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Take Home:  Vitamin D3 is just the chemical signal made after unpolarized light is captured by our skin and in the pill form, it does not the power of the sun’s light or photons.   Taking supplemental vitamin D3 is like trying to hire someone else to do your push-ups for you. 

Man-Made EMR is Polarized, while Natural EMR is not

Solar electromamagnetic radiations (EMR) intensity incident upon a human body ranges normally between 8 and 24 mW/cm2. This varies depending on season, location, atmospheric conditions, altitude, and temperature of your local zip code.  This means the quantum yield of sun light is variable and not fixed.  Today modern communication technologies have corresponding intensity from a digital mobile phone placed upon a human head during “talk” emission is normally less than 0.2 mW/cm2 .  This is a massive power difference.  This shows you power and intensity is not the key issue in biology.  The sun contain far more power than a cell phone. The irony is the sun is capable of raising Vitamin D3 levels, while cell phone will destroy them.  Sunlight has a powerful energy density but comes to our cells in an unpolarized state.  K+ ions become polarized by sunlight in cells to glue water molecules together like a colloid or plasma.   nnEMF has weak power density, but its incident format is to be polarized.  This radically effects K+ ions and unglues water molecules and destroys the dielectric constant in water.  This one physical change alters the local geometry of water molecules in cells and becomes problematic for living things who rely on water for energy transfer to live.  This change in water domains, then changes the hydration shells around proteins.  This changes the local geometry because of the respiratory proteins in mitochondria to change its size and shape. Similarly, terrestrial electric and magnetic fields, or infrared radiation from every human body at normal temperature, have significantly larger incident intensities and exposure durations on any human than most artificial EMF sources.

Polarization destroys the dielectric constant in water because of its affect on small atomic radii cations like potassium in cells. K+ is the most common cation in a cell and acts to glue water into something called and exclusion zone (EZ). That EZ acts like a battery for incident light from the sun. Without a battery life cannot function properly. It is not the energy density that matters in incident light, whether it is polarized or not.  Why?  This is the first step in charge separation of water and allows our cells to transition energy from the solar form to other forms  that the matters in cells can use.  So this brings up a key insight about light and Vitamin D3.

Can you supplement with Vitamin D3?

Sure, but the better question is, should you based upon what I just explained?

When light, specifically UVB photons, hit our atomic lattice in the skin semiconductors, photons effectively become particles and they have a non zero mass.  This means unpolarized light from the sun becomes polarized, gains mass, and acquires inertia and momentum.  That momentum and inertia is what changes cholesterol to another type of semiconductor for light to capture it for transfer to the kidney for final activation.  When a photon is captured by any semiconductor it can no longer act like a wave.  It must act like a particle in the semiconductor substrate.  This is a quantum mechanical law in the photoelectric effect.  When you take a Vitamin D3 supplement this never happens in your cells.   This has huge implications on our surfaces and on electron chain transporters where are respiratory proteins are located.  This increases ubiquitin marking in proteins.  This explains why activated Vitamin D3 is capable of activating 3% of the genes of the human genome.  It cannot do this if the mass, inertia, or kinetic energy is not within the tissues getting the chemical signal from a supplement.  When you take exogenous Vitamin D3, none of these photoelectric effects happens properly in your atomic lattice.  When your endogenous Vitamin D3 level is low it means water in your cells has a much lower dielectric constant than normal.  This lowers the amount of sunlight it can absorb to make an EZ.  Everyone seems to know light slows, when it travels through glass or water, but no one seems to realize those interactions must occur in our cells to get to the chemical Vitamin D3 signal.  That is the critical quantum event.

Nature’s disruption for cells is dependable because we use all different forms of waves to disrupt cells.  Light disrupts us daily with light and dark cycles.  The unique feature of cells is that they cannot control her waves so evolution built cells designed to capture her waves to make sense of them. Cells give humanity a truly unlimited trajectory because they are velcro for nature’s waves. That direction, however, can move forward or backward in time and is codified by clock genes and chemical signals like Vitamin D3.  This is why 3% of the human genome are affected by endogenous Vitamin D3 production. The natural waves allowed into Earth’s ecosystem that we should surf, push man to greater heights, and those made by man set us back and slow and often reverse evolution. Cells are designed to be a repository of collectible wisdom from nature’s energy and information. That energy and data come to cells as wave forms.


Given our cellular design to capture and collected and decipher waves, no human being itself should be considered impaired innately, instead there are environmental short comings that cause the impairment. Thus, it is incumbent on the on the clinician to recommend treatment of the environment their patient is in. People react to an inferior environment, way before their genome is altered. That is what the science of epigenetics and ubiquitin rates are telegraphing us, but the modern paradigm is not listening. You must.

Nothing is more “paleo” than the sun……..it has a 4.5 billion year history of winning. Every morning we’re designed to jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is the sun’s rays via our eyes and skin. After the explosion, our body and mind spend the rest of the day putting the pieces of us back together like a puzzle.  That lights explosion is where all human though occurs as electrons and light collide in our cell membranes of our RPE and our skin.


Unfortunately today, more of us live like surgeons have to, permanently on call, under an alien sun, requiring us to heal ourselves because of our own ignorance on light, but we remain unable to find ‘our Rx’ because of all the “clutter on our desk” in this life. This explosion is more nuclear for our eyes and skin and causes more collateral damage than our regeneration programs can handle.  The reason is simple:  Regeneration requires a DC electrical current built into to UV light.  Our modern world subtracts that frequency from our existence.  We’ve created the perfect storm of destruction for our lives.  We’re all searching for ourselves so hard that we’ve lost ourselves completely. You must stop, and create your Rx today.


