Macular Degeneration – or Macular Re-Generation?

Ninety (90%) percent of what we learn in our lifetime comes from what we see through our eyes.

Losing one’s eyesight is a frightening possibility for over 60% of the population. With more and more “baby boomers” moving into the retirement stage of life, this problem is alarming in its proportions and its implications.

If a friend or a loved one has Macular Degeneration or is at risk of losing their eyesight, please share today’s article and video with them.

There is hope for this tragic disease.

Nearly 18 Million Will Have Macular Degeneration by 2050

A photo of an eye exam with an older womanIn a study funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers report that as many as 9.1 million people will have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 2010, and nearly double this number at 17.8 million people, will have the potentially blinding eye disease by 2050.

“What we found is that due to aging, the number of cases of early and advanced AMD will increase dramatically no matter what,” said study author David Rein, PhD, senior research economist from RTI International in Research Triangle Park, N.C. “In 2050, we project there will be 1.57 million cases of blindness [caused by AMD] with no treatment. But, with vigorous treatment, that number’s just about 1 million.”

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious eye disease that causes the breakdown of the macula, which is located in the retina. The macula gives you clear central vision, which is essential for reading and driving, even for just seeing people’s faces. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in people over 65, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO). If you’d like to read the study, click here for the April issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.

Nutritional therapy can benefit sufferers of Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is caused by “exploding cells” within the retina. Cells that are literally falling apart from free radical damage. Drugs can’t fight this cellular breakdown, but Superfoods and Antioxidants can!

This science of fighting free radicals is something we specialize in, as it is the core of all our cancer protocols, because cellular breakdown is the initial cause of all forms of cancer.

An image of Dr. Wayne Garland's Vision Support nutritional supplementIn a major study at Johns Hopkins University of nearly 5,000 adults between the ages of 55 to 89 who were diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, those given a daily supplement of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Zinc and Copper saw a reduction of 23% in the incidence of AMD.

The lead researchers stated that if people would take these simple antioxidants and minerals, it could prevent vision loss in 300,000 people over the next five years.

So what we did is take this knowledge and then take all the free-radical fighting Superfood Antioxidant compounds we knew of that were specifically targeted to the eyes, and put them into a special Macular Degeneration Formula called appropriately enough Vision Support.

Does it really work?

I asked Gilbert Gonzalez, a long, long time customer and friend, who starting using our Vision Support formula in 1999, share with you his experience:

Gilbert Gonzalez

I am a Hospital Lab Specialist which requires acute accurate vision and one day I noticed a strange visual perception that appeared as a small ~v~ in the middle of my vision. I didn’t attempt anymore lab testing until I saw my Ophthalmologist a few days later. He diagnosed it as “Macular Degeneration” and sent me to a specialist two weeks later who confirmed his diagnosis.

The specialist told me there isn’t any treatment for Macular Degeneration. He went further to say that sometimes it progresses slowly and sometimes it goes fast. Either way, I would go blind because of it. My wife and I were very upset – not only for my future as a blind person, but also my career as a Lab Technician would be over. Our financial future was as unclear as my vision.

On the drive home from the specialist’s office, I remembered I had some of Dr. Garland’s “Vision Support” at home. (I had never taken them before, as they were part of a sampler kit I had purchased some time before.) I decided to start taking them and see what would happen.

I immediately took six capsules and then would then take two capsules in the morning, noon and evening thereafter. Within the week, my vision had returned to it’s normal state.

When I returned to the specialist I showed him what I was taking and explained what had happened. He became really antagonistic, saying this had not been approved by the FDA (vitamins and natural herbs are not “approved” by the FDA), had not been sufficiently tested and I was risking my life taking such things.

Well, I am here to tell you that if I had not started taking the Vision Formula all these years ago, I would be blind today. Instead, not only am I able to see, I even decreased my prescription for my glasses, as my farsightedness improved as well.

I believe these formulas are a God-send.

Gil Gonzalez
Yucaipa, CA

If you’d like to know all about what we’ve included in the Vision Support formula, click the play button on this short video clip.

Further Tips & Suggestions

  • Eat lots of high Magnesium foods such as seafood, whole grains, green veggies, molasses, nuts.
  • Avoid refined carbs and sugars, red meat and caffeine.
  • Eat “see” foods, like leafy greens, lutein-rich kale, collard greens and spinach.
  • Eat natural zinc-rich foods like fish, oysters, sea vegetables, whole grains, beans and pumpkin seeds.
  • Drink organic carrot juice with our Life Transfusion minerals added, twice a day.
  • Add our Omega 3/6/9 Fatty Acids formula, Age-Less Rx anti-inflammatory formula and AntiOxidant Free Radical Fighting formula to your daily routine.
  • Read something every day, eyes need exercise too!

Click here to order Vision Support.

As always, here’s to your Contagious Health!

Dr. Wayne Garland, PhD/TCM

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