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Perfect Eyesight

The Truth About The Eyes
A great ancient sage once stated that the eyes are the "windows" of the soul. How clear is your vision? Can you see the world without blurry vision or distortion? The so-called "normal" eye can easily read the 20 foot line on the Snellen Eye Test Chart at 20 feet away--this is called 20-20 vision. There is no limit as to how much one can improve their vision beyond the 20-20 range. Healthy eyes are a marvel of nature's creation. A person with above average eyesight can easily read the 10 foot line (smallest bottom line on the Snellen Eye Test Chart), at 20 feet away--20-10 vision! I have seen people who can read the 10 foot line at 50 to 60 feet away--60-10 vision. This is called "telescopic vision." There is also no limit to reading small "Microscopic Type Print"--known as "microscopic vision." There is no limit to how sharp and clear one can see in the distance and close-up. We are all walking, talking, seeing miracles of Great Nature. The sages say human beings are "solidified sunlight," or "trails of light," because our eyesight and our very life is totally dependent on the Solar Orb! We would all become blind without the healing rays of sunlight upon our retina. Sunlight also gives us natural Vitamin D for healthy skin and eyes. The eye training secrets contained in this book have taken me from 20-600 (progressive advanced myopia, or blind without glasses), to better than 20-20 vision. If you practice and are persistent in your eye training, you too can improve vision quickly.

Eye Muscles Accommodation: The Mystery Unveiled
In order to "see" properly, the eyes must accommodate. Accommodation takes place when focusing on various distances--close and far. Which muscles are doing the focusing during accommodation is debatable among Ophthalmologists. Dr. Helmholtz, an early eye doctor, found that only the "ciliary" eye muscles do the accommodating. The Helmholtz Theory is the "accepted belief' of most modern eyeglass doctors. Dr. Bates, a natural eye specialist, felt that the two oblique eye muscles performed eye accommodation by compressing the round eyeball in the middle and making it longer horizontally. Dr. Bates cut these muscles in rabbits and found the eyes could not accommodate. When he injected a drug to paralyze the oblique muscles, the eyes failed to accommodate. When he put together the severed muscles and washed out the drug, the rabbit's eyes were able to accommodate again. The Helmholtz theory holds that accommodation is due to the expansion and contraction of the crystalline lens, caused by the action of the ciliary muscle. Dr. Bates, through his experiments, discovered and proved that it is not the crystalline lens but the six external muscles that act upon the eyeball and give the eye its ability to adjust and accommodate to near and far objects. The fact that patients who have had the crystalline lens removed are still able to see, and have the power to accommodate, should be convincing proof of this theory. It is obvious both the oblique muscles and the ciliary muscles work in conjunction when focusing. Here is the reason why--the normal eye when looking at a distant object becomes shortened, and when looking at a close object is elongated. The external muscles--oblique, recti, iris and the ciliary muscles all enable the eyes to accommodate properly. The external muscles lengthen and shorten the eyeball to enable light rays to fall upon the macula. The iris adjusts the pupil for the amount of light necessary to see clearly. And the ciliary muscle contracts the lens to focus upon the object. The ciliary muscle changes the lens and directs the rays of light to focus upon the macula or center of sight. While looking at a distant object of more than twenty feet away, the rays come into the eyes parallel. When looking at a close point rays come into the eyes at an angle. The normal eye must accommodate these rays in order to see clearly a close or distant point. All rays from nearby objects come to a focus behind the retina. The eyes must accommodate these rays by adjusting the shape of the eye so that the rays will focus on the retina. This is accomplished by lengthening the eyeball. The oblique muscles lengthen the eyeball so the rays can focus easily on the macula. The recti muscles and the ciliary muscle work in conjunction when the eyes are focused upon a distant point, in shortening the eyeball. Simply, the external muscles focus the rays of light, the iris adjusts the light and the ciliary muscle focuses on the object. The iris adjusts the size of the pupil, In a healthy eye, the pupil is smaller when viewing a distant sight, and grows larger when seeing a close object. The pupil becomes smaller in sunlight, and grows larger when seeing a close object. The pupil becomes smaller in sunlight, and grows larger in darkness. In other words, an adjustment is made by the iris to open the pupil and let in more light to see in dim light. During a bright sunny day the iris closes the pupil--to prevent glare to see clearly. As you can readily see the iris also helps to accommodate the rays of light, so that a clear focus can be registered on the macula. In short, the external muscles focus the rays of light, the iris adjusts the light and the ciliary muscle focuses on the object. A very simple, but profound process. Eyesight is truly a miracle of nature's creation. In short, poor eyesight, according to actual experience, can be corrected by strengthening the eye muscles through eye exercises, good reading habits, proper nutrition and overall improvement of health.

How Good is Your Peripheral Vision?
In the normal healthy eye peripheral vision is quite clear on the sides. Its range is very wide and high. Squinting, too much reading, heavy concentration, mental tension and malnutrition weaken the peripheral vision. The first three causes tend to center its attention on a point, while leaving out the side areas. In the Eye Exercise Technique Chapter, we will discuss a Peripheral Vision Technique to improve your side vision.

A Quick Lesson in Eye Anatomy

The normal healthy eye is almost spherical and is made up of three layers of tissue:
1. The Outer Layer, or Sclerotic;
2. The Middle Layer, or Choroid;
3. The Inner Layer. or Retina.

The First, or Sclerotic Layer is opalescent. Its center is transparent and is called the cornea. Light comes through the cornea. Behind the cornea, the second layer, or choroid is visible. The Second, or Choroid Layer contains tiny blood vessels which transports blood to and from the eyes. This is why good nutrition vitalizes the blood stream, and eye exercises flood the eye muscles and nerves with fresh blood and oxygen. The choroid layer contains the iris, with the pupil in its center. Right behind the iris is the crystalline lens, which absorbs light as it passes through the pupil and focuses it upon the retina. The choroid layer forms in rolls around the crystalline lens and is known as the ciliary process. Located here is the ciliary muscle connected with the crystalline lens by a tiny ligament, which controls the contraction and expansion of the crystalline lens. The Third, Inner Layer, or Retina is a continuation of the optic nerve--located in the rear of the eye--a direct outgrowth of the brain. The retina is extremely thin and fine, and images of the outer world are cast upon it. Eyesight cannot function without the retina.

Eye Retina's "Yellow Spot": Secret to Vision
The "Yellow Spot" is a part of the retina that allows details to enter into the field of vision. The central pit of the yellow spot or fovea centralis, sees twice as good as the retina itself, particularly in bright light. When you gaze at an object or read a book, you see with the central pit. Objects around that point are seen with the rest of the yellow spot. By focusing on an object or letter for a second or two, you see twice as well as otherwise. The iris adjusts the size of the pupil. The pupil, in the normal eye, when looking at a distant object is smaller. The pupil grows larger when looking at a nearby object; it becomes smaller in sunlight and grows larger in darkness to accommodate more light. The brain and eye make an adjustment to open the pupil to let in more light to see a nearby object in dim light. During a bright sunny day the iris closes the pupil to prevent glare, so the object can be seen clearly. In the normal eye peripheral vision is quite clear. Peripheral visions' side to side and up and down range is very wide and high. Peripheral vision is weakened by excessive eye-squinting, excessive close work and intensive long mental concentration These activities actually center the eyes' attention upon a single point only, while leaving out the side vision. Dr. Bates said. "The normal eye sees one thing best, but not one thing only." Practice peripheral vision often throughout the day while walking, driving or just gazing out the window. Be 'aware' of objects to your side, above and below your line of vision. By doing this, your peripheral vision improves. However, do not try to focus your visual attention on the "periphery," just be aware of peripheral objects around you.

Oriental Eye and Health Diagnosis
The eyes are truly the "windows of the soul" and the mirror of physical health. The human eye holds many inner secrets. Oriental herbal doctors report that the eyes operate in close connection with the liver. A poorly functioning liver causes the eyes to ache and create dark circles around them that do not bear the light very well. Jean Rofidel, a master of Do-In (Self-Massage) says: "The eyes of a person in good health bear everything: blinding light, cold and wind without crying, onions etc." If you are in good health you do not need sunglasses. "If you blink too much (more than three times a minute), it is a sign of organic weakness," (especially of the liver). Eating too many sweets, fats, animal foods and alcohol make the eyes tired and weak. Excessive sexual activity can cause dark circles around the eyes. Excess liquid intake causes kidney water-logging, edema, weakness, lower back pain, frequent eye blinking, and puffy bags under the eyes.

How The Eyes "See"
Eyesight consists of more than the eyeball itself. It is connected to the optical apparatus, buried deep in the socket and connected to the brain itself. Rays of light converge upon the retina and forms an inverted image, which is transmitted by the optic nerve to the brain, which gives us vision. Light rays reflected from an object of vision, focus directly on the retina. However, if the eyeball is too short from front to back, light rays coming in will not focus when they hit the retina--they will diffuse or spread out, causing blurred vision. This happens because the retina is stimulated in too many places instead of at a single point. This is called farsightedness. In nearsightedness, the eyeball becomes elongated so that the light entering it are focused before they reach the retina.

Are Eye Glasses Necessary?
When I first started natural eye training I made the mistake of throwing away my eye glasses from the start. Discarding the eyeglasses while my eyes were still weak, actually slowed down my eye improvement for many years. Here is the reason why I believe this to be true: Straining to see without glasses too soon places excess strain and tension on the eyes and brain. Visit your local optometrist and ask for weaker lenses, or ask him to grind down your present glasses a half diopter. Vision Therapists prescribe a 20-30 lens, so that you can constantly improve your vision. As your vision fitness improves over the months and years, have your eye doctor give you weaker lenses for your glasses until you reach a point where they can be dispensed with entirely. Do not rush this process. It takes times to strengthen weak vision. Please learn from my personal experience and heed this advice, especially if your vision is very weak and blurry. When your vision reaches 20-50 without glasses, you can use your natural vision occasionally without undue eye strain. Of course, you need to wear glasses while driving or looking into the distance. Once you are able to see 20-30 or better, you can dispense with glasses, entirely. If you have close vision problems (farsightedness), wear the weakest lens that still enables you to see the print Gradually, have the lenses weakened by your optometrist until you no longer need glasses to perform close work or reading. Eye glasses and 'contacts' are at best a "crutch" for the eyes; they do not halt poor vision or stop the cause of faulty vision. We need to look for the individual cause or causes of weak vision. The cause can usually be found in poor eye habits, junk foods. nutritional deficiencies, toxic liver and colon, excessive eye straining, close work etc. At odd times during the day, remove your glasses to accustom your eyes to see naturally without them. If you practice these eye training routines with patience, determination and dedication, you too may soon have perfect sight without glasses. Stick to it! You must give it time.

How Long Does It Take to Achieve 20-20 Vision?
Working with natural eye training methods takes time. Everyone has different eye conditions. It all depends on how poor your vision is. How long you have worn glasses or contacts? If you thoroughly understand and apply these natural eye teachings, your vision will improve at a faster pace. If your vision is 20-50 or less, it may take a few weeks to a few months to bring your vision back to normal (20-20). If you have 20-70 to 20-100 vision, it may take several months to a year. If you have 20-200 or worse, it may take a few years. It all depends on your understanding, dedication and consistent practice of these special eye training techniques. No matter how long it takes, the goal is to become naturally visually fit. Most people after the age of 45 require glasses and begin losing their vision. You will not lose your vision if you perform these exercises conscientially, even into advanced age, once you acquire normal 20-20 vision. If you consult with Vision Instructor your eyesight will improve faster, because they will show you how to relax your mind, body and eyes.

Daily Eye Strengthening Habits - Practice Distance Seeing
The human eye was not designed by creation for extended use in close-work (reading, computers, factory work, sewing etc). Gazing into the distance is the natural position of the eye (20 or more feet away). Ciliary eye muscles RELAX when viewing objects more than 20 feet away because the rays of light come in parallel. During close-work, light flows into the eyes diversely, thus causing ciliary eye muscle strain. Why is this so? Because it must "contract" to allow light to focus upon the macula. Myopia (nearsightedness) has two causes: l. Not focusing or using the eyes enough while looking into the distance; 2. Performing excessive close-work. Unfortunately, we live in a close-vision world. Twenty-first century life has reduced the need for clear, far-seeing eyesight. Many people rarely look at an object more than 50 feet away. Excessive close-work has caused an epidemic of weak distant vision. Books, magazines, newspapers, precision work in our offices, factories and schools require extreme close-vision for hours at a time. Eyes were simply not designed for this constant close-work. Most of us start out in life with good vision, but after high school and college, plus years in front of a computer, we end-up with "thick-window-pane-glasses." Our health and vision deteriorate in spite of our material knowledge and credentials. We need wisdom with knowledge to give us true understanding of how the eyes truly function. Do you want clear, sharp vision? Then you must practice distance-seeing, Practice distance-gazing while walking. Look out the window into the distance to distinguish objects at or slightly beyond the far-limits of what you can see now. This practice helps to push back your "vision limit" to see further. Remember to always focus on objects you can see and strive to bring them into clearer focus. Relax your gaze. Never strain. Read distant signs, distinguish license plate numbers of passing cars. Watch birds in flight. Watch aircraft disappear into the horizon. Count stars at night.

What Causes Weak Eye Muscles?
Tests on thousands of people over the years have proven beyond doubt that in most cases weak vision is caused by strain on the eye muscles. Eye strain causes tense eye-muscles; tense muscles connected to the eyeball, eventually distort the shape of the eye. This is a fundamental principle in eye improvement training: By relaxing the tension in the eye muscles and strengthening weak eye muscles, weak or defective eyes can definitely be made strong again. Myopia, or nearsightedness means that the eyeball is elongated; and farsightedness hypermetropia) and presbyopia (old age sight) means that the eyeball is flattened. This is caused by defective accommodation. which is caused by weak, unbalanced eye muscles. A myopic eye is "frozen" in an elongated position, making it hard to see objects in the distance. The farsighted eye is "frozen" in a flat position, making it hard to see near objects. The liver sends energy, nerve impulses and blood to the eyes. Therefore, a clean blood stream, and a healthy functioning liver, which heals and strengthens the eyes. However, if the colon and liver is toxic and blocked with wastes, the blood becomes impure, health declines, and eyes will become weak, drab, with heavy dark circles around them. Eyes cannot be treated as an unconnected isolated organ. The blood stream and nervous system is directly connected to the eyes. There is an intimate association between the liver, blood and eyes. When the body cells and liver becomes weak, toxic and unhealthy, the eyes reflect this weakened condition. Do you want healthy vibrant eyes? Then you must build up your health and vitality through diet, exercise and eye training methods. Of prime importance is wholesome. unprocessed foods and thorough bowel elimination, two to three times a day.

Look Up From Your Close Work
This is an important eye habit you can practice while reading, at the office or watching television. This exercise keeps the eye muscles flexible and stops them from getting into a frozen position. Simply look UP from your close-work every five minutes and gaze (focus) at a distant object for five seconds. This exercise prevents eye-muscle cramping and also relaxes the eye muscles. Dr. Ross and Dr. Rehner, natural eye training doctors, advise us to "Look up and away from your close work at frequent intervals. No matter how fascinating or important your reading, drawing, or sewing may be, glance away from it for a few seconds every 5 minutes. This is just as important, as it is simple to do. We want you to continue this even when your sight has returned to normal." During close work, the ciliary muscles contract to properly focus the lens. These muscles kept in constant contraction for long periods, tend to remain cramped, thus when looking up, the vision becomes fuzzy. Holding a barbell in a fully flexed arm curl position for several minutes, causes the biceps and fingers to cramp strongly. When the weight is put down, the fingers take a minute to "uncurl" themselves from their tight contracted grip on the bar. The biceps also remains tight and contracted momentarily. This same principle applies to the eye muscles. Too much close-work cramps the eye muscles in one position and keeps them there if the "cramping" is not discontinued. The practice of looking up every few minutes minimizes eye muscle cramping, which causes the eyes to be focused for the near point when we wish to see farther away.

Avoid Close Work During and After Meals
Dr. Sasaki, a Japanese Eyesight Specialist states that you can add twenty years to your life if you do not read while eating, and go outdoors after meals for at least 30 to 60 minutes. Why does reading and close-work during and after meals impair the eyesight? Close work draws blood to the eyes, instead of being used for digestion, thus causing lack of nutrients to the eyes, weak eye muscles and cloudy vision. Going outside after meals provides the necessary oxygen to properly digest and assimilate food. Spending one hour outdoors after meals vastly enhances digestive powers, which improves and strengthens eyesight. Humans require large amounts of outdoor oxygen, especially for the kidneys, liver and eyes. This imparts vigorous health and superior eyesight. Breathing in outdoor oxygen and performing deep breathing exercises in the fresh outdoor air helps in the production of healthy red blood cells; it improves cellular oxygen; and it gives us inspiration, good health and long life. Take advantage of the outdoors, especially in sunny weather.

Correct Reading Procedures - Eye Habit Number One - Do not read when tired or sick
The body is a flowing, dynamic energy machine operating on Cosmic Chi, Earthly Chi and Food Chi. When the body is ill or tired, the eyes also become tired and blurry. Weak bodily energy weakens the entire system, especially the Liver, which is directly connected to the eyes via the acupuncture meridians. Reading during illness or fatigue weakens the focusing eye muscles. Do you remember a past illness or stress situation you had? You can bet your eyesight became dim or cloudy during that period. In my teens I did plenty of reading late at night when I could scarcely keep my eyes open; this was a great strain on my eyes. Consequently, my eyesight weakened. The rule of thumb here is to read or perform close work when your energy is high: during illness or fatigue obtain plenty of rest and sleep. Refrain from reading in poor lighting. Nature, or outside solar light, gives us 10.000 watts of bright light. Inside lighting is very dim in comparison, seldom reaching 150-200 watts. Most people read with 60-100 watt bulbs or less and strain their eyes. If you have trouble reading in dim light, your eyes will strain and weaken even more. It is best to read in daylight, with the sun or outdoor light coming through the window onto your reading or working material. Or better yet, do your reading or close work outdoors when the weather is clear and pleasant. When night approaches, shine a bright bulb-- 150-200 watts--onto your reading material to make it clear, and lessen eye strain. Adjust the light so it does not cause a glare on the page. Dr. Vogel recommends not to read at night before bed or in bed, as this can further weaken vision, cause bloodshot eyes, fatigue and insomnia. Maintain a good posture while reading. Poor posture while reading is a major cause of weakened and fatigued eyesight. Avoid slumping or hanging or craning your head down while reading. Sit comfortably erect. A slumped head position causes the eyes to point downward. This causes gravity to pull down on the eyeballs, which places strain on the extrinsic eye muscles, while holding the eyes back in the sockets. Holding this 'neck-bent downward position' causes lengthening of the eyeball, resulting in myopia or nearsightedness (flattening of the eyeball). Hold print parallel, twenty inches from the eyes. Please understand: Holding the print to close to the eyes is a major cause of myopia. When I observe young people holding their reading material too close to their eyes (less than 10"), I know they are heading for myopic vision. Dr. Sasaki and many other natural eye doctors do not recommend excessive reading for youngsters; read only when necessary. They need to gaze into the distance as often a possible. Many myopics can improve their sight by this one important eye habit.

Eye Habit Number Two - Avoid reading more than thirty minutes at a time
Thirty minutes is about maximum time the eyes can handle without strain or fatigue. Read for awhile, then get up and walk around, stretch or go outside for a breath of fresh air. Look into the distance. Take a deep breath, bend over and rub your face, forehead and around the eyes, exhale and stand straight. Inhale again and bend backward, then to each side, and exhale and relax your gaze. Close your eyes and place your palms over your eye sockets; and think or visualize black velvet or a large black dot. This palming method was taught by Dr. Bates. Deep breathing, face and head rubbing, bending, twisting and palming all help to refresh the brain and eyes, imparting increased energy and clear thinking. Make it your 'refreshment' break instead of coffee or pop.

Strain is the major cause of imperfect eyesight. Straining to "see" any object, far or near, in which you are enable to see clearly, places a heavy strain on the eye muscles. Similarly, straining to lift a heavy weight can strain a tendon or muscle. Straining to read 8ne print in poor lighting causes weak vision at the close point (farsightedness). Holding the print too close (less than 12 inches), reading excessively, and straining to "make out" objects in the distance is the major cause of nearsightedness (myopia). The correct method to read and avoid farsighted vision is to: 1) Read in good bright light; 2) While reading or performing close work, every few minutes focus in on a letter on the page, and gaze at it for five to ten seconds. To help overcome myopia, look into the distance at an object you can "see clearly" for a few seconds; this helps one to regain distance vision if it is weak or blurry. It is important to not gaze at objects you cannot see well enough--this strains the eyes even more! Practice looking at things 'effortlessly and relaxed. If you cannot 'see' an object clearly, do not strain to see it. Either get closer to the object, use brighter lighting, or temporarily wear glasses. Here are a few other causes of eye strain: Long exposure to cold wind directly into the eyes and bright artificial lights, (especially fluorescent lights). Watching television or movies excessively strains tired weak eyes. To strengthen, heal and relax your tired and strained eyes look at nature's outdoor bounties: green trees, green grass, mountains, beautiful flowers, flowing rivers, blue-green oceans, the open sky, the stars at night, the moon, the sun at sunrise or sunset--nature herself. She is the only one who can heal you, with the help of healing chi energy from the heavens.

Eye Habit Number Three - The Invigorating Lemon Juice Eye Bath
Dr. William Apt, a leading eye specialist in the mid-1900s, recommended the Lemon Juice Eye Bath. He stumbled upon this secret from a 105 year old man. He instructed Dr. Apt to "put three or four drops of lemon juice in an eye cup with purified water and wash the eyes with it daily for about 20-30 seconds with each eye." Dr. Apt says it is invigorating and strengthening. It removes toxic fatigue of the eye. This ancient oldster washes his eyes daily, eats natural foods, wears no glasses, and has perfect eyesight! The Lemon Juice Eye Bath is also recommended to cure cataracts, with osteopathic treatment, plus a strict seven-day elimination (vegetable and fruit) diet, once a month. The continuous practice of these eye improvement secrets will eventually help you to see clearly what you cannot see now.

Eye Habit Number Four - Healing Sun - Part I: Sunshine is Food for the Eyes
Sunlight is "food" for the eyes. It thrives on it. It is nourished and healed by its warm radiating energy. Go outdoors in the sunlight everyday--walk when you can, work in the garden, read a book, gaze into the distance, enjoy sports--whatever you enjoy, do more of it in the life-giving sun and fresh air. Coal miners have observed that mules kept in a dark coal mine, eventually lose their sight. The best time to enjoy the sunshine is in the morning before 11:00 am or after 3:00 pm. Nature's Sun produces 10,000 watts of natural light; indoor bulbs are a weak 100 watts in comparison. One of the major causes of poor eyesight in this so-called "modern society" is staying indoors during daylight hours. Outdoor oxygen and sun light impart health and life-giving elements to the human body. We live on a carbon based planet, filled with oxygen and solar light. Plants require plenty of sunshine and oxygen to grow and so do we. Plants wither and die without it, and we do likewise. This is our human biological destiny. The human body was designed by nature to be an outdoor dweller most of the time. We have switched our position in the scheme of things and fallen prey to our own arrogance and ignorance. We are the ones who suffer from lack of sun and air. Nature is there waiting for us to partake of her fragrance, beauty and bounty. Outdoor people generally have better vision than indoor dwellers. The famous old-time lion tamer, Johnny Pack, enjoys several hours a day of sunshine, and at 91 years young in 1996, has excellent eyesight at both far and close point.

Healing Sun - Part II: Secrets of Yoga Sun Gazing
How would you like to possess magnetic healthy eyes? Develop a steady powerful gaze? Approach life situations without fear? The ancient Yogis use "Yoga Sun Gazing" as a meditation and to infuse the body, mind and spirit with healing solar light and power.

How to Perform the Yoga Sun Gazing Exercise: Go outside at SUNRISE or SUNSET when the solar orb is red or orange. Open your eyes wide and take in 9 deep breaths (in and out gently) while looking at the sun. Feel the "sun energy' traveling into your eyes and down to your belly button area (Hara). After sun gazing, gently cover your eyes with your palms, for a few minutes while visualizing color black. This helps to relax and heal stress and tension in the mind and eyes. Acquire plenty of sunshine. allowing fresh air to hit your bare skin and walking on the earth with bare feet all help to improve' our eyesight Practice these golden treasures whenever possible. The Immortal Taoist Masters cherish these activities, along with Chi Kung, as the keys to health, energy and longevity.

Are Sunglasses Harmful?
Sunglasses shield our eyes from the life-giving sun. Wearing sun glasses constantly can lead to photo-phobia (fear of light), or light sensitivity. Some eye specialists warn against the excessive use of sunglasses. They report that it can cause blindness by paralyzing the eye-pupil. In bright light the pupil becomes smaller and in darkness it becomes larger. Wearing sunglasses in sunlight keeps the pupil expanded because the shaded lens does not allow light to enter. This is what weakens the eyes. If you are driving into the sunset or sunrise, use your sunglasses to reduce glare, otherwise leave them off. You can also purchase Dr. Ott's Full Spectrum Sun Glasses. They take out the sun glare and let in beneficial light rays. If the sun bothers your eyes, the best remedy is to spend more time outside in the daylight, and secondly, consume a better diet consisting of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, seeds and protein for your individual body type, (See Body Typing Chapter). Two exceptional foods for the eyes are sunflower seeds and parsley. They contain Vitamin B-2, which helps to overcome light sensitivity. If you avoid the sun completely, you'll become over-sensitive to even 10 minutes of it. Get out into the sunshine everyday if possible. However, do not overdo it to the point of "sunburn." Moderate sunbathing imparts superior health and glowing skin. Morning or late afternoon sun is the best time for sunbathing. On hot days, walk in 'the shade and gaze into the distance. You will soon adjust to the light and even enjoy it. Well sunned eyes glow with magnetism and health.

Eye Habit Number Five - The Oriental 'Yang Eye' Candle Gazing Technique
This powerful Yang Eye Candle Gazing Technique has been taught and practiced in the East for thousands of years. It is known to give one glowing magnetic eyes. You can look at anyone in the eye without fear or timidity.

This "Yang Eye" Technique not only improves the eyesight, but is Known by the ancient Taoist masters to alleviate many eye problems, and latent ailments within the body. The whites of the eyes become clear, full of lustre, and shine with brightness.

How to Perform the "Yang Eye Candle Gazing Technique:
Light a candle and sit in front of it at arms length and at eye level. Gaze steadily at it without blinking. Breathe naturally, and continue gazing for five minutes without moving your body. Try not to move your eyelids. Less movement brings more magnetic power and control into the eyes and nervous system. Keep your eyes open and allow the tears to flow down your cheeks; open your eyes wider as the tears flow down. Every minute or so, close your eyes for 10 or 15 seconds. Finish by closing your eyes and palming for two minutes to cool down your eyes.