Look at the time line in evolution for a minute.  What trend do you spot?

  1. Naked animals evolved and need food and sleep to live and regenerate.
  2. Trees and plants evolved and do not need food.  They use sunlight, water, and CO2
  3. Paleo = 10,000 yrs ago where we moved from hunting to agriculture.
  4. Cambrian explosion occurs 585 million years ago and forms all the phylums of life as we presently know them.
  5. 600 million years ago DHA shows up in the oceans when light and algae meet. UV light becomes useful to life photoelectrically on the particle side
  6. 2 billion years ago oxygen photosynthesis began on Earth.  All food webs forms from it. It appears the wave form of light is more important at this point on Earth.
  7. 3.8 billion years ago archea and prokaryotes show up in ancient forms.  They are unable to use UV light to generate energy.  In fact, UV light remain a toxin for them even today.
  8. 4.5 Billion years ago the sun begins to emit the solar spectrum.

Light was here a long time before food was and most of the early life on earth could not UV light.    Consider this perspective: The amount of vitamin D in a glass of milk is ~100 IU. Most of that Vitamin D is D2 not D3.  If you have pale skin and lay outside in a bathing suit, which is termed modest sun exposure in the literature, meaning your skin was not burned, but lightly pink 24 hours later, you’ll make anywhere from 15,000-20,000 IU of vitamin D3 naturally. You can fact check that at the Journal of Investigative Medicine, 2011.  Plants still do not rely on food, they rely on the photoelectric effect for energy to recycle atoms in the air and dirt.  Light sculpts life in plants and all plants form the basis of the entire food web.  It is a well known fact that photosynthesis forms the entire food web on Earth.  Given these facts, how can food be more important than light at any level in organization?  Food is a story about how electrons are changed by photons energies that excite them.  This makes foods and diets = a chemical signaling pathway for light waves.


You must focus on your own light diet your own eye sees constantly and not the food diet you gut senses. We do not live off the food we eat as the food guru’s sell you. It is a HORRIBLE MEME we have.  The more half truths you believe the more you focus on diet and exercise to solve all your problems and ignore light.

Life is not a thing as most perceive it to be;  it’s an iterative process. While most origin of life theories have focused on the molecules of information transfer, evidence is accumulating that life is primarily rooted in mechanisms for energy capture and storage. This was hinted at in Nick Lane’s latest book, The Vital Question. It has been a running theme in Stuart Kaufman’s work too. This radical re-framing focuses on a foundational paradox; the global increase of entropy requires the emergence of local instance of order.  Local order of geometry is a function of light’s ability to interact with intracellular K+ ions to make a sea of plasma colloid inside our cells that controls energy flows to proteins.  Those energy flows are in the form of light from the sun not the ones in your house or phone.  Light becomes the controlling lever for all protein function in life.  How?  Ubiquitin marking.  I have a series on it.  Read it.

Light builds hormones like Vitamin D3 in many ways.  Light builds our pituitary hormones by first creating dopamine using aromatic amino acids that absorb UV light. It does this to cortisol too. The suns light is used to power up and excite electrons.  That excitation changes the local geometry of amino acids in proteins.  Incident light at surfaces are unpolarized and becomes assigned an order by K+ ions and water.  Food electrons become assigned energy in the same fashion in the food stuff, but those electrons get processed by our cells differently in our mitochondria. All foods are broken down to their electrons to be fed into electron chain transporters and those electrons have to get assigned a new spin and excitation state in mitochondria.  So incident light from the sun really acts as the currency of the compound pharmacy in our pituitary every day to make things we need from light to live our life in our local environment.  This makes your hormone panel a “shadow cast” of your local light environment.  This is why your “local zip code” for light is incredibly important.  The picture below shows you what humans have done to night when light should be absent.

This is modern life's way to plug in

This is modern life’s zip code creation

So what is the real power of sunlight?  The entire spectrum of light has 73 octaves of frequencies.  Life only exists in one octave, namely the visible spectrum of light.  If you understand factorial math, that means within our single  octave of the visible spectrum that retinal cells and skin cells can control many biochemicals.  Using numbers to make the case, incident light from the sun provides 8,683,317,618,811,886,495,518,194,401,280,000,000 different frequencies. This is a staggering level of power and control that leverages our proteins in cells. So when you open up any biochemistry book and realize that biochemistry only uses 100,000 substrate in reactions every second,  you realize light can control every last one of them.  The speed at which it occurs also offends the common sense of biochemists, because they fail to remember that the photoelectric effect occurs instantaneously with no time delay.  We just cannot fathom what light is capable of, because we don’t observe what it can do at the small scales in a cell.   When you factor in that the photoelectric effect acts instantaneously, with no time delay, then you begin to see how 100,000 biochemical reactions can easily occur per second using light frequencies from the visible spectrum easily.

As such, scientific research, much like life is always conducted along the ragged, shifting line between what we know, and what we don’t. Many enticing clues emerge in this casino too, but ultimate discovery frequently remains elusive because we don’t pay attention to correlated novelties of order and its sequence of events.  DHA preceded photosynthesis and the Cambrian explosion appeared before the food webs were developed so the sun had to order life before it passed this job off to food.  Novelties and innovations in science share the same dynamics, where one novelty fosters another innovation to build the complexity that life needs to harness energy to limit entropy.

