Zapped: Why Your Cellphone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution
By Ann Louise Gittleman
Radiowaves, television broadcasts, cellphone frequencies, electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) from personal appliances, emissions from streetside telephone and electric wires and military communication systems have just about saturated our once natural atmospheric environment. How much is too much? Are any studies being done to determine the safety of all this interference? Which frequencies heal and which ones cause stress?
On page 8 of “Zapped” Gittleman writes, “Like everything else in our world, our bodies and every organ and tissue they contain have their own distinct frequency. The late Bruce Tainio of Taiinio Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheney, Washington, built the first frequency monitor in the world, and using it, he determined that the average frequency of the human body during the daytime is 62 to 68 HZ. When the frequency drops to 58 Hz, cold and flu symptoms appear; at 55 HZ, disorders like candida take hold; at 52 HZ, Epstein- Barr, and at 42HZ, cancer.” Everything in our world runs on specific energies. Isn’t it then vitally important to understand how artificially produced frequencies interact with the human body and with the planet as a whole?
The author informs us that even when we consume a substance such as an herb, medicine or food, its action upon us is not due to its physical form but its mechanism of action is determined by its energetic signals or frequencies. Researchers have discovered that there are frequencies which heal and frequencies which can harm us. Up until fairly recently, humans have evolved within a natural environment where energies were in harmony with or supportive of the human body. Unfortunately modern technology has been inserting a vast array of unnatural frequencies into this naturally balanced environment. You don’t have to be an astrophysicist to understand how this careless introduction of conflicting energy systems may be placing a very large burden on human health and on the environment. This subject needs to be addressed before we are faced with irreversible consequences.
The book “Zapped” takes this subject very seriously. The author warns us of the possible dangers of EMFs and more importantly informs us as to what practical steps we can take to avoid and or minimize interference by these invisible invaders. I was very interested in one of the points Gittleman made in chapter 3. Here she talks about studies which have been conducted which show that low levels of EMFs can reduce the body’s production of melatonin. It is well known that melatonin affects the quality of our sleep, and because it is an antioxidant it helps to protect us against stress and aging.
The author explains how test animals were exposed to EMFs. The animals were then observed and testing was conducted which revealed that the exposed animals were showing higher levels of adrenaline. The animals didn’t appear outwardly to be stressed but only testing revealed their true state. Gittleman makes the point that stress is not always expressed through the emotional response that can be observed but that “when you are stressed, your entire body becomes involved in a massive chemical mobilization to help protect you from whatever is threatening you.” She then goes on to explain the combat your body engages in and the different body systems which can be affected. EMFs may play a very large role in the exponential rise of degenerative disease.
Now we will talk about the good news. There are many preventative actions that we can take to defend ourselves against the hidden menace of electro pollution. The author covers this area extensively…but first… she gives the reader a test to determine just how zapped a person is in his or her daily life. This information gives an overall idea of where you can make improvements to lessen your personal exposure. The book walks you through every room of the house, takes you to work and school…and explains what to look out for and how to minimize the effects of EMFs. Gittleman advises…”Remember the rule of thumb: location, location, location. Exposure is reduced by 85 percent every time you double the distance from the source of the magnetic field.” Included in the book is a very helpful chart listing the magnetic field measurements of our home appliances and electronics. The chart plainly shows us how the numbers decrease with increasing distances from the source. A similar chart is included concerning equipment in the workplace.
Many helpful tips are given for reducing your exposure to cell phones and for zap proofing your kids. The author discusses the possible symptoms of EMF exposure. Information on EMF exposure from medical testing equipment is also included. Chapter 12 tells us how we can fortify our bodies against EMF assault by choosing foods that are high in antioxidants. Gittleman lists these top antioxidant foods and seasonings and even includes recipes to help the reader put it all together. Chapter 13 discusses the vitamin and mineral supplements which can also help to strengthen our defenses. At the end of the book there is an important section for resources and support.
The book “Zapped” is a comprehensive practical guide to understanding the dangers of electropollution and how we can effectively combat this growing concern. The information it contains is extremely interesting, easy to understand and very pertinent to our health and wellbeing. Gittleman doesn’t suggest that we leave all modern technology behind but instead she shows us how we can live more safely within the matrix. “Zapped” is a must read for everyone living in this modern age.
I have been using the Trifield meter pictured below to sucessfully measure the EMFS in my home and outside environment. It has helped me to see where the hot spots are and I am then alerted to move furniture, change problematic light fixtures...etc Review by Marjorie Tietjen