How To Protect Your Eyesight

If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in Asia than it is in the U.S. About 90% of young people there are nearsighted! That proves it’s not genetic! As obvious as that seems, doctors are still misleading their patients. This is a modern problem. Our primal ancestors had perfect vision. They needed to so they could hunt for food. And when I visit native tribes in remote villages, I don’t find many people at all who have myopia. In fact, studies show that among indigenous people, rates of myopia are extremely low. But as modern culture reaches these tribes, rates shoot up. In a study of Inuit people on the northern tip of Alaska, only 2 out of 131 had myopia. But more than half of their children and grandchildren had the condition.1 So what’s going on?  For one thing, the human eye is designed for distance view­ing. When you look out 20 feet or more, light enters your eye n...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: news

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In conclusion, repeated administration of RGE for 1 week resulted in a decrease in Mrp2 expression without inducing significant liver or kidney damage. Pharmacokinetic herb–drug interaction between RGE and methotrexate might occur owing to the decrease in the mRNA and protein levels of Mrp2.
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn glaucoma patients, vascular dysregulation (as defined by response in the nailfold capillaroscopy to a cold provocation) and low BP are statistically related. This is in line with the observation that Flammer syndrome subjects have both primary vascular dysregulation and low BP and that Flammer syndrome is a risk factor for glaucomatous optic neuropathy, at least in normal tension glaucoma patients. The detection of vascular factors in glaucoma patients may lead to a more efficient treatment, better tailored to the individual patient.
Source: EPMA Journal - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2018Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye ResearchAuthor(s): Zi-Bing Jin, Mei-Ling Gao, Wen-Li Deng, Kun-Chao Wu, Sunao Sugita, Michiko Mandai, Masayo TakahashiAbstractCell replacement therapy is a promising treatment for irreversible retinal cell death in diverse diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Stargardt's disease, retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and glaucoma. These diseases are all characterized by the degeneration of one or two retinal cell types that cannot regenerate spontaneously in humans. Aberrant retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells can be observed ...
Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 109Author(s): Yong Joo Park, Hailing Zheng, Jong Hwan Kwak, Kyu Hyuck ChungAbstractEstrogenic activity-oriented fractionation and purification of methanol extract from the rhizome of Cyperus rotundus, a well-known traditional herbal medicine, led to the isolation of six sesquiterpenes. 4α,5α-Oxidoeudesm-11-en-3-one (2) and cyper-11-ene-3,4-dione (3) together with four known sesquiterpenes, cyperotundone (1), caryophyllene α-oxide (4), α-cyperone (5), and isocyperol (6) were obtained from the hexane and dichloromethane fra...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Tebboub O, Cotugno R, Oke-Altuntas F, Bouheroum M, Demirtas Í, D'Ambola M, Malafronte N, Vassallo A Abstract Galactites is a genus of flowering plants belonging to Asteraceae family. This genus is mainly represented by the Galactites elegans (All.) Nyman ex Soldano, the milky thistle, a plant of Mediterranean origin. Galactites elegans is consumed as a monofloral boar thistle honey. Chromatography separation of CHCl3 and n-BuOH extracts of aerial parts of G. elegans led to isolation of 18 pure compounds. Their structures were elucidated by 1D-and 2D-NMR spectroscopy and confirmed by mass spectrometr...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Yang M, Chen J, Xu L, Shi X, Zhou X, An R, Wang X Abstract Ban-Xia-Xie-Xin-Tang (BXXXT) is a classical formula from Shang-Han-Lun which is one of the earliest books of TCM clinical practice. In this work, we investigated the therapeutic mechanisms of BXXXT for the treatment of multiple diseases using a network pharmacology approach. Here three BXXXT representative diseases (colitis, diabetes mellitus, and gastric cancer) were discussed, and we focus on in silico methods that integrate drug-likeness screening, target prioritizing, and multilayer network extending. A total of 140 core targets and 72 represen...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Publication date: 2018Source: Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 10, Part 3Author(s): S.F. Harlapur, Sujata F Harlapur, H.P. NagaswarupaAbstractTagetes erecta commonly known as Marigold is a noteworthy wellspring of carotenoids and lutein grow as a garden plant. Marigold blooms, which are yellow to orange red in shading, are a rich of lutein and carotenoid color. These days, lutein is turning into an undeniably prevalent dynamic fixing, utilized as a part of the Medicines, Food Industry and Textile shading. This colour has gained more prominent essentialness in light of its phenomenal shading esteem. Despite the...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
This study provides essential information for the rapid and efficient removal of surface-attached AgNPs and furthers understanding of NP interactions with food crops. Importantly, all chemicals used in this developed washing protocol are generally considered as safe (GRAS), and could readily be used as a postharvest washing procedure to reduce Ag contaminants in leafy vegetables.Graphical abstract
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
This study suggested that RG alone is a promising substitute for caseins in the production of oil powders, and also provided a novel perspective on the design of soy protein-based encapsulation systems.Graphical abstract
Source: Food Hydrocolloids - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: 30 March 2019Source: Food Chemistry, Volume 277Author(s): Rosanna W.S. Chung, Per Leanderson, Nelly Gustafsson, Lena JonassonAbstractLutein, abundant in dark leafy vegetables, has been associated with several health promoting effects. Still, to what extent different preparation conditions and practices affect the liberation of lutein from food is not fully understood. Here, we compared a range of domestic methods under realistic conditions to prepare spinach, the most common lutein-rich vegetable. After preparations, samples were processed by in vitro digestion and lutein was quantified by HPLC. Data indi...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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