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Grass Fed BEEF EYE — $44

 

— Traditional peoples, Native Americans and early ancestral healers believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would strengthen and support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual.* [1] — 

 

Nourish your way to health and happiness with grass fed beef eye

For most of human history, we effortlessly consumed (nose-to-tail) the things we needed for strength, health, and happiness. Like the fertile ground that we once walked upon, we were a natural extension of this earth. In the modern world, we have been denied our ancestral birthright of impeccable vision. Many of our modern struggles, including degenerative eye diseases, were almost unheard-of before the widespread “luxury” of processed foods (refined white flour, polyunsaturated fats, and sugar). We are now part of a world where our sensitive eye tissues are under attack from environmental factors inside and out. An epidemic of visual degeneration is on the rise... now 1 in 3 people have some form of eye disease or vision impairment. 

Organs and glandulars were a staple of our early ancestors' diets as the ultimate superfood, for good reason. It turns out, this nourishing tradition is backed by science... "Radioisotope labeling studies in animals have shown conclusively that, when eaten, organs and glands selectively travel to the corresponding organs and glands in high concentrations. This research, done at the University of Scotland in Edinburgh, lends credence to the ancient practice of eating animal organs to help ensure health in one’s corresponding organs..." - Dr. Ron Schmid, ND.*[2] Our early ancestors knew this, which is why their traditional diets included the frequent and nourishing consumption of nose-to-tail nutrients, including eyes.

 

OUR ANCESTORS ENJOYED SUPERIOR EYESIGHT 

Unlike most of us today, our ancestors enjoyed superior eyesight… this is strikingly illustrated in the visual acuity of ancient cave painters. Archeologists discovered a prehistoric cave painting of the Pleiades star group, in which the artist had painted ten stars in the constellation. Current day astronomers can only see six of these stars with the naked eye and require a telescope to see the other four.

The Maori of New Zealand and Aboriginies of Australia are living examples of just how incredible our eyesight can be. For instance, Australian Aborigines can see animals a mile away that the modern man can not see. The Maori can see the moons of Jupiter, which can only be seen by a western man with the aid of a telescope. These tribesmen can reliably notify the telescope viewer as to when an eclipse of one of the moons would occur. [3]

Without a doubt, our ancestors had amazingly acute eyesight, quite similar to modern day natives who consume the traditional foods of their culture. I believe that by adhering to ancestral diet and lifestyle practices we can reclaim our ancestral birthright of optimal vision.

 

WE EVOLVED CONSUMING EYES AND LIVER...

All traditional cultures recognized that certain foods were necessary to prevent blindness. In his pioneering work, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Weston A. Price tells the story of a prospector who, while crossing a high plateau in the Rocky Mountains, went blind with xerophthalmia, due to a lack of vitamin A. As he wept in despair, he was discovered by an Indian who then caught him a trout and fed him the flesh of the head and the tissues of the eyes. Within a few hours, his sight began to return and within two days his eyes were nearly normal. Our ancestors intuitively knew that eyes support eye health. Now, modern science knows that the richest source of vitamin A in the entire animal body is that of the retina and the tissues in the back of the eyes. [3]

Many cultures used liver, another extremely rich source of vitamin A, for various types of blindness. An ancient practice that has been documented throughout history involved first pressing the liver to the eye, and then eating it. The Egyptians described this cure at least 3500 years ago. Similar practices have been recorded in Russia, Java, and Newfoundland. Hippocrates was said to prescribe liver soaked in honey for blindness in malnourished children. Assyrian texts and Chinese medical writings from the 7th century both call for the use of liver in the treatment of night blindness. [4]

The ways of our ancestors have been carried down through many generations and are still being practiced today. Deep in the Siberian tundra, natives take down massive yaks and they, of course, go for liver first but they won't begin their journey home without popping an eyeball in their mouth. Yak eyes are cherished as a survival food by the Siberian people. In the Arctic, the Inuit hunt and feast upon massive seals. When they have a visitor, an offering of the seal eyeball is an act of generosity from the host. This offering of eyes to the guest of honor has been observed for generations, across the globe. In many cultures, eyes have been and still are, considered a delicacy.

