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What Causes Crusty Eyes?

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In this video, we’re going to talk about crusty eyes. What’s behind crusty eyes, and how can you improve your eye health?

People have different terms for crusty eyes such as:
• Sleep dust
• Eye sand
• Eye gunk
• Sleep sand
• Eye shnooters
• Eye goop
• Eye boogers

What causes crusty eyes?

It’s a vitamin A deficiency. This deficiency will cause you to have dry eyes. But, at the same time, you get a thickened mucus around the eyes which can cause you to have itchy eyes.

However, if you feel like you have sand or crust in your eyes, but there isn’t actually anything there, that is something different. That could be because of a vitamin B2 deficiency or a low blood sugar situation.

Vitamin A — is a fat-soluble vitamin. The active form comes from animal products. Pre-vitamin A comes from plants.

Get vitamin A from plants and:

• Egg yolks
• Beef liver
• Cod liver oil

What causes a vitamin A deficiency?

• Low iron
• Lack of essential pancreatic enzymes
• A missing gallbladder or a gallbladder problem
• Alcohol
• Not consuming enough vitamin A (especially the active form)

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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