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    I drink caffeine and it has no effect on my dry eyes and neither does eating more safe starches. I started eating less carbs recently... back to mostly VLC with a few safe starches throughout the week and I still have dry eyes no matter what my carb level is. I am hoping vitamin C helps, but I also think it's environmentally related and possibly genetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by healthy11 View Post
    I drink caffeine and it has no effect on my dry eyes and neither does eating more safe starches. I started eating less carbs recently... back to mostly VLC with a few safe starches throughout the week and I still have dry eyes no matter what my carb level is. I am hoping vitamin C helps, but I also think it's environmentally related and possibly genetic.
    How much starch did you add back? It wasn't really working for me when I tried starch just 4 times in the week. I upped to the 400 starch calories per day (as per the Perfect Health Diet instructions), and within a couple days I noticed a marked improvement. Just though I'd share my personal experience encase it could be helpful.

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    I added that amount, too, and started gaining weight and didn't feel good with that much so I reverted back to low carb with a few starches throughout the week and feel much better.

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    Dry eyes are direct correlation to how well you sleep. If you find yourself waking up frequently during the night, it's likely your stress hormones are elevated causing night dehydration.

    Increasing carbs would help with this, as well as improving cataracts through increase of co2. Breathing in a bad before sleeping seems to help me as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Thanks for all the comments guys.

    I've just bought the Perfect Health Diet book, and for anyone else suffering from severe dry eyes it should be noted that this book has the solution you seek. I'm on day 8 of "safe starches" in my diet, and although I still have red eyes, the sand/grittiness is gone. I have hope that the redness will subside in the next few days.

    Not going to debate the LC issue as I see benefits on both sides, but if you are reading this to find a potential solution to your own dry eye problems, give the safe starches a try.
    I had the sane problem for months. Waking up with my eyes feeling glued shut. All day my eyes felt gritty and were always bloodshot. Even had the skin on my eyelids become dry and crusty. After upping my carbs with do called safe starches the problem finally cleared up. The only other things I did were to up my water intake because the possibility of dehydration causing the problem and also making sure no air vents or fans were blowing sir directly in my face when sleeping. Definitely think it was the low carbs causing the issue. Some people might just be more sensitive to it. Hope it clears up for you. .

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    "Yes, your eyes are dry. You've been dead a while. Like this thread."

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    So once something is discussed it's no longer allowed to bring the subject up ever again? I thought it was preferred by most forums to use an existing thread rather than start a new one for a topic that already exists?

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    A forum thread is an online conversation. Reviving a thread long after it has died has some problems. People can miss the old post date and address posters who are long gone, i.e., haven't checked in for months or years. Some threads are huge, and no one wants to read the whole forum archive. Reading only active threads is a way to lighten the load, and necroposting messes with that strategy. Also, a necropost is often a sign of a spamming bot that searches for keywords and posts advertising links.

    I would suggest starting a new thread. If the old thread had something interesting, quote from it or summarize it and then add your comment or question.
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    Seemed like someone fairly harmlessly searching for something on the forum, seeing something that rang true for them and adding their experience. Didn't seem to merit an entirely new thread so no harm done as far as I can see.

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    Seems to be a subtle spam post with a link to sunglass website, keep moving to next thread IMO.

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