— Based on the ancient ancestral wisdom that "like supports like." Consuming Grass Fed Eye may nourish and support optimal vision health.* —

— Eye tissue is rich in bioavailable animal-based vitamin A, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3s (DHA) and zinc which may nourish and support eye health.* —

— Provides all the building blocks... eye specific proteins, peptides, enzymes & cofactors along with molecular biodirectors (DNA instructions) to code and/or express the building of healthy eye tissue.* —

 

BENEFITS OF GRASS FED BEEF eye

Grassfed Beef Eye contains all the vitamins, and minerals necessary to nourish and support optimal eye function. Our vision is dependant on a diet rich in key nutrients found within the eye tissue, in particular, vitamin A. Insufficient levels of this vitamin directly correlate to night blindness, macular degeneration, xerophthalmia, glaucoma, and cataracts. Many of our functional healthcare practitioners use our Grass Fed Beef Eye (w/ Liver) to support their patients who are suffering from these eye conditions.

Dr. Royal Lee, and other early nutritional pioneers believed the degenerative processes of a specific organ / gland could be reversed by ingesting the corresponding raw materials specific to that organ / gland.[5]

In the 1930’s, Nobel Prize winner, George Wald discovered that extracts of eye tissue (retina, pigment, epithelium, and choroid) are effective in curing vitamin A deficiency and restoring optimal cellular growth. He extensively studied the eyes of multiple species and found that the eyes of cattle, contained one of the highest concentrations of vitamin A, comparable to the level of vitamin A found in cod liver oil. [6]

Grassfed Beef Eye is a whole food and dietary supplement that provides 100% pure bovine eye (and liver) with eye-specific peptides, cofactors and enzymes to nourish and support one's own eyes. Whole food, nutrient dense organs and glandulars provide targeted support in harmony with nature — the old fashioned way, the way that our early ancestors did.

 

EYE NUTRITION [ANCESTRAL NUTRITION] 

The human organism is superbly adapted to an environment that no longer exists. Our modern world is totally inappropriate for the bodies we inhabit today. The vast majority of our health and happiness problems result from this mismatch. The solution is to find ways to recreate our ancestral environment in the modern world. You can see exactly how I've done this for my own tribe here.

The nourishing wisdom that allowed our early ancestors to live a vibrant, disease-free life has been tucked away for convenient, cheap, hyperpalatable food-like products that support big industry as opposed to our health. There’s no doubt that processed foods such as polyunsaturated fats, white flour and sugar are the driving force of the modern day epidemics of disease. It makes sense that the sensitive tissues in the eye, with their fine complexity, would be the first among many biological systems in the body to show signs of degeneration. The good news is, reclaiming optimal vision is as simple as getting a few key nutrients into your diet such as animal-based Vitamin A, Zinc, Phospholipid Omega-3/DHA, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Magnesium which are all present in... Grass Fed Beef Eye.

Animal-Based Vitamin A

Vitamin A, also known as retinol because of its presence in the retina of the eye, plays a crucial role in supporting our vision by maintaining a clear cornea and allowing us to see in low light conditions. Retinol is one of several fat-soluble activators necessary for the assimilation of minerals in the diet. Its many functions include forming and maintaining healthy teeth, skin, mucous membranes, skeletal and soft tissues. It also plays a role in protein utilization. The majority of nutrition experts insist that humans can transform carotenes from fruits and vegetables to vitamin A. This is only conditionally true and is highly inefficient. Infants, diabetics, and those with poor thyroid function or zinc deficiency, (a group that makes up nearly half the US population) don’t make the conversion. And as for the rest of us… excessive consumption of alcohol, nonheme iron, prescription drugs, polyunsaturated fats, and even cold weather can hinder the conversion of carotenes to vitamin A. [7]

Keep your vision, get vitamin A in your diet. Look to whole food animal sources of vitamin A rich foods like Grassfed Beef Eye, Grass Fed Beef Liver, pasture raised eggs, and wild caught fish eggs.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Lutein and zeaxanthin are part of the carotenoid family. Both of these carotenoids can be found in the macula and retina of your eyes, where they help filter blue light to protect your eyes from damage. They improve visual acuity and scavenge harmful reactive oxygen species. Several studies suggest that these carotenoids prevent cataracts and the progression of advanced macular degeneration. [8]

