In 2016, ophthalmologist and Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus, Chris Knobbe, MD, proffered a revolutionary hypothesis for both the cause and the treatment of age-related macular degeneration; since then, his supportive research, writings, and presentations have received tremendous accolades from colleagues and fellow nutrition researchers, alike. Knobbe has presented his hypothesis and supportive research on numerous stages all across the United States and for a number of organizations, including the Christian Ophthalmology Society, the Ancestral Health Symposium, the Weston A. Price Foundation, and the Macular Degeneration Association. Knobbe is the world's only ophthalmologist to have proffered such a hypothesis, but which has also been buttressed by supprttive research, published in the highly esteemed journal, Medical Hypotheses, in November, 2017.
Ophthalmologist and retina specialist of the United Kingdom, Andrew J. Luff, MA, FRCS, FRCS(Ophtha), FRCOphth, writes, "As the prevalence of AMD escalates, the devastating consequences of visual loss take their relentless toll on individuals, families, and health economies. This epidemic continues to grow, oblivious to a plethora of research. A massive financial investment (both University-based and pharmaceutical) has made no impact on the incidence of a disease that has resisted minor nutritional tinkering and seen no significant gain from our exponentially increased knowledge of genetics. In researching our frustrating lack of success in the quest for a unifying cause of AMD, Dr. Knobbe concludes that we have been looking in the wrong place.
"From a meticulous examination of ophthalmic history, comparative epidemiology and dietary change across the globe, he constructs a cogent and compelling argument for defects in basic nutrition as the fundamental driver of AMD. The data are stark and the potential consequences of dietary deficiency sobering. Dr. Knobbe's rational conclusion that a shift from traditional foods can wreak havoc on macular function will come as no surprise to those who have postulated similar cause for the multitude of chronic diseases now endemic in so-called developed nations.
"His hypothesis is unlikely to be welcomed by those committed to pharmacological intervention. Furthermore, a radical change to the diet of billions will not happen quickly. However, for newly diagnosed patients seeking hope and clinicians struggling for an answer, Dr. Knobbe's remarkable book offers the first tangible lifeline. To impact on the visual health of a nation we need a paradigm shift in the attitude of government and a radical rethink of the artificially constructed boundaries between nutrition and medicine. The visual health of many millions of people worldwide over the coming decades may depend on whether Knobbe's message is heard by those with both the political power and the financial commitment to take action."
Andrew J. Luff, MA, FRCS, FRCS(Ophtha, FRCOphth
Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon, United Kingdom, Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Dr. Knobbe's revolutionary hypothesis, extraordinary research, and scientific rigor, is second to none. After having read the book or seen Knobbe's presenations, many have remarked, "How can his conclusions be refuted?" Come see how and why you can save your vision, by following a delicious, healthy, satisfying diet, with virtually any food you desire, as long as it is made with "ancestral" ingredients. Shocking, but true!
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About the Author
On a more personal note, at the age of 34, Dr. Knobbe began to suffer with arthritis, which progressed markedly over the next 16 years. At the age of 50 and after seeking the advice and treatment of nearly a dozen physician colleagues, Knobbe finally found dramatic relief - not by any traditional medicine or procedure - but rather, by altering his diet towards a more "Paleo" way of eating. This was a life-changing event for Knobbe, which sparked his interest in discovering as much as possible about the prophylactic and healing powers of food.
The nutritional journey was a long and arduous one with peaks and valleys, until Knobbe discovered the research of Weston A. Price. Price completed an epic volume of nutritional anthropology and wrote a nutritional treatise in his book entitled, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, which was published in 1939 followed by a second edition in 1945. Price detailed numerous discoveries in a nearly decade-long interval of on-the-ground research, in which he evaluated numerous populations on five continents as they transitioned from native, traditional diets, to Westernized diets, the latter of which were replete with man-made, processed, nutrient-deficient and toxic foods. Such diets led to numerous diseases of civilization and the previously healthy suffered numerous maladies.
In 2013, Knobbe envisioned that Westernized food consumption might also be the primary driver of the disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide. This led to a revolutionary hypothesis, that is, that AMD might be a disease of processed food consumption, rather than a disease caused by aging and genetics as allopathic ophthalmology has believed for decades.
In early 2015, with enough research to believe that the hypothesis would be supported by epidemiologic evidence, Knobbe left practice to pursue investigation of the hypothesis on a full-time basis. Some eighteen months later, the fundamental research with AMD prevalence correlated to processed food consumption in 25 nations was complete. More importantly, the evidence strongly supported the hypothesis.
On August 12, 2016, Dr. Knobbe made the debut presentation of his revolutionary hypothesis for the cause of AMD at the Ancestral Health Symposium, held at the University of Colorado Boulder. He's made dozens of presentations in cities all across the U.S. since then, published a scientific paper in the journal Medical Hypotheses, and has founded Cure AMD Foundation™, the latter being a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status in support of this cause.
Dr. Knobbe's hypothesis, scientific paper and book, while accepted by numerous physicians and ophthalmologists, has not resulted in broad supportive dietary advice by mainstream allopathic ophthalmology. However, ancestral nutrition researchers and progressive physicians now understand that the exact same advice (ancestral diets) is preventing all the diseases of civilization, including heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancers, type 2 diabetes, obesity, autoimmune disorders, and so much more. Thus, Dr. Knobbe continues his work -- at saving vision. Come join those who are saving their own vision, in this revolution!
Table of Contents
Part 1: Unveiling the Hypothesis
1. Can Ancestral Diets Actually Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration?
2. The Genesis of a Novel Hypothesis for AMD
3. Is Macular Degeneration a New Disease?
4. One Giant Leap Forward
5. Did Our Genetics Change?
6. A Primer on AMD
Part II: So the Villain is Modern Food?
7. Weston A. Price - Unequivocally, the Greatest Nutrition Researcher in History
8. A Taste of 18th to Early 20th Century American Cuisine
Part III: "Displacing Foods" Are the Culprits
9. The 20th Century and the New "Standard American Diet"
10. The Perils of "Displacing Foods" Part I: Vegetable Oils & Trans Fats
11. Ther Perils of "Displacing Foods" Part II: White Flour, White Sugar, and Processed Foods
12. AMD Runs Parallel with Heart Disease, Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer and "Diseases of Western Influence"
13. AMD Follows Processed Foods Wordlwide
Part IV: Foods that Must be Exonerated
14. Saturated Fats -- Could They Save Your Life & Help Prevent AMD?
15. Cholesterol -- Is More Better?
Part V: More on Molecular Mechanisms for AMD
16. Vitamins A, D, and K, Plus Lutein and Zeaxanthin -- Deficiencies Associated With AMD
17. Smoking and AMD -- Another Surprise!
Part VI: Eating to Prevent and Treat AMD
18. Synthetic Vitamins & Multivitamins -- Should We Steer Clear?
19. Whole Unprocessed Foods: Pastured Meats, Pastured Eggs, Raw Milk and Wild Caught Fish --- All Preferred
20. Grains: Which Ones to Eat & Proper Preparation If You Do
21. The Life-Giving "Sacred Foods: for AMD Too!
22. Your Ultimate Plan to Prevent and Treat AMD