My quest to understand how wireless technology affects my body continues…
Last week I had a 30-minute conversation at 11AM on my new, military-style, old school flip phone. I used my new airtube headset from Rfsafe and set my phone down on the passenger car seat (No, I wasn’t driving. I was talking in a parking lot). The conversation was pleasant, and I carried on with my day, running some errands, just ordinary stuff – nothing stressful.
At the first store we stopped at, I noticed that I was all revved up. I hadn’t felt that way in weeks. Some might use the word anxiety to describe the feeling, but staying with the phenomenon of my body, I would say that my energy was rising up into my chest, where it would get stuck. It causes me to feel a mild panic. It’s almost like a buzzing.
I also want to say that I can’t breathe this feeling away. It persists.
As usual, I had a distinct urge to walk, like I needed to discharge myself, but there was no time for that. I had commitments to keep. I just kept observing, thinking, “What is this feeling and where is it coming from?”
At about 4PM, I felt my energy start to sink. It wasn’t so much crashing, as I was starting to get a heavy feeling in my body. Afterall, what goes up must come down, right?
And that’s when it hit me: this feeling was from my cell phone.
So I scrolled through the recent calls on my phone to see when my last phone conversation was. I remembered who it was because I enjoyed catching up with an old friend, but I had that intense feeling of trapped energy in my chest after that call as well. At the time, I didn’t think anything of it because this feeling had come and gone so many times in the past, but here I was, 3 weeks later, having the same experience. I now realize that this was almost like a food elimination diet.
That’s right, I went 3-weeks with only talking on our new corded, landlines and that’s what I’m going to continue to do because who needs this shit? I don’t. I had already noticed that I don’t sweat when I talk on our new home phones, so this was just another layer revealed. Look, life is hard enough without an impending sense of doom and a restless feeling induced by cellular fucking technology that, for me, can only be addressed by taking a long walk.
And I can’t help but wonder: how many other people are suffering and don’t understand the source of their discomfort? Or how many people out there are doing everything they possibly can to heal their bodies, but still can’t get better?
This just doesn’t just make me concerned, it makes me fucking mad because over and over again, I always think that it’s me…
- My nickname as a kid was The Exorcist because when I was hungry I was crazy. “What’s wrong with you?” was what I heard from my family. Turns out nothing was wrong: I was eating too much sugar, my body couldn’t handle it, and I would have angry fits…until I got my next hit.
- As an asthmatic kid, I was often told that I had weak lungs. Then, as an adult looking for answers, healers told me that I had unresolved grief which often settles into the lungs. As it turned out, my lungs were just fine: I was having an immunological reaction to dairy that showed up in my lungs.
- When it came to my asthma and allergies, nobody had a conversation about food with my family. Instead I lived on pharmaceutical drugs. At one point, when I was 13 years old, I pretty much stopped eating. No, I’m not exaggerating: a banana a day is not enough. So I started passing out and lost over 30 pounds in a month. We went to more doctors who didn’t have any answers. Somehow my parents suspected the medications, so they bought a book about drugs. They looked up each one. As it turns out, lack of appetite was a common side effect. No shit? You mean, it wasn’t me, AGAIN? You mean, I now had a pharmaceutical drug induced eating disorder? Yep, wasn’t me at all. They took me off the meds, and I started eating again.
- Then, there was that nasty case of irritable bowel syndrome where I would have a normal bowel movement and then poop again up to five times after breakfast. You know, due to stress and anxiety, except that it wasn’t: I was sensitive to gluten.
- Oh, I don’t want to forget to my history of depression. There were times that I was so tired I could barely function and I couldn’t stop thinking, “What’s wrong with me?” So I went to a psychiatrist who asked me about my relationship with my mother. Not that we don’t have issues, but my mom was the least of my concerns: later I learned that a latent infection in my body was wreaking havoc with my nervous system and emotions. Yeah, we now know that inflammation often causes depression.