We live from the energy from the food we eat because of the frequencies of light buried in the foods electrons.  All chemical properties of any substance depends only on a number, the number of electrons.  This is why all food breaks down to electrons and is processed by the respiratory proteins designed to decipher the light code in our mitochondria.  That energy should come from the sun and no where else. Today it comes from places that can harm us.  Photosynthesis forms the ENTIRE food web on Earth. Thusly, this is why no two people get the same amount of energy from any given number of calories in food. Might that be because no two people get the same amount of light via the eyes, skin, and gut? Damn straight.



People need to talk about this idea and decided for themselves. Paleo is like a Disney movie, they tell you to eat grass fed meat, bacon, and carbs to make all you body issues go away in 90 short animated minutes. When that does not work, they tell you to join a gym and buy supplements, while exercising and supplementing under this “alien sun” inside their gyms while exercising yourself to another disease like adrenal fatigue or an autoimmune condition. Most of their thought leaders have these diseases, too. Have you ever wondered why? “Going paleo” makes you feel better for a very short time, before reality sets in, and you realize their meme’s can set you back decades in your real battle because you focused in on food and exercise and not LIGHT. You have to repair your light cycles first before you do anything else. That is the reality of the world we live in today. We have created and alien planet because man has invented a high color temperature “alien sun’s” for us to live under. That ‘sun’ is killing us all to varying degrees based upon how much of it “we eat” via our surfaces.

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What does Vitamin D3 in the plasma represent to the clinician? It should represent the amount of light energy in the UV range within tissues.  The quantum signal that the tissue has absorbed this frequency of light, and the tissue now has excited electrons is the chemical Vitamin D3.  So what does it mean when a clinician gives someone the signal in pill form we have assimilated the UVB light when we have not? Might it be an even worse maneuver from this perspective?  I think the answer is, it does.  Why?

Today, those low in Vitamin D3 think taking an oral supplement is as good as being in the sun. Dermatologist also believe this, and say it to patients all the time. This is also not true, in my opinion, if you read the old research on Vitamin D3.   Bicknell and Prescott found in 1953 in their exhaustive research that that “sunlight acting directly on the body should be the way in which Vitamin D is obtained”. They found in their research that the gut and body have have no power to regulate the amount of vitamin D it absorbs from food. Most foods rarely have Vitamin D3 (sans seafood and mushrooms), so from an evolutionary perspective this is not a big issue. Today, it is a big issue because man puts the quantum D3 chemical signal in foods without replacing any of its photonic power.  The situation is actually worse when you understand what Fritz Popp did with food and photomultipliers.   He took genetic modified foods and found, compared to organic foods, they contain less light than the natural foods.  So if you think eating GMO’s is a non issue, your sensibilities are different than mine.  When you eat processed food chronically you will need to eat more of them to get the same amount of light from their electrons.

Food is a light story, because light is what excites electrons to impart information, energy, to them fundamentally using frequencies of light.  In physics after 1920, the understanding that “things on a small scale behave nothing like things on a large scale”.  The photoelectric effect shows us that higher frequency light (UV) acts like a particle and not a wave when it interacts with atoms.  It was also shown that when light is captured in any semiconductor, it can only act like a PARTICLE and not a wave.  This means food electrons are only “particle like” before processing in our mitochondria, but when the electrons are liberated from the semiconductors in food they can then act differently again.  The local environment determines how they can act photoelectrically.

Our eye clock, our camera vision, and all of our other senses like touch, smell, taste, and sound— rely on atomic interactions, which rely in turn on the interactions of electrically charged particles. Light can alter the electromagnetic interactions in all these sensory systems to tune it or ruin its melody. Even touch sensation, though for more subtle reasons, relies on electromagnetic vibrations and interactions. Since human senses are all based in electromagnetic interactions of some sort, they are all directly affected by photoelectric interactions.

Remember visible light that humans perceive runs from UV to IR in frequency.  The human eye cannot see UV or IR light.  The same is not true for our other senses.  Mitochondria respond specifically to these two light frequencies to alter the local geometry of the respiratory proteins.  At lower frequencies (like IR) light acts like a wave in cell water.  Could the fundamental difference in the sexes be based upon how their atomic lattices are attuned to the frequency of sunlight?  We know women are designed to have more DHA in their breasts and buttocks to fuel a child’s brain growth.

What happens if we introduce a chemical signal, like oral or topical Vitamin D3, that contains no frequency information or angular momentum within its electrons in this lattice?  Taking this version of Vitamin D3 may hold off the phenotype of a disease like rickets, but might it lead to more serious diseases if we keep relying on pills or foods over the sun?  I think it is likely based upon the physics involved.

Should we expect a proper feedback signal within the gut surface when you just take a pill that contains the chemical signal and no frequency information?   The gut has Vitamin D receptors but they are not likely to react the same way the ones in our skin or our RPE do because the incident light they recieve is not equivalent.  The frequencies of light they all see will be different, therefore the receptor at this local level will be built to sense the frequency they normally face to signal properly.  None of these surfaces in the gut face full spectrum solar frequencies.  These receptors face frequencies of light released from prokaryotes that release light when we eat foods, which is not in the UV range.  This helps explain why the gut and body have have no power to regulate the amount of vitamin D it absorbs from food.   This implies that the frequency of light in the gut that Vitamin D receptors will be blue shifted and lower, so the receptor is likely to respond to the wave portions of light and not the particle aspects of light.  This marries perfectly with how chlorophyll works photoelectrically in most fruits and vegetables.  They tend to use blue light as their main energy source from the sun.  This nuance is lost to most in biology because they do not understand how the photoelectric effect varies by frequency.

