Ask the Doctor with Dr. Michael Lange from 03-26-16 LM

Ask the Doctor with Dr. Michael Lange from 2-27-16

Ask the Doctor Radio Show from 02-13-16

Ask The Dr. Radio Show from 12-05-15 with Dr. Michael Lange

Ask The Doctor Radio Show from 11-28-15 with Dr. Michael Lange

Michael Lange OD has developed 12 Steps to Dry Eye Relief.

Dry Eye relief kit
Dry Eye relief kit

Michael Lange OD, CNS has put together  12 steps  to dry eye relief.  Dr. Lange has used these steps on 1000s of patients with significant relief.  Dry eyes can be misearable and quite debillitating.  If you follow these dry eye steps it will minimize your symptoms and improve the overall functioning of your eyes.  This is for education purposes only and does not replace a comprehensive eye evaluation.  Go to this link to learn more.  http://dryeyenutrition.org/2013/04/18/12-step-dry-eye-protocol-outlined-by-michael-lange-optometrist-and-nutrition-specialist/

What’s available at Lange Sun and Nutrition?

To place an order please call Arlene or Nita
Toll Free (866) 503-9746 or come visit us at:
Lange Sun and Nutrition
Campus Walk Plaza
2551 Drew Street
Ste 302.
Clearwater, FL. 33765

727-216-6275
Toll Free (866) 503-9746
(fax) 727-286-8920

Come Visit Lange Sun & Nutrition’s
Smoothie, Tea, and Full Coffee Bar
Free Wi-Fi Available
Meet with Dr. Michael P. Lange
Monday’s 1:00pm-3:00pm

To Place an order or for questions please call
Nita or Arlene

Hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Visit:
www.DrMichaelLange.com
www.Fortifeye.com
www.LangeEyeCare.com
www.GreenPolkaDotBox.com

 

Fortifeye Super Omega-3 Fish Oil ~ 60 soft gels per   $25.00
Fortifeye Complete One-A-Day vitamin ~ 30 per bottle   $25.00
Fortifeye Focus ~ 6mg of Astaxanthin ~ 30 soft gels per bottle   $25.00
Fortifeye Complete Plus ~ 30 packets ~ with 2 vitamins & 1 omega-3 fish oil
  $50.00
Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense ~ 30 packets ~ with 3 vitamins & 1 omega-3 fish oil
  $70.00
Omega-3 Blood Test   $150.00
20% off any (3) Fortifeye ~ auto ship available w/ free shipping

 

For The Kids
Yummi Bears Organics ~ multi vitamin or super vision vitamins
Gummy vitamins for children ~ Allergen ~ Gluten ~ Gelatin ~ Casein ~ GMO free (90 multi vitamin gummy bears)
  $20.00
DHA for Kids ~ Nordic naturals Omega-3 for kids 180 chewable soft gels ~ Strawberry.
  $23.00
Pro Biotic for Kids   $20.00

 

Products by Douglas Laboratories
Aloe Vera Juice Tablets (180 tablets)   $20.60
Adreno-Mend (120 Capsules)   $43.60
B-Complex with Metafolin and Intrinsic Factor (60 Capsules)   $20.00
Black currant seed oil (90 vegetarian capsules)   $19.00
Broccoli/cruciferous Max V extract (60 vegetarian capsules)   $21.00
Cape Aloe (100 capsules)   $11.10
C-1000mg (Corn free) (100 capsules) or (100 tablets)   $12.00
C-Max Vitamin C 1500mg Time released   $24.00
Cal-6+MG Six-Source Calcium complex (90 tablets)   $10.00
Cran-C-Plex (100 capsules)   $10.70
Candistat (90 Tablets)   $17.70
Calcium Citrate 250mg from calcium citrate (250 Tablets)   $13.00
Fiber-Plex (120 Capsules)   $19.50
Garlic (odorless) (100 tablets)   $13.00
Medium Chain Triglycerides (90 Softgells)   $16.60
Melatonin 3mg (60 Capsules)   $13.00
Milk Thistle (90 capsules)   $17.10
Multi-probiotic 15 billion (60 capsules)   $34.00
Multi-probiotic 4000 (100 capsules)   $27.00
Niacin 100mg (100 tablets)   $4.80
Organic greens and reds drink (250 grams)   $42.00
Osteo-Guard plus Ipriflavone by Douglas laboratories (120 Tablets)   $34.00
Relora-plex (60 Vegetarian Capsules)   $30.50
Stress-B-Plus (90 tablets)   $16.60
Sublingual 12 plus (B-12 1000mg as Cyanocobalamin) 90 Tablets   $11.00
Sublingual Melatonin (1mg melatonin) 60 tablets   $8.60
Tri-En-All 400 natural source of mixed Tocopherols & Tocotrienols   $40.00
Ubiquinol-QH 100mg (30 capsules)   $40.00
Ultra Uni-Pros-Trol (60 soft gels)   $49.00
Ultra Whey plus Protein supplement (771 grams)   $44.00
Vitamin D3 1000 IU (100 tablets)   $10.00
Vitamin D3 5000 IU (100 tablets)   $13.50
Whey protein isolate (250 grams)   $42.00
Wobenzym N (100 Tablets)   $38.10

 

Bio-Pharma Super Foods
Nano Relief · Pain Relieving Jell Roll-on or Tube available   $12.00
An all natural and quick absorbing pain relief gel can be used for arthritis, strains/sprains, back pain, sore muscles, and joints. Even bruises are no match for NanoRelief’s uncanny ability to quickly alleviate pain! Compared to the leading pain relief gel, NanoRelief lasts longer by penetrating deeper into the skin for more relief from aches and pains than ever before! Say goodbye to next day soreness from a tough workout by using NanoRelief as a post-exercise remedy to relieve muscle soreness before it starts. NanoRelief is sold exclusively through health care professionals and is FDA approved. Its pleasant scent and cooling sensation will not irritate your skin and even the most sensitive individuals will be able to enjoy its benefits.

NanoRelief is developed without the use of animal testing and is free of artificial preservatives, fragrance, coloring or any diluting agents. It is the best of nature’s remedies from plant extracts that have been used for centuries to relieve pain.

Nano lean · a daily drink for weight loss (30 packets per box)   $35.00
A healthy and natural weight management system which utilizes a unique, multifaceted approach to weight loss by supporting the metabolism while reducing stress & body fat. Further, the ingredients in nanolean™ have been scientifically validated to support you in accomplishing your weight loss goals. Helps with cortisol levels & the stress that causes weight gain.
Nano Meal · Tropical flavor (10 packets) meal replacement   $50.00
A Balanced Meal of: Lean Protein ~ Excellent Source of Fiber ~15 Vitamins and Minerals ~ Vegan Omega-3’s ~ Antioxidants of 10 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables
Nano pro · Vanilla Bean ~ dietary immune & detoxify super food   $45.00
Provides a scientifically formulated blend of the highest purity whey and bovine colostrum, synergistically fortified with carefully selected nutrients to help support tissue repair and regeneration ~ optimize endogenous antioxidant status ~ promote detoxification ~ modulate immune function.
Nano greens · Drink mix   $50.00
Do you eat 7-13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day? You know you should, but actually doing it is another story. The cost of that much produce and the amount that is thrown away because it goes bad before you can eat it makes it even more difficult and expensive.
Nano omega · Drink mix   $45.00
Nano Reds · Drink mix   $45.00
NanoReds10, Fruit and Vegetable SuperFood is an all-natural, high fiber, antioxidant Rich juice powder drink mix featuring "super fruits": pomegranate, resveratrol, lemon, Cranberry, chokeberry, pumpkin, blueberry, elderberry, cherry, black currents, Hibiscus and apples; plus “super veggies”: carrot, tomato, spinach, and broccoli.

NanoReds10 Features Wellberry™, a combination of Amla fruit (Indian gooseberry) And a patented Fatty acid form of vitamin C which increases the antioxidant power of Polyphenols. NanoReds10 delicious natural berry taste delivers only 45 calories, yet contains no Added sugar, artificial colors, preservatives, soy, gluten or genetically Modified Ingredients.

