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Author: August Brice

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Thriving With Technology is the podcast from Our Mission is to bring awareness, balance and health to our relationship with tech. Our new reality makes that harder than ever, BUT, it's not impossible. We’ll help you find it without having to abandon the technology that makes life easy, convenient and connected. Join the movement today at
15 Episodes
Millions of people around the world tuned in online to witness the drama that was the defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Bryan has been our Tech Wellness cyber security and online privacy expert for a number of years and he agreed to join us on Thriving With Technology to share some behind the scenes information about his experience as an expert witness during the trial. You'll be amazed when you hear about Johnny and Bryan's interaction before his testimony! Newsweek posted that Bryan's testimony was the second most important moment of the trial, right behind Depp talking about losing the tip of his finger! Bryan also uses his decades of experience to give us tips on how to keep our pictures, text messages and all of our onlife, as safe as they can possibly be. Here are some useful links for the items we discuss in the episode: Tech Wellness Website home page Techwellness Privacy Guide Our very popular, often updated privacy guide Tech Wellness Experts Our list of experts, including Bryan who guide us How a Faraday Bag Works If you have never had a Faraday Bag, this will explain how they work Faraday Bag Collection Our carefully curated collection How AirTube Headphones Work Our most popular product-very effective for blocking EMF SaferTech Airtube Headphones Our own proprietary version Most Private VPN Browse anonymously: Proton VPN If you don't have a VPN, it's time to get one. We love proton for their VPN and their secure email. NordVPN Another well-liked VPN Most Private Ad and Content Blocker: ONEBLOCK This app blocks ads and other content. You'll be amazed at what it blocks Hope you enjoy the conversation. If you have any questions about any of the issues discussed, email us at
I had the honor of connecting with the most incredible family. Although they have gone through unspeakable hardship and loss, they graciously opened up their story to me in this week’s podcast. I am so grateful I was able to speak to Kristine and her brilliant daughter Avila about her winning science fair project that was inspired by her dad’s battle with brain cancer and has led to them sharing the lessons learned about the effects of radiation. Please see the show notes below for links to Kristine's popular Instagram, research on EMF and how to get the Microgreen and meter package to try an EMF science experiment of your own. Join Kristine on Instagram and follow her inspirational journey: @lovekristinenicole website Link to our Science Fair Kit that includes one of our top EMF Meters and organic microgreens--everything you need for your home experiment to see the effects of EMF. Visit for more ways to live in balance with technology.
On this episode of Thriving With Technology, I talk with Rob Metzinger, engineer and building biologist, about EMF’s or Electro Magnetic Fields.  EMF’s carry the information that we send and receive on all our digital devices.  Multiple studies over three decades point to biological damage from EMF’s, so we should all do what we can to reduce our exposure to them.  Rob’s company designs and builds a great line of EMF meters that I love and they're one of the companies I feature on Tech Wellness.  Rob also consults with people and helps them reduce their exposure in their homes.  He also teaches classes at the Building Biology Institute. Over the years, I've talked to researchers, scientists, to public policy people, to people who suffer from EHS. But it’s great to talk to someone who truly understands the properties of the waves and can help us shield and stop them effectively.   I also love the fact that Rob helps us separate what’s true from so much of the other stuff on the internet, that may not be completely true.  People have really latched on to things like Shungite, a black mineral that is 98% carbon that somehow has been turned into the miracle cure for radiation (spoiler alert—It’s not), EMF protective clothing, EMF blocking device cases—you can even find videos online with tens of thousands of views that say all you need to do is put a house plant in the room and it will suck out the EMF (again—not). You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t work and how to best protect you and your family.  A lot of this I’ve known intuitively for years, but it’s so nice to talk the about why there's issues with EMF protective clothing, talks about plants.  