Tag Archives: Metabolism

Light And Hypothyroidism – Cure Or Cause?

Introduction

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

Endotoxin Antagonists Part V

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A look at some pre and pro-biotics in endotoxemia or related inflammation.
Prebiotics:
Galacto-oligoaccharides (GOS):

A Mixture of trans-Galactooligosaccharides Reduces Markers of Metabolic Syndrome and Modulates the Fecal Microbiota and Immune Function of Overweight Adults
GOS can increase bifido bacteria, which is often correlated with lowering endotoxin.… 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