iStock_000042208782SmallSome of the most seemingly benign things we are exposed to on a regular basis can disrupt the body’s ability to function properly.

Many gadgets in our man-made environment produce something called “non-ionizing radiation.” This includes, cell phones, computers, ipads, televisions, microwave ovens and other electrical appliances. They all emit electromagnetic frequencies and low levels of non-ionizing radiation, which has not been directly connected with DNA damage or cancer, but affects our cells in other ways.

The industries selling us these products have suggested the amount of energy given off by these technologies is below governmental exposure standards.

For the sake of your health, question the government’s standards!

Many products we’ve been told were safe have later proved dangerous to our health. It’s good to question things and it starts by using our common sense.

We are exposed to computer technology every day, sometimes all day long. If you are sitting in front of a computer screen, or an iPad or electronic book reader right now, look at where that screen is facing. We sit with the computer directly in line with our face, chest, neck and thyroid. Electronic equipment emits low levels of non-ionizing radiation and electromagnetic frequencies directly at those areas.

Not only that, if you are looking at a computer screen at night (and this includes your cell phone), you are disrupting the body’s natural circadian rhythms. The circadian rhythm is the 24-hour cycle in the physiological process of all living beings and it is affected by light. It is responsible for determining our sleeping and waking patterns, and is directly linked to our brain wave activity, hormone production and cell regeneration.[1]

When you look at the computer, cell phone, or any other electronic gadget, you are getting focused light directly into your eyes and pineal gland affecting your body’s circadian rhythm. This can disrupt the nervous system and the endocrine system and can keep you up at night tossing and turning, and not getting a good night’s sleep.

The experts say sitting in front of the computer’s non-ionizing rays does not directly damage our DNA, but they also say that it does affect our cells in other ways, they just don’t have conclusive evidence.

One of the main concerns with manmade electro magnetic fields has been whether the risk of childhood cancers such as leukemia and brain tumors are increased because of them. Studies have shown an increase in childhood leukemia for mothers exposed to high levels of magnetic fields, but according to the experts… more studies need to be done.[2]

I understand that the experts need more studies and they say they don’t have conclusive evidence, but I don’t need their evidence to tell me that sitting in front of a computer screen all day has an effect on the physical and emotional body.

When I sit in front of my computer for too long without taking a break, I begin feeling physically drained. Eventually, that physical drain can lead to depression and poor immunity.

Mind you, I have high energy levels since healing my thyroid condition and I can feel when my energy dips. Prolonged computer exposure drains my energy.

Even though the experts say there is no “conclusive evidence” about cancer specifically, sitting in front of a computer screen is definitely doing something else to the physical body.

Take a look at your computer or cell phone and you’ll notice it is either plugged into an energy source or it’s running on batteries that need to be recharged. Those technologies simply won’t run unless they are fully charged or plugged in.

The human body needs to be plugged in and recharged as well.

Exposing your physical body to a natural environment can help recharge and heal the body. Living in a big city is a far cry from a natural environment, but there are still many trees and beautiful parks and beaches all around most cities. I use the parks in New York City as often as possible to help recharge my batteries. And, I always suggest that my clients and students do the same.

I tell them to get the heck outside, away from all the darn technology, and give their body a much needed break for rejuvenation.

I know many of you, because of the work you do, have to sit in front of a computer all day or for most of the day. I would highly suggest putting a plant, or a small feng-shui water fountain, or some rocks beside your computer. Many elements from the natural environment contain something called negative ions that can help neutralize some of the non-ionizing and electromagnetic frequencies we are exposed to on a daily basis.

If you are in the process of trying to heal your thyroid condition, or any other bodily ailment, please minimize the amount of time spent on the computer, cell phone, and your other electronic equipment, and go take a hike!

Your body will love you for it!

[1] http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/c/circadian_rhythm.htm

[2] http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/magnetic-fields