Yesterday we spoke of loss of "vision" in our "mind, so today I thought we'd talk about another kind of "vision" loss. And that would be our eyesight.
Unfortunately, the older we get . . . the more our eyesight fails us.
Some of the most commons causes of "vision" loss include age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma and cataracts. Low "vision" may also be a result from cancer of the eye, albinism, brain injury or inherited disorders of the eye such as retinitis pigmentosa. High blood sugar can lead to problems like blurry vision or retinopathy. In fact, diabetes is the primary cause of blindness in adults ages 20 to 74. And if you have poor eyesight that suddenly fluctuates . . . this is a warning sign of diabetes because high blood sugar causes" fluid levels" in the eyes to change and these fluctuations can impact eyesight.
Stress, anxiety and high levels of adrenaline in the body can cause pressure on the eyes also resulting in blurred vision.
Have you ever noticed that after a person passes the age of 40ish . . . it's more difficult to focus on objects up close. This is because the lens inside the eye begins to lose its ability to change shape. This process is called presbyopia.
Now, Science tells us that we can't correct our "vision" without professional help and there's no quick and easy fix for eyesight problems.
But, I would beg to differ . . .
So let's talk about this fluid in the eyes I mentioned above.
Fluid fills most of the inside of the eye. The chambers in front of the lens are filled with a clear, watery fluid called "aqueous humor".
This gel-like fluid helps to maintain its shape, which plays an important role in overall eye health. And this normal pressure in the eyes can change from day to day, and in healthy eyes, the fluid drains freely to keep the eye pressure steady, therefore the vision is clear.
Okay . . . so now that we know some of the functions of the eyes. Let me tell you a little secret . . .
There are natural ways to correct or improve your eyesight.
We all know about vitamin A and beta carotene in carrots. BUT . . . did you know that for proper vision the "fluid" we just spoke of in the eyes must be able to move? And cells in the eye-lense must be stimulated? This in turn, promotes the proper function of the eyes.
And how do we do that you ask?
Well . . . eyes are organs that are described as semi-muscular, which means the ocular nerves and eye muscles need to be energized. And to do that we need G-Force. And bouncing on a mini-trampoline is that G-Force.
Another thing we're not normally told is that there's a specific amino acid that's necessary for the chemical reaction that produces normal vision. And that a deficiencies in this amino acid is associated with retinal degeneration.
This amino acid can even help prevent and possibly reverse age-related cataracts. And its name is "Taurine".
Taurine is the most plentiful amino acid in the retina of the eye and a reduced amount can play a role in eye disorders such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
And . . . as we age, studies show that we significantly lose this amino acid which leads to vision loss.
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