Add this Eye Healthy Recipe to your Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Puree with Nutmeg & Cinnamon INGREDIENTS 2 Whole Butternut Squash 1 Can Pumpkin Puree 29 oz. 2 Sweet Potatoes 1 Tsp. Nutmeg 1 Tsp. Cinnamon 1 Tsp All-Spice 1 Tsp each S&P (salt optional) ½ Stick unsalted Butter (optional) 1 Sprig Thyme TECHNIQUE Peel the butternut squash, remove seeds and cut into ½ inch cubes- set aside.… More →


BRAISED KALE SALAD · with Hard Cooked Eggs ·   INGREDIENTS 3 Cups Kale 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 5 Baby Carrots ( can substitute regular carrots) 5 Asparagus spears 2 tablespoons dried cherries ( can substitute dried cranberries or blueberries) ½ cup Red wine ½ cup Balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) S&P to taste (salt optional) 2 Hard Cooked Eggs… More →

Meta-analysis concludes meso-zeaxanthin improves performance of eye health formulations

Meta-analysis concludes meso-zeaxanthin improves performance of eye health formulations By Hank Schultz, 18-Jul-2016 A new meta-analysis strongly supports the use of meso-zeaxanthin along with lutein and zeaxanthin for use in eye health formulations. CLICK TO READ THE OFFICIAL PUBLISHED PAPER

Waterford Scientists Find Way to Boost Good Vision

New research breakthrough published on June 30 offers prospect of further improved vision among those with healthy eyesight European Research Council-funded Waterford research breakthrough offers prospect of further improved vision among those with healthy eyesight; Major potential implications for motorists, train drivers, pilots and sportspeople Irish-based research published Thurs, June 30 in the international journal, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science… More →


TILAPIA · with Rainbow Swiss Chard and Red Pepper Sauce · INGREDIENTS 2 tilapia filet 1 bunch rainbow swiss chard 1 clove garlic 1 red pepper 1 beet 1 bay leaf extra virgin olive oil S&P to taste (optional) italian parsley — flat leaf parsley TECHNIQUE Red Pepper Sauce: Chop 1 red bell pepper- medium sized dice Peel 1 small red beet,… More →


SPICY HOT SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS · with Fresh Corn Polenta, Warm Kale Salad, & Berry Sauce · INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup quality corn meal 1 ear corn 1 bay leaf 1/4 red bell pepper 1/4 orange bell pepper 1 clove garlic 2 links hot sausage 2 cups baby kale 2 tablespoon blackberry jam 1 tablespoon dried cherries 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar… More →

Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin Across the Lifespan

The idea that a select few dietary nutrients could serve functions as varied as normal brain development, eye protection, skin protection, cardiovascular health, reaction time improvement, cognitive function enhancement, and age-related disease prevention at first seems preposterous. Indeed, any reasonable person approached with such a claim should be highly skeptical, and ask for the evidence. In the following [article], I… More →

The Three Macular Carotenoids: Complementary Functions of Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin


Lutein and the two zeaxanthin isomers, RR-zeaxanthin (3R,3’R-zeaxanthin) and meso-zeaxanthin (3R,3’S-RS-zeaxanthin) are the only three carotenoids found in the eye, specifically in the macula of the retina (Bone et al. 1997). RR-zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin are both considered zeaxanthin; they differ only in the spatial orientation of the hydroxyl group on the C3’ chiral position (Nolan et al. 2013 – see… More →