Vision

  1. Antioxidants slow macular degeneration

    These nutrients put the brakes on advanced vision loss

    It's the science-backed CURE for one of the leading causes of vision loss among American seniors.

    It isn't a painful injection... it requires zero appointments... and it will cost you just pennies a day.

    New research backs a simple supplement blend you can buy at any store that's so powerful, it can fight age-related macular degeneration (AMD) even if you're in the dangerous, advanced stages of the disease.

    And it works so well that the study finds it's more cost-effective than drugs!

    Don't get me wrong -- when you're at risk of going blind, you'd probably be willing to pay any price to save your vision.

    It's no time to be a cheapskate, right?

    But the new study finds you can save a little cash AND get big-time results by going with a vision-protecting antioxidant blend that includes essentials such as vitamins C and E.

    AMD often starts as the "dry" form of the disease -- and with quick treatment and good nutrition, it can often be stopped right then and there, especially if you catch it early enough.

    But in roughly 10 to 15 percent of cases, it can advance to the "wet" form, which is far more severe and can lead to disabling levels of vision loss, especially in the later stages.

    That's when you need help most.

    And according to the new study, that's exactly when the supplements are at their best, often providing even bigger benefits at the later stages of the disease, slowing it down so you can hold on to your vision longer.

    They actually tested two blends. One contained the basics plus beta carotene, while the other contained lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids in place of the beta carotene.

    Of course, the best option of all is to not reach that point to begin with.

    The new study doesn't look at prevention, but many of the same nutrients can step in and cut your risk of ever developing these vision-robbing conditions in the first place.

    Fish oil supplements rich in omega-3s, for example, can cut the risk of the "wet" form of AMD by 35 percent and the dry form by 32 percent, according to one study.

    Lutein, zeaxanthin, and other carotenoids can also protect your eyesight to help preserve your quality of life as you grow older. Look for a quality blend that contains all of these nutrients.

  2. Glaucoma on the rise

    WARNING: More Americans are getting glaucoma

    It's one of the most common causes of vision loss on the entire planet... one that hits seniors especially hard.

    And in most cases, it's COMPLETELY avoidable!

    But not enough of us are doing our part to avoid glaucoma, because new numbers show the rate of this disease is skyrocketing.

    In the coming years, there are going to be 1 MILLION new cases in the United States alone -- a jump from the estimated 3 million who have it today.

    And all of those new cases are going to appear in a little more than a decade.

    Many of the folks who get the condition won't even know they have it -- not at first, anyway. Some of them are no doubt in the early stages of it right now and don't realize it.

    By the time they find out, it could be far too late to do much about it.

    They can expect the condition to ultimately steal up to 40 percent of their vision, starting around the edges.

    Eventually, it feels like you're looking at the world through a tunnel.

    I'm not about to let that happen to me... and I'm sure you don't want that to happen to yourself.

    So, keep your eyes on this page, because I'm about to share with you three quick tips that can not only prevent glaucoma, but STOP or even REVERSE the condition if you do get it.

    First, get regular vision exams.

    I know they're a hassle, especially if they mean shelling out extra cash for a new set of glasses. Or, maybe you have perfect vision and don't think it's worth your time.

    But there's one key part of that exam -- where they fire that little puff of air at your eyes -- that's important no matter how good your eyesight is, because that's when they check for glaucoma.

    Second, eat plenty of leafy greens. They're packed in vision-protecting nitrate, which can help relax the blood vessels and keep your circulation in good shape.

    That's great for your overall health, and especially important to your eyes: A study last year found a nitrate-rich diet will cut your risk of glaucoma by 21 percent.

    And third, if you do get this condition, don't give up.

    If you catch it early, you can beat it -- often without drugs. Natural therapies can help reduce the pressure in the eye that marks the disease. Some of your best options are the basics: vitamin C, ginkgo biloba, and magnesium.

    Many of the best sources of magnesium are also loaded with that nitrate I just mentioned -- so, eat plenty of spinach, kale, and Swiss chard, and you might never have to worry about glaucoma.

  3. Cataracts slowed by vitamin C

    Cataracts are common as we age and often require surgery, but new research finds that vitamin C can slow the progression so you may not need to go under the knife.
  4. Bariatric surgery linked to vision loss

    WARNING: Weight loss surgery can STEAL your eyesight

    Bariatric surgery promises to help you to lose weight fast. A few snips in the stomach, and the pounds will just melt away.

    But you could lose a lot more than just body fat after that surgery.

    When the stomach is cut off and part of the intestine is bypassed, you lose some of the ability to process food -- which means you lose the ability to use and absorb some of the nutrients your body needs most. Continue reading

  5. Chlorella can slash triglycerides

    An easy way to cut your triglycerides

    Most of what you hear from the mainstream about cholesterol is wrong or at least badly distorted. LDL isn't a "bad" cholesterol, and lower isn't always better.

    But there's one message they've got right when it comes to the fats in your blood, and that's the fact that triglycerides really are dangerous -- and if yours are starting to rise, you need to take action now to bring them back down.

    Drugs won't help you here, but natural solutions can do the job -- and new research uncovers one more weapon that can help anyone get quick results.

    It's an algae called chlorella, and 5 grams a day can slash your triglycerides by more than 10 percent in a single month, according to the new double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study published in Nutrition Journal. Continue reading

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