these are things I've known intuitively for a long time, but it's so nice to hear an engineer’s perspective.  Hope you enjoy the episode.  If you aren’t sensitive to EMF’s and have no idea what the fuss is all about, I’m including a link to an earlier episode where we journeyed to England and talked to people who suffer from Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity or EHS and you’ll understand the profound impact that EMF can have. No matter if you're sensitive to EMF's or not, I urge people who are worried about the proven health effects of these information carrying radio ways to get their own meter.  It really makes those invisible waves visible, so you and your family can maintain a safe distance from the source of the radiation. Here's a special incentive for listeners of Thriving With Technology to "meter up" through February, 2021: Save $11 off the Super Power Classic EMF Meter and $23 off the Pro 2 EMF Meter!  That's our biggest meter discount to date. At checkout, enter code:  METER1 Finally, if you like the program, please subscribe and tell your friends—and we really appreciate those reviews on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get yours.  Be Well!   --August
if you've got kids and you've ever struggled with how to regulate their time online and more importantly, maintain a nice relationship with them, you're in for a real treat. Jennifer Sitterud is a brilliant mom I came across on Instagram. You can see her gorgeous family here:  Tutus And Jerseys She posted something like, "Okay, we're logging off now. It's time for screen-free summer." And I thought, wow, really? What? How do you do that? So, I knew as we got into the thick of summer, it would be great to talk to Jen about how she actually does it and how she keeps the kids occupied and engaged. So, you can find a really fun, easy, practical discussion that shows you that you can make screen time free summers work for you, even if it's a screen-free summer week and build better relationships with your kids at the same time. Jenn has some amazing FREE downloads to help you plan your screen free time here:  Screen Free Summer Printables A couple of other fun solutions from the Tech Wellness team:  Our BIG TIME Tech Timekeeper.  This very fun old school timer puts an element of fun into any activity and it when the kids are online, it shows them how much time they have left.  It's our best cure for continuous scrolling and helps everyone achieve optimum focus!  BIG TIME TECH TIMEKEEPER And before you leave on vacation this year, don't forget to check out our newly updated WiFi-free Games for Kids.  Lots of things to do without being connected to the internet:  WIFI Free Games for Kids-2021
On today's episode, I'm welcoming Marilee Nelson. She's the founder of Branch Basics, human safe cleaning products. Branch Basics is fast becoming a household name. In fact, it's the only name that you're going to find on anything in my house that's used to clean-anything! Branch Basics is giving you 15% off all Starter Kits with code TECHWELLNESS   I hope you love using it as much as I do! You're going to get to know Marilee today. And while she was dealt a very tough hand, she turned it around and turned that into her life's work, her passion, and really fabulous success. Can you imagine at just 23-years-old being told you're going to need a kidney transplant just to survive? After she said NO to that idea and healed herself with a new diet of clean foods, she was able to have a normal life and family.  But THEN can you imagine having a perfectly healthy, adorable 10-year-old kid, who gets exposed to banned pesticides and overnight can't even do simple tasks?  Well he is more than fine today, thanks to actions that Marilee took. That was the second chapter that led her to start Branch Basics. Marilee is going to share how she turned this all around. How both she and her son became healthy, and well, and are doing great today. Marilee has helped so many people get better, feel better. And she does it by first simply having them toss the toxins from their lives. And you know what? You can do this too, because she's going to walk us through the basic, toxin tossing process. And yes, we're going to chat about the tech toxins too, like EMF's, which she definitely wants you to avoid.  Marilee's a board certified nutritionist, and a certified building biologist, and a materials building specialist. Wow, what an authority.  And I'm so happy that you're going to listen in on our conversation, because her stories of healing give us really super practical tips. You're going to walk away knowing what to do next.  We can incorporate this into our homes, for us, for all the people we love to feel better and thrive.
