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Posted on 28 Oct 2011
Vision

The Importance of Eye Examinations

Think back to the last time you had your eyes examined – how long ago was it? If you are like many Americans, it was likely over two years ago. For some reason, we understand that getting a yearly physical from our family doctor is a necessity but getting our eyes checked every one to two years by our ophthalmologist or optometrist tends to be ignored. Getting routine eye exams is just as important as your yearly physical! Who should get their eyes checked? Everyone.

Children should go for their first eye exam from an ophthalmologist as toddlers and, if all goes well, their next exam should be around kindergarten or first grade. Adults should have their eyes checked every one to two years – depending on when their eyeglasses prescription changes.

Kids with undiagnosed vision care problems may have a trouble with their school work but probably won’t know to vocalize their vision impairment, mostly because they are unaware that they aren’t seeing normally. Children’s eye exams play a vital role in their vision development as well as their academic achievement. Since vision is closely linked with the learning process, if your child has not received a full, comprehensive eye exam by the time they hit first grade, take then to an ophthalmologist for an eye exam.

During an eye exam, your doctor will likely look for refractive errors – like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Your eye doctor will also look for signs of Amblyopia – where one eye has turned a totally different prescription than the other eye; and also a whole host of other vision care issues and diseases. Given how dramatically the chances of developing an eye disease increase with age, it’s extremely important to have your optometrist or ophthalmologist examine your eyes regularly. Diseases like glaucoma and cataracts can be treated before progression occurs if caught early by your eye doctor. Your eye doctor may also check to if you have dry eye or have focusing problems.

While getting checked for new glasses may seem like less of a worry than possibly having glaucoma, checking your glasses prescription is actually just as important. You may not be seeing properly without even knowing it. Vision impairment has been known to cause car accidents, eye injuries, and could impair daily life – all because your vision hasn’t been checked for a new prescription in a while. To be on the safe side, make sure you see your eye doctor once every two years for an eye exam. If you notice your vision became a little fuzzy, don’t hesitate – go see your eye doctor.

Vision screenings are not a substitute for a proper eye exam. School nurses, pediatricians, and your local DMV may test your eyes in a quick vision screening but this is only done to see if you need a more comprehensive exam and it will not tell you if you need glasses. Only an optometrist or ophthalmologist can perform a comprehensive exam, give you a prescription for eye glasses or contact lenses, and fit you for a proper pair of eyeglasses frames.

Posted on 18 Oct 2011
Weight Loss

3 Great Tips for Weight Loss Success

For some people trying to lose weight can be quite difficult and disheartening. Everybody’s body is different and some of us need to work harder to shed the pounds. It is a lot easier to lose weight than you may think but it requires dedication and perseverance. Follow the tips below and we are sure you will be successful.

Tip 1: Be Motivated and Consistent

Motivation is the key when beginning any new exercise regiment. Make a plan, write it down and stick to it. Your motivation should be to look and feel better and once you have a plan of attack everything should fall into place. Remember that changing your physical appearance is a gradual process that takes time. You won’t see results overnight and often times this dissuades some people. If you stick to your plan and are consistent with your exercises results WILL come.

Tip 2: Exercise Alone Won’t Work

You can exercise all you want but if you don’t look at what you are putting into your body your results will either be slower in coming or won’t come at all. Make a meal plan and stick to it. By knowing how much you are eating will help you determine how much exercise you will need to do. Take a close look at any ‘bad’ food you might be eating, such as candy and soda and eliminate them from your diet.

Tip 3: Stay Positive

By keeping an upbeat attitude you will set yourself up for success. Even if you feel like your exercise regiment is getting you nowhere it really pays to stay positive. By staying positive you can power though any bad thoughts because you have a clear goal in front of you. Many people who begin exercising loose focus on their goals and become downtrodden by bad thoughts and end up giving up. Remember that you can do anything that you put your mind to and results will come!

Posted on 18 Oct 2011
Health Care

Your Body Wants To Be The Picture of Health

It’s almost magical that our body craves to be in perfect health. Being in Mind-Body-Spirit balance is what allows you to:

– have more energy and clarity of mind – get better sleep – reach your ideal weight with ease – instinctively love exercise – generally feel great and joyful

Experiencing these natural states of our body, is how we are meant to feel! It’s completely normal! That’s the magic!

Ancient Primal Structure

Remember, your body is an ancient primal organism that hasn’t changed much in eons of time. With the onset of the agricultural and technology eras, our culture has accepted and allowed many toxins, artificial chemicals and preservatives into our Eco and food systems.

Our ancient, beautifully functioning bodies do not know how to handle this level of toxicity and begin to slow, clog-up, inflame, create mucus, and generally malfunction. This Dis-ease and inflammation manifests as exhaustion, anxiety, internal malfunctions, cancer and so on….

So, My Call to Action for you is to recall what it was like for our bodies before the last 2-3 generations. Re-create your optimal level of nutrition so you can counteract the massive amounts of toxins in our environment. Give yourself the gift of Wonderful Health.

Yes, all natural. Nothing artificial. Pure and organic. Yep. Its really quite easy and is just returning to a simpler way of living. Returning to our body’s innate and internal ways of healing.

Louise Hay says, “If it grows, eat it. If it doesn’t grow, don’t.” It really is that simple, my dear friend.

Return to what your body already knows. Consciously CREATE an optimal functioning environment for your healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit to operate.

You want to be in prime condition to handle whatever the future will be dishing out!

So today, lets consider making dietary changes that enhance and support the optimal functioning of our ancient bodies. Consume only pure, natural, energy giving foods. Drink plenty of pure water, get good sleep.

Eliminate sodas, sugars, additives, preservatives, any packaged foods any processed foods.

Just eat naturally occurring foods. Organic, veggies, fruits, whole grains. Very little to no dairy products, and no animal meat. Enjoy some good quality Salmon.

This is a good place to start. We will build on this in future blog posts, articles, programs and newsletters.

Its so sweet and so balanced, energetic and blissful, really. Try it.

Let’s take action on this… We will do it together.

Love You. Love your body and lets put it back in optimal functioning order. No Problem!