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China’s Air Quality Crisis Sparks Dry Eye Epidemic. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® in China Provides Relief for Millions of Dry Eye Sufferers.
Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and an international research expert on dry eye disease and eye water evaporation, is well aware of China’s serious dry eye problem. A frequent visitor to China and host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, says that more than 175 million Chinese are currently affected by dry eye disease, with more swelling this number every day.
Kleyne explained that dry eye disease is a disorder of the tear film, which is 99 percent water, as a result of deficient tear production or excessive evaporation. This condition often leads to damage to the ocular system and even blindness. Symptoms include pain, discomfort, headaches, redness, swelling and poor vision. Depression, anxiety, strained home lives and missed days at work are also common in people suffering from dry eye disease. “The prevalence of dry eye in China is 17% of the total population of approximately 1.5 billion people,” Kleyne said. “This means that approximately 38,3000,000 Chinese are going to suffer from dry eye disease in 2017.”
At one time, China’s efforts to clean up its air pollution and deal with other factors contributing to the rise of dry eye disease were frustrated by the lack of a product that could bring sustained relief to sufferers. But cause for frustration greatly diminished when China and Kleyne agreed to bring Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® to the Mainland. Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®’s licensing partners have been working closely with pharmaceutical companies and medical research centers in China and with China’s government to facilitate the launch of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, the only product of its kind in the world to supplement the tear film.
Tear film water supplementation is the only purpose of Nature’s Tear® EyeMist®. The product consists of Trade Secret tissue culture grade fresh featuring a perfect pH balance. The water is delivered to the eye in the form of a patented, micron-size mist from a personal, portable hand- held humidifier. The mist droplets emulate natural, unpolluted humidity that the tear film readily absorbs. Kleyne’s Research Center discovered that two to five nanoliters of supplemental water to the eyes will supplement the tear film and soothe dry eye symptoms. If used often enough, Nature’s Tear® EyeMist® will also enhance breathing because of the pure water mist in the immediate atmosphere, an added benefit in air conditions challenged by pollution.
According to Kleyne, the policy of the Government of China is to encourage the availability of personal health protection devices that allow individuals to defend against air pollution while the government works to alleviate the sources of the pollution. Kleyne is proud of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®’s role in this important collaboration and looks forward to expanding the partnership. In fact, reports from China are encouraging as thousands of units of Nature’s Tear® EyeMist® have been sold in the first weeks of the product’s arrival in the country.
Were you aware of China’s serious dry eye disease problem and Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science’s® role in partnering with the Chinese to find a healthy solution? Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so? What’s the verdict? If you have a comment about this story or have stories you’d like to share, why not get involved? We’d like very much to hear from you! You can reach us in the following ways. Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr
Water Advocate Kleyne Fights Dehydration of the Eyes. Eyes Must Be Supplemented with Pure Water Says Water Researcher Kleyne.
Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® founder, Sharon Kleyne, has spent more than two decades educating others about dehydration and dry eye disease. Her internationally respected research has led to breakthroughs in the relief of dry eye and understanding the role excessive evaporation plays in a host of illnesses and diseases.
Evaporation is the change in the structure of water from a liquid state into a vapor or gaseous state. All liquid and frozen water evaporates. However, environmental factors such as dry air and warm temperatures accelerate the evaporation process. Evaporation of body water vapor into the atmosphere occurs constantly for all living things. As a result, the objective of living organisms is to slow down the evaporation process by supplementing the lost body water vapor with pure, fresh water. When the rate of water evaporation exceeds the organism’s ability to replace the water, death will eventually occur. You and any other living organism whose body water vapor content has dropped below the optimal level required to maintain healthy body functions is considered dehydrated.
Sharon Kleyne and research center colleagues at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® have discovered that dry eye is a dehydration disease resulting from accelerated evaporation. The specific role of evaporation in dry eye is explained in the accompanying excerpts from Tear Film and the Treatment of Dry eye Disease, by William D. Mathers, M.D., a continuing education course for pharmacists sponsored by RxSchool.com and Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. The sections in the book on misting and evaporation were based on unpublished research conducted by Dr. Mathers at Oregon Health and Sciences University – Casey Eye Institute.
Role of evaporation in tear film maintenance
All liquid-to-gas interfaces, according to Dr. Mathers, have a vapor pressure that is temperature dependent and controls the rate of the liquid-to-gas transition. Water, therefore, evaporates into the air until the vapor pressure equilibrates and the air is saturated. This is achieved only when the humidity reaches 100%, which rarely occurs. The surface of the eye (which is 99% water) is subject to evaporative loss that would include the total normal tear production if the surface were not protected by the lipid (oil) layer. A normal lipid layer reduces evaporation extremely effectively, by 95%, and keeps the eye wet.
