Healthy Vision Part 2: Daily Habits for Eye Health

[I Like to Move it by Reel 2 Real playing] I like to move my eyeballs. [chuckles] Who likes to move their eyeballs
into eye exercises? This is what I’m doing right now,
vision exercises. I’m gonna tell you why. We’re gonna get exercising. Strengthening one
of the strongest muscles to what they do in our bodies, our optic nerves,
our eyeballs. How are we doing today?
Are we well? Good. I’m so glad. I’m so happy to see here–
to see you. I’m so happy to be here. Lori, hello.
Paul, good afternoon to you. Where are you guys logging in from?
Sunny Southern California here. It is a marvelous day. Hey, Chuck. Hey, Deepak. Deepak is waving.
I’m waiving back. Dave, hello to you. We are going to get started. It’s a beautiful day to talk about how we are going
to move our eyeballs. [music playing] Physically fit. Our eyeballs
are gonna be physically fit. Paul, “Boston is hot.” Yeah, I hear that the East Coast
is having a… East coast. The East Coast
is having a heat wave, right? Stay cool, my friends.
Stay cool. Elva, how are you? Yeah, stay cool. Missouri’s in the house. Geraldine’s here. Everyone’s here,
so we are going to get started. Okay, so if you just joined in, I was doing a couple
of my eyeball exercises. I was doing this and this. No, I’m not looking for my keys. [chuckles] Not looking for my keys. Oh, my goodness.
I am so happy to see everyone. Eleanor is here.
Okay, we can start now. Eleanor is here. We can start. Hello, everyone.
It’s Dr. Nancy. Wonder what I was doing? If you just logged in, I was doing some crazy stuff
with my eye. You’ll find out that
on today’s show, part two, in my two-part series
on eye health, on eye health. We are going to talk
about important things that you should actually be doing
every day. You, too, could look as cool as me. You should be doing every day
to help preserve the valuable eyeballs that you have. Your valuable eyes. Addressing common
age-related eye problems including techniques
you can do at home, sitting down right now. Important dietary and supplemental tips
I’m going to give you, and some lifestyle issues that may be causing
eye problems, eye problems, and causing your eyes to deteriorate. If you miss part one, that’s okay.
Don’t worry. You don’t need to watch it
to enjoy today’s important tips. You can always go back
after today’s show and rewatch it. It was actually very, very informative, so you might wanna skip on
to that afterwards and then you won’t miss a thing. You don’t want to miss a thing. All right. Hey, Blanca.
Martin and Joe is on. All right,
as I mentioned in part one, we only get one set of eyes,
one pair of eyes, and that’s why it’s very important
to take very good care of them, very good care of them. And I went through the many issues that can actually go wrong over time
with your eyes, right? While… Here, let me show you
some of the pictures that I shared with you yesterday on what are some things
that can go wrong. And then if you’re interested,
you can go back and look. We talked about detached retinas and we talked about what this is. We talked about glaucoma
and we talked about cataracts. We talked about watching
“The Notebook.” I’m just kidding. Those are called tearing. And we talked about dried eyes. We talked about a lot
of different possible things that could go wrong with your,
with your eyes, and reasons and causes behind that. So definitely go check that out. Amanda is here. Yay! Okay, so while eye problems
and eye diseases become… they become more prevalent
as we age, fortunately, many can be,
many can be prevented or corrected if you do a couple things. Who’s giving me hearts and thumbs up?
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I’m so, so, so blessed and grateful. I’m gonna find…
I’m finding my hearts. I’m giving them back to you.
I just have to. I can’t be the only one
receiving hearts. There you go.
