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Vision & Hearing

Vision and hearing are two of our most important senses. It’s how we take in the world around us, and ensuring that you maintain good eyesight and hearing throughout your life will help you as you age.

7 powerful reasons to eat more of nature’s tiny trees of health

When Italian horticulturalists developed broccoli from cabbage, they probably didn’t realize what a powerful treat they were creating. We like to think of broccoli as a multi-purpose vegetable, because it improves your health in so many areas. From fighting cancer and improving eyesight, to helping your heart and detoxing your body, broccoli does it all. […]

Foods and nutrients that help get rid of inflammation in your body

Originally Published: July 9, 2013 Imagine discovering that one of your best friends is a traitor. This person, who you’ve trusted for years, is suddenly doing terrible things behind your back — things that could make you very, very sick. That scenario describes inflammation. At low levels, inflammation is a lifesaver, rushing to the scene […]

4 hidden health benefits of a highly visible summer fruit

Originally Published: July 27, 2016 It’s one of my favorite times of year. Peach season. Peaches start ripening in May, but the best peaches aren’t plucked until June, and then continue through August or September. And there are few foods on this earth more perfect than peaches. As sweet and delicious as any dessert, but […]

Natural ways to keep cataracts from clouding your eyes

Worldwide, cataracts are the second leading cause of visual impairment, after refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, etc.). They’re extremely common, affecting half of all Americans by the time they reach age 80. But common doesn’t mean inevitable. There are many things you can do to prevent cataracts from forming. But before getting into that, it’s […]

Eye Problems for Diabetics: Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes affects roughly 30 million people, and another 84 million have prediabetes—glucose levels that are elevated, but not high enough to be considered full-blown diabetes. And 40% of Americans with diabetes will also suffer from diabetic retinopathy, the most common cause of vision loss among those with diabetes. If you or someone you love has diabetes, you cannot afford to miss out on this eye-protecting information.

The 6 best vision-saving practices for aging eyes

We rely on our eyesight nearly all hours of the day, yet I’m willing to bet that too many of us take our eyes for granted. My days are busy, but if I didn’t have my eyes to guide me, I don’t know what I’d do! I bring this up because your eyes aren’t invincible—far […]

Stay social, stay healthy—it’s that simple

We can’t put off growing older. Days come and go.  But we can put off feeling older by simply staying socially active. But here’s a question I’m often asked. Dr. Connealy, sometimes I just don’t feel like being around people.  Is there something wrong with me?   Well, it depends on why you feel that […]

Ease Your Computer Eyestrain

woman covering her eyes to deal with eye strain
We’ve all been told that it’s not polite to stare—but it’s not inherently unhealthy. Just rude. However, the same is not true if you’re staring at a computer, cell phone, tablet, or e-reader. The American Optometric Association tells us that the average American worker spends seven hours a day on the computer. I’ll bet the […]

Prevent Macular Degeneration with Supplements

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Impaired vision and total blindness are far more common than most people realize. In fact, more people lose vision to some degree than lose hearing or cognitive function. I don’t know why so little attention is paid to what can be a very serious problem. Especially when the most common form of impaired vision is […]

8 Vitamins for Eye Health

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When I was growing up, my mother always told me to eat my carrots. Carrots are great for your eyes, she would say. They’ll help you see well at night. Today, I know she was absolutely right. The beta-carotene in carrots is essential for eye health. But it turns out that the link between nutrition […]
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