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Eye Floaters
Eye floaters are small moving spots that appear in your field of vision. They may be especially noticeable when you look at something bright, such as white paper or a blue sky.

Eye floaters can be annoying, but they generally don’t interfere with your sight. Occasionally a particularly large eye floater may cast a subtle shadow over your vision. But this tends to occur only in certain types of light. Most of the time people learn to live with eye floaters and ignore them. And they often improve over months to years. Only rarely do benign eye floaters become bothersome enough to consider treatment.

But sometimes eye floaters are a sign of a more serious condition. You should seek immediate medical attention if you notice a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters.

Wellness Tips from Our Instructors

Taiji Breathing
Start by placing a hand on your chest and a hand on your belly. Breathe naturally and estimate the amount of movement in your chest versus your belly. It is natural to have some movement in both, but greater movement in your chest indicates stress. Exercise: for a minute or so, try getting your belly to do 100% of the apparent movement. This will increase the function of your diaphragm, and in turn move more Qi through your abdominal organs. This is a pre-requisite to learning Taiji Breathing, which has nothing to do with air!
-Dr. Jay Dunbar, WHS Healing Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor

Don’t Be Fooled By Food Labels
Many Americans rely on food labels to give them an accurate picture of the nutritional content of the food they buy for themselves and their family. Sadly, many food labels are misleading and deceptive. The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently released a report that states, “Requirements for ingredients in processed foods have not been comprehensively updated since 1938.” Health claims on food labels such as “heart healthy” and “immune supporting” are not regulated by the FDA. The FDA conducts only limited testing for accuracy of nutrition labels. Read more at www.goldenbeetwellness.com
-Betsy Templeton, WHS Yoga instructor and Health & Nutrition Coach