Does a Ketogenic Diet Help Diabetes or Make It Worse?
Keto diets put to the test for diabetes reversal.
Topic summary contributed by volunteer(s): Rob
Plant-based diets may help prevent each of the four common causes of vision loss – namely cataracts, glaucoma (see also here and here), age-related macular degeneration (see also here) and diabetes (see also here, here, and here). Plant-based diets may even reverse diabetic retinopathy and diabetes related eye damage. Greens and berries are the stars in this arena – and can even help relieve visual fatigue associated with staring at a computer screen all day. Drinking water may help treat dry eye disease.
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