Eye Habit Number Six - The East Indian Yoga Nasal Massage Technique
Ayurvedic East Indian Medicine teaches us that chronic colds, flu, mucus and lung congestion is the basic cause of most eye problems. The eyes are in close proximity to the nasal and sinus passages. Nasal massage helps to improve sinus conditions and allows you to see objects with clarity. It also helps to relieve emotional tension, which builds up in the face, forehead and eyes. We tense our face when under stress.
How to Perform the Yoga Nasal Massage Technique: Dip your baby finger into sesame oil, ghee, or one drop of eucalyptus oil and insert it into each nostril. Massage as deep as possible. Slowly massage in a clockwise and counterclockwise direction. You may feel soreness. Go easy. You may also sneeze and blow your nose several times. Don't panic. This is a cleansing reaction by your body. It'll clear your sinuses pronto! It opens up the lung-breathing channels, releases pent-up emotions, and improves eye clarity. Gently perform the Yoga Nasal Massage three times a week, one minute for each nostril.

Eye Habit Number Seven - Chinese Taoist Kidney, Stomach and Liver Massage
Key to Super-Health and Clear-Vision
The kidneys, stomach and liver are reflex organs to the ears, mouth and eyes. In Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are considered the health and longevity organs of the body. Weaken the kidneys and the health of the entire body begins to fail. The stomach is considered the central energy station or grand central station for food distribution to the entire system. The liver is the great detoxifying organ of the body. It filters out chemicals, pollutants, environmental poisons, preservatives, fats, oils etc. A weak liver places great stress on the immune system. Congestion in the liver causes poor food digestion, fatigue and can easily lead to yeast infections, pms and blood disorders. These internal organ massage techniques, performed regularly and in conjunction with a healthy diet, can help improve vision and increase overall health.

How to Perform the Kidney Massage. Rub your hands together until warm and place them over the kidneys (right and left side of lower back) for 10 seconds. Next, rub the kidney area vigorously, at least 35 times up and down. Finish by lightly pounding the kidney area with your palms.

How to Perform the Stomach and Liver Massage: Rub under right and left side of rib cage 35 times. The liver is under the right rib cage. The stomach is under the left rib cage. This Do-In massage can help sharpen your vision and bring energy and healing power into your stomach and liver.

Eye Habit Number Eight - Acupressure Eye Massage and Eye Palming Techniques
Acupressure has been around for thousands of years, introduced to the West by the Chinese Acupuncture Masters. Acupressure is 8nger pressure therapy on meridian points or pathways that run up and down the body, arms, legs, head & face.

How to Perform the Acupressure Eye Massage Technique: Exert heavy finger pressure upon each of the points surrounding the eyes for 10 seconds. Next, rub each point for 5 seconds. Any pain denotes eye weakness. Healthy eyes have no pain, even under heavy 8nger pressure. If your eyes are very weak, spend more time on eye massage. Next with the pads of the first 3 8nger tips, press lightly upon closed eye lids for 30 seconds--this helps myopia (nearsightedness).

Finish with the Eye Palming Technique: Rub hands together until warm and place cupped palms over both eyes for 30 seconds. Visualize dark black velvet. Feel your mind and eyes relaxing. Perform Eye palming daily; it is restful and healing for the eyes, mind and entire body.

Eye Habit Number Nine - Powerful Neck Loosening Exercises
Tenseness around the neck and shoulders can cause severe eye tension. To loosen-up your neck and release tension perform Neck Rolls, as follows: a) turn your head in a circular motion; b) move it left to right as far as you can; and c) let it drop forward and then backward as far as possible; while head is all the way back, lift both shoulders up and near your earlobes and move head right to left and left to right several times. This movement squeezes the tension right out of the neck and trapezious muscles. You will feel relaxed and refreshed after performing this movement for one to two minutes. Do these exercises often during the day. They help to reduce eye strain, neck tightness and eye tension headaches.

Eye Habit Number Ten - Taoist Do-In Eye Massage Techniques
Oriental Taoist and Zen masters practice a form of self healing massage called Do-In (Doe-Inn). Do-In is a chi-energy technique, which combines with Chi Kung breathing movements to revive and regenerate the body, mind, emotions and spirit, harmonizing all levels of being with the rhythm of life. Do-In, practiced daily helps one to maintain balance and harmony in life. It helps keep one centered, grounded and focused in life.

Eye Massage Technique Number One - Chinese Scalp Rubbing Eye Technique
Sit straight and relax mind and body. Simply rub your scalp with fingers slowly from front to back, and in small circles for 30 to 60 seconds. This helps to clear the heart of toxins, relax the brain, calm nerves, invigorate the scalp and improve eyesight by bringing blood circulation to the head and eye region. Scalp massage reduces tension and stress. Even better, exchange scalp massage with your partner or friend. It's even more relaxing and soothing when someone else does it for you.

Eye Massage Technique Number Two - Palm Eye Massage Technique
Close eyes slightly and 'knead' closed eye-lids over eyeballs with the inside of your palms. Circle palms 16 times clockwise and 16 times counterclockwise. Next, place palms on the eyes and move up and down 16 times, and side to side 16 times. This is from my experience, the best eye massage for all conditions: Nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism. It also helps to prevent eye diseases of the middle-aged and elderly.

Eye Massage Techniques Number Three - Stroking Eyebrows Technique
Place thumbs on temple and stroke eyebrows with second knuckle of each forefinger, over eyebrows. Rub 16 times. Close eyes and use light and even pressure. This helps to clear the eyes, regulate nerve function, prevents hardening of cerebral arteries, and degenerative eye diseases.

Eye Massage Techniques Number Four - Ironing the Face Technique
Scrub the face with open palms from the forehead, down to the chin, and up to the ears in a circular motion. 16 times. The Chinese Taoists' call this "Ironing the Face." It helps to remove wrinkles, brings fresh blood to the eyes and improves ones' complexion.

Eye Habit Number Eleven - Squeeze Eyes Tightly and Open Eyes Widely
Breathe in slowly and gradually squeeze your eyes tightly for 10 to 15 seconds. Next. slowly exhale, making the sound "ssshhh" while opening your eyes widely. Repeat 3-6 times. This Taoist eye technique increases circulation to the eyes, prevents watery eyes, strengthens the eyelids and tear gland muscle (orbiculairs palpebrarum). which normalizes the lachrymal glands. These glands furnish an alkaline solution that purifies the eyes and imparts a brilliant, sparkling luster to the eyes. The Healing Sound "Ssshhh" is used to purify the liver and calm the nervous system. Opening the eye wide while exhaling the sound "ssshhh" releases anger and tension from the liver and the eyes.

Eye Habit Number Twelve - Naturopathic Eye Massage Technique
Naturopathic eye massage technique was used in the 1800s by Naturopathic doctors, Health and Physical Culture practitioners to improve eyesight and prevent vision problems. Follow these steps:
Step l. Place the palm of each hand on the bony ridge above each eye. Press hard on the brow and move the skin up-and-down, side-to-side and in small circles. Perform twelve times with each area.
Step 2. Place your open palms on each side of your temples. Move the skin up and down, forward and back and in a circular motion a dozen times each.
Step 3. Place your 8ngers on each cheekbone under the eyes, while moving the skin up and down, right and left, a dozen or more times each. "If you faithfully carry these instructions out it will prove of great importance in restoring your vision." Edmund Shaftsbury

Eye Habit Number Thirteen - Tracking or Edging: The Secret to Crystal Sharp Vision
How would you like to possess crystal sharp vision? Would you like to keep your vision when you are 50, 60, 70 and beyond? You can, if you faithfully follow and practice the techniques in this book. We are told that when we reach 40 years of age or more, we will lose the ability to focus at the close point, because the aging process produces a thickening in the lens of the eyes. Yet, myopics over the age of seventy can read fine print up close easily. How do the "experts" explain that? The truth is that the reason we lose our close vision and distant vision is because we have never learned. or we have forgotten the habit of focusing. Dr. Bates called this Central Fixation." Modern pioneers in vision training refer to it as 'tracking.' (edging or tracing any distant object or printed letter on a page). When you lose the ability to focus, you tend to 'peer' or look' hard, staring fixedly and forcing yourself to see, or squinting the eyes. These bad eye habits will impair your eyes even further. In order to see clearly, the light rays must focus directly on the macula. In the center of the macula there is a tiny depression known as the Fovea. Clear sharp vision results when the rays of light focus directly into the macula area.

How to Perform The Tracking Eye Technique: Tracking or Edging helps one to regain the natural ability to focus upon the macula. To improve your distant vision, 'Edge' or 'Trace' your eyes around a picture or a large letter on a sign that you can see clearly. Edge or Track around a table 20 or 30 feet away. As you practice edging, objects become sharp and clear to you. Practice outdoors! Sunlight makes everything more clear. Trace or Track your gaze up and down buildings, billboards, highway signs. Edge or Track along window frames, houses, trees; use your imagination. You can also use your nose as a focal point while edging; this relaxes the head and neck; this prevents the eyes from staring with a fixed gaze. To improve your close vision, Track letters on the printed page. Each week pick out smaller and smaller letters until you can read the smallest print easily. Remember to close your eyes for a few moments between Tracking or Edging. Point your nose at an object you have chosen and move the tip of the nose along its edges. At first, move slowly around the object, seeing each part of the Edge. Later as you become proficient, you can speed up the Edging. You can also Track by moving your eyes only around any object, i.e., house, tree etc., or letter on a page. Remember to breathe deeply and easily while Tracking. Tracking can be done anytime, i.e., while walling, looking out the window, reading etc. Close your eyes after Tracking to rest them. Tracking can also be done with your eyes closed, by mentally remembering the object. If you are seeking super-sharp vision, practice Tracking frequently.

Eye Habit Number Fourteen - Head Lift Technique for Eye and Ear Problems
The "Head Lift" Technique is an excellent result-producing exercise to clear up ear and eye problems. It also helps to overcome headaches, neck and shoulder pain.

How to perform the Head Lift Technique: Place entire hand--fingers and palms around the neck at the lower part of the skull (mastoid protuberance). Next, lift your head upward (face pointing forward) and a bit forward, while turning your head to the right as you are lifting. Next, turn and lift head to the left in the same manner. This simple movement can help unblock any pinched nerves in the neck or trapesius muscles, which are attached to the neck. Lift up your head gently, but do not squeeze the neck too hard. Turn as far as you can, comfortably, in each direction, without straining or jerking. Practice the "Head Lift" several times daily, especially before sleep.

Note: Neck and shoulder massage: Practice Do-In or Self Massage to your neck and shoulders with your fingers, knuckles and palms. If you have any soreness or energy blockages in these areas, by massaging them, you will feel renewed energy and fresh blood flowing to your head, brain and eyes. Without the proper nerve and blood supply to the eyes, vision improvement cannot progress at a steady rate. In fact, nerve and blood flow blockages can de8nitely hold back your quest for Perfect Eyesight For faster eyesight improvement, the "Head Lift" Technique is unsurpassed.

Perfect Eyesight - Exercise Techniques
Eyes need exercise just as much as other muscles. If you place your arm in a brace for a few weeks it starts to atrophy or get weaker and smaller; the blood cannot circulate sufficiently to impart strength and growth to the arm muscles. The eyes also have tiny muscles called 'ciliary' muscles that pull the eyeball in all directions. When eye muscles get weak, vision becomes unfocused and our eyesight weakens. The eye muscles have lost their power to focus the eyeball itself on a close or distant point. Myopia [nearsightedness) or presbyopia (farsightedness) is a result of weak eye muscles. We need to flex our eye muscles. Perform sets and reps of exercises to bring them back into focus. Eyes need to "pump iron" and show off their strength. Eye muscles can be strengthened to see telescopically. What others' can see with binoculars, a person with 'telescopic vision' can see with the naked eye. That's considered 'super-vision'--far above the average. But it takes some work, persistence and perseverance. However, it can be fun and enjoyable if you do it with a happy, positive attitude. Take your time; no rushing; calm your mind; turn the phone off. Focus your mind on the exercises; block out all distractions, mentally and physically. You can do it with persistence and patience.

Eye Exercise Protocol
Practice these eye exercise techniques two or three times a week. Take one, two or three day rest between each eye session, depending on your energy level. The day after the first eye routine your eye muscles may be sore; do not worry. The "soreness" will gradually leave. Soreness means that you have "worked-out" weak eye muscles lying dormant for many years. They are resilient, and like your arm muscles will respond with renewed vigor. The rest period between each eye exercise session is as important as the eye exercises. During periods of rest the eyes and -body heal and rebuild, imparting strength and health. Performing eye exercises too often can easily cause eye strain, which is a basic reason why most eye routines fail. Never wear glasses while performing eye exercises. If you are able to move around without your glasses, do so when you start this program; otherwise wear them after your eye session during your daily activities. As your eyesight improves visit your eye doctor to be fitted for weaker eye glass lenses. Be persistent and your vision will improve.

"Lazy Eight" Neck Loosening Exercise - (Pre-Eye Exercise Warm-Up Technique)
Performing the lazy eight exercise slowly and smoothly loosens the back of the neck, calms the nervous system, and enables you to focus your eyes clearly. Simply draw imaginary "eights" with your nose, while moving your head. Large "figure-eights" drawn with your nose helps to relax the larger muscles of the eyes, while tiny "figure eights" relax the smaller muscles of the eyes.

How to Perform Lazy Eight Exercise: Draw figure-eights with your nose; move your head slowly and smoothly. Vary the "figure eights" by drawing them vertically, then horizontally. Draw large ones and finally tiny "figure eights." Perform them in both directions--right to left and left to right; top to bottom and bottom to top. Spend at least three minutes on this exercise.

The Lazy Eight Neck Exercise is performed first in your routine because it relaxes your neck muscles and allows fresh blood to flow to the eyes and brain. It prepares you for the rest of your eye routine and insures greater success in improving your vision. The eye exercises that follow, if practiced regularly and consistently, can help bring your vision back to 20-20 and beyond! Perform the eye exercises with joy and relaxation. Results will be forthcoming.

Eye Exercise One - Egyptian Black Dot Technique -Part I [Eye Muscle Exercise)
The Egyptian Black Dot Technique is one of the most important exercises for all eye conditions.
First prepare your Black Dot on a 2 - 3 white card. (Do not move your head; move the card only--in and out) Draw a Black Dot about the size of a dime on the card with black ink. If you have trouble seeing close (farsightedness) do not perform this first part of the Black Dot Technique. Perform the second part only below. Hold the card in front of your eyes. Next, move card to the tip of your nose and gaze at the black dot for 30 seconds.

How to Perform the Egyptian Black Dot Exercise:
You must see only one dot. If you see two dots, move the card away from the nose until you see one dot. After 30 seconds move the card straight out in front of your eyes, then rest and close your eyes for a few seconds. Next, raise the card up between your eyebrows and gaze at the dot for 30 seconds. Move the card as close as you can while seeing only one dot. Rest for a few seconds. Be sure that you only see one dot; this means that both eyes are working together. Be persistent and consistent and you will see results. Remember to breathe gently, deeply and naturally.

Egyptian Black Dot Technique - Part II
While keeping the head straight, move the black dot to your right shoulder and gaze at it for 30 seconds. Then, move dot to your left shoulder and gaze at it for 30 seconds. Close eyes and rest. Farsighted people can perform this shoulder to shoulder Black Dot Exercise with great benefit. The Black Dot Techniques make the eye muscles focus in positions it does not normally focus in. This helps to reshape and balance the eyeball itself.

Eye Exercise Two - Egyptian Letter Gazing Technique - part I (Eye Muscle Exercise for Close and Distant Vision)
Cut out three 1 /8" to 1 /4" thick letters from a newspaper or magazine and glue them on a 2 x 3 white card. Perform each exercise with one eye at a time, then both eyes together. The eye that is covered with your palm is to be kept open during the exercise. This enables both eyes to work together during the exercise. Start out with three repetitions in each direction. Every two to three weeks ad one repetition, until you reach six.

First Movement: Hold the card twelve inches in front of your eyes. Concentrate on one of the letters, always focusing to see it clearly. Move the card above the eyes and below the chin three times. Do this one eye at a time and then both eyes together. Keep your head still--move your eyes only.

Second Movement: Hold card twelve inches in front of your eyes. Move the card slowly from your right eye to your left eye--always keeping sight of the letter. Perform with one eye, then both eyes together, three times each.

Third Movement:
Hold the letter in front of your face, and move the card in right and left diagonally. Perform three times each way. Again, one eye at a time, then both together.

Fourth Movement:
Move card in large circles, at arms length. Perform three times each way, one eye at a time, then both together.

Fifth Movement: Hold the card about one foot in front of your head and move the card smoothly in a ten inch diameter circle. Perform ten times clockwise and ten times counterclockwise. Perform with one eye at a time, and both eyes together.

Important Eye Note:
Breathe deeply and naturally and try not to blink. 8ee the letter as clearly as possible without eye strain. These Egyptian Eye Techniques are superior exercises for reshaping the eye-balls and strengthening the eye muscles. They help to create eye muscle balance. Do not confuse this exercise with ordinary eye exercises--there is no comparison!

The Egyptian Letter Gazing Technique enables the eyes to focus in all directions and allows both eyes to see together. It also helps to reshape the eye back 'to its normal position, so that light can focus on the retina properly for perfect eyesight. This technique coordinates the mind and eyes to work in perfect harmony. Practice will bring improvement. Stick with it! Persistence is the key to success in vision improvement. Pre-school children 'naturally' look in all directions with their eyes. However, they are taught to look directly ahead and down at their books. After many years of this poor eye habit, they stop looking in all directions, and the eyeball loses its natural shape. Consequently, vision problems result.

Advanced Egyptian Letter Gazing Technique - Part II
After practicing the Egyptian Letter Gazing Technique Part I, with a "card" one foot in front of your eyes, for a month, you can now practice the Advanced Egyptian Letter Gazing Technique, Part II.
How to Perform: Hold the card at least two to three feet from your eyes. To improve the distant sight, you must use the eyes to see beyond two feet to overcome myopia (nearsightedness). Paste a black letter on a 2 by 3 card and tape the card to one end of a 12 inch ruler. These letters should be big enough for you to see easily at two foot. As your eyesight becomes clear at this distance, you can use smaller letters to help you obtain further improvement.

To improve your close vision (farsightedness), simply perform the eye exercise holding the letters less than twelve inches from your eyes. Perform this "Advanced" exercise in the same sequence as you did in the above Beginning Egyptian Letter Gazing Technique - Part I.

Important Note for Egyptian Black Letter Technique: When working on pour close vision, use a black letter that you can see clearly, but do not move it in to the point where you cannot see it clearly. The same goes for distant vision. Take your time in moving the card closer or further. For example, bring the card "in" one inch only every few weeks for close vision (far-sightedness), but be sure you can see the letters sharp and clear! The same holds true for distant vision (nearsightedness)--an inch or two at a time every few weeks. Don't be in a hurry to force pour eyes to see better.

Eye Exercise Three - Yoga Accommodative Eye Exercise (To Improve Close and Distant Vision)
The ancient Hindu Yogi's devised many techniques, for improving the eyesight. This marvelous eye exercise helps the eyes to improve their ability to change focus and see clearly in the distance and at the close-point.
Modern science tells us that the "accommodative eye muscles" weaken with age. However, this is not true, if you continue to use the accommodative focusing eye muscles regularly; your eyesight will remain clear and strong throughout life. If you have lost this "accommodative eye focusing ability." this eye exercise can bring back your natural eye accommodation for distance and close-point seeing: This exercise mainly helps farsightedness or old age sight, the ability to focus at the close-point clearly.

Practice the Yoga Accommodative Exercise outside in good light or inside in a well lighted room, while looking out the window. Here's how to perform the Hindu Yoga Accommodative Eye Exercise.
Step One: Pick out a distant object, about twenty feet or more away (tree, car. building etc. This is your distant vision object.
Step Two: In your hand, hold a 2 x 3 card with black letters, large enough for you to see clearly.
Step Three: Hold card at eye level at arms length away, or where you can see it clearly.
Step Four: Look at a distant object; see it clearly. Now, move your eyes back to a letter on the card (at the close point) and see it clearly for a few seconds. Perform this accommodative eye movement three times (in and out).
Step Five: When the letter on the card becomes easier to see, then move the card a couple inches closer and repeat this "close point and distant point" movement three times, as in Step Four.
Step Six: Next, move the card a few inches closer, while still seeing it clearly. Again, repeat the "close" and "distant" eye movement, always focusing your eyes as clearly as you can.

Practice this Yoga Eye Exercise one eye at a time, then with both eyes together. Eventually, you'll be able to see the letters on the card at the close point, four or five inches from your eyes, clear and sharp.
The accommodative eye muscles, just like any other body muscles, become weaker, not as a result of age, but of disuse. Muscles are made to be exercised. The eyes are no different than body muscles. What works for one, physiologically, biologically and mechanically, will work for the other. If the eye muscles are strengthened, fresh blood begins to flow to them, and the eyes therefore become stronger, with improved vision. Think of this: when you perform arm, chest and back exercises with weights or machines regularly, your muscles grow strong. Eye exercises induce fresh blood flow, chi flow and nerve force to the eye muscles and nerves, thereby enhancing vision. This special Yoga Exercise prevents the accommodative eye focusing muscles from weakening, and also to regain its elasticity. Perform this movement two or three times a week.

Eye Exercise Four - Yoga Accommodative Eye Exercise. (To Improve Distant Vision)
Follow the steps in Eye Exercise Three, but reverse the procedure by looking at a card with letters on it, held at reading distance, 15 to 18 inches away from your eyes. Hold the card where you are able to see the letters' clearly, then immediately look at any object twenty feet away, i.e., tree, car, building etc. Next, focus your eyes from the card to the distant object, seeing both as clearly as possible, three times back and forth. Next, look at an object twenty to thirty feet further away than the 8rst object. Repeat the back and forth eye movement three times. Continue with this exercise as you look at objects further into the distance. Practice this distance seeing accommodative eye movement for five minutes, two or three times a week.

Eye Exercise Five - Tai Chi Rocker Eye Technique--An Amazing Discovery (To Improve Close and Distant Vision)
If all the time you have is five or ten minutes, the Tai Chi Rocker Eye Technique will give your eyes a thorough workout and strengthen your eye focusing muscles. While studying and practicing Chi Kung and Tai Chi exercises, I made an amazing discovery--a new way to improve the eyesight with a Chi Kung movement called the "Tai Chi Rocker" Exercise. It is an invaluable eye exercise to improve both the close and distant vision. Tai Chi Rocker relaxes the eyes, strengthens the focusing muscles, centers and grounds the mind, body and spirit. Practice this exercise for five to ten minutes, two or three times a week. Place the Snellen Eye Chart on the wall at eye level. Shine a bright light on the chart to prevent eye strain. Stand two or three feet away from the chart. Place your right foot six inches in front of the left. Gaze at one of the letters on the chart that you can see easily. To start, begin to rock back and forth. When rocking backward the front right foot comes up and the back foot stays flat on the ground. While rocking forward, the back of the left foot raises upward, while the front right foot stays on the ground. Rock back and forth for one or two minutes. Relax, and allow the letter on the chart to become clear in your vision. Distant vision improves by seeing the letter clearer as you move backward, away from the chart. Close vision improves as you move forward, toward the chest. For close vision improvement only, rock within 2 feet of the chart; do not move further back. To improve your distant vision, you can move back as far as you can see the letters on the chart--five to sixty feet away. Next, switch the position of your feet. Place your left foot forward and the right foot behind you. Practice the "rocking" movement for one to two minutes.

Every two to three minutes close your eyes and relax your body. Feel your eyes becoming softer and more relaxed. Also, remember the black "letter" clearly in your mind. For best results, close your eyes and place both palms over eyes for fifteen seconds (see "palming technique" Eye Exercise Seven).

Vital Points to Remember While Performing - The Tai Chi Rocker Technique
Point l: To improve close vision, rock toward the chart and stop rocking forward as soon as the letter on the chart starts to blur, then rock back.
Point 2: To improve distant vision, move further away from the chart. Imagine "pulling" the letters out of the eye chart as you rock backward. As you rock forward, notice the "letter" becoming more clear.
Point 3: Remember to perform the "Palming Technique" every two minutes; try to soften and relax your eyes and mind.
Point 4: Shine a bright light on the eye chart to prevent eye strain. Or perform the eye exercises in the outdoor natural light.
Point 5: Focus on the eye chart letters with a soft, relaxed look.
Point 6: Never hold your breath--breathe deeply and gently.
Point 7: Practice with one eye at a time. Place palm over one eye while both eyes are open--this enables both eyes to work together. Finally, practice with both eyes together. Perform Yoga stretching movements after performing the Tai Chi Rocker Eye Technique. Reach for the sky with both hands, then one hand at a time. Bend over and touch your toes. Stretch backward and to the sides. Roll your neck slowly in circles. Stretching releases tension, improves blood and nerve circulation to the eyes.

Eye Exercise Six - Close Vision Strengthening Exercise
Close Vision Technique A: (Accommodative "Whipping Eye Technique")
"Whipping' is one of the best eye exercises for strengthening the accommodative eye muscles to improve close vision. How to perform the Whipping Eye Exercise: Cup your left palm over your left eye. Hold a card with a black letter on it, that you can easily see, at arms length in front of your eyes. Pull the card toward your right eye at a moderate speed within a few inches of your face. Next, quickly 'whip' the card suddenly back to arm's length. Repeat this movement several times. Then, use the left eye while the right eye is cupped with your right palm. Repeat several times. Next, practice 'whipping' with both eyes open at the same time. Repeat several times. Perform two to three times a week. "Whipping" is an exercise that greatly helps presbyopia (middle-age sight), farsightedness, and any other close vision problems.

Close Vision Technique B: "Tromboning'
How to Perform the Tromboning Eye Exercise: Hold a 2 x 3 card with a small black letter that you can easily see at arms' length. From arms length, 'slide' (move) the card three inches toward your right eye, then move it back to arms' length. Next, 'slide' the card six inches toward your right eye, then move it back out to arms length. Next. 'slide' the card nine inches toward your right eye, then move it back out to arms length. Progress in this manner three inches at a time until the card is a couple inches away from your eye. Practice several times with your right eye. Next, perform 'Tromboning' with your left eye, then with both eyes together.
Move the card at a moderate easy speed. Relax and breathe easily. After practicing this exercise for a few weeks, vary the speed of the card-- moving the card more slowly, other times at a brisk speed. Consistently practiced, Whipping and Tromboning eventually awakens and strengthens the focusing muscles for the close point, to where you can see the print sharp and clear.

Close Vision Technique C: "Close Point Eye Sharpening Technique"
Many people go through middle age with blurry vision at the close point. This does not have to happen. You can do something about it. And this exercise, as well as the previous one is a positive step in doing something to strengthen and improve your close vision. I have found this "Close Point Eye Sharpening Technique," when performed correctly, to be the most important eye technique to improve close vision. It is easy to do and only needs to be practiced twice a week. This is the latest eye improvement technique that I devised in 1995.
Step 1: Hold "Principles of Eye Training Chart" in front of your eyes, from 12 to 20 inches, where you can see it without strain.
Step 2: Trace the 8rst letter of the first (1.) paragraph with your eyes, for example, "V" in "Vision."
Step 3. Close your eyes and trace and visualize the letter "V" in your mind.
Step 4: Open your eyes, look at the letter "V" and trace it again.
Step 5: Close your eyes and trace letter "V" again, then open eyes while inhaling and exhaling a gentle deep breath, and look at the letter "V".
Step 6: Move the letter "V" "in" slowly towards your eyes while trying to see the letter as clearly as possible--when the letter starts to blur, stop the movement.
Step 7: Close your eyes for a few seconds. Open your eyes with a deep breath and move letter "V" away from your eyes, and notice the letter become clearer.
Step 8: Place both palms over eyes for twenty seconds, while visualizing a black color.

