Glaucoma

Diet

  1. Eat foods that are rich in vitamin C (i.e., citrus peppers, kiwi, berries, kale, tomatoes, melons, broccoli, etc.). Vitamin C from food has been shown to decrease intraocular pressure.
  2. Eat foods that are good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids – wild, cold water fish, flax oil, chia seeds, walnuts, etc.
  3. Avoid food additives, especially foods with glutamates, such as MSG. Glutamates are t0xic to the nerves.
  4. Drink plenty of water. Water helps to maintain proper flow of fluids through the body.
  5. Avoid caffeine as this has been shown to increase intraocular pressure.

Lifestyle

  1. Control Stress – there is no question that stress can worsen glaucoma.
  2. Try to keep your environmental temperature stable as temperature swings can worsen glaucoma. Consider moving to a climate with stable temperatures.
  3. Don’t smoke. Smoking can cause constriction of blood vessels which is detrimental to patients with glaucoma.
  4. Exercise helps to control intraocular pressure. Pressure within the eyes can drop by as much as 23% 60 minutes after exercise. You must exercise consistently for benefits to continue. Once you stop exercising the pressure returns to previous levels within 3 weeks.

Supplements

  1. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – 2 caps twice daily. Hyaluronic acid makes up the fluid in the eye and a deficiency can make it difficult for the fluid to flow which can cause the pressure to go up.
  2. Wholemega fish oil – 2 caps twice daily – Omega-3 fats have been shown to help maintain a healthy eye pressure. In addition, the omega-3 fats help to protect the nerve. The astaxanthin, found in wholemega, helps to protect the eyes from free radicals.
  3. Eye Pressure Support – 1 capsule daily.
  4. Melatonin SR 3 mg – 1 capsule before bed

If Damage is Present On The Ocular Nerve:

  1. Methyl B-12 – 1,000 mcg, 1 tablet 4x daily.
  2. Super R-Lipoic Acid – 300 mg twice daily.

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