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Published on April 19, 2018

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slide 1: EYE EXERCISES VISION TRAINING SEYMOUR KOBLIN My approach to Vision Improvement is a whole health system that incorporates a connection to the forces of nature that influence every movement and aspect of our life. These forces in Chinese philosophy are called Yin/Yang and the 5 transformations / AKA seasons movements phases or elements. The eyes need more oxygen and glucose the estimate most commonly referred to is 8x more than most other parts of the body. The brain where vision is completely processed needs 20-30 X more O2 and glucose than the rest of the body. Our eyes are less important for survival than our heart liver kidney and most of the internal organs so when these life – essential organs are compromised the blood goes to them instead of the eyes and this may result in eye / vision distortions and symptoms. Humans’ keen eyesight is perhaps an evolutionary bonus that goes along with our higher consciousness potential and when survival functions become more important than viewing art watching the wonders of nature or reading books and music notes or watching movies the eyes/vision become compromised. Visual symptoms like any other are signals for us to change something in our lives in order to resume the journey of evolving consciousness. In comparing our 5 senses perhaps hearing smell touch and taste are more important for daily survival than vision and that is why the other senses more often consistently maintain longevity compared to the sense of sight. Vision challenges are specifically related to distortions that are a call for attention to improve one or more of the primal energy natural movements mentioned above. I will summarize some examples of these and for a more in depth understanding of the Yin/Yang and the 5 movements please refer to Shaping Our Destiny and other books listed in the References at the back of the book. For example near - sightedness is a reflection of one’s closest plans in life that are easier to visualize than far sighted plans of the future. “Stress”/ a de-energizing experience in the moment to moment planning of our lives compromises blood and energy/”chi” flow to the eyes. The Yin/Yang Expansion/Contraction model suggests that farsightedness often represents a more contracted condition of the eye lens caused by dysfunction of certain muscles that have been compromised in helping the crystalline lens to expand when necessary in order to focus the image on the retina. Near- sightedness represents a tendency for compromise in the eye muscles ability to contract the crystalline lens.. Do nearsighted people have an aptitude to be better at planning the immediate course of necessary events compared to far-sighted people who are inherently better at long term planning Considering the validity of such metaphorical comparisons may be helpful in creating life style changes that will ultimately improve our health and our vision. The 5 seasonal/ movement model that also integrates our internal organ functioning with the nature’s cycles asserts how present direction attitudes and planning immediate activities often relate most closely to gallbladder energy meridian. Far- sightedness is often a reflection of future planning and direction of activities which are most commonly influenced by liver energy networks. The Liver and Gallbladder are a paired organ/energy system that coincides with the Spring and early morning time of day when we wake and plan our dreams that were conceived in winter and evening Kidney/Bladder Reproductive system. I am briefly mentioning some of these influences in case the reader is interested in studying these more involved principles and how to change them more than just for vision improvement but for a deeper perspective of any aspect of his/her physical emotional and spiritual life. Students of Chinese Medicine or Macrobiotics will already be oriented to absorb these principles into their lifestyle. The overall message of this whole istic approach is that health is more than fixing or even replacing organs it is about blending our lives with the forces of nature. As another example our eyes need more O2 at night and at higher altitudes. In the morning and at noon and in spring and summer most peoples’ vision is at it’s best. slide 2: Earth “The lack of adequate vision and other hypoxic symptoms are particularly prevalent at night when the eyes need more oxygen to produce a special night vision protein in the rods of the eyes called rhodopsin. Your personal altitude limit for oxygen use should therefore be lower at night perhaps as low as 5000 feet if you live at sea level. ”Read more at http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/tip-week/know-your-oxygen- needsKYcRMjwA51mXUeMM.99 Were these tendencies created to make us tired so we will follow nature’s plan to sleep when it gets dark-at night