Published on May 23, 2024

Orthomolecular Medicine News Service (OMNS) announces their first Interactive Video Session is to be held this Monday

Join the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service’s (OMNS) first interactive question and answer video session, this Monday, May 27! One of the speakers, Dr. Damien Downing, will be discussing the topic of light therapy, or photobiomodulation, including the use of sunlight for health – this May’s topic for Sunshine Month! Additional topics discussed will be niacin and intermittent fasting.

During the interactive video session, the authors below will highlight their recently published research and will answer questions from participants on each of the topics. We encourage you to join!

“We are excited to announce the launch of regular interactive video sessions. These sessions will provide a platform for us to engage directly with you, answer your questions, and discuss the latest advancements and topics in orthomolecular medicine.” Dr. Richard Cheng, Editor-in-Chief, OMNS

Attend the Session Live or Wait for the Recording

NOTE: The video session will be recorded and posted to YouTube and other platforms at a later date.

Live Event via Zoom: Monday, May 27th, 2024

Time: 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada, 1pm GMT)

Watch the Recording Here


Q&A on niacin, light therapy (photobiomodulation), intermittent fasting.


Dr. Todd Penberthy
Mr. Stephen McConnell
Dr. Damien Downing
Dr. Richard Cheng

Q&A on articles published in 2024:

  1. Penberthy et al: Niacin Was, Is, and Always will be Essential to Life and the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Just for Starters
  2. Cheng: The Vital Role of NAD+ and Niacin in Longevity and Well-being
  3. Downing: Let there be light
  4. Cheng: A Clinician’s Experience of 15 Years of Intermittent Fasting
  5. Cheng: American Heart Association’s Irresponsible News Release of the Intermittent Fasting Study

Learn more about health benefits from full spectrum sunshine exposure, beyond vitamin D production, here or by watching the videos below.

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What happens in your body when it is exposed to sunlight?

Watch this snippet of a video interview with Dr. Michael Holick, as he describes some of the reactions that happen within the body when it is exposed to sunlight.

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Supplements do not replace sunlight

Sunlight has more benefits than those provided by UVB and vitamin D. Learn about the different rays found in sunlight and their unique benefits to your health.

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Health Benefits of Full Spectrum Sunlight

Wavelengths of Energy from Sunshine: UVB, UVA, Red, Near Infrared, Far Infrared, and Blue Light from sunshine all have unique health consequences…

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