October 17, 2008
FACT: Omega-3 fatty acid fish oil has become the money-making darling of the supplement industry because the average Western diet is processed-food Omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) heavy. We now connect this essential fatty acid imbalance to gross incidence of degenerative disease.
October 10, 2008
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein found in the tear film and on all mucosal tissue (think eyes, mouth, nose, and vagina). For this discussion, we will focus on the important role lactoferrin plays in the maintenance of ocular health.
October 03, 2008
September is the designated Macula Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month. AMD affects more than 10 million people in this country alone. This week's Friday Pearl presents the AMD Patient Bill of Rights.
September 26, 2008
2008 still promises to be the year that health professionals join forces for cross talk about issues that address lifestyle choices, dietary intake, portion control, the type 2 diabetes epidemic, and other diet-related degenerative diseases.
September 19, 2008
The digital revolution is changing the way people get health news, but not in the way that many predicted. The Washington, DC Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) found these recent facts and statistics on consumer access to health information worthy of filing.
September 12, 2008
A study published in IOVS back in May of 2003 demonstrated that Omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) promotes the survival of retinal photoreceptors in vitro, delaying apoptosis.
August 29, 2008
"Science is neither a philosophy nor a belief system. It is a combination of mental operations that has increasingly become the habit of educated peoples." E.O. Wilson Consilience is an 18th century word, vividly revived 10 years ago in Edward O. Wilson's best selling book called Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge.
August 15, 2008
Ignore the above date. It's August 20th. This web site is designed to only post Pearls on Friday. According to a new study from Norway published in the August 19, 2008 Journal of the American Medical Association, "B vtamins don't lower risk of heart disease death."
August 15, 2008
Eye care practices now have a simple, safe and effective formula to offer patients as they strive to address the vast amount of science that links excess weight to an increased risk of developing degenerative eye diseases, including macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
August 08, 2008
An extraordinary line-up of actors, musicians, athletes and journalists from the three networks, ABC, CBS and NBC will be participating in a first-ever simultaneous broadcast on Friday, September 5, at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The show is called Stand Up to Cancer - This is Where the End to Cancer Begins.