EYES - HEARING & EARS - JOINTS - SKIN - TEETH
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Doctors will tell you that there is no cure for cataracts and that your only options are to either have surgery or treat the symptoms. THE TRUTH IS ~ cataracts can often be reversed and possibly eliminated with natural treatments. Excellent informational article on Cataracts
Cataracts result from accumulation of toxins in the body. One of the easiest places to store toxins is in the eye. So it’s easy to conceive that if you get rid of the toxins (via diet, detox and topical applications that cross the membrane into that storage area) you can reverse cataracts without surgery and the potential risks involved. There are many different eye drops which have been shown to stop further development or reverse cataracts over time:
Homeopathic eye drops (Amazon)
Glutathione-DMSO-Vitamin C eye drops
DMSO-Eyebright drops (Herbalist Dr. John Christopher)
Wisdom of the Ages Eyebright drops
Other brands of anti-oxidant eye drops (NAC, MSM, etc)
OTHER EYE SUPPORT OPTIONS
EYE DROPS for HUMANS & PETS
1. OCLUVET & OCLUMED: Nutritional Eye Drops specially formulated with antioxidants and nutrients for ocular health and clarity. The eye protects itself from damage via numerous antioxidant systems. As we age cataracts develop because these antioxidant systems break down. These drops contain a combination of ingredients that have demonstrated benefit for ocular health including: L-Carnosine, N-Acetyl N-Carnosine, L-Glutathione, Cysteine Ascorbate and L-Cysteine to support the damaged lens tissue. Put one drop per eye three times daily. 15 ml dropper bottle. Scientifically Formulated, Clinically Tested
In a multi-veterinary hospital clinical study of cataract and
lenticular sclerosis conditions in several animal species,
83% showed a measurable reduction in opacity and/or
Clear Vision by Nature's Herbs for Pets Chinese Herb mix Beneficial for many eye conditions: eye infections/inflammation, double/blurred vision, dry eyes (non-tearing), conjunctivitis, failing eyesight, dilatation of pupils, cloudy eyes, more.
MORE INEXPENSIVE EYE DROPS
1. MSM EYE DROPS ($6)
Dr. Earl Mindell (From "The Eyes")
“Think of your eyeball as a balloon full of water, but instead of being rubber, it is a protein membrane. Optical tissue normally allows ﬂuids to ﬂow through the membrane wall which acts like a ﬁlter, cleaning out harmful particles, keeping your eyes clear and your vision good as it allows nutrients to permeate. But should the membranes become tough like leather, the ﬂuids are trapped and particles begin to accumulate. If this buildup continues, your vision will seem as if you’re looking through frosted glass, a condition known as cataracts.
When eyedrops containing the proper amount of MSM are applied, the membrane becomes permeable, and this has reversed the problem. It is also important that the eye remain ﬂexible so that the muscles can alter its contour and focus as needed. In the event that its membranes and muscles become rigid and tough, the eye will not be able to focus properly, resulting in blurred vision. The MSM in eyedrops soothes and softens the membranes, permitting ﬂuids to pass through the optical tissues to stabilize the pressure, repair any damage, clear up red spots and bloodshot vessels, and remove ﬂoaters and other particles in the eye.
In one case, a 15 percent solution of MSM in isotonic saline was a soothing treatment for the eye following accidental injury due to particulate matter in the eye. In a test with an irritated eye of a rabbit, the eye cleared when treated every hour with a 10 percent aqueous solution of MSM. Be assured, the concentration in the
MSM eye drops you get will be sufﬁcient. Follow the instructions on the label.
As noted earlier, the B vitamins in general and the sulfur-related amino acids and compounds are vital to maintaining healthy eyes. Speciﬁcally, we’ve learned that glucosamine is the starting material for the eyes, that glutathione promotes good eye health and low levels accompany almost every type of eye disease. We also know that people suffering from the eye disease retinitis pigmentosa show reduced levels of taurine within the eye.” Note -don't use if allergic to sulfur (ex. found in eggs, broccoli, cauliflower) Sulfa is a medical chemical and has no relationship with sulfur which is a mineral used throughout the body.
Hydration & Minerals
Drinking sufficient water and taking a little inland sea water in the form of Ionic Minerals helps rehydrate the body generally and in turn may improve eye hydration. Note: commercial Pet Food contains SYNTHETIC minerals which can't be absorbed create added stress on the organs. If the ducts which provide eye moisture are blocked then Serrapeptase may help by clearing hardened and degraded proteins.
2. EYEBRIGHT: herb that promotes eye health. Can be taken internally in capsule or loose herb form. Link to eye drops: Amazon.com: Eyebright Drops – Wisdom of the Ages: Health & Personal Care
3. Homeopathy drops: Europe, India, South America for treatment and prevention of cataracts. Doctors and Ministry of Health in India use Cataract Eye Drops with Cineraria or "Natural Ophthalmics – Cataract Eye Drops with Cineraria” (On line).
JUST DRY EYES?
