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Friday Pearls

Vitamin E: What's Changed?

Friday, 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?

Physicians' Health Study II & Vitamins C & E

Friday, 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.   

Stomach Size Myths vs. Facts

Friday, October 31, 2008

Questions about the use of our new portion control formula, Avantrx, suggest the public may be a bit confused about stomach size and weight gain or loss. Today's Pearl presents opinions from two Web MD experts on stomach size myths vs. facts.  

Vitamins, Women & Cancer

Friday, October 31, 2008

The cancer study published in JAMA on November 4 2008  is disappointing news for mid-life women who hope to protect their health with vitamins. 

Bruce Ames, PhD

Thursday, October 23, 2008

According to U.C. Berkeley Graduate School Division Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bruce Ames, PhD, "Not enough doctors, or people, give a damn about the more than 40 micronutrients required in the daily human diet to maintain health. Inadequate intake of micronutrients can lead to DNA damage, mitochondrial decay, and other pathologies, including degenerative eye disease."

Fish Oil Facts

Friday, 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.

Lactoferrin & the Tear Film

Friday, 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.

2008: The Year for Change

Friday, 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.

Facts to File

Friday, 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.

Omega-3 DHA, Lutein, & Zeaxanthin News

Friday, 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. 

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