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drgnwng1
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My eyes are blurring around 8:30 in the morning. They get totally better after lunch. They also blur later in the evening. Now I just had my eyes checked so I know they are fine. I do know that I react to drops in my blood sugar but I do not have Hypoglycemia (according to the doctor(he told me to get my eyes checked AGAIN)) So I think I need to eat more or different to help this. Today I added a nut granola homemade. No problems. So I am looking for good Gatherer foods that will hold me. I have Rolled oats for breakfast with Rice milk(1/4 cup) and berries with coffee and half and half of course.I tried adding ricotta to the oats but the dairy repeated on me. I did not have this issue when I had chicken or steak for breakfast. And I can't do eggs in the morning!!! Hard boiled at lunch is body acceptable but they will not agree with me in the morning.
Dairy and I don't get along much anyway. I can't go back to steak every morning because I was begining to feel like the meat was just to bloddy looking and it was turning me off.
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Do I have to worry about being allergic to Ocubright? I seem to react to lots of stuff. Also food makes my eyes better.


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Cottage cheese with fruit would have a nice serving of protein, how about some turkey with oat bran/flaxseed pancakes with fruit? Ooops, you said dairy didn't get along with you. If I were you, I would try something else besides the half and half and see what happens in the AM. But I'm right there with you about the blood sugar drops causing eye problems. I don't need a doctor to pronounce a diag. of hypoglycemia for me. I know when it happens and I know what I need to do about it. This problem runs in my family. I am eating some crazy combinations right now that are really good to me. Pinto beans with walnuts - whoever thought that would be good?! Makes a good combination to bring up that blood sugar. You can have walnuts so a favorite bean with them would make an excellent protein combination. I don't know what time you have b'fast, but around eight you could have a snack of one-half cup of beans with nuts combo and stave off a drop in sugar. I think I would rather have what I wanted for b'fast and depend on the snack to solve the sugar drop problem. Come to think of it, I haven't noticed any problems with my blood sugar for several days now.  Before, I was having to eat about every two hours to keep it from dropping. Now, I can go for four or five hours and hardly notice any hungar, let alone a blood sugar drop! Imagine that!! I just noticed that baker's yeast is a diamond for you. Boy, I could have fun with that! I am learning your diet because my son and his wife plan to come this weekend and she has found that she is a Gatherer. He has to wait for his secretor status to find out if he is a Teacher or Explorer. Guess the Explorer weighs in because of my husband's ancestors coming over during the potato famine. I'm planning to help do their measurements again when they come to be sure everything is as we expect. They're both smart and careful so they probably have them right.
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Quoted from drgnwng1
I did not have this issue when I had chicken or steak for breakfast. I can't go back to steak every morning because I was begining to feel like the meat was just to bloddy looking and it was turning me off.
Any suggestions?


Use turkey instead of the chicken.  You may find you can use steak for breakfast on an occasional basis.  Make pancakes with the eggs, they don't look like eggs then, which may help!  Make an extra portion of whatever you have for dinner then reheat next morning - it's at all unknown for me to have something like curry for breakfast!  Sometimes I do a veg stir fry with a bit of ground lamb/beef included.



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dr,

I think the explanation might lie in your secretor status.  It's entirely possible that you might be a non-secretor, and having fluid pressure build-up within your eyes, as a result of an inflammatory hypersensitivity to carbs.

If you're a nonnie, then things like oats would set that off.  I strongly recommend that you get the test done.  It will help you prevent a lot of needless headache.
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I test normal for blood sugar if it is one fasting testing. But I know I have it. I have read that there is 'reactive hypoglycemia' which reacts to your eating, not resting.

They say the best way to test is to take some sugar & take the blood every hour for 5 or 6 hours & maybe even the first half hour! Then you can measure the pattern.

Maybe you are allergic to eggs. Just because a food is good doesn't mean  you don't have an allergy. Eggs are one of the main allergens in this country.

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dr,I think the explanation might lie in your secretor status.  It's entirely possible that you might be a non-secretor, and having fluid pressure build-up within your eyes, as a result of an inflammatory hypersensitivity to carbs.


My thought as well on the carbs. They make my vision blurry for a while also. So it might not a secretor issue, just an individuality thing.  

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I have read that there is 'reactive hypoglycemia' which reacts to your eating, not resting.


yep and for sure coffee can do that to an O. Been there.....that's why I quit coffee. I tend to think if one has a candida issue, it can happen with certain foods as well. Just my 2 cents.  



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Can it be adrenal-related?  Or stress-related?  I have the same problem.  Sometimes my eyes get blurry or my eyesight gets dark temporarily.  I know it happens more when I'm stressed.


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Quoted from Ribbit
Can it be adrenal-related?  Or stress-related?


this wouldn't shock me, since poor adrenals affect so many things.  



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Whew.  Don't I know it.


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Whew.  Don't I know it.





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Thank you for this thread - very reassuring.  
My husband just looks at me funny when I ask if the lights dimmed or brightened. Yes, Adrenal problems -  my right pupil is huge on my bad days.
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  my right pupil is huge on my bad days.


there is a test you can do w/ a light in a dark room, I think it is. it might be on Dr. Lam's site, can't remember sorry.
Since you say that, I wonder if my g'daughter has adrenal problems........her pupils are huge alot!



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Dr. James L. Wilson's book
"Adrenal Fatigue, The 21st Century Stress Syndrome" Chapter 10 Test ... page 78

The thing with the Hypoadrenia Pupil Test is you can see the pupil try to contract when the light shines on it (from the side, not direct into eye) but it can't hold it - so it alternately contracts and dilates then remains dilated in spite of the light. My eyes do this but for some reason my right pupil gets twice as big as the left.

Ib - How old is your GD. I believe I've read that it's normal for young children to have larger pupils than adults. It's so long since my kids were young - I can't really remember.


  
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Quoted from purlgirl
"Adrenal Fatigue, The 21st Century Stress Syndrome" Chapter 10 Test ... page 78
Ib - How old is your GD. I believe I've read that it's normal for young children to have larger pupils than adults.  


purlgirl, thanks for taking the time to post that......I was too lazy at the time.
My g'daughter is 6-1/2. Her pupils are really big. My other g'daughter who is 9, her pupils were never like that and truthfully, you could put her beside most kids and hers would be much bigger. But according to her doctor, there is nothing amiss. And of course the doctor's word is gospel.     Just aggravating for people to be that closeminded.  



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Hmmmmmmmm.  I find myself squinting even if it's not bright.  My pupils are so big that people have to get close to see what color my eyes are.  People think they're dark till they get close and see a little blue around the edge.  I remember my eye doctor saying when I was a teenager that he didn't have to dilate my pupils to see inside, they were already so big.


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and you have adrenal issues, right Ribbit?  that's how Alyssa's eyes are.



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I believe so.


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Okay I am eating all kinds of BAD things and my eyes are happy.
I must find a happy medium here.
Jean


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Quoted from drgnwng1
Okay I am eating all kinds of BAD things and my eyes are happy.
I must find a happy medium here.
Jean


Maybe you have a sensitivity to one of the beneficials/superfoods?
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