– See Better!
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Indigestion
– Fix It!
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.
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.
combination brought to me by a customer had all of the right ingredients
at first glance but when I read the label closely, it was
full of synthetics, dies and the cheaper form of the ingredient
that typically does not absorb well. This combination was given
to the client by a medical doctor. In my opinion, it was junk.
with this poorly formulated kind of product is that it ends up causing
more free radical damage than it mitigates. Another issue I have
with these products is that they are not easily assimilated
an underlying cause of some eye problems is poor digestion / assimilation,
so you want to make sure that you are actually getting what you
think you are. (See last
weeks article on digestion.)
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.
also associate zinc with healthy eyes, particularly 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 bodys ability to absorb
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.
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.
by no means least, is eyebright a great herb that strengthens
all of the eyes 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
February 13, 2013
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2013 Margaret
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