The Most Important Nutrient Your Body Needs Daily and Almost Everyone is Told to Avoid it!

What if the most important nutrient in the entire world was right in front of you every single day.

And what if you were told to avoid it, or that it could hurt you?

Better yet, what if this nutrient was completely free, for everyone, and available anywhere in the world?

In fact, it’s often been said, truthfully, that this one nutrient is the basis of all life on this planet.

It can prevent disease and even cue your body to produce hormones that it needs for optimal health each day. In fact, it can even regenerate the cells in your eye (r, r). It can give your skin a healthy glow, and increase dopamine (r), the feel good hormone.

All life on this planet captures this nutrient in one form or another and uses it to produce energy, heal, produce hormones and communicate.

In fact, exposure to this nutrient at the right time (nutrient timing) can actually protect you against exposure to that same nutrient if, at a later time, you get too much.

Lack of this nutrient causes disease, depression and ill health. Knowing this, most doctors and “experts” recommend avoiding it.

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Here’s what a recent journal article has to say about the standard advice to avoid exposing your body to this critical nutrient:

A recent clinical review published in the The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and inadequate exposure to this nutrient. In fact, people who do get exposed are taking measures to ensure this critical nutrient isn’t absorbed into the body. This is just crazy.

So, 1 billion people are deficient in Vitamin D, a hormone that is responsible for keeping away disease, and the free and easy way to obtain vitamin D isn’t being used! (r)

What’s the most important nutrient to build healthy humans? Vitamin C? Magnesium? Omega 3 fatty acid?

Nope.

What’s the one nutrient that every lifeform on earth needs to survive? What controls life on this planet and is the basis of all life?

Right now, I’m bathing in this nutrient as I write these words. I’m sitting outside on the back deck, listening to the birds, facing West at 830pm, with no shirt on and I’m soaking up some nutrition.

The number 1 most important nutrient?

SUNLIGHT

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Sunlight is a nutrient.

Yes, Sunlight, specifically Ultraviolet-B (UVB) light, Ultraviolet-A (UV-A) and Infrared-A (IR-A) help our body to produce the hormone vitamin D sulfate on the skin, produce melatonin, dopamine and even set the body up to better absorb sunlight later in the day, protecting against too much sun.

The form of vitamin D produced by the sun is water soluble and can be more easily absorbed and used by the body. The vitamin D we get in pills and food does not share these characteristics, it is not sulfated and is not as effective as that from sunlight.

The sun is more than just one type of light! All the colors of the sun from red to blue and even the invisible rays like UVB and infrared effect our bodies. We haven't even studied the effects of much of the spectrum of sunlight on our bodies yet.

A recent study showed that exposure to morning and evening sun, where there is little to no UV light, gets the skin ready to receive UV rays later in the day. This morning or evening sun without the UV light protects the skin from the rays of the sun that could harm us later in the day! This is truly amazing!

I can talk about biohacking all day long.

Seriously..

I love it.

I can tell you biohacks for just about anything, but if there was one biohack to end all others, this would be it.

Get out in the Sunlight!

There’s even a study that shows sunlight can heal you from getting too much sunlight! Vitamin D from sunlight can help heal sunburn! Amazing!

SUN EXPOSURE- THE BEST BIOHACK AND THE MOST IMPORTANT AND MISSING NUTRIENT FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH 

When someone thinks of biohacking, they normally think of high tech gadgets, supplements, weird diets and a host of other things. Many people even complain that if they could have known one thing about biohacking it’s how much it would cost. From nootropics to personalized supplements, infrared saunas and special foods the costs run into the thousands of dollars a month for many people.

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But we’re telling you about sunlight.

It’s not as sexy as expensive saunas or stem cell injections. When you use sunlight, you don’t get a shiny package waiting at your door. You don’t have to pay for something by credit card, wait for it to show up and then find it gathering dust in the corner of your basement after a few short months.

Sunlight is totally free! You don’t have to be wealthy and you don’t have to know how to use a computer.

We’re here to tell you that the best biohack is totally free, for anyone!

Right? Of course I’m right.

Sun exposure.. Boring..

It’s my goal to change your opinion by the end of this article.

What is the giver of all life on Earth?

Within many cultures throughout the ages the Sun has been worshiped as the supreme God or giver of life.

Think about that.

The sun is necessary for all types of life on earth. Without it, life would cease to exist. We’re taught this in elementary school when learning about photosynthesis.

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For this reason, sunlight is even more important than the food you eat. As Dr. Jack Kruse often says, light is more important than food. We’ll dive into this, but essentially, if you set up your light environment properly, you can eat less food. If you set up your light environment properly, you can obtain the body composition you want. You can build optimal health with light, far more easily than you can with food.

HUMAN BODY = BATTERY

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Think of the human body like a battery. To keep any battery operating at peak efficiency you need to keep it charged. The sun and Earth in combination work as the charger. In fact, the sun can provide us with electrons, or energy, to power our battery. The sun can do this directly through our skin and eyes, or chemically through the food we eat. The sun is a more efficient source of electrons than food.

Your mitochondria use the flow of electrons to keep you energized. This is called the ECT (Electron Transport Chain) in the metabolism lingo of physiologists and biochemists. 

We can get electrons to power our mitochondria through food or from the Earth and Sun. Believe it or not, we can get 66% of our electrons directly from the earth and the sun!

Take that, breathatarian non-believers!

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That means food only provides 33% of the energy supply we need in a day. 

When we live in fear of the sun, we have to eat more food, to produce electrons, and we gain weight and get sick. 

Step barefoot on the earth, look bravely up at the Sun and soak in electrons through the soles of your feet to recharge the batteries.

Why do you think vacations “recharge” us so well?

Think about being on vacation and sitting in the sun, with your feet in the water, barefoot. This is the best way to soak up electrons and sunlight.

The glow you get from being on vacation, that feeling of everything being right in the world if your body finally getting the right nutrient! Vitamin S (for Sun).

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EYES & SKIN = SOLAR PANELS

To really harness the energy of the sun you need solar panels. It’s a good thing that we born with built in solar panels. This is our skin and eyes. The more skin we can expose to the sun the better. Be reasonable here people. AM sun contains little to no UV, so expose as much skin to the morning sun as you can. Soak in the infrared rays. As the UVA and UVB come out, get "safe” sun exposure by getting enough sun for vitamin D creation but don’t burn.

It’s also important to expose our eyes to the sun. That means going without sunglasses as much as possible.

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For someone that is used to wearing sunglasses all the time (me included), this is a little tough to get used to. I (This is Chris) spent 15 years as an ironworker and we were required to wear glasses at all times. Most of the time they were dark glasses so we could see pieces of steel being flown to us by the crane even if we had to look towards the sun. My eyes were so used to the tint of the glasses that any time I went out into the sun I couldn’t see very well without sunglasses.

It took me a few months to really get used to going outside without glasses but now it doesn’t bother me at all.

Sunlight in our eyes in the morning without glasses or contacts has been shown (here, here, here) to set our circadian rhythm for the entire day. This helps us sleep better at night and keeps us optimally healthy.

If your eyes are sun-sensitive, blink them often to cool them. Get as much sun around sunrise and sunset as you can each day and your eyes will adjust to being able to take more and more sun till eventually, you won’t need sunglasses.

SUNLIGHT HELPS US LIVE LONGER 

Dr. Jack Kruse and Dr. Alexander Wunsch are the two leading experts and public sources of information on light and its impact on human health. Both have such detailed and scientific explanations of how light works that it takes a while to weed through the details and understand their points.

The bottom line is that spending time in the right LIGHT ENVIRONMENT massively impacts your health and longevity. 

In the post below that Dr. Kruse made on LinkedIn, he claims that cell division, cell time, and cell life is based on signals from light and thus impacts our longevity.

From Jack Kruse’s LinkedIn post in 2017:

“In 1964, John Ott along with Dr. Irving Leopold studied the effects of light on rabbit retinal pigment epithelial cells. They documented that that retinal pigment epithelial would not divide unless they were exposed to low levels of ultraviolet light. Roeland van Wijk research has shown that every cell on Earth has to release ELF-UV light from its surface to stimulate mitosis.  What this implies is that UV light is necessary for our health because the RPE in the human retina controls our eye clock!  The eye clock is what controls our circadian rhythms in our cells and they all link coherently using light water and magnetism to control growth and metabolism.  The effect is massive on our lifespan.”

There is so much to light that most people do not understand. Sunlight can heal and indoor light can be toxic. But you have to dig deeper to fully understand the nuances. Ultimately, you are best by spemding most of your time in a naturally lit environment, with as little between you and the outdoors as possible. 

At night, this is even more critical. Bathing yourself in artificial light at night is carcinogenic. That's why shiftwork is actually a classified carcinogen. (r

BUT DOESN’T SUNLIGHT CAUSE CANCER? WTF!! 

Hang on. All this talk about sunlight, and we’re forgetting that sun exposure causes cancer!

My opinion, no! 

 

We were born on this world and are of this world. We were born to be under the sun. Nature did not make a mistake with us! All animals and plants on this earth are born under the sun and meant to live an outdoor life.

We are the only animals born on earth that construct artificial suns and live indoors, protected from nature and hiding from the sun! Do you think that artificial light that replaces sunlight for most of us could possibly be harming us?

Our birthright is to be outdoors exposed to the sun. Any move away from this, like thinking we’re smarter than nature and our artificial lights are no different from the sun, leads us down a path of disease.

Now, I can say for certain that it's probably not a good idea to get a sunburn every day and you shouldn’t go from zero to hours of sun a day while naked. Be smart about this.

Being smart about sun exposure means knowing more about light and sunlight than others. If you want to allow your skin and body to soak up more sun without getting burned, then make sure to get sun on your body at sunrise. At sunrise, there are just the right rays set your body up to be able to absorb more during the middle part of the day.

The evidence is clear in many scientists minds that the sun is dangerous. Is that a crazy statement or what? It’s like saying water is dangerous and so we better avoid it at all costs.

The sun is the sun and we need it as much as water. In fact, most researchers have no idea what the sun’s rays do for the human body and every year we’re discovering more and more that the sun does that’s necessary.

In the past, we didn’t know the science as well as we do today.

Now, we see that it’s the wrong type of sun exposure that’s an issue, like exposure through windows, and also exposure to artificial light!

Jack Kruse said it well in this LinkedIn post from May 2017:

"Never let your education limit you from learning new things. The authors (of a recent paper on Melanoma) appear to be shocked that they globally found UV FROM the sun shows no causative effect in melanoma cases. Let me say that again.........ZERO ties to sunlight. Does that statement marry to what you've heard from skin and eye doctors? Does it marry to your beliefs about the sun? The meme that the sun is so bad for us now has government officials in Australia mandating sunscreen and sunglasses for children as part of the law. This meme that the sun is bad for us is going to hurt many people.

Researchers still do not realize UV light within the sun has other frequencies contained with it naturally that make it a different kind of stimulus for our cells for healing than UV light frequencies separated from other frequencies and that come from an artificial light source. Nowhere on Earth does man's light equal sun light."

ARE SOME MELANOMAS ACTUALLY CAUSED BY ARTIFICIAL LIGHT? (R)

The article referenced in the title explains that indoor artificial light is likely the bigger cancer concern and not sunlight.

This is a hard truth to swallow. Many people with skin cancer have an aversion to sunlight. They cover up, they wear sunscreen, and they avoid the outdoors. And yet they continue to develop skin growths that must be treated. Often they are told it's from the damage that already occured and there's nothing they can do about it. 

I'm not sure if that's true or not. But perhaps avoiding the sun and bathing themselves in artificial, processed lighting could be making things worse and not better. 

“The incidence rate of cutaneous melanoma has been increasing faster than that of any other cancer in white-skinned populations over the past decades. The main risk factors for melanoma (i.e. exposure to sunlight, naevus count, phototype, and family history of melanoma) may not wholly explain the epidemiological trends observed for this cancer. The light-at-night theory postulates that increasing use of artificial light-at-night may contribute to the increasing breast cancer incidence through suppressed secretion of melatonin (a hormone produced in the dark and inhibited by light, which regulates circadian rhythms). Here, we postulate that this theory may also apply to melanoma and that it may explain a part of this cancer burden.”

OK, go back and read that again!

Light at night and suppressed melatonin (from living an indoor life) may be the cause of melanoma, breast cancer and more.

Artificial light at night, especially that from LEDs and CFLs have too much blue light. This was NOT the case with firelight, candles, or incandescent light. Our leaders have decided to do away with incandescent light and now we're left with toxic LEDs and CFLs. This type of light is damaging to our eyes, our bodies and our brains. These lights are dangerous to LIFE!

If that isn’t enough to convince you to pick up a pair of these GLASSES that block the harmful blue light at night, I don’t know what is.

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SUN TAN SUPPRESSES CANCER GENE! (R)

Oh my, there’s the sun helping us again!

A tan is more than a sign of sun damage. It's also a natural shield against skin cancer, particularly the deadliest sort: melanoma. Now scientists have found another surprising link between tanning and cancer: p53--a gene long implicated as a cancer suppressor--appears to be key to helping us tan.” (r)

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Tanning helps suppress cancer!! Wow, doesn’t it feel great having permission to get tan? Do you feel guilty sun bathing? Or do you feel wonderful soaking up those healing rays?

How you feel about things has a lot to do with the outcome. There’s a reason the Romans and others constructed Solariums. More workplaces should take note and do the same.

Can you imagine a secure place at work where it’s safe to take off your shirt, put your bare feet on the ground and do a little work, or just relax at lunch?

We have just such a place at our corporate headquarters. It's not allowable yet to bare our skin in the corporate courtyard though. It's just not quite accepted yet. At least we have it and we can work outdoors in the courtyard.  And the city park is only 2 blocks away. So taking off your shirt and walking, sprinting or just lying about while grounded to the earth is easy to do in just a

And the city park is only 2 blocks away. So I often take a walk at lunch to the park and take off my shirt and walk or sprint about while grounded barefoot to the earth. It's easy to do in just a 4 minute walk from the front door.

How can you get sunlight while at work? 

When I'm home I literally just set a cardboard box up on my driveway or front lawn in the morning and do my work from there. 

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INDOOR WORKERS HAVE HIGHER CANCER RATES THAN OUTDOOR WORKERS 

Maybe it’s just because outdoor workers are happier and like their jobs more. Oh, wait, the sun helps produce dopamine, the feel good hormone. No wonder outdoor workers are happier. OK, back to cancer.

The following is an excerpt from a political fact check website checking the statement someone made about indoor workers having higher rates of cancer than outdoor workers. Our own FDA agrees that indoor workers have higher rates of cancer. (r) I can’t even make this stuff up.

“… a 2011 research article by Dianne E. Godar, a chemist with the Food and Drug Administration. In the introduction, she writes that "although outdoor workers get three to 10 times the annual UV dose that indoor workers get, they have similar or lower incidences of cutaneous malignant melanoma." CMM, as it’s called, is a dangerous form of melanoma that can spread if not treated.

The author gives three reasons for why this might be: One, people who work indoors are exposed to high concentrations of sunlight on holiday or on weekends, resulting in sunburns that may lay the groundwork for skin cancer. Two, these people work inside offices where they receive sunlight filtered through windows. The windows allow in gene-mutating UVA wavelengths, which promote cancer development but block out Vitamin D-making UVB, which ward off tumor development. Who knew?

The World Health Organization shares that line of reasoning: "Tumour development may be linked to occasional exposure to short periods of intense sunlight, such as at weekends or on holiday. The higher incidence of malignant melanoma in indoor workers compared to outdoor workers supports that notion."

So, it’s not that indoor workers are avoiding the sun; it’s that they’re getting the wrong kind of sun in the worst possible way. We reached out to Godar but were not able to communicate with her directly. An FDA spokeswoman provided a statement, which reads in part: "Melanoma incidence has consistently been associated with intense, intermittent sun exposure as opposed to chronic sun exposure such as that received by some outdoor workers."

My opinion? I don’t think the intermittent sun exposure is what’s causing cancer in indoor workers.

That’s like saying meat is dangerous but only if you eat tiny amounts of it. Those people that eat lots of meat would be healthier than those that don’t eat a lot of meat. If vegetarians sometimes eat meat on a few select holidays or drunken indulgences they would be more prone to cancer than the Paleo meat eaters. Therefore, if we believe what the medical community wants us to believe, those tiny amounts of meat decadence are laying the foundations for cancer. Does that sound insane to you? 

Ok, that wasn't the best example because high protein consumption is not correlated with longevity. Eating less daily protein, but not necessarily being vegetarian is probably best for most people.
How can tiny amounts of sunlight cause cancer but people out in the sun all day for work seem to be fine?  This makes no logical sense.

Could it just be that those indoor workers may not get ENOUGH sunlight AND they are exposed to the wrong type of light all day long and that’s what’s causing cancer?   Let’s not blame the sun, the thing we’ve been living under since humans emerged in history as dangerous.

Light at night and too much blue light during the day is almost certainly the main issue here. 

Oh, I can't wait for you to read the next headline!

 THE SURPRISING CAUSE OF MELANOMA AND IT’S NOT TOO MUCH SUN (R)

Read the articled linked in the headline above for the details on the cause of melanoma. Sunlight is actually protective against melanoma due to the synthesis of vitamin D sulfate.

While the wrong type of indoor lighting may be causing cancer, obesity, heart disease and more.(r)

Here''s what Dr. Jack Kruse had to say recenty on LinkedIn about sunlight and health: 

"Remember what I said above? "Never let your education limit you from learning new things." They authors appear to be shocked that they globally found UV FROM the sun shows no causative effect in melanoma cases. Let me say that again.........ZERO ties to sunlight. Does that statement marry to what you've heard from skin and eye doctors? Does it marry to your beliefs about the sun? The meme that the sun is so bad for us now has government officials in Australia mandating sunscreen and sunglasses for children as part of the law. This meme that the sun is bad for us is going to hurt many people.

Researchers still do not realize UV light within the sun has other frequencies contained with it naturally that make it a different kind of stimulus for our cells for healing than UV light frequencies separated from other frequencies and that come from an artificial light source. No where on Earth does man's light equal sun light."

HERE’S WHERE MOST PEOPLE ARE GOING WRONG  

Spending 90% of our time indoors. HELLO!!! We’re an outdoor mammal. We are not designed to live underground or inside a tree or at the bottom of the ocean. Therefore, we are outdoor creatures and thus creatures of the LIGHT.

In North in the winter, the South in the Summer, we go from our homes to our cars to work to the gym to the store and back home. Rarely do we get outside in these months at all.

Do we get outside for more than a few minutes?

We’re doing this all wrong.

We Cover up.  – Outdoors we layer on sunscreen, hats, and clothing. Our body was made to absorb sunlight as a nutrient for optimal human functioning. As Dr. Jack Kruse says, if you put a tarp over a tree you can’t expect it to live very long. That’s exactly the same thing you are doing when you smear on sunscreen and layer on clothes and hats to “keep off the sun”. Ouch.

We make our kids wear sunglasses and sunscreen. This is causing an entire generation to miss out on sunlight. Let them get a safe amount of sunlight. Sunlight in the morning and just enough in the afternoon.

We Wear Glasses – do you wear sunglasses outdoors? What about contacts or glasses? All of these prevent the healing rays of the sun from entering your eyes! I’m not saying to stare into the sun at mid day and go blind. Ok, I’ll admit to staring directly at the sun at sunrise and sunset. Don’t do this at home little Jimmy. Wink wink. There are many cultures who used sun gazing as a practice for health and spirit. I will not suggest to you to copy me. But Sunlight in your eyes in the morning has been shown to set circadian rhythm for the day and help you sleep better at night. In fact, someone told me there is no UV in early morning sunlight? I checked to see if this was true. Here’s one of the references (r).

You can’t obtain the benefits of the sun by shielding your eyes. Be reasonable and cautious, but do allow natural sunlight into your eye for a brief time.

We tell people sunlight is Dangerous –  yet outdoor workers having less skin cancer than other people. SO obviously this isn’t exactly true.  

Getting a sun burn and getting too much sun is bad, according to most. There are some who disagree with this and claim it’s safer than too much artificial light. However, vitamin D from the sun can help repair this damage.  Some people are not convinced that sunburns are anything to worry about, but do your own research on this one.

Drinking too much water is bad too, but no one’s telling you to avoid water because too much could harm you! And some water is far better than none.

WE GET HAPPIER FROM SUN EXPOSURE 

Sun exposure increases dopamine receptor sites (r).

Dr. Kruse recently wrote an article stating:  “UV-A has a big surprise function that is buried in this picture below: It increases a protein made in the brain called POMC. From this protein, many other proteins are cleaved by solar light to stimulate many important pathways, like dopamine and melatonin creation in the eye and skin. Another important one is β-endorphin release. Sunlight releases an opiate when we are exposed to the sun. Guess why nature did that? Could it be that she wanted us going in the sunlight often for its healing powers? I think so.”

“The fact that UV-A light induces a small opiate response tells us nature is trying to get us to come out into the solar light. The fact that UV-A and IR-A light in AM sunlight work in unison to create this circumstance says something very deep about sunlight importance. In fact, IR- A light looks to be a way to improve your solar callus and offset the risks of extended UV light on the skin. IR-A is a way to induce hybrid tanning for more UV-A assimilation. If UV-A light increases B-endorphin it would explain why we feel good and have mood elevation in AM sunlight.”

Kruse claims that nature has a way of making us addicted to sunlight by giving us a dopamine hit every time we’re out in the sun, especially AM sunlight. He also claims that people who sleep all day and work at night, under artificial lights may have higher rates of suicide, addiction, and depression because they aren’t exposed to the dopamine hit of morning sunlight. They either supplement a dopamine hit from drugs and alcohol or turn to anti-depressants.

ARE CHEMTRAILS KEEPING US DEPRESSED AND MORE EASILY CONTROLLED? 

I don’t like to get too far down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole.

There are claims that it’s a conspiracy to keep us out of the sunlight. In fact, spraying chemicals in the sky, chemtrails, is geoengineering to keep adequate sunlight from our skin. This keeps us more depressed and wanting to buy more stuff and allows us to be more easily controlled. 

Whether the chemtrail conspiracy is real, we do know that there is more haze in the sky than ever before and this haze makes it harder to get vitamin D from the sun.

While I’ve fallen into the conspiracy theory black hole before, this one may or may not be true, but what is true is sunlight increases dopamine. And dopamine makes us happy.

Beware

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SUN EXPOSURE CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT 

Sunlight exposure makes us happier, protects us from cancer and can even help us lose weight (r). When we get the right type of sunlight exposure we can produce more energy in the body. This means we need less food energy to create the electrons our body needs to run. If we need less energy from food, we can eat less!

MORNING SUNLIGHT MAY BE PROTECTIVE AGAINST UV IN THE AFTERNOON 

Morning sunlight can “pre treat” our skin to protect it from UV rays later in the day.

“This is why a lack of sunlight is linked to obesity because of a lack UV-A and IR-A normally present in morning sunlight. The anti-inflammatory effects of α-MSH and ACTH may help relieve irritation and local inflammation in UV-exposed skin acting as a calming influence. This situation in the morning increases histidine in the skin. Histidine is an aromatic amino acid that absorbs massive amounts of UV-A light. This lowers erythema production in the skin. So AM sunlight can pretreat your skin to protect it when stronger UVB light becomes present.” (r)

PLANTS MAKE ENERGY DIRECTLY FROM THE SUN. SO DO HUMANS!! 

Based on the below articles, we just might be able to use the sun’s energy, as long as we are eating plants (r, r, r).

MORNING SUNLIGHT HELPS YOU SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT 
MELATONIN CREATED IN MORNING SUNLIGHT!

That’s right, melatonin, the hormone that helps us fall asleep at night and get the benefits of sleep is also produced in our eye in the morning upon exposure to morning sunlight. It’s thought that this melatonin helps our eye stay healthy and also regulated the circadian cycle of our eye.

Upon exposure to the morning light, melatonin in the body is decreased and dopamine is increased.

Jack Kruse explains the scientific details here. This is a really great talk he gave in 2017.

“Light builds hormones like Vitamin D3 in many ways.  Light builds our pituitary hormones by first creating dopamine using aromatic amino acids that absorb UV light. It does this to cortisol too. The suns light is used to power up and excite electrons.  That excitation changes the local geometry of amino acids in proteins.  Incident light at surfaces are unpolarized and becomes assigned an order by K+ ions and water. So incident light from the sun really acts as the currency of the compound pharmacy in our pituitary every day to make things we need from light to live our life in our local environment.  This makes your hormone panel a “shadow cast” of your local light environment.  This is why your “local zip code” for light is incredibly important.”

Morning sunlight helps set our circadian rhythm for the day and is responsible for producing key hormones. (rr, r)

Get outside in the morning and get sunlight as early in the morning as possible.

WHY DOES A CHLOROPHYLL LOOK EXACTLY LIKE HEMOGLOBIN 

Some people call this “quirky science”. Seriously, do you think this is just a coincidence? Nature has a purpose.  

It’s really interesting how similar these two essential life molecules look. Heme contains an iron atom which is able to absorb more light energy, while chlorophyll based on a central magnesium does not absorb as much sunlight. WHY>>>>> (r)

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  • Mitochondria break down fuel molecules and capture energy in cellular respiration.
  • Chloroplasts are found in plants and algae and capture light energy to make sugars via photosynthesis.

Mitochondria are involved in cellular respiration whereas chloroplasts are involved in photosynthesis. The overall chemical reactions for the processes occurring in them are different and reverse.  (WOW!!!!! Exactly the SAME reaction, but backward!!!!!!) HOLY SHIT

- Cellular Respiration: C6H12O6+6O2 ---> 6CO2+6H2O+ATP

- Plant Photosynthesis: 6CO2+6H2O --->C6H12O6+6O2

Notice how these two pathways are exactly reversed. How plants make sugars from the sun and how we break down sugars for energy. This is really amazing to see.

I mean it makes sense, but seeing the equation and the molecules is pretty spooky don’t you think?

Did you know that our mitochondria also use light? Light energy can stimulate mitochondria to make energy. Specifically, red light can stimulate cytochrome C oxidase to make cellular energy. (r)

UVB IS IMPORTANT AND ONLY AVAILABLE AT CERTAIN TIMES OF YEAR 

UVB is one of the most important nutrients you get from the sun and also the ONLY place you can obtain UVB (other than a specific way to biohack this, detailed in a future post).

UVB creates vitamin D sulfate in the skin. Vitamin D is so important for our health, and it’s available for free, right from the sun.

Supplementing with vitamin D is not nearly as effective as supplementing with the Sun. Often people have a hard time increasing vitamin D levels in their body with pills, and too high a dose could be dangerous as it builds up in the body. Best to get this directly from nature. Chemical vitamin D, even the "good" version called vitamin D3, is just not the same as what you get from the sun. You can actually manufacture about 30,000 IUs of Vitamin D from the sun in just 30 minutes! Most vitamin D supplements contain anywhere from 400 - 5,000 IUs of vitamin D. 

You can only make vitamin D from the sun when the angle of the sun is c lose to and above 50 degrees from the horizon (r). This means that in summer in most of the US, you cannot make vitamin D until around noon. In the winter, in the northern parts of the US, you cannot make vitamin D at all as the sun never gets high enough in the sky to allow UVB rays to penetrate our atmosphere in quantity enough to create vitamin D in our skin.

Download and use the D minder app to help understand when you can get vitamin D in your latitude. You might want to consider trips down south in the winter to restock that vitamin D!

RED LIGHT AND ANTI-AGING

Red light in sunlight can reduce photo-aging, reduce wrinkles and stretch marks and cure cancer. I’m just kidding about that last one. Or am I?

Red light has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation, increase weight loss and improve athletic performance. Psoriasis and acne also benefit from red light. (r)

As the body absorbs red light, the mitochondria in our cells produce more energy, allowing the cells to do their jobs. This can have an anti-aging effect on our bodies.\

The cells in our body can and do absorb light. This absorbed light is used for energy production, collagen production and more.

SUN SALUTATIONS CONSTITUTE SAFE SUN EXPOSURE (INFRARED LIGHT) 

You can’t see this light, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t real. Put on a pair of infrared goggles and it’s apparent that infrared is very real.

Some wavelengths of infrared can be felt as heat. That warmth you feel coming from the campfire at night is infrared. Some infrared wavelengths you cannot feel as heat, but they do have a biological impact.

Indoor lighting used to contain infrared. When we lit our homes with fire, the warmth and heat coming off the fire are the infrared light. Through all of human history, we lit our indoor spaces with infrared containing fire and candlelight.

Then we spent the next 70 years or more using the Edison bulb. This is known as the incandescent light bulb. It too gives off infrared light. You can feel it heat up. Life was good.

 

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Now we have transitioned to LED and CFL lights. No infrared. NO red light either. These give off a blue frequency of light that can be harmful to the body, the eyes, and our hormones. There is no infrared or red to counteract it. We use them at night in our TVs, laptops and overhead lighting. This light at night is carcinogenic and ruins our sleep. Check out our D.A.R.K. article on how to sleep properly.

 

Infrared light from the sun early in the morning has actually been showing to precondition the skin to be able to absorb UVB during the day and protect against UV-A.

This article (r) from authors from Harvard, MIT, McGill and more discuss the benefits of infrared light:

“suggesting that IR-A may be more beneficial than deleterious when the skin is exposed to the appropriate irradiance/dose of IR-A radiation similar to daily sun exposure received by people in real life.

IR-A might even precondition the skin – a process called photo prevention - from an evolutionary standpoint since exposure to early morning IR-A wavelengths in sunlight may ready the skin for the coming mid-day deleterious UVR.

Consequently IR-A appears to be the solution, not the problem. It does more good than bad for the skin. It is essentially a question of intensity and how we can learn from the sun.

One could therefore assume that early morning “sun salutation” (surya namaskar) and late afternoon procrastination on the beach are actually natural PBM treatments to prevent and repair, respectively. Consequently, if your shadow is taller than you are (in the early morning and late afternoon) you're taking advantage of the beneficial effects of IR-A while avoiding peak (Zenithal) harmful UVR [6061]. Ultimately, it is another way of being sun smart.”

SO WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU REALLY JUST CAN’T GET OUT IN THE SUN? 

How Do We supplement Sunlight?

Oh, this is a very sad state of affairs. I feel for you, I really do. You work night shift. Perhaps your company locks you inside a factory and you can only leave when a buzzer goes off and must return when the buzzer goes off again. AHHHHHHH. 

Ok, so what do you do?

Well, we know indoor lighting is toxic (See this TEDx talk by Thaddeus). Indoor lighting and devices are made up of Blue light, which is damaging to the eyes and stimulating and turns off our melatonin.

You’ll have to read our next article to find out how to supplement sunlight, or if it’s even possible!

SUMMARY – WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?  

  • Wake up and get outside as close to sunrise as possible.
  • Get sunlight into your eye without glasses, sunglasses or contacts.
  • Do not look directly at the sun, look about 15 degrees below the sun.
  • Take off as many clothes as possible. Be naked if possible.
  • At least be on the ground barefoot during this morning sunlight session.
  • Do this for 15 minutes or so.

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  • Block Blue light on all your devices during the day using Iris or f.lux for laptops and Twilight or Nightshift for phones.

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  1. Get outside around noon with as few clothes as possible and soak in some UVB rays. Time varies depending on your skin type, latitude and time of year. In northern climates, you will not get any UVB in the Fall. In Minnesota, September 17th is about the last day I can absorb any UVB.  Do not wear sunscreen.

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  • Download Dminder App. There is an APP called “DMinder” that will tell you when you can absorb UVB rays in your location.
  • Do your work outdoors if at all possible. I take my laptop outside and work for as long as possible. Sit in the shade when you’ve had enough sun.

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  • Change over your indoor lights from LEDs and CLFs to Incandescent and Halogen. That’s right, they use more energy, but are far healthier than LEDs and CFLs.

If possible, use candles or firelight at night. Seriously!

If possible, do not use any light after dark, this is the normal state of affairs our body expects.

Go to bed shortly after dark.

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Buying a Home for 5G

A cell tower for every 8 homes! 

500,000 more cell towers needed to connect 5G in the US. There’s only 300,000 out there today! 

The internet of things spying on you from every device in your home.  

The 5G power density is so high because it can’t travel as far as 4G and needs to be cranked up.  

How do you Mitigate the EMF in a 5G world? 

Remember with 5G, these are directed beam wave energy. Get a faraday cage pouch for your phone so it's not calling for signal when you don't want it!

One way is to buy a house that will minimize your exposure to 5G. 

Here’s what to look for. 

 

How to Search for a place to live When 5G hits 

5G frequencies are different from 4G, 4G LTE and 4G LTE advanced.  

5G is higher in frequency and the wavelengths are shorter meaning they are more powerful.  

They also don’t travel as far as 4G.  

5G is more easily blocked than 4G, unless of course you have a 5G enabled device in your home calling for 5G frequencies.  

Because 5G won’t travel as far, the antennas are going to be (many already are) placed at street and human level to allow them to enter homes. While 4G can enter homes from the walls and roof, 5G is largely blocked by these things.  

Keep in mind that when 5G is turned on, 4G isn’t going away and will be flooding the world in addition to the 5G.  

When looking for a house, you want to ensure to choose something that will block both 4G and 5G! 

Hire Building biologist 

Building Biologists are trained to identify EMF hazards around your home, or your future home. Hiring a building biologist is the best way to buy a home that will be as free as possible from EMF. 

If you have the money, typically $1200 or more for a visit, a building biologist has tools to measure exactly what your unique 5G issue is. They have tens of thousands of dollars of meters that measure the exact frequencies, wavelengths, and hotspots in your house.  

In addition, they can recommend the best mitigation strategies for your unique situation.  

We hired Brian Hoyer from Shielded Healing, discount code sleep for $100 off your assessment. 

Buy a fortress 

Metal and earth block 5G. If you can find a home that’s sided in metal with a metal roof, you will have gone a long way to stop 5G and 4G from entering your home. If you can find a rammed earth home or a home that’s partially underground, or even a home where the bedrooms are in the basement, these all will protect you and your family from much of these frequencies.  

Move to the country (till 5G comes form above, quote about every square inch of planet) 

Cities have a high density of people. Everyone has their phone on, their WIFI routers on all the time, their Smart TVs, their self driving cars and more...  

To serve all these people, cities have to install more antennas and towers emitting 5G and 4G. This is because each antenna can only handle so many incoming and outgoing communications, usually 4 at most. So an apartment building with 1000 people will need a hundred antennas per se.  

When you buy a home in the country, there are fewer people per mile and therefor fewer antennas and WIFI and cellphone leakage from neighbors. In some places you will not even receive cellphone coverage. That’s an ideal area if you ask me.  

Find a home in the country that gets little to no cellphone reception and is far away from any neighbors. In addition, steer clear of overhead powerlines and sub stations.  

 

Pine trees 

Trees block EMF like that from 4G and 5G. Specifically, pine trees are said to block the most EMF.  

Find a home surrounded by pine trees.  

Build a cold plunge or cold pool or even hot tub 

Water acts as a natural farday cage. A faraday cage blocks EMF.  

Look for a home with a pool or hottub, or even a natural body of water.  

Get in this water often to let your body detox from the EMF bombardment it gets all day long.  

Bonus points for using cold water because this activates ancient pathways that can lead to healing and improved health.  

 

Take our EMF course! 

Tomorrow and I created a FREE EMF course. We could have charged actual dollars for this, but we didn’t. Take advantage of it now.  

The Earth Makes EMF and It's Good For You

 

Yes, it’s true, there is EMF that’s good for us, and it comes directly from the Earth and Sun.  

We all live indoors these days and we’re insulated from Nature.  

We don’t get out in the sun, and many doctors today will tell you the sun is toxic.  

Manmade EMF like Wi-Fi, cellphone radiation and Bluetooth causes inflammation and can lead to health problems.  

We rarely if ever touch our feet to the earth and instead insulate ourselves from the ground by wearing rubberized soles in our shoes. 

By doing this, we miss out on the beneficial EMF that heals us and restores our vitality.  

We call this nature’s EMF.  

Anything created by man, that our bodies haven’t been designed to deal with we call Non-Native EMF (nn-EMF). And these are the fields that largely harm our biology.  

Nature’s EMF is used by our bodies to heal, sync us to the Earth and Nature, and even helps us sleep. 

 

Daytime Electric Field..Thanks Sun  

During the day the sun shines on the Earth. There is an electric field produced on Earth wherever there is daylight. This field is energizing and create by photons entering the atmosphere.  

In addition, the Earth receives thousands of lightning strikes every second. These strikes drive electrons into the earth and also create the Schumann Resonance.  

Our bodies can use the electrons in the Earth and are also attuned to the Schumann Resonance. Science is still learning how this works and what effect it has on us, but we know that when humans travel to space and leave these fields, their bodies break down.  

The Russian’s recreate a Schumann Resonant frequency in space to keep the cosmonauts healthier.  

 

Nighttime Magenetic Field..Thanks Earth  

 

At night, without photons bombarding the atmosphere, the Earth’s Magnetic Field is more prominent. Our opinion is that this magnetic field is healing and we take advantage of it in our sleep to heal our bodies.  

If we sleep above ground level, like in 3rd or 10th floor apartments, or even just in a 2nd floor bedroom, we are quite far away from the proper Earth fields we should experience and rather bombarded by manmade fields from cell towers and Wi-Fi and electrical currents in the walls.  

If you want to take advantage of the healing magnetic field, sleep as close to the ground as possible.  Sleeping in a basement bedroom both allows you to be close to the Earth's magnetic field and minimizes or eliminates the manmade EMF fields.  

 

Grounding 

Remember all those lightning strikes hitting the Earth every second? This embeds electrons into the Earth, which is why the Earth is the largest source of negative energy and why we “ground” electrical things into the Earth. You can stand barefoot on the Earth and allow positive charge in your body, known as inflammation, to drain out into the ground. How amazing is our Earth?  You’ll want to be barefoot to do this and stand on a conductive surface like grass, dirt, rocks, cement, concrete. If you stand on a wood deck, asphalt or plastic you will not be grounded. You also cannot ground through your shoes or through nylon or polyester socks, those are plastic. Get some wool or cotton socks or go barefoot.  

 

Schumann Resonance 

Those lightning strikes hitting the ground create a band of frequency close to the surface of the Earth.  

The collective lightning strike frequency is known as the Schumann Resonance. Humans and animals, probably plants too, are tuned to this frequency. Cosmonauts in Russia recreate this frequency in their spacecraft to keep healthy.  

The Schumann Resonance averages to 7.83Hz. This is exactly the alpha brain wave humans attain when in meditation. It’s probably important to tune into this.  

When you sleep or live further from the surface of the Earth, like in an apartment or 2nd floor bedroom, you are more removed from this resonance. 

 

Sunlight is Information 

When we talk about nature's frequencies, the majority of those come from the Sun.  

Sunlight, both visible and invisible, is information to the body.  

Ignore this information – by wearing sunscreen, clothes, and living indoors – and you will be worse off for it.  

Obviously get safe sun exposure. This means building a solar callus and slowly working to get more sun.  

Getting sun on your naked sun is pure information to the body. This sets your circadian rhythm, tells your body what time of day it is and what time of year. This information can be used to make vitamin D and more.  

When we hide from the sun, we completely miss out on this quantum information.  

Studies actually show that people that get the most sun die less often.  

Sun has both visible light and invisible light. We know there is invisible light, like ultraviolet and infrared. I would argue that there are more invisible wavelengths that we even know about. Science isn’t all knowing. I would also guess that these invisible wavelengths we don’t know about are extremely important to health.  

Bottom line is get outside.  

 

When is the Best Time to Get Earth Based EMF?  

If you want to take advantage of all this good juju the earth and Sun provide, then you need to do a few key things.  

The best times are dawn and dusk. However, any time you can get outside is a win. 

 

Get Outside First Thing in the Morning 

At sunrise your body will read the light and set your circadian rhythm for the day. This is extremely important.  

Also, dawn sun has no UV in it. Your body has receptors for UV and it will know there’s none, so be prompted to correctly set your circadian rhythm.  

When we stay inside and look at our phone, the body is tricked, through the blue light of the phone, into thinking it’s later in the day and then mismatches your rhythm to the actual time.  

 

Where BlueBlockers 

We can’t stress this enough. Get those BLUEBLOCKERS on.  

These are to be worn whenever the sun is not in the sky (After sunset and before sunrise).  

Blue light frequencies mess up your rhythm and are associated with diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity when you see blue light at night.  

At night during sleep  

Lights out, connect to the earth by sleeping as close to the ground as possible. Turn off the breakers to your bedroom or better yet the whole house, or better yet, just sleep outside.  

You could also use a grounding sheet from Earthing Company. We use a King size grounding sheet under our bottom sheet to stay grounded all night.  

Magnetico mattress pad can help create a static magnetic field around you mimicking the earths field from centuries ago and possibly protecting you from the cell tower down the road.  

WiFi off at night and cell on airplane mode and into a farday cage pouch so it’s not tracking you and you guarantee no one can turn it on at night and radiate you with the wrong signals. Yup, I do think some companies turn on cell phones for brief milliseconds even when in airplane to download a bit of data on you.. don’t take the risk. 

 

Faraday Cage Bedroom  

We highly recommend sleeping inside a faraday cage. This is material that blocks manmade nnEMF like that from your WiFI, celltowers and your daughters cellphone that’s on all night. To create a primal environment while you sleep, think about investing in a faraday cage for your bed. We use one from Brian Hoyer at Shielded Healing.  

 

 

First thing in the morning when we wake, we get on our blueblockers to avoid signaling our body with the wrong messages.  

Get outside first thing to expose yourself to the electric field and the sun.  

Preferably barefoot on the earth so you can take advantage of the photoelectric effect and absorbing more electrons from the earth while dumping positive charge (inflammation).  

I understand it’s winter in northern climates and this is difficult to be barefoot, and that’s why we’ve sourced these grounding heel straps you can attach to any boot or shoe and be grounded without be barefoot.  They just slip on and off in seconds so you just put them on when you want to ground.  

 

Conclusion 

Get outside as often as possible and remove as many non-native sources of EMF as you can during the day and especially at night.  

Where blueblockers at night.  

 

 

Do you want to learn more about the EMF that comes into your home 

Do you want to learn more about grounding and “earthing” 

Do you want to learn more about EMFs from you cell phone, WiFi, and Bluetooth?  

Do you want to learn more about sunlight and the benefits?  

Best Nightlight for Kids

 

The right type of light at night for your kids is more important than you realize.  

Kids are far more affected by the wrong type of light at night than adults.  

While it’s true that most kids are more resilient than adults, when it comes to light this isn’t the case.  

Using the wrong light at night for your kids can lead to sleep issues and degenerative eye problems.  

Children may be terrified of the dark, but we have fund this is largely because adults light up their rooms at night starting from the time they are babies. Personally, our kids have slept in dark since they were less than a year old and they need to light to go to sleep.  

If you aren’t this lucky and your kids need light to sleep, or you want to light up their hallway or bathroom to ensure safe passage at night, then having the right type of light is critical.  

 What’s Wrong with Light?  

At night, lights harm our melatonin and circadian rhythm. This means kids don’t sleep as well at night if they experience light after sunset.  

In addition to sleep disturbances, light at night has been shown to negatively affect mood the next day.  

Humans have receptors in their eyes for blue frequencies of light. Since most all lightbulbs, phones, TVs, and computers, and night lights contain blue light, we stimulate the receptors in our eyes each night. When this happens, our bodies think it’s daytime. Cortisol, the stress hormone is increased while melatonin, the hormone of darkness, is suppressed. This is a bad combination at night. In adults this light at night is associated with diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity.  

Simply put, seeing light at night, and especially sleeping with lights on in our rooms leads to negative health consequences.  
 
Considerations when choosing night lights 

So, you have decided that your kids can’t sleep without some kind of light, or perhaps you just want a light in the bathroom.  

You want to avoid lights that give off blue light. That doesn’t mean you can just buy any bulb that doesn’t look blue.  

Every light you can buy at your local hardware store has blue light in it. LED and CFL lights have more blue than incandescent lights, even if the light coming out of them looks warm or more yellow.  

We took spectrometer readings of many lights and have not found a conventional light that is free of blue anywhere.  

Remember, the blue in light bulbs, including dim light can lead to circadian rhythm disruptions and possible health concerns.  

You want to find a night light that provides just enough light but not too much. In addition, it needs to be free of blue, and preferably green light. These are the two wavelengths studied and shown to impact circadian rhythm.  

Believe it or not there are pure red lights you can buy.  

These red lights have no blue or green and are just pure red light that has been proven not to destroy melatonin at night. 

Portability 

If you want a light at night that can be moved from place to place or even one used to read books at night, look no further than those from Gembared.com (Discount code SLEEP for 10% off).  

Gembared makes reading lights and portable red light therapy lights. While I wouldn’t use one of their lights as a “nightlight” because they are too bright and used for red light therapy, I would use that same therapy light as my lighting at night and I actually do. A nightlight is something I would use in a hallway for dim light at night, or you could use in your child’s bedroom. While a light is something to light up a room like your living room, kitchen, or dining room.  So while we don’t use nightlights here, we do use Gembared lights to light up our hone after dark in our bedroom and living room.  

For reading at night, they make two portable reading lights that are pure red lights. We use these at night to read and bring then with us when we travel. Our kids use these to read books at night and to navigate their bedrooms.  

In addition, Amazon stocks a pure red plug in night light here that we used to use in our hallway. Now we just use the Gembared Rave light strip (discount code sleep) for our hallway lighting. You can see that in the newspaper article we were featured in here, just look for the photos.  

Brightness  

If you want something with more ambience and slightly less red, you can put a Himalayan salt rock lamp in your child’s room. While this is not as ideal as pure red, since it will still give off some, but not much, blue light, it’s far superior to conventional lights.  

 

Night lights we recommend  

The best of the best 

Gembared Crane and Calm (discount code SLEEP) 

Gembared Rex 

Sunlite Red Bulb 

Decent 

Amazon red night light 

OK 

Himalayan salt rock lamp 

 

Why You're Using Your Cellphone All Wrong

I bet You Don’t know How to Use a Cellphone 

Safely that is.  

Your cellphone is a microwave emitting device.  

Ever stuck your head in a microwave?  

No?  

Seems like a bad idea, right?  

Yet you have no problem holding  your cellphone to your head for hours every single day.  

Some of your even sleep with your cellphone under you pillow.  

Take a look at the safety sticker that’s on your microwave. I don’t have one, but I went to the neighbors and looked at it.  

Now, go and look at the sticker on the back of your WIFI router.  

You will now have a better sense of perspective.  

The frequency emitted by your microwave and by your wifi router are the EXACT same frequencies.  

So, if you don’t want to stick your head in your microwave, and your cellphone and wifi router emit the exact same frequency, what gives?  

Truth  

The truth is that microwave radiation and its effects on human biology has been well studied. In over 5,500 peer reviewed, published papers the truth is laid our in black and white.  

Microwave radiation, like that given off by cellphones affects learning, sleep, mood, behavior, and health.  

Modern humans are bombarded with an astounding 1 quintillion more microwaves today than ever before in human history.  

When you carry a cellphone in your pocket, you are exposing yourself non-stop to the frequency associated with that cellphone.  

Every cellphone or cellphone provider uses a slightly different signal. 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, and now 5G all use different frequencies to connect.  

Because the frequencies are all different and each frequency has a slightly different effect and each human has more or less susceptibility to any particular frequency, it is hard to nail down that cellphones are negatively affecting us because each human, carrying a different frequency around will have a different effect from that.  

One person may have an issue with their eyes while another gets cancer. These frequencies affect us differently. One thing that is not in question based on centuries of research is that wireless radiation absolutely affects biology.  

Safe Use Instructions  

Oddly, your cellphone doesn’t come with safe use instructions. HOWEVER, it does tell you right in the safety/regulatory manual that touching your cellphone while it’s turned on violates the safety requirements.  

Read that again!  

Touching your cellphone while in use specifically stated to be avoided for safe use.  

I bet none of your has read that part of your cellphone manual.  

So… if you can’t touch your cellphone while it’s turned on, what do you do?  

 

Wireless radiation affects can be mitigated with 3 key strategies. Follow these and you will minimize your exposure to harmful man-made EMF.  

 

Time 

The less time you are exposed to microwaves, the better.  

Use your phone, WIFI, and Bluetooth for as little time as possible.  

Spend as little time in high EMF environments. These are places like coffee shops and even your office where high powered WIFI is pumped out for everyone to use.  

When I’m at corporate headquarters bathed in junk light and wifi, I make sure to spend as little time inside as possible. If I can work, meet, and take my lunch outside, I will.  

 

Distance 

Wireless radiation diminishing quickly with distance.  

There is a law called the inverse square law that is applied to wireless radiation. This means that for every 1X increase in distance from the source there is a 10X drop in the intensity of the radiation.  

Position yourself as far as possible away from a microwave radiation source. Even a few inches can make a huge difference.  

If you can’t turn off a wireless source of radiation, move as far away from it as possible.  

When a friend of mine measured the WIFI radiation in her son’s high school she found that just moving desks from under the WIFI router that was installed on the ceiling to a desk 5 seats away dropped the radiation levels by more than 10X.  

 

Blocking  

Obviously the best way to reduce wireless radiation is to turn it off. Most of us can’t do that completely. Though we do more than most people, which I’ll explain below.  

When you can’t turn off the wireless, you can block it.  

Microwave radiation can be blocked by metal.  

There are faraday cages you can put your wifi router into and it will significantly reduce the radiation. It will not block all the wifi or else your devices would not be able to connect to it. These are metallic cages with enough gaps in the metal screen to allow some of the wifi out but at significantly reduced signal power.  

You can buy a faraday cage (LINK) for your phone. These are metal lined pouches that block all radiation going to and coming from your phone. These are great if you have someone in your family sleeping with their phone or if you want to be absolutely protected from your phone.  

We keep our phones in the pouches while we sleep even when they are in airplane mode. We know that people have been measuring wireless radiation from their phones even when in airplane mode. This is likely due to software companies calling for private data about you to be sent to the cloud all the time as well as reveal your location. We do not consent to this and therefore keep our phones in pouches so they cannot connect to the cloud or spray us with radiation while we sleep.  

In addition, we take it a step further by surrounding our bed in a faraday cage. While we can turn off our wifi and cellphones at night, we cannot stop the cellphone tower from sending radiation into our bedroom while we sleep.  

Actually, we can stop it by surrounding our bed with metal mesh fabric. This blocks the radiation from our “sleep chamber”.  

Whenever we fly or travel, we always wear our Primalhacker EMF blocking hoodies. It’s impossible to get away from wireless when traveling and thus we do our best to reduce what we’re exposed to as much as possible.  LINK 

You can also mitigate some of the radiation given off by your laptop while on wifi by using one of these products from Harapad.  

Blocking wireless radiation is often our best choice these days when we cannot get away from it. 

 

Airplane Mode 

Your cellphone, tablet, and laptop all have airplane Mode.  

Use it! 

Whenever you are not downloading messages or making a phone call, turn your devices onto airplane mode.  

Don’t forget that when your laptop is connected to a LAN line, you need to enable airplane mode. Otherwise it’s still pinging wifi every once in a while for no reason.  

If you have your cellphone in your pocket, put it in airplane mode.  

This is why we have voicemail and texts.  

I modified my voicemail message to state that I do not listen to voicemail, honestly who has time for that.  

I ask callers to send me a text.  

When I pop my phone out of airplane mode and download data, I see the texts and call back whoever I need to. I am not on call 24/7.  

Airplane mode will disable your WIFI, cellphone, cell data, and Bluetooth.  

It will not disable the GPS. GPS is always on. You can convince yourself of this by using maps on your phone and then turning your phone to airplane mode. The maps will keep up just fine.  

Be careful though, because some people turn their phones to airplane mode and the wifi or Bluetooth is still on. Check to make sure these are actually turned off when your phone is in airplane mode.  

One phone hack is to only have the wireless on that you need. Instead of ALWAYS having Bluetooth, Cell Service, and WIFI on all the time, just turn on the one that you need.  

Each of these is a separate antenna microwaving you. Turn on only the antenna you actually need.  

 

Hardwire 

You can get rid of wireless at your home.  

We have “hardwired” our home. Here’s an article we wrote detailing how we did this without pulling wire through walls.  

HERE's OUR ARTICLE ON HARDWIRING 

Here is a video showing you how to disable the WIFI on your router.  

Go into your router settings and disable the WIFI.  

Get a LAN cable and connect all your devices to the wired cables. Your TV, video game console, cellphones, and laptops will all connect to a wired connection.  

The best part isn’t just that you’ll be protected from the wireless radiation but wired connections are faster than wireless.  

 

Stop being EMF’d.  Adopt some or all of the suggestions above to improve your health.  

 

A Blue Light Supplement to Protect the Eyes

If you've heard about the damage blue light can do to your eyes, then you'll be excited to learn there is a new product that was built to mitigate the blue light damage caused by our devices and LED home and office lighting. 

We're a Device Centric Culture

Wow, if we thought time spent indoors and on devices was increasing before, what just happened in 2020 was a showstopper. We spent all of 2020 mostly indoors and more connected to a device than ever before. Well, those of you out there that didn't take advantage of the empty parks and woods to get out constantly :)

In general people spend over 95% of their time indoors. Between cars, work, gym, store, and home we're larger indoors under junk lighting and connected to devices. 

What's the Downside?

Now, being on devices a lot means our eyes take a beating. We're looking at screens that are close to our eyes, which is stressful to the eye. Looking further away is relaxing to the eye. 

In addition, the high intensity blue light can be harmful to the eye. Without the red and infrared light (which is present along with blue from the sun) we don't receive the antidote to the blue.  most indoor lighting and device lighting is free of infrared and has little red compared to blue light. 

This blue light from devices can cause free radicals to be developed in the eye. Over time, scientists and doctors believe this can cause macular degeneration. 

What Can You Do? 

Wear blue light blocking glasses. Blue light blocking glasses, like those found here, have been shown to protect the eyes from blue light. 

