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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.

    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
    Is A Macular Pucker Serious? Tips On Healing

    Is A Macular Pucker Serious? Tips On Healing

    A macular pucker, also called an Epiretinal Membrane (ERM), is a wrinkle in the macula. A thin layer of scar tissue on the macula contracts, causing a pucker. Macular puckers must be diagnosed by an eye doctor.

    How common are macular puckers? Is it a problem? How much can it damage vision, and where? Dr. Marc Grossman discusses these questions, and tips for how to heal.

    Dr. Marc Grossman is a Holistic Optometrist. Check out NaturalEyeCare.com to find the supplements described in this episode, as well as a large knowledge base of natural health.

    • 9 min
    Amino Acids for the Eyes - Glutathione, Acetyl L-Carnitine and Taurine

    Amino Acids for the Eyes - Glutathione, Acetyl L-Carnitine and Taurine

    Why are certain amino acids important for the eyes? Dr. Marc Grossman discusses the anti-aging and anti-oxidant effects of three amino acids. Low levels of the amino acid glutathione are associated with glaucoma and macular degeneration. Acetyl L-Carnitine is also needed to maintain vision health as you age. And taurine is crucial for nerve health. These amino acids can be taken in several ways. Listen to this podcast episode to find out which can be found in foods, which may need oral supplementation, and which can be used directly as an eye drop.

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

    • 9 min
    Sleep Affects Your Eyesight - Dr. Grossman’s REM Sleep Support Formula

    Sleep Affects Your Eyesight - Dr. Grossman’s REM Sleep Support Formula

    Is it true that proper sleep is essential for your eyes' health? Dr. Marc Grossman, a holistic optometrist, discusses how much deep sleep you need to help maintain your visual focus. Do you stare at digital screens before bedtime? This habit can dramatically disturb sleep.

    Dr. Grossman recommends his custom sleep formula, available in the Natural Eye Care online store. It includes minerals like magnesium, herbs such as camomile, and the animo acid GABA. This formula is designed to reduce stress and help you fall asleep, and it's proven to help insomnia.

    Check out the Natural Eye Care Website to find supplements for the eyes and a vast trove of knowledge on eye care.

    • 8 min
    Nitric Oxide and the Eye - Glaucoma and More

    Nitric Oxide and the Eye - Glaucoma and More

    Nitric oxide is produced naturally in the body. Nutrients and oxygen circulate through the body thanks to nitric oxide. Circulation is crucial to good health as we age. However, nitric oxide is a free radical - so too much damages the cells. Is it safe to take nitric oxide supplements? Can it help with glaucoma and other problems? Listen to this podcast to find out!

    Zach Bush's 4-Minute Workout is designed to increase nitric oxide levels.

    Please check out the Natural Eye Care store for additional information and products. 

    • 8 min

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