Three Top Nutrients for Eye Health

Did you know that there are three nutrients that are fundamental to visual health? Why are they so important? The top three nutrients for your eyes (and brain) are lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin. Lutein, zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin are primarily found in the macula, that center part of the retina essential for detailed vision. They are … Read more

Nitric Oxide Shown to Lower Intraocular Pressure Naturally

Why is nitric oxide important for vision? Beets contain dietary nitrates. Your body converts them to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide, one of the principal oxides of nitrogen, is produced naturally to assist with many health aspects. It contributes to vasodilation, relaxing the muscles that line your blood vessels allowing them to widen and improve circulation. … Read more

What is Brain Fog? – Natural Eye Care Blog: News & Research on Vision

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, … Read more

Basic Duo: Lutein and Zeaxanthin

These powerhouses provide a great starting point for your vision nutrition. Lutein and zeaxanthin (along with mesozeaxanthin) are carotenoids, a class of mostly yellow, orange, or red fat-soluble pigments, including carotenes, which give color to plant parts such as ripe tomatoes.

These macular pigments act as an internal pair of sunglasses to protect the retina from the damaging effects of UV radiation and blue light. They support microcirculation in the tiny capillaries within the eye. They protect the functions of the immune and anti-inflammation systems within the different regions of the eye.

They are found in the periphery of the retina (for night vision with mostly rods), the macula (center of the retina for sharp vision with rods and cones), and the fovea (the pit inside the macula with only cones) for the sharpest vision.

And, don’t forget – the eyes are part of the nerve structure of the brain – so these benefits extend to brain health.

But, most people with a normal diet have low levels of carotenoid antioxidants,

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Gut Microbiota, Vision, and Mental Health

Did you know that how well your gut works is directly related to your healthy vision and healthy brain? The function of a healthy gut microbiota is related to normal central nervous system (CNS) function. Microorganisms are defined as all microorganisms at a particular site, such as the digestive system and their genetic material. Microbiome … Read more

Glaucoma, IOP, and Herbal Extracts

The most common form of glaucoma is “open-angle” glaucoma, in which the intraocular pressure or IOP remains higher than normal (usually 8-20 mm Hg). Ophthalmologists also look at changes in the peripheral field that are usually measured with a visual field exam and any changes in the optic nerve such as optic nerve thinning or … Read more

Natural Eye Care Michael Edson’s Alzheimer’s Article in the Townsend Letter

Last Townsend letter Features co-owner Michael Edson, L.Ac., MS and his article, Underlying causes and natural treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The publisher’s discussion of Michael’s article also notes that studies show that the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine reduces the risk of dementia by 42% with results similar to influenza and pneumonia … Read more

Your Eyelids: Styes, Blepharitis, and more.

Eyelid Natural Remedies For mild cases of chalazion, camel, pterygium, and blepharitis, here are ways to treat these conditions naturally. If these problems persist or affect your vision, be sure to see your eye doctor. Note that our EyeEase Formula 2 ounces are back in stock. stye A sting is a red, painful lump near … Read more