Repeat Steps One through Eight with the first letter of all eleven paragraphs, For example, 'T" for paragraph #2. "R" for paragraph #3 and so forth. Or go down to the smallest paragraph that you can see clearly. Practice this exercise at least 15 to 20 minutes, two or three times a week.

Eye Exercise Six - Stretch Your Vision - Distant Vision Strengthening Exercise
(To Improve Nearsightedness--Myopia)
This eye exercise was taught during the 1940s in Michigan, by two optometrists, Drs. Ross and Rhymer. "Stretch Your Vision" is extremely valuable in extending the limits of your distant vision, especially for myopic vision (nearsightedness). Practice "Stretch Your Vision" at least 15 to 30 minutes each session, two or three times a week.
Step 1: Stand straight and select one of the "letters" on the chart
Step 2: Trace your chosen "letter in your mind, then close your eyes for a few seconds. Relax your hands, shoulders, eyes, legs, neck etc.
Step 3: Open your eyes and look at the letter again. Next, place both palms over eyes and "Palm" while visualizing the "letter" in your mind for 15 seconds.
Step 4: Open your eyes with a deep inhalation and exhalation of breath, noting the "letter" becoming blacker.
Step 5: While looking at the "letter", begin swaying slowly from side to side. While you continue to sway, move s-l-o-w-l-y away from the chart, taking very short backward steps. Breathe naturally and allow the print to come in clearly. When you reach the point where the print becomes indistinct or unreadable, STOP! At this point, bend forward at the waist, continuing to sway, and again read the "letter". Now, resume your short backward steps. Again, even though you lean far forward, you will reach the point at which the printed letters are no longer legible. When this occurs, straighten up, move close to the chart and repeat the exercise on the next smaller line, following the above instructions. Repeat each line until you reach the bottom line of the chart. It is important to relax the entire body while performing this exercise. Mentally and physically feel your shoulders, neck, face, eye, arms and hands relax. Let go of your jaw muscles and let them drop. Let your eyes become soft and calm.

Eye Exercise Seven - Test Card Eye Exercise (To Improve Close and Distant Vision)
Dr. Bates recommended this eye exercise to help strengthen ones' distant and close vision: It can be performed during your regular routine, or during spare moments throughout the day. It is also a great eye exercise for those who have already achieved good eyesight, and want to maintain their excellent vision.
Close Vision Exercise - Stand two feet away from the Snellen Eye Chart
Step 1: Look at the top Eye Chart Letter 'A'-trace it with your eyes or nose.
Step 2: Close eyes for five seconds. Relax eyes and open a gentle breath, and notice the letter 'A' looking blacker and clearer.
Step 3: Palm eyes for twenty seconds. Open eyes with a gentle breathe, and notice the letter blacker and clearer.
Step 4: Look at the next line 'C' 'G' on the Eye Chart. Repeat the above sequence.

Perform these Four Steps all the way down to the bottom line on the Eye Chart. When you can see the bottom line, move three inches closer to the Eye Chart. Each week move closer, but do not be in any hurry to do this if you cannot see the Eye Chart letters clearly. In other words, move 'closer' ONLY when the letters come in clearly. Never strain to see the Eye Chart. However, you can move closer to the Eye Chart when working with the upper, larger letter-lines even if you cannot see the lower smaller lines. Move closer to the upper larger lines that you can see clearly. The goal is to read the smallest line at four or 8ve inches away. If you can do this, you'll have perfect eyesight at the close point. Practice two or three times weekly, until you achieve this goal.

Distant Vision Exercise

Stand three feet away from the Snellen Eye Chart 1.
Step 1: Look at letter 'A' at the top of the Eye Chart-now trace letter 'A'
Step 2: Close your eyes for five seconds. Next, open your eyes with a gentle breath, and notice the letter 'A' gets blacker and clearer.
Step 3: Palm your eyes for twenty seconds. Next, open eyes with a gentle breath, and notice the 'A' blacker and clearer.
Step 4: Look at the next line 'C' 'G' on the Eye Chart. Repeat the above sequence.

Perform the Four Steps all the way down to the bottom line on the Snellen Eye Chart (page 30). When you can see the bottom line, move one foot further away from the Eye Chart. Each week move farther back, but do not be in any hurry to do this if you cannot see the letters clearly. Move further back only when the letters come in clearly. Never strain to see the letter 9 on the Eye Chart. However, you can move further back when working with the top five lines on the Eye Chart, even if you cannot see the lower smaller lines. Move further back on the upper larger letter-lines you can see clearly.

Eye Exercise Eight - Tibetan Peripheral Vision Technique
How important is peripheral vision? Everyone uses their peripheral vision while driving, walking, playing sports, at work and at home. In fact, if we didn't use our peripheral vision, we would develop "tunnel vision." just like the old gray mare going down the street with blinders attached to the sides of his eyes. He can only look forward. He is blind to everything around him. We develop "tunnel vision" or lack of peripheral vision by concentrating to "hard" with the eyes fixed forward. Gazing hard, straight forward, makes the eyes lose the ability to see clearly peripherally (side-vision).

How well do you see on the sides? Before being taught to read, children can see with their side (peripheral) vision clear and sharp. The great sports athletes like Wayne Gretsky, Barry Sanders and Michael Jordan are praised by their peers for having "eyes behind their head." They have developed extremely good peripheral vision. They know where the ball or puck is at every moment. With strong, well-developed side vision, you can prevent accidents while driving your car. Your ability to play any sport will improve dramatically. Dr. William H. Bates, the famous eye specialist says. "The normal eye sees one thing BEST, but not one thing only." By developing your "Peripheral" (side vision), you too can have "eyes behind your head." Gazing straight forward, without movement to either side. Just pay attention to what is going on "peripherally." on your right and left sides.

How to perform the "Tibetan Peripheral Vision Technique":
Step 1: Hold a pencil in each hand, twelve inches in front of your eyes.
Step 2: Gaze straight out past the pencils into the "distance", without looking directly at the pencils. See the pencils with your "Peripheral Vision." Do not look directly at the pencils.
Step 3: Move each pencil s-l-o-w-l-y to the sides of each eye, as far as you can see them peripherally. Repeat this front-to-side movement at least ten times.
Step 4: Next, move the pencils, right hand upward and left hand downward, ten times.
Step 5: Next, move the pencils right hand diagonally upward, and left hand diagonally downward, ten times.
Step 6: Next, move the pencils left hand diagonally upward, and right hand diagonally downward, ten times.
Step 7: Next, hold pencils twelve inches in front of your eyes and make a circle about two or three feet in diameter, from in front of your eyes, out to the sides. Keep your eyes looking straight ahead in all Seven Steps. Perform circles clockwise and counterclockwise.

Eye Exercise Nine - Dr. Bates' and Yoga Eye Palming Techniques
Palming was re-discovered by William H. Bates, M.D. in the early 1900s. The ancient Indian Yogis and Chinese Taoists practiced eye palming techniques for thousands of years. They "palmed" their eyes as a form of meditation or inner visualization and relaxation. "Palming" is performed by gently 'cupping' both palms over the eyes, blocking out as much light as possible. Palm for five minutes daily. The Masters say that too much outward gazing at all the 'exciting', bright and fast-moving things in the world upsets the inner balance of our 'spiritual third eye. The physical eyes and brain become clouded confused and agitated, like a muddy stream. Palming calms the mind, emotions, spirit and body. The inner and outer eyes take on the qualities of a clear, tranquil, peaceful pool of water. When the mind and emotions are tranquil, vision focuses on the outer world with clarity and insight. Palming is one of the most important methods for relaxing eye muscles and eye nerves. Palming helps to calm the mind and improve color clarity. It is very helpful for many degenerative eye conditions when performed regularly.

Palming Soothes and Rests the Eyes

Palming is practiced and taught by many Visual Training Teachers throughout the world, i.e., in United States, Germany, the Yogis of India, Chinese Taoists, Tibetan monks, Naturopaths and Holistic Doctors.
This superior technique can bring about a complete transformation and restoration of your eyes. When you learn how to palm correctly, you'll be inspired to palm daily, because it relaxes the eyes, the body and the mind. When you first start palming, you may see the color gray, a white light or other colors while performing palming. As you continue practicing, however, you will see only black darkness. Total 'blackness' while palming means that your mind is relaxed and calm, and your eyes can heal and regenerate quickly.
"Let Go" Mentally While Palming

While palming, "let go" mentally, because your eyes cannot completely relax when the mind or body is full of stress and tension. The brain is like a camera--we see through the brain. You can strain the eyes while palming, if your brain is in "tension," thinking about your problems, the same as you can with them open. You must relax your "brain-stuff" (thoughts) while palming. Then you will see improved eyesight. For complete relaxation, breathe slowly, evenly and naturally. Give your problems to the Universe or Higher Power. Let your mind dwell on something beautiful--a blue ocean, sandy beach, sunset, mountains, a loving face etc. Complete relaxation leads to complete healing. This is your goal! Avoid strain or negative thoughts while palming. Shut out all light and think of a black box lined with black velvet. When your inner mind is able to see, visualize and remember black while palming, your vision will improve.

How to perform the Yoga Fetal Palming Technique
The Yogis of India discovered that performing palming in the Fetal Kneeling Position or Fetal Squatting Position is more relaxing and healing than in the upright sitting position. However, all three palming positions are beneficial and can be performed at any time. Always finish your eye exercise routine with palming. Palming in the kneeling or squatting position is an excellent method of complete eye, mind, and body relaxation. Fresh blood circulation and nerve flow to the eyes are also greatly enhanced.

Kneeling Fetal Position - Palming Technique
While kneeling in the fetal position (on knees and body bent forward. face down), bring head to floor in front of knees, with "cupped" palms over eyes). Rest the heel of your palms on your cheek bones, fingers crossed over your forehead. Be sure your palms do not touch the eyeballs; keep out as much light as possible.


Squatting Fetal Position Palming Technique: Squat down with feet 8 to 10 inches apart. Place arms over your knees and cup palms over eyes. Relax in this position with palms covering eyes. In the East people squat in this position to have babies, eat and eliminate. It is a natural position and very conducive to relaxation, meditation and palming.

Important Eye Improvement Note: When you palm correctly, you will see "perfect blackness." The blacker you see while palming, the faster pour eyesight improve. Perfect blackness equals perfect eyesight. Perfect blackness indicates that your visual nerve senses are relaxed and are functioning correctly.
If you see gray or various colors while palming, it indicates that your vision is unclear and blurry. Palming while visualizing "black" helps to darken the palm area.

You cannot "force" blackness in the "palming field area" --this only makes more tension and weak vision. To see perfect blackness, visualize anything black, i.e., black cat, dog, car, shoes etc.
After each eye exercise session, palm for at least five minutes. Relax! After palming, open your eyes and notice how the trees, grass, sky, houses, people appear clear, bright and more colorful.

Heal Liver and Eyes with the Color of Green
In the Orient, the Taoist Masters teach us that "green" is associated with the liver and the eyes. Green vegetables and nature's green colors--trees, grass etc., help to heal the liver and eyes. Gently visualize green trees, green grass, blue-green ocean, and your eyes and mind become calmer, happier and more peaceful. You can palm at any time you feel the need to relax and let go--it refreshes your mind and rejuvenates your eyes.

The Sit Down Palming Technique
Place palms over your eyes, elbows on table, with back and neck straight. You can use a small pillow under your elbows if you wish; this helps to relax your arms. Use this method at work if you are unable to perform the Fetal Floor Palming Technique. (You wouldn't want to be caught on the floor when your boss walks in)! Both palming techniques will work. Just "do it" and "see" your vision improve. Happy Palming!

The Secret 'Black Globe' Palming Technique
The real inner secret behind perfect eyesight is to relax the eyes, body, brain and mind completely! Complete relaxation means complete healing of body, mind and vision. To do this, you must be able to visualize totally black space while palming with your eyes closed. While palming, when you have pictured a background as black as it can be, imagine a "round" very black "Globe" pictured against that back-ground. What do you see? You will see something still blacker than that background. Then let go of the background and let the Black Globe spread out until it becomes the background itself. Try to picture a still blacker Globe on the new background and so on, until you get a background so black that nothing blacker can be imagined. Perfect blackness equals perfect relaxation, and perfect relaxation equals perfect vision. Ten to fifteen minutes of "seeing black" while palming will prove to you what a marvelous relaxation technique this is. Some people have reported eye strain relieved in only a few palming sessions. After "seeing black", you will be able to see much more clearly and strongly--either at the close point or far point. To see the fullest degree of "blackness", first look at a perfectly black object, i.e., black car, black cat/dog, black velvet etc., and then (while palming try to remember that blackness.

The Key to Seeing Perfect Blackness.
Perfect blackness that is recalled and perceived, indicates that the mind is perfectly relaxed. When you cultivate the power to "remember and visualize black", your brain and mind rests and relaxes instantaneously, and your vision strengthenens tremendously. Your mastery in remembering to see black goes beyond relaxation. It enables you to see the letters 'much blacker' on a page, thus making them sharper and easier to read. Practice a few minutes each day and you will see marked improvement. Your subconscious memory of "perfect blackness", carried in your mind when your eyes are open, will give you a high degree of mental and visual clarity and strength. Thus, your vision can be improved immediately, if your memory and mental image of "perfect blackness" is visualized and retained. Bates and other natural eye training specialists state that many cases of imperfect eyesight--nearsightedness, farsightedness, aging vision--have been cured by the simple practice of "seeing black" while palming, over a period of time.

The Amazing Master Formulas Behind "Perfect Eyesight"
It has been discovered in ancient writings from ages past that the brain, mind and the eyes operate in close harmony. Defective eyesight can be improved by mental methods accompanied by proper eye habits, eye exercises, diet and physical relaxation techniques. This amazing "secret" to Perfect Eyesight lies in the coordination between the brain and the muscles controlling the movements of the eyeball.

The Three Master Formulas to Perfect Eyesight - Master Eye Formula Number One - Relax the Eye Muscles
Abnormal strain of the external muscles of the eyes is always associated by a strained, unnatural effort to see. When this strain is stopped, the eye muscles become normal and all errors of refraction vanish like magic. In each "error of refraction" there is a different kind of strain. Relaxing any type of eye strain will relieve that particular error of refraction. In other words, total relaxation of eye, mind and body reduces all "errors of refraction." When one is angry, stressed-out or tense, vision becomes blurry. Relaxation brings clarity.

Master Eye Formula Number Two - Relax the Brain and Mind
The strain of the eyes to see is literally strains the mind; conversely, when the mind strains, it is reflected as a strain of the eyes. Therefore, we see a very true connection between stressed-out mental states and defective eyesight, each acting upon and reacting to the other in a cause and effect relationship.

Master Eye Formula Number Three - Reduce Mental Strain and Strengthen Eye Muscles
The only real treatment for regaining your lost eyesight begins by relieving mental stress and strain, followed by a recovery of mental control of the eye muscles. The vision exercises in this book will help you reduce mental strain, physical stress, and allow your eye muscles to strengthen and function in a relaxed manner, as they were meant to do.

Dr. Bates once said: "When the mind is at rest, nothing can tire the eyes; and when the mind is under a strain nothing can rest them; anything that rests the mind will benefit the eves."
Do you want Perfect Eyesight? Develop mental poise and balance--a prerequisite of mental relaxation and removal of strain. Learn to "let go" of mental strain, worry, fear, anxiety, etc. Practice mental calm and watch your eyesight improve by quantum leaps!

Important Inspirational Eye Training Note: your eyes are your most precious possession. Consistent practice of the eye techniques in this chapter will allow you to always keep your "precious possessions" for a long, healthy and happy lifetime. Stick with it! You must give your eyes time to strengthen and heal. Let it be done! We wish you much success in your quest for "Perfect Eyesight."

What is Progressive Eye Training
Each month make your eye routine more progressive and challenging. Perform more repetitions. Walk back further away from the eye chart. Increase Palming time and frequency. Change your eye routine or perform different eye exercise for your specific eye condition. Progressive eye training exercises increase circulation to the eyes for quicker eye improvement. If your eyes get overly sore or fatigued from eye training, take a rest-break for two or three days from your eye routine to allow nerve, tendon and eye muscle healing and repair.

Vision improves during rest
Always move your eyes smoothly during the eye muscle exercises. Smooth eye movements relax the eyes, which helps you to see clearly. Keep practicing until you perform all eye routines smoothly and calmly. When you reach Perfect Eyesight--20-10 or better, a 15 minute eye routine, once a week, is enough to maintain perfect vision. Also, continue your daily natural eye habits for life. You can prevent eye problems and maintain Perfect Eyesight for as long as you live. Best wishes on your personal vision quest!

Eyesight Training Exercise Schedule -- Weekly Eye Training Program
1. Eye Muscle Exercises - 5 to 10 minutes two or three times a week
2. Side Vision Exercises (Peripheral) - 5 minutes, two or three times a week
3. Distance Seeing Exercises (For Nearsighted people) - 15 to 30 minutes, 2- 3 times a week
4. Close Seeing Exercises (For Farsighted people) - 15 to 30 minutes, 2-3 times a week
5. Yoga Neck Rolls - 3 minutes, two or three times a week Head, Face, Eye Massage - 5 minutes, two or three times a week
6. Taoist Yoga Chi Kung Constitutional Exercises -15 minutes, 2- 3 times a week

Daily Eye Training Program
1. Eye Palming - 5 to 10 minutes daily
2. Eye or Nose Edging and Tracing (Close & Distant)-3 to 5 minutes
3. Practice Distance Seeing throughout the day
4. Look Up From Your Close Work every 10-15 minutes
5. Hold book or reading material at least 20 inches from eyes
6. Sit and stand with a good posture
7. Eat wholesome nutritious foods for your Body Type
8. Stop eating lifeless junk food
9. Obtain sufficient rest and sleep
10.Go outside daily in the fresh air and sunshine
11. Go outside, look into the distance or take a slow walk after eating
12. Use natural, whole-food vitamins, minerals and herbs daily
13. Use herbal eye drops or take a Herbal Eye Bath
14. Head Lift Technique

Internal Chi Kung - Energy Exercises For Vision Improvement
How to Build a Strong Healthy Constitution
Good posture and internal organ health is vitally important for clear sharp vision. The Yogis and Chi Kung Masters practice stretching and posture exercises to strengthen their kidneys and lower back area. In the Chinese Five Element Medical System, the kidneys are considered the health and longevity organs of the body. If you want to stay young, vibrant and full of energy, practice these internal exercises daily. These powerful exercise movements have been taught and practiced throughout the world in every culture.
Internal Exercise Number One "Kidney and Lower Back Strengthening Movement"

Chinese Traditional Doctors say that the kidneys are the Mother Organs of the body. They regulate water and protein in the body. Too much or not enough of each can result in poor health and illness. Kidneys are considered our constitutional longevity organs. Strong kidneys impart calmness to the mind and spirit--they give us the will and energy to accomplish our goals. Weak kidneys instill fear and trembling throughout the body, mind and spirit. This Kidney Exercise helps to strengthen the kidneys, bladder and lower back area.
How to perform the Kidney and Lower Back Exercise: First, stand with feet close together. Reach forward, without bending the knees; look upward with your eyes and bend forward while trying to touch the floor with your hands. Feel the stretch in your lower back. Looking up keeps your back straight. This movement normalizes the lower back, strengthens the kidneys and helps you to stay grounded and balanced. Perform 8-12 times daily.

Internal Exercise Number Two "Spine Straightening Movement"
Good posture is the key to good energy-chi circulation to the body organs, blood and lymph system that feed nourishment to the eyes. This simple exercise is invaluable for overcoming a 'craned neck,' or 'hunched backed' upper spine. It is an excellent movement to improve and maintain a healthy strong posture for life.
How to Perform the "Spine Straightening Movement": Simply let your head fall backward all the way back while standing in an upright posture. Hold this position for 15 seconds, while breathing slowly and deeply from your lower abdominal area (Hara). This simple movement straightens the upper spine and raises the chest. You become more poised and graceful when your posture is properly aligned. Perform this movement several times a day. This posture enables your lungs to expand and breathe more deeply; it makes it easier for the blood to circulate through the heart and imparts confidence and courage.

Internal Exercise Number Three "Reaching for the Sky"
This movement also benefits the eyesight, ears, complexion; it increases lung capacity and respiration; stimulates the liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines and colon; it helps to overcome constipation, improves sex gland function, trims, tones, strengthens and flattens the abdomen; overcomes fatigue, and increases energy.

Stretch up to the sky and watch your energy zoom!
How to Perform "Reaching for the Sky." Stand with your feet 12 inches apart, with arms in front of body and fingers intertwined. Inhale a gentle deep breath while lifting your arms up above your head and stretching up on your toes. You can keep your head forward, or for variation, look upward at your hands. Then, hold your breath and stretch your arms upward and hold for a few seconds. Exhale, lower your arms down sideways. This movement helps to remove the 'hump' out of the upper back and straightens the spine and posture. This natural upward stretch breaks-up the blockages in the body for improved circulation, digestion and internal organ function. The result is greater health, better vision and more energy. Repeat 6-10 times daily.

Internal Exercise Number Four "Tibetan Rejuvenation Rite"
The Tibetan Rejuvenation Rite comes from the Tibetan Monks high up in the Himalayan Mountains in northern India. This powerful 'Rite" increases health in the following ways: Strengthens the back and shoulder muscles; neck and leg areas; increases blood and nerve circulation to the brain and vital internal organs; helps to overcome constipation, slows down the aging process; increases lung capacity and breathing ability; overcomes lung problems; trims, tones and firms the waist and buttocks; helps bring circulation, blood and healing energy to the eyes.

How to Perform the Tibetan Rejuvenation Rite: Lie on your stomach and place hands on the floor, shoulder width apart. Next, push upper body (shoulders and head) up and back, with hips almost touching floor--stretch neck and upper body as far back as possible. From this position raise on toes and hands, while lifting your hips straight up, while pointing the top of your head to the floor and touching your chin to your chest. Breathe "in" as your hips are raised, and breathe "out" when raising your head. Start with 6 repetitions and work up to 15 or 20. You'll feel invigorated and full of chi energy!

Internal Exercise Number Five "Sufi Bear Walk" (Egyptian)
Perform this "walk" for one minute for a month, and add one minute each month until you are walking on all fours for three minutes. The Sufi Bear Walk strengthens the nerves and allows fresh blood to circulate directly to the eyes and brain. It tones the shoulder, back, arm and leg muscles. When you "Bear-Walk" at a fairly fast pace, you'll increase your endurance and stamina. Bears have a straight and powerful posture. The "Bear Walk" rebuilds postural muscles and overcomes the downward gravitational pull, which helps to overcome falling organs. It also imparts an internal massage to the abdomen and colon, thus helping to alleviate constipation and gastrointestinal problems. Perform at least three times per week.

How to Perform the "Sufi Bear Walk": Babies and animals walk on all four limbs in a 'cross-crawl' fashion like a bear, dog or cat. This exercise takes some practice to perform correctly. You have to bring your opposite arm and leg forward while moving forward on all fours, just like a bear. Using opposite arms and legs on all fours activates the right and left hemispheres of the brain, bringing balance and harmony to the body/mind connection.

Internal Exercise Number Six "Oriental Jade Hop"
This is an excellent "grounding" exercise. Too much thinking, worrying, reading, computers and other close work cause our energy to stay in our head-we become ungrounded and unstable. We become top heavy in the head and not centered, balanced and grounded in the Hara (lower abdomen). Life becomes more difficult when we think about our problems too much, or worry too much. Excessive thinking or mental activity creates stress, strain and tension in the brain, which can easily cause distorted blurry vision, and further eyesight degeneration. However, when we learn to ground our energy in our Hara area, answers to our problems come more easily; we see life as it is. When we are grounded we feel more relaxed and calm to handle any situation life brings to us. We can perform our daily activities and goals with creativity, mental and visual clarity.
How to Perform the "Jade Hop": Stand and simply start hopping up and down on your toes one or two inches, in a relaxed manner. Continue until you feel slightly winded, one or two minutes. This simple but potent exercise strengthens the sexual organs, stimulates the pituitary gland in the mid-brain, and the thymus gland. It builds strength in the legs, rejuven-ates the kidneys and adrenal glands, it also helps to prevent the formation of kidney stones. "The Jade Hop" decongests the head, sinuses and lungs to allow fresh blood to circulate to the head and eyes for improved vision. It also helps to move and circulate the lymphatic system to detoxify the body, which helps build immunity. You can also use a jump rope for variety.

Internal Exercise Number Seven "Centering Movement"
After performing the last two 'grounding' exercises, your energy moves into your legs and feet and away from your head, Centering your energy is next. When your body becomes properly grounded, the tough times of life are easier to handle. Centering your body places you in harmony with life to enable you to see the correct solutions to your problems. This wonderful movement loosens the back and squeezes the internal organs for good blood and nerve circulation.

How to Perform the "Centering Movement": We do not have a picture of this movement. Written instructions will suffice as follows: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and relax. Bend your knees slightly; let your arms hang loosely like ropes, while your mid-body and shoulders move in circles. Let your breathing be natural. Move your right shoulder forward and up in a circle, and then lower it backward. Do the same with the left shoulder, moving it forward, up in a circle and back and downward in a circle. As your left shoulder is moving upward and back, let your right shoulder come forward and up again. Alternate in this manner while twisting your waist with the rotating movement. Do not tighten-up while performing this exercise: You Must Relax! Become like a "rag-doll." Just hang loose! When first starting this movement, perform easy, small shoulder and twisting movements; gradually increase to larger circles. Put a smile on your face and pretend you are doing a dance. The "Centering Movement" helps to expel toxins from the body. absorbs fresh chi-energy, increases your vitality and heals the internal organs. While twisting and squeezing your internal organs, it massages them thoroughly; it helps to release gas, belching and rumbling sounds--a sign of toxins being expelled from the body. It is also great for weight reduction. eases shoulder and back pain. and strengthens the sexual organs. It helps to drain and massage the lymphatic glands. This movement also helps to strengthen the spine and improve ones' posture. At first, perform 16 times. Eventually, perform for three minutes non-stop. Happy "centering!"

