08-07-2012, 09:28 AM
Due to my severe myopia, I have genetic retinal issues. I had to have laser surgery to close a hole in my retina (emergence of retinal tear). I'm wondering what type of foods I should eat to help try to protect my eyes from going blind in the future. I had LASEK and can see without glasses now, but the shape of my retina is still the same and can continue to cause problems.
Raw Angel Mom
08-07-2012, 10:41 AM
Quit dairy if you haven't.
Not only to find the best food for you eyes, it is a much important if not more to eliminate what made that genetic weak.
If you don't do 100% raw vegan, start now.
What has seem to promote healing as per dr. Morse is doing a fruit fast or fast and doing herbs. Look in google to find his site and look at the ingredient that he uses for his eye formula. Plantain seems to be a powerful herbs for the eye. Carrot juice also. He has also a heal all tea, look at the ingredient.
Semi acid fruits rejuvenate body tissues.
p.s I am not a doctor please research
08-07-2012, 01:50 PM
There are quite a number of nutrients which are either consistently demonstrated to be useful in protecting against the further deterioration of a damaged retina (macular degeneration.) The critical nutrients and some examples of excellent raw vegan sources include:
-zinc rich foods including avocados, pumpkin (especially seeds), raspberries, goji berries, dates, pomegranates
-beta carotene rich foods including carrots, goji berries, kale greens, cantaloupe, purslane, raspberries (black and red) and cherries
-vitamin C rich foods including oranges, bell peppers, strawberries, goji berries, purslane and kiwis
-vitamin E rich foods including almonds and avocados
-lutein+zeaxanthin rich foods including leafy greens (particularly kale), corn, watercress, and goji berries
-omega-3 fatty acid rich foods including avocado, lingonberry, black raspberry and purslane
There are of course many sources of each nutrient you could chose from and I don't assert that the ones I list are the absolute best; they're just some of the best not all of the best. In particular, I tried to list some of the very good sources of multiple nutrients such as avocado, purlsane, goji berries, black raspberries and kale. Most people know to eat things like carrots, but there are many other excellent sources of eye-healthy nutrients, some of which have a much broader eye-health related nutrient content. I'm sure some of the things I listed are obvious but I hope a few of the foods were ones you might not have thought of.
An example kale salad recipe that would be a particularly good part of a diet for someone with increased eye-health related nutrient needs would be:
Kale Salad with Avacado and Grapefruit (http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?64536-Kale-Salad-with-Avocado-and-Grapefruit&highlight=kale+salad)
If you can find them, you could use raw goji berries or raspberries in the salad and I think you'd have an example of a single dish that included at least some of all of the above nutrients. You can also mix orange juice with the fresh grapefruit juice for a slightly sweeter and less acidic dressing. Hope that helps.
08-08-2012, 06:32 AM
carrot juice and beet juice are good for the eyes and repairing of the body. WATER!
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