Thursday, April 20, 2017
“We’ve been given the gift of being able to restore sight. It’s important that we use our abilities to their fullest." —Harry Brown, MD It is with the saddest of hearts that we honor our dear friend, Harry Brown, MD, who passed away on April 16, 2017. He was a passionate man of science with exceptional vision and compassion who dedicated much of his life to restoring sight to those who would otherwise be forced to live in darkness, only because they lacked resources or access to care.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Many are familiar with organic milk as a healthier alternative to industrial, nonorganic milk that has been accused of being laden with antibiotics and stress hormones. Organic milk is essentially antibiotic and hormone free and healthier, because the cows are fed grass or organically cultivated fodder. Still, it appears that the breed of cow may matter more than its feed.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Selenium is a micronutrient first described in 1817. Its levels in the body are dependent of the population’s characteristics, its diet and geographical area (mainly on the soil composition).Selenium has been studied for years, and it has been scientifically proven that selenium plays a crucial role in the maintenance of immune-endocrine function, metabolism and cellular h...
Friday, March 31, 2017
Biosyntrx has always been focused on the biochemical structure and function role that each important layer of the tear film plays in ocular surface health and visual acuity.Today we feature a mini mucin refresher that includes information from a 2004 Friday Pearl, plus some newer information from a brilliant 2016 Ocular Surface article by Anna Ablamowicz, OD, and Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, titled "Ocular Surface Membrane-Associated Mucins."
Friday, March 24, 2017
The Biosyntrx founders, board of directors, employees and scientific advisors are passionately committed to medical and health education, so we are providing our Friday Pearl readers with information about the 2017 Aspen Institute "Spotlight Health" Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado, June 22 - 25, 2017.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Study data collected by the Vitamin D Council and published by Springer Nature strongly suggests that low vitamin D status is related to axiel length structure / function and an alarming increased risk of nearsightedness (also called myopia) developing in early childhood, adolescence and teenage years.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Niacin, also referred to as vitamin B3, was the third B vitamin to be discovered. In the 1940s, medical doctors started reporting the niacin health benefits for muscle and joint flexibility, since inflexibility is associated with structure / function health issues experienced by older people.
Friday, March 03, 2017
A last Sunday pre-Oscar early dinner discussion with a few doctors spurred today's Friday Pearl on health and air pollution, based on a WebMD article.
Friday, February 24, 2017
A study published in the journal Cell Metabolism looked at exercise tolerance and the ability of working muscles to resynthesize energy-rich, mitochondria-produced adenosine triphosphate (ATP), at a rate that matches or even exceeds energy expenditure.
Friday, February 17, 2017
A study just published in Population Health Metrics suggests that dietary studies indicate diets rich in ultra-processed foods are grossly nutritionally unbalanced. Unfortunately, most population nutritional-status studies focus on individual nutrients rather than the overall nutritional quality of the diet.This study evaluated dietary intakes of 9,317 participants fr...