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    5 Steps to Help Stop Cataracts During Cataract Awareness Month

    Cataracts affects millions of people nationwide. June is Cataract Awareness Month, and according to the National Eye Institute, 38 million people will suffer from cataracts by 2030. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have either had a cataract or have had cataract surgery. However, there are measures you can take to reduce your chances of developing a cataract. World-leading ophthalmologist, Dr. Edward Kondrot, recommends three steps people of all ages should take to stop cataracts.

    “Cataracts can be caused by a variety of sources, such as aging, nutrition, heavy metals and excess ultraviolet light,” affirms Dr. Edward Kondrot, founder of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center. He is also the president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association, and the clinic director of Integrative Medicine of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. “Most people think that you can only develop cataracts late in life, but cataracts can affect people as young as 40 years old. By changing your lifestyle, you can reduce your risk of developing a cataract later.”

    Here are five steps to stop cataracts:

    1) Diet. Maintain a healthy diet. Dr. Kondrot recommends the 70/30 diet, which is eating 70 percent raw living organic food and 30 organic that is cooked. Also, avoid white sugar, corn fructose, fruit juice concentrates, and milk sugar.

    2) Stay hydrated. It is essential to stay hydrated to keep your body operating at the best of its ability. The Institute of Medicine states men should drink approximately 3.7 liters of water per day and women should have roughly 2.7 liters.

    3) Check Lead Levels. Cataracts are linked to heavy metals in your system, such as lead. Chelation therapy is essential to remove heavy metals and one therapy per month is recommended.

    4) Cineraria Eye Drops. These homeopathic drops are available over-the-counter. The drops have proven effective in preventing the development of cataracts. Use one to two drops in the eye, three to six times daily.

    5) Reduce stress. Stress has a negative effect on our bodies, leading to illness and poor health. Exercise, mediation, microcurrent stress therapy and light therapy are great ways to reduce your stress.

    “All the above therapies are available at the Healing the Eye Center,” adds Kondrot. “The first step that everyone needs to take to prevent cataracts is visit their eye doctor. A professional can determine the best course of action for you to take, as well as your risk.”

    For more information, visit the site at www.healingtheeye.com
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