Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Protein, Enzymes & Digestion

Friday, June 27, 2014

Proteins are the building blocks of the human body. They are about 80 percent of the dry weight of muscle, 70 percent of the dry weight of skin, and 90 percent of blood. They are responsible for transporting all molecules into and out of cells. 

Brain Health & Meat Consumpton

Friday, June 20, 2014

A study published in the International Journal of Tryptophan Research by Drs. Adrian Williams and Robin Dunbar of the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, suggests that meat eating was a game changer for human evolution, including brain development. They also suggest that lack of meat can cause deficiencies of nicotinamide (NAD), which is also know as niacin (vitamin B3) and tryptophan, necessary for brain health and energy.

Nutrients & Bone Health

Friday, June 13, 2014

This week's member correspondence from the Washington DC-based Council for Responsible Nutrition suggests that just because National Osteoporosis Month has come to an end doesn’t mean we can disregard the importance of bone health and strategies for keeping our bones at their strongest. We need to do things year-round, such as participating in weight-bearing exercises, eating nutrient-rich foods and adding appropriate supplements when our diet falls short.

Vitamin B12 Science

Friday, June 06, 2014

Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common condition in the elderly, as well as in many of us over the age of 50. It is repeatedly overlooked in spite of multiple clinical manifestations that affect the blood, neurological, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular systems, as well as skin and mucous membranes.  

A Fish Tale

Thursday, May 29, 2014

While Biosyntrx supports a limited amount of omega-3 fatty acid EPA and DHA intake from fish oil, we believe it’s important to discuss the growing amount of science that questions excessive fish oil intake.

Spring Fever & Pollen

Friday, May 23, 2014

Winter is officially over, spring is here and your nose, eyes and heart probably know without being told. Love and pollen are in the air!  The birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, and spring flowers and spring fever romances are bursting forth in full bloom.

Ocular Microbiome

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Scientists is one of my most favorite life-exploring cyber journals devoted to inspiring innovation. It got my attention last week with a report on ocular microbiome research presented at the recent Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.

Omega-3 Mania

Friday, May 09, 2014

The Fish Oil Fad - Given that omega-3 fatty acids are now being used to fortify a vast amount of processed foods and given that excessive fish oil supplementation is being recommended by so many health care providers, it seems most appropriate to feature this recently published review article from the prestigious peer-reviewed Journal of Lipids.

Let's Treat the Cause

Friday, May 02, 2014

"Population-based research shows that people who eat well, exercise routinely, avoid tobacco, and control their weight have an 80 percent lower probability across their entire life span of developing ANY major chronic disease- heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, dementia, etc- than those who smoke, eat badly, don't exercise, and lose control of their weight. Flip the switch on any of these factors from bad to good, and the lifetime risk of serious chronic disease is reduced by nearly 50 percent.  These findings have been replicated again, and again- and have been shown to extend that same influence over the expression of our genes."   David L. Katz, MD, MPH- President American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Changing unhealthy behaviors is foundational to medical care, disease prevention, and health promotion. It’s time to demand medical care that makes more sense – both clinically and economically. This is hardly new news. The public, employers paying for health care, advocacy organizations, and providers have been asking insurance companies and government for years for better and more cost-effective solution coverage that includes patient participation, as evidenced in today's references.

Relief for Dry Eyes

Thursday, April 24, 2014

BioTears First!  BioTears is an oral treatment for dry eyes designed and patented by the woman-led research team passionately determined to help those with dry eyes. This team opened the doors for dry eye nutritional therapy in 1998. BioTears includes the biochemically balanced natural ingredients required to enhance omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid metabolism, while also addressing structure and function of all three layers of the tear film.

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