Starting in grade 8, Solveig's life became a nightmare.
"I was the most itchy you've ever been times 100. I would have to dig my nails into my skin to distract myself in class. By noon I had to call my mom in tears to pick me up from school."
~Solveig's skin in grade 8
Doctors gave her antibiotics for the skin infections.
Allergy tests came back normal.
The Dermatologist thought she needed birth control pills.
Turns out the issue was much deeper. She had a condition she was told didn't exist (until she found the right people)...
"an environmentally-induced disability that has been around for the past 100 plus years.
Symptoms include some combination of sleep disturbances; chronic fatigue; chronic pain including migraine headaches; poor short-term memory; difficulty concentrating that some people describe as a “foggy brain;” mood disorders like depression and anxiety; skin problems; dizziness; loss of appetite; movement difficulties; visual problems; tinnitus; frequent night-time urination including bedwetting among children; heart palpitation; difficulty regulating blood sugar levels; nose bleeds; asthma; cold extremities; reproductive problems."
Sounds like just about every child I've worked with before we support their resilience.
The World Health Organization recognizes EHS as...
“. . . a phenomenon where individuals experience adverse health effects while using or being in the vicinity of devices emanating electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields (EMFs).... Their exposures are generally several orders of magnitude under the limits in internationally accepted standards.”
Solveig's experience with and recovery from EHS is a beautiful example of losing, and then re-building, resilience.
Over the last 10 years the radiation to which we’re exposed has increased by a quintillion (that's 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 if you're curious).
Isn't it logical to wonder how that might affect our health and mood?
When I listen to this story of recovery I imagine, with a heavy heart and deep concern for those who brush off the effect of wifi on health, what life would look like now for this articulate, beautiful, courageous 18 year old had she not kept digging until she found answers.
Scroll up and take 33 minutes to listen to this important story of resilience.
Related Blog Posts
Select References On EHS
Electromagnetic-Sensitivity and Electromagnetic-Hypersensitivity, by Michael Bevington 4th edition (2018).
The No-Tinfoil Guide To EMFs (2017), by Nicolas Pineault
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Jess is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ and Family Health Educator specializing in brain health & resilience for kids. She is the author of Raising Resilience: Take the stress out of feeding your family & love your life, and the creator of The Resilience Roadmap™ - a systematic process to help parents help their kids feel and function better. Her book and online resources have helped families in 44 countries improve the lives of their children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, autism and mood disorders by helping them find hidden stressors and fit the food and feeding piece into their health puzzles. She is the 2019 recipient of the CSNNAA award for Clinical Excellence for her work helping families get healthier, and she continues to bring an understanding of the power of good nutrition to the mainstream conversation about children’s mental health, learning, and overall resilience through her blog, courses and as a contributor to print and online magazines. You can reach Jess at www.jesssherman.com
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