EMF Waves: Tinfoil Hat Paranoia or Serious Health Threat?

Last week, around 8:30 a.m., more than 5,000 utility meters exploded in Stockton, California, after a dump truck crashed into a utility pole, causing a power surge.

One man said his meter blasting open was enough to shake his house.

How on Earth did this happen?

Turns out these weren’t any ordinary utility meters. They were “smart meters.”

Smart meters are part of the next generation of creepy electronic devices to help the government spy on your energy consumption.

Exactly six months ago, our own Laissez Faire Today’s Chris Campbell wrote an excellent article on how the government is trying to force smart meters on us to gouge us on heating and cooling bills even more.

But random explosion chain reactions aside, there’s a more insidious danger to these devices: They emit EMF (electromagnetic) waves.

Chances are you’ve at least heard rumors about EMF waves and their potential harm. So are they a legit health concern or just another paranoid theory proclaimed by the tinfoil hat brigade?

First, a clarification: There are both natural sources of EMFs and unnatural ones. Electric fields are created by atmospheric charges associated with thunderstorms. And the Earth’s own magnetic field has been essential for humans to flourish: We are able to use compasses as a result.

But as with any advances we make in harnessing the power of the planet we live on… there are unintended consequences…

Like artificial EMFs created by electronic devices. In these cases, the electric field is created whenever the appliance is plugged in. The magnetic field is created whenever the device is actually running.

The problem?

Scientists are finding more and more evidence unnatural EMFs are damaging our bodies, and especially our brains.

A 2014 study on humans found EMF exposure near the person’s skull “modulated the spontaneous low frequency fluctuations in some brain regions.” In other words, their brain activity changed. This is solid proof these EMF waves are doing something to our brains.

I’m sure it’s all good stuff, though, right? Maybe an ingenious way to increase IQ? I could see a new comic book hero now… EMF Man! Duhn-duhn-duhnnn…

Except testing has also found Wi-Fi signals damage everything from kidney function, fertility, and sperm… to heart rate.

Especially sperm! EMF exposure screws up everything: sperm count, viability… even motility (how well the little guys swim around)!

(EMF Man: His superpower is consistently disappointing and leaving EMF Woman frustrated… )

Another study out of the UCLA School of Public Health found an association between exposure to cellphones while a mother was pregnant and her child’s “emotional and hyperactivity problems around the age of school entry.”

To be fair, this particular study simply found an association. Maybe the culture of cellphone use simply lends itself to being unhealthier in general. Maybe.

But come on.

How many sperm studies do we need before we admit EMF waves are harming us?

Actually, I’m sure you’re not the type to bury your head in the sand. Which is why I’ll avoid harping on the problem too much. Instead, let’s focus on some solutions:

  1. Keep your cellphone away from your brain, genitals, or any other part of your body you generally enjoy using to its fullest extent. Do NOT sleep with your phone next to your head!
  1. Use a Bluetooth device to make calls.
  1. Put your devices in airplane mode when you can.
  1. Hardwire your laptop to an Internet connection via an Ethernet cable, rather than using Wi-Fi.
  1. A study out of La Marsa, Tunisia, found supplementing with something called olive leaf extract might help. Rats exposed to Wi-Fi signals for just one hour per day for 21 days suffered liver and kidney problems, including abnormal growths.

But olive leaf extract prevented the damage in the rats which received it. True, there’s no human study to support this evidence… but I’m not waiting around for one. (Think maybe a cellphone company will sponsor it? Ha!)

This is far from an exhaustive list, but something tells me EMF waves and other environmental hazards are topics we’ll be writing more about.

In addition, there are far more intriguing health benefits to olive leaf extract in particular, and we’re very excited about it here at Living Well. That’s all I’ll say on the subject… for now…

Until then, step away from your electronic gizmos… and stay the heck away from smart meters.

Nate Rifkin

Nate Rifkin

Written By Nate Rifkin

Nate Rifkin is an obsessed health and mind-power researcher and author. To hear more from Nate, sign up to receive Living Well Daily for free, here.