and in winter when there is more darkness. Are people who live at higher altitudes supposed to go to bed earlier Are these examples of the Circadian rhythms that people are wise to follow The Yin/ Yang/Contraction/Expansion model divides our being into 3 zones: Physical Emotional Spiritual Heaven Spiritual Our feet keep us physically rooted to the earth while are arms reach out to the world and the people in it. The emotional experiences of these relationships ideally elevate our consciousness to see the bigger picture of life - spiritually. The Eye is a microcosmic representation of our behaviors that are rooted in the movement of Earth within Heavenly Celestial influences. Consider that when we look up we are searching for higher consciousness through a visual image. When we look down are we looking to ground solidify and define our life experiences through feeling what our body is experiencing. When are eyes are centered are we instead of looking but perhaps listening with our ears for a balance in the relationships of our life Vital Health and Visual acuity reflects a person’s unique needs in coordinating physical emotional and spiritual experiences. If one of these life essential movements is over or under emphasized it will manifest in a visual distortion in the muscles that control the eye as well as the cells in the visual cortex in the back of the brain that interpret what we do or do not see/experience in our life. In order to better interpret what someone is or not experiencing one can observe the movement of her/his eyes. Balanced Emotional Physical slide 3: Looking to the LEFT activates the left brain for most people and means we are searching our past to remember a visual looking up image auditory eyes staying centered message or body focusing down sensation. REMEMBERING Looking to the RIGHT activates the right brain for most people meaning we are searching looking up for a new 1 vision 2 auditory eyes staying centered message or 3 body focusing down physical sensation. IMAGINING. Each person’s management each of these visual auditory or body planes could influence what she/he are over or under emphasizing in life. Avoiding or over doing a particular direction could deactivate or strain certain muscular movements that eventually leads to compromised vision. R L P a s t V i s u a l F o rw a rd V i s u a l F o rw a rd Audito ry F o rw a rd Fe el i ng Past Audito ry Past Fe el i ng When the eyes are centered most people are using their ears/listening instead of their eyes to experience a state of balance through the sense of hearing. slide 4: 5 Transformations/Phases/ Movements/Elements The primal Yin/Yang movements can also be divided into 5 phases of our life experience that parallel the times of day and seasons of the year. Winter/Darkness Night Dream/Life Purpose Kidney /Bladder governs vision adaptability - in darkness and changing light conditions. Also intuitive seeing is connected to this movement. This ranges from getting up in the middle of the dark night and knowing where edges of the room are to following the path of our life purpose without thought or planning- knowing Spring/ Brightness Morning Life Planning Liver Gallbladder energy meridians governs the quick visual perception of details that influence both our present and future direction. This movement like a plant shooting up through the ground in spring also governs the ability to break through stagnation e.g. cataracts. Summer/Radiance passion Noon Expanding Inspiration Heart Small Intestine Heart Regulator and Triple heater energy meridians influences peripheral color intensity and the ability to focus images from anywhere in our visual field on the macula central portion of retina best suited for discerning visual information-the innermost coat of the posterior part of the eyeball that receives the image produced by the lens and is continuous with the optic nerve. Early Fall/ Grounding Early Afternoon perseverance of desires and relationship Spleen Pancreas/Stomach governs coordination of both eyes the relationship between the eyes and differences between the eyes. Late Fall/ Gathering to Completion Late Afternoon towards sunset Lungs/Large Intestine governs detailed vision and memory of visual details as well as the ability focus near or far and to eliminate wastes from the eyee.g. Cataracts dry or wet eyes See the energetic representation displayed on the next page : According to Chinese medicine the source of all eye challenges and perhaps all health challenges is rooted in the energetic force that in modern times is referred to as the Kidney/Jing Energy network. – Our ability to feel rested/regenerated/adaptable/flowing in any situation because of our constant connection to our physical Life Source and our Purpose- Our “DREAM”. This energy is often compared to the most life - essential roots of a tree. Jing Essence energy manifests through the sense of hearing-our inner voice. Shhh … Listen. After we are rested and