Dry Eye and Nutrition

Dry Eye Syndrome has many causes including genetics, environment, age, hormonal effects, allergies, and medications. But an important factor that is overlooked is the role of nutrition in pathophysiology of auto-immune diseases including dry eye. The Western diet contains too many molecules which are pro-inflammatory and not enough that are anti-inflammatory.

It is estimated that the ratio of pro-inflammatory to anti-inflammatory fatty acids in Paleolithic man ('cavemen') was 4:1. In contrast, the current diet here in the United States is about 40:1. Even those of you who think you are doing the right thing by taking a fish oil capsule are only putting a drop in the bucket compared to what you need. Below are some resources and information that can help educate you about the role of diet in auto-immune disease such as dry eye.

Peter J Polack MD with Robb Wolf, NY Times best-selling author of The Paleo Solution, at the Ancestral Health Symposium. Hosted by Harvard University, AHS brings researchers from all over the world to discuss the role of the modern diet on disease

Paleo Books and Cookbooks

Fun Read - The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet by Robb Wolf

More Science - The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat by Loren Cordain PhD

Autoimmune Approach - Autoimmune Disease Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Simple Steps To Lifetime Relief by Mary Solomon

Cardiologist Approach - Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan by William Davis MD

Athletes - The Paleo Diet for Athletes: A Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance by Loren Cordain PhD and Joe Friel

Cookbook – Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle by Diane Sanfilippo

Cookbook - Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great by Danielle Walker


Paleo Blogs with Recipes

Robb Wolf

The Paleo Diet

Everyday Paleo

Nom Nom Paleo


Autoimmune Paleo

Mark’s Daily Apple    

The Whole 30 Program

Paleo Plan

The Domestic Man

Primal Palate

Paleo Living Magazine