connecting light and time
In the last Blog I explained the time clock here is a practicle way you can best calibrate you eye clock
5 times a day look towards the sun (not directly at it)
No sun glasses, no glasses, no contacts
The more skin exposed the better
Am Light - is the most important as this will start the calibration for the day after sleep
The light at each of these different times is different so going at different times instead of 1- 25 minute is suggested for proper calibration
Take smoke breaks with out the smoke to get light
If you can eat out doors this will benefit the food intake
When you go into the sun your skin turns red as blood rises to the surface to absorb light. This then increases nitric oxide and has to do the the interaction between iron and light. So light quickly effects blood. As food is broken down it also interacts with blood so the light environment clearly impacts the way the food is shuttled around the body.
When temperature changes you may get goose bumps very quickly this is the temp effecting your biochemistry but temp (like everything else) is determined by light. Your biochemistry is positively effected by natural light that fast and negatively effected by fake light in opposite ways. So doing this through out the day will re clibrate the eye clock as the fake light disrupts it
Salt amps & blue blockers after dark
Change your screens to grey scale or bright down, more warm (red) less blue
No sunglasses, makeup, glasses out doors or sun block
light at different times is different frequencies so the dose makes the poison. Use shade. Allow your system to aclimate over time. Don't go from having never run to running a marathon. This would be no light to 3 hours of mid day light. If you get morning light this will prep you for afternoon light.
I posted this not too long ago. I have tried to connect Light to food, exercise, time and water. Very common topics in health not put in the proper context. The question of when should be the first question and the when is determined by light. There are no constants in nature. There is nothing but cycle based climate change in your body and everywhere else in nature. So many people live in a destorted light environment they have no idea what time it is. This was the point. Why do casinos not have windows? So you won't know what time it is and you will spend more money. Why is all your tech attempting to do the same thing. So you'll spend more money. The light coming off your devices spikes your dopamine, it also alters you neurol;ogy so that you think less critically and think more form an emotional/ tribal perspective. This is what I tried to point out in the smoking baby blog.
What you do or take has to be done at the right time.
All the chess peices shown above have different functions and the game needs them all. But what is the foundation of the game. What is the context that allows all the peices to be used......?
The chess board. The two boxes are light and time. Md's alt health people, nutritionists, trainers, chiropractors or who ever is desribing and selling you chess pieces without the board will never be able to win at the game of health.
I am not throwing out the chess pieces I am just giving them context. Now you know.
On this site have given as much free content as I can. I am doing it for me but I will say that I have written these blogs to change the conversation of health. Any questions about what to take, do, eat, drink are questions of light and time first.
The price of an answer is asking the question. The story of time and light goes very deep. My brain is for rent. I can explain it to you. Sp please share the blogs. Question the people you are getting health info from. Look at their light environments. far too many people are investing all thier time and good intentions on more and more chess pieces. You probably have plenty and don't have a board. Why isn't light and time talked about more?
Nature has a patent on it.
So all diets, juicing, gmo's, detoxing, exercise blah blah blah virtually every topic in health and virtually every illness will find this truth at its base.
Change your tech and light environments and nothing else and watch your brain, body and health change. What should you do specificly. No one knows. Only you know where you sleep, what light you see and so one. see why it can't be packaged up and sold to you. The wrong light will make you fat, and sick. I can help you. My guess is that sooner or later this will come around and you will think. The guy in the tinted glasses was right. but be ahead of the curve. if others can't explain why mainstream and alt health isn't working maybe they need a chess board.
Water is a very complex topic. I will say anyone telling you how much water to drink is just as off base as someone telling you what to eat. If you've been following the blog I've been trying to challenge some commonly supported ideas about food, exercise, time and more. Before I dive into water here is a graphic I made to try to better explain how I see things. It is a simplification so if you are up on deeper science then don't pick it apart. I have found that visuals help in explanation.
Hopefully this shows you the story of food as 1 of 3 primary ways we get sunlight into our bodies (there is a lung component but most people aren't covering up this serface so i'm not gonna dive into it)
why clothes outdoors, sun block, makeup ect are an issue
why sunglasses are an issue
why being indoors is an issue
A person doing all those things rely totally on food for sunlight intake which is why food has become such a big topic of conversation but shouldn't be if the other issues are addressed.
