Eyes on Wellness

How exactly is visual health affected by diet and lifestyle?

Have you ever wondered, what exactly is an antioxidant? What is it about vegetables and fruits that makes them SO HEALTHY for me? Why does Dr. Allie constantly harp on me to eat less sugar? What biological effects does sugar have on my body? What can I do to mitigate these effects? How exactly is VISUAL HEALTH affected by diet and lifestyle? Is my body absorbing the nutrients from the foods that I eat?

Well… wonder no more! Dr. Stephanie Brown is an optometrist who dedicates her practice to empowering patients to make lifestyle changes to safeguard visual health. She has new technology that she is bringing that can measure the level of antioxidants in your bloodstream without a needle. It is the ultimate nutrition lie detector test! Come on Saturday July 20th at noon to learn more about antioxidants, why you should care about them, and how to get more in your body. Optional, for a fee: Have your levels measured to see if supplements are necessary for you!

Organic Gardening 101, Karla A. Dalley

Gardening expert Karla A. Dalley will present gardening ideas for beginners and experienced organic gardeners. Karla’s Farmington, CT backyard is certified as a “Backyard Habitat” by both the Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection and the National Wildlife Federation. She has been an organic gardener since 1994, and writes the Gardendaze blog as well as a garden column for West Hartford Magazine.

BONUS: Learn to use essential oils while you garden! Wellness Advocate Joy Taylor will provide ideas, including an easy recipe to make your own natural bug repellent!