All so much hearts for you, guys. Okay, so some of the things
that you can do to prevent age-related eye issues, I’m gonna name them off right now. I did talk about this yesterday but I’m definitely going
to just overview really, really fast. We’re talking about eye health,
if you just joined us. See your family physician regularly
to check for diseases that could cause eye problems
like diabetes. You wanna have
that regular checkup, right? That’s the one thing that you can do, the first thing that you can do
to prevent any age-related eye issues, because 80 percent of eye problems
are preventable. Visit your ophthalmologist
every single year. Having a complete eye exam
with an eye specialist is very important because most eye diseases can be treated
when found in an early stage. It can be treated when found
in an early stage. Rafa, hi. If you’ve been to the eye doctor,
you know the drill, right? The eye… A doctor may dilate
or enlarge your pupils by putting drops in your eyes and then you should also possibly get one
of those puff tests in your eyes to test for glaucoma
or macular degeneration. Your doctor will then test
your eyesight and your glasses and even your eye muscles,
the strength of your eyes. Yeah, really important every single year try to see your ophthalmologist
or your special eye doctor. I say every year,
but if you have diabetes, or if you have a family history
of eye disease, an eye exam with pupil dilation,
in particular, you may need to go more often. And always see an eye doctor immediately
if you have any loss of eyesight, if you have blurred vision,
eye pain, double vision, redness, swelling the eye or the eyelids, or fluids coming out
or oozing out from the eye. Butch, hi. Hey, Danney. Does anyone have issues like that
with your eyes? You can just say yes
by giving a thumbs up because, you know, eye-related issues
are really, really big. We rely so much on our visual, on our vision, information, that it really, really
debilitates us, right? So we really need to take care
of our eyes. So we don’t talk about it enough. So let’s talk about how diet
and the foods you eat can protect the eyes,
can protect your eyes, and preserve the quality
of your eyesight. Shall we do that?
You guys are so quiet. Shall we do that?
Are we excited? These are things that are very, very good
for you to know. We know about muscles and we know about,
you know, inflammation. Now if you joined me for some time,
we know about that stuff. But what about the eye health?
What about your eye health? What are things that we can really do to make sure
that the things that we see, how we interpret information
from an optical point of view, how we can maximize that, right? The eyes are really, really vascular. So, so a heart healthy diet, low in trans and saturated fat, that is important to keep
the blood vessels of the eyes healthy. Foods rich in antioxidants
are also super, super important to make sure that you’re eating that
a lot every single day, to help protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration
or AMD, which is a leading cause of blindness
among older Americans. It also helps prevent cataracts and other eye-related conditions
that I just mentioned. So we’re gonna go in
and talk about vision exercises that we can do
to maximize our eyeball age. Studies looking
at age-related eye disease consistently show that people
who supplement their diets with… What do you guys think? Vitamin C with antioxidants,
zinc, beta carotene, vitamin E, all of these, they experience
a 25 percent reduction in risk of developing serious
eye health issues as they age. So I’m going to share with you
my top five, top five eye health nutrients. I’m gonna talk about that
in just a little bit. And now… And how much I talk about
the importance of exercise each and every single show, and that goes the same for eye health, that goes the same. No part of your body can do
without exercise, including your eyeballs. So for our eye health,
your eyes are muscles, and they need…
they need constant exercise, right, in a good way to keep them strong
and healthy. I’m gonna demonstrate a few
of the versions right now. And I want you to do this with me because I’m sure a lot of you
haven’t done it. So it’ll be interesting.
It’ll be fun. It’s just a kind of a snapshot overview of what exercises will help strengthen
the optic nerve so that you can have better,
better lasting healthy eyes. Okay, let’s do it. Let’s do it.
It’s gonna be fun. Now many people’s vision
naturally gets worse with age. If you have blurry vision
due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or age-related difficulty seeing up close, well, you may need prescription eyewear. Anybody wear prescription eyewear? A lot of people do.
About 50 percent of people actually do. In addition to having an eye exam to get a diagnosis
and a prescription from a professional, you should consider vision exercises, what I’m gonna show you to improve
and maintain your vision, okay? All right, so we’re gonna do
some vision exercises. I want you guys
to do this with me, unless you’re driving,
then don’t do this. Pull off to the side. Do this when you are not driving. 10 and 2. 10 and 2.
Hands on, hands on the wheel. All right, the very first one
I’m going to do is called… I don’t know where that came from. That is called the trombone.
That is the trombone. Anyone, anyone in band? Anyone ever play the trombone? I was in band,
that’s why I’m so cool, and I played the clarinet,
the bass clarinet and symphonic piano. Of course, I did. It was either piano or violin.
