chapter  42
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Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity and Implications for Metabolism

Over the past century, great discoveries in the biomolecular and biochemical nature and design of cells have led us to new understandings of how cells and systems of cells, such as the human being, work and exist [1]. Of equal importance, but less recognized, is that organisms are bioelectromagnetic beings. The human body can be visualized as an electromagnetic semiconductor matrix that allows for instantaneous communication among all cells within the system [2]. This living matrix is dened as “the continuous molecular fabric of the organism, consisting of fascia, the other connective tissues, extracellular matrices, integrins, cytoskeletons, nuclear matrices and DNA.” Within the living matrix, extracellular, cellular, and nuclear biopolymers or ground substances constitute a bodywide reservoir of charge that can maintain electrical homeostasis and “inammatory preparedness” throughout the organism [3]. Master control mechanisms such as the autonomic nervous system exist within the living matrix, with minute shifts in the established electrochemical gradients resulting in evoked changes within cells, tissues, and organs. Understanding that the body is bioelectromagnetic is important when considering the inuence of external electromagnetic radiation (EMR), which has the potential to damage or threaten the health of the body as well as the potential to heal the body [2].