Shaker/thermos · a blend and drink   $8.50

 

All About Coconut
“So Delicious” Coconut Milk 1Qt.   $3.25
“Nutiva” Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 12oz   $12.25
Coconut oil boasts many health benefits from its healthy Omega fats. One of the good fats, lauric acid, makes up about 50% of coconut oil. Lauric acid is a rare medium-chain fatty acid found in human breast milk. It supports healthy metabolism and is being studied for its anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial health-protecting properties. Some researchers predict that lauric acid will become as well known in health circles as Omega-3 is today.

Besides its internal nutritional value, Nutiva Coconut Oil has benefits topically too, making it a luscious and soothing massage and body oil for dry and or damaged skin. It can be used on the skin to remove makeup, moisturize and relieve dried or itchy skin. It can also be used on the hair for a deep conditioning and moisturizing treatment.

“Nutiva” Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 29oz   $23.00
“Nutiva” Organic Coconut Manna   $10.00
CREAMY WHOLE COCONUT: Coconut Manna™ is a delicious whole food, made of pure, dried coconut flesh. This tropical "melts in your mouth" treat contains 12% fiber and 9% protein and nourishing fats. Warm it up to spread the goodness. Discover great Coconut Manna™ Recipes for smoothies, sauces, dressings, desserts, icing, and ice cream. To liquefy, place jar in hot water for 2 minutes and stir. Note: the red or brown specks are characteristic of natural coconut products. Coconut Manna™ is creamy whole coconut food that will delight people looking for coconut butter, coconut cream, coconut oil butter and coconut body butter.
Coconut Milk 13.5oz Canned   $2.95
“ONE” Coconut water (1 liter)   $4.50
“KIND” Almond and Coconut fruit and nut bars (12 per box)   $18.00

 

Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey-MGO100+ 8.75oz   $24.00
Manuka Honey-Active 16+ 100% raw organic OMA, ECO CERT. 17.6oz   $40.00
Product of New Zealand
How Manuka Honey Works
Manuka honey destroys bacteria by drawing water out of the bacteria, impeding cell growth. Its high glucose content nourishes damaged tissue and facilitates rapid tissue regeneration. Because of its high antibacterial potency, Manuka honey has been successful in healing wounds infected by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Additional pathogens successfully treated with Manuka honey include strep, pseudomonas aeruginosa, salmonella, shigella, heliobactor pylori and E-coli. It can be applied directly into a wound and is such an effective wound healer. The digestive tract plays a major role in immunity. Manuka honey, when taken internally, has been shown to provide effective support to the immune system in treating a variety of digestive tract issues such as acid reflux, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and stomach ulcers. Feel a cold or sore throat coming on? Manuka honey is good for these, too, as well as sinusitis. In one study, this honey was even found to be successful in clearing an eye infection.

 

White Tea
An Ji White Tea (An Ji Bai Cha) green and white tea 2 oz. bag   $15.00
Research has found that the tea plant has low chlorophyll and polyphenol content which explains the whitish-green tea leaves, but it is also very rich in amino acids. It has almost twice the amount comparing to other green teas.
Amino acid helps suppress cortisol and reduces stress. Also aids in weight loss.

 

Green Tea
Long Jing Dragonwell green tea 2 oz. bag   $15.00
The most famous green tea in China is Long Jing (Dragon Well) which grows in the hills around the West Lake area of Hangzhou. In fact, Long Jing has over a hundred year history as a Tribute Tea and was previously only served to emperors and high officials. While Long Jing is very popular, Shi Feng Long Jing is considered the highest quality and is from the original home of Long Jing, Shi Feng. It requires great skill to hand fry the tea buds and fresh leaves to create Long Jing’s unique flat shape. We are privileged to be the first foreign company to offer Shi Feng Long Jing directly from famous tea master Weng Shang Yi. He has been making only thin handmade Tribute Tea for the last sixty years. We hope that you will enjoy the full-bodied flavor of this remarkable tea.

 

Flavored and Medicinal Teas
Flavored organic tea   $5.00

Roasted Chestnut: hand blend exquisite Chestnuts/Almonds with organic black/roasted mate & houjicha green to create a rich aroma and delicious flavor.

Georgia on My Mind: hand blend exquisite Ginger & Peach with organic Ceylon black to create a rich aroma and sweet fruit flavor.

Mango Rose Green: hand blend exquisite Mango & Rosebuds with organic green/white/Oolong to create a rich aroma and sweet floral flavor. This tea gives you a soothing calm feeling.

Tropical Mango Green: hand blend exquisite Mango with organic green tea to create a rich aroma and sweet fruit flavor. This tea gives you a soothing calm feeling.

Puerh Tea – 20pc 5g Cakes (5 cups per cake)   $12.99
Puer teas come from Yunnan province and will improve with age. Some are still drinkable at age 50. They come in green, black, white and brick tea. These are teas that have medicinal qualities and are highly prized by the connoisseur. The tea leaves are withered, then, still slightly moist; they’re heaped into piles where a bacterium creates a reaction. The leaves are then dried loose or compressed into tea bricks or cakes. According to a Song dynasty scientific reference, the peoples of the Yunnan-Tibet border have drunk Puer since the Tang dynasty. The troops of Kublai Khan, “pacifying” the southwest after the 13th century Mongol conquest, are said to have introduced Puer to the rest of China for its medicinal value. Bricks of Puer tea constituted the first medium of monetary exchange used by nomads beyond the Great Wall of China, recorded in Chinese records as early as A.D. 476

 

Goji Berries
King of the organic Goji Berries 16 oz. bags   $15.00
Of the many varieties of Lycium, the Tibetan Lycium berry has earned the respect of the great physicians of Tibet over these many centuries. The Tibetan variety of Lycium now known as ‘Goji’ is considered to be the Mother of all Lyciums! It grows in very remote unpolluted hills And valleys of Tibet and Mongolia, in soil so rich in nutrients that the berries are exploding.

Here are just a few ways Goji supports a healthy life:

• Protect the liver – less fatigue
• Help eyesight – supports kidney function
• Improve sexual function and fertility – boosts libido
• Increases metabolic activity – burns fat and aids digestion
• Boost immune function – Lymphocytes, Interleukin 2, Immunoglobulin
• Improve circulation – supports quality energy levels
• Promote longevity – brings life support to all internal organs and the whole body
• Rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, particularly Caratenoids such as beta- carotene and zeaxanthin.
• Test studies are showing that Goji berries may prevent the growth of cancer cells, reduce blood glucose, and lower cholesterol levels.
• Goji has unique bioactive polysaccharides (LBP) – key markers to high immunity response

Savor each berry individually or add to hot and cold cereals, blender fruit juice drinks, add a handful to your water bottle and eat them as you drink, use in trail mix, soups, whole fruit and nut bars, baked goods, tea and fruit juice blends.

