LED Blue Light’s Cumulative Effect

Damage to the eyes has a cumulative effect from light exposure. This has been demonstrated in the modern error by airplane pilots. After years of high altitude flight, it is not unusual for pilots to have eye damage. With constant exposure to welding arcs, eye damage to welders is also a concern. As we age, phototoxic exposure incidences accumulate.  Ultra-violet (UV) light damages the front of the eye and blue light damages the back of the eye.  The reason many of the names of eye diseases have the word age in them, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is from the cumulative effect over time.  Phototoxicity has several components: intensity, wavelength, and accumulated exposure.  One event of looking at an arc welder or one time in a tanning bed without any eye protection can be very damaging to the eyes. horse

Long term exposure to any toxicity can be damaging to health. Too much fluorine in the water over time, eating too much sugar and flour, drinking too much alcohol, not wearing your seat belt, teasing the neighbors pit bull, and other seemingly innocent behaviors will kill you given enough exposure. It is the identification of the exposure and risk versus reward that is difficult.  In the case of LEDs, there is such an advantage of power consumption; the people with control to make societal changes took the risk. After several decades of exposure to the Trojan Horse emitter of blue light, phototoxicity will eventually take your vision. The eye docs will tell you that it is just old age.  They have not considered the risk with the introduction of the pale blue horse. It is such a great thing to reduce power consumption and save you from sea level rise as the planet warms.  I say this is that stinky stuff falling out the back of the horse and money is king. 

It turns out that we have known about the dangers of too much exposure to blue light since the 1960s. Of course, we have known about too much exposure to UV light for much longer.  The electromagnetic spectrum is so interesting.  All the way from gamma-ray radiation to long radio waves for communication, the spectrum provides us many opportunities.  If you want to know more about light, I would suggest this lengthy article, Blue Light and Health. (You should just ignore his recipe of making blue blockers, but if you have the skill, enjoy.) Light is everywhere and does not appear to be an immediate threat, so just ignore the dangers, and ride the pale blue horse. After all, the LED has reduced the lighting cost of your monthly electric bill by ninety percent.  Surely that is worth the risk of blindness.  Our leaders seem to think that the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions to prevent sea level rise is more important than your eye sight. 

There are computer screens, cell phones, TVs, street lights, and now our general house lighting; all provides us with exposure to high energy blue light.  You should note here that many cities have reduced the amount of new LED street lights because it was affecting the sleep of its residents. Only by controlling your exposure will you be successful in protecting your eyes.  Of course, the simple thing to do is to wear blue blockers when inside.  However, with no blue light or too much blue light at the correct times of day, you may upset your circadian rhythms because of the lack of or over production of melatonin.  –Pandemic Survivor

Other Articles on Blue Light and Eye Damage (You must make up your own mind. When huge economic advantages are involved; individual health takes a back seat.)

Review of Optometry—The Low Down on Blue Light  https://www.reviewofoptometry.com/ce/the-lowdown-on-blue-light-good-vs-bad-and-its-connection-to-amd-109744
Prevent Blindness—Blue Light and Your Eyes  http://www.preventblindness.org/blue-light-and-your-eyes
Blue Light Exposed  http://www.bluelightexposed.com/#blue-light-and-macular-degeneration
UAB News—Debunking Digital Eyestrain and Blue Light Myths (of course, a university professor’s take)
https://www.uab.edu/news/youcanuse/item/7258-debunking-digital-eyestrain-and-blue-light-myths

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The Full Spectrum of Light for Health

After thinking deeply about light, it has become apparent that we need the full spectrum of what the sun has to offer to be healthy.  Also we should avoid the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that are biologically dangerous.  What is the color of infrared and ultraviolet light?  The correct answer is that it does not have color because light in these parts of the spectrum is not visible.  Ultraviolet below 380 nanometers and infrared above 750 nanometers is not visible.

It can sometimes be difficult to understand electromagnetic radiation.  The spectrum is so broad in its order of magnitude.  Of course frequency and wavelength are proportional.  Shorter waves have higher frequencies.  From gamma rays at less than 0.01 nanometers in length or more than 10EHz to radio waves that are as much as 100,000 km long and only 3 Hz.  If you consider the electricity that you use every day as electromagnetic energy, then at 60 Hz you would have a wavelength of about 3,100 miles or about 5570 km.  At about 1mm in length or where infrared ends you have the energy used for microwave cooking or the military’s new 1mm weapon, ADS or active denial system.  To think that we now have a device that can target an individual in a crowd and heat you up from 500 yards away is amazing and scary.  At very short wavelengths, the gamma rays generated by the sun (thankfully these rays are absorbed by our atmosphere and deflected by our earth’s magnetic field) or the decay of radioactive materials, causes severe biological effects by disrupting regular biological processes.  Studies have shown that cell phone frequency is very close to the same frequency that resonates from our DNA.  And of course, electricity will cause a disruption of our heart and result in death.

