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Non denatured Grass fed whey protein developed by Dr Michael Lange and Fortifeye coming soon.

Fortifeye Super Protein

Fortifeye Super Protein

Dr Michael Lange  CEO of The Lange Eye Institute and Fortifeye Vitamins has been discussing proper nutrition  to help his patients  since 1992.  He has been involved in research and development of the entire Fortifeye Vitamin line.  Fortifeye Vitamins is being recommended by eye doctors from all over the world and 1000s of people are currently taking these supplements.  After many years of research and numerous intracellular blood evaluations Dr Lange has determined that a good percentage of his patients are deficient in the master antioxidant in the body called Glutathione.  One of the best ways to stimulate Glutathione is to consume whey protein.  Dr Lange became frustrated with the whey proteins that are on the market because most are filled with artificial binders, fillers, sweeteners and nutrients.  Many of these proteins have been derived from gmo grain fed cows that can further enhance potential toxicities in the protein and alter the natural omega 3 to omega 6 ratio.  Many of the otc protein powders have also been further denatured in the processing of the protein decreasing the bio availability.

Dr Michael Lange also concluded that the vast majority of patients he would see were relatively deficient in at least one of their meals in the proper amount of protein.  Many people are not consuming good quality protein especially at their most important meal , Breakfast!

Dr Lange decided to develop Fortifeye Super Protein.  This is a protein that comes from grass-fed pasture raised  A2 New Zealand cows that are not fed any hormones or antibiotics.  Dr Lange decided to use a Kosher  non denatured whey protein concentrate since this is the least processed form of whey protein containing the highest levels of naturally occurring immunoglobulins that have not been denatured by high heat.  This protein is free of Casein protein.  Whey Protein  has the highest Bio-Availabillity index of all proteins.  Non denatured Grass fed whey protein concentrate will improve  the immune system by increasing omega 3, CLA and Glutathione . read more :

Fortifeye Super Protein will be great in a smoothie first thing in the am to start the day. This protein will also be great as a pre workout and post recovery protein drink.

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Consuming a whey protein concentrate daily is one more step in the right direction of anti aging.  Mix with Fortifeye Organic Blue Green Superfood and  you have a complete meal.  Add one of the new Fortifeye Focus to get the additional benefits of lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin.  This protein will be available by mid November  2015 . at .

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Natural Dry Eye Treatment and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction protocol.