 

Tea Sets
Beautiful and authentic tea sets (tea pot and 4 tea cups)   $30.00

 

Tea Cups
Individual Tea cups for loose tea (make and drink)   $10.00

 

Organic Foods

Flax Seed – Rich in omega-3 & -6, fiber & lignans   $4.69
French Roast Café Altura organic coffee 12oz   $7.00
Chia Seeds – antioxidant~Omega-3 fatty acids~calcium~fyber 16oz   $10.00
Natural Calm “THE ANTI-STRESS DRINK”
A relaxing magnesium Supplement ~ Organic Sweet Lemon Flavor ~ Balances your calcium intake ~ Restores Healthy Magnesium Levels 16oz (435g)

  $39.00
Natural Calm Organic Raspberry-Lemon 8oz (226g)   $23.00
Henry and Lisa’s
Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon 6oz
BPA Free can ~ 711 MG Omega-3
  $5.60
Solid white Albacore Tuna
Sashimi grade ~ fully cooked tenderloin ~ 5 oz ~ BPA Free can ~ 2800 MG of omega-3
  $7.95
Wild Planet
Wild Albacore Tuna Fillets 4.5oz
2,940 mg omega-3 ~ packed in glass jar
  $5.99
Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Lightly smoked ~ 4.375 oz ~
BPA free can ~ 885MG DHA ~ 219MG EPA of Omega-3
  $3.20
Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon 6 oz ~
BPA Free can ~ contain 532MG Omega-3 per can
  $6.80
Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon 6oz ~
BPA Free can ~ Contains 532MG omega-3 per can
  $5.00
Wild Albacore Tuna 5 oz ~
BPA Free can ~ 3,460 MG Omega-3
  $4.25
Wild Skipjack Light Tuna 5 oz ~ BPA Free Can ~ 1,752 MG Omega-3
100% all natural! 1, 4-Dioxane Free, Formaldehyde free, Petrochemical Free, Neutral Ph
  $3.69
ECOS 2x Ultra “Magnolia & lily”
All natural laundry detergent ~ Coconut oil base fabric softener & cleaner for sensitive skin ~ Made with 100% natural oils ~ 50 loads HE or 25 standard
  $8.00
ECOS 2x ULTRA “Free and Clear”
All natural laundry detergent 50 loads HE or 25 standard
  $8.00
Hugo Naturals Volumizing Shampoo
Vanilla & Sweet Orange 12fl oz.
  $10.00
Hugo Naturals Volumizing Conditioner
Vanilla & Sweet Orange 12fl oz.
  $10.00
Hugo Naturals All over Lotion Face and Body
Vanilla & Sweet Orange 8fl oz.
  $10.00
Organic Lotion for hands and body
Lavender Coconut Lightly Scented
  $12.50
Crystal Body Deodorant Roll-on
Hypoallergenic ~ Fragrance ~ Paraben Free ~ No Aluminum Chlorohydrate ~ 2.25fl oz. 66ml
  $5.00
Crystal Essence Lavender & white Tea Mineral Deodorant
Roll-on ~ Hypoallergenic ~ Paraben Free ~ No Aluminum Chlorohydrate
  $6.00
Dr. Ken’s All Natural Tooth Past with green tea extract
Winter green ~ Fluoride-Free Gel ~ Papain and Silica ~ Freshens Breath ~ Whitens Teeth ~ Natural Antioxidant ~ Fights Odor Causing Bacteria
  $6.00
Toms Fluoride-Free Toothpaste
Natural ~ Anti plaque ~ Whitening ~ Fresh Breath ~ Helps Fight Tarter ~ Peppermint
  $6.00
     
We also have the SkinCeuticals line! Call for prices.    

 

Dry Eyes & Lid Hygiene
OCuSOFT “original” or “plus” Foaming eye lid cleanser
Sooths~ Relieves irritation ~ Removes contaminants
  Sm. $12.00
Lg. $20.00
OCuSOFT “original” or “extra strength” Pre· Moistened pads
Cleans ~ Comforts ~ Refreshes ~ Sooths (30 individually wrapped)
  $13.00
Oasis Tears PLUS Preservative free lubricant eye drop (30 single uses)   $24.00
Oasis tears Multi dose Lubricant eye drop in dropper   $15.00

 

Water in Glass Bottles
Sparkling or Still
Voss water (glass) · sparkling or still 27.1oz.   $4.75
Saratoga Natural Spring Water (Beautiful blue glass bottle) 28fl. Oz.   $3.25
Saratoga Natural Spring Water (Beautiful blue glass bottle) 12fl. Oz.   $2.00
Saratoga glass bottled water can also be sold by the case ~ call for details
The Dangers of Drinking from Plastic Bottles and Use of Plastic in Microwave

Not all plastic is created equal. Actually, recyclable plastic comes in varieties #1 through #7, a designation that should be clearly marked on each container. Each of these types of plastic is made up of different chemicals and should be treated differently when using. For example, plastics #1, #3, #6 and #7 are not recommended for certain uses, while plastics #2, #4 and #5 are believed to be safer.

Much of the concern related to consuming from plastic bottles is due to the possibility of ingesting Bisphenol’s.

Plastic should not be used in the microwave. The heat and radio waves can cause plastic containers to break down and leech into the food it is holding. Avoid putting plastic wrap in the microwave as well.

 

To place an order please call Arlene or Nita
Toll Free (866) 503-9746 or come visit us at:
Lange Sun and Nutrition
Campus Walk Plaza
2551 Drew Street
Ste 302.
Clearwater, FL. 33765

727-216-6275
Toll Free (866) 503-9746
(fax) 727-286-8920

Come Visit Lange Sun & Nutrition’s
Smoothie, Tea, and Full Coffee Bar
Free Wi-Fi Available
Meet with Dr. Michael P. Lange
Monday’s 1:00pm-3:00pm

To Place an order or for questions please call
Nita or Arlene

Hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Visit:
www.DrMichaelLange.com
www.Fortifeye.com
www.LangeEyeCare.com
www.GreenPolkaDotBox.com

 

Dry Eye Nutrition – Vitamins, Omega-3, Astaxanthin and Fish Oil

Dry Eye Nutrition

Michael Lange OD, CNS 10/10/2011

Is dry eye nutrition overlooked? Learn how vitamins, fish oil, omega-3 and astaxanthin can help improve dry eyes. Is your dry eye nutrition affected by a low omega index? Dr. Michael P. Lange OD CNS discusses omega-3, eye nutrition, omega-3 fish oil, supplements, dry eye vitamins, omega fish, eye symptoms, health, dry eye symptoms, triglyceride form omega-3, supplements for dry eye, natural treatment of dry eyes, vitamins for dry eyes, 6mg of astaxanthin, dry eye condition, dry eye supplements, eye condition, eye diet, carotenoid, Fortifeye FOCUS, Fortifeye Complete One-A-Day and Fortifeye Super Omega.

dry eye nutrition
Dry eye nutriton can include diet, supplements, and a healthier lifestyle

Dry eye is something that affects all of us sooner or later in life. Most optometrists and ophthalmologists will treat dry eyes with topical artificial tears and prescription medications or punctal plugs. Many patients will get symptomatic relief with these traditional approaches for the treatment of dry eyes. However, very few doctors will discuss dry eye nutrition with their patients. I have seen the power of proper nutrition for dye eyes in clinical practice for almost 20 years. One of the most frequent questions I am asked on my live talks show “Ask The Doctor” is, “What are good supplements for dry eye?” or, “Are there dry eye vitamins that really work?” The answer is yes, there are many dry eye supplements and vitamins for dry eyes on the market today. However, “Do dry eye vitamins actually work?” is the big question. Dry eye nutrition is one of the key discussions I have with my patients at Lange Eye Care. Most patients I see with a dry eye condition have never been educated on the power of nutrition for dry eye treatment. People in today’s society want to become proactive in their overall health and are looking for a healthy option to medications. Natural dry eye treatments are becoming very popular because they work! A consumer must be very careful when shopping for dry eye vitamins over the counter at the local drug store or warehouse club because most of these over the counter supplements for dry eyes are filled with dyes, trans fats and synthetic derivatives that may actually cause harm with long term usage. The typical vitamins for dry eye that are available commercially are also usually relatively weak in concentration and may not have much therapeutic benefit.

Dry eye nutrition, vitamins and treatment

Fortifeye Super Omega Fish Oil
Fortifeye Super Omega Fish Oil is the newest, most concentrated and purified omega three fish oil by Fortifeye™

Dry eye nutrition consists of a dry eye diet as well as dry eye vitamins. Both of these work together in the natural treatment of dry eyes. When the traditional approaches for dry eye treatment are combined with the natural dry eye treatment it is even more effective. First and foremost I will make sure the patient adjusts their diet to one similar to the “paleo diet” and I will make sure they are drinking plenty of the correct fluids.

