I want to briefly talk about some vitamins. Vitamins are essential for the health and metabolism of our body. There are three vitamins I want to mention that are especially essential if you have glaucoma.
One is vitamin E. Vitamin E is a perfect vitamin for the health of blood vessels. In glaucoma, you have some problems with decreased circulation in the optic nerve, so taking the vitamin E will be extremely beneficial for the health of the vessels of the optic nerve.
Vitamin C is another big one. Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C will chelate and remove some heavy metals. Vitamin C taken in a high dose will even lower the intraocular pressure. For those of you who have glaucoma, I recommend taking 3 to 5 grams of vitamin C a day.
You have to make sure you’re taking a good form of vitamin C. Most of the vitamin C on the market is imported from China, or it comes from corn. That means it’s from a genetically modified substance. Avoid vitamin C from corn and from China. Make sure you read the labels.
Lastly are the B complex vitamins. All the B complex vitamins, like thiamine and methyl folate, are essential for good optic nerve function. If you’re thiamine deficient or vitamin B complex deficient, you will develop optic atrophy and optic nerve damage. The Optic Nerve Support formula is just loaded with these B complex vitamins.
A recommendation I make to all my patients is if you can, try to receive a Myers’ cocktail once a month. A Myers’ cocktail is a specially formulated intravenous vitamin which is wonderful to help you achieve those optimum vitamin and nutrient levels in the body.
We’re coming to a break. When we come back, we’re going to talk about three herbs you need to know for glaucoma. We’ll be right back after this break.
Welcome back to “Healthy Vision.” This is your host, Dr. Edward Kondrot. It’s a pleasure to have you with me on this very important show. We’re talking about glaucoma. In this segment, we’re going to talk about food and three essential herbs you need to know about if you have glaucoma.
I’m a big advocate that you are what you eat, and food is your best medicine. Thomas Edison said that the doctor of the future would not prescribe any medication but instead would direct the patient to prevention and the use of proper diet and nutrition.
I tell all my patients that the first step you need to take is to look at the food you eat. Colorful food will give you colorful vision. You need to avoid processed food and food with preservatives. For goodness sake, throw away your microwave. I hope none of you are microwaving your food. You essentially destroy the nutritional value.
I believe the body has an ability to repair itself and rejuvenate. If you don’t have the essential building blocks for this, it’s not going to happen.