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The Silent Hazards of Electro-Magnetic Pollution

Hello Everyone!

The following article is from the Energy Medicine class in the Master’s of Holistic Health Studies program. The article contains important information about steps you can make to improve your health every day, even against circumstances you cannot control.

Be Well!


The Silent Hazards of Electro-Magnetic Pollution: Become aware of what we are exposed to every minute of every day

Because of our advancements in technology, we are  constantly exposed to increasing levels of electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

In the beginning, it was just speculation that EMFs were harmful however, during the past several  decades  a growing body of evidence from  the international  scientific community  reveals that man-made EMFs  are having deleterious effects on our health.

Rather than causing direct harm , researchers believe that  exposure to EMFs results in subtle changes to the cellular structure which have a cumulative effect over time.  As the  radio waves  rise and fall  (as cell phones do),  the EMFs disrupt cellular membranes by removing calcium ions.  This results in leakage of enzymes that seriously damage cellular structure.  Examples of  resultant  health  issues that  can be attributed to excessive cell phone use  include  an increase in thyroid cancer as well as  reduction in fertility.

The World Health Organization  recognizes electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a medical condition arising from exposure to electromagnetic pollution.  Frequencies to which we are exposed on a daily basis include:


                • Cell phones  AND Cordless  phones
                • E-book readers  &  MP3 players
                • Laptop computers
                • Computer terminals
                • Wireless internet
                • Cell phone radio towers
                • High Tension Power lines
                • Electrical appliances (microwaves, blankets, TVs, video game equipment)

Our hormonal system also suffers effects from exposure to EMFs.  Because our habits have incorporated technology into every aspect of daily life, many appliances are being kept in the bedroom and are being used overnight.  Exposure to EMFs suppresses nightly melatonin production because the pineal gland, the primary source of the hormone melatonin, is a light sensitive organ and very sensitive to electromagnetic pulses.    It is during sleep the body repairs and heals itself.  When this process is disrupted by unnatural energy sources, the body cannot efficiently replenish itself  which may lead to a suppressed immune system and eventually disease.  The production of melatonin is vital to human growth, overall health, and anticancer protection.  Inadequate melatonin levels have  been linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma, ovarian malignancies, and childhood leukemia.  Other hormones being researched for negative effects from EMFs  include testosterone, estrogen, serotonin, dopamine, adrenaline, and cortisol.

Even if one decides not to own a computer, cell phone, or television,  wireless technology is still unavoidable.  WiFi, radar, digital TV, home wiring, power lines, and cell phone radio waves are creating invisible radiation that is flooding our natural environment.  Electrical hypersensitivity’s most common symptoms include sleep disruption, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and muscular pain.  These symptoms can fit into the description of many diseases and disorders being diagnosed every day.  A 2006 study preformed inSweden estimated that fifty percent of the population will be electrically hypersensitive by the year 2017.

In an article by Helke Ferrie (Positive Health,  August 2011),  Ferrie states  in countries without power lines incidents of leukemia are less, that radiation contributes to autism and ADHD, and that  laptops and cell phones increase the chance of cancer by 40%.  (This was confirmed by a study in 2010 by the Swedish government study.)  Further, Ferrie states,  “the immune system…does its job through electrically charged biological substances such as neurotransmitters, hormones, and peptides …that transmit information at the speed of light”.    If the body  is being bombarded by electrical frequencies or radiation altering cellular function, then it is impossible for the immume system to adequately protect us.

According to the BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields, studies indicate that long term exposure to EMFs pose increased  risk for  leukemia, brain tumors, breast cancer in both men and women, Alzheimer’s disease, reduced melatonin levels, as well as changes in brain function, nervous system, DNA,  and immunity.   This has led many doctors and researchers to explore and manufacture devices to protect the consumer from the bombardment of EMFs.   While there are many products that  claim to reduce EMFs,  limiting exposure  to  the  EMFs  is also recommended.   Interventions  such as keeping cell phones at a distance from  head , body and out of the bedroom , turning home routers off at  night, and spending time in Nature are extremely helpful  simple interventions .

Websites for more information on this topic are:

From Eve Sicurella and  Spring 2012  Energy Medicine   HH 520 class


Thursday Think Thin!

Think Thin

Come out to listen to Dr. Robyn Koslowitz speak about a scientific approach from a psychological perspective to weight loss.

Thursday, April 26

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

The event is free and will be in A&S 165

Sponsored by the Exercise Science Program

Spring Into Health at Monmouth University!