While many insist that you can absorb lutein/zeaxanthin from fruits and vegetables, this is only conditionally true as it is highly inefficient (similar to the assumption that one can convert carotenes to Vitamin A). Elite sapiens, the descendants of the baddest mammalian predators that ever lived, prefer Grass Fed Beef Eyes and pastured egg yolks as a more bioavailable source of lutein and zeaxanthin.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids / DHA

The cell membranes of your retina contain a high concentration of DHA, a long chain omega-3 fatty acid that promotes healthy retinal function. These omega-3 fats not only form the cells of our eyes, but they also have anti-inflammatory properties, increase proper blood flow and support the eyes in producing more tears. Omega-3s are essential in maintaining overall health. They are found in every cell in your body and help regulate biological functions, including those of the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems.

"DHA is the primary structural fatty acid in the gray matter of the brain and the retina, so it makes sense that a diet rich in DHA, may help slow the degeneration of the retina, including macular degeneration, the most common form of blindness in older people." -Dr. Ann Bajart, MD [9]

DHA is a unique essential nutrient for neural and visual development. If you want to feed your eyes, (and your brain!) you should be sure to get plenty of DHA in your diet. The highest concentrations of DHA are found in (you guessed it!) Grass Fed Beef Eye, Grass Fed Beef Brain, pastured egg yolks, and wild-caught fish eggs. 

Zinc

Zinc is an essential trace mineral, or "helper molecule", that plays a vital role in bringing vitamin A from the liver to the retina in order to produce melanin, a protective pigment in the eyes. Zinc is highly concentrated in the eye, mostly in the retina and the vascular tissue layer under the retina called the choroid. Certain symptoms of Impaired vision, such as poor night vision and cloudy cataracts, have been linked to a zinc deficiency.[10]

The most abundant whole food sources of zinc you can find are Grass Fed Beef Eye, wild and pastured animal meats, wild caught shellfish, raw dairy, and pastured egg yolks... all the basic constitutes of a primal diet. 

Magnesium

It's virtually impossible to get enough magnesium from diet alone. Look for a transdermal magnesium oil. Apply to feet before bedtime and go to sleep. Our eyes should be maintained with the most important mineral for muscle health... that's magnesium! The majority of the population is deficient in magnesium and the proactive potential of supplementing magnesium extends far beyond eye health (think heart health, and magnesium shortage is also a primary root cause of high blood pressure, stroke and GERD). Magnesium deficiency is almost as common as the widespread shortages of zinc and selenium. It's estimated that 80% of us require more of this mineral.

Signs of deficiency include loss of visual clarity, tension, heart irregularities, cramps, insomnia and high blood pressure. The problem with an advanced magnesium deficiency, which is typically evidenced by cramps, is that the stomach lining loses some of its capacity to absorb magnesium. In this instance, oral supplementation can be ineffective. Transdermal magnesium supplementation is an effective way to deliver magnesium directly through the skin. Consume magnesium rich foods and apply transdermal magnesium oil to feet before bed.

The ancient wisdom of like supports like couldn’t be more clear. Support your eye health, by consuming Grass Fed Beef Eye, an organ rich in Vitamin A (Retinol), Zinc, Omega-3/DHA, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Magnesium...

 

100% NEW ZEALAND

  • Pasture Raised In New Zealand
  • Grass-fed & Grass-Finished
  • Hormone, Pesticide & GMO-Free
  • Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents
  • 100% Freeze Dried & Non-Defatted
  • Third Party Tested For Purity
  • Allergen Free

 

New Zealand

— Our product is 100% sourced in New Zealand. In agricultural circles, it's known that the clean air, green pastures, and animal husbandry is at a higher level —

Ultra Pure

— Our product is 100% pure... This means that you won't see any of the extra stuff that most supplement companies include to save time and money (stearates, silica, etc) —

Freeze Dried

— Our product is 100% freeze dried in contrast to the heat processed varieties. This means that you get more of the heat sensitive vitamins, minerals and co-factors that make organ meats so incredibly nourishing —

Safety

— There has never been a case of mad cow disease in New Zealand. BSE (mad cow disease), scrapie and other known TSE’s, do not occur in New Zealand. A national surveillance programme is in place to provide comprehensive monitoring —

CONSIDER THE SOURCE

New Zealand seems like it was made for raising healthy animals. Its location and climate produce pristine conditions for cattle and sheep, and the farmers have uncanny expertise handed down for generations. New Zealand is unique among meat-producing regions in the world because its climate is moderate so the grass in the pastures grows fresh and grows green year-round which means the cows and sheep can eat the food that’s healthiest for them every day of the year.

