LUTEIN


Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Feb 28,2002,05:28   Archive
It seems to be very important for eye health to have enough Lutein - this is found in fruit and vegetables. I know beb is not really an eye problem but the constant squeezing, blinking, light sensitivity, lack of moisture, etc, etc, must affect our vision eventually - that and growing older! It seems to be recommended that we take 6mg of lutein with food per day. The following is part of an article posted on the link below - and, ironically, the article was written by a guy from the Washington Post -- now how strange is that?!!!!

"The Theory. Lutein's antioxidant properties may mop up free radicals, chemicals thought to damage the retina and the eye's lens over time. Also, lutein may act as a natural eyeshade, protecting the retina from too much light. (Excessive exposure to light is thought to be related to macular dengeneration.) Replenishing lutein in the eye may enhance protection."

Juner in Toronto (beb/meige)
Related link: http://www.jwen.com/rp/articles/findingfact.html




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Re : LUTEIN --- June in Toronto
Posted by Delaine Inman , Feb 28,2002,22:41 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks for the info. I had only been aware that it was good for the retina and macular degeneration. I didn't know about the cornea and light sensitivity. One of the many herbs I'm taking twice a day is Eyebright plus from Nature's Sunshine and it has Lutein, Bilberry Fruit concentrate,Vit A, and 4 other herbs. I had taken a Lutein/Bilberry from the health store at one time. Guess I'll keep taking this one.



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Posted by Evelyn , Feb 28,2002,22:57 Top of Thread Archive
My eye surgeon recommended Lutein after my surgery in Jan. He said I should take Centrum Silver for the Lutein it contained. He continued to recommend it after he found the macular degeneration. After the cataract surgery in June, he recommended a new Vitamin for the eyes called ICaps. I take them daily. He said to also keep taking the Centrum. I think what you're taking is similar to ICaps. A friend of mine takes that.
Evelyn



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 01,2002,07:16 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Evelyn, long time `no talk' - hope you are not doing too badly these days. I have taken I-caps for many years now and, along with Bilberry, would not discontinue them. I believe they help the eyes considerably - maybe not my beb, but I know you have other problems with your eyes. I'm going to check out the Centrum Silver as I only get 4 mgs of Lutein a day from herbs - figure I get the rest from food, but it might be wise to take more.

Take care

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Posted by Evelyn , Mar 01,2002,23:00 Top of Thread Archive
Hi June,
I guess I wasn't aware that Icaps had been around that long. The surgeon said there has been a twenty year study that proved that the ingredients in Icaps were helpful for the eyes. I don't know how many mg. I take. I just followed the recommended dosage. I have so many "medications" that I have to fill a pill container for each week, so I don't forget to take them all:) Many are vitamins and minerals.

Evelyn who is not seeing well right now. I think I had another small hemorrhage this week. My back, neck and head weren't so bothersome today, though.




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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 02,2002,03:26 Top of Thread Archive
Besides egg yolks and leafy green vegetables, do we know what fruits have lutein? Also in that article it mentioned that folic acid was very important in preventing Alzheimers, which my mother is suffering with now. It seems to me there was some doctor or nutritionist who fought for a long time a couple of years ago to have this added to enriched wheat flour and bread products.

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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 01,2002,04:53 Top of Thread Archive
thanks for this article..we should eat more salads.
Do you not wear the Fl41"s ? Have you ever tried them? i am having such a problem with intense sunlight just coming thru the blinds in my apartment I can hardly stand it. This is one of the time they are not working well for me.



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Re : Re: LUTEIN and FL41's/ June --- Kathy in Atlanta
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 01,2002,07:23 Top of Thread Archive
No, Kathy, I don't wear the F141's - I don't have to wear prescription glasses all the time - only for close work (and right now as my eyes are so bad I'm use a magnifying glass as well!). So I haven't sent my reading glasses away to be rose-tinted. I only wear slightly darker glasses in the home on the rare occasion for sunlight problems - the window film, the window blinds help. I've also been taking Bilberry tincture (a herb) for years now - I believe (and so does my naturopath) that it helps with the light sensitivity. I still have light sensitivity, mind you, but can now watch tv, go to a show (not flashing kind) (still can't read a book, but believe thats more sustained eyesight )which I couldn't do for the first 2 years of beb and not taking Bilberry. Cheers

June in Toronto (beb/meige) - Thought for the Day: In trying times don't quit trying!




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Posted by Kathleen Bowers , Mar 01,2002,12:49 Top of Thread Archive
June, I find that interesting. I will try to get back to reply to your questions....don't give up on me. The thing I had reference to was something in the opening page about experimental with Doxil. It's Montreal where daughter Betty will be with church group. I'll be trying again soon. Kitty in SC where the artic blast is just slowing moving out for warmer days and nights.

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Re : Re: LUTEIN and FL41's/ June --- Kathleen Bowers
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 02,2002,03:37 Top of Thread Archive
Kitty, have you had the dioxil treatment? Is it working for you? You are having the same type of weather we are having here. Is it bothering your eyes at all?



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Re : Re: LUTEIN and FL41's/ June --- June in Toronto
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 02,2002,03:33 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks, I needed that. Your comment was interesting about the Fl41's, as you said they sometimes intensified night light?? i thought they were suppposed to protect you from that. I try to wear my clear glasses whenever possible for short periods of time, so as to not overcondition my eyes. i am also in a better mood when i can see natural light.



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 02,2002,16:15 Top of Thread Archive
A good thought for the day ... concise and to the point, easy to remember if we just follow its dictates.

Sally in North Idaho BEB/Meige




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Posted by Alan Phair , Mar 01,2002,11:54 Top of Thread Archive
June, I have been taking Lutein for quite some time now but really have not noticed any difference. It is one of those things that I keep doing figuring it isn't hurting (at least I hope not). I got started on it when it became the fad and I got some samples from my manufacturer friends. They said it was supposed to help for light sensitivity so I tried it. That was several years ago. I was never a big vitamin or natural remedy fan but I remember the same people told me about Glucosamine when it first came out. I gave the samples to my sister who will never see a doctor and who has bad knees and it worked like a miracle for her....Alan



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 01,2002,14:31 Top of Thread Archive
Alan, I think Lutein is something that you might not see the results by taking it. Its supposed to help ward off other eye problems, cataracts, glaucoma, etc. So if one takes it early enough and long enough, they might not get these eye diseases, and I guess its never too late to start! I agree it won't hurt to take it - a lot of multi-vitamin manufacturer's are putting it into their formula now so I believe there is something to it.

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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