January 24, 2015
Do you use a wearable like a FitBit or Jawbone? How about a bluetooth headset? A bluetooth enabled appliance? A car that has bluetooth technology? Some other bluetooth-enabled self quantification device?
Then this episode is for you, because it's important to know exactly how bluetooth technology is affecting your sleep, your circadian rhythms, your health, your gut barrier, your blood-brain barrier and your performance.
In Part 1 of this episode, I talk to Christian Johan Smith, who is founder at Phone Halo, which creates technology that helps you track devices that you might lose. In this discussion Christian and I talk frankly about what he knows as the CEO of a company that relies on Bluetooth technology, and what I know from my research in the health space.
Resources Christian and I discuss during Part 1 of this episode:
In Part 2, I talk with Dr. Jack Kruse, a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is currently in private practice in the Gulf South and his research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. Jack's previous episodes at BenGreenfieldFitness.com include “Jack Kruse Tells You How To Live Like A Polar Bear And Eat Like A Great White Shark“, “How You Can Use Cold Thermogenesis To Perform Like Lance Armstrong And Michael Phelps”, and his “How To Beat Jet Lag Naturally“.
Resources Dr. Kruse and I discuss during Part 2 of this episode:
–EMF and fertility study
–EMF and cars article
–Cross Currents: Perils of Electropollution book by Robert O Becker
–Electromagnetism and Life book by Andrew Marino
Questions, comments or feedback about whether bluetooth radiation is dangerous? Leave your thoughts for me, Christian or Jack below!
Update: after recording this two-part series, I contacted Timex about the MoveX20 activity and sleep that I've used. They were very helpful, and informed me that it is a “Class 3” bluetooth device (listen to the podcast to see what that means), that it has a power of 1mW (0 dBm) and that it transmits every 1 second. I'd encourage you to do the same research for any devices that you wear!