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Friday Pearls

A Nation at Risk of Alzheimer's, AMD and Diabetes

Friday, September 23, 2016

One of my favorite English journals called the New Scientist included a blockbuster story a couple of years ago that teased out the connection between increased Alzheimer’s risk and excessive sugar intake. This suggests that making a lifestyle choice to reduce sugar intake may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's.

N-acetylcysteine, the Powerhouse Antioxidant

Friday, September 16, 2016

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is the acetylated form of the amino acid cysteine, the sulfur-based amino acid produced in the body from methionine. It has been suggested in a large number of published scientific studies to rapidly metabolize to intracellular glutathione, the mother of all antioxidants found inside every cell in the body, including the eye and brain.

Magic and Manganese

Friday, September 09, 2016

Manganese is nutritionally essential. Although we repeatedly tell our readers that there is not one nutrient magic bullet, the Greek derivation of the word manganese happens to be "magic."

Celebrating Labor & Commitment to Health

Friday, September 02, 2016

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. — Buddha 

Blue Light & Macula Carotenoids

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Digital Lifestyle Increases Blue Light Exposure Risk: Traditionally, the Biosyntrx primary focus within the eye health sector has been on our increasingly aging population who is aware of their need for prevention of age-related eye conditions. However, the majority of the population, including those who actively take steps to protect their eyes, is unaware how high-energy blue light effects eye health and to what extent.

Iron: What You May Not Know

Friday, August 19, 2016

It has been suggested by a number of researchers that normal iron levels may be set too high, based on current medical science.

Age-Related Hearing Loss & Rock 'n' Roll

Friday, August 12, 2016

If age-related hearing loss is something you or someone you know has experienced, you will want to read this entire article, because nutritional deficiency is emerging as a causative factor of age-related hearing loss, right behind vision loss and arthritis as a senior handicapping condition.

Genius & Generosity: RIP Barrett Haik, MD

Sunday, August 07, 2016

. Barrett Haik's sudden death shocked and devastated us all. His energy, his enthusiasm, his brilliance, his generosity, his empathetic encouragement and ability to see the good and productive in others, formed the cornerstone of his leadership ability. Out of his productivity flowed the building of one of the great national eye centers, not only for the University of TN, bu...

NPR Fish on Friday Tales and Brain Preservation

Friday, July 29, 2016

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 on Friday, with the goal of getting millions of Catholics around the world to alter global economics.

Universial Antioxidant to the Rescue

Friday, July 22, 2016

We were beyond intrigued with the impressive results reported in Ophthalmology Times on an early, well-tolerated phase II lipoic acid-based "anti-crosslinking" proof-of-concept eye drop study that found an improvement in lens elasticity and near vision. 

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