Heed the Warning: What Eye-Related Symptoms Can Tell You

It seems that when we think of eye-related symptoms, such as blurred vision, we assume that our eyes alone are the source of the problem. And that is often the case. However, there are times when a person experiences an eye-related symptom, and it's actually a sign of a problem rooted somewhere else in the body.

Jeffrey S. Pelson, OD, FAAO, a doctor in Grants Pass, OR, states that, "Regular eye exams are critical because what may seem like a vision-related problem might not be, and could be a sign of something else. An optometrist is sometimes the first person to notice a medical issue, and will then refer the patient to his or her physician for follow up."

Tomatoes 'important in prostate cancer prevention

Men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week reduce their risk by about 20%, according to a UK study.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, with 35,000 new cases and around 10,000 deaths every year.

Cancer experts recommend eating a balanced diet which is high in fruit and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, fat and salt.

New Research on Omega-3s and Heart Health

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a systematic review of taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements. The researchers concluded that taking omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was not associated with a lower risk of death from cardiac death, heart attacks or stroke. However, the authors of the study did support evidence that omega-3s have other health benefits.

Omega-3 fatty acids are the brain-boosting, cholesterol-clearing good fats (monounsaturated). Dr. Oz lists them as 1 of the 5 critical supplements every woman should take, 1 of 5 dailynutritionneeds, and as one of the most important steps expecting mothers can take to promote their baby's healthy development.

Vitamin E Grocery List

Alzheimer's is an aggressive disease that shrinks and shrivels away the tissue in your brain. But promising research shows there might be a way to slow this devastating deterioration – a secret weapon called vitamin E. In people with Alzheimer's, this vitamin superstar may prevent brain cells from dying as quickly as they would otherwise. By keeping your brain cells healthy, you ensure a better connection between cells and preserve better functioning for longer.

Focus on Nutrition for Eye Health

Have you ever noticed that people are often trying out different foods for the benefit of enhancing certain body parts (think hair, nails, even backsides), but we often don’t pay attention to diet as it relates to one of our most important features – our eyes. If you thought that eating carrots all day long would help, then you’re not aware of all the other foods that can help us to maintain the healthiest eyes possible. Here are just a few.