Our nose-to-tail product line is always from grassfed, inspected animals born and raised without the use of pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. The health of livestock used for manufacturing in New Zealand is closely monitored by a world-leading biosecurity system that is second to none and is a global exemplar. Strict government licensing, auditing and certification procedures mean that our genuine New Zealand freeze-dried (and low heat rendered) products can be used with complete confidence in their origin, safety, and efficacy. Freeze-drying preserves the heat-sensitive vitamins, minerals, and co-factors of components leaving the nutrients in the same balance as found in nature.

 

* Our product line is 100% additive-free. Absolutely no stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents... except with our Bone Marrow (see Other Ingredients) *

  

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

  • Serving Size: 6 Capsules
  • Servings Per Container: 30

AMOUNT PER CAPSULE

Freeze-Dried New Zealand Grassfed Eye With Liver 500 MG

  • Grass Fed Eye (Bovine) 250 MG
  • Grass Fed Liver (Bovine) 250 MG

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Collagen (Beef Gelatin) Capsules

SUGGESTED USE: Six capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.

MANUFACTURED IN THE USA: ANCESTRAL SUPPLEMENTS, LLC

* FDA STATEMENT: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 
 
 
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Grass Fed EYES CONTAIN...

  • Optimal Eye Building Blocks... Eye Specific Proteins, Peptides, Enzymes & Cofactors

  • Animal-Based Vitamin A, Zinc, Phospholipid Omega 3/DHA, Lutein and Zeaxanthin

  • Molecular Biodirectors — DNA Blueprints To Healthy Tissue

  • Methylation Raw Materials (folate, choline, B12, methyl donors)

[NOTE: For intensive support, consider reviewing the life’s work of Dr. John F. Prudden here... he showed that bovine tracheal cartilage (BTC) had unique and powerful effects on wound healing, immune conditions and other life threatening conditions considered to be treatment resistant to conventional therapies.*] [13]

Grass Fed EYES SUPPORT... 

  • Optimal Eye Health Based On "Like Supports Like" *

  • Clear Vision*

  • Macular Support*

  • Cellular Regeneration*

  • Tear Production (Eye Hydration)*

  • Methylation And Detoxification*

 

SUGGESTED USE (6 CAPSULES A DAY)

Our Grassfed Beef Eye (with liver) is a whole food dietary supplement that provides bovine eyes with the ultimate superfood — liver. Liver fills nutrition gaps more completely than any other food. This supplement can be taken with (or) without food (even though it technically is food). The suggested use is 6 capsules a day or as directed by a healthcare professional — for added support, the dose can be doubled. If consuming more than six capsules at once, the doses should be separated by at least three hours to improve tolerability.

As it relates to little ones, our Ancestral Supplements are 100% pure and they're encapsulated in 100% pure bovine gelatin. Since we do not add any stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents, (except with our Bone Marrow; see Other Ingredients), our products contain all the naturally nourishing properties of grass-fed organs as they exist in harmony with nature. In other words, if you would consider preparing homemade liver and onions (or) a homemade organ meat paté for a little one, our supplements would be no different — it's just food, whole-food at that!

In fact, many of our customers give our products to their babies, toddlers and teens... many email and post reviews about it, including one that notes that she gives her kid half the recommended dose for an anemia-related issue. Another reviewer remarks about our Thymus, at 1-2 capsules a day, is the only thing that works for her son's "angry" eczema. Even a new mom states that she opens the capsule and blends our liver into a homemade Weston A Price formula to give her baby a head start. As long as the little ones tolerate beef products without incident, you would just be giving a convenient source of ancestral nourishment.

As it relates to dosing, most of our functional healthcare practitioner accounts suggest 1 capsule for every 15-20 pounds of body weight. I always tell people that I put the care, attention and quality assurance into my products as if I am giving them to my family... because I am! My young boys, wife and I all take the Beef Liver, Beef Organs and Bone Marrow every day.