We LOVE when you give us a five star rating because it helps us spread the word.  Please share and Thank You so much! Today’s episode is my conversation with Theodora Scarato, who is the Executive Director of the Environmental Health Trust.  And she is awesome.  You’re in for a treat.  She is really on the front lines of trying to educate us all, including the FCC, schools and Big Telecom about the potential hazards of 5G. Let me tell you about Theodora:  She is not only the executive director, she’s also the lead policy analyst and researcher for the EHT database on international actions– the most comprehensive collection of information on policy actions on cell phones and wireless. She published a landmark paper on why and how to reduce radiofrequency wireless in buildings —and she presents to important organizations like the National Institutes of Health, the University of California and the American Federation of Teachers.   Before that, she was a practicing clinical psychotherapist, working with children. Her research interests include not only the effects from radiation exposures but also the social emotional effects of technology overuse.  If you follow  @techwellness  you may remember the Environmental Health Trust because we talk about them often.  It’s a non profit founded in 2007 by Dr. Devra Davis as platform to advocate and educate us about environmental issues like climate change and EMF’s.   About the time they were starting, I was making my first video, showing people that radiation coming from their phones was just the same at the energy coming from their microwaves.   The Environmental Health trust was one of the few voices out there with fact-based information.  And they have remained so to this day—which is even more important, because so many people are talking about emf these days, and so many of them don’t know what they’re talking about!  EMF is a complicated topic.  And there's a lot of information out there that just is not true. That’s one of the reasons I’m excited to have the chance to share the organization with you today.   We’ll tell you how you can learn more, help out and get involved. That  is what Theodora did… she came onboard as a volunteer and moved up to executive director. You’re about to hear how the Environmental Health Trust has filed a legal action against the FCC- the Commission rubber stamped the extension of antiquated and unsafe testing standards for cell phones.  We get the inside story today. BONUS LINKS from the Podcast The Environmental Health Trusts Collection of International Policy Actions On Wireless Levels Of 5G Mesh Network in Boston, compared to Laguna Beach Sign Up For July 2nd EMAIL with How To Tell People You Love About Cell and WiFi Boosters Support the Environmental Health Trust Patreon Program Wire Up Your Home With The Hard Wire Kit Know Your EMF Intake with an EMF Meter
A quadrillion is 1, followed by 15 zeroes. 1,000,000,000,000,000. Today's guest says that is how much more EMF radiation we are exposed to today than we were a generation ago.  August talks to Swedish professor Olle Johansson who is a pioneer in the study of the effects of EMFs--which come from all of our digital devices. Beginning in the 1970's, he has published over 600 papers in this field. There are few people who know about this subject--and there's probably no one who makes it more interesting and entertaining. Olle tells us what keeps him up at night these days. Is it 5g? No it's the effect of EMF radiation on all the bacteria around us. Join us for a very interesting episode. To support his important ongoing research, follow this link:
Your smartphone may already have contact tracing installed. Is that a problem?  Can it be used for things other than controlling the covid-19 virus?  If you don't update, what are the consequences?  August talks with Bryan Neumeister and Matt Erickson at USA Forensic to answer all those questions and to give you some other interesting ways to make sure your information stays private.
This week, August talks with Dr Ofir Turel, a research scientist who studies digital addiction. He shares a simple strategy for helping yourself or loved ones who are spending too much time on social media platforms.
In this episode, August sits down with Natalie Hampton, a 19 year old freshman at Stanford, a youth delegate to the United Nations and one of People Magazine's 25 Women Changing The World, among many other accolades. This amazing young woman had a horrible bullying experience when she was in middle school. When it was over and she had moved to a more inclusive school, she decided she needed to do something about bullying--not just for her, but for every kid who is excluded, shamed and even physically assaulted. Natalie struck back by creating Sit With Us, an app that allows people who don't have a place to sit during school lunch, to sit with people who are happy to have them. August talks to Natalie about the inspiring story behind sit with us and her plans for its future. You'll also hear about the new Tech Wellness Collection at, benefitting Sit With Us. It's a show you don't want to miss.
