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Goldie
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:09pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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My Mom had Macular Degenration... I think my Great Grandfather had it also, (grandfather died to early)  I inherited the Macular degeneration .  

I went way early to the eye doctor because of diabetes - to make sure I did the right thing...... and then I followed up - way early - and saw a Retina specialist.... I wanted to know and now I do.  I have it in both eyes.  

I do not yet know which kind, as it is in the early stages, but for the wet kind they can treat it if I need it, and for the dry kind they expect to have treatments within 2-3 years.  

In the meantime I can and will take high doses of antioxidants, presumed to be the best 'help' for now, to prevent more (rapid) damage.  

Everyone over 70 has Eye Retina Macular Degeneration.. getting it looked at early paid of for me.

I also might have a spot they will monitor to see if it develops into eye melanoma, a brown spot that might be nothing or who knows.. I got lucky if it ever turns bad, at least they are 'watching' it now way early on.. curiosity might just be my way to stay as healthy as I can be.  

On the other hand my sister has bear tracks in her eyes, and they are warning signs for colon cancer.  They where discovered decades before, because she has problems with double vision.  Sis checks with regular colon scans just to make sure (mom had rectal /colon cancer) SO here you see genealogy at work everywhere!  (Dr. D. knew so much - way before his time) Is he saving my health with every new Genetic discovery 'because' I am so well educated from his books? YES indeed!!!!!!!!!!!


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!

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I also might have a spot they will monitor to see if it develops into eye melanoma, a brown spot that might be nothing or who knows.. I got lucky if it ever turns bad, at least they are 'watching' it now way early on.. curiosity might just be my way to stay as healthy as I can be.  


Goldie,
I had a brown spot right at the edge of my retina.  I called it my "freckle".  It did start to grow and last year when my opthamologist looked at it to check it he said it needed to come out RIGHT NOW.  He had two different labs test it to make sure he got the correct results.  It was benign, but he had me come in every 6 months for 3 visits to make sure it wasn't growing back.  

It does not pay to ignore anything unusual - eyes or the rest of the body!




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Dec 2013: Started Swami Xpress - I'm 48% Explorer with hybridized Explorer/BTD list. A new adventure for this old lady!  -- LOST 5 more pounds on SWAMI! 
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I wish you both  the best with your eyes, most people take it for granted - I mean good eyesight and vision.
This is why I don't eat dairy products due to the galactose, and fats which can lodge in tiny vessels anywhere in the body, also gluten which not only causes problems in the intestines,  general health, but also leads to mucus in the sinuses and ear canals. I once again have removed all cooked starches such as rice/quinoa etc as this recently caused flareup of teeth/gum/oral health problems. I too, choose high antioxidant foods which at present is raw, ie not cooked food.
I look forward to salad this evening (lots of lettuce, tomato, fennel) with a home made salad dressing of blended kiwi fruit with red capsicum (bell pepper).  Last night was spinach salad with cucumber and dressing of grapefruit/pomegranate/strawberry.
Undigested food also leads to problems so best to choose the right foods for each person's body/system, so that this waste doesn't back track to the liver, all parts of the body need a good healthy blood supply, thanks to our wonderful liver, and healthy efficient colon too of course.
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wow…aussielady…your diet is impressive! I'd love to hear more….share some menus when you feel inclined!
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sorry jayneeo, I don't always use recipes, just ideas and what is in season or economical price, or just how I feel.  Or just easy recipes like fish marinated in olive oil/lemon juice with sauteed or lightly steamed green veg. I still have to keep diet balanced.
Even the healthiest diet/nutrition won't mean much if nutrients aren't absorbed into cells, so this is why I always mention getting the elimination organs working well, ie liver/kidneys/bowels(colon). Exercise too.
I am finding raw juicing vegetable helping a lot, twice a day at present and sure is easier when one has a good juicing machine. Apple added to juice helps as well.
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I am finding raw juicing vegetable helping a lot, twice a day at present and sure is easier when one has a good juicing machine. Apple added to juice helps as well.


I just bought a Magic Nutrybullet and organic greens to start making the thicker pulverized foods as smoothies.  I am exited ..

I used to juice when I could buy organic but then the store closed.. to bad.  I will be curious if I like the juice over thicker pulverized food smoothies??? I will try today.  

I bought 7 bundles of dandelion to start my cleanse.. ha ha fun to anticipate the bitter taste.. love the idea of it!  


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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That's great Goldie, it should be very beneficial, the Nutri Bullet bullet is very good.
The extracted meals, ie smoothies have the advantage of keeping the fiber(fibre); I juice and eat/chew veggies, esp the greens and others like turnips, swede.
I can't have too many smoothies due to the fruit needed to mask the bitter taste; it is imbalancing for me with all the potassium and fruit sugars, can be hard as I love fruit, but am trying to keep sweet fruit to a minimum just before first meal of day, which works better for me.
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