Leading Holistic Optometrist Dr. Marc R. Grossman, O.D., L.Ac. hosts the Natural Eye Care Podcast: approaches to vision problems, eye health, and overall health backed by research and his 40+ years of experience with patients. Most eye diseases strike seniors. Find out how lifestyle, diet, and nutrition can help maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. An Holistic Eye Doctor is dedicated to helping people with such conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision-threatening diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma. Dr. Grossman's podcasts cover a multi-disciplinary approach including nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes, and Chinese Medicine. Dr. Grossman founded the Rye Learning Center in 1980, a multidisciplinary center for learning problems, in 1996 co-founded Integral Health Associates in New Paltz, New York, and in 1999 co-founded Natural Eye Care, Inc. His background includes degrees in Optometry, Biology, Physical Education and Learning Disabilities, coupled with yoga, bioenergetics, nutrition, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, the Alexander technique and Feldenkrais. He is co-author of half a dozen books on vision, including "Natural Eye Care: Your Guide to Health Vision and Healing" in 2019. Dr. Grossman takes an integrated approach to vision and its influence on the body, mind, and spirit. His lectures and private consultations are in high demand.
Eye Vitamins: Dr. Grossman's Advanced Eye & Vision Support Formula
Why do your eyes need extra vitamins? Dr. Marc Grossman explains why he created the eye vitamin "Advanced Eye & Vision Support Formula." The eye demands many nutrients, but poor nutrient and lifestyle habits catch up with senior citizens. Proper nutrition, exercise and avoiding smoking are important for helping prevent eye disease. However, our nutrient-hungry eyes often need extra nutrients, especially as we age.
Dr. Grossman is a holistic optometrist, in practice for more than 40 years. Based on his experience and reading research studies, Dr. Grossman and a biochemist created an all-in-one eye vitamin. Dr. Grossman's Advanced Eye & Vision Support Formula includes organic prickly pear, organic turmeric, organic chlorella, organic carrot, organic tomato, organic spinach leaf,
organic bilberry, lutein, and zeaxanthin. This episode describes the supplement, many of the ingredients, and the underlying research.
Find Advanced Eye & Vision Support Formula on the Natural Eye Care website.
Empowering Book: Natural Eye Care -- Your Guide to Healthy Vision and Healing
Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D. L.Ac discusses the book he spent 8 years co-authoring: "Natural Eye Care -- Your Guide to Healthy Vision and Healing". Co-written with Michael Edson, L.Ac., the 800+ page book has more than 2,000 peer-reviewed references. The references cover scientific studies on nutrients, herbs, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and lifestyle choices that help improve or prevent eye conditions.
The book is designed to empower patients to develop their own plan for maintaining and improving their own vision health. In conjunction with regular eye exams and advice from their eye doctor, patients can use the Natural Eye Care book as a resource and reference. Additionally, people ages 45+ who have healthy eyes will find specific lifestyle suggestions for halting eye diseases before they start. And, people at any age who have chronic, eye-threatening conditions such as diabetes, will discover ways to help preserve their vision.
The book "Natural Eye Care -- Your Guide to Healthy Vision and Healing" is available on https://store.naturaleyecare.com/nec-book.html and on Amazon and Kindle.
You Can Help Prevent Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)
If you suddenly see flashes of light and/or floaters, you might have Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD). This must be checked by an eye doctor immediately. PVD can lead to additional eye problems. The main risk factor is age. Seniors are most likely to have this urgent eye issue. What can the eye doctor do to treat PVD?
Unfortunately, the main treatment for PVD has significant potential side effects. Therefore, it's better to prevent Posterior Vitreous Detachment.
In this podcast, Dr. Grossman discusses Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and other nutrients that can be helpful for the vitreous.
Additionally, Dr. Grossman has prepared several packages on the Natural Eye Care website for PVD -- for example:
Natural Eye Care Series: Floaters and Detachments/Nutrient Combo which includes:
Natural Eye Care Series: Floaters and Detachments (84 page paperback book) Dr. Grossman's Advanced Eye & Vision FormulaRelaxed Wanderer which supports Liver Qi, which in Chinese medical theory "Opens to the Eyes" so is the main meridian supporting healthy vision.
Sports and Eye Safety from Leading Holistic Optometrist Marc Grossman
Sports require coordination between the eyes and the body. Therefore, keeping the eyes safe while playing sports in essential. Most sports put the eyes at risk of injury and sun exposure. What can athletes and casual sports players do to protect their eyes? Dr. Marc Grossman, holistic optometrist, may surprise you in this podcast. In addition to recommending specific types of barriers, he recommends certain nutrients and supplements that help fortify the eyes. Also, he references specific eye exercises for sport players. For younger players, taking steps to protect the eyes now can help ward off eye problems in later years. Mature sport players can also benefit from the tips in this episode.
Can You Combat Floaters Naturally?
Eye doctors will tell you there is nothing they can do about those annoying black or transparent dots in your vision -- floaters. In very serious cases, the doctor might replace the vitreous fluid. But can you combat floaters naturally? Dr. Marc Grossman explains when floaters can signal a serious problem. Most of the time, floaters are caused by blows to the head, aging, and other natural causes. Even stress can contribute to floaters.
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine's perspective on eye floaters? Did you know that certain supplements can be helpful? Dr. Grossman also describes an excellent juicing recipe and sunglasses.
Products mentioned in this episode:
Vitamin C 1200 mg/day,
Hyaluronic Acid if defficient
Chinese Medicine Liver Tonic - ReVision
Floater Homeopathic Pellets, 1-2 pellets, 3x/day, away from meals
Glucosamine Sulfate and MSM, about 1500 - 2000 mg/day
Help Protect Your Eyes from the Sun with Astaxanthin
Did you know that a nutrient is super-important for helping to protect your eyes and skin from the sun? Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant. This pink molecule comes from certain algae, seafood and yeast. It crosses the blood-brain barrier, so it also helps the brain. How can this nutrient help your eyes? Can it reduce the risk of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts, or glaucoma? Find out the details by listening to the podcast.