Thursday, November 22, 2012

What you do can have a big impact on your eye sight as you get older

Losing our eye sight is not an attractive option, but there are a lot of things you can do to increase your odds of seeing well as you get older.

Researchers who conducted the study reviewed here examined the risk for developing age related macular degeneration in women aged 55 to 74 years (Mares JA, et al. 2010).

They found that the women whose diets scored in the highest quintile compared with the lowest quintile of a healthy eating index had 46% lower odds for developing early age related macular degeneration.

Also interesting was that the women in the highest quintile compared with those in the lowest quintile for physical activity had a 54% lower odds for early age related macular degeneration.

Having a combination of 3 healthy behaviors, a healthy diet, physical activity and not smoking were associated with an amazing 71% lower odds for age related macular degeneration.

A healthy lifestyle makes a lot of sense. To learn the principles of eating healthy read one of the 2 books, "Effective Nutrition for Effective Healing" or "The Food Connection." Both books include a lot of easy to make recipes.

On our website you can also find research on quick ways to exercise if you look at prior blogs. To read the original abstract click on the reference below.

Reference: Mares JA, Voland RP, Sondel SA, Millen AE, Larowe T, Moeller SM, Klein ML, Blodi BA, Chappell RJ, Tinker L, Ritenbaugh C, Gehrs KM, Sarto GE, Johnson E, Snodderly DM, Wallace RB. Healthy Lifestyles Related to Subsequent Prevalence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Dec 13.

Published with permission by Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac : – Dr. Marsh has worked with and referrers patients to Dr. Sopler for co-management for years . . . He is quite simply San Diego's top functional medicine consultant.

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