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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Mice, Men and Fatty Acids

Friday, March 04, 2011

New science suggests that mice are far more capable of properly metabolizing many plant-based essential fatty acids (EFAs) than are human beings - particularly humans over the age of 40. Science has not always understood this fact.

Late Winter Cold Therapy

Friday, February 25, 2011

Given this year's country-wide late winter cold epidemic, it seems appropriate to again discuss an oral Vitamin C therapy that has been around for years and is frequently recommended to patients by one of the Biosyntrx nutrition science advisers, Dr. Steve Whiting. 

Valentines & Viruses

Friday, February 11, 2011

The 2011 Valentine theme should be; love well, love wisely, just in case. An eye-opening conversation with Herb Kaufman, MD, esteemed professor of ophthalmology at LSU school of medicine (Dr. Kaufman lectures extensively on herpetic eye disease), suggests Valentines Day to be an appropriate time to recommend that health educators start addressing this potentially devastating eye health issue.

Dry Eye Inflammation Control

Friday, February 04, 2011

Prostaglandins produced by the balanced essential fatty acids (EFAs) found in BioTears Oral GelCaps help quell moderate pain from inflammation by promoting the natural metabolic sequence of events set in motion at the beginning of the inflammatory response.

New Dietary Guidelines

Friday, February 04, 2011

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Vitamin E: Eye and Brain Health

Friday, January 28, 2011

Vitamin E is a family of eight natural components, but most studies related to diseases of the eye and brain simply look at alpha tocopherol, which is only one of the Vitamin E components. 

Zeaxanthin Research

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thanks to the unbridled passion for zeaxanthin science of our friend and fellow member/supporter of the Ocular Nutrition Society and the Council for Responsible Nutrition, Dennis Gierhart, PhD, the ophthalmic community better understands the important role that zeaxanthin plays in neural tissue health.

AMD Prevalence News

Friday, January 14, 2011

Epidemiology data presented by some of my favorite researchers from the University of Wisconsin: the doctors Klein, et al, was published in the January 2011 Archives of Ophthalmology.  The data suggests that the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) dropped from 9.4% of the US population to 6.5% of the US population between 1988 and 2008.

B Vitamins: A New Cause for Concern?

Friday, December 24, 2010

High concentrations of plasma total homocysteine are known to be associated with the risk of developing diabetes-related cardiovascular disease, nephropathy and proliferative retinopathy.

Food Intake Facts

Friday, December 17, 2010

Today's column is a friendly reminder to Eat, Drink and Be Merry during the largest holiday party weekend of the year. But, do exercise portion control if possible.

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