Near-infrared LED strips

I’ve had a query about 12V near-infrared LED strip, especially 850nm LED strip.

You can see 850nm, but only just! 850nm is at the very edge of the eye’s ability to see. If you turn on the 850nm LED strip in a dark room, you will see a nice pale red glow. It’s red, but to our eyes it seems pretty dim. That’s good, that means it is working.

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The microbiome

Dr Ann Liebert and her team have just published another peer-reviewed journal article specifically about the microbiome.

Parkinson’s is mentioned, but the article aimed to describe the potential for red and near infrared light to change bacterial colonies that live in our gut and thus change the way other parts of the body function.

Here is a link to the full article. It is extremely interesting.

If you haven’t started putting your Eliza, Cossack or Coronet on your tummy a few times each week, then it is worth doing. It might sound weird, but then red lights on the head were once thought to be weird.

In case the above link doesn’t work, you can download the full article.

Case study research – just published

Hot off the press is a peer-reviewed journal article describing the observations of people with Parkinson’s disease using transcranial red and near infrared light hats on a daily basis.

The title of the article is a hoot: The “Buckets”: Early Observations on the Use of Red and Infrared Light Helmets in Parkinson’s Disease Patients.

The authors are: Catherine L. Hamilton, Hala El Khoury, David Hamilton, Frank Nicklason, and John Mitrofanis.

The article is published in: Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and Laser Surgery.http://doi.org/10.1089/photob.2019.4663

Here is a link to the abstract, or you can download the full article.

The sense of self

The article about dementia in today’s Melbourne Age is very good.

“I was very sad when I was diagnosed,” said Mr Bateman, who is cared for by Barbara, his wife of 35 years. “I nursed my mother with the condition and I was afraid of losing who I am.”

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