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"Eye Chart A"
EYE PARTS LOCATION AND FUNCTION HEALING METAPHOR VITIAMINS, MINERALS,
AND HERBS
FOODS
Cornea Front surface. Changes light;
tears flow across it.
Power and/or struggle. Vitamin A and healthy tears. Dark green and yellow fruits and vegetables, egg yolks.
Pupil Black part of the eye. Responds to light. Window of stimulation/ relaxation -- dealing with light. Full-spectrum light. Sunlight, full-spectrum fluorescent or incandescent color-corrected light.
Iris Colored part of the eye.
Its muscle action facilitates
pupil-changing size.
Transgenerational map of family influences -- inner mind. Full-spectrum light. Sunlight, full-spectrum fluorescent or incandescent color-corrected light.
Lens Snuggled behind pupil. Increase in shape permits a sharper focus of light. Focus and intention -- flexibility and capacity to metabolize what is seen. Glutathione and lysine. Super oxide dismutase. Vitamin B1, Bb, B6, C, D, selenium, zinc. Citrus fruits, green peppers, white fish, legumes, cantaloupe, dark green veggies, sprouts, eggs, vegetables, oils, sunlight.
Ciliary Muscle Attached via ligaments to the lens. Helps with the focusing for close viewing. Facility and stamina in dealing with change, perspective and space. Chromium. Sesame oil, whole grains, cereals. Avoid sugar.
Vitreous Jelly medium in between retina and lens. Supports the retina and lens. Stability, sensitivity, and solidity. Protein supplement, selenium, Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin B-complex, C, E, and zinc. Fresh fruits and vegetables, carrots, yams, cantaloupe.
Retina Back of the eye -- like a satellite dish. Receives the light. Expansive seeing -- receptivity and dealing with the blur and darker side. Vitamins A, D, C, B, E, zinc, calcium, magnesium, super oxide dismutase. Fish liver oil, milk, brewers yeast, seafood, soybeans, spinach, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, sunlight
Fovea Small depression in the retina where 20/20 occurs. Point of center -- alignment with life. Vitamin B-complex, B6, B2, B3. Vegetables, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts, blackstrap molasses, legumes, seafood, sunflower seeds.
Optic Nerve Brings blood and nerve supply from the brain. Movement and flow. Vitamins B-complex, A, C, D, E. Include live foods such as alfalfa sprouts and other sprouted grains or seeds.
Sclera White of the eye. Supports and holds the other structures in place. Rigidity. Zinc, selenium, calcium, magnesium. Avoid caffeine. Almonds, figs, greens, beets, grains, sesame and pumpkin seeds, broccoli, asparagus, lentils, garlic, mushrooms, wheat germ, sea vegetables (arame, hiziki, kombu, nori, wakame).
Extraocular
Muscles
Six big muscles attached to the scelra. Tension. Avoid caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, and especially anti-infection drugs. Eyebright herb, gotu kola, burdock, comfrey. dandelion, chapparal, echinacea, rosehips.