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WINTER FEATURE ARTICLE: Learn about LUTEIN... Eat with and for your eyes -
Article Courtesy of Dr. Lewis P. Rubin
Florida produces much of the nation's citrus, strawberries and tomatoes yet it ranks last in the consumption of locally-grown food, according to an index of government sources. This implies that Floridians are growing healthy foods, but not eating them. This makes it slightly less surprising that according to Trust for America's Health, 62 percent of Florida's adults are obese and 18 percent of children are obese. We need to think about how what we eat affects our waistlines -but diet also affects other important areas of health, such as vision.
Over 21 million Americans and counting suffer from vision trouble and one out of 20 preschool-aged children will have a vision problem that affects their ability to learn. Vision is ranked the most important sense in the Ocular Nutrition Society's Eye on the Boomer survey, and 55 percent of those surveyed worry about vision loss, nearly as much as heart disease and cancer.
As adults age, they begin to understand the importance of vision. Seventy eight percent of baby boomers rank vision as the most important of the five senses, according to a survey by the Ocular Nutrition Society. But, what many don't know is that by improving their diet and eating nutritious foods, they can improve their sight and help their families prevent vision problems in the future. In fact, 80 percent of visual impairment is avoidable according to the World Health Organization.
According to a recent landmark study in the Journal of Perinatology, from Florida-based researcher, Dr. Lewis P. Rubin, lutein may reduce the inflammation and cellular damage in premature infants and diminish vision complications associated with prematurity. Because the body cannot make this important nutrient, it must be obtained through diet. Adults can get lutein from many fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens, as well as eggs. Babies get lutein from breast milk, so mom's intake should be adequate. If mom is unable or chooses not to breastfeed, she should ensure that her formula contains lutein.
The nutrient lutein is also an important antioxidant that is critical for eye health in people of all ages. In adults, lutein may help prevent macular degeneration. In infants, lutein promotes healthy eye development, which is important for visual learning and stimulation.
You will see that incorporating lutein rich foods into your diet is easy, and will help you eat right for your sight.
Check out this list of foods containing lutein that are great adds for omelets, salads, snacks and side dishes.
WINTER 2011 FEATURE ARTICLE: A NEW YEAR, A NEW BODY
Review of Hypoxi Body Sculpting
By Ken Stevens
This is the first part of a four part series. I am happy to say that innovation is alive and well in Orlando and the world of health. Thank goodness, because I need a way to trim my waistline in 2011. After spending a fantastic time on the Disney Magic for Thanksgiving, enjoying endless food and a great visit for 5 days during Christmas to my mom's house where cooking and eating are her version of "social networking", I am ready to work off those extra pounds around the mid-section. Enter into the new world of fast targeted body sculpting utilizing a new technology from Hypoxi. Fast because in 12 sessions, which is about a month's time, you can reach your preferred outcome without a risky surgical operation or extended time off from work. Read more about week 1 Read about week # 2 Read about week #3 Read about week #4 and final tabulated results
Join me on this 4 week journey exploring the use of Hypoxi
The Hypoxi Studio
Located at The Dellagio in Dr. Phillips . Phone: 407-351-5295
Robin Owen , Master Trainer
Here are my results after week 1:
The first week at the Hypoxi studio in Dr. Phillips was quite relaxing. Of course anytime you start something new, like the first day of school, a few butterflies form. Robin Owen, the Master Trainer and co-owner, helped reassure me and put my mind at ease. You begin by talking for a short time about your desired body shape and goal. After a quick weigh-in for posterities sake,you are ready to dress in a very flattering, confidence building black colored workout suit that stretches skin tight. Then with their assistance, you wear a special "Vacunaut" suit.