China Partners & Sharon Kleyne Battle Dry Eye Disease

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.

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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

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Media Advocate & Director of Global Dragon TV Rose Hong Promotes Natural Health Initiatives

Rose Hong Lives Her Dream Expanding TV Media Imprint. Global Dragon TV Spreads Word about Wellness & Improved Medical Opportunities.

​China, perhaps more than any other country in the world, is a nation on the move and no one is more aware of it than the director of Global Dragon TV, Rose Hong http://www.GlobalDragonTV.com. Hong, a first generation immigrant, came to the U.S. as a young student. It almost didn’t happen. In order to make it possible for Hong to come to America, her father and mother depleted their life savings, using the money to buy her a one-way plane ticket. After that, there were just enough funds left to support Hong until her scholarship money kicked in. To this day, Hong refers to her first trip to the U.S. as “a life changing journey”.

From that point on, it was almost as if Hong were on a fast track to success. In the States, Hong diligently worked non-stop, opening windows and doors to the career she wanted most. Enrolling at the University of Maryland’s Graduate School on a full scholarship, Hong studied English literature. Having grown increasingly interested in mass communications and mass media, the enterprising scholar earned a master’s degree in the field. After ther graduation, Hong worked for two decades in international media business and with several federal agencies including the Department of Treasury.

In 1997, Hong’s visionary energy once more took hold. Seeing an ever-growing “need for Chinese and health related media content,” Hong assembled a group of partners and launched Global Dragon TV. Today, Global Dragon TV offers programming seven days a week, 24 hours a day and reaches over 30 countries worldwide. Hong herself hosts and produces two weekly TV shows, American Odyssey and Whole Health Living.

Giving back to the country that has so generously granted her education and scholarship opportunities Hong has adopted is an important part of her life mission.

Hong has participated various medical missions overseas and is a board member of Montero Medical Mission, which provides medical and education outreach by sending US volunteer doctors to locations around the world.

Never forgotten her root and where she came from, Hong’s love and knowledge of Chinese culture heritage and tradition enables her to create a weekly television show “Whole Health Living,” which focuses on using traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition and exercise for disease prevention and wellness.

“China invented paper, silk, rubber, gunpowder and medical practices that changed the world, and will play a vital role in the coming millennium,” Hong said. “My favorite book is a classic, The Art of War by Sun Tsu. Written in the 5th century B.C., The Art of War is studied at West Point and by business leaders all over the planet. It is a philosophy book that is as true now as the day it was written.” Hong also praised a book that all Chinese medical practitioners consult:

“Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon”, the earliest and most important written work of Traditional Chinese Medicine,
compiled over 2,200 years ago.

“With the aging population and rising costs of medical care worldwide, Chinese medicine’s wisdom and focus on prevention and wellness will help to ease this crisis.” Hong said.

Hong sees China, like the rest of the world, facing a global environmental and water crisis. She is committed to greater education and health opportunities through mass media and is doing much to enhance the lives of viewers everywhere.

If you would like to listen to Rose Hong during her guest appearance on the nationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health radio program on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, please go here: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/99884/the-sharon-kleyne-hour

If you would like to contact radio host Sharon Kleyne, she can be reached at Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com or 1-800 FOR MIST

Sharon Kleyne Cites China’s Chengdu As Model Water Developer

Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Calls Attention to UNIDO-China Cooperation. United Nations Sponsors BOT Projects in Developing Countries.

When China’s economic reforms began in 1978, Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan Province in southwest China, was one of many cities that swiftly experienced fresh water shortages. Population skyrocketed (from half-a-million people to over 9 million in twenty-five years) and existing infrastructure was strained to the breaking point. Obviously, the city desperately needed new water facilities and rejuvenated existing ones. Water Educator Sharon Kleyne observed that this situation was and is facing communities all over the world and we need leaders and researchers to step up to find viable solutions to the world’s fresh water crisis.

