Mrs. B was 58 years came to see me because of dry itchy, red eyes. Her lids would sometimes swell because of the irritation.
The world is changing. The concepts of Western medicine have shifted in recent years and the public is demanding much more from our health care providers.
When mom and dad told you to eat your carrots because they were good for your eyes, they were on the right track.
Do tiny blacks shapes dance on your white living room wall? Do you catch little black circles or comes floating in your peripheral vision? Spots before the eyes, called floaters, can be frustrating to patients and doctors alike.
No, it’s not your imagination. That menu is getting harder to read and the writing on that medicine label has indeed become impossible to see. Fact is there is a good chance your eyesight is failing. The real kicker is that what you are doing at this very moment might be making it worse.
Q: One of my friends said she heard essential fatty acids are bad for you. Is that true?
Dr. Wright: In the past couple of years, there have been a few studies linking one particular essential fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) to increased risk of prostate cancer and cataracts. ALA is the major fatty acid found in flaxseed and flaxseed oil. While not all of the studies on ALA agree with these findings, there is enough evidence to be cause for some concern.
A doctor friend recently forwarded me a study showing vitamin C increases the incidence of cataracts. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? Of course it is—and this mainstream attack is no match for Dr. Wright's expertise.
As part of my ongoing search for the latest alternative health news, I keep in touch with several doctors who practice natural medicine. I get almost daily forwards of information the public just isn't supposed to see (scary thought, huh?). They also send me some of the more ridiculous studies that hit their radars...
Here’s a quick and easy way to dramatically lower your risk of the top age-related sight disorder… go fishin’!
We’ve known for years that fish oil plays a key role in eye health, but the latest studies show that omega-3 fatty acids can actually reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration by around a third.
Do you eyes get tired and strained from staring at the computer screen for too long? In this video tutorial, Dr. Marc Grossman demonstrates 3 simple exercises for the computer user for quick relief of eye fatigue and strain.
In my last post I talked about my ten favorite healthy foods and received lots of positive feedback. The truth is there are many healthy foods to eat. So, I decided to discuss another ten foods to include in your healthy diet. Again, they are in no special order. They are all healthy foods that I recommend you eat on a regular basis, unless you are allergic.