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|12/15/2014 - More often than not in our daily lives, we find ourselves staring at tiny type on computer screens and cell phones for long periods of time, leading to increased incidence of eye strain and fatigue. Add to this the natural deterioration of vision as we age -- along with the more serious problems of...|
|8/22/2014 - Vision is one of mankind's most valued senses. Unfortunately, for many it's susceptible to extremely degenerative conditions. In the United States alone, nearly $7 billion is spent to treat cataracts, affecting about 22 million Americans over the age of 40.
Approximately 75 percent of adults require...|
|8/14/2014 - Several studies have linked cardiovascular activity to improvements in vision, providing hope in today's over-medicated world that eye health can get better via non-conventional means. (1)
For example, the publication Neuron reports on a new study showing that running alters neural pathways in the...|
|7/11/2014 - Sweet potatoes are the tuberous roots of the sweet potato vine, which thrives in the warmest regions of the world. They are characterized by the vivid colors of their flesh, which range from deep orange to light purple, and tend to be longer and thinner than regular white potatoes (to which they're...|
|6/29/2014 - The carrot is native to Europe and southwestern Asia, but has been cultivated worldwide for over 2,000 years. It bears a crunchy taproot that is usually orange in color, but can also be purple, red, white or yellow. These taproots are commonly incorporated into salads, cooked meals and even beverages.
|9/24/2013 - Macular degeneration is one of the many conditions associated with aging, and it remains the preeminent cause of vision loss among individuals aged 55 or older in the United States. While the main causes of age-related macular degeneration - such as unhealthy diets and limited exercising of the eye...|
|8/23/2013 - In 1920, William Bates, a brilliant American physician with a strong interest in ophthalmology, proposed a theory that would send ripples across the medical establishment of the time - that eyeglasses are harmful and that vision problems can be corrected through a series of eye exercises and subtle...|
|8/21/2013 - Albert Einstein once said "Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds." So true even today but the focus, if you will pardon the pun, will be on maintaining and improving literal vision as you work on your figurative one.
Most people live with a decrease in vision...|
|11/30/2012 - Researchers at Hebrew University in Jerusalem are developing a sonar-based device that, according to preliminary tests, already allows the congenitally blind to distinguish between different shapes and even to read. Just as shockingly, the device appears to activate areas of the brain that were formerly...|
|11/1/2012 - You're probably familiar with all sorts of mythologies promoted as "truisms" in modern medicine: Flu vaccines prevent the flu (they actually don't), CT scans are harmless (they aren't), chemotherapy works to save lives from cancer (it actually causes cancer), and so on. There are all sorts of falsehoods...|
|9/3/2012 1:44:54 PM - An indigenous vegetable native to North America, pumpkins not only play a roll as jack-o-lanterns on Halloween and fillings for Thanksgiving pies -- they also provide a wide range of healthy benefits, making them a perfect food to incorporate into your daily diet.
Pumpkin fleshFiber: One cup of pumpkin...|
|4/9/2012 - Aging vision (or presbyopia) affects many people over the age of 40. People who have developed presbyopia find they need to hold books, magazines and other reading material at arm's length in order to focus properly. What are the causes of this condition and can vision be improved by exercising the...|
|3/28/2012 - For a great majority of Americans who consume processed food, food additives are an ever-present component of the menu and one with serious health effects. In the United States as well as in Canada, aspartame - an artificial low-calorie sweetener - has been used as a food additive as early as 1981 after...|
|12/7/2011 - You're probably familiar with all sorts of mythologies promoted as "truisms" in modern medicine: Flu vaccines prevent the flu (they actually don't), CT scans are harmless (they aren't), chemotherapy works to save lives from cancer (it actually causes cancer), and so on. There are all sorts of falsehoods...|
|11/10/2011 6:06:31 PM - Carotenoids play a crucial role in protecting the integrity of vision and ocular health, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin which are the macula's carotenoids of choice. And a new study published in the Journal of Optometry confirms that supplementation with zeaxanthin demonstrably helps improve vision...|
|10/15/2011 - For centuries, bilberries have been used medicinally. They have antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Mostly known for their natural ability to improve capillary health, bilberries have been used to treat a number of eye disorders and improve vision. Flavonoids found in bilberries known...|
|5/12/2011 - In the first installment of this six-part series, we looked at the various common conditions which cause poor eye health and vision. In this second segment we will examine how good habits, eye exercises and a unique vision aid may help correct and ward off vision problems.
Though most eye problems...|
|5/12/2011 - In the previous installments of this series we looked at how healthy diet, habits, eye exercises, foods, vitamins, minerals, other compounds and herbs could help maintain healthy eyes and restore lost vision. In this final segment we will look at some of the other remedies used for eye problems, especially...|
|5/12/2011 - In the fourth installment in this six-part series on eye health and vision we looked at the best vitamins and minerals for the eyes. In this segment we will take a look at other important compounds for the eyes and some of the best herbs for the eyes.
