Ever hear a nutritionist say you have to “eat the rainbow” (meaning: consume different-colored fruits and vegetables so you get a variety of nutrients)? I want people to start saying we need to “see the rainbow” and “feel the rainbow.” So, what does that mean?
I’m talking about a completely different rainbow—the one hidden in sunlight.
Sunlight can be split into the colors of the rainbow, like when it passes through a prism. Each color has a unique biological effect. And getting this sunlight into naked eyes and onto bare skin is foundational to our health. We need daily exposure to key colors of light in order to thrive.
What colors do we need and what do they do?
From dawn onward, the colors that brighten our world from the sun come to us in a predictable fashion. Dawn is dominated by the infrared wavelengths of light. Infrared is soothing, anti-inflammatory, and transforms the water inside our body into its structured, energy-giving phase called EZ water.
As the sun breaks the horizon at sunrise, red light intensifies. Red light optimizes the health of our mitochondria, allowing them—the energy producers of our cells—to make more water and ATP as we start our day.
Shortly after sunrise, we get more blue light from the sun. The morning balance of red and blue light wavelengths turns on hormone centers in the brain. It signals our master steroid hormone—pregnenolone—to become cortisol (for energy) and/or estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone (for reproduction). This gives us a circadian boost of cortisol to energize us for the day.
When the sun reaches a little higher in the sky, UVA begins to appear and “brain magic” happens. When we get UVA light into our eyes, major changes take place. The light that enters our eyes controls hormone production, neurotransmitter balance, our microbiome, energy levels, hunger, metabolism, inflammation, libido, and more.
Light on our skin improves cardiovascular health, makes EZ water, makes vitamin D, boosts immunity, and more. We miss out on these frequencies by living indoors behind glass and under artificial light, which lacks all these key colors.
Here are a few ways we can get more of the benefits of sunlight:
- Exercise outside at sunrise [during this early, beneficial infrared time. Make sure to wear sunscreen when doing this at the highest UV hours of 10am-4pm.]
- Drive without sunglasses on and the sunroof open
- Work near an open window
- Schedule your first meeting of the day to be a phone call, and talk outside
- Sit outside for lunch
- Take “light breaks” throughout the day to sync up and soak up the healing light frequencies available
The best part about “consuming” light is that small, consistent exposures throughout the day can optimize our health in a profound way.
Want to get a different healing light directly on your skin? Try one of our masks designed to deliver these beneficial LED wavelengths:
Anti-Aging LED Light Shield Mask
This powerful amber LED light targets early signs of aging, like fine lines, dark spots, and inflammation.
Anti-Acne LED Light Shield Mask
Target redness and fight bacteria with this special blue LED glow.
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