Sharon Kleyne Teaches Conditions That Cause Dry Eye

Water Life Science® Creator Kleyne Says Air Temperature & Humidity Cause Dry Eye . Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne Explains Winter Dry Eye.

Dry eye disease afflicts billions of people worldwide every year. Dry eye runs rampant in every season, but it is especially virulent in winter. In the U.S., dry eye is the number one reason for eye doctor visits and doctors see an increase in dry eye patients every winter.

According to international water researcher and creator of new water technology, Sharon Kleyne, education is the first important step in the prevention of winter dry eye. Air temperature and humidity, or atmospheric water vapor content, says Kleyne, are the most important environmental factors responsible for winter dry eye. Other significant factors include air pollution, wind chill and artificial indoor environments.

“Dry eye,” according to Kleyne, is the loss of a portion of the water content in the protective “basal tear film” covering the eye. The tear film is normally 99 percent water. Should this drop, dry eye symptoms such as blurred vision, itching and burning eyes, eye fatigue and headaches often occur.

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®, notes that “environmental dry eye” or “evaporative dry eye,” resulting from external conditions is by far the most prevalent type of dry eye disease. Dry eye can also be caused by illness, medication, allergies, tear gland dysfunction, autoimmune or inflammatory disorders, age, hormonal flux, menopause, contact lenses and Lasik surgery.

Winter is dry eye season, Kleyne explains, because cooler air can’t hold as much atmospheric water vapor – also called “humidity” – as warmer air. The lower the air’s water vapor content, the greater the tendency of liquid water to evaporate into the atmosphere. This increased evaporative pressure, says Kleyne, affects lakes, puddles, lawns and the eye’s tear film. When the tear film loses water to evaporation, dry eye symptoms are often the result.

Wind, especially cold wind, increases evaporative pressure on the skin and tear film. According to Kleyne, wind blows away the thin layer of warm, moist air that usually forms at the surface of the skin, face and eyelids.

Kleyne, also the founder and director of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, says that air pollution increases the dehydrating effect of air on eyes no matter what the weather. Pollutants can dehydrate in two ways. First, they can be directly dehydrating to the ocular surface. Second, common airborne pollutants, such as carbon black and sulfur dioxide, tend to attract and accumulate the air’s water vapor molecules. The resulting water droplets, formed around pollution particles, often fall back to the ground without reaching the upper atmosphere’s cloud accumulation zone. That’s why large areas with air pollution tend to have dryer air and less rainfall.

Dry eye also increases in winter, according to Kleyne, because more time is spent indoors in rooms with insulated walls and windows and forced-air heating. Re-circulating the air can lower the humidity and increase airborne bacteria. Low humidity, dry wind and airborne bacteria are all dehydration and dry eye factors.

To avoid winter dry eye, Kleyne suggests keeping yourself warm and hydrated, bundling up and protecting skin and eyes from wind. If eyes are well hydrated, losing a small amount of water to evaporation is less likely to cause problems. Kleyne suggests drinking eight-to-ten glasses of water a day. Kleyne also knows that the simplest way to alleviate dry eye, dry eyelid and dry skin around the eye symptoms and restore tear film moisture is with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. The purity and pH of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is perfect for supplementing and replenishing lost water of the tear film, eyelids and skin around the eyes. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® contains Trade Secret tissue culture grade fresh water and no additives or chemicals. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied to the eyelids, eyes and skin around the eyes in a patented micron-size mist from a personal, portable hand-held humidifier.


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Chapped Lips Can Ruin Winter Claims Sharon Kleyne

Radio Host Kleyne Offers Help for Dry Lips. Water Life Science® Founder Shares Tips To Help Chapped Lips.

Chapped lips are the perfect example of a malady that is not life-threatening or even serious, according to many. Yet, once you have them, you think differently. Chapped lips are painful and unsightly and international water researcher and educator Sharon Kleyne can help you rejuvenate your lips. 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®, suggests that paraffin-based lip balm can effectively soothe and heal chapped lips. However, this lip balm only works if it is applied correctly.

