A Healthy Body = A Healthy Mind

BEH PODCAST EPISODE 36 

On Episode 36 of the Better Eye Health Podcast, the interconnection between the health of our body and the best functioning of our mind is explored by Dr. Miller. Each system needs the other to function properly and push back illness.

As always you will find the link to the Podcast, as well as the full transcript. You can also download a PDF of the transcript down at the bottom the page. Enjoy!

BEH PODCAST EPISODE 36  – A HEALTHY BODY = A HEALTHY MIND 

Today we are going to start off and talk a little bit about memory and supplements that might help improve memory and the relationship between lifestyle and memory. In other words, things you might do to preserve memory. I think this topic is important this because everybody is worried about Alzheimer’s disease, especially when people find themselves having difficulty remembering names and maybe and other things as they get older.

SHIFTS IN MEMORY

I just want to say that there is a certain amount of deterioration that occurs with age, but you never want to blame anything on age. I know that sounds like a crazy statement, but you know an exaggerated loss of memory is abnormal. If you feel like you can’t remember anything, then that is a reason to talk about it with me or your physician. But more importantly, what I want to say is that there are some things you can do to preserve memory and prevent the loss of memory, but there are no easy fixes with this problem.

I was a speaker at a conference last fall called neuro-regeneration. So, what are the things you can do regenerate your brain, nerves and spinal cord and your eyes? I was obviously talking about the eyes at that conference. One relevant protocol from the conference dealt with preserving memory.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP MEMORY?

What’s interesting about the protocol is that it is simply a checklist of all the things we talk about over the course of these calls. It is a checklist of all the things you do to maintain good health. The protocol includes a clean diet, not drinking alcohol, not smoking cigarettes, dealing with stress, getting adequate exercise, breathing, meditation, detoxification, and doing things to engage your mind. Your mind is kind of a use it or lose it thing. In this case, you want to think of the brain as a muscle.

Then there are some more intangible things that help you preserve memory. One thing I noticed at this conference that works to preserve function is have purpose in your life. You need to have a reason to live, you need to have a reason to be healthy. For some people, the reason is taking care of their grandchildren, or watching their grandchildren grow up. Some people are very engaged in a career or a job they love, and that keeps them going.

OTHER METHODS

Some people get involved in other ways. They get retired from the job they had all their life and they apply their gifts, skills, time and energy to something else that means something to them, and that’s what keeps them going. If you’re retired from a job and think you’re going to just sit back, put your feet up and watch TV -and have your mind be healthy – you’re mistaken.

It is this vague idea of purpose that’s a very important thing to your well-being. Purpose isn’t just about keeping your memory, it’s about keeping you going. Purpose keeps you out of depression, keeps you engaged and lithe and enthused and excited about life. I’m putting together a checklist, which wasn’t put together in the conference, of things to live with purpose. I’ll put that list up on the wall once I’ve settled on the most important parts. That’s probably going to be a few weeks.

SUPPLEMENTS FOR MEMORY

Since we are talking about memory, I think it is relevant to discuss supplements for memory. We had touched on this topic early, which was the inspiration for this topic. I know some of this is a little repetitive, but there are no supplements that anyone has ever found that will take a healthy mind and make it work better. Probably the only exception is speed, or other things like that, which enhance function, but are very corrosive and damaging. If you want to limit yourself to substances that might be allowed in professional sports or Olympic sports. Performance enhancing drugs, that are somewhat safe, that you might actually use, don’t really help memory much.

MEMORY COMPETITIONS

There are professional and amateur memory competitions. I know that sounds a little crazy, but basically, they do things like try to memorize the order of a deck of cards in 60 seconds. Maybe you’re handed a list with names to remember. There are tricks to help you remember better. It is a skill that you can work to learn.

Memory competitions are fairly big things. There are international competitions, and these people are very good and work very hard to be the best. If there is some way to get an edge in these competitions, they would use it. They try everything proposed, and so far nothing that has enhanced memory in a healthy brain.

ENCREASING CIRCULATION

Having said that, there are things you can take if your brain is a little unhealthy. There are supplements that can help you if your circulation is compromised. Compromised circulation is a consideration for all of us who are worried about with eye disease, because degenerative diseases in the eyes and brain can cause the loss of healthy circulation in those areas. A few supplements like Vinpocetine and Ginkgo, that we’ve talked about in the past, very gently open circulation of the small vessels of the brain. Often with better circulation, everything in the brain works better. Regeneration works better. Healing works better. Memory works better. Even cognition, thinking and problem solving, work better.

If your brain is a little compromised, there are also herbs and supplements that can help. They are quite safe, they don’t damage your liver, give you high blood pressure, do things that some other substances might.

