Brain fog and reduced cognitive function are becoming more common in our society. This is likely due in part to the growing number of toxins in our environment. I have found that my brain operates at peak performance when I have 1.) a low-EMF, low-chemical, no-mold environment, 2.) regular detox/exercise practices and 3.) my nutrition/supplementation is optimal for brain health.
In this article, I share the detox, nutrition and supplementation protocols that have worked best for me over the years. After nearly a decade of testing many different methods, the following has helped me enter a period where my brain is functioning even better than it did before I became electrically sensitive.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor and this is not medical advice. I am simply sharing practices that work best for me after years of trial and error. This may or may not work for you. Please consult a physician that you trust if you have questions. Also read The End of Alzheimer’s by Dr. Dale Bredesen, Outstanding Health by Dr. Michael Galitzer, Eat to Beat Disease by Dr. William Li, The Brain’s Way of Healing by Dr. Norman Doidge, The Better Brain Book by Dr. David Perlmutter, Tripping over the Truth by Travis Christofferson and Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, where he interviews top brain scientists and medical doctors who are doing cutting-edge work on brain function.
Update (2023): The following are the detox methods, supplements and nutrition practices that have helped me the most the past decade. I currently use the detox/nutrition practices seen in points 1-10 below to be in one of the healthiest states I have experienced in my life. Listen to your own body and your trusted health practitioners to determine the best path for yourself.
1.) Nutritional Balancing/Trace Elements: The past five years I have been following the Nutritional Balancing/Trace Elements protocols, which are based on the work of Dr. Paul Eck. In short, the diet is 80% organic steamed vegetables (to re-mineralize the body), good fat/protein, very little carbs/fruit and a few supplements based on my specific needs.
The program also includes (when possible) daily near-infrared saunas and coffee enemas. I also add an occasional colonic and a series of liver/gallbladder cleanses to great effect. The improvements thus far in my energy, clarity, sleep and overall well-being have been excellent. However, my ES symptoms persist when my environment/computer setup are not ideal.
2.) Molecular Hydrogen: I have been experimenting with molecular hydrogen tablets the past six years for airline travel. The results have been quite surprising and made several long overseas flights seem easy (I felt strong with almost no jet lag upon landing). Many of my friends have reported the same experience. Here is an excellent video discussing this new supplement.
You can learn about H2 benefits while flying in this video (at min 51:50). From my research and trying several different brands, I use Vital Reaction H2 capsules, which you allow to completely dissolve in a small bottle of water and drink within a few minutes of taking off. I repeat this every couple hours until the flight lands. You get a 10% discount on the H2 tablets when you put in “Jeromy” at checkout.
3.) Pure Hawaiian Spirulina: Many people who experience electrical sensitivity have a mast cell dysfunction that causes an overload of histamine in the body. This is why my face & skin get quite red after extended computer use and/or high EMF exposures. There is now clinical evidence that spirulina reduces histamine in the body. I have been taking 10 grams/day of this highly recommend brand for the past six weeks and my facial redness has decreased significantly. This brand is also wonderful to add to a smoothie and has a light blue color.
4.) Tumeric w/ Meriva: Tumeric is highly anti-inflammatory, which can help with EMF exposures. However, our body absorbs very little of it when taken straight or mixed with pepper. With Meriva, it is able to get through the liver and even cross the blood brain barrier. This is supposedly 4,000 times more effective than with black pepper.
5.) Super DHA: We all need more omega-3’s for brain health. DHA supplementation is essential because your body does not produce it. Further, 25% of your brain fat is DHA, so you simply need this for a healthy brain. I like this brand because I don’t taste the capsules.
6.) HRV Training: The past two years I have been monitoring my heart rate variability (HRV) and heart coherence. I do this with the emWave2 from HeartMath.com. HRV is a measure of the difference in time between heart beats. The healthier and more relaxed we are (parasympathetic state), the more variability there is between heart beats. I have watched my HRV improve greatly the past two years. When my HRV is high, my body and brain are functioning at their best – like they are humming. Here is a screenshot of a recent 20-minute HRV session:
7.) Restore: This is a product I have used occasionally to improve microbiome health (which directly affects the brain and immune system). It helps heal the gut lining from the effects of pesticides like Glyphosate, which is now in nearly every non-organic food you consume. This video by Dr. Darren Schmidt explains why Restore works so well. You can test the health/diversity of your microbiome with Viome.com.
8.) Berberine: Many of the bio-hackers in Silicon Valley are taking small doses of Metformin to lower their blood sugar (and the consequent insulin / inflammation response). However, there are quite a few possible side effects with Metformin. Berberine does the same thing, but with less downside. I have been experimenting with this the past two years with good results and no problems.