According to Kleyne, chapped lips, or cheilitis, are the result of excess evaporation of water from the lip skin. This loss of water vapor can include swelling, inflammation, peeling and cracking. Winter, when the cooler air is not able to hold as much natural water vapor, is the most serious season for chapped lips. The forced air heating and cooling in an automobile, blowing directly at the face, can also cause unwanted outbreaks of chapping. Other high risk conditions include exposure to wind, sun and dust, and airline cabins where the relative humidity may only be 3% to 5%.

Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, teaches that lip skin is thinner than body skin and contains no sweat glands, hair follicles or moisture-sealing oils. As a result, lip skin tends to dehydrate much more quickly than body skin. Kleyne believes that a good strategy to prevent chapped lips is to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. She also suggests that you avoid situations that promote chapped lips. In addition, Kleyne warns, avoid licking, touching or chewing your chapped lips.

Kleyne points out that there are many products for soothing chapped lips and most of them contain an oil-or-wax-based moisture sealer in addition to an additive such as menthol to comfort and cool. Some may even contain an anti-inflammatory or anti-bacterial medication. Kleyne cautions that lip balm or petroleum jelly can be helpful, but only if used correctly. Kleyne also points out that that lip balm is a moisture sealer only. It helps hold water content in the skin but does not replenish water lost to evaporation skin. To lubricate and replenish the lip skin, Kleyne suggests using pure water on the lips before applying lip balm so the sealer has moisture to seal in.

To supplement and replenish chapped lips, Kleyne suggests Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® and Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, which are ideal for providing supplemental, pH balanced water to chapped lips and skin. These products, which have no competition in the global market, contain 100 percent pure Trade Secret tissue culture grade water and are applied to the lips, eyes and face as a patented micron-size mist from a personal, portable hand-held humidifier. Kleyne believes that there is no reason for suffering with chapped lips when soothing relief is close at hand.


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Sharon Kleyne Stands By 8-to-12 Glasses Of Water A Day

Water Life Science® Creator Kleyne Says Drinking Minimum of 8 Glasses of Water a Day Is Essential to Good Health. Sharon Kleyne Encourages Daily Consumption of Fresh Pure Water.

When you were born, you left your mother’s watery womb and began a natural process of evaporation that lasts until you die. For many years Sharon Kleyne, international Water Life Science® creator and the founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, has taught people about dehydration and excessive evaporation. As you evaporate, Kleyne wants you to know that you must supplement your body water vapor with pure, fresh water.

It has long been the standard recommendation to drink “eight glasses of water a day”, but is this outdated today? Some health journalists say yes, it is. But water advocate Kleyne believes that drinking eight glasses of water a day is not a myth. In an age of climate change, air pollution and widespread drought, Kleyne believes that drinking a minimum of eight glasses of fresh water every day is more important than ever.

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®, believes that any health recommendation that downplays the importance of adequate daily fresh water intake puts the public at risk. Eight glasses a day at eight ounces per glass, or 64 ounces, is the minimum amount for most adults. Some doctors recommend drinking half one’s body weight in ounces per day. By this standard, a 180-pound person should consume 90 ounces.

Kleyne applies the “half your body weight rule” only to people weighing under 128 pounds, including children (half of 128 in ounces is 64). For everyone else, she recommends a minimum of eight glasses – preferably 10 to 12 – and even more if you have a fever, just finished strenuous exercise, live in a dry or polluted area, work outdoors, take dehydrating medication (that gives you dry mouth), or experience dehydration symptoms such as dry mouth, skin or eyes, fatigue or thirst.

If you are thirsty, Kleyne insists, pay attention. Thirst is a good indicator that your body needs water. However, be aware of the fact that as we age, the thirst reflex diminishes so the absence of thirst does not necessarily mean the body does not need water.

