Manage episode 342228621 series 2808272
The advent of artificial blue light and the fact that we’re exposed to it consistently has wreaked havoc on every single one of our biological systems.
From phones and routers to electric cars, human beings are essentially living in perpetual daylight, blocking the much-needed benefits of red light. Not taking our light hygiene seriously is extremely detrimental to every aspect of our health, but fortunately there are measures we can take to insulate ourselves.
How can we proactively mitigate the effects of unbridled artificial blue light as we move forward? In this episode, founder and CEO of the company behind BLUblox, Andy Mant shares how to biohack your way to better light hygiene.
With the advent of artificial blue light, we now have perpetual daylight, sending the wrong message to our body clock. -Andy Mant
Three Things We Learned
- The truth about TeslasElectric vehicles are supposedly good for the environment, but could they be disastrous to our health?
- How to access more natural lightWhy is it so critical to get some natural light exposure before we look at our phones in the morning?
- Fertility and blue lightHow does the lack of repair and cellular clearance caused by blue light lead to poorly-functioning reproductive health?
Andy Mant is the founder and CEO of BLUblox, a company specializing in evidence-based advanced light filtering eyewear. Andy started BLUblox after becoming dissatisfied with the quality and standards of blue light blocking glasses available and so set about to design lenses that match the evidence in the academic literature. Andy was born in the UK and moved to Australia in 2011. 2 years after arriving Andy gained a lot of weight and became chronically fatigued and lacked energy. Traditional dietary approaches only worked to a certain degree and after stumbling across light and health, Andy forged a passion and niche understanding of all things light related to health. Today Andy is a leading figure in managing light to improve health and wellbeing.