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  • Eyebright (herb), Fennel (seed), Rue (herb), Chamomile (flower), Goldenseal (root), Red Raspberry (leaves & pulp), Blue Vervain (herb), Bayberry (bark), Cayenne Pepper (40,000 HU)
  • Take 2 capsules morning and evening as needed.

    • Executive Life Diet customers have also reported that they use Eye See as a tea and an eye wash.  (WARNING: Executive Life Diet does not recommend this product as an eye wash. Use in this manner may pose risks including infection. Executive Life Diet  does not recommend this product as an eye wash.)

 

Eyebright

  • Eyebright is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground have been used to support eye health.
  • The scientific name for Eyebright is; Euphrasia officinalis L. Its common name most likely reflected the belief that the plant promoted healthy function of the eyes. 
    • There are certain phytonutrients present in this herb that can promote the overall health of the eyes
      • The aucubin found in Eyebright is a potent antioxidant. The antioxidants may have some anti-inflammatory properties that may sooth tired eyes.
        • Oxidation and inflammation are detrimental to eye health. There is evidence that that anti-oxidants are beneficial to the long term maintenance of healthy eyesight.
      • Tannins act as astringents to help dry up secretions and may soothe mucous membranes. 
  • Eyebright contains vitamins A, B (thiamine and riboflavin), C, and E, which all have nourishing properties.
    • Zinc, selenium, and copper are also found in eyebright and help contribute to healthy support of the eyes.
  • Finally rutin, another active compound found in Eyebright offers nutritional support to the eyes. 
Bayberry
  • Herbalists classify Bayberry as an astringent. Astringents shrink mucous membranes that are inflammed.
  • Bayberry contains an active flavonoid called Myricetin. It is extracted from the bark, leaves, and roots of the plant known as myrica rubrae (Bayberry). It is very well known for being an antioxidant and free radical scavenger. You might say that Myricetin is a mighty hunter and its prey is any free radical that might cause havoc.
    • There is evidence that dietary antioxidants and anti-inflammatories are beneficial to long term eye health.
  • The Myricetin in Bayberry also has a natural ingredient that may be helpful.
    • Bayberry contains a constituent (natural ingredient) called myricetin. which has been shown to be effective with cleansing microbials. Myricetin's cleansing properties supports Bayberry's traditional use as an astringent.
Fennel Seeds
  • Fennel seeds are rich in flavonoid antioxidants and they contain a concentrated source of micronutrients.
  • Fennel contains a number of phenolic compounds, including bioflavonoids, phenolic acids, tannins, coumarins and hydroxycinnamic acids.
  • Choline, one of the active compounds in Fennel. It is a very important and versatile nutrient in fennel that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory.
    • It also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, and aids in the transmission of nerve impulses.
Red Raspberry
  • Red raspberry is a plant that is the source of a widely eaten, tasty, sweet berry.
  • Red raspberry fruit and leaf have also been used to maintain good health as well. The use of the leaf and fruit of the red raspberry outside the culinary world was first described in 1957 in a book called “The Herbal,” or “A General History of Plants.” We've known of the health benefits for nearly a half century.
  • Data shows that red raspberry fruit has antioxidant and vasodilatory properties.
  • A ketone component of red raspberry possesses a similar structure to the compound capsaicin (Cyan Pepper).
  • The traditional uses for Red Raspberry are for supporting gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the respiratory system, and for promoting heart and circulatory health.
Goldenseal Root
  • Goldenseal is a plant native to North America.
  • Historically, Native Americans used goldenseal for overall health and well-being.
    • Following suit European settlers adopted it as well.
  • Currently, herbalists have continued the traditional uses of goldenseal as a dietary supplement.
    • The most common uses are to support the respiratory system, the immune system and the digestive tract.
    • It is also used to support healthy eyesight.
  • The roots of goldenseal are dried and used to make teas, extracts, tablets, or capsules. Goldenseal is often combined with echinacea in commercial products.
  • What science has found out about goldenseal that makes it useful for your health?
    • There are four active alkaloids that it contains, namely hydrastine, palmatine, canadine and berberine.
    • Berberine is probably the most well know and studied alkaloid. It has been studied for its heavy content of antioxidant properties.



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* "Herbal supplements are not drugs. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*

For the Health of Your Eyes!

This is a short but comprehensive list of healthy habits for your eyes.

