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by 18 · August 15, 2013 at 10:21 PM

I am planning to buy some compact fluorescent bulbs to emulate the more full light spectrum of daylight indoors. However, I need some additional sockets to put the bulbs into. Would anyone know the name of something like a power cord with a plug... (more)

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survivalmachine_3 0 · April 06, 2013 at 02:22 PM

It turns out that the name for such a thing is socket cord kit or lamp cord with plug. There seem to be plenty of them to buy on ebay.

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by 1190 · January 17, 2013 at 11:06 PM

My own experience is that one can sort of get addicted to wearing them. When I was younger, I would wear them all the time and I am sure my eyes were far more light sensitive. The last ten years of so, I have simply not bothered (mostly due to... (more)

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jake_16 0 · January 17, 2013 at 10:14 PM

i hate the 'is x object paleo' questions, but as a person who's never worn sunglasses - ever - i do feel like people that get used to using them are at a disadvantage. they don't seem to be able to go out without them. get used to squinting! it... (more)

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by 1012 · November 27, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Since I've switched to Paleo I have seen a great deal of improvements this month which include: digestion, joint pain, overall well-being, and weight loss. However, I still incur many issues relative to sleeping. Many of which I've been dealing... (more)

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CDone 0 · November 27, 2012 at 05:28 PM

I've found that turning off the TV and spending an hour to two hours reading in dim light really helps. Also not eating/ drinking for a few hours before bed helps to. There are numerous causes for this, from the KISS principal, I would first... (more)

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by 2198 · August 02, 2014 at 08:59 PM

Can you get vitamin D from being outside (in relative shade?) with indirect sunlight? I am sure it would be a fraction of direct sunlight exposure, but I was wondering if there was any significant vitamin d we can get from indirect sunlight. (more)

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Red_Robin 0 · July 07, 2012 at 07:27 PM

Basically, no. All sunlight is not the same. Of the two main types of UV rays, UVA - which is equally present from dawn to dusk in both summer and winter and UVB radiation – which is the only form of sunlight that produces Vitamin D and varies in... (more)

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by 2401 · July 04, 2014 at 02:31 AM

Just as the title says. Wondering of there is something special about lenses sold specifically as blue light blockers, or if any red or orange tinted lenses will do. Already have f.lux on the computer, but I get off work late in Tokyo and the... (more)

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mepansy 0 · July 04, 2014 at 02:31 AM

See this thread as well: http://paleohacks.com/questions/527039/glasses-for-blocking-blue-light-at-night.html The color has nothing to do with blue-light blocking. To make sure whether the lenses can blue light effectively, you can use the... (more)

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by 1776 · May 29, 2012 at 08:54 PM

using certain colors or wavelengths of specific light bulbs to produce different health effects?

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dzone 0 · May 29, 2012 at 08:54 PM

Check out photonichealth.com Photonic Health is the leader in light therapy products and educational courses. They have 2 lights that run at the 660 nm (nanometers) that can create bio-stimulation, relax muscles, anti-viral and regulating... (more)

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by 1662 · April 11, 2012 at 05:16 PM

http://www.naturalnews.com/024256_sun_gazing_food_life.html http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=3643BCF32DADD16E78D76598CB5145E7 http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=AD2B2CC417ADBDA72640FB1E0DF5D48F (more)

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stephenj 0 · April 11, 2012 at 09:56 AM

This is obvious bullshit. Really. I can't understand how you could even begin to take it seriously. Three paragraphs in and the person advocating it claims to have fasted for 411 days. Mysterious claims about "energy." What kind of energy? How do... (more)

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by 1998 · March 06, 2012 at 03:09 PM

I use 'light and mild' olive oil to make mayonnaise. Someone has suggested it is not healthy. What do you all think?

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monaLisa 0 · March 06, 2012 at 03:09 PM

I use grape seed oil for my mayo. It does not have a strong flavor like olive oil so it tastes great in the mayo.

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by 970 · February 01, 2012 at 06:56 AM

I'm curious about light therapies in general. I've been considering a light box for some time now for SAD. In the meanwhile, I have visited a tan salon a few times for a pick-me-up. I do enjoy it, go occassionally and always cover my face with a... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · February 01, 2012 at 06:56 AM

the reason i go for natural sunlight over artificial is the uncertainty that they are equal. i know that mankind as a requirement needs sunlight to make vitamin D and without supplementation or exposure to light that at least one disease called... (more)

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by 20 · August 19, 2012 at 01:16 PM

Are candles superior to standard lightbulbs and television/computer screens at night time in regards to circadian rhythm?

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dzone 0 · January 18, 2012 at 04:53 PM

Hands down, the best multi-room DVR is DISH Networks Hopper. This device is amazing. It gives me the ability to record up to six shows at once and record up to 250 hours of HD programs! I can also use full DVR functionality in all four rooms.... (more)

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by 10170 · September 13, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Who uses artificial sunlight for health? What are your results? Can you compare between artificial sun and vitamin D supplements? Thank you!

