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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.

Natural Eye Care with Dr. Marc Grossman, Holistic Optometrist Dr. Marc R Grossman, OD, L.Ac.

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

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.

    Natural Support for Vitreous Detachment, Floaters, and Macular Holes

    Natural Support for Vitreous Detachment, Floaters, and Macular Holes

    The vitreous is a jelly-like substance in the eye. Sometimes adults, especially seniors, experience sudden floaters and/or flashes of light. Or, seniors may notice more floaters as they age. Both sets of symptoms may be related to the aging vitreous. Just like jelly, this eye fluid dries up and shrinks over time. As it shrinks, it may pull at the interior parts of the eye. This leads to retinal detachment, macular holes, and retinal tears.

    What are the risk factors for vitreous problems? When is it dangerous? Listen to this podcast to find out ways to prevent these issues and when to see a doctor.

    Supplements mentioned in this episode include Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, resveratrol, protease, and Floater Homeopathic Pellets.

    Dr. Marc Grossman is a Holistic Optometrist and Acupuncturist. Check out  https://www.naturaleyecare.com/ to find the supplements described in this episode and a wealth of vision knowledge.

    • 9 min
    Lutein and Zeaxanthin for Eye and Brain Health

    Lutein and Zeaxanthin for Eye and Brain Health

    Two antioxidants that are important for the eyes and brain are lutein and zeaxanthin. In this episode, Dr. Marc Grossman discusses research on how these carotenoids help neural tissue. He also reveals recommended daily doses of these nutrients.

    • 8 min
    Melatonin for Sleeping and Fighting Eye Disease

    Melatonin for Sleeping and Fighting Eye Disease

    Melatonin is a hormone that helps you sleep. Your body produces melatonin naturally. However, people who have difficulty sleeping sometimes need a melatonin supplement. Or, they may need to alter their evening routine. Avoiding blue light before bed, for example, is one way to encourage melatonin production. Using a computer or phone screen before bed, for example, reduces melatonin production.

    What else can melatonin do? Could it help with night vision?  Can it increase your body's production of the powerful antioxidant glutathione? What about glaucoma, macular degeneration, and uveitis. Melatonin acts directly on the tiny visual structures.


    Dr. Marc Grossman is a Holistic Optometrist and Acupuncturist. Check out  https://www.naturaleyecare.com/ to find the supplements described in this episode, including Dr. Grossman’s REM Sleep Support Formula.

    • 8 min
    The Relationship Between the Liver and the Eyes

    The Relationship Between the Liver and the Eyes

    Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes that the flow of energy in the body is directly related to health. In this system, the flow of energy through the liver affects the eyes. If the eyes have problems, the free flow of the liver meridian may be compromised. An acupunturist will work to restore balance in the body's energy flow. Listen to this podcast episode to find out more.

    Dr. Marc Grossman is a Holistic Optometrist and Acupuncturist. Check out  https://www.naturaleyecare.com/ to find the supplements described in this episode and a large knowledge base of natural health.

    • 9 min
    CoQ10 for High Cholesterol and Preventing Eye Disease

    CoQ10 for High Cholesterol and Preventing Eye Disease

    CoQ10 is an antioxidant that fights free radical damage. However, your body makes less CoQ10 as you age. Certain drugs, such as statin drugs, deplete CoQ10 in the body.  This enzyme is also important for the eyes, including the retina. How can you keep CoQ10 production high? Can supplements or food increase CoQ10 levels in the body? 

    Dr. Marc Grossman is a Holistic Optometrist. Check out  https://www.naturaleyecare.com/ to find the supplements described in this episode and a large knowledge base of natural health.

    • 9 min
    Free Radicals Cause Disease - Protect Yourself with Antioxidants

    Free Radicals Cause Disease - Protect Yourself with Antioxidants

    Oxidative stress from free radicals is the root of all nongenetic health conditions. Free radicals also worsen genetic conditions. Free radical damage are suspected of causing or accelerating cataracts, Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.

    Antioxidant building blocks are needed to create antioxidants in the body. How are antioxidants made? Which food and lifestyle choices create free radicals?

    Some of the supplements in this podcast episode include glutathione, CoQ10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamins C, D, and E, resveratrol, carotenoids such as beta-carotene, astaxanthin, meso-zeaxanthin, zeaxanthin, lycopene, lutein, acetyl l cysteine and grape seed extract. You can find many of these supplements and Dr. Grossman's Meso Plus formula on the Natural Eye Care online store.

    Dr. Marc Grossman is a Holistic Optometrist and co-founder of Natural Eye Care.

    • 12 min

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