.Fun fact: Bees will leave a hive if you bring Wi-Fi near it!
- Data is better than Wi-Fi on your phone because it pings every 5 minutes, whereas Wi-Fi searching for signal is constant. Get a bigger data plan, worth the money to avoid Wi-Fi. But still, have it off when not using it. Put your phone in airplane mode at night, and/or charge it out of your bedroom. Nighttime should be a chance to have a full detox from EMF during all your sleeping hours.
- Wear leather soled shoes when possible, or try “Earth Runners.” Earth Runners are grounded minimalist sandals inspired by the Tarahumara Indians of Northwestern Mexico. Grounding shoes are another great option. These types of shoe soles “ground” you because it helps EMF to pass through body into ground. Rubber blocks electrical grounding.
- Wear a crystal Q-link. They have an amazing effect in restoring your natural vibrational frequency. Keeping crystals in your bra can work wonders. With the Q-link, wear it as close to your heart as possible, around your neck. My kids and I wear them at all times, and they look cool, so even a teen boy will wear it.
- BioMat/Grounding Mat...we don’t recommend one. Dr. Libby says that all the ones she has tested are more harmful than helpful!
- Epsom salts in your bath are an excellent way to ground yourself, plus get a nice soak in the tub!
- I've also got a great offer going for raising your personal vibration, here.
- Take GreenSmoothieGirl Ultimate Minerals every morning and night to mop up free radicals and protect against cell damage, as radiation-protecting iodine and all minerals are represented. And you can get $5 off by using the coupon code FIVEOFF during checkout!
- Chlorella is protein-packed, green superfood supplement, full of chlorophyll & nucleic acids.
- My Detox Video Masterclass is free and full of ways to rid your body of toxins.
EMF’s are much more harmful to children than adults! So be sure to test with your EMF meter in children’s rooms and where they spend time, put a xZubi on their devices, turn Wi-Fi off (only airplane mode), and replace CMF bulbs with incandescent.
Never text in a parked car. You’ve become an antennae. And using Wi-Fi in your car makes you an antennae in a microwave! Worse yet, wearing metal jewelry, texting in a parked car or using Wi-Fi in a parked car.
If you are already dealing with a heath issue--heavy metal toxic overload, or viral infection, or recovering from cancer, for instance--EMF overexposure can intensify and amplify other illnesses because the immune system is weakened.
Thank you to Dr. Libby Darnell who helped me with this research, after recovering her health that had been devastated by EMF. Check out her wonderful four-part blog series on EMF at http://www.revivedliving.com/emfs/
Tip 1: You are exposed to more radiation while you fly in the daytime, less when you fly at night. A mineral every cell needs is iodine. Iodine protects from EMF’s really well, and antioxidants in general are great for that.
So take GreenSmoothieGirl Ultimate Minerals when you travel, a double dose morning and night. It is simply concentrated fulvic and humic acids from the Earth, a full spectrum of all 90 minerals and trace minerals (including iodine) from ancient plant deposits. We don’t take synthetic isolates or minerals, or supplements made from rocks and chalk that the body doesn’t metabolize well.
Tip 2: Opt out of the scanners at the airport. TSA does not want a baby going anywhere near the scanner. So why do they tell you that you are safe? They said the X-Ray machines were safe, and they weren’t. For 10 years now, TSA has told us these new ones are safe, but let’s not be guinea pigs.
New published research shows that the radioactive output of the TSA scanners is significant. And it’s the cumulative effect that is the problem. So, if you travel a lot, opt out of the scanner, and they’ll give you a quick patdown instead.
Tip 3: When you’re flying, take your shoes off in your seat, if you have rubber soled shoes. Then you will discharge EMF onto the floor. After you travel, when you get to your hotel, walk on the grass or dirt barefoot for 5 minutes and now you’re good to go--you’ve discharged!