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    Jan 2013

    Extreme Dry Eyes

    Hi guys,

    I have been doing primal for about 2.5 months. So far I have lost 23 pounds, so I am loving everything about eating this way. It just suits my tastes, so it is very easy for me to follow without even trying.

    Unfortunately, my eyes have increasingly gotten dry since I've started. It's getting quite uncomfortable, and eye drops really don't help. I have wondered if it is low carb that is causing it as I was hovering around 50 grams of carbs per day. This past week I've upped my carb intake to 75-100, and started including sweet potatoes and potatoes (4 days out of the week) since I've read that according to the Perfect Health Diet low starch could cause this issue. After a week, I have noticed no appreciable difference in my eye condition. I am about to try to have starch everyday to see if it helps, but since I haven't noticed even a slight improvement I am skeptical.

    Has anyone else experienced this issue? If so, how did you solve it? I love primal eating, but my eyes are just so uncomfortable I need to figure out how to solve this if I am going to stay on it long term.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



    Edit: I've also been taking 2.5 grams of omega 3 fish oil (1.5 EPA, 1 DHA) per day as I have read that could help too.
    Last edited by Matt; 01-17-2013 at 04:28 PM. Reason: More info

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