Friday, June 05, 2015
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is the acetylated form of the amino acid cysteine, the sulfur-based amino acid produced in the body from methionine. It has been suggested in a large number of published scientific studies to rapidly metabolize to intracellular glutathione, the mother of all antioxidants found inside every cell in the body, including the eye and brain.
Friday, May 29, 2015
It's easy to become confused with so many multivitamin choices available. Today's Friday Pearl will focus on nine things that eye doctors and their patients should know before recommending or choosing an ocular and full-body health multivitamin supplement.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Manganese is nutritionally essential. Although we repeatedly tell our readers that there is not one micronutrient magic bullet, the Greek derivation of the word manganese happens to be magic.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Kenneth J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, Dr. Rosenthal's “high tech, high touch” practices are in New York City and Great Neck, Long Island, NY. He is also the medical director of Eye Diagnosis of Greater New York, the largest and most comprehensive free-standing diagnostic center in the tri-state area. Dr. Rosenthal is the immediate past president of the American College of Eye Surgeons; associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine; and associate clinical professor of Ophthalmology, Hofstra University Medical School. He a frequent ophthalmic meeting podium personality, as well as being an accomplished pianist.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Physicians have been asked for years to consider whether the drug model for research relying strictly on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) is the most appropriate evidence-based research model for nutrients, including dietary supplements.
Friday, May 01, 2015
The plant-based polyphenols called flavonoids were once called vitamin P, possibly based on the biochemically persuasive effect they have on full-body health.
Friday, April 24, 2015
It’s time to question overfishing our seas of small pelagic fish so that the public can balance the fatty acids consumed from the unhealthy diets supported by government subsidies discussed in last week's Friday Pearl.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Today's Friday Pearl addresses the nutrient-deficient state of government-supported food production in the US.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Today's Friday Pearl may sound a bit like claiming a favorite child, but vitamin A truly is one of my most favorite vitamins. It’s the essential, fat-soluble nutrient that the body stores mostly in the liver to be released into the blood stream whenever needed. The human body cannot make vitamin A—we can only obtain it from external sources.It comes in two forms:...
Friday, April 03, 2015
According to the recent Prevent Blindness publication entitled The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems, women make up the majority of Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind. More women than men have age-related eye health problems and these numbers will only continue to increase in the years to come. Althoug...