Playing God:  Biological and Spiritual Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation – A Journey of Discovery is a wonderful book by Benjamin Nowland.

In Playing God, Bejamin describes how, as a healthy young adult, he became extremely ill from microwave radiation sickness* after moving into an apartment which was close to cellular phone infrastructure. Perhaps more importantly, the book also details how he managed to regain good health.

The book also includes a lot of valuable information about microwave radiation and health and how to reduce unnecessary exposures – including how to wean yourself off a mobile phone, if you have developed an unhealthy dependency on this technology.

Benjamin Nowland’s website is

The link for his book is

(The above link gives options for both the printed version and the e-book version for different countries.)


* Some people would describe the condition (which included such unpleasant symptoms as severe headaches and heart palpitations) that Benjamin Nowland developed as electrosensitivity or electrohypersensitivity.  Benjamin Nowland chose to use the term “microwave radiation sickness” to describe his illness because his health was excellent prior to moving to the apartment where he was exposed to a significant level (over 1000 microwatts per square metre) of microwave radiation from nearby cellular phone infrastructure.


NB: If you are interested in the environment and health, you will no doubt find many of the articles in The NZ Journal of Natural Medicine to be of interest.

Issue 19 (November 2015 – February 2016) features an interview with Professor Olle Johansson on electrohypersensitivity (EHS).  To purchase a copy or to download a free sample of an issue, please visit our online shop at this link:

Practical suggestions to reduce your exposure to EMR may be found at this link:


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