View More Free Articles

[Breaking] Blood Pressure Drugs Cause Heart Attacks?!

When it comes to heart health, your mainstream doc will suggest the usual suspects: exercise, diet, and risky medications.   I won’t deny that eating the right foods and being more active are good choices for your heart.   But you’ll never hear me endorse Big Pharma’s dangerous heart drugs. They’re linked to diabetes… muscle weakness… and...

Read This

[Must-Read!] Anti-Cancer Trio Kicks Cancer

Dear Reader,   Your risk of getting cancer depends on many different things…  The genes you were born with, whether you are male or female, where you live, how much chemical exposure you have, and the list goes on…   Some of those factors are out of your control.   But there are some you CAN control – and it starts with this anti-cancer trio.   According to the American Cancer Society,...

Read This

“Bedroom Secret” Reduces Post-Heart Attack Death by 35%!

Dear Reader,  If you’ve recently suffered a heart attack, you know how frightening it can be.   And not only during it, but also after.   You may find yourself feeling nervous or scared every time your heart beat quickens…  Whether that’s going up the stairs… or running after the grandkids…  Maybe you’re tempted even to slam the brakes on regular activities you used to do. Because...

Read This

Ancient Greek “Bath Trick” Controls Blood Sugar?

Dear Reader,  Most of the time when I read studies, they ask you to sacrifice something – especially if you have diabetes.   “Give up sugary foods,” “ditch the soda”, etc.   And that often is the case if you’re diabetic or have blood sugar control problems.  But if you fall into this category, you’ll want to pay attention…  Because I recently...

Read This

Key Way to Reduce COVID Risk

Dear Reader,  Months ago, we had no idea about what was risky and what was safe when it came to COVID-19.   Research, theories and opinions came pouring in. One more contradictory than the next.  But now that we’re well into the pandemic, we’re getting a better idea of what’s unsafe.  Some common questions are: Should you go to the store? How about a restaurant? What about work, the gym, churn, or...

Read This

The Truth About Milk and Your Bones

Dear Reader,  Here it is: yet another headline and study saying what we’ve been told for YEARS — milk is good for bones.   The study, from the University of Melbourne in Australia, found what many studies find: drinking milk essential for good bones.   No doubt you’ve seen the same message in magazine ads and on billboards for years. In fact, — if you’ve heard it as many times as I’ve had – it’s...

Read This

“Super Snack” Slashes Heart Attack Death Risk 17%!

Dear Reader,  “An apple a day keeps the doctor away…”  Well, unfortunately this time-honored saying isn’t exactly hitting the mark.    In fact, there’s a delicious “super snack” that works FAR BETTER than an apple – and it could keep your heart happy for a lifetime.   Snacking on this food just twice a week would give your heart...

Read This

Morning Staple Reduces Colon Cancer Death Risk 36%

Dear Reader,  Cancer. The word itself sends shivers down most people’s spine, and with good reason.  It’s one of the most fatal illnesses we face.   If you or a loved one have come face to face with this sickness – you know just how miserable and scary daily life becomes. But even worse, if you’re faced with colon cancer – the second deadliest type...

Read This

Popular Painkiller Ups Stroke Risk 3X?!

Dear Reader,  You would think that the safest drugs are the ones you can walk into any grocery store and pick up.   But that just isn’t true.    Over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers have been linked to all sorts of stomach and kidney issues.   If you have diabetes, one of these drugs could TRIPLE your risk of having a deadly...

Read This

Miracle Vitamin Destroys Breast Cancer?! (8 Cents a Day)

Dear Reader,  What’s the only thing worse than having breast cancer?   The barbaric ways your mainstream doctor will treat it.   First up are tests and biopsies. Then the sickening cancer drugs and surgeries that will put you in serious physical and emotional pain.  But you shouldn’t have to endure these agonizing treatments.   Now you don’t have to.  ...

Read This