Yet another controversy is whether coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks, or water-rich foods such as apples, watermelons and celery count towards your daily eight glasses. According to the US government, they do. According to the British government, they do not. However, the British acknowledge fruit and unsweetened juice as secondary water sources. To absorb and utilize this secondary water, Kleyne explains, the body must first turn it into pure water. Yet, by drinking fresh, pure water in the first place, water is absorbed more easily. Caffeinated, heavily sugared and alcoholic drinks should be avoided because they are dehydrating.

According to Kleyne, all humans are at least slightly dehydrated or will soon be and would benefit from additional water. Because water is essential to every organ, structure and cell in the body, including the immune system, the single most important step towards good health is to pay attention to hydration and consume a minimum of eight-to-twelve glasses of pure, fresh water a day.


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Sharon Kleyne Addresses The Word DRY

Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Bans ‘Dry’. Water Research Leader Sharon Kleyne Says ‘Dry’ Should Die.

If there is one word in the world that Water Life Science® advocate Sharon Kleyne would rub out of existence if she could, it would undoubtedly be the word Dry. She has a point. When you exert yourself and get dry mouth, all you crave is a drink of water. Thanksgiving just came and went. How much fun would your holiday have been if you had sat down to eat overcooked, dry turkey? Is there anything worse? How do you feel when your hair becomes dry and brittle? How are your dried out houseplants doing? Examples of the scourge that is dryness can go on and on, as Kleyne knows perhaps better than anyone on the planet.

For more than two decades, Sharon Kleyne’s research and new water technology discoveries at the company she founded, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, have garnered international recognition for her as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin as a result of over-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. In order to sustain excellent health,” she goes on, “one must supplement eyes and skin on a daily basis to replenish the evaporating water vapor. Everyone should remember this: excessive dryness equals death.”

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice of America, has educated people around the world about this health crisis for years. She has conducted bold research, discovered new water technology and offered practical solutions for the dryness of the body and of the earth itself. “We have to stay moist to live,” says Kleyne. “Dry is deadly!”

Two of the practical solutions that Sharon Kleyne came up with emerged from her own research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. One, Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water®, supplements dry skin due to water body vapor loss from evaporation. Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® consists of Trade Secret tissue culture grade water with a pH that most closely equals the natural pH of human skin. Many independent scientists and research labs have tested this water and have found that the Trade Secret liquid is the rarest natural water in the world. Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® contains no additives; it is painless, easy and fun to use. Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® is applied to the skin, not as drops, but as a fine micron mist from a handheld, portable personal humidifier.

Sharon Kleyne points out that people globally are suffering more dry skin diseases and ailments than ever before. Like the eyes, Kleyne continued, “the skin (70% to 75% water) should be supplemented several times a day with tissue culture grade water.” Kleyne encourages people to carry with them and use Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water®. “We’re living, walking, breathing sponges. We are the water. We’re fluid,” Kleyne says.

Another great product supplements the eyes and battles the symptoms of Dry Eye Disease. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® for dry, dehydrated eyes is the only Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in the world to supplement over-evaporation of the eye’s tear film and checkmate Dry Eye Disease on earth. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is also applied to the eyes by a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, 100% water micron mist for dry eyes. The product is endorsed by more than 22,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide and was successfully test-marketed in more than 70,000 outlets.

Sharon Kleyne wants people to keep in mind that they are 70% to 75% water. “We’re not 70% to 75% dry,” says Kleyne. “Our organs and skin are mostly water; the tear lenses of our eyes are 99% water! Without water supplementation,” Kleyne continues, “you can’t see; your organs can’t function, and you can’t breathe. You need that water vapor in the air to breathe. And you must stomp out the word dry and the concept of dryness whenever you can.”

Sharon Kleyne Celebrates Water Research Milestone

Researchers, Scientists, Medical Professionals Praise Sharon Kleyne. Sharon Kleyne’s Water Life Science® Legacy Grows.

Water vapor evaporation expert and Water Life Science® advocate, Sharon Kleyne, recently celebrated two-plus decades of breakthrough research into evaporation of life-giving water vapor and supplementation of the body with Trade Secret tissue culture grade water at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®’s research center in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Sharon Kleyne, the host of The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio program, has single-mindedly carried the torch of water research since the 1980s when she launched her first product, Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water®, followed by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®’s signature product, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. “They’re still the only Trade Secret tissue culture grade water products to treat over-evaporation and dry eye disease on the planet,” said Kleyne, who has earned the respect and admiration of scientists, doctors and researchers around the world for her work in water vapor evaporation and supplementation of the boy’s water vapor.