Use Candles at night

Work outdoors

Try the ONLY supplement designed specifically to mitigate the damage to your eyes from blue light

Qualia Vision

 The folks at Neurohacker have done it again. Not only did they invent one of the very best, and the first ever, pre-built nootropic stack, and a longevity supplement, now they have invented a blue light supplement. 

We all know we should be outside ALL DAY. 

And wear blueblockers whenever the sun goes down. 

Most of us do not do this. 

Trust me, I know a lot of biohackers and I can count on one hand how many of them actually wear their blueblockers at night.  I wish more of your would just do that because it makes a HUGE difference. 

So, when you ignore my advice and work on a laptop indoors all day and don't wear your blueblockers at night, there's now a supplement built specifically to mitigate the damage the blue light is doing to your eyes. 

I've been using it for a month and I really like it. 

Way back in 1999 a friend of mine was working on a vision formula at a company in Boulder Colorado. He told me that the #1 ingredient to help vision was Bilberry. Guess what's in Qualia Vision? That's right...

Qualia Vision for blue light health

Qualia Vision Designed to:
  • Provide support for strained eyes
  • Protect eyes from blue light
  • Enhance visual performance
  • Support healthy vision
  • Lessen blue light impact on sleep
How it works:
  • Supports visual processing speed
  • Supports tear production
  • Supports retinal glutathione (GSH) levels*
  • Supports brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)*
  • Supports lens regeneration functions
*Qualia Vision supplies support for the entire visual system, providing plant-based pigments, vision super fruits & spices, and eye-essential vitamin and amino acid support 
What to Expect from Qualia Vision: 
  • Less eye strain
  • Reduced dry eyes
  • Less eye sensitivity 
  • Enhanced visual processing 
  • Enhanced light-sending abilities 
Notable Ingredients:
  • Lutemax® 2020
  • Mirtoselect® bilberry
  • Amla fruit

 Get a bottle to try it out for yourself for less than $20 and save money using discount code PRIMALMIND!

Vision wheel chart

 Here's What Each Ingredient is Formulated to do

  • Lutemax® 2020

Main Claim: Enhances visual performance and blue-light blocking

Lutemax® 2020 supplies the three antioxidant pigments—lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin—used by the macula to filter blue light and protect retina tissue.

  • MirtoSelect® Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Fruit Extract

Main Claim: Relieves eye fatigue and supports eye surface comfort 

MirtoSelect® bilberry is a vision superfruit that supports ocular blood flow, promotes recovery of eye muscles, comforts the eye surface, and provides relief from eye fatigue.

  • AstaPure® Haematococcus pluvialis Microalgae Extract (3% astaxanthin)

Main Claim: Supports eye muscle stamina and blue light resistance

AstaPure® is a natural source of astaxanthin, an eye antioxidant that supports eye muscle stamina & recovery, blood flow to the eyes, and defenses against blue light.

  • Saffron Stigma Extract

Main Claim: Supports macula health, blue light resistance, and retina function

Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, contains a variety of eye-healthy carotenoids, and supports macula health, blue light resistance, and retina function.

  • Goji (Lycium barbarum) Fruit Juice Extract

Main Claim: Supports retina health and photoreceptor function

Goji fruit is a Traditional Chinese Medicine eye tonic used to nourish the eyes and promote healthy vision that supports healthy retina and photoreceptor function.

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis) Fruit Extract

Main Claim: Supports lens health

Amla fruit is an Ayurvedic eye tonic that supports lens health and is believed to preserve eyesight, promote eye health, and relieve eye fatigue.

  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root Extract

Main Claim: Supports retina and lens health

Ginger is a bioenhancer (it enhances the bioavailability of carotenoids) with antioxidant benefits that supports the healthy function of the retina and lens.

  • Taurine

Main Claim: Supports photoreceptor function

Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the retina, where it acts as an antioxidant and is essential for the function of the photoreceptor layer that captures light.

  • Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)

Main Claim: Supports optic nerve function

Methylcobalamin (an active form of vitamin B12) is critical for the healthy function of the optic nerve that transfers information between the eye and brain.

 

There you have it.  I'm definitely excited about this product. I think this is the first and will be shown to be the best supplement in this market. Many others will follow now, but will they be any good? 

4 Specific Tips To Support Mitochondria And Cellular Health

Almost everyone is familiar with the phrase “mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell”. 


It’s hard to overstate the importance of our mitochondria. Virtually every biochemical reaction and cellular process in the human body relies on them. Our energy levels, how we age, our exercise recovery times, and virtually any other category of health you can think of, have inexorable links to the health and abundance of our mitochondria. 


But advice on how to support mitochondrial function can be vague. “Diet”, “exercise” and “lifestyle” are obviously involved, but if you’re going to take mitochondrial function seriously, you need greater specifics.


These are specific recommendations for 4 major focuses of mitochondrial support: 


Specific Dietary Tip: Qualia Life + IF


You may already know the immense health benefits that come with intermittent fasting, and  its role in triggering biogenesis of new mitochondria. You also may know that limiting refined carbs (soda, white bread, pastries, etc.) is good for a host of health benefits including mitochondrial function. 


But you may not know that a 36-ingredient beast of a nutritional formula called Qualia Life is specifically designed to optimize mitochondrial function and cellular health. There’s nothing on the market that checks more nutritional boxes for mitochondrial support in one supplement than Qualia Life. 


I've taken Qualia Life for years and the difference it has made to my energy levels and personal training goals have been phenomenal. The company behind it, Neurohacker Collective, is well known for their premium nootropic products such as Qualia Mind, which I can't recommend enough for mental performance. I've gotten to know the Neurohacker team over the years and I was pumped when Qualia Life came out because Neurohacker specializes in very comprehensive formulas. Qualia Life contains NAD+ boosters, polyphenols, adaptogens, ergogenics, antioxidants, you name it. Neurohacker's calling card is how much you can nutritionally accomplish with one supplement. 

Qualia Life Bottle

 

Add coupon code PRIMALMIND at checkout and you’ll get an additional 15% off first purchase. 

 

Try Qualia Life by clicking here and take your mitochondrial nutrition to the highest level ever.

Specific Exercise Tip: High Intensity Interval Training

Sprinter on a track at sunrise

Needless to say, exercise is vital to mitochondrial production, and any exercise beats none, but if you want the biggest return on exercise training for mitochondrial health, I highly recommend high intensity interval training (often abbreviated as HIIT). A recent study in Cell Metabolism found that HIIT exercise in particular- such as 15 second sprint bursts or 30 second cycling bursts followed by brief recoveries- had the strongest correlations with mitochondrial production. Evidence also shows this is true for strength training exercises such as squat jumps and similar rapid burst exercises followed by brief recovery. 

 

Specific Therapeutic Tip: 30 Seconds Of Cold Shower 

cold shower handle

The benefits of heat and cold therapies for mitochondrial function- such as sauna, cryotherapy, and outdoor cold exposure- are vast. But for those of you lacking the time, money, or discomfort tolerance to follow through on hardcore cold/heat options, you still have no excuse according to a new finding. A recent study published by Plos One indicates that just 30 seconds of cold shower exposure can deliver significant benefits associated with mitochondrial support. So even if you hate cold therapy, just toughing out a mere 30 seconds at the end of your shower can deliver big benefits to mitochondrial function (and beyond). And don't forget that even walking outside for a few minutes in winter without a jacket is considered cold therapy!

 

Specific Lifestyle Tip: Ritualize Relaxation

Man sitting on top of mountain

After asking you to do high intensity exercises and cold therapies, this last tip is the gentlest of them all- relax! Stress hormones can negatively alter mitochondrial function, so any daily practice that prioritizes relaxation- from meditation to massage to nature immersion- is actually serving an important role in overall mitochondrial health. How you reach a relaxation state is less important than the fact that you do. Maintain that state for at least 30 to 60 minutes a day, taking it just as seriously as exercise, nutrition, or biohacking therapies. 

 

From nutrition, to exercise, to therapeutics, to lifestyle, those are 4 specific actions you can take today to address mitochondrial health in a comprehensive way.