The story goes like this…
Dr. Heidi Yellen was curious about the instructions in the Torah/Old Testament (Deuteronomy 22:11), which states, “do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.”
Could there be a logical explanation for this?
In 2003, she ran a study to examine the frequencies of different fabric. She used a machine called the “Ag-Environ machine” which had been used to measure the “signature frequency” output of plants and the human body. The machine’s inventor, Bob Graham, found that the human body had different frequencies based on its level of health. The healthier the body, the higher the frequency.
A healthy human body registered a frequency of 100, but a very diseased body had a frequency of 15.
Yellen’s study reported the following “signature frequencies” different fabric:
- Linen: 5,000
- Wool: 5,000
- Mixed linen and wool: 0… it appears that the frequencies cancel each other out. Perhaps this accounts for the ancient instructions not to mix these fabrics.
- Organic cotton – 100
- Cotton – 70
- Silk – 15
- Polyester – 15
- Rayon – 15
Pretty interesting, right?
Note that I began this article by saying: “the story goes” as I can’t track down the original study. This is the most informational document I’ve found, but it’s not a primary source.
While I don’t have as much details as I’d like regarding this elusive study, the information reinforces what I’ve intuitively felt about natural fiber vs. synthetic fiber clothing. Even before I heightened my awareness around the materials/products I used on my body, I gravitated towards natural fibers like cashmere and cotton. I felt a cloying, restrictive quality to fabrics like rayon and polyester, even if the clothes were loose-fitting.
When I read about Yellen’s research, I remembered when I was 18 and healing my autoimmune illness with an intensive nutritional protocol. I was nearly bedridden, and for months, all my energy went towards nursing myself back to health through research and the GAPS nutritional protocol.
At this time, my sensitivity to clothing heightened. I found myself with intense craving for certain clothing, and repulsion towards other clothes. For these months, I wore only loose linen shirts, cotton shorts, and a cotton bathrobe.
What does “frequency” mean?
Energy, light, and matter all exist on a vibrational continuum. A tiny portion of this continuum is the electromagnetic spectrum, and of that spectrum, a tiny portion is visible light.
All physical matter consists of vibrating atoms, which we call “energy” or “frequency.” Physical matter — including your body, a table, or a computer — only seems solid due to the vibration of the atoms. Matter is 99% empty space and only feels solid due to the vibration of atoms.
Throughout millennium, human beings have been aware of other energy fields/frequencies which aren’t visible to the naked eye, or measurable by current scientific devices. The human body —functioning optimally — is a highly attuned extrasensory instrument, far more perceptive to spectrums of energy than our most advanced technology.
(Side note: that’s why I educate about the dangers of the transhumanism agenda, because the end-game is the destruction of the extra-sensory spiritual perceptions of the human body. When a human being is divorced from their intuition and spiritual energies, they become a soulless, compliant slave.)
When we understand that all physical matter has different vibrational qualities, we can ask, “Is it possible that these different vibrations have positive or negative effects on our health?”
I believe so.
I think it’s possible the high frequencies of fabrics like linen and wool bring energy to the human body, and support the body’s healing process.
Other Problems with Synthetic Fabrics
When we wear fabrics like rayon, nylon, and polyester, we’re essentially wearing plastic. These fabrics are shown to shed microplastics into the water supply when laundered.
Further, it raises the question: can these microplastics be absorbed by the skin? Are the other toxic chemicals used in synthetic fabrics be absorbed through the skin? And can working out in plastic fabric (i.e. polyester yoga pants) cause increased exposure to the fabric’s chemicals and microplastics, due to increased moisture and heat?
Additionally, some athleisure clothing (including Nike, Athlete, and The North Face) is shown to contain BPA, a toxic chemical used in plastic manufacturing. BPA has been found in polyester/spandex fabric blends.
Chemical testing of yoga pants from popular brands like Athleta and Lululemon reveal the presence of PFAS, toxic chemicals also found in many personal care products and non-stick pans.
Viscose is a fabric made from chemically-processed wood pulp, and sometimes bamboo fiber. Wood and bamboo has to go through a lot of chemical processing to become a soft fabric!
This raises questions like: are the chemical residues in the fabric absorbed into the skin? What environmental consequences result from disposing of the chemicals used for fabric processing?
Recommended Natural Fiber Clothing
I’ve been “detoxing” my closet for years now, phasing out my use of synthetic fabrics and trying various natural fiber clothing brands.
PACT clothing has been my go-to for close to a decade, for organic cotton basics. Their clothes all feature organic cotton, and are produced in fair-trade factories.
I get my staples at PACT: leggings, socks, tank tops, long-sleeves, sweatpants, sweaters, camisoles, and underwear.
- I have tried their organic cotton bras but find they are an unusual cut. I know many people love their bras, but that is the one item I’ve tried there which I don’t re-order.
- Returns and exchanges at PACT are free and easy, so you can find the right fit. Yay!
Do you favor certain types of fabric for clothing? Do you have other recommendations for natural fiber clothes?