We thrive in the warmth of infrared whether it is the heat radiated by a fire, another person, the warmth from our stoves, or the sun giving us life.  Infrared has a significant biological effect on our cellular processes because of its interaction with water.  I reread John N. Ott’s book this week – “Health and Light.”  You know Ott from his innovation in slow motion photography of plant growth for Walt Disney that was popular TV material of the 50’s and 60’s.  In this book, he describes the many effects he observed from light on both animals and plants.  He described how his photo light arrays were impacting the plant growth and the difference in plants depending on how much light and what type of light was received.   He also spent a significant amount of time in his book about the resistance of science to his observations.  Plants move toward beneficial light and so do our cells according to Gerald Pollack.

Gerald Pollack’s quote is most enlightening:  “Photons from ordinary sunlight, then, may have an unexpectedly powerful effect that goes beyond mere heating. It may be that solar energy builds order and separates charge between the near-surface exclusion zone and the bulk water beyond -.”  Pollack’s work on describing changes in water as it is exposed to infrared light is bold and amazing.  The science world of the middle twentieth century would have destroyed his career.  I am sure today that ‘elite thinkers’ still regard his work the same as the measure of energy observed by a shrimp on a treadmill.  If Pollack’s descriptions of the action of light on our biology is not true then why do plants grow toward the light and why do our cells ‘crawl’ toward light.  It is our biology seeking health.

Whether it is light entering our eyes and simulating brain functions of our pineal gland or our pituitary gland, setting our circadian rhythms, generating vitamin D in our skin, charge separation in our cells, plant growth from photosynthesis, or just making us feel good from the warmth, light is extremely significant.  Be sure that you get the full spectrum of the sun and avoid other types of radiation as much as possible.  Our medical professionals warnings of the last fifty years have had this in reverse.  As described in the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto, other than light our emotions of love and gratitude have the most beneficial effect on water.  Pray over food before you eat, walk humbly in love and gratitude and the light and truth will fill you.  – Pandemic Survivor.

Mineral Healing for the Eyes and Heart

I had a friend recently that was having issues with his heart.  It seems that he has had a life-long problem with heart arrhythmias.  He recently had an episode with his heart and had a device implanted (pace maker).  I had heard that he was about to have a cardioversion, where the heart is electrically ‘shocked’ back into rhythm. He is in his late seventies or about eighty years old.

I asked him about the minerals from his diet and of course he had not given it any consideration.

“It is just one of those things with getting older,” he said.  This is of course is the attitude of people about any disease when it comes to nutrition because of the structure of our government and the medical profession.  If it treats a disease, by definition as declared by Congress, it is then a drug and can only be dispensed by a medical professional.

I suggested to him that perhaps he was magnesium and potassium deficient and suggested that he may take some supplements.  He decided to take a magnesium glycinate supplement and drink low sodium V-8 juice to improve his available potassium.  He started the Sunday before his cardioversion that was on Wednesday.

I happened to be at the hospital when he checked in and met him at the check-in desk.  He pulled me aside and described the most amazing thing that had happened to him.  It seems that about four months back he had developed a blind spot in his vision.  He assumed that it was just from old age and perhaps the meds he was taking for his heart.  He got up to read the paper on Monday morning and to his surprise there was no blind spot.  We can speculate as to why, but the mineral pathways are both electrical and biological enzymatic.

There was just one bump during the cardioversion necessary to get his heart back into rhythm.  I can just imagine that during the thirty years that he has suffered if all that time it was a mineral deficiency issue.  Our medical profession needs to ‘wake up’ to the requirements of nutrition and stop acting just in the cause of profit.  My friend, well, he is one happy guy – Pandemic Survivor

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Researchers have found that higher levels of vitamin will prevent age related macular degeneration or AMD.  Here is the article at ABC News: ‘Vitamin D Protects against Age-Related Vision Loss’ 

The amount of sun exposure that your eyes get is important.  That is exposure without sun glasses.  It may be that UVB light, which cannot penetrated sun glasses, works to maintain eye health.  One of the problems with airplane pilots is that years of exposure at high altitude of UVA without the UVB component that is blocked out by the windows and sun glasses is damage to the eyes.  A study in Iceland found that pilots were three times more likely to develop age related eye disease that non-pilots.

It is always a good idea to let your eyes be exposed to natural sunlight for ten to fifteen minutes per day.  Do this and then put on the sun glasses.