Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn't Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution, written by Anne Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an informative book about the bioelectrical makeup of our bodies, the negative effects electrical and magnetic fields can have on them, and the many ways we can minimize the impact of this electropollution on our health.
The bottom line is that electropollution is continually disturbing--whether you know it or not--your sympathetic nervous system, which elevates your fight-and-flight response that in turn raises cortisol, your stress hormone. Fluctuations in cortisol lead to numerous health disorders ranging from belly fat and thinning skin to even more serious health problems like erratic sleep patterns, accelerated aging, reduced immunity, cardiovascular disease, blood sugar ups and downs, autoimmune disease, and mood disturbances. For virtually all of us today, unnatural exposure to artificial frequencies is constant, and often unavoidable, due to the rapidly escalating wireless nature of our society within the past decade.
I highly recommend this book. Dr. Gittleman points out the problems our many devices can cause us, but even more importantly, she gives practical suggestions on how to reduce their impact. I now have a list of things we are going to change in our home--from turning off our wireless router when we aren't using it, to using our cell phones on speaker whenever possible, to upgrading when we can (to my husband's delight) to an LCD screen TV because they have much lower EMF's than our current television, and more.
Since I made thorough notes while reading the book and think everyone should read it, I have decided to give away the advance copy I was given through TLC Book Tours. If you would like to be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment. For a second entry, link to this post on facebook or on your blog and leave a second comment. I will close comments in one week and randomly draw a winner. Make sure to leave an email address if your profile doesn't link to one so I can contact you should you win
and more information at the site Are You Zapped?.