OK so I feel like I have to do a disclaimer here right off the bat...I am not a scientist. Surprise! Ha! I maybe could have been, I was in the explorers at the Southern Research Institute as a kid, and it is most likely coded in my DNA that I might be in a parallel universe. Maybe. But alas and alack, I am an actor not a scientist in this lifetime. As many of you know and to the chagrin of my scientist friends, I have a real fascination with what folks call the pseudo-sciences...Which leads me to this post. I swear I OD'd on EMFs. Let me explain...
Backstory: so I have had migraines for most of my adult life. Don't know what that is about but there you go. I recently have gone a really long time without a single "hell fire behind my eyes. " Also I have a terrible habit of scratching when I get really nervous or if I feel particularly on edge. It is a visceral reaction...my skin actually gets itchy. Mostly on my chest, face or arms but sometimes my legs...So there is your background. Coincidentally these are also signs of electormagnetic hyper-sensitivity...Articles on hyper-sensitivity that can be found from the far-out publications of Science 2.0 to the not-quite-so- crazy-sounding electrical pollution solution site. The symptoms may include:
headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint pain, leg/foot pain, "Flu-like" symptoms and fever. hmmmm....
So my sweet husband is good buddies with a true health nut -- even more than we are. I mean a HEALTH NUT. He eats raw food only, no alcohol, no additives, no nothing. Just plants. And water. And sole'. What's sole' you ask? Well long story short it is a water mixture with Himalayan Pink Salt. Here are the gory details... One would drink this concoction in an effort to balance and harmonize the body from the inside out. You drink only a tiny teaspoon of the mixture in a full glass of water first thing in the morning. Bren has been at it for several days. And I figured why not add another concoction to my long list...I already drink Super Greens, Ningxia Red and occasionally an apple cider weirdo thing so what the hell? Why not? So on Saturday morning I figured I would give it a go. On an empty stomach I made my glass of water adding just a few droppers full of sole'. Within minutes I got a killer and I mean killer headache. Bren was busy writing on his computer, I was working on a project on my laptop too, we had our cellphones on right next to us and I believe we had the TV on watching football. Yeah. And did I mention we live RIGHT on a river? Conductivity...(this is where all the scientists burst into flames...). So electronics emit electromagnetic waves right? Right. And some people believe that their are people predisposed to having a sensitivity to certain vibrations in the electromagnetic field. So what happens when one of these sensitive people then in essence become a conductor by drinking a saline solution? Their brain taps out or at least that is what happened in my case. I did everything I could think of to keep my head from combusting (save drill a hole in it...) -- cold compress, warm compress, peppermint oil, valor, panaway, thieves, a nap, chocolate ice cream...I mean I tried all my tricks. And then I took a cold shower. And for those few brief minutes my head stopped being a jackhammer and was just the container for my brain again...But as soon as I turned off the water and got out of the shower, it turned right back on. My night was short. And lame.
So needless to say -- I don't think the sole' is for me...Brendan however is loving it! The signs are telling me I should step away from the laptop, FB, twitter, basecamp, ... have any of you felt this kooky feeling too? Too much EMF'ing. #stayhealthy
I'm a southern gal with liberal politics who has worked my ass off and sacrificed a lot in order to be a working regional theatre actor. There are lots of working actors who are out here grinding without begin famous. And we consider that we have already MADE it. I really like to tell stories and solve the puzzle of the text. I LOVE untangling scripts and unlocking characters. I really give a damn about the planet and am an avid gardener. I love to get my hands dirty. I am completely fascinated by fellow journey(man) actors and how we survive and thrive. Ballin' on a budget, Baby. http://www.rachelburttram.com/