Mitochondria get a lot of airplay in this blog. (Here’s an early post.) The mitochondrial experts of the world have been blown away by new research. It seems that our blood not only contains the various sorts of red and white cells, but it also contains nomadic mitochondria. This is amazing! Here’s why.
For a really good general article about mitochondria, click here. Some fascinating ideas are presented about how the mitochondria came to be. These ideas fit beautifully with the otherwise perplexing fact that mitochondria can respond to specific wavelengths.
I’ve had some queries in recent weeks about the use of red and near infrared lights in people who have had a stroke, especially if speech has been affected.
This is the fourth blog post that has come from the medical journal article How and why does photobiomodulation change brain activity? Links to previous posts are here, here and here. Think back to biology lessons about chlorophyll, the green stuff in plants that absorbs sunlight and makes the plant grow big and strong. Think … Continue reading “Eat your greens”
It seems so self-evident that sunlight is vital to life that it almost doesn’t need to be said. But what does light do to the body apart from enabling us to see things more clearly?
In the last blog post, I told you about an excellent article called How and why does photobiomodulation change brain activity. An ardent reader would know that I tend to wax lyrical about the way that red and near infrared light works directly and indirectly on the cell batteries, the mitochondria. The mitochondria contain special … Continue reading “Water and light…”