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Friday Pearls

Chronic Disease: Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Friday, February 09, 2018

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is the leading organization for health care professionals who are interested in studying and learning more about providing lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent the most common chronic diseases. More than 80 percent of the trillions of dollars spent on health care costs in the US is to treat chronic diseases that can often be prevented and even reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. —Dean Ornish, MD

Healthy Aging

Friday, February 02, 2018

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 supermarket and convenience store shelf.

Brain Health, Arginine Metabolism & Tocotrienols

Friday, January 26, 2018

A study recently published in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity was designed to look at the growing body of evidence suggesting that age-related altered arginine metabolism affects brain metabolic activity, particularly in regions involved in learning, memory, and motor function.

Today's Science is Not a Cautionary Tale

Friday, January 19, 2018

Today’s Friday Pearl addresses a study featured in the January 2017 journal, Aging, because we think better understanding nitric oxide and curcumin science is important for eye and body health.

Acetyl-l-Carnitine & Exercise Tolerance

Friday, January 12, 2018

As we enter the end of the second week of 2018, it's important to find the energy and the tolerance to keep our New Year's commitment to exercise more. It can extend our lifespan, as well as get us in better shape so we fully enjoy our everyday life.

On Choosing a Multiple for Eye & Body Health

Friday, January 05, 2018

Let’s start this 2018 New Year with a list of things one needs to know before choosing a multivitamin. It's easy to become confused with so many choices available. Today's Friday Pearl will focus on a number of things that eye doctors and their patients should know before recommending or choosing an ocular and full-body health multivitamin supplement.

Science, Resolutions & Traditions

Friday, December 29, 2017

Since weight loss is always in the top five New Year's resolutions, today's Friday Pearl will focus on new animal science suggesting the time of day food is consumed may be far more critical to weight loss and long-term health than the amount of calories ingested.

Holiday Treats: Control Sugar Intake

Friday, December 22, 2017

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

Supplemental Carotenoids and Photostress Recovery

Friday, December 15, 2017

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.

Vitamin D: Evidence and Beliefs

Friday, December 08, 2017

Winter is almost here and many people will not get enough sun on their skin to maintain optimal vitamin D levels, so today's Friday Pearl will focus on vitamin D published science, popular beliefs, and the levels of vitamin D now considered optimal for health and disease prevention.

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