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Reduce Body Fat, Regulate Insulin and Metabolism with Light?

Posted in How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, Increasing Circulation, News & Research

Light and metabolism.  It is so cool to see this study show a reduction in body fat AND metabolic regulation. Light ignites the cellular metabolism. Lasers Surg Med. 2015 Oct;47(8):634-42. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22395. Epub 2015 Jul 29. The potential of phototherapy to reduce body fat, insulin resistance and “metabolic inflexibility” related to obesity in women undergoing weight loss treatment. Sene-Fiorese M1, Duarte FO2, de Aquino Junior AE1,3, Campos RM4, Masquio DC4, Tock L5, de Oliveira Duarte AC6, Dâmaso AR4, Parizotto NA2,3, Bagnato VS1,3. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The metabolic flexibility is often impaired in diseases...

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Athletic Recovery – Ice or Lights?

Posted in Athletic Performance & Injury Recovery, How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, News & Research

Lights or Ice to restore muscle after exercise? LIGHTS! Near Infrared and Red Light performed better than ice and lights or ice alone. Light led to “complete recovery to baseline levels” 1 day after high intensity exercise. We have been told for many years to RICE but the evidence seems to show that Lights would be a better choice. Lasers Med Sci. 2016 Dec;31(9):1925-1933. Epub 2016 Sep 13. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) and/or cryotherapy in skeletal muscle restitution, what is better? A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. de Paiva PR1,2, Tomazoni SS3, Johnson DS4, Vanin AA1,5, Albuquerque-Pontes GM1,2, Machado CD1, Casalechi...

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Inflammation, obesity, diabetes and LED light therapy

Posted in How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, Inch loss and metabolism, News & Research

Shining near infrared light 6 times a month on diabetic, obese mice meant 5 times less inflammation in their belly fat and significantly lower blood glucose levels. More good reasons to shine with light. J Biophotonics. 2016 Sep 16. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201600088. [Epub ahead of print] Photobiomodulation reduces abdominal adipose tissue inflammatory infiltrate of diet-induced obese and hyperglycemic mice. Yoshimura TM1,2, Sabino CP3, Ribeiro MS4. Author information Abstract Systemic inflammation is closely related to the development of insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes, since the activation of pro-inflammatory pathways leads to inhibition of insulin signaling....

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Chronic Low Back Pain and LED vs. Low Level Laser

Posted in Athletic Performance & Injury Recovery, Decreasing Pain, News & Research

J Lasers Med Sci. 2015 Fall;6(4):157-61. doi: 10.15171/jlms.2015.11. Epub 2015 Oct 27. Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy Versus Low Level Laser Therapy in Chronic Low Back Pain. Ammar TA1. Author information Abstract INTRODUCTION: Low back pain (LBP) is the most common musculoskeletal disease. Monochromatic infrared photo energy (MIPE) and low level laser therapy (LLLT) are light modalities used to reduce pain and increase blood flow. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of the MIPE and LLLT in reducing functional disability and pain as well as improving lumbar range of motion (ROM) in patients with chronic LBP. METHODS: Seventy participants with LBP...

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Muscle Performance, Gene Expression and Light

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Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print] Effects of Light-Emitting Diode Therapy on Muscle Hypertrophy, Gene Expression, Performance, Damage, and Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: Case-control Study with a Pair of Identical Twins. Ferraresi C1, Bertucci D, Schiavinato J, Reiff R, Araújo A, Panepucci R, Matheucci E Jr, Cunha AF, Arakelian VM, Hamblin MR, Parizotto N, Bagnato V. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to verify how a pair of monozygotic twins would respond to light-emitting diode therapy (LEDT) or placebo combined with a strength-training program during 12 weeks. DESIGN: This case-control study enrolled a pair of...

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LED effectiveness for Inflammation, Pain & Oxidation

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Have Pain, Inflammation or Oxidative Stress? Light Emitting Diodes again showing up as effective with oxidative stress, inflammation, pain and increases levels of one of the body’s most powerful natural antioxidant enzymes: superoxide dismutase (SOD). This study has dense language – bottom line the study for light emitting diodes: ” provides additional support for its use in the treatment of painful conditions of inflammatory” diseases.   Oxidative stress is a huge factor in many diseases and inflammation and pain are rampant issues in our society.   Neuroscience. 2016 Mar 18;324:485-495. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.03.035. [Epub ahead of...

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Protecting and Repairing Eye Health with Red Light

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Protect Your Retina from light damage with the right light therapy. Some forms of light – like the white light in light boxes used in many light therapy devices, have been shown to cause retinal stress and damage. This is why wavelength matters. A more blue-turquoise light has been shown to be beneficial to the eye rather than harmful while still helping to reset the circadian clock rhythm. This study again shows that near infrared to red wavelength is protective and repairs light induced degeneration. Good reason to have red light along with the blue-turquoise of our eye mask. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jun 1;52(6):3582-92. doi: 10.1167/iovs.10-6664....

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Light as an anti-infective – researching alternatives to antibiotics and understanding the power of light

Posted in How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, News & Research, Skin Health

Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2013 Oct;13(5):731-62. doi: 10.1016/j.coph.2013.08.009. Epub 2013 Sep 20. Light based anti-infectives: ultraviolet C irradiation, photodynamic therapy, blue light, and beyond. Yin R1, Dai T, Avci P, Jorge AE, de Melo WC, Vecchio D, Huang YY, Gupta A, Hamblin MR. Author information Abstract Owing to the worldwide increase in antibiotic resistance, researchers are investigating alternative anti-infective strategies to which it is supposed microorganisms will be unable to develop resistance. Prominent among these strategies, is a group of approaches which rely on light to deliver the killing blow. As is well known, ultraviolet light, particularly UVC...

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Light Therapy and Depression, Circadian Rhythm Balancing, Inattention & Irritability

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Med Hypotheses. 2011 Oct;77(4):692-5. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.07.019. Epub 2011 Aug 9. Severe mood dysregulation: in the “light” of circadian functioning. Heiler S1, Legenbauer T, Bogen T, Jensch T, Holtmann M. Author information Abstract Severe affective and behavioral dysregulation, labeled as severe mood dysregulation (SMD), is a widely spread phenomenon among adolescent psychiatric patients. This phenotype constitutes severe impairment across multiple settings, including various symptoms, such as non-episodic anger, mood instability, and hyperarousal. Moreover, SMD patients often show depression and reduced need for sleep. Despite a lifetime prevalence...

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