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Eat Right to Protect Your Eyesight
April 13, 2015 By Dr. Mercola

While most accept deteriorating vision as a natural part of aging, it's really more of a side effect of our modern lifestyle. Aging does not automatically equate to failing vision, provided you've properly nourished your eyes through the years.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness among the elderly, followed by cataracts. Both of these conditions are largely driven by free radical damage, and may in many cases be largely preventable through antioxidant-rich foods such as those listed in the table in the following article....READ MORE

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The REAL Bad Egg is Sugar

A nutrition advisory panel that helps shape the country’s official dietary guidelines eased some of its previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol on Thursday and recommended sharp new limits on the amount of added sugar that Americans should consume.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which convenes every five years, followed the lead of other major health groups like the American Heart Association that in recent years have backed away from dietary cholesterol restrictions and urged people to cut back on added sugars. READ MORE


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Listen to NPR interviews from the series STRESSED OUT:

Stress is bad for your health. And bad health causes a lot of stress..Click HERE

Stress is part of the human condition, unavoidable and even necessary to a degree. But too much stress can be toxic – even disabling....Click HERE

 In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, about 70 percent of those who reported experiencing a great deal of stress in the previous month also said they had trouble sleeping.....Click HERE


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NEW DVD available for check out STRESS: Portrait of a Killer
Contact Barbara Pardo at barbara.pardo@edcc.edu