The next step in dry eye nutrition is to get the patient on a good triglyceride form omega-3 fish oil like Fortifeye Super Omega. The size of the patient and the severity of the dry eye condition will determine how many Fortifeye Super Omega gel caps I recommend. For anyone over 250 lbs I recommend 3-4 capsules or if they have a significant dry eye. For everyone else I recommend two Fortifeye Super Omegas a day. Fortifeye Super Omega has an EPA of 860 and a DHA of 580 in two gel caps. This omega 3 fish oil has been tested in an omega index study and is able to move the omega index on an average over 9.1%. This is a true therapeutic dosage in just two gel caps per day on most individuals. The average American has an omega index of only 4%. This is the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 in our blood. We are finding our patients with an omega index above 9% have fewer dry eye symptoms than the ones below this level.

Fortifeye Super Omega is being called dry eye fish oil by our patients that have reduced their dry eye symptoms while taking this form of omega-3 fish oil. Fortifeye Super Omega was developed as a chewable for those that can’t swallow it. It has a good lemon flavor and will not cause any burp back or after taste. This omega-3 fish oil is very similar in concentration to prescription fish oil that costs ten times the amount. I also recommend eating more sardines and wild Alaskan salmon as part of the dry eye diet.

Introducing astaxanthin – the super carotenoid

Fortifeye Focus
Fortifeye Focus is a combination of three carotenoids—astaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin.

Many people suffering with dry eyes will benefit significantly from the addition of the Fortifeye Super Omega in a 2-4 per day dosage but some may need the addition of one more nutrient called astaxanthin. I have been using 6 mg of astaxanthin in patients that have dry tired eye symptoms with some very positive results.

Astaxanthin has many potential health benefits for the visual system and the entire body. Astaxanthin is a super carotenoid found in specific algae. This carotenoid at 6mg per day dosage can help to relieve tired fatigued eyes. Clinical studies have proven that 6mg of astaxanthin actually improves the focusing ability of the human eye.

Astaxanthin, dry eye nutrition and the omega index

Ever since I have seen the studies on astaxanthin I began using it clinically to help with eye fatigue. I have found that dry eyes and tired eyes go hand in hand and the addition of 6mg of astaxanthin (Fortifeye FOCUS) to 2 gel caps of Fortifeye Super Omega have been extremely helpful when used together in dry eye nutrition. Now routinely I use the combination of Fortifeye Super Omega and Fortifeye FOCUS as my supplements for dry eye. Many of our patients are omega-3 deficient and have an excess of omega-6. Simply by having an omega index blood study done the typical patient will see if they are deficient or not in omega-3. Once you get your omega index levels upward of 8% you are not only in a heart healthy zone but you will also be in the zone that may help decrease your dry eye symptoms.

A natural approach to dry eye supplements

Fortifeye Complete One-A-Day Multivitamin
Fortifeye Complete One-A-Day Multivitamin, an advanced formulation based on the latest clinical studies. It is a combination of synergistically blended whole foods, phytonutients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

In summary, dry eye nutrition works when taking the appropriate dry eye supplements combined with dietary and lifestyle modifications. Eat a “paleo” type of diet; get plenty of sleep, and no smoking or alcohol abuse. Drink half your body weight in ounces of filtered water every day. Take a minimum of 860 mg EPA and 580 DHA from a good triglyceride form omega-3 fish oil. Take 6mg of astaxanthin daily.

I also recommend taking a good multivitamin (Fortifeye Complete One-A-Day) with no beta carotene or vitamin A to ensure that there are no nutritional deficiencies that could interfere with the entire metabolic pathway. Try to see an eye care provider that is in tune with nutrition routinely as well. Here’s to your health!

Dr. Michael P. Lange, O.D., C.N.S.
Dr. Michael P. Lange
Board Certified Optometric Physician and Board Certified Nutritional Specialist

Dr. Michael P. Lange
Board Certified Optometric Physician
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Syndicated Daily Talk Show Host (Ask the Doctor)
CEO and founder of Lange Eye Care and Associates
CEO and founder of the Lange Eye Institute
CEO of Lange Sun and Nutrition Centers
www.langeeyecare.com
www.fortifeye.com
www.drmichaellange.com
October 10, 2011

 

Lange Eye Care Locations

Gainesville Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
3968 SW Archer Road W101
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Phone: 352-376-6622

Ocala Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
3101 SW College Road
Ocala, Florida 34474
Phone: 352-237-3768

Triple Crown Plaza Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
11100 SW 93rd Court Road
Suite 15
Ocala, Florida 34481
Phone: 352-291-2000

Summerfield Office
Lange Eye Care Vision Outlet Center
Unit #604 Highway 441S
Summerfield, Florida
Phone: 352-307-3273

Inverness Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
3808 E. Gulf to Lake Highway
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-344-5110

Clearwater Offices
Lange Eye Care Optical Gallery & LASIK Center
23666 U. S. Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: 727-791-1214

Lange Sun and Nutrition Center
2551 Drew Street
Suite 302
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: 727-216-6275

Williston Office
Lange Eye Care And Associates
129 S. W. 7th Street
Williston, FL 32696
Phone: 352-528-0433

The Villages Office
Lange Eye Institute
466 and CR101
The Villages, Florida
Phone: 352-753-4014

Hernando Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates – Citrus Hills
2629 N. Forest Ridge Blvd.
Hernando, FL 34442
Phone: 352-527-2775
Fax: 352-527-2788

 

 

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More information: Dr. Michael P. Lange is a Board Certified Optometric Physician and a Certified Nutrition Specialist who started Lange Eye Care and Associates in Ocala, Florida, in March 1993. Lange Eye Care has grown to nine locations throughout the state of Florida with three Lasik centers. The Lange Eye Institute at The Villages in central Florida is home base for many of the nutritional studies that Fortifeye is involved in. Dr. Lange is one of the first doctors in the industry to utilize intracellular blood tests and blood absorption studies to improve the Fortifeye vitamin line. Dr. Lange travels the world for nutritional research gathering valuable information to continuously improve Fortifeye vitamin formulations. Dr. Lange is still involved in the clinical practice of eyecare. He is a guest lecturer, contributing author to many eyecare magazines, and a daily syndicated talk show host of ‘Ask The Doctor’ which broadcasts every weekday at 9am and Saturdays at 2pm from Tampa Bay on radio stations throughout the country and video streaming all over the world via the Internet.

 

 

 

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Fortifeye™ Complete Plus is an advanced formulation based on the latest clinical studies. It is a combination of synergistically blended whole foods, phytonutients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and essential fatty acids. When combined with proper diet, exercise and a healthy life style Fortifeye™ Complete Plus lays the foundation for good eye and total body health.

Dosage: 2 tablets + 1 softgel/day
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Fortifeye Super Omega-3 Fish Oil
Fortifeye™ Super Omega 3 Fish Oil

Fortifeye™ Super Omega-3 Fish Oil is the newest, most concentrated and purified Omega Three Fish Oil by Fortifeye™
Features: Natural Triglyceride Form • Molecularly Distilled for Maximum Purity • High Potency/Triple Strength • Natural Orange/ Lemon Flavor • Pharmaceutical Grade • Superior taste • No unpleasant odor • Unsurpassed purity (Triple Molecular distillation) • Produced in Norway in the world’s only NSF, GMP certified Omega 3 production facility
Promotes: Heart Health • Brain Health • Eye Health • Joint Health • Circulation • Good Blood Pressure • Healthy Cholesterol • Improved Triglycerides • Skin, Hair & Nail Health • Mental & Cognitive Health

Take Fortifeye™ Super Omega-3 in conjunction with Fortifeye™ Complete Plus for more intensive nutritional therapy.

Dosage: 2 softgels/day
60 softgels/bottle
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Fortifeye FOCUS | Click To Order
Fortifeye™ FOCUS

Fortifeye™ FOCUS is a combination of three carotenoids—astaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. Clinical studies indicate that 6mg of astaxanthin reduces eye fatigue symptomology and actually improves amplitude of accommodation, the eye’s ability to focus clearly on objects at near distances. This new formulation was developed to help reduce accommodative stress due to prolonged working at a near focal length. Fortifeye FOCUS is recommended for individuals who experience eye fatigue with near point tasks or after prolonged work on a computer. Fortifeye FOCUS can be used alone or in combination with any of the Fortifeye™ Vitamins.

