Electro-Magnetic Field Poisoning in Lakewood, CO: As the days get longer, our pineal gland gets more ultraviolet stimulation and those “winter blues” seem to melt away. Those “blues” (sometimes known as Seasonal Affective Disorder) are from a weak pineal gland. The pineal, which is a gland deep inside the brain, is stimulated by ultraviolet light through receptors in the eyes and forehead. When you don’t get enough UV stimulation the pineal malfunctions and you develop problems with depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, altered menstrual cycles, fatigue, brain fog, irritability, hormone imbalance, chronic infections, thyroid problems, weight gain, etc. Unfortunately, this weak pineal condition can also occur in the summer by prolonged exposure to electro-magnetic fields (EMF). Dr. Steve Tashiro, our chiropractor in Lakewood, CO, works to prevent this poisoning of the body at Colorado Life Changing Care.
What Creates EMF and How Can I Avoid It?
Anything electrical is a potential generator of EMF. Some of the worst offenders include computers, T.V., stereos, clocks, electric blankets, hair dryers, electric ranges, microwaves, fans, heaters, any electric motor, florescent lights, etc. Incandescent lights are O.K. but telephones or cellular phones are not.
Will Exposure to Any One of These Kill You?
No. At least not for a while! One should NEVER sleep under an electric blanket, either on or off. Use one to keep your water pipes from freezing in the winter, but not your body. Replace it with flannel sheets and a down-filled comforter. Dr. Tashiro has seen many chronically ill patients get well only after he made them dispose of their electric blankets. Wearing socks to bed is a small price to pay for staying healthy.
Since TV and computers are a part of our everyday lives, we need to learn how to use them safely. Stay at least 6-8 feet from your TV when it is on and 2-3 feet from it when it is off. Yes, even when it is off it emits EMF. With computers, the monitor puts out the most EMF. So shut it off when you’re not using it. On most computers you can shut off the monitor without shutting down the whole system. Don’t hang out near the system and chat; shut it off or move away from it. The same goes for printers and copy machines. Even air filter machines that are purifying your air emit a lot of EMF.
Cars and trucks have many electrical devices in them that put out a lot of EMF. Air conditioners, heaters, radios, CD players, car phones and even the dashboard and engine create electronic fields. These are some of the things that add to the fatigue from long driving.
Don’t put anything electrical on your bed’s headboard. This just “cooks” your pineal gland all night. Everything electrical should be at least three feet away from your head while you’re in bed, especially your clock radio!
There are 2 steps to preventing Electro-Magnetic Field poisoning:
If you follow the guidelines previously listed, you will help to reduce your total exposure to EMF. It is the cumulative effect over time, on the pineal gland, that is detrimental. For those who have to be in front of a computer all day or must drive a lot, avoidance is nearly impossible. In these circumstances, a Clarus unit or other EMF reducing devices are needed. Our Lakewood, CO chiropractor can give you further information on where to obtain a Clarus unit if you need one.
The easiest way for you to strengthen your pineal gland is by getting 60 minutes per day of sunlight with no glass between your eyes and the outside. This means no glasses, contacts, sunglasses, windows, etc. Please don’t stare at the sun! You just have to be outside. This also works on cloudy days, too. UV rays are the ones that tan you and also stimulate the pineal.
There has been a lot of panic over UV as a cause of cataracts and cancer. Dr. Tashiro is not advocating “sun worshipping”—just a few minutes a day of natural light instead of artificial light. It will make you feel better all over.
Another way that we can strengthen your pineal is through nutritional and homeopathic supplements. These work pretty fast and usually are only needed for a month or two unless you are a computer jockey who lives in front of a computer all day.
Although EMF poisoning is hazardous to your health, there are effective protective steps that can be taken.
EMF Protection: Additional Thoughts
- Bed should be 2 feet away from any plug
- Electric blanket? The worst!
- Lamp is OK but no other electrical devices
- Cables should not run behind bed
- Get rid of clock radios
- No LED output
- Sleep number bed? (unplug it?)
- Memon or PRL
- Do you use cordless phones in your home?
- Do you have a computer or television in your bedroom which stays plugged in?
- Do you have an electric clock or radio within 3 feet of your body?
- Do you have a sleep # or lift/tilt type of bed that is constantly plugged in?
- What is on the wall opposite the head of your bed – any electronics, wi-fi transmitters or electrical panels there?
- Do you keep your cell phone next to you at night?
- Do you spend time at home or work under fluorescent lights?
*A key concern: excessive EMF exposure con drive mercury deeper into the body.