Lichtblock was founded in 2020. How it came about and the idea behind it, tells you here chiropractor and Lichtblock founder Daniel Sentker himself:
2012, Bournemouth, England 🎓
During my time as a student, I lived in an aging student house with water damage and associated mold. My everyday life looked something like this: First thing in the morning was my cell phone, followed by coffee without breakfast, a long day at work, sports, junk food, parties and Netflix. Before going to bed, one last look at Instagram. I enjoyed this lifestyle for a long time, until one day I developed tangible symptoms.
Instead of building up power in sports, my strength was decreasing day by day. In addition, there was what the English call "brain fog. I simply could not remember anything in my studies. When my body also threw a spanner in the works of my love life, I knew I couldn't go on like this. I felt helpless and started a medical marathon that ended with blood pressure medication and antidepressants. At that time, I was just 22 years old.
Since the medications didn't help me either, I began to do my own research. I pored over reference books, changed my eating habits, took online courses, underwent lab tests and treatments, took various supplements, and traveled to seminars and therapies.
The decisive turning point
Inspired by experts like light biologist Alexander Wunsch and neurosurgeon Jack Kruse, I went on a trip to Mexico in 2019 to participate in a retreat. Here I lived with other participants for four weeks in the rhythm of nature - largely without electric light, but with plenty of sunlight. Within a very short time I felt great. I realized that living against nature was the cause of many of my problems.
Today, I try to spend as much time outdoors as possible and especially to experience the morning and evening sunshine hours. At the same time, however, I have to keep realizing that a lifestyle like the one I lived in Mexico is difficult to implement in the digital world. If you don't want to become a dropout, you have to become inventive in order to live according to nature's rules in modern everyday life.
Bring Mexico home 🌞
Light plays a crucial role - or rather: the right light at the right time. It's no secret that the blue light from screens messes with our internal clock. It tricks our bodies into thinking it's broad daylight at all times of the day and night. On top of that, we rarely see the sunrise and sunset, whose wavelengths set our bodies to the time of day and night. The result is a biorhythm that is out of sync. In addition to symptoms such as sleep disorders and permanent fatigue, this also causes mood lows and a number of other health problems.
After returning from Mexico, I was full of energy and was looking for ways to integrate the insights of my trip into everyday life. More people should recognize the incredible potential of light and use it for themselves. The thought of how many I could help with this drove me on. Shortly after, Lichtblock was launched to create products that provide the best compromise between our everyday lives and nature. In addition, our guiding principle is to spread the message that light is a crucial factor for health and vitality.