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Carly 0 · September 12, 2011 at 08:20 AM

I think 2 mins a day in the darker months can really help pick up your mood, and of course help you synthesise vitamin D I remember Robb Wolf mentioning this once as he is really affected by SAD. My local salon is offering 3 mins for £3 so I for... (more)

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by 325 · August 23, 2011 at 03:55 PM

So, the last time I got a proper tan I was probably... um, eleven or twelve years old? Back then, it was completely unintentional. I just ran around outside until I got tired and freckled. Then, after a particularly bad burn and a bout of skin... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · August 23, 2011 at 03:55 PM

I lay out midway on the weekends and late afternoon on the weekdays. 10-12 min each side. Of course, everyone is very different depending on all kinds of factors, including melanin in your skin and VitD etc etc. Some people tan VERY easily and... (more)

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by 1024 · August 01, 2013 at 02:41 PM

I saw this touched on a bit in other threads, but wondering with all the talk of going to bed early and using black out curtains if we are losing something from not bathing in the light of the moon, so to speak. I know moonlight will help... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 01, 2013 at 02:41 PM

The coolest thing is to see the Moon and the Sun together in the sky where they're about both the same size and you're slightly confused for a second as to which one is which. Other than that, for me, it's more of a "look at this cool, beautiful... (more)

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by 281 · February 13, 2011 at 09:17 PM

Energy saver bulbs last longer and are less costly, but could they also be giving off a type of light that causes our eyes to strain more? I'm sure the light given off by the old-school incandescent bulbs is much more similar to that our ancestors... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 13, 2011 at 03:54 AM

Incandescent bulbs give off the same type of light as the sun. It's natural light. Our eyes evolved in this kind of light. Fluorescent bulbs are different. Both sunlight and incandescent light are continuous spectrum. That means they are a... (more)

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by 650 · April 22, 2012 at 10:06 PM

I love candles--the soothing glow, the fascination of fire, the way they flatter people's faces, the lack of sleep-interfering blue-light. However, I have a cat and would really rather not having burning flames lying around just waiting to get... (more)

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Adriana 0 · November 05, 2011 at 01:54 PM

Go to a craft store and look for the electric candles. There are tea lights and larger candles which mimic the feel of flickering candles. I had the same concern with cats and these worked out great.

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by 626 · December 23, 2010 at 08:48 AM

So I've experienced light headedness on Paleo during a few occasions. It's always fairly acute--i.e. all of a sudden I get very light headed and feel the need to sit down. Not frequent (has only happened twice, maybe) in a year. This morning it... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · December 22, 2010 at 11:12 PM

I've spent the last few years getting light-headed really easily. I had blamed it on my high blood pressure, but now that I'm eating Paleo, it's been gone. I think it was a combination of under-feeding (I ate 1200 calories for 6 years while... (more)

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by 45 · October 02, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I use a cpap at night to sleep and my husband has noticed that I am sleeping with fewer issues at night now that I am on this diet. Even with cpap and prescribed allergy nasal spray and pills I would snore and struggle at night before going on... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · October 27, 2010 at 06:58 PM

Relatedly, f.lux will reduce blue coming from your computer screen in the evening. http://www.stereopsis.com/flux/

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by 9551 · May 24, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Having just become aware of the existence of the term Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (Wikipedia), despite having had "symptoms" nearly all of my life that fit the "diagnosis" (I think you can tell from my scare quotes where I'm going with this) I'm... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · November 03, 2010 at 09:29 AM

I entirely take the point about the idea that DSPS-symptoms might somewhat result from individuals merely having differential responses to factors that are (largely) unavoidably in the modern environment, but (largely) absent in the paleo context.... (more)

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by 55320 · July 10, 2013 at 04:07 AM

Robb Wolf suggested aluminum foil. Is that actually easy to put over a window? Does anyone have any less hideous solutions?

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dzone 0 · September 08, 2010 at 05:29 AM

Why not just wear an eye mask like I do- it is a lot more cost effective to cover two eyes than a few windows, and it works really well.

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by 4090 · May 29, 2014 at 06:15 AM

After noticing a difference since installing the f.lux application, I'd like to buy a pair of amber goggles to block out blue light in the evenings. I wear existing glasses so they have to fit over these. Can't find anything appropriate on... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · April 30, 2010 at 09:51 AM

I have tried cheap blueblocking sunglasses from ebay and they only block about half the blue light. The Uvex or any from the US cost a fortune to import to the UK. If you are in the UK or Europe this company is probably the cheapest that sells... (more)

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by 910 · October 19, 2011 at 01:45 PM

I already take vitamin D to supplement lack of sunlight, but I have had melatonin regulation problems for a long time. I was diagnosed with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, and started taking melatonin at night to sleep. My hypothesis is that I... (more)

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gothceltgirl 0 · October 19, 2011 at 01:45 PM

I'm a night owl too. And I don't feel that there's anything wrong with accepting it. It's not a disorder but a different circadian rhythm. It's inconvenient, yes, but not something that can be fixed. I can't use the light therapy anyways b/c... (more)