Other Important Compounds for Vision and Eye...|
|5/12/2011 - In the third installment of this six-part series, we looked at the important role of proper diet in eye health and vision as well as some of the best eye foods. In this installment we will look at essential vitamins and minerals for the eyes. Notably, one of the most important minerals and one of the...|
|5/12/2011 - In the second installment of this six-part series, we looked at how good eye habits, eye exercises and a special vision aid known as "pinhole glasses" can help restore lost vision and prevent future vision problems. In this third segment we will take a look at the important role diet can play in preventing...|
|4/27/2011 - A number of conditions can lead to poor vision and eye health, including near-sightedness, far-sightedness, macular degeneration, presbyopia, glaucoma, astigmatism and cataracts. As we age, we become increasingly susceptible to many of those problems. However, contrary to popular mainstream dogma, such...|
|4/5/2011 - Vision is one of the most sophisticated feats of creation. The ability to transmit photo rays and create pictures of reality is such an incredible process that most talented scientists do not completely understand it. Unfortunately, vision problems are one of the fastest growing functional health deficits...|
|3/2/2011 - The bright-red Gac superfruit from Vietnam, also known as Momordica cochinchinensis, may not yet be all that popular throughout North America, but in Southeast Asia and China it is widely cultivated and consumed for its unique taste and myriad health benefits. These benefits include improvements in...|
|12/18/2010 - For decades, some natural health advocates have claimed you could actually enhance and improve vision (and sometimes get rid of your glasses) by "training" your eyes to see better. Sound like impossible pie-in-the-sky promises or even quackery? Now there's mainstream scientific evidence to back up the...|
|8/7/2009 - Greg Marsh teaches Natural Vision Improvement to people worldwide, including the Bates Method. Greg came across the Bates Method when he was extremely nearsighted in his 20's. He learned that poor eyesight is a well-established part of how we "see" the world, and his progress was slow until he began...|
|8/4/2009 - Greg Marsh teaches Natural Vision Improvement to people worldwide, including the Bates Method. Greg came across the Bates Method when he was extremely nearsighted in his 20's. He learned that poor eyesight is a well-established part of how we "see" the world, and his progress was slow until he began...|
|8/2/2009 - Greg Marsh teaches Natural Vision Improvement to people worldwide, including the Bates Method. Greg came across the Bates Method when he was extremely nearsighted in his 20's. He learned that poor eyesight is a well-established part of how we "see" the world, and his progress was slow until he began...|
|3/30/2009 - Few people have even heard of pinhole glasses, although they have been around for a long time. Pinhole glasses are not made of glass at all but of an opaque substance such as plastic. The user looks through any of the many small holes in the material. These holes have the effect of reducing the width...|
|3/29/2009 - Natural health doesn't only encompass exercise and nutrition. A new study by UK scientists from Imperial College London, the University of Birmingham and other institutions just published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science demonstrates sound can be used to facilitate healing....|
|2/11/2009 - Bilberries are tasty, dark blue or purple berries that are related to the blueberry. Native to North America and Europe, the bilberry belongs to the Vaccinium family of herbs. This powerful berry is one of the richest sources of antioxidants, and has been shown to improve vision and symptoms associated...|
|6/3/2008 - Perfect vision without glasses or contacts sounds wonderful. Before considering having Lasik surgery, though, it would be wise to ask how many people actually do have good results and how many will suffer bad effects years after Lasik surgery. The advertisements give the impression that it's a perfectly...|
|4/8/2008 - It's becoming common knowledge in alternative medical circles that the sun, far from being the enemy to health that western medicine has made it out to be is really our best friend when it comes to health, healing, immunity and even strengthening our eyesight. How can this be? Well in this article,...|
|11/19/2007 - Building and maintaining excellent vision involves some basic steps anyone can follow. Even if you believe nothing can be done to help your vision, taking these simple steps can go far in preserving it, or even improving it.
Establishing core nutrition
The foundation of excellent vision is proper...|
|2/19/2007 - Babies who are breast-fed have significantly better vision as young children than babies fed from formula, according to a study published in the January issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers in the United Kingdom followed 262 children from birth until four to six years of age....|
|10/12/2006 - New research suggests that as we age, vision and hearing loss tend to progress together at the same rate.
Australian scientists examined about 2,000 people with an average age of 70 and concluded that the people who had vision problems were more likely to suffer from hearing impairments, and vice...|
|9/21/2006 - Scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully blocked the advance of retinal degeneration in mice with a form of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) by treating them with vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid and other antioxidant chemicals.
"Much more work needs to be done to determine if what we did in mice will...|
|9/8/2006 - Your mother always told you eating carrots would help you see better, but did she ever tell you why? No, this wasn't just a trick to get you to eat your vegetables. It turns out carrots really do give your eyes a boost because they contain beta-carotene, which the body is able to convert into vitamin...|
|8/31/2006 - Men with a history of heart attack who use the popular erectile dysfunction medications Viagra or Cialis may be at increased risk for vision loss, according to new UAB research published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The study draws a link between the medications and non-arteritic anterior...|
|7/19/2006 - Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults and a person's risk may partly depend upon diet. When it comes to carbohydrates, quality rather than quantity may be more important, according to new research by Allen Taylor, PhD, director of the Laboratory...|
|7/30/2005 - Fruits and vegetables have yet another disease-fighting weapon to offer you: Lutein. Studies show this carotenoid prevents and, to some extent, reverses vision loss, immune system problems, cancer and cardiovascular disease. With that in mind, load up your plate with foods high in lutein -- carrots,...|
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|1/5/2004 2:10:18 PM - Kudos to Toyota for pioneering the hybrid vehicle industry. While U.S.
car companies were focused on outdated combustion engines, Japanese
researchers saw the future and began building it. Now Ford is playing
catch up, and Toyota is unlikely to let go of its technological lead.
That's just one...|
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