How a raw vegan corrected her vision naturally

November 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Health Articles

Jen Laur - After (corrected eyesight)

Jen Laur, owner of Raw Love, Life Food, a Toronto-based catering company she owns with her husband Mike, recently lead a raw food retreat with the House of Verona. On that retreat, she shared her story of how she corrected her eyesight after going raw.

Like so many, Jen suffered from poor eyesight. Once believing eyeglasses were a permanent sentence, her perspective shifted after attending a vision-correcting seminar. She was surprised to learn that a traumatic event is often a trigger to bad vision and immediately thought back to a stressful event, which seemed to affect her vision overnight.

Jen and Mike Laur - before going raw (poor eyesight)

She began looking into alternative therapy for eyesight, including the Bates method, which takes a proactive, holistic approach to correcting eyesight that includes exercise and nutrition.

Jen took full responsibility for her eye health and realized that in addition to exercises, her diet was a crucial component of her healing.

Jen’s raw vegan diet was full of nutrients her eyes needed to repair themselves. She noted that the most important nutrients for her eyesight included:

  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids (sprouted chia seeds are the highest food source)
  • Zinc

Eating foods whole and raw ensures that the maximum amount of nutrients remain intact.

According to Dr. Mercola, lutein is also an essential nutrient for proper eye health. Lutein is found in dark leafy green vegetables and produce with a strong yellow colour, such as papayas, oranges, squash, and carrots.

Just like an athlete needs to support strength training with proper nutrition, Jen continues to fuel herself with eye-supporting foods (the eye is, after all, part muscle!) Now, Jen enjoys vision that is better than when she wore glasses.

Jen’s top foods and supplements for eyesight:

  • Gogi berries (high in beta-carotene and antioxidants)
  • Chia seeds (excellent source of Essential Fatty Acids)
  • Marine Phytoplankton (incredible rich source of nutrients, supports cellular health)

To contact Jen Laur, or put in an order for organic raw food to be catered to you in Toronto, email or call +1-416-551-8820.

To book a spot on a raw food retreat at the House of Verona, call 1-800-252-2826 or email

Guest Author Kristen Mehendale is a Holistic Nutritionist in Toronto, Ontario. View her website at and follow her on Twitter @HappyCellsKM.

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