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Saffron for Eye Health…and More

06/13/2021 | 7 min. read

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Whitaker explains the benefits of saffron for eye health, mood, sleep, and more.

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Reduce Eye Strain With Bilberry

05/06/2021 | 4 min. read

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Bilberry’s effects on night vision are legendary, but Dr. Whitaker reveals that it is most effective at reducing eye fatigue, dryness, and strain.

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Can Lutein Boost Brain Health?

04/26/2021 | 5 min. read

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Lutein benefits your brain as well as your eyes and actually enhances cognitive function. Dr. Whitaker reveals how to get enough of this critical nutrient.

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The Many Benefits of Zinc

10/05/2020 | 4 min. read

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

In this article, Dr. Julian Whitaker outlines the many benefits of zinc and why this trace mineral is essential to achieve optimal health and well-being.

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Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Cataracts affect over half of people after age 80. Dr. Whitaker reveals why cataracts are so common, treatment options, and more.

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Your Glaucoma Questions Answered

08/27/2020 | 5 min. read

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Does glaucoma cause headaches? Can stress affect it? What foods should you avoid? Dr. Whitaker answers the most common questions about glaucoma.

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Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Carotenoids are vital for good health, but our dietary intake is shockingly low. Dr. Whitaker reveals how to ensure you’re getting a protective dose.

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Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams

Dr. Williams discusses the benefits of LED light therapy, and particularly LED's effects on eyes.

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Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Interest in vitamin E has lagged and safety concerns have emerged, but Dr. Whitaker explains why this essential antioxidant deserves a second look.

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Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Learn about the most common eye problems and what Dr. Whitaker recommends to prevent and treat them.

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Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Discover why lutein and zeaxanthin are very important nutrients for supporting eye health, and how much you should take.

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How to Treat Watery Eyes (Epiphora)

01/06/2020 | 4 min. read

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Whitaker discusses epiphora (excessive tearing and watery eyes) and offers solutions for this annoying condition.

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Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Learn six ways to support your eye health naturally, including lifestyle changes and other tips from Dr. Whitaker.

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Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Whitaker provides natural treatments for dry eyes that not only relieve symptoms but also prevent it from happening in the first place.

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Natural Treatment for Glaucoma

10/25/2019 | 3 min. read

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Dr. Julian Whitaker

Learn more about your options for the natural treatment of your glaucoma, and how Dr. Julian Whitaker recommends that you avoid the causes in the first place.

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Podcasts

Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra welcome Dr. Rudrani Banik — a board-certified ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist, and functional medicine expert. Dr. Rani specializes in migraines, treats a wide spectrum of conditions affecting vision, and understands the complex connections between the eye and the brain. First, Dr. Rani explains her fascination with the eye and why she became interested in functional medicine. She shares how diet and lifestyle changes transformed her own health, and how she applies functional medicine with her patients. Then, Dr. Rani discusses the specific nutrients and supplements that are most beneficial for eye health, and which foods are the best sources. Next, the doctors discuss the leading causes of vision loss — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — and what you can do to prevent these issues as you age. Dr. Rani talks about her new book on macular degeneration, and what you can do to support your eye health and avoid the condition. Finally, she shares her “pearl” of wisdom about the blue light exposure we’re all experiencing due to increased screen time. Don’t miss this important and informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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