Enter, at the invitation of the Chinese government, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). UNIDO partnered with China’s Ministry of Light Industry to offer foreign investment programs in Chengdu and other provinces. UNIDO offered technical support and mentored China in absorbing foreign investment. UNIDO also supported the State Planning Commission as it created regulations to establish standard concession agreements for Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) projects in the road, power and water sectors.

This led to one of the first three BOT projects in China. Beginning in 1999, Chengdu #6 Water Plant was designed and created by a joint venture made up of the French Companie Generale Des Eaux (CGE) and the Japanese company, Marubeni, which was granted the rights to operate the plant for 18 years. Thanks to this cooperative project, Chengdu and developing industrial zones in the region benefited from new technology that processed treated water in a cost-effective manner. The project also included best practices for the management and operation of water treatment facilities. This investment in clean water was essential to the health and development of Chengdu and its entire neighboring region. An Asian Development Bank Report http://www.gsep-ppp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/china-chengdu.pdf stated that “without the public-private partnership, the city of Chengdu would not have been able to expand its water supply capacity so quickly or be equipped to meet the demand for a growing economy.”

UNIDO’s goals through 2030 include its Agenda for Sustainable Development and in particular to Sustainable Development Goal 9—Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Water advocate Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, applauds the UN’s earlier and current efforts through its UNIDO program, yet she is not satisfied that the international organization is doing all that it might to make a more positive impact on the water crisis facing the planet. “The UN could do a lot more in terms of water education and new water research, especially among young people,” Kleyne said. “We can’t be satisfied with the UN or anyone else until we find workable solutions for the world’s water crisis.”

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Would you like to share your thoughts on water in China and elsewhere in the world? How about water evaporation, water research and new technology? Have you had problems getting and using clean water? Do you think that the UN is doing enough to solve humanity’s water problems? If you have comments or stories you’d like to share, 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

Myopia Epidemic In China Out Of Control

Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne Suggests More Education about Myopia for Chinese Children. China Attacks Soaring Myopia Numbers among Children.

It is more than challenging to house the largest population in the world and problems can appear to be compounded by rapid industrialization and new technology. China has bravely and resourcefully met these challenges for decades, including the challenges of new illnesses and diseases and the need for new cures and treatments.

One current malady was aired in an April 8th, 2017 article appearing in Post magazine. The story by the Zigor Aldama talked about the alarming rise of myopia in China, especially among children. (Aldama has won multiple journalism awards and is considered an international expert on health issues, internet addiction and sex trafficking of women and children in China.)It’s well known, of course, that Chinese children are under pressure to excel academically. Many children spend most of their time indoors studying. As a result, they’re not getting enough sunlight, which would allow their eyes to develop normally. One mother interviewed for the magazine article made light of the issue, saying that at first she thought her daughter just preferred to stay indoors. Later, the mother joked that her daughter would just have to get used to spectacles and that some kids even wore them without glasses in them just for fun.

Sharon Kleyne and Professor Xu Xun, government researcher and Chief Physician of the Ophthalmology Department at First People’s Hospital in Shanghai, share a more serious view of this situation. “Myopia rates have shot up in the last two decades,” Xu Xun says. “According to our statistics, between 10 per cent and 20 per cent of primary school pupils start classes with myopia. Then the percentage rises to up to 50 per cent for secondary school students. In university, 90 per cent are short-sighted.” Wow! That is an overwhelming statistic!

Kleyne describes how myopia obstructs vision. Myopia, she explains, occurs when the eyeball is too long relative to the eye film and the focusing power of the cornea. When myopia is present, light doesn’t focus on the retina properly. Objects appear blurry. “It’s not long after this,” says Kleyne, “that a child will have to be outfitted with glasses or they will not be able to keep up in school.”

