by Ward W. Bond, PhD
One question I get many times is can age-related conditions of the eyes such cataracts, macular degeneration and poor eyesight be reversed naturally? Well, it depends if you’re willing to walk away from a poor diet and give you eyes the nutrition they need. The great news is, it’s never too late to start! So let’s get going!
Nutrients for Healthy Eyes
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So let’s go back to the original question. Can age-related eye conditions be reversed? Depends. Cataracts if caught while they are still small, the use of nutrition and carnosine eye drops have shown to stop them in their tracks and reverse them. Macular degeneration can be slowed or stopped when the proper nutrients are taken and the diet correctly to include more healthy foods. When it comes to macular degeneration the nutrients above focused more on the dry form of the disease. If you are suffering with the wet form, add melatonin at night. Studies are showing melatonin can reverse the wet form of macular degeneration.
Sugar is the most detrimental to eye health. Sugar is needed to fuel the eyes, but refined sugar will cross link with proteins and lead to damage to the lens and other parts of the eyes. So get the sugar and everything in your diet ending in ‘ose’ out of your diet! You’ll live longer, see better and prevent a host of diseases in the process.
Healthy, bright, clear eyes will be the result when you add fruits, vegetables, dark green foods to your daily diet. Add those nuts and seeds for stronger eye muscles.
You’ll see your world getting clearer, naturally.