A recent Instagram post by Dr. Now was thick with irony and My 600-Lb. Life fans felt attacked. The post, however, was also slightly relieving as it came shortly after Dr. Younan Nowzaradan had fans thinking he had passed away. Fans took the post as affirmation that he was still alive simply because he was still posting. Whew!
That being said, My 600-Lb. Life could not ignore the thick irony in one of his most recent posts. A post educating on blue light, melatonin, and sleep. What did Dr. Now have to say in this educational post? And, why did fans feel like he was attacking them with irony? Keep reading.
Dr. Now educates on blue light, melatonin, and sleep
Blue light emits from your iPads, smartphones, and other electronic devices with screens people look at all the time. According to Dr. Now’s educational post, blue light “leads to all kinds of health problems.”
Now, Dr. Now felt this was important to share because it can mess with the hormones that control hunger. Altering these hormones can increase a person’s obesity risk. It can cause depression, prevent a good night’s sleep, make it harder to learn, hurt your memory, cause cancer, and potential harm your vision.
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Unsurprisingly, the TLC doctor is quick to highlight the obesity risk in the caption.
My 600-Lb. Life feel attacked by ironic post
In a comment liked over 40 times, one Instagram user asks how many people are reading this post from their phone while browsing from their bed. Several other My 600-Lb. Life fans responded to the comment raising their hands to affirm they were.
“Sending this right before bedtime was strategic,” another fan jested in a comment liked nearly two dozen times.
One follower joked they were going to pretend they didn’t see this post. Others agreed they were going to scroll right past and pretend it didn’t happen. A few admit they felt like Dr. Now was coming for them or attacking them with this type of post.
Scrolling through smartphones, texting friends, or watching something are very common activities before bed. But, Dr. Now is encouraging My 600-Lb. Life fans to ditch the habit. He believes this is especially true for those who struggle with weight issues. Because it isn’t a habit that does them any favors.
Are you guilty of being exposed blue light before bed? Share your thoughts in the comments.