Then you see the levels I often refer to. You, organ, cell, mitochondria, electron chain transfer, electron itself. The lower the level everything above it is effected. Which is why chemical substances are only relevant after the conversation of light, time, and electrons has been had.
So this is the beginning and the end of the story. Anyone trying to explain how to play chess that never explains where the board starts and stops is a poor teacher. All the different pieces are contained within this story of light. This where most alt health people mess up. They tell you all about a queen or a knight and how they move not ever explaining the board they move on.
I could go on and on with this but the important point on the chart for this is the water. You see it in two places. the environmental water that interacts with you, plants and animals. You also see it in the mitochondria, this is the fountain of youth where water is made inside you.
I was recently at a meeting and everyone was drinking celery juice. Apparently there is a health person out there pushing celery juice as the newest cure all.
Questions on this?
-Is all celery created equal? people know organic verses non organic
-Does any organic food take water into account?........No
-Would you drink the water going into the celery? probably not if you saw it
-Are deuterium levels an issue with juicing?....yes
-Are deuterium levels the same in different places?....No
-What is deuterium? (I've touched on this a lot in the past) heavy hydrogen that slows down the engines in your cells like thick oil.
-In CA where I live by the ocean are deuterium levels higher? ...yes
-Is the person pushing celery juice mentioning any of this? ...not as far as I can tell.
So juicing depends on location, water used to grow the plant organic or not and of course the light environment and mitochondrial function of the person drinking it.
Not to mention the obvious all juicing is is stripping the fiber (aka prebiotics) out increasing the insulin spike from the juice.
A camel does well in the dessert without much water. They have very good mitochondria and humps filled with water?.....no....carbs?.....no fat?....yes. They use the fat in their humps to provide hydrogen and they breath which provides the oxygen. In the mitochondria the process of cellular enegy creation mixes these two making water.
So now you know that a high fat diet may be way less to do with macros or insulin and much more to do with water. The water that is created is fresh and new, it doesn't have high deuterium levels. It think this is why there is a carnivore push in LA going on. They are getting lots of iron that is higher in electrons than magnesium, so red blood vs green plant blood has less of an electron benefit and electrons interact with light but they are also removing the water element from the equation. They are unknowingly depleting the deuterium in their systems and cutting out the junk water. While making good water in their mitochondria and here in CA we are on the coast. Coastal waters are much higher in deuterium than in land so hopefully you see that celery and plants are not all created equal.
What depletes deuterium? Light, so now you see I'm not promoting carnivore diets or keto diets as a life style just explaining why one may benefit from it in a specific place.
Question anyone pushing juicing of any kind. Ask them about deuterium, ask them about water not being a factor in organic vs non organic plants. No one should be worried about a water filter and not the water in the plants. Here in CA I can pull over and see the pipes they pump the water out of. Ask me if I wanna take a glass of it?
Water is a very important topic - here is some help to know if your asking the right person about it.
Ask your health practitioners, trainers, health coaches, md's and anyone else you are seeing about their sleep. Being on the inside it is hard to find anyone not consuming thc, alcohol or drugs on a daily basis to sleep. If you don't wanna ask just look at their light environment, their products, their message. If it is not about natural light and time as the canvas the message is painted on chances are you should look for a different health person. Listen for words like nutrition or detox. Ask where nutrition comes from and why some people accumulate toxins and others don't. Where to look? No one knows your environment better than you.
Don't drink tap water (most drinks you buy are made with it, if it says filtered water know that a filter is a very loose term) this is coffee, teas, soft drinks ect.
Don't drink fluoridated water this effects the water's ability to act as a battery in the cell.
Question plants - If you understand that light, time, and water are primary factors in what is food -organic or not organic doesn't address any of these.
The more worried about water you are the more you will have to embrace your inner camel.
Drink spring water - this depends on your location, do your best.
Make high quality water inside the cells
Oh and how much water to drink? That depends on how much water you make.
As always thank you for being part of my journey.
I'm gonna tell you the single best exercise to do. But first let me tell you about red light therapy. (It is starting to be promoted by people all over the place and by every biohacker that will sell any and every half truth under the sun.)
I think red light therapy is a step in the right direction as it draws attention to light but of coarse has its issues. Red light therapy shows the benefits of red light to the body and the benefits are many.
Relative to todays topic I'll only pick two
Fat loss and testosterone boosting.
