Friday, May 27, 2016
If we assigned a gender to nutrients, the water and fat soluble nutrient, alpha lipoic acid (LA) would be the multitasking mother of them all. She has the ability to focus on a target like a sharp shooter and neutralize free radicals and oxidative stress while also being absorbed and transported into multiple organs and body systems at the same time including the eye, brain, liver and nerves, just to name a few.
Friday, May 20, 2016
We started writing tear film mucin Friday Pearls back in 2004, as seen in the one below titled “MUC4 Does Not Mean the Speed of Sound.” We included that 2004 Friday Pearl in today's Pearl, plus information from an interesting new article in The Ocular Surface by Anna Ablamowicz, OD, and Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, from the School of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham. It's titled "Ocular Surface Membrane-Associated Mucins."
Friday, May 13, 2016
Therapeutic nutritional supplements can exert a powerful influence on the body by accelerating the processes of detoxification and regeneration. This can sometimes make us feel worse before we feel better.
Friday, May 06, 2016
A study conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine,Tokyo, Japan on physical activity effects on dry eyes was published in the Journal of Ophthalmology.
Friday, April 29, 2016
A vast amount of research suggests that eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for our eyes and brain. But when it comes to staving off eye problems and cognitive decline in seniors, omega-3 fish oil supplements don't seem to be working all that well, according to an NPR interview with Emily Chew, PhD, deputy clinical director at the National Eye Institute and chief investigator of the AREDS-2 study.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Today’s Friday Pearl addresses curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric root (Curcuma longa) and the ever-growing scientific information now suggesting multitargeted therapy may prove to be better than monotargeted prescription drug therapy for a number of health problems.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Aquaholic: Addicted to water. A person that is always drinking water and keeps a bottle of water on their person, or very close by, at all times. Although there was not much science to support drinking the long-recommended eight glasses of water a day (64 ounces), there is even less for drinking more if we are not exercising, working or spending t...
Friday, April 08, 2016
People with age-related macular degeneration were pleased and relieved to see the word blind on its way out as a description of their visual condition.
Friday, April 01, 2016
This is not an April Fool's joke! A study published in the upcoming May 2016 peer-reviewed journal Appetite is titled “Chocolate intake is associated with better cognitive function: The Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study.” The results are guaranteed to make most people happy, since chocolate rarely fails to stimulate synesthesia—particularly in the human female brain.
Friday, March 25, 2016
An evidence-based medicine review was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine last week that examined the clinical evidence for 10 vitamin D beliefs.