  • Eat right to protect your sight. You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes. But eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens is important for keeping your eyes healthy, too. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and other systemic conditions, which can lead to vision loss, such as diabetic eye disease or glaucoma. If you are having trouble maintaining a healthy weight, talk to your doctor.
  • Wear protective eyewear. Wear protective eyewear when playing sports or doing activities around the home. Protective eyewear includes safety glasses and goggles, safety shields, and eye guards specially designed to provide the correct protection for a certain activity. Most protective eyewear lenses are made of polycarbonate, which is 10 times stronger than other plastics. Many eye care providers sell protective eyewear, as do some sporting goods stores.
  • Quit smoking or never start. Smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body. Research has linked smoking to an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage, all of which can lead to blindness.
  • Be cool and wear your shades. Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. When purchasing sunglasses, look for ones that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.
  • Give your eyes a rest. If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.
  • Clean your hands and your contact lenses properly. To avoid the risk of infection, always wash your hands thoroughly before putting in or taking out your contact lenses. Make sure to disinfect contact lenses as instructed and replace them as appropriate.
  • Practice workplace eye safety. Employers are required to provide a safe work environment. When protective eyewear is required as a part of your job, make a habit of wearing the appropriate type at all times and encourage your coworkers to do the same.
  • The ability to see clearly depends largely on the flexibility of the lens. It has to change its shape in order to focus on the intended object. Typically with age the lens becomes less elastic and flexible, requiring glasses.
  • Eyes are constantly exposed to light which in time can generate free radicals that have harmful effects on ocular cells. With aging, pigments in our eyes change & our bodies ability to produce natural antioxidants tends to decrease. 

The information listed above is for informational purposes only. It does not reflect or relate to the performance or purpose of any products on this website.

* "Herbal supplements are not drugs. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*

When reading this article please keep in mind that supplements are not drugs. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These articles are truly just for your information.

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The difference between a vegan and a plant-based diet

Is a plant-based diet the same thing as a vegan diet? Both meal plans have made headlines for their health benefits in recent years and while they are similar, there are some key differences: Vegan diets eliminate all animal products, while plant-based diets do not necessarily eliminate animal products, but focus on eating mostly plants, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains.

What is a vegan diet?

“With a vegan diet, you eliminate all animal products, including dairy, meat, poultry, fish, eggs and honey,” says, Dr. Farid Zarif a bariatric medicine nutritionist, founder of Rhythmic Ingestion, author of "Slaves of the Tongue".

Some people choose to follow a vegan diet for ethical, environmental or health reasons. While going vegan can have health benefits, there are some pitfalls to avoid.

“Just because something is vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy,” he says. “If you’re vegan, you can still technically eat vegan cookies, potato chips and other vegan junk food, which can be high in calories and low in nutrients. I recommend sticking to whole foods as much as possible.”

What is a plant-based diet?

Plant-based diets also emphasize eating whole foods, meaning the food has undergone little – if any – processing and is as close to its natural state as possible.

Plant-based foods include:

Vegetables

Fruits

Whole grains (quinoa, farro, barley, oatmeal)

Plant-based oils (avocado, olive, canola)

Nuts and seeds

What is the right meal plan for you?

“Regardless of what meal plan you choose, everyone’s diet should ideally consist of 50 percent vegetables,” says Dr. Zarif. “Fruit is healthy too, but I like to focus on vegetables because they have less sugar.”

When building your plate, aim for:

50 percent vegetables

25 percent whole grains

25 percent lean protein

“If you are not eating meat or other animal proteins like eggs, try beans or quinoa for plant-based protein,” he says.

Adding healthy fats – such as avocado oil when roasting veggies, a sprinkle of slivered almonds on your oatmeal or sliced avocado on your salad – will help you feel full for longer. And healthy fats have numerous other health benefits.

When to talk to your doctor about your diet

“It’s a good idea to see your primary care doctor to get a basic framework for what a healthy diet should look like for you, particularly if you have an underlying health condition or have had weight loss surgery, which can affect how your body processes nutrients,” says Dr. Zarif. “For example, if you have diabetes and want to eat healthily, be sure to eat small portions, not to exceed 2 servings”.

Also, if you are vegan, vegetarian or don’t eat many animal products, she recommends asking your doctor to check your B vitamin levels.

“B12 deficiency is common in vegans because it’s a nutrient that we need to know more about, along with its varying sources,” he explains. “If you don’t consume many animal products, talk to your doctor about taking a supplement.”

Calcium is another important nutrient that can be hard to get when you don’t eat dairy products. Dr. Zarif recommends eating and drinking calcium-fortified plant-based milk (like almond milk) or other calcium-fortified foods.

“If you’re not getting three servings of calcium-rich foods each day, ask your doctor about adding a supplement,” he says. “Try to get at least some calcium from your diet because taking too many calcium supplements can cause adverse side effects.”

Is a vegan or plant-based diet healthy?

If you eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and whole grains, you should still get a good chunk of your daily vitamins and minerals because plant-based foods are high in many nutrients.

“If you’re going to follow a vegan or plant-based diet, think through it carefully and plan out your meals,” says Dr. Zarif. “You don’t necessarily have to go vegan to be healthy – plant-based is a good option for people who struggle with consistency and planning. If you are going to commit to a vegan diet, make a plan and be consistent about incorporating all the healthy food groups, including plant-based protein, so you don’t miss out on nutrients.”

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