The Sun Sessions Hi. My name is Jason Boyd. I am a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner at Bio+Logical Health and Nutrition. As a functional health practitioner, I get asked quite a bit what’s the most important factor in achieving good health? My answer is something that usually leaves the questioner a bit shocked. Before I continue, let me say that technically speaking, I believe that mindset and self-love and community, those are really the most important factors because without those things, it’s highly unlikely that a person will even be motivated enough to start pursuing better health. Before I ever start working with someone, I really like to make sure that they have a healthy mindset and that they have a good support system in place and that they’ve identified and hopefully eliminated all blocking factors and negative influences that would derail the journey. For our purposes here, let’s assume that a person has all those things in place and that they’re totally on board with committing to a health program and we’re waiting for all their lab results to come in. Where do I start first? I start by examining their relationship with light. The story of how light affects our health is a fascinating one. If you haven’t heard it, then you’re in for a treat. Now because there’s so many factors involved, I thought that it would be a good idea to make this a multipart series so that I can spend enough time on each one of those factors and how they relate to health. In the sun sessions, we will be discussing things like circadian rhythms and the pharmacological effects of light on our biology, #lightasadrug, blue light toxicity, our innate biological timekeeping systems. We’ll be discussing grounding or earthing, vitamin D, sleep, melatonin, water, as well as actionable steps and strategies that you can implement to keep your evolutionary biology true to nature while still living in our modern world. Aside from investing in a pair of blue-blocking glasses, these strategies likely won’t cost you a thing.
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