Most people can immediately connect the relationship between obesity to diet and exercise.
You get fat and it must be because you eat poorly and don't exercise.
But what most people miss or cannot connect is that there is a third variable which contributes to getting fat that is just as important as diet and exercise.
This third variable is LIGHT.
More specifically the kind of light you allow into your life and WHEN you allow it.
The JAMA Internal Medicine paper below investigated this light variable. The paper asks....
Is artificial light at night while sleeping associated with weight gain and obesity?
This study found that the answer to the question above is YESSSSSSSSSSSS!
You can read the study yourself here.
Women who had a light on in their rooms or their tv on at night gained five kilograms or more! Any kind of artificial light at night increases your risk of obesity or gaining weight!
The study goes on to say.....
"In this cohort study of 43722 women, artificial light at night while...
Here's my Cloos X Brady Blue Light Blocking Glasses Review using a spectrometer for verification along with some important tips to keep in mind when your are wearing your blue blockers during the day and night.
I really wanted these Brady blue light blockers to work!
And I have to say that these Christopher Cloos X Brady glasses are the best blue light blocking glasses FRAMES that I have ever reviewed or owned. The whole customer service team at Christopher Cloos could not be any nicer or accommodating to me as well.
But do these glasses actually work....do they block the bad blue light that you need to care about?
Tom Brady threw a gigantic interception with these blue blockers. As you'll see with your own eyes in the video below they don't work so well for daytime use and are comlete failures for nighttime use.
Technically, these Cloos X Brady glasses block virtually no blue light at all. They block mostly light in the 380 to 410nm range which is violet light. Violet light is...
I've noticed lately that my blue light diet stuff on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube is getting censored or outright deleted. Posts are getting deleted without my knowledge. Comments disabled. It seems this totalitarian like behavior is only increasing and not getting better.
So I've written this post to go over ways and show you how to counteract this new form of online censorship.
Lets talk for a moment on why I don't trust these big tech and social media companies.
Google search and their Chrome browser.
Google was originally funded with help of the CIA and NSA with certain goals. Frankly it was a brilliant plan and it worked. There now are countless documented instances of them manipulating search results and "disappearing" certain web platforms and working with totalitarian regimes (no doubt so NSA or CIA can increase surveillance in those countries but still). You can read a great article on how Google was engineered for mass surveillance here.
I don't trust them...
I'm going to make this a quick post on the brands of green and blue light blocking glasses that I recommend the most.
One thing to keep in mind is that there is a HUGE blue blocker scam going on today.
If you buy blue blockers that are CLEAR in color, they are most likely worthless and certainly not at all safe to wear during the nighttime. A good rule of thumb to follow in regards to blue light blockers is that for daytime use you want to use a pair of glasses with a noticeable tint or yellow color. These tints will let in SOME blue light because your body and brain need it to operate optimally during the day. For this reason, NEVER wear your blue light blocking glasses outside.
For nighttime use you want a pair of blue light blockers that also blocks some green light. The color of a quality nighttime lens should be orange to red in color. These colors will block out most of the stimulating blue and green light that your body was designed not to see or sense at nighttime.
The TrueDark Twilights Sunset Aviators are a very cool looking pair of blue and green light blocking glasses that have a unique feature I have not seen on any other pair of blue light blocking glasses.
What is this unique feature?
They have a gradient lens.
Meaning the lens darker at the top and getting lighter in color as you move down towards the bottom. This means that the lens blocks more blue and green light at the top and middle of the lens than it does at the bottom of the lens.
Why on earth would they do this?
Well, some studies show that light coming from above your eyes or hitting your eyes directly straight on is more stimulating and suppresses more melatonin than light coming from below.
So towards the center and top of the lens, the lens blocks about 99% of bluelight and and 93% of the green light. Towards the bottom of the lens it blocks a little less of the green light (about 73%) so you...
