Exploring Light Therapy for Improved Energy with Joovv

Scott Nelson and Justin Strahan join Dr. Heather Sandison, ND to discuss the science behind photobiomodulation, and specifically red light therapy. They guide us through the mechanisms of action on a cellular level to understand how red light therapy devices offer a wide-range of benefits, including muscle recovery, nerve regeneration and more.

We live in an era where humans spend less than 10% of their life under sunlight. From an evolutionary standpoint, our body requires sunlight. In this episode we explore the various types of lights on the spectrum and dive deep into the effects light therapy has on the human body. We also look at the vast amount of applications of red light therapy in medicine and how these tools optimize cellular energy.

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IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

  • Red light therapy
  • Light therapy – photobiomodulation
  • Sunlight and artificial lights
  • Mitochondrial function
  • ATP and cellular energy
  • Optimizing cellular function
  • Light therapy grey areas
  • Treating cancer
  • Curing skin conditions
  • Light therapy and pregnancy
  • Muscle recovery and nerve regeneration
  • The skepticism around photobiomodulation
  • Psychological and neurological benefits of light therapy
  • Regulating testosterone levels

SHOW NOTES:

00:00 Intro

04:06 What is light therapy?

09:40 Red light therapy for cellular function.

17:35 The full-spectrum of lights and their different effects on the human body.

24:02 Lasers and lights – the science of photobiomodulaton throughout the years.

27:33 Irradiance – the power output of light. The core parameter of light therapy.

37:30 Suggested dosage.

40:22 The grey areas of light therapy – taking safety measures.

44:48 Using photobiomodulation to treat skin conditions and cancer.

55:48 Red light therapy and muscle recovery. Should biohacking be legal in official sports?

58:56 Light therapy skepticism.

01:00:36 The benefits of light therapy for nerve regeneration and mental health.

01:05:22 Regulating testosterone levels using red light therapy.

01:11:29 Restoring cognitive function and treating neurodegenerative diseases with light therapy.

01:13:59 The significance of sunlight in our daily lives.

01:17:10 Where to purchase Joovv Light and to learn more about the product.

BOOKS, TECH, AND PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Joovv

Boston Scientific

Bard

Covidien Medtronics 

Blue Light Therapy 

North County Natural Medicine 

PubMed 

Med Spa

Clomid

LabCorp

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Improving Health and Removing Toxins Through Naturopathic Medicine with Dr. Heather Sandison, ND

Technology for Neurohackers & Biohackers: Tools Designed to Upgrade the Mind, Brain and Body

Lighting Up The Brain – Photobiomodulation Meets Neurofeedback

Photobiomodulation NCBI article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5215795/

PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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Katie Spears

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