#3 – About Brain Food via the Nasal Light Stimulation device

As all of you know by now the "Design by Nature" Neuro Light has three interdependent components (Brain Gym, Brain Food, Brain Skills). The Brain Food can deliver energy to the brain in two ways: Directly (via the scalp/skull) and Indirectly (via the nasal passages and blood).nls-device-white-bg Commencing January 1, 2017, all Neuro Light purchases will include a Nasal/Blood Light Stimulation device (see the attached photo). Below is an excerpt from a survey article discussing the Nasal approach. And BTW, I personally have used one for over 15 years. The technology and applications have been used commonly in China and Russia (where they were first developed) for many decades. This excerpt is a bit long BUT VERY VERY worthwhile reading as it describes benefits far beyond the claims we can make for the Neuro Light in Wellness.
We now have lasers and light emitting diodes (LED) of all colors. I’ve written here about laser therapy, particularly red light in the 635 nm wavelength area. This wavelength of light has some exciting properties in healing a multitude of tissues. One property is that it activates a key enzyme in your mitochondria (energy furnaces) called cytochrome oxidase. If you can get your mitochondria turned on, you can accomplish “miraculous” healing, since all healing requires energy. More on the biochemistry in a moment. Researchers in China have been actively researching low-intensity laser on vascular diseases. In one paper published in 2012, researchers evaluated 90 subjects. All of them had either coronary artery disease or a history of stroke. They divided the participants into a treatment group of 60 and a control group of 30. They gave the treatment group the therapeutic light for just 30 minutes daily for 10 days, three days off and another session of 10 days. They exposed the control group to a normal, non-medical light. They didn’t have the patients make any dietary changes. But they did fast before the blood draws. The age range of the treatment and control group was similar — about 75 and 76 years respectively. The researchers evaluated their blood for blood viscosity and lipid changes. The two key blood viscosity measurements decreased significantly. That means their blood became less “thick” and easier to flow. That’s extremely important for vascular diseases. Now get this. Total cholesterol fell from 173 mg/dl to 147. LDL fell from 107 mg/dl to 97. “Good” HDL cholesterol rose from 42 mg/dl to 47. And, triglycerides fell from 161 mg/dl to 151. Did it help stroke? A 2005 China study on 21 patients utilized the sophisticated SPECT scan, which actually determines blood flow to various areas of the brain. The therapeutic light improved brain perfusion on the treated side! Other studies showed improvement in stroke symptoms with this treatment. You know, if a pharmaceutical drug did this well for vascular risk, you’d have doctors recommending it regardless of the chemical’s toxic effects. But light therapy has no known toxicity. And this light therapy had a most novel, easy, and unique administration – into your nasal cavity! That’s right! All they did was shine a red light into their nose. The Chinese postulated that the red light might work by improving the redox status of cells. Redox refers to oxidation/reduction. Redox is as important to your cells as is pH (acid/base). They measure redox by the ratio of an oxidized vitamin B3 molecule called NAD+ to its reduced form NADH. That’s called the NAD+/NADH ratio. A dysfunctional cell has a lower NAD+/NADH ratio than normal. A dysfunctional cell is more reduced, meaning richer in electrons. Why? All those extra electrons indicate that oxygen is not actively soaking them up and making energy for you. Ozone and ultraviolet oxidation therapies work to raise this ratio. NAD+/NADH ratio is crucial in your ATP energy production. One of the ways oxidation therapies work is to raise that ratio by generating more NAD+, which stimulates mitochondrial energy output! The red light may have a similar effect as the more expensive oxidation therapy in improving (raising) the redox (oxidation/reduction) status of your cells. In fact, other research has shown that the light works best where the redox status is actually faulty, and the light doesn’t help at all if the redox status is optimal. You need more NAD+ in your cells to jump-start biochemical reactions. Cancer cells are overly reduced, meaning they’ll have a very low NAD+/NADH ratio. That indicates they aren’t using oxygen to grab the excess of electrons, like a normal cell does. China is well ahead of us in light research and treatment. One study found that intranasal light therapy for 60 minutes per session, once daily over 10-14 days, improved insomnia for 82% of patients. In a study on patients with mild cognitive impairment, intranasal red light improved red blood cell deformability compared to placebo. That means the red cells became less stiff. That’s crucial for the cells to squeeze through your small capillaries, which have a smaller diameter than your red cells themselves. This brings better blood flow and oxygen delivery, and less of a requirement for more pressure to squeeze the red cells through! In 2002, another Chinese study evaluated 47 Alzheimer’s disease patients and 22 patients with gas- tric ulcers as controls. The researchers treated the par- ticipants with a red intranasal laser once daily each morning for 30 days. Melatonin levels increased in the Alzheimer’s group, as did a memory test, but there was no change in the gastric ulcer group. A study on Parkinson’s disease in 2003 found that intranasal laser treatment for 30 minutes each morning for 20 days improved symptoms in two-thirds of the patients. Out of these, 30% had significant improvement and 57% had mild improvement. When it comes to Parkinson’s symptoms, any improvement is most desirable. Furthermore, levels of SOD enzyme (a key protective and anti-aging enzyme) and melatonin (a key repair and protective molecule made during sleep in your pineal gland) both rose. At the same time, MDA (malondialde- hyde), a marker for destructive oxidative damage, decreased. Even better, an intestinal enzyme called chole- cystokinin-octapeptide, which high levels have a deleteri- ous effect on cognitive ability, declined to normal levels. Yet another Chinese study on Parkinson’s found improvements in 89% of patients, with 27.7% having significant improvement. And, an animal study found that low-level light irradiation at 670 nm (similar to the red laser) prevented loss of vulnerable neurons in the substantial nigra, the brain area deranged in Parkinson’s. Do you have headaches? A 1998 study treated 39 patients with chronic migraines and trigeminal neuralgia similarly for 30 minutes per session per day over two five-day periods with a two-day break in between. Improvement occurred in 90% of patients with two- thirds having significant improvement. Improvements in local blood flow alone might account for these findings! What about depression? A pilot Chinese study on depressed patients showed a remarkable 63% reduction when the researchers irradiated their foreheads with a longer wavelength (810 nm which is infrared). Blood flow to the frontal cortex increased. That’s the area of higher brain functioning! Remember the SPECT brain scan findings on page 2. This study confirms those results. Now let’s translate the above to treatment for the average American. The Chinese were using old technology that required you to plug the device into an outlet. That’s not very convenient. They also used laser light. Recent research indicates that it is the wavelength that does the trick and that the light doesn’t have to be a laser. So, a far cheaper LED light (emitting the required wavelength) will have a nearly identical effect. And, in recent years, LED technology has been so miniaturized that we can accomplish an intranasal administration with a single battery power supply. You might wonder why intranasal LED administration works so well. There are several reasons. The 630 nm wavelength penetrates tissues at least 1 cm. That will get the energy close to or into your brain. The bones in back of the nasal cavity are paper thin, and will easily transmit the red light. Plus, your nose septum is among the richest tissues in capillaries. The red wavelength will easily penetrate all the red blood cells in this blood- rich area, bathing them in the stimulating and healing light. This can improve their oxygen delivery performance. In the 25-minute preset treatment, you are treating a large percentage of your red blood cells.