We rely on our devices to communicate, but the electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) our cellphones and laptops emit can trigger fatigue, brain fog, and insomnia. That’s because EMFs increase the body’s production of free radicals that damage DNA and other cellular proteins. The easy fix? Holding your phone 1 inch from your ear when you’re talking cuts EMF exposure by 75% say scientists at the University of Utah. Also smart: stashing it in a handbag rather than your pocket and leaving it in the kitchen overnight.
An easy way to ward off fatigue that tends to set in during the fall and winter: Season your favorite savory dishes with seaweed flakes instead of table salt. This low-sodium pick provides salty flavor and plenty of thyroid-nourishing iodine, which helps increase energy within 30 minutes. Another plus: It boasts appetite-suppressing soluble fiber to thwart cravings, and it’s terrific on poultry, vegetables, salad or even popcorn. Tip: To preserve its beneficial enzymes, add the flakes after cooking. One to try: Maine Coast Dulse Granules (SeaVeg.com).