Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Prevent Macular Degeneration Naturally

Go see my recently posted article at http://www.squidoo.com/preventeyedisease ! This article gives pearls on ways to significantly reduce your risk for developing significant age-related macular degeneration. This growing epidemic is the #1 cause of blindness in the US and industrialized nations.

The loss of independance in my patients with this is devastating! Currently over 1.7 million people are legally blind in the US and this is expected to double by the ironic year 2020.

This is just the first of a series of articles I will be writing on preventing major eye diseases.

Your feedback is invaluable. Otherwise, I am a bit blind myself so to speak.

Remember, where there is no vision, the people perish!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

You Really are what you eat.

Did you know that the USDA recommends 9-12 portions of fruits and vegetables per day? The most common intake is three portions. That means most americans are nutrionally deficient. Sort of a self-induced malnourishment. The problem is exacerbated by social and familial patterns. We all have the "american" fare idea of what our diets should consist of. Hot dogs, apple pie and........cheetos? Anyhow, our major holidays are centered around food and lots of meat as the center of the meal. This is the typical american dinner. Two to three portions of meat, two to three portions of starch, one to two portions of fruits or veggies, and some unhealthy dessert to reward ourselves for eating all our dinner.

Back in my college days, my dad had remarried and my step-brother was a junk-food-a-holic. This kid wasn't even ten years old and had a lot of health issues. My dad has always been an advocate of a healthy balanced diet. He must have done some research to convince his wife of the detrimental effect of letting her son eat whatever he wanted. He shared a 'revelation' with me one day. He said," the main problem with our diets isn't so much what we are eating, but what we are not eating". I believe this is very true. Sprinkling our diet with sweets really isn't harmful if we are filling our belly with the good things of the earth, wholegrains, nuts, fruits and vegetables (even those with starch in moderation).

Half our dinner plate should be fruits and vegetables. Only a quarter at most should be starches such as rice, pasta , or potatoes. Our meat, not served at every meal, should be about the size of a deck of cards. ANY cut of meat, (except maybe a pepporoni stick, summer sausage or salami type meats) as long as it is in moderation.

There is a lot of misunderstanding about cholesterol in the general public. Our cell membranes require cholesterol to stay together. We NEED cholesterol (HDL preferably) to be healthy. It really is all about moderation.

As my posts go one, I will share many nutritional facts about food, nutrients in general, over all wellness strategies, that not only protect and enhance our vision but our entire body as well.

I will get very specific about the things that will help you have a longer and a better quality of life: something that can hardly be replaced once it is lost---- your good health.

Remember, aside from life itself, our most precious gift, is the gift of sight and to the preservation of this gift, I dedicate myself.

Give care

Dr Kelsey

PS. In reference to my photo, I don't recommend hugging a cactus by the way. They like their personal space!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Breakthough health news!

The Bad News Is...

Your Glutathione Levels Are FALLING!

Your body's supply of Glutathione begins to decline by 10% to 15% per decade starting at the age of twenty.Various daily factors can add to the depletion of a person's available supply of glutathione. Stress. exercise, infection, injury and environmental toxins are just a few of the factors that can significantly reduce your glutathione reservoir.
Reduced glutathione levels result in lower energy, higher inflammation, a greater vulnerability to cellular damage, accelerated aging, a weakened resistance to various diseases, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and many others.

The Good News Is...

MaxGXL™ Can Dramatically Raise Your Glutathione Levels.
MaxGXL™ has been shown to significantly increase intracellular glutathione. Conducting blood tests in which glutathione levels were measured in white blood cells, MaxGXL™ creator, Dr. Robert H. Keller was able to verify significant increases in every patient tested.
Patients experienced increased glutathione levels up to 299% after only 3 months of daily use. Because every individual is different, results may vary from patient to patient.

What is Glutathione Anyway?

Simply put, glutathione (GSH) is the body's master antioxidant. It is a small protein produced naturally in our cells when certain required elements are present. It functions both as an antioxidant and an antitoxin and is a major defense system against illness and aging. Our glutathione level actually indicates our state of health and can predict longevity. Although there are more than 60,000 published papers on the beneficial effects of glutathione replacement, it is still largely ignored by mainstream medicine. In the near future the importance of glutathione will be widely recognized because it has the ability to boost the immune system and fight off the damage of free radicals on the cells.Modern research has shown that individuals who have low levels of glutathione are susceptible to chronic illness. Decreased levels of glutathione can be brought about by continual stress upon the immune system. As we now know, a lowered immune system can bring about illness and disease. This is a ferocious cycle. While you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione.

Okay...let's run through this one more time:

  • Glutathione slows down the aging process
  • Glutathione detoxifies and improves liver function
  • Glutathione Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces the chances of developing cancer
  • Glutathione works to help improve mental functions
  • Increases energy
  • Improves concentration
  • Permits increased exercise
  • Glutathione improves heart and lung function...just to name a few

If you want to know more go check out my website http://www.kelseymaxforlife.com/

To your health!

Easton C. Kelsey, OD