So, can you prevent or stop glaucoma? Sure you can! Here are a six steps to get started.
Step 1: Healing Exercises
Start by adopting a regular exercise program.
For one thing, it keeps our weight down and increases the blood flow to our major organs. Your eyes are one of your major organs. Increased weight means increased disease risk and poor blood flow cause hardening of the arteries. Of course there are veins and arteries in and near the eyes.
Now, I’m talking about light healing movement exercises that move your blood and increase your flexibility, not pumping weights in the gym or running marathons. Both might have a place for different reasons, but they won’t improve glaucoma.
With marathon running you have to be particularly careful, since it alters the hormonal balance in your body negatively. It’s better for your hormonal balance to do high intensity interval training.
Pumping weights is also tricky because pushing increases the pressure in your body and eyes. Glaucoma prevention is all about releasing pressure.
So while pushing weights can have be an effective mechanism to let off steam, you have to make sure it’s not too much pressure in your eyes while you are at it.
The best is to do exercise for health reasons, and not for beauty purposes. So exercises that balance out your physical structure, relax your entire being, while moving your blood and improve your flexibility is what you should be striving for.
Step 2: Eat Healthy
Good nutrition is key to get rid of the pressure in your eyes. We are not talking about a ‘diet’ here.
Just good eating habits. The latest research shows that sugar increases blood-pressure, not salt. So cutting down in this department is very important. That’s like to be the link between diabetes and glaucoma.
Salt is very important, but it has to be the right type of salt. You want to make sure that you get sea salt or Himalayan salt because table salt is a toxic substance.
That’s where all the processed foods come in. They are all full of sugar and terrible salts.
So you need to cut processed and especially junk foods out of your life.
What To Eat To Prevent Glaucoma
With glaucoma you really have to stock up on greens. Kalea, broccoli, spinach, cucumbers, beetroot tops, swiss chards, and the likes.
These are high in potassium, which helps your body to draw the sodium out of your cells. Sodium is the type of salt that keeps liquids trapped in cells, so it’d be a great idea to have abundance of potassium in your diet and cut down on sodium for a while to get fluids moving in your system.
That way the excess fluids in your eyes can come out easier too.
Pineapple is very important because it contains Maganese, which feeds our MItochondria. Mitochondria are little organism that live in your cells and produce your energy. They are amazing and need to be nourished well.
So lots of fruits and even more colorful vegetables. The more colors the better because color represent different anti-oxidants.
Just make sure that you get organically grown ones. You get more nutrients and less toxic residue.
Organic vegetables are grown on soil, which is the natural way to get minerals and vitamins into the plants, rather than using chemical fertilizers that nature never inteded to go into food.
Your organs are not designed to deal with these.
Also make sure you steer away of Genetically Enginerred (GMO) foods. They are hardly researched, the industry is trying to get around testing them for safety.
But the limited amount of independent research that has been done indicates that GMO food is very inflamatory to organ tissues. So they would also inflame your eyes.
Another rule of thumb; Anything that has a shelf-life of 6 months of more shouldn’t be eaten. If bacteria in the environment can’t break it down, you gut bacteria also can’t break it down and you just build up toxic residue in your system.
Check out the guides you can download on this page for more details.
Step 3: Quit Smoking
Avoid smoking and secondhand cigarette smoke is a must. If you’re a smoker, you already know what you do to yourself. You know what cigarettes do to your body, so I beat a dead horse.
Yes, I used to smoke and my husband used to smoke 3 packs a day from age 12, so you CAN stop. So I do know what I’m talking about.
I am going to tell you that cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke damages your eyesight as fast as any other part of your body.
Even more so when glaucoma is in the picture.
By now you understand that everything around glaucoma has to do with pressure because it’s a pressure build up in your eyeball. Anything that builds up unhealthy pressure in your body will worsen the situation.
Thus anything that is increasing blood-pressure is dangerous and to be replaced in your life.
Cigarettes increase blood pressure as much as junk food. So, if you want to keep your eyesight, stop smoking now!
But if you are a non-smoker, make sure you stay out of secondary smoke because it can affect you just as much.
So, in restaurants and bars, stay away from the smoking areas. In public places, move away from smokers. I know they shouldn’t be smoking, but you won’t control them and their lives, you can only take charge of yours and make the best for yourself.
Simply bite the bullet, just relax into it and move away. No point to get upset, it won’t change them anyways… smokers are usually pretty stubborn people :)
Step 4: Detoxify
Next up, keep allergies under control. Allergies can cause us to rub or itch our eyes sometimes to the point of corneal injury. We’ve stated previously in another article that old eye injuries can cause susceptibility to glaucoma.
Also, many people with allergies use corticosteroids to control the itching. These have been proven to be damaging to the eyes after long periods of use.
Instead, go on a cleanse. Alkalize your body, and get rid of the toxicity that is causing your allergies in the first place. You can also do a food allergy test, so you find out what foods are causing your sensitivities. Then eliminate allergenic foods from your diet.
Detoxing your body will reduce pressure on your body on many levels.
Done the right way, your blood will move better through your body, and your liver and kidneys will be able to do their job again. You’ll experience abundance of energy and vitality because your blood will be able to bring more oxygen to all parts of your body; including your eyes.
Then after a proper cleanse, get into a cleansing diet that nourishes every cell of your body the right way, plus cleanses your body on a daily basis.
That’s really where you want to live your life!
Step 5: Prevent Diabetes
Number five is preventing or keeping diabetes under control. Diabetes is the number one contributor to eye disease. Preventing it by eating a proper diet without a lot of sugar is the preferred way to deal with it.
If you can’t prevent it, then keeping it under strict control is the next best option. Diet and exercise go a long way in achieving this goal. I don’t mean to sound like a diet and exercise guru, but I can’t stress enough, how important they both are in maintaining good eye health and glaucoma prevention.
Also, once again, go on a cleanse! How about a cleansing trip to Thailand? It’d definitely benefit your health, keep diabetes at bay, and sure prevent glaucoma naturally!
Step 6: Check Your Eyes
Number six to prevent glaucoma naturally is having regular eye checkups, if you are a risk case for glaucoma. Every one to two years is good and will help guard against developing glaucoma.
Some of the risk factors requiring regular checkups are; age 65 or older, family history of glaucoma, are of black or Asian ancestry, have diabetes, have a chronic inflammatory disease, have had any serious eye injury or are taking steroids. A little knowledge goes a long way toward preventing glaucoma.
Just to be clear, I’m not saying that there is a genetic trait to glaucoma. But what’s important to realize is that glaucoma has a lot to do with lifestyle and we do inherit a lifestyle.
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