Cataract Drops

Carnosine for Cataracts

…50,000 individuals who have used the brand of eye drops called Can-C (which contains carnosine) since 2001 found improvements in light transmission, glare sensitivity, and visual acuity due to either stopping or reversing the formation of cataracts. More recently, Italian researchers have reported that…

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You CAN Prevent Cataracts

…revealing that cataract patients have lower concentrations of vitamin C in the lens, and with increasing age, the eye becomes less permeable to vitamin C and more vulnerable to damaging UVB radiation from the sun. This chain of events has been implicated in the formation of cataracts. I recommend up…

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How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

…regular chlorine bleach (unscented Chlorox or Purex) will disinfect the water and make it safe for drinking. One teaspoon will treat five gallons, or 16 drops for one gallon. * PAV Pitch—This fragrant resin from trees is effective in treating practically any type of skin infection, whether bacterial, viral…

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Hachimijiogan for Ailing Vision

…-potassium ATP-ase pump, which helps prevent cataracts. In a study of mice with hereditary cataracts, Hachimijiogan delayed cataract formation by almost 13.9 human years. Rat studies also have showed beneficial effects including delay of diabetes-related cataracts, with improvements in the regulation of sodium…

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Onions May Hold the Key To Freer Breathing

…slightly increased to achieve the same effects.) First, remove and discard the outer dry skin of the onions and then drop the onions into the blender. Blend them on low, slowly adding drops of alcohol until the mixture becomes a mush about the consistency of thin pancake batter. Pour the mush into the quart…

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Cut Sugar, Boost Testosterone

…of blood sugar status, blood levels of testosterone dropped by as much as 25 percent and remained low even after a period of two hours. Fifteen percent of the 66 men with normal testosterone levels before the test experienced testosterone drops so low that they would be classified as having “hypogonadism…

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Spirulina Helps Hepatitis C Patients

…treatment entails a 48-week program of antiviral medications. Early treatment results in about a 40 percent cure rate, but in advanced cases, that drops to around 20 percent. And the treatment is fraught with numerous contraindications and severe side effects. Over 25 percent of hepatitis C patients…

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Are You Wearing the Right Shoe Size?

…consequences of not following this rule are anything but. When a shoe doesn’t fit properly, you are setting yourself up for corns, calluses, bunions, arch drops, circulation problems, and a host of other problems. Here’s an example. These feet are the same length from the heel to toe; however, they need different…

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Little-Known Factors that Can Trigger Gout

…anger. * Direct trauma to a gouty joint ruptures small pockets which release undissolved crystals leading to inflammation and gout attacks. * Sudden drops in the pH (where the body becomes more acidic) are thought to bring on attacks. * Hypothermia (exposing the joint to cold temperatures) causes uric…

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Treat Poison Ivy with This Oil Blend

…treating poison ivy and poison oak. From the strong smell, it becomes obvious rather quickly that this is a potent product. Just apply a couple of drops and rub it gently into the skin lesions. The oils actually have a drying effect, so as soon as the lesions have stopped oozing, you can stop using the…

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Four Simple Cures From One Australian Oil

…any type of cut, abrasion, rash, or lesion. It can also cure boils, bug bites, nail fungus, cold sores, and blisters. * Diluted with water (1–2 drops per ounce), it makes an effective facial cleanser or mouthwash. * Australian researchers concluded that tea tree oil was a valuable alternative to conventional…

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Three Foods That Promote Prostate Health

…Even patients awaiting prostatectomy have seen positive results. In just over 30 days, men who make these simple changes have experienced significant drops in cholesterol, testosterone, and PSA levels. 3. Pomegranate juice. At the University of California at Los Angeles, researchers discovered that pomegranate…

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Could Statin Use Put Your Eyes at Risk?

Need another reason to avoid cholesterol-lowering statins like the plague? Now, statins have been linked to cataracts. Researchers at the University of Waterloo studied almost 6,400 patients seen at their optometry clinic from 2007–2008. Fifty-six percent of patients with type 2 diabetes were taking…

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Vision Saving Foods

…to become less flexible and possibly more susceptible to cataracts. In addition, quercetin coupled with vitamin C may help reduce sinus congestion, reducing your reliance on anti-histamines which are implicated in the development of cataracts. The power of garlic is well known, but its equally prolific…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…medication to control their disease. Daily use of chia resulted in a very significant decrease in blood pressure—a drop of 10 points in the systolic pressure (the top number) and a drop of 5 points in the diastolic pressure (the bottom number). C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation in the…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Diabetes

…those taking the extra fiber had lower blood glucose levels after meals and throughout the day. Total cholesterol levels dropped an average of 6.7 percent and triglycerides dropped 10.2 percent. Adding additional fiber to the diet is not difficult. In the above study, the individuals did so by simply…

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How to Fix a Hiatal Hernia Naturally

…from your sides and bend your elbows so your hands are touching your chest. * Stand up on your toes as high as possible and drop down. You should get a pretty good jolt. Drop down like this 10 times continuously. * Then, while standing with your arms up in the air, breathe short quick breaths with your…

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Exercise Your Heart

…time) reduced heart disease by 20 percent. Walking as little as five blocks a day reduced it by 21 percent, and regular vigorous sports activity dropped risk by 27 percent. In another study of 30 men, walking as little as 20 minutes daily showed positive LDL reductions. You May Also Be Interested In…

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Go Nuts for Nuts

…heart disease. Nuts are like "time release" pills of beneficial fatty acids. This finding helps explain how adding nuts to your regular diet can help drop cholesterol levels. Almonds, which contain about 65 percent omega-9 fatty acids, have the greatest influence on blood cholesterol levels. Other nuts…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

…patients. * Cancer: Korean researchers tested various forms of ginseng and its effects on cancer. In practically every case, the overall cancer risk dropped in patients taking ginseng extracts or whole ginseng powders. Ginseng was particularly effective at lowering the risk of cancers of the lip, oral cavity…

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Can Sunscreen Do More Harm Than Good?

…helps to prevent. Studies have also shown that, while sunscreen use can prevent visible burning, it’s questionable whether it actually results in a drop in skin cancer rates—particularly melanoma, the most deadly form. And, then there’s the concern of various sunscreen ingredients being absorbed…

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What Your Chocolate Cravings Could Mean

…contains a relatively high amount of magnesium and cravings may indicate a deficiency in this mineral. Our intake of magnesium in this country has dropped to less than half of what it was at the turn of last century. In 1900, it was roughly 500 mg a day, and today the average is 175–225 mg a day. The…

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7 Steps to Healthy Sleep

…falling asleep, you might want to try a hot bath just before bedtime. About an hour before we feel the need to sleep, our body temperature begins to drop about 1 degree. This is one of the key signals from the brain to slow down and start the sleep process. Unfortunately, many of us continually override…

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