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3 Major Benefits of Selenium

Although you might not have heard of selenium, it is a vital mineral your body relies on. Selenium is found naturally in soil, water, and certain foods, and it plays a huge role in metabolism. But along with promoting healthy metabolism, selenium plays many other key roles in keeping us healthy.

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The Power of Turmeric – By Sandra Young, OD

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As winter approaches and the temperature falls, we have come to expect the onset of the hectic holiday season. Traveling, gathering with friends and family, keeping up with work, school, and other commitments – it all adds up to stress! Perhaps this is part of the reason it is not uncommon to get sick at this time of year. Why not bring the craziness down a notch this year with a steaming mug of tea? Especially with a tea that has nutritional properties to help your body and eyes meet their many demands. Continue reading The Power of Turmeric – By Sandra Young, OD

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Alzheimer’s and Eye Health: Early Detection

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You probably heard the saying: “The eyes are the mirror of the soul.” But did you know that eyes are also the mirror to the brain health?  Alzheimer’s, a progressive health issue that slowly destroys memory and other important mental functions, affects as many as 5.5 million Americans age 65 and older. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, and early detection is critical to future care. But there is hope.  Research shows certain eye exams can determine the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s before symptoms even appear.
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Don’t Be Blind to the Impact of Nutrition On the Eyes

Be sure to tell patients to double check the candy collected on Halloween to make sure there are no hidden objects.

We talk about the importance of nutrition for eye health, but the impact poor nutrition can have on eyesight is extreme. One set of parents learned how much their son’s eating habits affected his eyes when their physicians identified their 17-year-old as legally blind due to his poor nutrition. Continue reading Don’t Be Blind to the Impact of Nutrition On the Eyes

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Report Finds Zeaxanthin and Lutein Vitamins Could Save Billions

Report says zeaxanthin and lutein supplements could save you money in the long run as your vision ages. By building up your macular pigment with zeaxanthin and lutein, you could potentially avoid age related eye heath issues. Being preemptive about your overall health is the best way to avert certain illnesses. The same applies to your eye health. A recently-released report states zeaxanthin and lutein could save your vision and your wallet in the long run.

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