9.) Inclined Sleeping: This is a simple, inexpensive tip that can help your brain detox at night, which is one of main reasons why we sleep. If you raise the head of your bed a few inches, with wood blocks under the bed legs, you will sleep at a slight incline. I read about this idea in Game Changers (Chapter 7) and have tried it for a couple months – to a surprisingly good effect on how I feel upon waking each morning.
10.) Magnesium Threonate: If you have read the excellent book, The Magnesium Miracle, you know how important magnesium is for your overall health. Magnesium Threonate is best for brain health. I have also used this pico-ionic form for a couple years. Magnesium Bicarbonate is another good route to go. You can learn about this at minute 48:00 of this video.
11.) Ubiquinol CoQ10 with Mitochondria Support: Mitochondria are the energy source for your brain cells. They are also harmed by EMF exposure. This supplement is one way to give your brain what it needs to repair itself.
12.) N-A-C Sustain: Glutathione is vital for detoxification and reduction of oxidative stress in your brain cells, but it is difficult to absorb as a supplement. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) helps your body produce its own glutathione, which can help keep your brain clear. I have also recently been introduced to Seeking Health Liposomal Glutathione, which is absorbed by the body. This product was created by Dr. Ben Lynch, the author of Dirty Genes and the genetic testing website StrateGene. This podcast gets into this topic more deeply.
13.) Raw B-Complex: B Vitamins are critical for brain health and energy. This is my favorite source as it comes from whole foods, rather than being derived synthetically.
14.) Lithium Orotate: This trace element can help protect the brain/nervous system. Most of us don’t get enough lithium from our food and water supply, so it can be good to supplement at low doses. Here is a review from a medical doctor on the safety of taking low-dose lithium.
15.) Alpha Lipoic Acid: This is another powerful antioxidant that helps your body produce glutathione. It also binds to heavy metals and can carry them out of your body. Studies with rats show that when used together with Acetyl-L-carnitine, the animals did much better on memory tests and had more energy. Carnitine is a known “neuronal energizer” and helps detoxify the mitochondria in your brain cells.
16.) Ginko Biloba: Ginko is an antioxidant known to increase cognitive function and memory, particularly for people who are experiencing cognitive decline. My reason for taking this is that it provides some relief from EMF headaches through improved blood flow.
17.) Magnesium Ascorbate: This is the easiest form of Vitamin C that I have ever taken. It provides antioxidant support and crosses the blood-brain-barrier to protect your brain cells from free radicals. I usually put a teaspoon in a morning drink with Bragg’s Raw Apple Cider Vinegar , organic lemon juice and filtered water.
18.) Brain Octane Oil: There are times during the year when I put my body into ketosis for a week. During these times, I have a couple Bulletproof coffees each morning (using an AeroPress for brewing and a NutriBullet for blending). I add three tablespoons of grass-fed butter and one tablespoon of Brain Octane. I also add a dash of cinnamon and then blend for 30 seconds. The coffee tastes incredible and helps my body produce ketones. The coffees are all I need until lunch around 1:00 pm each each day (often my only meal when I practice intermittent fasting).
19.) Vitamin D: This is an important supplement for brain health – especially during the winter months. It’s a potent antioxidant. I have taken these high-dose drops for years and monitor my Vitamin D levels with blood tests.
Finally, deep sleep is likely the most important practice for brain health. Meditation, stress-reduction, epsom salt baths, steam saunas and cold thermogenesis (I put my face in ice-cold water for a few minutes!) really help me wind down at night. I also use blue light reducing glasses when I use a computer after sunset. And, right before bed, I occasionally supplement with either sublingual melatonin, phosphatidylserine (reduces nighttime cortisol – that 4:00 AM wake-up call) or tart cherry juice, which is a potent antioxidant that contains melatonin.
I hope this gives you some nutrition ideas that improve your brain health. Try a few of the above practices that seem appropriate for your needs. Share your experience and methods that work for you below. It will help us all to learn from you. I’ll be updating this page over time as I learn new practices that help keep my brain healthy.
A French translation of this article can be seen here.
This article was updated February 2023.
Thank you. I found out that my cable box is ethernet. The tech from the cable co said that wifi won’t hurt me because it does not penetrate the skin. I do not have a router. I will move my desk away from the modem as the cord will not extend 10 ft (Cable). I purchased a 14 ft. Ethernet cord, but now it may be too long, as the computer will stay in the same place as it Laptop) is hooked to to the cable which is short and tech said do not touch this. My eyes feel better after starting magnet therapy and activated oxygen water 1 wk ago…www.biomagsciences.net, Peter Kulish. The aching and pain resolved immediately in left eye. Am looking into a computer screen which will be easier on the eyes. Am using a laptop plugged in to a computer monitor. Need to get wired keyboard and mouse as they are wireless. Thank you. Am working on this. I covered the laptop with a mylar blanket and it seems to reduce the radiation.
