Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dry Eyes- and Artificial Tears -Eye Drops

Dry Eyes- Artificial Tears

Dry eyes give you red, stinging, blurry vision and sometimes eye pain.  Dry Eye Symptoms can change the quality of your life, cause depression, and loss of productivity at work.  Sounds familiar?

Your eye doctors keep prescribing more and more eye drops of all kinds, the ones without preservatives, the ones that are thicker and suppose to stay in your eyes longer.  You may be putting drops in your eyes every hour, your eyes are still dry.  What is going on?

What is in your tears?

Your tear has over 300 components that is difficult for any artificial tear to duplicate.  Your tear is produced by a pea size gland located at the outer upper cornea of your eyes called Lacrimal Gland.  The tear must be balanced by lubrication produced and secreted by your meibomian oil glands located on your eye lids.  Goblet cells produce mucin to protect the mucous membrane in your eyes. 

Artificial tears serve to wash away the natural mucin, proteins, that your eyes produce.  This is why your eye ball is getting very clean, too clean.  Your eyes become drier and drier the more you use artificial tears, and the inflammation causes dry eye symptoms to get worse.

Read about other dry eye blogs from Harvard Health

The Ultimate Dry Eye Treatment

The vest dry eye treatment is to make your own body to produce its own balanced tears for dry eye relief.  Dry eyes result in inflammation, and inflammation shuts down your tear functions.  This is your body's natural defense mechanism.  TheraLife Eye capsules are designed to treat from within your body, to reduce inflammation, and restore your own tear function to make your own tears all day long.

TheraLife Eye - help you restore, revive and produce your own tears for dry eye relief, all day long.  

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Diet to prevent Chronic Dry Eyes, Sjogren's

Diet to prevent Chronic Dry Eyes, Sjogren's, High Blood Pressure

TheraLife gets this question frequently, what can I eat that will help prevent me from getting chronic dry eyes, Sjogrens, rheumatoid arthritis disorders.  Since inflammation plays a major role in people with chronic diseases, this article provide a more defined dietary guidance.

The DASH Diet

DASH diet was developed as a guideline for healthy eating.  It does more than just weight reduction.  It is clear that this guideline also help prevent the development of chronic diseases. Here is an updated version in 2010.  Key features of DASH are to increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Fruits and vegetables are important because of the low-caloric and high-nutrient density, and the satiating effects of fiber. Low-fat dairy consumption provides calcium that is necessary to ensure bone health. Other components of DASH include nuts, legumes (dried beans and peas), whole grains, and limiting salt and added sugar intake.

Nuts are rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fats, high in fiber and protein. Legumes are a rich source of protein as well as fiber, and lean meats are important sources of protein. Grains are an important source of energy and should be in the form as whole grains, which will increase fiber consumption. The DASH diet also limits salt to 2300 milligrams per day and added sugar intake to 5 tablespoons per week for the average 2000-calories/day diet. Table 1 shows the recommended intakes of each of these food groups in servings per day for those who consume 2000 calories per day.

Table 1. DASH Diet Food Group Servings for a 2000-Calories-Per-Day Diet
Food Group
Target Serving
Examples of 1 Serving
Low-fat dairy2-3/day1 cup milk or yogurt
Grains (mostly whole)6-8/day1 slice bread
1 oz dry cereal
1/2 cup cooked rice, pasta, or cereal
Lean meats, poultry, fish≤6/week1 oz cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish
1 egg
Nuts/seeds/legumes4-5/week1/3 cup or 1 1/2 oz nuts
2 Tbsp peanut butter 2 Tbsp or 1/2 oz seeds 1/2 cup cooked legumes
Fruits4-5/day1 medium fruit 1/4 cup dried fruit 1/2 cup fresh, frozen, or canned fruit 1/2 cup fruit juice
Vegetables4-5/day1 cup raw leafy vegetables
1/2 cup cut-up raw or cooked vegetables
Adapted from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Reduce High Blood Pressure:

DASH was originally developed and studied as a diet to reduce high blood pressure in a randomized controlled trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine  in 1997. In this study, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products and low in saturated fat was compared with a control diet and shown to result in substantial reductions in blood pressure. All of the diets had the same 3 grams/day of sodium. After 8 weeks, the systolic blood pressure of the people in the DASH group was, 5.5 mm Hg lower and diastolic blood pressure was 3 mm Hg lower compared with participants on the control group.

Reduce incidents of Heart Disease, Cancer, and Obesity

Prospective  studies have shown the DASH diet to have a number of other beneficial health effects. In a study of the Nurses' Health Study indicated that women who were ate primarily a DASH-style diet, low consumption of processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages had lower risk for coronary heart disease over almost 25 years of follow-up.
Other studies indicated the beneficial effects in colorectal adenoma, metabolic syndrome, congestive heart failure, and obesity.

How is this related to Chronic Dry Eyes and Autoimmune Diseases?

One of the key reasons for chronic dry eyes in any chronic disorders is poor blood circulation to the brain and eyes.  This initiates the disease process creating inflammation and damages to organs and tissues.

TheraLife can Help!
TheraLife's formulas are targeted to increase blood circulation and restore normal functions to organs and tissues alike.  Restore and prevent further damages  Eating a healthy diet can help maintain normal functions and prevent future damages.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LASIK Dry Eye Treatment w/TheraLife. My Personal Story

LASIK Dry Eye Treatment with TheraLife.  My Personal Story

I wanted to share this story because I know there are lots of people out there who had dry eyes as a result of LASIK surgery.  My eyes were probably dry anyway before the LASIK surgery, the condition became a lot worse after wards.  I did get relief with TheraLife.  

Here is my story. 

"I've been suffering from chronic dry eye symptoms for close to 6 months. My eyes started rejecting my contact lenses. I would wake up with red, inflamed eyes also accompanied by eye mucous. My opthamologist would put me on and off steroid or antibiotic eye drops. It started getting extremely frustrating. I ended up getting LASIK done in December and after the procedure I did some researching on the web because I've been so on edge that another flare up was going to start up after stopping the drops. I ended up finding theralife eye and it's been an honest God send! I felt relief just after a short week of starting these capsules! I've rarely needed the lubricating drops like I was used to before. If you suffer from any dry eye problems, definitely give theralife eye a try! It's so worth it!"

A. Casey

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