You know, you have to pick. So anyway, all right, the trombone. The trombone is the very
first vision exercise that I’m going to show you,
the trombone. And let me explain
how the trombone works, all right? First, you’re gonna hold a pen
or your finger or you can hold your finger
or your pen. I like to take a pen or a pencil, okay? So hold a pen at arm’s length. So extend your arm fully at arm’s length and focus on the object,
the tip of the object as… and you’re gonna bring it
to touch your nose and you’re going to bring it out
again, okay? So that’s what your arm is going to do. But I want you to focus your eyeballs, your eyesight right just at the tip. Stay focus as you move it back and forth, extending your arm and down. So one way to do this
is to hold it vertically, and one,
and extend it out and back to your nose. And you can even do it to your right side
or left side slowly. And you wanna do it slowly, but this is just a warm up, okay? You want to do this 10 reps each day
on each side. You can do the center,
to the left and to the right. All right, that’s called the trombone because the trombone
is played this way. All right, that’s very simple. It might seem silly. You might be doing this
and you’re thinking, “This is… Really? What is this doing?” But if you have any kind of eye issues,
lazy eye, whatever it is going on, this is actually pretty difficult to do and maintain your focus
on the very tip of the object that is being extended
and I’m contracting back in. All right, so that is just a warm up.
That is just a warm up. We’re gonna move on to eye massages. Oh, it just sounds very relaxing. Eye… Dave was first,
chair and clarin… No, you weren’t, Dave. I was. Stop trying to be me, Dave. [chuckles] All right, so you would be the one
that challenges everyone else. Oh, other people challenge you. All right, so eye massages.
Next up, eye massages. Anyone do this? All right.
So I’m gonna show you. You’re gonna use your fingertips,
your sweet gentle fingertips. And the area around your eye socket
right here is tender, so be gentle when you do this, but you’re gonna apply steady,
not hard but steady pressure, and do a circular motion like this
around the areas, around the outside
of your eye sockets, okay? And you can immediately feel. You can just go ahead and do this. Just go ahead and just do
gentle steady pressure on the outside of your eye sockets. This helps ease the tension
and relax your facial muscles. And relax your forehead and really be intentional
when you do this. So all around the socket,
your whole entire eye socket, okay? All right,
so that was an eye massage that you can do yourself. Debra, hello. Vincent, hello. Oh, oh, hello. Okay, we got that.
We got eye massages. All right, so the next one
is analytic vision. Analytic vision. When looking at any object or a person, you can try analyzing it by visually using your micromovements,
micromovements. And I’m going to explain
what you can do, okay? Basically, you look at the object. It can be anything,
and I’ll show you what to do, and you draw the edges
and the lines like the perimeter, the outside of the object. So if you’re looking at me right now
on your phone or in your computer, you can use your eyeball
and go from here, my shoulder, my arm, my shoulder, all the way up around my head
and down. Or you can draw the perimeter
of your phone or whatever object
that you’re looking at. So if I’m looking across
at my refrigerator, I’m going to use my eyeball,
I’ll go close, and draw the perimeter of it. But you wanna, you wanna make sure
it’s a little bit challenging, right? So take something
a little bit more difficult. You can take a tree
and look across the field of vision and kind of trace the outside of the tree. It is might seem silly. You might seem like,
“Oh, this. What am I doing here?” But the very, very subtle nuances
of your optic nerve and all the tiny little muscles
are working hard to trace it and that is an exercise
that you wanna do that can prevent age-related issues
with your eyes, right? Okay, so it seems
really ridiculously easy. However, if you are struggling
with the strength of your eye muscles, this might be challenging. So you’re gonna do this, okay. So do that a couple times,
a couple of times a week as well. And you can blink as freely
as you want as you go and just try to focus
on the whole thing, kind of like relax your eyes,
relax your eyes, and kind of see the whole picture instead of trying to look
at every single nuance. Just relax and then trace
the outside of the object. Okay? Okay. Are we learning? Is this good? I see a lot of thumbs up. See, things that you don’t usually do. You’re making your brain stronger, too. Your amygdala is like blown right now. All right, the next thing we’re gonna do
is the flash method. The flash method. And here, what we wanna do is use
a deck of cards or a pack of dominoes and we’re gonna use these as flashcards,
as flashcards. And what you wanna do
is you would just wanna, just draw any single,
any single card. Okay, I’m not looking.