This is an amazing episode.  Let's start by being honest.  Many people just don't believe that their cell phones and WiFi can actually be harmful. They are not convinced that their favorite personal possession could possibly hurt them.  It just wouldn't do that. If you know anyone experiencing things like headaches, anxiety, rashes, insomnia or other auto-immune issues that they can't find answers for, please share this podcast with them! In this episode, you'll hear how from people whose health has been turned upside down by this unseen wireless energy that surrounds us and our children more every day.  They are regular, healthy people like you and me.  But when you hear about how their health and their lives have been impacted, it's hard not to believe.   We attended a Global Conference in Southern England on the state of research on the potential effects of electromagnetic radiation, a type of EMF.  Bottom Line:  There is a biological effect on all of us.  It's been well documented over the last 30 years.  Here's a compilation of some of our latest  Research Findings.  The scientists we spoke with say the question of whether or not EMF is a public health concern was answered years ago. At the Conference, we also met and interviewed people who suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.  They people could easily tell if someone had brought their smart phone into a meeting.  They could feel it.  These EHS sufferers had quit jobs, moved, many times had gone to multiple doctors to try and get to the cause their symptoms.  One man told us he would often leave his wife and children on weekends, just so he could drive far out into the countryside, to places where there's less wireless radiation. His EMF protection was less of it.  Because radiation worsens his symptoms.   The lesson for us in this is to be smart about it.  No one wants to give up their phone for all its delicious convenience.  But we also don't lay out in the sun for hours without using sunscreen.  We probably don't stand with our heads next to an operating microwave.  We take easy and reasonable steps to reduce our exposure to something that could harm us.   That's why you should read our TOP TIPS FOR LIVING BETTER WITH TECH on our website.   I hope you enjoy the episode.  If you find what we're doing useful, please like us on the iTunes Store and share the message with your family and friends.  And of course for more information, visit us anytime at Tech Wellness. Be Well!   August Brice
In this episode, August Brice talks with Dr. Kimberly Young, world-recognized, leading expert and founder of The Center for Internet Addiction.  Dr. Young is also a Tech Wellness Expert.  Learn more about Dr Young HERE.  She has been studying the issue since the late 1990's and she is certain that the internet can be as addiction as gambling and pornography.  Think you might have a bit of an internet problem yourself?  Then take Dr. Young's INTERNET ADDICTION TEST.  It's completely private and based on your score, you'll get tips on how to create a better digital diet in your life.
This week, August talks with Dr. George Carlo, who is a Tech Wellness Expert and more importantly, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the potential dangers posed by radiation from our cell phones.  Dr Carlo led the largest scientific study on the issue starting back in the 1990’s.  The $28 million dollar study, funded by the Cell Industry, began to turn up some troubling results, which George quickly reported.  The study was quickly cancelled and the results immediately discredited. Have things changed?  Yes they have.  And no they haven’t.  Listen to learn the latest and what you should be doing right now to protect your family. Join the movement today at
The Thriving With Technology podcast from is dedicated to promoting awareness, balance, and health in our relationship with technology. Although our current reality presents numerous challenges, we believe that it is possible to achieve a healthy and balanced relationship with tech without sacrificing convenience and connectivity. Our podcast is informative, trustworthy, science-backed, and easy to understand. We bring in top experts to provide practical and not fear-based advice on EMF, blue light, addiction, cyber security, and other topics. Our goal is to provide listeners with information and tools to live a healthier and more balanced life in our digital world. Join the movement at and subscribe to our show today! 
In this episode, August talks with one of the world's foremost experts in Cyber Forensics.  Bryan Neumeister, head of USA Forensic, helps law enforcement, government agencies and the legal system.  He can find erased information on cell phones--your bank accounts, exactly where you've been, the passwords to all your accounts and so much more.  He can do the same with your laptop, as well as pick out a single voice in a crowded airport and help identify people on grainy video footage.  Bryan and August talk about the best ways for you to keep your online information private and give you Bryan's top 7 tips to protect yourself and your family.
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