Nutritional Supplementation and Ocular Health: A Compendium

Diets high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fish—and rich in antioxidant vitamins, carotenoids, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and other nutrients—have been associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease, cancer, AMD, and cataracts. Micronutrients may synergistically protect cells against damage from oxidative stress and inflammation. In the field of ophthalmology, observational studies have shown that individuals who report diets rich in certain nutrients experience lower rates of cataracts and AMD across a range of populations.

Integrative Health Coach Training: A Model for Shifting the Paradigm Toward Patient-centricity and Meeting New National Prevention Goals

By supporting and enabling individuals in making major lifestyle changes for the improvement of their health, Integrative Health Coaching (IHC) carries the potential to reduce rates and morbidity of chronic disease and impact myriad aspects of healthcare and is aligned well with the tenets and goals of recently sanctioned federal healthcare reform. Full text available on Pubmed: