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how to get rid of eye floaters naturally

 
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I am 23 and already can see floaters a bit.. that freaks me out because I know i will probably get them really bad when i am older.. marjory just sent this out in her latest newsletter so i thought i'd share.

natural options for treating eye floaters
 
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I've had floaters since at least high school... so almost 15 years now--making me feel rather old for my 30 years. I've never done anything for them, and they've stayed pretty much the same since high school. I usually don't even notice them unless I'm looking at them or at something white or the sky.

I had no idea that people even did things to fix them--thanks for the link! I probably won't try the essential oils, as I've never experimented with them before, and I don't have the money for buying extra supplements. I might try the raw honey, though, as it can't hurt other than being messy!
 
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Interesting. I had floaters since I was a child, and they didn't become worse like you say, they became better. Before they were larger and colorful, now they are small and not very frequent. I am eating better now however, so maybe my liver is in better condition. It seems to be connected with liver health.
 
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Several years ago, I was having problems with them. I had a few that were large enough that I thought one was a mouse.  I read up on macular degeneration and what vitamins to take.  After taking the recommended vitamins the floaters went away.  I can only remember selenium and bilberry.

Following the links given on the Grow Network, here are some suggestions: Take citrus bioflavanoids - a supplement well known to strengthen blood vessels. If you do not have access to these supplements, try a diet rich in the same nutrients. The white part of orange peels is an excellent source of bioflavanoids. But there are tastier sources like red bell peppers, garlic, and strawberries.

To help build up collagen: Take Glucosamine with chondroitan; eat lots of bone broth.  Try eating Jambalaya made with lots of fish, especially those with shells - where you eat the seafood – shells and all, and eat lots of them both.  

 
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I used to have them, but they went away after a parasite cleanse...
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:

R Scott wrote:I used to have them, but they went away after a parasite cleanse...


That's really kind of creepy  



Yes it is!

I had them as long as I could remember, but they got substantially worse when I got Lyme.  They are one of the "non Lyme" symptoms that went away with my Lyme treatment protocols.
 
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What did you do for your lyme disease cleanse? I've had floaters since at least high school, and it'd be really neat to not have them. I don't know if I could do the cleanse while nursing, though, so I might have to wait a year or two, depending on what's in the cleanse...
 
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Hi Cassie et al,
You could look into natural eye drops containing N-acetyl-carnosine.  I used something called "Can-C" back 25 years ago and my floaters (there were lots) reduced about 95%. Can-C is still available.   http://www.can-c.net/    

Vitamin company AOR also carries a product, Ortho-Eyes, containing N-acetyl-carnosine  http://www.aor.ca/en/product/ortho-eyes .  I am using that now, as I got a lot of new floaters over the past year.  My eye doctor tells me my vitreous humor (Ha. Funny) is drying out (Not Funny) and is losing it's matrix. I don't know if that is the cause of the floaters.

I have seen some improvement in the floaters, however,  over the past 4 weeks of using it. Maybe 30% better. So I feel comfortable saying Ortho-Eyes is working.

I will be adding the frankincense / lavender essential oils to my regimen. Thank you to the person/s who posted that info. I feel so grateful to have the permies forums available.
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