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Blue Blockers Protecting Vision Problems, Part 2 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 571

Blue Blockers Protecting Vision Problems, Part 2 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 571

Are you on your computer, playing Xbox, or watching TV? The Blue Blockers will help to enhance your brain and eye fatigue. Listen now to learn more!

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: You Need These For Your Memory – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 537

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: You Need These For Your Memory – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 537

New scientific evidence shows just how important the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are for your memory and cognitive functions.

How to Lower Your Risk of a Cataract, Part 2 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 457

How to Lower Your Risk of a Cataract, Part 2 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 457

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InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph.

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Welcome back to Part 2 of my episode of how to lower your risk of cataract and how to protect your vision. In Part 1, I gave some recommendations on how to prevent cataracts, including food. Now let’s look at some studies on nutrients that can help keep your eyes healthy and free of cataracts.†

Research on nutrients for the eyes

A study from the journal JAMA Ophthalmology looked at the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin for the treatment of age-related cataracts. Some people in this study were randomly assigned to placebo, 10mg each of lutein and zeaxanthin, 1 gram of fish oils a day, or a combination of the lutein, zeaxanthin and fish oils to look at the effects on developing age-related macular degeneration, which is the number one cause of blindness in aging people. The researchers found that if the patients didn’t take lutein or zeaxanthin, they had a higher probability of developing cataracts to the point of needing surgery.†

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Another recent study published in June 2020 looked at lutein supplementation for eye diseases. The researchers said that lutein is one of the few carotenoids found in high concentration in the macula of the human retina. They found that lutein and zeaxanthin can help protect the eyes from macular degeneration, as well as diabetic retinopathy and myopia. They also found that lutein helps prevent the eyes from cataracts.†

What to do to prevent the development of a cataract

Here’s the take home. If you’re going down to Florida or anywhere else where it’s sunny, I really would wear shades, sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation, because that can really increase the risk of a cataract.†

You don’t want to smoke. Smoking is really a big cause of cataracts and really destroys the eyes. Keep your drinking down.  For men, less than two drinks per day. For women, less than one drink per day. Alcohol is a very tiny molecule. It passes the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain, very easily and it creates toxins that can affect the brain and the eyeball.†

You can eat an egg every day because eggs are rich in nutrients that can help protect the eyes. Have the complete egg. If you just have the egg white, you can lose biotin, which can lead to hair loss. Having the full egg will give you the ingredients, such as lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, Vitamin A and riboflavin, that are very good for your eyes. You should also eat green leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli for the lutein, as well as for the Vitamin C content.†

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You might want to take an eye supplement if you’re older. As you get older, it gets harder and harder to absorb lutein and zeaxanthin from. It gets harder and harder to absorb zinc from food. You also need zinc for your immune system and many other things. You also need lutein and zeaxanthin for your memory. After the age of 55 or 60, I would start taking a vision formula, but make sure it has natural lutein and natural zeaxanthin in it.†

In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph., continues his conversation about how to avoid developing a cataract. He shares multiple studies focusing on vision-supporting nutrients and also provides his own recommendation for actions, foods and nutrients that can help you protect your eyes as you age.†

Key Topics:

  • How lutein and zeaxanthin help protect the eyes
  • What makes lutein and zeaxanthin special
  • What does the macula do for vision?

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How to Lower Your Risk of Cataract, Part 1 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 456

How to Lower Your Risk of Cataract, Part 1 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 456

As we age, our risk of developing a cataract increases. But there are also other factors that can contribute to this issue, which may lead to blurry vision and even blindness. Learn more about what might put you at risk for cataracts from Jerry Hickey, Ph.

Cataracts and Nutrition – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 446

Cataracts and Nutrition – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 446

Did you know that cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide? Many people rely on surgery to help with this issue, but there are also nutrients that can help support healthy vision throughout the aging process.

Supplements to Target Eye Floaters – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 389

Supplements to Target Eye Floaters – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 389

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InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH

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Have you ever noticed little shapes or squiggly lines in your vision? This is known as eye floaters. Today, I want to talk about why floaters occur, when they become incredibly problematic and what you can be doing to stop this from occurring in the first place.† 

What are eye floaters?

Floaters are actually pretty common as we get older. They start to increase. Researchers estimate that by the time someone is in their 70s, about 30 to 40% of the population has chronic eye floaters.†

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Floaters appear as these small spots which are right in your field of vision. They are certainly age-related or induced because of the aging process. One of the things that we recognize about eye floaters is when we have a breakdown of certain nutrients in the body, such as inadequate Vitamin C, a lack of antioxidants and the wearing away of hyaluronic acid. These are all factors that can actually exacerbate or even create floaters.†

When we look at the anatomy of the eye, there is a gel-like substance that is in the middle part of the eye called the vitreous. As we get older, that vitreous starts to shrink within the eye itself, creating these small particles. It is these particles that we’re actually seeing as they pass in front of the macula.† 

Nutrients to help with this issue

We have to think about why we are having this issue in the first place. Is it because we’re not getting adequate nutrients?† 

We can certainly look at Vitamin C. This is a powerful antioxidant that does a wonderful job in terms of the elimination of toxic waste build up and helps to target and neutralize free radicals. Citric acid itself helps to improve upon proper lymphatic and circulatory supply. Having adequate Vitamin C really does so much to support our visual health. When people experience floaters, having adequate amounts of Vitamin C on board can be very beneficial.†   

We can also look at a basic, comprehensive eye vitamin, such as the Macula HxⓇ Advanced. It has NAC, the mineral zinc, Vitamin C, zeaxanthin, bilberry extract and powerful carotenoids. Giving your eyes the nutrients that they need each and every single day is very helpful.† 

There is also a strong relationship between eye floaters and calcium. As people get older, there’s always the concern about bone health, so they will begin to use a calcium supplement. There’s an interesting link between the use of calcium supplements and the lessening of frequency of eye floaters. This is why I oftentimes recommend the Bone Powder and the Calplex HxⓇ to people with floaters.† 

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In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH explains what eye floaters are. She describes the ways that this issue can come about and provides recommendations of supplements that can help.†

Key Topics:

  • Can floaters dissipate? 
  • Underlying problems and factors that can impact this issue
  • Other ways to take care of your eyes
  • How does glycation impact eye floaters?

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