Healthy Vision

Healthy Vision

Prevent and Reverse Eye Disease Through Better Nutrition

Book - 2014
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More than 180 million Americans have a problem with their vision. Most believe there's not much they can do on their own to change how much (or how little) they see. Now there is hope. In the past decade, an overwhelming number of clinical studies have shown that eating specific nutrients can help maintain vision well into old age, alleviate eye conditions, and even reverse the progress of diseases. In this book, top ophthalmologist Dr. Neal Adams uses clear, accessible language to translate research from hundreds of clinical studies in ophthalmology and nutrition to show how we can restore and maintain eyesight by changing our diet. The solution is simple: just naturally grown foods, with nutrients clinically proven to target the components of the eye affected by disease and/or age. The book explains how the eye functions and what nutrients influence these physiological processes, and includes tailored, easy-to-understand instruction on which foods and nutrients will target the reader's specific concerns. Particularly helpful for the 150 million Americans who visit their eye doctors annually as well as the 95 percent of Americans over 40 at risk for future vision loss.
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
ISBN: 9781493006076
149300607X
Branch Call Number: 617.71 Ad191H 2014
Characteristics: xv, 223 pages ; 23 cm

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Jan 05, 2015

Healthy Vision : Prevent and Reverse Eye Disease through better nutrition by Neal Adams. I was recently told I have minor cataracts, might have glaucoma (or might just have weird-shaped optic nerves) and I've suffered from dry eyes for a while now, so when I saw this book on the library's acquisitions list I thought I should have a look.

The book is written at a layman's level by an ophthalmologist and it seems very much science-based. Has a good bibliography of peer-reviewed journal articles. The premise is that by eating properly the right things, some eye conditions can be improved (like dry eye) and the progression of others (like glaucoma and cataracts) can be slowed. He doesn't pretend that everything can be reversed. Of course, a lot of the advice boils down to "avoid processed food and eat a balanced diet with more veg and fruit" but he provides key nutrients for each condition and lists of which foods are highest in those nutrients. I was quite impressed and may even buy a copy for future reference.

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