The topic of this month’s article is chosen because one of my close and very dear friends told me about his problems with the eyes. It has been identified that he has a mole on the back of his eye, which has caused him to have tired, painful, and running eyes with a slight bit of inflammation. Now he would really like to know what he could do personally to better the condition. The specialist had said that it wasn’t dangerous, but that they would have to keep an eye on the mole, with regular consultations.
50 Danish people are currently diagnosed with moles on their eyes every year, but luckily it’s quite uncommon for these moles to develop into something serious. It is mostly seen in people with very light-colored skin.
My friend is very dependent on having a good eyesight, as he sits all day, often from 7 in the morning till 6 in the evening, and works at the screen.
I obviously started contemplating right away to how he could best be helped.
Many opticians and eye doctors are trying to bring awareness to the dangers of the increasing number of people, who work so many hours in front of the computer screens. The many hours increase the risk of developing shortsightedness, cataracts, and later glaucoma with macular degeneration.
The computer screen and my friend’s cellphone together with his daily car ride, all contribute to my friend getting exposed to a high amount of radiation. Because of this, the first thing I did was to recommend a new chip. I recommend using a 5G mobile converter, it can correct for the negative frequencies from the mobile phone and other radiation dangers including e-smog. The conversion works within 30 cm, and since he always has his phone on him, he can just stick the chip on the back of his phone and put it next to his computer, so the radiation from there can also be alleviated. The chip lasts for 30 years. The company I-like metaphysics is a family company based in Switzerland, that work on preventing irritation from technology. If you would like to know more about the little chip, then you can visit www.i-like.net.
I bought a pair of computer glasses for him, as the strong blue light from the monitors can damage parts of the retina, where the sharp sight is formed.
Computer glasses can be worn on top of your regular glasses and should only be used when you are sitting in front of the computer. I bought the glasses at www.energizeyourlife.org, but you can buy computer glasses many places on the internet. The glasses protect the eyes against the rough electronic light, counteracts headaches, and dry tired eyes, so you can be effective in front of the screen for a longer period of time.
When you work in front of your screen, it’s important that you are conscious about your food and which types of foods are best for you personally. There are two carotenoids which are of great importance, that is lutein and zeaxanthin, which should be a part of your diet every single day. It is said that they are able to protect against the strong blue light from the screens.
The carotenoids are mainly found in fruits and vegetables. By eating a lot of food containing these two compounds, your eyes will be stronger against the blue light.
These two compounds will also aid your brain. They protect the brains of the elderly and also help develop the brain in children. It has been shown that the compounds influence children’s brains in a way that help them solve different tasks. This has caught my attention, as I will soon become a great grandmother for the first time. Furthermore, a large analysis has shown that omega-3 fatty acids help children’s vision, whilst at the same time improving their mental development.
The analysis was based on data from 38 scientific studies with 5.541 attendants.
The best sources of food containing lutein are usually yellow or green. Lutein is mostly present in the retina. Some of the best food with lutein is egg, which contain both lutein and zeaxanthin. Kale and spinach are also very rich in lutein. Carrots and broccoli are also very important, together with parsley, grapes, cucumber, and different kinds of peppers etc.
Zeaxanthin is found in higher doses in the macula, and the food is predominantly found on the yellow and orange color scale. The best foods containing zeaxanthin are papayas, oranges, peaches, corn, mangos, sweet potatoes, and apricots which are currently in season, together with cantaloupe melons, grapefruits, and marigolds.
Other good foods for your vision include apples, green tea, onions, cherries, garlic, and pears. Other foods which are rich on flavonoids are blueberries and blackberries.
A large part of your food should be of the whole wheat variety, such as whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, lenses, and buckwheat etc.
You should especially avoid too much alcohol. You can easily enjoy a single glass of red wine, but let it stop there. Avoid all artificial sweeteners such as aspartame. If you want to sweeten your food, then use a bit of honey or some unrefined sugar.
Be careful with the 3rd spice. Some researchers claim that it is especially dangerous for the eyes. Avoid too much fat food, sausages, hamburgers, fat cheeses, and sugar rich foods.
When you use salt on your food, make sure that it’s of a high quality.
- The first dietary supplement I would recommend my friend is Q10. There have been studies, which have shown that patients with glaucoma showed signs of improvement after taking Q10. I personally recommend Q10 because there are many mitochondria in the eye, which is the cell’s small energy factories. I think it’s important to strengthen them, especially if there is a mitochondria defect connected to the affliction. It’s fine to use a good quality Q10, but I personally prefer ubiquinol, which is a reduced form of Q10 in a stabilized form. There are only a few studies which suggest that the reduced form is better than the normal one. But I would still suggest that people take the reduced form in special cases. The studies that I rely on, have shown that after 45 years of age, it is more difficult for the body to convert ubiquione to ubiquinol. I take ubiquinol, because I personally experienced a significant improvement to my wellbeing after I swapped from regular Q10. Some of my customers have also reported an improved wellbeing after the swap. However, we are all unique and in most of the studies that are published, they use the regular form of Q10. A study from neural regeneration research February 2019 showed that Q10 could prevent DNA damages in the optic cells and improve the cells energy conversion and prevent cell death.
- As a partner for ubiquinol, you might use Pqq. Pqq protects existing mitochondria and help form new mitochondria.
- Take 1 gram of vitamin-C daily. You can preferably choose a supplement with bioflavonoids. It aids collagen production, it strengthens the capillaries, and protects against UV light. The eye contains the second highest concentration of vitamin-C.
- Make sure that you get a sufficient amount of omega-3 oils. Roughly 2 grams a day. You can take omega-3 oils from fish, algae, or other oils such as flaxseed oil.
- It would be beneficial to take a composite product that contains both luteinand zeaxanthin.
- It could also be a great idea to take of supplement of blueberry extract.
- There are the so-called eye vitamins, these are zinc, vitamin-C, and vitamin-E. Make sure that you have all these vitamins covered either through a strong quality multi vitamin/mineral, as both vitamin-A and B are also important. Be aware that fluorescent light takes vitamin-A from the eyes and creates a lot of stress in the brain as it blinks with a frequency, we cannot see with the human eye but is still registered by the brain.
- The amino acid Taurine is highly concentrated in the eye. A lack can have complications for the structure and functionality of the retina. Take 500mg daily.
- It is said in Chinese medicine, that the eyes are the body’s pathway to the liver. The people whom are struggling with eye problems usually also have a poor liver. According to Taoist theory, rage is a symptom of poor liver function. Therefore, people who use their eyes too much gets angry. Eye exercises can help both cataracts and glaucoma, as well as shortsightedness and liver afflictions. In the book about inner exercises, by Dr. Stephen T. Chang there is a detailed instruction set of how these eye exercises should be performed.
- It can be a great idea to take a liver diet a couple times a year. It can be in tea form or capsule, perhaps with silybum and artichoke. You will discover how much clearer your eyes can see after such a diet.
- If you sit by your screen all day, then make it a habit to get up once every hour. There have been multiple studies which have shown the importance of getting up at least once every hour for people who work sitting down. When you do get up, then try to look as far as possible to get the eye muscles working differently.
- Have a proper font size on your mobile phone, so you don’t have to press your nose against the screen just to read what people have written you.
- It’s also important to have a proper font size on your computer, opticians recommend that you use at least a 12-point font size.
- Make sure that you stay at least 70 cm away from the computer screen, so you don’t tire your eye muscles unnecessarily.
- Make sure that you have proper lighting at your workstation, so your eyes aren’t agitated by light reflections from lamps or windows.
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