Who is at risk for eye diseases? Well, all of us. But some are more at risk than others. Your eyes are one of the 5 senses that bring you all of your sensory stimulation for brain and body health. They are important! Baby boomers, especially those over 60 are at higher risk for poor eye health and especially if they are:

Obese

Female

Smokers

White (Caucasian)

Spend a lot of time in the sun

Spend a lot of computer, TV, or video games time

MUSTS FOR GOOD EYE HEALTH:

(1) Eat all the different colored vegetables and fruits that you can (yellow bananas, green kiwi, red strawberries, orange carrots, green spinach, etc). Each color has different anti-oxidant protectors.Carotenoid vegetables (sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and carrots)  rich in Lutein and Zeaxanthin are especially good.

(2) Make sure your blood sugar is optimal. At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, after a thorough examination and metabolic assessment, we look at fasting glucose, carbon dioxide, and lactic acid dehydrogenase levels to see if you are Hypoglycemic, Insulin Resistantce, or Diabetic. Diabetics are at high risk for eye diseases including blindness.

(3) Support your brain and heart. Vascular diseases causing  high blood pressure, neurological, and heart problems can cause obstruction to the blood vessels of the eye.

(4) Eat food rich in Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) for maximum eye health. Eat wild fish especially salmon and take a pharmaceutical grade Omega 3 supplement as well.

(5) Quit or at least cut down on smoking. ‘Nuff said.

(6) See an eye doctor for an eye exam, even if you think your vision hasn’t changed. They can spot things before you know about them. I recommend Dr. Kelly Jackson in Golden or Dr. George Mamalis in Lakewood.

(7) I personally hedge my bet and take a supplement with all the known  natural eye health boosters. You can too. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

If you have wondered if chiropractic nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown

Call us today (303) 986-7600 at Brown Chiropractic Neurology for a free consultation! Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Morrison, and Evergreen Colorado (CO).

Denver/Lakewood Chiropractor

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