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Friday Pearls

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. 

Nutrition Science Consilience

Friday, 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.

A Wednesday Pearl

Friday, 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."

Biosyntrx Launches Avantrx

Friday, 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.

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