Not good interior decorating…
I have changed my diet too. I eat mostly organic meats, wild caught fish, vegetables and fruits and spices. I still work in an environment with many wireless networks so I shower as soon as I get home and I wash my face and neck every hour at work. I take similar supplements and am still trying to figure out how to block my house from exposure to a cell tower 2 miles away and in plain sight. Trees grow slowly! Thank you for your insights.
Thank you for this information….some of this I’m already taking and find nutrition extremely helpful in maintaining brain function through exposures. Grounding has been the greatest benefit with the most dramatic results.
Thanks for sharing Ethel.
Indeed, earthing outside can be very beneficial. This article on Earthing is one of the most popular on my site:
Thanks for all your work on this subject. If you had to reduce all your recommendations down to three what would they be? I’m a fifty year old male in pretty good shape. The brain fog and memory is not nearly as sharp as it was.
Thank you for your time.
It’s going to be different for everyone, so experimenting is the key.
For me, it’s a combo of low-EMF home, daily exercise, a great diet, low-stress and then a few key supplements.
The supplements that I really notice are helping me the most are the KetoNaCa, B-Complex, Magnesium and NAC.
I do believe that protective measures should be there for temporary relief; but it concerns me that we are being forced to change the person we are. Being a spiritual person, I believe that destiny and karma are a part of who we are, and that we should not be forced into making ourselves something we are not by an external force that we have no control over. I believe this goes against free will – our most precious resource.
I understand what you are saying, Sarah.
Another way of looking at this is that our environment is forcing us to become stronger, to evolve, to wake-up.
I know this situation has certainly done this for me.
If humanity makes it through this pollution crisis, it will be quite a wake-up call for the species. We will have to acknowledge how the invisible deeply affects our biology.
I know we will do this, but it will take time. This is why protective measures for those of us who understand are warranted at this time.
Excellent post, as always, Jeromy.
Just one fine point is that Omega 3 High DHA formulas, for some, can actually increase anxiety, according to the clinical experience of Dr. Earl Henslin, Ph.D. and Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D. who use SPECT scans in their practices.
For general use I tend to lean toward balanced EPA/DHA with some exceptions. For systemic inflammation or depression, High EPA. Soon after brain concussions w/out internal bleeding–then High DHA to repair neurons.
Here is a true and recent story:
85 year old man, a retired California school teacher with DECT phone in house begins to increasingly feel suicidal. As you know from Dr. Martin Pall’s and other papers on neuropsychiatric effects of EMF, the MW-RF depletes serotonin and dopamine. After assessing the house I convinced the couple to put a Swiss-shield fabric cover over the DECT base unit and emissions were significantly reduced.
Then, he began a course of High EPA fish oil of 4-5 g daily and some 5-HTP (recommend by his health professionals). Four months later, and after some individual and group therapy, he is doing quite well.
Thanks for sharing this about the EPA/DHA ratio, Kevin.
I have found that Brain ON, E3AFA and Blue Majik (all forms / extracts of Blue Green Algae and Spirulina) from E3Live.com are very helpful. They have neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. I take 2 capsules of each at least once per day, and sometimes twice, depending on the level of EMF exposure I may have for that day. I have also found that keeping a Shungite pyramid on the desk in my office at work, and a Shungite sphere next to my bed at night keeps my bioenergetic field from going weak so quickly. I sleep much more soundly since incorporating these items into my daily routine.
Kathy, thanks for sharing. I am particularly interested in using Shungite to mitigate the effects of EMFs. I’d appreciate your explaining the differences in the impact of the shapes–why you use the pyramid in your office and sphere by your bed.
A supplement that I find extremely valuable for brain and overall health is Oceans Alive by Activation Products (www.activationproducts.com), a premium blend of two marine phytoplankton strains. Grown in a photobioreactor, it is free of contaminants and provides a wide array of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids. If I could only take one supplement, this would be it.
A pyramid can be a bit more ‘energizing’ so I keep those away from sleeping areas and opt more for a sphere shape which has more calming properties. You can find more information and the results of double blind studies that were conducted in Russia in the book “Shungite: Protection, Healing and Detoxification” by Regina Martino.
Thank you very much for sharing. I use these products: https://www.gematria.com/Brain-Support-Formulas-s/20.htm,
which are enhanced through a special laser process.
I also noticed as you that if reduce my carb intake, I feel much better and have no headaches.
Thanks for sharing this Jeromy!
Being a homeopath for many years, a can attest that a well chosen homeopathic remedy works wonders for the whole person, brain functions like concentration and memory as well. Additionally, there is a herb that improves the brain function and stamina called Chaga.
