Welcome to the 21st-century!
There are so many benefits to this technological information age. We have smart phones, smart appliances, and even smart cars that can drive themselves. (Watch out pedestrians!) But all this tech comes at a price. The purpose of this article is to let you know some of the factors involved and what you can do about it.
Fact: Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US between the ages of 10 to 34. (This was just lowered down to 10 years of age!) There are studies that show cell phone use and time on social media have a direct correlation to depression, anxiety, and suicide. We are much more connected globally, but more isolated individually than ever before in history.
Fact: the average adult spends as much as 12 hours a day in front of a screen while at home.
This shocked me. No wonder so many people report feeling disconnected from themselves, others, and nature.
Here are some suggested alternatives to sitting in front of a screen.
Fact: all of your “Smart devices” produce electromagnetic radiation. The effects of EMFs on biological systems and human beings specifically are being studied at a much slower rate than the technology is progressing. The evidence is accumulating however. EMFs in the microwave frequency range (your cell phone) causes alterations in the voltage gated calcium channels in the cells of your brain. This is thought to interfere with mitochondrial energy production and general cellular metabolism.
Check out this link to see how this relates to the dramatic dramatically increasing rise of chronic mystery illness.
Fact: 5G tech is starting to roll out in the US. The preliminary findings on health consequences are not good.
Take a look at the research and decide for yourself how much you want to partake in “screen time”. Also, please keep in mind that there are millions of Americans that are so affected by our technological world that they suffer from chronic illness and have trouble just functioning at a basic level. I believe we can enjoy the benefits of tech while minimizing the negative effects. This will only come about if we choose to make it so in our own lives. Vote with your pocketbook, and stay informed!