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Weird visual changes on the diet.

Quote from Vinero on June 26, 2020, 7:40 am

Yes, I am blue eyed @lil-chick. It's true that people with light eye color are more sensitive to daylight than people with dark eye color. However, my light sensitivity has been much more severe than is normal for me. For example, I never really felt the need to wear sunglasses when going outside during the day. But now I absolutely have to wear sunglasses all the time because otherwise the daylight feels extremely bright and hurts my eyes. I even have to squint my eyes when I am sitting before my computer because it's too bright. 
This is not normal for me. 

I also think that my excessive light sensitivity was brought on by my VA overload.  I feel that it has gotten SOMEWHAT less (14 months lowish VA)  I can go out for a certain amount of time without sunglasses.  I can go out and water my gardens at the height of summer without a hat or sunglasses, for instance.  But later that day, I know that I will need to bring my sunglasses on a long walk, because I will be at the end of my tolerance for the day.

Sometimes after overdoing, my eyes will seem to go through detox.   They will be extra red, extra dry or more goopy.

It could be that the bright light is actually breaking down the excesses of VA in the eyes or in the capillairies in there. 

So, I'm betting that getting bright light exposure is all to the good, but that you need to keep it to tolerable levels to go on with real life and not be hampered.

I read some interesting things once about night vision. 

People take courses in night-woods walking!  They are taught to use more peripheral vision than center vision.

Look out at a view, and instead of honing in on something specfic, widen your field to take in the whole of the view.  This is how they are taught to walk at night in the woods.   Or this is, at least, one outdoorsy person's idea of how to improve your performance when hiking at night.  I'm not certain if this might be a Native American thing.

If you try it you might see that the harder you try to see at night, the worse your problems get.  Let your eyes relax and take in the entire picture.  You might not trip on the cat so much!

Perhaps in late December, what Grant is experiencing is a long period of time since his eyes were DETOXED by bright light.

In polar regions people look at light boxes to keep up good mood.

   
 
 

November
by
Thomas Hood

No sun — no moon!
No morn — no noon —
No dawn — no dusk — no proper time of day.
 
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member —
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! —
November!

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Light sensitivity was an indicator of increasing vA toxicity for me. It built up over a few years but really peaked in the summer of 2018 when I supplemented vA & had other symptoms. I could not go out without sunglasses & in a pub/restaurant was always having to get my husband to swap seats as there was some light bothering me. It was actually painful. This is a symptom which has completely disappeared for me. Lights no longer bother me in this way. I can go out without sunglasses & not have a problem. I am normal again (in this respect at least).

I do sunbathe quite a bit facing the sun but with my eyes closed. I don’t know if this helps detox the eyes. I think I heard Stephanie Seneff day this is a way to improve eyesight - but I’d have to recheck that to be sure. My vision has not improved & I still have floaters in my eyes but the light sensitivity has definitely gone. 

It would be interesting that we do the enchroma.com test every couple of months. I strongly suspect that it would reveal a change, beneficial I hope after a few months.

https://enchroma.com/pages/color-blind-test

You do not have to give your email to get the results.

My husband is Protan strong and has always been.

Careful not to use a screen where you have a color filter.

So I have been symptom-free for a good while now. But today I woke up with an itchy red face, and am experiencing the beginning stages of night blindness again. I have made some dietary changes the past few days leading up to this. Maybe someone can guess what is going on here?
I was eating this:
Coffee immediately when waking up
Meal 1: White rice, roast beef, 120 grams of cooked white or black beans
Meal 2: Boiled potatoes (white or purple flesh, not yellow)
Meal 3: Brown rice, turkey breast, 120 grams of cooked white or black beans
Meal 4: Boiled potatoes (white or purple flesh, not yellow)

Then I ran out of potatoes so I began eating this since a week ago:
Black tea immediately when waking up
Meal 1: White rice, roast beef, 120 grams of cooked white or black beans
Meal 2: White sourdough bread, egg whites, 120 grams of cooked white or black beans
Meal 3: Brown rice, turkey breast, 120 grams of cooked white or black beans
Meal 4: Macadamia nuts, some vitamin K2 as a supplement

So I have stopped eating potatoes and coffee, and started black tea, egg whites, white sourdough bread, more beans, macadamia nuts and vitamin K2 supplement. Result: I am suddenly experiencing some anxiety and the beginning stages of night blindness again. What do you guys think? 

@vinero just potatoes for 2 meals makes no sense. Just carbs without protein, fats and/or fiber. Really unbalanced meal that just spikes your blood sugar.. Every meal should have all macronutrients mainly protein.

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Spike of blood sugar without spike of other nutrients (amino acids, zinc, etc) leads to a temporary immune deficiency syndrome like in diabetic who suffer from chronically elevated blood glucose levels. 

So eating carbs coupled with not enough proteins is indeed a very bad idea.

@rockarolla eating just sugars is ok only during exercise where it helps you maintain some level of glucose in the blood... Like for example when I ride bike. If I have good glycogen stores in the liver and muscles I can go one or even two hours without eating any carbs, but if I want to go for 3 or more hours ride I need to start drinking, eating some simple sugars after first hour. So I can finish that ride strong and not end up with hypoglycemia somewhere 30km away from home hehe. Pro riders are often ingesting up to 100g of sugars per hour. Which is crazy if the race is 5-6 hours that's 600g of carbs hehe..

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