Friday, May 15, 2015
Kenneth J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, Dr. Rosenthal's “high tech, high touch” practices are in New York City and Great Neck, Long Island, NY. He is also the medical director of Eye Diagnosis of Greater New York, the largest and most comprehensive free-standing diagnostic center in the tri-state area. Dr. Rosenthal is the immediate past president of the American College of Eye Surgeons; associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine; and associate clinical professor of Ophthalmology, Hofstra University Medical School. He a frequent ophthalmic meeting podium personality, as well as being an accomplished pianist.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Physicians have been asked for years to consider whether the drug model for research relying strictly on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) is the most appropriate evidence-based research model for nutrients, including dietary supplements.
Friday, May 01, 2015
The plant-based polyphenols called flavonoids were once called vitamin P, possibly based on the biochemically persuasive effect they have on full-body health.
Friday, April 24, 2015
It’s time to question overfishing our seas of small pelagic fish so that the public can balance the fatty acids consumed from the unhealthy diets supported by government subsidies discussed in last week's Friday Pearl.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Today's Friday Pearl addresses the nutrient-deficient state of government-supported food production in the US.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Today's Friday Pearl may sound a bit like claiming a favorite child, but vitamin A truly is one of my most favorite vitamins. It’s the essential, fat-soluble nutrient that the body stores mostly in the liver to be released into the blood stream whenever needed. The human body cannot make vitamin A—we can only obtain it from external sources.It comes in two forms:...
Friday, April 03, 2015
According to the recent Prevent Blindness publication entitled The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems, women make up the majority of Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind. More women than men have age-related eye health problems and these numbers will only continue to increase in the years to come. Althoug...
Friday, March 27, 2015
"Population-based research shows that people who eat well, exercise routinely, avoid tobacco, and control their weight have an 80 percent lower probability across their entire life span of developing any major chronic disease including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, dementia, etc., than those who smoke, eat badly, don't exercise, and lose control of their weight. "Flip ...
Friday, March 20, 2015
Resveratrol, like salicylic acid from the bark of the willow tree (think aspirin), are phytoalexin and cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors produced naturally by plants to help make them disease resistant. Both plants produce these protective properties in response to various environmental stresses including pathogens and ultraviolet (UV) injury.
Friday, March 13, 2015
The purpose of this column is to inform our readers about published science that supports the role nutrients play in ocular health. However, we also feel strongly about using this space to occasionally remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional. Harvard Medical School published a booklet a few years ago called The Aging Eye. We believe it appro...