Both of these quotes are from the Joov web site-
Joov fat loss claims
"How Does Light Therapy Work to Reduce Fat?
Clinical Research Shows Light Therapy’s Potential for Increasing TestosteroneMedical scientists have been studying the effects of natural light on testosterone production for almost a century. Research over the last decade, and especially the last few years, has been even more illuminating and given the medical community more concrete reasons to believe in light therapy’s potential for increasing male testosterone.
"Italian Pilot Study: A 2016 randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study conducted by the University of Siena in Italy evaluated 38 men with a diagnosed low sexual desire. Researchers measured their testosterone levels and separated the men into two groups, with one group receiving a clinical dose of light therapy in the early mornings. In addition to higher sexual satisfaction, the men in the group treated with more light saw their T-levels rise significantly. The control group did not see testosterone rises, but the active light therapy group showed a huge increase from about 2.1 ng/ml to 3.6 ng/ml in just 2 weeks.  "
If you understand that red light helps with fat loss and testosterone then let me share a secret with you.
In nature blue light is offset by red light. Guess what blue light does.......fat gain and testosterone decrease. Yup the opposite of red light therapy is blue light toxicity. Kind of makes everyone at the gym look silly.
Any benefit from red light can be flipped backwards to know what blue light from your screens over head lights and the rest is doing.
So back to the question what exercise is best. Any motion at all done under natural light. Far better to take a walk in nature than to go break your body down under lights that cause fat gain and test decreases.
I could go on and on about the science here but I wanna keep it simple. Movement out doors is the answer....any movement.
Whats my problem with Joov? On there adds they say 20 minutes is equivalent to several hours in the sun. If you understand that sun is expressed on a time spectrum and communicates time then you know a fixed light source from an a/c wall plug is no replacement for the sun. But it is a step in the right direction. The more benefit you get from red light therapy the more natural light you need to reset the circadian rhythms. Joov will not help you with this...in fact it may cause even more biochemical circadian confusion as in the long term even if it expresses better chemistry than blue light. (questions the sales people aren't asking or don't wanna loose the pay check)
Not my quote but saw it yesterday
"you can't out nature, nature"
Hint no ones natural environment is pure blue or pure red light. Neither is the solution.
In the Last Blog Post - I tried to answer the question of -What should I eat? - for the entire world while dismissing every diet book, every MD or diet pusher as either wrong or ignorant. Even challenging nutrition itself, studies not taking the light environment into account (and none do). No small task. In that post and the video that followed I tried to draw attention to the aspects of light as time.
So food is a container for light that tells us what time it is through our gut. The eye and skin are also taking in light bypassing the gut but accomplishing the same task of allowing light into our bodies. We established that life itself is less about your chemistry and much more about the process of light returning to itself. Light also tells us where we are based on the idea that all environments are established by their light environment. What the temperature is and what grows in the place to support life there is all dictated by the type of light. A dessert, Wisconsin, the rain forest.
Of corse there are other environmental factors but your body is constantly acclimating to the environment based on the light and temp which is connected directly to light.
So I'm saying food at it's core is light. Location at its core is light. Now for time.
Time is light. We have forgotten this. Much in the same way that we are so detached from nature in our food we are detached from natural time. Why? Change the light environment and you cange the time environment both in and outside your body. Light cycles tell us what time it is. Our construct of hours minutes and the rest are not real any more than our languages are. These things are functional ideas that we agree upon. We agree that the symbols I'm typing now have a certain meaning. Maybe you are reading this in the way I intend you to, maybe you are not.
Time is based on light cycles. So light is telling our biochemistry what time it is by what light we consume. Food tells us what time it is. Light entering the eye and skin also tells us what time it is. If your clocks are set to natural time your chemistry will express itself properly.
People seem to vaguely recognize this but not apply it. Imagine a business that has 200 workers they all work different shifts and do different things. The time clock breaks. How long before they stop showing up. The solution is not hiring more workers. The solution is fixing the time clock. See the significance of this. We have no idea what time it is so we are hiring all kinds of chemicals, pills, devices, drugs, hormones and on and on when these things are often there they just show up at the wrong time so we assume they are gone. They are there, the body container a pharmacy inside it. But if you show up to the pharmacy when It's closed you'll have to look elsewhere. This problem is very profitable for many businesses and bad for us.
You see the more we "hire from the outside" the less incentive the body has to perform these functions.
