“The heads of the Persians are so weak that, if you were to toss a single pebble at one, you would make a hole in it. But the heads of the Egyptians are so strong that, using a stone, you could break one open only with a good deal of effort. They said that the reason for this (which I found easy to believe) was that the Egyptians, beginning straightaway in childhood, shave their heads and expose them to the sun, which hardens the bone. This is also the reason why Egyptians do not go bald: among the Egyptians one may observe the fewest balding men of any race in the world. This, then, is the reason that the Egyptians have such strong heads. The Persians have such weak heads for this reason: they are always wearing felt caps from the beginning of their lives.”
– Herodotus, Histories 3.12
I started growing my hair out a while ago, when I first moved to Bosnia and Herzegovina on a foreign exchange program. Since then, I grew it all the way out, and then trimmed it here and there. I came to love my long blonde hair, blonder than anyone else I knew. I actually loved it so much. It was so golden, so sun-bleached, and everyone knew I was a surfer, before I actually began surfing. I could tie it into braids that made me feel like Brad Pitt in Achilles, a bun, a ponytail, or whatever I wanted. Few things boosted my dopamine like when I let it loose and saw the golden reflection out of the corners of my eyes.
But, I just arrived in Bali a few days ago. It is extremely hot and humid. My hair was beginning to feel very old.
I knew that a time would come when I wanted to shave it. I just didn’t realize that it would come so quickly. I was considering going for some “normal” short haircut, but I realized that if I am going to go short, I want to go all the way, to experience the Egyptian effect that you read in the quote above. I actually got my normal trim and just did not feel right, and decided a few hours later that it was time.
The Indonesian barber was having a blast and said that I am a new man. I actually feel like it too. We have to get rid of the old to make way for the new sometimes.
How does sunlight make bone stronger?
This may seem a bit out there for people who don’t know about quantum biology.
During World War II, an orthopaedic surgeon named Dr. Robert O. Becker attended residency in one of the largest hospitals in Manhattan. Can you imagine what that looked like? I’ll spare you the guess: it was bloody. Lots of amputations were going on with soldiers coming back from fighting the Nazis. Becker wondered why salamanders and some other animals can regrow bone, but humans can’t.
He went into research and found that animal bone contains electricity, and actually uses semiconduction, an uncommon form of electricity, to regenerate, in a semiconducting collagen/apatite matrix, which is what bone is made of. This matrix is doped with copper to increase the effect, for the physicists out there.
This is all thoroughly detailed in his book. The Body Electric. Great book.
Basically sunlight is what provides us with the energy for this electricity. Not to mention, sunlight allows us to create Vitamin D, which is critical for the process of bone formation. But Vitamin D alone doesn’t provide the energy to build bone. Some of this energy comes from the food we eat, but it is substantially stronger if we add solar power through our eyes and our skin to power the semiconducting collagen and apatite matrix with strong red and infrared light as well as UV light which is converted into DC electricity by the DHA in our skin, if we are a smart human and eat seafood.
To better understand this process, check out the work of American neurosurgeon Dr. Jack Kruse.
I just made it to Bali a few days ago. Working on some really big things, including the launch of a new Ra Optics website and some styles and lens technology. It will be pretty cool when it is all ready and ready. Working to make it as great as possible, which is why it takes some serious time. Won’t ever be perfect, but it should be pretty fantastic.
When I wear my blue blocking glasses on an airplane, which is the only time I’ll wear them during the day, as I am hopping time zones and want to eliminate jetlag, I fall asleep right away. I knew they work already, but I realized just how well they really work when doing this on airplanes.
Surely enough, no jet lag in Bali. Only crossed about 8 time zones with a 15.5 hour flight to Hong Kong and then 4.5 hours to Denpasar. Was all in a day’s work; crossing the planet.
I sort of like this blogging thing. Writing a good chunk already for The Light Diet book to share with the world the transition medicine and science are making from a genetic disease to a mitochondrial disease understanding, based on all the latest research, and how we can actually prevent and cure these diseases by changing our environments.
I may make some more Youtube videos instead of blogging. I have some unbelievable video content to share from these travels. Will keep you posted. Thanks for subscribing for the good stuff.
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