In Feynman’s famous lectures from Caltech, he told us this information clearly.  Biology still misunderstands his lessons.   The gut is just another surface exposed to the environment in us. That local environment, however, differs in its quantum yield because light in the gut comes from the microbiome.  Bacteria release 5000 times more light than a eukaryote.  This change in quantum yield will change the local geometry of the respiratory proteins in the mitochondria of the gut compared to neurons in the brain or myocytes in the heart.


Our gut is a lumen that is illuminated by light from our foods and microbiome.  That light is not the same light that hits our skin or eye surface.  Today, most humans low in Vitamin D3,  are now relying on their gut’s ability to absorb Vitamin D3 in pill form via a supplement, because they are not getting enough full spectrum sunlight on their skin and eye. This is why UV light builds dopamine, melatonin, and melanin from UV light in certain tissues and not in others.  It is also why 80% of the body serotonin stores are found in the gut.  Serotonin is made from aromatic amino acids that respond better to blue frequencies than UV frequencies.  That is because this is the light that the microbiome releases.  Everything is quantized locally.

That implies we might want to be careful about what we recommend or consider doing today, to treat low Vitamin D3 levels with an oral supplement.  They clearly are not equivalent, yet medicine and researchers, seem oblivious to the physical reality of light.  Our quantum yield is always a “local zip code” phenomena.
This means taking vitamin D3 orally, has no true negative feedback control built into our system.  It does have this natural feedback control mechanism in the skin and the eye when sunlight hits it.  Oral vitamin D3 will still help increase your plasma levels of this molecule, but this may not be what you want to do until you understand why you vitamin D3 level is low to begin with in today’s world.  If your porphyrins are not simultaneously loaded with UV light photons from the skin, the elevated D3 signal in the plasma may have some unintended collateral damage associated with it.

Now you might now fully understand why I don’t advise for oral or topical supplemental D3. I advise for sun exposure instead; sunlight gives us the signal and the energy and momentum in photons to act as particles to impart kinetic energy to proteins locally in the skin and eye to do things differently there than they can do in the gut.  Pills have no photonic power in them to excite electrons in our tissues, they only have the chemical signal.  This will lower dopamine, melatonin, and melanin levels locally in anyone who relies on them.

Anyone who says it does, doesn’t know much about light, the photoelectric effect, and how they interact in tissues. This “slick sliding scale” of action in tissues has another variable few consider: namely it goes up and down based upon the redox of cell in question where light hits it. This means locality is key to light’s action.  Light hits our many surfaces differently. That light either pushes or pulls cell membranes that are loaded or deficient with DHA because of the pi electron cloud in contains.  You might begin seeing why eukaryotes have saturated their membranes with DHA where solar light interacts with it.    Electrons and light interact because of the photoelectric effect. If you read the beginning of my brain gut five blog you will see how DHA and D3 have been fundamentally linked by nature for 600 million years.

If you have the chemical signal and no light behind the stimulus the signaling in the brain goes awry. Basically, if you “over do” the use of oral Vitamin D3, you will not make enough rhodopsin (from a relative Vitamin A deficiency) and you will suffer from night blindness.  You will also lower your testosterone levels!!!  If you also are devoid of DHA (hence devoid of electrons) you might also be on your way to macular degeneration.  I pick this up in patients who notice night time visual loss during driving.  Many people on supplemental D3 are always shocked when I check their free and total testosterone and show them they are like an 80 year old guy.  The chemical signal can do what the photochemical signal can do to testosterone.  Narcotics and Vitamin D3 have the ability to alter creation of testosterone from the pituitary.  No one gets how the photoelectric effect and sunlight work in a coupled cycle.  Most commonly I have found the altered Vitamin A and testosterone levels in dentists, truck drivers, and airline pilots.  Why?  They are the most blue light toxic professions I have observed in the last 12 years.

Has your clinician make this connection?

Now ask yourself this: Can light push things like cell membranes? Could this result in phonons and solitons that get transmuted by the tensegrity system in a cell? You bet your ass it does. Well, just taking a supplemental pill does none of this. Vitamin D3 carries no momentum or energy. The key issue is that animals, like fish flesh, have the photonic power of the sun’s rays in their tissues. Remember from Roeland van Wijk’s and Fritz Popp’s work we know that eukaryotic cells contain a lot of ELF-UV and we use it to signal biochemical substrates in a cell.  ELF-UV light stimulates mitosis in cells.   So their plasma Vitamin D3 levels match the light energy in the animals tissue when we eat it. In our bodies, when we use supplements,  we are taking the pill without any of the light energy being transferred to our tissues. If your environment is highly light stressed with blue light as most modern environments are,  you need more fish flesh with the ELF-UV light in it, or you need more UV light assimilation via your eyes and skin to offset it to improve the signal to noise ration in light signaling.


Our vitamin D3 plasma levels are markers for the light stress we face and the amount we get from our environment.  This is why everyone’s Vitamin D 3 levels are low when physicians check them.  It is also why oral pills often do not budge a plasma vitamin D3 level when the patient goes right back to the same light stressed environment they acquired it in.  If they are not coherent with the amount of light assimilated in our tissues then we develop problems innactivating cell membrane receptors that have disulfide bonds. Vitamin D3 level is the “photo-generated chemical signal” that results from the collision of UV light and aromatic amino acids in our skin has already occurred. In us, when we swallow a pill, we get the signal but we do not get the energy or momentum punch present in the UV light photon.  We need that punch.