Dr. Michael Lange in front of The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida, home of the dry eye!  Natural Dry Eye Treatment and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction by Dr Michael Lange  11/27/2014 Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eye Treatment can be accomplished naturally without the use of any drugs or surgery.  Dr Michael Lange of Lange Eye Care and The  Lange Eye Institute has been using an all natural approach for this condition  for over 20 years with huge success.    Dr.  Lange says if these steps are explained in detail to the patient and are followed carefully a vast improvement in dry eye and Meibomian gland dysfunction will be a result. Michael Lange OD, CNS is one of a select group of eye care providers that is a certified nutrition specialist as well. Dr. Lange is involved in the research and development of nutritional supplements for eye care and whole body wellness. Dr Michael Lange founded Lange Eye care and Associates 3/15/1993 and has grown to 10 locations in Florida. The Lange Eye institute in the Villages Florida is one of the largest Nutrition oriented eye care centers in the country . The Lange Eye Institute is the home to many nutritional omega index studies, beta-carotene/lutein absorption studies and spectracell nutritional studies. Dr.Lange is constantly searching for better natural ways to help his patients. The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida embraces the latest in nutritional, surgical, medical and optical treatments to help their patients. The following 6 steps will help doctors and patients in their quest to improve dry eye and Meibomian gland dysfunction. These six steps if followed will possibly eliminate even the dryest of eye conditions.  The goal is to make the body work to its fullest potential. 1. Nutrition for dry eyes is the most important step in natural dry eye treatment. The majority of Americans are deficient in omega 3 with an Omega index score around 4 . Omega index is the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 in blood. Omega index should be over 8 to gain the therapeutic health benefits. Take a good triglyceride form omega 3 fish oil with a minimum of 1500 mg of omega 3. Fortifeye Super Omega is many doctors choice for dry eye. The correct dosage of omega 3 will reduce inflammation in the Meibomian glands and improve the tear production. Most patients after taking the correct form omega 3 supplement in the right dosage will have a dramatic improvement in the tear production from the Meibomian glands. Fortifeye Super Omega gives the ratio of DHA and EPA that has been working in large dry eye clinics throughout the world. Omega index studies indicate that two per day dosing of Fortifeye Super Omega will bring the omega index to an average between 9.1 and 11 in patients under 240 lbs. The goal is to bring the omega index to a minimum of 8. People over 240 lbs may need to double the concentration of omega 3 to get the same results. Most patients with dry eyes and Meibomian gland dysfunction will improve by starting the correct form and dosage of omega 3 fish oil. However some moderate to marked dry eye symptoms may need some additional nutritional help. I recommend adding the most potent antioxidant /anti inflammatory nutrient on earth  called astaxanthin at 6mg. Fortifeye Focus improves dry tired eye symptoms. Works well with Fortifeye Super omega. Astaxanthin for dry eye is rapidly gaining a strong foothold in natural eye care. Astaxanthin is a super carotenoid derived from algae. Astaxanthin when added to omega 3 fish oil will enhance the anti inflammatory effects. Astaxanthin will also help to reduce dry tired eye symptoms. Astaxanthin has many other amazing health benefits.  The combination of triglyceride form omega 3 fish oil and 6 mg of astaxanthin will help combat against oxidation and inflammation in the eye and entire body. This combination will also improve circulation to the eye and may indirectly help other eye problems like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. One final nutrient that can be added for the more extreme dry eye is GLA from Black currant seed oil. I like a ratio of close to 10 to 1 GLA to omega 3. 140-160 mg of GLA in addition to 1400-1600 mg of omega 3 fish oil is ideal. The exact combination can be obtained by taking two Fortifeye super omega along with 140 mg- 160 mg of GLA. GLA has some additional anti inflammatory properties that stimulate series 1 prostaglandins and aids in healthy tear production. The triple whammy of dry eye nutrition is Triglyceride form omega 3 fish oil, Astaxanthin and GLA. There is a wonderful synergy between Omega 3, Astaxanthin and GLA.  This combination of nutrients is also a power house formula for improving  skin and joint health.  Very new science is proving that the addition of very low dosage of aspirin ( 1/2 a baby aspirin full baby aspirin)  taken at the same time as omega 3 fish oil may also work well together. The low dose aspirin potentiates the anti-inflammatory effects ( resolvin d3) of the omega 3.   This is also being used in moderate to severe dry eye with positive success. Lowering inflammation is very important in the treatment of dry eyes.  Dr Lange recommends patients to take the 1/2 baby aspirin with Fortifeye Super Omega at bedtime.  Always discuss this with your primary care physician before initiating low dose aspirin therapy.

Fortifeye Focus improves dry tired eye symptoms. Works well with Fortifeye Super omega.

2. One of the main reasons for dry eye symptoms and Meibomian gland dysfunction is a build up of microbial flora on the eye lashes and inside the Meibomian glands. This condition is called blepharitis. If lids are quite inflamed ,red and crusty then proper lid hygiene is crucial as the first step at natural dry eye relief. I recommend scrubbing the lids and lid margins with a commercial preparation like occusoft lid scrub foam. This scrubbing will eliminate much of the bacterial flora on the lashes that can clog the Meibomian glands that secrete the crucial outer layer of the tear film. Often times if a patient has a chronic irritated red-eye even after doing lid scrubs with occusoft they may have another condition causing the problem, Another type of blepharitis is related to a small parasite called demodex. Demodex is a small parasite ( mite)that crawls into the hair follicle at night and lays eggs. These eggs will back up on the base of the lash causing a collarette to be seen by the optometrist or ophthalmologist with the bio microscope.  The demodex may cause lids to become red, inflamed, crusty , and itch. It is important to wipe the lashes and lid margins with a special pre medicated pad called cliradex right before bed. Cliradex has the demodex killing properties derived from tea tree oil and is extremely effective for the treatment of demodex related blepharitis and secondary dry eyes. Scrub lashes first with occusoft, rinse then rub the Cliradex onto lashes and lids before bed and do not rinse. This combination of lid hygiene will help to eliminate the microbial flora ( staph and demodex) that is blocking the Meibomian glands and causing the dry eyes. Proper lid hygiene is one of the most important steps in dry eye control and Meibomian gland dysfunction.

