Blog Index

Aging Eyes

07/2020

A study conducted at University College London (UCL) looked at the potential for manipulating the performance of mitochondria, which are often referred to as the powerhouses of cells. Like they do in cells ...

Color Therepy for Wellness

06/2020

Colors can influence your mood, personality, feelings, and even your physical energy. Colors can inspire delight, agitate, evoke creativity, sensuality, hunger, or even relaxation, and a multitude of other e ...

Sunlight Inactivates SARS-CoV-2

05/2020

Sunlight Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces in Lab Study as CDC Says Virus Does Not Spread Easily Across Mediums. Sunlight appears to inactivate the coronavirus which causes COVID-19, according to a study ...

Coronavirus and the Sun: a Lesson from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

04/2020 

Fresh air, sunlight and improvised face masks seemed to work a century ago; and they might help us now. When new, virulent diseases emerge, such SARS and Covid-19, the race begins to find new …

Stop Daylight-Saving Time?

03/2020 

Clocks were moved forward one hour recently, but some health experts say it might be better if time changes ended for good. It’s more than an inconvenience, it’s a potential health threat, they warn …

Light and Alzheimer’s

02/2020

Alzheimer’s strikes, with few exceptions, late in life. It destroys up to 30% of a brain’s mass, carving out ravines and depositing piles of amyloid plaque, which builds up outside of neurons. Inside neurons …

SAD and Beyond: From Light Therapy to Light Hygiene

01/2020 

Light therapy for those who suffer from seasonal (SAD) and non-seasonal depression has well documented benefits. For many who suffer from some form of depression, light therapy can be the …

Sunlight, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

12/2019 

Healthy, middle-aged adults exposed to more bright sunlight in the 7 days before providing a blood sample had lower levels of markers indicating risk for insulin resistance and dyslipidemia vs. adults …

Color and Light Matter in Medicine

11/2019

Color psychology is the study of how colors affect human behavior, mood, or physiological processes. Colors are thought to influence our buying choices, our feelings, and even our memories. Ideas related to color …

Shorter Days Can Make You SAD

10/2019

It’s that time of year, the days are getting shorter and the nights are becoming longer. The sun is setting earlier in the day and rising later in the morning. Fall began with the autumnal equinox September 23 …

The Hidden Dangers of LED Lighting

09/2019

There are major downsides to most LED lights that are not well known. If you choose to ignore these facts, it could lead to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the deterioration of your macula which …

Heart Health & Light

08/2019

The appearance of sunlight and the advent of oxygen on Earth were undoubtedly the most dramatic environmental changes during evolution. As a result, almost all organisms on this planet are equippe …

Worry about the amount of light at night more than the blue light

07/2019

A top lighting research group has reported that the amount of light at night — light levels plus duration — can potentially disturb sleep much more than can blue spectrum in the light. The findings marked the sec …

Out with ‘human centric,’ in with ‘nutritional light’

06/2019

Human-centric lighting is lighting devoted to enhancing vision, wellbeing, and performance individually or in some combination, according to Philips Lighting. Believing that the human-centric lighting movement …

This Indoor Pollution Can Cause Brain Fog

05/2019

Would you swim in a pool of polluted water? Of course not. Not intentionally anyway. But every day, every one of us unknowingly “swims” in indoor pollution, some of it of our own making. It’s called EMF and it sta …

How Sunlight Affects Sleep, Hormones and Body Fat

04/2019

Since the beginning of human history, people have lived and worked outdoors during the light of day, absorbing light energy from the sky. An average of 10 hours outdoors each day, 70 hours weekly, was com …

Two Forms of Melatonin?

03/2019

Melatonin and sunlight are intimately linked and the relationship is unique in the fact that there are two forms of melatonin, circulatory and subcellular.  Both appear to be controlled by either the absence of sunl …

Sun Avoidance Is as Risky as Smoking

02/2019

Recent research highlights the importance of sensible sun exposure, stating “Current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy and unscientific.” The research published in the International Journal of Environm …

Ancient New Medicine

01/2019

Professionals and patients alike have welcomed changes in healthcare over the past few decades. In the scientific world there has been excitement over breakthroughs, with research highlighting the efficacy of  …

Light at Night Linked to Depression

12/2018

Professionals and patients alike have welcomed changes in healthcare over the past few decades. In the scientific world there has been excitement over breakthroughs, with research highlighting the efficacy of   …

Don’t Be SAD…

11/2018

SAD (seasonal affective disorder), also known as winter depression, winter blues or seasonal depression, is a mood disorder subset provoked by reduced daylight hours during fall and winter. People who have norma  …

Accelerated Aging: The Importance of a Stable Circadian Rhythm

10/2018

As anyone who has spent wakeful nights suffering from jet lag will attest, the human body has a strong sense of time. When this cycle is disrupted, like in jet lag, sleep disorders ensue. According to the America  …

Biological Enlightenment

09/2018

Every metabolic process, every enzyme reaction, muscular movements, the digestion of food and the burning of fat are all biological processes that are augmented by sunlight energy. A reduction of ‘natural li  …

Photobiomodulation and Your Health

08/2018

The 2017 Nobel Prize in ‘Physiology or Medicine’ was awarded for the discovery of how plants, animals and humans optimize their health by harmonizing their circadian rhythms with the daily cycle of light and dar …