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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

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.

Holiday Treats: Control Sugar Intake

Friday, December 22, 2017

Since it's a long holiday weekend, indulge if you must, but for the sake of your eye, brain and body health, please try to avoid excessive sugar.

Supplemental Carotenoids and Photostress Recovery

Friday, December 15, 2017

The dietary carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and the zeaxanthin isomer meso-zeaxanthin are found in high concentrations in the macular retina. They are collectively known as macular pigment.

Vitamin D: Evidence and Beliefs

Friday, December 08, 2017

Winter is almost here and many people will not get enough sun on their skin to maintain optimal vitamin D levels, so today's Friday Pearl will focus on vitamin D published science, popular beliefs, and the levels of vitamin D now considered optimal for health and disease prevention.

Politics & Essential Fatty Acids

Friday, December 01, 2017

We can't help but compare how successful the healing and health- maintenance effects can be when a balanced full spectrum of nutrients are available to work  ​​synergistically in the human body, versus what any party-first instead of country-first elected politicians seem to be able to accomplish for the health and financial well-being of the collective body of the United States.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

Friday, November 24, 2017

Recognition and neutralization of influenza virus by the immune system has been a subject of extensive research, due to its profound implications for vaccine design.An October 2017 study conducted at Scripps Research Institute was published in PLOS Pathogens, one of the open access official Public Library of Science journals that address all areas of science and medicine. The study article is titled "A structural explanation for the low effectiveness of the seasonal influenza H3N2 vaccine."

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.

Exfoliation, Environment, and Ocular Health

Friday, October 27, 2017

Given that ski and other winter sports season will soon arrive, a review published in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology got our attention. It discusses the role environmental components play in ocular exfoliation production and accumulation of extracellular material in ocular tissue and its effect on health.

Eye & Body Mitochondriaal Health

Friday, October 20, 2017

Today we celebrate ever-growing awareness with a green ribbon mitochondria science refresher. Mitochondria are the organelles in energy-dependent cells, including those in ocular, brain, heart, and muscle tissues.

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