John H. Keefe III, D.C.
WELLNESS/PREVENTION: 5 Foods for Healthy Eyes LEAFY Greens They’re packed with lutein and zeaxanthin—antioxidants that, studies, lower the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts CARROTS and other orange-colored fruits and vegetables promote eye health and protect vision, and it’s true: Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A that gives these foods their orange hue, helps the retina and other parts of the eye to function smoothly.EGGS The yolk is a prime source of lutein and zeaxanthin—plus zinc, which also helps reduce your macular degeneration risk, according to Paul Dougherty, MD, medical director of Dougherty Laser Vision in Los Angeles. CITRUS AND BERRIES These fruits are powerhouses of vitamin, which has been shown to reduce the risk of developing macular and cataracts. ALMONDS They’re filled with vitamin E, which slows macular degeneration, research. One handful (an ounce) provides about half of your daily dose of E. Fatty fish Tuna, salmon, mackerel, anchovies and trout are rich in DHA, a fatty acid found in your retina—low levels of which have been linked to dry eye syndrome, says Jimmy Lee, MD, director of refractive surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, in New York City.
IN THE NEWS:FDA issues new warning about testosterone drugs The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning men about testosterone replacement products increasing their risk for heart attacks and strokes. The agency is urging doctors and the makers of these products to properly inform patients about the possibility of developing these life-threatening conditions. ASK ABOUT A SAFE NATURAL APPROACH.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK:Sense of well-being one of the unique effects of chiropractic adjustments is a cascade of chemical reactions that take place deep within the brain and spinal cord. These chemicals are important in our sense of well-being. Besides noticing better energy and better sleep a common response to chiropractic adjustments is patients have an increased sense of well-being. This is part of the benefits of chiropractic in the treatment of patients with addictions.
FUNNY BONE:An anchor for Russia’s state-owned news channel quit on live TV yesterday, saying that she doesn’t agree with the network’s support of Vladimir Putin. In response, Putin sent her somewhere no one will ever see her again — CNN.@@@ A child psychologist had twin boys—one was an optimist; the other, a pessimist. Just to see what would happen, on Christmas Day he loaded the pessimist’s room with toys and games. In the optimist’s room, he dumped a pile of horse droppings. That night, the father found the pessimist surrounded by his gifts, crying. “What’s wrong?” the father asked. “I have a ton of game manuals to read … I need batteries … and my toys will all eventually get broken!” sobbed the pessimist. Passing the optimist’s room, the father found him dancing for joy around the pile of manure. “Why are you so happy?” he asked. The optimist shouted, “There’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!”
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