Seeing Clearly [Part 1]

Written by on January 17, 2008 in Features, Health

BethThe eyes are the windows to our souls and they are also the road map of what’s happening on the inside, both physically and emotionally. Most of my life I’ve focused on improving my eyesight starting with the
first signs of decline in the fourth grade. At that time, my vision improvement was my parents taking me in to change lenses every six
months. I went from glasses to contacts to lasix over a 38-year period.

Fortunately, I learned more on improving the eyes than just changing the prescription. And even though I had lasix six years ago, I continue to think and act in the health and overall improvement of my eyes, which has kept me from buying reading glasses.

As I’m writing this article, I realize that I can only briefly touch on each of the things I’ll mention. What I will do is use this article as a starting point for future articles. I’ll take just one aspect and dive deeper. You see (no pun) I like to connect the dots for people, so they understand the interconnectedness that exists in all things.

Stress I know is an article in and of itself, but stress affects every aspect of life. Stress creates tension and muscle strain especially in
the jaw, neck and shoulders. With the added strain a person can develop TMJ, misalign the atlas, shift the cranial bones, etc., etc. With the
tension shifts, circulation is reduced which also decreases nutrition to the head, brain and the eyes.

With the reduction of nutritional circulation to the body, the depletion of our soils and the world of fast foods nutritional content
are sorely lacking. This weakens the function of internal organs. And the health of kidney is essential to the health of the eyes. So if you
wish to strengthen the eyes, you must take care of your kidneys. Water, Water, Water! Please keep the kidney’s clean and happy.

There are so many nutritional supplements that can be taken internally, as well as applying externally. I will list just a handful of the internal supplements; I have used all of them at one time or another. Of course, you can pick and choose which ones you may wish to experiment with too.


  • Eyebright formula/Eyebright
  • Bilberry
  • Chrysanthemum/Goji Tea
  • Lycium Rehmannia (Chinese herbal blend)
  • Lutein
  • Blue-green algae/Super Greens
  • MSM with C

Eyebright affects digestion, circulatory and eyes. It purifies theblood thus enhancing liver function. It can be made into an eyewash
and/or taken internally. And as the name suggests it will brighten the eyes.

Bilberries were made into a jam and given to pilots before their missions in England because of its known properties for decreasing
night blindness. It is also used in reducing bruising, varicose veins, poor circulation including circulatory complications due to diabetes,
rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and periodontal disease.

Chrysanthemum flowers is a Chinese remedy. It makes a delightful mild tasting tea that immediately begins sharpening the vision especially
when combined with goji berries. It’s also known to rid the body of fevers and curing headaches. In China Chrysanthemum is added to chicken soup, creating a healing soup. Goji berries are high in antioxidants and contain 18 amino acids and 21 trace minerals. I’ll add 5 or 6 goji berries and a 5-6 chrysanthemums and steep for ten minutes. It’s a light, gentle tasting tea.

Lutein is an important natural antioxidant that helps your eyes stay healthy while maintaining the health of your skin. It is often found in
dark leafy vegetables. It’s often added to eye formulas taken internally.

Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) are the largest and most important groups of bacteria on the planet, and it can manufacture it’s own food. It is known as the architect of the earth’s atmosphere. The nutritional value for the body is par extraordinaire. These greens add minerals, B vitamins, salts, amino acids, antioxidants, omega 3’s, chlorophyll, protein and has been shown to have strong anti-cancer properties plus is an anti-inflammatory.

MSM (methylsulphonylmethane), sulphur, is extremely valuable in the maintenance of healthy bones. It is mostly known for its benefits in
reducing pain and healing connective tissues in the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Many eye conditions have been helped by using MSM internally to soothe and soften the membranes and in eye-drops. MSM is required for the structure and function of 150 compounds within the body, including tissues, enzymes, hormones, antibodies and antioxidants.To best utilize MSM take it with vitamin C.

I have used all of these known remedies. Mostly today I use the bilberry, the blue-green algae, MSM with C, and Chrysanthemum and Goji
berry tea. If you wish to test any of these for yourself, explore away, but if you’re hesitative, call and schedule an appointment.

Please remember to appreciate your eyes and have gratitude for how clearly you see today. With gratitude you see more clearly tomorrow and for all your days.

Because the subject of seeing clearly is quite expansive, there will be future articles. I’ll discuss external applications, massage and
pressure points around the eyes, eye exercises and pressure points on the hands and feet to increase circulation to the eyes. I always
encourage you to do your own research to learn more too.


P.S. You know I have to add the disclaimer, so here we go (small print of course): Nothing in this article is for the purpose of diagnosing,
treating, alleviating, mitigating, curing, preventing, or caring for “disease” in any way or manner whatsoever.


Beth Carpenter, N.D., is a naturopathic doctor, medical intuitive, Reiki Master, author, public speaker, psychic, ghost buster, and angel
communicator that has studied many types of healing modalities for 20 plus years. Through working with nutrition and energy medicine, Beth has helped thousands achieve health, balance, peace and understanding of their life and it’s ever growing directions.Ms. Carpenter left the legal field in the mid-nineties to work full time in natural, complementary and energy medicine. She works by
appointment only.

Office: 512-707-9886

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Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.

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