Firstly, today I just like to say thankyou to everyone who comments on my site and emails me with their questions as well as sending me their love and support. It’s great to get feedback from you all so that I can continue to give you the information that you all need which I hope will ultimately have a positive impact on your health and happiness. Which of course, is the whole point of this!
Okay, so one of the questions I have been asked quite a lot recently is how I counteract the adverse affects from using a computer (which obviously features heavily in my work),my mobile phone and any other “electrical smog” that has come to play such a major part in our lives?
We’re used to city smog but what about the smog we find indoors around the home? If you were to look around your home and count the number of electrical gizmos, you might be surprised to discover how many you actually have, and how many are emitting electro-magnetic frequencies (EMF’s).
Here are some simple tips on how to combat these problems;
Open all the doors and windows of your home as often as possible as this allows air to circulate through the house, energising it as well as improving the air quality. It’s important to be breathing in as much fresh oxygen as possible as each living cell in your body desperately needs it.
House plants such as spider plants, peace lilies and devil’s ivy are recommended by Nasa-funded scientists as the best for cleaning indoor air. Aloe vera plants can help too, plus you can break a leaf and use the gooey gel to heal any skin condition – the fresher the better! One plant per each piece of electronic equipment is ideal.
If you want to make your house smell nice without having to use synthetic air fresheners (which are mostly full of nasty chemicals), make sure you buy chemical free/paraffin-free candles as it has been shown that harmful chemicals are released, when these candles are burned. A researcher from Carolina State University said, “An occasional paraffin candle and its emissions will not likely affect you but lighting many paraffin candles every day for years or lighting them frequently in an un-ventilated bathroom around a tub, for example, may cause problems.” Why take the risk I say? Just buy chemical-free ones and remove any possibility of inhaling any toxins.
A bowl of sea salt in the office or home is said to absorb environmental pollutants. If you’re into crystals, unpolished, clear quartz crystals do the same: place them on fuse boxes, electricity meters and near computers. I also place some black tourmaline next to my laptop when I’m working as they are said to protect against cell phones, electromagnetic smog and radiation. Make sure you clean your crystals regularly in running water to rid them of any negative energies. (For those of you that aren’t into crystals or have no idea what I’m talking about – I haven’t lost my mind!)
If you spend hours at your computer, you could try a good value Quartz CompuShield, a small device that sticks to your computer or laptop. There’s also a Quartz PhoneShield you can buy for mobiles. Brilliant! I know what I’m getting my Dad for Christmas (and so does he if he’s reading this..which I highly doubt. He can only just work his mobile phone and only then its phone calls only but he worries about that as he carries his in a holder on his hip! I’m not laughing at you Dad, well, okay maybe a little – Love you!) Both of these claim to help protect you from the effects of radiation but I must say I haven’t tried them yet.. www.healthpal.co.uk.
I used to sleep with my mobile phone charging on my bedside table but when you think about all of the radiation it’s emitting it has to be having an effect, and certainly not a positive one! Have as few electrical items as possible in your bedroom and switch them off (ideally unplug them) before you go to sleep. You could also opt for an old-style wind-up alarm clock rather than an electrical one, and regular light bulbs rather than halogen lamps, which mostly use transformers that can emit sleep-disturbing EMFs.
If you really want to find out how much electro-pollution your house has, you could rent or buy a meter to measure EMFs. The A-COM Electrosmog Detector (£15 to rent for one week, from www.healthyhouse.co.uk) will check your home environment for pulsed frequencies from different sources. There’s more information at www.powerwatch.org.uk.
To purify the air in your house you could invest in an ioniser. These gadgets are said to boost the healthy, negatively charged ions (molecules) in the air, reducing the levels of fatigue-inducing air pollution, bacteria and viruses. Computers, cars and any spaces with electrical equipment are hot spots of positive (‘bad’) ions, so if you spend long hours typing or driving, an ioniser may help lift fatigue and prevent allergies.
One of the things I always say, is don’t get overwhelmed with the amount of possible “bad” things in your diet/environment/life etc. It would be easy to look at any or all of the information on my site and get so overwhelmed that you have no idea where to start leaving you paralysed and inactive.
It’s better to be informed and to know what might be causing the fatigue, the headaches, the moodiness, the depression than to live feeling like there are no solutions to the problem you are presented with. There is ALWAYS another way. The question is, “Are you willing to find it?” It’s often not a lack of rescources that’s our problem but a lack of resourcefulness.
Begin to gradually eradicate the things you no longer want in your life and slowly introduce the more positive healthful things you do want in your life. Bit by bit. Without trying to sound cheesy – you can do it!