Thursday, April 14, 2011

Eyefoods Book Available at the following Retail Locations

Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes is available at the following locations:


Unique Books and Gifts
54 Talbot Street
Essex, ON

Niagara Falls
Commisso's Fresh Foods
6161 Thorold Stone Road, Unit 14

Peninsula Vision Associates
5400 Portage Road, 5th Floor

5400 Portage Road, Main Floor

St. Catharines
Near Fairview Mall
285 Geneva

Penn Center
Glendale Ave

Seaway Mall

Devonshire Mall
Howard Ave

St. Clair Shore Shopping Center

Sweet Potato and Orange Pepper Soup

It's early spring and mother nature is keeping us guessing on the weather.  What a great time to make a large pot of this fresh, tasty soup that is loaded with beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. With a hint of ginger and orange, it makes a great meal after a day of yard work or while enjoying the early spring sun. Get the Sweet Potato and Orange Pepper Soup recipe for your eye health!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dr. Laurie's List - Things To Do To Keep My Eyes Healthy

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often forget the most important thing in life.  Taking care of ourselves.  Our body is our temple and our eyes are the windows.  Let's not take our vision for granted.

Things To Do To Keep My Eyes Healthy

·      Visit my optometrist every 1-2 years
·      Bring my children to the optometrist once by age 6 months, by age three and then yearly once they start school
·      Know my family history of eye health and eye problems
·      Eat eyefoods to nourish my body with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids
·      Wear good quality sunglasses to protect my eyes from the harmful effects of UV light

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dr. Laurie's Shopping List - Eyefoods Dinner

Dr. Laurie's Shopping List will provide you with 5 ingredients that are part of The Eyefoods Plan.  We challenge you to create a tasty meal that are based on  these 5 ingredients.  Of course, you can add other necessary ingredients.  (Just make sure they are healthy!)

Please let us know your creations.  Share it on this blog or on our Facebook page.

Shopping List - Eyefoods Dinner
  • Baby spinach
  • Orange peppers
  • Boneless turkey breast
  • Black beans
  • Oranges

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dr. Laurie's List

Welcome to the first installment of Dr. Laurie’s List.  I’m known for making lists for everything in my own life.  Shopping lists, honey-do lists,  Eyefoods work lists.  I’ve even transformed those around me into list-makers.  Dr. Barb and I have been working on Eyefoods together for 3 years now and just last month, Dr. Barb started making lists too.

Dr. Laurie’s List will include Shopping Lists for eyedfoods dishes that you can create and To Do Lists for your eye health.  It will also provide you with interesting and important facts about your eyes and vision.   

We’d love to hear your questions.  Let us know if there are any questions about your eyes in general or about eyefoods, that we can answer – and I will create list for you! 

Eye Health Facts

Things to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

·      Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the western world
·      A family history of age-related macular degeneration can increase your risk of developing AMD
·      Food and lifestyle choices can help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration
·      Age-related macular degeneration can lead to loss of central vision and affect your ability to read and to drive
·      Antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and nutrients such as zinc and omega-3 fatty acids are important in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration

Friday, April 8, 2011

Eyefoods at Chapters, St. Catharines

We're thrilled to announce that we're on the bookshelves!

Eyefoods:  A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes is now available at Chapters in St. Catharines and Coles at the Pen Center in St. Catharines.  

Stay posted as we become available in a location near you.  

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Eyefoods Book Release

Dr. Barb and I both have a passion for books, especially nutrition books and cookbooks. The decision to write Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes came pretty quick after we had compiled all of the research and created the plan. Even in this digital age, we wanted to hold the final product in our hands. (And we also wanted another beautiful book to add to our collections)

Writing and publishing Eyefoods was one of the greatest learning experiences that either of us has had. We are thankful for the professionalism and creativity of our team. Every person that worked on Eyefoods has added their own touch to the book. We recognize this and thank you all.

Dr. Barb and I are thrilled to present to you Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes. The book is easy to read and understand, and it is filled with beautiful photos (many of which were taken by Dr. Barb). It is also filled with meal ideas and tips on how to include eyefoods in your life.
We hope that this book will teach many people the power of nutrition on eye health.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Eyefoods Plan

How much kale can one person actually eat in a week? Kale is such a powerful eyefood that it is tempting to include it in every one of our eyefood recipes and meals. In fact, if you made a point of eating kale every day you would be nourishing your body with a high amount of lutein, a very powerful eye nutrient. However, we wanted the eyefoods plan to offer enough variety that it could be followed for a lifetime.

Dr. Barb and I are quite passionate about nutrition, both for ourselves and our families. For us, eating kale every day actually sounded like a great challenge. However, our husbands, Kris and Chris, reminded us that eating, even healthy eating, should be fun. And fun includes variety. So, thank you, Kris and Chris for inspiring us to develop a plan that every person will enjoy following - and that doesn't make you eat kale everyday.(Although we'd love it if you did!)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Eyefoods - Choosing our Team

After months of research we had all of the food information at our fingertips. Now we had to choose our team. Which foods would make the cut?

To become an eyefood, a food had to contain either a very high amount of a specific eye nutrient, or a balance of all of the eye nutrients. We set our standards, and then after days of chart making and analysis we had our team. These foods would become the basis of the eyefoods plan.

In our book, Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes, we explain why each food made the cut to become part of the eyefoods team and we offer meal ideas and tips on how to include eyefoods into a busy lifestyle.

But there is more. Dr. Barb and I have always said "It is one thing to know which foods to eat to keep you healthy, but it is another thing to consistently include these foods into our diets." Our next goal was to create a plan to solve this very problem.