Friday, November 12, 2010
Dry eye disease is a common multfactorial ocular disorder of the tear film among middle-aged and older adults. The incidence of dry eye is higher in females than males and new science suggests the systemic disease link may differ between ethnic groups.
Friday, October 29, 2010
This October Supply Side West award is significant because it honors EpiCor's impressive library of human clinical research. In 2010, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published the results of a clinical study that concluded EpiCor significantly reduced cold-and flu-like symptoms in non-vaccinated individuals. Supply Side West is the world's largest trade show for natural ingredients included in foods and supplements.
Friday, October 22, 2010
I was asked that question by a delightfully earnest young man in a Dry Eye Device booth at last weekend's Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago - after I told him that I had dry eyes. The implication was that I could not possibly know if I had dry eyes until I knew the results of his test.
Friday, October 15, 2010
A consistent percentage of U.S. adults label themselves as supplement users, with 66 percent classifying themselves as such, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). In 2009, 65 percent identified themselves as supplement users compared with 64 percent in 2008; 68 percent in 2007; and 66 percent in 2006.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Most of us are given amazingly long lives by nature that we shorten by a wide variety of destructive behaviors and environmental influences. Nutritional deficiencies and excesses, along with smoking, infections, toxic factors in the environment and trauma, are the major determinants of how closely the functional capacity, health and longevity of individuals match their genetic potential.
Friday, September 24, 2010
The prevalence of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is rapidly increasing with 20 million Americans projected to be diagnosed by 2020. AMD Awareness Week unites worldwide organization in a common goal.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Different results were found in a recent re-analysis of the meta-analysis published in the 2007 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which linked antioxidant supplements to all-cause mortality.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, and it is the leading cause of blindness in both the African-American and Hispanic populations.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Evidence continues to mount that supports the role of dietary carotenoids, zeaxanthin, lutein and meso-zeaxanthin, in protecting against the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in people over 55 years of age in the Western world.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Discussions with one of my favorite ophthalmic researchers, Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, chief investigator of the Lutein, Antioxidant Supplement Trial (LAST), usually get me ginned up about a particular nutrient and its effect on the eye.