Few of us are aware of the possible health risks presented by the convenient gadgets we have grown to depend on. This present danger is invisible and with our addiction to our devices its tempting to remain willfully ignorant. Listen to this episode as Dr. Michael Karlfeldt speaks with Peter Sullivan of Clear Light Ventures about EMFs, their health consequences, and how to mitigate EMF exposure.
Peter has spent the last 15 years successfully recovering his two sons from autism and sensory issues. In the same time period, he recovered from mercury poisoning and the effects of high levels of wireless and EMF exposure.
We are surrounded by appliances such as cellphones, microwaves, Wi-Fi routers, computers, Fitbit, iPad, and other send out a stream of invisible energy waves EMF that some experts are concerned about. The industry developing wireless devices hasn’t tested them for long term health and safety. The FCC allows the technology to expand without determining if there is a health risk. We are in the midst of a massive science experiment.
“We are surrounded by environmental toxins and EMFs are adding stress to our already burden system. These energy waves impact people in different ways.”
Some of the common EMF symptoms include tinnitus, sleep disturbances, including insomnia, headache depression, and depressive symptoms tiredness and fatigue dysesthesia (a painful, often itchy sensation) lack of concentration and other issues.
What is Electromagnetic Radiation?
There are different types of Radiation Exposure
High-level radiation called ionizing radiation. It’s sent out in the form of ultraviolet rays from the sun and X-rays from medical imaging machines.
Low-level radiation, also called non-ionizing radiation, was initially thought to be harmless to people but recent triple peer-reviewed studies show that this form of radiation impacts humans (and animals) at a cellular level. Appliances like microwave ovens, cellphones, Wi-Fi routers, as well as power lines and MRIs, send out low-level radiation.
Independent Scientific Research has clearly shown that EMF exposure is harmful
Dr. Karlfeldt and Peter Sullivan discuss how a growing body of research demonstrates that low-frequency radiation disrupts voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs), transmembrane proteins that are found in many of our body’s cells. (3, 4)
Excessive calcium influx into a cell can lead to the following, all of which can contribute to the development of disease and cancer:
- Oxidative stress (8, 9, 10)
- Cellular DNA damage (11, 12, 13)
- Apoptosis, or cell death (14, 15)
- Disrupt the Gut Microbiome triggering a release of toxins into our bodies
The discussion continues:
- How EMF triggers the “Cell Danger Mode Alarm System” Toxic Burden, Infectious Agents, Toxins, and EMFCell Voltage – the impact of EMF is similar to draining the cell’s battery
- How EMF exposure is equivalent to Accelerated Aging
- The Impact of Heavy Metals and the Resonant Effect
How to Protect Yourself
Peter Sullivan shares some simple and free options to reduce your exposure to EMF and allow your body to rest and restore.
- Create a ‘EMF free” sleep zone to allow your body to restore
- Increase your distance from your devices
- Watch your Mineral Levels
- Then consider investing in EMF protective equipment
- Martin Pall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJsWkzi14vM
- Harvard neurology professor Martha Herbert http://marthaherbert.org/library/Herbert-Sage-2013-Autism-EMF-PlausibilityPathophysiologicalLink-Part21.pdf
- Non Tin-Foil Hat Guide to EMF
Peter Sullivan is the founder and CEO of Clear Light Ventures, Inc., as well as an environmental health funder who focuses on toxins and wireless safety. He has spent the last 15 years successfully recovering his two sons from autism and sensory issues. In the same time period, he recovered from mercury poisoning and the effects of high levels of wireless and EMF exposure.
Peter’s work on detoxification and EMF have been featured in the book Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World, the book The Out of Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Adult Years, and CNN’s Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man. He serves on the advisory board for the International Institute for Building-Biology & Ecology and on the board of Pure Earth.
Today Peter is one of the leading funders in the country in this area of research, funding work at Harvard, Stanford, University of California, Berkeley and several leading environmental health non-profits. He speaks about autism and environmental health at conferences throughout the United States and abroad.
Previously, he was a software designer for Netflix, Inc., Interwoven, Inc., Excite@Home, and Silicon Graphics. Before working in high-tech, he was an Executive Officer and pilot in the United States Navy. He has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Detroit and an M.S. in computer science from Stanford University.