(NaturalHealth365) Generally speaking, our society uses artificial light now more than ever in history. Especially with the invention of these ‘energy-saving’ light bulbs, cell phones and other mobile devices – many people are becoming aware of the health dangers associated their usage – especially how blue light suppresses melatonin production.
As usual, on the NaturalHealth365 Podcast, we don’t just focus on the problem – we reveal solutions. And, today’s information has the potential to change your life for the better.
If you’re suffering with sleep issues, low energy or any chronic disease condition – I urge you to pay close attention to our special guest – who has written four books about how controlling light not only helps you sleep better – it reduces your risk for many serious diseases even breast and prostate cancer.
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How does light increase the risk of getting cancer?
Just to be clear, natural light from the sun – during the daytime – is actually a good thing. This is NOT the kind of light we’re talking about today. But, rather, it’s the artificial light from electronic devices and light bulbs that causes a serious health problem – especially at night.
You see, the pineal gland is responsible for producing melatonin – which is way more than a ‘sleep promoting’ hormone. But, simply put, melatonin is regulated by light and darkness. In other words, light inhibits its production and darkness stimulates it.
So, how does artificial light threaten human life? Well, we know that melatonin is an anticancer substance and artificial light (especially used at night) suppresses melatonin production. Therefore, according to Russel J. Reiter, Ph.D., “light is killing you.”
For example, Dr. Reiter goes on to explain that, “female breast cancer is 5 times more common in the industrialized countries than it is in the non-industrialized countries. 50 percent of these cancer are not explainable by the conventional risk factors. Western countries are undoubtedly becoming 24 hour a day societies. In other words, we are eliminating from our environment darkness.”
Can melatonin help to prevent neurodegenerative diseases?
The quick answer is yes! Scientific research clearly illustrates that melatonin plays a crucial role in regulating circadian rhythms (our biological clock); the quality of our sleep; mood, reproduction, tumor growth and aging. In fact, it actually can affect the activity of several receptors inside cancer cells.
Melatonin is a free radical scavenger, an antioxidant and immunomodulatory agent. And, as we all know, antioxidants help protect us from neurodegenerative disorders plus many other health issues. Let’s not forget that neurodegenerative damage in the nervous system is due to oxidative stress – which usually happens in the presence of an antioxidant deficiency.
Bottom line, if you want to avoid the risk of cancer and other degenerative disease, the importance of melatonin and the dangers of artificial light can NOT be overstated. Please take time to listen to this program – as soon as possible.