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 →

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

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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 →

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 →

Dealing with Macular Degeneration: 8 Tips for Caregivers

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Has someone close to you been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration? If so, you already know that an AMD diagnosis affects both patient and surrounding loved ones. While low vision specialists, nurses and doctors all provide important and specific guidance, it is often the patient’s family members who provide day-to-day assistance. And whether you’re a daughter, son, sister, or best… More →

Cholesterol Lowering Eye Drops Could Treat AMD

According to new research from the Washington University School of Medicine, age-related macular degeneration could soon be treated with medications that lower cholesterol levels. The study, published in the online journal Cell Metabolism, found that controlling the key cause of AMD could be possible with drops containing cholesterol regulating agents. The new research focuses on immune cells called macrophages, which… More →

Meso-Zeaxanthin for Macular Degeneration

Nowhere in the human body is the nutritional significance of carotenoids more apparent than in the retina. Meso-zeaxanthin, a naturally occurring carotenoid, is the central yellow pigment found in the posterior segment of the eye. The same pigment contains two other vital carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin; both of which are crucial in helping protect the macula from oxidative stress… More →