Special Oriental Do-In: Self-Healing Massage Techniques for the Eyes - Vision Health and Healing Secrets
From the Orient has come stories of miraculous healing powers never before seen in the West. What do the Orientals' know that the West has yet to learn? One of their great secrets is a self massage practice called Do-In (Doe Inn) in Japan. The Chinese refer to self massage practice as Tao-Yin" (Dow Yin). Many of the Japanese and Chinese Taoist Masters who practice Do-In and Chi Kung are reported to be well over 100 years young and going strong! Along with Do-In and Chi Kung Yoga practice, they consume mainly whole natural foods consisting of whole grains, vegetables, yams, squash, rice, rye etc. By practicing these methods, they say, one's health, immune system and energy levels improve by quantum leaps. Do-In and Chi Kung practice, in addition to wholesome nutrition, herbs, meditation and prayer are the keys that have been taught by the ancient masters of all religions to maintain super health and overcome degenerative diseases. A good friend of ours from Canada, Frances Bates, was suffering from partial paralysis of her left arm. A few days of performing Do-In and Chi Kung exercises, and she was able to move her arm freely and without any pain. Do-In has many varied techniques and modalities for self healing. When you improve circulation to one part of the body, the healing benefits are felt in other parts of the body. The following is a very simple Do-In routine. Just simply "rub" and "massage" the following areas in this order:

Daily Do-In Self Healing Massage Routine
· Rub the crown of the head and temples for mental clarity
· Rub the ears to heat-up the body and invigorate the kidneys.
· Rub the eyes to regenerate the liver, improve vision, and freshen the spirit.
· Rub the nose to help heal heart problems.
· Rub the mouth to help improve stomach digestion.
· Rub the nostrils and cheeks to eliminate mucus, sinus problems and to cleanse the lungs.
· Rub the neck for emotional problems, stress, and to increase vitality; also helps for calmness and poise.
· Rub the arms for heart problems, nervousness and emotional love problems.
· Rub the chest and upper back for depression, grief and the courage to face life without fear.
· Rub the heart area for greater circulation and spiritual love.
· Rub the liver (under right rib cage), to strengthen the eyesight and for sustaining energy.
· Rub the kidneys for better hearing or ear problems.
· Rub the big toe to clear the brain and achieve mental clarity.
· Rub the four small toes to help heal the eyesight and hearing.
· Rub the feet for mental and physical grounding and physical strength.
· Rub your legs to release past problems and to place mind in the here and now moment.
· Rub your buttocks for sciatic nerve problems, relaxation, tension or stress.
· Rub the sacrum for lower back pain, hemorrhoids, and menstrual cramps.
· Rub your belly (hara) for abundant health and centering, and to gain wisdom, intuition and insight.
· Rub in the exact order as outlined above for grounding and centering.

Do-In Clears Blockages for Healing
The basic purpose of Do-In is to break up blockages in the organs, meridians, nerves, muscles, tendons, which increases blood and chi or energy circulation throughout the entire body, including the eyes. When these conditions are, met, the body and eyesight automatically receive healing energy. Some of the most vital areas to massage are the neck and solar plexus (hara). The neck, according to Chi Kung Masters,' is not only the gateway between the mental and the physical centers, but is also a 'gateway' for the emotional and spiritual centers. In my youth I read a passage in the Bible that stuck in my mind: "This wicked and stiff necked generation..." and the terrible things that were going to happen to them. Mikhael Aivanhov, a Cabala Master states, "The brain and the solar plexus work together. If there is a blockage in the neck and the communication is not very good, you must massage the neck in the region of the cervical vertebrae so as to reestablish the current going from the solar plexus to the brain." This is also important to allow nerve and blood circulation to flow to the tiny nerves and capillaries in the eyes and eye muscles. The eyes actually 'see' out through the brain. Vision is really a miraculous phenomenon of Great Nature and the Creative Force of the Universe!

Healing Hara Massage
Do-In recommends to massage the entire hara (stomach, liver, intestines) from under the rib cage to the pubic bone. Massage deep and slow. Massage the entire abdominal area just before sleep at night. When the hara is relaxed during sleep, the internal organs and eyesight are allowed to heal naturally. Plus, we can receive the proper spiritual guidance or intuition for the next day's activity. The brain and the mind can never have true or correct answers for us. Zen Masters' tell their students to "cut off your head;" figuratively, of course! We are taught to stop worrying or constantly thinking about our problems. Instead, concentrate on the belly "the God center," for peace, guidance, health and happiness.

The Three Power Centers
There are three power centers in the abdomen:
1. The Solar Plexus, in the pit of the abdomen (arch of the rib cage);
2. Behind the belly button area; and
3. The Dan tain or Tan tain, 1 1 /2 inches below the belly button.
Massage the entire abdomen for a few minutes daily, and you will experience peace, tranquility, self control and answers to your problems. It is also a good idea to receive a hara massage from your partner or massage therapist. In Japan, the hara massage therapist works on the entire abdomen for an hour or more. Many people experience healing after these intense hara massage sessions. We learned these deep techniques from Chinese and Japanese Do-In and Chi Kung Masters.

The Heart and the Belly

When the ancients' talked about the heart, they really mean the belly. "When initiates speak of the intelligence of the heart," according to Master Aivanhov, "no one, not even the theologians have understood why it is the heart which possesses the veritable intelligence, nor what this intelligence is. To the initiates, 'the heart is not the pump which propels the blood through the organism, but it is another heart, the Solar Plexus (belly area)." Do-In is practiced to prevent disease, maintain high-level health, and to commune with the Creative Force of the Universe. Do-In practitioners also use hara massage to help cure illnesses. Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine both concur that disease begins in the hara (stomach. liver, intestines). Ayurvedic Medicine says: "There is no disease without first gastro-intestinal disorders." The Chinese call the Hara area "central energy," where health and energy is generated and maintained. This is also the area where disease manifests. For example, when the colon, stomach and liver are functioning below par--weak digestion, fatigue, lack of energy, diabetes, low blood sugar etc.-- the eyesight also weakens and becomes diseased. The Taoists Masters' teach that we must open the blockages in the physical body to receive energy and healing. During an energy imbalance and illness I developed several years ago, I began performing hara massage rubbing. Today, my energy zooms like never before in my life--even more than when I was 20 years old. I feel like I have never aged a day past 20! And my vision improves every year. There is no limit to how well one can see. With the proper knowledge, understanding and practice, you can keep your vision for as long as you live. This is really good news. But, you have to take action to follow through on these valuable vision and health training secrets,

Hara Massage for Unlimited Energy
Hara massage is for everyone. Start today on your road to energy and vitality. It is easy to do. It takes about 10 minutes to perform before going to sleep, or you can do it in the morning. It doesn't take much energy to do; in fact, after a few minutes of "belly rubbing" you will feel more energy, along with less stress and nerve exhaustion. Your vision will also improve quicker by performing Hara Massage daily. Do not massage the head, ears or eye areas at night, because the energy may go to the head and keep you awake. Perform Do-In head massage in the morning instead. Always finish a Do-In session with a belly massage. This brings the energy to the center of the body where it belongs, and creates balance, centeredness and calmness. Mr. Jean Rofidal, writing in "DO.IN: The Philosophy" says, "Many people think they can get by without paying any respect to the rules of the Universal Order which may be classified under four main headings: nourishment, respiration, exercise and meditation... "they give us the opportunity of doing something about our well-being. For instance, by acting on the exterior of our bodies, we can act on the interior and by acting on the gross we act on the subtle." "Do-In affords a splendid method of acting on our bodies physically, mentally and spiritually."

"Foot Slapping" to Invigorate the Kidneys and Nourish the Eyes and Liver"
Chi Kung Master Huang Runtian, writing in "Treasured Qigong of Traditional Medical School," states that this "Foot Tapping Technique" ... "can nourish the liver and improve eyesight; curing chronic diseases of the liver, gall bladder and eyesight diseases (near-sighted, far-sighted. and poor-sighted).""As a result of conscientious practicing of the Qigong exercise, the liver wood nourished by sufficient kidney-water and abundant "earth Qi" would be full of vigor and vitality. Thus the Qigong can nourish the liver and make eyes clear." "Frequency and duration of exercise." Slap or clap your feet 50-104 times. For health protection perform once a day before going to bed."

Positive Benefits of Foot Slapping
Here are some ailments Chinese Medicine attributes to being helped by foot tapping or slapping: Yin (cold) deficiency, yang (hot) excess, upper body heat excess, lower body deficiency (ungroundedness), kidney and heart problems, excessive rise of liver yang, seminal emissions, night sweats, heart palpitations, poor memory, insomnia, mental stress, neurasthenia, migraine headaches, knee and back pain, blood deficiency, burning red face, mental depression, poor eyesight, liver and gall bladder problems etc."In practicing this {Do-In~," states Master Runtian, "you need not believe in it, but you must do the exercise earnestly. You will get bene8ts from it, whether you believe it or not."

My Personal Experience of Foot Slapping
While visiting Zen-Taoist Master Hyunoong Sunim, in Washington State several years ago. I was awakened early one morning by a loud clapping. I found out later that he was slapping his foot. I tested his eyesight a few years later, and found that he has better than 20-20 vision--his eyesight is 40-10-much better than 20-20. He can see and read the 10 foot Snellen Eye Chart at 40 feet away without glasses or contacts! An amazing feat for someone in his 40s. We have been performing this foot slapping technique for several months, and our health and energy is the highest its ever been. Practice this technique daily, and see for yourself the positive benefits you will see and feel. Good luck and happy foot tapping! I have found this exercise to be one of the best Do-In techniques for improving one's health and eyesight. I perform foot slapping 75 times in the morning and before bed. If you have more energy, you can "slap" your feet 200 or 300 times. The goal of this "foot slapping" technique is to open-up the energy points on the foot kidney point and the energy acupoint on the palm. Once they are opened, slapping 50 times before bed is su8icient. Do not overdo it to exhaustion. Just relax and slap at an even slow tempo, about one second for each slap.

Overcoming Depression and the Sentimental Diseases with Foot Slapping
There is a Chi Kung technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is given to help those who suffer from an excess of the seven human emotions--joy, anger, anxiety, worry, grief, apprehension and fear. These emotions, in excess, are the cause of much depression and sentimental diseases. We have an epidemic of mental illnesses, depression and sentimental diseases in the world today. These illnesses effect ones' health and vision directly. What are sentimental diseases? Sentimental diseases are caused by the misuse or abuse of the emotions. For the most part, these emotional illnesses are based on negative mechanical emotions. For example, we have all heard of people who have died of an excess of grief. Ones' hair can turn white almost overnight from an excess of fear or stress. Losing a job or a break-up of a relationship has caused people to stay depressed for years--also causing headaches, bulimia, anorexia and crying spells. One can worry themselves sick. Diarrhea or a loose bladder can be caused by fright People have had heart attacks after "winning" at the race track. Anxiety and fear has kept many people from success, with its paralyzing effect Excess anger can cause strokes and weaken vision. These are just some of the many examples of "sentimental diseases."

The Hara, Brain Activity and Visual Clarity
Zen. Taoist and Yoga Master s say that we use our 'brain-machine' far too much to our detriment, unlike the ancients' who had slower brain activity, less worry and anxiety and less thinking. Too much and emotionally caused diseases create an excess of energy up in the head, instead of down in the Hara or Abdominal area where it belongs. The Hara and Solar Plexus is called the second brain. This is where we get the "gut" feeling or intuition. When ones' mind is confused, visual clarity also diminishes dramatically. One refuses to see that they caused their own problem in the first place. To overcome these negative states, we must learn how to balance the upper and lower body centers.

Balancing Upper and Lower Body Centers
Because we overuse our brains, we are more strongly afflicted with the "seven negative sentimental emotions." As a result, we suffer from an excess of energy (Qi, Chi), in the upper part of the body and a deficiency in the lower power center of the body (Hara/abdominal area). By reversing this energy, we ' can restore balance between the Yin (lower), and the Yang (upper) part of the body to enhance health. We can balance and nourish upper and lower body centers by consuming natural whole foods. Exercise, chi kung and by practicing the following Do-In technique...
How to Perform the "Foot Slapping Do-In Technique" to Strengthen the Kidneys and Adjust the Chi
The regular practice of this Foot Slapping Do-In Technique has shown in Traditional Chinese Medicine to renew physical and mental health and help one to attain superb health, good vision, and long life.

Foot Slapping: Part One

Step One: Sit on a chair, close eyes, relax body
Step Two: Breathe naturally. Rid the mind of distractions. Be silent for a few minutes

Foot Slapping: Part Two
Step One: Open eyes. Place right foot on left knee (reverse this position for females)
Step Two: With open palm, slap the arch of the right (left for female) foot with, the palm of the left (right for females) hand. In the palm is located the "Laogong Point" acupoint. The acupoint on the foot is called the Yongquan Point. The hand acupoint (Laogong) is slapped on the bottom of the foot--Yongquan Acupoint.
Step Three: While tapping (slapping or clapping, hit with an even force and a relaxed tempo)--with cupped palm--not too hard. Do not slap your foot with a stiff or rigid hand. Keep your wrist area loose and relaxed while slapping your foot. Then do the same with the opposite foot.
Step Four: Meditate or be silent for a few minutes.
Step Five: Frequency: Slap or clap your foot at least 50 times in the morning and 50 times at night. Work up to 100 times.

Point of Attention
If you are a beginner at foot clapping, go easy--do not cause pain or redness. Just slap your foot gently for the first 2 weeks. Take it easy and relax. Once the foot acupoint is opened, the sting or redness will no longer be there. After the point is opened, perform the foot clapping only 50 times before bed. If one has low-blood pressure or hypoglycemia, place one hand on the top of the head, while the other hand taps the foot. Do not practice the tapping if you suffer from a serious health condition or are extremely weak (cancer. heart conditions). For the seriously ill just rub the foot and finish by rubbing the belly a few minutes.

Tapping the Feet Balances Water and Fire in the Body
Chinese Medicine teaches that water naturally moves downward and fire moves upward. For good health, the body requires that water move upward and fire move downward. The head must remain cool, while the hands and feet remain warm. When one is ill, the head is hot with fire, and the hands and feet are cool, cold or clammy (moist). Tapping or slapping the bottom of the feet brings the fire down and helps the water to go up. Good health requires that we maintain su8icient Kidney Chi or strong well-functioning kidneys. When the Kidney Yongquan Point is opened you will be able to draw the energy of the earth into your body (earth magnetism). Slapping the Yongquan Point can also help those who have performed chi kung incorrectly or who have had a bad kundalini experience (chi energy not flowing smoothly throughout the body)--constant nausea, headaches, dizziness, hot head, cold hands, ear ringing etc. Foot slapping harmonizes the heart and kidneys. When the kidneys become healthy and vigorous. they nourish the liver, which also improves its function, and enhances the eyesight--near and far. Start practicing this Foot Slapping Technique today and feel your health and energy zoom!

Nutritional Secrets for Perfect Eyesight - Vision Healing with Whole Foods
Good nutrition is vitally important in your quest for strong and healthy eye muscles, nerves and blood vessels. These three eye pathways determine the health and vitality of vision. If you are weak, tired or run-down, with dull unclear vision, malnutrition or malabsorption of vital food nutrients is likely to be the immediate cause. Good health and nutrition is a personal responsibility each of us must do on our own. How we eat determines our state of health. If we eat devitalized foods, we develop a 'devitalized' body, and our eyes become dim and lifeless. Hypocrates, a Greek physician, and the father of modern medicine, once stated that: "Your food should be your medicine, and your medicine should be your food." Food is our direct link to Mother Earth. Natural whole food gives us natural chemical elements called minerals, vitamins, enzymes, fiber, trace elements and organic liquid. Dr. Frederick Tilney once called these vital elements 'The Liquor of Life." These are the life-giving elements that feed the cells, tissues, hair, skin, bones, teeth and eyes. Without a daily flow of these powerful little dynamos in your system, you can forget about good health and Perfect Eyesight! Make nutrition, health and fitness your daily routine and habit. Health should be your first and foremost hobby. Is a car, house, boat, or expensive "toys" more important than the health of your most important possession--you and your loved ones!?

"Physician, Heal Thyself." Who is the only "Physician" that can heal you? You Are! If you seek good health and Perfect Eyesight, only YOU can give yourself the necessary understanding to apply the universal laws of nutrition to your Divine Temple!

Only you can know how to flow with the natural rhythm of life. Only you can know when you are hungry, tired, sleepy, thirsty etc. Only you can know when to eat when you have 'true hunger.' rest when tired, sleep when sleepy, drink when thirsty, exercise when full of energy, meditate when the spirit moves you and eliminate when 'nature calls.' etc. When you pay attention to your 'original nature," which is your internal physiological needs and intuitive feelings--you will be led to a 'natural' moderation in all your activities. Learn to eat correctly, and your health, vision and energy will zoom with rocket-like power. Eyes are the most abused organ in the body. They reflect the condition of the body organs--good or poor. For example, the liver and gall bladder meridians are connected to the eyes, forehead and temples. These two organs work together to detox the body of excess chemicals, fats, junk food and environmental poisons. If one has a weak, malfunctioning liver and gall bladder, the eyes may show some of these symptoms and characteristics: aching eyes, headache in the forehead, temple and the top and sides of the cranium area, bloodshot eyes, yellow eye whites, jaundiced eyes, excess bulging eyes, watery eyes, eye spots, itching eyes etc. A weak toxic liver can also cause fatigue, candida yeas, memory loss and immune system degeneration.

Discover the Inner Secrets of - Health, Nutrition and Unlimited Energy
The Five Health-Nutrition Keys to Perfect Eyesight - Health Key Number One
Eat only when hungry and take liquids only when thirsty

It is said that 'Very few people die from starvation, but millions die prematurely from over-eating.' Another wise jokester stated: "Half the food we eat feeds us, the other half feeds the doctor." The stomach, which is the central organ of the digestive system, operates something like a pot belly stove. If you over-stuff a pot-belly stove with wood, you get nothing but smoke; it refuses to burn smoothly. But, all the same stove 1/2 to 3/4 full and the wood burns smoothly without smoke. Similarly, the stomach will also not burn (digest) food smoothly if you stuff it to the "gills." with food. Health preservation requires that we consume food to 1 /2 or 3/4 full and stop! Not overeating can add 30 to 40 healthy years to your life. Overeaters always suffer with constant illnesses, i.e., diabetes, liver disease, colon problems, pms, fatigue syndrome, skin diseases, blood diseases, cancer, arthritis and on and on, and invariably die prematurely. Health and energy follows those that heed this timely advice. The Greek physician, Plutarch advised his clients to 'fast (refrain from food for a day or two) when feeling ill.' Eating too soon after a previous meal is also a poor health habit. Stuffing down another meal, snack or liquid too soon after the last one has been completely digested and evacuated results in putrefaction and fermentation. This causes indigestion and toxemia--a loss of nerve energy, fatigue, poor vision and further ill health. Overeating destroys the nutritional value of the food eaten. There is an inner physiological voice within you, which tells you when, what and how much you need to eat everyday. Listen to your body intelligence. What do you feel? Are you really hungry or do you eat out of boredom, depression or emotional problems? What are the physical and physiological sign of real hunger? Your mouth should water. The tongue must be pink, watery and clear--no yellow, green, brown or black coating. Tongue coating indicates that undigested food has not evacuated the stomach, small intestines or colon. The tongue is directly connected to the lower gastrointestinal system. The tongue is the upper part of the entire digestive system. Hunger is a mouth and throat sensation--not stomach pangs. Stomach grumbling or stomach pangs indicate that toxins or undigested food is still in the stomach. It could also mean one has over-indulged in excessively stimulating foods and drinks such as, meats, processed foods, sugar, candy, cake, pop, alcohol, pasteurized dairy products etc.

Positive signs of true hunger: If you are truly hungry, you will be happy, joyous, with a real yearning for food at mealtimes. Your energy should also be high before eating. Tiredness, fatigue, emotional upsets and stress is not a good time to eat If you are upset, rest 30-60 minutes first, then eat when your energy is restored. Food digests smoothly when one is rested and full of energy and vitality. In fact, indigestion is one of the greatest causes of energy loss that the body can experience! There is an ancient proverb that admonishes us to "Eat to live--not live to eat" Most people live only to see how much they can stuff down their gullet. They live only for "mouth amusement," or to tickle their "jaded taste buds." Food must be delicious, nutritious and tasteful, but don't obsess over it. If you eat wholesome, nutritious foods, you will be satisfied with less food--and be better nourished. If food is digested and assimilated well--with no stomach aches, indigestion or gas--the eyes can receive a good flow of micro-nutrients. You will experience better results with steady vision improvement by heeding the signs of true hunger.

Health Key Number Two: Chew Your Food Well. Your Key to Good Eyesight and Health
Observe the 12 noon lunch hour at the office. The robot-like machines rush from their desks to the nearest "fast-food greasy- spoon slop-house." The food is gulped and swallowed like swine-in-swill. No thought is taken about the quality of nourishment that goes into ones body. All of this lifeless junk food is then washed down with a large sugared-drink or coffee. How can one build good health, energy and vision with 'fast-foods.' Fast foods lead to fast diseases and a fast demise. Like anything else in life, disease is a "process" that one builds over time. The following scenerio goes on in millions of lives every day. "I must eat fast. There is so much work to do back at the office." "I must rush back to my work." "My lunch break is very short, so I have to eat in a hurry. "By 3 or 4 pm, I am exhausted and stressed out, so I reach for another coffee and donut to boost my sagging flesh and spirit." This scenario goes on every day in every big city in the world. And the hospitals and morgues are filled with such sad souls that didn't have time to chew, relax, digest, assimilate, meditate and contemplate on where the food came from. Where is anybody going on this earth-mud-ball anyway? What is the purpose of life on earth? Food gulped down on the run cannot possibly be digested properly. Proper chewing sets our digestive juices flowing. It gets the food ready for thorough assimilation in the gastro-intestinal tract and healthy bowel elimination. Bowel problems start with poor eating habits. Colon and stomach disease also cause poor vision. Eating too fast prevents good digestion. Consequently, the food lays in the stomach and immediately putrefies and ferments. So, you hear 'gas-wars' going on in millions of offices throughout the land. We have no real gas shortage! Scientists should find a way to hook-up 'that gas' to run our cities' electrical power! It all gets back to chewing. Chewing is an art. Why? Because our stomach has no teeth to handle unchewed food. Although, I did hear of a man who swallowed his false teeth. So, he could gulp his food and chew later! Seriously, digestion starts with the saliva in the mouth with an enzyme called ptyalin. Ptyalin breaks down starch in the mouth before entering the stomach for further digestion. We by-pass the first step of digestion when we gulp and run. Long-lived people always chew their food slowly--20-30 times per mouthful. Macrobiotics say: "Chew fine, think fine. Chew rough, think rough." Think about that. Enjoy the taste of your food; this makes your digestive juices flow smoothly, and enables you to utilize the essential nutritional ingredients of the food for improved eyesight.

Health Key Number Three: Eat mostly whole, natural foods in season, 8t in pour climate
The optimum diet for Perfect Eyesight, health and longevity is one that includes plenty of whole grains (rice, barley, millet. rye. wheat. oats, buckwheat. spelt, amaranth, kamut and pasta made from them), vegetables (lightly steamed in winter and more raw fruits and vegetables in summer). Supplement this basic Whole Foods Diet with some raw fruits eaten mostly in warm summer months. Nuts and seeds should be soaked in water overnight to revive their life-force, or use them in soups and cooking: almonds, walnuts, cashews, sesame seeds. sunflower and pumpkin seeds: beans (green and yellow split peas, aduki, navy, kidney. black. garbanzo. lentils, lima etc. If you are not a vegetarian, eat only small amounts of animal foods to maintain good health. Organic dairy products and organic eggs are better than commercial ones, which are laced with synthetic hormones, antibiotics and chemicals. Alaskan, Australian or New Zealand fish is virtually mercury and chemical free. All other fish from large coastal cities are highly contaminated. Organic chicken and turkey are better than commercial brands. If you want to feel and look your best, consume foods that are grown within a 500 mile radius of where you live, and eat them in their proper season. That means eat seasonal fruits and vegetables when they are harvested in your area. In Michigan, asparagus comes out in May. Early leafy greens come out in June. Berries in June and July. Melons and corn in August & September. Apples in September and October etc. Tender fresh raw fruits and vegetables come out in the Spring and Summer for a reason. They cleanse the liver of toxins that have accumulated during the winter months. Berries, especially blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries help to detox the liver, cleanse the blood and increase iron and oxygen in the system. Cooked grains, beans, soups, pasta, steamed root vegetables are more suitable for cold winter months to impart strength and maintain heat in the body, hands and feet. Remember: Raw food is loaded with potassium--a cooling mineral, which cools the blood and body during hot summer months. Cooked whole foods on the other hand are higher in sodium, phosphorus, nitrogen--warming minerals to warm-up the blood and body in cold winter months. If you listen to your intuition (body intelligence), it will lead you to the right foods for the right climate and season. Stay away from extreme one-sided diets. They only cause poor health and weak eyesight.

Health Key Number Four: Super-Nutrient-Rich Foods for Perfect Eyesight
Seeds contain the life-giving force of nature bundled-up in a tiny package. Seeds are the beginning of another life. They come from life and they give us life when we eat them. Sunflower seeds are a supreme food for the eyes. They contain Vitamin B-2, which helps to prevent and overcome photo-phobia (fear of light). They are also high in Vitamin D. the sunshine vitamin. The sunflower seed plant turns its head to the Sun, thereby absorbing the glorious life-giving Solar Orb. Eat a tablespoon of sunflowers daily in your cereal or soaked overnight and notice how you can easily take sunlight or headlight glare. Carrots or carrot juice works wonders for night vision. Carrots are high in vitamin A. The body does not require a high intake of Vitamin A daily, because it is stored in the liver for future use. So. a 6 ounce glass of carrot juice, or five carrots a week is enough to give you plenty of beta-carotene and vitamin A for sparkling clear vision. Commercial un-organic chemical foods can weaken the liver and other organs, leading to poor vision. We recommend eating only organic carrots. Unlike the commercial, chemicalized variety, organic carrots are naturally sweet and delicious. They are loaded with over four times the vitamins, minerals, trace elements and healing power as the anemic chemical brand. Carrots are noted for soaking up whatever is in the soil. Guess what? You guessed it. Commercial carrots are packed full of health-destroying chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and the latest brand of devastating immune-system-destroying chemical/pesticide sprays. However, our gracious Mother Earth will have the last word on this. Make wise choices when buying food for yourself or your family. Eat organic vegetables and carrots and be on the safe side. Mother Nature and Mother Earth will place you in Her protective arms if you follow Her Natural Laws of Food and Health.

Herbs to Heal and Protect the Liver
Blueberries, bilberry and raspberry herb teas are all good for night vision. Parsley contains Vitamin B-2, which helps to improve day vision. Eyebright herb tea has been used for centuries for improving the eyesight. Steep a teaspoon of eyebright in hot water for 20 minutes and drink one cup a day. Dandelion mot tea improves distant vision (nearsightedness). Dandelion leaf tea helps you to see better close (farsightedness). Chinese Lychi berries and Chrysanthemum are highly acclaimed in the orient for promoting better vision and reducing liver toxicity. Use the Chinese herbs--lychi berry and chrysanthemum for a month, then change to the Western herbs-- eyebright and dandelion the following month. Licorice root is an excellent herb to reduce inflammation, mucous and to improve vision. Use no more than a 1 /4 teaspoon of licorice powder with water daily. Or chew on a small piece of licorice stick. Ayurvedic physician. Dr. Vinod Verma, recommends to: " Take [licorice] as a preventative measure after age 35, as many people tend to get problems with their vision around that age." Licorice is said to increase one's memory and mental clarity.

Foods that Heal, Cleanse and Strengthen the Liver and Eyes
Here is a list of vegetables, fruits and seeds to strengthen and heal your liver. eyes and immune system: Yams, squash, potatoes carrots, beets, dandelion greens, celery, cabbage, broccoli, chard, kale, collards, green beans, fresh snow peas & green peas, blueberries, raspberries, mangos, grapefruit, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, all radishes, mushrooms kombucha tea. Blue Green Algae, Green Kamut, Spirulina. Green Barley, also, include all the other vegetables in your diet for variety. Green vegetables help to clear the eyes and prevent eye inflammation. Whole grain foods contain Vitamin complex which strengthens eye nerves and the entire nemous system. Whole grain foods, i.e.. rice, wheat, rye, oats etc, gives us steady nerves and steady eyes. Buckwheat contains rutin to repair and heal cells and tissues. Barley helps to heal tumors and inflammations. Oatmeal is rich in silicon for sparkling eyes, lustrous hair and strong nails.

