Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Curcumin, Nitric Oxide and Aging

Friday, January 13, 2017

Today’s Friday Pearl addresses a new human curcumin study featured in the January 3, 2017 journal, Aging.Thirty-nine healthy men and-post menopausal women aged 45 to 74 years were randomized to 12 weeks of supplemental curcumin (2,000 mg per day) or placebo.

Science Supportied Carotenoids

Friday, January 06, 2017

A brilliant 60-page paper guaranteed to hold the attention of anyone interested in the vast amount of science that supports xanthophyll carotenoids and macula health is available online for download from the prestigious journal, Progress in Retinal and Eye Research.

Women, Heart Attacks & Stroke

Friday, December 30, 2016

Although our primary Friday Pearl focus is nutrition and eye health, given the sad and sudden loss of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, we felt like our last 2016 Pearl should feature a reprint of Jane Brody's New York Times 2015 article on the number one killer of women, including young women.

Sugar and the Holidays

Friday, December 23, 2016

Since it's a major holiday weekend, indulge if you must, but for the sake of your eye, brain and body health, please avoid excessive sugar.

Dietary Guidelines, Balance and Sustainability

Friday, December 16, 2016

The executive summary of the 2015 to 2020 Health & Human Services Dietary Guidelines reported that many infectious diseases have been conquered and the majority of the US population can now anticipate a long and productive life.  At the same time, they also reported that rates of chronic disease—many of which are related to poor quality diet and physical inactivity, have increased dramatically.

Macular Carotenoids and Photostress Recovery

Friday, December 09, 2016

The dietary carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and the zeaxanthin isomer meso-zeaxanthin are found in high concentrations in the macular retina. They are collectively known as macular pigment.

Frailty, Exercise & Nutrient Intake

Friday, December 02, 2016

Because falls and fractures are one of the leading causes of death and Medicare expense in those over the age of 65, a new study on physical activity, diet quality and mortality among community-dwelling pre-frail and frail older adults was recently published in an issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Gratitude and Our Health

Friday, November 25, 2016

Today's Friday Pearl is reminder information that many may find useful this holiday season. A 2015 Healthline article reported that studies suggest people who regularly practice giving thanks are happier and healthier. 

Treat the Cause: Swamp Alert!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

"Healthy lifestyle is the medicine that can prevent as much as 80 percent of chronic disease. No other medicine can do that." —American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM)

Old Becomes New Again

Friday, November 11, 2016

Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food.   Hippocrates - The Father of Medicine. Nutrition has important long-term consequences for health and aging that affect gene expression, as does calorie restriction. Therefore, it's vitally important to consume nutrient-dense calories and leave those high-calorie, nutrient-lacking junk foods on the store shelf.

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