Evaporation from the ocular surface, Dr. Mathers explains, can be measured by isolating the air around the eye and monitoring the rise in relative humidity. Evaporation will cause the humidity to rise and the rate of rise reflects the evaporation rate. The normal rate of evaporation from the surface of the eye is 15 x 10-2 grams/cm2/second. This was determined from Dr. Mathers’ work, but there has been reasonable agreement between most research groups that have investigated evaporation. A normal tear film evaporation rate is the equivalent of 0.15 microliters per minute. This amounts to 36% of the combined total of tear flow and evaporation in a normal subject, by Dr. Mathers’ estimation. The normal eye loses a relatively small amount to evaporation.
Evaporative dry eye
Evaporation is an important cause of dry eye for two reasons:
1. Some environments are very dry such as deserts, winter air heated to room temperature and airline cabins. Liquid water is most likely to evaporate in the presence of dry air, warm temperatures and wind.
2. Evaporation rates can increase dramatically in some subjects with meibomian gland dysfunction (which produces the lipid layer).
The surface of the eye would quickly dry out were it not for the protective effect of the lipid layer that reduces evaporation. In the normal eye, only a small percentage of tear production evaporates, but in dry eye this can increase to include nearly the total amount produced. Subjects with dry eye that have had both upper and lower punctum occluded usually do not suffer from epiphora (tearing) because all their tears either evaporate or are absorbed by the conjunctiva.
Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, wants everyone to take the time to understand these facts shared by Dr. Mathers. Vision is a precious gift. All of us need to be proactive about our ocular health and we need to know the facts in order to do that well.
How much of this information did you already know about dry eye disease? What steps have you taken to take care of and improve your eye health? you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so to hydrate the eyes? What’s the verdict?
If you have a comment about this story or have stories you’d like to share, why not get involved? We’d like very much to hear from you! You can reach us in the following ways. Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr
Daily Breathing Exercises Improve Health Says Kleyne. Kleyne Says Most People Don’t Know How To Breathe To Stay Healthy.
What does it mean to you to breathe correctly? Is there any such thing? Not many people really think about these questions. They breathe more or less unconsciously because that’s the way they have always done it. After all, breathing is natural, right? Well, yes and no. Breathing is natural, yes, but it is also a great gift from nature. Earth’s atmosphere is rich with life-giving moisture, which we need to breathe in if we want to live and have a healthy life. But all breathing is not equal.
This is what Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, wants everyone around the world to understand. As she teaches proper breathing techniques, Kleyne draws for support on the beneficial practices of Tai Chi and Qigong Grandmasters Steven Aung, M.D. and Dr. Effie Chow, Ph.D., RN, LAc(CA), DiplAc(NCCAOM). According to each of these experts, breathing correctly, in concert with these 7,000 year old traditions, can improve health, increase energy and prolong life. Each agrees that correct breathing is one of the most important things one can do to improve and sustain peak health.
Kleyne, also the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, explains that to breathe correctly, one must inhale slowly through the nose, pause for a few seconds, and exhale slowly through the mouth. This deliberate practice teaches that breathing is primarily a balancing exercise. Like the ocean surf, inhaling draws life energy in; pausing before exhaling allows your body to absorb the moisture in the oxygen; exhaling expels waste and prepares for the next breath. You should practice inhaling from the diaphragm (at the bottom of the ribs) rather than from the chest or shoulders. A good cleansing breath, according to Dr. Chow, should take about 20 seconds: 10 seconds to inhale and 10 seconds to exhale. For most people, a breath lasts only three to five seconds. Aung recommends a minimum of 20 minutes per day of deep breathing exercises.
Breathing is the body’s primary life source and the interface with the surrounding atmosphere, Aung, Chow and Kleyne agree. Water vapor is the conduit between the two. As a result, breathing and water vapor are the two most basic necessities to sustain life on Earth. Lungs could not absorb oxygen without water vapor, Kleyne notes. Eyes and skin also “breathe” by absorbing water vapor and oxygen directly from the atmosphere. Lungs, like the skin surface, urinary tract and bowels, also flush toxins and waste.
Every human activity is performed with more control and energy, less stress, and greater harmony and centeredness when correct breathing technique is applied. The greater one’s skill and mastery over their breathing, the healthier and more successful they will be. The difference can be felt from the very first correct breath. Chow adds. Tai Chi – one of thousands of forms of Qigong – is a martial arts discipline as well as a holistic body and health discipline. Its exercises improve the ability to execute certain controlled martial arts movements. Correct breathing, according to Aung, Kleyne and Chow, is slow and deep and done with the entire body, especially the diaphragm. Infants are born with the ability to breathe correctly, but this skill diminishes as the child matures.