fully charged with this “flowing” movement we then proceed to see our dreams in the outer world. We see our life purpose growing as a vision and it’s exciting. Seeing through the window to our soul- the E - Yes E energy -Outward Movement - Yes In a tree the root is the source of life or lack of it. The trunk circulates the energy absorbed by the roots. Any other Eye and Health disturbances are manifestations/symptoms of the branches leaves and fruit. Heal /Strengthen the root and the trunk that circulates the nutrients and everything else will be fine. slide 5: Wi n te r - Eve ni ng Spring Mo rn i n g S um m er - Noo n Ea rly F a ll - A f t e r noo n L at e F al l - S unset slide 8: The human eye is the organ which gives us the sense of sight allowing us to observe and perhaps learn more about the surrounding world than we do with any of the other four senses. We use our eyes in almost every activity we perform whether reading working watching television writing a letter driving a car and in countless other ways. Many people comment how sight is the sense they value more than all the rest. There is also an internal drive for all creatures to be either fascinated or scared of the light. En lighten ment – to see the magnificence of the infinite universe - such is the promise of healthy vision. The eye allows us to see and interpret the shapes colors and dimensions of objects in the world by processing the light they reflect or emit. The eye is able to detect bright light or dim light but it cannot see objects when light is absent. Process of Vision Light waves from an object such as a tree enter the eye first through the cornea which is the clear dome at the front of the eye. It is like a window that allows light to enter the eye. The light then progresses through the pupil the circular opening in the center of the colored iris. Fluctuations in the intensity of incoming light change the size of the eye’s pupil. As the light entering the eye becomes brighter the pupil will constrict get smaller due to the pupillary light response. As the entering light becomes dimmer the pupil will dilate get larger. slide 9: Initially the light waves are bent or converged first by the cornea and then further by the crystalline lens located immediately behind the iris and the pupil to a nodal point N located immediately behind the back surface of the lens. At that point the image becomes reversed turned backwards and inverted turned upside-down. The light continues through the vitreous humor the clear gel that makes up about 80 of the eye’s volume and then ideally back to a clear focus on the retina behind the vitreous. The small central area of the retina is the macula which provides the best vision of any location in the retina. If the eye is considered to be a type of camera albeit an extremely complex one the retina is equivalent to the film inside of the camera registering the tiny photons of light interacting with it. Within the layers of the retina light impulses are changed into electrical signals. Then they are sent through the optic nerve along the visual pathway to the occipital cortex at the posterior back of the brain. Here the electrical signals are interpreted or “seen” by the brain as a visual image. Actually then we do not “see” with our eyes but rather with our brains. Our eyes merely are the beginning of the visual process. I m a g e s a r e inv e r te d o n th e r e tina . T h e b r a in’s f ir s t im p r e s s io n o f w h a t w e s e e i s u p s i d e d o w n . H o p e f u l l y t h e v i s u a l c o r t e x i n t h e b a c k o f b r a i n co r r e ct s o u r o r i g i n a l u p s i d e d o w n v e r s i o n o f t h e w o r l d . slide 10: V i s i o n and E m o t i o ns I m agi n e the bo d y ’s res ponse when the images we see are first perceived as u p sid e d ow n . Thi s upsi de do w n w o r l d t r a v e l pa st o ur e m o t i o n a l c e n t e rs i n t he b rain thal a m us h y po t ha l a m us se x ua l re c e pt o rs pi t ui t a ry a n d pi n e a l gl a n d b e f o re th e v i si o n c e n te r/o c c i p i ta l c o rte x o f t h e b ra i n c o rre c ts th e m. Is it any won d er we hav e e mot i o nal stress b a s e d o n wh a t we fi rst se e in our o u t e r wo rld Is it any wonder that we use our intellectual process to straighten out an o t he rw i se up si de do w n w o rl d Do es o ur e y e respo n d by se ndi ng t h e se si g na ls f ar a way f arsi gh t e d n e ss to d i stance us from the blurry ast i gmati sm o r “u n k nown” w orl d or m a y b e b ri n g t hem n e a r n e a r si gh t e d n e ss i n orde r t o co nne ct m or e c l ose l y A r e v i s u a l d i s t o r t i ons a re spon se t o e m o t i ona l a da pt a b i l i t y o r l a c k o f i t Wi ll o ur v i s i o n i m p r o v e o n c e w e l e a r n t o u s e o u r e m o t i o n s i n s t e a d o f t h e m u s i n g u s slide 11: Myopia Hyperopia Astigmatism If the incoming light from a far away object focuses before it gets