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Vitamin D & Eye Health Questioned

Friday, August 17, 2012

A new study published in Archives of Ophthalmology questions if low levels of vitamin D actually increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

Our Aging Eyes

Friday, August 03, 2012

Harvard Medical School just published a booklet called The Aging Eye and it’s too good not to pass on some of the highlights for our Friday Pearl readers.

Women's Reversal of Fortunes

Friday, July 27, 2012

 A study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Washington in 2008 suggested that women are experiencing a life expectancy Reversal of Fortune.

Science: It's a Girl Thing

Friday, July 20, 2012

Major kudos to the European Commission on Women in Research and Innovation for launching Science: It’s a girl thing.  

Drink Water: Thirsty or Not

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.

Grazing Might Make Us Fat

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...

Experts Denounce High-Soy Diet

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.

Put a Ring on It

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.

100 Years of Vitamins

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.

Supplement Label Claims

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.

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