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Eye Conditions

  1. Dry Eye Syndrome
  2. Floaters
  3. Degeneration of the back of the eye (retina) – most common form being Macular Degeneration
  4. Cataracts – clouding of the lens
  5. Glaucoma – increased pressure in the eye
  6. Amsler Grid to detect signs of vision loss and monitoring your central visual field

1.  DRY EYE SYNDROME

Constant dryness, scratching and/or burning in your eyes may be signs of Dry Eye Syndrome – also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca – Over 10 million Americans are thought to suffer from this condition which is largely due to a problem with the eyes not producing enough tears for washing out dust and debris.

What are the causes?

This condition should be checked with an optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) to determine the cause. Common causes may include; aging, side effects of some medications, symptoms of auto immune diseases such as Lupus, not eating enough good fats, wearing contact lenses and environmental factors.

General recommendations

Try to include more oily fish in your diet such as sardines, salmon, mackerel and trout, as these contain omega 3 fatty acids.  Always remember to help protect your eyes outside by wearing sunglasses. Reduce smoking and stress and limit wine consumption.

Raw Juicing

Blood flow within the eye decreases with age therefore essential nutrients are deprived for proper function.  Fresh raw juices help reduce free radicals.  See “Raw Juices Can Save Your Life” book, page 88 for specific juices to help with other eye problems including eye strain, Presbyopia and Hemorrhage or blood clots in the eyes.

Recommended supplements

Eye Formula

  • Take 2 tablets twice daily – will help with aging process, working with computers and avoiding added eye strain. The Eye Formula contains beta and alpha carotene, zinc chelate, copper chelate, N-acetyl-cysteine, L-glutathione, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and cryptoxanthin, spinach and tomato powder.

Organic Flaxseed oil

  • Take 2 capsules twice daily, with meals. This will help to provide beneficial fats to lubricate the eyes.

Fish oil EPA-DHA

  • Take 2 capsules twice daily, just before meals as an alternative to flaxseed oil.  The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil help to protect the eye from Dry Eye Syndrome.

2.  FLOATERS

Most floaters are the result of bits of cells that remain in the vitreous (gel-like fluid) humor after birth and float around when the vitreous shrinks as we get older.As the vitreous gel shrinks, floaters (the collagen protein inside it) may appear as wiggly, hazy thread-like lines or spots. They are generally seen in light-colored backgrounds and are not usually noticeable all day. Floaters are very common in those who are nearsighted or have had cataract surgery.

General recommendations

Try to eat foods that have high amounts of Lutein and Zeaxanthin such as; egg yolk, orange peppers, kiwi, grapes, spinach and oranges.  Always protect your eyes outside by wearing sunglasses and try to reduce smoking and stress and limit wine consumption.

Raw juicing

Fresh raw juices help reduce free radicals. Try to include fresh green leafy vegetables and salads daily.  See “Raw Juices Can Save Your Life” book, page 88 for specific juices to help with eye problems.

Recommended supplements

Eye formula

  • Take 2 tablets twice daily – will help with aging process, working with computers and avoiding added eye strain. The Eye Formula contains beta and alpha carotene, zinc chelate, copper chelate, N-acetyl-cysteine, L-glutathione, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and cryptoxanthin, spinach and tomato powder.

Selenomune Designer Energy capsules 

  • Take 1 capsule daily.  Selenium is an excellent antioxidant and important in maintaining healthy eye function.

3.  MACULAR DEGENERATION

Degeneration (AMD-Age Related Macular Degeneration) is the slow deterioration of the cells in the macular, a tiny yellowish area near the center of the retina. It is responsible for clear vision reading, recognizing faces and the discernment of colors. With aging, the macular becomes thin and gradually destroys sharp, central vision.

How common is it?

 MD is one of the leading causes of blindness for those over 55 years of age in the United States, with women twice as likely to develop MD as men.

What causes it?

One of the major causes of MD is thought to be exposure to free radicals caused by smoking, air pollutants, radiation, environmental toxins, drugs and a family history.

