What Really Causes Styes and How to Get Rid of Them Fast

Discover the root cause of recurring styes and the best natural alternatives for a stye.

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0:00 Introduction: The best natural remedies for a stye
0:27 What is a stye?
0:45 What causes styes to come back?
1:47 Typical treatments for styes
2:05 Vitamin A deficiency and styes
4:02 Diabetes and styes
5:42 Vitamin D and styes
5:58 Zinc and styes
6:14 Vitamin A deficiency causes
7:08 The best sources of vitamin A
7:40 How to get rid of a stye naturally
9:55 Learn more about the Healthy Keto® diet!

Today, I want to share a few interesting natural alternatives for styes.

A stye is a little pimple or pustule on the eyelid, usually involving a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous glands are oil glands. If one of these glands becomes clogged, it can lead to a staph infection and inflammation. It typically causes a lot of redness and irritation.

In many cases, within seven days, the stye will go away. But, some people deal with recurring styes. People with diabetes have a much higher incidence of styes and staph infections.

Sometimes retinoids, a type of vitamin A, are used as a treatment for styes. There is an interesting relationship between vitamin A and styes.

One thing that can occur with a vitamin A deficiency is hyperkeratosis. Hyperkeratosis causes a roughened extra layer of skin tissue in the ducts of the sebaceous glands. This means that a vitamin A deficiency can cause the sebaceous glands to be clogged, leading to inflammation.

A certain study on humans showed a significant vitamin A deficiency in those who had styes vs. those who did not.

Vitamin A is also important for the immune system. A deficiency in vitamin A can increase the risk of infection. Diabetes and insulin resistance can also impair the immune system.

Vitamin D is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories, and vitamin D deficiency is associated with many different eye problems. Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of both infections and styes.

Zinc is important for building up the immune system and reducing the recurrence of styes.

Top causes of vitamin A deficiency:
• A lack of the active form of vitamin A in the diet (retinol)
• Gut inflammation
• Liver issues
• Gallbladder issues
• Lack of bile
• Zinc deficiency
• Alcohol
• Antibiotics

Foods rich in vitamin A include:
• Beef liver
• Egg yolks
• Fish
• Cod liver oil

The best natural ways to help get rid of a stye and keep it from coming back:
1. Get on the Healthy Keto® diet
2. Take vitamin A and vitamin D (cod liver oil)
3. Take zinc (200 mg for one week, then back to normal amounts)
4. Rub a clove of garlic on the stye a few times a day without getting the garlic in your eye
5. Make green tea, then place the cooled green tea bag on your eyelid over the stye

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the best natural alternatives for styes. I’ll see you in the next video.

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