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Sight Degeneration




This client's eye age was 8.6 years older than her chronological age of 42.1. She also had both high inflammation markers and blood glucose levels.

We've steps to lower inflammation and blood sugar, just working on these two benefits the body systemically.


Focusing on the eyes, she's now increased her dietary intake of:

  • Vitamin A retinoids (prawns, Eggs, Cheese, Yoghurt, Salmon).

  • Vitamin A carotinoids (Sweet Potato, Carrots, Spinach, Kale, Mustard Greens).

  • Nitrate rich foods - Studies indicate the correlation between certain vegetables and the increase of a substance called Nitric Oxide; a vasodilator that helps to expand the blood vessels and reduce blood pressure. Such vegetables include beet root, leafy greens and garlic as well as dark chocolate.

  • Lycopene This is another carotenoid found in tomatoes and other red and orange fruits and vegetables. It's been shown to reduce angiogenesis, a formation of new blood cells which can eventually cause major issues with your sight.


Also green tea as it contains a compound called EGCG (Eppy-gallow-CAT-akin gallate. Various studies have looked at EGCG effects with regards to high levels of antioxidants being present in the eye tissue, leading scientists to believe that green tea could provide protective properties against common eye degeneration and diseases.


Supplements:

Chlorella, as it contains Astaxanthin, a powerful anti-oxidant. Astaxanthin appears to protect the retina and is a highly important nutrient for general eye health.


Zinc, which is an essential nutrient for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which helps to reduce oxidative damage to the eye.



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