Yes, it’s a maternal line, but when we’re talking eye health, it’s an important one. One of the most tried and universally true medical quotes you’ll ever encounter is credited to Paracelsus, a Renaissance scientist and the father of toxicology: “Sola dosis venum facit.” Translated, that comes out to “the dose makes the poison.” Simple, but […]
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As far as brand names go, it’s less than appetizing. And really, fish oil is pretty true to its name – it’s oil derived from fish. While it may not sound like something you want to ingest, fish oil is purported to have a wide range of medical benefits, making it one of the most popular […]
There’s no doubt that you’ve heard all the talk about how the food you eat has a major impact on your overall health. I mean, if you’ve been here before, you know we talk about it all the time! You know that you can develop heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and many […]
Chronic dry eye is a condition that occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears, leaving you to experience itchiness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, irritation, and many other symptoms. It is caused by a number of different things such as environmental factors like excessive heat or wind and even taking certain medications or suffering […]
Summer is here! I bet you’re all looking forward to long, hot, sunny days, lazing around the pool, hanging out in the backyard or park and of course, barbecues! Summertime cuisine is quite possibly the best of the year, I mean come on, hamburgers, every kind of salad imaginable, ice cream, crazy colorful and tasty fruits […]
‘Tis the season to gather and celebrate. Christmas is a great time of celebration… and food! A time to ignore the diet and just enjoy the many treats and feasts that go with the holiday; after all, we can always make up for it when it comes time for the New Year’s resolution, right? But, […]
Farsightedness is a very common eye problem in today’s society. Typical treatment for this condition includes eye glasses, contact lenses, and corrective laser surgery. All of these treatment options have been successful at helping millions of people overcome their vision problems, however, the problem with traditional treatments is that they do not address the actual source of the vision problem. You may be wondering if there are more natural, less […]
We all know what foods come to mind that are good for our eyes (hello carrots!), but are we aware of what is not so good? Can some of our everyday foods actually work against our vision? There are probably more unhealthy foods than you realize lurking in your refrigerator or freezer right this second. […]
I know what you are thinking – fatty acids? How can that be any good for my health or my eyes? Contrary to common beliefs, some fat is actually necessary for you to be healthy – this goes for your eyes, too! As we’ve discussed before, there is such a thing as good fat, and […]
Vitamins are a great way to support and improve your eyesight, no matter what kind of eye condition you have. We’ve talked extensively about common eye conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, glaucoma and cataracts, but sometimes (often) your eyes just get older and, unfortunately, with age comes natural deterioration. If you suffer from poor eyesight […]
Just like cars that need oil, our bodies are intricate machines that need fatty acids to run well. Yes, you heard me right, this is one fat that is not only good for your body, it is essential for your body to work the way it is supposed too. Omega-3s are one of these needed […]
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