Many of our members with Lyme Disease develop sensitivities to chemicals, specific foods, light, noise, mold, and even electromagnetic fields (EMFs). EMF sensitivity occurs because a chronically ill body is already compromised and weakened. EMFs are invisible energy areas emitted by electrically charged objects, including cell phones, computers, lamps, Wi-Fi routers, and many other devices that make modern life convenient.

According to Earth Calm, EMFs can be harmful as they can damage DNA strands, increase stress hormones, weaken the blood-brain barrier, disrupt cellular functioning, and block detoxification pathways. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt asserts that EMFs are a leading cause of disease, particularly cancer, and can impede recovery from Lyme and other chronic illnesses.

Frequent exposure to these frequencies can lead to various symptoms, which can range from mild to severe and impact the entire body. Common symptoms of EMF exposure include:

  • Cardiac: heart palpitations, abnormal blood pressure, shortness of breath, and heart arrhythmias.
  • Neurological: tremors, headaches, dizziness, memory and concentration difficulties, sleep disturbances, mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, fatigue, weakness, numbness, tingling, and muscle and joint pain.
  • Eyes: eye pressure, vision deterioration, pain or discomfort, and cataracts.
  • Skin: itching, redness, rashes, and burning or tingling sensations.
  • Ears: tinnitus, hearing loss, and sound sensitivity.
  • Other: immune system issues, digestive problems, nausea, restless legs, dehydration, nosebleeds, weight gain, liver problems, reduced sense of smell, facial flushing, enlarged thyroid, and hair loss.

Dr. Klinghardt emphasizes the importance of protecting oneself and minimizing exposure for optimal health, stating that “EMF shielding does more for his patients than antibiotics and antimicrobial drugs.” There are numerous ways to decrease EMF radiation exposure, from adjusting daily habits to purchasing specific products.

Various products can help shield against electromagnetic radiation, including metal screen, mesh, or foam materials. These products are designed to safeguard users from harmful EMF radiation.

Helpful Products to Minimize EMF Exposure and Reduce Harmful Effects from EMR (Radiation)

  • Smart meter guard/shield/covers are designed to fit over your home’s smart reader and will block approximately 98% of emitted radiation from the unit, without disrupting the data being sent to the utility company. These seemingly harmless smart meters emit a ton of radiation so we suggest making this one a priority.

  • A Wi-Fi router cage/guard is a small metal box you set your router inside that will block radiation emitted from it.

  • EMF protection cell phone covers will help protect your head from exposure to the radiation emitted by your phone.

  • Laptop shields are mats you lay on your lap or desk and then put your laptop on top of.

  • EMF shielding paint  (or wallpaper!) contains special conductive materials and provides protection against EMF and RF frequencies as well as EMF radiation.

  • Faraday bags are bags that completely block EMF radiation when closed.

  • EMF window shielding films block radio frequencies and EMF radiation. To use, simply cut the film to the size of your window and apply! Just a heads up, these are expensive but great if you live in a place where most of your emf exposure is coming from outside your house.

  • EMF protection clothing typically have metallic mesh embedded into the fabric that will block EMF radiation

  • Protective bed canopies are made of special fabric that will block nearly all electromagnetic frequencies.

  • EMF protection blankets are also made of special fabrics and protect against EMF radiation. Some also provide a grounding connection to the Earth.

  • Dirty electric filters will clean up much of the “dirty electricity” emitted by modern electronics. These filters plug directly into a wall outlet.

  • Himalayan salt lamps soak up harmful toxins and EMFs through a chemical reaction in their salts.

  • EMF protection pendants are jewelry made from minerals that form a paramagnetic field that alters EMFs and changes them into a more natural and less harmful form.

  • Plants such as cactus, peace lilies, spider plants and aloe vera are great for absorbing radiation.

  • Minerals Black tourmaline, smokey quartz, and shungite help minimize the negative effects from EMFs. Place these crystals around your modems, TVs, and computers, or wear them on your body for added protection.

Several methods can help reduce EMF exposure by altering daily habits. These include improving the sleep environment by unplugging Wi-Fi and appliances, keeping cell phones out of the bedroom, and limiting screen time. Other recommendations include using USB keyboards, opting for corded phones, avoiding wireless devices, and distancing Wi-Fi routers from work or relaxation areas.

Although it is impossible to completely avoid EMF exposure in today’s world, taking steps to reduce exposure and its negative effects can improve one’s quality of life. However, it is essential to note that the information in this article is for informational purposes only and not professional medical advice. Consult a healthcare professional if concerned about potential EMF sensitivity.