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The macular degeneration factor your doctor is missing

Are your eyes starving for nutrients?

With millions of people in the Western countries living with significant sight loss and thousands of people a day starting to lose their sight, it makes sense for everyone to be aware of the latest research suggesting practical ways to maintain eye health. Robert Redfern of www.Eyesight.nu has helped pioneer a combined nutrition and microcurrent approach to eye problems. He explains here the alternative approach to vision disorders.


The Macular Degeneration FactorOrthodox eye doctors have little or no training in nutrition and subsequently may tell you that there are no known causes of these conditions. We concur with a different group of doctors who have found that it is contributed to significantly, or exacerbated by, malnutrition or nutritional deficiencies.

Every day we need the following to sustain vibrant life and health:

  • Proteins, fats, carbohydrates
  • 13 or so vitamins
  • 20-60 minerals (the number depends which scientist you believe)
  • 12 or so amino acids
  • 6 or so digestive enzymes (from plants)
  • Oxygen
  • Probiotics (the healthy bacteria that should be in your intestines)

All of the listed factors need to be in place as they all work interactively, or as co-factors. Any deficiency will result in a malfunction.

Only the uninformed would claim that these essential nutrients are in the average Western diet (even if your ageing digestive system could absorb them).

We need many specific nutrients to help counteract an essential part of the body’s energy creation called free radicals.

We should have two specific antioxidants in our eyes: Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which help to counter this free radical activity. The energy molecule ATP (created by our cells to provide all of our energy for life, cellular cleaning and regeneration) is a third major help. We can conclude therefore that it is necessary to have these nutrients in abundance in our eyes.

Why might patients be lacking them? Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in abundance in dark, leafy green vegetables.

There are four reasons why they may be missing from the eyes:

  1. We simply do not eat enough vegetables every day.

  2. As we get older, we do not absorb food from our digestive system as well. This is mainly caused by lack of digestive enzymes in the food. A study shows that the average 70-year-old has only 20 per cent of the beneficial enzymes available compared to a 20-year-old. There is an urgent need to increase enzyme intake, either by way of specific foods or supplements, to help make up for this poor absorption. Food intolerance to wheat or dairy is very common. This blocks the uptake of nutrients in the digestive tract.

  3. Eating too many grains, cereals and dairy products can replace or block proper nutrition. Wheat, grains and dairy are not appropriate nutrition for humans in the amounts typically consumed in the average Western diet. The negative aspects of these foods are made much worse by processing.

  4. The blood system can suffer clogging as a result of the inappropriate diet in number four. Poor absorption and smoking (studies show smokers are 2.5 times more likely to get eye disease) cause the tiny veins in the eye to block, thereby starving the eye of essential nutrients.


MicroCurrent stimulation is an exciting development that is now being used to treat macular degeneration. Results of the initial clinical trials indicate that 70 per cent of patients with the dry or wet form of macular degeneration will have a significant improvement of vision.

There are many factors related to the reasons for macular degeneration. The most common cause is the arteriosclerosis process that takes place as we age. The macula has very high metabolic needs compared to other areas of the body.

It requires proper nutritional elements, oxygen, and the elimination of waste products in order to function properly. Arteriosclerosis reduces the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the macula and will cause a dysfunction in the macula and, ultimately, degeneration.

Microcurrent stimulation (MCS) is a treatment in which a weak electric current uses a frequency to stimulate the retina and the diseased macula to restore sight. Interest in the procedure accelerated in the 90’s when Sam Snead, the professional golfer, underwent a series of MCS treatments that improved his vision that was weakened by macular degeneration.

Robert Becker, in his book, The Body Electric, documents the relationship of electricity in life and healing. Becker found that voltage differences develop in the body during injury and disease. An injury produces a positive charge in the area and sets up the voltage potential differences. It becomes a bioelectric battery waiting to be turned on. Studies show that the MCS facilitates the healing of the body, the healing of bone fractures, tendon, and skin injuries.

In 1993, Dr. Merill Allen and Dr. Leland Michael published their preliminary study on the rate of development of ARMD in people using nutritional supplements and simultaneous treatment with a weak electrical current.

In 1997, Dr. John Jardin reported his results after treating thirty-five macular degeneration patients with a controlled MicroCurrent containing between 200 and 250 micro-amps applied to eight points around the eye. All thirty-five patients reported an improvement in their vision.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin Associated with Reduced Risk for Age-Related Eye Disease

Reports from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group on thousands of people have concluded that consuming higher levels of the yellow plant pigments Lutein and Zeaxanthin (and other essential nutrients) may be associated with a lower risk for age-related macular degeneration.

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Having an eye test at least once every two years should be part of everyone’s health care routine. Many causes of sight loss are preventable if they are caught early with nutrition changes.”


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