Eyesercise

Here, is an animation “how to” (is it just me or is it a little creepy?!)

I actually enjoy these type of exercises for how they make my eyes feel when I’m done. It’s like scratching an itch 😀

If the internet is any indication, benefiting from eye exercising is a “myth”: Page on eye myths; here is another debunking one with most of the same info. Not sure I’m on board with it all: Exercise for all body parts seems a no-brainer to me, but, what do I know? ;’)

However, this report claims that there is some benefit, even if exercise doesn’t “cure” or reverse any illness.

Ever heard of the pinhole glasses? No science behind those.

I don’t  likey conflicting info: It means I have to actually make a determination all on my own –imagine!! 😉

According to the debunkers, carrots don’t help eyes; However…


My BELOVED GREEN leafies do 😉 I’m shocked, right?

The wonderous watercress, a cruciferous kaleidescope of nutrients

(Is there anything green leafies can’t do?! Truly, the only real super food! Hip, hip, hooray for GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENS!!!)

OF COURSE nutrition is essential. I have found getting the healthy fats to be especially important. Currently, I’m consuming plant fat from land and the sea

One thing is for sure, resting the  eyes has real advantages. Ever just close your eyes for a few minutes? Or even 1 measly minute? Serious soothing, right? I don’t  need a report or evidence to establish it.

Personally, I think one can go too far with  needing “facts” for every thing. Some things are inexplicable, some things are “known” to us, based on intangibles. They are real, and, sometimes these often dismissed bits of knowledge are proved true…eventually. Not to say there is not foolery or quack claims out there (Wow, is there ever!) or misinterpretations; just that we can gauge what is “true” often on our own, based on our experiences. Not that that means it’s right, either, haha. Well, anyone git me? Am I ramblin’ again, or am I making sense to anyone out there?

If eyesercise is not for you, try closing your eyes during the day, you’ll see ;^) Rest is an essential part of health, afterall.

I do a lot of needle work, including hand sewing small items, and sharp eyes are essential. This type of activity, alone, may not be a “problem”; however, with computers, television, video games, movie theatres, etc., I think all of our eyes are under unusual amounts of strain. This bit of resting is really soothing and helps a lot.

My last eye check up was great again; I can only attribute this to the nutritionally excellent dietary protocol I live — Eat To Live.  The ophthalmologist told me, despite my insistence that I’m having some blurring, that my eyes are full-on healthy! She told me my blurring is from all the eye strain from all the detail type stuff I do, loads of reading, (plus computer, etc.); no surprise this blurring is prevalent at the end of the day.

One interesting thing she said, when I asked if I should get some  glasses for use when hand sewing, etc.: She said I could, if I wanted, but it’s unnecessary, and that the more I use the glasses, the more my eyes/vision become/s dependent on them. Hm..interesting, right? I was surprised at this; I thought that was one of those exaggerated claims made by those whacky raw foodists I hang with :D. She even said, I could just pick up a pair of those cheap grocery store glasses! Very strange.

Running sunglasses

Another mystifying claim she made was that one should not let ANY sunlight into the eyes. When I pressed her with specifics, she was adamant. I asked about indirect sunlight, which is good for the essential Vitamin D production as well as mood balancing.– nope, ANY sun into the eyes, direct or indirect is to be avoided at all costs. Vitamin D, she informed me, can very well be absorbed through the skin and through supplementaion, which, of course is fairly common knowledge. She went on to say that one must wear sunglasses whenever outside, rain or shine, bright or gray. Interesting. Perhaps it is because of today’s increasingly unhealthful atmosphere ??

I’m a little wary about the absolute nature of her cautions; I’ve been getting indirect sunlight into my eyes and direct onto my skin since directed by Dr. Fuhrman that, in small amounts, for appropriate times, that this is a healthful practice. Now I’m wonderin’! Maybe the sun isn’t the god it used to be.

Strix

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