Currently, I am studying the inherent relationship between the human bioenergetic field (relating to efficient metabolic health), brain wave states, and the Earth’s geomagnetic fields. Schumann waves (7.83 Hz), similar to the human alpha brainwave state (i.e., meditation), are essential to our health and wellbeing. The human body mirrors the planet’s systems, elements, polarity, and electromagnetic fields in synergistic relationship evidenced by the pioneering research of physicist W.O. Schumann. In addition, studies have shown that regular engagement in nature lowers rates of diabetes, heart disease, and psychological disorders. Natural areas (greenspace) also help to reduce mortality and to regulate the spread of vector borne disease.

A distortion of the geomagnetic field frequency creates geopathic stress (natural or built environment-based) that may weaken the immune system leading to increased vulnerability to viruses, bacteria, parasites, environmental pollution, degenerative disease, and a wide range of health problems. In addition, amplitude and frequency changes in the ELF (extremely low frequency)/VLF (very low frequency), radio, microwave, visible, and ultraviolet spectrum (and beyond) can change the characteristics of hormone, antibody, neurotransmitter, and cancer-promoting molecules at the cell level. Chronic socio-economic/work-related stress (and trauma) and unhealthy lifestyle further contribute to poor emotional, mental, and physical health.

This inundation of stressors results in systemic entropy (disorganization/ fragmentation), inefficient metabolism/low energy, and the prevalence of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke throughout the U.S. population. The state of our health and metabolism reflects our mind-body’s ability to conserve, access, and efficiently utilize food and other bioenergetic resources. These factors have made it critical to include our internal environment (mind, body, and spirit/consciousness) in our efforts to obtain a sustainable environment.

I am particularly interested in how a nature-enhancing, built environment may affect social, cultural, and consciousness development. My research explores the role of aesthetic, green-sustainable structural design harmonized with the natural landscape/ecosystems in creating a societal structure (sustainable culture) that is also synchronized with the natural environment, cycles, and frequencies. This synchronization has the potential to engage and aligned the community in caring reciprocal relationship that directly and indirectly enhances the wellbeing of the residents and co-existing ecosystems as well as reduce land and water geopathic stress.