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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Women, Heart Attacks & Stroke

Friday, December 30, 2016

Although our primary Friday Pearl focus is nutrition and eye health, given the sad and sudden loss of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, we felt like our last 2016 Pearl should feature a reprint of Jane Brody's New York Times 2015 article on the number one killer of women, including young women.

Sugar and the Holidays

Friday, December 23, 2016

Since it's a major holiday weekend, indulge if you must, but for the sake of your eye, brain and body health, please avoid excessive sugar.

Dietary Guidelines, Balance and Sustainability

Friday, December 16, 2016

The executive summary of the 2015 to 2020 Health & Human Services Dietary Guidelines reported that many infectious diseases have been conquered and the majority of the US population can now anticipate a long and productive life.  At the same time, they also reported that rates of chronic disease—many of which are related to poor quality diet and physical inactivity, have increased dramatically.

Macular Carotenoids and Photostress Recovery

Friday, December 09, 2016

The dietary carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and the zeaxanthin isomer meso-zeaxanthin are found in high concentrations in the macular retina. They are collectively known as macular pigment.

Frailty, Exercise & Nutrient Intake

Friday, December 02, 2016

Because falls and fractures are one of the leading causes of death and Medicare expense in those over the age of 65, a new study on physical activity, diet quality and mortality among community-dwelling pre-frail and frail older adults was recently published in an issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Gratitude and Our Health

Friday, November 25, 2016

Today's Friday Pearl is reminder information that many may find useful this holiday season. A 2015 Healthline article reported that studies suggest people who regularly practice giving thanks are happier and healthier. 

Treat the Cause: Swamp Alert!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

"Healthy lifestyle is the medicine that can prevent as much as 80 percent of chronic disease. No other medicine can do that." —American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM)

Magic and Manganese

Friday, September 09, 2016

Manganese is nutritionally essential. Although we repeatedly tell our readers that there is not one nutrient magic bullet, the Greek derivation of the word manganese happens to be "magic."

Blue Light & Macula Carotenoids

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Digital Lifestyle Increases Blue Light Exposure Risk: Traditionally, the Biosyntrx primary focus within the eye health sector has been on our increasingly aging population who is aware of their need for prevention of age-related eye conditions. However, the majority of the population, including those who actively take steps to protect their eyes, is unaware how high-energy blue light effects eye health and to what extent.

Iron: What You May Not Know

Friday, August 19, 2016

It has been suggested by a number of researchers that normal iron levels may be set too high, based on current medical science.

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