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Screen time risk

Discussion in 'Optimal Kids' started by Jack Kruse, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Consider this....What is critical to a plant to grow? Sunlight and water. Being oblivious to both is like a scientist asking why a plant will not grow in the wrong kind of light............ Sometimes research is only difficult because they don’t know what we don’t know. This is the basis of the Dunning Kruger effect I often speak about. As a result, researchers ask the WRONG questions and order the wrong tests and clinicians keep looking under the wrong stones to find answers. This is what functional medicine does with methylation and depression. It turns out methylation is altered by ambient light frequencies and nnEMF.

    To answer this question precisely, mental health professionals and scientists must ask better questions by stepping outside of its normal line of questioning and think about what blue lit technology screens, depression and lack of sleep all have in common: the use of light. Moreover, how this light varies from sunlight that plants and brains need to develop properly. technology screens introduce a very alien spectrum of 5700 K (solar noon) 24/7 to the eyes and brains in very high doses. This light affects the central retinal pathways which connect to the SCN, pituitary, and brain via POMC release just by shining the fake light directly into the eye which then has its effect on the brain and mood and mental status.

    We, as a general population are unfortunately so far behind this basic understanding and will take years before we start to realize that artificial light is the next "cigarette" and "highly process carbs" scandal for the public to deal with.

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  2. drezy

    drezy New Member

    ^^^ If you haven't read this article you need to. Buckle up for some heartbreak though.

    I've made some (more) parenting/home rule changes after reading it.
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  3. Billybats

    Billybats New Member

    Drezy.. are you the kind of parent that can talk with your child/children about everything. If I had kids I would show them the trueth of everything from day one. For an example: if you do this such and such this is or can be the consequence. You seem like that kind of Dad. I really am Thankful Dr. Kruse and all of you on here have opened my eyes to nnEMF and nature. We sure did lose our way, some of us.
  4. drezy

    drezy New Member

    I am very lucky to have an easy to raise boy. Several people both in and outside of family have remarked on how incredibly closely my son and I work together. I've hand made every one of his school lunches minus about 12 since he was in pre-K. Lately we listen to short story audiobooks together in the dark before bed (a great dark 45+ min) and then talk about them during the drive to school. We have deep discussions. He's my only real investment in this planet.

    This morning we discussed an article pointed out here by @Mystic Rose60 :


    That one was painful to read too.

    Sadly the boy in the story felt pressures to academically super-achieve and offed himself. My son, who feels his own pressure, thought it was crazy. Still I made it very clear to him that in the end I don't really give a flying f*ck what his grades are. Instead I just want him to be able to look back and say that his put forth a really good effort. I explained that I'm not here to judge him but that I'm just a proxy for future him. He already knows that.

    Oh, I'm very direct about all that. Plus it's easy when you have a boy. He grasps the following from this site:

    His generation is bathed, by default, in blue light and nnemf
    That effects hormones
    More boys of his generation will experience "soft wood" issues
    Those boys that don't will ultimately have a selection advantage

    As a result:
    He's barefoot outside regularly (shooting cans like a Texas boy should)
    Homework is done outside on paper
    f.lux or iris + blueblockers are always used when screens are involved
    3x/week CT
    Epic-Paleo diet (with a few cheats b/c he's just a kid)

    I've also learned to have some fathering rules too:
    Be sincere
    Wear just underwear around the house until asked to put more clothes on
    Proceed to ignore all requests to wear more than just underwear around the house
    Try to be a lens to the world
    Admit that you are a flawed lens with some aberrations
    Hopefully play with grandbabies someday
    Die and get the hell out of the way
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  5. Billybats

    Billybats New Member

    Wooooow Drezy. No words but awesome Dad.
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  6. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Nah, I have so much more to learn.
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  7. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    we all do. It is the role of the skeptic.
  8. Mystic Rose60

    Mystic Rose60 Let the sun shine on you :))

    Heartwarming to hear that you have such a wonderful father, son relationship @drezy !

    Each day is a gift and we all have the opportunity to learn so much while here. :)

    @Jack Kruse , thank you for posting this article Doc!
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  9. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    skeptic = perpetual doubter

  10. drezy

    drezy New Member

    I doubt that definition
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  11. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I think couple days ago Jack posted about it.

    Skeptic by definition can't be sure of anything.

    I can imagine asymptotic approaching of something, but newer able to reach it by 100%.
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  12. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

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  13. drezy

    drezy New Member

    I was just being skeptical of that.

    @OptimalSkr posted an interesting description of true skepticism last weekend here:

    Cool history and worth a listen to understand the flexibility skepticism.

    For some reason it reminds me of a mental equivalent of a good boxer's footwork (aka don't get hit with feet planted too firmly).
  14. Danny

    Danny New Member

    How old is your son?
  15. drezy

    drezy New Member

    My son is 13.
  16. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Have you watched or read about Nora Volkow's work?
  17. drezy

    drezy New Member

    For a starter:

    That one still creeps me out.

    @Mayuri you change your profile picture more often than I change jeans.

    *Note to self: maybe it's time to change jeans
  18. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Staring at a screen doesn’t promote creativity and life experiences fun, it promotes mitochondrial damage, brain shrinkage, retinal changes that lead to obesity and mood changes. In an analysis of teen surveys dating back to 1991, Jean Twenge found a clear trend: every activity that didn't involve a screen was linked to more happiness, and every activity that involved a screen was linked to less happiness. https://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/20...plummeted-after-2012-one-possible-reason-why/
  19. LieselK

    LieselK Titanium Member

    @drezy What type of glasses does your son wear at school to block all the blue light? My kids are getting used to me wearing mine all the time and I want to move toward equipping them to protect themselves in this way too!
  20. drezy

    drezy New Member

    I think it's best if you do it young.

    Sadly my son has gotten slightly socially conscious and does not want to wear his blueblockers or any glasses(he's 20/20) at all at school.

    I'm going to try to meet doc with my son this year. I've had more influence over my son than I expected to have, but there appears to be limits...

    If my boy were totally open I'd keep him with cheapies like these since he's 13 yo boy (aka human wrecking ball sometimes). For most social situations I like the Ra Optics I got for myself and will get those for him around 16 yo or so.

    Side note: In middle school I had crushing (want to gouge my eyes out) headaches daily until an eye doc decided to try just tinted 20/20 lenses. It was unintentional blue blockers way back in the 80s. Makes me wonder if that doc heard about Ot.
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