February 13, 2009
The two clinical studies addressed in today’s Friday Pearl suggest that the high metabolite immunogen, EpiCor, can improve the health of the immune system.This is particularly important during periods of high stress.
February 06, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the publication of a study, "Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Use by Children and Adolescents in the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey," published in the February 2009Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement:
January 30, 2009
Our research office phones have again been ringing with questions about the safety of ethyl ester fish oil. Apparently, those who sell a new-to-nature form of fish oil have pulled a booth trick out of their marketer's bag.
January 23, 2009
"It's been a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come." That stanza from A Change Is Gonna Come was written by visionary trailblazer music man, Sam Cooke, in 1964.
December 19, 2008
An outlier is a statistical observation that is different in value from the others of the sample. There is no rigid mathematical definition of what constitutes an outlier; determining whether or not an observation is an outlier is ultimately a subjective exercise.
December 12, 2008
"I feel that it's raining all over the world." OK, the lyric is actually from A Rainy Night in Georgia, but it fits the occassion. Ark-building rain did not prevent doctors from attending Dr. Jerre Freeman and MECA Eye and Laser Center's evening of nutrition education in Memphis this past Tuesday evening.
November 28, 2008
Americans consumed vast amounts of turkey yesterday, and those who were lucky enough to host Thanksgiving dinner will probably be eating leftovers for the rest of the weekend.
November 21, 2008
Dr. Imre Lengyel is one of the people I will remember to be thankful for next Thursday. He is a senior scientist and one of the principal investigators in the Department of Ocular Biology and Therapeutics at University College, London (ranked among the top ten universities in the world). He Skyped me last year to introduce himself after reading a Friday Pearl I wrote about one of his studies.
November 14, 2008
A study published in this week’s JAMA suggests Vitamin E increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. A fairly large part of the health-conscious general public has been safely supplementing with 200-1,000 IUs of Vitamin E for over 30 years. What’s changed?
November 07, 2008
A study released today, Sunday, November 9, 2008, at the Americn Heart Association's Scientific Sessions suggests that supplemental Vitamins C and E did not prevent heart disease in the Physicians' Health Study II.