SUNGLASSES AND CHILDREN
An incredible study on the prestigious CELL published today.
The study is performed on guinea pigs and tells us a crazy thing.
Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGC) that express melanopsin become sensitive to light long before rods and cones in the first months / years of life and, if “hit” by the right light, promotes proper brain development in the child.
• The sensation of light through the ipRGCs early in life promotes cortical synaptogenesis
• Light improves oxytocin level in cerebrospinal fluid via an oxytocin neuronal circuit ipRGCs-SON-PVN
• Oxytocin is essential for light-promoted ipRGC-mediated synaptogenesis
• Lack of light sensation early in development impairs learning ability in adult mice
My conclusions are always the same:
a- THROW THE ANTI-EVOLUTIONARY SUNGLASSES THAT THE EVOLUTIONARY DENTIST (AND ALL THE GURU PALEO) WEAR LIKE A MANTRA TO COVER THE HEN'S LEGS. EVEN AT THE LIGHT TRAINING COURSE YOU PROTESTED ...
b- EXPOSE THEM IN THE SUN, ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNING, LET THEM PLAY IN THE PARK AND AT THE SEA
c PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM FAKE LIGHTS (LED-NEON-SCREENS) AT THE TIME. LOW COST COLORED BULBS ARE ENOUGH.
All these trivial tips are valid not only for your precious children but for EVERYONE. Oxytocin is essential for the entire hormonal system and for well-being as demonstrated by this other incredible study that I commented on on my blog.
Before evaluating shortcuts such as hormone replacement therapies, including VITAMIN D ... My dispassionate invitation is to radically change your lifestyle.
Away from sunglasses and sunscreen and smart sun exposure as naked as possible 365/365.
Alternatively our phototherapy lamps on dark days and in winter.
And with that it is all.