Category: health

Fish Can Save Your Vision

  Eating Fish May Save Your Vision! (from Lighthouse International: http://lighthouse.org) According to a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, women who eat omega-3 fatty acids – most commonly found in oily fish – are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD,…

Strabismus Surgery – A parent’s question.

  Here is a parent’s question regarding her niece’s recent strabismus surgery. It seems obvious that the solution to a turned eye would be to ‘realign’ it surgically, but if you look a little deeper, this ‘leap before you look’…

Yoga

See Also: http://blogs.mtroyal.ca/conted/2013/04/18/yoga-therapy-student-has-unexpected-career/ There is so much, and yet so little, to say about yoga – I could ramble on for many hours about how yoga is beneficial in accelerating and guiding the healthy development of a child, and still…

Testing For Concussion

See also: www.ConcussionDetection.com Sideline test accurately detects athletes’ concussions in minutes See Also: • Original Article: http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/health/medical/2011-02-07-concussion08_st_N.htm (More than 40% of high school athletes return to action too soon following a concussion, according to a 2009 study.) By Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY…

Patching in Amblyopia

Here’s an article on patching in amblyopia: http://visionhelp.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/new-scientific-evidence-for-amblyopia-treatment-two-eyes-are-better-than-one/ Patching has long been used the treatment of ‘lazy eye’ (a term I rather dislike), otherwise known more clinically as ‘amblyopia’. Patching is and has been frequently misused and perhaps even abused…

Eye Exam

  ‘Eye Exams’ are not what they used to be. These days, modern optometry graduates have extensive specialty training in visual anatomy & physiology, pathology, and therapeutic treatment of disease and behavioural issues such as reading disorders, strabismus, and many…

Role of Exercise in Learning

  From the New York Times AUGUST 10, 2011, 12:01 AM For Better Grades, Try Gym Class By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS   If you want a young person to focus intently in school and perform well on tests, should you first send him…

Preschool Vision Care

  One of the simplest and most cost-effective treatments for a child with visual dysfunction and associated risks to reading fluency is the preschool vision assessment. In Alberta, the basic ‘eye exam’ is covered by the Province and this should…

Dr. Andrea Purcell on Nutrition

  Andrea Purcell is a naturopathic doctor working in Calfornia who promotes an integrative approach to healthcare (Integrative Medicine), in particular as it relates to women and their families. Through her website (www.askDrPurcell.com), she promotes ideas and products in-line with…