to the back of the eye that eye’s refractive error is called “myopia” nearsightedness. If incoming light from something far away has not focused by the time it reaches the back of the eye that eye’s refractive error is “hyperopia” farsightedness. In the case of “astigmatism” one or more surfaces of the cornea or lens the eye structures which focus incoming light are not spherical shaped like the side of a basketball but instead are cylindrical or toric shaped a bit like the side of a football. As a result there is no distinct point of focus inside the eye but rather a smeared or spread-out focus. Astigmatism is the most common refractive error. k slide 12: Presbyopia “after 40” vision -After age 40 and most noticeably after age 45 the human eye is affected by presbyopia. This natural condition results in greater difficulty maintaining a clear focus at a near distance with an eye which sees clearly far away. Presbyopia is caused by a lessening of flexibility of the crystalline lens as well as to a weakening of the cilliary muscles which control lens focusing. Both are commonly said as being attributable to the aging process or perhaps presbyopia represents an important signal to change the way we look at life An eye can see clearly at a far distance naturally or it can be made to see clearly artificially such as with the aid of eyeglasses or contact lenses or else following a photorefractive procedure such as LASIK laser- assisted in situ keratomileusis. Without some form of prevention presbyopia eventually will affect the near focusing of almost every human eye. In some scenarios of people with nearsightedness this tendency to become more farsighted actually improves overall vision. Another note: Our natural tendency to see a more far sighted life experience is a natural aging tendency to honor. Perhaps we could look for the Big Picture of Life rather than the small details especially if those details affect our stress levels. OR perhaps we have been avoiding the small details and are now escaping from them. Food for consciousness evolution. Delegate the details to those who like the micro world and as we age prioritize the Macro Life perspective or discipline ourselves to pay more attention to them Eye Growth The average newborn’s eyeball is about 18 millimeters in diameter from front to back axial length. In an infant the eye grows slightly to a length of approximately 19½ millimeters. The eye continues to grow gradually to a length of about 24-25 millimeters or about 1 inch in adulthood. A ping-pong ball is about 1½ inch in diameter which makes the average adult eyeball about 2/3 the size of a ping-pong ball. The eyeball is set in a protective cone-shaped cavity in the skull called the “orbit” or “socket.” This bony orbit also enlarges as the eye grows. Extraocular Muscles The orbit is surrounded by layers of soft fatty tissue. These layers protect the eye and enable it to turn easily. Traversing the fatty tissue are three pairs of extraocular muscles which regulate the motion of each eye: the medial lateral rectus muscles the superior inferior rectus muscles and the superior inferior oblique muscles. slide 13: Every day Practices for Improving Eye Function 1 Blink 3-5 seconds Flutter Blink when tired and close eyes 2 Increase your total field of vision when focussing or looking peripheral. 3 Avoid staring. Eyes are exercising taking in 60-70 images every second- If they get tired – Blink change focus or CLOSE yes and rest. Look up /away from computer road etc. Staring locks the eye and stagnates circulation to all parts of the eye. slide 14: 4 Avoid day dreaming with eyes open-causes confusion on what the eye is supposed to do. Reading strains the eye because it sends a visual image to brain at the same time we are looking at the writing. It’s likes stretching a rubber band over and over until it weakend it’s ability tp bounce back. Practice other eye exercises when reading. 5 Practice the tension removing exercises with wonder/enthusiasm or you will develop mechanical /stagnant sight. 6 Rest and Nourish with Natural light 30 minutes a day outdoors or exposed to window light or close them in darknesspalming over eyes alternating with closed eyes facing or indirectly facing the sun whichever you can maintain a relaxed facial expession. 5 second intervals of each 20 times. 7 Challenge your eyes- e.g. under corrected lenses or looking closer or farther than you would normally. 