I’m gonna draw any single card. Hold it at arm’s length away, okay? And you’re gonna glance at it really fast
and then look away. So literally, I drew…
Here, let me do another one. I’m going this way. I’m not gonna look. I’m gonna look
and then I’m looking away. So in a flash,
I’m supposed to remember. Now you’re supposed to remember
what that card said. So it’s the seven of hearts. So in a flash, I am just going to… Here. So I’m going to look at you,
drawing a card, turning around, boom. That was the eight of clubs. So I have to remember that. It might seem simple
but these are great exercises and it challenges your brain, too. It’s literally a blink. It’s a snapshot and time. You look at the card, you look away, and you try to remember what you saw. These are great exercises. Who’s doing these? I know people are sending me hearts
and sending me thumbs up. Or is anyone doing these? I know you probably don’t have
deck of cards around, but if you have dominoes,
a deck of cards, or, you know, anything else. A stack of photographs.
Who is in that photograph? That can work as well. That was called the flash method.
Flash method. Okay, now we are going to do
what’s called shifting focus. Shifting focus between your fingertip
and something across the room five to…
five to ten times, okay? So I’m going to use the pen again
or you can use your finger. So literally, I’m going to stare
at the tip, right here, of my object and then shift my eyesight,
not my whole head, but my eyesight, and you’re gonna go from here. I’m gonna go from here
to the windowsill, and I’m gonna do that five times. You’re going to do this 10, okay? And this helps maintain the flexibility
of the muscle tissues that encircle your lenses,
the flexibility, right? It’s like yoga for your eyes and that will control your range of focus, So one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Okay, so I did that 10 times. Try it if you’re not driving. If you are,
if you are in a stationary place… Don’t die here, folks. Okay, if you’re in a stationary place,
I want you to do this, and then that will be a great exercise. So it can be further away and then do this on the other side. So you’re looking there
but you’re not moving your head. Only your eyes, okay?
Only your eyes. Okay, how are we doing?
We’re good? All right,
so that was called shifting focus. Shifting focus. These exercises can be repeated
until your eyes feel tired and then you can go right to sleep. [chuckles] Anyone suffering from sleepless nights? Just do some vision,
vision exercises like a baby. You’re welcome. All right, these can be repeated
until your eyes are tired. With age, doing exercises like the ones
that I just showed you become more and more important. Who here is over the age of 40? Over the age of 40,
give me a heart. Over the age of 40,
give me a heart. You got to start doing this. Start doing this right now. Over the age of 50, give me two hearts.
You got to be doing this. Over the age of 60, three hearts.
You have to be doing this. Try spending a few minutes
each and every day on doing some eye exercises. It doesn’t require you
to use your hips, your ankles, your quads, just your eyeballs. All right, lots of people
over the age of 40, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Lots of people doing exercises
for your eyes. Very good. It’s also very important for you
to take care of your eye health by managing underlying
health conditions. Underlying health conditions. Vision problems are often related
to underlying health problems. What are some of the health problems? Heart disease and diabetes, or other chronic and preventable
conditions, preventable. To improve your vision, you may need to first treat
other health problems, okay? Please work with your eye doctor,
your healthcare professional, your medical professional, to come up with the optimal plan
for your main health condition because everybody is different. I’m always giving kind of
a general bird’s-eye view of the majority of people. But you are very individual
and you’re very unique, so you have a whole set
and subset of things that pertain to you. So make sure that you talk to your
healthcare professional for that, okay? Now I also want you to make sure
that you are protecting your eye health by making sure you get plenty
of the top five eye health nutrients. The very first one, the very first… What are some foods that you think
are really good for your eyes? Everyone knows, right?
Carrots, carrots. Bunnies must just have
the best eyesight ever. The carrots. All right, so in a nutshell, we want to be eating foods like these. All these healthy foods. The very first one on my top five
nutrients list of eye health is lutein, lutein or lutein. Okay, lutein is an antioxidant. An antioxidant that is absolutely essential
for your eye health. Lutein or lutein actually protects
both the eyes and your skin. So if you want wonderful eyesight,
healthy eyes, and beautiful radiant glowing skin, you wanna eat these kinds of foods, okay. Anti-inflammatory, carotenoids,
phytonutrients. These are all found in foods
like the dark leafy greens and the egg yolks and the citrus fruits. And the citrus fruits and the veggies like carrots. All right, citrus fruits,
an orange vegetables like carrots, because that got good carotenoids. Once you eat it,
it’s transported around the body, especially to the parts of your eyes
called the macula and the lens. So that’s why you need lutein or lutein
in your everyday food. Researchers at the Harvard University,
very fancy, very esteemed school, they found that supplementing with six milligrams daily of lutein
or lutein can lower the risk
of macular degeneration by nearly 45 percent. That’s huge. Making it essential
to your everyday diet as you age. You got to eat it. Yay, yay? Then you say yay.