I have found that Gelatin and Collagen are dynamite for me. Cuts workout recovery time in half and energy levels are high. Great protein and good for rebuilding body, bones, joints. Fermented Cod Liver oil is also a staple for its top notch Vitamin D content and good fats for the brain.
Thanks Brian. I find the same thing with collagen. I have bone broth a few times per week to get this. My local health foods store carries this brand, which I really enjoy.
Yes we make our own and mix a bit of that in collagen/gelatin in, it dissolves nicely and the taste is virtually the same. Bone broth is awesome all year round!
Thank you Jeromy.
I deeply appreciate your work and contribution to those of us who know about you, who are open enough to explore improving our lives. You are doing a great service. This list is very helpful.
Thank you for sharing your wellness strategies, Jeromy. I use many of the same ones.
A glutathione boosting supplement that my functional medicine doc recommended is Max GXL. I take it with an ascorbate powder. Also, since our brain function is so closely tied to the health of our gut, I use a good probiotic, a good clean diet (free of any foods which I’ve tested sensitive to) and a liquid supplement called Restore (restore4life.com), which contains minerals and some amino acids.
The Environmental Health Clinic in Toronto, ON emphasizes the SEEDS of health in recovery from environmental illness – Sleep, Environment, Exercise/Pacing, Diet/ Supplements and Support (medical, self/spiritual, family/social and occupational). Above all reducing exposures has made the made the most difference, but if you are not able to do that to a sufficient degree, then all of the other SEEDS will help greatly.
I just ordered the DNRS DVD’s… Dynamic Neural Retraining System by Annie Hopper. The website is http://www.retrainingthebrain.com... there are many incredible testimonials on YouTube with some success stories.
Thank you for posting your recommendations for what works well for you, Jeromy. We are trying a gluten-free, plant-based diet, with no meat, dairy, eggs. We use supplements sparingly, since we feel we are getting the best nutritional from our organic diet. I have had two heart attacks since last November, and now on cholesterol lowering and blood thinner medications, plus blood pressure lowering medication. I wonder if the fact that I have EHS has had something to do with that turn of events in my health. There are so many unknowns in all of this….that is what is crazy-making! Thanks for all your efforts to share with us.
Thank you very much and I wish you a speedy recovery and absolute perfect health.
EMR certainly isn’t helping. Last year I had a stroke and “silent heart attack”. Doctors said I had undiagnosed atrial fibulation, no cause given for the A Fib. I had previously had A Fib that could not be converted at the hospital. I researched the issue myself on line and found Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt’s video, “EMR and Smart Meters: the Health Crisis of Our Time”. I followed his advice and within a week my A Fib converted back to normal, my wife stopped getting nearly continuous migraine headaches and her heart stopped “flip flopping”. So yes, A Fib can be caused by cell towers, Wi-Fi, and other sources of EMR or non-ionizing radiation. Cordless Dect Phones and routers are main cause of my wife’s ongoing health problems.
You and your wife are not alone. So many people who contact me have the same heart issues (top 3 most common symptom). My heart will have the same reaction within about 20 minutes near a Dect phone. A nearby cell tower will make my chest feel like it’s being stepped on.
Glad you figured this out and are taking the steps to reduce your exposures.
Hi, I’ve been using Dr. Pall’s protocol for MCS, then addressed a bacterial issue (two partially drug resistant strains), that I didn’t know I had, with a Functional Medicine Chiropractor. Ubiquinol is helping with a health setback last October. I’ve also had relief from grounding but I recommend never going barefoot. I got a parasite infection, though I suspect I had some before now that I’m aware. I now use weathered leather mocs from a craft kit. Please, some clever team of people, invent a machine to provide clean grounds for all year use, without risk in urban/suburban areas (and a rubber mouse cover! I use a wired ball mouse with a jar opener as nitrile gloves don’t help.) I have a product wish list longer than this…
The parasite issue is much better, but has not fully resolved. That issue gave me dietary histamine intolerance (couldn’t eat live kraut, kimchi, canned Alaskan salmon, etc. like I used to). My FM Dr. didn’t address this, or my zinc deficiency, but I got over the histamine issue after taking some anti-parasite supps and now can eat probiotic veggies again! I find it very hard to keep my zinc levels up, so this is a “must have” supplement for me even with eating more meat. I wonder if my copper is too high in my tissues, like a copper top battery. You’d think pumpkin seeds would resolve both those issues, but I learned the hard way that some intestinal freeloaders don’t mind freakingly high amounts of pumpkin seeds. So, supps it is.
I’m healing leaky gut now in addition to adrenal fatigue, looking up free info online (Dr. Jockers, Dr. Axe, Dr. Wentz). I was inspried to be more disciplined with the blue light glasses Jeromy recommended (and that I saw on Dr. Wentz’ recent documentary online “The Thyroid Secret” where the Wellness Mama blogger used these to correct her cortisol with morning light therapy).
