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- Publisher: Healing Oasis; 3 edition (December 11, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 11, 2012
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- Language: English
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Please note: like many books now authored by specialists, this text is filled with valuable information, but is poorly organized for use by general readership. I recommend reading it as if editing, with colored markers to highlight different categories of information:
1. General recommendations
2. Suggestions for reducing fluid pressure in the eye
3. Suggestions for healing damaged optic nerve and related tissue
After marking up these categories, you can then copy the most useful information, making your own working outline. That becomes a plan of action.
Here are some notes on these categories.
The author (Dr. Glen) offers a view of healing that would be shared by most alternative practitioners. He recommends diet and lifestyle changes -- eating organic food, drinking purified ionized water, exercise, and much more, in considerable detail. With regard specifically to eyes, he recommends less time spent sitting and reading/viewing of books/screens, more time looking at things outdoors, preferably without glasses. For many, following this last recommendation involves major shifts in work and social patterns.
Under this category I flagged recommendations for carrot juice, mangosteen (fruit), garlic, ginger, cayenne and coenzyme Q10).
Reducing fluid pressure in eyes.
If you make a diagram with all instances of elevated eye pressure in one circle, and optic nerve deterioration in another, they overlap by perhaps 50%. Optic nerve deterioration is Glaucoma, elevated fluid pressure is Ocular Hypertension. They are not the same. Conventional surgeries and pharmaceuticals may treat the hypertension, but do not address optic nerve damage. Dr. Glen discusses all of this in a constructive manner and recommends many methods for reducing eye pressure, often more effectively than surgery/drugs.
Here I found 7 recommendations: vitamin B6, vitamin C, bioflavonids, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), Coleus Forskohlii root extract (forskolin) with vitamin B6, Papaya enzyme (papain), cannabis.
Healing the optic nerve.
Dr. Glen feels that non-functioning optic nerve cells are living but dormant due to malnutrition. He believes they can come alive again if blood flow in capillaries serving the optic nerve is improved, along with better nutrients. If true, this is radically good news. There is no single section in the book where best healing practices are set forth, but the information is there, if you organize it. For improved optic nerve health I found 21 recommendations:
probiotics, germanium, magnesium, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, choline, n-acetyly-carnosine, ginkgo, salvia mitorrizhia, hemp oil, spirulina, TMG- trimethylglycine, dandelion root, PQQ, Omega 3 oils, magnesium taurate, turmeric, ALC - acetyl-l-carnitine, AGE inhibitors, and acupressure.
I just took my crib sheet lists to a large vitamin department and the manager not only found all of the items, she recommended certain brands as best value. Still, I spent over $400 to get started!
Additional problems with this book (beyond being poorly organized).
1. The author has developed a general theory of healing, which lives primarily in his own head, employing terms that he invented. An appendix/glossary could have explained this, but does not exist.
2 The healing program relies heavily on supplements. This approach to health places special burdens on the liver. If that key organ is not functioning optimally, the supplement program may fail. This is not discussed.
3. In my case, a chronic bacterial infection -- Lyme disease -- is probably a factor in vision loss. The Lyme bacterium feeds on collagen, which is a primary constituent of eye structures and nerves. For me solving the glaucoma riddle means overcoming Ocular Lyme. This is not discussed in this book (see Healing Lyme by Stephen Buhner, second edition, for specific recommendations).
One final suggestion: read this book with someone else who has glaucoma, or a loved one. Divide the task of organizing the content and researching what is missing. It will be less daunting that way.
Hope does have healing power and this book at least offers hope, which conventional glaucoma treatment does not. You will have to work to make something of "Healing Glaucoma", but since the alternative is blindness, what can you lose from trying?
I might be the normal simple layman, but I wish it would have been written in a more "simplistic" version with recommendation for people who wish to omit glaucoma from their life.