I'm trying to tie together food as light, time as light, location and environment as light. I'm trying to make everything very simple. Guess what is the starting point for heath?.....understanding light. Guess what you should learn about guess what will make the fastest and biggest impact on every aspect of you.
Physical, emotional, spiritual, relational all of it. Its all the same story applied in the same way.
Everyone in mainstream and alternative health talking about anything that doesn't start with a conversation about light either doesn't know or knows but hasn't found a way to make money off light.
Think of your favorite youtube health personality. What are they making content about? Are they talking about broth or aintshit nutrition? Today I saw popular people making videos on cold soars, putting fat in coffee and diet pushing. Whats the problem with this? It distracts us from the task at hand.
You see these people are not harmless using a platform to talk about anything in the wrong order or not knowing what it is at its core is taking up space in the minds of sick people that desperately need to hear the truth of natural light. I see things clearly. I also know what it is like to be at the bar sober. As the night goes on it becomes harder and harder to have a conversation with people they don't know it.
With this addiction, depression, anxiety, suicide, political polarization, global warming, sickness, obesity and basically everything else can be explained. The sad reality. This message is brushed over.
I know this message will not become popular. I know the laws of quantity verses quality. I don't have an agenda I just need the opportunity to be the person that tried to put it out there because that is the type of person I am.
Here 's the hard truth. Nobody, I mean no body knows your light environment but you. So you can't ask anyone. It is up to you. Only you know. The only question no one wants to ask is who am I? Instead it is just defaulting to social/emotional/cultural norms to think for you. Telling you who you are, what to buy, how to be. Nature forces you to think critically with the prefrontal cortex. As I write this I stop typing, I rub my hands together. They feel a bit cold at the moment calloused from trying to do more pull ups and the unique ness of my finger tips.
Can you imagine asking google or suri or whatever or whatever alt health person or md what do my hands feel like right now?
There is nothing new under the sun. It's time.
Once you see this truth sunglasses become such a wonderful testament to the modern age.
What does it all mean? What are the real ramifications of all this. Look around. It is happening. The older generation is alive because they aren't exposed to the tech the way the children are. Brain development out of time causes major issues. Even the tech biohackers don't understand this, that is why I'm against Quaila (the nootropic) for the same reason I'm against blue light. The nuero hacker collective is distorting a brain that is already most likely set to the wrong time and now has the wrong chemistry so even if the person gets the light right the chemicals can't re balance as a result of the chemical interference.
What time is it? Time to get to the absolute. To the answer to every question if you follow it to is logical end or back to its logical beginning without stopping to ask culture. Never ask an addict if you should get sober and very few people are not addicted to the things that make this simple truth so misunderstood.
I feel the need to do a post that will finally answer the question, What should I eat? But first a quick break down of food as light.
Photosynthesis....sunlight is the start
-sunlight makes the plants
-then you eat the plant or the animal eats the plant and converts the light into a more stable form and then you eat the animal
There is the equator and the poles. Whats the difference? The type and amount of sun light and in turn the environment changes based on that sunlight.
In all of human evolution the environment dictated what the people in that environment ate. The Inuit ate high fat, lots of fish (dha) and where cold. Why? It is what the environment provided for them to survive in a place with less light. The fat was a ketogenic fuel source, the dha converted the limited light into d/c electric current in the body to increase their charge and the cold condensed the mitochondria (engines of the cells) to allow for higher energy output.
The vegan yogi meditating in the sun all day at the equator is getting a massive amount of natural light through his eyes and skin so he just eats what grows on trees in his environment, lets say its a banana. He doesn't need dha or ketones or to be cold because light is abundant in his environment.
Every location in between these two sunlight extremes is on a spectrum and adjusts for season. More like the Inuit in the winter and more like the yogi (eating carbs growing locally) in the summer.
Back to the vegan yogi, the banana he eats is made of the light from his environment (photosynthesis). Fast forward to modern times, the banana is still made of sunlight but is shipped north to the Inuit. It is not keto, it does not have dha in fact the light it contains is expressed in his gut telling him that it is a different environment than the one he is is. This causes a circadian glitch aka illness.
The What To Eat is completely subject to the Where and the When.