General recommendations

Lutein and Zeaxanthin have been known to protect the macular pigment. Studies have shown that these two supplements are essential in helping preserve vision for those with macular related eye diseases, floaters, cataracts, macular degeneration.
Fish oil may help prevent MD. New studies (appeared in the Archives of ophthalmology) suggest a diet rich in fish (omega – 3 fatty acids found in fish) not only helps the heart and brain but adds evidence to helping protect the eyes.   Always protect your eyes outside by wearing sunglasses, reduce smoking, limit wine and reduce stress.

Raw Juicing

Include fresh raw juices daily to helps reduce free radicals.  Use a variety of colors such as; broccoli, green and/or red bell peppers.  See “Raw Juices Can Save Your Life” book, page 88 for specific juices to help with eye problems.

Recommended supplements

Eye Formula

  • Take 2 tablets twice daily – will help with aging process, working with computers and avoiding added eye strain. The Eye Formula contains beta and alpha carotene, zinc chelate, copper chelate, N-acetyl-cysteine, L-glutathione, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and cryptoxanthin, spinach and tomato powder.

Fish oil EPA-DHA

  • Take 2 capsules twice daily, immediately before food. New studies (appeared in the Archives of ophthalmology) suggest a diet rich in fish (omega – 3 fatty acids found in fish) not only helps the heart and brain but adds evidence to helping protect the eyes.

Selenomune Designer Energy capsules 

  • Take 1 capsule daily.  Selenium is an excellent antioxidant and important in maintaining healthy eye function.

4.  CATARACTS

A cataract is an opaque spot (clouding) on the lens of the eye that you cannot see through, as it has blocked/changed the passageway of light.   As a result, your vision may diminish or become blurry. It has been shown that the origin of cataract formation and macular degeneration is ultimately related to damage caused by free radicals.

How common is it?

Over 20 million Amercians aged 40 and older have cataracts and numbers suggest that over half of all Americans have cataracts by the time they are 80 years of age.

General recommendations

Always protect your eyes outside by wearing sunglasses. Reduce stress, smoking and limit wine consumption.
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Raw juicing

Fresh raw juices help reduce free radicals. Try using; carrot, spinach, celery, parsley, berries.  See “Raw Juices Can Save Your Life” book, page 88 for specific juices to help with eye problems.

Recommended supplements

Eye formula

  • Take 2 tablets twice daily – will help with aging process, working with computers and avoiding added eye strain. The Eye Formula contains beta and alpha carotene, zinc chelate, copper chelate, N-acetyl-cysteine, L-glutathione, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and cryptoxanthin, spinach and tomato powder

Selenomune Designer Energy capsules 

  • Take 1 capsule daily.  Selenium is an excellent antioxidant and important in maintaining healthy eye function.
See this page for more information about cataracts.

5.  GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma is an eye disease that involves the balance of the fluid (filling the eye) and an elevation in pressure inside the eye. The fluid is formed more rapidly than it leaves the eye and pressure builds up resulting in damage to the retina. There are different types of glaucoma and a regular visits with your ophthalmologist is recommended.

How common is it?

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma affects more than 3 million Americans. Some people are at higher risk than others and these include; those over 60 years of age as well as those with a family history.

General recommendations

Always protect your eyes outside by wearing sunglasses.  Reduce stress and smoking and limit wine consumption.

Raw Juicing

Try to include fresh raw fruit and vegetables including; dandelion root, beet including top, carrots, apple, berries.  See “Raw Juices Can Save Your Life” book, page 88 for specific juices to help with eye problems.

Recommended supplements

Eye Formula

  • Take 2 tablets twice daily – will help with aging process, working with computers and avoiding added eye strain. The Eye Formula contains beta and alpha carotene, zinc chelate, copper chelate, N-acetyl-cysteine, L-glutathione, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and cryptoxanthin, spinach and tomato powder.

Selenomune Designer Energy capsules

  • Take 1 capsule daily.  Selenium is an excellent antioxidant and important in maintaining healthy eye function.

6.  Amsler Grid

Using the Amsler grid may help to detect signs of vision loss and monitoring your central visual field.Directions:

  1. If you wear reading glasses, then put them on.
  2. Stand at a reading distance (12″) from the grid in a well lit room.
  3. Cover one eye with your hand. Look at the center dot at all times. If you notice any area on the grid that is blurred, distorted, discoloured or missing, you may be exhibiting signs of AMD and should contact your ophthalmologist promptly.
  4. Do this test for each eye seperately.
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