All right. Zeaxanthin, Zeaxanthin,
this is my second, my second nutrient that I want you to be mindful of
and eat. Foods like these. There are more than 600 different types
of carotenoids found in nature. Remember, these are the antioxidants
and phytonutrients. These are the pigments that actually
give the fruit and vegetables their color, their color. They are powerful antioxidants, but only about 20 make their way
into the eyes. Only about 20 make their way
into the eyes. Lutein and zeaxanthin,
these are the most important because they are delivered
in the highest quality, highest quantities to your eyes,
into your eyes. Just like lutein or lutein, zeaxanthin actually helps protect
the eyes tissue. It protects the eyes lens and the macula which clears vision
and prevents glare, glare and light sensitivity in disorders
like cataracts. Like lutein, zeaxanthin is found
in spinach and Swiss chard, kale, peas, broccoli, and asparagus. Who eats any of those in a day? That’s really, really, really good for you. You wanna continue eating
those kind of foods. Okay? Okay, next one, vitamin C. This antioxidant vitamin C does more
than just fight off colds. Oh, yes, it also helps protect your vision. It’s like armor for your vision
by fighting those free radicals, fighting those free radicals
and helping you absorb more trace minerals and nutrients
in general. Studies show that many Americans
are actually really deficient in vitamin C and that is essential
to helping repair damaged tissues. You need your vitamin C to slow down
the inflammation responses in your body and in your eyes. You need your vitamin C to support
your healthy immune functioning and, of course, to protect your eye health
much and much more. Vitamin C is very, very necessary
every single day. So you want foods like these. One long-term study also found
that cataracts or 60 percent less common among people who reported regular consumption
of vitamin C. You know the sources of vitamin C
right here, right? Citrus fruits. One medium-sized orange
provides 70… One medium sized orange right here
provides 70 milligrams of vitamin C, which is about 78 percent of the daily
recommended intake in general. Other sources,
dark leafy greens, berries, cantaloupe, watermelon,
pineapple, broccoli. All right, vitamin C, we need that. Oranges. Yes. Next up of my top five very important
nutrients for eye health. Zinc. Zinc. Where is zinc found? Where is zinc found? Foods like these. Studies have found that zinc in combination with the other vitamins help protect the retina
and lower risk for macular degeneration. Zinc is one of the most
important nutrients for helping with nutrient absorption,
absorption. So you need that for…
to absorb the nutrients better, right? For helping with nutrient absorption. It’s involved in over 100
metabolic processes and allowing
for proper waste elimination. We need zinc.
It’s very important. And zinc also fights inflammation
and it fights cellular damage, and fight cellular damage. Zinc, oh, another one zinc benefits,
tissues within the eyes because it plays a crucial role
in proper cell division and cell growth, maintaining healthy circulation, okay? And it also maintains
healthy autoimmune reactions and controlling inflammatory cytokines. Cytokines.
These attack the tissues. It’s not good, the cytokines. The human body does not synthesize
the zinc it needs so we need to obtain enough
from sources like the fish and the grass-fed meats
and pumpkin seeds and nuts. There. And then this one
is omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids. Someone mentioned omega-3.
Paul, you are so right. Omega-3 fatty acids
is my last top five nutrient that I wanna talk to you about today
for eye health. Omega-3 fatty acids
have immense benefits for dozens of different health conditions all because they’re fighting inflammation. They’re helping your body
fight inflammation This is what you wanna be looking for. They’re fighting inflammation and they’re able to slow down
the effects of aging and accelerated aging. Omega-3 stabilize blood sugar levels
which lowers inflammatory responses. It helps fight eye damage
caused by diabetes, improve circulation. So make sure that you are getting
plenty, plenty of the avocados and the salmon, the walnuts,
the chia seeds, the flax seeds in your diet, in your diet. You want to have omega-3 fatty acids
in your diet every single day. Another essential inflammation fighting
nutrient for eye health is curcumin. Who takes curcumin
on a regular daily basis? Very important. I want to make sure that you’re taking
your curcumin on a regular basis. Smarter Nutrition will have a link below
if you wanna learn more, but this is one of the best fast-acting
inflammation fighting supplements that not only help your eyes, but your inflammation from your head
down to your toes, from the inside out. It is absolutely a necessity
to have as well. Next up is hydration.