Yes, dry eyes can be temporary. Top Home Remedies for Dry Eyes: 1. Omega-3 fatty acids. Study: dry eyes in mice, topical application of omega-3 fatty acid ALA led to a significant decrease in dry eye signs and inflammation associated with dry eye and reduced risk of dry eyes. Study of 32,000+ women: Diets with highest ratio of (potentially harmful) omega-6 to (beneficial) omega-3 (15-to-1) had a significantly greater risk of dry eye syndrome, compared with the women with lowest ratio (less than 4-to-1). Studies suggest eating fish 2 or more times per week. Omega-3 Foods: The balance of omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs are important the balance of these two types of EFAs is critical. 6:3 diet ratio recommended 4-to-1 or lower. Typical American diet & commercial pet foods contain 10-30x more 6 than 3's. This imbalance is a contributing cause of serious health problems besides eye health - including heart disease, cancer, asthma, arthritis and depression.
2. Cold pressed, Hexane Free Organic CASTOR OIL. Side effects: Longer lashes, brighter whites, eliminates dark circles under eyes, some claim better vision. Caution: start slow with light application on eye lids at night. Graduate slowly to drops in eyes as needed.
Castor Oil’s unique bio chemical make-up includes ricinoleic acid, an unusual fatty acid which inhibits growth of many bacteria, viruses, molds and yeasts. Not just for eyes, massaging it into skin can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, detoxify the body and boost both blood and lymphatic circulation.
HOMEOPATHY Pellets (Oral)
1. Homeopathic Pellets by Natural Ophthalmics. Add to eye drop regime or alone for those who can’t take eye drops: Amazon.com: Homeopathic CATARACT care eye pelletes w / Cineraria & Carnosine for treatment and prevention of Cataract: Health & Personal Care 2. Gloria Dodd, DVM has her own formulation of homeopathic pellets. LINK: Holistic veterinary medicine. Homeopathy for animals. Alternative health.
There are many aspects to healthy joints. These include:
DIET can help or hinder joint health. Supportive bio-available nutrients are critical to nourish the cells, synovial fluid, tendons, ligaments and surrounding tissues.
Vitamin C, glucosamine, chrondroitin, hylauronic acid for regrowth and repair. These can be used as supplements or from food like New Zealand Green Lipped Muscle and Fish Oils. Note: if the fish oil you use smells, it's not because it's fish - it's the toxins that make it smell. Find a fish oil that doesn't smell and you've got pure oil.
Dr. Belfield, DVM had great success with adding Vitamin C "to tolerance" for prevention and support. Note: must be natural form of Vitamin C. Ascorbic Acid is synthetic, GMO and from China, body is unable to use it in an optimal way and studies show it stresses the liver and actually feeds bad bacteria in the gut (immune system stressor). He even eliminated what we call a "predisposition" to hip dysplasia in German Shepherds by dosing mother and puppies. His theory is hip dysplasia is not inherited but a nutritional deficiency. This coupled with improper spay/neuter practices may indeed by a huge link in this issue.
Lotions, linaments, essential oil mixes (caution on strength and toxicity), Arnica.
Wintergreen for support and comfort, Lemongrass for tendons and ligaments.
BROKEN BONES: Zheng Gu Shui
Reduces pain and promotes healing of broken bones. Closed wounds only.
Knowledge Is Power!
Are you guessing this all goes back foundationally to a proper biologically appropriate diet as dogs were designed to eat?
The dog’s mouth fight off bacteria with an enzyme called lysozyme. It destroys bacteria that is foreign to the dog’s mouth. However, today’s commercial kibble have added sugar and carbohydrates (40%+!), which provide a perfect breeding ground for plaque and tartar build up. Once bacteria gets under the gum it leads to infected tissue and eventually bone loss, tooth decay and loose teeth. What goes into your dog’s mouth is as important as what feeds the body:
GREAT GENERAL CLEANING Advice: Teeth Cleaning & Maintenance
Primary Reasons for Skin Issues
Poor Nutrition (kibble containing additives, pesticides, GMOs, lack of nutrients, more) Vaccines, Infrequent bathing (2-3x/week with mild shampoo best), Allergies.
Western Medicine & Thinking approaches skin issues by treating only the symptom, not the underlying cause. If the cause is internal, no amount of creams or medication will end the drama. But it will empty your pocketbook, toxify your dog and weaken an already challenged immune system.
Food For Thought: Natural Vitamin C
"Ascorbate is the natural antihistamine which has been used by the mammals for millions of years to detoxify the effects of histamine". Dr. Belfield recommends a daily maintenance dose of vitamin C as a routine prophylactic measure to protect all pets against future problems. He found that regular supplement of vitamin C mixed with food help keep animals in good health, more mentally alert and playful withimproved resistance to infections.
Oatmeal baths, aloe, coconut oil, lavender
Use your hands and fingers to carefully massage your dog's skin rather than scrubbing at it. This prevents irritation and stimulates your dog's skin cells. Regulating the water temperature when you bathe your dog is also important -- if the water is too hot it could irritate his skin further. When you dry your dog off, PAT and SQUEEZE GENTLY as histamines are formed on the skin when you scrub and rub. This increases susceptibility to skin reactions.
When the liver can not detoxify fast enough due to overload of toxins or damage, it solves the problem by eliminating toxins through the skin. This is also a common cause of ear build up and infections.
Herbal Detox Recommended every 6 months for 10 days: Gold Detox Kit
Support Immune System
Eliminate Toxins, Pesticides, Food Coloring, GMOs, food of unknown origen or sourced from China (most US kibble), preservatives
Balance the body, avoid medicating symptoms unless life threatening
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