Light as Nutrition and Medicine
We have to completely rethink our relationship with light and its important and misunderstood role in the production of thermodynamic energy and cell function, specifically at the mitochondrial ATP level. In this stunning interview and related materials you will discover that only one third of the thermal energy we produce comes from the food we eat. Two-thirds comes from the light we are exposed to, absorb and digest. Maintaining a normal body temperature (37 degrees C or 98.6 degrees F) involves two mechanisms: energy production in your mitochondria from food, and photonic energy (near-infrared radiation from sunlight and incandescent light bulbs) that penetrate deeply into your tissue, even though clothing. Each of the various frequencies that make up the full spectrum colored rainbow found in sunlight impact and interact with the body in different ways. Junk light equals junk food and many are malnourished by both.
Most simply don’t understand that light entering the eyes and absorbed by the skin play a crucial role in metabolism, breaking down all of the nutrients we get from food, as well as vitamins and minerals, and making use of them. If we are not in environments that produce the full spectrum of light energy found in sunlight, some of those vitamins and minerals won’t have the appropriate light energy traversing the body to activate and break down and use the food we eat. Vitamin D the sunshine vitamin is the most obvious example of this light-biology relationship. Thousands of research papers confirm the critical role vitamin D plays in the prevention cancer and the full spectrum of auto immune disorders. Skin exposed to the sun produces this "sunshine vitamin," which helps prevent osteoporosis and promotes strong bones and teeth. A deficiency has been implicated in such problems as macular degeneration, lupus, bowel diseases, multiple sclerosis and chronic heart failure. New research shows Vitamin D to be a powerful agent against breast and prostate cancers, and useful for treating respiratory viruses simply from walking in sunshine for a few minutes each day. Standardized test scores of children sitting in classrooms with full spectrum lamps or in schools with more windows can raise as much as 26% without any change in their reading or learning or anything else, just by changing the quality of lighting. Even how many cavities they get can change significantly.
This extensive collection begins with an interview with Jacob Lieberman, author of Light, Medicine of the Future, Wisdom from an Empty Mind and Take Off Your Glasses and See.
The way light affects health is described in detail by Dr. Alexander Wunsch, a world class expert on photobiology and close colleague of Jacob Lieberman. Here the basic principles of photobiology are explained, how various wavelengths of light interact and affect the human body in different ways.
Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Alexander Wunsch, focusing on the hidden dangers that LED lighting represents including repressed thermal energy production and macular denigration, a leading cause of blindness.