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May 21, 2012

Blindness is an enormous problem worldwide.

Eyes

Our eyes are under more stress than ever. Books, computers, TV, Cell phones put an enormous stress on our eyes,
Blindness is an enormous problem worldwide. These statistics might disturb you:
Age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 50.
Sixty million people suffer from ARMD worldwide, and 10 million are blind.
Severe, irreversible vision loss affects 30 percent of people over the age of 55.
Cataracts are another major cause of blindness, affecting more than 20 million people in the U.S. alone.
Cataracts are caused by lipid peroxidation of the epithelial layer of the lens. Although they can have other causes, most are related to aging.
Cataracts result in 3 million cataract surgeries every year.
Clinical studies tell us that photic injury from the cumulative effect of repeated “photic insults” and the resulting gradual loss of photoreceptor cells is a major cause of ARMD. Therefore, anything you can do to cut your losses from these photic insults will reduce your risk for developing macular degeneration as you age.

Healthy eyes

The mirror of the soul

There are many things you can do to relieve the stress and keep eyes healthy.
Eye exercise
Healthy diet: Orange color foods. Carotenin pigments fodd like carrots, salmon, sweet potatoes, raw mango, cantalope.
Other fooda are kale, oranges, Legumes of all kinds, including black-eyed peas, kidney beans, lima beans, and peanuts contain zinc, an essential trace mineral that is found in high concentration in the eyes.
Breacks during work to rest your eyes. Take a 5. Relax, close your eyes. Apply slite pressure with your fingers for a few seconds. Then rapidly blink several times.
Lavender eye cover. Before sleep. Lay down and put this wonderful aromatic Lavender pillow on your eyes. Good night!

What not to eat: here is the video.

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Astaxanthin

Vitamins and supplements. Vitamins C, A and E, folic acid, selenium and zinc are definitely beneficial for the health of your eyes.
Astaxanthin is by far the most powerful carotenoid antioxidant when it comes to free radical scavenging: it is 65 times more powerful than vitamin C, 54 times more powerful than beta-carotene, and 14 times more powerful than vitamin E. Science is now revealing that astaxanthin may be the ULTIMATE carotenoid for eye health and prevention of blindness.
There are many properties that make this carotenoid special. Here are the main differences:

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April 13, 2011

Vegetarian diet

Good for you

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating less meat and more vegetables is tied to a lower risk of cataracts, a British study says.

In a large dietary survey that followed people for as long as 15 years, researchers found that about three in 50 meat eaters had cataracts, compared to about two in 50 vegans and vegetarians.
A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, blurring vision. They’re more common in older people, and more than half of Americans either have cataracts by the time they’re 80 or have had surgery for them, according to the National Eye Institute.
The study does not prove that eating meat promotes cataracts. Eating a lot of vegetables might be protective, for instance – some past research has linked certain nutrients in plant foods to a lowered risk of cataracts. A vegetarian diet may also simply be a sign of other healthy behaviors that contribute to the lowered risk.
Blurred vision

Cataract

The highest risk was seen among the heaviest meat-eaters – those who consumed more than 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of meat daily. Moderate meat eaters were only slightly less likely to develop cataracts. Fish eaters’ risk was 15 percent lower than that of the heavy meat eaters, vegetarians’ 30 percent lower and vegans’ 40 percent lower

“The moral of the story is, live life in moderation,” Dodick added. “A healthy active lifestyle with exercise might decrease the risk of cataracts.”
Supplements and vitamins.
Vitamin A prevents night blindness and focal drying of the eyes called Xerophthalmia and can retard the development of cataracts and macular age related changes, a private news channel reported.
You can get vitamin A from two types of food sources: Animal products that contain vitamin A (such as liver or butter) or plant products that contain carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A.
Foods containing carotene are usually yellow or orange, or leafy and green.
Carotenoids are yellow, orange, and red pigments synthesized by plants. The most common carotenoids in North American diets are alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene.
The best source of Lutein and Zeaxanthin is green, leafy vegetables, particularly spinach. Kale and collard greens are also good choices. You can also find Lutein and Zeaxanthin in yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, such as corn.
Vitamin C, an antioxidant, works well for the retina, delays cataracts, and is helpful in the healing and strengthening of the eye. If you smoke or have diabetes, you should increase you vitamin C intake, because its levels will tend to be lower than average.
Citrus fruits, berries, peppers, tropical fruits, potatoes and green, leafy vegetables are good sources.

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Vision Supplement

Prevention is more important than treatment.

Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein is an isotonic-capable dietary supplement, combining vitamins and minerals with lutein, quercetin, eyebright, zeaxanthin and bilberry, designed to promote healthy vision throughout the aging process. Isotonix Vision Formula helps maintain the structural integrity of blood vessels and capillaries, helps maintain the membranes of cone cells in the eyes, helps maintain lens transparency, helps strengthen the cells of the retina, and promotes healthy oxygen and nutrient flow to the eyes. The antioxidant properties of Isotonix Vision Formula help protect the eyes from oxidative stress. It promotes healthy macular density, promotes healthy vision and supports night vision.

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