EYE HEALTHY RECIPE

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 →

A Recipe for Eye Health: BBQ Grilled Wild Salmon with Braised Kale

Summer is coming to an end, but there’s still ample time left to do some barbequing! You already know that when it comes to eye health, proper nutrition is imperative. Maintaining a balanced diet and consuming sufficient carotenoids (namely lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin) can help to ensure that eye sight stays sharp and can even aid in warding off age-related… More →

Round-up from the Macular Carotenoids Conference 2015

Above: Downing College in Cambridge, UK (src: wikipedia.org)

Lloyd Snider, O.D. shares lecture topics and key takeaways from the Macular Carotenoids Conference held in Cambridge, UK July 8th-10, 2015. I’m just back and over my jet lag from the Macular Carotenoids Conference 2015, held at Downing College, University of Cambridge, UK. It was an amazing three-day event where the world’s best researchers gathered for a spirited discussion on… More →

A Recipe for Eye Health: Sweet Orange & Red Pepper Soup

Fresh Whole Red And Orange Bell Peppers

Bell peppers, who knew they were so darn good for us? Lutein and Zeaxanthin are naturally occurring pigments in many vegetables, and are also an integral component of Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD). The layer of the macula that is the outermost shield, and first line of defense from environmental and oxidative stress is comprised of pigments Lutein, Zeaxanthin (and… More →

Supplementation with Three Different Macular Carotenoid Formulations in Patients with Early AMD

stephen beatty

A recent study published by the Journal of Retina researched the effects of three different macular carotenoid formulations in patients with early age-related macular degeneration. The 36 month study is the longest of its kind and was comprised of 52 subjects who all suffer from early AMD. By using three different carotenoid formulations (one being mostly lutein, another being the… More →

The Ingredients that Make MacuHealth Miraculous

So you or someone you know has been diagnosed with macular degeneration. Well, you’re not alone. The sight stealing disease affects over 30 million people worldwide. If you’re like most, you probably don’t know a lot about AMD- nor do you fully understand what’s going on inside your retina. Odds are you have a plethora of questions for your eye… More →

Lutein: Important for Eye Health.. and Brain Function?

The link between carotenoids and eye health is no secret. In fact, some of the first reports of the correlation were reported by Dr. Johanna Seddon and her colleagues at Harvard University back in 1994. Yes, it was as much as 20 years ago that Dr. Seddon and her team initially established the link between intake of carotenoid rich foods… More →

5 Recipes to Boost your Eyesight

We already know that Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-zeaxanthin are key nutrients in improving and protecting vision. But did you know that carotenoids, specifically Lutein and Zeaxanthin, are prominent in foods like delicious kale, spinach, green peas and more? The notorious AREDs-2 has already confirmed that dietary carotenoids are necessary in slowing dry macular degeneration, plus they help to decrease risk… More →

Supplementation and AMD: The Results of AREDS-2

Back in 2001, researchers involved in the original AREDS (age-related eye disease study) reported that a formulation of vitamin c, vitamin e, beta-carotene, zinc and copper could reduce one’s risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. However, this formula received a few criticisms- primarily regarding its inclusion of potentially harmful beta-carotene. In fact, during the original AREDS trial, the National Cancer… More →