Kleyne, Chow and Aung also agree on the benefits of drinking pure water every day. The body does not expend nearly as much energy flushing and eliminating water as it does, for example, on flushing energy or caffeine drinks. Energy-draining drinks and foods are easily identified, Kleyne notes. They are foods we know are bad for us, either because they are hard to digest or because of high sugar, fat, cholesterol, caffeine or alcohol content.
Kleyne recommends eight-to-twelve full glasses of pure water per day, in addition to all other fluid intake. Tea, non-sugared juices and water with vitamins or slight flavoring added are acceptable choices to supplement one’s daily water. Caffeine, sugar, alcohol and carbonation are dehydrating and cause the body to lose water.
The objectives of Tai Chi and Qigong, everyone agrees, are balance, control and harmony of the body, mind and spirit. Chow observed that Western medicine can perform miracles for a broken body but that traditional ancestral healing is just as important. Each individual must take responsibility for their own health before symptoms develop. Breathing properly is a huge step in the direction of a long and healthy life.
Do you perform deep breathing exercises at any time during your day? Were you aware of the health benefits of deep breathing? Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so? What’s the verdict? If you have a comment about this story or have stories you’d like to share, why not get involved? We’d like very much to hear from you! You can reach us in the following ways. Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr
Kleyne Cautions Air Conditioner Users against Dry Eyes & Dry Skin. Water Advocate Kleyne Claims Artificial Environments Can Damage Health.
Summers are long and summers are hot. In developed countries, people spend billions of dollars running air conditioning systems and smaller units to cheat the heat while heat-related deaths in poorer countries soar. This fact doesn’t mean, however, that people in developed countries are always getting the best of it. Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, wonders how many people know that air conditioning is actually a health hazard? “Air conditioning can cause the skin and the eyes to lose water content,” said Kleyne. “The loss of water content can result in physical dehydration of the skin and eyes, possibly leading to dehydration-related diseases such as dry eye.”
Forced air that circulates through an air conditioner and is cooled achieves an atmospheric imbalance. The cool air will not evaporate to allow the atmosphere to be humid. If the air is too hot, the air will over-evaporate. That’s why water often drips off air conditioners during the heat of summer. Tampering with the natural atmosphere often results in such an imbalance and makes normal breathing harder. It also results in chemical imbalances thanks to insulated windows, walls and synthetic carpeting.
When the air is too warm or too cold, as is often the case, the body will not be able to breathe the atmosphere’s water vapor. This includes the water covering the surface of the eyes and contained in the upper skin layers. The result can be dry eye and dry skin complaints. The eye’s tear film is 99 percent water and the upper skin layers are 70 percent water.
Dry eye and dry skin symptoms include dry and itching eyes, blurred vision, eye strain, fatigue, headache, watery eyes, dry skin, itchy skin and flaky or “ashy” skin.
Kleyne’s suggestions to reduce dehydration from air conditioning or winter heating are here. Crack a window – especially in the bathroom – to let fresh outside air in. Put baffles over heating and cooling vents so the wind doesn’t blow directly on anybody. Set out bowls of water and house plants. The ideal temperature and humidity for comfort and for preventing accelerated surface evaporation from the skin and eyes is 60 to 80 degrees F and 40 to 60 percent relative humidity. Kleyne also suggests that you take a cool bath or shower. Humidify eyes and skin, as needed, with pH balanced, Trade Secret tissue culture grade 100% fresh water found in Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® and/or Nature’s Mist® Face of the Waters®. The pure water is delivered to skin and eyes as a patented micron-size mist from a personal, portable hand-held humidifier.
Were you aware that air conditioning could be bad for your health? Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so? What’s the verdict? If you have comments or stories you’d like to share, why not get involved? We’d like very much to hear from you! You can reach us in the following ways. Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr
Fresh Water Shortages Threaten Populations Everywhere. Sharon Kleyne Encourages New Water Technology & Education about Water Issues.
Did you know that more than 2 billion people worldwide go through every day of their lives drinking and using contaminated water? You would never do that, right? Well, international educator and researcher Sharon Kleyne wonders if that’s really true. As she points out, suppose you simply cannot get fresh water. Without water, you die. So, what would you really do? Kleyne believes you would opt for the contaminated water.
