ENVIORNMENTAL AND DIETARY FACTORS
Other factors in your control that that may help reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration or reduce the progression of the disease include UV light exposure, diet and exercise. In addition to vitamin supplementation, protect yourself with UV light resistant sunglasses, exercise, and a healthy diet. Vitamins have been shown to reduce disease progression by up to 25% while diet may reduce progression by up to 50%. Specifically consider supplements that follow the guidelines set by Age-Related Macular Degeneration studies (AREDS II), like Macula Health Complete, and modify according to your age, disease severity and medical history.
If possible, your diet should include:
The consumption of green leafy vegetables.
Fish, at least twice a week.
Avoid eating red meat or processed baked goods more than once a week.
Avoid smoking and sleep deprivation.
Omega-3 fatty acids should be consumed once a day along with regular exercise, under the direction of your medical doctor. The appropriate ratio of Omega-3 elements, specifically DHA/EPA, is also important and we utilize a formula, Omega-3 Complete, based on the Areds II study.