Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

A December Audacious Idea

Friday, December 05, 2014

Our oceans are in big trouble, so as strongly as some people feel about the health benefits of consumption of large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil, we, along with Harvard Business Review, just as strongly support declaring 20% of the ocean off-limits to commercial fishing.

The Science of Purpose and Well-Being

Friday, December 05, 2014

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that our body’s gene expression pattern distinguishes between the sense of well-being derived from a profound noble purpose versus simple self-gratification. 

Oxidative Stress & Aging Eyes

Friday, October 31, 2014

A lively dinner discussion with a few biochemists on an article titled "Oxidative Stress and its Downstream Signaling in Aging Eyes" recently published in Clinical Intervention in Aging spurred today's Friday Pearl on oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the biochemical end point of the imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the ability of nutrient-based antioxidants to fight against oxidative injury, including in the eye.

Sir Harold Ridley Medal Presented to Robert Osher, MD

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Freeman Auditorium in the Hamilton Eye Institute at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis was the place to be and be seen last night.  

Excessive Fish Oil and Innate Viral Immunity

Friday, October 17, 2014

The excessive use of omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplements and the increasing inclusion of omega-3 fatty acids in vast amounts of prepared foods dramatically add to the importance of understanding how the immunosuppressive properties of fish oil can impact human ability to respond to viral infection.  

Dry Eyes & Visual Acuity

Friday, October 10, 2014

Dry eyes can result in a decreased ability to perform daily activities that have an impact on the quality of life. The journal Eye published the Singapore Malay Eye Study that assessed symptoms of dry eye on a population-based survey of 3,280 adults aged 40 through 79.

Fast Company & Biosyntrx

Friday, October 03, 2014

The article below featuring Biosyntrx appeared this week in the bold and innovative business magazine called Fast Company. In keeping with our corporate commitment to encourage individuals to take more responsibility for their own health, Biosyntrx started providing all of our employees, their spouses or partners, and all of our consultants with Fitbits this past June.

Biosyntrx Core Values

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Biosyntrx subscribes to Simon Sinek's core values that "Start With Why." Identifying corporate Why, How and What commitment to the sustainability of life on a healthy planet is proving to be far more grounded in the biology of human decision-making than once thought. Our Why, How and What goals are to inspire individuals and organizat...

Iron: A Double Edged Sword

Friday, September 12, 2014

Iron is essential for cell survival and function, yet excess iron is toxic to cells. It plays a major role in hemoglobin function (moving oxygen around the body), cellular energy generation and destroying invading microorganisms. It also aids in biological function of enzymes.

Calling All Eye Doctors

Friday, September 05, 2014

Colorado, the leanest state in the nation, is proud to be hosting the 2014 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, as well at the Ocular Nutrition Society Rocky Mountain Nutrition High six hour COPE approved nutrition education symposium on November 11.

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