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Preventing Vision Loss Naturally

Difficulty seeing is a common problem, especially for older people.  In fact, after fear of death, loss of vision is the second-greatest worry among elderly people (Exp Eye Res 2007;84:229-45).

Research indicates that chiropractic care may improve eyesight, and, in some cases, reverse vision loss.  Specifically, spinal abnormalities can affect eyesight, and correcting dysfunctional areas in the spine known as vertebral subluxations may promote optimal vision.  Chiropractors, like Dr. Smith, restore function and movement to the spine with specialized maneuvers known as chiropractic adjustments.

A wealth of evidence reveals that nutrition plays a major role in preventing vision problems.

For instance, eating poor-quality carbohydrates, such as junk food, appears to be linked to the development of cataracts (Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86:1502-8).

The top nutrients supporting vision health include:

  • Vitamins A, C, E and B
  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Iodine
  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Ask Dr. Smith for additional information about natural approaches to preventing vision loss.  And don’t forget:  Regular chiropractic visits can help keep you bright-eyed by maintaining nerve system and brain health.

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