Friday, August 12, 2016
If age-related hearing loss is something you or someone you know has experienced, you will want to read this entire article, because nutritional deficiency is emerging as a causative factor of age-related hearing loss, right behind vision loss and arthritis as a senior handicapping condition.
Sunday, August 07, 2016
. Barrett Haik's sudden death shocked and devastated us all. His energy, his enthusiasm, his brilliance, his generosity, his empathetic encouragement and ability to see the good and productive in others, formed the cornerstone of his leadership ability. Out of his productivity flowed the building of one of the great national eye centers, not only for the University of TN, bu...
Friday, July 29, 2016
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 on Friday, with the goal of getting millions of Catholics around the world to alter global economics.
Friday, July 22, 2016
We were beyond intrigued with the impressive results reported in Ophthalmology Times on an early, well-tolerated phase II lipoic acid-based "anti-crosslinking" proof-of-concept eye drop study that found an improvement in lens elasticity and near vision.
Friday, July 15, 2016
The purpose of our Friday Pearl column has always been to primarily discuss nutrition science as it relates to eye and body health, and to remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Summer is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere. Given the ever-growing intensity of the sun, it's a good time to address the science-based role dietary intake and supplements can play in sun protection.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Today's Friday Pearl may sound a bit like claiming a favorite child, but vitamin A truly is one of our most favorite vitamins. It’s the essential, fat-soluble nutrient that the body stores mostly in the liver to be released into the blood stream whenever needed. The human body cannot make vitamin A—we can only obtain it from external sources.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Epidemiological studies demonstrate that a high dietary intake of specific carotenoids may offer protection against disease, including age-related diseases of the eye, cardiovascular system and brain.
Friday, June 03, 2016
It’s scientifically proven that groups of people with long life spans consume higher amounts of the conditional amino acid, taurine, than those who consume very little.
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.