Eating for Your Eyes

by | Jan 20, 2021 | Podcasts | 0 comments


Podcast Episode 86

With all the screen time these days, our eyes are getting a bit of a work out! And this may not always be a positive thing. We’re talking strain, fatigue, blurry vision, dryness plus a myriad of other issues that affect eyes regardless of our device exposure. Did you know that nutrition can play a role in the health of those eyeballs? We are using our eyeballs more than ever and manhy of us are feeling it.

Whether it’s aging, the screens or both, our eyes could use a little extra support. And it ain’t just about carrots. Plus we celebrate the good work of Community Alliance for Global Justice. Plus, sponsored by “Broccoli”.


      • What are “carotenoids” and how do they help?
      • Is “astaxanthin” a real thing?
      • How can green tea be beneficial to eyes?
      • Which vitamins and minerals are most helpful?
      • Are all Omega 3 fatty acids the same?
      • Did Shakespeare write about Bilberries and can you eat them?
      • Is it possible to use bilberry as lipstick?
      • What role does natural light play?
      • How long can Keith keep staring into Mary’s eyes?
      • Also: Is almond milk environmentally friendly?

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About the Show

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 12 years of clinical experience, a passion for sustainability and a healthy sense of humor. Join the weekly conversation! Episodes come out weekly.

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ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University where she is Adjunct Faculty and a Clinical Supervisor at their teaching clinic. She writes, consults and  speaks at conferences throughout the year,  and was the Keynote speaker at the 2019 Bastyr University Commencement. Past experience includes:

  • 4 years as Coach and Clinical Education Lead at Arivale, Seattle
  • 8 years in private practice
  • 5 years Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness, promotes plant-based and sustainable eating habits and believes that food is medicine!

MARY’S BOOKS: The Microbiome Diet Reset & Serving the Broccoli Gods


DISCLAIMER: This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests.


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