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Light: A Vital Nutrient

Light is the fundamental component from which all life originates, develops, heals, and evolves. Light waves are frequencies of electromagnetic radiation that directly stimulate the sense of sight. Most energy comes from light, which travels at approximately 671 million miles/1,080 million kilometers per hour, or 186,282 mi/299,792 km per second. Without light, oxygen, and water, all life on earth would cease to exist.

Light waves that include the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared to near-ultraviolet are full-spectrum light. This term was conceived in the 1960s by photo-biologist Dr. John Ott to describe electric light sources that simulate the visible and ultraviolet (UV) spectrum. It also includes all light wavelengths used by plant and animal life. Sunlight is full-spectrum even though the solar spectral distribution reaching Earth changes with the time of day, latitude, and atmospheric conditions.

The importance and value of sunlight are symbolized in every major civilization and religion. For example, the great pyramids symbolize sunlight radiating to the earth, and the cross symbolizes sunlight simply radiating. Throughout history, many cultures worshipped the Sun for its healing powers.

In Heliotherapy, full-spectrum sunlight is utilized to treat physical and mental problems. A prominent light-therapy pioneer of the 1890s was Niels Finsen, of Denmark. In 1903, he was awarded a Nobel Prize, for being the first person to treat skin tuberculosis successfully with ultraviolet light.

During the 1920s, Dr. Harry Riley Spitler developed a form of light therapy called Syntonics. This type of light therapy uses different proportions of the visible light spectrum to treat an array of bodily conditions via the eyes.

The work of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (Nobel Laureate and the discoverer of vitamin C) showed that light waves from the Sun, including ultraviolet (UV) rays, provide energy for plants to photosynthesize the substances necessary for growth. In the same way, light waves also provide energy and health for the proper functioning of biological systems in humans and animals.

The eyes are the entry points through which light has its profound effect on the regulations of human physiological and emotional functions, fertility, and the development of consciousness.

The hypothalamus receives light energy through the eyes and coordinates and regulates most of our life-sustaining functions. It also initiates and directs our reactions and adaptations to stress. The hypothalamus is composed of two zones and maintains harmony within the body.

While one zone controls the sympathetic nervous system and stimulates hormone production, the other controls the parasympathetic nervous system and inhibits hormone production.

The pineal gland is the body’s light meter. It receives light-activated information from the eyes via the hypothalamus in the brain and then sends hormonal messages throughout the body. The pineal gland is located between the two brain hemispheres and behind and above the pituitary gland. Even though the pineal gland is the size of a pea, its functions are vast.

BEWARE! Fluoride added to many medications, water supplies, crop sprays (e.g., cryolite on grapes), and a poultry deboning process hardens the pineal gland and disrupts its functions. This, in turn, affects hormone production and all other gland functions.

The pituitary, referred to as the master gland, is also stimulated by light. The anterior pituitary affects the thyroid, adrenal cortex, testes, ovaries, breasts, muscles, internal organs, and the growth of long bones. The posterior pituitary affects mammary glands and kidneys.

The health of these glands and the proper balance of light waves (without glasses) are the main factors in preventing hormonal imbalances, depression, infertility, various types of cancers, and numerous other diseases.

Many people suffer from chronic malillumination because of pollution and our modern-day indoor lifestyle. Like malnutrition, this creates imbalances in the ability to function as a healthy human being. In addition, artificial lights, (e.g., fluorescent lights), sunglasses, eyeglasses, contact lenses, window glass, tinted glass, and tanning lotions distort absorbed light waves.

Many well-known studies show that distorted light waves cause depression and hormonal imbalances. Fortunately, some manufacturers produce sunglasses, contact lenses that do not distort light waves, and full-spectrum lighting products.

A 1980 study by Dr. Fritz Hollowich showed that humans sitting under distorted light waves experienced a drain of energy and produced the stress hormones ACTH and cortisone. These hormones, when produced often, act as growth inhibitors and weaken the immune system.

Through time-lapse photography taken for Walt Disney, photobiologist Dr. John N. Ott discovered that the radiation from distorted light waves harms plants, animals, and humans. Without sufficient daylight, plant, animals, and humans become unhealthy and susceptible to diseases. There is no question the UV light in large amounts is harmful. However, in trace amounts, as in natural sunlight, it acts as a life-supporting nutrient that is highly beneficial.

