Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

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."

Food Day 2011

Friday, April 08, 2011

Biosyntrx would like to introduce our Friday Pearl readers to Food Day 2011.  It stresses the importance of eating real food.  Food Day will be celebrated on October 24, 2011 to help change what Americans eat, and what the food industry produces. . . for the better.  It has been said by some that American's are starving to death in the land of plenty.

Dr. Richard Lindstrom on Innovation

Friday, April 01, 2011

The 2011 American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Charles Kelman Innovator Lecture given this past Monday in San Diego by Richard Lindstrom, MD was titled "Thoughts on the Ophthalmologists Role in Education and Innovation."  Dr. Lindstrom was an obvious choice for this esteemed honor.  He holds 40 patents in ophthalmology and has developed a number of solutions, intraocular lenses and instruments that are used in clinical practices globally. Today's Friday Pearl includes many of the slides from Dr. Lindstrom's brilliant lecture.

Chaos, Fears & Facts

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Biosyntrx research office phones have been ringing off the wall with people wanting to know what we know about potassium iodide supplementation. The information presented in today's Pearl is educational. It  is not presented to feed fear and anxiety over radio active fallout from Japan.The Council for Responsible Nutrition science experts are advising industry members that potassium iodide used at the appropriate time and at appropriate levels  may be effective in reducing the risk of thyroid cancer in individuals or populations exposed to inhalation or ingestion of radioactivity or radioiodines.

Sex, Drugs and Dry Eyes

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sex and Drugs (recreational and prescription) can dramatically increase the risk of developing dry eye syndrome. The legal drugs consistently associated with chronic dry eyes are antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants, diuretics, beta-blockers, oral contraceptives and estrogen replacement therapy (ERT). The primary recreational drug associated with red, puffy, and frequently severe dry eyes is marijuana (cannabis stiva).

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