Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Fish Every Friday Tales

Friday, March 16, 2018

Now that Ash Wednesday has come and gone and our souls have been cleansed by not eating meat, Lent has officially started for millions of Catholics around the world. Fish on Friday is back on the menu until after Easter Sunday. My entertaining conspiracy theorist friends will, no doubt, sink their teeth right into an NPR spoof suggesting that a powerful medieval pope made a secret pact to prop up the Italian fishing industry by requiring all Roman Catholics to eat fish every Friday, with the goal of getting millions of Catholics around the world to alter global economics.

Nerve Growth Factor and Why We Love Science

Friday, March 09, 2018

Neurotropins are exciting blood stream-signaling proteins that induce the survival of neurons. They are capable of stimulating specific cells to survive, differentiate, or grow. This can be particularly important to those suffering from age-related loss of optimal eye and brain function.

What To Look For as Our Eyes Grow Older

Friday, March 02, 2018

The purpose of our Friday Pearl column continues to primarily discuss nutrition science as it relates to eye and body health, and to frequently remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional.

Vitamin D2 or D3?

Friday, February 23, 2018

Mid-February is a time when many folks who do not enjoy cold weather outdoor sports will want to consider vitamin D supplementation. Today's Friday Pearl speaks to the two different types of vitamin D available in supplement form.

Vitamin A: Low Hemoglobin, Iron Overload & Neurodegeneration

Friday, February 16, 2018

Low hemoglobin levels leading to fatigue, loss of energy, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, and poor health is one of the most important public health problems in developing and developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. It affects many children, women of reproductive age, and older people.

Chronic Disease: Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Friday, February 09, 2018

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is the leading organization for health care professionals who are interested in studying and learning more about providing lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent the most common chronic diseases. More than 80 percent of the trillions of dollars spent on health care costs in the US is to treat chronic diseases that can often be prevented and even reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. —Dean Ornish, MD

Healthy Aging

Friday, February 02, 2018

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 supermarket and convenience store shelf.

Brain Health, Arginine Metabolism & Tocotrienols

Friday, January 26, 2018

A study recently published in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity was designed to look at the growing body of evidence suggesting that age-related altered arginine metabolism affects brain metabolic activity, particularly in regions involved in learning, memory, and motor function.

Today's Science is Not a Cautionary Tale

Friday, January 19, 2018

Today’s Friday Pearl addresses a study featured in the January 2017 journal, Aging, because we think better understanding nitric oxide and curcumin science is important for eye and body health.

Acetyl-l-Carnitine & Exercise Tolerance

Friday, January 12, 2018

As we enter the end of the second week of 2018, it's important to find the energy and the tolerance to keep our New Year's commitment to exercise more. It can extend our lifespan, as well as get us in better shape so we fully enjoy our everyday life.

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