cliradex for blepharitis, if in doubt use Cliradex

cliradex for blepharitis, if in doubt use Cliradex

3. Meibomian glands often times need a jump-start to help them function to their fullest potential and secrete a healthy tear film. Massaging and heating the lid margins is necessary to unclog the Meibomian glands so these glands can secrete the outer lipid layer of tear film. This needs to be done for 10-15 minutes 2 times a day. The use of a warm wash cloth is an inexpensive way to accomplish this but Dr. Lange recommends using  the Bruder Mask to heat up the Meibomian glands.  This is a mask that is put in microwave for 20 seconds and then Velcro around your face for 10-15 minutes two times a day. While the mask is on the eyes gently massage the lid margins to help un-block the blocked glands. This mask will also help cut inflammation surrounding the eyes. The Bruder eye hydrating mask can last 5-10 years without being replaced. This mask is only $25 and makes the hot compresses a very simple and relaxing task.1168-222x300   4.  The use of good preservative free lubricating eye drops are important to use frequently in beginning phases of natural dry eye treatment. Artificial tears that have some hyaluranic acid for dry eye relief is Dr Langes first choice. Dr Lange recommends either Oasis tears plus or Blink to minimize dry eye symptomatology and both have hyaluronic acid in them . Hyaluaronic acid has some anti inflammatory effects and makes these two lubricating eye drops ideal for dry eyes. For the extreme dry eyes and Meibomian gland dysfunction the addition of a special lubricating eye drop called Retain MGD will add additional subjective relief.  Retain MGD helps to replenish the outer lipid layer of tear film that may be deficient in Meibomian gland dysfunction . This combination helps to replenish all layers of the tear film.

great for dry eye associated with blepharitis.

great for dry eye associated with blepharitis.

5.  If these first four steps are followed a large percent of dry eye /Meibomian gland dysfunction patients will improve and become asymptomatic. However there will still be patients  that have resistance and will still suffer from this condition. This is when punctal occlusion is recommended.  This is done by your optometrist or ophthalmologist in the office in less than five minutes.  The doctor will take a small custom sized soft medical silicone implant and place it in your drainage duct in your lower eye lids and sometimes in the ducts in the superior eye lid . This is a painless quick procedure that is covered by your insurance.  This blocks the duct that the tears drain out of. This procedure keeps the natural tears on the eye much longer bathing the eye in the natural lubricating properties of the human tear. Punctal occlusion therapy is much more effective after patients have been on anti inflammatory omega 3 fish oil, astaxanthin and GLA for a period of two to three months.  The anti inflammatory nutrients reduce the inflammatory markers in the tear film which makes punctal occlusion much more effective. 6.  Even after following the first five steps you will have patients with moderate to severe dry eye that still have superficial punctate keratitis and significant symptoms.  These patients will usually respond extremely well to new generation stem cell therapies. The Lange Eye Institute and Lange Eye Care Centers are now using  a cryopreserved amniotic membrane called Prokera to reduce inflammation and promote regenerative healing of the ocular surface in these significant dry eye cases . Prokera is a safe quick in office procedure similar to placing a contact lens on the eye that improves the health of a damaged ocular surface naturally. Lange Eye Care has had some amazing visual recoveries on patients with long-term eye inflammation and pain using these new stem cell enhanced membranes.  Dr Michael Lange and the doctors at The Lange Eye Institute  are also using a another membrane calle Aril.  This is an  A cellular allograft amniotic memrane that can be used in place of the prokera for many patients.  Some of the benefits of the Aril is it will not compromise your vision while wearing it for the five day period.   If you have a corneal problem causing pain or compromised vision come to one of the Lange Eye Care locations and see if you may be a candidate for some of this new generation stem cell enhanced amniotic membranes.  After success of the membrane is accomplished patients should continue the first four steps for maximum long term benefit.  Patients with moderate to sever dry eye can get significant improvement with these steps. Dr Michael Lange  states if the first four steps above are followed carefully most people with dry eye and Meibomian gland problems will improve. Many people will notice improvements in as little as five days but it will take up to four months to gain the full potential for dry eyes. These first 4 steps will in many cases eliminate the need to have more expensive dry eye procedures done.  However there will be a percent of patients that will still have a dry eye issue and will need to go to step 5 and step 6. Steps 5 and 6 are still using  a natural approach to solve your dry eye problem.  Dr Lange states that step 6 , utilization of stem cell enhanced amniotic membranes for severe dry eye has dramatically enhanced a clinicians ability to help patients suffering with severe dry eyes !   Dry eye kits including everything mentioned above  in step 1-4 are available at a discounted price at  recommend all readers of this  see their local optometrist or ophthalmologist if they have any problems with their eyes. This  is for educational purposes only. If you are in the Florida area come by one of the 10 Lange Eye Care locations. ,

