CategoryEye Disorders

Which Is Your Dominant Eye?


Most likely you know which hand is your dominant one. This will be the hand you write with and the hand that you naturally reach out with to pick up things. You’ll find that it’s the hand you have the most precise control over, and without training you’ll likely struggle with fine motor skills when using the non-dominant side. But while we’re aware of our dominant hands...

‘Why Are My Eyes Red All the Time?’ – Common Causes of Bloodshot Eyes


There are two main reasons that red eyes are not cool. For starters, they aren’t particularly attractive and hardly evoke an image of someone who is healthy and awake. At the same time, they’re also rather worrying. Your eyes are a sensitive and crucial part of your body, so if they’re looking bright red you might start wondering if there’s some kind of problem with them...

What Is a Detached Retina?


A detached retina is a relatively rare (1 in every 10,000 people are affected at some point) problem affecting the eye which occurs when the lining at the back (the retina) becomes detached and pulls away from the blood vessels that normally provide it with necessary oxygen and nutrients. It’s highly important to treat detached retinas promptly, as they can otherwise lead to blindness in...

The Link Between Diet and Eye Disease


Our health is very closely linked to our diet in many ways, and maintaining a healthy intake of the right foods is crucial to help keep us strong and healthy and to stave off disease. No part of the body is safe in fact from the role of diet, including something as seemingly far removed as our eyes. To this end, as with anything, there are foods to include in the diet and there are foods to avoid...

Broken Blood Vessels in the Eye: The Causes and Cures


Waking up with a ‘bloodshot eye’ can sometimes be a sign that you’ve been pushing yourself a little too hard. If you start the day looking like a zombie, then it often seems to correlate with burning the candle at both ends, being very stressed or not getting enough sleep. It can be very tempting to just call the day a bust and give up. But what actually causes this and what can you do about it...

Is Pinkeye Contagious?


Pinkeye is another name for conjunctivitis. This is characterised by redness and swelling of the conjunctiva – the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and the surface of the eyes. As the name might suggest, this often leads to the conjunctiva becoming red and in some cases swollen whereas it would normally be clear. Fortunately, pinkeye is relatively harmless and is self-limiting after about 7...

A Basic Overview of How Your Eye Works


We rely on our eyes for pretty much everything. Humans are very visual creatures and without our eyesight we would have a lot of difficulty navigating our environment and even eating. Yet many of us take this ability to see for granted and we rarely give a thought to how it all actually works… Read on then and we’ll look at just how the eyeball actually operates. It’s all actually...

Kindle Screens and Your Eyes


Today technology is everywhere and we are surrounded as a result by more and more screens. So much is this the case that many marketing departments around the world are currently looking into how they can take advantage of these ‘background’ screens that are constantly on. The worry of course is that screens are not completely good for our eyes, and they can cause a little eye strain...

3D TVs Impact on Your Eyes


It seemed to take forever, but 3D television is finally starting to catch on. The technology for 3D TV has been around for over a decade at least, but for some reason it’s only in the past year or so that people have started to stand up and take notice and that the 3D revolution has actually started to make its way into the home. There are many potential reasons for 3D TV taking so long...

Rosemary Can Protect Against Macular Degeneration


Adding rosemary to a dish while cooking may help to protect your eyes from macular degeneration. Researchers at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have published a study that shows a connection between carnosic acid, a substance found in rosemary, and eye health. Age-related macular degeneration is the most common eye disease in the United States. Previous studies have shown that the...

Laurel Avery

Laurel Avery

Laurel Avery, DiHom, became interested in natural health and the positive effects of healthy eating after moving to Europe from her native New York. After visiting a series of conventional doctors for a minor but nagging medical complaint, all of whom had no success or interest in finding the cause of the problem, she turned to alternative medicine.

It was after a major change in eating habits from consuming the typical American diet to one involving whole, nutritious foods, as are commonly eaten in Europe, along with homeopathy and herbal remedies, that the problem was cured. She now devotes her time to helping others learn how to achieve vibrant health through their diet.

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