Stay hydrated. Who thinks that
they are dehydrated right now? Let’s all take a water break. Let’s all take a water break. We need our water.
It is hot. There is a heat wave going on
in a lot of… in a lot of parts of the country right now. How hot is it where you are? I have people from India on here. All over the world,
people are very hot and bothered, and also probably dehydrated. Hydration is crucial and it’s key for good, good eye health,
good eye health. So I’m making a little bit of space so I can show you
how I make some delicious, delicious encouragement for you
to drink more of your liquids, right? Drinking plenty of water
throughout the day is very important for health of your eyes
and your body. I’m going to do a video
on dehydration very, very soon. You’re gonna love it. I did qualities of water
and what is the best water to drink. But now we’re gonna dive
into dehydration, specifically. I’m gonna talk more about how it can lead
to dry eyes, red eyes, puffy eyelids, but you can easily prevent all of these by just drinking consistent amounts
of clean, clean mineral, spring or filtered water. Yeah, I also did a recent show
on the different types of water and we’re gonna put that into the link
very soon as well. But eye-healthy infused water,
eye-healthy infused water… Let’s see if I can get
all of my waters out here. Here are my water containers
that I’m going to use for healthy infused water. I’m going to show you how to make
healthy eye infused water. Healthy water for good eyeballs. All right, so what we wanna do is… Okay, so how many of you guys
actually drink infused water? Infused water?
Do you guys even know what that is? It’s when you want
just a little bit of fun in your water because it’s boring to drink
just regular water, and our taste buds
have shifted so much that we kind of expect something fun
in our mouth. Water is just not good enough.
We want the sparkling. We want fruit juices
and energy drinks and things like that. So we’re gonna go back to basic
which is water, but we’re gonna add a little bit of fun,
because why not? You can add anything you want
inside your water to make it super fun. And what I like to do,
so that you don’t get all of the bits, sometimes if you put…
especially raspberries or fruit, it might kind of come apart. And then when you pour it
into your water glass you might get, you know,
little bits of pulp, which is fine if you like that,
that’s great, added fiber, right? But if you don’t, I always like to add
a little bit of ice on top of whatever I’m infusing, the vegetable or the fruit or the herb, and then that’ll be a perfect
little concoction that you can just have sitting
on your table, on your kitchen counter, and then it’ll encourage you
to drink a little bit more water. So you can add a handful
of chopped herbs like mint, basil, rosemary, ginger, and you can just put it
into a glass pitcher or a jar. You can choose a couple fruits
like cucumber, fennel, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, lemons, limes,
oranges, peaches, watermelon slices. You can add whatever you want
to your pitcher or your jar. You wanna fill the container
with filtered water and let it sit in the fridge
or sit on the counter and then you just enjoy,
and just enjoy. And a few of my concoctions that I love
are cucumber and mint. So I’m gonna just show you
how easy it is to make it. Let me grab my Ginsu knife so I can show you
just how easy it is to make, just how easy it is to make. So look at this, beautiful fruit
filled with vitamin C and all of the good,
good-for-you vitamin. So I’m gonna just focus this down here. All right, we’re making
a fruit infused water. So the very first one I wanna do
is cucumber and mint. Cucumber and mint. So I’m gonna take some
of my cucumbers. I love Persian cucumbers
because they’re just… they’re just a little bit sweeter
and crunchier. So I cut the ends off. And then I just slice it.
Can you see that? And I just slice it like so and then I plop it into the water. Cucumber and this is mint. So here’s my water. So I’ll put some cucumbers in it
and some mint leaves. I’ll just peel it off. Put more cucumber in there. And you can put as much
or as little as you like. There you go, cucumber and mint. See how easy that was. And if you’d like, you can put
a little bit of ice on top of it and it’s very decorative too. It looks really good. Isn’t that look pretty? There, cucumber and mint infused water. All right, the next one. Next one, I’m gonna make
strawberry and basil. Oh, that smells good,
that sounds good. Okay, here’s my strawberry. I’m gonna just show you
how easy this is. We’re gonna put some strawberries
in there. I use organic
and I washed them first. Here’s my living basil plant. My living basil.
