014 - How Blue Light Sabotages Health

In this episode, we explore the effects of blue light on our health and well-being. From digital eye strain and disrupted sleep to an increased risk of chronic diseases, we discuss the negative impacts of blue light exposure from electronic devices and artificial lighting. However, we also examine the positive effects of natural light on our health, including improved mood, cognitive function, and bone health. We also provide tips and tools for protecting against blue light, including blue-light blocking glasses and limiting virtual communication. Join us as we dive deep into this important and relevant topic in today's modern world.

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