Nutritional Tips for Your Eyes

Your eyes are a gift and your window on the world, so taking proper care of them is an essential aspect of your personal health. However, many of us take part in unhealthy eye habits almost every day that may end up impairing our vision in later life. So what are some of the best tips for taking care of our eyes? Let Dr Alex Wilson explain to you these tips.

Carrots:

Yes, those carrot sticks at the next party may be just what the doctor ordered, for a carrot a day keeps the eye doctor away. Carrots have Beta-carotene; it is what gives them their orange color and is more commonly known as vitamin A. This vitamin is vital for healthy retinas and also contributes to the health of the rest of your eye as a whole.

Various Berries/ Citrus:

Proper eye health never tasted so good! Citrus fruits and many kinds of berries have large amounts of vitamin C, especially limes. Vitamin C is important for defence against cataracts and macular degeneration. Both of these can afflict you at any time but especially in old age so eating healthy now can help prevent eye issues later in life.

Caffeine:

As odd as it may sound, that morning coffee is not only a pick me up but low levels of caffeine are also great for your eyes. The components of caffeine help to protect you against dry eye. Beyond being irritating, dry eyes can lead to other more serious vision problems and drinking coffee or other caffeinated drinks can help.

Air quality:

Part of nutrition is also environmentally based and the environment that is best for your eyes is one that is cool and slightly humid. Many of us have flown on a plane and felt our eyes become burning and dry. This is not a good environment for your eye health. Humidity has other advantages like helping keep down dust or pollen which can irritate eyes. There are many heat pumps on the market that allow for home humidity control as well as air filtering so not only is your air the proper humidity for comfy eyes but they also reduce irritation.

Resting your eyes:

It may seem odd that your eyes would need a rest but the fact is staring too long at a screen or other items that are close for too long can put a strain on your eyes. Do it long enough and it can even cause damage. One of the best things you can do if you have been in front of a screen for a while is about every 20 minutes look away at something more distant. Also, too much screen time can lead to less blinking which leads to dry eye so remember to look away occasionally.

You will have those eyes for the rest of your life so it’s important to keep them healthy for years to come. Also see a Calgary Optometrist and have your eyes checked regularly. 

Benefits Of Seeing a Victoria Chiropractor

People often visit a Chiropractor in Victoria BC seeking relief for a specific problem, but few realize the benefits of scheduling regular visits. Taking steps to keep your spine and nervous system healthy with regular visits offers many benefits you may not have considered.

Improved Moods

Research has shown that visiting a Chiropractor can make you happier by improving your hormone balance. During treatment the bad hormones (think Cortisol) are decreased and the brain is flooded with good hormones such as dopamine and norepinephrine. With the brain full of the good hormones, this has a positive impact on the body as they work together. For those suffering from anxiety and depression regular Chiropractic treatments often have dramatic results by rebalancing your hormones.

Fewer Colds And Flu

A study by Dr Ronald Pero, chief of cancer prevention at New York Preventative Medicine has shown long term Chiropractic care boosts the immune system. The group of cancer patients receiving long term care had immune systems 200% stronger than those who received no treatments. Stronger immune systems are essential to preventing life threatening illnesses and will mean less colds and flu.

Sleep Better

With a population experiencing poor quality sleep, ongoing Chiropractic care can be beneficial in improving your night’s rest. Waking up fresh and re-charged leads to more energy.

Avoid Drugs And Hospitals

Prescription drug side effects can send people to their physician or paying a visit to the Emergency Ward. Chiropractic care is a drugless approach to health that can drastically reduce the need for prescription drugs. This also reduces the amount of pain you feel. When the spine is misaligned due to an accident or injuries, it is frequently a consequence. A Chiropractic adjustment has been shown effective in helping the resulting pain.

Their Goal Is To Keep You Healthy

Victoria Chiropractors like Dr. Michael Lax receive an education in the healing sciences similar to that of medical doctors. In some areas such as anatomy, physiology, nutrition, rehabilitation and public health, we can receive more education than a medical doctor. Working together with other healthcare professionals, we recommend or refer you should your condition require attention from another branch of healthcare.

As you can see, Chiropractic care has benefits from a healthier immune system to better sleep to elevated moods to and a few that enhance your health. If you want to receive these benefits, that first step to a healthier you by contacting me today for an appointment.