Take Care of Your Eyes – Naturally!

VISION PROBLEMS occur for various reasons.  Many times the problem is due to poor diet.  A diet of denatured and preservative laden food leads to the free radical damage that is implicated in many conditions affecting the eyes.

A DEFICIENCY of just one vitamin can lead to various eye problems that can sometimes be corrected with supplementation of the correct vitamins and minerals.   Most of the products for eyes include antioxidants such as vitamin A, zinc, lutein and zeaxanthin. There are many good eye formulations on the market; however, the buyer has to beware.

READ LABELS closely.  A lot of products look good, but are actually it full of synthetics, dies and the cheaper form of ingredients that typically do not absorb well.  It doesn’t matter who recommends it.  The most common products sometimes tend to be the worst.

Bad products cause more FREE RADICAL DAMAGE than they mitigate.  And, they are not easily assimilated.  Poor digestion / assimilation is an underlying cause of some eye problems, so you want to make sure that you are actually getting what you think you are.

Most people will associate CARROTS with healthy eyes.  That is because carrots are full of carotene – the precursor to vitamin A.  Vitamin A is essential for proper eye function.  Many people take beta carotene and think they are getting vitamin A – they are only if their body is properly converting it.  Problems that would impede this conversion are liver problems, dysbiosis (parasitic and fungal), and hypothyroidism – all very common.

Many people also associate ZINC with healthy eyes, particularly for prevention of macular degeneration.  Zinc is a very important antioxidant that is lost when we consume too much caffeine, sugar or white flour.  Zinc also needs good digestion to be absorbed.  Antacids and products that reduce stomach acid inhibit the body’s ability to absorb zinc.

LUTEIN and ZEAXANTHIN are carotenoids that are known to support the eyes.  They are found naturally in the dark leafy greens such as kale, collards, chard and mustard greens.  People who eat plenty of greens are much less likely to develop cataracts than those who do not.  Lutein and zeaxanthin are also effective in reducing the risk of macular degeneration.

BILBERRY is another product that is useful for vision.  Bilberry helps micro-circulation – think about all of the little capillaries that carry blood to your eyes.   Bilberry also has 50 times the antioxidant protection of vitamin E and 10 times that of vitamin C.  Bilberry is useful for all kinds of conditions of the eye including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma – and it is also useful for varicose veins.

Last, but by no means least, is EYEBRIGHT – a great herb that strengthens all of the eye’s tissues.  My favorite eye formula contains this herb.  Eyebright can also be used as an eyewash.

As with all nutritional supplements – QUALITY is key if you want to “see” a difference,

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About NaturalCowgirl

Margaret Durst has been involved with natural health for over 20 years. In her early 30s, she was faced with a medical diagnosis that recommended a lifetime of prescription drugs. In her heart, she knew that there must be an alternative way to healing and health and thus began her journey into natural health. Along the way, Margaret has trained with many different natural health practitioners and earned a degree in Naturopathy. She established her nutritional consulting practice and opened The Green House in 2003 to enable her mission of helping people navigate the natural health maze. People have praised Margaret for intuitive ability to help people address their health issues and goals with diet and lifestyle choices and successfully take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. This comes from Margaret’s deeply held beliefs in the body’s innate ability to heal and in the tools nature provides for health and healing.
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3 Responses to Take Care of Your Eyes – Naturally!

  1. Pingback: Take Care of Your Eyes | Inside Politics Today

  2. Geof barrington says:

    Hi Margaret,
    I just read one of your articles in a Lew Rockwell email where you were taking about a 30 day body cleanse .
    Could you please tell me more. What is the name of the clense and what do I need for it ?
    Yours in health
    Geof B

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