A true ‘beam of light’ joins Walker and I for the podcast today. Matt Maruca is a student, educator, and entrepreneur in the field of photobiology, the study of how light affects human health, and he is also the founder of Ra Optics, a company that develops the world’s highest quality blue light protection glasses (that both Walker and I wear every night!). A veritable fountain of information and advice when it comes to using light to optimize health, Matt enthusiastically shares so much of it here today.
He begins by recounting exactly what light is, why he became so interested in it, and the story of his discovery of epigenetics while addressing the factors causing his health problems when he was younger. Matt then provides an extensive analysis of mitochondria, their importance for our health, the impact of both a synchronized and disrupted circadian rhythm, and the reason why he started his business. Sprinkled throughout his analysis, are references to a number of professionals whose research and theories have greatly informed and impacted Matt’s life and work.
He also shares information regarding undoing mitochondria damage, ‘The Light Diet’, his business and its main product, the detrimental impact of the ‘Sun Business’, and what actually brings happiness to his life. To Walker’s great relief, Matt also offers his opinion on the impact of my bangs on light absorption. You will quickly appreciate precisely why we could have continued talking to Matt for hours as you listen in today. The passion, enthusiasm, and sheer amount of knowledge that he possesses are on full display here - truly an enlightening guest who provides yet another piece to the puzzle of attaining joyous health.
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