It has long been known that light carries both energy and momentum, but no one seems to know how momentum and energy get turned into quantum information for the cell. Biology is all about preserving that information from waveforms in a particle that cells can use to form chemicals like Vitamin D3, dopamine, melatonin, and melanin.  The momentum of light has not been so easy to describe for physics. New experimental results now suggest that the answer depends on whether or not the light can put fluid into motion: Since all cell membranes are “fluid like” in humans this begins to make sense why flexible PUFA’s like DHA are critical for function with solar light.  If light can move a cell membrane, light stimulus shifts toward the red frequency, thusly, lowering its power by altering the frequency and its ability to do work.  Red light also dramatically affects cytochrome c in local mitochondria to shrink the respiratory proteins to speed up ECT.  This is how light change change local time in cells and explains why every mammalian cell has an optical circadian clock within them.  This downshift in frequency, attenuates the light’s power, thusly, lowering its kinetic energy and momentum.  This decreases power, and it exerts a lower “pushing force” on a cell membrane.

This is how D3 is made with UVB light. Clearly D3 needs a lot of momentum to be made from cholesterol in the skin.  This means that there is very little red shifting of UVB light at our skin surface when Vitamin D3 is made.  Experiments have proven this.   What happens if you have no UV light exposure on the skin below your clothes?  Locally you develop lowered melatonin levels and this can explain why skin cancers, like melanoma show up in places where no sun hits our surface.  This is why dermatologists are at a loss to explain why melanoma occurs today in patients in non sun exposed areas. Time 9 explains it beautifully.   The altered solar spectrum changes the local amount of melatonin and this alters the local respiratory proteins in mitochondria.  In this way, local control of the mitochondrial DNA is lost because local melatonin levels control expression of mtDNA.  I covered this in detail in Time 9.

So, say you live indoors, under blue fake light like an LED; LED’s contain no UV light or IR light.  Say you belong to a paleo gym with fake lights doing cross-fit non stop inside.  Can you refill a cell with lost UV under blue light stress?  No, you cannot.  This is why an indoor life is one of the fastest ways to develop eye and skin problems.  With time it will destroy your brain too and you’ll get adrenal fatigue.  Why?  Adrenal fatigue is a disease of the brain stem at the PVN.  Brain gut 16, read it.

UVB light packs the biggest punch in our spectrum because its smaller, more powerful frequency carries the most dense packets of energy that our cell membrane change to a DC electric current.  This is the current that regenerates our tissues.  The chemicals that are created locally to make this happen are dopamine, melatonin, melanin, with the help of DHA and Vitamin D3.  All of them control the expression of mitochondrial DNA and the local geometry on the respiratory proteins.  This represents how the “particle aspect” of light is used to control local regeneration pathways in biology.

Light frequencies that cannot move the cell membrane as well cannot slow the incident light at the surface and it penetrates like a projectile or missile. As the light travels the light’s momentum actually increases more and speeds up into a tissue at deeper levels and it exerts a pulling force on the lattice around it. This is similar to what a bullet tract does when you get shot. This is how someone develops a disease like psoriasis and Multiple sclerosis. People do not understand how light fundamentally operates, and this is why they do not fully understand any autoimmune conditions. If you think taking pills equals the sun you are not in my tribe.


All stressed cells leak ELF-UV light and engage the regeneration programs in biology designed to refill cells with UV.   This means a small pulse of damage is  the stimulus for repair in our cells.  It is quite simple concept.  What happens when the small pulse of ROS become chronic and massive?   Read Roeland van Wick recent book for all the details. I’ll give you the take away:  Cell growth is altered and becomes uncontrolled with ROS because free radicals obtain the wrong spins in our respiratory proteins. What controls this process in all cells on Earth? UV light release is the short answer.  ELF-UV light from one cell effects the mitochondria closest to it to locally alter the spins of electrons in free radicals.  All stressed cells release massive amounts of ELF-UV.  To regain signaling you need to refill these leaky cells of their lost light.

Growth is necessary in life, but it is always stimulated by damage (ROS) and this small stimulus of damage is limited locally by regeneration programs built by the DC electric current.  We get the DC electric current from UV light exposure locally.  The DC electric current works with only the “particle aspect” of light in the higher frequency part of the visible spectrum of light.  As such, this current emerges from UV light interaction with DHA from the sun.  DHA has the ability to turn sunlight into a DC electric current and a DC electric current back to photons.

Food is just data on sunlight’s photonic power that it packs into food as it travels around our star. We need an adequate balanced diet of light to offset the stress our environment provides. That light is carried on the back of electrons and the said electrons are delivered to your mitochondria. Don’t try to let food or exercise be the missing key in your life, or fake light will stop being your unmatched lock and key mechanism that leads to disease; food alone answers little, because the photonic power’s absence or presence must be yoked in your eye, skin an gut. In this way, food suffers the same fate as Vitamin D3 supplement.   If it does not that doesn’t let you merge on the path to optimal and eventually you’ll leak so much light from cells cancer is the ultimate result.


The picture above shows osteoporosis, two fractures, and an aorta calcified from a lack of UVA/UVB light assimilation in the skin and plasma that lowered Vitamin D3 and the Vitamin K2 cycle. Both D3 and K2 are made after light collides with other lipids that absorb UV light.  That light photo-chemically changes to form the D3 and K2 chemicals that direct calcium to the proper tissues. K2 phenol rings allow it to absorb massive amounts of UV light from cells in the circulation.  With a lack of UV light chemicals lose their direction and deposit calcium in arteries instead of bones. Light is the most powerful drug we have.


