Healthy vision is one of our most treasured
senses yet many of us take it for granted until it begins to fail. As with your
overall physical health, vision health benefits from proper nutrition, regular
exercise, and vitamin supplements. Whether you suffer from weak eyes, dry eyes,
macular degeneration, glaucoma, or vision problems, there are a myriad of
natural techniques you can use to help your eyes. I have attempted to cover some
Perhaps the most overlooked is
the fact that much of the health of your eyes depends on the strength of the
muscles of the eyes. And like all the muscles of your body, exercising your eyes
can produce rapid and profound positive changes. Taking a vigorous walk for at
least a half hour can temporarily reduce discomfort and pressure in the eyes.
In addition to eye exercises, there are also
nutritional protocols people can use when facing the most common eye problems
and diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. Of course there are
medical treatments for these conditions, but they are often ineffective over the
long term, fraught with side effects and, to be honest, none really treat the
cause of the problem.
glaucoma, the fluid balance or drainage system to the eye is not working
properly. When fluid cannot flow and drain in and out of the eye properly, the
pressure in the eye can build up and cause severe damage. People with glaucoma
usually have generalized fluid balance problems throughout their body. They may
have high blood pressure, electrolyte and mineral imbalances, too much or too
little salt, long-term thyroid therapy, etc. Often they are on two or more
prescriptions. And commonly blood pressure drugs or diuretics are being used
order to help correct the fluid balance in the eye, the entire body must be
treated, with emphasis on the eye. Proper diet, physical exercise that also
includes eye exercises, the right nutritional supplements, and the correction of
underlying circulatory, kidney, or liver problems is a must.
to Dr. Bruce West of Health Alert, "When one is on a healthy
protocol that is normalizing these systems, two simple additional supplements
are often dramatically effective in normalizing fluid balance and pressure in
the eyes. These products are A-C
Carbamide and Iplex,
produced by Standard
Process Labs." (All
of the products he recommends are from Standard Process Labs.)
many people think eye drop drugs are innocuous, they carry a long list of side
effects. They can affect the heart and they are irritating to the eye itself. It
is not unusual for eye-drop patients to develop chronic eyelid inflammation for
which yet another prescription is needed. Normalizing eye pressure and
eliminating the need for these drops is a major benefit to your overall health.
degeneration (MD) is a deteriorating condition of old age that inevitably leads
to severe vision problems, bleeding in the eyes, and blindness. It usually
reflects long-term poor diet and health and there is little medical help
resists most treatment but recently Dr.
Merrill Allen, University of Indiana School of Optometry, has been treating
patients for the dry form of macular
degeneration using a combination of nutritional supplements and a TENS (Transcutaneous
Electrical Nerve Stimulator)
device. A TENS device delivers a specific electrical current to an area of
the body and has been used for years to help stop lower back pain. Dr.
Allen has seen a dramatic improvement in his patients that some call miraculous.
He believes that the treatment both improves blood flow to the eye and appears
to trigger re-growth of the retina and photoreceptors in the eye.
recent years it has become evident that those people with the most pigment in
their eyes seem to have the least occurrences of MD. Since eye pigments are
related to pigmented plant chemicals (phytochemicals), this finding led to
research to determine if increased amounts of phytochemicals might prevent macular
surmised after some study that the phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin, found in brightly colored vegetables and fruits, were
the main factors involved in your body's attempts to prevent MD. However, after
several products were produced containing these phytochemicals isolated from
source materials, the results were dismal. Some of the lutein was isolated from
plants that are inedible for humans, like marigolds.
poor results caused a dampening of some research, the dropping of some products,
and the continued sales of products of dubious value for sufferers of MD. Then
came some new research on another plant chemical called sulfurophane, which is
found in the same plants that contain lutein and zeaxanthin. It turns out that
sulfurophane is a potent detoxifier in the body. When cancer was induced in
rats, those fed sulfurophane in its natural plant state showed a 95% elimination
of the cancer while the others simply died. When the sulfurophane was isolated
from its plant material, the cancer and toxin elimination dropped to less than
poor result of the isolated sulfurophane was powerful and damning news for most
nutritional supplement manufacturers. Because simply stated, two possibilities
were present. The single phytochemical surmised to be the potent factor may not
have been. Or, more likely, when the potent factor is isolated from its natural
substrate of plant or animal materials, it is rendered almost useless in the
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The benefit of real natural nutrients
Bruce West of Health Alert, macular degeneration study results
using real natural nutrients.
Nutrient dosages for
Phytolyn and Iplex from Standard Process Labs
and Dry Eyes
effect of eye exercises on fluid balance in the
effect of photochemical and mineral deficiencies
on the eyes.
The connection between dry eyes and dry mouth.
What Specific Eye
Exercises are Best
Diet can affect your eyes. What you should eat to improve eye heatlh.
David Williams recipe for a glutathione rich healthy shake.
Food Allergies can affect Healthy Vision
How to use the pulse
How sugar affects the eyes
Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo's book
Right 4 Your Type to find out which foods will benefit you most.
Why you should avoid aspirin
supplements for healthy eyes, including zeaxanthin, glycine, cysteine glutamine,
triphala, Bilberry, and Phytolyn
more information on Macular Degeneration and Cataracts, see
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