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Red Light

Near Infrared light in the visible spectrum of about 600-900nm wavelength has been studied extensively, and a lot of the research has been done right here in Wisconsin.  The main thing it is FDA approved for is pain reduction and to treat wrinkles.  However, there are many other possible applications.  For example, Janis Eells, PhD, Professor at UW-Milwaukee has been studying the beneficial effects of near-infrared light on neurological diseases such as Parkinson's.  Harry Whelan, MD, Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin has published research for NASA on the beneficial effects of near infrared light for radiation side-effects and wound healing.  Why is red light so beneficial?  In part, because it has been shown to support the cell all the way down to the mitochondria (the basic powerhouse of all cells).  Specifically, it increases the production of a molecule called cytochrome oxidase.  The inability to produce this molecule (due to cellular damage) is theorized by some to be the main characteristic of cancer cells.  How do you get near infrared/red light?  Sunlight contains it, so simply being out in the sun (of course if you don't allow yourself to get burned) is a good way to increase exposure.  There are devices using LED's to emit red light, and one of the more popular ones Is the Warp Light (this is the one used in NASA research also).  For more information, go to
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