Spring has sprung up here in the Northern hemisphere, which means longer days with a lot more glow from that glorious and essential sun that we all share.
And speaking of sun and more light …
Last Summer I got mildly obsessed with a topic that was completely new to me called:
Circadian Biology, which is a fancy way of saying,
How sun, and its light, regulates our internal biological rhythms.
It was one of my SmartBody Smartmind (SBSM) students who originally turned me on to this topic, so I have invited this student, Sarah Kleiner, a budding new expert on circadian biology, to share some of the basics in today’s interview.
We talk about mitochondrial health, the importance of getting ‘first sun’ light, why we want to be outside as much as possible (even when it isn’t sunny), the metabolic woes that come with too much screen time, and much more.
The more I learn about it, the more I see it is, yet again, one of those essential links for human health and vitality.
I sincerely hope you take some time out of your busy week to watch and learn.
It has become clear to me since dabbling in some different routines in my day that circadian biology dovetails beautifully with all that we are learning here in relation to nervous system health and somatic trauma healing.
Please note: This interview is a snapshot of the sun’s intelligence and its capacity to help us heal, so I invite you to check out her YouTube channel that I’ve been bingeing since August 2021 (I’ve probably consumed over 30+ hours of her interviews with her mentors and leading experts on this topic – some of which I’ll be interviewing myself in weeks to come!!).
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Additional Resources to Complement the Vlog:
Our first chat from 2021: https://irenelyon.com/2021/06/27/going-carnivore-healing-with-sarah-kleiner-aka-carnivore-yogi/
Sarah’s interview with Dr. Jack Kruse: https://youtu.be/_zFcCO8YBlE
D Minder App: https://dminder.ontometrics.com/
Sarah’s interview with Dr. Courtney Hunt: https://youtu.be/7ZXtgPaVJZM
Irene mentioned a natural (non-synthetic) vitamin D supplement from Touchstone Essentials:
Irene mentioned a detox mineral supplement, zeolite, also via Touchstone Essentials:
To learn more about zeolite, watch this interview with Eddie Stone and Irene: https://irenelyon.com/2021/09/06/healing-from-toxins-detoxing-with-zeolite-interview-with-eddie-stone/
Sperti Vitamin D lamp: https://www.sperti.com/product/sperti-vitamin-d-light-box/
Red light therapy device Sarah recommends: https://emr-tek.com/
(Interview with the owner of emr-tek here: https://youtu.be/tiPff_HLPSM)
The Body Electric, book: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Electric-Electromagnetism-Foundation-Life/dp/0688069711
Grounding shoes: https://harmony783.com/
Software for computer screens to minimise blue light: https://iristech.co/
Light blocking filters for screens/tv: https://shopwakn.com/ (use the code YOGI to get Sarah’s 10% discount)
Link to the replay of Sarah’s Webinar from April 10, 2022 that dives deeper into these topics: https://sarah-kleiner.mykajabi.com/offers/TKjFaayo/checkout