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research® Water Life Science®, encourages Chinese parents to adjust the daily schedules of their children to allow outside time for a couple of hours a day and reap the developmental benefits of natural sunlight. Kleyne also recommends, if possible, replenishing the tear film’s evaporating water base (the tear film itself is naturally 99 percent water) with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, the signature product from Kleyne’s research center that has just been released in China. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the only product on the global market that supplements the eye’s tear film with 100 percent Trade Secret tissue culture grade fresh water and is easily applied as a patented micron mist with a portable, personal hand-held humidifier. “In China,” says Kleyne, “there is so much more to learn about myopia. Meanwhile, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® can be beneficial to people suffering from myopia and over-evaporation of the tear film. “

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Would you like to share your thoughts on myopia in China and elsewhere? Do you have personal stories about the consequences of excessive evaporation of the eye’s tear film? If you do, we’d like very much to hear from you! Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr

Sharon Kleyne Wants To End Blindness In China

Chinese (NGDOs) Nongovernmental Development Organizations Battle Blindness. Water Educator Sharon Kleyne Says Chinese Blindness Can Be Prevented.

According to Sharon Kleyne’s research in evaporation and dry eye disease, blindness is out of control on planet earth and nowhere is it more devastating than China with its immense population.

Recent UN studies reveal that China accounts for 18 percent of the world’s blind population. No other country comes close. Major causes of blindness in China include cataracts, cornea diseases, trachoma glaucoma and several other causes (such as an ongoing vitamin A deficiency) of blindness in children. At this time, cataracts are the main cause of blindness in China. Mainly a disease associated with aging, cataracts are responsible for fifty percent of China’s blind cases—close to three million people. Blindness in China is not only a health and social problem; it is an economic problem, too. Government statistics suggest that blindness costs China between fifteen and twenty billion dollars a year in lost productivity. Yet, Kleyne believes that forty to fifty percent of annual blindness cases in China are preventable.

In 1984, the Chinese Ministry of Health crafted a series of five-year plans to provide cataract surgery throughout the country. Under these plans 600,000 cataract surgeries were performed between 1991 and 1994. Still, because of China’s rising population over age 60 (in 2020, it is estimated that 240,000 million Chinese will be 60 or older), the government projects that 5 million people will be blind in 2020 due to cataracts. “This trend has prompted an inspired global response,” said Kleyne, “spearheaded by the World Health Organization.” A WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma (GET 2020) was established in 1997, which constitutes an integral part of Vision 2020. This alliance includes non-governmental organizations playing an ever greater role in prevention of preventable blindness in China. Presently, 12 NGDOs actively collaborate with WHO and the Ministry of Health and support eye care delivery in 19 of the 31 provinces in China. Among them (in alphabetical order):

• Amity Foundation (China)
• Asia Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness (Hong Kong, China)
• Christoffel-Blindenmission (Christian Blind Mission International (CBM), Germany)
• Foresight (Australia)
• Foundation for Eye Care Himalaya (The Netherlands)
• The Fred Hollows Foundation (Australia)
• Helen Keller International (USA)
• The Lions Club International (USA)
• ORBIS International (USA)
• Singapore National Eye Centre (Singapore)
• Seva Foundation (USA)
• Tibet Vision Project (USA)

These NGDOs have agreed to work together within Vision 2020 towards the common goal of eliminating preventable blindness in China by 2020.

Sharon 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®, is also doing more than her fair share to prevent blindness in China. Kleyne is proud of the fact that Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, the signature product of her research center at Bio-Logic Aqua Research® Water Life Science®, was recently released in China. “We think that Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® will contribute to eliminating preventable blindness,” said Kleyne, “which has been such a scourge on Chinese health since the Peoples’ Republic of China came into existence in 1949.”

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Did you ever go blind in China or know someone who did? Would you like to share your thoughts on blindness and China? If you have comments or stories you’d like to share, 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

China Battles Known Carcinogen In Tap Water

Sharon Kleyne Applauds Chinese Efforts To Clean up Drinking Water. China Working Hard To Clean up Polluted Water.

