Silverlining wrote:I've been more diligent in avoiding carbs. In recent weeks I've had extremely dry eyes upon awakening
I've heard Paul Jaminet speak about "glucose deficiency" when eating a very low carbohydrate diet (near "zero" carb.)http://perfecthealthdiet.com/category/d ... eficiency/
"Through repeated experiments, I established that two factors contributed to the dry eyes – vitamin C deficiency and glucose deficiency. After I solved the vitamin C issue, I did perhaps 50 experiments over the following few years, increasing carbs which made the dry eyes go away and reducing them which made them immediately come back. This established unequivocally that it was a glucose deficiency alone that caused the dry eyes."
"Fasting and low-carb ketogenic diets are therapeutic for various conditions. But anyone on a fast or ketogenic diet should carefully monitor eyes and mouth for signs of decreased saliva or tear production. If there is a sign of dry eyes or dry mouth, the fast should be interrupted to eat some glucose/starch."
It might be worth experimenting with a bit more carbohydrates for a while and ruling that out. Jaminet reccomends a carb plus protein intake of at least 600 calories per day to avoid possible glucose deficiency.