Dry Eyes and Sjogren’s Syndrome
About 80% of what we learn during our lives we learn through sight. The eyes are not only the windows to the soul, but windows to our Health as well, reflecting imbalances or poor health conditions elsewhere in the body. No other system is so prone to poor health conditions. Your lifestyle profoundly affects your eyesight. US eyestrain complaints have skyrocketed. Most of us work have sedentary jobs that involve looking into a computer screen for much of the day. This leads to blurring vision as the day goes on. With frequent headaches, spots, and floaters before your eyes. Environmental pollutants and the resulting rise in chemical allergies also effect eye health. Drugs of all kinds can react with your eyes. The worst is excessive diuretics, sulfa drugs or tetracycline, aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, heartburn drugs, nicotine, and hydrocortisone. A diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar can be major eye offenders, causing a more than 300% increase in the risk of vision problems. Your eyes age just before the rest of your body. Your liver is key to healthy eyes; keep your liver clean and well-functioning and your eyes will get better. See suggestions for the healthiest eyes possible.
Diet & Lifestyle Changes
Lower your intake of sugary foods and fatty foods, caffeine, red meat, dairy foods, corn, wheat, and *nightshade vegetables (see list below, include Motrin; nightshade based)
Increase intake of green vegetables, whole grain, and fiber
Increase intake of cold water fish, seafood, and calcium rich foods like broccoli,
Increase water and healthy fluid intake like green and white tea
Bathe eyes daily with Aloe Vera juice
Drink Aloe Vera juice daily also moistens eyes
Thera tears or Similadan eye drops soothe and moisten eyes
Take high Omega-3 Flax or Evening Primrose Oil or DHA to improve tearing
Vitamin C 3000 mg
Emulsified Vitamin A & E 25,000IU/400IU to clear pathways
Taurine 500 mg twice daily
Bilberry and Ginkgo Biloba extracts act as natural antihistamines and increase circulation to the eyes
Ginseng helps your eyes produce moisture
B Complex 100 mg with extra B2
Zinc 30-50 mg daily
Calcium-Magnesium caps for better Calcium absorption
If you have questions please email me or call and I will be happy to help.
DISCLAIMER: The information here is NOT medical advice. Do not institute any changes in your current health programs without consulting your Medical provider. For medical advice please consult your private physician or preferred health service provider.