Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

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.

Vitamin B6 for Eyes, Brain and Body

Friday, May 30, 2008

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin discovered in 1930 during nutrition studies on rats. It must be obtained from the diet or from supplements because humans cannot synthesize B6. It plays a vital role in the function of over 100 enzymes that catalyze essential chemical reactions in the human body.

Mitochrondia Magic

Friday, May 23, 2008

This week's thoughtful, last of the season, episode of Boston Legal, featuring the lead character who suffers from early stage Alzheimer's (which he irreverently refers to as his "Mad Cow" disease), reminded me of the dire need for supplementation with acetyl-l-carnitine, CoQ10, lipoic acid and fish oil for those who carry genes that increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's or Macula Degeneration.

Blackboxing Excessive Beta Carotene

Friday, May 09, 2008

The Center for Science in the Public Interest requested on December 5th 2007 that the Food and Drug Administration take enforcement actions against manufacturers of dietary supplements containing more than 5,000 IUs of synthetic beta carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) unless the labels of such products contain a statement warning consumers that beta carotene may cause lung cancer in smokers.

Macular Degeneration Support

Friday, May 02, 2008

Macular Degeneration Support is a world-wide non-profit public service organization founded by retired educator Dan Roberts.

Daniele Aron Rosa

Friday, April 25, 2008

Biosyntrx Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Daniele Aron Rosa was honored by the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Tennessee as the seventh Ridley Medal professor on April 16, 2008. Two other members of the Biosyntrx team have been so honored in years past: Dr. Spencer Thornton and Dr. Randall Olson.

Flawed Antioxidant Meta-analyses

Friday, April 18, 2008

An updated meta-analysis examining the efficacy of antioxidant supplements in primary or secondary prevention of mortality was published April 15 2008 in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

The Presidential Campaign Science Debate

Friday, April 11, 2008

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine call for a presidential debate on science and technology.

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