It may seem like a contradiction to say that you can see clearly as you enter your golden years. So many of us expect for our bodies to break down and our eyesight to worsen as we get older. Much of this has to do with stereotypes surrounding old age. We anticipate growing feeble, weak and infirm.
Optimal health affects every part of your body and your health doesn’t have to break down with age. No matter how old you are at this very moment, it is the perfect opportunity to take your health into your own hands. By making strategic lifestyle changes and supplementing with restorative nutrients, you can age gracefully with healthy vision.
WHAT IS A CATARACT?
A cataract is a cloud on the lens of the eye that can obstruct vision. In most cases, the development of a cataract is directly related to age. They have become increasingly common in the elderly population. Cataracts are considered the leading cause of vision loss in adults 55 and older and the leading cause of blindness for adults around the world.
Did you know that 99 per cent of all cataracts are acquired cataracts? A presenile cataract may develop associated with systemic disease, like diabetes, hypoglycaemia, Myotonic Dystrophy, Stickler Syndrome, Down Syndrome and more.
Cataracts can also be drug-induced, related to certain medications, like corticosteroids. Acquired senile cataracts are caused by what is called the ‘natural ageing process’. When the eye ages without the support of proper nutrients, the lens will thicken and yellow. Without intervention or nutritional therapy, the lens will become discoloured and cloudy, creating a cataract that obstructs vision.
If cataract development is related to disease, it is also a lifestyle issue. For example, type 2 diabetes is 100 per cent a lifestyle condition brought on by eating starchy carbs like pastry, bread, cookies, cereal, white rice, pasta and other high-sugar foods. If the condition is left untreated, or if medical intervention is used without lifestyle change, it can continue to burden the body and destroy health. Cataracts may be a by-product.
EARLY INTERVENTION FOR CATARACTS
Treating a health condition that can cause cataracts as early as possible is imperative. Once the root cause has been addressed, side effects like cataracts are less likely to occur.
Yet the truth of the matter is that many medical groups do not promote cataract intervention. These same medical sources support highly invasive methods of treatment like cataract surgery – presumably for profit. Some medical organisations say: ‘Since developing cataracts is a natural part of the ageing process, it is highly unlikely that you can prevent their development.’
This statement is entirely false. The ‘natural’ pitfalls of the ageing process can be remedied with natural health. Making important lifestyle changes and restoring vision with essential nutrients is a much more effective way to prevent cataract development. Instead of waiting until it is too late with surgery as the only option to correct vision loss, preventative measures can start today.
It is possible for cataracts to form at any age. However, cataracts are most often associated with age-related degeneration because of a simple lack of antioxidants in the diet. Your body needs antioxidants to neutralise outside free radical damage that can destroy the health of the eye. As years pass, antioxidant support and protection becomes even more important. Antioxidants can provide relief for many health issues that arise with so-called natural ageing especially cataracts.
SEE CLEARLY INTO OLD AGE
Antioxidants are the cornerstone of cataract prevention and relief. Once cataracts begin to develop, antioxidant resources used to fight eye deterioration will be exhausted. This process will allow lens crystallins to cross-link so that a clouded cataract forms. As a result, eyesight will be compromised with the potential for blindness in the future. Targeted nutrients can help to restore and protect eye health to prevent cataract development and potential blindness.
Three critical nutrients can protect vision in the later stages of life:
1. N-Acetyl Carnosine: A clinical trial showed that 1 per cent N-Acetyl Carnosine used regularly can deliver high doses of carnosine to potentially reverse eye lens cross-linking with lens crystallins. In many cases, this process will reduce and possibly even eradicate cataracts in the eyes. 1
2. Glutathione: Known as the most potent antioxidant that regulates all others, glutathione is naturally produced by the body. However, glutathione levels can become depleted over time and due to compromised health. Oral glutathione spray will restore and regulate critical antioxidant levels in the body to protect ocular health.
3. Lutein: Lutein is a renowned nutrient for eye health, best absorbed in an antioxidant and nutrient-rich spray by mouth. It is a powerful carotenoid that can restore low antioxidant levels associated with eyesight deterioration in the elderly. 2
It is never too early to protect your vision and combat the damaging effects of age. Yes, it is possible to age gracefully and healthfully to see clearly into your retirement years. Visual deterioration and cataracts are not a natural part of the ageing process. Key nutrient supplements can be used to restore depleted antioxidant levels in the body and preserve eyesight at any age.
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- Bobizhayev MA1,Deyev Al, Yermokova VN,Semiletov YADovydova NC,Doroshenko VS,Zhukotskii AV.Goldman 1M. (2002) Efficacy of N-acetylcarnosine jn the treatment of cataracts. Drugs R D3 (2) pp. 87-103.
- Richer, S., Stiles, W.,Statkute, L.,Pulido, J.,Frankowski, J.,Rudy, D,Pei, K., Jsipursky, M. andNytandJ. (2004) Double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of lutein and antioxidant supplementation in the intervention of atrophic age-related macular degeneration: the Veterans LAST study (lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial) Optometry 75 (4) pp, 216-30