Posted on Jun 09, 2012 | Comments 0
If you are a shopaholic who cannot seem to resist the online sale or the object in a shop window, there could be help at hand. A pill that is used for treating Alzheimer’s could hold out hope.
Research over the past few decades seems to suggest that certain vitamins and nutrients in a person’s diet could help prevent or slow down the degeneration of vision that comes with age.
Help for shopaholics
Being a shopaholic is a real condition that could impact several facets of life. It isn’t just an inconvenience or an imaginary problem.
If you are one of those who simply cannot pass up what seems to be a great deal, and find that you end up spending more than you can afford to, help could be at hand.
This is a medication called Ebixa that is used for treating people with Alzheimer’s disease. Doctors think that it could be useful for people who have difficulty controlling impulses (as in the case of shopaholics).
The drug could help control the chemicals in the brain that could be telling you to ignore good sense and to continue to spend money you could ill afford.
The chemical glutamate, which may be responsible for obsessive compulsive disorders, could be better controlled with the help of this drug.
Nutrients that could help the eyes
Over 150 million people wear glasses in the United States alone. As we go past the age of 40, our eyes are most commonly affected by problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinoplasty and macular degeneration.
However, those of us who regularly consume greater proportions of certain nutrients may be less likely to slower to develop age related eye diseases. The nutrients that could help eye health in particular are zinc, vitamins E and C, beta carotene, lutein and so on.
The yellow pigment in certain healthy foods helps protect the back of the eye and helps preserve the density of macular pigment. Whole grains, fruit and vegetables also help in preventing the breakdown of lutein and zeanthin, which are protective of the eyes.
So even if you do have perfect 20-20 vision right now, you need to keep eating healthy to try and keep visual degeneration at bay. And a multivitamin or a fish oil supplement is also something to consider.