Life is full of ups and downs, health and sickness, losses and blessings.
Some of these things are outside of our control,
and what matters most is how we respond.
For the aspects we can control,
let us do our part in making healthy choices.
Dr. Marcela Dominguez gives us a great outline for cancer prevention.
She provides us with steps that we can take today to protect our health tomorrow.
Today, she shares with us about electromagnetic health, the 5th article in her Cancer Prevention Series:
Our last article summarized the connection between cancer and chronic infections. The topic for today is electromagnetic radiation as it relates to the development and propagation of cancer.
Electromagnetic radiation (EMR), in simple terms, is a form of energy that causes heat along with the production of free radicals, both contributing to damage to cellular DNA, mitochondria, cell membranes, and other components of the cell. Although our cells are equipped with innate mechanisms to help repair radiation damage, repeated damage to cells can lead to permanent alteration in genetic expression (turning on cancer promoting oncogenes and silencing tumor suppressor genes) and mitochondrial dysfunction that inhibits normal aerobic metabolism and facilitates an acidic environment, the perfect combination for cancer development.
Common sources of electromagnetic radiation include cell phones and cell phone towers, telephone poles, microwave ovens, cordless phones, computers, televisions, hair dryers, sunlight, x-rays, CT scans, and pet scans. Every patient should attempt to reduce his or her exposure to EMR in order to reduce cellular damage.
Here are some suggestions of how you can reduce your exposure to electromagnetic radiation:
Minimize use of above mentioned appliances
Switch all home cordless phones to traditional corded phones
Keep cell phones and all wireless devices at least arm's distance from your body at all times, and use corded hands free devices versus wireless devices
Place a radiation shield device on your cell phone- we provide R2L devices at Health in Balance that reduce exposure to radiation by up to 70% (Available for purchase below).
Reduce use of cell phone and wireless devices for children as studies have shown their less mature bodies can have greater heat absorption
Practice grounding on a daily basis (have your body come into direct contact with the earth). Grounding allows the beneficial electromagnetic waves from the earth to help negate the negative EMR exposure. Examples include walking in the park, on the sand at the beach, having your lunch while sitting on the grass, etc.
Reading more about EMR and its affect on the body, a good recommendation includes Electromagnetic Health: Making Sense of the Research and Practical Solutions for EMF by Case Adams ND (you can order this on Amazon)
To your optimal health,
Dr. Marcela Dominguez and the Health in Balance Team
Begin implementing these 7 steps, and do what is in your control to protect your health!
An easy way to start is by purchasing the R2L protector for your phone.