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For the longest time, most people believed that doctors knew everything. But lately many of us have started to question them. And we should.
Contrary to popular belief, our eyesight can be improved. Most doctors would have you believe otherwise, similar to the idea that I.Q. can't be raised or certain illnesses like diabetes can't be cured. These are commonly accepted ideas, but false. We don't have to agree anymore. Our health and healing is up to us! We can decide what makes sense for us. We can become informed about natural ways to live a healthy life.
There is a way to have healthier eyes. The herb called Eyebright is powerfully effective for feeding the eyes vital nutrients needed for healthy eyesight.
Surprising Data About Eye Health & Vision
Other than our brains, our eyes need more oxygen and blood circulation than any other part of our bodies.
Findings of a study on the affects of impotency drugs on men with a history of heart attack or high blood pressure showed they have 10 times more risk of optic nerve damage by taking those drugs. The drugs potentially reduce blood flow to the anterior optic nerve.
Too much sugar in our diets will raise the risk of becoming diabetic, and developing cataracts and glaucoma.
Our eyesight is not static. When 20,000 school children had their eyes examined for a special medical study, the result was that more than half had normal eyes, with sight that was perfect at times. However, none of them had perfect sight in each eye at all times of the day. Their sight would be variable even from morning to night, good or bad.
A certain amount of variability is also true of adults. This tells us that our eyesight changes from day to day, even slightly and often from hour to hour. We don't have to resign ourselves to "getting old" and needing glasses. We can do something about it to preserve and improve vision and eye health.
Eye Exercises to Improve Vision
In our high-tech age, we often stare at computer screens or TVs hour after hour. One visionary doctor suggests we make up for the eyestrain this causes by looking out at a distance for eight minutes, and doing this two to three times a day. Especially doing this before we sit down to our computers is important. When we look at things far away, we should notice details.
Notice the shapes of clouds. Notice the outlines of buildings. Look for bird nests in trees. Really look out at things away from you. This doctor says by doing this, our lenses can begin to regain their flexibility. Our eye muscles would contract and then expand, allowing them to relax.
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Foods For Eye Health
When I was a child, my father used to tell me (when I would refuse to eat my carrots and leafy veggies) "Have you ever seen a blind rabbit?".
For eye health specifically, we want to incorporate in our daily diet leafy greens that are rich in phytonutrients such as Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Carotenoids etc.
These are found in deeply-colored vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, collard greens, chard, romaine lettuce, butternut squash, carrots, tomatoes and so on. We should also be in eating some of the yummy fruits that help promote good vision and reduce eye fatigue such as blueberries, apricots, bilberries.
Herbal Eyebright Concentrate & Eyebright Tea
To take your eye health to the next level, Eyebright is what you want.
This herbal supplement contains astringent compounds that shrink inflamed tissues and bitter compounds that relieve pain, soothe inflamed mucous membranes, and are also antiseptic.
Besides Eyebright, below are some of the other herbs we use to make the tea and concentrate.
Goldenseal Root: It is known to fight infections. We can easily get exposed to allergens such as pollen and dust, or toxic chemicals, all of which can cause eye discomfort or even infections and inflammations. Goldenseal was one of the most important medicines of Native American tribes. Used for skin diseases, blisters, inflammation and sores. It continues to be used successfully and as an antiseptic and antibacterial herbal agent.
Red Raspberry Leaf: A great source of manganese, and also contain astringent compounds that help to relieve pain and shrink inflamed tissues.
Success with Eyebright for Longer Eyelashes?
One lucky lady used the Eyebright formula two times a day in order to have better eyesight. As an unexpected bonus, her eyelashes kept getting longer! People think she's wearing false eyelashes. She loves the eyebright formula and the great beauty results, too.
Natural Health Tip:
My goal everyday in life is to be working towards a state of "health perfection".
I'm not sure who said it first, but some very smart person said, "YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT".
The biggest health choice for every single person, healthy or not, is to adopt a diet you can live with that nourishes, and doesn't overload the body with empty, processed, altered "foods" and toxic non-food chemicals.
What you leave out of your diet can be more important than exactly what you put in. We must stop putting dead food and toxins in our body, so the real foods can nourish effectively.
Herbs give specific nutrients for certain organs and stimulate or restore their activity. But herbs and nutritional supplements, even exercise, can do a much better job when the body has a clean, nourishing diet high in fresh organic vegetables, seeds and fruits and little to no processed foods.
This is how you enable the natural healing power your body to really work.
You can boost the results of anything else you do for your health, by eating plenty of fresh, organic or naturally raised, locally grown foods.
We will tell you more about this in our next newsletter, so look for it.
Healthy Raw Borscht Soup Recipe
The following non-heated soup recipe features fresh foods like carrots and walnuts that provide vital nutrients for the eyes. The recipe comes from the book Raw Family. Order the book Raw Family.
Blend these ingredients well in a blender or Vita-Mix:
Pour the mixture into a big bowl.
Blend the following ingredients for about 30 seconds:
Add 1/2 cup walnuts and blend on low speed very quickly, so they just break into small pieces but are not blended. Pour mixture into same large bowl and stir.
Dice or grate:
Add grated ingredients to the blended mixture. Stir and serve.
Makes 7 - 10 servings.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your health practitioner if you suspect you have a health problem.
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