The eyes are perhaps one of the most taken-for-granted organs in the human body. But it’s vital that we take care of our sight organs, for if they suffer, our sense of sight suffers. This article from Christa explains why eye health is so important and lays out a plan for nutrition for eye health.
“For more than thirty years we have become increasingly concerned with the health of our bodies, aware of the benefits of exercising, eating nutritious foods and taking the right kinds of vitamins and supplements. We have spent endless hours in the gym, trying to improve our bodies, get stronger, leaner and thinner. We are inundated everyday with one news report or another, which dis-ease has taken the lead in being “the number one killer” of men, or of women. Even in sickness our gender plays a part, but that is a topic for another day.
The information highway is filled with articles, blogs, and advice on ‘how to’ care for every possible area of health and well-being. And we use the internet, we self-diagnose, and we see our doctors with a clearer understanding of how natural remedies and pharmaceuticals work. We all want to know how to avoid “the number one killers.” But how many of us think about or pay attention to the health of our eyes? Eye health is not something the media is throwing at us daily, nor is it something devastating to our well-being unless it affects our sight. As we age, it becomes obvious that our sight is vital to our quality of life. Which begs the question, what can I do to take care of my eyes in addition to seeing my eye doctor every six months?”