In this podcast, Mat talks about biohacking, the harm blue light has on our circadian rhythm, and how environmental changes impact mitochondrial genes significantly more than nuclear genes within our bodies.
The Educate Inspire Change Takeaway:
“The glasses are called blue blockers, blue light glasses, to reduce the blue wavelengths that can disrupt a lot of the biological systems like our bodies clock and energy production systems.”
“Any change you make in your environment is much more quickly being picked up and effecting your mitochondrial energy production system.”
Bullet Points (w/ time stamps) – Highlighting key topics discussed
4:54: Josh asks what the unique struggle was that Matt was going through which led him to creating blue light protection glasses. Matt shares that he was experiencing particularly common ailments that got better upon changing his diet and learning how light controls our circadian rhythm.
8:36: Matt talks about how natural light offsets the negative blue light produced by screens, that blue blocker glasses are key to wear when you’re not getting natural light and explains how the glasses counterbalance the damaging effects of blue light.
12:33: Kash asks Matt what modern chronic diseases he thinks are impacted but the lack of healthy light. Matt responds that he believes that most, if not all, modern diseases are. He explains that light is energy available in our environment and if utilized properly by our bodies we won’t have diseases.
19:37: Josh asks Matt to talk about the science behind eye strength and how it can be passed down through nuclear genes, from parents to child, and through energy production genes, or mitochondrial genes.
21:50: Kash asks Matt how Ra Optics differs from other blue light blocking glasses companies.
27:22: Matt talks about the importance of each individual’s circadian rhythm and how it is connected to sleep and wake cycles, organs, genes, etc.
35:10: Kash asks Matt about his mentors including Neurosurgeon Jack Kruse and Douglas Wallace, Director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
41:16: Josh brings up that mitochondria are not just the powerhouse of a cell, but also also ancient energy systems and asks Matt to contrast mitochondria and epigenetics.
53:15: Joshs asks Matt to explain how wearing blue light blocking glasses can help people who have migraines in two ways.