Nov 27, 2019
Despite the critical role that the light around us plays in our health, many of us continue to ignore the adverse effects that overexposure of artificial light has on us. Our guest today, Andy Mant is the founder of BLUblox as well as a light, wellness, and sleep educator and he is here to shed light on the topic. He begins by explaining the differences between natural and artificial light sources and the different ways they impact us.
We discover that the overarching problem with artificial light is that it is imbalanced and therefore stimulates inappropriate hormonal responses in our bodies, which has cascading negative effects. While knowledge about blue light’s adverse effects is relatively well-known, much less is written about green light. This is despite it having similar negative effects during night-time exposure and Andy also delves into this topic further. He finally also shares another very interesting aspect of artificial light exposure – the relationship between light exposure and the skin. He explores some of the negative effects that overexposure to artificial light sources has on our skin, which include mitochondrial changes and decreased sleep quality.
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