Health Key Number Five - Toxic Foods that Cause Ill Health and Vision Problems
Did you know that the average "American diet" is costing us over 900 billion dollars yearly in medical bills! We are consuming 150 pounds of refined white sugar. 85 pounds of processed oils and fats, 150 pounds of white flour, 15 pounds of white rice, cases of alcohol and thousands of cigarettes per person annually! In the early 1900s. Americans ate only 5 pounds of white sugar per person. Today that statistic is 125 pounds per person yearly. Disease is on the rise. Hospitals are 8lled to capacity. Jails and mental institutions are over-crowded. Three-fourths of the population suffer from poor health, poor vision, require eye glasses and eventually eye surgery! This is a tragic statistic. As a nation, we should be ashamed of ourselves. This shows the power of mass hypnotism, via the media--TV, papers, radio--concerning our health or lack thereof. Junk foods, medicines, alcohol and fast living are all promoted by large corporations, with little regard for our health, sanity or well-being. Many people are walking around today in a "somnambulistic trance." (as Gurdjieil' once said), addicted to material things. Power, greed, fast foods, sugared drinks, drugs, coffee, cigarettes and alcohol! Where it will end, no one knows. Only y0U can take charge of your life, health and eyesight. If you practice these vision and health teachings, you will enjoy your life in peace, health and happiness. We can only set an example for others who are ready to follow. Medical doctors are now finding a close link between dietary habits and disease causation. Holistic doctors have known that for centuries. In the early 1900s only six-percent of the population were nearsighted. Today, over 65 percent have eye problems. Good health and good eyesight go hand in hand. Avoid junk foods and poisons: chemical drug medications, antibiotics, white sugar, pops, candy, cakes etc. commercial milk (loaded with bovine growth hormones. steroids etc.), white table salt, white refined flour [bread. pastries etc.), solid fats (lard) cheap supermarket vegetable oils (extremely rancid. canola oil, soy oil, vegetable margarine (made from hydrogenated oils). high salt foods. commercial butter, dairy, yogurt, milk and cheese. These are all loaded with growth hormones and antibiotics. Soy products and tofu are also difficult to digest, and weaken the liver. Shop at your local health store for higher quality products. They usually stock organic dairy products. However, read the labels; not everything in a health store is healthy or low-fat or good fat. Buyers beware.

Sugar Blues, Depression and Myopia (Nearsightedness)
Sugar is clearly the most deadly food for your eyesight! This also includes raw brown sugar, which is just white sugar with molasses added for coloring. Don't be fooled by this gimmick. Sugar robs all the bones and teeth of calcium and the all important B vitamins; it destroys the pancreas--uses up insulin and causes diabetes, obesity, heart disease, skin diseases, poor memory, kidney and liver disorders and poor eyesight. Sugar forms a "crystalline lens" on the eyes, causing cataracts. It is the main cause of inflamed eyes. Dr. Jin. Otsuka, a leading Japanese authority on nearsightedness says "If you feed sugar to a rabbit, the rabbit becomes myopic (nearsighted). Even so called natural sugars, like honey, maple syrup, rice syrup, barley malt etc., eaten in excess, can weaken the organs and cause poor vision. The human body only produces one tablespoon of insulin daily. If you drink a large glass of carrot juice or fruit juice, and two tablespoons of honey, you have just used-up your supply of insulin for the day. Consume four or five times more than this every day for years, and you create hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and finally diabetes (no insulin produced in the pancreas). Simple mathematics! Weaken the organs with excess sugars, fats, refined flour. drugs. alcohol etc., and you're left with zero health. Nothing in the balance. Hormones dry up and disappear. No hormones, no health. No health, no life--period! Got it! So, if you want to have zestful energy everyday, then you'll have to cut out white sugar and products with white sugar in them, and limit your intake of natural sweets too--like honey, maple syrup. Two or three teaspoons daily-no more. Limit your intake of juices also. Fruit juices are concentrated sugars, extracted from the whole fruit if you drink juice, dilute it half with water and a little lemon juice. You'll save your organs from overworking. Excess sweets further weakens the adrenal glands, which give us energy during the day. Eat some fruit, especially in warm summer weather. Fruits are good organ cleansers and contain oxygen and iron for blood building. Fruit is high in potassium (a cooling mineral), so reduce its consumption in cold winter weather. The body doesn't need a lot of potassium in the winter. You can, however, occasionally stew or cook some fruit in cool weather if you are healthy. Just don't over-do it with fruit

Salt and Weak Vision
Excessive salt consumption leads to hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, obesity etc. Hardened arteries causes poor circulation to the eyes and weak vision. Excess salt congests the kidneys and eventually creates edema (waterlogged body). Use kelp or powdered vegetable seasoning instead of salt.

White Flour and Poor Vision

White flour when mixed with the digestive juices becomes a paste, like 'Plaster of Paris. We become glued-up inside. Literally, blocked-up or constipated from these "refined foods." Many people walk around with 15 to 20 pounds of dried-up fecal matter pasted up against their colon walls. Not a happy camper! You see these type of angry people driving down the road giving out "middle-finger hand signals" to other 'slow' motorists! Ayurvedic Health Science from India teaches that constipation must be overcome in order to improve the eyesight. Constipation is a direct cause of blurred, dim vision, and many major diseases.

Fats and Oils in the Blood
You'll feel great if you keep your fat intake around 5% to 10% of your diet Go easy on these high fat foods: Milk, cheese, butter, dairy, oils, meats. Eat them sparingly and they will spare your life. Excess consumption of fats cannot be digested, assimilated and absorbed completely, which results in higher blood cholesterol and blocked arteries, liver and gall bladder stones. This slows down the circulation to the eyes, as well as to the heart and other major internal organs. Fats are also implicated in diabetes, obesity and liver disease. The liver and gall bladder metabolize fats. Gall stones are caused from an excess of animal fats in the diet. In the Chinese Five Element System, the liver rules the eyes. So, a fatty liver causes many eye disorders, i.e., jaundice, dark spots, yellow eyes, red eyes. blindness. Astigmatism, crossed eyes and poor vision etc. Junk foods are causing many degenerative diseases throughout the world. You can avoid eye problems completely by eating plenty of whole foods and herbs, along with performing your eye exercise routine, yoga stretching, chi kung etc., consistently.

Dangerous Oils that Destroy Vision
Some vegetable oils are better than others for health and longevity. First, the bad news oils.
HEALTH WARMNG: If you desire good vision and super health avoid, like the plague, all these oils, foods with these oils in them and their by-products: All vegetable margarine: cotton seed oil, oleo-margarine, margarine made from corn oil, safflower, soy oil and canola oil. Soy and Canola are industrial oils and extremely toxic in the human body! Use these oils to grease your car only!

All margarine is hydrogenated and solid at room temperature, which makes it saturated. Oils are boiled at extremely high temperatures through a nickel alloy, which makes it hard at room temperature on your dinner table! Margarine will harden your arteries in a jiffy, and cut your life in half. We call it "plastic fat." Avoid it and live healthy and long!

Soybean Products Cause Toxic Blood and Weak Vision
Soy is a poisonous weed grown for human and animal consumption. Bugs will not eat soy plants, because they detect poison in the plant. People and animals get sick on the stuff. Animals that eat a lot of soy products live only half their normal age. We experienced poor health and weak vision when we ate soy products and tofu. You can feel the difference in energy by cutting out soy products.

Soy and canola are considered negative or left-spin energy plants. They can live on "diseased" soil and air. They take in and store the toxic environment (chemical-laden dead soils and polluted air) inside the beans. Hard salt fertilizers and poisonous sprays are used to produce the toxic soy bean. Unbelievable, but true! Other healthy natural foods such as grains, beans, vegetables, fruit organic dairy, seeds, nuts, are called "positive" or right-spin energy plant foods. Positive energy plant foods do not disrupt or damage health and vitality. In the mid-50s soy beans were "irradiated" to increase their oil content. This in-turn produced more oil on "negative energy soils." "Soy oil is an 'industrial' oil, not a food oil!" This is a serious matter. Don't take it lightly.

Oils, Vision Defects, Balding and Immune System Deficiencies
Balding, eye problems, liver problems, yeast infections, poor digestion, fatigue etc., are closely linked with the use of these dangerous oils. Tofu, soy 'hot dogs', soy tempe, soy burgers fall into the same disease-causing category. These products all cause premature old age! How is that, you say? Cows that graze on soy die quickly. Hair quickly "falls out" on sheep that graze on soy plants. Dr. Carry Reams found "a link between the soybean, balding, and deterioration in the blood." Soy oil, soy products and tofu contain a poisonous chemical called "phyto-hema-glutinin" or PHG. It is a large protein molecule that causes the blood to clot or stick together like glue, forming plaques on the arterioles, that clog the capillaries in the eyes, ears and scalp, causing eye problems, ear infections and hair loss. Soy and canola oil products weaken the immune system's T cells, weakening the nervous and hormonal systems. PHG in soy and canola kills small rodents fast. These products are systemic toxins causing many disease conditions.

Vegetarians Beware!
Vegetarians must especially be wary of eating soy foods, canola oil and products with these toxic products in them. i.e., chips, cakes, pies, candy, pizza, ice cream etc. If you want improved health and vision, use other cultural and traditional foods such as, beans, peas and legumes that are high in protein and 8ber, easy to cook and delicious to eat.

Remember: Soy products have to be "doctored-up" heavily to make them almost tolerable to eat. Soybeans undergo hours and hours of 'processing, cooking and preparing to make them ready for the market.
The Ill-Effects of Canola Oil (Rapeseed Oil), and Soy Oil on Liver, Blood, Eyes and Health by John Thomas,

Author of "Young Again!"

The name Canola is a "coined" word. Canola oil comes from the rape seed, which is part of the Mustard family of plants. Rape is the MOST toxic of all food oil plants. It is not listed in anything but the most recent reference sources. It is a word that appeared out of nowhere. Canola oil is a semi-drying oil that is used as a lubricant, fuel, soap, rubber products and magazine covers. Canola forms latex-like substances that cause agglutination of the red blood corpuscles, as does soy oil only MUCH more pronounced.

Loss of vision is a known characteristic side effect of of rape oil. Rape (Canola) antagonizes the central and peripheral nervous systems--like soy oil, only worse. Rape (Canola) oil causes pulmonary emnphysema, respiratory distress, anemia, constipation, irritability and blindness in the bodies of animals--and humans. Rape oil was in widespread use in animal feeds in England and Europe between 1986 and 1991 when it was thrown out. Do you remember reading about the cows, pigs, and sheep that went blind, lost their minds, and attacked people? They had to be shot! ...the "experts" blamed the erratic behavior on a viral disease called "scrapie." However. When rape oil was removed from animal feed, "Scrapie" disappeared. Now we are growing rape seed and using rape (canola) oil in the USA! Canola off is now our problem. It is widely used in thousands of processed foods in the USA--with the blessings of government watchdog agencies, of course! Officially, canola oil is known as "LEAR" oil. The acronym stands for low ureic acid rape. The experts tell us it is "safe" to use. Through genetic engineering i.e. irradiation, it is no longer rape, but instead "canola!" The experts talk about canola's "qualities"--like its unsaturated structure, omega 3. 6 and 12, it's wonderful digestibility, and its fatty acid makeup. They turn us against naturally saturated oils and fats...The term canola provided the perfect cover for commercial interests who wanted to make billions in the USA. The name "canola" is still in use, but it is no longer needed...look at the peanut butter ingredient labels. The peanut oil has been removed and replaced with rape oil. Rape oil is used to produce the chemical warfare agent, "MUSTARD GAS," used in all wars, including the Gulf War. Canola oil contains large amounts of "iso-thio-cyanstes' , which are cyanide compounds. Cyanide INHIBITS mitochondrial production of ATP. ATP powers the body & keeps us healthy and YOUNG! Notice the tremendous increase in disorders like systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, myelinoma, pulmonary hypertension, and neuropathy in recent years. Soy and canola oils are players in the development of these disease conditions. Canola oil is rich in glycosides which cause serious problems in the human body by blocking enzyme function and depriving us of our life force. Soy and canola oil glycosides depress the immune system. They cause the white blood cell defense system--the T-cells--to go into a stupor and fall asleep on the job. These oils alter the bio-electric "terrain' and promote disease. The alcohols and glycosides in canola and soy oils shut down our protective grid--the immune system. In the Movie "Lorenzo's Oil"...the dying boy had a chronically low total body pH! So low that his body fluids were dissolving the myelin sheath that protects the nerve fibers...causing his nervous system to disintegrate. The boy was given Lorenzo's oil to boost energy output and act as a detoxifier of metabolic poisons. The oil shocked his body into a LESS acid condition. Lorenzo's oil is OLIVE OIL! when given in large quantities, olive oil SHOCKS the body and causes it to adjust its pH. It will also SAFELY purge the body of gall and liver stones, thus avoiding the need for gallbladder surgery (Yucca extract and PAC's must precede the "flush." ...On a TV talk show, an "expert" claimed that Lorenzo's oil was rape oil. THIS WAS A LIE! Give rape oil to a sick person and you will seal their doom. Here is another example of "disinformation" in the public domain. These falsehoods should cause every thinking person to question the molding of public opinion by powerful commercial interests behind the scenes the astronomical increase in the use of processed foods that contain canola oil, soy oil, and chemical additives CONFUSES the body and weakens the immune system. The "health care" industry is an OXYMORON. It protects its own economic interests. If you want peak health and longevity you MUST take control of your life, and be responsible for your health. There is NO other way! Order "Young Again" ($19.95) from Promotion Publishing 3368 F Governor Dr. Ste 144. San Diego. CA 92121, or call 1-800-231-1776. Soybeans cause weak digestion, gas and a deranged body chemistry in many vegetarians and sensitive people. Peanuts contain only a small amount of PHG in comparison to soybeans and some people cannot digest peanut butter. Use of these products can speed-up mental deterioration in young or old people, ultimately causing Alzheimer's. "Phyto-hema-glutinin" or PHG is contained in the oil of soybeans or tofu. If you use fat-free or oil-free soy products, the health-destroying effects are greatly reduced, i.e., tamari sauce and miso. These three products are ok to use, just don't overindulge in them! What about soy protein powder or tofu? Tofu is difficult to digest for most people. Eaten excessively, soy products weaken the gastro-intestinal and immune systems. Liver and kidney function are also greatly impaired. If you are sick, weak, fatigued or cancerous, avoid soy and tofu completely. If you have poor digestion, gas or bloating, forget about soy products altogether.

Soy Protein is Not a Growth Protein
The Net Protein Utilization (NPU) of soy products is a low 10-15 percent. Far too low to maintain good digestion and overall health. The raw soy protein is almost indigestible. Animals fed raw soy plants become ill and die. Dogs, cats and other household pets fed a steady diet of soy tofu and soy products develop illnesses and live only four to six years old. "Free" amino acid soy proteins are a positive right spin energy product and is acceptable to eat. because their "negative" vibration is neutralized--their oil is removed completely. Bragg's Liquid Aminos is a safe positive amino acid to use in your food or cooking.

Important Health Note on Oils--Caution!: Read labels and watch for soy, canola, cotton-seed oil in thousands of food products! These toxic oils do not belong in the human blood system. They get sticky inside the body, cause clotting, blocked arterie9 and untold damage to health. Peanut oil is better on the skin then inside the body. Cotton seed oil is known to lower testosterone and sperm count in males! Men beware of cotton seed oil, soy and canola oils in many snacks, chips, health candies, corn chips etc. Read labels. Get informed. Take charge of your own health and also, avoid oils that deteriorate and become rancid quickly, i.e., almond, corn, safflower, avocado, peanut, (peanut oil and peanut butter is also loaded with PHG. and will make your blood clot and become gluey if eaten daily. Instead, use the healthy oils listed next.
Use Healthy Oils Moderately for Good Vision and Health The Best Health Oils: Olive, Sesame. Sunflower.

Olive is the Rolls Royce of oils! It comes from a fruit--the olive. Other 'right spin positive energy oils are sesame, sunflower and flax. Ghee (clarified butter) is excellent for cooking or on food. Vegans can use these healthful vegetable oils. These oils are more stable and do not break down as fast as the "bad oils." Keep all oils refrigerated after opening. It maintains their freshness. Do not consume excessive oils, even the good ones. A tablespoon or two in cooking or on salads is enough to lubricate your glands, hormones and joints. Remember: You are not a car--you do not need five quarts of oil to run smoothly! Detox your liver with green vegetables, lemon and the following herbs: yucca. dandelion, milk thistle, barberry, Oregon grape root and bilberry. These herbs and foods help to detox the fats and toxic chemical offs out of the liver and gall bladder, thus improving vision. Make a valiant attempt to discontinue the use of these devitalized foodless foods, toxic oils and their by-products. Your eyes will thank you for it with improved vision. And your energy will zoom like never before! "If we eat wrongly, no doctor can cure us. If we eat rightly, no doctor is needed." --Victor Rocine
In the next Chapter, we will discuss the importance of eating the proper foods. Herbs, vitamins and supplements for your Individual Constitution, using the Ayurvedic Health System from India and the Chinese Taoist Five Element System. If you want high-level health and energy, and crystal clear vision, turn the page to Chapter Seven for your Complete Protocol and Analysis of Nutritional Body Types for Optimum Health and Perfect Eyesight, and read on.

A Complete Protocol and Analysis of Nutritional Body Types

Ayurvedic Nutritional Body Typing Program& the Chinese Five-Element Health System
The health wisdom from India, known as Ayurveda = Life Wisdom, addresses the three Constitutional Body Types, or governing qualities within the body. The Chinese Five-Element Health System addresses the five pairs of internal organs, their relationship to each other, the correct 8ve food tastes for each organ, and the condition of each organ system--is it want, hot, neutral, cold or cool? We will just touch on the Five Element System, in relation to the three Body Type Humors. We will cover both Body Typing Systems thoroughly in a future book. Knowing your individual body type, i.e., what foods, herbs and health protocol you require is vitally important, and a prerequisite to improving health, longevity and attaining perfect eyesight. Do not take this subject lightly. It can make the difference between high-level health and energy or weakness, fatigue and constant illness. Each person was given at birth, a specific individual constitution. The three main Body Types are: l. Vata(Air/Ether-Ectomorph-Mental Type: Thin Body Structure). 2. Pitta (Fire/Water. Mesomorph-Motive Type: Muscular Body Structure). 3. Hapha(Water/Earth-Endomorph-Vital Type: Heavy Body Structure) . The Vata Body Type operates through the nervous system, colon, bones, and movement. Vata's are prone to dry, itchy eyes.

The Pitta Body Type operates through the small intestines, digestion, enzymatic and metabolic functions. Pitta's are prone to hot, inflamed or red eyes.
The Kapha Body Type operates through the respiratory system, lungs. body structure, nutritive and hormonal system. Kapha's are prone to watery, crusty or expanded eyes.

Discovering your Personal Body Type is your first step to restore internal balance for good health and perfect eyesight. A person can also be g combination of these main body types, Le., exhibit symptoms and characteristics of two body types, i.e., Kapha/Pitta, Pitta/Vata, Vata/Pitta and Vata/Kapha In rare circumstances a person can be a combination of all three body types, and enjoy excellent health and longevity.

A Complete Analysis and Protocol for the (Kapha) Water Body Type (Watery, Crusty, Expanded Eyes)
If you manifest conditions of mucus or watering of the eyes; or your eyes tear, drip and drain; if you discharge a lot of mucous from the nose and mouth, especially during cold weather if you have colds and flu often; if you have chest and head congestion often, you are a Kapha-Water Body Type, and you will manifest the following Body Type Characteristics and symptoms...

Characteristics of a Kapha-Water Body Type
Large chest or breasts and stomach; large bones; overweight, strong physique; smooth, cold, thick skin; gain weight easy--hard to lose weight; thick, wavy hair; large forehead; thick eyebrows and eyelashes; large, wide nose; moist, oily lips; white, even teeth; pink, oily gums; wide, thick shoulders; thick, strong arms; big, moist, calm hands; large calves, feet and joints; hard, thick, smooth, pale nails; milky, whitish urine; firm, mucus-8lled feces o day; medium, cool sweat and body odor moderate to low appetite--ca~ easily without hunger round, deep, low voice; long term memory; sentimental emotions; conservative faith; slow, relaxed body movement heavy, deep sleep; seldom dreams or has watery, romantic dreams; endurance; enduring sexual energy--likes children; strong immune system--heals quickly; prone to develop colds, flu, edema, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia etc.; slow digestion; Pulse: 60-70--slow, even. Steady, swan-beat; large, round, watery, calm eyes; cold, damp, bloated stomach-feeling; low hunger; dull, heavy pain; low grade fever swollen, watery, expanded throat; sleepy after eating; anal itch; excess urine, but less frequent. Healthy Kapha-Water Types may only experience these symptoms occasionally or not at all. The healthier you are, the less watery symptoms you will experience. Follow the Protocol suggestions for reducing water, and you delighted with the results.

Water Types usually have expanded watery kidneys and liver, which causes myopia or nearsightedness. They have excess mucous and crust in their eyes, especially in the morning. Drink less water daily, especially d cold. Wet, damp weather. Less water is required when there is high humid the air. High humidity actually causes water retention in cells, tissues an eyes, Kapha's need to dry out in a "dry sauna" during damp, high-humidity days. Or get out into the sunshine whenever possible.

Kapha-Water Body Types Need Less Water, Not More!
Just drink enough liquids when you are thirsty. Over-drinking juice or other liquids water logs the body and causes bloating, weight-gain fatigue. Excess water in the body manifests in Water Body Types as a crusty eyes, edema and obesity. The kidneys, bladder and adrenals are weakened by excess liquid in this can cause incontinence (weak bladder), poor eyesight, water-logging o brain, mental confusion. Excessive water drinking reduces stomach acid: which results in stomach bloating, Water-weight-gain and yin expanded kidneys, which can cause cold hands and feet. Excess water drinking to "flush-out" the body is a fallacy! Precious adrenal (energy hormones) are urinated out when the body is loaded with water. The body is a self- regulating self healing natural organism. You need rest, proper sleep, exercise, natural foods and pure oxygen to heal and keep your body healthy. Too much water only weakens the system and causes weak internal organs and illness! Do fall for the 'half a-gallon-a-day-water-drinking-delusion, or you will become sadly deluded. Drink when thirsty and stop! There is no health benefits from trying to force-flush the kidneys and lymph system. The kidneys, bladder lymph require the proper balance of food, water, exercise and rest. Overdo any one of these natural requirements can cause sickness and disease in the long run. Moderation end balance is the key to good health and improved vision.

The Potato Juice Eye Bath for Watery Eyes
Eyes that water easily, and form crusts overnight can benefit tremendously from a daily three minute Potato Juice Bath. Grate a raw potato and squeeze the juice out through a cheese-cloth or strainer. Squeeze enough juice to fill an eye-cup, about 2-3 teaspoons. Place the eye-cup, filled with potato juice, over each eye and hold it there for three minutes. Try to keep your eye open and the 'cup' held 8rmly around the eye. Tilt head back or lie down on your back.

Kapha-Water Body Type Avoid These Foods If You Have Watery Eyes
If you have many of the above characteristics, you are a Water Body Type and prone to Watery eyes. For optimum health. Kapha-Water Body Types should avoid the following watery, damp, moist foods: Fruit. Juices, milk, yogurt, soy oil, canola oil, safflower oil, peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint, licorice, zucchini, banana, beef, salt (one-half ounce of salt holds four pounds of water in the body for weeks); sweets. melons. Cucumber, tofu, coconut, grapes, dates, figs, tomato Avoid any foods, liquids. supplements or condiments that tend to create water or mucus in your eyes and body. If you are living in a hot dry climate, some of these raw watery foods will be acceptable. Just watch eating them in cold, damp, wet or wintry weather.

Foods That Reduce Water and Mucus for the Water Body Type

Kapha-Water Types need foods that reduce water, dry-up mucus and balance and harmonize the body. For best results, foods must be cooked, baked, broiled, steamed or saut?ed.' They give the body the necessary warmth and dryness to reduce weight and fat. The foods listed below are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and will 8re-up your metabolism, control your weight, improve your digestion, and strengthen your eyesight. Eat light spiced vegetable broth soups and lots of steamed green vegetables daily. Here is your personal list of foods that will warm-up your body, boost your metabolic fire, dry-up mucus; harmonize and balance your Water Body Type and reduce watery, mucous-filled eyes. Ninety-percent of your food should be baked, saut?ed', broiled or cooked, spiced, i.e., grains, green vegetables, whole grain breads. Crackers, popcorn and rice cakes. Light spiced soups are warming, low calorie, and drying. They nourish and reduce fat, mucous and water in the cells, tissues and brain--allowing the eyes to function at their best--without excess water or mucous. Eat plenty of these drying foods regularly. To reduce water and mucous in the eyes and body: Eat more dry foods, i.e., baked potatoes, yams, squash, popcorn, toasted bread, low fat and low salt corn, potato or rice chips, baked casseroles. Avoid raw fruit in cold weather, especially melons. Dried fruit helps to reduce water. Fruit is high in water, which is the main cause of eye mucous and tissue water-logging. Fruits for
Kapha Body Types: berries--(raspberries. blueberries. blackberries and cherries; peaches, grapefruit. mangoes, kiwi You can also cook or stew these fruits occasionally for variety. Especially avoid: watermelon, cucumbers, strawberries, all melons. Consume more cooked vegetables, whole grains, pastas, soups, root vegetables and spices in the winter and eat a little more raw salads and fruit in the summer. Grapes are also good for strengthening and cleansing the liver. Eat them during Summer and Fall seasons, but not in Winter. Many children develop vision problems as a result of excess mucus in the body. To remedy this condition. use one clove of garlic every day, or take one or two Kyolic garlic capsules, especially during late winter and early spring--February through May--a damp, wet and mucus-causing season for Water Body Types. Kaphas' need to eat a bit more spicy foods during this time of year. Just eat "enough" spices to reduce mucous and water. Too many spices in the diet can cause eye inflammation or red eyes in any body type. Observe your body reactions and symptoms, and adjust your food intake accordingly.

