In the first article of this two part series, I discussed the role of nutrition in nearsightedness as well as the general nutritional principles that govern eye health. In this article I will focus on presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Dr John Millward of Bournemouth (WDDTY vol 13 no 6) tells us of the importance of selenium, the lack of which is sometimes misdiagnosed.
Organic vegetables and fruits are usually better, but may not be treasure troves of necessary minerals either. Organic means that no poisonous or commercial fertiliser
Most of us who have delayed childbearing live with the spectre of Down's Syndrome and many congenital deformities automatically increasing with our advancing age, particularly for first birth. In ...
For 20 years, I have had angina as a side-effect of thyroxine (a hormone therapy for an underactive thyroid). Do you know of any way to counteract or prevent this pain? - Shirley Kingsley, via e-mail
Although many doctors still don’t believe it, studies show that changing your diet can help alleviate arthritic symptoms (Lancet, 1986; i: 236-8).
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that enhances immune function, and protects against cancer, heart disease, diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease. Very high doses (1800 IU/day) may reverse diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease. Vitamin C, another...