Look at how pretty that is. My living basil plant. I’m just gonna take
a couple, couple leaves. Basil is so fragrant and so are the mint. All of these are very fragrant. They smell so lovely
and it doesn’t take a lot. So I’m gonna put a little bit
more strawberries on top. There. And this one,
I’m not gonna add any, any ice. Look at that. That’s easy, right? And it smells wonderful.
That’s a great combination to have. The next one I’m gonna do is… Oh, you can do kiwi with basil. Here’s some kiwi.
Kiwi, basil. If this is too exotic
and you just wanna do lemon infused water
or lime or oranges, you can slice up some oranges
and plop them in. Apples. Apples are really good
with oranges or something else. So whatever you wanna do,
you just plop them in. Very, very, very delicious.
Let’s do one more. What do you guys want me to see? Oh, yes, I love basil as well. Oh, great, fruit is wonderful. Let’s do basil. Let’s do basil and kiwi.
How about that? Let’s do basil and kiwi. Here’s my third glass jar. “Apple and ginger.”
Oh, that’s a good one. Apple and ginger is a good one. Actually, that sounds really lovely.
I think I’ll do that one. Apple and ginger. I changed my mind.
I’m doing apple and ginger. Like Theresa said. All right, so ginger.
I’m just taking… I’m just taking my ginger
and I’m slicing it up. All right, plopping it in here. And my apple. Remember, I washed all of my fruits I try to pick organic as much as I can. You wanna slice them up very, very thin, so that more of the flavor of the fruit
is released into the water. Water is very corrosive in nature,
so it will break down. It likes to be broken down. It likes to break down
whatever it’s around. So it’ll continue to break down. Okay, so that’s apple. And I’ll cut a little bit more ginger. Apples and ginger.
Oh, what a great combo. I love that. Okay, apples and ginger, and then you can put
a little bit of ice in here. There you go.
Apples and ginger. Thank you, Theresa, for the… for the suggestion,
for the yummy suggestion. Look at that.
I love ginger, oh. Oh, that’s gonna be lovely. So there you go,
some fruit infused waters so that you are staying hydrated because the eye health,
your eye health depends on it. Your eye health depends on it. See, that’s so easy, right? I want you guys not to be afraid
to add a little bit of fun to what you typically already have. And there’s a lot of great
water bottles now, glass water bottles that have
little compartment in the very middle that’s compartmentalize, right? So you can put in your vegetables
and your fruit juices. I’m sorry, your fruits and your vegetables
and your herbs, and then you can fill it up
with filtered water and you drink and sip on that
all day long. It’s lovely. Do I use filtered water in the ice?
Yes, of course. Yes, of course. Yes, of course I do. You wanna filter everything
as much as you can. All right, so those are some
of my favorite combinations. Wonderful? Okay. All right, also let me show you one
of my favorite eye health smoothies. eye health smoothies, and this eye health smoothie
is loaded with vitamin C and zeaxanthin and omega-3s
and lutein or lutein. And it’s delicious,
it’s delicious. It’s a blueberry peach smoothie. So I have some blueberries.
I froze them. I froze them. So they’re perfect right now. So this is a blueberry peach smoothie. This is my peach. So you’re gonna use three-fourths cup
of blueberries, one cup of kale or spinach, one cup of kale or spinach, one cup of almond, almond milk. So let’s have some almond milk. Let me see
if I have some spinach leftover. And then chia seeds, chia seeds, honey, and half a cup of peaches,
half a cup of peaches. So let me see
if I have any more… [hums] All right, so I brought my chia
and flax seeds over. Okay, so I’m going to put in
a little bit of everything. So we’ve got one cup of almond milk. One cup of almond milk. We have half a cup of peaches. Let me use half a peach. Peaches are lovely. Peaches are lovely. Anyone from Georgia on? Georgia peaches. Three-fourths cup of blueberries. I use frozen blueberries. If you use frozen blueberries,
you don’t need to add ice because it’ll be plenty creamy
and smooth and cold. You wanna use some chia seeds. One tablespoon. Okay? Or you can use ground chia seeds. Two tablespoons of honey. Here’s honey, raw honey. I’m not gonna add any to mine
because I think it’s plenty sweet already. And then some spinach, some spinach. You’re gonna add in one cup of spinach
or one cup of kale. And then you’re gonnna put in the lid
which I put right here. All right, so we’re gonna blend
this puppy up. We’re gonna blend it. Oh, thanks, Leo. [chuckles] So funny. Okay, a little bit loud.