8 Relaxed Aligned Posture 9 Breathe Deeply ALL the time. Eyes use 20- 30 of our oxygen intake Co m put e r: Ma x i m i ze fo c using distance behind your computer and/or at least Look o u t to th e farthest point away from your computer screen OFTEN or put a mirror on your table s o y o u c a n l o o k b e h i n d y o u a t a d i s t a n c e . Window light can cause glare which overworks the eye and changes neck and spine a l i gh n m e n t t o c o m p e n s a t e f o r t h e b l i n d n e s s c a u s e d b y t h e gl a r i n g l i gh t . . A v o i d gl a r e f r o m l i gh t s u n s h a d e d w i d o w s . T u r n o n l i gh t s w h i l e l o o k i n g a t t h e b l a c k c o m p u t e r s c r e e n . I f y o u s e e r e f l e c t i o n s o f o t h e r i m a ge s t h e r e i s gl a r e / A l t e r a n gl e o r l o c a t i o n o f c o m p u t e s c r e e n - shad e f l uresc ent li ght s. . A n t i gl a r e or m at te sc reen slide 15: 10 Look intuitively honestly openly and see the silver lining in every cloud- See what you are grateful for and what each benefit a life challenge will bring you. Practicing the Eye Exercises a few minutes each morning and each evening to help start improving your eyesight right away. These eye exercises including the palming help relieve stress and strain onyour eyes even more important if you work late hours or if you spend much time looking at computer screens. According to a 2005 study at the Christ Church Hospital in New Zealand eye exercises such as the ones below have shown to improve a long list of disorders- near ad far sightedness astigmatism cataracts peripheral and color vision learning disabilities dyslexia and general performances after brain damage. However since mainstream literature has not yet supported these type of eye exercises practicing them is still considered to be controversial. BREATHING: Breathe through your nose so that the area 3 finger widths below your navelthe “Tan Tien” rises/expands and falls/contracts with each inhale and exhale respectively. tongue resting on the roof of your mouth. This increases saliva production which carries energy“CHI” that nourishes every part of the body. The eyes need 8x more blood/energy flow than the rest of the body. EMBRACE HORSE: The posture aligns lengthens staightens and strengthens the spine and nervous system. Relax your eyes ½ open ½ shut looking 1 downward at a 45 degree angle through the hands without any focus 2 Eyes open SLOWLY trace the outer edge of your palm and each finger with your eyes one hand at atime then both hands at the same time. 3 Finish with eyes relaxed ½ open ½ shut looking 1 at a 45 degree angle through the hands without any focus. slide 16: TWISTING SPINE Keep hips in place. Only the upper torso moves NOT the neck/cervical vertebrae. Make sure your pelvis is tucked under your spine taking the arch out of your lower back. Eyes are at a downward 45 degree angle. 1Look past your hands without any focus. 2 Look at your palms and fingers. 3 Finish looking past your hands without any focus. slide 17: Make sure your pelvis is tucked under your spine taking the arch out of your lower back. Eyes are relaxed. 1 ½ open ½ shut looking downward at a 45 2 degree angle without any focus 3 2 Look as far as you can behind your right or left. slide 18: Rotating the Eyes Trace the seconds of a clock’s motion by moving your eyes- not your head. A friend/observer can watch you do this to provide objective feedback in noticing where you experience skips in your visual auditory or body fields. Practice seeing all directions and angles. Go clockwise and counter clockwise. Practice moving your tongue in the opposite direction of your eyes. Trainingg this Right/Left Brain exercise is easier done by rotating the eyes and tongue in 1/4 sections one step at a time. Eyes right ¼ tongue left ¼ etc. Kidney rubs/tapping Ginger compress Ear Candling Ear Pulls and Stimulation slide 19: 5 finger vibration release Close eyes and wrap the fingers of each hand gently around the outer border each eye and GENTLY vibrate for 10 seconds. Release wait 10 seconds and slowly open eyes. 3 finger Outward opening Do with Open and Closed eyes Place thumbs in the hole/point behind the earlobe ring fingers in the hole/point under the cheek zygomatic arch and the index fingers on the the hole/point at the temples. Use your middle finger to expand /open the space along the bone surrunding the eyes. slide 20: Press Close your eyes. Gently press the points below your eyes with fingertips and above your eyes with thumbs. Find where the soft part of your eye meets the brow bone near the "notch" about 1 inch from the top of your nose until you see a "lightshow". Hold for 10 seconds. Keep your eyes closed remove your thumbs and slowly open your eyes. slide 21: O cci p i tal p r e s s L e a n n e c k b a c k w a r d s w h i l e y o u p r e s s y o u r th u m b s in to th e p o ints u nd e r th e o ccip ita l r id g e . D o w ith E y e s o p e n f o c u s s i n g n e a r t h e n f a r . D o w i t h 1 cl o s ed ey e s a nd 2 ey es o p en. 3 P ai re d P oi nt s f o r A l te r ing a nd O p e n ing o u r Neu r o l o g ical and Ch em ical patter ns to cr e ate ch ang e slide 22: Sitting in a straight back position. Breathe in as you stetch your hands up to the heavens . Then exhale while bending forward and surrendering to mother earth below you. Take in he the infinite universe on the inhale and let it all go on the exhale. Clap your hands with gusto twice in front of