Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

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)

Old Becomes New Again

Friday, November 11, 2016

Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food.   Hippocrates - The Father of Medicine. Nutrition has important long-term consequences for health and aging that affect gene expression, as does calorie restriction. Therefore, it's vitally important to consume nutrient-dense calories and leave those high-calorie, nutrient-lacking junk foods on the store shelf.

The Glaucoma-Dry Eye Paradox

Friday, November 04, 2016

Peer-reviewed studies suggest that primary open-angle glaucoma, but not ocular hypertension, can be associated with impaired basal (non reflex) tear turnover. Dry eye complaints may be associated with tear film deficiencies caused by unidentified open-angle glaucoma, as well as the drugs used to treat the disease, so careful attention must be paid to dry eye symptomatology.

Telling It Like It Is

Friday, October 28, 2016

Biosyntrx strongly believes Impact Matters and that there is still a major place for highly entertaining medical education immune to CME restrictions—particularly when it’s half the price of comparable winter meetings. That’s the formula behind the explosive growth of "Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is!"

Exfoliation Syndrome and Environment

Friday, October 21, 2016

A review published in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology titled, “Exfoliation syndrome: a disease with an environmental component” got our attention.

Vitamin D and Myopia

Friday, October 14, 2016

The not-too-surprising study data collected by the Vitamin D Council and published by the new journal Springer Nature (created by merging Holtzbrinck Publishing with Nature Publishing Group) strongly suggests that low vitamin D status is related to longer axial length and an alarming increased risk of myopia developing in early childhood, adolescence and teenage years.

Flu Season, Fish Oil and Vitamin C

Thursday, October 06, 2016

It's that time again and flu shots are still controversial. At best, these vaccines are designed to protect us from a few viruses, which may or may not be the ones causing this or any given season's medical challenges.

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