You may know that antioxidants are necessary for maintaining good health and staying youthful longer. They fight free radical damage and oxidative stress – a kind of internal “rusting” – that weakens your DNA and causes you to age faster. Yet, you may not know much about this particular antioxidant – alpha lipoic acid (ALA) … Read more
Many of my patients are on the lookout for anti-aging news and products that will help them stay younger-looking, stronger and healthier as they age. Perhaps you, too, are looking for the best anti-aging products and information you can find. Well, you’ve come to the right place, as anti-aging medicine is my specialty. I’d like … Read more
One of the most anxiety producing health issues for my patients concerns the impairment, or possible loss of, their vision as they get older. These vision changes can range from not being able to read fine print without glasses or more serious conditions, like retinal detachment, that can cause permanent vision loss. Chances are you’ll … Read more
In Vision Part I we talked about the role a special antioxidant, carnosine, plays in improving cataracts – the number one cause of vision problems in people over-age 60. Here in part II, I want to tell you about another amazing substance that helps prevent another vision problem associated with aging – ARMD, or age-related … Read more
I want to tell you about an amazing substance that helps prevent a vision problem associated with aging – ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration. Over 9 million Americans over the age of 40 already have symptoms of ARMD which, next to cataracts, is the second highest vision stealer. Yet, ARMD can be prevented if you … Read more
Many of my patients are 60 plus, which is the age when cataracts may start to form in one or both eyes. The news from your eye doctor of having a cataract can be very anxiety producing as it always carries with it the dread of “surgery-down-the road”. However, surgery doesn’t have to be the … Read more
Many of my patients are age 60 and over and as such they have specific health issues. One of their concerns is the healthcare of their eyes and preserving their vision. Recently, I became aware of a study published in Ophthalmology magazine that warned of people over 60 developing a vision-affecting disease called wet-type macular … Read more
Every year hundreds of thousands of people go blind because of macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. Fortunately, if you get the right nutrients, you can go a long way to preventing it.