A cataract is a whitening opacity of the normally transparent lens (and/or lens capsule) of the eye, resulting from damage to the protein structure of the lens, usually by free radicals. Cataracts commonly accompany aging and can be precipitated by infection, injury, side reactions to drugs, diabetic complications, cigarette smoking, and overexposure to radiation (including ultraviolet rays from the sun). In cataract formation, the body’s normal protective mechanisms are unable to prevent damage from free radicals.

The lens of the eye has the highest protein content (35%) of any tissue of the body. It also requires a 20 times greater concentration of vitamin C than is in the blood. The lens is especially vulnerable nutritionally because it is not nourished directly from the bloodstream. It has to receive the nutrients it needs indirectly, from adjacent tissues.

See also the chapter, “Cataracts”, in NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR 88 CONDITIONS:

Example of a cataract reversing formula

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