Light shapes life - how is it shaping yours?
A few years ago, I started to read about the powerful effects of light on life. Everyone today is worried about fake food. If e = mc^2, then light = food. If fake food is a problem, then so is fake light.
I created this challenge to show people how powerfully light shapes life, and how bad fake light is for life. This blog post is just the first few pages of a much larger ebook, which you can download here.
What is real light? We are optimized for sunlight, which contains 42% infrared and a large proportion of red light. Modern LED and fluorescent lights are deficient in these wavelengths. And these wavelengths are critical for life.
Red and infrared light improve energy generation in our mitochondria, assisting in wound healing and resistance to disease. Thus, red and infrared lights are being used in everything from sports medicine to traumatic brain injury to stroke.
Modern lighting has eliminated red and infrared light to save money and...
Darkness is something we seem to instinctively avoid. Why shouldn’t we? The brightest light in nature is the sun, and the sun reduces all-cause mortality. That is a fancy way of saying that the sun reduces your risk of death. End of story. We are being frightened by dermatologists and other doctors in modern times into avoiding the sun, but they are completely missing this simple, miraculous fact. Just like moths to a flame, we are drawn to any light, because light enables us to work, and work is what we have to do to survive and to thrive on planet earth. However, we all know that we can easily work ourselves to death, and this is why so many people today are struggling to survive to the same age as their parents or grandparents, who grew up in an age of relative darkness.
Sunlight protects us from death. The more sun you get, the lower your chances of developing:
Diabetes, type 1 or 2
Cancer, and even skin cancer so long as you avoid getting sunburned...