Gears of Understanding Clock Genes
If you have T2D or metabolic syndrome you better avoid blue light and stop wearing contacts in your eyes and get outside everyday. Insulin will put you in a grave quick. Sunlight may save your life. All clocks are controlled by light folks. It is not an opinion it is a statement of fact. Let us review for the slow readers of my blog. How do you manipulate light? Follow the master. Who is that? The sun. What is her lessons of manipulation? Her color temperature is balanced by her atomic emission but man made light is not. Blue light has an excessive color temperature and this has massive implications based upon the retina and pituitary anatomy. Blue, red, and green are all color balanced from the solar source. Green light is the center of the visible EM spectrum so the macula is attuned best to it. The eye's camera function is based around this frequency.
Blue creates ROS that is the light signal which releases the pituitary hormones from sunrise to 9-10 AM. Blue light increases adrenalin and cortisol release from the sympathetic nervous system in the brain to wake us up. Blue light is also what stimulates plants to grow. Plants use chloroplasts to do this. In the retina, we use the RPE to do this. What do chloroplasts and the RPE have in common? They are both hexagonal in shape and filled with dense core granules that absorb light. The difference is the RPE has melanin so it absorbs more purple than blue. Chloroplasts absorb more blue than purple. What is the key linking both cells? They both contain porphyrins. What do all porphyrins do? They absorb all frequencies of purple light making them huge collectors of the DC electric current. Why is that? Purple light has a short wavelength meaning it contains the most DC electric current in its photons. The RPE is very vascular and has a lot or RBC's. RBC porphyrin is Iron porphyrin called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin’s peak light absorption peaks at 280 mm 420nm 540nm and 580nm and has sharp cutoff at 600 nm. Plants chlorophylls are magnesium porphyrins. They have two types, A and B. Chlorophyll a has an approximate absorption peak of 665 nm and 465 nm. Chlorophyll b has an approximate absorption peak of 640 nm and 450 nm. Here again you see the balance between red frequencies and blue green frequencies recapitulated in leaves.
So what does this imply? The SCN must run faster to control epigenetic expression of all human genes. When it runs slower because it has less DC electric power, gene expression is increased, while cell growth control is lost. This is where metabolic syndrome begins. Control of metabolism and the cell cycle is a 100% a full spectrum light frequency story not a genomic one as we believe. Remember cytochrome on in your eye and liver and pancreas all absorb electrons at 340 nm. This means you need light more powerful in you retina to stay ahead of the other peripheral clocks. Got it? Now here is where it get cool using physics.