Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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How Can I Treat Macular Degeneration?

Monday, 22 Apr 2013 09:34 AM

By Russell Blaylock, M.D,

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Question: I was recently diagnosed with a mild dry macular degeneration and have been advised to take vitamins. What is your advice for treatment?
 
 
Dr. Blaylock's Answer:
 
Traditional medicine has no treatment for dry macular degeneration, but there are supplements that can reduce the impact of the disease and slow its course or even reverse some of the damage. Astaxanthin, lycopene, bilberry extract, EGCG, and curcumin have all been shown to do this. These compounds enter the eye and protect the retina.
 
DHA supplements (1,000 mg a day) along with mixed tocopherols and mixed tocotrienols also add protection.
 
One should avoid all excitotoxin food additives, soy, high-meat diets, and omega-6 oils, and eat 5 to 10 servings of cruciferous vegetables a day.

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