Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

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).

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.

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