Complete Dietary Requirements: Foods, Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals and Supplement for Kapha-Water Body Type
Vegetables: artichoke, arrowroot, asparagus, beets, beet greens, bitter melon, broccoli. Brussels sprouts, burdock, cabbage, carrots, celery, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, cilantro, corn, collard greens, dandelion greens, eggplant, endive, fennel, anise, potatoes, green beans, green peppers, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lotus root. Mushrooms, mustard greens, onions, okra, parsley, pumpkin, parsnips, pas, red pepper, scallions, turnips, spinach, sprouts, swiss chard, baked squash and sweet potato (yams), cooked tomatoes, watercress, seaweed.
Fruit: apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, currants, grapefruit, kiwi, papaya, peaches, pineapple, pomegranate, cranberries, prunes, raspberries, blackberries, huckleberries, lemons, limes.
Grains: corn, millet, oats, rice, rye, wheat, sago, spelt, kamut, amaranth, muesli, cous cous, quinoa, oat bran, tapioca, whole grain pasta, rice cakes, dry cereals, basmati rice, wild rice, polenta.
Dairy: low fat cottage cheese or organic cheese, ghee, goat milk, non-fat yogurt. Use dairy infrequently or during hot weather or in dry hot climate or in Autumn (dry hot season).
Sweeteners: raw honey, molasses, rice syrup
Legumes-Beans: These are perfect protein foods for Kapha-Water Body Types: black-eyed peas, lentils, yellow or green split peas, dried green peas, chick peas, kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans. (Eat beans for protein if you are a vegetarian). "Natureade" Company sells an excellent soyfree "Vegetarian Protein Powder." It's made from pea, rice, potato protein etc. You can add it to your soups, dressings and sauces.
Animal Foods: chicken, turkey, eggs, freshwater fish; (protein foods for non-vegetarians). Use these foods moderately.
Seeds: sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, chia, flax.
Nuts: (Only eat nuts in small quantities. and only if they are dry roasted or soaked in water overnight). Almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, filberts, hazelnuts.
Condiments: basil, black pepper, ginger(dry powder), garlic, chili peppers, bay leaf, caraway, chives, cloves, cinnamon, cress, cumin, dill, fennel, mustard, marjoram, parsley, nutmeg, oregano, pumpkin pie spice, rosemary, sage, savory, thyme, tarragon, apple cider vinegar.
Beverages: dry wines, apple cider, apple juice, apricot juice, berry juice, black tea (spiced), cherry juice, cranberry juice, grain coffee. Dacopa(delicious coffee substitute), mango juice, vegetable juice, peach juice, pomegranate juice, prune juice, rice milk, almond milk. (Consume juices sparingly and mostly during hot weather).

Herbal Teas: alfalfa, blackberry, borage, burdock, catnip, chamomile, chicory, clove, chrysanthemum, cinnamon, corn silk, dandelion, eyebright tea(for all eye conditions)" bilberry(for nearsightedness and night vision), elder flower, eucalyptus, fennel, fenugreek, juniper berry, oat straw, nettle, orange peel, raspberry, red clover, saffron, sage, sassafras, yerba mate', Good Earth Tea, "Traditionals"--Cinnamon Spice and Vanilla Spice are excellent packaged teas you can purchase in your local health food store.
Spices: allspice, anise, asafetida, turmeric, poppy seeds, mace, cayenne, neem leaves. (See Condiments' for more spices).

Oils: Flax, sesame, olive, sunflower, ghee.
Food Supplements: bee pollen, honey, royal jelly, spiralina, alfalfa seed tablets. green kamut, spiralina.
Vitamins: A. B. B 12, C. D. E. F.
Minerals: sulfur, carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, iron, chromium, selenium.
Protein: 10-20% daily intake.
Carbohydrates: 70-80% daily intake. (Grains, vegetables).
Fats: 10-15% daily intake.
Exercise: 45-60 minutes daily. Walking, running, biking, low impact weight-bearing aerobic activity, high repetition-low weight resistance barbells, dumbbells or machines, stair climbers, treadmills, mountain climbing, stair climbing, step-ups, Yoga deep breathing through your right nostril to speed-up metabolism.

Special Therapies to Reduce Kapha-Water Body Type
- Hot dry heat. Dry saunas are excellent to dry-up water and mucous in the body. Up to 45 minutes, three to 4 times a week. Or live in a dry climate, like Arizona.
- Emetic therapy to clear mucous out of the stomach.
- Diet emphasizing the three water-reducing tastes: pungent, bitter, astringent.
- Dry, deep massage with lotions made up of hot herbs like ginger, mustard oil, onion and asafetida(East Indian herb).
- Plenty of vigorous aerobic exercise daily.
- Herbal wine elixirs.
- Breathing exercises that create heat in the body.
- Right nostril breathing: 5 to 10 minutes daily. Close your left nostril and begin to breath through your right nostril; this heats up body.
- Chi Kung moving and breathing exercises. Periodic fasting from food and too much liquid.
- Reduced sleep time. Avoid over-sleeping--it causes weight it gain.

A Complete Analysis and Protocol for the vata-Air Body Type [Dry, Twitching, Itchy and Contracted Eyes]
If you suffer from problems manifested by dryness and tremors (twitching) eyes; dry, dull, flaky skin, thin or underweight body, dry hair; dry cough; if you have constant digestive problems, you are a Air Body Type as follows...

Characteristics of a Vata-Air Body Type
Small, narrow shoulders and sunken chest; thin, dry, rough, jittery, nervous hands; dry feet; cracking joints; dry, brittle, thin, rough. Discolored, nails and deep ridges in the nails; dry, hard, scant bowel movements; gas, painful constipation; inconsistent, irregular or no appetite for days; low, frail, rasping voice; fast, shifting, rambling, weak voice; changeable, fast, uncertain, indecisive and easily excitable; poor memory; hyperactive, accident prone; ungrounded gait; irregular eating & sleeping patterns; insomnia; weak muscles; tires easily; low immune response; constant fatigue; bone aches, arthritis; spinal abnormalities; schizophrenia (paranoid); paralysis; Parkinson's disease; rheumatism; ear ring; 8ssures of anus, nipple; tics, tremors, twitches; heart palpitations; congenital giantess or dwarfism; bow-legged or knock-kneed; impatient, restless; vacillation and indecisiveness; poor self image; intolerance to cold weather and cold drinks; undue dependence on others; enthusiasm followed by depression; weak digestion; pulse: 80 or over-narrow and slithery; restless nature; dry mouth, throat; fearful, apathetic, loner. If there are excess toxins in the body, Vata's then suffer with: Foul breath, foul smelling feces, slow pulse(50-60 beats per minute) constipation, coated tongue. A healthy Vata person will have few or none of the above problems.

Vata-Air Body Type Avoid These Foods if You Have Dry Eyes
If you have many of the above characteristics, you are a Air Body Type and prone to dry eyes. Dry Air Body Types must avoid the following dry foods: dry toast, breads (unless steamed soft), crackers, chips, corn chips, dried fruits, baked foods, hot condiments. i.e., dry ginger powder, curry, hot peppers, cayenne pepper. Avoid any foods or condiments that tend to create dryness in your system. This is especially true if you are a Pitta/Vata Body Type, in which case you may exhibit heat or fire symptoms (Pitta) with dryness, and a thin Body Type (Vata). If you exhibit signs of coldness and dampness with a Vata Body Type, you must avoid cold, damp food in cold weather. and eat more dry and warming foods and spices to balance out your body. If you have more heat symptoms, you have a Pitta/Vata (Fire/Air) System. If you have more cold, damp symptoms, you have a Vata/Kapha (Air/Water System.

Warming, Moisturizing, Grounding Foods to Balance the Vata-Air Body Type
Here is your personal list of foods that moisturize and harmonize your Dry Air Body Type: These foods must be cooked, steamed or saut?ed' to give your body the necessary warming moisture, vitamins and minerals, which in turn, boost your hormones, digestion, strength and eyesight. Eat thick soups and natural puddings such as, rice pudding, squash or yam puddings etc. Eat more raw fruits and vegetables in warm/hot weather, and more cooked grains, soups, pasta, beans and root vegetables in cool/cold weather.

In general, if you are a Cold Vata, eat more warming cooked foods. In general, if you are a Hot Vata, eat more raw foods in warm or hot weather, and cooked and raw foods in cold weather. Eat more soups, steamed and cooked vegetables, grains and beans in cold weather. Eat a little more oils and sour foods such as, yogurt, apple cider vinegar, lemons, thick cabbage soups, beets and goat milk in Autumn to counteract the dryness of the season. Reduce oils and fats in hot summer months. Eat a bit more raw fruits and vegetables in hot summer weather. Eat more protein in winter and less in summer. Grapes are excellent for strengthening and cleansing the liver. They help to improve eyesight. Eat them mainly during the Summer and Fall months. They are too cooling to eat during Winter in the North. If you are cold, with gas, bloating and indigestion, stay away from fruit altogether in cold weather. Raw fruits and vegetables, eaten in cold weather, make the stomach cold; this creates a stomach pH over 7.5, much too alkaline and cold to generate heat, digestive juices and overall grounding and warmth. Cold Vata's stomach or Central Energy needs to be warmed with cooked grains, thick soups and root vegetables to maintain balance. Vata-Air Body Types need to eat more sour, sweet and moisturizing foods during October. November. December and January--when the weather has a drying effect on the body and eyes. Important Note: Too many dried foods will cause dry eyes. Choose your foods wisely and 'see' your vision improve daily. Here is your personal list of foods that warm, moistures, harmonize and balance your Air Body Type and reduce Dry Itchy Eyes. If you are a Cold Vata, ninety-percent of your food should be steamed, broiled or cooked during cold weather, i.e., grains, root vegetables, soups. These are warming, moisturizing and nurturing to build and nourish your hormones, cells, tissues, brain and eyes. Eat plenty of these foods regularly.

Complete Dietary Requirements: Foods, Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements for Vata-Air Body Type
Vegetables: Beets, carrots, parsnips, peas, seaweed, sweet potato(yams), pumpkin, onions, green beans, squash(winter), asparagus, green vegetables.
Grains: oats, wheat, rice, spelt and amaranth.
Legumes: Make soups from these foods: lentils, lima beans, yellow and green split peas, chick peas, black-eyed peas, green peas, navy beans and kidney beans.
Seeds: pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, flax seeds, tahini butter.
Nuts: Almonds, cashews, coconut, pecans, walnuts--all soaked overnight or cooked in food.
Seasonings: Bragg's Liquid Aminos, Dr. Bronner's Mineral Seasoning. Beverages: Almond milk, rice milk, Dacopa or Grain 'coffee,' lemonade, mango juice, peach juice.
Herbal Teas: licorice, orange peel; saffron. sarsaparilla, Good Earth Tea(original), Yogi teas, Chamomile.
Mild Spices: Almond extract, anise, basil, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, cumiri, dill, fennel, marjoram, parsley, poppy seeds, rosemary, savory, tarragon. Oils: sesame, ghee (clarified butter), olive, sunflower, flax.
Food Supplements: Aloe vera juice internally and externally(a few drops in the eyes morning and night).
Minerals: calcium, copper, iron, zinc, magnesium.
Protein: 25-30% daily intake.
Carbohydrates: grains, vegetables, pasta--50% daily intake.
Fats: 15-20% daily intake
Best Vegetable Oils: olive, sesame, sunflower. Flax
Dairy: Non-fat yogurt, butter (ghee), raw milk organic low salt cheese
Sweeteners: maple syrup, rice syrup, fruit juice.
Fruits: apricots, blueberries, cherries, dates, figs, kiwi, lemons, limes, oranges, currants, pineapple, prunes, mangoes, peaches, coconut, apples and apple sauce. Eat fruit mainly in warm summer weather, otherwise you may over-cleanse your body, lose weight, thin your blood and get cold hands and feet in the winter.
Animal and Vegetarian Protein: Non-vegetarian Cold Vata's can eat Amish chicken, eggs, fish, lamb. Hot Vata's should avoid lamb and chicken. and eat some fish and eggs. Vegetarians use Soy-Free Vegetarian Protein Powder by Naturade, Imported Nutritional Yeast grown on Beet Molasses by Kal; Goat milk, beans, organic low fat cheese and yogurt.
Exercise: Yoga Stretching, Chi Kung Breathing movements, outdoor walking, light weightlifting--10-20 minutes, 3 times a week

Special Therapies to Increase Moisture and Warmth in Vata-Air Body Types
- Oil enema. More oil in diet. Sesame oil on skin.
- Massage feet with mustard oil during Fall and Winter to improve eyesight; warms the body; Massage at night before bed to sleep soundly
- Small, frequent meals--never over-eat or over-stuff stomach.
- Diet emphasizing the three tastes to increase moisture and warmth in your body: sweet, sour, salty.
- Warm moist steam baths or water.
- Gentle oil massage.
- Herbal teas that warm and strengthen the body: Rosemary tea for Vata eyes and hair, ginseng, ashwangandha, licorice, marshmallow, ginger, cinnamon, Good Earth Tea, Cinnamon Spice, Vanilla Spice.
- Soft relaxing music.
- Healing, warming and strengthening colors: red, yellow, orange, green, magenta, scarlet.
- Knee, ankle, wrist wraps or lifting belt for injured or prolapsed limbs and organs
- Herbal wines: Dracsha, Restora, Chavranprash and Dashmula are all good for Vata conditions, i.e., nerves, kidneys and eyesight; imparts strength, energy, endurance, rejuvenation.
- Soft, gentle movements, i.e., yoga, tai chi, chi kung, walking outdoors, in the forest, lake or countryside.
- Calm meditation that calms the nervous system.
- Yoga alternate nostril breathing, performed slowly and smoothly.
A Complete Analysis and Protocol for the Pitta-Fire Body Type (Hot, Stinging, Red Inflamed Eyes, or Conjunctivitis)

Whether you are a watery-eyed Water Body Type or a dried-eyed Air Body Type, you can still suffer from inflamed, red eyes if you eat too many sweets, fats and hot spicy foods. However, the Fire Body Type is more prone to hot, red, inflamed eyes then the first two body types. If you have the following body characteristics, you are a Fire Body Type, and prone to Inflamed Eyes:

Muscular toned body; red stinging eyes; flushed or red face; acne, freckles and moles; early graying and balding, piercing eyes with red lines; soft, pink, bleeding gums; soft, pink; yellow/red, profuse or burning urine--strong odor; diarrhea, loose stools; excess, hardy, sharp appetite; can eat large quantities of food, but stays muscular and toned; sharp, piercing voice; critical, forceful bearing, stubborn; short, clear memory; anger, jealous, edgy emotions; fiery leader colorful dreams; motivated, driven; strong passions, obsessions; dislikes heat, tends to infections, inflammations, tumors, rashes, fevers, skin disorders; yellow coated tongue; reacts strongly to medicine; pulse (70-80 beats per minute)--strong, jumpy; hot, strong stomach energy, fast digestion; feels burning and heat in chest, stomach and head after eating hot, spicy, pungent foods; experiences burning, inflamed throat; emotions can go from extreme joy and laughter to extreme despair and depression

Pitta-Fire Body Type Avoid These Foods if You Have Inflamed Red, Stinging Eyes
If you have many of the above characteristics, you are a Fire Body Type and prone to Red Stinging Eyes. Hot Fire Body Types must avoid the following dry and hot foods. Hot spicy and dry foods aggravate Fire Types the most. Avoid: garlic, hot peppers, onions, cayenne pepper, curry, egg yolk, nuts(unless soaked overnight and small amount; millet, corn. rye. chicken and turkey, lentils. goat milk, wheat, black pepper, cloves, chives. ginger. nutmeg, corn oil, soy oil, canola oil, safflower off, almond oil, bee pollen and royal jelly.

Foods to Cool and Balance the Pitta-Fire Body Type
Here is your personal list of foods that cool, harmonize and balance your Fire Body Type, and reduce Red Inflamed Eyes. Forty to sixty percent of your food should be raw, i.e., fruits and vegetables contain cooling minerals vitamins, enzymes, fiber and water to keep your hormones, cells, tissues, brain and eyes cool, and functioning at their best. June, July, August and September is the fiery hot season for most of the country. In the Southwest United States dry hot weather prevails most of the time, and you will need to consume more cooling, raw and moistening foods and liquids if you live there. Eat the foods grown in your own area, and climate, and you can't go too far wrong. If the weather is hot and dry, eat more cooling fruits, vegetables and cooling fresh juice drinks or pure water with added electrolytes. Sour and sweet foods are beneficial moistening foods. See your personal Body Type Food List below. Grapes are an excellent food for the liver and should be eaten mainly during the Summer and Fall months. They are too cooling to eat during Northern Winter months. Stay away from hot, dry and pungent foods (spices, garlic, ginger, hot peppers, onions, chips of all kinds etc.), otherwise your body and eyes may become inflamed and overly heated.

Complete Dietary Requirements: Foods, Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements for Pitta Fire Body Type
Fruits: Avocado, blackberries, cantaloupe, sweet apples, apple sauce, soaked currants, grapes, melons. papaya, peaches, pears, persimmons, pomegranates, soaked raisins, rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, coconut, soaked dates, watermelon, sweet cherries, flesh and soaked dried figs, limes, mangoes, sweet oranges, sweet pineapple, sweet plums, soaked prunes.

Vegetables: arrowroot, artichoke, asparagus, beets, beet greens, bitter melon, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, okra, cilantro, cucumber, dandelion greens, fennel, anise, green beans, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, lettuce--bib, Boston, romaine, leaf lettuce. Avoid head lettuce--contains very little nutritional value; olives, mushrooms, Chinese cabbage, book choy, endive, radish, parsley, peas, rutabaga, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, squash, sweet potato.

Grains: barley, buckwheat, oats, rice, spelt, oat bran, sago, tapioca, amaranth. kamut.

soft cheese,butter, ghee, cottage cheese, yogurt, skim milk.

barley malt, fruit juice, rice syrup.

aduki beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, green peas, lima beans, mung beans and sprouts, navy beans, chick peas, kidney beans, pinto beans.

Animal foods:
Egg whites, shrimp, fish, tuna, halibut, white fish, salmon. These foods all have neutral to cooling energy.

pumpkin, sunflower, sesame [preferably soaked overnight in water, or added to cooking].

coriander, seaweed [hijiki, kombu], basil, cress, dill, marjoram. Peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, miso, parsley, gray, moist sea salt, savory, tarragon, thyme.

Almond milk, aloe vera juice, apple juice, apricot juice, blueberry juice. blackbeny juice, black tea, carob drink, cherry juice, grain coffee, grape juice, mango juice, vegetable juice, peach juice, pear juice, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, prune juice, rice milk, Dacopa.

Herbal teas: alfalfa, barley, burdock, chamomile, [chrysanthemum and honeysuckle are used internally and externally for inflamed eyes), jasmine, hibiscus, rehmania(raw), lavender, lemon balm, licorice, oat straw, peppermint, red clover,

sesame, olive, flax, sunflower, Ghee (clarified butter).

Food Supplements:
spirulina, blue green algae, green kamut, green chlorella, alfalfa tablets. Chavranprash with saffron is a good Ayurvedic tonic paste for Pitta conditions.

A. B, B-12, C. K, U, bioflaviniods.

copper, iron, potassium, magnesium.

20% daily intake.

60-70% daily intake.

15-20% daily intake.

Eat a little more soups, steamed and cooked vegetables, grains and beans in cold weather. Eat oils or dairy more in Autumn to counteract the dry heat of the season. Less oils and fats in hot summer months. Eat more raw fruits and vegetables in hot summer weather. Eat more protein in winter and less in summer.
Important Note for Pitta-Fire Types: Too many hot spicy foods can cause red inflamed eyes and hot blood. Make wise choices of foods, for your Fire Body Type, and you will 'see' your vision improve quickly!
Exercise: Lots of outdoor activity and oxygen. Swimming, walking, running, sports, mountain climbing, biking, calming Yoga and Chi Kung breathing movements, calming and quiet meditation. Light weightlifting--do not strain or over-train while lifting weights. Non-impact aerobic exercises are also beneficial. Remember not to get too overheated when exercising, as it could raise blood pressure and heart rate.

Special Therapies to Reduce Heat and Inflammation in Pitta-Fire Body Types
- Purgation therapy. Use aloe vera, dandelion, senna, yellow dock, cascara sagrada.
- The foods emphasizing the four tastes to reduce heat and inflammation in the body are: sweet, bitter, astringent, salty.
- Ghee (clarified butter) internally and applied externally on body.
- Avoid excess heat. Apply cool lotions, pastes and oils made from sandalwood, rose petals, aloe vera etc.
- Use herbal perfumes, sprays and incense to reduce heat: lavender spray, sandalwood, rose, aloe etc.
- Practice slow breathing techniques, especially left nostril breathing. to cool and calm the body.
- Exercise during the cool part of the day.
- Perform Yoga bending movements, and abdominal exercises that tonify the small intestines.
- Healing, cooling and calming colors: blue, purple, turquoise, magenta.
- Meditation by lakes, oceans, trees, mountains--brings peace and calmness to mind and body.
Follow these Dietary Suggestion as best you can. If you fall off the program for a day or a week, get right back on it. After eating the correct foods for your individual body type, you will feel a new surge of energy, power and focus. Your body and mind become balanced and grounded. Study these Body Typing Principles in other books on Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. When you study, learn and practice this way of eating and living, you will develop intuition and insight. You know automatically what foods you require on any given season, month, day or hour. You'll know also when to eat, when to fast or cleanse, how much to exercise, rest and sleep. Above all, your vision, health and energy will increase by leaps and bounds.

Three Extraordinary "Ten Minute" Eye Improvement Techniques
Sunning, PaIming and the Long Swing'

These three amazing Ten Minute Eye Improvement Techniques--"Sunning" "Palming" and the "Long Swing"--were developed by Dr. William Bates and Margaret Corbett. Dr. Bates based his methods on the principle of relaxation. Margaret Corbett wrote two eye books, "How to Improve Your Eyes" in 1938 and "Help Yourself to Better Sight" in 1949. Margaret Corbett organized a school of visual education in Los Angeles, California for students and teachers. Many of the teachers she instructed are still teaching today throughout the world. I was instructed in natural eye training by Helen Tolmich for three years. Mrs. Tolmich was a student-teacher under Margaret Corbett. Margaret Corbett's eyesight was so clear when she was past 90 years of age, that she could see the stars during daylight hours. During the odd moments of the day, practice this short program of Sunning, palming and the Long Swing. When you learn to totally relax with these three exceptional mind-eye-body relaxation exercises, you will see dramatic improvement in your vision.

Eye Technique Number One The "Sunning" Technique
Sunlight is the food of the eyes. Eyes' function only in light. Without the Sun, the earth and all life on it would cease to exist! Mules kept in a coal mine, without sunshine, go blind in a few days. Many nervous people dread the sunlight, and unwittingly, cover their eyes with dark sunglasses, creating photo-phobia [fear of sunlight). Wearing dark shades does not overcome the fear of light or improve ones' vision. Constant use of sunglasses and hanging out in dark places make the eyes dull and unable to take even the smallest amount of sunlight or brightness. Bright light makes the eye-pupil smaller. The bad habit of wearing dark sunglasses makes the pupil remain in an enlarged position. Continued use of 'eye shades' over time, actually paralyses the pupil of the eye. Living indoors all day long does the same thing. The pupil of the eye must become larger in order to 'see' inside or at night When the pupil is stuck in this enlarged position, the bright daylight seems even brighter to ones' eyes. Photo-phobia, or light sensitivity can be easily overcome by practicing the Sunning Technique. The sun improves the eyes and pupils in many wonderful ways. For instance, it loosens tight muscles. The nerves and muscles just naturally let go' of stress and tension, a leading cause of weakened eyesight. Well sunned eyes sparkle and retain their beauty and luster. If you want shinning, magnetic eyes, give up the habit of wearing sun glasses. They deprive the eyes of needed light, weaken eye function and can lead to blindness! The eyes require outdoor light--give plenty of it to them. Millions of sun glasses are sold year around, throughout the world, with no consideration given to their damaging effect upon the eyes. There are a few good opthamologists who are against the use of sunglasses, and are frustrated to do anything about this world-wide 'sunglass epidemic.' Photo-phobia can only be 'cured' or overcome by light' itself. eye exercises and good dietary habits.

How to perform the "Sunning Eye Technique": The Sunning Technique is an excellent exercise to relax the eyes and help to overcome the fear of light. 'Sun' your eyes regularly in this manner: Sit down, relax your mind and body; loosen your neck and shoulders. Next. close your eyes and swing your head side to side slowly, with the sun shining directly on your face and eyes. Turn your head gently, past the solar orb, toward your left shoulder, then swing it back easily, through the sun, to your right shoulder. Continue this movement and you will soon feel a sense of peace and relaxation. Your eyes may also start to "tear" or "water." Let it happen. This is good to release eye tension and stress. With practice, you start to notice an 'optical illusion'--the sun itself seems to move to the right as you swing your head to the left and vice versa. Continue this for five minutes and enjoy the warm feeling of the sun bathing your eyes. Note: Remember to keep your eyes closed throughout the exercise. After you finish Sunning, 'Palm' for 5 or 10 minutes. The sun feeds the nerves and 'Palming' creates darkness, allowing the eye to REST. The sun feeds the nerves, brain and muscles of the eyes. Palming rests and heals the eyes and brain. On sunless days, use a 150 or 250 watt reflector spotlight bulb. Sit six feet away from the bulb. The sun is a wonderful eye restorer. Make use of this heaven-sent miracle, and experience the miracle of Perfect Eyesight in your life!

Eye Technique Number Two The "Palming" Technique
After Sunning, 'Palm' for five or ten minutes. Place your 'cupped' palms over your closed eye lids without touching them. Do not place undue pressure on your face. Any pressure on the lids or face stops nerve and blood circulation to the eyes. You want 'free' circulation to your eyes at all times. Also, make sure you can breathe easily and deeply through your nose. Inhale, exhale, relax and" let go" of tension in the eyes, face, forehead, jaws, teeth and neck. How to perform the "Palming" Technique: Perform the 'Palming Technique' with your elbows on your thighs or on a table. You can also place a cushion under your elbows for both positions. Place palms over eyes. Next, imagine something pleasant and let blackness come into your field of vision. If you see 'lights' and 'colors' while palming, it means that you are not totally relaxed--it's a sign of anxiety and mental activity. You will be relaxed when you can experience and see total blackness while palming. Blackness equals healing, rest and relaxation for the eyes. The positive benefit is improved vision, clarity of mind and sharp focusing eye muscles.

Eye Technique Number Three The 'Long Swing" Technique
The natural holistic health view of disease says: "There is but one disease, toxemia or congestion; there is but one cure, good blood and nerve circulation." Wherever there is a blockage or congestion in the body, energy and healing cannot take place. We need to unblock the blockage, then energy and healing flow with ease, instead of disease. Relaxing the body also relaxes the mind and eyes. A tense body causes tension in the mind and eyes. Illness, toxemia, poor digestion and a toxic, congested colon are prime causes of eye problems. Dr. Bates and Margaret Corbett emphasized the fact that tension causes congestion--its' cure is relaxation, permitting circulation to flow naturally. Deep relaxation is also the secret of the Taoist Chi Kung exercise movements. Taoist Masters' teach us to attain deep relaxation while performing the exercises, thereby, allowing a great surge and inflow of chi [spiritual and physical healing energy] to circulate throughout the body. With healing chi energy flowing smoothly in your body, you can enjoy super health, a tranquil mind, and clear vision.

