The "Dr. G. Fix" For Dry Eye
Dr. G: Modern technology might make life more convenient in a lot of ways, but it sure isn’t good for our health.
Case in point: Our excessive exposure to computers, flat-screen monitors, phones, and fake light is terrible for our eyes, and is one of the main reasons why dry eye disease has become one of the most common eye conditions in the U.S.
The symptoms associated with dry eye—dryness, burning, and stinging —can wreak havoc with your quality of life. And if that’s not bad enough, over time, it can lead to vision impairment.
I certainly don’t blame anyone for reaching for artificial tears. But don’t expect them to provide lasting relief because, as with the vast majority of drugs on the market, they don’t fix the underlying cause of the problem.
Fortunately, there is a substance found in nature that does get to the root cause of dry eye, and it’s something you’re already familiar with: omega-3 fatty acids.
One of the main causes of dry eye has to do with poor tear quality—which omega-3s can help fix.
The tear film has three layers—oil, water, and mucous, and all three need to be present in the right amount to keep your eyes healthy. The oil layer, which is produced by Meibomian glands, is critical because it prevents tears from evaporating too quickly.
Studies have shown that omega-3s increase the amount of fatty acids in the Meibomian gland secretions. Ultimately, this slows the evaporation of the tears, which improves the symptoms of dry eye.
Fish oils are a great source of omega-3s.
But not all fish oil supplements are the same.
A new study has found that a unique form of omega-3s are especially effective in treating dry eye. It’s called re-esterified omega-3s.
Most fish oils supplements have alcohol added to them to remove toxins from the oil. The problem with this method is that the alcohol converts the fats into a compound that’s not easily absorbed by our bodies. When omega-3s are re-esterified, it means the alcohol that was added is removed, which makes it easier for the body to absorb.
After 12 weeks of supplementing with this highly-absorbable omega-3, people experienced significant improvements in all of the important measurements associated with dry eye. These include ocular surface disease index, tear concentration, tear break-up time, and omega-3 index levels.
The results were so strong that the researchers recommended omega-3s as primary therapy for dry eye disease.
Finally, a recommendation I can agree with.
Want me to answer your question next? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
There’s no doubt that staying a healthy weight will make you look and feel better. It’ll make you healthier. It might even help you live longer. But then why is it so darn hard to actually lose weight? The fat diets… the New Year’s resolutions… the juicing gimmicks… nothing seems to work! I got tired...
Rheumatoid arthritis is a pain. Not only does it cause progressive, debilitating pain in one or more of your joints… it’s difficult to treat. The joint damage is IRREVERSIBLE… there is NO cure… and most mainstream treatments DON’T WORK. But that’s all about to change. Researchers have found a revolutionary new treatment that can SAFELY...
For decades, the average life expectancy in the US steadily increased. Around the mid-1900s, you were lucky if you reached 70. Today, the average is up over 80. But what good is living longer if you’re sick, tired, and in pain? Now, researchers have identified 5 keys to living an extra decade without cancer, heart...
Osteoarthritis is a pain in every sense of the word. Besides the pain in your joints, it’s a pain in general to have to deal with pain and stiffness when getting out of bed in the morning. It’s a pain not to be able to walk to the bathroom without pain. It’s a pain to...
If you want to BE healthy, you have to LIVE healthy. But if you’re like most people, you aren’t willing to overhaul your entire diet – and you certainly aren’t prepared never to eat pizza again. I don’t blame you. Fortunately, you don’t have to. In fact, making just ONE simple change to your diet...
Ah, the elusive Fountain of Youth. If it existed, you wouldn’t just drink a cup of it… you’d dive right in and swim around in it. Well, the fountain itself might not exist, but nature has the next best thing. It’s a drink that lowers your risk of having a fatal heart attack—and can help...
For most of the history of the world, humans ate actual food. Meat came from animals that lived in the wild. Vegetables came from the backyard garden. Berries were picked in the wild in season. You get the picture. But just in the past 100 years or so, our food has been hijacked. And even...
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to reduce the amount of stress in your life, you’re in good company. There are all kinds of reasons to cut stress out of your life –it can lead to chronic fatigue, headaches, stomach problems, anger, and other health issues. And there are all kinds of ways...
Earlier in the week, I told you about a benefit of exercise that has nothing to do with fitness or weight loss: It can help boost brain volume and decrease the risk of cognitive decline. Those are great reasons to get off the couch and get moving in this new year. But if you need...
Let’s be honest. When most people hear about a cure for diabetes, they think, “yeah right.” So I don’t blame you if you think that it’s a far-fetched possiblibilty… especially one that claims to work in just six hours. But for the men who were able to stop taking their insulin, they went from skeptics...