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Will cholesterol-lowering drugs prevent glaucoma progression?

I received this question today:
Hi David,
I would like to ask a question about a new medication that my glaucoma specialist has recommended to my GP. The glaucoma specialist has recommended that I start taking Lipitor, the old cholesterol drug. My glaucoma specialist said there is a 30% to 40% chance Lipitor will prevent further progression of my glaucoma.Is it a common thing for people to take Lipitor, as I'm not keen at all to start taking a statin if i don't have to. And i don't know any other people with elevated eye pressure or glaucoma.

For background, I'm also taking Travatan eye drops in the evening.  I have have no damage yet from slightly elevated pressure in my eyes and I'm a 44yr old insulin-dependant diabetic. My cholesterol is in the acceptable range also.  Id rather go with more natural ways, if possible. Would you have any opinion?

What Are Your Optimal Vitamin D Levels?

It is helpful to distinguish among Vitamin D deficiency, sufficiency, and an optimal level, although there’s some difference of professional opinion regarding each. FitEyes member Ken Rogers contributed the following information to a recent discussion on our email list. Research research published in the journal article Public Health Nutr.

It is only a hypothesis, but this is very interesting news! Alternate day calorie restriction prolongs life.

Submitted by dave on Mon, 09/06/2010 - 1:57pm

Med Hypotheses. 2006;67(2):209-11. Epub 2006 Mar 10.

The effect on health of alternate day calorie restriction: eating less and more than needed on alternate days prolongs life.

Johnson JB, Laub DR, John S. Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Medical Center, 2547A Lyon Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA. jim@jbjmd.com

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One of the Key Herbs that Prevents and Treats Swine Flu

Submitted by dave on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 11:02am

Ayurveda, India’s traditional 'science of life,' has the remedy for swine flu in the form of the basil leaves commonly known as Tulsi.

Tulsi is well known in India for its remarkable healing properties. But the anti-flu property of Tulsi has been discovered by medical experts across the world quite recently. Tulsi improves your body's overall defense mechanism, including its ability to fight viral diseases.
Apart from acting as a preventive medicine, Tulsi can also help a patient recover faster

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