October 12, 2012
Flavonoids, also called bioflavonoids and classified as phytochemicals, were once called Vitamin P, based on the clinically suggested effect they have on the permeability of capillaries. Unfortunately, that name fell out of favor a number of years ago.
October 05, 2012
Got your attention didn’t I. A number of years ago, information surfaced suggesting that the majority of human clinical drug studies had been done on males. This resulted in females receiving drugs based on the results of male studies.
September 28, 2012
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein found in milk. It is the main glycoprotein component of the middle watey layer of the tear film. Today's Pearl will mostly focus on lactoferrin's multi-function jobs including anti-inflammatory effects, tear film lipocalin balance, and inhibition of ocular surface bacterial biofilm formation.
September 21, 2012
Today, Friday September 21st, has been declared Worldwide Alzheimer’s Day. I follow Alzheimer’s research closely since many of the genes involved are also associated with Macular Degeneration and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.
September 13, 2012
A meta-analysis published in this September 12, 2012 JAMA re-examined the results of 20 randomized fish oil studies associated with major cardiovascular disease events. The results suggest that fish oil benefits may not be as significant as claimed by many.
September 07, 2012
“Americans are being led to believe that their vote can somehow change the healthcare system. What they need to realize is that their choices at the supermarket and in restaurants have a better chance of improving long-term health than any politician, physician or pharmaceutical company combined.” Dr. Steven Newman
August 31, 2012
Why do we love fly fishing? Trout live in beautiful places, that’s why. It’s been written by writers of prose that we go fly fishing when we need to stand in a stream or river to exclude the outer world. Moving water helps most of us find our core.
August 23, 2012
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nutritional values for fruits and vegetables today compared to 1975 is major cause for concern according to Al Sears, MD, nutrition specialist, prolific writer and member of a number of professional societies that focus on health, wellness and anti-aging.
August 17, 2012
A new study published in Archives of Ophthalmology questions if low levels of vitamin D actually increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.
August 09, 2012
A new fast track paper published in the July 2012 Nature Journal, Eye, suggests that N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may lower elevated levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) activity associated with ocular surface and corneal disease.