Cataracts

Two Supplements for Eye Health

…collagen in your blood vessels to become stiff and lose their flexibility. This is a major culprit behind many diabetic complications, including cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. But, the good news is that there are two supplements for eye health that are especially good for protecting your vision…

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5 Tips for Cataract Prevention

…of cataract surgeries are performed in the US, making it a huge cash cow for the medical industry. But what’s lost in the process is how to prevent cataracts in the first place. Before I share my tips for cataract prevention, it is helpful to understand what cataracts are exactly. Cataracts

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6 Ways to Naturally Support Your Eye Health

…who ate cooked spinach twice a week had half the risk of cataract surgery compared to those who ate it less than once a month. Plus, another study found that women who ate spinach five times a week had a 45 percent reduced risk of cataracts. Other foods linked to supporting eye health and reducing…

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Diabetes and Cataracts

…undergo glycation. Likewise, when glycation occurs in the protein-dense lens of the eye, the eye clouds over with cataracts. Because it can take months to years for a cataract to have a noticeable effect on vision once it begins to form, it is important that people managing diabetes have regular…

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5 Vision Health Facts You Should Know

…In one study, women who ate spinach five times a week had a 45 percent reduction in risk of cataracts. Plus, another study found that men who consumed it twice a week had half the risk of cataract surgery compared to those who ate spinach less than once a month. Now it’s your turn: What…

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Ward Off Vision Loss

…necessitating reading glasses for many. With age, the incidence of retinopathy and other disorders of the retina increases. Lenses cloud over as cataracts form, and central vision may disappear as age-related macular degeneration progresses. Folks, these are serious problems that require aggressive…

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The Lowdown on Statin Drugs

Despite what some doctors and Big Pharma would like you to believe, scores of studies have shown that statin drugs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, I’ve been writing about the dangers of statin drugs and their overall lack of efficacy for years. Yet, according to the…

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A New Study Suggests Diabetes Drugs Can Damage Your Vision

…leading cause of blindness in American adults aged 20-74 years—12,000 to 24,000 new cases annually. Plus, it increases the risk of developing cataracts and glaucoma. Why would you want to add macular edema to that list? Now it’s your turn: What’s your opinion on this issue? You May…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…healthful phytochemicals in your blood and tissue, protecting you against many degenerative conditions, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration, arthritis, and skin damage. Let’s take a closer look at some of the research that supports these varied benefits…

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4 Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Options

…zinc, and other nutrients that support eye health. Now it’s your turn: Do you know of any other natural diabetic retinopathy treatments? You May Also Be Interested In * A New Study Suggests Diabetes Drugs Can Damage Your Vision * 5 Cataract Prevention Secrets Eye Surgeons Won’t Tell You

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…Studies have shown that people with high blood levels of vitamin C have reduced risk of heart disease, and that vitamin C may help delay or prevent cataracts. A high intake of C also supercharges some of your immune system’s most important defense cells, helping them move faster while tracking…

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Benefits of Lutein

…also shown that lutein can lower risk of cataracts. For example, one study found that older women who had the highest levels of lutein (and zeaxanthin, another nutrient that is critical for vision health) were about a third less likely to have cataracts. Other eye health benefits of lutein include:…

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Vitamin E Benefits for Diabetes and Heart Health

…Studies have shown that high doses of supplemental vitamin E may even reverse damage to nerves caused by diabetes and protect against diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Research Proves Vitamin E Benefits Additional research suggests that approximately 40 percent of people with diabetes have…

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Opinion Piece Is Just the Latest Example of Fear Mongering

As you may have seen, The New York Times recently published an op-ed titled, “Don’t Take Your Vitamins,” in which Dr. Paul A. Offit claims that supplemental vitamins—particularly antioxidants—can actually be harmful to your health when taken in large quantities. Folks,…

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Preventing Asthma Attacks Naturally

…lifesaving. But asthma drugs also have potentially significant adverse effects. Extended use of oral corticosteroids (prednisone) is associated with cataracts, osteoporosis, and immune suppression; long-acting beta agonists (Serevent, Advair, Symbicort, Foradil) increase risk of severe exacerbations…

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