I’ve had no grains/fruit/sugar/dairy for well over a year, and had to go GF several years before that. I’ve gone through a minefield of supplements/foods checking everything with low oxalate lists due to kidney stones. I even learned that a woman saw reduced MCS symptoms through lowering dietary oxalate because they theorized it impacted her body’s glutathione level.
I haven’t driven since January 2016 and have been extremely socially isolated due to wifi at church/volunteering/family & extended family’s homes, and increased sensitivity to cell phones, anywhere humans gather nowadays. But I’m very thankful for the flexibility to do my university work from home, and I do hope to heal!!! Let’s all knock our conditions into remission as best we can! Yes!
Excellent guide, many thanks Jeromy
I also take most of the things you mentioned and find many of them to be beneficial too, or else understand them to be beneficial in relation to conditions like ME/CFS
Please see the final section of my recent biomed article (above) along with the relevant section of my ME/CFS wellness guide (below) for some extra ideas. Taurine certainly seems to help take the edge of EMF exposure for me, personally
Others also report substances like Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Red Korean Ginseng, green tea, and Moringa Oleifera, as being beneficial (e.g. neuroprotective) and apparently there is study data to back this up (credit: Brett, from Wireless Education)
Thanks for all your work on this Julian!
Yes, taurine is depleted by radiation.
Good stuff. I would use liposomal forms of most of them – especially glutathione and co-q10. Better absorption.
One other thought that comes to mind is that if your body is burdened toxically then sometimes you might have a salicylate intolerance – and things like coconut oil are high in sals.
Great work as always…
Whenever I listened to you or read your articles about the adverse health effects of wireless technologies on a human body, it sounds like it is me talking …yet much better.
Body cells are in a status of shock and awe unable to repair the whole damage caused by layer upon layer of wireless energies blanketing our living and working environment 24/7/365. The damage is measured by how much energy (SAR) is absorbed by the human body’s tissues. The absorbed energy is proportional to the conductivity of the tissue, the signal strength, and the frequency.
Biologically speaking, alas, the most conductive body’s tissue is the brain, thus the most vulnerable!
Along with exercise, meditation, yoga, tai chi, etc., solutions begin from home. A holistic approach for a healthy home is built on three main pillars:
i) Nutrition, detoxification & food supplements,
ii) Indoor air and water quality control, &
iii) Electromagnetic radiation protection and remediation.
By the same token, here is the link to my article “eBook” published recently by Amazon.com entitled: “Is Your Cell Phone Safe to Use?”
Thanks for your excellent post. So many have posted fantastic supplements from Lion’s Mane to glutathione and recognize the importance of rest, exercise and diet. As you know, my extreme sensitivity to EMF’s became apparent to me late into my health demise. Everything from Crone’s disease to cancer were suggested as the causes of my illness. Owning Vitamin Express with every possible neural nutrient available and being a long time practitioner of Chi Gong since 1989 my health had gone from fantastic to abysmal – and all due to EMF sensitivity. It was so severe that I was checking out at 140 pounds with uncontrollable gut issues and a staff that felt I wouldn’t be around much longer.
So my fortunate solution, which may not be for everybody, but saved my life, was from a customer who introduced me to RayGuard, an antenna type product that helps absorb scalar waves. It’s brought me back into a safe personal environment for my body to rebuild. As a result, three years later my energy and brain function have recovered and my weight is back to 175 and I feel unusually blessed.
Thanks for sharing your story, Michael!
I really appreciate all you have done and for your stores in San Francisco.
Grateful that you have fully regained your health.
I like what you wrote. Being a biochemist and a student of what is healthy, what you are using is both good for the brain and the body. To counter EMF, I am also using BioGeometry tools (Cube) and BioSignatures. I also try to eat enough alkaline foods to make my body alkaline rather than acidic. This allows enough electrons in the body to maintain health. Thank you for all that you do!
I suffered for several years from extreme electro-hypersensitivity and recovered using a program called the Dynamic Neural Retraining Program. I spent thousands of $ and saw lists of practitioners. I finally got my life back!!!
Take a look…. https:retrainingthebrain.com
Wonderful that it helped you get your health back.
I just want to add that I know dozens of people who have done this program. Some have really benefited (80-90% recovery) and others have not. The program is not a cure-all for everyone.
It really seems to help people who have had an extreme electrical hyper-sensitivity reaction where the brain’s limbic system needs help calming down. This is especially common if someone has any anxiety / OCD tendencies. In fact, if someone who contacts me seems to be overly fearful or obsessive about the downsides of technology/EMF, this program is usually the first thing I recommend they try. It can be incredibly helpful in these situations.
