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Save Your Sight from Cataracts

Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:50 AM

The lens of the human eye is much like that of a camera — except that it can change its shape, enabling it to see things that are either near or far away. This elasticity is very important but gradually diminishes with age, especially after we turn 50.
The loss of elasticity is caused by the same thing that produces cataracts — free radicals.
These destructive particles bombard the proteins in the lens, making it stiffer and less transparent. It is this gradual cloudiness that we refer to as a cataract.
Risk factors include advancing age, blue eyes, blonde hair, smoking, poor nutrition, diabetes, those who work outdoors, and those who don’t wear UVA-UVB eye protection. For more information on eye health, read my special report "Protect Your Eyes."

Fortunately, vision loss doesn’t automatically come with age, and you can take steps to prevent cataracts from clouding your future.
First, change your diet. Eliminate all omega-6 oils (corn, safflower, sunflower, canola, soybean and peanut oils), trans-fatty acids (partially hydrogenated oils and many hydrogenated oils), excess sugar, fructose, monosodium glutamate (MSG), Aspartame, hydrolyzed proteins, soy proteins, and toxic metals.
Second, eat five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Use organic produce if possible, and always include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, red cabbage, cauliflower, and kale.
Third, add supplements to your diet. They include:
• A multivitamin/mineral supplement. Choose one that does not contain iron, which is a powerful generator of free radicals.
• Vitamin C (buffered as calcium and/or magnesium ascorbate)
• Lutein
• Mixed carotenoids
• Riboflavin
• Vitamin E
• Bilberry
• N-acetylacarnosine eye drop
In addition, vitamin D3 is essential for sight, but millions of Americans, especially those who are older, are deficient. Chances are, you don't have enough vitamin D3 in your body for optimal health. To learn more about vitamin D3, read my special report "Vitamin D's Hidden Role in Your Health."

For more of Dr. Blaylock’s weekly tips, go here to view the archive.

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