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#61 Eating for your Eyes with Dr Rudrani Banik


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My guest today is Dr Rudrani Banik MD, an award-winning Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine who also serves as principal investigator for 5 multi-centered clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Banik is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Exam Development Committee and helps to set the standards for board certification in her field. She is sought out as an expert in the media and has been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, CBS Evening.

She applies principles of complementary and alternative medicine in conjunction with traditional medical approaches to treat chronic diseases affecting the visual system. She offers a unique approach to managing conditions such as dry eye, macular degeneration, blepharitis, migraine, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, thyroid eye disease, uveitis, and other autoimmune conditions. She is also the founder of Envision Health NYC, a private practice based in New York City.

On today’s podcast we talk about:

  • How does nutrition affect health?
  • What are the best foods for eye health and how do they impact the visual system
  • What foods can help protect against cataracts/macular degeneration/glaucoma? 
  • Beyond food, what supplements/herbs should you take for your vision? 
  • Prevention and slowing of the commonest causes of blindness
  • So how do we reduce symptoms of digital eye strain? 
  • Is there a connection between nutrition and dry eyes?
  • What can you do to protect children’s vision? 
  • Actionable tips to protect our eyes with food and lifestyle

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Summary

 

What another great guest and I can’t thank Dr Rudrani enough for coming on to the show as a guest.  Eye health is such an important topic but one that’s not generally as widely discussed as other health conditions.

I do hope that you enjoyed this episode and found it useful and please do share with anyone that you think might benefit from hearing more about eye health.

 

Further links for reference

http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/2/e00198-16.full – contact lens wearing

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5045141/ – microbiome and ophthalmic disease

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1542012416300386

https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39945/title/Visualizing-the-Ocular-Microbiome/

 


Guest: Rudrani Banik, M.D

Rudrani Banik, M.D. has specialized training in Functional Medicine. She applies principles of complementary and alternative medicine in conjunction with traditional medical approaches to treat chronic diseases affecting the visual system. She offers a unique approach to managing conditions such as dry eye, macular degeneration, blepharitis, migraine, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, thyroid eye disease, uveitis, and other autoimmune conditions. She is the founder of Envision Health NYC, a private practice based in New York City. She is an award- winning Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and also serves as principal investigator for 5 multi-centered clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Banik is a member of the American
Academy of Ophthalmology’s Exam Development Committee and helps to set the standards for board certification in her field. She is sought out as an expert in the media and has been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, ABC 7 Eyewitness News, CBS NY with Dr Max Gomez, Fox 5 News with Ernie Anastos, NY Magazine’s Best Doctors 2017, 2018, and 2019, The Washington Post, New Tang Dynasty TV, and Real Simple Magazine. She was voted Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2017, 2018, and 2019 by her peers.


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