Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 24, 2014
The earliest visible symptoms of several serious diseases often appear in the eyes, according to a recent article in Business Insider.* Radio talk show host Sharon Kleyne agrees with this and has been teaching it to her audience for years. Kleyne, however, would go a step farther, contending that certain eye symptoms can also be an early indicator of an unhealthy, polluted or dehydrated atmospheric environment.
- Loria, Kevin, “9 things doctors can tell about your health just by looking at your eyes,” Business Insider, September 22, 2014: http://www.businessinsider.com/signs-of-disease-in-the-eyes-2014-9?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Business%20Insider%20Select&utm_campaign=BI%20Select%20Mondays%202014-09-22&utm_content=emailshare
Sharon Kleyne hosts the syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, heard on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The show is sponsored by Bio Logic Aqua Research, a global research and technology center specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eyes. Kleyne is Bio-Logic Aqua’s Founder and Research Director.
Disease symptoms first appear in the eyes, according to Business Insider, because the eyes are the only place in the body where fully exposed blood vessels and nerves many be observed. In addition, Kleyne notes, the optic nerve, which is the second cranial nerves after the olfactory nerve, is directly attached to the brain. So any pathology detected by the brain could easily be reflected as changes in the eyes. The third, fourth and sixth cranial nerves also involve vision.
In an unborn human fetus, Kleyne explains, the developing eyes are initially part of the brain. As a result, the eye-brain-body connection is very strong and well established.
The eyes are also the earliest indicator of an unhealthy atmosphere, according to Kleyne, because they are the only part of the body surface not covered by skin and their surface is 99 percent water. Thus, any health affecting atmospheric change will impact the eyes first. If the air is too dry, this will cause the protective tear film over the eyes to lose water, become dehydrated and cause discomfort. The same atmospheric dryness could subsequently affect the skin, lungs and body.
The health effects of particulate pollution, smoke and airborne chemicals are all initially manifested as either dryness of the eyes, tearing itching or burning of the eyes, or blurred vision.
The nine symptom listed by Business Insider are: (1) red spots (diabetes), (2) blood shot eyes (cough/cold, conjunctivitis, fatigue), (3) itchy/red eyes (allergies), (4) dry eyes (excessive computer use, certain medications, Sjogren’s syndrome), (5) far sightedness (age and certain medications). (6) blurry vision (high blood pressure, impending stroke), (7) light flashes (torn or detached retina), (8) eye pain or pressure (ocular melanoma, brain tumor, glaucoma), and (9) white rings or yellow bumps (age, high cholesterol).
Could any of these diseases be prevented, alleviated or cured by simply by improving one’s eye health? Possibly, says Kleyne. Maintaining proper nutrition, sleeping adequately, drinking sufficient water and exercising regularly will keep the both the body and the eyes healthy. This lessens the change of contracting cardiovascular disease, colds, infections, etc.
In addition, paying direct attention to eye health by keeping eyes hydrated and well rested can help avoid conjunctivitis, eye allergies, dry eyes and age related symptoms. Direct eye health measures include paying attention to room humidity, limiting computer use, avoiding direct solar exposure, applying an all water mist (such as Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®) when eyes become tired, uncomfortable or dehydrated; taking plenty of hot steamy baths and drinking at least eight full glasses of water per day.
The eight glasses of water, says Kleyne, would be in addition to all other fluids and include two full glasses upon rising. Water is best absorbed when lukewarm and drunk all at once rather than sipped.
The Business Insider articles cautions that having the described symptoms does not necessarily mean the disease is present. But when the symptoms are present, further examination by one’s personal physician could be warranted. The article, and Sharon Kleyne, both conclude that an annual eye exam by an ophthalmologist is highly recommended. Nearly every eye doctor that Kleyne has interviewed on her radio show or worked with in connection with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is well aware that eye symptoms can be an early disease warning.