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Vitamin D and Your Vision

There are four essentials to survival: food, water, air and sunshine. Yes, sunshine. It is not toxic, will not hurt you, but if you neglect it you will suffer. Avoiding the sun “at all costs” is costing us much, and our eyes are suffering due to our obsessive avoidance of the sun’s rays. Of course, you don’t want to burn up, just allow yourself to get 20 minutes or so a day. The sun provides the energy necessary to sustain all life on this planet. In the years since the sun became “bad” for us, we have seen a dramatic increase in many diseases – conditions related to vitamin deficiency; cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, autism, allergies, diabetes, ADHD, skin cancer, AMD and Retinitis Pigmentosa. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by high levels of amyloid beta accumulation in the retina.  Amyloid beta is the protein that accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and the eyes of AMD sufferers, causing plaque buildup and destruction of nerve cells as well as causing deposits in blood vessels, contributing to heart disease. Vitamin D supplementation can significantly improve accumulation of these plaques as well as reduce retinal macrophage numbers, the immune Read More »