The importance of location for your health | Environmental Health

7 July, 2021
We cannot move our buildings, we don’t always have the possibility  to change our locations, but we can all make the best of the places where we live turning them into the healthy place you deserve.

Where you live influences your wellbeing more than you thought

The importance of location in relation to your health isn’t a new concept for us. Chances are that if I ask you to share the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking of a healthy place it is somewhere in nature, free from cars, air pollution and busy cities. 

Air pollution plays a big role in our health and it is definitely linked to our location. I’m sure you know enough facts about air pollution, so let’s talk right away about those facts that most likely you are unaware of, and that play a huge role in your health. 

  • Artificial Radiation or Electrosmog
  • Natural radiation or Geopathic Stress
  • Subtle Energies or Feng Shui


Artificial Radiation or Electrosmog

The term electrosmog refers to the excess of artificial electromagnetic radiation present in our surroundings, basically electromagnetic pollution. 

Air pollution is the presence of harmful substances in our air while electromagnetic pollution is the presence of harmful radiations. 

Nowadays we can find artificial electromagnetic fields pretty much anywhere. And while I choose to accept it as a consequence of our modern life’s comforts that we need to learn how to interact with; truth is that some locations receive such a big amount of these radiations that they become threatening to our health. 

It is very important to be aware of these radiations because a long time overexposure to them can easily cause biological disorders. But how can we identify them if they are invisible to our eyes, don’t make any noise or don’t smell. Well, here comes the importance of awareness

If you suffer from some of the next symptoms on a regular basis:

  • Insomnia or any sleep issues
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty to focus or memorize
  • Irritability, restlessness or anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pains or tingling sensations
  • Nausea or dizziness

And there is no obvious reason why, there is a chance that you are being overexposed to a high amount of electromagnetic radiation. Especially if there is a cell phone tower or any sort of telecommunication antenna nearby, I recommend you get a Building Biology expert’s evaluation. 


Even though these symptoms could be caused by a number of reasons, when the reason isn’t identified, it tends to be associated, or enhanced by an environmental reason and easily disappear or get strongly reduced after assessing the issue.

If you happen to be affected by electrosmog there are solutions to reduce the radiation exposure in your living space. We count on shielding* materials such as fabrics and paints that will definitely reduce this exposure. So as I always say: Do not panic!

Instead of panicking this is what you do:

  1. Be aware of your body and it’s reactions, it might be trying to tell you something. So do not ignore any mild symptoms, listen to them. Becoming aware that a problem needs to be assessed is the first step to solve the problem.
    If you need help listening to your body and identifying the symptoms that could be indicating an environmental health concern, I have designed a tracker that you can download for free here.
  2. Once you identify the signs sent by your body, the next step is taking responsibility. If you live like most of us today, you are producing artificial electromagnetic fields at your home, you are producing part of this electrosmog that is damaging you. BUT, this is not a blame game! This is your chance to learn and solve. Before going to sleep, every night with no exception, do this:
    • Turn off your WIFI
    • Turn off your Phone (or put it in flight mode)
    • Separate any electronics at least 1 meter away from your bed
  3.  If after eliminating your self-produced electrosmog you keep experiencing symptoms, then it’s time to contact a building biology expert to identify if the cause of your discomforts is due to an external source of EMF.

*Disclaimer: Do not apply any shielding method by yourself, it is very important to get it done by a Building Biology expert to avoid harmful side effects that include increasing the exposure even more. Shielding is a serious procedure that requires measuring before, during and after the process.

Natural radiation or Geopathic Stress

We are all the time exposed to natural occurring radiation and we need it to stay alive. The word radiation has a bad reputation but it isn’t a negative word just by itself. However, In some areas the radiation we are exposed to is higher than what our bodies need and the unawareness of it often causes us discomforts and health issues.

These high radiations can come from a man-made source, as it happens with electrosmog, but can also come from a natural source. Those that have a biggest impact on our well-being come from the ground and are caused mainly by:

  • Underground water streams
  • Geological Faults

As you can see I’m talking about very common elements that occur naturally and that aren’t a bad thing by themselves. However, not everything that is natural or part of nature serves the same purpose.

For example, some fruits will fill us up with beneficial nutrients while others will poison us; all of them are natural but we need to learn how to identify the right one for our purpose, because the wrong choice could cause us quite a big discomfort.

Same thing happens with the location, some locations will have great properties to have a nice, deep sleep; while others will bring in some qualities that might keep us awake for hours… These locations can be easily identified by a Geobiology expert or even by yourself. We actually offer a tutorial where we teach you how to identify them and how to deal with them to improve your health at home, check it out HERE.

Subtle Energies or Feng Shui

The two previous facts are characterised by emitting frequencies that can be easily measured by technological devices. Subtle energies have a very subtle effect, noticed by very sensitive or trained people but not yet measurable by any of our technological devices. 

Subtle energies however, are usually studied by ancient disciplines and even though today we have a different way of approaching our surroundings and might be difficult to understand how they work, their influence and the benefits of applying these disciplines has been proven once and again.

 Classical Feng Shui is one way to study these subtle energies. It shows us the available energies of our home in a way that I compare to Astrology. 

Feng Shui also considers the influence different shapes have on us, so when analyzing the Feng Shui energies of a location we should not only look inside the house but also on what is around it.

If the Feng Shui Energies of our location aren’t favorable to us we can easily suffer discomforts in different areas of our life but definitely also in our Health.

The good location

As you can see, in our location, here are plenty of elements that we can encounter in one place that can have a huge impact on our well-being. It is undeniable that to keep ourselves healthy we need to be in the right location. However, the importance of location doesn’t end in choosing a good place to live, that is just the start. The importance of location remains on our awareness, on our understanding of where we live and on the ability to properly interact with our location. 

We cannot move our buildings, we don’t always have the possibility  to change our locations, but we can all make the best of the places where we live turning them into the healthy place you deserve.

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