Macular-Degeneration

Ward Off Vision Loss

Over the years I’ve treated scores of patients with vision loss. It’s a devastating, life-altering condition. Around age 40, the lenses of the eyes begin to lose their elasticity, and small print becomes harder to read, necessitating reading glasses for many. With age, the incidence of…

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6 Ways to Prevent Loss of Vision

Nearly 30 million Americans have cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy and/or macular degeneration, all of which can lead to permanent loss of vision. Although these conditions crop up with increasing frequency as we age, they are by no means normal or inevitable. You can, in fact, preserve your vision…

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Are You Protecting Your Vision?

Take this quiz to see how you’re doing: 1. Do you eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits each day? Plant foods are powerhouses of protective nutrients that help prevent degenerative eye diseases. 2. Do you include several weekly servings of spinach, collard greens, and other leafy…

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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

Chances are you know that melatonin, a hormone produced in the pineal gland, is an effective natural sleep aid, but that’s not all it is. Melatonin is a potent antioxidant and anti-aging therapy that has been shown to help prevent or treat multiple medical conditions. Let’s take a closer…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

Vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates: Most people are familiar with these classes of nutrients since they are essential to our survival. But there are other types of nutrients that research has shown are just as important for promoting and maintaining optimal health and…

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The Benefits of Vitamins C and E

You already know that vitamins C and E are important nutrients and protective antioxidants. But what many people don’t realize is that together they give you powerful protection against many diseases. The Benefits of Vitamins C and E * Ward off bone loss. One of the best ways to strengthen…

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Astaxanthin Benefits: Heart Health, Inflammation, and More

Have you ever wondered what makes salmon, shrimp, and flamingos pink? It’s a carotenoid called astaxanthin. In addition to giving these animals their pinkish hues, research has shown that for us humans there are multiple health benefits of astaxanthin. What Is Astaxanthin? Derived from…

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

All multivitamins contain a smattering of B vitamins, so what else do you need to know? Actually, there’s a lot of new research, especially on folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6. Here are six reasons why you should be taking these three vitamins—and at dosages higher than what…

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B-Complex Vitamins Reduce Work-Related Stress

Since the economic downturn, Americans are working longer and harder than ever. Understandably, this means they’re being exposed to more stress and, as a result, are at increased risk of anxiety and depression. The good news is that taking B-complex vitamins can help. In a clinical trial,…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

A multi-billion-dollar industry has been built around the idea that large, cholesterol-filled blockages in the arteries cause heart attacks. That concept is just plain wrong. The reality is that as many as 80 percent of all heart attacks occur when smaller plaques, destabilized by inflammation,…

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Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer

800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 It’s been a rough week for nutritional supplement users. A couple of days ago it was reported that older women who took nutritional supplements, particularly iron, had a slightly increased risk of death.…

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