Can Big Pharma make money from making the atmosphere above your neighborhood reflective to UV light?  Yes.  What are the signs in people below this area with a lower quantum yield?  Look at your extensor surfaces for cholesterol plaques on the surface of your skin.  Look for psoriasis.  Look at your labs for like lipid profiles; you’ll notice lipids will rise, blood glucose will rise in the early AM,  and cause the medical complex to act in a way to use a drug like a statin to treat you based upon evidence based guidelines? If you think it is not possible/probable, why is it that no matter what part of the globe is surveyed by epidemiologists we are finding a low Vitamin D3 level in the population below while their immune systems slowly and insidiously get turned off by a lack of UVB light?

Modern physicians have reported that even when they find a low vitamin D3 level in their patients, often supplements and food (seafood and mushrooms) remain unable to raise the neurohormone levels!!!!  Now you know why this happens.  

How much do you understand about how the quantum yield of sunlight links to the photochemistry of the surface of your skin to control your immune system, brain physiology, and your plasma lipids? Vitamin D3 is synthesized from cholesterol in the skin, upon exposure to UVB rays from the sun. This makes cholesterol become sulfated and this allows it to easily change photo-electrically to Vitamin D.  Further modification occurs in the kidney to make the active form of Vitamin D3.  In fact, the chemical formula of vitamin D is almost indistinguishable from that of cholesterol if you look at the 2 side by side atomically.

7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin


Vitamin D3 active form: Note the open second ring by UVB light.

If there is no conversion of sulfated cholesterol to Vitamin D3, clinicians should expect a rise in plasma unsulfated cholesterol as a consequence should they not? Do physicians even look for cholesterol sulfation today? Nope.  What do they look at?  They look at things they were taught to observe even if they are distractions to their focus.  They order lipid panels and just look at LDL numbers.  Why do they miss this trend?  They do no know to look for it because they were never taught the bio-physics of sunlight on cholesterol in the skin surface.  I laid this out in my Tensegrity 7 blog post.  As the cholesterol LDL rises doctors are taught to prescribe drugs to lower LDL.  As LDL levels are lowered and  physicians instruct people to remove UV light from their surfaces, Vitamin D3 will be kept artificially low using Big Pharma drugs and bad environmental advice.  What is the result?   The body will be unable to re-supply adequate amounts of cholesterol to replenish the stores in the skin so they can be sulfated by the sun and transformed to Vitamin D3 by UVB light and chemical changes in the kidney once they have been depleted. The sequence of events is altered to lead to many diseases.  Are you beginning to see how important surface light is for wellness now?

This would lead to vitamin D3 deficiency, which is a widespread problem in America. As plasma sulfated cholesterol is lowered the brain suffers because there is not enough for the lipid protein rafts in cell membranes. Neurodegeneration results. Today these brain diseases have shown massive increases and incidence and prevalence. As this process continues, and vitamin D3 falls below 20 ng/dl and we see the immune system T regulator cells turn slowly off to alter circadian LIGHT regulation of the immune system which can lead to many diseases like arthritis, cancer, and autoimmunity.

All three of these disease incidence and prevalence are also at all time highs.   This shows you that simple changes of the frequency of light have the power to cause diseases because those changes alter the geometry of the respiratory proteins in mitochondria.  Doug Wallace and Nick Lane 101.    How else has man changed the quantum yield of UV light in our environment today over our land masses?  Did you know aluminum is one of the smallest atoms that is capable of reflecting all forms of sunlight?  This is why it is used in telescope mirrors.  Aluminum is not used in biologic tissues because of this reason. Cells are designed to release ELF-UV light so any aluminum in a cell would ruin signaling.  Did you know that many of the drugs and prevention strategies advocated by many people today contain this atomic substance?  Aluminum is in vaccines.  Think this is a good idea now?  How we look at things, whether this, or anything else, it’s all about what lens are we focusing through.   We need to stop just looking and really begin to observe what is going on in our world better.  We need quantum lenses not macronutrient lenses.

You learned in Time 6 that UV light makes dopamine via tyrosine.  Dopamine levels link to this ability to focus and see trends we face.  Dopamine is also made by UV light exposure in your RPE of your eye. This means that the lower quantum yield of sunlight will allow us to miss trends and make poor decisions because our thinking about things is failing. When we measure something by deciding, by choosing, we’re forcing an undetermined, undefined world to assume an experimental value. We’re not “measuring” the world; we’re creating it.

Our focus in science should be entirely focused upon the implications of the new possibilities that a novelty opens up. This is why probabilities are the basis of natural systems using quantum mechanics. It is also why the brain looks for trends using dopamine as its fuel source of innovation. Choices are decisions and decisions are the domain of dopamine. A good decision can never guarantee a good outcome. All real decisions are made under uncertainty. This is how the “uncertainty principle” touches our lives. A decision is therefore a bet, and evaluating it as good or not must depend on the stakes, odds or the probability, not on the outcome. Blind nature will nearly always select the most probable frequency or wave, but man can let the most improbable become actual by altering the environment that nature operates.


Are we seeing through a positive lens or a negative lens today?  Our perception determines what we think we see.  When your dopamine is destroyed and not replaced you become an energy vampire.  If you see life painted by the villian’s, paint over that picture and become the artist who chooses to hand out brushes that create hero’s. It seems everyone these days is defensive about their lives; the reason is simple……… Everyone has settled for something less than they deserve in some fashion because of changes to our environment. They perceive it, but can not admit it to themselves……..If an A is available, why settle for a B, C or D? This is how your light environment builds good or bad thoughts, decisions, and ideas.

