Along with the incredibly fast increase in our use of wireless technologies, the number of people who claim getting health symptoms from exposure to Wi-Fi, cell phones or other sources of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) is on the rise.
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And while the current scientific “consensus” is that this non-ionizing radiation cannot possibly induce health effects besides overheating tissues, an increasing number of independent scientists and doctors are ringing the alarm.

“Will We All Become Electrosensitive?”

In a 2006 letter to the editor of the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine,[1] researchers Örjan Hallberg from Sweden and Gerd Oberfeld from Austria shared their concerning observations:

“Each year an increasing number of people claim to suffer from electrosensitivity, also known as being electrically hypersensitive (EHS). There are also other diseases, such as fibromyalgia and burn-out syndrome, that have symptoms similar to those exhibited by people suffering from electrosensitivity.”

And they ended with a pretty damning prediction:

“Contrary to the views of mainstream medical authorities, [our data] shows that the group of electrosensitive people around the world, including Sweden, is not just a small fraction that deviates from the rest of the healthy population. Instead, it points at the possibility that electrosensitivity will be more widespread in the near future. The extrapolated trend indicates that 50% of the population can be expected to become electrosensitive by the year 2017.”

Electrosensitivity prevalance.
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Is “Evidence-Based Medicine” Blinded By Bad Science?

In the last few decades, many researchers attempted to elucidate whether electro hypersensitivity (EHS) is a real medical condition, or if the nocebo effect could be responsible for the symptoms displayed by people who claim they are sensitive.

Several provocation studies using cellular base stations or cell phones against a sham have been mostly inconsistent.

In a 2015 aggregation of two such large studies,[2] researchers concluded:

“These findings are consistent with a growing body of literature indicating there is no causal relationship between short-term exposure to EMFs and subjective well-being in members of the public whether or not they report perceived sensitivity to EMFs.”

But as researcher Dariusz Leszczynski reported in recent presentation he gave in Seoul, South Korea,[3] these studies have been designed with a lot of dangerous assumptions, making them virtually irrelevant to elucidate the truth around EHS.

  • Scientists do not know if volunteers participating in studies have the correct self-diagnosis of EHS
  • Scientists have no proof that the methods they using are indeed capable of detecting EHS
  • Scientists introduce biases by excluding volunteers with pre-existing health problems (and a lot of people who claim being EHS suffer from important symptoms)

In other words, provocation studies mostly designed by psychiatrists and trying to prove that EHS is “all in the head” should not be taken as proof that our exposure to EMFs cannot possibly cause symptoms.

Leszczynski proposes that instead of merely turning a cell phone ON and OFF and seeing if a person reacts, we should be on the lookout for tangible biological markers in people who claim they are EHS.

French Doctor Detects Reliable Biomarkers of Electro Hypersensitivity

About 3 years ago, French researcher Dr. Dominique Belpomme published a groundbreaking paper which identified several reliable biomarkers found in people with electro hypersensitivity:[4]

“Our data strongly suggest that EHS and MCS [multiple chemical sensitivity] can be objectively characterized and routinely diagnosed by commercially available simple tests. Both disorders appear to involve inflammation-related hyper-histaminemia, oxidative stress, autoimmune response, capsulothalamic hypoperfusion and BBB opening, and a deficit in melatonin metabolic availability; suggesting a risk of chronic neurodegenerative disease.”

In up to 80% of more than 500 studied patients, he saw high levels of blood histamine, elevated S100B (a marker of leakage of the blood-brain barrier) and elevated NTT (a marker of oxidative stress).

Dr. Belpomme’s research is still early, but could confirm our greatest fears: that wireless technologies are definitely not as safe as they were touted to be.

Are You Part Of The 35%?

The most dire estimates show that millions of people in North America alone could be feeling various symptoms after being exposed to wifi, cell phones, Bluetooth and the countless wireless gadgets that are now ubiquitous these days.

Dr. Magda Havas, who has been teaching about electro pollution and its effects on health since the mid 1990s at the Trent University in Ontario, Canada, explained in her 2014 paper:[5]

I use a conservative estimate of 3% of the population for those who have severe symptoms. […] Another 35% population may have mild to moderate symptoms of EHS when exposed to electrosmog. People in this latter group can function in an electrosmog environment but may develop headaches or have difficulty sleeping and are living a life compromised by increasingly poor health as a consequence of their exposure.

She explains that the top symptoms of EHS include:

Fatigue, sleep disturbance, headaches, feeling of discomfort, difficulty concentrating, depression, memory loss, visual disruptions, irritability, hearing disruptions, skin problems, cardiovascular problems, dizziness, loss of appetite, movement difficulties, and nausea.

She also reports that these symptoms correspond to the various symptoms that have been reported in various studies in populations exposed to cell phone base stations,[6] and in studies from the European and Soviet literature dating back from the late 1960s.[7]

Could it be that Hallberg & Oberfeld’s predictions have come true? Will we all become electrosensitive?

Most Doctors & Health Practitioners Completely Oblivious To The Problem

“I see EMF sensitivity very frequently in my clinic” explains triple-board physician Dr. Zach Bush. “But the first times I heard it from patients, I didn’t believe it at all.”

