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Screen time risk

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

  1. 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/
  2. LieselK

    LieselK New 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!
  3. drezy

    drezy Gold

    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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  4. LieselK

    LieselK New Member

    Thanks, that's what I'm thinking. My daughter has prescription glasses so I'll probably get her an RA Optics pair, but the younger boy wants glasses and he'll probably think "gaming glasses" are cool. For awhile... I really want to homeschool anyway...
  5. WalterNL

    WalterNL New Member

    Reducing blue light is an epic biohack. Simple and genius.
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  6. drezy

    drezy Gold

    I agree 100% that that's priority #1.

    My boy has been a pretty good long game player right up to this bit of appearance. You're a guy so you and I both know that if 13 year old girls started having crushes on boys that had blue blockers on my son would immediately be slapping his on without question.

    Until that time I have to do a better job of laying out the hormonal case for young men. My boy has joined mean epi-paleo and CT really well and lost lots of fat. Being a young man he is apt to overemphasize these gain and gloat. I probably would have done the same at his age...
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  7. drezy

    drezy Gold

    I showed my son this thread and *POOF* he took his blue blockers into school.

    Thanks @LieselK & @WalterNL . Together you made a more effective case than I've been able to make.
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  8. WalterNL

    WalterNL New Member

    Brave man!
  9. LieselK

    LieselK New Member

    Yay @drezy! That's awesome!
  10. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  11. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Become fully aware that the human mind is a wonderful servant but usually is a horrible master under the power of blue light and nnEMF.

    Every ten % higher tech spending goes obesity NHANES curves go higher. The more screen time you have = the risk of obesity rises. No shocker to any mitochondriac. It might shock those who always blame food for obesity that there is another cause. Dunning Kruger 101. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/48757019/...equals-more-obesity-study-shows/#.WqFOUGaZP_R
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  12. drezy

    drezy Gold

    ^^^ Yikes
    I'm glad my wife and I ruled sleep and nighttime with an iron fist. My boy still recalls the 5 times before he was 10 that he was allowed up past 8pm.
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  13. shah78

    shah78 Gold

    People are awake after 8 pm? wow! children even. Wow! :)

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  14. shiran

    shiran Curious

    Especially children you mean
    It is terrible

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