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Popularity is usually the path of idiocy. If 150 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. For example, in my opinion, there is no basis for saying diet/exercise can trump sun light in any respect. There is, however, a large meme in circulation that believes this as a truth.  Why do I believe as I do?  Photosynthesis forms the basis of all food webs on the planet. Light from the sun preceded food and DHA preceded photosynthesis and the Cambrian explosion.  Therefore the sequence of events make it likely and probable that light trumps food at all levels of biologic organization.   That is a natural fact of nature and not my precept or belief.  My critics like to make fun of my writing, so I like to think of myself as a bad writer with big ideas; I’d rather be correct about life,  than a popular author with bad ideas tied to diet and exercise. The paleo solution is a fitness solution, no tone to reverse a medical condition.  It gets you part of the way there, but it cannot close the deal.  Never allow your critics to dull your luster; revel in who you are. The stronger their dogma the greater their ignorance shines. If I’m a lousy writer, then an awful lot of people have shitty taste.


We don’t need to improve sleep……..we need to innovate darkness and live within the sun rays in the AM and sleep comes naturally. Big difference. Focus in on what matters and not on what doesn’t.  Remove your paleo distractions and focus on light.

Everything we put in or on our bodies distorts our sensory perception. This alters our reality. The senses are specific to our morphologic development and present for us to use the specific spectrum of our local environment in the best ways ways possible. When you move away from your ideal adapted environment things change. Why? Blocking one part of the spectrum alters biochemistry because it often regulates another pathways that is tangentially linked to the first pathway. This is akin to having sex with your clothes on. We can do this, but nature wants us naked for a reason. Moreover, it’s probably not a good thing to consider. Mother Nature perspective is the one makes the point we should adhere to. Our surfaces are designed to decipher wave forms from the space around us; they are invisible to us unless we have our senses intact.

Topical vitamin D3 can help disease but it requires you understanding how to use it.  Few do, because they do not understand how light’s ability changes once it interacts with matter.



  1. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/853373?nlid=91245_491
  2. http://www.pssjournal.com/content/9/1/14
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zBBmh8xQhM
  4. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zBBmh8xQhM#t=2460
  5. http://www.pssjournal.com/content/9/1/14
  6. http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2015/11/circadian-clock-controls-insulin-and-blood-sugar-in-pancreas.html
  7. A Beautiful Question, By Frank Wilczek. 2015. pgs 260-265.


  1. Mitch Moore says:

    Geez – writing rules proficiency? REALLY? Sounds like a serious lack of adequate dopamine to sort the occasional insignificant errors in prose from the overly significant message that the prose delivers. Or maybe the criticism is generated by those that have the most to lose financially. Frankly, I don’t give a rat’s rear about any perceived shortcomings of strict grammatical style. The knowledge you so selflessly share with us Jack is truly PRICELESS!

  2. Hunger4More says:

    I have in past, erroneously used supplemental vitamin D. Since following your blog, I’ve made the switch to getting my D from the sun.

    My question is: is there a blood test that can differentiate between sulfated vitamin D and non-sulfated. Obviously, one is much more critical than the other

    • Hunger right now there is not one clinically available. We need one for DHEA -S that is accurate. I know some labs carry them but so far I have not found them clinically useful. Mass spectrometry is the best way to do it now……but not clinically practical.

  3. Brett Bloemendaal says:

    I’m rather grateful for your “lousy writing.” It’s provided me with more wisdom about the miracle of life than any other source I’ve read.

  4. Paul Gunning says:

    We require the sun and its pure ‘invisible purple’ UV light and ‘invisible red’ infrared light in order to be optimal.

    Because of our modern indoor existence we lack these and try to make up for them by going to a spectrum that is closest to UV, that is blue in the form of high carbohydrate foods and blue lit technology.

    Artists use visible pigments to paint their masterpieces but the masterpiece that is our lives uses a broader spectrum that includes visible and invisible frequencies

    How do you make purple light? 1/3 red and 2/3 blue.

    We make the mistake of trying to create the invisible from combining the visible

    All driven by lack of serotonin and dopamine

    • A layman may never understand purple fundamentally, but they will understand more than they expect you when they read about ultraviolet light……..this light alone gives man his insight, intuition, and and ability to dream. In the end, man can get what those things mean because they touch what we are made from. Science is like paper boats of our mind…….they are meant to move on the ripples of waves for hours while we focus, and we still may not reach any destination. Then again they may open us to what life is at its core.

  5. Boaz Amir says:

    Dr. Kruse, (1) “Both D3 and K2 are made after light collides with other lipids that absorb UV light.” Does it mean that you recommend against supplementing with K2 as well? Would 100 MCG/day still be reasonable/safe to fight calcification?
    (2) Is there a critical diff in benefits b/w eating sea food fresh in comparison to de-frozen? Thanks a lot.

    • Boaz this would depend on the personal context of the person. It is not an easy decision but if your X-rays looked like the one in the blog I would definitely consider keeping you on both D3 and K2 while using the sun or some other source. That sign is very concerning that the patient has had a low quantum yield for sunlight for decades which means heteroplasmy rates in mitochondria are quite high.

      Frozen seafood has 30-40% loss of DHA. It is still way better than grass fed meat but compared to fresh seafood there is no comparison.

  6. Just finished reading your blog post you have a great sense of humour Dr. Jack so funny about Paleo like a Disney movie I leant so much about D3 just blown away 🙂

  7. My endogenous D3 level is in the upper 30s in the Summer, when I Sun bathe naked. I get enough exposure to get a deep tan (I am a German). As I go into the Fall season I take exogenous D3 in pill or cream form, to keep my D3 level around 40. If I do not, my gut goes into a spasm.

    Do you think the Quantlet will help me raise my D3 levels? I have the Exo-Terra UV heat lamps, which I have not used. Not sure about time and distance. Any thoughts on using a Sperti lamp?

