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High Screen Time & Macular Carotenoids

Friday, July 07, 2017

According to a study published in the July 2017 journal Foods, prior to the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the primary source of light. However, when the sun sets today, we are hard pressed to find darkness—illumination from ​LEDs, ​incandescent and fluorescent lights provides indoor and outdoor illumination.

Cuba Vs. US Health Care

Friday, June 30, 2017

Since relationship with Cuba is a top news story, today's Friday Pearl features some of the differences between Cuba and the US health care system. We will also feature Cuban history and music for this coming Sunday's Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Turmeric: The Miracle Spice

Friday, June 23, 2017

Today’s Friday Pearl addresses curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric root (Curcuma longa) and the ever-growing scientific information now suggesting multitargeted therapy may prove to be better than monotargeted prescription drug therapy for a number of health problems.

NAC: Combating Stress-Related Aging

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) recently reported that glutathione (the mother of all antioxidants) helps detoxify the unwanted biochemical effects of chronic stress—but its levels decline with age, and this can set the stage for a wide range of age-related health problems.

Fat No Longer the Villain

Friday, June 09, 2017

A lovely Friday Pearl response note that I received last week from my ophthalmologist friend, Tom Mazzocco, MD, addressed the health benefits of keeping reasonable fats in our diets, which the Biosyntrx science team has always supported since it makes sound biological sense.

Grape Seed Extract & Red Wine

Friday, June 02, 2017

Grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory member of the specific flavonoid group called proanthocyanidins. 

Still Ginned Up for Vitamin C

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ginned up: To create or arouse feelings; move or excite.My most favorite vitamin-C-passionate ophthalmologists and optometrists stay ginned up for vitamin C. They (and I) are always excited to discuss new vitamin C studies associated with lifetime eye and body health support.

Digital Lifestyles, Blue Light and Ocular Health

Friday, May 19, 2017

Unfortunately, way too many people, including those who actively take steps to protect their eyes, are still unaware that today's digital lifestyle increases ocular health risk through excessive exposure to blue light.Blue Light Blue light is emitted from a multitude of sources including sunlight, digital devices (e.g. computers, laptops, smartphones, televisi...

Food Additives: More is Probably Not Better

Friday, May 12, 2017

A health column by my delightful friend, Susan Summerton, OD, was published in April in NaplesSpotlight. It included published science-based health information we want our Friday Pearl readers to have.

Age Related Ocular Changes

Friday, May 05, 2017

One of the purposes of this Friday Pearl column is to use this space to remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional. Harvard Medical School published a fabulous booklet a few years ago called The Aging Eye. We believe it appropriate to occasionally point out the booklet highlights for our readers.

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