Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Lifestyle Medicine & Treating the Cause

Friday, March 27, 2015

"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 including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, dementia, etc., than those who smoke, eat badly, don't exercise, and lose control of their weight. "Flip ...

New Resveratrol Science

Friday, March 20, 2015

Resveratrol, like salicylic acid from the bark of the willow tree (think aspirin), are phytoalexin and cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors produced naturally by plants to help make them disease resistant. Both plants produce these protective properties in response to various environmental stresses including pathogens and ultraviolet (UV) injury.

Age Related Ocular Changes

Friday, March 13, 2015

The purpose of this column is to inform our readers about published science that supports the role nutrients play in ocular health. However, we also feel strongly about using this space to occasionally remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional. Harvard Medical School published a booklet a few years ago called The Aging Eye. We believe it appro...

Nutritional Status: Balance, Falls & Fractures

Friday, February 13, 2015

Falls are the leading cause of death by injury in people over the age of 65. Falls can be caused by many factors including poor eyesight; loss of balance due to illness; physical condition, nutritional status, dehydration or side effects of prescription medications, and the aging process.

Zinc & AMD: The Statisticians' Battle

Friday, January 30, 2015

Zinc supplementation continues to be controversial and Biosyntrx follows this science closely.

1st Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Biosyntrx has announced that the company will present Jeff Rutgard, MD, the first Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award on January 18 at the 2015 Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting (Grand Wailea Hotel, Maui, HI). The award will be presented during the Hawaiian Eye Foundation portion of the Sunday morning session.

Dry Eye & Physical Activity

Friday, December 19, 2014

A study conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine,Tokyo, Japan on physical activity effects on dry eyes was just published in the Journal of Ophthalmology. 

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.

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