Top Three Ways To Protect and Improve Eyesight
Most of us take delight in something we see every single day. Our sense of sight is surely a precious gift worth protecting if we can. Common wisdom tells us to accept failing eyesight as we age, but modern nutrition science and experience tell us there is much we can do to prevent and even reverse common degenerative diseases of the eyes. Here are the most effective measures you can take starting today, to protect your eye sight:
- Replace industrial seed oils (canola, sunflower, soy, safflower, peanut, corn oil, cottonseed oil) with healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado oil, butter, coconut oil, and fats rendered from organic meats and poultry. So called “vegetable” oils may sound healthy, but in fact they are highly unstable and promote the oxidation and break down of the molecules of our cells—especially the cells in our eyes, circulatory system and intestines. Avoid fried foods and standard salad dressings. Use olive oil and vinegar instead for a much healthier and tastier alternative. Most importantly, eating healthy fats will allow our bodies to absorb the fat soluble vitamins that are so important in protecting our vision for life. One easy way to do this is to include a little butter, coconut or olive oil when we eat our daily vegetables.
- Eat a low carbohydrate and low sugar diet. Too much glucose in our blood stream creates “advanced glycation end products” –“AGEs”-- which literally age us and break down body tissues. People who eat a low carb diet often report that their night vision and eyesight spontaneously improve in a matter of days or weeks.
- Give your eyes a rest from too much screen time, whether it is a computer, TV, cell phone or tablet. Take time to gaze into the middle and far distance periodically, and gaze at the natural beauty of plants, animals and the faces of loved ones.
--Andrea Winchester, Certified Primal Health Coach
References: “Stop Vision Loss Now! Prevent and Heal Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Other Common Eye Disorders” by Bruce Fife, ND