According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75% of the adult population wears eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. While most are quick to blame genetics, acidity is a very common underlying problem.
In order to survive, our blood must remain slightly alkaline at all times. To do this, our bodies rely on an alkaline buffering system of minerals to draw from. But in this day and age of super size sodas and drive thrus, most of us are undernourished and overacidic.
So our bodies have to go to plan B in order to keep us alive and actually steal magnesium from our eyes and calcium from our bones in order to buffer the acidity from what we are eating, drinking, breathing in, and applying to our skin.
There is a clear (pun intended) correlation between today’s acidic lifestyle and the staggering rate of poor eyesight.In fact,one study of more than 4,000 people conducted in the Netherlands over a period of eight years identified the following: People who ate a diet rich in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and zinc had a 35% reduced risk of developing macular degeneration compared with people who ate an average diet. Those who ate diets with low levels of those nutrients had a 20% increased risk of disease.
But before you go reaching for carrots which are high in beta-carotene, know this: they also contain a lot of sugar and a low pH of about 5 (7 is neutral). So juicing a bunch of carrots with the hope that you will improve your eyesight may actually be counterproductive.
So what is an optically challenged person to do? The answer may be as simple as changing the type of water you drink.
Tap water is federally regulated to be slightly alkaline, but is full of harmful contaminants. Most bottled waters are acidic, expensive, and bad for the environment. Reverse osmosis water is also acidic, which means it can actually exacerbate the problem. What’s left? Ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer.
Ionized alkaline water uses the process of electrolysis to the minerals in your water more bioavailable which means that your body will absorb them more easily. It transforms ordinary tap water into fresh, filtered, alkaline water with a high pH, so that the acidity in your diet can be offset and your alkaline mineral supply can be restored, therefore protecting your eyes from further mineral loss and potentially even restoring vision.
According to Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi of the Water Institute of Japan, “There is no substitute for a healthy balanced diet, especially rich in antioxidant materials such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and other foods that are good for us. However, these substances are not the best source of free electrons that can block the oxidation of healthy tissue by active oxygen. Water treated by electrolysis to increase its reduction potential is the best solution to the problem of providing a safe source of free electrons to block the oxidation of normal tissue by free oxygen radicals.”
Our own CEO, Nedalee Thomas, had her eyeglasses prescription reduced twice since switching to ionized alkaline water from a Chanson water ionizer. While we do not claim that our water will heal or improve everyone’s eyesight, we do know that alkalizing the body has many proven health benefits and other office staff who drink our water regularly have felt that they experienced vision improvement as well. Click here to shop now (insert link)
DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA, which regulates that only a drug can treat, prevent, or cure a disease. Every individual is different, so what worked for one person may not work for all. We recommend an alkaline diet and lifestyle in addition to drinking ionized alkaline water for best results.