The Light Diet

Dr. E's Highway to Health Show Episode 60

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You’ve heard that our mitochondria are the “powerhouses” of our cells. And that is because they are responsible of producing energy.
The Light Diet focuses on exposing our mitochondria to sunlight in a few key ways to enhance their health. Listen to this episode to learn more.

Original Air Date: April 22, 2020

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Actionable Steps:

  1. Get up in the morning and watch the sunrise
  2. Get daily sun exposure in as much skin as possible. Up to two hours per day. Morning and evening ideally.
  3. Wear blue-light blocking glasses after sundown.

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Show Notes

  • We inherit most of our mitochondrial dna from our mother
  • Environmental factors affecting the mitochondria are the ones we can control
  • The light diet – 8 step process for optimizing mitochondrial function in today’s world
  • Wear blue light blocking glasses after sundown and/or avoid artificial light so the brain can start secreting melatonin.
  • Going to bed early, so you can get a full 8 hours of sleep so you can get up BEFORE the sun comes up the next morning
  • Wake up and watch the sunrise
  • Add a protein-rich breakfast within 30-60 mins of waking to help reset the circadian rhythm
  • Artificial lights have a different “spectral composition” than sunlight.

Our Guest for this Episode:

Researcher, Educator, Entrepreneur

Matt Maruca is a student, educator, and entrepreneur in the field of Photobiology, the study of how light affects human health. He is the founder of Ra Optics, which develops the world’s highest quality blue light protection glasses.

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