• Why Sunglasses Might Be Hurting You: Lessons from George Michael and Michael Jackson

    Why Sunglasses Might Be Hurting You: Lessons from George Michael and Michael Jackson

    Please note this blog post was turned into a Podcast: Sunglasses Part 2: Unknown Death Causers Part 4 | Improvement Warrior Podcast #56


    Today, we not only celebrate George Michael’s birthday but also reflect on the 15th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s passing—two icons synonymous with their music, style, and, intriguingly, their ever-present sunglasses. While these shades added to their mystique, they might have ironically contributed to their struggles. Sunglasses, though fashionable, can disrupt the natural production of beta endorphins and other vital chemicals like dopamine, melatonin, and melanin, all of which are regulated by UV light. As we delve into the unexpected health implications of sunglasses, drawing lessons from the lives of George Michael and Michael Jackson, you’ll discover why it might be time to reconsider your favorite pair.

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    The Hidden Dangers of Sunglasses

    Blocking UV Light’s Benefits

    Wearing sunglasses might seem like a harmless, even stylish choice, but it comes with hidden costs. UV light plays a crucial role in the body’s production of beta endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood enhancers, and a reason why both George and Michael and many other rock stars turned to drugs and pain killers.

    When sunglasses block UV light, they disrupt this natural process. Beyond beta endorphins, UV light also helps regulate the production of dopamine, melatonin, and melanin. These chemicals are vital for mood regulation, sleep patterns, and skin health. By constantly shielding your eyes from UV light, you could be unknowingly compromising these essential bodily functions. It’s a lesson to be learned from icons like George Michael and Michael Jackson, who were rarely seen without their signature shades. So, next time you reach for your sunglasses, think about what benefits you might be blocking out, especially if your health is fading.

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    Beta Endorphins and Mood

    Beta endorphins are natural chemicals produced by the body that play a significant role in regulating mood and alleviating pain. They are often referred to as “feel-good” hormones. When UV light hits the eyes, it stimulates the production of these beta endorphins, leading to enhanced mood and well-being. However, by wearing sunglasses, you effectively block this crucial UV light, potentially leading to lower beta endorphin levels. This can result in a dampened mood or even contribute to feelings of depression over time. The lives of George Michael and Michael Jackson offer a cautionary tale. While their sunglasses were a part of their iconic image, one that I mimicked for decades, they might have also contributed to their struggles with mood and substance dependence. Understanding this connection can help us make more informed choices about when and how often we wear sunglasses.

    And eventually the WHEN and HOW OFTEN will become NEVER

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    The Melanin Connection

    Melanin is a pigment responsible for the color of your skin, hair, and eyes, and it also offers protection against UV radiation. This pigment is naturally produced when your skin is exposed to UV light, which in turn helps to prevent DNA damage and reduces the risk of skin cancer. All skin cancers are associated with a low Vitamin D status; vitamin D is created in UVB light.

    However, wearing sunglasses can interfere with this natural process by blocking the UV light that stimulates melanin production via POMC. Over time, insufficient melanin can make your skin more vulnerable to the harmful effects of UV radiation. This adds another layer of complexity to the lives of stars like George Michael and Michael Jackson, whose constant use of sunglasses impacted their overall skin health. Causing Michael to suffer from Vitalago shortley after the mid-80’s and beyond.  While it’s important to protect your eyes from excessive UV exposure, it’s equally crucial to allow some natural light to reach your eyes and as much skin as you can get out to maintain healthy melanin levels.

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    Lessons from George Michael and Michael Jackson

    The Sunglasses Habit

    Both George Michael and Michael Jackson were rarely seen without their signature sunglasses, making them part of their iconic images. However, this habitual use of sunglasses might have had unintended consequences on their health. Constantly wearing sunglasses can become a habit, one that disconnects you from the natural benefits of UV light and also weakens your eyes. Eye health is directly related to brain health.

    For Michael and George, the persistent shielding from UV light could have contributed to mood disorders, disrupted sleep patterns, and other health issues linked to low levels of beta endorphins, melatonin, and dopamine. This habit, while enhancing their mystique, might have also played a role in their struggles with substance dependence and overall well-being. By understanding the potential downsides of this seemingly harmless accessory, we can soon realize that it is the just as bad as smoking cigarettes.

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    Dependence on Substances

    George Michael and Michael Jackson both faced well-documented struggles with substance dependence, a tragic aspect of their lives that ultimately contributed to their untimely deaths. While many factors led to their substance use, it’s worth considering how their habitual use of sunglasses might have played a role. By constantly blocking UV light, they potentially deprived their bodies of the natural production of beta endorphins, dopamine, and melatonin—chemicals vital for mood regulation and stress relief. This deprivation could have led them to seek artificial means of achieving the same effects, turning to drugs and alcohol to fill the void. Understanding this connection sheds light on the broader implications of lifestyle choices that might seem innocuous at first glance. It’s a lesson in the importance of balanced exposure to natural elements like sunlight for maintaining mental and physical health, potentially steering people away from harmful dependencies. The more you spend indoors or outdoors yet blocking the sun, the more likely dependence on drugs, tech, alcohol, etc… will occur

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    Health Consequences

    The lack of adequate melanin production can make the skin more susceptible to UV damage, increasing the risk of skin conditions and all health conditions. These health consequences create a cycle of dependency on external substances to manage symptoms that could have been naturally regulated by the body. The lessons from these icons urge us to rethink our own habits. UV light we cannot see, but we use it as a signalling mechanism for our cells. Cells cannot talk to each other = cell chaos, aka inflammation.

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    The Pain of Lack of Beta Endorphins

    Beta endorphins are natural chemicals produced by the body that significantly influence our mood and pain perception. When UV light hits our skin and eyes, it stimulates the production of these beta endorphins via a precursor molecule called proopiomelanocortin (POMC). Essentially, beta endorphins function similarly to opioids, providing a natural “high” that enhances our mood and overall well-being.

    Unfortunately, we are witnessing an opioid epidemic, with numerous high-profile cases such as Michael Jackson’s addiction to painkillers and George Michael’s use of marijuana. Icons like Prince, Whitney Houston, and legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin also struggled with substance abuse, often attempting to replicate the euphoric sensations that our bodies are designed to experience naturally from sunlight. Suicide is the ultimate indication of lack of natual beta endorphins. This epidemic underscores a crucial point: when you block out the sun, you not only compromise your health but also might gravitate towards artificial means to achieve that lost “high.”

    Blocking UV light from reaching our eyes—be it through sunglasses, contacts, or even regular eyeglasses—can accelerate this downward spiral. These artificial barriers prevent your body from activating its natural chemical pharmacy, making you reliant on artificial substances.

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