Healthy Vision: Prevent and Reverse Eye Disease through Better Nutrition

Healthy Vision: Prevent and Reverse Eye Disease through Better Nutrition

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493006076
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 320,366
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Neal A. Adams, M.D. is a leading expert in ophthalmology, and one of only 2,500 ophthalmologists in the country who perform surgery in the front and back of the eye. Formerly Chief of the Division of Visual Physiology at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Adams recently left his position as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University to open his own clinical practice in suburban DC. His practice now focuses on providing patients with surgical and nutrition-based care. Dr. Adams has appeared on local ABC, CBS and Fox News programs, as well as in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, to provide expert analysis on ophthalmic medical research. Adams has also appeared in US News & World Report's Good Vision Guide, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the leading peer-reviewed medical journal in his specialty, Eye Reports. Dr. Adams has received many honors as a highly skilled surgeon, clinician, academician, and researcher. A graduate of Yale University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Adams lives with his wife and children near Baltimore, Maryland. ** Former Chief of the Division of Visual Physiology at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the John Hopkins Hospital** Editor in Chief of the leading medical journal in his field, Eye Reports** Appearances on local ABC, CBS, Fox News programs, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe.** Highly trained skilled surgeon and clinician, graduate of Yale University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Table of Contents

Introduction: Our Eyes See It All vii

Part I How to Maintain and Restore Your Vision 1

Chapter 1 The Power of Oxygen 3

Chapter 2 Fighting Inflammation 20

Chapter 3 Optimizing Blood Flow and Blood Vessels 29

Chapter 4 Feeding Your Genes and DNA Throughout Your Life 37

Part II Treating Eye Conditions 49

Chapter 5 Macular Degeneration: When the Cleaners Stop Sweeping 51

Chapter 6 Retinitis Pigmentosa: A Gene That Steals Sight 70

Chapter 7 Diabetes and Your Vision: A Focus on Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema 82

Chapter 8 Glaucoma: Silent Sufferers 100

Chapter 9 Cataracts: Foggy Vision 112

Chapter 10 Dry Eye: No More Tears 123

Part III Eating for Healing 133

Chapter 11 A Visionary Palate 135

Conclusion: Building the Right Team 167

Appendix: Prescription for Your Plate 171

Selected Bibliography 205

Index 214

About the Author 224

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