147 John Nolan PhD. Nutrients for Your Eyes and Brain: The Magic of Marigolds

Mar 11, 2024 | Mind and Brain, Nutrition, Podcast Episode, Wellness

EPISODE 147 OF GROWING OLDER LIVING YOUNGER focuses on protecting eye, brain and overall health with the antioxidant carotenoid pigments, especially lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin, as determined in the Central Retinal Enrichment Supplementation Clinical Trials (CREST).

Download my free Guide to the Colourful Antioxidants in Your Food that explains the wellness benefits and food sources of these protective nutrients.

To tell us how key nutrients can protect our eyes from macular degeneration, and  help preserve memory and mental acuity, I talk with today’s Featured Expert, Professor John Nolan. He is a Fulbright Scholar, and a full professor at the South East Technological University (SETU), Waterford, Ireland, where he holds a Howard Chair in Human Nutrition, He is the Director of the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI). This research centre studies the role of nutrition for vision, cognitive function and prevention of age-related diseases. In 2011, Prof Nolan won a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) research grant to study the impact of nutritional supplementation on visual function via two Central Retinal Enrichment Supplementation Clinical Trials), and has  published 117 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Episode Timeline:

[0:11] Why targeted nutrition for Eye Health

[5:17] Nutrition and eye health with a focus on carotenoids.

[10:02] Measuring macular pigment in the eye and its changes with supplements.

[16:04] The importance of macula pigments in eye health.

[21:07] Lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin.in eye health.

28: 07 Sources of antioxidants, micronutrient supplements, and their overall effects on health of the body.

[31:53] Eye health and antioxidants.

[37:41] Antioxidants and healthy aging

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