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...