Category Archives: LLLT Light

Light And Hypothyroidism – Cure Or Cause?

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This article takes a look at the effects of near infrared laser therapy on thyroid hormone levels. Red and near-infrared therapy at low doses can decrease hypothyroidism and the autoimmune response sometimes causing it. Here I am going to look at some animal studies showing positive and negative effects on thyroid hormone.More

Light Therapy And Hypothyroidism – Risks and Benefits.

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The effects of light on metabolism have been known for over 100 years. John Harvey Kellogg in Light Therapeutics recounts some of the observations as of 1910.(1)

“An animal eliminates more carbon dioxide under the influence of light than when confined in the dark.More

Biocast Episode 006 – Light and Hair Regrowth?

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In this episode I look at the effect of red, near infrared and UV light on hair regrowth.

REFERENCES:
Light Therapeutics – John Harvey Kellogg
Narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy for alopecia areata.
Alopecia Areata: Psoralen With Ultraviolet A Light (PUVA) Therapy – Topic Overview

Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy (LLLT) for Treatment of Hair Loss
Hair Like a Fox – Danny Roddy
Effects of the Lexington LaserComb on hair regrowth in the C3H/HeJ mouse model of alopecia areata.More

Red light protects skin from sun damage.

Sunlight is necessary for human health, UVB wavelengths stimulate dermal synthesis of Vitamin D, red and near infrared A (IR-A) have many beneficial effects, increasing thyroid function and cellular ATP. Increased mortality and blood pressure have been recorded in winter. UVA combined with the presence of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) cause skin ageing, particularly in areas where skin is thinner and eye damage.… More