#8: Andy Mant – Why different types of light might be messing up your health & what to do about it

health & fitness performance podcast Nov 13, 2018


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Andy Mant is a biohacker and entrepreneur focused on the effect of light on our health. He founded Blublox which sells blue-blocking glasses. He goes into detail about the effect of artificial light, the importance of natural light, and how we can improve our health by being aware of these mechanisms.


  • 0.45: How Andy got into biohacking
  • 2.00: What circadian rhythm is
  • 3.20: Why light is important
  • 3.45: Hormones regulated by light
  • 5.20: Good and bad light
  • 7.21: Getting natural light first thing in the morning
  • 10.25: Sleeping with a sleep mask
  • 12.08: Why looking through windows is not enough
  • 12.48: Lux of light
  • 15.25: Whether to use a wakeup lamp or not
  • 16.26: Why incandescent red light bulbs are good for your home
  • 17.06: The effect on your hormones from the pulsing of light
  • 18.03: What kind of light you should have in your home
  • 21.01: Is sunscreen actually bad for you?
  • 22.04: Why sun exposure to the skin is so important
  • 28.00: How to navigate light when you are also living in a normal light
  • 30.01: Why you should get blue-blocking glasses and what to look for
  • 34.04: Fitbit and its effect on your sleep
  • 34.35: The Oura ring
  • 37.35: Striking a balance between doing the “right” healthy choice and being social
  • 39.04: Blublox
  • 42.09: Collaboration with the Australian national football team


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Light and Health Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/135133877132861/about/






Final recommendations from Andy:

  • 1. Get outside and watch the sunrise every morning
  • 2. Invest in good quality blue-blocking glasses that block up to 550 nanometers
  • 3. Eat a good quality seasonal diet


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