    • The Quantlet is not going to be involved in UVB light…….that is the only light that can make Vitamin D on our skin. Are their other ways to accomplish the task…..? Listen to the April webinar in 2016.

  8. Jack you nailed this one. Last few winters in Canada my total cholesterol has been jumping to over 400 mg/dl during the winter before returning to 250 mg/dl during the summer. After Tensegrity #7 bought a tanning bed and started regular Epsom Salt foot baths. Levels fell quickly and just last month Total Cholesterol came in at 278 mg/dl. Vitamin D levels have remained about 80 ng/ml as well. Went one step further this past fall by adding reptile lights to both the home and office. Again noticeable improvements in both workouts and mood. Thanks!

  9. Someday, but between the low oil and gas prices and the lousy CND/USD exchange rate I think I’m stuck here for awhile. Thankfully, I’m making plenty of dopamine to ride this out

  10. Great article Dr Kruse – I think I know this intuitively rather than intellectually!! My question is that as I live in the UK, and our winters are dark and cold, would you recommend using a sunbed to top up Vit D levels, over any type of ingestion of vit D? I use one for 6 mins a week – in the hope I am keeping my vit D/cholestrol healthy! Also follow LCHF/paleo WOE. What says you about sunbeds?

    • Liz beds in EU are not the same as those here because the EU passed laws to lower their power…….I told my EU members this several months ago so you have to ask about specifics to know what to do next. Buying your own Sperti lamp on line might be more wise.

  11. If we should not get our vitamin d from die to be optimal, how can you explain civilizations flourishing with longevity and intellect on low sun exposure but high on d3 consumption via diet? Vikings, Eskimos, Icelandic and northern European tribes. If it is because of seafood consumption, how would that differ from supplements produced today?

    Maybe the vitamin A/d3 ratio is the missing link instead

    • Conan simple. All those cultures lived in cold and elevation. How do you make D3 when you are outside the tropics? cool your skin to increase light assimilation and go above 5000 ft where there is more UV light.

      • But as humans go further north, or higher altitudes, they start wearing more clothes, thus limiting sun exposure. The archeological record shows they wore a lot of clothing in colder climates. Wouldn’t they rely on diet for d3, at least during winter months?

        • Not on their eyes and the one food people eat in polar regions year round is seafood which has the Vitamin D and the photonic power in the flesh. This is why Inuits and the people of Scandinavia eat seafood skin and eye ball.

  12. Yesterday I heard a bulletin from the Irish Blood Transfusion board calling for donations. The reason given for the shortage given was that over 40% of the blood collected in this last month had to be thrown out due to low hemaglobin. This is at the end of our worst winter on record, over 10 major storms and CONSTANT gloom. Do you reckon this lack of sunlight could be responsible for the epidemic of low hemaglobin?

    • Joan I dont reckon…….I know. Erythropoetin is a solar hormone too. Hemoglobin has 4 key frequencies it absorbs in…one UV and 3 in the red……..what does that tell you?

      • Well, the first thing that tells me is that I need to move out of this country! But while waiting for my lotto win, I need to take some other steps. What struck me during this bulletin was that no one bothered to ask why such a large percentage of a population healthy enough to donate would have the same problem with their blood. You would think that it would raise all sorts of warning flags. Thanks for your reply. This is simply amazing stuff.

  13. Nonchalant says:

    I used to have to take high quantities of K2-menatetrenone to avoid excessive tartar on the insides of my lower front teeth. Whenever I would reduce the amount of K2, the tartar came back. Now I have stopped taking it completely, and still no tartar is forming. This happened when I learned how to tan nicely on hot days. Nice to think that my arteries might also be clean and the calcium back where it belongs. Thanks Jack!

  14. I have worked to change my environment; am sun, food based DHA, grounding, control of nnblue light , CT, plenty of K2, diet is epic paleo….I have noticed this year while attempting to get sun during the appropriate time when UVB rays are present, that even though somewhat fair, I am tanning very quickly and still not pink at the 1 1/2 hour mark so I am not sure to gauge how long I really need to be out for enough D production. I used to burn fairly easily on a regular basis.Also, I am developing white spots on the skin which is indicative of damage? but just dark no pink. What does the fact that I am now tanning rapidly mean? What are the white spots on the skin indicative of? Thanks Dr. Kruse

    • Holly if you get the Dminder.org app on your phone you can learn a lot about your local environments quantum yield and make better bio hacks for your specifics regarding solar exposure.

  15. Michael says:

    Great full to live in Austin,Tx. We have a clothing optional park on Lake Travis. I use the dminder app layout on the rocks nude for the appropriate time and then swim in the non chlorinated beautiful lake, careful not to shower with soap for the next 48 hours. Also take a can of Sardines in olive for my midday snack at the lake. This my friends has become a slice of heaven on this earth. Thanks Jack Kruse.

  16. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, i love reading your blog!

  17. LouiseAngela says:

    Is it appropriate for someone with LUPUS to sit in the sun? High Vitamin D but due to suplements.

  18. Jack, what about newborns? What is in your view the earliest age at which one should be exposed to sunrays without protection in order to push D levels up and for how long? Any concerns with the “bad” UVA rays during peak noon exposure times and can these be disregarded for short time frames eg up to 1-2 hours? Thanks

    • New born retina’s are not fully developed…..but infants still need solar rays on their surfaces. They will reflexively blink and tear to assimilate what they need because they have not been taught that the sun is bad.

  19. Just one question mate.

    If I can’t get to the sun adequately enough do you think buying a full spectrum lamp light would good enough? They advertise them as giving the same light as the sun.

    thank you


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