Friday, March 26, 2010
Folic acid is an essential nutrient that plays a major role in intracellular metabolism. The Institute of Medicine has found it safe when consumed in doses up to 1,000 micrograms (mcg) daily. Today's column is a Council for Responsible Nutrition response to an article on folic acid in the April edition of Prevention Magazine.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is a combination of the amino acid l-carnitine with an acetyl group attached, thereby giving ALC the ability to transport long-chain fatty acids into the mitochrondia (referred to as the intracellular power plants because the mitochrondia generates ATP chemical energy).
Friday, March 12, 2010
The Low Vision Community lost a favorite son last week. George Buys, the inventor of TalkingCommunities.com (the forerunner of all live-on-line teaching software applications) died of emphysema. George frequently referred to himself as “Blind guy on a mission!”
Friday, March 05, 2010
Nutrition science has advanced considerably since the Age Related Eye Disease (ARED) study formulation was designed in the late 1980s. The formulation included 28,000 IU beta carotene, 500 mg vitamin C, 400 IU vitamin E, 80 mg zinc oxide, and 2 mg copper oxide.
Friday, January 29, 2010
It has come to my attention that "Through My Eyes: The Charlie Kelman Story," which aired on PBS in mid January, was not available in some parts of the country. Today's Pearl includes a tribute to Charlie and a link to the complete program for our Friday Pearl readers who did not have access to the documentary on this 20th century Renaissance man.
Friday, January 08, 2010
Black currant seed (BCSO) oil has an excellent fatty acid profile that includes omega-6 alpha-linolenic acid, gamma-linolenic acid, and the omega-3 fatty acid, stearidonic acid. It's fatty acid content makes it the oil of choice for those suffering from dry eye disease or Sjogrens.
Friday, January 01, 2010
Healthcare reform calls for all clinicians and their patients to become diligent regarding appropriate nutritional and lifestyle interventions that may favorably affect health.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Gerontology studies suggest that resveratrol, the antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes and in red wine has the ability to mimic the health benefits of calorie restriction, which seems to slow the aging process - possibly by activating longevity genes.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Happy day after Thanksgiving! Turkey contains the essential amino acid, L-tryptophan. It's a precursor for serotonin, which aids sleep and anxiety and helps in the production of the B vitamin, niacin.
Friday, November 20, 2009
A study published in the November issue of the American Medical Association (JAMA), suggested that the incidence of cancer and mortality after treatment with folic acid and vitamin B12 was higher than expected.