For others who have been injured from a big exposure or years of exposures or where there is an underlying detox issue, I have not seen such positive results. However, with all injuries in the body, whether they be back injuries or anything else, the brain does need help to forget what the pain feels like. I use meditation for this and recommend the two books on neuroplasticity by Normal Doidge:
I just wanted to share this so that readers understand programs like Annie Hopper’s more completely.
Thank you for sharing this distinction. A few years before developing full blown EHS I’d had a laptop “burn” feeling on my leg. I stopped using it for a time, and it went away. I kept on using wireless at home, at work, etc., but then after injuring that same leg a second time years later with too much exposure, it became wifi sensitive, with expanded symptoms elsewhere. So, I doubt that this retraining system would work for me.
Perhaps you may consider the following books both are written by specialists The one book called “Clean” – restoring the bodys natural ability to heal itself by Alejandro Junger. MD (ISB NO. 9780062201669), the other by a SA doctor now in the US too, called “SPENT” or the new addition of the same book called “Revive” – by Dr Frank Lipman (ISB 978-1-84850-593-3), this one is about adrenal fatigue and in the book Clean he suggests the need to address adrenal fatigue, by building one up before doing the detox in his book. This book re nutrition/exercise/meditation all ties in with what your article mentions. He is also the founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Centre in New York. Neither of these books is about EHS but they are very enlightening and do give good insight into detoxing/our life style .
After a brain aneurysm “repair,” I did what I call an “environmental elimination diet”. What I found was that I was sensitive to EMF and most noise….period. Lawn mowers, idling vehicles, fans, the furnace (can’t take central air/heat at all), the hard drive of the computer…I could go on and on.
No practice or medicine has relieved my condition but, a few things I found to help me cope. Vitamin D and B12 are ESSENTIAL and a daily smoothie using a banana, a heaping handful of spinach, a cup of frozen DARK berries (blueberries, black raspberries and red raspberries), 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp turmeric and 1 tsp cinnamon with enough almond milk to blend is a great antioxidant and brain booster. Keeping active and playing cards or board games with others and doing jigsaw puzzles helps to distract from noise and keep my brain in shape. If you know someone who talks a bit too much….forgive them please…they are probably sensitive too!
Thanks, Jeromy, for a great article!
I just want to caution people on using alpha lipoic acid, one of your recommendations. For people who have heavy metal toxicity, this works well to chelate metals. However, to be used safely it should be used following a specific protocol, the Andrew Cutler Chelation protocol. Many people have become much sicker due to the metals redistributing in the body if not following a safe protocol. Dr. Cutler is a PhD chemist who recovered himself from heavy metal toxicity using this protocol and has since educated many people. He determines dosing using the known half-life of chelators to avoid redistribution of metals in the body.
Here is a link for those who are interested:
There are also websites and Yahoo support forums on this topic.
Thanks Brenda. Excellent point and thank you for the resource. I do know that getting metals out of the body can be tricky.
Thanks for this Jeromy! Your talk on Gaia TV was also very helpful, and it was lovely to meet you there. I was the makeup artist:) These tips are wonderful and I have subsequently sent the link to several friends!
What do you think of using Shungite to ward off EMF’s?
Great to hear from you! Glad this article is of use.
Shungite is a popular material that many people feel helps them with EMFs. It may be doing something, but there is really no good science showing anything better than a placebo reaction.
I would use it if you want, but first do your best to reduce and eliminate EMF exposures (especially in your home and where you sleep). This is what we know works for sure.
I write more about products like Shungite in the first paragraph here:
thanks for all you are doing, it’s a very special work!!
However, for all this integration we have to spend a lot of money…not all could spend these amounts eh eh…
I completely understand.
You can get a lot of what you need through food too. Organic food with ample nutrients may be more expensive than conventional, but it will save you money over time (health care costs, time off, being sick, etc.).
This is my favorite book on getting well through your diet:
Her TEDx talk too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc
I have had EMF sensitivity for 5 years.
One thing that happen was I developed migraines due to it.
So I was forced to deal with brain health then.
I followed my gut as to how to treat my brain.
I already knew it had issues (Had a neurobiofeedback scan in 2004 that showed brain issues).
First thing I did 10 years ago was stop using aluminum pans for cooking (iron skillets are excellent, stainless steel fine and ceramic useable).
Second was to start eating raw walnuts.
Both of these things were helpful.
Next, about 5 years ago, for general headaches (pre-emf), I found I had to have vit. c every day. Eventually, as I purified my system, my body shifted to only wanting vit. C from fresh fruit. Having a sugar issue, I now half half a lemon (its juice) every day with 8 oz water and stevia. Otherwise, I get headaches.
Then the emf hit due to smart meters, and the headaches increased. I found an herb for pain then and took taht to survive.
Eventually though I found I had to do more as the migraines began 3 years ago.
