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your night blindness experiences....

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 14, 2011 at 5:45 AM

Some of the answers to this paleohacks question creaky-knees-night-blindness-what-am-i-missing got me thinking about night blindness.

Have you had it? If so, please tell me about your experiences with night blindness.

Did you fix it, cure it, reduce it? How? What worked for you, or should that be what do you think worked for you? What do you attribute your improvement to?

May be it was a certain food or foods, or may be more specifically you attribute an improvement to certain micronutrients or certain supplements.

or may be you've "tried everything" and nothing has helped.

141c6b3d5e9506dd93881e3f9737f297

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on September 30, 2013
at 10:54 PM

here's a link to the Night Blindness (Nyctalopia) wiki for who anyone who is unfamiliar with the condition

141c6b3d5e9506dd93881e3f9737f297

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on September 30, 2013
at 10:46 PM

bump...

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on December 15, 2011
at 12:41 AM

yep. i only became aware of the Dr Kruse post very recently and it was one of the things that draw my attention to the night blindness subject. i was actually wondering a similar thing to you when you say..."I wouldn't be surprised to learn that a significant minority of Paleohackers have pushed their vitamin D supplementation too far" (esp in balance with other micronutrients like A, K2...)

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on December 14, 2011
at 06:57 AM

thx Anne. how much flax seed oil do you take per day ?

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on December 14, 2011
at 03:40 PM

A recent post (see link below) by Dr K suggests that night blindness could indicate an excess of vitamin D, which competes with vitamin A for absorption.

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that a significant minority of Paleohackers have pushed their vitamin D supplementation too far, especially those who, like me, can't afford to use testing for optimization. Indeed, we are the group that Dr K is trying to help in this post:

http://jackkruse.com/what-can-you-find-about-your-own-health/

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on December 15, 2011
at 12:41 AM

yep. i only became aware of the Dr Kruse post very recently and it was one of the things that draw my attention to the night blindness subject. i was actually wondering a similar thing to you when you say..."I wouldn't be surprised to learn that a significant minority of Paleohackers have pushed their vitamin D supplementation too far" (esp in balance with other micronutrients like A, K2...)

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on December 14, 2011
at 06:21 AM

At my last eye exam, I told my Dr. I had dry eyes, he told me to take flax seed oil. I did and it helps with the dry eyes and I noticed an improvement in the night blindness as well!

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on December 14, 2011
at 06:57 AM

thx Anne. how much flax seed oil do you take per day ?

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on December 14, 2011
at 05:00 PM

I have noticed this. That i dont see in dark as well as before, perhaps i need to increase my liver intake, i thought i already ate it too much. i practically eat only offal meats already and eggs and fish alot. I thought i was overdoing retinol.

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on December 14, 2011
at 03:12 PM

I had night blindness 2 years ago. It was really hard to see around the dazzle of oncoming headlights. It's gone now, I see like I used to. I improved my micronutrients a la PHD, added safe starches, got rid of my Rx glasses with lenses that turned dark in sunlight. I thought that always avoiding bright sunlight was "training" my eyes to not tolerate brightness.

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on December 14, 2011
at 12:19 PM

I've struggled with night blindness a bit, especially driving at night. I eat a lot of sweet potatoes these days. And I haven't noticed the night blindness as much lately. Maybe the vitamin A in the sweet potatoes? Hard to say, but who needs more reason to eat sweet potato fries?

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