by Polly N on October 6, 2010

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!


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Najwan October 6, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Thanks for the tips. I should really get a plant for my room actually.
If you think having your phone on your bedside cabinet is bad, I used to keep it under my pillow!
I didn’t know that about sea salt. A bowl of sea salt can look pretty in a bowl. Or maybe make a Zen in a tray with sea salt and a few pebbles.
I came across this, which might be of interest:


Jean-Pierre Dalles October 14, 2010 at 2:41 am

Hi Polly,I am on Twitter since a few days ( avatar=JohnOfFrance ).I recently found this= http://www.qbiotics.com/#// ;watch the videos,it is really far out.the substance they are advertising for(a diterpene esther), is probably present in a lot of plants and especially in cactuses.I myself tried a small cure of aloe arborescens months ago in a preventive purpose, because I am still a [ guilty] smoker, and found myself really in good shape globally .The qbiotics thing appears quite efficient due probably to the high concentration of the active principle and the fact they inoculate in situ.
A lot to say I have. For instance if you know someone in touch with Michaël Douglas why not feed him these news ,hoping he is not in a too advanced state.I recently saw on french TV a rather long interview of him younger, and I recognised what a nice person he is ,simple and honest, I would say .
I just flew glancing above your writings ,and felt compelled to write this without waiting ,after five minutes.
Hope I didn’t bother.I give you my best thoughts.



Jean-Pierre Dalles October 14, 2010 at 3:20 am

Well Polly,it’s me again..I forgot to tell you this incredible story of a man who went to some hospital because a whole body X-ray examination was needed for some reason.The operator,worried after the cliché was made, asked the man about a rather dark stain(white on the film) , the size of a hand, he had found on one of his hips.And the answer went =” Oh, this is only the place my cellphone is occupying every day !”
This true story has been told to me by the ex of my first daughter ,and the partially cooked man was his grand-father.
If needed ,pass the word .

My best thoughts again



Mike March 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Hi Polly,
Very interesting information here.
I was wondering if you have any experience with organite?
Thanks and best wishes


polly March 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm

No I don’t – what is it?


Mike March 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm

its a bit hard to explain it in a few words but its based on quartz with some extra ingredients. You can check this site for more info.


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