What causes colon cancer?
If you did follow the link provided above to what the Mayo Clinic has to say about colon cancer, you would of noticed a list of risk factors that increases your odds of developing colon cancer. Some of these risks factors are completely out of a person's control, like race and age for example. Then maybe you also read the lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of developing colon cancer.
Eat right, don't smoke and drink too much, exercise and don't get fat.
But there are some unfortunate people who eat right, don't smoke or drink, they exercise and are thin and still get colon cancer. So, could there be another missing element to reduce risk, not mentioned here by the highly respected Mayo Clinic?
Circadian disruption caused by ALAN (artificial light at night), is a SIGNIFICANT risk factor for colon cancer, but artificial light at night DOES NOT CAUSE COLON CANCER.
So then, where does ALAN fit into the colon cancer picture then?
When typical-spectrally-engineered-artificial-light, enters the eyes at night, this kind of light "lies" to the master clock (called the SCN) of the brain by suggesting that it is noon time when in fact it may be 8:30 PM.
This "lie" deceives because the spectral proportioning of ALAN may be more similar to the noon-time sun, than the summer 8:30 PM sunsetting sun.
These kinds of "lies" to the master clock (SCN) starts a cascade of disruptions and shortenings of the times reserved for the completion of the list of maintenance repair items that are genetically programmed to work on a time schedule within each individual cell and also within each of your various major systems of the body.
These correctly completed scheduled routine maintenance items would of helped you to remain cancer free, had they of been completed correctly.
ALAN causes biological schedule disruption (called circadian disruption) so what cell or body system's scheduled maintenance should have accomplished, does not accomplish as it should.
So let's say the Mayo Clinic had included in their list of: "how-to-reduce-colon-cancer-risk", the statement, "make sure you get enough sleep every night".
Would the practise of adequate sleep cancel the colon cancer risks associated with ALAN?
This is because "ALAN-time" includes the time prior to sleep, when "the lies" enter the SCN master clock of the brain, through the open eyes.
This free research paper in its abstract proposes a shocking solution: "Immediate measures should be taken to limit artificial light at night in the main cities around the world and also inside houses".
As the understanding of circadian disruptive ALAN increases, people will be finding more and more ways to avoid the forms of ALAN that cause circadian disruption. By controlling the spectral proportioning of ALAN, it is possible today to avoid circadian disruption, by the simple use of specific eyewear and lamp filters.
In past years, many researchers have already contributed to the correlation evidence linking ALAN to a FEW SPECIFIC KINDS of cancers, but this paper has taken a further step by stating, "Artificial light at night is significantly correlated for all forms of cancer as well as lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers individually".
The good news is that you don't have to wait for the governments of the world to figure out how they are going to save you from the negative effects of ALAN.