Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Calling Out Evidence-Based Medicine One More Time

Thursday, March 17, 2016

This January 2015 Friday Pearl was a response to an Ophthalmology Journal article titled "Ocular Nutritional Supplements - Are Their Ingredients and Manufacturers Claims Evidence-Based?" The response was...

Nutrient Science Studies: Poverty of Reductionism

Friday, March 11, 2016

This Friday Pearl was presented in 2004.Because the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts, large scale clinical studies on single nutrients will never completely explain their relationship to the chronic degenerative process. Unfortunately, most of the published nutrient studies are on individual nutrients and specific body systems because that fits the scientifically accepted pharmaceutical drug paradigm.

Vitamin D & Multiple Sclerosis

Friday, March 11, 2016

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adulthood. JAMA Neurology published an online study on March 7 based on The Finnish Maternity Cohort data that suggests insufficient maternal (25(OH) D) during pregnancy may increase the risk of offspring developing MS as adults by 90 percent.

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Evidence-Based Clinical Science?

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Physicians have been asked for years to consider whether the drug model for research relying strictly on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) is actually the most appropriate evidence-based research model for nutrients, including dietary supplements.

Folic Acid Safety

Friday, March 04, 2016

Since the inception of Biosyntrx, we have encouraged doctors to recommend nutrient-balanced multiple vitamins over individual supplements. A recent folic acid review published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports our learned recommendation.

Embracing Aging

Friday, February 26, 2016

Biosyntrx has always supported passionate age management, rather than the concept of antiaging. We are now going one step further with an audacious attitude. We are becoming major supporters of the Pro-Aging Movement.

Medical School Nutrition Education

Friday, February 19, 2016

Recent studies report that nutrition education in American medical schools falls short of the suggested standards, and that only a small percentage of American resident physicians report feeling adequately trained to provide nutrition counseling.

Heavy Metal Poisioning

Friday, February 12, 2016

Given that a number of U.S. cities, other than Flint, Michigan, are now reporting unacceptable levels of heavy metals, including lead, in the public water supply, it seems appropriate to focus today's Friday Pearl on heavy-metal poisoning.

Vitamin D: A New Anti-Infective Agent?

Friday, February 05, 2016

In keeping with this week's Tasty Tuesday Tonic recipe, and a charming reminder note from our dear friend, Paul Honan, MD, today’s Friday Pearl is devoted to vitamin D science. As always, our Friday Pearls are presented as important health education, not to sell nutritional supplements. 

Ocular Surface Microbiota & Biofilms

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Scientist, one of my most favorite life-exploring journals, is devoted to inspiring innovation. Its report on ocular microbiome research presented at an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting was, and continues to be, far reaching.

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