90% of the people diagnosed with glaucoma have Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma and it is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
Occurs when the fluid in the eye cannot drain properly because the canal is clogged. It then, increases the pressure of the eye leading to the gradual loss of vision.
Experts agree the cause is unknown and therefore is not preventable.
There aren’t any real pharmacological treatments that work. The medicine they prescribe does help bring down I.O.P. (intra ocular pressure), but the condition of the optic nerve continues to deteriorate even when I.O.P. is within an acceptable range.
Enter Intermittent Fasting:
Intermittent fasting protocols are WHEN you eat. Intermittent fasting works to deplete our bodies’s stored glucose located within your muscles to switch our bodies from burning glucose as its main fuel source into using ketones as the main source of fuel for our mitochondrias to burn.
Intermittent Fasting is a type of metabolic therapy for cancer, alzheimer’s, autoimmune disorders, Parkinson’s and has completely reversed type 2 diabetes.
The first clinical study I want to talk about is one released in April 2009 by Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science Vol.50. (1)
The premise is easy, glaucoma prevalence increases exponentially with age. Intermittent fasting extends lifespan and combats diseases associated with increasing age. Remember earlier when I mentioned that medicines do lower IOP, but Optic Nerve continues to deteriorate?
Well, now lets dig a little deeper and we find out that the cells that make up the optic nerve are retinal ganglion cells axons and glial cells.
The clinical study results were amazing. The fasted elderly group responded similarly to the young group and even showed significantly less ganglion cell dysfunction during the IOP challenge and even recovered faster.
Oxidative stress in retina and optic nerve of fasted older group was also significantly lower.
CONCLUSION of clinical study: Intermittent Fasting protects the ganglion cells (or optic nerve) from damage of high IOP.
Second Clinical Study is simple and straight forward:
Effects of Fasting on Intraocular Pressure - published in 2014 (2)
60 men and women were examined with an average age of 42. The instructions were to fast for at least 10 hours. They measured their Intra Ocular Pressure before they began fasting and during fasting.
CONCLUSION of the study show that fasting has a significant reduction effect on the I.O.P.
How to get started today.
Choose the 8 hours of your day when you will consume all of your day’s foods. For example:
I eat everything I would normally eat between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
Most of the time, I’ll eat twice or three times. Two of the meals are normal to large and that 3rd one (if any) is small to medium size because I’m just not as hungry. Once the 8 hour window is over, you don’t eat anything. Just drink water until the next day’s eating window rolls around. It’s that simple.
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