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Effects of Blue Light

Is using your digital devices at night affecting your health? We are all exposed to unprecedented levels of artificial light, such as fluorescent lighting, LEDs and blue light. These lights are known to interfere with our circadian rhythm, sometimes referred to as our biological clock, which includes our sleep, wake cycles.  As a consequence, poor sleep may result.  Sufficient good quality sleep is essential for our bodies and brains to repair, which is why sleep deprivation is associated with a myriad of health conditions. What’s the deal with blue light? To compound this exposure, we are also now spending an ever increasing amount of time on our digital devices, such as mobile smart phones and laptops. These screens emit light at wavelengths ranging from 400nm to 500nm, known as “blue light”. This light is of particular concern after sundown. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology…

What can we do to reduce impact of Electro Magnetic Fields and Radiation?

Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) and Electro Magnetic Radiation (EMR): How to be aware and protect ourselves When we know we are constantly bombarded with unprecedented levels of electro magnetic frequencies we can be forgiven for thinking we can’t do anything about this. We are surrounded by wireless devices, perpetually bathing in a seemingly inescapable soup of Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) and Radiation (EMR). Not many would argue that most of us spend too much time on our devices ….. Certainly there are levels which are unavoidable, but there some things we can do to shield us to a degree. Lurking in the periphery of our awareness is a concern that there is a price to pay for perpetual digital connectivity. Bringing this to the forefront of my mind has not been comfortable. It means confronting our own behaviours in terms of reliance on convenient, time saving devices, and wanting to…

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