First i stopped using regular salt and moved to sea salt (edens) and kelp.
Next, I had to stop all sulphates exposure (began with bar soap, then dish soap, then laundry soap/shampoo etc.). Now I am completely sulphate free.
Each of these things I did helped.
Finally, I became a very good vegetarian, minus wheat and diary (so became alkaline) and the healing began.
In conclusion, homeopathy started to work for me 3 years ago and has really leaped frog me forward in improvement. I have used over 5 different remedies over the past three years just for migraines. Each worked on a different part of the brain.
It takes years to improve a serious condition.
Thanks for sharing your experiences and all the great information and services you offer Jeromy. My wife and I both had high levels of glyphosate (95th percentile), we changed all our supplementation to vegi-caps after reading Stephanie Senoff’s article in the Weston A Price chapter journal this year. She found that the gelatin made from animal bones had picked up high levels of glyphosate from their feed, after making this change and using Restore my level dropped to below 5th percentile. Also use Dr. Lawrence Wilson’s Near infrared light sauna protocol and design with mc armored cable to keep electric fields low while in sauna.
Excellent information Dave. Thank you.
Getting glyphosate out of the system is of utmost importance. Also, finding a low-EMF way to use infrared saunas is key. I have found few that did not give me electrical sensitivity symptoms, so I typically use steam/dry saunas with some Vitamin B supplementation.
Wondering if you have used this sauna brand? Raleigh Duncan has tried to make them low-EMF:
Very impressive sauna, and they are intelligent enough to mention and test both magnetic and electric fields! The only issue I see is cost, I built, shielded and wired my near infrared light sauna for under a couple hundred dollars using Dr. Wilson’s design and sauna protocol.
I know research shows both near and far infrared have excellent health benefits, the only caveat, and I am only making an observation – is that far infrared is closer in wavelength and frequency to microwave radiation. It just seems like the closer to visible light on the EM spectrum the better.
I was at a client’s house doing an EMF survey last week and found a 75 mG field coming from the motor on a M..un bed while it was on. Its unfortunate that we sometimes try to do things to maximize our health, and we can be doing the exact opposite of what we want!
I’m listening to a Klinghardt interview on Mercola as I write this, and he is talking about how chips and pendants may make you feel better, but you will still get the cancers or health problems because you aren’t limiting your exposures because you feel better.
Thanks Dave for the info on the saunas. Very helpful.
I think that the positive effects some people feel with the chips/pendants are actually a calming of the limbic system in the brain. This will indeed reduce someone’s sensitivity if it primarily coming from the limbic system. However, for many ES people, that is not the only reason for their health issues and, as you point out, ES is not the only issue. Long term health effects are also considerable.
Love this article Jeromy!
Listing supplements I currently take that neither Jeromy nor any of the commentors above listed, or in the combinations I take them.
1.) Multivitamin: Despite the naysayers, I still take a Multivitamin, one which has 100% or more of almost all nutrients, micronutrients, and trace nutrients – SuperNutrition’s SimplyOne 50+ Men Iron-Free (also an Iron version). ~$30 for 90 1-a-day pills and meets many other requirements well (high B Vitamins and D).
2.) Calcium with Other minerals necessary for calcium absorption: MRM’s Bone Maximizer III – has great calcium, magnesium, zinc, and others for cheap price. I take 2 tablets with my last meal of the day with a cheap soy-free Vitamin K2 supplement – NestedNaturals K2 100MCG (also necessary for calcium absorption).
3.) Krill Oil (Jarrows, $16 for 60 high quality) with Fish Oil (Now’s 1000 Omega-3), 1 tablet of each in the morning
4.) Choline source, needed for memory and especially if you take Racetams/Noopept – If I don’t eat eggs or another choline source for breakfast (RDI is 500mg men/women and an egg has ~130mg) I either take Phosphatidylcholine (from Sunflower Lecithin, Now Brand), CDP-Choline, or Alpha-GPC (the latter two are more expensive but arguably better sources).
5.) Green Superfood (juice substitute, costs $1/day rather than ~$4/day for fresh masticated juice, which also takes 1.5hrs every 3 days to make, since juice even in airtight container only lasts 48 hours): GardenOfLife makes several versions but I prefer Energizer for taste. I take this on an empty stomach first thing in the morning with 5g creatine monohydrate powder, Now’s 500/250 Arginine and Citrulline, 5g D-Ribose powder, 500mg NALT, and 500mg NAC. Those are probably the ones that benefit ATP production the most, but I also take 1g Glutamine and 500mg Phenylaline since I bought quite a few supplements to experiment around with. For most supplements I recommend the brands NOW, Jarrow, or LifeExtension. I know they’re not the only trushworthy ones but I don’t have to mess around with guessing whether or not that product with 10,000 verified 5-star reviews is actually what it claims to be, since most companies don’t list Certificate of Analysis’s.
