Friday, July 13, 2012
All of the water we are told to drink is not just some clever marketing campaign conjured up by mineral water companies. Water is our body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of our body weight.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Conventional wisdom on staying skinny seems to change with every day of the week—but the metabolism-boosting value of healthy snacking throughout the day is a common thread you’ll find running through just about every piece of diet advice out there.Until now, that is.That’s right: new animal research out of the University of California San Diego is shedding a dubious li...
Friday, June 29, 2012
We just received the following press release from a favorite Eye Care Professional and Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) member, Dr. Bob Bard. I thought the information too important not to pass on as today's Friday Pearl column.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Success in any endeavor requires passion and commitment. That's true for keeping ourselves and the world healthy. Those who simply dabble at things have a lower success rate, which too frequently sets them up for disappointment and failure. Full commitment is required to truly succeed at business, relationships, sports, personal and world health, and managing the aging process.
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Journal of Nutrition published a fabulous paper in the June 2012 edition that celebrates the 100th birthday of the year the term vitamin was coined.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
In spite of peer-reviewed evidence suggesting over 90 percent of the US population suffers from nutritional deficiencies that contribute to degenerative diseases, current FDA law prevents micronutrient formulators from making science-based label, brochure, or web site claims suggesting that dietary supplements can prevent, treat or cure any disease. Last year, Americans spent around $200 billion on FDA approved prescription drugs, which are allowed to claim that they cure or safely managed disease processes, despite mounting clinical evidence to the contrary in many cases.
Friday, May 11, 2012
The National Eye Institute (NEI) estimates that the current annual cost of vision impairment and degenerative eye disease to the United States private and public sector exceeds $68 billion. And this number does not fully quantify the impact of lost productivity, diminished quality of life, increased depression and accelerated mortality.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Misconceptions, too often fueled by blatant misreporting by the main stream press, have led the public to believe that the dietary supplement industry is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This is simply not true.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Last night the eleventh Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Creativity & Innovation in Medicine & Ophthalmology was presented to Steve Charles, MD in the Freeman Auditorium at the University of Tennessee Memphis, Hamilton Eye Institute.
Friday, April 20, 2012
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that lutein supplementation improves contrast sensitivity in young people. This is important news to all of us who sit in front of a computer for too many hours a day.