The Surprising Link to Darkness and Gut Health

Written by Dr. Nirvana

April 24, 2024

Are you struggling to heal your gut despite trying various protocols? Understanding the importance of cell division for repairing a “leaky gut” can make a significant difference. Did you know that this crucial process occurs at night when there is NO light present? This means complete darkness.

Chronic exposure to blue light at night and a lack of synchronization with the sunrise can worsen gut issues.

You see, our bodies are designed to create a new gut lining every 2-5 days, but this can only happen when our circadian rhythm aligns with our natural day and night cycles. Balancing your circadian rhythm is essential for supporting your brain, gut, and adrenals as they are all interconnected. Here’s why…

At the center of your brain sits the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), also known as the “central timekeeper.” This little guy is directly linked to your eyes’ retinas. Basically, light comes into your eyes from the world around you, and the SCN uses that information to figure out what time of day it is. Our brains especially love blue light because its frequencies change predictably throughout the day, from sunrise to sunset.When your brain knows the right time, all the functions in your body can work together smoothly.

What does this have to do with your gut? Well, your brain gets a signal from the light to know the time of day, and then it lets your gut cells know what’s up. It makes so much sense why spending too much time under blue light at night, or missing out on that sunrise rhythm, can mess with your gut health.

how light and gut health are connected

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