EMFs and Infertility (and How to Protect Yourself)

If you’re trying to have a child, it’s time to think about your electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure. 

I’ve written about EMFs a lot. They’re a major hidden source of kryptonite in the modern world, and minimizing your exposure to them is a powerful way to upgrade your biology. 


More than three billion people are exposed to human-made EMFs every day [1]. In the digital age, they’re almost impossible to avoid. You absorb EMFs from most technology: your cell phone, computer, tablet, television, WIFI router, Bluetooth, and pretty much anything else that runs on batteries or electricity. 

A small amount of EMF exposure is fine. In fact, the earth has its own electromagnetic field, and the natural EMFs you absorb keep your cells running properly. 

The problem is that in the modern world, you absorb way more EMFs from technology than your body evolved to tolerate. With WiFi and cell phones and computers as widespread as they are today, EMFs are almost impossible to avoid. 

The good news is that with a few hacks, you can protect yourself against EMFs and minimize the amount of them that you absorb. Limiting EMF exposure is especially important if you’re trying to conceive, as EMFs are a common (and hidden) source of infertility. 

Here’s how EMFs contribute to infertility and how you can hack your EMF exposure. 

EMFs and Infertility

Fertility isn’t just about EMF exposure. It depends on your diet, weight, sleep, exercise, stress, drug use, exposure to toxins and environmental pollutants, and other environmental and lifestyle factors. 

EMFs fall under the category of environmental pollutants; researchers sometimes refer to them as “electro-pollution” or “electro-smog” [4], and they affect both men and women. 


Female Infertility and EMFs

As a woman, one of the best markers of fertility is your number of ovarian primordial follicles. These follicles store healthy, immature eggs in your ovaries, releasing them during ovulation throughout your life. The more follicles you have, the more eggs your ovaries are keeping in reserve. 

A 2015 study found that EMF exposure causes follicles to decrease rapidly—essentially destroying egg stores at a faster rate than usual and reducing your odds of pregnancy [2]

And even if you do get pregnant, EMFs may still be a threat. A 2016 study found that women in Tehran had a higher risk of spontaneous miscarriage after exposure to EMFs [3]


Male Infertility and EMFs

If you’re a man, you also have to worry about EMFs and fertility, especially if you carry a cell phone near your junk. 

Cell phone radiation increases testicular proteins that are related to carcinogenic risk and reproductive damage, lower testosterone production, reduced sperm motility, and changes in the physical structure of sperm cells [1][6].

Placing your laptop on your lap has a similar effect—the EMF radiation damages your sperm cells and messes with your hormone production [5]. WiFi, Bluetooth, and other wireless sources of radiation may cause similar problems, like cell phone radiation does [6]

9 Simple Ways to Limit Your EMF Exposure

Unless you live out in the woods and don’t have contact with technology, EMF exposure is a daily part of life. The good news is that you can limit your EMF exposure with a few simple hacks. 

Here are nine simple ways to limit your EMF exposure:

  • Avoid keeping your cellphone on your physical body (i.e., pocket, bra, belt)
  • Turn off your Bluetooth when you’re not actively using it
  • Turn off the WIFI in your house before bedtime
  • Don’t sleep with your cell phone next to your head
  • Never put your laptop directly on your lap
  • Unplug devices and appliances after use
  • Designate technology-free time daily or weekly
  • Set a daily limit on mindless device time (i.e., social media, YouTube)
  • Spend more time outdoors (Nature is full of EMF-mitigating negative ions!)

Convert EMF Frequencies for Extra Protection

For more protection you can also convert EMF frequencies to less harmful forms of radiation. 

YouMatrix is a good company for EMF protection. They make sensors that transform artificial EMF radiation into natural frequencies that are harmless to the human body. You just place them on the back of your cell-phone, computer, or tablet and they convert EMFs to naturally occurring frequencies. 

I have EMF converters on all my electronics. They’re easy to apply and they’re slim enough that you don’t even notice they’re there. They’re an effortless way to add an extra layer of EMF protection.

Final Thoughts

EMFs are a fact of modern life, and unless we all go back to a pre-digital age, they probably aren’t going anywhere. 

But with a few simple hacks and habits, you can limit your EMF exposure to the point where it doesn’t affect you. Use the strategies in this article to minimize EMFs in your life—especially if you want to improve your fertility. 

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