Archive | April, 2010

More about Vegetables and Vision

29 Apr

In the last article, it was noted that carrots are indeed excellent for your eyes but that most eye doctors tend to recommend green leafy vegetables rather than carrots. The key ingredient in carrots that benefits vision is beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the stomach. Vitamin A is essential to the body’s manufacture of retinol, which is absolutely critical to vision.

The top ten foods with the most vitamin A or carotene compounds are, in order:

  1. Liver
  2. Carrots
  3. Broccoli leaves
  4. Sweet potatoes
  5. Butter
  6. Kale
  7. Spinach
  8. Pumpkin
  9. Collard greens
  10. Cheddar cheese

Liver contains so much vitamin A that eating too much can make be toxic. It also contains high levels of fat and carbohydrates. Carrots are simply loaded with vitamin A and dietary fiber but not much else. Butter contains a high amount of fat and is extremely caloric. On the other hand, broccoli leaves, kale, spinach and collard greens not only contain whooping doses of carotene, they are also low in calories, low in fat, high in dietary fiber, high in iron and calcium, and very high in vitamin C, lutein, folic acid and Vitamin K.

So be sure to eat your carrots but also be sure to eat your collard green and spinach.

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Is it True about Carrots and Eyes?

20 Apr

“Carrots are good for your eyes.” For many people, that bit of wisdom is the sum-total of their knowledge of eye care. But is it true?

The short answer is “yes,” even though most experts recommend dark green leafy vegetables, and not carrots, as the #1 eye food. Carrots do indeed contain very high levels of beta-carotene, which is converted in the body to vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential to the production of a substance called “retinol,” which is critical to the functioning of the retina, the area on the back of the inside of your eyeball that sends messages to your brain that enables you to see.

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What is the Eye?

9 Apr

Your Eyes:
Nature’s Universal Lens

What is the EYE?!

I know what you’re doing right now!
You’re staring at your computer screen (aren’t you?).
And your eyesight is BLURRY!

The Internet
To Adventure Earth’s Information Highway Revolution!

What You Don’t Know about Your Eyes!

Did you know? When you look at a computer screen, your brain does not recognize it as a bright light? As a result, excessive computer use could devastate your eyesight, causing eye discomfort, blurred vision, fatigue, headache, chronic dry eye, computer vision syndrome, poor eye health, glaucoma, stress, depression, etc.

Did you know? Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, has been researching and interviewing in the medical field for over a decade, to learn more about the global vision crisis She has developed critical new information about the connection between eyes, computers and the brain.

Sharon is adamant that computers can be safe … If the user is educated!

Come, let us reason together. We know you use computers and we know you are experiencing symptoms. By visiting this blog often and writing to us, we can learn together and help others to understand “what is the eye?” And by applying what you learn, you can use your computer safely and without worry or discomfort!

Sharon Kleyne has a unique ability to discover new information and make it easily understood and easily applied. She has at her (and your) disposal the full resources of the Bio-Logic Aqua Research Center that she founded, and the resources of the Sharon Kleyne Hour radio talk show, where she has interviewed many of the world’s leading health care and eye health
researchers.

What REALLY happens when you stare at a computer?

“Redness and squinting are often misinterpreted by others and can affect your interpersonal and professional life.”

Marguerite McDonald, MD
Sharon Kleyne Hour

“Your eyes are the only exposed body part not protected by skin. They are VERY vulnerable.”

Robert Latkany, MD
Sharon Kleyne Hour

“Vision is a learned behavior, like walking, that needs to be nurtured.”

Scott Jens, DO (InfantSee)
Sharon Kleyne Hour


Allergy Eye (Part 2): Symptoms, Prevention and Therapy

6 Apr

Allergy Eye and Dry Eye Symptoms.

Itching, redness, blurred vision, burning, eyelid swelling or redness, excessive tearing, grainy feeling, eye strain, fatigue, heavy eyelids, light sensitivity

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What Is Allergy Eye?

1 Apr

An “allergy” may be defined as “an adverse immunological reaction to a substance that normally does not produce such a reaction.” Adverse reactions to things like pollen, mold spores and pet dander (called “allergens”), are allergies because most people are not bothered by them. An adverse reaction to cigarette smoke or bee stings is not technically an allergy because nearly everybody reacts to them.

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