Biological Enlightenment . . .
"Mal-illumination is to light as malnutrition is to food."
Come into rhythm
When we suffer from mal-illumination we usually lack the sun's rhythmic stimulation that is essential for humans to live in unison with nature's daily rhythms. Gentle, morning light is especially important for regulating 'light sensitive' hormones and neurotransmitters, such as; melatonin, serotonin, insulin, cortisol and dopamine. The newness of morning light effortlessly synchronizes nature's rhythms with our internal circadian rhythms that control appetite, energy, mood, sleep, libido and other body-mind functions. Miraculously, the sun is also the natural source of vitamin D.
When we're out of synchronization with the rhythms of nature
we are more vulnerable to dis-ease.
Unknowingly, millions suffer from chronic Mal-illumination. Fortunately, medical science is discovering that humans need a 'full-spectrum' of light frequencies for physical, emotional and mental health.
To escape the ravages of mal-illumination all we need is moderate, daily, sunlight exposure. The reality, however, is that most people are not likely to change their daily routine in order to go outside and get a light charge of natural daylight.
Mal-illumination is a contemporary medical syndrome that contributes to many serious health conditions — obesity, depression, fatigue, sleep & eating disorders as well as
breast, prostate and colon cancer.
Many years ago, Dr. John Ott, renowned photobiologist and father of full-spectrum light technology, coined the term, "Mal-illumination" to describe the current 'sunlight deprivation & vitamin D starvation' epidemic. Mal-illumination, like malnutrition, causes deficiencies by depriving us of essential 'energetic' nutrients (e.g. UV light & vitamin D).
— Our DNA has evolved to respond to a full-spectrum of solar energy light waves.
We are in fact 'human photocells' whose ultimate biological nutrient is sunlight. The full spectrum of sunlight energy is essential for the development, growth, and maintenance of not only a healthy body, but critical for a healthy mind as well.
Now more than ever in this Age of Information, millions of people have become “contemporary cave-dwellers”
living and working indoors, unwittingly starving for the sun's life energy!
Ott Light Systems, Inc. - 1987
Science of Light, Inc. - 2012 - 501(c)3
What Is Mal-illumination... the silent epidemic?