Gerald H. Pollack, Ph.D. of the University of Washington and the discoverer of the “fourth phase” of water, described, in part, Sharon Kleyne’s unique contributions to new water technology. “When … cell water is even partially depleted,” said Pollack, “the cell becomes dehydrated. Dehydrated cells cannot function properly. Evidence suggests that this kind of dehydration may be a central factor in all kinds of diseases. Sharon (Kleyne) has a great capability to let the world understand this important concept and work toward amelioration.”

  1. DeWayne Cecil, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Scientist for Sustainable Earth Observation Systems, LLC wrote to Kleyne: “I want to tell you how supportive I am of the work you have accomplished in the past, the work you are doing now, and the ideas and plans you have for the future. After 35+ years working in science and applications, it was rejuvenating for me to meet you and hear your ideas on clean water research and education.”

Boise State University Professor and Researcher, Julia Oxford, Ph.D., said that “Sharon (Kleyne) founded Bio-Logic Aqua® Research to study and develop methods to deliver water vapor and prevent human dehydration. Sharon is concerned about all people and understands that there is currently a fresh water crisis on a global scale. Sharon believes that all people have a right to a safe and clean water source.” Oxford added that “Periodic testing of Biologic Aqua (tissue culture grade water) is conducted to guarantee that the water is of a specific quality and characteristic. Thirty years of periodic testing by a water quality laboratory has demonstrated that no changes have occurred in the quality of the water at the source.”

John NG, M.D. of Oregon Health and Sciences University, praised Kleyne’s organization and consensus-building skills, as well as her ability to inspire others: “Sharon Kleyne has a unique ability to bring together scientists, educators, medical experts and industry to collaborate in addressing the issue of water purity and security. Her networking and collaboration already spans the globe with her endeavors in Europe, Asia and the Americas.”

“During my acquaintance with Sharon Kleyne,” added Patent Attorney Howard Eisenberg of Pennsylvania, “she has always been an enthusiastic advocate for water issues and the importance of fresh water for the human body, the atmosphere and for the surface of the planet. She is a tireless advocate, both for her company, which is concerned solely with fresh water, and for water resources throughout the world.”

Charlie Zhao, Ph.D. of Hope Genes Medical and Pharmaceutical Institute in Shenzhen, China, praised Kleyne’s recent research efforts in China to solve problems associated with pollution and dry eye disease: “Sharon Kleyne has been focusing on the Chinese environmental air pollution problem and is bringing her products into the Chinese market to help the Chinese people resolve their PM2.5 issues. Her research work benefits the skin and eye organs with appropriate ways to deliver good hydration.”

These testimonials and hundreds like them point to Sharon Kleyne’s signature scientific contribution in an often overlooked field—water—that is nevertheless of critical importance to life on earth. “Sharon Kleyne is to water what fingers are to hands,” said Robert McDowell, author and language expert. “Sharon Kleyne is to water what the Beatles are to pop music. She is respected by an international medical and scientific community, and she should be even more recognized and honored than she is already.”

Sharon Kleyne modestly downplayed her personal efforts, yet she enjoyed looking forward to new challenges and breakthroughs, which include a state-of-the-art research facility at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, and Water Life Science® hospitals that will focus solely on evaporation and supplementing earth’s and the body’s water vapor. Kleyne also called for more universal education about water and the evaporation process. “Unfortunately,” she said, “people still don’t understand why they should make water supplementation of the body’s water vapor a priority. She wants people to think of their bodies as batteries.”What happens to your car when its battery runs out of water?” Kleyne asked. “Everyone knows the answer, of course; the car stops running. The same is true of your car’s radiator. It’s also true of the human body,” said Kleyne.

