Healing Protocols

Eye Infections and Eye Strain

• Eye infections (caused by bacteria or other microbes)- 1-3 drops of colloidal silver every couple of hours for mild irritations usually works within a day. For more serious infections, use an eye cupand flush with colloidal silver.

• Sties- An old folk remedy is using a 10-14K gold ring. Place a newly cleaned ring on the sty and it is often gone in a only a few hours. As part of the cleaning, rinse with distilled water. A drop of colloidal gold is the modern day version of this.

• Red eye from chlorine – milk. This is great for people who have sensitive eyes to chlorine while swimming. Just put some milk in an eye dropper (if you can’t locate one, just dip a paper towel in milk and wring it out to make drops) and put a drop or two in each eye. This will normally take away the redness and eliminate the stinging.

• Foreign objects in the eyes– warm milk. Same as the above remedy, be sure to use warm milk, Soothes the sandpaper feeling in the eyes and also draws out foreign objects that are in the eye. Follow this with a flush with colloidal silver to prevent infection.

• Burning eyes from welding– green tea bags, water. Take the tea bags, soak in cold water for about 10 minutes. Lie down and cover your eyes with tea bags. After they start feeling better take off eyes.

• To revitalize tired eyes, treat yourself to a soothing chamomile (Matricaria recutita) compress twice a day. The chamomile soaks through your eyelids, soothing eye tissue and reducing swelling in the capillaries. Make the compress by steeping one teaspoon dried chamomile flowers or one chamomile tea bag in one cup boiling hot distilled  or carbon filtered water for 20 minutes. Strain. Allow the tea to cool, soak a washcloth in it, wring it out, lie down, and place it over your closed eyes for 15 to 20 minutes.

• Boil some green tea in a little distilled or carbon filtered water and let it cool. Dip two gauze pads in this brew and place the gauzes on each eye for 15 minutes. Make sure you keep dipping the cotton wads into the liquid, as soon as gauzes dry up.

• Another effective treatment for tired eyes, wash them with cold distilled or carbon filtered water, several times a day. This treatment reduces inflammation, moisturizers the skin /tissues, relaxes the eyes & provides relief from eyestrain & fatigue.

• Lavender oil offers gentle relief for tired and strained eyes. Add a drop of lender oil to 500 ml (two½ cups) of water and shake the solution well. Dip two cotton wool pads in the liquid, squeeze out the excess water and place one pad over each eye.

• To improve eye health and capillary circulation, take 3-5 enzymes on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and just before bed.

• Supplements essential for eye health are beta-carotene (Vitamin A ), Zinc , Vitamin E, Vitamin B Complex, Selenium, and Plant Minerals . (See also Vision Aid and Rx Eye )

• Eliminate processed sugars and white (bleached) flour from your diet.

• Foods recommended for eye health- fresh organic carrot juice, raw cabbage, cauliflower, squash, green vegetables, broccoli, sunflower seeds and watercress.

• If much time is spent reading, at the computer or watching television, eye damage will result if the eye isn’t properly exercised. As with any muscle in the body held in the same position for extended periods, muscle fatigue and even atrophy will result. This occurs when the eyes are focused at the same distance and on a narrow area for long periods. This can be alleviated by very simple eye exercises that step through a series of focus on objects at different distances. A good time to do these exercises is when driving. Start by focusing for a few seconds on the steering wheel or the odometer, then focus the eyes to the dash or windshield wipers, then to the front of the hood of your car, then to another car or object a few car lengths ahead, then to an object a block or two ahead. Keep refocusing until your eyes reach the horizon and then start the same progression in reverse back to your dash or steering wheel. Many people drive as if in a trance, focused on only one point directly in front of their car, oblivious to everything else. This exercise will not be a distraction, but will break that fixation ‘habit’ and will help train you to pay better attention to a broader range of what is happening around your vehicle.