Dosage: 1 softgel per day
30 softgels per bottle.
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Fortifeye™ Complete
One-A-Day Multivitamin

Fortifeye™ Complete One-A-Day is a powerhouse combination of 50 total body and vision specific nutrients all combined into one USP certified tablet. Fortifeye™ Complete One-A-Day multivitamin has been created by doctors who understand that quality counts. Fortifeye™ Complete One-A-Day can be used alone or in combination with Fortifeye™ Super Omega 3 Fish Oil or Fortifeye™ Dry Eye Therapy Extreme to combat against free radical damage in the eyes and body.

Dosage: 1 tablet per day
30 tablets per bottle.
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Fortifeye Macular Defense
Fortifeye™ Complete Macular Defense

Fortifeye™ Complete Macular Defense vitamins are the newest, most advanced nutraceuticals for your eyes and body, which provide purified Natural Triglyceride omega three fish oil, along with lutein and zeaxanthin for vision support. This formula provides the equivalent in antioxidant power to 15-17 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, 30 mg of lutein and 4.75 mg of zeaxanthin.

Dosage: 3 tablets + 1 softgel/day
30 Packs per box. Each daily pack contains 3 tablets and 1 softgel
Best price on the Internet! $70.00
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Proper Nutrition and Dry Eyes

Proper Nutrition and Dry Eyes

Michael P. Lange OD, CNS, 10/24/2011

Dry eyes can be improved through proper nutrition. The vast majority of dry eye patients will notice a significant improvement in dry eye symptoms once the correct dietary and lifestyle modifications are implemented. Dry eye is a nutritionally responsive condition and this paper will discuss how proper diet and supplementation may improve subjective and objective signs and symptoms of dry eyes.

Most of our patients, whether fat or thin, are nutritionally compromised. Very rarely will you meet a patient that is of ideal body weight, medication free and on a truly healthful diet. As a clinician you will know at the first glance of your patient and after a brief discussion how critical a dramatic adjustment in their diet is going to be to their overall health and their dry eyes. Proper nutrition is one of the most important single factors in maintaining the health of our patients. Most people in today’s society are not getting the required vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids from the foods they are eating. We have become a society living ‘life on the go’ that is fueled by fast food and junk food. Our typical diet is caloric dense and nutrient deficient. Americans consume a diet that is unbalanced—with too many omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3 fatty acids—leading to increased inflammation and disease in the body. This is associated with increased levels of cytokines, proteins that trigger inflammation. Inflammation is one of the root causes of dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) and many other systemic diseases. Our foods are processed, sugar- and salt-laden, filled with trans fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, synthetic dyes, chemicals and artificial sweeteners. These poor nutritional habits combined with a sedimentary lifestyle are why the health of the American people (our patients) is becoming compromised. America is home to the most obese people in the world. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) obesity in adults has increased by 60% within the past twenty years. A staggering 70% of American adults are overweight or obese and obesity related deaths have accelerated to more than 300,000 a year, second only to tobacco related deaths.

Dietary modifications and lifestyle changes

Dr. Lange recommends everyone learn the 'dirty dozen' fruits and vegetables
Dr. Lange recommends everyone learn the ‘dirty dozen’ fruits and vegetables

Most nutritional experts recommend 10-13 servings of organically grown fruits and vegetables a day. Americans are falling short of this amount and are becoming more and more nutritionally compromised. 70% of adults are not even consuming five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. The population that consumes the least amount of vegetables and fruits are more predisposed in developing disease and illness. These large and growing groups of people are nutritionally compromised and more prone to develop free radical damage in their bodies and eyes. These are the patients who are more prone to have dry eyes, cataracts and retinal disease. I have seen in clinical practice for close to twenty years the positive effects dietary modifications and lifestyle changes can have directly on ocular health and total body health.

I have finally come to the realization that patients who will follow a combination of the Mediterranean, paleo or hunter gatherer type of diet, eating more like our ancestors, along with regular exercise and proper sleep benefit significantly. This is a diet that consists of organically grown fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, whole grains, proteins and mainly water and a few other beverages. I recommend patients avoiding water that is in plastic bottles and drinking water that is filtered or in glass bottles due to the potential for bisphenols leaching into the water from the plastic. Bisphenols cause endocrine disruption which will compound a dry eye problem. Bisphenols are in plastic bottles as well as in canned foods. F, D and C red yellow and blue dye can also cause endocrine disruption and so should be avoided. Dyes are in just about everything we consume these days, so teach your patients to be proactive in their health and read labels. I recommend patients try to consume half their body weight in ounces of good quality water daily. I also advise patients to try to substitute their morning coffee with organic green tea and lemon. The antioxidant and anti inflammatory effects of green tea and lemon have significant health benefits and many of my patients will notice symptomatic relief of their dry eyes from this one simple step. I advise my patients to try to eat 10-13 servings of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. I recommend “the dirty dozen” fruits and vegetables be only organically grown due to their high amounts of pesticide found inside this specific group. Most of us have an accumulated build up of pesticide exposure in our bodies due to numerous years of exposure. This “chemical burden” leads to a variety of serious health issues that may potentiate a dry eye condition. The protein in this particular type of diet should always be free range organically raised or wild, not farm raised! Try to get your patients to eat fish at least three times per week to improve the omega three to omega 6 ratio in their blood. The fish that is highest in omega three and lowest in potential contaminants are sardines, anchovies, herring, mackerel, wild rainbow trout and wild Alaskan salmon. Some of your patients will follow your directions precisely; however the majority is going to wonder off of these specific recommendations. This is why supplementation with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids is so important.

Blood chemistry testing

How do you know the specific nutritional status of your patients without testing them? The only accurate way to test for these deficiencies is through blood testing. We will routinely do three special blood tests to gain valuable insight into the nutritional health of our patients. A SpectraCell intracellular blood test, vitamin D 25 OH and an omega-3 index test will help determine what your patient’s nutritional status is and if they have nutritionally modifiable risk factors for ocular conditions like dry eyes. You will quickly see that almost everyone you test is deficient in antioxidants and omega three. Many of these patients will also have elevated CRP, homocystein, triglycerides, cholesterol and arachidonic acid. The majority of these blood chemistries can be positively impacted through proper nutrition. The poor results on these tests can help motivate your patients to making these crucial dietary and lifestyle modifications that will positively impact their overall health. After reviewing the results of these tests with your patients they will finally understand the benefit of proper supplementation. Realistically, due to these tests not being covered by Medicare or insurance, not everyone will be able to have these tests done because of the cost. Let’s now review the specific protocol that is working extremely well with the dry eye population.

Omega-3 fish oil

The majority of large clinical studies that have documented the positive health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have utilized fish or fish oil consumption. There is a multitude of positive studies supporting the beneficial health aspects of a higher consumption of omega-3 from fish oil or fish. The medical community has readily embraced these positive health benefits and is prescribing and recommending fish oil supplements to their patients. The increased public awareness regarding omega 3 fish oil has created an omega-3 explosion. Consumers that are in tune with prevention and wellness are becoming proactive in their health and practicing prevention by consuming more fish or purchasing fish oil supplements from the drug store, health food store or through the Internet. However, one must be careful with consuming too much fish because of the potential contaminants that are in particular types of fish. With all of the contamination in the oceans it is becoming more and more difficult to recommend consuming large amounts of fish. The consumer or patient must also be aware that all fish oil is not created equal! The health care professional should be educating their patients on the benefits of proper omega-3 supplementation.


Fish Oil Demo with Dr Michael Lange
Ethyl ester based fish oil eats Styrofoam!