Sharon Kleyne discusses the link between eye cataracts, dehydration and Water Life Science® on her Sharon Kleyne Hour® Power of Water® radio show

Can eye cataracts be prevented or slowed by drinking extra water? While most eye research has not addressed the question of cataracts and hydration, at least one prominent physician, Edward Kondrot, M.D., lists hydration – water intake – as a major factor in cataract prevention.

Water is critical to the healthy functioning of every process, structure and cell in the human body, Kleyne notes, including the eyes. Water is also the primary vehicle of for flushing toxins out of the body, which expels water along with the toxin. To remain healthy, the body must constantly replace the expelled water.

Read the full article on eye cataracts and dehydration here


Hydration helps Nigeria beat Ebola outbreak

ABUJA, Nigeria — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff.

Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, a rare victory in the battle against the disease that is ravaging West Africa.

In the end, Nigeria — the most populous country in Africa, with 160 million people — had just 20 cases, including eight deaths, a lower death rate than the 70 percent seen elsewhere across the stricken region.

Officials are crediting strong tracking and isolation of people exposed to the virus, and aggressive rehydration of infected patients to counter the effects of vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms.

Nigeria’s containment of Ebola is a “spectacular success story,” said Rui Gama Vaz, WHO director for Nigeria.

Dr. Adaora Igonoh, a survivor, said the treatment is not easy. It entails drinking, as she did, at least 1.3 gallons of the solution every day for five or six days when you have mouth sores and a sore throat and feel depressed.

“You don’t want to drink anything. You’re too weak, and with the sore throat it’s difficult to swallow, but you know when you have just vomited, you need it,” she told The Associated Press.

Some 9,000 people have been infected with Ebola, and about 4,500 have died, mostly in hard-hit Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, with the number of cases expected to increase exponentially in the coming weeks.

Dr. Simon Mardel, one of the world’s leading experts on viral hemorrhagic fevers, said the number of deaths could be cut in half if infected people were taught to properly hydrate themselves and do not take anti-inflammatory drugs, which can actually harm Ebola victims.

Mardel, of Britain’s University Hospital of South Manchester, called rehydration a low-tech approach that has been neglected by a medical system focused on groundbreaking research.

Nigeria’s outbreak started in July when Patrick Sawyer, an American of Liberian descent, traveled by air from Liberia to Lagos, the country’s biggest city, starting a chain of infection that spread the disease to 19 other people and resulted in eight deaths.

Sawyer died five days after arriving, but the disease spread to Port Harcourt, Nigeria’s oil industry hub, after a close contact of Sawyer’s flew there for treatment, adding to fears that Nigeria faced what could become West Africa’s worst epidemic.

Nigeria’s success in averting that outcome started with the action of Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, a doctor at First Consultant Hospital in Lagos who diagnosed the Ebola virus in Sawyer and later died of the disease. Together with Benjamin Ohiaeri, the hospital director, Adadevoh had insisted on keeping Sawyer isolated despite threats of legal action by Liberian officials demanding his release.

Many feared the worst in a city with large numbers of people living in crowded and unsanitary conditions in slums.

Instead, with swift coordination among health officials, the WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and with ample financial and material resources from Nigeria’s government, isolation wards were constructed and Ebola treatment centers designated.

Health workers tracked down nearly all of those who had contact with the infected, paying 18,500 visits to 894 people.

The eight deaths included two doctors and a nurse.

Monday’s announcement came 42 days, twice the incubation period, since the last case in Nigeria tested negative.

Still, Nigeria, like Senegal, which was declared free of Ebola on Friday, is susceptible to new cases by virtue of its proximity to the West African epicenter, health authorities warn.

There is no licensed treatment for Ebola, so doctors focus on hydration and supportive care, even in developed countries. In some cases, doctors have been surprised that keeping patients hydrated has been enough to save them.

To improve survival rates, Mardel said, it is time to designate packaged rehydration solutions as part of the cure. He said more needs to be done to make the fluids palatable, such as making the solutions weaker or flavoring them.

Igonoh said she sometimes added orange juice.