There are two types of 'relaxation.' One, is the 'Rag Doll Limp' or passive relaxation technique; the other is known as 'Dynamic Relaxation," or exercising, working and moving about while being relaxed. The Long Swing Technique, sometimes called the Elephant Swing, was practiced and taught by the Taoist Chi Kung schools in China for centuries. Dr. Bates discovered the Long Swing in the early 1900s. He discovered that when the Long Swing is performed correctly, the eyesight improved quicker than any other method he taught. This is a "Dynamic Relaxation Technique." In most physical exercises from the west (weightlifting, weight machines, etc.), the muscles become tense or tighten up in order to lift the weight. This tightness is the opposite of relaxation. However, if you do perform weight resistance exercises, never strain or force the weight to move. Exercise without straining the muscles or tendons. Strength, tone, and muscularity come naturally, without straining with the weight. Remember: Train, don't strain. And that goes for the eyes too. Over training the eyes can lead to tense eyes and strained vision. Always finish off your resistance exercise routine with yoga, stretching, the Long Swing and other loosening Chi Kung exercises. This is the best of both worlds--toning exercises and relaxation exercises--Yang and Yin (hard and soft). You'll see great improvement in your vision if you follow this program. Chi Kung movements, such as the Long Swing are performed in a relaxed manner. You receive much more benet from the movement when you are totally relaxed, mentally and physically. How does one relax? First loosen the nerves and muscles, then relax the mind. This is accomplished by shaking your arms and legs, rolling your neck, relaxing your jaw; then empty your mind- just put your attention on the movement and breathing. The Long Swing is one of the easiest ways to relax the mind, body and spirit. Children 'swing' and move their bodies in all different ways. They are happy and have not a care in the world. They are relaxed and flexible--nothing bothers them for very long. We need to become like little children in this respect--not be so uptight and hard in our attitudes. The Long Swing helps to release the energy in the nerves and muscles; it loosens every vertebra in the spinal column; and relaxes the internal organs, thus improving the eyesight, health and energy of the body. How to perform the Long Swing: Figure 1-7. Stand with your feet parallel, about ten inches apart. Shift your weight from one foot to the other, by lifting the heel of each foot as you turn in a swaying motion. As you sway gently from one side to the other, turn your head and shoulders while swinging, and let your arms hang loosely--let them swing freely as you turn. Move as if you are dancing! Move with an easy rhythm. Always remember that your head moves with your body, not by itself.

Your chest, shoulders, face, legs and neck must be soft and relaxed. Count each swing aloud; this stops you from holding your breath. Never hold your breath during relaxation exercises. Holding the breath causes tension. Easy relaxed breathing is necessary to let go of body tension and mental stress. Perform 60 to 100 swinging movements, one or two sessions a day. Notice the room 'moving' past you in the opposite direction. When you notice this 'illusion.' the eyes begin to shift naturally. To achieve this illusion, let your eyes allow the room to pass by without becoming fixed on the "passing room". Let the room swing by, or as Dr. Bates said, "Let the world go by." Keep your mind on this illusion of the moving room; if not, you'll start to 'stare' and ruin the benefit of this movement. SWING, RELAX and SEE! This 'swinging illusion' tricks the eyes to loosen and relax, and also breaks the fixed-eye 'staring' habit. This now allows the eyes to shift seventy times per second, a natural occurrence in good healthy eyesight. Practice the Long Swing for a few minutes before going to bed, upon arising mornings, or after 'Palming.' Dr. Bates says: "The Long Swing relieves pain, fatigue, dizziness and other symptoms because the swing brings about relief from the effort of trying to see." It relaxes the entire body-mind-eye complex. Practice Sunning, Palming and Swinging regularly. They are the cornerstones, and the basic foundation of your eye improvement practice. If you practice these wonderful exercises regularly, your vision will soar like the sharp vision of the eagle.

The "Black Period" Eye-Gazing Technique For Sharpening Close and Distant Vision
The "Black Period" Technique has been used for years in the Dr. Bate's Eye Training System. I feel that it is a premier technique, along with the Sunning, Palming and Long Swing techniques, to sharpen both close and distant vision.

How to Perform the "Black Period" Eye-Gazing Technique: Pick out a "Period" in a book from a distance that you can see clearly and sharply. Make sure you have lots of light shining on the page. To improve Close Vision (Farsightedness), place the "Period" ten inches or less away from your eyes. To improve Distant Vision (Nearsightedness), place the period two feet or more away from your eyes. Gazing at the smallest period you can see will sharpen your vision quicker! Choose a period you can see easily, and gaze at it for 15 seconds trace the period (look inside the period with your eye) and edge the period (look around the "edge" of the period.

This Black Period Eye Gazing Technique can be done any time during the day, or during your eye training sessions. This is an excellent exercise for keeping good vision, because it enables the eyes to focus directly on the macula--the center of eyesight. Practice with one eye at a time, then both eyes together. Remember to close your eyes for ten seconds after each "Black Period Gazing Technique." Relax your eyes and gaze lightly at the "Period." Be consistent with this technique and you will have the results.

Do You Really Want Perfect Eyesight?
Some people think about improving their eyesight, but no one ever improved their vision just by thinking. Thinking and reading about eyesight improvement is merely the first step on the road to perfect eyesight. Many like to talk about improving their vision, but you can talk until you're "blue in the face" with zero results. Others' haphazardly practice the exercises. Of course they receive little or no results. Vision improvement comes only from regular consistent practice, correctly performed. Because of our busy schedules, trying to make a living, raising children or going to school, we have less time for eye exercises. Did you know it only takes about fifteen minutes, three times a week to see results in vision improvement. How much time do you spend in front of the "Brain-Washing Device" [BWD-TV]. Surely, you can find forty-five minutes a week to maintain healthy eyes and prevent eye problems in the future. This is my special 'Short Eye Routine.' If you have more time, perform two eye sessions a week, at least forty minutes each. Set a regular time for pour eye sessions and stick to it!

Here is a Short and Medium Eye Routine for Those with Busy Schedules:
The Short Eye Exercise Routine
Fifteen minutes, three times a week
Step l: Five minutes: Black Dot Exercise
Step 2: Five minutes: Tai Chi Rocker Exercise
Step 3: Five minutes: Eye Palming Technique
Step 4: Lift the Sky Exercise every morning: Six times
Step 5: Tracking Exercise: Practice at odd moments throughout day
Step 6: Use your peripheral vision throughout the day, i.e., driving, walking, working
Step 7: Use your distant vision--look up from your close work regularly

The Medium Eye Exercise Routine Forty minutes, two times a week
Step l: Warm-up exercises: Neck rolls, eye massages; two-three minutes
Step 2: Black Dot Exercise: Five minutes
Step 3: Stretch Your Vision Exercise for Myopia: Fifteen minutes, or perform Close Vision Exercises: Fifteen minutes
Step 4: Tai Chi Rocker Eye Exercise for Close or Distant Vision: Five minutes
Step 5: Eye Palming Technique: Five minutes
Step 6: Peripheral Vision Exercise: Five minutes
Step 7: Chi Kung Exercises: Five Minutes

Woman Does Eye Routine Only Once a Week and Improves Her Vision Dramatically!
Even with a one-time-a-week eye routine your vision can be improved substantially! Kaye Gowman of Royal Oak, Michigan performs eye exercises only once a week with excellent results. She improved her eyesight from 20400 (advanced myopia), to better than 20-20 in a few years on this limited eye routine. She really enjoys her eye routine because of the satisfaction of clear sight and the fact she no longer needs the burden of eye glasses or contacts. There is no excuse for not doing eye exercises, because even one eye routine a week can give you good results. Get started. What are you waiting for?

Lady Throws Glasses Away After Only One Vision Training Session
Stephanie Peterson, of Ferndale, Michigan was absolutely delighted after just one private eye training session with Robert Zuraw. She wore contacts and glasses to correct her 20/ 100 vision, before she came to the 'eye session.' After an hour of performing specific eye exercises, she no longer required eye wear to read or drive her car home. She was totally amazed at the results of just one hour of eye training.

Perform the Eye Routines with Fun, Joy and Relaxation
Eye exercise performed mechanically, without focused attention, will not improve your vision. Be "in the moment" and be aware of each movement. Perfect eyesight requires total relaxation of the body, mind and eye muscles. Relax the eye muscles, let go of mouth and facial muscles, hands and shoulders. Let go of tightness in these areas. Become soft and relaxed--let go of hardness and rigidity. Eyesight improves more quickly and easily with relaxation and focused attention. Practice Yoga with a good teacher and learn to feel what it's like to be totally relaxed, grounded and centered. You can also relax with a Shiatsu massage, Rolfing treatment or any type of good deep massage technique. When both body, eye muscles and tendons are relaxed, vision improves more favorably during vision training exercises.

Avoid ' Squinting' as Much as Possible
Learn to see without muscular effort. The eyes naturally 'squint' in bright light, snow or water reflection. Other than that, squinting to read or see an object only weakens one's eyesight. Avoid squinting by consciously relaxing the eye brows. Soften and relax your eyebrows and "see" without effort. Let outer objects come to your vision with ease. Avoid looking with a hard gaze.
Some people tense the muscles below the brow, just above the eyeball, at the inside of the nose bridge. Myopics develop this bad habit from too much close work. These muscles need to become soft and relaxed in order to see in the distance clearly. Here is an easy exercise to relax the eyebrows...

Arching the Eyebrows
Raise the eyebrows and consciously open the eyes wider, while maintaining a relaxed look. This allows you to see more comfortably and easily into the distance without squinting. When the vision is perfect (40-10 or better), squinting will not occur, even in bright light or snow reflections.
Important Health-Eye Note: Symptoms of disease, illness or eye defects are only the effects of deeper causes. Find out what is causing these symptomatic effects. Get rid of the causes, and the effects shall not come. The Holy Book says: "The curse causeless, shall not come." "Healthy body, healthy eyes; unhealthy body, unhealthy eyes." Follow the instructions in the diet section and throughout the book to improve your health, which will in turn improve your vision and mind.

Sinus Problems, Dry or Watery Eyes
The sinuses must be cleared for proper circulation to the eyes. Either dry or watery eyes are signs of excessive dryness or water in the organs. The liver, colon or kidneys may not be functioning properly, which may cause dry or watery eyes. The eyes are not "the" cause of eye defects. The eyes only show the effects of what is going on in the internal organs. Pay close attention to your diet. Are you eating too much meat, sugar, fat and oils or dry baked foods; too much water, pop, juice, raw food? Always look for "causes" that create "effects" in the body. Get rid of the cause and the problem or effect will vanish.

Too Much Close Work - Use Your Distant Vision
If you sit in front of a computer, read or perform other close work, be sure to look up from your close work every 8ve to ten minutes. In addition, practice "distant seeing" while walking and driving. Look out the window frequently when performing close indoor work. This reduces eye stress and relaxes the mind and body, thereby improving vision.

A Stressful Life and its Effect Upon Vision
When problems overwhelm us, we tend not to look at objects or the world, but instead, we try to "block out life". As a result, we stop using our focusing muscles, therefore, our vision weakens. A stressful situation that lasts for months or years is bound to weaken our vision drastically. When we practice the eye exercises and eye habits, the eyes continue to focus, regardless of how much stress we have. We can handle more stress without it harming our vision. This is an important point to burn into your memory. Never forget it. The more relaxed we are, the better our vision becomes. We can handle stress easier, without breaking down completely. Relaxation creates poise under stress. It's only when we 'stop looking' (using our eye focusing muscles), that we lose our eyesight. Then, when our life gets back to a normal relaxed state, it becomes much easier to improve our vision.

Eye Exercises and Moderation: How Much is Enough?
Eye exercises practiced in moderation improves vision faster then over exercising or under-exercising the eyes. Never perform the eye routine if your eyes are sore or aching from the previous eye routine. Let them rest a few days before performing another eye routine. Do not exercise your eyes when you are sleepy, tired, fatigue or when your eyes are red, itchy, watery or inflamed. The greatest cause of poor eyesight is reading when tired, sleepy and fatigued, especially at night before bedtime. The best time to perform your eye routine. The eyes and body heal during rest periods. That's why I recommend one, two or three days of rest between eye sessions, depending on how quickly your eyes respond after the routine. If you have the energy and vitality to perform eye exercises three times a week, by all means do so. One or two days a week is also good, if you are pressed for time. Deep undisturbed sleep allows the body to heal the eyes. If you are refreshed and "jump" out of bed after five or six hours of deep sleep, then that is all your body needs to function properly. If you need eight hours to wake-up refreshed, then make sure you get eight hours of solid, undisturbed sleep. Remember: Fatigue, lethargy, mental confusion, low blood sugar and depression are all precursor symptoms to chronic, degenerative disease, including debilitating eye problems.

Think on the Things You Want

The man who has inspired millions of people in the early and mid-1900s-Dr. Frederick Tilney--constantly emphasized that "Action always follows the thoughts you think--so think on the things you want" Too many people think they are worthless--will never amount to anything in life--can never be happy--feel no one loves them. Is that you talking? It is much better to think that you will be successful, healthy, attain perfect eyesight--reach inner peace and happiness--plus achieve the love you want in a harmonious relationship or marriage. To achieve all these 'positive' things, we are taught by Dr. Tilney to "burn these positive ideas into your mind." See the beautiful and goodness in people and life. Look for the good in all situations. If you look for goodness, you'll find it. Conversely, if you look for bad only, you'll find that tool Be thankful for your life, your health, your possessions, your family and friends. Take nothing for granted. Be grateful for what you have, and you will get more with less struggle and strain. We have to kill the 'monster-giant' in the ego that wants to be admired-wants everything to go our way at all costs. Get into the habit of forgiving others--give out words of encouragement and inspiration to yourself and others. We all feel uplifted by an occasional inspirational boost of confidence from a friend, or family member at the right time. Depression, moodiness and melancholy are epidemic in the world today. In Chinese Medicine, the liver and gall bladder rule our moods and vision. A congested, toxic liver can cause anger, frustration, depression, and suicidal tendencies. Anger is stored in the gall bladder. A healthy liver instills kindness, calmness and perfect eyesight. If anger is present, kindness disappears. Kindness dispels anger. A clean liver gives us clear discernment, good health and spiritual inspiration. So, start on your liver cleansing program is when you are full of energy and rested in body and mind, usually before noon. You'll get the best eye improvement results when you are refreshed, energetic and look forward to your next eye routine today! Keep the fats, oils and concentrated sugars down in your diet. Eat plenty of green vegetables (steamed and raw, in season), root vegetables and whole grains. Your liver will thank you for it.

How to Overcome Discouragement
There is much confusion and negativity in the world today. Over the radio, television, movies and in the newspapers, we hear and see nothing but the evils of the world. Rarely do we ever hear truthful answers on solving these problems. And when a good answer is given, it is 'knocked down' b the so-called "experts." If the media doesn't discourage us, our relatives and friends tell us we will not amount to anything, "It's no use trying to improve your eyesight. It can't be done." "Just wear glasses like everyone else." "It takes too much work to improve my vision..." And on and on. Even our own thoughts tell us "it's impossible, perfect eyesight cannot be achieved." Nothing can ever be accomplished with this negative attitude. The ancient sages teach us not to dwell on the negative side of life. Look for the good in everyone and every situation. Be positive in whatever you do. Stop listening to those who discourage you from performing your eye exercises. They will say "you cannot attain perfect eyesight." Instead, in a calm positive manner set out to practice the eye and health teachings in this book. Each day discover new ways to improve your eyesight. Use your intuition or inner vision to give you answers for improved health and clear eyesight. Superior health and clear vision give you clear insight and intuition about your life, career and future goals. Lighten up your life, and your life will be full of light. Read spiritual, health and positive psychology books to help you understand meditation, energy, the mind, body and spirit. Follow the example of those who have accomplished great spiritual deeds to help the world understand the nature of existence.

The Magic Formula for Success
If there is a "magic formula" for success and happiness, it is the "Thankful Attitude of Mind." Being thankful can lift you out of depression. Success in any endeavor is much easier with a thankful attitude. In fact, thankfulness is considered 'prayer' in the truest sense of the word. If we are thankful all day long, we are in touch with Divine Order--we are aware, mindful and respectful of others, nature and God. We are thankful for our life--our very existence. Everyone loves to associate with people who are bright, positive, appreciative and thankful. An attitude of self pity and depression is a curse; it paralyses your thoughts and actions. It stops you from attaining perfect eyesight and inner happiness. Begin today to be a positive person. Look for the truth. Be thankful for all the wonderful people and possessions in your life. See the beautiful in everyone and everything. Give yourself words of encouragement. Feel strength, courage and confidence flowing in your life. This is the real "Magic Formula for Success." Real success is not about money or material possessions or power over others. Real success and fulfillment in life comes from getting in harmony with the forces of nature and God or Tao. It is about being grounded, centered and balanced. Real success is deep inner contentment and happiness for just being in the moment during your daily work and activities. Every moment is a celebration of your eternal existence. Make your life constructive and creative. Your Divine Purpose will then be achieved.

The Empty Mind Technique
Zen and Taoist Masters speak about the "Empty Mind." This is a quiet mind--a rested mind, free from anxiety. The Scriptures tell us to "Be still and know that I AM." And. "The kingdom of heaven is within." The answers to our questions lie within us when we learn how to quiet the mind and thoughts. We continually pressure and push ourselves to figure out life and its problems. We eventually exhaust our energy and we end-up in suffering, frustration and misery. When we learn to let go of the stress in our mind, body and emotions, and become internally quiet and peaceful, that's when the answers to the riddle of life come to us. It is in this 'rested' state of no-mind-an awareness of the NOW MOMENT--observing and giving attention to what is right in front of you, that gives true inner peace and happiness. Being anxious about the past or future pushes us further away from doing the things we need to do RIGHT NOW in front of us. If you can "let go" and just watch your breath flowing to and fro from your nostrils, your life will unfold in a harmonious manner. The ancients called this true meditation. We can call this "eternal meditation" or "Be Here Now Meditation." You are focused. Balanced, centered and grounded between Heaven and Earth. This is also the secret formula to a calm mind and clear, sharp vision. Remember: Vision is a brain-mind (psycho-spiritual) phenomena.

Persian Sufi Mind-Eye Breathing Technique

This Sufi Breathing Technique is known in the mid-East to prevent hair loss, improve vision and overcome wrinkles. It also helps to stimulate and maintain the thyroid and pituitary glands in perfect working order.
How to Perform the Breathing Technique: Place your feet about shoulder width apart. Close the right nostril with your right thumb and inhale deepy from the left nostril until the chest expands fully. Next, close both nostrils with thumb and forefinger, while bending over from the waist, head lowered, knees slightly bent. Hold your breath in this position for 20 to 45 seconds, or as long as comfortable. While in this lowered position, a strong pulsation of blood will be felt in the head, eyes, mouth, tongue and brain--a flushed feeling from the chest to the top of the head. Next, slowly straighten up, and let the breath out from the right nostril. If you are ill or have high blood pressure, perform this exercise sitting straight up without bending over. If you are in good health, and a little dizziness or lightheadedness is felt during or after this movement, cut back to only 5 or 10 seconds total of breath holding with head lowered. Build up to 40 seconds over several weeks. However, be persistent, and after a few sessions the dizziness will disappear, and you will begin to feel elated and energized. This exercise is designed to burn up toxins and poisons in the body and purify the blood stream, thus imparting a glowing complexion and clear, sharp vision. Always remember to inhale from the left nostril and exhale through the right nostril. Perform this breath no more than 3 times per session for its full value, and 3 to 4 times per week.

The Tranquil Meditation Technique
When the mind is tranquil, mental clarity and vision automatically improves. How to Perform the Tranquil Meditation Technique: Sit straight in a chair. Relax body and mind totally. Just let go. Close eyes. Next, count a set of 10 slow deep breaths in and out of the nose. Keep going in this manner for 5 or 10 minutes. Visualize tranquility; go beyond the body into serene tranquility. If your mind starts drifting and thinking about things, simply place your attention and intention on your breath until tranquility is attained. It helps to gaze at the tip of your nose while breathing in and out. The mind is coaxed to focus at a single point of attention--on the breath coming in and out. Eventually, a point is reached where the breath becomes automatic and continues on involuntarily. Thus, once the breathing technique is initiated and tranquility is reached. the breath or spiritual essence that sustains the physical body takes over. In this state, physical and spiritual healings take place. One is now in touch with a higher power. Miracles happen in this state, including visual improvement and disappearance of disease conditions.

Vision wisdom from Holistic Health and Natural Eye Specialists Eye Reflect the Health of the Body
The whites of the eyes reflect the condition of internal health. If there is yellow in the eye-whites, liver jaundice is indicated. Constant red eyes reflect a toxic or inflamed liver. A toxic, inflamed liver, according to Chinese Medicine, causes one to become angry, upset, depressed and impatient easily. Professor Chee Soo, a Taoist teacher and writer says: "A gray or blue eye-white' color means that the person is losing their eyesight and may, if these symptoms are ignored, eventually go blind." Purplish-red eye-whites could be a sign of color blindness. Black indicates kidney problems, green is cancer, and brown denotes the presence of stones or cysts. Healthy eyes are clear, steady and sparkling, without redness, whether they are brown, blue, green or gray. Very little eye white should be visible. A healthy, vibrant person has more iris than eye whites showing.

Clean Out Your Bloodstream and Improve Your Vision

Dr. Benedict Lust, MD., an early 1900s Naturopathic and Medical Doctor states: "If your eyesight was nearly normal in your youth, there is no sensible reason why it should not continue in that condition all through your life. Bad eyesight---comes from abuse of the eyes through neglect, strain or the eating of improper foods. All of these causes can be corrected at any time through the utilization of common-sense health methods. The first step is to clean out your bloodstream."

Get Fitted for Weaker Lenses
Dr. Lowell Rehner and Dr. John Ross, natural eye specialists and graduates from the Northern Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Ross later taught Practical Optometry. They taught natural eyesight training to Army and Navy recruits with great success. They recommended to, "Never wear glasses while doing the eye training exercises. If your eyes show but a small amount of error, leave glasses off entirely once you start this treatment If you must wear glasses in order to pursue your everyday life put them on again after each session of exercising, but when, in a week or two your sight has markedly improved, visit your eye doctor and get fitted with weaker lenses. "It may be necessary, in extremely bad cases to do this several times over an extended period of time, before your eyes reach their highest point of recovery or until you can dispense with glasses entirely. This however, is infinitely better than changing to stronger and stronger lenses every few years as would otherwise be the case."

The Day Dreamer: "The day-dreamer has the pernicious habit of staring out into empty space, blocking out all vision. They usually hold their breath. They prefer not to see reality; fixing their gaze upon an immovable object, which in turn, fixes the eye muscles and weakens the sight and eye accommodation. This is a bad habit of nearsighted people. Cut out daydreaming! If you must day dream, then close your eyes." -Robert Zuraw

Vision is Your Most Precious Possession

Dr. William H. Bates. a great pioneer in Natural Eye Training says this about perfecting vision: "Vision is the most vital of the five senses. The fullest enjoyment of life comes through the eyes--the color of a flower, the form of beauty, the smile of a friend. At work, at home and at play--most of the things we do lose much of their pleasure without normal vision. You can learn to have good vision throughout life when you learn to use your eyes properly under the conditions modern life imposes upon them."

Comb Your Hair and Improve Your Eyesight!
Yan Shou Shu, a Chinese Health Specialist says. "Frequent combing or brushing the hair can improve vision and dispel bad internal wind or gas. Brushing hair while bent over is helpful for deafness and blurred vision." Try it and see what happens. You might even grow thicker, longer hair.

Distant Vision Exercise: See Like a Telescope With Your Naked Eye
Edmund Shaftsbury, an early 1900s writer on health and human magnetism, writes about the early American Indians: "The American Indians are known to have the strongest eyes in the world. They have the closest thing to 'telescopic vision.' They can see objects in the far distance that the average person would need a telescope to see. Here is an exercise that 1s similar to the ones the Indians practiced for clear, sharp telescopic vision. How to Perform the "Distant Vision Exercise: Focus your eyes on the tip of your nose for six seconds. Next, look at a nearby object, then glance twenty feet further, then fifty feet, a hundred feet, a thousand feet, and finish by looking into the horizon. Gently try to see an object as clearly as possible. Repeat this exercise several times for 3-5 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week. Eventually, your vision will become perfectly clear."

Strengthen Your Stomach and Improve Your Vision
Jethro Kloss, a famous herbalist and author of the classic book "Back to Eden," states: "Eye troubles are caused mainly from a deranged stomach, for they receive their nourishment from the food taken into the stomach, and naturally the eating of unhealthful foods and drinks such as tea, coffee, salt, alcoholic drinks, tobacco etc., weakens the nerves and hinders the free circulation to the eyes. Unhealthful foods and drinks cause impure blood and when the circulation carries impure blood to the eyes, it weakens them. The all important thing is to eat food that will give you a pure blood stream."
How to Prevent Eye Strain and Defective Eyes With the "Alternate Gaze Technique"

W. L. Woodruff, was a writer, lecturer and Physical Culturist in the 1930s-40s. Mr. Woodruff, who had a full head of hair and sharp eyesight into his 80s, says: "Of course there are several reasons for defective eyes, but the chief cause is strain of the fine little muscles which change the focus or size of the pupil (aperture or iris) on the same principle as in a camera. Also, they cause headaches in some cases. While doing tedious work, like accounting or reading, the eye aperture is larger than when looking away at a distance in good light, the aperture changes and becomes smaller. Now, if you keep the eyes in one focus too long, STRAIN results. The remedy is to ALTERNATE YOUR GAZE! Here is a good habit to follow on a daily basis: How to perform the "Alternate Gaze Technique": When doing tedious close work or reading, look away into the distance occasionally--the farther away the better. Do this every 8ve or ten minutes. This a simple, but extremely effective technique. Too much tension in any one position can weaken any muscle in the body, especially delicate eye muscles, nerves and tiny blood vessels. Just try standing in one position too long. It is easier to walk around a long time and benefit the muscles and nervous system because you are alternating the position of the muscles involved. In reading or other close eye work, alternate your focus by looking at something distant every five to ten minutes or so. This helps rest the little muscles that regulate the eye aperture. The result is improved vision and prevention of eye problems.

Look Up From Your Close Work
Drs. Ross and Rehner, along with Mr. Woodruffs "Alternaste Gaze Technique," also places great emphasis on the importance of looking up and away from our close work to avoid eye strain and tension. It is important to emphasize this important habit of alternating your gaze or looking up from your close work, especially from two medically trained eye doctors. Ross and Rehner taught their clients and students to: "Look up and away from your close work at frequent intervals. No matter how fascinating or important your reading, drawing, computer work, or sewing may be, glance away from it for a second or two every few minutes. This is just as important, as it is simple to do. "If these muscles are kept in a state of contraction for long periods of time without relaxation, they tend to remain cramped when we do finally order them to relax by looking up and away. This is especially true of the eye muscles of accommodation. "If you have ever carried a heavy suitcase quite a distance before setting it down, you have noticed how long it takes for your fingers to uncurl. This is because the flexor muscles tend to remain in a state of contraction. The same thing can happen to the accommodative eye muscles when they contracted for long periods of time. "By looking up and away from our close work at frequent intervals we can minimize this muscle cramping which causes the eyes to remain focused for near objects when we wish to see farther away."

Discover Dr. Peppard's Secret to Prevent "Nearsightedness"
Dr. Harold M. Peppard wrote "Sight Without Glasses" in 1940. He gives us instructions on how to 'read' properly without straining and weakening the eyes. "When the print is held too close, in (nearsightedness) will be the result."
Step 1: "Sit up properly. Spine straight Hold the head balanced over the body--not leaning forward.
Step 2: "Hold the book up toward the eyes, not lazily place it in the lap. Fourteen to sixteen inches is the proper distance for reading.
Step 3: "Arrange the light. Have plenty of light without glare.
Step 4: "Read easily and deliberately, word by word. Do not scan and skim. In this fashion, you train your eyes to act normally when they read, and so avoid acquiring abnormal activities.
Step 5: "Read only when you feel able. When you are sick or tired, the eyes too, are sick and weary, and need your consideration.
Step 6: "Do not read while eating, or after eating for at least one hour."

