Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) May Help Glaucoma

The supplement alpha lipoic acid (ALA) showed some promise for helping glaucoma patients. Patients who had open angle glaucoma were given the 150 mg of ALA per day to see if the supplement made an difference to the effects of this common eye disease. The study showed that 45-47% of the eyes in the study … Continue reading “Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) May Help Glaucoma”

Lipoic Acid Might Help Cataracts Patients

Studies have shown beneficial effects of lipoic acid treatment on cataracts in rats. It may be of therapeutic use in preventing human cataracts and their associated complications. Lipoic acid has also been used to treat glaucoma. Lipoic acid, also known as alpha-lipoic acid, is a sulfur-containing fatty acid. It is found inside every cell of … Continue reading “Lipoic Acid Might Help Cataracts Patients”

DHA is a Crucial Omega-3 Fatty Acid

DHA is one of the omega-3 fatty acids that nutritionists implore us to eat. Why are grilled salmon and canned tuna part of nearly every diet and nutrition plan? Fatty fish is just one good source of DHA and other crucial nutrients. Find out how omega-3 fatty acids reduce chronic inflammation and help prevent diseases … Continue reading “DHA is a Crucial Omega-3 Fatty Acid”

Eye Studies Reveal Natural Eye Care Effectiveness

At Natural Eye Care, we view vision health from a whole-body perspective. Eye studies can reveal how to manage the visual system. However, the health of the eyes is connected to overall health. The visual system requires as much as 25% of the nutrients we take into our bodies. The brain needs even more. How … Continue reading “Eye Studies Reveal Natural Eye Care Effectiveness”

Alzheimer’s Disease, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration: New Research

New research studies have found strong relationships between lifestyle and the aging brain. How can you help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia? The eye’s retina is brain tissue. Not surprisingly, researchers have found connections between Alzheimer’s Disease, glaucoma, and lifestyle. What does the new research show? Are nutrition, supplements, exercise, … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration: New Research”

Add Nutritional Sun Protection to Your Summer

Protection Against Sun Exposure Summertime is here, and it is great to be outdoors enjoying the wonderful weather. Some daily exposure to sunlight helps build up Vitamin D in the body and is good for eye health, but excessive exposure can lead to skin damage, skin cancer, and even promote eye disease which may include … Continue reading “Add Nutritional Sun Protection to Your Summer”

Nutrition for Diabetic Retinopathy

Did you know that proper nutrition and exercise can help prevent diabetic retinopathy?1  Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the eye’s retina; it is a leading cause of vision loss in the world. About 10% of Americans have diabetes. One in three people with diabetes has symptoms of diabetic … Continue reading “Nutrition for Diabetic Retinopathy”

Retina Scans Identify Early Onset Disease

A growing body of evidence continues to show that the microvasculature in the retina may be a reliable indicator of the overall health of the body’s circulatory system and brain. Changes in the eye accompany aging and also reflect other health conditions and various age-related diseases include: age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, hypertension, multiple … Continue reading “Retina Scans Identify Early Onset Disease”

Antioxidant Building Blocks

Did you know you can help your body create and maintain healthy levels of antioxidants? Oxidative Stress Consequences Our body is under constant stress due to the creation of free radicals. Oxidative stress, resulting from the presence of free radicals, is implicated directly or indirectly in many vision and health conditions. Some researchers consider oxidative … Continue reading “Antioxidant Building Blocks”