What are cataracts?  They occur when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy and causes a loss of vision.  Why?  Because of loss of glutathione, Vitamin C (highest concentration is in the eyes) are other nutrients.  This results in proteins clumping on the lens of the eye and causing small areas of cloudiness.

How do you know if you have cataracts?  If you have…

  • blurry vision
  • a glare when looking at artificial light or sunlight
  • reduction in night vision

You might have cataracts.  Risk factors include:

  • diabetes
  • high AGEs (advanced glycation endproducts)
  • prescription durgs (steroids, tranquilizers, diuretics, HRT)
  • toxicities, especially heavy metal toxicity
  • smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Trauma – even years after an eye injury
  • Surgery – especially on or around the eye
  • Chronic diseases such as obesity, hypothyroid, and diabetes
  • Congenital disorders in children
  • Welding, glassblowing and ironwork – any occupation where workers are exposed to increased heat or other types of radiation
  • Living at increased altitudes

Conventional (artificial/synthetic) medicine usually offers surgery.

Alternative medicine provides a number of options:

1. Glutathione:  increasing your levels of glutathione

  • 1) taking Protandim to turn on the DNA that make the mRNA tools that make glutathione
  • 2) taking OGF that provides the nutrients to make the primary GSH glutathione
  • 3) taking supplements that allow you to make all 8 components of glutathione
  • 4) Increase in foods with higher levels of anti-oxidants (although glutathione is by far the best)

2. Vitamin C – especially lypho-spheric Vitamin C – highest concentrative of vitamin C is in the eye

2. Pascalite, bentonite clay

A creamy white-colored form of  bentonite clay (found in the Big Horn mountains of Wyoming).  A sacred healing substance believed to have a very high energy level; has numerous healing claims; and has worked for some cataracts patients.

3. Cineraria Maritima

Cineraria maratima, or dusty miller, is  a common herb whose juice is known to dissolve cataracts.  In India the Central  Council for Research in Homeopathy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recognized that Cineraria tincture can prevent cataracts from developing.  Further, William Boericke, M.D. notes  in his Materia Medica with Repertory that Cineraria tincture may  reverse existing cataracts.  The mother  tincture must be used diluted in saline water. Commercial products are not  effective.

5. Increase foods with higher levels of :

  • carotene like lutein, found in yellow and orange pigmented foods :   mangoes, corn, sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, tomatoes and dark, leafy greens such as kale, collards and bok choy
  • carotene like zeaxanthin, found in orange pigmented foods : bell peppers, oranges, corn and honeydew melon
  • Egg yolks also contain both lutein and zeaxanthin, but if you have high cholesterol, you’re much better off getting the yellow nutrients from fruits and vegetables
  • Lutein and another carotenoid, zeaxanthin, form the yellow pigment of the  retina and help absorb ultraviolet blue light, a harmful component of sunlight

6. Herbs like turmeric and ginger also work well

7. Various homeopathic compounds have also been utilized to eliminate cataracts:

1. Calcarea  phosphoricum is indicated when there are headaches and eye pains especially in and around the right eye. Patients may also feel a sensation  of stiffness around the eyes.
2. Sepia may be indicated if the  patient complains of the sensation of weakness in the eyes and the symptoms  worsen as evening approaches. The eyelids may twitch and there may be sharp  pains. People needing Sepia may feel better during daytime hours and when  eating.
3. Causticum may be indicated for patients experiencing a  feeling of grittiness or sand in the eyes. The eyelids may feel heavy and the  eyes feel better when closed. Patients may report feeling pressure in the eyes,  burning and itching, as well as having light sensitivity and seeing flashes of  light.
For best results in treating cataracts with homeopathy, see a  knowledgeable homeopath who will take your case and treat you holistically, not  just your cataracts.

8.  If you go to this site, you will find evidence of cures utilizing movement and the sun…http://www.iblindness.org/articles/cataract-treatment-without-surgery.php

Good luck to you, whatever you choose to do.

Here’s to your health!  Be responsible.  Do your homework.  Find a good health practitioner.

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

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Healing the Eye: Alternative Treatment of Cataracts http://www.healingtheeye.com/Articles/Cataracts.html
All  About Vision: Cataracts http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/cataracts.htm
Natural  Ophthalmics: Homeopathic Treatment of Incipient Cataracts http://www.natoph.com/pdf-files/TechCataractStudy.pdf
Magnetic  Pascalite Bentonite Clay http://www.specialclay.com
AZNetNews:  Homeopathy in the Treatment of Cataracts http://www.aznetnews.com/story.php?storyid=125
Boericke,  William; Materia Medica and Repertory; Jain Publishing, 1998
Learn more:  http://www.naturalnews.com/035722_cataracts_natural_remedies_pascalite.html#ixzz2gitShDhz