Hello Everyone!

Monmouth University is hosting a health fair April 26 from 11AM to 2PM in the Rebecca Stafford Student Life Center. The have great vendors, prizes, and activites going on so anyone interested in health should check it out. They will also be advertising our Wellness Expo which we really appreciate!


Monmouth University Health Fair

April 26, 2012

11AM – 2PM

Rebecca Stafford Student Center

Great vendors, prizes, activites, fun, and more!

Why in the health not come?

Free admission!


Wellness Events on GCU Campus for the Week of April 23

Hello Everyone!

The GCU WELLNESS EXPO is coming together so beautifully and I cannot wait for everyone to partake in this amazing event. Free admission, free yoga classes, free presentations, and amazing give aways! It will definitely be a day to remember!!!


May 12!

11 AM to 5:30 PM

In the casino on the GCU campus

We will give out more information as we finalize speaking schedule etc.

We also have a great speaker joining us Thursday.


Think Thin 

Come out to listen to Dr. Robyn Koslowitz speak about a scientific approach from a psychological perspective to weight loss.

Thursday, April 26 

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM 

The event is free and will be in A&S 165 

Sponsored by the Exercise Science Program

Have a great week everyone!

Be Well,


Holistic Stress Management at 7pm Tonight!!!

Holistic Stress Management


Monday, April 16

7:00 PM


Little Theater


Stress is the emotional and physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world.  Common stress reactions include headache, backache, and a fast heartbeat.  It is almost impossible to live without some stress and of course, most of wouldn’t want to as it gives life some spice and excitement.  But, if stress gets out of control, it may harm health, relationships, and enjoyment of life.  This hands-on workshop will examine how the body responds to stress and some holistic approaches to help manage that stress.  Participants will learn and practice relaxation exercises such as deep breathing, yoga, meditation, guided imagery, aromatherapy, Tai’ Chi Chi, acupressure, and vibrational healing.  All techniques can easily be incorporated into everyday life by anyone, anywhere.



Walk in stressed – Walk out feeling great!



Kelly Brown is a student assistant coordinator at Collier School and is also a student in the Master’s of Holistic Health Studies program at Georgian Court University. She currently operates her own business which you can find more information about at

Wellness Events for the Week of April 16!


I am sorry I have not been updating the Blog as much as I would like to, I am BUSY with the GCU Wellness Expo planning! The expo is coming along great and we have a week left to add wellness practitioners and businesses at the expo. If you would like to join us, please email me at

Monday, April 16, we have Kelly Brown hosting a workshop called “Holistic Stress Management.” This will be held at 7pm in the Little Theater.

Thursday, April 19th, in A&S165 at 12:30pm we have Dr. Elizabeth Harper will be giving a great talk called “Fitness for a Focused Mind.” This is a great talk to listen to for tips on preparing for finals!

Hope to see you at this weeks events!


Thursday March 29

We will have the wonderful Suzanne and Eve back to do a talk called Transformational Menopause in the Little Theater at 5:30. This talk went so well in the Fall we brought it back for the Spring. No matter where you are in your life stage as a woman, their information is definitely useful for all!

Hope to see you there!!


National Nutrition Month Wrapping up!

Hello Everyone!

We have an exciting week at GCU next week!

Tuesday night we will be having Sarah Lockenmeyer speaker about Eating Green. Sarah is passionate about eating a plant based diet and will share her passion with GCU at 6pm in the North Dining Hall.

Wednesday night at 7pm in the Little Theater will be Eileen Ellis. Eileen is a GCU alum, recently retired from her social work profession and now devoting her full time in spiritual and energy healing with her Native American Traditional wisdom.  She relocated to Florida but she still travel back to serve her friends in NJ and very generous to take her time to meet us at GCU.

Thursday night we will have the wonderful Suzanne and Eve back to do a talk called Transformational Menopause. This talk went so well in the Fall we brought it back for the Spring. No matter where you are in your life stage as a woman, their information is definitely useful for all!

We also have cultural eating in the dining hall thanks for the wonderful idea of Cindy Mattia. See below for more information!

Last, I want to encourage you all to take the last week of March to experiment with the food you are eating. Pick a meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. Try eating something different each day and paying attention how you feel immediately after you eat and two hours later. Food reacts different with everyone which is why some people feel great on a coffee and muffin for breakfast, while others needs fruit and a yogurt to feel alert.

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Be well!