Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Age-Related Hearing Loss & Rock 'n' Roll

Friday, August 12, 2016

If age-related hearing loss is something you or someone you know has experienced, you will want to read this entire article, because nutritional deficiency is emerging as a causative factor of age-related hearing loss, right behind vision loss and arthritis as a senior handicapping condition.

Genius & Generosity: RIP Barrett Haik, MD

Sunday, August 07, 2016

. Barrett Haik's sudden death shocked and devastated us all. His energy, his enthusiasm, his brilliance, his generosity, his empathetic encouragement and ability to see the good and productive in others, formed the cornerstone of his leadership ability. Out of his productivity flowed the building of one of the great national eye centers, not only for the University of TN, bu...

NPR Fish on Friday Tales and Brain Preservation

Friday, July 29, 2016

My entertaining conspiracy theorist friends will, no doubt, sink their teeth right into an NPR spoof suggesting that a powerful medieval pope made a secret pact to prop up the Italian fishing industry by requiring all Roman Catholics to eat fish on Friday, with the goal of getting millions of Catholics around the world to alter global economics.

Universial Antioxidant to the Rescue

Friday, July 22, 2016

We were beyond intrigued with the impressive results reported in Ophthalmology Times on an early, well-tolerated phase II lipoic acid-based "anti-crosslinking" proof-of-concept eye drop study that found an improvement in lens elasticity and near vision. 

Our Aging Eyes

Friday, July 15, 2016

The purpose of our Friday Pearl column has always been to primarily discuss nutrition science as it relates to eye and body health, and to remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional.

The Surgeon General on Lifestyles and Emotional Well-Being

Friday, July 01, 2016

Our US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, clearly speaks to the values and mission of Biosyntrx in this week's Aspen Institute Ideas Festival since we, too, focus on nutritional deficiencies, fitness, environmental issues, relationships, science, art, music and humanities—all vitally important parts of emotional well-being.

Sun, Skin and Carotenoids

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere. Given the ever-growing intensity of the sun, it's a good time to address the science-based role dietary intake and supplements can play in sun protection.

Why We Love Vitamin A

Friday, June 17, 2016

Today's Friday Pearl may sound a bit like claiming a favorite child, but vitamin A truly is one of our 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.

Confused About Carotenoids?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Epidemiological studies demonstrate that a high dietary intake of specific carotenoids may offer protection against disease, including age-related diseases of the eye, cardiovascular system and brain.

Taurine: Healthy Aging Support

Friday, June 03, 2016

It’s scientifically proven that groups of people with long life spans consume higher amounts of the conditional amino acid, taurine, than those who consume very little.

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