But what is trending in modern times? Cold thermogenesis, a focus on DHA and keto/carnivore diets. These are Inuit characteristics. Why? Simple the Inuit didn't get much sunlight and so in modern life the person in the north at the equator and everywhere in between are indoors under fake light and getting blasted with blue light from their screens. They all have to live more like the Inuit and less like the equator yogi. I live on the central coast of California so a young vegan on the beach soaking up sun in nature all day worrying mostly about which instagram pic to post to promote a vegan diet can be vegan. But where I grew up in Rochester NY (one of the cloudiest places in the country) does not have the same type of vegan population it does have obesity issues because the population is consuming the wrong (light) food for their environment. They gotta get more Inuit there....less light.
You think these guys should be eating the same diet?
You think the paleo version of them ate the same diet?
Anyone preaching a what to eat that is not attached to a question of where and a when either doesn't know why we eat or is trying or sell you something or both. Paleo, Keto, Mediterranean, Blood type, vegan or any other diet that is a one size fits all is wrong. It is just wrong. Some of these diets are particularly silly based on the hopefully obvious points I have made. Blood type was never a consideration in all of human history but all those diets get you off processed food and so they improve people. Any diet that gets you off the standard American diet will help for a time. This is why short term vegan diets (most don't last or involve cheats - in my experience the vegan "guru" I had was eating quietly eating salmon the whole time because they swim up stream to die and are in turn vegan....wish he would have told me sooner)
My favorite is the story of the historical Vegan Inuit tribe in the north, which one the dead one...they starved..
The real game changer is if you understand that food is just a way to get light into your body it raises questions about covering up your skin (solar panel) and even worse wearing sunglasses (the direct sunlight window to your brain. If you block those to entry points for light you have to eat more food to make up for the deficiency. Nature did not make a mistake when it covered every inch of you is a coat that absorbs light. Even when your eyes are covered the lids absorb light....not a mistake.
What do I eat? The What is completely determined by When and Where. We are all in nature less than we were during our evolution so we all have to live more like the Inuit. Local/seasonal slanted toward keto/carnivore/ seafood based on natural light environment and amount of exposure to it. Doesn't matter how sunny it is in your environment if your skin is covered, you've got sun glasses on and your eating food that tells you the wrong light time. You might be an Inuit at the equator.
Imagine determining how many layers of clothing a person should wear as a blanket statement. I'm on the no coat lifestyle....You are wrong, I'm part of the winter coat life, see it says so on my coat. It would be ridiculous the first question would be how cold is it and that cold is determined by.....sunlight because thats where it all starts and ends and back again.
What about junk food? Junk food is junk for at least one of a few reasons. It doesn't contain light (processed food) It is a mix of fats and carbs (nature doesn't do that) It contains unnatural substances or.....it tells your body its the wrong time. This last one means that junk food may not be junk food year round or may be junk for one person and not another.
This was motivated by a FB group that has a protocol for everyone and my point to that group is - your protocol should be based on your environment. Any alt health practitioner or personality preaching a one size fits all protocol doesn't know.
I couldn't write a diet book but I could write a book about why blanket diets can't work.
The more sunlight/nature you get the less food matters. The better your mitochondria work the less food matters. The better your circadian rhythms the less food matters.
Please stop thinking that sun light is only important because of vitamin D. Thats like saying you favorite song is only good because of one note that it contains.
A dead body and living body are the same chemicals. Whats the difference? One contains light and the other doesn't. It more than vit D, it is life itself.
Prove Me Wrong - I Challenge
I refuse to believe that the people writing these books, promoting these diets or suggesting blanket protocols don't know more than me.
Please share this with everyone and if you are feeling any cognitive dissonance because you consciously or sub consciously get your identity from what you eat you can
-reread this blog and really sit with it
-ask me to explain myself better which I am happy to do (there is far more info to be said about this)
-Be pissed and go on having an ego but know that being identified with what you eat is as unfounded as what coat you wear.
Nature, your environment and evolutionary biology don't care how you feel about them. The answer is local seasonal but modified based on the fact that we are now dealing with fake light, tech and indoor living.
Please share as it appears there are several million people that have no idea what to eat (which is a sad tell about how little they know about our past and where we are going)
The conversation about health has to be far less about food and far more about light in all its forms and the avoidance of things that diminish or manipulate that natural light many of which are sold as healthy.
As always thanks for being part of my journey.
Rob Alexander is on a journey to learn not just about health but everything else.
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