Our eyes are pretty important – for getting around; appreciating the “flowers along our journey”; and to protect us from harm.  Personally, I panic when I cannot see.  It doesn’t matter if it is while skiing and there is a white out or while driving or whatever – I panic.

When I was in my 20’s I burnt my eyes.  I completed my MA in 2.5 semesters – but I did so by spending huge amounts of time outside in the sun reading photocopied journal articles for my course work and for my thesis.  In the process, ouch, I burnt my eyes.

Overnight, I was unable to even read a “STOP” sign.  I had to wear “granny glasses” to read anything in class.

My optometrist told me I had to start going to classes to learn how “to be blind”.  I said “No way, that’s not going to happen.”

He responded by patting me very condescendingly on the head and saying, “Yes, my dear.  I understand.  You are in denial.”
I claimed that I wasn’t in denial.  I understood what he had said and why he had said it, but that I was going to find a way to beat it.  And I did.

So when people have eye issues, my heart goes out to them.

If you have read many of my articles, or my books, or listened to my talk shows, you will know that I have a huge affinity for the glutathione compound in our body.  For many, glutathione is simply a very good redox compound in our cells.  Many others recognize it as the Master Anti-oxidant.  However, if one was to keep up with the other 100,000 pubmed articles on glutathione, they would know that it is involved in a huge number of functions in the body.

In fact, many have claimed that there is not a disorder, dysfunction, or disease that is not correlated with low levels of glutathione!

The fluid in the front of your eyes is in constant interaction with the atmosphere – and the atmosphere is very polluted.  Consequently the fluid needs to have high levels of anti-oxidants and other protectors to keep the eyes protected.  That is why the second highest concentration of glutathione (the Master Anti-oxidiant) is found in the eyes.  Any fruit/vegetable that contains high levels of anti-oxidants are also good for the eyes.

When dealing with what goes on behind the eyeball, which is very vascularized (high concentration of arteries and veins) that anything that supports the blood vessels is great.  Nutrients that support Nitric Oxide; blood pressure; cleaning the blood vessels – are all of help.

So we want:

  • good omega 3s, i.e., fish oils and krill, avocados and seeds/nuts
  • good sources of amino acids, ie., hemp oil
  • good sources of anti-oxidants, ie., fruits and vegetables with alot of orange, red, and blues

Here’s to your health.

For more information, contact: Dr Holly at holly@choicesunlimited.ca

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