Risks Of Ibuprofen And Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

In the previous article on aspirin I wrote that I had to stop taking aspirin for a while as I was due to have surgery. As I suffer from headaches regularly and had to find some other solution for dealing with them. Acetaminophen/paracetamol and ibuprofen are the two over-the-counter pain medications available here that were […]

Some Benefits Of Aspirin

I had to go in for minor surgery recently. The surgeon asked what medications I was taking and asked me to stop taking aspirin for a short period before the surgery, to which I agreed. I take aspirin for headaches and so needed to find another solution in the meantime. Acetaminophen/paracetamol and ibuprofen are the […]

Lighting Up Your Brain On A Budget

Recently I’ve been seeing more and more talk about intranasal light devices and decided to look into the subject again. A few years ago I tried to read up a little but I couldn’t find much data. The early Vielight devices were out at that point but I couldn’t find specifications for them. Normally when […]

Experiences With Light Therapy

This is an article on the various light therapy devices that I have found myself using after a few years of experimentation. I’ve written about the technical aspects of some of these devices here before so it might be interesting to look back and see how useful they have been to me in reality. I […]

Light Treatment Of Hypothyroidism – Is It Possible With LEDs?

Light Therapy For Hypothyroidism   The purpose of this article is to look at the published data in this field (photobiomodulation in the treatment of hypothyroidism) and see how this could be applied to relatively cheap LEDs. Many people have taken to using these devices but it seems that most don’t take a lot of […]

Pulsed Light Treatment of Hypothyroidism – Part I

Pulsed Light Treatment of Hypothyroidism This article is going to take a look at some data on pulsed low level laser therapy in the treatment of autoimmune hypothyroidism. This study shows two techniques of application, one which affects the autoimmune processes and another which has a stronger effect on thyroid hormones and TSH. You can […]

Laser Treatment Of Hypothyroidism – Part II

The human data on red and near infrared light treatment of hypothyroidism mostly falls  into two categories. The low power output non-pulsed series of studies which I have discussed here and the pulsed studies with much higher peak power output which I will look at in future. This article is going to look at a […]

Laser Treatment Of Hypothyroidism – Part I

My article on light/laser treatment of hypothyroidism is now available for patrons on patreon.com for supporters pledging $1 or more per month. Go to the article on patreon!

Light And Hypothyroidism – Cure Or Cause?

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. It seems that […]

Light Therapy And Hypothyroidism – Risks and Benefits.

Patreon supporters please read via this page for information on database and references. 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 […]