Age Related Macular Degeneration Explained Video

Age Related Macular Degeneration Explained

Check out this page for a new video on Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD, AMD). I wanted to try and add video to the site and see how it turns out.

Let me know what you think? Click on the links below:
Macular Degeneration Explained or here:

I’m still working on proper placement and spacing of the video. However, please don’t let that get in the way of a professional video by Patrick J. Riedel, M.D. of Minnesota Eye Consultants his website is

Remember if you think you have symptoms of macular degeneration see your eye doctor immediately.

Ocular Nutrition with Omega 3’s & Fish Oil

Ocular Nutrition with Omega 3’s & Fish Oil

Fish Oil capsules are some of the best ways of obtaining Omega 3 Fatty Acids other than eating the fish themselves. These are the essential fatty acids (EFAs) mentioned in the last post.

The AREDS I study showed that patients with reduced dietary intakes of lutein and zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids had an increased risk of AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration). Stated another way since I am more of an optimist – patients that increased their intake of omega-3, lutien and zeaxanthin reduced their risk for AMD.

These nutrients need more study which is what AREDS II trial is attempting to perform. The dietary portion of the AREDS I trial showed that patients who consumed 2 servings of fish per-week had less progression of their AMD.

It would take a major life change for me to be able to consume that much fish a week, which is why I take fish Oil supplements or vitamins. When I first began taking them I burped them and had a fishy after taste, Yuck! However, I shortly learned thereafter that the enteric coated fish oil capsules did not create burping or have a fishy after taste,whew.  My friends and family are thanking me for the change.

Be sure to look for the Enteric Coated fish oil capsules and take them with food.  Your eye’s macular health friends and family will thank you too.

Feeding the Brain for Ocular Nutrition or Blogging

Feeding the Brain whether blogging or not

What ocular nutrition vitamins and minerals can help your mind stay alert. I was reading on about a birthday contest they had and was inspired to write a blogging tip that could benefit brain function. Of course this can be used for any function but blogging was the orignial inspiration.

More and more results are coming in from research labs around the country that the right food, or the natural neurochemicals they contain, enhance mental capabilities. Now this can help you concentrate and rev-up sensorimotor skills, assist motivation, magnify memory, speed reaction times. They have also been known to defuse stress and even prevent some brain aging.

Some fatty acids — called essential fatty acids (EFAs) — are necessary to our diet, because our body can’t produce them. To stay healthy, we must obtain these fatty acids from our food.

The two types of EFAs are omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, may benefit eye health as well as your intellectual faculties.

This fat is found most commonly in fish. Even diets that adhere commonly recommended levels of fats, but the wrong kind, can undermine intelligence and good ocular nutrition. What makes this finding awkward is that certain oils widely touted as healthy for the heart are especially troublesome for the mind. So if you are working in an industry that requires you to stay sharp, (an example could be writing for a blog) it is good to eat the right kinds of foods.

Omega-3s are known to be particularly crucial constituents of the outer membrane of brain cells. It is through the fat-rich cell membrane that all nerve signals must pass. In addition, as learning and memory forge new connections between nerve cells, new membranes must be formed to house them. All brain cell membranes continuously need to replenish themselves with a new supply of fatty acids. A growing amount of research suggests that the omega-3s are best suited for optimal brain function.

Essential fatty acids are also critical for proper visual development in infants. Also, deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids in adults (particularly omega-3) can lead to impaired vision. Studies suggest that prolonged deficiencies may increase the risk of damage to the retina.

A great way to get your essential omega-3 fats is to eat plenty of fish. Perhaps a good snack would be some of those fish steaks in a can with some wheat crackers. Yes tuna and salmon can be good as well (just in case you like those better).
I’ll have to write more on this later.

Eat these Ocular Nutritional Foods

We can read about eye vitamins and supplements and read about specific antioxidants but I want more!

What if I want to go natural and eat healthy foods?  What Vegetables and Fruits can help stregthen my eyes and provide the nutrients they need?

Well I have collected some great Eye Health and Nutrition information just for you.

Click on this link for Nutrition and Eye Health facts you need.

“Hi-Health:Ocular Nutrition” Dietary Supplement Fined $450,000 Part 2

“Hi-Health:Ocular Nutrition” Dietary Supplement Fined $450,000 Part 2 continued from Part 1

“Hi-Health: Ocular Nutrition” Dietary Supplement Fined $450,000 Part 2 continued from Part 1

If you have not read Part 1 yet read it now. Basically Hi-Health made unsubstantiated claims that their formula was able to repair damage from age-related macular degeneration. Their marketing plan used a well know spokesman, known for telling the truth to pass along their advertising. This became known as “paul harvey ocular nutrition” or “Paul Harvey’s Premier formula for Ocular Nutrition”.

As I mentioned in the previous post I am very fond of Paul Harvey and his radio program. I believe these unscrupulous business people used him and the weight of Paul’s radio show. This did work very well for hi-health, Paul Harvey does his job very well and there are still people looking for this formula.

“The FTC’s complaint alleged that the Hi-Health made unsubstantiated claims that their Premier Ocular Nutrition formula ‘restores vision lost from age-related macular degeneration and eliminates floaters’, and falsely claimed that nutritional studies in responsible medical journals confirm that the ingredients available in Ocular Nutrition may help individuals with cataracts and/or floaters.”

Now according to the FTC, there are no nutritional studies in responsible medical journals that confirm the respondents’ claims. According to the complaint, and a statement issued by the National Eye Institute, verified this as well.

Yet there is more…

Click the Paul Harvey Ocular Nutrition & Hi-Health Part 2 for some of the actual script of the ads very strong marketing you have to read this.