New Health Tips

The following are short health tips – they are for your information only.

  • Fibromyalgia: multiple problems lead to fibromyalgia – one being Urinary Tract Infection, which puts you at risk for a stroke.
  • Diabetes: Due to the toxic environment we live in, our cells are relentlessly attacked by damaging and poisonous airborne toxins on a daily basis…no matter where you live. This can lead to Diabetes as well as other things. There are foods that help to fight diabetes. They include Kohirabi (similar to cabbage), sulforaphane & glucoraphanin, marjoram (beta carotene), Laural leaves, jujubes dates, bergamot oranges. Some of these are easy to obtain and some are not. [google Halki Diabetes remedy]
  • Eyestrain: Today there are more things to give a person eyestrain in addition to just reading a book. As you exercise faithfully to transform a weak body into a strong or muscular body, your eyes may need a workout too. Eyestrain is a temporary soreness or fatigue of your eye muscles, usually due to overuse.

Vision does tend to weaken with age, but the nerve connection from the brain to your eyes can be stimulated. Blood flow to the eyes can be increased. The following is a list of things you can do to strengthen your eyes.

  1.  Blink. The simple act of blinking moistens the eyes, stretches the eye muscles, massages your eyeballs, and forces your pupils to dilate and contract. The recommendation is to blink every 3 seconds. This is not something we normally do.
  2. Practice Eye Aerobics. Six muscles connect to each of your eyeballs and help them move up and down, side to side, and inward and outward. A good exercise for this is to sit with your feet flat on the floor. Get relaxed by closing your eyes and taking some deep breaths. Looking straight forward,  stretch your eyes upward as high as they will go while you breathe in; hold your breath for a few minutes; then stretch your eyes downward as you exhale and hold for a few minutes. Do this without tipping your head down. Remember, you are exercising your eyes – not your neck. Do this 3 to 4 times.
  3. Next stretch your eyes sideways to the right, then up to the right. Then stretch down to the left, up to the left and down to the right. Your eyes will be making a figure 8. Repeat this 3-4 times. Note: the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body – including your left eye – and the left side of your brain controls the right. You need to use both sides to keep your eyes working together.
  4. Cool the stretching exercises down by rubbing your palms together to warm them, lace your fingers together over your forehead with the palms cupped over your eyes, completely shutting out any light. Rest your eyes in this warm darkness for a few minutes while taking 20 to 50 breaths. These exercises are a good way to take a break from watching TV, using the computer or a break from using your cell phone. Note: whenever putting your hands or fingers next to your eyes, be sure they are clean. and your fingernails should be cut short. If you have an eye disease or skin problems such as pimples or acne on the face, you should avoid exercises for the eyes where you put the hands or fingers near the eyes.

Most eye specialists agree that eyestrain won’t weaken your eyesight or cause permanent eye problems. However, the signs to look for are tired eyes, headache, irritated eyes. If you have other problems with your eyes, consult your eye doctor. He can suggest eye lubricating eye drops or tear substitutes for dry or itchy eyes. Eye issues can also be a symptom of an immune system disease that needs special care.

There are some foods that will help with your eye care such as blueberries, and of course spinach.

NOTE: Also tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking. One research study found prescription medicines were responsible for about 2 out of 3 cases of dry eyes and dry mouth in people between 65 and 85 years old.

God Bless!