Water advocate Sharon Kleyne loves China and is proud of the job the country is doing to clean up its tainted drinking water. Yet Kleyne knows it is a monumental task. “With its massive population of more than 1.3 billion,” said Kleyne, host of the syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, “and on the heels of its unprecedented growth in the last fifty years, maintaining fresh water supplies became more and more difficult.”

Indeed. According to a study conducted late last year at Tsinghua University, China’s tap water contains a dangerous amount of the carcinogen known as nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This carcinogen is a byproduct of the chlorination process the Chinese have used to make water safe for consumption. But water testing revealed that China’s NDMA levels were 3.6 times those in the U.S. and even more than those in Europe.

As a result, most Chinese do not drink tap water, though many still use it in cooking. Researcher say that even cooking with tap water is dangerous. Neither water filters nor boiling are effective in neutralizing the NDMA. Experts point to the necessity to chlorinate ground water, which is so contaminated in China that 80 percent of it is not fit for human use of any kind.

Much of this groundwater has become polluted over the last several decades due to unregulated industrial waste and poor agriculture practices, but China is working to reverse this situation. Stricter regulations prevent the kind of rampant industrial pollution that took place decades ago and agriculture has begun to veer away from excessive reliance on chemicals.

“It will take time,” said Kleyne, “but I’ve no doubt that China will solve this water crisis.” Experts in China agree, though they add that it will take diligence and patience because the damage is so extensive. They note that infrastructure, especially costly new water pipes, must also be part of the long-term solution. “We face some of the same issues in the U.S.,” said Kleyne, “especially with regard to replacing water pipes. Just ask the people of Flint, Michigan.”

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Would you like to share your thoughts on China’s water crisis and the steps the government is taking to solve it? What are your thoughts on water infrastructure? Are you worried about your own tap water? If you have comments or stories you’d like to share, we’d like very much to hear from you! You can easily 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

Sharon Kleyne Loves Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® In China

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Saving Eyes in China. Water Life Science® Advocate Kleyne Fights Dry Eye in China.

In 2002, the research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® created Natures Tears® EyeMist® for eyes that are tired and irritated due to atmospheric and human-made conditions. Specifically, Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica, created Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® to provide much needed relief from dry eye disease.

Dry eye disease occurs when the eye’s tear film (or lens) dries out. This evaporation occurs as a result of pollution, stress, lack of sleep, too much time in front of computers and TVs, allergies, wind, sun, dust and other factors. At risk is the eye’s tear film, which is 99% water. Saline solutions and eye drops trap moisture but do not replenish what is already lost. Sufferers of dry eye disease need to supplement their eyes with a product that will vanquish dryness and restore painful, swollen, itching, tired and blurry eyes to health.

According to a 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Preliminary Report, an estimated 22.5 million adult Americans (or nearly 10% of all adult Americans) report that they either “have trouble” seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, or that they are blind or unable to see at all. 22.5 million is a number to take very seriously, even more so when one considers that the figures escalates every day. It makes sense that catching and supplementing eyes at the dry eye stage would spare millions the grim result of going blind.

These statistics are bad, but they are even bigger in China where more than 17 percent of the total population fights dry eye symptoms. In fact, Chinese authorities recently stated that virtually the entire population of China suffers dry eye symptoms at some point in their lives.

This is why Kleyne, also the founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, is elated that at long last Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® has just been released throughout China. “We have wanted to make a positive difference in eye health in China for a long time,” says Kleyne, “and we’re honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to do so now.”

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the only Trade Secret tissue culture grade pure water product to treat dehydration and dry eye disease as a result of over-evaporation on the planet. A unique remedy, Nature’s Tears EyeMist is applied to the eyes with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a patented, pH balanced, 100% water micron mist. It is endorsed by more than 22,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide (in the U.S.) and was successfully market-tested in more than 70,000 U.S. outlets.

If you have personal stories about using Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, we invite you to share them with us. Or if you would like to try some, please let us know!