CONCLUSION

But really, you probably should not worry too much about this unless it becomes a problem. All the things that you talk about that you can do to take care of your health, and take care of the health of your eyes, are going to take care of the health of your brain. In fact, even the microcurrent stimulation can improve your brain functioning. There is a resurgence in something called cranial, electrical stimulation, which we’ll discuss more in a future talk. Just so you know, the unit you have for your eyes is appropriate for cranial electrical stimulation or CES. That’s not going to make your memory a lot better, but there are different ways to use CES that can help your brain. Again, we’ll talk about that in the future. That’s about all I want to say about memory for now, so let’s go to the Q&A session.

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The Art of Acupressure and Healing the Eyes Part Three

BETTER EYE HEALTH PODCAST - EPISODE 32

On Episode 32 of the Better Eye Health Podcast, ​​Dr. Miller concludes his three part series on the essential qualities that makes acupressure an important component to the Better Eye Health Program. Make sure to listen to this last part to get the full story of this key modality. 

As always you will find the link to the Podcast, as well as the full transcript. You can also download a PDF of the transcript down at the bottom the page. Enjoy! 

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The Art of Acupressure and Healing the Eyes Part Two

BETTER EYE HEALTH PODCAST - EPISODE 31

On Episode 31 of the Better Eye Health Podcast, ​continues the discussion of the role of Acupressure and how it is used in the process of healing the eyes. Grace Halloran, PhD many years ago discovered that acupressure could play a key role in her work reverseing degenrative eye disease. She drew from many fields, and the wisdom of Eastern medicine became a crucial element in her understanding of how these diseases could change for the better. Dr. Miller continues his exploration of this in Part 2. 

As always you will find the link to the Podcast, as well as the full transcript. You can also download a PDF of the transcript down at the bottom the page. Enjoy! 

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The Art of Acupressure and Healing the Eyes Part One

BETTER EYE HEALTH PODCAST - EPISODE 30

On Episode 30 of the Better Eye Health Podcast, Dr. Miller ​begins a discussion regarding the role of Acupressure and how it can have significant impact on the healing of eye disease. He knows this from over two decades of experience of applying these approaches. This is Part One of a three part series.

As always you will find the link to the Podcast, as well as the full transcript. You can also download a PDF of the transcript down at the bottom the page. Enjoy! 

The Art of Acupressure and Healing the Eyes Part One

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Supplement Descriptions for the Better Eye Health Basic Supplement Protocol

​Basic Supplement Protocol for ARMD, RP and Stargardt Disease

​Supplements alone will not restore your vision, but an optimal supplement program is essential if you hope to restore vision when taken while doing the other therapies used in the full Better Eye Health Program.

Lutein, Sourced from Flora-Glo 
Lutein serves to help rebuild retinal and eye tissue.  Lutein is the pigmented material that the eye needs to make a healthy retina look a dark orange color. Almost everyone who starts this program has a retina that is pale and lacking lutein. Hundreds of studies going back to the 1950s have found that the minimum dose needed to restore the pigments is 40 to 60 mg per day. This is found in two pills per day. Want to decrease problems with glare and light sensitivity? Then take your lutein every day.
Lutein DOSING: 2 or 3 daily, preferably away from food.

Colloidal Minerals
The fulvic (and humic) minerals are part of the backbone of our supplement program. They provide a more optimal amount of minerals than is found in any of the products marketed as eye vitamins. Current best practices say that vitamins and minerals are best taken separately for better absorption. It may seem inconvenient but you will see the difference.
Colloidal Mineral DOSING: Take one dose per day on an empty stomach with a large glass of liquid a minimum of 15 minutes before eating. Best to take before breakfast, between meals or at bedtime.

Colloidal Vitamins 
The colloidal vitamins are another part of the backbone of our supplement program. They provide optimal amounts and much higher quality vitamins than are found in any of the products marketed as eye vitamins. Current best practices say that vitamins and minerals are best taken separately for better absorption. It may seem inconvenient but you will see the difference.
Colloidal Vitamin DOSING: Take with food, one dose per day, best taken with breakfast.

J.R. Carlson  Super-DHA
DHA is an omega-3 essential fatty acid, and makes up 25% of the weight of your brain and retina. You need regular intake of DHA and the best source for this is from clean fish. The Carlson product is excellent and requires only one pill per day to get the recommended dose of 500 mg each day. If the body can't find DHA when it's trying to rebuild an eye cell it will use whatever fatty acid it can find. Cells built with other fatty acids don't work and die young.
Our product is certified free of any contaminants, and is the perfect balance with EPA for your eyes.
Super-DHA DOSING:  One to three pills daily, best taken with meals. Start with one. If you are having lots of problems with glare, and dry eyes, then increase your dose to two or three per day.

