2. Anti-Inflammatory, Plant-Based Diet to Decrease Inflammation and Heal Dry Eye Naturally
I love this quote by Katherine Thurer, MD:
“Diet is HUGE! It has an enormous role in every aspect of our health across the board. Switching to an anti-inflammatory diet is the number one thing I recommend.”
According to Dr. Mercola in the article How Inflammation Affects Every Aspect of Your Health, “The presence of inflammation is what makes most disease perceptible to an individual. It can and often does occur for years before it exists at levels sufficient to be apparent or clinically significant…”
Finally, let’s look at the DEWS II (Dry Eye Workshop) definition of dry eye: “Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface characterized by a loss of homeostasis of the tear film, and accompanied by ocular symptoms, in which tear film instability and hyperosmolarity, ocular surface inflammation and damage, and neurosensory abnormalities play etiological roles,”
Embracing Foods That Heal
Food can be the ultimate source of healing or the ultimate destruction of your body. Once you clear away the junk that’s clogging your body from years of poor diet, you will unclog your mind as well. You’ll be able to tap into your healthiest and happiest you.
By the way, this junk food and poor diet that you might be eating is NOT your fault. It is the fault of the government, big pharmaceutical companies, and factory farms, which have deep pockets to fund campaigns to make you think that what you are eating is healthy.
So where does this transformation begin?
All of this starts with plants!
A healthy, plant-based diet is the consumption of nutrient-dense plant foods while minimizing (if not eliminating) processed foods, oils, and animal foods (including dairy products and eggs). It encourages lots of vegetables (cooked or raw), fruits, beans, peas, lentils, seeds, and nuts.
Plants help balance your hormones, maintain a stable blood sugar and pressure, and generally fuel all of our systems in a cleaner, more efficient way. Read more about 21 healthy foods to lose weight, fight inflammation, and heal your body from the inside, and print off your green smoothie charts and healthy foods chart here.