In my research into macular degeneration I learned that not only was the food I was eating deficient in minerals and vitamins, my body was also deficient in things that it produced itself, for instance hormones and antioxidants. I began to research hormones and quickly discovered two hormones that have been shown to be of vital importance in the fight against macular degeneration. The first one is Vitamin D3, a helper hormone and it is extremely important. But it was the second, a bioidentical hormone, that really blew me away. I’m still researching this and you will find new information on both in the next edition of BLIND FAITH.
Exactly What Are Hormones Anyway
Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. These messengers are critically important and control most major bodily functions. I soon determined that one reason I had suffered both prostate cancer and macular degeneration could be partly because my hormone levels were low. In today’s world, hormone levels can start declining as early as the late 20’s to mid 30’s for both men and women. By age 60 or so, hormone levels can be severely depleted and unbalanced.
I decided to get tested. I was told that some were low but normal for my age. Continued research showed that what was considered normal for my age was actually very low for a 30-year-old man. I decided I had to replenish them to what they were in my twenties.
I continued my research and to say I was surprised by what I found would be the understatement of the century.
Vitamin D3 And Eye Health
I quickly discovered the article Vitamin D3 Found to Rejuvenate Aging Eyes by Mercola dated February 2012. In it he writes “When most people think of nutrients and eye health, they immediately think vitamin A or beta carotene. However, new evidence suggests that vitamin D may be more crucial. New research from the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London revealed striking eye benefits from vitamin D3 supplementation in older mice. Improvements included: 1) Improved vision. 2) Reductions in retinal inflammation and levels of amyloid beta accumulation, which is a hallmark of aging. 3) Significant reductions in retinal macrophage numbers and marked shifts in their morphology (macrophages are immune cells that can cause inflammatory damage).”
WebMD has a very interesting article dated April 2011. Google for many more.
Hormone-Based Anti-VEGF Therapy
Late one evening before going to bed I began researching anti-VEGF drugs to see if there might be a connection. That led me to a hormone that actually functions as an anti-VEGF therapy. Wow. Read that again… A hormone that functions as an anti-VEGF therapy. There’s more. I then discovered that there is now evidence that the eye possesses its own functionally active MRs through which one particular hormone stimulates angiogenesis [the development of new blood veessels] and inflammation.
You read that right. Why is no-one else talking about this??? You can read about it in the fourth edition of BLIND FAITH which is going to be released in a few days in Kindle and Print. I will announce it here as well as a two-day free download for the Kindle version. This is HUGE news and you will read about it here.