TYH'S HEALTHY EXCHANGE
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Lutein & Zeaxanthin: Visions of Being Brainy

It seems these two colorful carotenoids are more than just eye “candy”!

Carotenoids are pigments found in fruits and veggies that give them their bright colors. When your parents said carrots were good for your eyes, they were right! Carrots provide quite a bit of carotenoids, mainly as lutein and zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin). Lutein and zeaxanthin are renowned for eye health. People supplement to ease computer eye strain and also as a preventative against age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) as these two are needed abundantly in the retina, the area where images are formed into what you see. You cannot make these colorful pigments so you’ll need a diet high in fruits and veggies and/or supplement to keep your peepers healthy. So what’s all this have to do with the brain? Continue reading

The Best Time to Take Your Probiotics

Long before the media was a buzz of ads about why you need a probiotic, naturopathic doctors knew the value of an optimally functioning GI tract for immunity and a host of other health benefits. Your GI tract is teeming with billions of organisms (friendly bacteria species) which help you make and absorb vitamins and minerals, form natural killer cells to fight infection and of course, digest your food for the nutritional support your body needs on a daily basis.

Everything is not all good down there in the dark.

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Plastic Water Bottles Can Make You Fat

Hydrate! One of the healthiest habits is to consume fresh, pure water throughout the day. But if you haven’t given up your convenient plastic water bottle for the sake of the earth, perhaps you may after you learn the link between plastic and your weight. It seems research from Health Canada is the first to show how the body metabolizes bisphenol-A (BPA) results in fat accumulation. Continue reading