The Beet at Ellwood Thompson's

4 North Thompson St Richmond, VA 23221


About RVA Functional Forum

Focused on furthering the conversation on Integrative and Functional Medicine in Richmond, the RVA Functional Forum meets regularly to build community and enjoy talks from health and medical practitioners as well as informative video presentations. This month, the RVA Functional Forum is pleased to welcome Alison Main for a talk on Electromagnetic Fields and Health.

Welcome to all Health & Wellness practitioners, Medical Professionals and Functional/Integrative Medicine Advocates

Electromagnetic Fields and Health

What You Need to Know

Just like chemicals in our cleaning products, and artificial dyes in our food, man-made electromagnetic fields can be considered a toxin like any other. This event will explore the fundamentals of EMF science, and the key questions linking EMFs and health, such as:

  • What are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)?
  • What are the biological effects of EMFs?
  • What is the mechanism of action for DNA damage?
  • What do we mean by “electrical pollution?”
  • What about EMF regulatory standards and guidelines… Are we protected?
  • With 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Smart Cities on the very near horizon, what does our EMF future look like?
  • What are the solutions? (Learn lifestyle tips for “practicing safe tech” and steps to create a healthy low-EMF home/office)

About The Presenter

Alison Main is a freelance writer, journalist and creative director. A regular contributor to Paleo Magazine, her work has also appeared in Southern Living Magazine, Craftsmanship Magazine, Best Self Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine, and several other print and digital publications. Her media appearances include KGNU Boulder/Denver and Paleo Magazine Radio. A skilled researcher and journalist, Alison covers environmental health, bio-electromagnetism, wireless technology, chemical safety, regulatory policy, technology addiction, and building biology. She has worked with leading scientists, epidemiologists, engineers, and public policy officials internationally on various environmental health initiatives, research reports, blogs, and communications campaigns.

She has recently co-founded JoyWell Collective Co., a marketing/creative/events agency dedicated to collaborating with other service-based and health-focused practitioners, individuals, and brands to positively impact our communities and support a shift toward living well. Because of her own twenty-year health journey through autoimmunity and chronic illness, she is personally committed to educating others about the importance of the environment in healing and preventing chronic disease. A native and lifelong New Yorker, Alison is now based in Virginia. You can learn more about her work at and


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