6.) Nootropics: Noopept 30mg sublingual (along with a choline source) is the best out of 20 or so I have tried, and basically puts the brain in sprint mode for 2-3 hours without drawback (tired after session since more energy used). Lions mane (1-2g) also seems to help alertness. I have experimented with the Racetams at dosages below 1g each (PAO stack and others). I find that with the BP diet and coffee, and the rest of these ATP optimizers, my mental ability is stabilized throughout the day and can be accelerated if necessary with noopept. Of course, I am still experimenting.
7.) Failures: Bacopa Monnieri, Gotu Kola, Rhodiola Rosea, CILTEP, Many Probiotic brands, Afinils (Adrafinil), All Lesser Nootropics Antioxidants Adaptogens Herbs, Centrophenoxine (DMAE): All of these were not compatible with my supplement stack for upset stomach, overstimulation of the brain, unnecessary stimulation/energy waste, lack of benefit, or potential interaction with other supplements.
8.) Current Routine (still very much in experimentation, many things new):
On waking, the juice combination listed above. 1 hour later BPC. Before my 1st meal while Intermittent Fasting, I’ll take Noopept/Choline (mental speed booster). Around 10-12a 1st meal eaten slowly due to high fat, taken with Multivitamin, Magnesium L-Threonate, Now’s Gingko Biloba with Ginseng, COQ10+PQQ, ALA+ALCAR, Phosphatidylserine, and if detoxing, Turmeric and Detox Pills (as well as Chorella 30minutes before meal). Through the afternoon another BPC and noopept again as a booster, with potentially some Empty Stomach pills. With the 2nd meal, Calcium, K2, Probiotics, and same Detox routine if needed. I am in the process of researching and experimenting with new supplements here and there, it seems there are always ways to improve supplementation, although some improvements are large (such as ATP optimization) and others are very small.
9.) Experiments: Haritaki powder with BPC, Nicorette Mist Nicotine Spray, Detox Pills along with Chorella/Turmeric
Thanks everyone for sharing, I got a few new ideas to research into.
Thanks for sharing all of this Brian! I learned quite a few new things from you as well.
Jeromy, what are your thoughts on Sleepphones? Dear hubby snores and these sound like a good option (I’m a very sensitive sleeper and I’ve tried everything). None have enough info regarding EMFs. Thoughts or recommendations?
Now that I realize that the symptoms that I have had for nearly a year point to electrical sensitivity, everything has changed, including my diet. I’m trying to figure out what to take to support my health. I feel that I get a good start in the AM, and feel great with energy and clarity. I start with a green product called ‘Smart” made by EmeraldProducts.com in San Anselmo, CA. Spirulina, Chlorella, Ginkgo Biloba, Algae, Chinese herbs, and much more (go on site, check label). Then I take COQ-10 and Acetyl L-Carnitine before eating. I read some research that suggested greater mental clarity, and they are right. I then eat a lightly boiled egg and a toasted rice cake with raw organic almond butter with sliced bananas. I feel great and my head is sharp and clear for about 2 hours, and then I seem to get lost. I took a Garden of Life multi-vitamin with this one morning and I lost my ‘buzz’ soon after. It felt like a big awful moosh, and I felt bad. Brain fog feels terrible.
I have many of the same supplements/vitamins that you suggest, Jeromy, but I seem to just take them randomly, so I feel uncertain and concerned about. what I’m doing after that. So this is my question, Jeromy….. and anybody else who has something to suggest……. Do you take these suggested supplements at a certain time, in certain situations (like EMF exposure) and certain doses? Could you share what your personal daily regimen might look like? Do you take certain things on your list only at certain times, and with only certain other things on the list?
I’m very new with ES, and trying to find my way through it all. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Regarding your questions on when to take supplements, I would read this book:
“Dirty Genes” by Dr. Ben Lynch https://amzn.to/2JceQ62
Here are a couple other books that have helped me the past year:
“The End of Alzheimer’s” by Dr. Dale Bredesen http://amzn.to/2CDzns3
“Outstanding Health” by Dr. Michael Galitzer https://amzn.to/2ITNQaq
“Nutritional Balancing” by Dr. Lawrence Wilson https://amzn.to/2IL52fo
Thanks for all the detailed information on Brain Health. Recently I have discovered a person that has immense knowledge of caloric restriction and has adapted himself fully to this lifestyle while maintaining a active weightlifting regime, while being vegan. He has written a paper on his thoughts of the origin of caloric restrition and how it was incorporated in our evolution. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16406387 A good read and very educational.
Any reviews of the following 2 products used to clear out heavy metals from the body:
b) Advanced TRS
Some people have had very good benefits apparently.