Did you know that sunlight is a necessary supplement? We get ~66% of our energy needs from the sun and only 33% from nutrition.
And the right dosage of sunlight boosts the positive impacts of nutrition — a springboard effect known as a quantum system. You may have experienced quantum biology in the other direction, when poor sleep impacts blood sugar, causing hunger and irritability — and then you don’t feel like exercising.
As mounting research shows the impact of natural and artificial light on our health, sleep, and weight control, I wanted to share a great Insatiable podcast on this subject from holistic health expert Brandon Mentore.
Brandon discusses how light helped his training clients break past plateaus, why morning sunlight is critical, stylish ways to minimize blue light exposure, and an app that helps you to discover your sunlight needs based on location, skin type, and age.
P.S. Want a more in-depth look on how sunshine lowers blood pressure and how Vitamin D and Sunscreen fit into the picture? “Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?” Check out this article in Outside Magazine by Rowen Jacobson.