and Vision: Eating Right and Seeing Better
proper nutrition for optimum general health is
something that we’ve all heard for many years.
It makes sense that what we eat affects how our
bodies function and survive. However, until
recently little has been said about how nutrition
affects our eyes and visual system.
that the eyes are as much a part of the body as
any other organ. There are literally millions of
nerve endings that serve as a part of the visual
process. The eye really is an extension of the
brain, and while the eye and brain only make up 2%
of body weight, they require about 25% of the
nutritional input. So proper nutrition of the eyes
is important to not only maintain proper vision
but also eye health as well.
articles excerpt Dr. Anshel’s book, “Smart
Medicine For Your Eyes” and will discuss various
eye conditions that occur and how to deal with
them, both conventionally and with nutritional
support. Please realize that diagnosing vision
conditions requires the expertise of qualified
eyecare professionals, so this information is to
be used in conjunction with your eye doctor’s
efforts. Be sure to work closely with your doctor
to assure that all of the steps you are taking are
toward achieving the proper goal.
all of the information we now know about food and
how our bodies utilize it, we should be making
better choices. However, that isn’t always
possible. Our goal with these articles is to
provide you with enough information so that you
can make informed choices on what you eat. We know
that it will make a difference in the long run on
how well you see and the overall health of your
eyes and your body. Without our health, we have
nothing at all.
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Anshel is the President and Founding Director
of the Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS). The mission
of the ONS is to promote excellence in the care
of patients through nutritional support for eye
diseases and disorders through professional education
and scientific investigation. This Society is
dedicated to eyecare professionals but even if
you are not in this field, please feel free to
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