Maybe you can see this. Okay, ready? [whirring] Good for your eyeball smoothie, the official name. Good for your eyeball smoothie.
Here we go. Oh. Very nice. Tastes very good. You might wanna add some… some honey to it, but that’s plenty sweet for me. And it’s delicious. And the kids will love it. The kids will love it. All right, how are we doing? Oh, good. I’m so glad, Carol. Carol is giving me smoothie ideas. What are your smoothie ideas?
What are your go-to smoothies? I know everybody here
is a pretty well-versed in… or most of you guys
are well-versed in eating my anti-inflammatory way of life, and you guys have your… You guys have your favorite,
so share, share, shares. I’ll use them in my next videos. Oh, no, your Bullet stopped working. Yikes. All right, we are enjoying… We are enjoying learning
all about eye health. We are wrapping it up today. If you just joined us, that’s okay,
I’ll tell you exactly what I covered. Tons of information on eye health
in this series. This is part two. I shared a lot of information,
important information, describing several of the most common
eye-related health issues that we experience as we age
in part one. And then we talked a lot about the steps
that you can take each and every one of us in our 30’s or 40’s,
especially 40’s and over, the steps that we can take to keep
our eyes healthy as we get older including specific eye exercises, right? And tips that you can do
on a daily basis, focusing on the top five nutrients
for your eye health especially lutein or lutein
and zeaxanthin, staying hydrated with the infused waters
that we make together. Cheers. Oh, smells so good. I’m gonna be so hydrated today.
I’ll drink it all. All right, and supplementing with curcumin
as a part of your daily plan to minimize the harmful effects
associated with inflammation. You’re very welcome, Allan.
Hi, Jai. Okay, I hope you found
this awesome show on eye health series very informative. Please make sure
that you share this information with the people that are older with you,
the people who are younger, and your friends and family. Your eye health is so, so important. We need to do everything that we can
to protect it, right? Yes, we do.
I’ll see you very, very soon. If you do have any additional
comments or questions, please leave them in the comments
or direct message us. We read all of your suggestions
on future shows. We love them,
so keep those coming in. And it is always such a gift
and such a pleasure to be able to share my knowledge and the things that I care about
deeply with you because we’re all human. We all have a lot
of the same issues going on and we can talk about it
and dive into it together for the betterment of all of us, right? Yes, okay. “I will use raw royal jelly
instead of regular raw honey.” Okay, William.
You’re so welcome, Violet. Good to see you, Phillip. Happy weekend to you. “What about brain health?” Oh, that’s a good one.
I like it, Kari. Thank you. Will do brain health for sure. We have done stuff on brain, but we can always, always revisit
and take a different angle, right? Omega-3s for sure feeds
are healthy, healthy brain because the majority of our brain is fat and we need good fats to feed our brain and to make it run as smooth as possible. And then of course,
getting good quality sleep that’s really important, as well as eating as healthy as possible
anti-inflammatory foods. And last but not the least,
to de-stress as much as you can because stress really does a number
on our whole health but really our brain. And if our brain is not thinking clearly
or is thinking too much because it’s too stressed, it affects our entire body and our functioning
and our quality of life. So in a nutshell,
if I were to do a show on brain health, that is what I would say,
but, yes. Okay, Brenda says, “Yes, brain health.
We need more brain health.” Okay, so maybe, maybe shows coming up,
we’ll do that. Okay. All right, Yvonne, anti-inflammatory foods
and exercising. Yeah, and sunshine, vitamin D
really, really important. Thank you. You’re awesome, Danney. Okay, have a great weekend. I’ll see you guys very, very soon.
Be well. Bye-bye.

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  1. How is it possible you only have 21 views? Am I missing something? What am I missing? Is there another platform… Facebook? Or???

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