Resources from Limitless

Chapter 8
The magic and curse of light

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  • Find out more about Irlen Syndrome – The Irlen Institute

  • Toxin free sunscreen – Shade All-Natural Sunscreen

  • Infrared devices.

  • Light to wake you up:

    • Like headphones but shine light directly into your brain – Human Charger

    • Full spectrum desk light – don’t look into these lamps or you will hurt your eyes. I have not tried any of these but my trusted networ has and recommends the following: Philips GoLite Blu, Re-Timer, or Sperti Vitamin D

  • Avoiding blue light at night

    • Blue blocking glasses – True Dark

    • Red bulbs – I use Phillips Hue Bulbs so I can change the colour. They are wireless so EMFs are emitted but as such a small amount it doesn’t concern me

    • LED dots to cover blue light in the bedroom. You will find equivalent products on Amazon.Resources:


The following is a list of the references and citations with clickable links to save you time:

  1. Lambert, G. W., Reid, C., Kaye, D., Jennings, G. L., & Esler, M. D. (2002). Effect of sunlight and season on serotonin turnover in the brain. The Lancet, 360(9348), 1840─1842.PMID: 12480364 – DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(02)11737-5

  2. Yu, C., Fitzpatrick, A., Cong, D., Yao, C., Yoo, J., Turnbull, A.,& Astier, A. L. (2017). Nitric oxide induces human CLA+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cells with skin-homing potential. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 140(5), 1441─1444. PMID: 28601680 – DOI: 10.1016/J.JACI.2017.05.023

  3. Slusher, T. M., Vreman, H. J., Olusanya, B. O., Wong, R. J., Brearley, A. M., Vaucher, Y. E., & Stevenson, D. K. (2014). Safety and efficacy of filtered sunlight in treatment of jaundice in African neonates. Pediatrics,133(6), e1568-74. PMID: 24864170 – DOI: 10.1542/PEDS.2013-3500

  4. Zhang, P., & Wu, M. X. (2017). A clinical review of phototherapy for psoriasis. Lasers in medical science, 33(1), 173─180. PMID: 29067616 – DOI: 10.1007/S10103-017-2360-1

  5. Lindqvist,  P. G., Epstein, E., Landin-Olsson, M., Ingvar, C., Nielsen, K., Stenbeck, M., & Olsson H. (2014), Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality: results from the Melanoma in Southern Sweden cohort. Journal Internal Medicine, 276(1), 77-86. PMID: 24697969 – DOI: 10.1111/JOIM.12251

  6. Fricke, T. R., Jong, M., Naidoo, K. S., Sankaridurg, P., Naduvilath, T. J., Ho, S. M., Wong, T. Y., … Resnikoff, S. (2018). Global prevalence of visual impairment associated with myopic macular degeneration and temporal trends from 2000 through 2050: systematic review, meta-analysis and modelling. The British journal of ophthalmology, 102(7), 855-862. PMID: 29699985 – DOI: 10.1136/BJOPHTHALMOL-2017-311266

  7. Ratnayake, K., Payton, J. L., Lakmal, O. H., & Karunarathne, A. (2018). Blue light excited retinal intercepts cellular signaling. Scientific reports, 8(1), 10207. PMID: 29976989 – DOI: 10.1038/S41598-018-28254-8

  8. Nair, R., & Maseeh, A. (2012). Vitamin D: The “sunshine” vitamin. Journal of pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, 3(2), 118─26.PMID: 22629085.

  9. Geller, A. C., Clapp, R. W., Sober, A. J., Gonsalves, L., Mueller, L., Christiansen, C. L., Shaikh, W., … Miller, D. R. (2013). Melanoma epidemic: an analysis of six decades of data from the Connecticut Tumor Registry. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 31(33), 4172-8. PMID: 24043747 – DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2012.47.3728

  10. Hamblin, M. R. (2018) Mechanisms and Mitochondrial Redox Signaling in Photobiomodulation.Photochemistry and photobiology, 94(2), 199-212. PMID: 29164625 – DOI: 10.1111/PHP.12864

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