Help for Digital Eye Strain

cat eye strainWith more people working from home and kids home from school, now more than ever we are in front of some sort of screen for a good part of the day. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning until the time we close them at night, we’re glued to our smartphones, tablets, televisions, computer screens, or other digital devices. In fact, according to a Nielsen report published in March 2019, US adults spent an average of 10.5 hours per day in 2018 interacting with digital media on an increasing number of different platforms. I bet the numbers are even higher now.

One problem that comes with being on a screen for so long is the risk of digital eye strain, Continue reading “Help for Digital Eye Strain”

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Something in Your Eye? Natural Tips to Help With a Stye

eyesOur eyes provide us with a world of information every day. But some days, they can also provide us with uncomfortable symptoms. Whether it’s itching, burning or redness, we all experience eye symptoms at some point. One common eye infliction is the stye.

A stye is a small, painful swelling on the edge of the eyelid. It is caused by staphylococcal bacterial infection in one of the oil-producing glands of the lid. If you have had one, you know how uncomfortable they can be, plus they don’t look so great either. As with any infection, we are more susceptible when run down Continue reading “Something in Your Eye? Natural Tips to Help With a Stye”

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Nutrients for Healthy Eyes

eyeEyesight is often the first sense affected by time and poor nutrition. The three most common eye disorders are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. Fortunately, regular eye exams can help in early detection and treatment of serious eye disorders. Natural interventions can also help deter the development of the above eye conditions, improve eye health, as well as support ongoing eye health.

Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from diet and supplements are essential for supporting and maintaining eye health. Nutrients for healthy eyes include the following: Continue reading “Nutrients for Healthy Eyes”

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Improve Your Eyesight With Vitamin E Rich Foods

spinachMove over carrots. Although beta carotene (precursor to vitamin A and what gives carrots their orange color) has long been THE nutrient for eye health, a new study shows that vitamin E rich foods lessened the chances of cataracts by just over 25%.

The review published in the Journal Public Health Nutrition looked at  27 studies, including 245,351 individuals from many countries. The researchers looked at vitamin E intake from supplements and diet, combined and alone, and the effect on development of age-related cataracts (ARC). They found a statistically significant decreased risk of developing ARC with increasing dietary vitamin E.

For eye health, and to help improve your eyesight, eat foods like spinach, broccoli, avocados, shellfish, nuts and seeds are all rich sources of vitamin E. If you have trouble meeting your daily dose of vitamin E,  a Complete Vitamin E supplement will help fill the gap. Continue reading “Improve Your Eyesight With Vitamin E Rich Foods”

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Lunch Today: Carrot Ribbon Salad

carrotsCarrots may not be the hip new veggie but they are one of my favorites. Super versatile, the carrot can be eaten raw, steamed, stir fried, stewed, and shredded.

Carrots also have countless health benefits. High in beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, they are great for your eyes and can help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration, as well as night blindness, which keeps eyes from adjusting to the dark.

Carrots also contain high amounts of soluble fiber, largely from pectin, which could be the reason they have been shown to lower cholesterol.

So enjoy this easy fresh carrot salad. Simple yet tasty, it makes a great side dish to fish or chicken. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Carrot Ribbon Salad”

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