Vision is the sense we tend to treasure the most, and one that often fails us as we grow older. Around the age of 40, as the lenses of the eyes begin to lose their elasticity, small print becomes harder to read, necessitating reading glasses for many. Once you reach your sixties, the likelihood of more serious ocular disorders—macular degeneration, cataracts, and retinopathy—increases.
Although cataracts can be managed with surgical interventions, macular degeneration and retinopathy are less responsive to conventional care. Some types of retinopathy and macular degeneration can be ameliorated by laser and other therapies, but most physicians consider these vision disorders to be unrelentingly progressive.
At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we have been successfully treating macular degeneration, cataracts, and retinopathy with a variety of natural therapies for more than 30 years. Research shows that our eyes have a remarkable ability to heal—but only if they are given the proper conditions in which to do so. Here at the clinic, we offer an aggressive program of targeted intravenous and oral nutrients that not only help prevent further visual degeneration but in many cases actually improve vision.
IV Nutrients and More
At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we use three specialized therapies for the treatment of macular degeneration, cataracts, and retinopathy.
First, we offer a unique intravenous (IV) mixture of vitamins, minerals, and specialized nutrients that protect and nourish the eyes. These infusions have time and again stopped or slowed down retinal degeneration and improved vision. Our second specialized treatment is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), which floods your tissues with healing oxygen. Third, we offer EDTA chelation, which boosts nutrient delivery to the eyes by improving overall circulation.
Supplements, Not Drugs
Your Whitaker Wellness physician will also prescribe a nutrient program proven to slow the effects of ocular aging and enhance vision. Along with lutein and zeaxanthin, this regimen includes additional carotenoids as well as targeted antioxidants, amino acids, and herbs. Supplement dosages will be tailored to suit your individual needs.
Scientific studies in recent years have confirmed what mothers have always told their children: Certain foods really do help you see better. Particularly protective are foods that contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two powerful carotenoids that are highly concentrated in the eyes. During the Whitaker Wellness Institute’s Back to Health Program, you will be served wonderful, carotenoid-rich leafy greens, fruits, carrots, and other brightly colored vegetables. More important, you will learn how to prepare these vision-supporting foods and make them part of your daily diet once you return home.
Elevated blood sugar levels associated with diabetes contribute to retinopathy, a common diabetic complication that causes blindness in over 24,000 Americans each year. A therapeutic diet, exercise, and supplement program reduces risk of this devastating disease and helps preserve vision.
One-Stop Shop for Wellness
Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”
To learn more about how our natural treatments at the Whitaker Wellness Institute can alleviate your vision problems and help restore your health and vitality, click on the buttons below to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation or obtain more information by calling our Patient Services Representatives at (800) 488-1500.
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