Red light therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation, involves using specific wavelengths of red or near infrared light on the body to help the skin, tissues and/or muscles heal. Red light therapy’s ability to penetrate the skin all the way down to the bone, and reduce pain and swelling, makes it an effective health and beauty tool. Below is a list of books that offer education and helpful insights into how light can be used to help your skin and body heal faster and better.
The concept of using red light therapy to help the body heal isn’t really new, but it’s only recently become more accessible. Years ago, if you wanted to take advantage of red light therapy’s healing effects, you had to spend hundreds of dollars at a time for treatments at salons or doctors offices; alternatively, it would cost you upwards of five grand to purchase your own device to use in the comfort of your home.
In this book, Ari Whitten – health expert and founder of The Energy Blueprint – simplifies the science behind the how and why red and near-infrared light therapy can be used to:
This 6x #1 Internationally best-selling book offers a comprehensive perspective on the healing powers of red and near-infrared light that’s based on over 50,000 scientific and clinical studies as well as the author’s personal experience with trying to help others overcome cancer.
This book has been touted as “A must read for anybody who’s serious about holistic health and medicine.”
Please note: TrueDark does not make any medical claims about red light therapy or TrueLight devices being able to cure cancer. We do advise that you speak to your doctor about utilizing red light therapy as a recovery tool to help improve your health at a mitochondrial level, increase your blood circulation, and jump start your mood.
Dave Asprey notably has a passion for helping people upgrade all areas of their lives. He’s spent the last 5+ years interviewing the highest performing humans all over the world on Bulletproof Radio in the effort to help others become smarter, faster, and happier.
In his latest book, Game Changers, Asprey touches on the importance of light for the body; more specifically, how red and near-infrared light work inside-out to enhance mitochondrial function in cells, which in turn leads to several skin benefits and improved health overall. Game Changers offers compelling science and powerful recommendations that will help you optimize your well being so that you can ultimately upgrade your life and performance!
The Light Around Us takes a more holistic view on light by acknowledging that there is both good and bad light for the human body. It illustrates the negative effects that happen when you’re overexposed to artificial “junk” light — such as insomnia, weight gain, mood disorders, and heart disease, to name a few. The book also explains how certain wavelengths of light (like red and near-infrared light), and the intensities of those wavelengths, can intentionally be leveraged to help the body function more effectively.
Junk light exposure when traveling can disrupt your circadian rhythm. Long-term exposure to light at night which accompanies shift work is listed as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Light at night has shown to be highly associated with significantly the risk of hormone specific such as cancers of the breast and prostate.
The flickering wavelength of light associated with LEDs and compact fluorescent lights emit blue light that inhibits melatonin production but also create a unique glare that impacts your retina causing eye strain, headaches, and physical and mental fatigue.
Red light and darkness move leptin and ghrelin into patterns that are (context dependent) associated with less hunger, while blue light does the opposite and can move both into patterns associated with more hunger.
Increase in cortisol, the stress hormone, due to circadian disruption. Memory recall is impaired with consistent sleep deprivation and may leave you distracted and not performing your absolute best.
The Importance of Melanopsin Cells
Your body requires some blue light at the right time of day and from the right sources. That’s why we created TrueDark® Sleep Technology that gives you 24-protection from junk light day and night.
Stop Junk Light with TrueDark® Twilight technology that frees your hormones and neurotransmitters to do their best work.
When the sun goes down, blue light isn’t the only junk light that can disrupt our sleep cycle and more than blue blockers are needed. TrueDark® Twilight is the first and only solution that is designed to work with melanopsin, a protein in your eyes responsible for absorbing light and sending sleep/wake signals to your brain. Without melanopsin, melatonin can’t be accessed.
When you wear your Twilights for as little as 30 min before bed you prevent your melanopsin from detecting the wrong wavelengths of light at the wrong time of day. This supports your circadian rhythm and helps you fall asleep faster and get more restorative and restful sleep.
The highly advanced lenses in TrueDark® Daywalkers operate on a more advanced level than traditional blue blockers.
Blue light emitted from the sun helps regulate our sleep/wake cycle. However, in today’s world, we’re exposed to an overabundance of blue light, or junk light from artificial light. This includes hours spent in front of TVs, phones, and computers. It also includes time spent in artificial man made light with LEDs and fluorescent lights. Even if we’re simply reading a book, we’re doing that in artificial light which emit dramatically more blue light than the sun. That overexposure to junk light during the day has a dramatic impact on our neurotransmitters and hormones that are responsible for quality sleep.
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