How To Prevent Cataracts While Building Your Bones
I recently noticed that I was not seeing well with my current eyeglasses, especially with my right eye. So last week I went for a checkup with an ophthalmologist.
What happened during that office visit shook me to the core. It also strongly confirms how important it is for health practitioners to openly share the knowledge so that everyone, without exception, can take control of their health.
And as a result of this experience, I found a study that I’m sure will amaze you. Incredibly, it ties in eye health with bone loss.
I can’t wait to share my story with you today, so let’s get started!
My Appointment With The Eye Doctor
As it turned out, the eye exam revealed that my my glasses were actually too corrective, since the new lenses were less strong both for distance and for reading. I was elated! After years of getting stronger prescriptions each time, this was most certainly a welcome change for the better.
But when I asked for confirmation from the doctor that my eyesight had improved, all she said was that my eyesight had “changed.” Knowing that the new correction I needed was far less strong than my previous one, I insisted and asked her why couldn’t she say that my eyesight had in effect improved.
She replied that the early stages of cataracts could cause this sort of change. So I requested that she check my eyes for cataracts, and the test came out negative (more on cataract and an amazing study that links cataract prevention and bone loss later.)
I asked her again if now, knowing what she knew, she could confirm that my eyesight had improved. She simply replied, “I don’t have time for a lecture.”
Her answer stunned me, and soon enough I realized that…
What Happened To Me Corroborates A Sad Truth About The Medical Establishment
Many doctors don’t like to share information with their patients (even if it’s good news, as in my case!). There are a couple of reasons for this: knowledge is power, and doctors may feel uneasy if they empower their patients. Why? Simply because once patients obtain knowledge, they are much less likely to rely on the doctor for their health decisions.
Secondly, keeping patients in the realm of the unknown gives doctors a manipulative edge… by keeping the patient on edge.
The issue of doctors not communicating well with their patients has been addressed in various reports and articles over the years. In fact, a movement is afoot to train doctors to improve their bedside manners, because poor doctor-patient communication is not just unsettling for patients. It can actually drive up health care costs and negatively affect the quality of care patients receive.
I’m Not Demonizing Doctors
Please don’t misunderstand what I am saying here. I want to emphasize that not all doctors subscribe to this approach. I know there are many wonderful physicians who have no issues whatsoever sharing knowledge with their patients.
Sometimes, it’s a simple matter of the doctor not having enough time, and often times, they may not even realize how insensitive they’re acting towards their patients. But remember, I am not calling out individual doctors, nor am I making a blanket statement that all doctors are like this. Rather, I am pointing out that this sadly happens all too often as evidenced by my lifelong experience with doctors as well as reports from friends, family, and fellow ‘Savers’.
The Save Our Bones Program Empowers You To Take Control Of Your Bone Health
In sharp contrast, the Save Our Bones Program approach is completely different from that of the Medical Establishment. My goal is to empower each person to reverse (or prevent) bone loss and increase bone density naturally. Armed with the correct knowledge, you can choose your own path to health.
In fact, the Program offers step-by-step guidance to show you exactly how to apply the principles described in the book, so you can copy exactly what I and thousands of Save Our Bones community members have done to take control of their bone health and increase bone density.
To eliminate any guesswork, the Save Our Bones Program has recently undergone a slight “makeover.” It now offers even more supplemental material that clarifies and actuates the “Saver” approach, and makes the difference between having the Program and actually using it.
First, there is the Save Our Bones Program Calendar, included inside the book, that breaks up the material into a 3-week time period. The Calendar provides day-to-day instructions so you know exactly what to do and when. This eliminates any “now what do I do?” anxiety, and allows you to relax and focus on building your bones.
Second, the Save Our Bones Program includes a Recipe Sampler, so you get a hands-on way to be proactive about your bone health.
In addition, Bone Appétit, the separate companion cookbook, showcases a delicious collection of pH-balanced bone-building dishes, many of which include Foundation Foods.
There’s no need to wonder “what do I do next?” with all the helpful materials available. You can take charge and change the course of your bone health without any guesswork.
And now back to cataracts and the study I mentioned earlier…
Scientifically Proven! You Can Prevent Cataracts While Building Your Bones
When my eye doctor mentioned the possibility of cataracts changing my eyesight, I began to research this condition and how it might be prevented or even reversed naturally. And I discovered a fascinating study. It concludes that “Moderate (walking) and vigorous (running) exercise were both significantly associated with lower cataract risk.”1
The study adjusted for gender, diet, lifestyles, and other variables, and the risk of developing cataracts was significantly lowered for both men and women who walked or ran regularly. And, as “Savers” know, walking and running are weight-bearing activities that increase bone density. In fact, both are mentioned in the Save Our Bones Program as excellent bone-building suggestions.
This ties in nicely with the Save Our Bones philosophy, and underscores a fundamental concept: when you give your body what it needs, it will respond with optimal health.
Maybe the eye doctor did not “have time for a lecture.” But we can all make time to learn and apply the concepts of scientifically-backed natural health solutions.
Till next time,
1 Williams, P.T. “Walking and running are associated with similar reductions in cataract risk.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2013 June; 45(6): 1089-96. Web. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23274600