Could a Japanese Food Reverse Heart Disease? Nattokinase, Natto and Atherosclerosis

natto By The original uploader was Shades0404 at English Wikipedia. - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY 2.5Researchers are finding that food and supplements containing nattokinase may reverse atherosclerosis. Current treatments for hardening of the arteries slow down the progression of heart disease. Effectively reversing atherosclerotic lesions would be a dream come true for drug manufacturers. Nattokinase is the most active ingredient in natto. Natto is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. Could we increase our longevity by consuming natto or nattokinase supplements? Continue reading “Could a Japanese Food Reverse Heart Disease? Nattokinase, Natto and Atherosclerosis”

New Book: Natural Parkinson’s Support–Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease

Natural Parkinson's Support: Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Parkinson's Parkinson’s Disease is a multi-faceted neurological disease that appears to result from breakdowns in aspects of healthy body function. How can you support Parkinson’s naturally? Can you prevent this disease? Find out by pre-ordering Michael Edson’s new book, “Natural Parkinson’s Support: Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Parkinson’s.” Continue reading “New Book: Natural Parkinson’s Support–Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease”

11 Brain-Boosting Foods for Seniors

brain foodsBrain health is especially important in seniors. Seniors are susceptible to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, memory problems, and cognitive decline. Which foods boost brain power the most? At Natural Eye Care, we have picked eleven common foods that have brain-saving properties. Scientists have been studying the nutrients in foods for decades. They have isolated specific nutrients that cross the blood-brain barrier. These types of nutrients get direct access to the brain and even the retina. The retina is made from neural tissue. Researchers find that many of the nutrients helpful for the brain also stave off eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Try adding some of these foods to your regular diet. Seniors need fewer calories than younger folks. Therefore, replace “junk food” like cookies, candy, and chips with these brain-boosters. Continue reading “11 Brain-Boosting Foods for Seniors”

Blue Light Harms Fruit Fly Eyes and Brains

fruit fly eye blue lightFindings from a recent study suggest that blue light, the same light emitted from smartphones and fluorescent light bulbs, causes brain damage and premature aging in fruit flies.

Why would research on fruit flies be important for human brains?  Surprisingly, many of the genes of fruit flies are the same as the genes in humans, and studies on fruit flies often reveal information valuable for human health. Fruit flies’ life cycle is short so scientists can see aging patterns.

As published in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, researchers at Oregon State University conducted an experiment where they subjected adult fruit flies to blue light. The targeted group of adult flies was exposed to twelve hours of blue light, followed by twelve hours of darkness. They then compared these flies to the control group. Those flies were kept in total darkness for twenty-four hours or bathed in light where blue wavelengths were blocked. Continue reading “Blue Light Harms Fruit Fly Eyes and Brains”

The Low-Down on Digestive Enzymes

gut health enzymesSeniors often struggle with some form of indigestion: bloating and gas. What can you do to prevent indigestion? Could digestive enzymes help? Digestive issues can stop you from absorbing of key nutrients. Nutrition is especially important for seniors’ eye health. Read on to find out more about digestive enzymes. Continue reading “The Low-Down on Digestive Enzymes”

Natural Eye Care Announces New Stem Cell Support Package

stem cellsStem cells are undifferentiated cells that can grow into any type of cell. In the future, stem cells may be used to make cells and tissues to treat many diseases. The adult body naturally contains some stem cells in the brain, blood vessels, bone marrow, skeletal muscle, teeth, skin, heart, gut, liver, and other organs and tissues. These cells are crucial for self-repair. Natural stem cells appear to lay dormant until they are needed to fight damage or diseases.

Natural Eye Care has prepared a special Stem Cell Support Package containing two supplements: Stem Xcell Pro and Royal Jelly.

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Dry Eye is a Whole Body Condition

Those who suffer from dry eyes should consider making changes to their diet and introducing nutritional supplements

dry eye rubbingAbout 33 million Americans in all age groups experience varying degrees of dry eye symptoms. The symptoms may include dryness, grittiness, irritation, burning, and even the seeming contradiction of excessive watering or tearing. What are the risk factors for dry eye? Is there a treatment or cure? How can you prevent dry eye? Does dry eye reflect overall health? Continue reading “Dry Eye is a Whole Body Condition”

New Israeli Inventions: Online Retinal Test and Implantable Miniature Telescope

Several new vision inventions are coming out of Israel. An innovative retinal diagnostic test can be completed entirely online. Also, an implantable miniature telescope restores vision to those with partial retinal damage. This technology is available in the United States today or within the next year. Continue reading “New Israeli Inventions: Online Retinal Test and Implantable Miniature Telescope”

Vitamin D and the Eye: Uveitis, Macular Degeneration, and Dry Eye

vitamin d moleculeLack of Vitamin D has been associated with eye diseases like uveitis, macular degeneration, and dry eye. Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to cancer, immune disorders, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bone pain, depression, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and even dementia. Shockingly, more than 40% of the US population is Vitamin D deficient. The body manufactures Vitamin D, so why is deficiency wide spread? Indoor living, aging, and many other factors are behind this virtual pandemic. How can you measure your vitamin D levels? How can you get enough? Isn’t fortified milk enough? Should you take a supplement? Which one? Continue reading “Vitamin D and the Eye: Uveitis, Macular Degeneration, and Dry Eye”

Teen Myopia Increase Blamed on Electronics and Screens

teen myopia electronics screenSmartphones, computers, tablets, and televisions are being blamed for a sharp increase in teenagers’ need for eyeglasses in the United Kingdom. The number of teens who need glasses nearly doubled, from 20% in 2012 to 35% in just four years later.1 Myopia was the diagnosis for 66% of these teens. Myopia, or nearsightedness, makes distant objects look blurry. Excessive up-close focusing is a risk factor for developing myopia. Continue reading “Teen Myopia Increase Blamed on Electronics and Screens”