Thursday, May 21, 2009
"All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident." Schopenhauer. This week's Friday Pearl discusses the way free radicals and antioxidants interact with living organisms.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
A study published in a peer-reviewed June 2009 biochemistry journal suggests that sincerely well-meaning Omega-3 fish oil sellers may be grossly over-simplifying essential fatty acid science when they suggest Omega-6 intake to be the Plague of the 21st Century.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Fish Oil is the largest selling product in the supplement industry. The American Heart Association clearly recommends physician care for those taking over 3 grams of Omega-3 EPA /DHA on a daily basis.
Friday, May 01, 2009
The gold standard for research in the dietary supplement industry is the human clinical trial, and several have now been completed on the immune system modulator, EpiCor.
Friday, April 17, 2009
The April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology published a simulation model of future age-related macular degeneration (AMD) designed to forecast the epidemiology of AMD in a variety of treatment scenarios up to the year 2050.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Michael Touch, founder of Touch Scientific, died of heart failure at the young age of 64 on February 13, 2009. He is sorely missed by friends and family and an entire community of scientists and eye care professionals who depended on Mike for informative and engaging tear film chemistry discussions.
Friday, February 27, 2009
A large new double-masked study published in the Feb 23 Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that a combination of vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folic acid may protect women against age-related macular degeneration.
Friday, February 20, 2009
The press continues to create sensationalized headlines about multivitamins possibly being a waste of money. This is curious since U.S. government data suggests that less than 15% of our citizens actually consume five fruits and vegetables a day (the new recommendation is 9-13 a day), and 65% of the U.S. population is now overweight or obese, mostly from over-consumption of empty-calorie foods.
Friday, 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.