Omega-3 fish oil has two readily available forms: ethyl ester fish oil and triglyceride form fish oil. I recommend purchasing the triglyceride form fish oil over the ethyl ester version of omega-3 fish oil for a variety of reasons. The ethyl ester form of fish oil is highly unstable and therefore it can oxidize and become rancid quicker than the triglyceride form of fish oil. Many of the ethyl ester fish oils may become rancid before you purchase them. This is one of the reasons many people get a nasty aftertaste or have problems burping up an unpleasant fish taste from the ethyl ester form of fish oil. Studies also indicate that the triglyceride form omega-3 fish oil absorbs much faster and more efficiently therefore increasing bio availability. Most fish oil that is being sold OTC or as a prescription in the United States is the ethyl ester version because it is significantly less expensive to manufacture. The final phase in the purification of a triglyceride form of fish oil requires the ethyl ester molecule to be cleaved off and replaced with a triglyceride molecule, thus making it a more natural omega-3 fish oil than the ethyl ester version. The triglyceride form of omega-3 fish oils are extremely pure and concentrated making them the ideal choice for your patients. If you do not know if your fish oil is an ethyl ester version or triglyceride version you should call the customer service department on the back of the bottle. You can also squeeze the contents of your fish oil into a Styrofoam cup and watch for the chemical reaction. If the cup begins to dissolve after 10 to 20 minutes, then you have an ethyl ester form. However, some fish oils with very low concentrations of ethyl ester fish oil may not dissolve the cup. When shopping for the best triglyceride form fish oil, look for high levels of EPA and DHA. I recommend finding an omega-3 fish oil supplement that has an EPA between 400-450 per gel cap and a DHA around 250-300 per gel cap. These are the levels I have studied using the latest in omega-3 blood testing and have found that the consumption of two gel caps a day of this concentration can increase your omega index to a desirable level over 8%. This omega-3 index measures the concentration of EPA and DHA as a percent of total essential fatty acids in the red blood cell membranes. Recent research is proving that the desirable level for cardio protection is an omega index over 8%. This research claims that levels greater than 8% correlate with a 90% reduction in the potential for a fatal heart attack. The vast majority of Americans have an omega index closer to 4%.

Best sources of omega-3

Fortifeye Super Omega Fish Oil
Fortifeye Super Omega Fish Oil

My research team and I have tested a variety of omega-3 oils from flax, krill and ethyl ester fish oils and have not found nearly the improvements in the omega index with these other types of omega-3 fatty acids. So all omega-3 supplements are not created equal! Most of the inferior brands of fish oil and krill oil you can purchase OTC have no therapeutic value and won’t move the omega index very much. Many of the OTC fish oils are also filled with higher than the acceptable amounts of contaminants like PCB. Is this something you want to recommend to your patients? After years of study, a lot of trial and error and a one month research trip to Norway, I developed a highly purified triglyceride omega-3 fish oil concentrate with an outstanding 1600mg of omega-3 (EPA 860mg, DHA 580mg) in just two gel caps! The teams at Fortifeye Vitamins and the Omega 3 Test have been actively studying the influence of two daily capsules of this concentrated Super Omega on blood levels of omega-3 and the results have been astounding! After just thirty days, mean blood levels of omega-3 have increased from 4.2% to 9.1% with some patients as high as 11%! The results are a true testament to the benefits of proper levels of omega-3 supplementation. These are the levels that have produced positive results in our dry eye population. Most patients do quite well on two per day dosing of these levels and will start to experience symptomatic relief in 1-3 months. If the patient is over 250 lbs or has a significant dry eye problem I would recommend doubling the dosage. We have positive results using these levels of omega-3 fish oil with our MGD patients, those with recurrent hordeolums, conjunctivitis, chronic low grade uveitis, blepharitis and we are even seeing positive impact on our diabetic maculopathies and macular degeneration patients. Based on the current world wide research available, combined with the ongoing research being done at Fortifeye Vitamins, I feel the primary eye care provider should be making omega-3 recommendations to all of their patients. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the two principal EFAs (essential fatty acids) found in fish known as omega-3 fatty acids. The current research suggests the anti-inflammatory effects of fish oil may help with dry eye syndrome. EPA generates the anti-inflammatory eicosanoids prostaglandin E3 and leukotriene B5. If the concentration of EPA is high enough the EPA blocks the delta-5 desaturase enzymatic step that stops the conversion of omega-6 EFAs to the inflammatory cascade of arachidonic acid (AA). This allows more conversion to anti-inflammatory prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). PGE1 then binds to EP2 and EP4 receptors to activate adenylate cyclase and increase cyclic AMP (adenosine monophosphate) which in turn stimulates a healthier tear production. DHA also decreases production of pro-inflammatory eicosanoids and helps to balance the body’s response to inflammation. Both EPA and DHA contribute to reducing inflammation in somewhat different but complementary mechanisms. The increase in omega-3 EFAs has also shown to improve dysfunction in the meibomian gland with a much thinner and clearer meibomian gland secretion, thus helping with meibomian gland dysfunction. The increased consumption of a triple molecularly distilled and concentrated triglyceride form omega-3 fish oil will help to get the balance between omega-6 and omega-3 in better harmony and allows for less inflammation in the body and eyes. Americans have too high a percentage of pro-inflammatory omega-6 in their diet. The addition of some good omega-3 fish oil is the start to a healthier body and visual system.

Astaxanthin

Fortifeye Focus
Fortifeye Focus – An astaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin super carotenoid supplement designed and recommended by Dr. Michael Lange, OD CNS.

A relatively new nutrient used in supplements that comes from the micro alga haematococcus pluvialis, astaxanthin is proving to have multiple health benefits. The super carotenoid astaxanthin is the reason lobsters, shrimp, crabs and wild salmon have a reddish color. Astaxanthin is an extremely potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Clinical studies have now proven that 6mg of astaxanthin can improve the blood flow to the eye and actually aid in accommodation (focusing) and in reducing eye fatigue. Astaxanthin reduces inflammatory markers such as C reactive protein (CRP), nitric oxide synthase (NOS), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Astaxanthin is documented with high potencies for neutralizing oxygen radicals. For example, it is 550 times more powerful than vitamin E and 40 times more powerful than beta-carotene against singlet oxygen radicals. These remarkable aspects of astaxanthin are why Fortifeye Vitamins and The Lange Eye Institute are involved in some ongoing clinical blood studies to look more carefully at the anti inflammatory properties of astaxanthin. Early data shows that when combined with Fortifeye Super Omega, 6 mg of astaxanthin is lowering arachidonic acid levels more than the fish oil alone. Studies also indicate that astaxanthin may help in muscle recovery and reduce muscle fatigue. Many patients taking supplemental astaxanthin have also noticed the sun block properties this powerful antioxidant exhibits. Astaxanthin has also been linked to healthier skin and less fine lines and wrinkles have been documented after taking astaxanthin for a few months. Astaxanthin is a truly unique nutrient with some incredible health benefits. I have been very impressed with the potential ocular and overall health benefits of astaxanthin. Dry eye and eye fatigue often times go hand in hand especially in computer vision syndrome (CVS). The typical patient that comes in complaining of eyes that feel tired, fatigued, dry, sandy and gritty after working on the computer for prolonged periods of time are the ones that will benefit from adding 6mg of astaxanthin to their supplement regiment. I will usually start these patients on a combination of omega-3 fish oil and 6 mg of astaxanthin and after three months many of these patients’ symptoms have resolved or improved significantly. These patients will also commonly report an improvement in many other areas: less joint pain, healthier skin, improved energy, improved muscle recovery, more endurance, improvement in focusing and many more. I have seen a synergy with triglyceride form fish oil while using astaxanthin in my dry eye population. If patients are not experiencing the relief they are looking for on omega-3 supplementation alone I will add 6 mg of astaxanthin and see the patient back in three months for follow up. I have been amazed at the positive feedback I have received from these patients. Not only are these patients improving subjectively but their objective signs of dry eye are also improving. I think astaxanthin has a place in eye care especially for the patients who are looking for a more natural approach to help with their dry tired eyes. Think about how many patients the combination of omega-3 and astaxanthin may help in your practice. Just about everyone these days is experiencing some form of dry and fatigued eye symptomology throughout the day. Patients are grateful when you help solve their complaints without recommending surgery or medication.

