Chronic Fatigue Virus not Associated with Virus XMRV

The Independent reports that US government officials have persuaded the editors of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences to hold off from publishing a scientific paper establishing the link between chronic fatigue syndrome and the virus XMRV. The study supporting the link was headed by virologists working for the Food and Drug Administration, … Continue reading “Chronic Fatigue Virus not Associated with Virus XMRV”

Antioxidant Astaxanthin Helps Prevent AMD, Eye Fatigue & More

A humble micro-algae produces a powerful antioxidant:  astaxanthin.  It does so to protect itself from ultraviolet radiation. Research shows that astaxanthin protects the human eyes and brain from serious diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, as well as conditions like computer eye strain and eye fatigue (asthenopia)1. Astaxanthin supplements are … Continue reading “Antioxidant Astaxanthin Helps Prevent AMD, Eye Fatigue & More”

Vision Health Linked to Personality

Understanding your personality is one key to understanding your vision strengths and weaknesses. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) divides humanity into five types, based on the five elements: Wood: The Controller Fire: The Performer Earth: The Peacemaker Metal: The Critic Water: The Thinker When personality types are in balance, they function well, but when out of … Continue reading “Vision Health Linked to Personality”

What is Brain Fog?

Have you been feeling forgetful, confused, unmotivated, irritable, anxious?  These may be symptoms of “brain fog,” a general term for decreased cognitive ability. Top descriptors of brain fog are ‘forgetful,’ ‘cloudy,’ and ‘difficulty focusing, thinking, and communicating’.1 Symptoms of brain fog can include: slow or hazy thinking, difficulty focusing, confusion, lack of concentration, low motivation, … Continue reading “What is Brain Fog?”

What is the Connection Between the Liver and the Eyes?

Liver, Chinese Medicine and Eye Health You may have heard that the eyes are related to the liver.  But how can that be and what does that mean?  What are the practical implications? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners understand that the health of the body is intimately connected to the flow – or blockage – … Continue reading “What is the Connection Between the Liver and the Eyes?”

Chocolate / Lactulose May Help Protect Against Stroke

Chronic Fatigue When you’re feeling low, some chocolate can often perk you up. If you are someone who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, the flavonoids in chocolate may actually help alleviate your symptoms. A study published in Nutrition Journal describes how chocolate with high cocoa liquor counts that is rich in polyphenols was more effective … Continue reading “Chocolate / Lactulose May Help Protect Against Stroke”

How Sjogren’s Syndrome Dries the Eyes and Damages Health

Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder of the rheumatoid type. Rheumatoid type diseases are characterized by inflammation and pain, dry eyes and a dry mouth. There are two types. In Primary Sjogren’s syndrome, the disorder occurs without the presence of an accompanying autoimmune disorder. In Secondary Sjogren’s syndrome, it occurs in conjunction with another autoimmune … Continue reading “How Sjogren’s Syndrome Dries the Eyes and Damages Health”