Ott, a pioneer in his field, believed light to be the missing link in cancer research. He has written many excellent books on the subject and founded the Environmental Health and Light Research Institute and Ott Light Technologies in Tampa, Florida.

Studies done by Dr. Ott and others reveal that artificial light (giving off distorted light waves) contributes to agitated physical behavior, fatigue, cell mutations, infertility, and reduced mental capabilities. This knowledge has been taken seriously in most Scandinavian countries and Germany, where they installed full-spectrum lighting in schools and public buildings.

In the United States and other countries, many schools and public buildings built from the 70s to the late 90s were designed like prisons without windows, then furnished with unhealthy lighting. Full-spectrum lighting should be mandatory in all schools and public buildings.

Light waves are in accord with humans, and it is no coincidence that people love the Sun. Humans have higher concentrations of electrons than other organisms. Electrons serve as the resonance system for the Sun’s energy.

The Sun’s energy is enhanced even more with the consumption of electron-rich foods. Foods containing essential fatty acids, especially unrefined, organic flax seed oil, provide a rich source of electrons. Because electrons have a negative charge, they orbit around cell nuclei, which have a positive charge. Electrons in motion produce an electrical charge.

This, in turn, generates a magnetic field. Essential fatty acids, protein, and natural daylight combined are necessary for this process. This electrical current is what keeps the heart ticking and the blood circulating. It also adds to our charisma, sex appeal, and magnetism. Kirlian photography and Electro-photonics, based on a Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) technique, substantiate this.

GDV Bioelectrography, developed by Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, PhD, of St. Petersburg, Russia, goes beyond Kirlian photography. Dr. Korotkov is an expert in Bioenergy and has done a great deal of research into this for over four decades. He has also published over 200 papers on physics and biology. For more information, go to:

It is known in physics that minerals, chemicals, and drugs absorb light waves. Plus, all chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and drugs, including medication, caffeine, nicotine, and fluoride, accumulate in fatty tissue and bones. These chemicals disrupt electrons in the cells. Damaged fats (abundant in processed and fast foods), burnt or seared food, and refined sugar also disrupt electrons in the cells and create free radical damage (glycation).

When photons (lightwaves) penetrate the skin, they react with these chemicals and drugs and become distorted. Brown spots or glycation are a common symptom of this cell damage. Thus, the chemicals or drugs in the body distorting the lightwaves and disrupting the body’s electrons cause free radical damage. In turn, this leads to cell mutations, cancers, and various other degenerative diseases.

Hence, the Sun is not entirely responsible for skin cancers, as is often claimed. In fact, skin cancers are more prevalent in cooler regions and among those who use sunscreen.

Many sunscreens contain toxic ingredients such as octinoxate, oxybenzone, octocrylene, or paraben compounds. They also produce free radicals leading to cell damage or other skin or systemic diseases and cancers. Sunscreen sprays have the additional danger of being inhaled.

When minerals absorb photons, unlike chemicals or drugs, the Sun’s full-spectrum light waves are not distorted, and electrons are balanced. Thus, they can facilitate the body’s electrical system (e.g., the heart) and enhance cellular functions. In addition, antioxidants, omega 3 EFAs, and vitamin C, in particular, balance the electrons and help repair and rejuvenate cell damage.

In 1981, a climate of fear started with UV studies at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, USA. Monkeys, in a cruel experiment, were tranquilized. Then, their eyelids were pried open with lid clamps. With their pupils dilated, researchers beamed light from a 2,500-watt xenon lamp into their eyes for 16 minutes. This intense light contained high levels of UV radiation.

After these monkeys received a highly abnormal and abusive exposure to ultraviolet light, there was some retinal damage. Normally, their pupils and eyelids would adjust to protect their eyes, as the pupils and eyelids of humans do. Soon afterward, the multi-million dollar sunglass business was born, and people have been duped ever since.

The more you wear sunglasses, the weaker the eye muscles get, and the more sensitive the eyes become to sunlight. Stop using sunglasses unless you are in the snow or at high altitudes. Do eye exercises to strengthen and repair eye muscles. Use a hat if you need shade.

Similar studies on abused laboratory animals concluded that UV light causes cataracts and skin cancer. With such extreme and abnormal conditions and abused animals, their conclusions cannot be considered accurate.

