Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

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.

Stand Up to Cancer

Friday, 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.  

Vitamin E Question

Friday, August 01, 2008

A vitamin E safety question from a charming long-term Macula Complete-using concerned customer prompted this week's Friday Pearl column.

New Xanthophyll Science

Friday, July 25, 2008

A study published in the August 2008 Journal of Lipid Research found that the xanthophyll carotenoids, lutein (LUT) and zeaxanthin (ZEA) are preferentially taken up by the retinal cells compared to beta carotene.

Abdominal Fat and Degenerative Disease

Friday, July 18, 2008

One of my favorite health writers, Larry Trivieri, addressed the issue of abdominal fat and degenerative disease in his last email like this,  "When it comes to protecting ourselves from degenerative diseases, we need to take an honest look at the size of our bellies." 

Health Freedom

Friday, July 04, 2008

"You wish to see? Listen; hearing is a step toward vision." Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 -1153) On this day every year, we gather with family and friends to honor our patriotic forefathers for the passion and courage it took to sacrifice their lives for the liberties we enjoy, including health freedom.

The Russert Effect: Wake Up, Eat Less and Exercise

Friday, June 20, 2008

The world of journalism lost one of its very best when Tim Russert died a premature death from coronary disease. Tim'ss best-selling book, Big Russ and Me, has a chapter simply titled "Food." The Russert family apparently loved high-calorie junk food and that type of love most always leads to excess fat and disease.

Fish, Vitamin D & Macular Degeneration

Friday, June 13, 2008

We found it particularly interesting to note that over one year ago (May 2007) the Archives of Ophthalmology published additional Age Related Eye Disease (ARED) data linking Omega-3 DHA deficiency to advanced macular degeneration disease progression. The same May 2007 edition presented additional data from the Wisconsin Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) strongly linking vitamin D deficiency to increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) development.

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