Gamma-linolenic acid

The moderate to marked dry eye patients may need one additional nutrient in conjunction with the omega-3 and astaxanthin to maximize the nutritional approach for dry eyes. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is an essential fatty acid (EFA) in the omega-6 family that is found mainly in plant seed oils. The three most common plant seed oils where GLA are found are borage seed oil, black currant oil and evening primrose oil. GLA is broken down in the body to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) and arachidonic acid (AA). DGLA competes with AA and prevents the negative inflammatory effects that AA would otherwise cause. Adequate amounts of magnesium, zinc and vitamins C, B3 and B6 help to promote the conversion of GLA to DGLA rather than AA. It is fairly rare that our patients will have deficiencies in these areas if eating the appropriate foods. However, many of our patients are not getting the appropriate nutrition in their diet and must supplement with a good whole body anti-oxidant. Running a SpectraCell nutritional blood panel may help find many surprising nutritional deficiencies your patients have. Researchers in Japan have shown that astaxanthin may suppress the cyclooxygenase enzyme and decrease the amount of pro-inflammatory PGE2 produced. Once the AA pathway is blocked the DGLA is free to convert to anti-inflammatory prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) and stimulation of tear production occurs. Recent studies suggest that oral GLA supplementation improved dry eye both clinically and subjectively in patients with dry eye syndrome. Studies also show that patients who take a combination of linoleic acid (LA) and gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) prior to and after refractive surgery may have better tear production and less dry eye complications. Studies utilizing GLA and omega -3 fish oil have shown an additive anti-inflammatory effect with no elevation in arachidonic acid. Due to the extremely high amounts of omega-6 in most diets I began studying different ratios of omega-3 and GLA and have decided to use a ratio of approximately 10 to 1 omega-3 to omega-6 (GLA) to maximize the anti-inflammatory effects and gain full advantage of both types of essential fatty acids. If the ratio of omega-6 (GLA) to omega-3 is too high in the omega-6 direction then the possibility of more inflammation related to the high omega-6 low omega-3 ratio exists. Currently for my more advanced dry eye cases I have been using 1600 mg of triglyceride form omega-3, 160 mg of GLA from black currant seed oil, 6mg of astaxanthin and a good whole body anti-oxidant with great results. These patients not only experience ocular health benefits but also notice many general health benefits as well. It is time that both optometrists and ophthalmologists start to utilize the power of proper nutrition to help their patients. It is a win-win for everyone involved.

I really think having educational information as well as supplements available at your office is the smart way to go. This enables the doctor to have some control over the quality of supplements the patient is taking. Once the patient walks out of your door they may buy the cheapest thing they can find on the Internet or warehouse club that has no therapeutic value whatsoever! Educating your entire staff on the importance of proper nutrition is very important as well. Everyone from the front desk to the technicians should be educated on the benefits of proper nutrition. It is a team approach.

Dr. Michael P. Lange, O.D., C.N.S.
Dr. Michael P. Lange
Board Certified Optometric Physician and Board Certified Nutritional Specialist

Dr. Michael P. Lange, OD CNS
Board Certified Optometric Physician
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Syndicated Daily Talk Show Host (Ask the Doctor)
CEO and founder of Lange Eye Care and Associates
CEO and founder of the Lange Eye Institute
CEO of Lange Sun and Nutrition Centers
www.langeeyecare.com
www.fortifeye.com
www.drmichaellange.com
October 24, 2011

 

Lange Eye Care Locations

Gainesville Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
3968 SW Archer Road W101
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Phone: 352-376-6622

Ocala Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
3101 SW College Road
Ocala, Florida 34474
Phone: 352-237-3768

Triple Crown Plaza Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
11100 SW 93rd Court Road
Suite 15
Ocala, Florida 34481
Phone: 352-291-2000

Summerfield Office
Lange Eye Care Vision Outlet Center
Unit #604 Highway 441S
Summerfield, Florida
Phone: 352-307-3273

Inverness Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
3808 E. Gulf to Lake Highway
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-344-5110

Clearwater Offices
Lange Eye Care Optical Gallery & LASIK Center
23666 U. S. Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: 727-791-1214

Lange Sun and Nutrition Center
2551 Drew Street
Suite 302
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: 727-216-6275

Williston Office
Lange Eye Care And Associates
129 S. W. 7th Street
Williston, FL 32696
Phone: 352-528-0433

The Villages Office
Lange Eye Institute
466 and CR101
The Villages, Florida
Phone: 352-753-4014

 

 

 

 

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More information: Dr. Michael P. Lange is a Board Certified Optometric Physician and a Certified Nutrition Specialist who started Lange Eye Care and Associates in Ocala, Florida, in March 1993. Lange Eye Care has grown to nine locations throughout the state of Florida with three Lasik centers. The Lange Eye Institute at The Villages in central Florida is home base for many of the nutritional studies that Fortifeye is involved in. Dr. Lange is one of the first doctors in the industry to utilize intracellular blood tests and blood absorption studies to improve the Fortifeye vitamin line. Dr. Lange travels the world for nutritional research gathering valuable information to continuously improve Fortifeye vitamin formulations. Dr. Lange is still involved in the clinical practice of eyecare. He is a guest lecturer, contributing author to many eyecare magazines, and a daily syndicated talk show host of ‘Ask The Doctor’ which broadcasts every weekday at 9am and Saturdays at 2pm from Tampa Bay on radio stations throughout the country and video streaming all over the world via the Internet.

 

 

 

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Fortifeye™ Complete Plus is an advanced formulation based on the latest clinical studies. It is a combination of synergistically blended whole foods, phytonutients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and essential fatty acids. When combined with proper diet, exercise and a healthy life style Fortifeye™ Complete Plus lays the foundation for good eye and total body health.

Dosage: 2 tablets + 1 softgel/day
30 Packs per box. Each daily pack contains 2 tablets and 1 softgel
Best price on the Internet! $50.00
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Fortifeye Super Omega-3 Fish Oil
Fortifeye™ Super Omega 3 Fish Oil

Fortifeye™ Super Omega-3 Fish Oil is the newest, most concentrated and purified Omega Three Fish Oil by Fortifeye™
Features: Natural Triglyceride Form • Molecularly Distilled for Maximum Purity • High Potency/Triple Strength • Natural Orange/ Lemon Flavor • Pharmaceutical Grade • Superior taste • No unpleasant odor • Unsurpassed purity (Triple Molecular distillation) • Produced in Norway in the world’s only NSF, GMP certified Omega 3 production facility
Promotes: Heart Health • Brain Health • Eye Health • Joint Health • Circulation • Good Blood Pressure • Healthy Cholesterol • Improved Triglycerides • Skin, Hair & Nail Health • Mental & Cognitive Health

Take Fortifeye™ Super Omega-3 in conjunction with Fortifeye™ Complete Plus for more intensive nutritional therapy.

Dosage: 2 softgels/day
60 softgels/bottle
Best price on the Internet! $25.00
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Fortifeye™ FOCUS

Fortifeye™ FOCUS is a combination of three carotenoids—astaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. Clinical studies indicate that 6mg of astaxanthin reduces eye fatigue symptomology and actually improves amplitude of accommodation, the eye’s ability to focus clearly on objects at near distances. This new formulation was developed to help reduce accommodative stress due to prolonged working at a near focal length. Fortifeye FOCUS is recommended for individuals who experience eye fatigue with near point tasks or after prolonged work on a computer. Fortifeye FOCUS can be used alone or in combination with any of the Fortifeye™ Vitamins.

Dosage: 1 softgel per day
30 softgels per bottle.
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One-A-Day Multivitamin

Fortifeye™ Complete One-A-Day is a powerhouse combination of 50 total body and vision specific nutrients all combined into one USP certified tablet. Fortifeye™ Complete One-A-Day multivitamin has been created by doctors who understand that quality counts. Fortifeye™ Complete One-A-Day can be used alone or in combination with Fortifeye™ Super Omega 3 Fish Oil or Fortifeye™ Dry Eye Therapy Extreme to combat against free radical damage in the eyes and body.