Vitamin D is known as the ‘Sunshine’ vitamin because the body produces it during exposure to sunlight. Sunshine vitamin D is one of the best cancer preventives. Thus, all the slip, slop, slap, and cover-up from the Sun that many medical authorities have been promoting to prevent skin cancer are, ironically, contributing to it.

The benefits of sunshine vitamin D have been known for decades. Dr. Matthias Rath’s E-Bulletin, Sep 14, 2007, reported that vitamin D cuts early death risks, reduces cancer risks, and boosts the immune system.

LONDON (Reuters) – People who have regular exposure to sunshine vitamin D have a significantly lower risk of dying earlier than those who do not, according to research published. Philippe Autier of the International Agency for Cancer Research in France, and Sara Gandini of the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, found that vitamin D lowered total mortality rates.

Researchers doing a meta-analysis review of 18 separate trials, which involved nearly 60,000 patients, found that vitamin D blocks cancer cells from spreading and boosts the immune system. Sunshine, with its full-spectrum light waves entering the body via the skin (unlike supplement vitamin D), provides the most effective source of vitamin D.

Vitamin D produced from sunshine is an essential hormone required by the body for:

The proper absorption of calcium Teeth and bone development Control of cell growth Neuromuscular functions Alleviation of inflammation

Vitamin D regulates the immune system and helps prevent breast cancer.

Sunlight contains large amounts of UV radiation. Depending on the wavelength, UV light is either near UV (UVA), mid-UV (UVB), or far-UV (UVC). Near-UV, directly adjoining the violet end of the visible light spectrum, is responsible for the tanning response in humans. Mid-UV activates the synthesis of vitamin D and the absorption of calcium and other minerals. Far-UV, mostly filtered out by the earth’s ozone layer, is germicidal, killing bacteria, viruses, and other infectious agents. There are tremendous health benefits from exposure to a certain amount of ultraviolet light.

UV Light:

Activates the synthesis of vitamin D, a prerequisite for the absorption of calcium and other minerals from the diet Lowers blood pressure Increases the efficiency of the heart Improves electrocardiogram (EKG) readings and blood profiles of individuals with atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) Reduces cholesterol Assists in weight loss by improving thyroid function Is an effective treatment for psoriasis Is an effective treatment for some diseases Kills infectious bacteria (e.g., tuberculosis) Increases sex hormones in both men and women (These wavelengths are also a vital factor in fertility and fetal development, as was shown by Dr. Ott’s research.)

Activates solitrol, a vital skin hormone and form of vitamin D (Solitrol works in conjunction with the pineal hormone, melatonin. It also affects mood changes, 24-hour circadian rhythms, and seasonal reproduction. Solitrol influences many of the regulatory centers as well as the immune system).

Helps with mental depression (A lack of this vital nutrient is a significant factor in why so many people suffer from depression. People who wear dark sunglasses are particularly vulnerable.)

Full-spectrum light from sunlight or full-spectrum indoor light is needed daily. The amount of direct sunlight exposure is individual. Blue-eyed blonds and redheads should begin with brief exposures to sunlight. Brown-eyed people can sunbathe for extended periods.

Sunbathe with caution. Never burn or get too hot. If it feels too hot, get out of the direct sunlight and go into the shade. Wear a hat for protection. Light waves at different times of the day provide the benefits mentioned above. Morning lightwaves are particularly beneficial.

To help protect the skin from sun damage, keep the body hydrated by drinking plenty of pure restructured water. and Consume a sufficient daily amount of quality protein and foods rich in silica, essential fatty acids in balance, and natural vitamin A. Also, take antioxidants and avoid harsh soaps, caffeine and other drugs, damaged fats/oils, fluoridated water, GMOs, gluten, chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides.

Balance the effects of full-spectrum light with an equal amount of complete darkness for melatonin production and other hormonal functions. To obtain vitamin D and maintain good health, nourish your body daily with full-spectrum light: the vital nutrient that radiates from sunshine.

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In New Zealand, full-spectrum light bulbs are available at a few electrical outlets. Most electrical outlets in Australia are not as familiar with full-spectrum lighting. However, they suggested that daylight bulbs are closest to full-spectrum. In Europe and Scandinavia, go to specialty outlets for full-spectrum lighting.

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