Last week I talked about some of the causes and symptoms of cataracts. Today I will give you more symptoms and causes and what home remedies and cures you can eat and take to either stop and reverse the problem or cure it.
Cataracts could begin before you even realize it and then over time it gradually gets worse:
*Blurring of details
*Blurring of larger objects
*Temporary improvement of farsightedness
*Darkening of vision
*Change in color perception
*Difficulty driving at night
*Exposure to ultraviolet or infrared light
*Injury in the eye
*Poor diet, especially one low in antioxidants
*Long-term use of steroids
*Heavy Metal Poisoning
Now for the home remedies and cures to prevent or slow down the process of cataracts. You need to avoid white flour, sugary foods, processed foods and fried foods. Include in your diet antioxidants that fight free radicals, such as dark-green leafy vegetables, bell peppers, yellow squash, carrots, tomatoes, celery, sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli, oranges, red grapes, mangoes, melons, legumes and whole grains.
Always wear UV-blocking sunglasses when outside. For those that are still young, get into the habit of wearing sunglasses in your 20’s and 30’s. Your body needs lots of vitamin D for various reasons, so you need to get at least 15 minutes a day of sunshine, whenever possible.
If you don’t get enough vitamins and minerals from what you eat, you will need to supplement your diet. I would suggest that you get a really good plant-based multi-vitamin, they’re not cheap but probably worth it.
There are quite a few natural home remedies and cures that will help to slow down the progression of cataracts or prevent you from getting them if you start early enough. I may not list them all, but will list a bunch and the ones I think will help most:
*N-acetylcarnosine eye drops (NAC) - Apply to affected eyes twice a day Use under the care of a doctor. This is for those that already have cataracts (available on the internet)
*Vitamin C - take 1000 mg. two to three times daily
*Gentian root (Gentiana lutea) or betaine HCL - take 250 mg. Gentian root with meals and 1 or 2 capsules of betaine with meals
*Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) - 160 mg. two to three times daily of a 25% anthocyanosides extract
*B Complex - 50 mg. daily. Especially B2 and B3
*Vitamin E - 400 IU daily with tocotrienols and tocopherols
*Mixed carotenoid complex - 25,000 IU one or two times daily
*Vitamin A - not beta-carotene - 40,000 IU daily
*Quercetin and rutin - 1000 to 1500 mg. daily
*Magnesium at bedtime, 300-400 mg.
*Coenzyme Q10 - 90-200 mg. daily
*Carnitine - 500 mg. three times daily
*Selenium - 200 mcg. Daily
*N-acetyl cysteine - 500 mg. two to three times daily
*Zinc - 10-15 mg. a day
*Clinical Nutrients for the Eyes (Hachimi-jio-gan) - 150 mg. daily (available on the internet)
All of these home remedies and cures are available on the internet or at natural health food stores. Our eyes are very important to us. There are surgeries for those that wait too long to care for their eyes, but hopefully you won’t wait too long to try to prevent surgeries. Try out the home remedies and cures first.