Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Embracing Aging

Friday, February 26, 2016

Biosyntrx has always supported passionate age management, rather than the concept of antiaging. We are now going one step further with an audacious attitude. We are becoming major supporters of the Pro-Aging Movement.

Medical School Nutrition Education

Friday, February 19, 2016

Recent studies report that nutrition education in American medical schools falls short of the suggested standards, and that only a small percentage of American resident physicians report feeling adequately trained to provide nutrition counseling.

Heavy Metal Poisioning

Friday, February 12, 2016

Given that a number of U.S. cities, other than Flint, Michigan, are now reporting unacceptable levels of heavy metals, including lead, in the public water supply, it seems appropriate to focus today's Friday Pearl on heavy-metal poisoning.

Vitamin D: A New Anti-Infective Agent?

Friday, February 05, 2016

In keeping with this week's Tasty Tuesday Tonic recipe, and a charming reminder note from our dear friend, Paul Honan, MD, today’s Friday Pearl is devoted to vitamin D science. As always, our Friday Pearls are presented as important health education, not to sell nutritional supplements. 

Ocular Surface Microbiota & Biofilms

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Scientist, one of my most favorite life-exploring journals, is devoted to inspiring innovation. Its report on ocular microbiome research presented at an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting was, and continues to be, far reaching.

Flu Seasons Ahead: Excessive EPA and Innate Viral Immunity

Friday, January 22, 2016

A study published in Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy looked at myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) that have now been identified as a type of immunosuppressive induced in viral infection, cancer, obesity, and autoimmune diseases.

Geoff Tabin, MD, to Receive Biosyntrx Humanitarian Award

Friday, January 15, 2016

The Biosyntrx Humanitarian Committee has chosen Geoff Tabin, MD, co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project, to receive the 2016, Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award.

Nature vs. Nurture vs. Epigenetics

Friday, January 08, 2016

Genes are not destiny.  —Bruce Lipton, PhDThe second Friday of 2016 seems a good time to reflect on nature versus nurture and what we know about the science of epigenetics, the study of changes in gene activity that doesn't involve alterations in our DNA genetic code but are still passed down to one or more successive generations.

Eat. Drink. Be Merry. Tomorrow We Diet and Detox.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

It's New Year's Resolution time, when many of us set our intentions for self-improvement in the weeks and months to come. But the most common resolutions—diet, detox, lose weight and get more exercise, are big goals that can take a lot of time for most of us to make happen. So, let's also focus on smaller health-dividend changes we can make, even in just a few minutes a day.  Below are 10 favorite quickie resolutions from a Berkeley Wellness Letter that all of us can accomplish in minutes a day.

To Your Health!

Friday, December 18, 2015

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. —Nelson Mandela.        Christmas is a week away, and here is a fabulous last-minute gift idea. Make a small (or large) donation to the Hawaiian Eye Foundation in the name of that difficult-to-buy-for friend or family member, or just because it's a good thing to do.

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