How Your Cell Phone Could be Aging You

How Your Cell Phone Could be Aging You

Did you know that your cell phone could be aging you faster and worsening your overall health?

Current scientific research now confirms that the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by electronics can negatively impact your health.

Five ways your phone might hurt your health

Excessive use of your cell phone contributes to five main side effects:

1 REDUCED SLEEP QUALITY

Most of us use our phones as an alarm clock and place it a foot from our heads. Some even fall asleep while holding their phones.

Having your phone that close to you exposes you to small amounts of EMFs. They reduce your body's production of melatonin (the hormone that induces sleep) at night. The less melatonin you have, the less deep sleep you'll get.

Sleeping near your phone will reduce your body's ability to regenerate at night. To mitigate this, ensure the phone is on Airplane Mode. 

2 BRAIN CANCER RISKS

The World Health Organization classified cell phone EMFs as a Class 2B possible carcinogen in 2011.

And since 2011, new scientific studies have firmly proven the link between excessive cell phone usage and increased risks of brain cancer. Some researchers argue that this classification should be updated to Class 2A (probable carcinogen) or Class 1 (definite carcinogen).

To reduce your risk, create distance between your phone and your head during calls by using wired earbuds or speakerphone.

3 FERTILITY PROBLEMS

In the past decade alone, more than 200 studies have linked EMF radiation and a reduction in sperm count and motility.

Even if you don't want to have more children, be aware that sperm quality and overall health go hand in hand.

A Danish study found that men with the highest sperm counts had a 43% lower mortality rate than those with the lowest counts.

The solution? Turn on Airplane Mode before putting your phone in your pocket or anywhere near your body.

4 PREMATURE AGING

At first, our bodies handle the stressful exposure to EMFs quite well and heal quickly. However, after being exposed to EMFs for several years, researchers have found that the human body starts deteriorating rapidly. We experience Rapid Aging Syndrome (RAS) as a result.

Dr. Magda Havas (Trent University in Toronto, Canada), describes some of the symptoms of RAS as chronic fatigue, confusion, chronic pain, poor sleep, anxiety, depression, and more.

She explains that most people experiencing these symptoms associate them with aging or a stressful lifestyle, and have become used to chronic ill-health. 

5 POOR GUT HEALTH

So far, there are very few studies proving the possible link between EMFs and poor digestion. However, the risk is still there.

One such study is by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Medical Director at the Sophia Health Institute. His research confirmed that the gut microbiome doesn't only suffer damage from chemicals in food, but also gets destroyed by electromagnetic waves.

The EMFs also disrupt the delicate beneficial bacteria in your intestines, potentially slowing down their growth.

What should you do?

The best approach to take is being precautious and reducing your EMF exposure as much as possible. If you don't know where to start, you could refer to the following recommendations from the California Department of Public Health.

1—When talking on your cell phone, separate it from your body by using speakerphone or wired earbuds.

2—When going to sleep, don't put your phone near you. Unless the phone is off or in Airplane Mode, keep it a few feet away from you.

3—Avoid using your cell phone when you only see one or two bars displayed or when in a fast-moving vehicle. When the signal is low, your phone emits more EMFs .

4—Carry your phone in a briefcase, backpack, or purse Avoid putting it in a pocket, bra, or belt holster. If you do, switch to Airplane Mode first.

5—Children and teenagers are at an even more significant risk of cell phone radiation. Guide them on using speakerphone and Airplane Mode as often as possible.

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NOTE: cell phones aren't the only source of EMFs.

Other wireless gadgets such as Wifi routers, "smart" utility meters, Bluetooth wearables, and even cell phone towers are also likely to impact your health over time.

With love,

​The Sole Toscana Beauty Team