“Mal-illumination is to Light as Malnutrition is to Food”
—Dr. John Ott, HEALTH AND LIGHT / 3,000,000+ copies sold.
Mal-illumination is brought about by limiting our daily intake of full-spectrum daylight and supplementing it with too much artificial limited-spectrum indoor light, especially blue light at night, and by shielding ourselves from the sun with such things as tinted windows, windshields, sunglasses and suntan lotions.
Mal-illumination silently contributes to many adverse health issues and some are quite serious — obesity, depression, fatigue, sleep & eating disorders as well as breast, prostate, and colon cancer.
Like malnutrition, mal-illumination causes deficiencies by depriving us of the sun’s vital ‘energetic nutrient’ wavelengths. Sunlight entering the eyes regulates brain chemistry and vital circadian rhythms that control appetite, energy, mood, sleep, libido, and other body-mind functions.
Humans are photobiotic ‘solar beings’ — health & wellness is absolutely dependent on the absorption of solar energy.
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Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center suggests that lack of sunlight can lead to problems beyond seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Fat Cells Sense Light
A new study published in the journal Cell Reports supports this claim. Scientists found that fat cells deep in the skin can detect sunlight and not getting enough “natural light” can increase the risk of metabolic disruption.