To Avoid Cataracts: Don’t Let the Smoke Get in Your Eyes

July 31, 2013 | All Posts, Cataract Healing, Cataract Surgery, Cataract Treatment

We all know that there are so many different ways that smoking isn’t good for your health.

Now, research is adding another:

Smoking substantially increases the risk of getting cataracts.

The more you smoke, the more recently you smoked, even if you ever smoked one cigarette, your risk of getting cataracts goes up, compared to those who never smoked.

That’s what researchers at China’s Institute of Ophthalmology at Zhejiang University discovered when they analyzed and coordinated research from across the globe.

It didn’t seem to matter if subjects lived in China, North America, Europe, Africa – anywhere.

The results were the same:

The more you smoke and the more recently you smoked, the greater the risk.

Heavy Metals

One things cigarette smoking does is deposit cadmium on the lens.

OF course, you don’t want toxic metals such as cadmium in your system. Other heavy metals include copper, iron, nickel and, lead.

If you’re a smoker – or used to be – you might consider finding a doctor who can perform a test to determine what heavy metals might be in your system.

The most common test is a hair analysis.

A powerful, highly potent nutritional formula can also help to remove heavy metals from the body.

Quit, But Don’t Quit!

Of course, the recommendation is clear:

Quit smoking.

But don’t quit taking care of your eyes!

Here’s three main area to focus on:

De-toxify: Getting rid of heavy metals is one way to de-toxify. Daily drinking plenty of water is another. Aerobic exercise and sweating also helps.

Clean up your diet: Eliminate as many processed foods as possible. Cut down – even eliminate – sugar. Add more and more vision saving foods to your diet. Here’s a partial list:

red and green sweet peppers


strawberries, kiwis, oranges, pineapples, cantaloupes, tangerines, grapefruits

papayas, guavas



Brussel sprouts

kale, spinach, broccoli, parsley


sweet potatoes, yams, carrots




walnuts and cashews

Feed your eyes with supplements: Your eyes can’t get all the nutrients they need from food alone. Supplement!

But don’t only focus on anti-oxidants.

Sure, they’re important for eye health, but high doses of the proper minerals are equally as important.

And so are the B vitamins.

All the nutrients needed, in the high dosage levels needed, in the balance necessary for optimum synergy.

The vitally important message is that there are things that you can do to improve the health of your eyes.

Don’t wait for cataracts to show up before you take healthy steps. Don’t wait for the doctor to tell you it’s time to operate.

You don’t have to wait. Start today!

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