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AMD: Then and Now

Friday, March 05, 2010

Nutrition science has advanced considerably since the Age Related Eye Disease (ARED) study formulation was designed in the late 1980s. The formulation included 28,000 IU beta carotene, 500 mg vitamin C, 400 IU vitamin E, 80 mg zinc oxide, and 2 mg copper oxide.

The Charles Kelman Story

Friday, January 29, 2010

It has come to my attention that "Through My Eyes: The Charlie Kelman Story," which aired on PBS in mid January, was not available in some parts of the country. Today's Pearl includes a tribute to Charlie and a link to the complete program for our Friday Pearl readers who did not have access to the documentary on this 20th century Renaissance man. 

Black Current Seed Oil Science

Friday, January 08, 2010

Black currant seed (BCSO) oil has an excellent fatty acid profile that includes omega-6 alpha-linolenic acid, gamma-linolenic acid, and the omega-3 fatty acid, stearidonic acid. It's fatty acid content makes it the oil of choice for those suffering from dry eye disease or Sjogrens.  

Healthcare Reform 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Healthcare reform calls for all clinicians and their patients to become diligent regarding appropriate nutritional and lifestyle interventions that may favorably affect health.

Resveratrol Rocks

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gerontology studies suggest that resveratrol, the antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes and in red wine has the ability to mimic the health benefits of calorie restriction, which seems to slow the aging process - possibly by activating longevity genes.

Turkey Leftovers & L-Tryptophan.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy day after Thanksgiving! Turkey contains the essential amino acid, L-tryptophan. It's a precursor for serotonin, which aids sleep and anxiety and helps in the production of the B vitamin, niacin.

B Vitamin Outlier Study

Friday, November 20, 2009

A study published in the November issue of the American Medical Association (JAMA), suggested that the incidence of cancer and mortality after treatment with folic acid and vitamin B12 was higher than expected.

Fish Oil Pros & Cons

Friday, November 13, 2009

"Rich relations give Crusts of bread and such You can help yourself But don't take too much. Mama may have, Papa may have, but God bless the child that's got his own."  Billy Holiday

Lipoic Acid Logic

Friday, October 30, 2009

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a highly effective, biologically available, and well-researched antioxidant more potent than vitamins C and E. It is found in both the fat and water soluble portions of human cells.

Dr. Loren Cordain on Diet & Evolution

Friday, October 09, 2009

I was fortunate enough to get permission from Loren Cordain, PhD, to use the following brilliant article on diet and evolution for this week's Friday Pearl readers.  

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