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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Eye & Brain Protection

Friday, September 19, 2014

Neurodegenerative disorders and diseases of the eye and brain are a rapidly growing cause of disability and death, characterized by progressive pathology and dysfunction. These diseases are an increasing health threat to the aging population and they represent a considerable public health concern and socioeconomic burden.

Iron: A Double Edged Sword

Friday, September 12, 2014

Iron is essential for cell survival and function, yet excess iron is toxic to cells. It plays a major role in hemoglobin function (moving oxygen around the body), cellular energy generation and destroying invading microorganisms. It also aids in biological function of enzymes.

Calling All Eye Doctors

Friday, September 05, 2014

Colorado, the leanest state in the nation, is proud to be hosting the 2014 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, as well at the Ocular Nutrition Society Rocky Mountain Nutrition High six hour COPE approved nutrition education symposium on November 11.

Fish Consumption & Brain Health

Friday, August 29, 2014

An article in the Well blog section of last Sunday’s New York Times reported on a study published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Preventive Medicine that suggests eating fish is associated with a healthy increase in brain volume, but it is apparently not because of its omega-3 fatty acids content.

Ocular Surface Sags & Wrinkles

Friday, August 22, 2014

Just as eyelids, jowls, breasts, bellies and chins sag with the aging process, apparently so does our ocular surface tissue.The somewhat intimidating term used to describe yet another degenerative aging event is called conjunctivochalasis.

The Fabulous Flavonoids

Friday, August 15, 2014

Flavonoids, also called bioflavonoids and classified as phytochemicals, were once called vitamin P, based on the clinically suggested effect they have on the permeability of capillaries. Unfortunately, that name fell out of favor a number of years ago.

Biosyntrx Company Fitbit Challenge

Friday, August 08, 2014

Biosyntrx walks our talk about the role dietary intake, daily exercise and passion for something plays in full body health, disease prevention and doing whatever we can to help lower the cost of health care.

West Nile Virus & Fly-fishing

Friday, August 01, 2014

We fly-fishers love trout because they mostly live in exquisitely beautiful places. It’s been written by writers of prose that we go fishing when we need to stand in a stream or river to exclude the outer world. Moving water helps us find our center.

The Art of Balancing Nutrition

Friday, July 25, 2014

The chemicals of life act in balanced concert with one another. Only after the baseline of essential nutrients is met on a daily basis is it considered completely safe to add individual nutrients in higher amounts for therapeutic purposes.  

Angiogenesis and Eye Health

Friday, July 18, 2014

Peer-reviewed journals continue to publish a number of studies that discuss vascular endothelial grrowth factor (VEGF), a glycoprotein that acts as a growth factor specific to endothelial cells that line the entire circulatory system from the heart to the smallest capillary in the eye and brain.

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