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Dr Michael Lange discusses low dose aspirin combined with omega 3 fatty acids to combat inflammation

Aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids work together to fight inflammation

Source: Cell Press  February 21 issue
Fortifeye Super Omega a great way to help inflammation

Fortifeye Super Omega a great way to help inflammation

 Dr. Michael Lange of Lange Eye Care and The Lange Eye Institute states new science promotes  the health benefits of low-dose aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids at fighting inflammation.    New research shows that low dosage aspirin combined with omega 3 fatty acids help to trigger  production of resolvins .  Resolvins are natural anti-inflammatory fighting molecules produced by omega 3.  These resolvins help to shut down inflammation that is a root cause to aging and many diseases.  This research found that a specific resolvin D3 derived from the omega 3 DHA stays longer at inflammatory sites. These studies  also shows that low dosage aspirin triggers the production of this longer acting resolving D3.  This new science will enable doctors  to study the potential anti inflammatory effects this combination of aspirin and omega 3 will have on the entire body and the eyes.  The root cause to many diseases in the body and the eye is inflammation.  This combination of low dosage aspirin and omega 3 could be a huge  benefit to many  ocular conditions.  Dr Lange  states many of our patients already benefit from these anti inflammatory properties since they are currently taking both omega 3 and a baby aspirin. This combination may prove to be beneficial for dry eye syndrome, uveitis, iritis, retinitis and possibly even macular degeneration since all of these eye diseases have inflammatory components.   Dr Lange now recommends his patients take the combination at bed time or even better if they wake up in the middle of the night.  Maximum effect in the body is usually four to six hrs after taking.  Many heart attacks and strokes  occur first thing in the am, so it makes sense to take it ideally in the early am hrs so it is at maximum concentration upon awakening. learn more at :

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Optometry and Ophthalmology In The Villages at The Lange Eye Institute

Exceptional eye care in The Villages all under one roof.

Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and founder of Lange Eye Care opened the largest and most advanced eye care center in The Villages in 2006. The Lange Eye Institute has the latest advancements in medical, surgical, optical and nutritional eye care. Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and nutrition specialist wanted a center that could do routine eye exams and also the most complex eye surgeries. Dr. Lange also wanted it to incorparte the latest in nutritional eye care as well. We want to slow down the aging in the eye and ultimately do less surgery and prescribe less medication, states Dr. Lange. If we counsel our patients on proper nutrition, life style changes and proper supplementation then many will improve. If we make the eyes healthier we are making the rest of the body healthier as well. Dr. Langes philosophy of wellness eye care has really caught on in The Villages. Patients from all over the country are coming to The Villages to experience this type of wellness eye care. All of the staff at The Lange Eye Institute are in tune with nutrition and are aware how important it is in not only ocular health but over all health as well. Dr. Lange was the first eye care provider to use intracellualr blood studies to look for vitamin deficiencies that may be a risk for eye diseases. Dr. Lange has utilized all of these studies in the development of Fortifeye Vitamins. These are vitamins that are developed for ocular as well as whole body health. learn more at . If u live in The Villages and looking for the highest quality of eye care available then come to The Lange Eye Istitute. Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and founder of Lange Eye Care has hand selected the top eye surgeons and optometric physicians to take care of the patients that come to The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages, Florida location. The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages can handle the most complicated eye surgeries as well as simple contact lens exams. The Lange Eye Institute also houses an advanced retina center to take care of the most complicated retinal problems.  Lange Eye Care has ten locations through out Florida from Gainesville to Tampa. Learn more at, or call 352 753 4014 for an appointment.

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