Dosage: 1 tablet per day
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Fortifeye Macular Defense
Fortifeye™ Complete Macular Defense

Fortifeye™ Complete Macular Defense vitamins are the newest, most advanced nutraceuticals for your eyes and body, which provide purified Natural Triglyceride omega three fish oil, along with lutein and zeaxanthin for vision support. This formula provides the equivalent in antioxidant power to 15-17 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, 30 mg of lutein and 4.75 mg of zeaxanthin.

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Meet Arlene!

Arlene Clark is manager and head of customer service of Fortifeye Vitamins.

As the newest member of the Fortifeye family, Arlene is the girl on the other end of the phone, taking orders and making sure your customer experience is what it’s supposed to be. Arlene was hired in November of 2010, and is a walking testimonial that Fortifeye works.

Arlene Clark, manager and head of customer service at FortifeyeFrom a girl who was ill to now being an energetic, happy person that gives her customers her all, Arlene shows everyone the transformation that can happen with the right nutrition.

Happy customers

“I’ve been getting a lot of calls about dry eyes. And I’m amazed because a lot of the customers have been on the omega-3 and the FOCUS now for about three to four months. And I’ve had so many calls that say they feel as if they’re cured from their dry eyes,” Arlene recently said in a radio interview on the ‘Ask The Doctor’ radio show hosted by Dr. Lange. “They don’t have to use drops any more. They’re just amazed at what the omega-3—and the FOCUS but even the omega-3 alone—is doing for them. And it’s just great. I get calls every day, it’s just been amazing.”

Dr. Lange adds, “Our Fortifeye Super Omega, as you know, we can hardly keep it in stock. We’re selling it to doctors from all over the country, all over the world, and patients are calling in.”

“Yeah, it’s phenomenal. I mean, it’s just been huge,” says Arlene. “That’s why I’m calling, I just want so many people to know that, if they do have dry eyes… I never realized how severe it was until I started working here. It’s just terrible. And it’s helping some people so much. Especially since you’ve done the triple whammy, with the One-A-Day vitamin, the FOCUS and the Super Omega-3. It’s just, people are even finding relief from that. I mean, just two omega-3’s a day, one FOCUS and a vitamin and… it’s phenomenal. I’m just so happy for these people that are getting relief.”

Arlene’s journey to Fortifeye

Arlene Clark, manager and head of customer service at FortifeyeArlene knows from personal experience because she could not take many of the vitamins she had tried. It’s one of the reasons she become employed by Fortifeye Vitamins and head of customer service. Arlene is one of Fortifeye’s biggest advocates because she saw how well it actually worked for her. She tried many things and she could not take, literally, any vitamin out there.

“No, no, Fortifeye changed my life. I couldn’t—actually on my list of things I could not have, vitamins was on that list. Because they’re full of fillers, dyes, things that are—I have interstitial cystitis, a bladder condition. I can’t take anything unless it’s pure. My mother actually paid me to take the fish oil. She had to pay me,” she laughs. “Because I was nervous it would cause problems. And literally, the third day I had relief, pain-wise. And then, from there on, I mean, it’s changed my mental—the way I act and think—because chronic pain can, of course, just really mess with your central nervous system. So, with the FOCUS and the vitamin, I started that, and found out that I could take it with no problems, no pain, it’s actually helped me with all my problems. I grew all my hair back, and scars off my face, and I can go in the sun now, and not get sunburned. I wasn’t allowed to go in the sun before. And I do not get sunburned at all since I’ve started the FOCUS with the astaxanthin.”

“So, it’s really changed my life a lot. I feel like I can live now, basically. And that’s why I’m here.”

A walking billboard

Arlene Clark, manager and head of customer service at FortifeyeArlene has been described as a walking billboard and testimonial for Fortifeye Vitamins. Dr. Lange says the company is blessed to have Arlene on board. “Who better to be in charge of customer service and Fortifeye Vitamins than somebody who uses the products and believes in it one hundred percent?” he says.

The story of NanoLean™, a superfood

One of the new products sold at Lange Sun & Nutrition is a food supplement called NanoLean™. Arlene reported on the radio show that they were currently sold out. “We’re ordering it today, we can’t keep it in stock. It’s another thing that within the last two or three months, people have been calling me, coming into the store. We’re talking 20 pounds they’ve lost, I mean, it is phenomenal. It’s like with that, and then people again on the triple whammy, and taking the NanoLean they are losing so much weight. And I had a woman call the other day that said she just bought her first pair of jeans. Ever. And she’s never been able to lose weight. And she’s lost now, I believe it was 20 pounds. And I’m just, oh my goodness, the people that are benefitting from this, it’s amazing. And even the vitamin helps with weight loss.”

Dr. Lange adds, “That’s what it’s all about, absolutely. The vitamins do have things to help stimulate the metabolism, but healthily, not something that, you know, speeds up your heart rate or anything like that that can cause problems. Remember, if you give your body the fuel it needs on a cellular level, then it can work to its fullest potential and turn into a fat burning machine, also giving you enough energy to go out and start exercising. And once again if the cells are saturated, then you don’t have these hunger pangs, and these hunger binges, you know, for the junk food in the middle of the night. So it’s all about nutrition, and that’s why I developed Fortifeye Vitamins.”

The NanoLean is a food supplement favored by Dr. Lange. He says, “The NanoLean is very good. That’s a company called BioParma that actually manufactures it. But it helps to speed up the metabolism naturally and helps to to burn those pounds before the summer comes out, without really going on a diet.”

Arlene agrees. “Yeah, yeah. It’s literally—some people are doing some cardio, and things like that, but nothing outrageous. I mean, they’re eating normal, and they’re living their life like they did before. It’s really helping them lose weight and feel better about themselves. And that’s what’s so great about this store, people are so happy when they come in, ’cause they’ve always got a testimonial. And it’s just phenomenal, I love it.”

A body builder in the family

Whey Protein Isolate from Douglas Laboratories, available at Lange Sun & NutritionArlene’s family members are also becoming believers in the Fortifeye line of vitamins. “My husband, as you know, he’s a body builder. And he’s very serious into being a body builder. And he talks the Whey Protein Isolate from Douglas Laboratories that you were talking about on the radio. And that is just… it’s amazing. He loves that, you know, for being a heavy body builder.”

Her husband utilizes the astaxanthin in Fortifeye FOCUS for its benefits of better muscle recovery and muscle endurance. “He takes the Fortifeye FOCUS with the astaxanthin about 30 minutes before he works out. And he, of course, drinks the Whey Protein Isolate. It has helped him so much, and his workouts are so much stronger and easier.”

Olympic athletes and astaxanthin

Due to its benefits for muscle recovery and muscle endurance, Dr. Lange is reporting that Japanese Olympic athletes are using astaxanthin in training. So Arlene’s husband is in good company since he has also chosen the latest in nutrition technology.

Arlene Clark can be reached at Lange Sun & Nutrition, the headquarters office of Fortifeye Vitamins, by calling (866) 503-9746.

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More information: Dr. Michael P. Lange is a Board Certified Optometric Physician and a Certified Nutrition Specialist who started Lange Eye Care and Associates in Ocala, Florida, in March 1993. Lange Eye Care has grown to nine locations throughout the state of Florida with three Lasik centers. The Lange Eye Institute at The Villages in central Florida is home base for many of the nutritional studies that Fortifeye is involved in. Dr. Lange is one of the first doctors in the industry to utilize intracellular blood tests and blood absorption studies to improve the Fortifeye vitamin line. Dr. Lange travels the world for nutritional research gathering valuable information to continuously improve Fortifeye vitamin formulations. Dr. Lange is still involved in the clinical practice of eyecare. He is a guest lecturer, contributing author to many eyecare magazines, and a daily syndicated talk show host of ‘Ask The Doctor’ which broadcasts every weekday at 9am and Saturdays at 2pm from Tampa Bay on radio stations throughout the country and video streaming all over the world via the Internet.

 

 

 

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