Heal Dry Eye Syndrome Update

Heal Dry Eye Syndrome Update

Heal Dry Eye Syndrome

Do you remember a few months ago when I told you my Schnauzer Annie Mae who was diagnosed with dry eye syndrome in the left eye? Our vet told me there was no cure and she would have this for life. She would need to have the drops every day and her right eye would probably get it too. I knew there had to be a way to heal this. And so the journey began.

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How to Heal Eye Floaters

How to Heal Eye Floaters

How to Heal Eye Floaters

Health professionals usually say there is nothing that can be done to heal eye floaters; you’ll just have to live with them for the rest of your life. Floaters may indicate damage to the vitreous fluid of the eye. Very few doctors offer hope for this condition. 

This was not true for me.  I once had so many floaters that on a sunny day the various shapes floating by when I gazed into the light reminded me of a star-studded night. I started seeing large numbers of floaters when I was a child. But I have totally cured myself.

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Rescue for Dry Eye Syndrome

Rescue for Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome?

Recently, Annie Mae, our Schnauzer, was diagnosed with dry eye syndrome in her left eye. Between eye drops and vet appointments, I’ve been on a journey to find out what caused it, especially when my vet said Annie Mae’s eye drops were $66 but for people, the same drops are in the $800 range. That’s a lot of money. All this made me highly motivated to know how to alleviate this problem.

Here’s what I found:

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3 Juices to Sharpen Your Eyes

3  Juices to Sharpen Your Eyes

3  Juices to Sharpen Your Eyes & 4 Tips to Get Rid of Eye Floaters

Some health experts say it’s a myth that you can improve your eyesight. They are obviously people who have never seen any improvement in others’ eye health nor have they done anything to improve their own eyesight. I have improved my eyesight. Years ago when I traveled continually, I was not able to juice as much. My eyesight declined. I was finding it harder and harder to read when the light was dim and nearly impossible to read the fine print. When I stopped traveling as much and was able to juice every day when I was home, my sight began to improve. Now, I’m my husband’s eyes at times when he can’t find his glasses. And what about him? He’s worn glasses most of his life. When I was traveling, his sight really declined. He had to get several new prescriptions for stronger lenses. But since I’ve been home and juicing for both of us, his sight did not declined any further. Then he had laser surgery and now just needs reading glasses.

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6 Remedies for Puffy Eyes

6 Remedies for Puffy Eyes

6 Remedies for Puffy Eyes

Waking up with puffy eyes is very frustrating.  This is one of the most common cosmetic problems. Puffy eyes can make you look tired and ill even when you aren’t.

This occurs when the eyes begin to swell for various reasons. The many causes include food allergies and other allergic reactions, excessive crying, excessive physical stress, genetics, dermatitis, hormonal changes in the body, a change in weather, sinus problems, hangovers, bad diet or lack of sleep.

You can work them out of your life with some simple, natural home remedies.

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Eye Floaters? You CAN get rid of them.

Eye Floaters? You CAN get rid of them.

How to Get Rid of Floaters in the Eyes

People often ask me if there is anything they can do about floaters.  Many times they have been told there is no hope for this condition.  This is not true.  I once had so many floaters that on a sunny day the various shapes floating by reminded me of a star-studded night.  I have totally cured myself. Here’s what you can do to improve your eye health:

Antioxidants
Eating foods and drinking juices rich in antioxidants is a good home remedy for floaters. Foods rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, and E are the best sources of antioxidants. Juice carrots, dark leafy greens, lemon, all other brightly colored vegetables.

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Best Natural Remedies for Dry Eyes

Best Natural Remedies for Dry Eyes

Best Natural Remedies for Dry Eyes

It is said that the eyes are the window of the soul. What if your eyes are dry, irritated, itchy, or red? Eye drops may be helpful but they are not going to get to the root of the problem.

Dry Eye Symptoms – Some of the symptoms of dry eyes include:

  •  itchiness
  •  a scratchy or gritty feeling
  •  tears running down the cheeks
  •  increasingly tired eyes during the day
  •  irritation from smoke, wind, or air movement
  •  stringy mucus
  •  sensitivity to light
  •  blurriness
  •  problems wearing contact lenses

Causes of Dry Eyes – There are two reasons why dry eyes develop:

  • not enough oil production by the meibomian glands (in the inner eyelids
  • excessive evaporation of the tears.

Also, if you have an autoimmune disease such as diabetes, arthritis, lupus, or Sjögren’s syndrome, you are more prone to develop dry eye.

Contributing Factors

  • anti-inflammatory-01 Reading or computer work (blinking too little to redistribute eye fluid)
  •  Living and/or working in dry environments
  •  Contact lenses that absorb eye fluids
  •  LASIK eye surgery, which cuts nerves and reduces blinking
  •  Allergy drugs, diuretics, beta-blockers, birth control pills, or other drugs
  •  Diets deficient in essential fatty acids or anti-inflammatory foods (follow my book The Anti-Inflammation Diet)
  •  Eyes that have excessive droopiness

Check Your Hormone Levels

Studies have associated androgen (testosterone) and estrogen receptors on the cornea and on the meibomian gland. What this means is that there is connection between your tears and your sex hormones.

Before menopause, the greater your testosterone, the fewer tears you produce; the greater your estrogen, the more tears you make.

During menopause, this reverses: the greater your testosterone, the greater your tears and the lower your estrogen, the fewer your tears. There is much to learn about how hormones play a role in the lubrication of the eyes, but dry eyes can result from a deficiency in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. If dry eyes are experienced for a long time, you can develop inflammation in they eyes. One way to remedy dry eyes is to restore a balance among estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

Detox Your Body

cleanse_plusSymptoms of dry eye might be a warning that your body is not detoxifying properly. It may be time to do a cleanse. Take a look at the Internal Cleanse Kit.

Also, add omega-3 supplements or fish oil to your diet plan. A recent study showed that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids reduced the risk of dry eye by 20 percent compared to women with low levels of omega–3.

In addition, there are other benefits when you increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids (with supplements; eating fish, such as mackerel, tuna, or wild salmon; or eating some nuts and seeds). They naturally moderate inflammation. They also assist in tear stimulation and secretion and help to increase oils in the secretion. In addition they are thought to moderate extra production of estrogen. These all help provide natural lubrication instead of temporary relief with eye drops.

Notes
https://www.womentowomen.com/menopause-perimenopause/dry-eyes-and-hormone-imbalance/

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