your eyes twice to the left side of your head in front of the ears back to center twice and twice on the right side of your head in front of your ears. Do this procedure Center Left Right Center at least 3 times. Warm the hands by rubbing them together quickly. Put some saliva the charged dew of Heaven meeting earth on the center of your palms. Close your eyes and place your palms over your eyes . Relax and immerse yourself into the darkness. Rest. slide 23: Attach a Tibetan Eye Chart on a wall with the middle spot aligned approximately with your nose when you sit down.Your nose should be four to six inches away from the spot. Remove your glasses or contacts if you wear them before beginning the eye exercises. Sit with your spine straight in front of the eye chart andmove your eyes clockwise on each dot of the outer circle until you have made a complete circle. Keep your head still at all times while moving only your eyes. Move your eyes counterclockwise in the same way. Blink your eyes afew times then relax them. Notice the dots representing two oclock and eight oclock on the eye chart. Move your eyes back and forth between these two dots a few times. Notice the dots for four oclock and 10 oclock. Move your eyes back and forth between these a few times also. Lick the center of your palm with saliva. Palm your eyes by placing your right palm over your right eye and your left palm over your left eye. Let your fingers cross from both hands so they are at an angle resting on your nose bridge.You should feel a suction slightly on your eyeballs from the palms of your hands but no pressure just soothing darkness. Open your eyes to check for toatl darkness. Sit for two to five minutes. Remove your palms and move your eyes clockwise slowly on the eye chart this time on the outer edge of each of the arms. Repeat counterclockwise. If you feel like it repeat again clockwise then counterclockwise. If you feel eyestrain stop. When youre ready blink a few times then sit and palm your eyes as before for three to five minutes. slide 25: Nutrition and the Eyes Some statistics claim that 25 of our nutrition/nutrients are dedicated to use of our eyes. Metabolismchemical activity of eyes are faster than any other body part. Blood concentration of Vitamin C in the eye is much greater than most other places. Eye function research popularizes a balance of these nutrients : Magnesium Selenium Chromium Calcium Zinc Folic Acid Vitamin A E C D . It seems that eye dysfunctions go together with Some and Most important individual nutrients- SO EAT a Balanced Nutritious Diet with a minimum of factors that leach nutrientsSugar Drugs Alcohol Animal Foods VITAMINS MINERALS Vitamins Function Significant Vegetable Food Sources B1 thiamine Supports energy metabolism and nerve function spinach green peas tomato juice watermelon sunflower seeds B2 riboflavin Supports energy metabolism normal vision and skin health spinach broccoli mush- rooms B3 niacin Supports energy metabolism skin health nervous system and digestive system spinach potatoes tomato juice B5 pantothenic acid Supports energy metabolism whole grains vegetables beans mushrooms nuts nutritional yeast Biotin/ H Energy metabolism fat synthesis amino acid metabolism energy storage/glycogen synthesis release widespread in foods nutritional yeast nuts and can be manufactured in the body should a small shortfall occur. B6 pyridoxine Amino acid and fatty acid metabolism red blood cell production bananas watermelon tomato juice broccoli spinach acorn squash potatoes white rice C ascorbic acid Collagen synthesis amino acid metabolism helps iron absorption immunity anti- oxidant Spinach broccoli red bell peppers snow peas greens tomato kiwi mango orange grapefruit strawberries slide 26: Choline synthesis of essential components of membranes is particularly used to support the fetus’s developing nervous system prevents whole grains vegetables nuts Folic Acid Supports DNA synthesis and new cell formation tomato green beans broccoli spinach asparagus okra black-eyed peas Inositol nervous system stabilizer prevention of anxiety panic attacks vegetables whole grains beans nutritional yeast fruit slide 27: Vitamins Function Significant Vegetable Food Sources Aretinol Supports vision skin bone and tooth growth immunity and reproduction mango broccoli orange an dark green vegetables nettles tomato sweet potatoes pumpkin D Promotes bone mineralization self-synthesis via sunlight chlorophyll-rich foods E Antioxidant regulation of oxidation reactions supports cell membrane stabilization polyunsaturated plant oils dark green leaves whole grains germ sunflower seeds tofu avocado sweet potatoes K Synthesis of blood-clotting proteins regulates blood calcium Brussel alfalfa sprouts soybeans oats rye wheat leafy green vegetables nettles green tea P-Bioflavinoids White pith of citrus fruits peppers buckwheat black currants U Amino acid and fatty acid metabolism red blood cell production Cabbage Coenzyme