Mineral Balancing, Eyes and Vision
The eyes are often an indication of imbalanced minerals.
Mineral rebalancing will support and improve issues associated with vision. For some individuals, Vitamin E can increase inflammation in the eyes, or of the eyelids because it raises sodium levels, which can increase inflammation.
The eyes and vision shifts are often an indication of imbalanced minerals. The condition of the eyes should be assessed when working with HTMA and mineral rebalancing. Minerals that will support vision include Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and zinc. Below are excerpts from an unpublished interview, Dr. Paul Eck where cautions HTMA practitioners and clients on taking large doses of Vitamin C, Vitamin B complex and Vitamin E:
- Fast oxidizers will always and deplete their minerals at a faster rate in times of stress and typically show low levels of both calcium and magnesium. This deficit can be associated with vision issues, eye sight problems and even blindness. “People with a fast rate of metabolism have far more eye problems than people with a slow rate of metabolism. It is very unusual to see a fast metabolizer who doesn’t have some sort of eye problem” says Eck.
- “Fast oxidizers are are notoriously low on copper [or high in biounavailable copper] which is needed to retain calcium in the tissues.”
- Fast oxidizers are also low in zinc. Dr. Eck said: “The constant stress they are under often causes them to be chronically low on Zinc. Zinc is found in higher abundance in the eye than any other organ in the body. When zinc is down, it is impossible to maintain protein structure in the eye.”
- Dr. Paul Eck stated: “I see almost an 85% correlation of detached retina with a severe Zinc deficiency, [which would be indicated as an 8 or lower on HTMA]. Detached retinas occur mostly in people who have a tendency toward copper accumulation in the tissues. “
- Dr. Eck also informs us that Vitamin C will raise sodium levels. Many slow and very slow oxidizers with low adrenal function have severely depleted sodium levels. Both molygdenum and Vitamin C are used in HTMA to raise tissue levels of sodium. Vitamin C is also vital to adrenal function. However, Eck warns that high sodium levels can increase fluid retention and inflammation and therefore Vitamin C has to be used with caution when considering eye issues.
- Vitamin A should also be considered in zinc deficiencies. Dr. Eck noted that Vitamin A is also ver essential to adrenal function. He states that “Adrenals become hyperactive when [Vitamin] A deficiency exists…and the body’s protein tissue break down” [leading to macular degeneration].”
- The adrenals will also become hyperactive in presence of a zinc deficiency, notes Eck: “Zinc and Vitamin A both slow down adrenal activity, which would result in an increase of available calcium and .”
- “Magnesium acts as a buffer to protect against stress. As a buffer magnesium acts to prevent the body from losing zinc. If magnesium is depleted, zinc alone many not produce satisfactory results. Giving magnesium along with zinc result in a double or triple fold response.”
- Low sodium increases risk of infection. Because zinc can also lower sodium, Dr. Eck says “it is prudent to add some Vitamin B6, which tends to raise sodium.” In this regard zinc and B6 act to balance sodium.”