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Recipes – (Omega-3 Enriched) Creamy Salmon Chowder

It's important to note that salmon is one of the best food sources of Omega-3 fatty acids

To reiterate some points from my last post, a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent hypertension and heart disease. From an eye standpoint, they can also improve symptoms of dry eye and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. Needless to say, the health benefits of Omega-3’s are NUMEROUS. But from a tasty food perspective, Omega 3 recipes can be limited, sometimes boring, and even hard to consume (if not prepared properly). Case in point, I was recently brunching with a couple of relatives. In our conversation, I was describing my preference for Omega 3 recipes. At […]

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Incorporate a Simple Routine to Sleep Better

Human beings are hard-wired for activity during the day, and sleep during the night

To rehash some major points from my last post, poor sleep habits can lead to impaired judgment, memory loss, and anxiety/depression (among other things). It can also factor into major health complications such as high blood pressure, heart problems, and diabetes. The lack of sleep can also lead to eye health problems such as dry eye, spasms (twitch), and inflammation. Furthermore, prioritizing sleep can take a lot of hard work (since we’re all creatures of habit). In this post, I’ll make some (hopefully) habit-forming suggestions and go over a simple bedtime routine that should make you want to shut your […]

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The Healthy Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

How your body operates at night has a major affect on how you operate during the day

It’s rather obvious that not all facets of good health revolve around the eyes. However, I think it’s safe to assume that most facets of good health help the eyes (and the heart, and the lungs, and the brain, etc.). It all pretty much ties together. Now it’s definitely in our best interest to keep eye problems at a minimum. But the main idea is total body health because we operate at our best when everything is working properly. On a typical day, most of my time is spent on patient eye care. At the same time, there can be […]

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Recipes – (Sight Enhancing) Side of Vegetable Slaw

Since protein choices come in little variety, it make sense to have some fun with sides

Cooking healthy recipes is quickly becoming a fun new hobby. I really enjoy planning the meal, then executing it. It’s quite satisfying when the dish turns out right. And an added bonus to eat healthy and reinforce good habits. As a relatively new cook, it’s easy to pick a main course. I typically go with grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, or anything from the Omega-3 fish family. However, it’s a bit more difficult to pick the right side dish. There’s so many options, which makes it hard to find the perfect pair. Eye Healthy Ingredients: Since protein choices come in little […]

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Recipes – (Vision Sharpening) Carrot Ginger Soup

This eye healthy recipe is easy to make, plus it provides some serious nutritional benefits

Now that spring is here, the weather on the east coast is slowly starting to warm up. That said, I find myself making less hot soup than I did during the winter months. Nevertheless, a good carrot ginger soup can be enjoyed during any time of the year. This eye healthy recipe is easy to make, plus it provides some serious nutritional benefits. Ingredients: 6 carrots 1 yellow onion 1 tablespoon coconut oil or grass fed butter 2 cloves of garlic (crushed) 3 cups of coconut or almond milk 2 cups filtered water 1 teaspoon of ground ginger 1 teaspoon […]

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Recipes – (Nutrient Rich) Super Smoothie

Overloading with a nutrient rich super smoothie is a great way to give your body the nutrition it needs for the day

Eating breakfast is the last thing on my mind most mornings. I’m always in a hurry. I don’t have time to enjoy a delicious plate of french toast, or a fancy omelet. My morning routine usually consists of waking up late, rushing to get ready, and racing out the door. I certainly don’t have the time to make a nutrient rich super smoothie? Or do I? Since science recommends that people who eat breakfast tend to maintain healthier habits, I’ve been forced to rethink things. as scientific data suggests that daily productivity decreases as a result of skipping breakfast. I […]

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Recipes – (Simple) Sweet Potato Egg Bake

We all make some decisions to keep our minds focused and conscious clear

I used to be on the fence regarding healthy eating habits. I used to think I could consume anything and pay no price whatsoever. I was always active during my younger years, seemingly burning off whatever I took in. Those days passed by pretty quickly and now I choose what I eat very carefully. The changes I made weren’t drastic, but gradual. Over time I’ve come to realize that it’s easier to eat healthy when you’re living healthy, and vice-versa. Not exactly rocket science, but not necessarily simple either. We All Make Mistakes: Case in point, there’s a popular New […]