Of course, Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, finds this situation abhorrent. Kleyne and others believe it is terrible that in some countries, women walk four hours a day with huge clay jugs balanced on their heads in order to fetch and convey fresh water to their families and villages. “The global fresh water crisis we face,” said Kleyne, “is epic in its proportions.”
For more than two decades, Kleyne’s research and new water technology discoveries at the company she founded, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, have won her international laurels as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin due to excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor. “From the moment we leave our mother’s water-womb and are born,” Kleyne says, “we begin a process of evaporation that continues until death.” Kleyne teaches that the way to live and prolong a healthy life is to regularly supplement and replenish body water vapor lost to evaporation with fresh, pure water. Kleyne also urges people globally to commit to being more proactive about their health by learning all that they can about fresh water. Kleyne wants everyone to know how to get fresh water and how to protect fresh water. “It’s not impossible,” says Kleyne, “but it will require new water technology, a long-term commitment, even unto eternity, and some wise assistance,”
Kleyne calls on the United Nations and government leaders everywhere to commit to supporting and paying for new water infrastructure that will save the water that currently runs off to the oceans. New water infrastructure will also maintain clean water supplies and build up aquifers, some of which are in danger of going dry from overuse. “There’s no secret,” Kleyne says, “to maintaining excellent health. One must supplement eyes and skin on a daily basis to replenish the evaporating water vapor.”
Kleyne also hopes that people on earth will break the bad and potentially lethal habit of taking fresh, clean water for granted. “Just as the eyes and skin suffer from excess evaporation, so does earth’s atmosphere as well as fresh water supplies and outlets,” Kleyne says. At the moment, Kleyne reveals, several regions in Africa and some Southeast Asian locales are the places on earth that are most in need of fresh water. “I am committed to educating people around the world every day about the growing global water crisis and the health dangers associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the earth’s water vapor,” Kleyne says.
Kleyne is convinced that more education and water research will lead to new technology discoveries that will save billions of lives and the earth itself. “We will learn what we need to know to create a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle,” Kleyne concludes.
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Water Advocate Kleyne Says Don’t Play Politics with Water. Kleyne & Orange County Water District Manager Call for Better Water Education.
Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, has earned her reputation as an international expert in the study of dehydration of the earth’s atmosphere and the body’s water vapor. She is also constantly teaching people about the world’s current water crisis and international hotspots.
One such hotspot is California, where Kleyne believes politics got in the way of common sense and greatly contributed to creating the brutal drought conditions that plagued the state for three-plus years. “The original Governor Brown (Edmund G. “Pat” Brown) oversaw the construction of the aqueducts that brought essential water to farmers throughout the state. But a few years ago, according to Kleyne, many of these aqueducts were closed in order to save an endangered fish. The fish were saved, but vast tracts of farmland withered and died. Kleyne believes that this constitutes malfeasance of the greatest kind. She hopes that sanity prevails once again and the aqueducts and canals are opened once more to the farmers and farmland that need the water most.
Though the killer drought continues to ravish parts of the state, some Californians are breathing sighs of relief. Sudden rainfall and melting of record snowpack have brought blessed relief to some parts of the Golden State, including Orange County. Mike Markus, General Manager of the Orange County Water District (www.ocwd.com ), is a California native who grew up in Orange County. He said that the influx of new water has replenished the county groundwater basin, which is the county’s largest source of drinking water. The basin—270 square miles in size—delivers approximately 75% of the water supply to 2.4 million residents in north and central Orange County. Markus emphasized that his district does a great job educating people about where their water comes from. Marcus is especially proud of one outreach program, the Children’s Water Education Festival, which is a highly successful two-day event attracting thousands of people to talks and interactive displays.
Water advocate Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica, sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, also encourages people to become better educated about water and their own health. “Too many people are dismissive about our water problems. They say ‘oh, it’s only water’. Well, you might just as well say, ‘it’s only life’. Believe me,” said Kleyne, “we have run out of wiggle room on this issue. If the global water crisis gets much worse, we’ll have to contend with billions of people whose health will have suffered because they’re dehydrated. At the same time,” Kleyne added, “over-evaporation of earth’s water vapor will severely compromise the air we breathe.”
Kleyne praised Markus and his Orange County Water District for keeping drinking water safe for millions of people, for doing so much to expand education opportunities in water and developing new technology for smarter water use.
As an example of new water technology, Markus shared that the Orange County District has come to rely more and more on recycled water, specifically waste water that is, after an advanced filtration process, converted into distilled water. Orange County’s is the first facility to use reverse osmosis in this process. “People have a right to clean, healthy water,” Markus concluded. “We have the technology and we have the experience. Now we need the commitment from elected officials to invest in water and water education for everybody.”