Cholesterol and Eyesight

“There is still a lot to be learned concerning the relation of cholin to the utilization of cholesterol in the body. An undersupply of this vitamin, however, appears to be responsible for dim vision resulting when arteries in the eyes become so plugged by cholesterol being deposited in the blood-vessel walls that pain and leg cramps occur.

“In diabetics, where a high-fat diet without cholin or any good source of B vitamins may be adhered to for years, cholesterol deposits may shut off circulation to the legs so completely that gangrene and death occur.

“’Senile softening of the brain’ is probably the result of decreased circulation caused by cholesterol deposits in the blood vessels of the brain. Studies have shown that men put on high-fat diets (unintentionally lacking in B vitamins) because of diabetes, stomach ulcers, or a desire to gain weight often develop fatal coronary occlusion or thrombosis in so short a time as three months; some of the men studied were only thirty-five years old.

“Persons kept on high-fat diets because of diabetes have been reported dying from atherosclerosis* when as young as eighteen years of age. Cirrhosis of the liver in humans, or so-called fatty degeneration of the liver, has been treated successfully with cholin. This disease is also becoming increasingly common as our national diet becomes increasingly deficient in cholin…….”

“…….Cholin appears to play some role in the transportation or utilization of cholesterol in the body. When certain experimental animals, particularly rabbits, are put on a diet lacking cholin, large amounts of cholesterol are held in the walls of the arteries, causing a condition apparently analogous to that spoken of as hardening of the arteries, or arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the medial term for this abnormality.

“Experimental atherosclerosis produced in animals can be prevented or cured by giving either cholin or lecithin. Lecithin contains cholin and essential fatty acids and is produced by the liver, provided these raw materials are supplied.”

With kind acknowledgement to Adelle Davis

Editor’s notes:

  1. Cholin is a fat-soluble portion of the B vitamins. It is vital for fat utilization and is very helpful for the gall bladder.

  2. Lecithin is high in cholin. However, due to its content of phosphorous needs calcium to balance it up. See below for information about calcium and its partner, magnesium.

  3. Atherosclerosis not only affects the arteries but all blood vessels, including those behind the eyes, in the liver and all other parts of the body. The ‘plaque’ build-up behind the eyes puts pressure on the eyeballs, distorting them and, as a result, can affect vision.

Phosphorus Needs Calcium: If phosphorus is too high in relation to calcium, it is hard to ‘switch off’ and relax. Most modern diets are excessively high in this mineral. While it is an important mineral, like everything in life balance is important.

Calcium Needs Magnesium: In order for your body to absorb calcium, it needs to be accompanied by its partner, magnesium, in a balanced ratio of two parts calcium to one part magnesium. Calcium contracts your muscles while magnesium relaxes them and that’s a simple explanation of what these two minerals do.

Calcium and Magnesium Need Vitamin C: As both calcium and magnesium are alkaline, they need some kind of acid before they can be absorbed. Failing to have this combination can lead to increased deficiencies of calcium and/or magnesium or the calcium depositing in joints (arthritis) or kidneys (stones). You can use apple cider vinegar too but vitamin C is usually a more practical and better-tasting solution.

Why Instant CalMag-C Works: Unlike tablets and capsules that sometimes don’t break down properly, Instant CalMag-C has been formulated in a 2:1 blend of calcium gluconate and magnesium carbonate with vitamin C to adjust the pH so your body can actually absorb them. This is very important. It is made with boiling water and this is very important as calcium particles are large and the chemical reaction created by dissolving the powder with boiling water breaks them down into absorbable ones.

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*Atherosclerosis: A process of progressive thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries as a result of fat deposits on their inner lining.

Disclaimer: Please note that we are not doctors. Should you have any illness or disease, please refer to your medical practitioner for the  advice. The only advice we give is purely educational but we do also recommend that you find yourself a practitioner who understands nutrition in relation to disease.

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