Strengthen Your Eye Muscles for Perfect Eyesight
Again. Drs. Ross and Rehner advocate eye muscle exercises to improve eye-focusing power:
"The eye muscles, which have so much to do with the focusing power of the eyes, are the same as other muscles of the body. Disuse weakens them, allows the sight to become stale--proper use strengthens them. Eye muscles need the variety of "pulls" of diversified focusing intensities. A constant sameness of use is deadening to eye muscles. "It is only when they are all used properly and enough, that they each exert the amount of pull or pressure on the eye-ball required to keep it which stimulates fresh blood flow to and around the eyeballs." Practice the exercises in this book for focusing power.

The "Exhaling Bull Technique" for Eye Power and Rejuvenation
All animals know instinctively the value of exhalation. You have often heard the horse blowing through its nostrils or a dog panting or coughing with vigor. Professor Godfrey Rodrigues says in his book "Key to Life," "What animal has more strength for its size than a bull? When he blows air through his nostrils, it reacts like a fountain of force. The bull knows that the more he exhales, the stronger and stronger he becomes. Continually "blowing" or exhaling, the larger his chest grows, the smaller his waist becomes, and the more poisonous waste is eliminated from his lungs." Here is an excellent exercise given by Dr. George Clements, a Natural Health Doctor and author of many health books. How to perform the "Exhaling Bull Technique": "Exhale to the limit blowing your breath out as long as possible; increase the exhalation by hard coughing; then hold your breath for a few seconds. This creates a suction in the lungs that draws more poison from the body; finally blow out the last bit of air. In removing the stale air, we make more room for fresh air to come in. After exhaling as much air out of the lungs as possible, inhalation will be deep and effortless." Foul air lowers our vitality, while fresh air gives us more vim and vigor. You will notice that after a session of this "Exhaling Bull Technique", your eyesight will be clearer and sharper. This encourages you to perform it every day. You finally get the idea of how important this exhaling technique is for relaxing and rejuvenating your eyes, lungs and health.

To "Blink" or Not to "Blink" that is the Question!
Michio Kushi, the leading exponent of macrobiotics in the world, the founder of the East West Foundation and the Kushi Institute, and author of many books on health and diet, has some interesting things to say about eye blinking and health: "The standard speed of blinking is three times per minute, or once every twenty seconds. The less blinking the better. Blinking is closing the eyes more, which is a sign of excess yin [water in the body]. "A healthy person's eyes can go without blinking for many minutes; a baby hardly blinks at all. A person who blinks less is currently in a more active sharp condition, in both physical and mental character. "A person who blinks more than three times per minute is in a state of declining health, due to the consumption of excessive liquid, fruit and sugar.
"If blinking is abnormally frequent, a person is suffering from nervous disorders and is experiencing extreme sensitivity, fear and irritability. If we blink more and more we finally close our eyes and die."

Eye-Blinking Relative to Inner Health, Energy and Personal Magnetism
"We have our best health as babies and young children, provided our parent's diet was good before our birth. Babies are relatively clean and contracted internally. Did you ever notice that babies rarely blink their eyes while awake, babies also do not show much 'whites' around the iris. Why? Because their cells, tissues, nervous system and brain is not expanded with yin foods: excess water, sugar, fruit, pop, sugars, coffee, alcohol, drugs etc. "I have observed drug addicts and some people on high yin diets (exclusive raw foods: fruit, vegetables, juices, sprouts etc.), blinking fifteen to twenty times or more per minute. They are high-strung, nervous, oversensitive, super-critical, negative, paranoid and fearful. One can sense an uneasy tension surrounding them. They show a lot of eye-whites, which indicates an expanded nervous system and excess water retention. "A healthy magnetic man or woman is calm and peaceful. They hardly blink at all. Their face glows and they have magnetic eyes, with very little eye whites showing. You don't feel nervous or tense around them. They are positive, creative and courageous, without paranoia or fear. They see reality, people and the world with clear insight. "Excess water or other liquid intake expands the kidneys and bladder, which can lead to water on the brain. The brain, like a camera, records pictures taken in through the eyes. Our eyes are like the aperture of a camera. "Excess water in the body cells and brain causes one to blink involuntarily in an effort to rid the body of excess water (yin). Contrary to the "modern experts," blinking more does not lubricate the eyes, the eye muscles, eye nerves, or tear duct glands. Excess blinking is the result of excess mucous and watery lubrication in the eyes and body tissues. "When you are healthy, fit, rested, calm and peaceful, you need not worry about blinking--your body will take care of that task for you. A healthy person blinks two or three times a minute. More blinking only shows internal imbalance and poor health. Chinese Natural Medicine teaches us that excess blinking also indicates a weak expanded (yin) liver, a major cause of nearsightedness (myopia). Observe people in your surroundings. Put this knowledge to the acid test. Watch for signs, symptoms and characteristics in yourself and others. Knowledge without practical experience is useless. Above all, observe yourself. Are you blinking excessively? Are you myopic or farsighted? Is your health below par? Energy low? Do you get fatigued easily? Why? Keep digging and probing for the answers, and they will eventually be given to you. "Knock and the door shall be opened. Ask and you shall receive." After all, it is your own health and vision! Why not do something to improve your health and vision .

Diet and Do-In Health Diagnosis Through the Eyes
Jean Rofidal, writing in "DO IN (Doe-Inn): Eastern Massage and Yoga Techniques" draws a close link between the health of the body organs and eye health: 'The eyes have a close connection with the liver and when the liver is functioning badly the eyes ache. When a person has eaten too much or had a meal that is Yin (sweets. alcohol) the eyes are tired and have circles around them and do not bear the light very well. "The eyes of a person in good health bear everything: blinding light, cold and wind. onions etc., without crying. The brilliancy of the eyes depends on what is eaten. A person in good health does not need sunglasses. "Our eyes betray our thoughts, good or bad, or kindness and our unkindness etc. Frequent blinking (more than three times a minute) is a sign of organic weakness. "In women the eyes are linked with the ovaries and in men with the testicles. Sexual excess is revealed by black circles around the eyes. In men, the eyes should be small and almond-shaped. In women. they should be bigger and rounder (Yin). "If the kidneys are overworked by too much drink, especially alcohol, the eyes become tired and sensitive and the puffy lower eyelids form 'bags' under the eyes. A further pouch can form under the first; it hangs down beside the nose and indicates a degeneration of the intestines. It is often seen in the elderly."
Heed the Warning: Soybeans, Soy Oil, Tofu Linked to Thyroid Problems, Protruding Eyes, Liver Disease and Weak Immunity

Naboru Muramoto, a leading Macrobiotic teacher and author of "Healing Ourselves" states: "Soybeans are not recommended as a bean dish, despite their protein content. [Soybeans are not a building protein--at best they are a low maintenance protein and very difficult to digest]. 'The soy protein contains a certain harmful acid which can be eliminated only by elaborate [and long] cooking methods. This is why Orientals usually eat soybeans in the form of tofu, a sort of "soybean cheese." But, to make it less harmful and digestible, tofu must be baked or saut?ed until it is hard. This takes out the sticky substance in the fat. Soy products make the blood sticky and weaken liver function, which lowers red blood cell count and depresses the immune system. "However, tofu is NOT desirable either. Protruding eyes [thyroid malfunction] are often a sign of a large consumption of soybeans." This also goes for tempeh, soy dogs, soy oil, soy burgers and soy margarine. Obtain your protein from a variety of other beans and legumes. They are easier and quicker to prepare and taste better too, without all the health damaging side-effects.

Ancient Zen-Taoist Technique to Reduce Swollen Eyes
Taoist Master Da Liu wrote in his 'Taoist Health Exercise Book": "If blood circulation is poor, your feet will be cold, since this area is farthest away from the center of the body. A great Confucian scholar believed strongly in rubbing the feet (bottom and top of feet). He proved that swelling of the eyelids could be completely relieved by rubbing the feet every day two hundred times. If you do this exercise everyday, it can prevent fever of the inner organs.

The "Eye-Power-Gaze" Technique
Here is a simple but powerful eye technique that can be performed quickly and easily at any time. O. Everett Hughes. ND, writing in Natural Health Guardian [February. 1958] said: "I wore glasses for years, but after taking these exercises for a year, optometrists told me I did not need glasses. How to perform the "Lye-Power-Gaze Technique": Close one eye tight. Put more power to it, trying to shut it tighter. Squeeze the eye hard, while shut. Go easy the first few times. Now change to the other eye and do the same with it. Then with both eyes; look hard at some object straight ahead. "Look at the object very hard. Put power behind the look. Then look hard to one corner, but keep facing ahead. Just turn the eyes. Put pressure behind that look. Now change and look to the other corner. Remember, don't turn your head. Do this 'hard look' exercise to all corners of the eye. If you notice any soreness, you can put a little more pressure in that direction."

The Secret of the "Steady Eye Technique"
Professor Robert B. Hagmann, a well known natural eye specialist in the early 1950s, gives us his secret to perfect eyesight in the "Steady Eye Technique": "Understand, our eyes work exactly like a camera; move or jerk the camera and the picture becomes distorted. A moving eye also distorts the vision. We must learn to hold our eyes with steadiness. How to perform the "Steady Eye Technique": During the odd moments of the day, practice keeping your eyes still, striving not to move them in the least; relax and breathe naturally. DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH. Do not frown or make faces; keep the face relaxed; while keeping the eyes as still as possible. "Your eyes may "tear" during this practice; don't be alarmed, just let the tears flow down the cheeks. It's only the eyes shifting back to their normal position. While maintaining the steady gaze, also pay attention to the side areas." [peripheral vision].

A Naturopathic Cure for Weak Eyesight: "Eye Gymnastics" - Part I
Dr. Benedict Lust, MD., DO., DC., ND., a well-known holistic doctor in the early 1900s, wrote many books and articles on health, diet, eyes and natural healing. This is one of his informative articles on improving weak eyesight: 'To cure poor eyesight means to restore it so that objects are focused right, so that the eyesight is 100% again. In many cases, glasses can be dispensed with and eyes made to see again by correcting the shape of the eye ball. This is accomplished in the following way. "The eye ball is the place of attachment of eight muscles. Muscles which pull the eye up, down, to the side and toward the nose. Like all muscles, these may be either strong or weak. If one or another is stronger than the rest. the muscle will pull the eye ball out of shape. "Thus, a good proportion of poor eyesight is due to weak eye muscles. The cure lies in making the weak muscles strong and firm again. Eye exercises strengthen the eye muscles safely, and eye gymnastics are a satisfactory and productive treatment. 'The following are simple and efficient eye gymnastics. Perform each exercise twenty times.

How to perform "Eye Gymnastics - Part I":
Step l: Roll the eyes "up." Try to look at the top of your head.
Step 2: Roll the eyes down, try to look at your bottom teeth.
Step 3: Look out of the right corner of both eyes. Roll the eyes to the right side.
Step 4: Look out of the left side of the eyes. Roll the eye balls to the left.
Step 5: Roll the eye balls around, in a circle; look up, right side, down, left side. Look at every corner, ceiling, and floor of the room you are sitting in, without moving your head.
Step 6: Look at the tip of your nose; make yourself cross-eyed.

Eye Gymnastics - Part II
Tired eyes, in many cases, become congested with blood, due to strain, too much close work, or weak eye muscles. Eyes can be toned up, blood circulation improved and blood vessels strengthened by practicing these eye care techniques regularly:

How to perform "Eye Gymnastics - part II":
Step 1: Close the eyelids, press the eye balls gently into the socket with your fingers; hold and count ten. Release. Repeat 10 times.
Step 2: Dip a cloth into cold water. Close eye lids and put the cold compress to the eyes. Repeat.
Step 3: Close eyelids. With tips of fingers, gently placed against skin over eyes, circle the fingers rapidly, barely touching the eyelids. This is a very relaxing eye-beauty treatment."

Important Eye Training Note: Practice these eye gymnastic exercises no more than twice a week for best results. Close your eyes and "palm" ten minutes after each eye exercise session.

Oriental Medicine and Eye Health
In an article by Beverly Brough "Who Needs Glasses?" in the East-West Journal/August, 1980, states: "Oriental medicine goes one step further in seeing good vision as part of total health. In the five transformations theory eyesight falls under the element wood and therefore is connected with the liver so those foods which affect the liver would also affect vision. Foods that are especially damaging to the liver are chemicals, sugar, alcohol, cold drinks, oily [fatty] food. and general overeating. These foods as well as [too much) fruits and too much liquid cause the eyeball to bulge. When the eyeball is elongated in this manner, nearsightedness results. Farsightedness is caused by a shrinking of the eyeball, due to an excess of meats...[and yang spicy foods]. "One treatment for getting rid of excess liquid in the eyes is to put a few drops of light sesame oil in each eye before bed. Heat the oil almost to a boil, then cool to room temperature and strain through cheesecloth before dropping in the eyes. Sesame oil repels the liquid, which is then discharged out of the eye. Splash with warm salt water in the morning. Try this for three nights in a row. "Another method to free up liquid in the eyes is to grasp first the upper lids between thumb and first Singer and vibrate rapidly. Do the same with the lower lids. You will be able to hear the liquid as it is released from around the eye."

Macrobiotic Liver Diagnosis: The Eyes Monitor the Health of the Liver
Bill Tims. Macrobiotic teacher, wrote an article entitled "The Liver" in "BODYHEALTH: A Guide to Keeping Your Body Well." an East-West Journal Anthology, 1985: "For the purpose of diagnosis, we can divide...liver conditions into two main categories: an overly tight and contracted condition of the liver and an overly swollen (yin) liver condition. "First let's... "determine which of these two liver conditions is likely to arise due to constitutional or inherited tendencies. In traditional [Chinese] medicine, the liver has been associated with the eyes due to their simultaneous embryological development as well as to their connection via the energy meridians of acupuncture. If the eyes are small or tend to cross, if they are close-set, or if the eyebrows grow closely together or slant upward. there is a constitutional tendency for the liver to develop problems from becoming overly contracted [yang}. If the eyes are large or tend to move outward, or if the eyes are set far apart, there will be more of a tendency for the liver to become swollen {yin). In addition, any inherited or congenital eye defects will usually indicate some related weakness in the liver. "...most important in determining the present liver condition, is a thorough assessment of the eyes. If yellow, fatty excess accumulates in the whites of the eyes, this shows a similar fat accumulation in the liver. "(This often will ooze or crust {Kapha/Water Body Type}, in the corners of the eyes. particularly during sleep when the liver does most of its cleansing of fats from the blood). If the eyes are red or bloodshot {Pitta/Fire Body Type} or if a rash or inflammation arises between the eyes, this suggests a swollen and inflamed liver condition. The eyes or eyelids or the area between the eyes also...develop red spots or stys, a sign of excessive storage of animal protein in the liver.

"If the eyes become watery or swollen or begin to burn or itch, this indicates an overly swollen liver. ...dryness {Vata/Air Body Type}, indicates an overly contracted condition. If there appears a single, deep vertical line between the eyes, the liver is overly contracted, yang-tight] which if there are several shallow vertical lines, the liver is overly expanded (yin-loose]. Crossed eyes, down turned eyes, and farsightedness all indicate a contracted liver condition; eyes drifting outward and upward as well as nearsightedness, all indicate an expanded liver condition. "A contracted liver condition is caused by an excessive consumption of meat, eggs, cheese and baked goods, while an expanded liver condition is caused more by an excessive consumption of drugs, stimulants, alcohol....citrus fruits, refined sugar, vinegar, fats, dairy and oil. "...most people have serious health problems resulting from some combination of these foods. In order to restore balance and revive the liver, ...increase your consumption of whole cereal grains and beans, and ...eat flesh an lightly cooked green leafy vegetables."

Special Liver Cleansing and Strengthening Eye Foods
These specific liver and eye foods and herbs are the most powerful for cleansing, healing and strengthening the eyes, liver and gall bladder: Liver Foods: Cabbage, beets, olives, mangos, lemons, raspberries, dandelion greens, grapes, lychii berries, tomato, celery, carrots, plums, prunes, apple cider vinegar, pickles, umebushi plums, miso, limes. Western and Eastern Herbs that clear away liver toadcity and help improve the eyesight: Eyebright, yucca, dandelion leaf, bupleurum, chrysanthemum, milk thistle, barberry, bilberry, mandrake, blue flag, rose hips. Haritaki and Amalaki are excellent liver herbs from Ayurvedic medicine.

Barefoot Walking Improves Vision
World Health Teacher-Educator, Dr. Bernard Jensen, author of many books on colon therapy, Iridology and health rejuvenation, recommends walking in a bed of sand, or the beach, in cold water up to your ankles. Walking barefoot a few minutes in the morning dew, in the grass is also very effective for releasing toxins from the body and liver. Dr. Jensen says: "Persons with poor circulation in the lower extremities put an extra burden upon the heart. When there is but slight muscular contraction in the lower extremities, blood is not properly returned to the heart, and leg disorders may develop. To remedy this condition, we devised at the sanitarium...the sand walk. "Every morning we wet down a bed of sand with cold water and patients walk in this cold sand. This massaged the bottoms of their feet and developed the small muscles in their feet and legs. One of the first comments usually made by these patients was that as a result of these sand walks they had warm feet when going to bed at night, whereas never before had they gone to bed with warm feet. The Kneipp grass walk, as used in sanitariums in Germany, is another excellent means of increasing circulation in the lower extremities. "I have noticed changes in patients using the sand walk or the grass walk that are hard to believe. In most cases the whole body responds when we build strong healthy feet; organs are reflex released. Eye conditions improve almost immediately. In fact, I have seen eyes improve to such an extent that glass were no longer needed." (Emphasis added).

Easy No-Routine Natural Eye Exercises Easy "Distant Vision" Strengthening Exercises:
- Focus your vision on a bird in flight
- Focus your vision on a moving ball or object at sporting events
- Practice juggling a ball
- Gaze at a moving car until it is out of sight
- Practice 'Distant Seeing'--"trace" distant objects, i.e., car, tree, house, letters, signs while in line at a store or waiting at a traffic light.
- Gaze as far as you can see into the horizon. or at the night stars.
- For relaxation: Look at nature's-trees, flowers, lakes, oceans, grass
- Gaze at the night moon. Look at the 'red' rising or setting Sun

Easy "Close Vision" Strengthening Exercise
- Gaze at a tiny period for 20 seconds
- Look up from your close work (reading, computers) every few minutes
- Perform the "Eye Palming Technique" often throughout the day
- Close eyes often and relax your mind and thoughts
- "Trace" close objects or letters 20 inches or less away from you

Easy "Peripheral Vision" Strengthening Exercises
- When walking or traveling in your car, notice the surrounding objects moving toward you and past you
- 'While looking straight ahead observe objects to your left, right, up and down. Do not move your eyes. See "objects" with your "peripheral vision only

Easy Natural "Eye Pupi1" Strengthening Exercise
- Go outside; cover your eyes for 2 seconds; next, uncover your eyes for 2 seconds. Keep your eyes open throughout this entire "Pupil Exercise." Perform this exercise for one or two minutes
- Sit next to a light switch; next, turn light on for 1 second; next, turn light off for 3 or 4 seconds. Perform this exercise for 2 minutes

How to Improve Distant Vision Using "Positive Lens" Glasses
A few eye doctors, in the early 1900s gave their clients "positive lens glasses" to help overcome nearsightedness (myopia). The nearsighted clients who had 20/ 100 vision or less obtained excellent results with the use of "positive lens" eye glasses. These "positive lens" glasses are usually given to those who have weak close vision. But in this case, these glasses are given to help nearsighted people see better in the distance. First go to a K-Mart or Dollar Saver Store and purchase three pairs of "positive lens" glasses of different strengths as follows. Look on the eye glass lens for a number, which indicates its strength, thusly--+ 1.00, +2.00 and +3.00. These glasses sell for only a few dollars in most discount stores.

Here's a short explanation how to use the "Positive Lens Glasses":
Step One: Begin by wearing the +1.00 lens glasses. Sit in outdoor or bright indoor lighting. Hold printed page in front of your eyes, and move it to a distance where you can see it clearly, with glasses on.
Step Two: Trace a letter on the page with your eyes; next, close eyes for ten seconds and relax.
Step Three: Open your eyes while inhaling gentle breath and gaze at the same letter.
Step Four: Move print one inch further away from your eyes and repeat the above steps.
Step Five: Continue to move the print further away in 'one inch' increments, as long as you are able to still read the letter.' If print become too blurry, move printed page back to where you can read it without strain.

Do not be in a hurry to improve your vision with this exercise. Make sure you can see the letter clearly, with the "positive lens glasses" on, before moving the print another inch away from your eyes. For example, if your distance in only 11 inches away from the print. stay with this distance until the print becomes clear, then move it to 12 inches away from your eyes. The ultimate goal of this exercise (using +1.00 lens glasses) is to be able to read the print clearly at least 20 inches away from your eyes. After you succeed with the +1.00 lens, change to your +2.00 lens glasses. And finally, when you can see the print 20 inches with the +2.00 lens, change to the +3.00 lens glasses and work your way to the 20 inch mark. When wearing the +3.00 lens glasses, and you can easily see the printed page at 12 inches away from your eyes, you will have obtained 20-20 vision. At 20 inches away while wearing the +3.00 lens glasses, you'll be seeing much better than 20/20. Practice this exercise two to three times per week, for 15 minutes each session. Finish your session by "Palming" your eyes for five minutes. Do not over-exercise your eyes. Vision improves faster when eye exercises are performed moderately. When performing this technique with other nearsighted exercises in this book, do not go over one hour per eye session total. Use your good judgment on the exercises that best fits your eye condition. 'The Myopia Myth" by Donald S. Rehm explains how to use 'positive lenses' in the treatment of nearsightedness. It is published by the International Myopia Prevention Association, RD. 5, Box 171, Ligonier, PA 15658.

The Art of Reading
"When reading, you should look at the while spaces between the lines and not directly at the lines themselves. The reason for this is that it is no effort to sweep the eyes over a plain background. Fixing the eyes on individual words and letters involves strain, and strain impairs vision. When a person with normal sight regards the white spaces with a sweeping shift across the page from margin to margin, he can read easily, rapidly and without fatigue. If the same person looks at the letters, the eyes grow tired and the vision becomes poor. "People who cannot read well at the near point always tend to fix their attention on the print.

Consequently they see worse. Improvement cannot take place until they learn to look at the white spaces between the lines. Reading can be improved by improving the power to remember or imagine whiteness. This improvement can be achieved in the following way. Close your eyes and imagine something even whiter than the page before you: white snow, white starch, white linen. Then open your eyes again. If your mental images of whiteness have been clear and intense, you will find that the white spaces between the lines will appear for a few moments to be whiter than they really are. Repeat this process as a regular drill. When your imagination of whiteness has become so good that you can constantly see the spaces between lines as whiter than they really are, the print will seem blacker by contrast and the eye will find itself reading easily and without effort or fatigue.

The Thin White Line
"When the imagination of whiteness has reached its maximum intensity, it often happens that one can see a thin white line much better than the rest of the white space. This white line may be compared to a neon light moving swiftly from one margin to the other immediately under the letters. "The consciousness of this thin white line is a great help in reading, increasing as it does the speed both of the eyes and of the mind. Once this illusion of the white line is seen, imagined or remembered, unlimited reading with, out fatigue becomes possible". Condensed from an Article by Wm. H. Bates. M. D.

Ayurvedic "Nasal Wash" for Clear Vision
Ayurvedic Medicine from India has taught for thousands of years the importance of cleaning the nasal passage ways to clear the sinus cavity and to attain 20/20 vision and beyond! They recommend using a Ned Pot, a little ceramic pot, that holds about 10 to 12 ounces of water. The Neti Pot has a three inch slender nozzle attached to one end to insert into the nose. The Neti Pot is unsurpassed in cleansing the entire sinus cavity, which helps to clear up sinus congestion, colds, poor vision etc. Swami Devi Dayal of India, from his Ashram, has this to say about the healing effects of the Nasal Wash: "The Nasal Wash helps to relieve nasal congestion in a few days or weeks. Pyorrhea can be cured in a month or two. Hearing and eyesight are greatly improved in three months. It helps stammering in two months. It strengthens the nerves, clears pimples. Memory is improved. One sleeps deeper and sounder. Snoring is diminished. Migraine headaches are relieved. Mental problems helped. It also helps to prevent and overcome TB, asthma, fevers etc.

How to Perform the Neti Pot Nasal Wash
Fill a Neti Pot (which can be purchased at a health food store) with purified lukewarm water and add about 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Next, tilt your head down low over a sink to the right (face is pointing toward left shoulder) and insert the neti pot nozzle into your left nostril. Let the water pour into the left nostril slowly. The water pours out of the right nostril. Repeat the same procedure with the opposite nostril. Next, tilt your head backward and pour water up your right nostril so it runs into your mouth, then spit it out. With your head in this backward position, close the opposite nostril with your 8nger, so the water will go into the mouth. Repeat on the left nostril. It is recommended to practice the Neti Pot Nasal Wash daffy for optimum health benefits. Here is some deep wisdom from the Yoga-Ratnakara, a treatise on Ayuvedic Medicine: "A person who regularly drinks water through the nose in the early morning and at night, becomes intelligent, develops eyesight as acute as an eagle, prevents graying hair, and wrinkling of skin, and is freed from all diseases." This is a powerful statement indeed! However, Yogis who practice the Nasal Wash technique, along with other physical and spiritual disciplines, are known for their superb health, tranquility and longevity. One never knows until they try it. At least you may avoid those nagging colds, flu and sinus and eye problems.

Taoist Secret Longevity Eye Exercise
This is a secret eye technique taught by long lived Taoist Masters from the mountains of China. These masters, never lose their vision and they are reportedly over one hundred years old and as spry as chickens! Master Da Liu, a Tai Chi Master from China, now living in New York, practices and teaches a variation of this exercise to his many students. Da Liu is 95 years young!

How to perform the Taoist Longevity Eye Exercise: Sit up with back straight. Close your eyes. With your 8rst two finger pads, press lightly on the closed eyelids.
1. Inhale gently, hold your breath and move eyes three times up and down. Exhale. Take a deep breath and relax! Repeat again.
2. Inhale gently. Hold breath, and move eyes three times sideways. Exhale. Take a deep breath and relax! Repeat again
3. Inhale gently. Hold breath. Move eyes in a clockwise direction three times. Exhale. Take a deep breath and relax! Repeat again.
4. Inhale gently. Hold breath. Move eyes in a counter-clockwise direction three times.

Exhale. Take a deep breath and relax! Repeat . While performing the eye movements, gently press your 8rrgers on your closed eyelids. The value of this special eye exercise lies in combining massage(eye pressing with fingers), breathing and eye movement simultaneously. You can also press the heel of your palm on the closed eyelids while performing this technique. We hope you have enjoyed reading Perfect Eyesight, as much as we enjoyed writing it. We challenge you now to take the next step in your quest for improved vision. That next step is practical application: Practice, Persistence and Consistency! Others have perfected their eyes, and so can you. Start on your eye training program today and enjoy the blessings of Perfect Eyesight for the rest of your long healthy life!

For more information: Bob Zuraw, 2222 Hempstead Dr., Troy, Michigan 48083 USA (1)(248) 680-8688 Email: healeyes@concentric.net

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