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Unplug: How to Survive and Thrive in a Wi-Fi World Gone Wild Paperback – August 4, 2015
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Sam Wieder is a speaking coach who specializes in working with chiropractors, fitness coaches, and other natural health professionals who are passionate advocates for healthy living. He helps his clients learn to speak with confidence and harness the power of their personal stories to motivate people to take command of their health. Sam’s greatest challenge in life has been his long-time struggle with electromagnetic stress. Yet by finally bringing that challenge to light and learning how to overcome it, he has uncovered a story that he believes is the most powerful and timely one that he has ever wanted to share. That story is the heart of this book.
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Fortunately Jacqueline came into Sam’s life. Aside from adding excitement to his personal life, Jacqueline was also a chiropractor and introduced him to the rejuvenating power of chiropractic medicine. They decided to get married and moved out of their respective apartments into a spacious house which they transformed into a living/working environment. Packed with computers and office equipment their office had the “look and feel of the Starship Entreprise.” But they took many steps to make the house a healthy and supportive environment.
The house overlooked a landscaped backyard with maple trees. Big windows provided much natural light, which were supplemented with full-spectrum lighting. A reverse osmosis system provided drinking water. They even had an environmental consultant come to evaluate air quality and install filters and a Feng Shui consultant optimized the energy flows.
Sam’s career had migrated into coaching and Jacqueline was busy treating patients and teaching healthcare seminars around the country. Sam began to feel more and more exhausted, he suffered pains in his chest and chronic fatigue. In a bid to regain his health he decided to change his routine, taking more time for himself and spending more time in nature.
Jacqueline practiced her chiropractic procedures to help Sam but then she started experiencing her own health problems. She would suddenly end up spending a day in bed. These physical ailments were accompanied by bouts of depression. In 2010 Jacqueline’s health challenges accelerated and sadly in 2010 she passed away.
Sam was left feeling numb. The love of his life had been taken away. Then one day he was sat in home office and a book in a bright orange dust jacket caught his eye, Zapped. He became captivated and felt he could hear Jacqueline’s voice encouraging him to read the book. It told the story of the author of the book, Louise Gittleman, who had for a long time been troubled by a variety of baffling health issues, then one day she was diagnosed with a benign tumor of the parotid, a salivary gland located below the ear. She eventually put 2 and 2 together and realized that her tumor was linked to her use of a cell phone and the other seemingly harmless electrical devices she was using in her job as a writer.
Sam devoured the Gittleman book, cover to cover, and promptly set about making changing in his own life to deal with his electromagnetic field (EMF) exposures. This led him to write his own book, Unplug – How To Survive And Thrive In A WiFi World Gone Wild. Sam Weider explains, “Whether you are opening your refrigerator door or typing away at your computer keyboard your body absorbs that field like a paper towel soaks up water.”
He overviews the mounting volume of evidence of adverse health effects due to EMF exposures; DNA damage, assault to the blood brain barrier, inflammatory diseases, learning disabilities, decreased fertility, melatonin suppression and weakened immune system, a decrease in insulin/increase in blood sugar.
This book looks at the faulty beliefs and notions that keep us from seeing and acknowledging the truth about the dangers of EMFs. One of the biggest blocks is that people are simply addicted to their electrical gadgets so they convince themselves they can’t be bad for them. Or they reason, ’EMF's are everywhere, you can’t escape them so why bother?’ Another line of faulty reasoning is ‘EMF's don’t seem to bother me, so why worry.’ The problem is when your overall health starts to fade, unless you’re able to make a direct link with a certain kind of exposure, your cell phone, or your WiFi how could you possibly know the culprit was the EMF's?
About half of the book is devoted to explaining how you can protect yourself from EMF's. It provides guidance on:
– creating a low EMF living environment
– how to de-stress your bedroom
– how to make smart choices for low EMF lighting
– how to make your office a safer place to work
Sam also explains how he dealt with the EMF's in his own environment and how he enrolled an EMF consultant to help him with this. He realized that some of his symptoms were brought on when he stood bare foot or in stocking feet in certain rooms. His EMF consultant identified the problem as a grounding issue on his under floor heating.
Is This Book For You? What I particularly like is the honesty of Sam’s approach. Reading between the lines it was the loss of his wife in 2010 that spurred Sam to write the book and ‘tell it like it is.’ My heart goes out to you, Sam, on the loss of your wife, but well done on turning that situation 'round and using it as an opportunity to write a book to help people.
If you’re discovering EMF's for the first time, or you have a friend or family member you’d like to open their eyes about these dangers, this book is an excellent introduction. It’s very easy to read and it’s crammed full of practical tips on how to deal with EMF's. If you’re already well versed in the dangers of EMF's it’s nevertheless an engaging read and there’s sure to be something some EMF nuggets that you’d not heard of before.
Lloyd Burrell, ElectricSense.com, 8.31.15
I highly recommend this book to anyone. Whether you understand EMF currently, or you are just curious. Even if you disbelieve it exists because you can't see it or assume you're not affected by it. The book is written very well and gives the reader every opportunity to gain an education on this subject. Once you have read it, you can't say you've not been alerted to the dangers. Whether you make changes to your lifestyle to protect yourself from EMF radiation is your choice. This book leads you to a door and opens it for you but it's up to you to walk through it.