Q10 Used in new cell synthesis helps break down fatty acids and amino acids supports nerve cell maintenance Peanuts spinach PABA Para-aminobezoic acid Assists in formation of Folic Acid whole grains spinach mush- rooms Vitamins and minerals are MICRO nutrients compared to carbohydrates proteins fats and oils. Our daily needs would fit on the top of a pin. Interesting how so many people are preoccupied with them spending hundreds of dollars weekly or even daily just in case of a shortage. Eating a variety of organic and even better home gardened vegetables will easily fulfill our needs for vitamins and minerals. Our ability to absorb them as concentrated supplements is also questionable. I have found that when supplements are not being assimilated the area under the medial section of the right rib cageliver is very tight and sensitive. There is more to healthy living than finding that missing magic ingredient especially if it takes the form of a vitamin or mineral slide 28: Minerals Function Significant Vegetable Food Sources Boron Improves ability to absorb Calcium and Magnesium Sea vegetables alfalfa unrefined sea salt Calcium Formation of bones and teeth supports blood clotting. Easily depleted by stress of any kind. Sea vegetables almonds sesame sunflower seeds nutritional yeast tofu green beans broccoli Chloride Maintains fluid and electrolyte balance aids in digestion Sea salt sea vegetables soy sauce bread celery Chromium Associated with insulin required for the release of energy from glucose vegetable oils brewer’s yeast whole grains nuts Copper Necessary for absorption and utilization of iron supports formation of hemoglobin and several enzymes water Fluorine Formation of bones and teeth prevents decay Sea vegetables rice rye parsley avocado cabbage sea salt tea Germanium Sea vegetables garlic shitake Iodine Contained in thyroid hormones that help regulate growth development and metabolic rate Sea vegetables sea salt Iron Center of hemoglobin molecule red blood cell-carries oxygen to all tissues dulse hiziki artichoke parsley spinach broccoli nettles green beans tofu Molybdenum Facilitates many cell processes sea vegetables sea salt legumes dark leafy greens sea salt Magnesium Assists muscle nerve heartbeat and blood sugar function sea vegetables whole grainsamaranth especially beans microalgae leafy greens sea salt slide 29: Minerals Function Significant Vegetable Food Sources Manganese Facilitates many cell processes widespread in foods Potassium Maintains fluid and electrolyte balance cell integrity muscle contractions and nerve impulse transmission sea vegetables sea salt potatoes acorn squash artichoke spinach broccoli carrots green beans tomato juice avocado grapefruit juice water- melon banana Selenium Antioxidant. Works with vitamin E to protect body from oxidation sea vegetables grains beans organic garlic mushrooms sea salt Silicon assists formation of tendons joints bone and cartilage assists regulates calcium balance wheat oats rice beet pulp alfalfa horsetail comfrey and nettles. lettuce cucumbers avocados strawberries onions dandelions and other dark greens. Sodium Maintains fluid and electro- lyte balance supports muscle contraction and nerve impulse transmissions salt sea vegetables soy sauce bread celery Sulfur body’s beautifying miner- al- hair fingernails and skin strong and healthy collagen production/elascticitydetox- ifier Sea vegetables cabbage family beans onions garlic nettles sea salt Vanadium inhibits cholesterol formation assists energy production a cofactor of enzymes assists blood sugar and fat metabo- lism builds bones and teeth. Sea vegetables whole grains seeds nuts dill radishes green beans sea salt Zinc prod. enzymes genetic materi- al and proteins transports vi- tamin A taste wound healing sperm. fetal development Sea vegetables whole grains spinach broccoli green peas nuts seeds eas green beans tomatolentils tofu slide 30: Classical Eye Health Herbs are: Sesame seed Sesamun indicum tea • Delicious crunchy sesame seeds are widely considered healthful foods. 100 g of seeds provide 573 calories. Although much of its calorie comes from fats sesame contains several notable health-benefiting nutrients minerals antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness. • The seeds are especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid which comprise up to 50 fatty acids in them. Oleic acid helps to lower LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increases HDL or "good cholesterol" in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet which is rich in mono-unsaturated fats help to prevent coronary artery disease and stroke by favoring healthy lipid profile. • The seeds are an also very valuable source of dietary proteins with fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth especially in children. Just 100 g of seeds provide about 18 g of protein 32 of daily-recommended values. • In addition sesame seeds contain health benefiting compounds such as sesamol 3 4- methylene-dioxyphenol sesaminol furyl-methanthiol guajacol 2- methoxyphenol phenylethanthiol and furaneol vinylguacol and decadienal. Sesamol and sesaminol are phenolic anti-oxidants. Together these compounds help stave off harmful free radicals from the human body. • Sesame is among the seeds rich in quality vitamins and minerals. They are very good sources of B-complex vitamins such as niacin folic acid thiamin vitamin B1 pyridoxine vitamin B6 and riboflavin. • 100 g of sesame contains 97 µg of folic acid about 25 of recommended daily intake. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis. When given to expectant mothers during the peri-conception period it may prevent neural tube defects in the baby. • Niacin is another B-complex vitamin found abundantly in sesame. About 4.5 mg or 28 of daily-required levels of niacin is provided by just 100 g of seeds. Niacin helps reduce LDL-cholesterol levels in the blood. In addition it enhances GABA activity inside the brain which in turn helps reduce anxiety and neurosis. • The seeds are incredibly rich sources of many essential minerals. Calcium iron manganese zinc magnesium selenium and copper are especially concentrated in sesame seeds. Many of these minerals have a vital role in bone mineralization red blood cell production enzyme synthesis hormone production as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities. Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus slide 31: Nutrition Facts According to the Worldwide Gourmet 100 g of bilberries have 60 calories 14 g of carbohydrates 0.4 g of fat and 0.7 g of protein. The University of Maryland Medical Center or UMMC says bilberries are a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble vitamin that supports immunity and the growth and repair of all body tissues. Health Claims According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center or MSKCC bilberries are claimed to benefit cancer prevention cataracts circulatory disorders diabetic vision problems diarrhea glaucoma hemorrhoids macular degeneration mucositis varicose veins and visual acuity. The UMMC says bilberries contain antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body by destroying harmful substances that damage the body and contribute to heart disease and cancer. The NCCAM says the leaves of the bilberry plant are used to treat diabetes. Anthocyanins Anthocyanins are one of the key components in bilberries thought to benefit health. According to the Linus Pauling Institute anthocyanins are pigments that give fruits vegetables grains and flowers their blue purple and red colors. The UMMC and MSKCC say anthocyanins have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and support strong blood vessels good circulation and prevention of blood clots. Anthocyanins also increase the production of rhodopsin a pigment in the eye that supports night vision and helps the eyes adapt to changes in light. Considerations The NCCAM says clinical studies have not proved that bilberry improves night vision and there is no scientific evidence that supports the use of bilberry for any health condition. There are no adverse reactions associated with fresh bilberry or bilberry supplements. However the long-term safety or side effects of bilberry have not been extensively researched. The NCCAM warns that high doses or prolonged use of bilberry leaves or leaf extracts may not be safe due to possible toxic side effects. Ginkgo Biloba Ginkgo biloba is a tree once widely distributed but now isolated to China and cultivated elsewhere. Also known as maidenhair tree ginkgo is a living fossil meaning there is fossilized evidence of it but it continues to exist today. The leaf has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine and more recently as a "smart drug" to enhance cognitive function and memory. This association may originally be based on the fact that the leaf is a favorite food of the elephant which is reputed to never forget. Science on the other hand shows that ginkgo stimulates blood flow and electrical activity in the brain. Phyllis A. Balch CNC author of "Prescription for Herbal Healing" writes that electroencephalograph or EEG measurements of people with Parkinsons disease suggest that ginkgo may improve oxygen and glucose utilization in the brain. In addition studies in healthy volunteers show that ginkgo extracts increase alpha brain wave activity leading to enhanced mental clarity and recall. slide 33: Edging Trace around the edges of all objects 1 Keeping your eyes still neck and/or head are moving 2 using only your eyes neck and/or head are stationary While doing this also see as much as you can of the whole picture D o t h e s a m e m o v i n g o n l y y o u r e y e s slide 34: EYE SQUEEZES SPECIAL PLACE VISUALIZATION MEMORY TRANSFORMATION I n hal e Ex ha le slide 35: SPECTRUM VISUALIZATION slide 47: HAN D S O N HE A L ING

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