JarroDophilus AF (probiotic)
This high quality probiotic is recommended for the health of your gut.  A healthy gut allows high levels of absorption of the nutrients from supplements and the foods that you eat. A healthy gut is important for health. If you need additional help with your digestive health, call us.
AF means allergen free, contains no wheat, dairy, soy, eggs or corn.
JARRO DOPHILUS DOSING: At least one per day, anytime.

Taurine, from Thorne
Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid that completes a protein that is essential for retinal repair and regeneration. Taurine is an amino acid found in large quantities in the eye and the heart. We recommend you take one pill per day at bedtime so that it is in your bloodstream while you sleep, which is when the body rebuilds proteins. The Repair Cycle in the eye is done during rest or sleep cycle.   (Our taurine is from plant sources, but most vegetarian and vegan diets are deficient in taurine.)
TAURINE DOSING:  500 mg before bed.

Stem Release-3, by Stem Tech
The entire better eye health program is designed to support and enhance your own adult stem cell system for regeneration. It does not take a rocket scientist to understand that you want adequate numbers of adult stem cells in your circulation at all times for this program to work it's best for you.
There are only a few substances that have ever been found to increase the number of adult stem cells in your blood to a healthy level, and Stem Release-3 is the only one that exists that is proven to work and actually on the market right now. The others are only found in research labs.
A side benefit comes from research that has shown that having levels of circulating adult stem cells found in young adults when you're older predicts a very low risk of stroke and heart attack.
STEM RELEASE-3 DOSING:  Two to six tablets per day. Start with at least two per day. Best to take one-half of your daily dose 45-90 minutes before doing your Microcurrent Stimulation treatment.

Note: When there is a range of doses suggested, start with the lowest recommended dose. Dr. Miller may recommend larger doses when he consults with you after you have started the full program.

Note: There may be other supplements that are helpful and these should be determined by individual evaluation. You can get prices and additional information by calling: 888 838-3937

These suggestioned supplements are not to be added to an existing supplement program. Contact the office for help with integrating this protocol with your other supplements. If you have any questions, please call us. 
Toll Free Line: 888-838-3937 (888-838-EYES)

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Can You Help Your Eyes With More Oxygen?

BETTER EYE HEALTH PODCAST - EPISODE 28

On Episode 28 of the Better Eye Health Podcast, Dr. Miller briefly discusses the role of adding extra oxygen to the overall daily practice of the Better Eye Health Program. The issue becomes more about blood flow and he talks about this in the podcast. 

As always you will find the link to the Podcast, as well as the full transcript. You can also download a PDF of the transcript down at the bottom the page. Enjoy! 

CAN YOU HELP YOUR EYES WITH MORE OXYGEN?

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When is the Best Time To Take Taurine?

BETTER EYE HEALTH PODCAST - EPISODE 26

On Episode 26 of the Better Eye Health Podcast, Dr. Miller talks about the basic use of Taurine and the most effective time to take it during your participation in the Better Eye Health Program. Taurine is one of the central components of the program. 

As always you will find the link to the Podcast, as well as the full transcript. You can also download a PDF of the transcript down at the bottom the page. Enjoy! 

When is the Best Time To Take Taurine?

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Can You Do Eye Exercises Twice a Day?

BETTER EYE HEALTH PODCAST - EPISODE 17

On Episode 17 of the Better Eye Health Podcast, Dr. Miller answers a question regarding the frequency of doing the eye exercises and if you can add additional rounds each day. This is a short podcast topic but important in terms of how to balance the impact of the program on daily life. 

As always you will find the link to the Podcast, as well as the full transcript. You can also download a PDF of the transcript down at the bottom the page. Enjoy! 

Can You Do Eye Exercises Twice a Day?

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Can Caffeine Decrease Blood Flow to the Eyes?

BETTER EYE HEALTH PODCAST - EPISODE 11

On Episode 11 of the Better Eye Health Podcast, Dr. Miller talks about how different substances might effect the eyes and their function. In this talk he looks at caffeine and how it potentially impacts blood flow to the eyes. Since many of the exercises and techniques in the Better Eye Health Program encourage stronger blood flow to the eyes, it is always a concern when a substance restricts this. He also explores positive and negative effects of substances like coffee. 

As always you will find the link to the Podcast, as well as the full transcript. You can also download a PDF of the transcript down at the bottom the page. Enjoy! 

BEH PODCAST EPISODE 11 - CAN CAFFEINE DECREASE BLOOD FLOW TO THE EYES?

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