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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Overview

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye as it is commonly referred to, is an irritation of the conjuctiva, the mucus membrane that lines the eyes and eyelids. It causes a pinkish color in the area that is irritated and inflamed.

The most common types of conjunctivitis are infective (viral and bacterial) conjunctivitis and allergic conjunctivitis.

Conjunctivitis can affect one or both of your eyes and in addition to the pink color around the area of irritation which happens due to the inflammation and widening of the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva, the other symptoms of conjunctivitis include pus discharging from the irritated area, itchiness, pain, swelling, and intolerance to bright lights. The eyes also become watery as the inflammation causes the tear glands to become overactive. The eyelids may also stick together after being closed for some time, such as after sleeping or napping.

If you have infective conjunctivitis you may also have a burning and gritty feeling in your eyes and an enlarged lymph node in front of your ear.

If you have allergic conjunctivitis, you may experience hay fever symptoms, such as sneezing, a runny, itchy nose and itchiness at the back of your throat.

The primary causes of conjunctivitis are allergies, infection, poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, and stress.  It can also be caused by an irritant, such as chlorine or dust.

Conjunctivitis will usually affect both eyes and is intensely itchy, while viral conjunctivitis tends to affect one eye first (which becomes watery), with redness developing in the second eye a few days later. Bacterial conjunctivitis will usually cause a sticky discharge from the eye and crusting around the eyelids.

The use of pharmaceutical drugs can also cause conjunctivitis, as well as other types of vision problems. These include antihistamines, diuretics, oral contraceptives, steroids, chlorpromazine, digoxin, ethambutol, gold (used to treat arthritis and lupus), haloperidol, hydroxychloroquine sulfate, and tetracycline.

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To keep the body and immune system strong and healthy so that it can prevent and fight infections stick to the following:

DO:

  • Emphasize a diet of organic, whole foods, with a daily abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Include antioxidant rich foods such as red, orange and purple bell peppers, carrots, celery, dark-green leafy vegetables such as chard, kale, collard, spinach and richer coloured green leaf lettuces, parsley, tomatoes and yellow squash.
  • Include fruits high in anti-oxidants such as berries, especially raw or juiced Acai berries, Goji berries and dark coloured berries, purple and red grapes, plums, cherries, mangos, melons and citrus fruits.

DON’T:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.

Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows.  If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.

Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.

Supplements:

Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day until the symptoms disappear.  Then reduce down to 10,000 – 20,000 international units per day.

Take Allicin C (garlic) – garlic is a natural antibiotic.  Take 2 capsules three times a day.

Take Vitamin C, it promotes healing.  Take 2 packets three times a day with 2 packets of glutathione.

Take Vitamin A 100,000 IU daily for up to a month (do not exceed 10,000 IU if you are pregnant). This will enhance your immune system.

Take Zinc – 50 mg daily. Zinc enhances the immune system.

As with curing any disease, it is important to avoid stress and perform relaxation techniques to enable the body to function at its optimum:

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Take yoga classes or practise qigong.

Listen to guided relaxation exercises and meditations.

Have monthly reflexology or reiki sessions to keep the body, mind and spirit in balance.  Find a practitioner here.

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