Saturday, December 17, 2011

Macular Degeneration of the Eyes

If you are not familiar with Macular Degeneration it is the the loss of vision in the center of the your eye and the damage of the retina. Here are some symptoms:

                                 SYMPTOMS: 
*Straight lines look wavy 
*Distinct shapes are blurry 
*Colors look dim 
*Words appear blurred or difficult to read 
*Dark or blank areas block the center of your vision 
*There appears to be a fog in the center of your vision 
                                CAUSES
The cause of Macular Degeneration is from free radical damage.
Lack of ability to digest nutrients properly.
Is present with condition such as diabetes and high blood pressure
Smokers have a higher risk, about 40%
Heredity 
Drugs that can cause MD as well as over the counter pain medicines (NSAIDS)

Recommended  Foods:

Google for web sites that cater to foods good for M.D.
High antioxidant fruits and vegetables (look for dark colors not light)
High antioxidant health drinks like Thai Go
 Flax Seed Oil- was suggested by Dr. Hatch of Surprise, AZ to help draw toxic accumulations out the eye and lubricate the eye. 

Recommended Supplements:

 *Perfect Eyes - super good formula for the eyes have seen really good results from this.
*Lutein (Lutein serves as a potent free radical scavenger for the retina) 
* Grapine - strengthens capillaries, arteries and veins, improves circulation, reduces capillary fragility and nerve damage in the eye. 
*Bilberry (which is also in Perfect Eyes)improves circulation in the blood vessels of the eye, helps maintain the integrity of capillaries, stabilizes collagen, and stimulates the production of rhodopsin essential for night vision. 
* VariGone to improve the overall tone and strength of veins and capillaries, maintain healthy vein constriction and dilation, descrease vascular permeability, promote blood flow. The ingredients in VariGone maximize vascular integrity. 
* Vitamin C Timed Release. Vitamin C helps make collagen which strengthens the capillaries that nourish the retina, protects against UV light and is a powerful antioxidant. The eye contains the second highest concentration of vitamin C in the body next to the adrenal glands. 
* You also want to cleanse and support the Liver, which in Chinese medicine is responsible for the health of the eyes. 
* GreenZone is an excellent, natural dietary powdered formula containing organic grasses, algae, herbs and other nutrients. The link between maintaining healthy vision and a healthy diet, which specifically includes 3-5 servings of vegetables a day, has been established. For those individuals who do not meet this daily requirement, this is an excellent formula for providing essential nutrients and enzymes needed by the body for proper functioning. 
* Zinc may be helpful in protecting against vision loss due to macular degeneration. It is found in high concentrations in the eye, and helps bind the protective layer of the retina to the underlying tissue. We recommend up to 30 mg daily. 

I no longer sell these products from Natures Sunshine but they have great quality!





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