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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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Eye Allergy Solutions – Seven Ways to Stop the Itch

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to enjoy springtime like everyone else

Spring is officially here on the east coast. It’s time for warm weather, and flowers, and baseball (Go Yankees!!). If you’re anything like me, you’ve been staring out your window for the last five months waiting for springtime to arrive (just kidding… not really). But with all of the hoopla surrounding this popular season, there happens to be a bit of a downside. Pollen fills the air when the flowers start to bloom, which can turn the excitement into misery for those who suffer from allergies. A Brief Explanation of Allergic Reactions: According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, […]

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Apple Counters F.lux with Night Shift Feature

After stirring the pot with the creators of f.lux, Apple comes out with its own blue light blocking technology

Good news for iPhone and iPad users, iOS update 9.3 is the friendliest “eye-phone” update yet. After stirring the pot with the creators of f.lux, Apple has come out with its own blue light blocking technology called Night Shift. Those of us who’ve kept an eye on this development would tend to support the creators of f.lux (I’ve been a loyal advocate for years). But regardless of which side you take, it’s safe to assume that the release of Night Shift is a step in the right direction for second screen eye health and overall eye care in general. And […]

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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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Dealing with Irritation and/or Redness of the Eyes

An irritated eyes situation can be painful and/or inconvenient to say the least, but treatment is quite simple in most cases

It’s safe to assume that most of us have woken up to a mysterious “redness” of the eyes at one point or another. Either we felt it coming on before we went to bed the previous night, or we noticed it first thing in the morning. Redness and/or irritation can be painful and inconvenient to say the least, but treatment is quite simple in most cases. However, some symptoms are more intense than others and should be treated accordingly. Conjunctivitis (also known as “pink eye”) means inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva, which is the outer most layer of the […]

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Maximizing Vision While Watching Sports on Television

There's virtually no difference in blue light emissions from the television screen and your computer

If you’re a big college hoops fan, tourney time is definitely the best event of the sports year. March Madness always brings a thrill like no other, especially when your team makes the field of 64 (or even 68). Unfortunately for fans watching at home, blue light emissions shine from every screen. The television is no exception. The longer we watch television, the greater our exposure to blue light. If your team is poised to make a run, you might want to revisit the best ways to keep your eyes comfortable all the way to the Final Four. Keep in […]

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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 […]