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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Women, Diet & Psychosis

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In a study published in Psychiatry dietary intake was estimated using a food frequency questionnaire on 33,623 women aged 30-49 years of age between the years of 1991 and 1992.   Information on psychotic-like symptoms was derived from a follow-up questionnaire on the same women in the years 2002 and 2003.

The Incredible Egg

Friday, July 15, 2011

Want to be incredible?  Eat incredible. The nutrient content of an egg is dependent on the laying hen's diet, just as human health including eye health is dependent on nutrient intake. What's good for the hen is good for the egg and what's good for the eye is good for the body.  Even slight nutrient deficiencies are now suggested to eventually cause cellular and DNA damage.

Iron: A Double Edged Sword

Friday, June 24, 2011

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. 

Stress & Eye Disease

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The way we respond to stress seems to control the damage stress does to the human body, including the eye. 

The Triage Theory of Aging

Friday, June 10, 2011

One of our favorite nutrition researchers, Bruce Ames, PhD and his colleague, Joyce McCann, PhD, at The Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Children Hospital of Oakland, California continue to  discoverer how vitamins and minerals may prevent age-related diseases.

Astanxanthin Angle of Repose?

Friday, June 03, 2011

A growing number of Asian bird, rat and in-vitro papers are being published on astaxanthin supplementation as it relates to health and disease prevention.  This xanthophyll  carotenoid has not been identified as a macular pigment, and to our knowledge, it has yet to be demonstrated that astaxanthin crosses the human blood--brain, retina barrier.

How Much Calcium?

Friday, May 27, 2011

An observational study published in the May 24, 2011 online edition of the British Medical Journal suggests women need a daily intake of about 750 mg of calcium to help prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis. 

What is GMP?

Friday, May 20, 2011

GMP refers to the Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. 

In Defense of Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Friday, May 06, 2011

An internationally recognized fatty acid researcher with over 120 published studies on the subject, William Harris, PhD, from the Sanford School of Medicine; University of South Dakota, published an article in 2010 called Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Partners in Prevention. This was in the peer-reviewed journal, Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care.

Next Medicine

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dr. Walter Bortz's seventh book is called Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health. It looks at how American's spend their health care dollars.  Dr. Bortz wrote another one of our favorite books: We Live Too Short and Die Too Long. He is a professor in the Stanford School of Medicine and his new book was published by Oxford University Press and reviewed in a recent edition of Science magazine. My Nashville business partner, Spencer Thornton, MD, refers to that kind of accomplishment as, "Walkin in tall cotton."

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