Are Cell Phones Harmful?


Contributing Writer
Jeffrey Barkstrom

A common question I hear is, “Is my cell phone harmful to me?” Well, what does the research say?

At the time of this article, 26 research studies have found that electromagnetic fields (EMFs), given off by cell phones and other devices, activate calcium channels surrounding our cells which leads to all sorts of harm.

EMFs have been found to be related to a wide variety of diseases including breaking DNA, breast cancer, decreased sperm count, atrial fibrillation and flutter, anxiety, depression and autism amongst other things.

In a recent German study, they found that 24 hours of cell phone use produced roughly the equivalent DNA damage as getting 1,600 chest x-rays.
Tips to reduce your exposure to EMFs include putting your phone in airplane mode when carrying it, using your speaker phone when talking, turning off your wifi at night and hard wiring your devices.

Nutritionally, eat foods that boost antioxidants and are nutrient dense which will mitigate the effects of EMFs. These foods are mostly green leafy vegetables and include vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, but also garlic, onions and fish.

The research is in. EMFs contribute to a wide variety of diseases. Reducing your exposure and increasing your whole food nutrient intake are the best preventive strategies. If you are interested in more info, call our office 716-665-5015 or attend our upcoming workshop.

Have a great week.

Jeffrey Barkstrom has been helping people with health and weight loss issues for more than 12 years. He has spoken at colleges, businesses, non-profits, national conferences and on television about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. He currently practices at Barkstrom Acupuncture PC, Natural Health Improvement Center in Jamestown, NY. Learn more at or at