I thought I just had dry eyes where I felt like my eyes was gritty, there was sand in it litlle pain, red really sensitive to light and wind. So I started doing a little research and I felt like I needed to see a specialist. I found Dr. Soparkar and he, within two minutes of just speaking with me, he knew what was going on. And he goes by the symptoms. You have to go with how you feel. So, he listened. And really, I just felt a calming relief from him because he understood, he knew it wasn’t in my head and he told me to go by your own instincts. Dr. Soparkar didn’t want to go by the bloodwork. All my other thyroid levels my TSH, and T3 and T4 were all in normal range. I just didn’t feel great. At first relief to finally put a name to it. And I was worried, I didn’t want to go blind or anything. You know it’s scary when you hear because there’s so many people who didn’t know what Thyroid Eye Disease was. At that time, I didn’t know what it was, at first I thought it was dry eye or hormonal changes but I wanted to be proactive and really find out. Amazingly, informative because diet plays an important part in anything anti-inflammatory. So basically I have inflammation in my body. I wanted to know what can I do not only for the eyes but what can I do internally? What changes can I make for my eye and for myself. I started to look at my diet and what I ate I looked at Dr. Soparkar’s provided list of food that were anti-inflammatory I switched more to fruit and plant-based diet. Definitely a lot of berries, oatmeal, sweet potatoes turmeric and anything that was anti-inflammatory. More herbs, and I think what was a huge difference was salt. I didn’t realize how much salt is in everything until I watched Dr. Soparkar’s video and I decided to go really salt free, with seasonings, with everything. Not only did it make a difference with swelling around my eyelids coz I always woke up with puffy lids, but I started to notice within like three weeks that the puffiness just completely started to dissipate.