  

POTENTIAL ISSUES (DETOX REACTION)

Most customers tolerate our supplements without incident; however, approximately 5 to 10% of customers (usually with an autoimmune condition) may experience a detoxification reaction. Detoxification reactions go by many different names including healing reactions, healing crises, cleansing reactions (or) Herxheimer reactions with hallmark symptoms of nausea, headache, lethargy, dizziness and other flu-like symptoms. In this instance, detoxification reactions are generally an indication that detoxification pathways in the body are back online... cells suddenly have an opportunity to release an even greater than normal quantity of stored toxins, metabolic wastes, pathogens, and unwanted material. 

A detoxification reaction is more likely to occur when starting with the full suggested serving size of 6 capsules per day. If you know that you are sensitive to supplements and/or you have an autoimmune condition, you may wish to start slow when adding this product to your current regimen. Tolerability can be greatly improved by starting with just 1 (or) 2 capsules a day and increasing by just 1 capsule every couple of days — this method may take a full few weeks to achieve the desired serving size of 6 capsules per day.

If you know that you're ultra sensitive to supplements, email us and we'll do everything we can to help.

 

high quality ORGANS & GLANDS 

Okay, you're convinced! You're going to start incorporating nose-to-tail nourishment in your routine because, well... you're educated now... you understand, just as our early ancestors did, that they provide superlative health benefits that are missing in our modern diets. The next step is sourcing it. It's important that you source the highest quality because not all organs, glands and colostrums are created equal. Consider the source. 

  • Should Come From An Unpolluted Geographical Region — Isolated, Healthy, Pristine Lands 
  • Should Come From Pasture Raised Animals
  • Should Come From Grass-Fed
  • Should Come From Animals That Are Hormone, Pesticide & GMO-Free
  • Should Also Be Ultra Pure... Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents, No Allergens
  • Should Be Non-Defatted (if applicable)
  • Should Be 100% Freeze Dried... Freeze Drying Preserves Heat Sensitive Biological Activity (or) Low-Heat Rendered As Is The Case w/ Our Tallow

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SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTS (3)

If you're going to pick just one ancestral supplement to start with, make it our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER... unless you need targeted support with another specific organ system (see below). If you are going to pick two supplements, our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER and our GRASS FED BEEF ORGANS provide complementary and synergistic nourishment. If you can add a third supplement, GRASS FED BONE MARROW fills fat-soluble nutrition gaps and provides the fat-soluble activators that nutrition giant Dr. Weston Price extensively wrote about.

  • Grass Fed Beef Liver
  • Grass Fed Beef Organs (liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, spleen)
  • Grass Fed Bone Marrow

On the other hand, if you're looking for targeted organ support, you may be interested in our GRASS FED BEEF HEART to support heart health (or) our GRASS FED THYROID to support a struggling thyroid (or) our GRASS FED THYMUS to support thymus function and immune health... you get the picture.* We have a nose-to-tail product line that can be found on our "Products" page. If you can't find what you're looking for (or) you're not sure what you're looking for, send us an email and we'll do everything we can to help.

 

GRASS FED EYE SUMMARY THE ULTIMATE VISION SUPPORT 

Traditional peoples, Native Americans and early ancestral healers believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would strengthen and support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. For instance, the traditional way of treating a person with a weak heart was to feed the person the heart of a healthy animal. Similarly, eating the kidneys of a healthy animal was believed to support urinary ailments and overall kidney health... Pancreas was fed to people with digestive and endocrine problems...[1] bovine eyes provided eye-specific building blocks to nourish and support one's own eye health.* 

Our genome has evolved with the nourishment of nose-to-tail dining since the beginning of time. Grassfed Beef Eye is a whole food and dietary supplement that provides 100% pure bovine eyes containing powerful building blocks and biodirectors along with the most nourishing super food in existence — liver. Based on the concept of "like supports like," bovine eyes (w/ liver) may nourish and support our own eyes.*

Consuming Grassfed Beef Eye is the nutritional solution to reclaiming our clear vision and optimal eye health. That said, I believe the ultimate solution is a return to ancestral living. To know more about supporting healthy vision with ancestral living techniques, go to our About Us page. 

Not all organs and glands are the same. Look for the highest quality bovine eyes... They should come from pasture-raised, grass-fed and grass-finished animals that are hormone, pesticide and GMO free. If considering a supplement, look for one that is ultra pure (without binders, fillers (or) flow agents) and look for the freeze dried variety as these have been shown to optimally preserve nutritional factors, growth factors and co-factors.