Dr. Bush is not alone. Most health practitioners — even in those practicing functional medicine — are still unaware that EMFs can be an environmental trigger leading to symptoms in many people.

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, who has been aware of the problem for decades and has seen tremendous benefits in reducing electrosmog in his chronically ill patients, argues that EMFs is the “most important missing link in medicine”.

Klinghardt, a pioneer in his field, even publicly states that exposure to EMFs is one of the lead causes of most neurological diseases and the main reason most cases of chronic infections do not respond to most treatments.

“There’s a group of Lyme patients that get well, and there’s a group of Lyme patients that don’t budge. The ones that get well are the ones who follow my advice on reducing exposure to Electrosmog.”

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, no functional medicine certification, program or course is available for practitioners seeking to learn the best practices EMF-aware practitioners such as Drs. Klinghardt and Bush are using in their respective clinics.

How to Seek An EMF-Aware Practitioner… or Become One

Most people who feel symptoms from EMFs are not taken seriously, or mistakenly referred to psychiatrists. That’s not right.

As an investigative health journalist who has been researching the topic of EMFs for several years and written a bestselling book on the topic, I know that the vast majority of health practitioners today are not well equipped to identify EMF-related symptoms and help their patients or clients reduce their EMF exposure.

This is why I teamed up with medical pioneers such as Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt and independent researchers to try to fix this important knowledge gap in functional medicine.

We recently created a quick guide called “How EMFs Affect Your Patients” — which all Take Back Your Power & GreenMedInfo readers can download free of charge.

If you’re a health practitioner, this is where you’ll learn the foundational knowledge every single health practitioner in the world needs to know about EMFs.

If you’re not a health practitioner, this is the document you’ll want to send to your doctor, nutritionist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, personal trainer and any health professional or coach you know of.

Together, we can help those who need the most support in our electro-polluted world.


References

[1] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6836231_Letter_to_the_Editor_Will_We_All_Become_Electrosensitive

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25644455

[3] https://betweenrockandhardplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/cell-phone-radiation-and-health-gaps-in-the-knowledge.pdf

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26613326

[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24192494

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12168254

[7] Dodge CH. Clinical and hygienic aspects of exposure to electromagnetic fields. Biological effects and health implications of microwave radiation. A review of the Soviet and Eastern European literature. Symposium Proceedings, Richmond, VA, September 17–19, 1969. http://www.magdahavas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Dodge_1969.pdf

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Nick Pineault

Nicolas Pineault is an investigative health journalist, educator and advocate for safe technologies. In 2017, he authored The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs — an unconventional book endorsed by top health authorities such as Dr. Mercola, and which tackles the very serious topic of electromagnetic pollution with humor and common sense. He since launched the Electrosmog Rx online course, with the goal of educating 100,000 health practitioners how to identify EMF-related symptoms and help their patients or clients reduce their EMF exposure.

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  • I am a Health Practitioner for 34 yrs. I’m a Kinesiologist……..that can Test for Hyper and Hypo conditions……..not only in the CNS (Central Nervous System)……..but all Organs and Structural. Before having Electrical Poles behind my house – Increased – I had not had Any problems with EMF’s, etc. In fact I had been helping many in their homes detecting such problems……..and with Cattle Farmers ………where their Cattle were dying from being around high tension poles, using my Meters to Detect. Unfortunately now many of these “Rays” are in the Air due to High Heat, Air Conditioners, etc. It’s hard to avoid going out during the Heat of the Summer. Am I a “sensitive person” ——-Yes. That is what I know made me a Good Kinesiologist. Before all this increase in 4G – etc., wireless that people are now using……..many Clients would be found to have Hypo Brains (CNS), and organs. Today everyone is HYPER. It is not a Coincidence – even with me. I have NO Wireless devices……..at home or at my Office. I only use a Cell phone if my Wired phones are not working. I know how to adjust the CNS to Calm it down. For me and many others…..it was causing High Blood pressure. Too bad Scientist don’t know about this too. I’ve educated many in the Field of EMF’s exposure to help their Clients. It is all Accumulative…. many don’t realize their symptoms for months or years ……..seeking Medical Treatment which only puts them on Drugs for Depression, etc. I am here to tell you that all we need to do is Educate everyone how to get off Wireless (as much as possible), get protective devices – which many I have found do not work……….and find a Qualified Kinesiologist to teach them how to Adjust their CNS, in addition to L & R Brain. It works………I am Proof and so are my Clients. Blaming a weak immune system, Inflammation, etc. – I feel is inaccurate information. Those could have been Caused by Pathogens: Parasites, Viruses, Bacteria or Fungus. Those can be dealt with separately. However, Hyper Conditions will hinder proper supplements from working Properly in the body. Therefore, Kinesiology is the Answer to all. Final note – don’t buy into – supplements will Help – If you don’t know the overall condition of the Body. Lumping everyone into using certain Supplements is a true falsely . My Goal in my 34 yrs. has to Improve Health and Educating……and I’m happy to say I have been successful.