The Spectra479 blue and green light blocking glasses are one of my favorite mid tier priced blue blockers. At around $30 (using the special code "BlueLightDiet" at checkout) they block virtually all of the blue light and a lot of the green light as well. The specs show that the 479's start letting in .1% of green light at 520nm and just 1% at 530nm. This is an upgrade from your typical blue blockers light blocking ability like the UVEX Orange and a slight downgrade in blocking ability from higher tier blue and green light blockers like RA Optics or True Dark.
The benefit is that you still get the vast majority of melatonin protection and these glasses are easier to see in at night so they make a great intro pair or are good for anyone who won't wear blue light blocking glasses because they cause TOO MUCH light distortion.
The Spectra479's also come in a "clip on" version where you can simply clip them on to an existing pair of prescription glasses so you can still get the benefits of...
In this post, you are going to see with your own eyes that your Vitamin D level is one of the most important measures to concentrate on in order to protect yourself from suffering a bad outcome due to catching this dumb coronavirus.
Then I'm going to tell you how to properly prop up your vitamin d levels in case the virus comes back in the fall.
If you haven't read my other COVID19 articles, you can find them here. I guarantee they are well worth your time, will improve your overall health and you will learn things you never knew before. Please help me out and share them on your social media pages. I guarantee they will make you look good and smart :P
1) How To Fight Coronavirus and Boost Your Immune Systems Using Day And Night Light Dark Cycles: https://www.bluelightdiet.com/blog/coronavirus-survival-guide
2) How To Use The Sun And Quarantine In The Age Of Corona: https://www.bluelightdiet.com/blog/quarantine
3) Why Coronavirus Kills More Black...
In Chicago we have "Elevated" trains that run on electricity. So not only are there two train track rails for the actual train, but there is a third rail. This third rail is electrified and powers the train. If you touch this third rail, you become electrified and die.
The danger of the third rail is well known if you live in Chicago.
You don't touch it.
Its also a great metaphor for what to talk about or not talk about in politics.
So we'll see how long this article stays up as it will definitely touch the third rail for some of you. Please don't send delusional hate mail about how this is racist LOL.
If you listen to the advice here you will be better because of it.
I'm going to make this article the fastest read yet since many of you told me my last two Coronavirus articles were too long.
I wonder what you're doing with all that quarantine time LOL.
In case you didn't get a chance to read them, here they are. The advice in these Coronavirus protocol articles applies...
BEING QUARANTINED CAN MAKE YOU MORE LIKELY TO GET SICK OR CATCH CORONAVIRUS IF YOU GET EXPOSED TO IT. HERE'S WHY AND HOW TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN TO YOU...
(I am making this a fast read so will be skipping a lot of deep explanations)
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So now most of the world besides maybe some of the lucky countries by the equator, seems to be going in to some type of quarantine or extreme social distancing.
Get this dumb virus thing over with fast.
But Quarantine the right and healthy way.
Most people quarantine the wrong and unhealthy way.
Whats the uncool wrong unhealthy way to quarantine?
Stay inside most of the day being relatively inactive lounging under artificial lighting and the glare of tech screens surrounded by WIFI signals and breathing in dry, recycled indoor air. Watch bright tv screens and Netflix at...
Blue Light Diet friends and my family....
Chance favors a prepared mind.
I don't know who said that but it is true and I'm getting a ton of questions so I figured i would write something up about using Blue Light Diet type advice to better prepare for the Coronavirus if it shows up wherever you happen to be.
First of all, realize I am not a doctor and this is just my opinion based on years of studying how nature, environment and light works with your health. Make your doctor read this but always take his advice over mine.
I wanted to get something out fast, so this post is in no way complete but it is directionally accurate, I'm being as brief as I can and I will update it as needed so check back every once in a while and please pass the link to this post on to your friends. And what I tell you here is NOT a replacement for other strategies like hand washing and social distancing. You can do them all. But realize that none of what you are about to read here is woo woo....