[ FACT: There has never been a case of mad cow disease in New Zealand. BSE (mad cow disease), scrapie and other known TSE’s, do not occur in New Zealand. A national surveillance program is in place to provide comprehensive monitoring. ]

We care deeply about each and every aspect of our "seed to supplement" business... great love and gratitude go out to the souls of these beautiful creatures that sacrificed their lives so that we could be nourished.

  • Consume Grass Fed Beef Eye (w/ Liver) & Bone Marrow
  • Red light therapy and sunsets - Get outdoors at sunrise and sunset. if you cant, get yourself a low emf red light. (Sauna Space Photon)
  • Stop wearing sunglasses - You need natural light to regulate your circadian rhythms. Ditch the shades!
  • Wear blue light blocking glasses - Exposure to blue light after sunset disrupts your hormones and your sleep.
  • Practice the "Bates Method" - Relax your eyes. Stress causes strain... which leads to poor vision.
  • Practice varying depth exercises - Focus on objects in nature at various distances.
  • Practice cold water plunges to improve small vessel vascular health (especially the face and head).
  • Get in a hyperbaric chamber - Increases the percentage of oxygen throughout the body which supports cellular healing on all levels.

 

 

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ANCESTRAL WISDOM BACKED BY SCIENCE 

Red Light Therapy and Sunsets 

You know that feeling you get when you watch the sun rise or set? The beauty in the morning or evening colors… that’s infrared light. I’m sure by now you have heard all about red light therapy by now.

Wavelengths of both red light and near infrared light have been tested in multiple clinical trials and found to be safe and effective for ocular health and vision protection. People with age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma have shown significantly improved vision with the aid of light therapy treatments, and people with eye injuries have experienced faster healing, with less inflammation. [11]

It's true! Red light and near-infrared light have amazing biological effects down to the cellular level... especially in our mitochondria, the powerhouse of our cells. Red light therapy has been linked to improvements in inflammation, sleep, skin health, testosterone levels, and much more! And the best part is that we can get these wavelengths of light for free! Just get outdoors at sunrise and at sunset! It's that easy!

It's unfortunate that most people just don't have the desire or the time to simply get outdoors, so they prefer to spend thousands on machines and bulbs that mimic these natural wavelengths and end up emitting an unhealthy amount of EMFs in the process (the SaunaSpace Photon is the exception). I encourage you to get outdoors, breathe the air, connect with the bare Earth and enjoy the sunrise.

Our ancestors knew this too! Sun gazing is an ancient technique that has been used by native people throughout history. They considered the sun as a divine source of energy that heals numerous ailments. If you haven’t heard of sun gazing before, it’s simple. Just get outside, take off your shoes, put your feet on the Earth, and gaze in the direction of the sun within the first hour after sunrise or the last hour before sunset. Ease into it to avoid any potential harm... but don't worry, during these golden hours, UV light is minimal and will not damage your eyes. This daily exposure to real, ancestral, infrared light is able to support healing the body on the cellular level. NOTE: start with just 5 minutes a day and work your way up.

Stop Wearing Sunglasses

First of all, our ancestors definitely didn’t wear sunglasses. They didn’t need or want to block the natural light from their eyes. Humans are not nocturnal creatures… we thrive in the sunshine.

You need natural sunlight throughout the day to help regulate your hormones and circadian rhythm. Rays from the sun enter your eyes, then stimulate the hypothalamus in your brain, which is connected to the pineal gland. The pineal gland is largely responsible for regulating your circadian rhythm via the secretion of melatonin. Sunglasses inhibit this process. It’s as simple as that.

Your eyes are evolutionarily designed to interact with sunlight. Forcing your eyes to operate through an unnatural dark lens can cause eye fatigue and unnecessary stress. “Over-training” your eyes is a surefire way to end up with reading glasses thicker than my biceps… Ditch the shades!

Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses (after sunset)

“Exposure to high levels of blue light close to bedtime can suppress the production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin by the brain’s pineal gland,” says Charles Czeisler, M.D., chief of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

When the sun set our ancestors gathered by firelight... in the modern world, we gather around one of the most potent suppressors of melatonin, blue light. The activity and rest cycle in us mammals is one of the circadian rhythms that normally gets entrained by environmental cues such as natural light and darkness. These cues no longer exist in the modern world because blue light is now ubiquitous... blue lights have infiltrated every corner of the home in the form of smartphones, TVs, fluorescents, LEDs, etc... The UVEX glasses block this non-native light spectrum. I suggest wearing the UVEX glasses at least 2 hours before going to bed. Even when our whole house is lit only by firelight only, I find myself reaching for the glasses because I don't even want a glimpse of artificial ambient light to disrupt my sleep physiology. They cost 10 bucks... the benefits are massive. Ego holds people back. Here's a great link to explain much better... Many customers tell me that it's the best $10 investment that they have ever made... try 'em! 

Practice the "Bates Method" - Relax Your Eyes

Dr. Bates did extensive research showing that the predominant theory regarding how our eyes function is incorrect. He noted that most optometrists, opticians, and ophthalmologists are aware that eyesight gets worse over time with the use of corrective lenses, yet they continue to prescribe them. One of Dr. Bates' most extraordinary discoveries is that our vision is mostly mental. Though we need physical eyes to see, our mind and how we use it is the primary factor in visual acuity. [12] By learning the correct habits of normal eyesight, one can regain keen vision and even improve beyond what is considered normal. The main assumptions of Bates theory are as follows: 

Recovery of good vision is possible... just as a broken limb can heal, the organ of vision can be brought back to optimal function with rehabilitation exercises and proper nutrition.

Abandon the artificial lenses and glasses... they are just a crutch. Corrective lenses and eye surgery, like Lasik, don't fix the problem. Glasses will not improve eyesight but actually, play a role in the progressive deterioration of vision. The eyes will never heal and will progressively need stronger lenses. These crutches just allow one to function without fixing the disability.

Acuity is variable... Bates found that visual acuity varies depending on the overall physical and emotional state. Dr. Bates came to the conclusion that most visual defects are due to bad habits related to strain and stress. The ability of passive and dynamic relaxation is the first and basic technique of improving the vision. Relax the eyes, muscles and also the mind. Meditate as a method of improving your vision.

Sungaze...  According to Dr. Bates, sungazing provides anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory support for the eyes. Sungazing releases harmful stress from the eye muscles, lowers sensitivity to bright lighting, allows people to overcome the apprehension of light, and stop wrinkling their eyebrows. Bates has outlined his specific sungazing protocols in his work called "solarization". But the idea is simple and mentioned above in the sungazing section.

Practice Varying Depth Exercises

When is the last time you focused on something farther away then your cell phone, laptop, tv, a billboard or oncoming traffic? Our ancestors would have been focusing at varying distances all day long. For instance, during their daily tasks of making tools, studying animal tracks, scanning the horizon for wild game and using the stars for navigation their gaze would have shifted between fine focus and seeking detail in the distance. So how do we recreate this in the modern world?
 
Look to nature...focus your gaze at the bottom of a tree trunk, follow the trunk line all the way to the tip of the tallest branch and back down to the base. Bonus points for doing this while you walk.
 
Thumbs up...extend your thumb out in front of you as far as you can. Start by focusing your gaze at the tip of your nose, then shift your gaze to your thumb, next focus on the horizon. Repeat this process as a varying depth exercise.
 
Draw something...Grab a notebook, a pencil, and sit outside. Pick a few objects and start drawing. You'll notice your focus shifting naturally, near and far. This is great for stress relief too!
 

Check out Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

In the modern world, we live mostly sedentary lives plagued with poor circulation, fatigue, and brain fog. We dwell in homes and cities with poor air quality constantly breathing in environmental toxins.  Our ancestors' pristine natural environment and consistent level of intense activity likely provided them with oxygen-rich blood coursing through their veins. Stepping into a hyperbaric chamber is a clinically proven, therapeutic hack that optimizes your body’s energy production and healing capacity.  Within the chamber, air pressure is up to 3 times greater than normal which forces more oxygen into our tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen improves mitochondrial function, helps with detoxification, inhibits inflammation and stimulates stem cell production. if the price tag has you running for the door, try out the Wim Hof deep breathing method... it's certainly not as effective but provides similar results on a smaller scale and it's free.
 

 

Sources and References

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