December 21, 2012
In the spirit of the season and because it seems appropriate, I’m using a holiday letter I just received from a favorite cousin as this week’s Friday Pearl. I don’t think she wrote it herself since I seem to remember reading it once before. I hope it brings a much-needed smile to your face, as it did to all of ours.
December 14, 2012
The possibility that mammalian life span could be significantly extended by diet modification was demonstrated in a rodent study published in 1935. Nutrition has important long-term consequences for health that affect gene expression, as does calorie restriction. Therefore, it's vitally important to consume nutrient-dense calories and leave the empty-calorie foods on the store shelf.
December 07, 2012
A study published in the peer-reviewed November 2012 issue of Natural Medicines examined the influence of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb) on the infectivity of influenza viruses and found an inhibitory effect: specifically EGb interference with the interaction between influenza viruses and erythrocytes (red blood cells).
November 30, 2012
Our country seems to be in an ugly post-election funk. The unfortunate performance of elected officials on both sides of the aisle caused even the most positive of us to lose some of our Mojo. Rediscovering and sharing our Mojo with family, friends and colleagues will help move our country forward again.
November 23, 2012
I was most thankful yesterday for being surrounded by family, dear friends and hard-working colleagues who passionately involve themselves in the necessary task at hand and strive to make a positive difference in our world. The poem below speaks collectively to hard-working people and it's perfect for the Friday after Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
November 16, 2012
Studies suggest that the two primary symptoms associated with contact lens-related dry eye are itching and discomfort. Patient self-perception of dry eye during contact lens wear suggests that folks over the age of 40 think their eyes feel dry and too often ache when they wear contacts. This leads to discontinuation of lens wear.
November 09, 2012
Green tea is reported to be the second most popular drink in the world with more health benefits than any other beverage. It has been considered a disease prevention therapy in China for at least 4,000 years. In fact, the ancient Chinese proverb says "Better to be deprived of food for 3 days than Green Tea for one."
November 02, 2012
Listening to Hurricane Sandy coverage as I write this week’s Friday Pearl brought home lots of important messages: Enjoy life to the fullest every day possible; always hope for the best, be kind and be prepared for and cautiously anticipate the worst.
October 26, 2012
It's easy to become confused with so many multivitamins choices available. Today's Pearl will focus on ten things, plus one, that eye doctors and their patients should remember when recommending or selecting an ocular health / full-body multivitamin supplement.
October 19, 2012
. . . where nutritional supplements are concerned. You want to know something about the people behind the company you buy nutritional products from. Look for formulas designed by qualified professionals with credentials you can trust. Learn to read labels. Look for pure and unadulterated formulas free of ...