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The average American adult spends nearly 11 hours a day looking at a screen — that’s MOST of the day.

And all this screen time isn’t just hard on the eyes… the blue light in all of our devices may actually be doing serious long-term damage to the health of our entire bodies.

To help me make sense of the science of blue light, I’m joined today by Matt Maruca, the founder of Ra Optics, a blue-light blocking eyewear company.

On today’s episode, Matt and I will dive deep into the science behind the dangers of blue light, discuss why your sunglasses might actually be HURTING your health, and share our favorite “hacks” for avoiding blue light to boost your health — and your energy.

On this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why diet is NOT enough to totally optimize your health (3:30)
  • How an oncoming car can cause a “snowball effect” of poor health (4:45)
  • Why the SUN can give you more than just a shot of Vitamin D (14:30)
  • Whether YOU are at risk for the negative effects of blue light exposure (16:30)
  • What your pet can teach you about toxic exposure in your home (18:00)
  • Why spending time in front of your screens is actually MORE dangerous than spending time out in the sun (19:00)
  • How THIS “fashion statement” can help you sleep better every night (22:25)
  • One simple Google search that can help make your phone dramatically healthier to use — especially at night (25:05)
  • The most important thing you can put in your newborn’s bedroom (27:15)
  • Why sunglasses can actually damage your eyes — and why you should NEVER wear them at the beach (29:15)
  • A 152 year-old trick for sleeping better at night (34:10)
  • Whether your DOG should wear blue blocking glasses (40:05)
  • The almost imperceptible reason why LED light bulbs might actually be hurting your health (and what you should use instead) (42:20)
  • Why THIS type of fasting is actually a great way to “rev up” your energy levels (44:45)

Mentioned on this episode:

Ra Optics

Ra Optics Instagram

My 7 Deadly Disruptors

The Plant Paradox

Blocking nocturnal blue light for insomnia: A randomized controlled trial

Link between artificial light at night and cancer [STUDY]

Iris Tech software

How to turn your iPhone screen red

Lowbluelights.com for bulbs and accessories

The Light Diet – Instagram

The 119 year-old light bulb that’s still going strong

My interview with Dr. Joseph Mercola

Transcript:

Matt Maruca Transcript

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

The benefits of red light therapy with Scott Nelson

Shawn Stevenson talks the benefits of better sleep (and how to get it)

The new science of better sleep with Ben Greenfield

Biohacking with the legend Dave Asprey

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About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”

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