who is a very close friend of my family suffered a
tragedy and permanently lost his eyesight.
When I saw him
recently at a party, my heart just ached...and at the same time
I was reminded what a precious gift vision is.
health is not something most people think about very often.
happens, that is.
I'm not just
talking about a sudden tragedy. Conditions like glaucoma,
cataracts and macular degeneration can all sneak up on you and
severely affect your vision, many times robbing it permanently.
And while the
thought of that can scare the living bejeezus out of you, the
good news is that there are some very effective ways you can
take good care of your eyes and help preserve your precious gift
Here are the...
Six surefire ways to protect your eyes
1) Cover them
eyes from UV radiation can decrease your risk of cataracts,
which occur when proteins in the lens of your eye get damaged.
So on bright sunny
days, be sure to protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses or a
2) Move your body
Yup--your eyes are
yet another great reason to stop being a couch potato.
has suggested that physical activity can lower your chance of
developing cataracts by more than one-third, cut your risk of
developing macular degeneration by more than half, and lower the
increased eye pressure associated with glaucoma!
Put on the
sneakers, grab the weights or racquet, hop on the treadmill,
jump in the pool, start pedaling the bike or whatever your
activity of choice is.
Just get off your
keester and DO IT at least 3-4 days a week. Remember -- you need
good vision to see how much nicer your body looks after you
start moving it more. :-)
3) Avoid refined carbs
carbohydrates (sugars, white flour, white rice, white bread,
cookies, pastries, cakes, pasta, bagels, rolls, bakery goods,
etc.) all quickly turn to sugar (glucose) once they're
broken down by your body.
And having a
regular diet of foods like these increases your risk of Type II
You see, eating
foods that create a regular onslaught of glucose in your blood
day in and day out stresses your pancreas to produce enough
insulin so your cells will absorb the excess glucose. Eventually
it either can't keep up, or your cells start ignoring and
resisting the insulin.
At that point the
glucose builds up in your bloodstream and you develop Type II
damage your eyes and lead to blindness. And people with Type II
diabetes have a 72% increased risk of certain types of cataracts
and are twice as likely to develop glaucoma as non-diabetics.
4) Eat food with eye-healthy nutrients
Vitamins A, C, B6,
B12 and folic acid are all crucial to eye health, as are zinc
and the amino acid glutathione.
Here are some great food sources of each:
Vitamin A: Leafy greens (especially spinach), bell peppers, sweet potatoes,
broccoli, tomatoes, asparagus, winter squash and carrots.
Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, broccoli,
Brussels sprouts, parsley, green beans, leafy greens.
Vitamin B6: Spinach, bell peppers, garlic, tuna, bananas, broccoli,
Vitamin B12: Shrimp, scallops, salmon, beef, lamb, cod, eggs.
Folic acid: Leafy greens (especially romaine lettuce), broccoli, beets,
lentils, legumes, asparagus.
Zinc: Calf's liver, herring, spinach, beef, lamb, summer squash, leafy
greens, sesame seeds.
Glutathione: Green leafy vegetables (especially broccoli, parsley and
Note that not only
is it crucial to take in sources of these eye-loving nutrients,
but it's also important that you're actually absorbing and using
those nutrients. To do that, your digestion needs to be
And the Great Taste
No Pain system can make that a breeze for you.
Great Taste No
Pain shows you how to construct meals that not only taste
divine, but are a breeze for your body to digest. Not only
will that help maximize your nutrient absorption, but you'll
also be helping your body say goodbye to gas, bloating,
constipation and acid reflux too!
And the GTNP recipe book
is loaded with unbelievably delicious dishes featuring many
of the eye-healthy foods listed above.
5) Get your Omega-3 essential fatty
essential fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA
(docosahexaenoic acid) are absolutely vital for proper brain and
because our food supply does not have nearly a fraction of the
Omega-3 EFA it used to have (because of our large dependence on
vegetables oils, processed foods and meat from grain-fed
animals), most people are severely lacking this critical
But that can be
easily remedied by supplementation with a pharmaceutical-grade fish oil formula like VitalMega-3.
2 capsules a day
gives you 2,000 mg of the purest medical grade Omega-3 fish oil
available which includes 600 mg. of EPA and 400 mg. of DHA.
scientists at the International Society for the Study of
Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL), the minimum daily
intake is 650 mg/day of EPA and DHA combined for health
maintenance and to prevent deficiency.
So with a whopping
1,000 mg. of EPA and DHA, VitalMega-3 over-delivers and ensures
you're getting what you need!
6) Supplement with Vitamin B12
Although there are
many foods sources of Vitamin B12, eating those foods is only
half the equation with this nutrient.
Absorbing it is
the other half, and that can be tricky for these reasons:
First of all, your
body's ability to produce the proteins needed for B12 absorption
declines with age. So people age 50 or over are inherently at a
conditions such as gastritis, IBS, Crohn's and colitis also
affect the absorption and leave you running low. And heaven
knows, digestive problems are rampant in our society today--it's
hard to find someone who DOESN'T have gut issues!
Antacids are a
culprit, too. Because they neutralize or reduce the acids in
your stomach, when you use them you don't have enough acid to
"break free" vitamin B12 from the proteins it's attached to. So
it sails on through your digestive tract, unabsorbed.
for Type II diabetes can also hamper B12 absorption, as well as
supplementation is such a good idea for so many people.
And for a high
quality, absorbable B12 formula, look no further than Hydroxaden 2.5.
Five sprays daily
provides a full 2.5 mg. (2500 mcg.) of B12 to energize your body
and mind, encourage efficient metabolism and...
Your eyes are most
definitely one of your most precious gifts, and certainly
nothing to take lightly.
Do whatever you
can to take care of them now and help encourage strong eye
health and good vision into your golden years.
To your health,
PS: Connie's glucose levels are normal now!
After turning forty, I found my body failing me at every turn.
Along with gradually gaining weight, I developed migraines and
bone spurs and had to get bifocals.
Then came the high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and hot
flashes. When the biggies arrived--osteoporosis, diverticulitis,
and most recently, diabetes--I felt like a chubby poster child
for what happens when you think you're healthy but you're not.
This past fall I was still trying desperately to eat "balanced
meals" and I was miserable. Eventually my doctor suggested a
high protein/low carb diet, leaving out the veggies and fruits
which appeared to tear up my digestive system. That worked with
green beans as the only vegetable I could tolerate, and bananas
as my only fruit.
But at the same time, my glucose levels continued to rise and I
was diagnosed with diabetes. Ten days ago I met with a diabetic
case worker, started to monitor my glucose levels several times
per day, and was told to follow a diabetic diet--which stresses
fruits and vegetables. Drugs for the diabetes was
week ago, trying to accommodate the diverticulitis diet AND the
diabetic diet led me to the Internet which in turn led me to Great Taste
No Pain. Within the first two days of trying the plan, I was
eating salads, vegetables, and fruit again...and feeling great.
I wasn't hungry an hour after eating. I didn't crave sweets. I
gave up coffee for tea [still with caffeine but not nearly as
acidic]. My digestive system calmed down immediately.
have now been following the plan for 7 days, I feel great, and
have Iost about 5 pounds. But here is the best news: My glucose
levels are consistently within the normal range. I can't wait to
return to the clinic next week and have them see what has
have never been a big believer in "diets" and have probably
never stayed with one for over two days! But GTNP is
different. And for me, it has become a whole new way of taking
care of myself.
My friends are already getting tired of hearing me talk about
it, but maybe they too will eventually realize that GTNP makes
one heck of a lot of sense!
PS: The recipe for Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze is wonderful!
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