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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Fish Every Friday Tales

Friday, March 16, 2018

Now that Ash Wednesday has come and gone and our souls have been cleansed by not eating meat, Lent has officially started for millions of Catholics around the world. Fish on Friday is back on the menu until after Easter Sunday. My entertaining conspiracy theorist friends will, no doubt, sink their teeth right into an NPR spoof suggesting that a powerful medieval pope made a secret pact to prop up the Italian fishing industry by requiring all Roman Catholics to eat fish every Friday, with the goal of getting millions of Catholics around the world to alter global economics.

Nerve Growth Factor and Why We Love Science

Friday, March 09, 2018

Neurotropins are exciting blood stream-signaling proteins that induce the survival of neurons. They are capable of stimulating specific cells to survive, differentiate, or grow. This can be particularly important to those suffering from age-related loss of optimal eye and brain function.

What To Look For as Our Eyes Grow Older

Friday, March 02, 2018

The purpose of our Friday Pearl column continues to primarily discuss nutrition science as it relates to eye and body health, and to frequently remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional.

Healthy Aging

Friday, February 02, 2018

Nutrition has important long-term consequences for health and aging that affect gene expression, as does calorie restriction. Therefore, it's vitally important to consume nutrient-dense calories and leave those high-calorie, nutrient-lacking junk foods on the supermarket and convenience store shelf.

Science, Resolutions & Traditions

Friday, December 29, 2017

Since weight loss is always in the top five New Year's resolutions, today's Friday Pearl will focus on new animal science suggesting the time of day food is consumed may be far more critical to weight loss and long-term health than the amount of calories ingested.

Brain-Stimulating Chocolate Science

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday season arrives shortly, so this delicious good news study will make many people extremely happy.Results from a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Appetite titled “Chocolate intake is associated with better cognitive function,” strongly suggests that chocolate rarely fails to stimulate synesthesia—particularly in the human female brain.

Telling It Like It Is

Friday, November 03, 2017

The Biosyntrx scientific advisory board member, Dr. Robert Osher, is recognized worldwide for his teaching career at the podium and through video.   His decision surprised us and many others when he started a meeting to provide cutting-edge surgery and technology, unrestricted by continuing medical education (CME) restraints. “Our singular mission was to offer every attendee completely candid, unfiltered teaching, which would make a meaningful difference in his or her surgical practice,” said Dr. Osher.

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