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    Tips for Protecting Your Eyes from Cataracts

    According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), over half of all Americans over the age of 80 have cataracts. June is Cataract Awareness Month and an ideal time for reminding people about this serious condition that leaves people unable to see as they once had. While it is a common condition it is also one that can be reduced and avoided through alternative treatments.

    “Surgery may be an option for those with cataracts, and it is one that is often suggested in traditional medicine,” explains Dr. Edward Kondrot, founder of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center. “However, there are safer and better ways to address cataracts. We have helped numerous patients be able to both slow the growth of it, as well as reverse it without surgery.’

    The NIH reports that cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye, which impacts vision. Symptoms may include blurry vision, faded colors, glares, halos, double vision, not being able to see well at night, and changes in ones prescription eye wear. It may impact one or both eyes. When people learn that they have it, and even well before to help prevent it, they can follow an alternative health treatment approach.

    Dr. Kondrot explains that cataracts are a result of the aging process being accelerated by toxic stress, dehydration, and heavy metals, including cadmium. The leading source of cadmium is cigarette smoke. Here are his tips for reducing the growth of cataracts and reversing cataracts:

    · Change the diet. The best diet for fighting cataracts is one that is organic, and avoids genetically modified organism (GMO) foods, as well as preservatives and corn fructose.
    · Stay hydrated. It is crucial that people stay hydrated to avoid denatured lens protein, as well as to help reduce the toxic load.
    · Get tested. Have a urine challenge to test for heavy metal poisoning. If there are elevated heavy metals present it is important to undergo chelation therapy.

    “Cataracts don’t have to happen as you age and it doesn’t have to lead to surgery if you have it,” adds Dr. Kondrot. “But it does mean you will have to make some changes to live a life that is healthier for the eyes. In the long run, the benefits of seeing great far outweigh the drawbacks of changing your diet, drinking more water, and being tested for heavy metals.”

    Dr. Kondrot is the author of three best-selling books, including “10 Essentials to Save Your Sight” (Advantage Media Group, July 2012), and president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association. He has founded the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center, located just north of Tampa, Fla., which offers alternative and homeopathic routes to vision therapies known as the “Kondrot Program.” The program focuses on such conditions as macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye, cataracts, and others. His advanced programs have helped people from around the world restore their vision. The center sits on 50 acres of land and features a 14,000-square-foot state-of-the art complex, an organic ranch, jogging trails, swimming pool, hot tub, and more. For more information, visit the site at www.healingtheeye.com.
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