- So now I can add wireless technologies to the list…
When this feeling in my chest happens, the story playing in my head says, “Oh, Charlotte, why do you keep losing yourself like this? Why can’t you just be calm and grounded and not so intense? Yeah, it’s my fault I’m like this. I am inherently flawed and weird, and I need to go to some yoga classes, have more time in the float tank, schedule an appointment with my therapist and chill the fuck out.”
But you know what? I call bullshit.
I’ve come to understand that this invisible wireless technology is assaulting our nervous systems.
Some of you may remember having TVs with antennas. I do. And if it wasn’t a clear picture, what did you do? Touch the antenna, of course. Then the TV would be clearer. Why is that? We are electrical beings. We conduct energy through our bodies.
A few days after my aha moment, I received an email from a conference my husband and I will be attending this fall about the health effects of EMFs. Here’ what that document had to say…
Common symptoms that may be related to EMF exposure are:
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory loss
- Skin rash
- Cognitive impairment
- Restlessness and anxiety
High-risk patients include:
- Underlying infection (mold, Lyme, Bartonella, etc.)
- Exposure to and/or retention of toxic metals and other pollutants
- Autoimmune disease
- Adult and childhood cancers
Ask patients about symptoms related to use of devices:
- Numbness and tingling of hands and arms when using wireless mouse or computer
- Headache or ear pain when using cell phone
- Numbness, tingling in hand when holding a cell phone that is in use
Assessment: Ask patients about exposure at home and work.
- Smart meters on their home, neighbor’s home, apartment, or condo
- Cell tower near home or child’s school
- 5G roll-out in your area
- Use of devices (cell phone held to head, Bluetooth device, wifi in home, router “spreaders,” “hubs” or “receivers” to extend and improve wifi access, use of Alexa-type voice assistant devices, smart appliances
- Use of headset, Bluetooth, number of hours on cell phone or cordless phone daily
- Proximity of work-station or workplace cell tower
- Smart meters at work
Do you see yourself in these lists? Can you see the possibility that some of this technology is fucking you up? Nope, I’m not alone at all, am I? And one-by-one, people will wake up.
Here are a few observations after removing almost all wireless technology from our home (my husband kept his iPhone and I traded in mine for a flip phone):
- Improved sleep. I’m having more dreams and waking up more refreshed. I have a notable history of not dreaming. I always thought it was related to nutritional deficiencies, but not in this case.
- Increased feelings of being grounded and calm. I am less irritable and my energy feels stronger and more stable.
- Significantly less thoughts of death and dying. Yes, this has been haunting me for a few years now. I thought it was just me waking up to my significance as a mother, but now, I don’t think that’s it at all.
- Last but not least, we feel empowered because we are taking effective action and that alone is healing.
My invitation to you is this: sure, you can limit the use of wireless technologies and take effective action, but I want to go bigger…
Next time you go down the spiral of shame over something you’re feeling in your body, consider that it’s not your fault. Consider that it’s not in your head, that it’s in your body and could be the result of an environmental assault. While it may be something you are eating or drinking, it could also be, as we are learning, these invisible waves of energy running through your body.
Educate yourself in peace, my friends!
P.S. – The good news on my end is that I am officially a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner which allows me to offer new tests to my clients! We can do saliva, urine, blood and stool tests now which can look at your stress hormones, sex hormones, digestion, detoxification, oxidation, gut permeability, gut pathogens, and more. I’ve been doing this work long enough to confidently say that people’s health issues are more complex than they used to be, so this testing will allow us to do some serious investigative work together and get to the root cause of your concerns. After all, symptoms are often far removed from the cause! If this interests you, here is my online scheduler. I’m happy to have a 20-minute free conversation with you to see if we’re a good fit to work together. And if you are a current client, then we’ve most definitely got some new things to consider.
All that said, I’m taking a few weeks off to be with my family and recharge! Thanks again for being here and “see” ya in mid-August.