Friday, February 12, 2016
Given that a number of U.S. cities, other than Flint, Michigan, are now reporting unacceptable levels of heavy metals, including lead, in the public water supply, it seems appropriate to focus today's Friday Pearl on heavy-metal poisoning.
Friday, February 05, 2016
In keeping with this week's Tasty Tuesday Tonic recipe, and a charming reminder note from our dear friend, Paul Honan, MD, today’s Friday Pearl is devoted to vitamin D science. As always, our Friday Pearls are presented as important health education, not to sell nutritional supplements.
Friday, January 29, 2016
The Scientist, one of my most favorite life-exploring journals, is devoted to inspiring innovation. Its report on ocular microbiome research presented at an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting was, and continues to be, far reaching.
Friday, January 22, 2016
A study published in Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy looked at myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) that have now been identified as a type of immunosuppressive induced in viral infection, cancer, obesity, and autoimmune diseases.
Friday, January 15, 2016
The Biosyntrx Humanitarian Committee has chosen Geoff Tabin, MD, co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project, to receive the 2016, Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award.
Friday, January 08, 2016
Genes are not destiny. —Bruce Lipton, PhDThe second Friday of 2016 seems a good time to reflect on nature versus nurture and what we know about the science of epigenetics, the study of changes in gene activity that doesn't involve alterations in our DNA genetic code but are still passed down to one or more successive generations.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
It's New Year's Resolution time, when many of us set our intentions for self-improvement in the weeks and months to come. But the most common resolutions—diet, detox, lose weight and get more exercise, are big goals that can take a lot of time for most of us to make happen. So, let's also focus on smaller health-dividend changes we can make, even in just a few minutes a day. Below are 10 favorite quickie resolutions from a Berkeley Wellness Letter that all of us can accomplish in minutes a day.
Friday, December 18, 2015
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. —Nelson Mandela. Christmas is a week away, and here is a fabulous last-minute gift idea. Make a small (or large) donation to the Hawaiian Eye Foundation in the name of that difficult-to-buy-for friend or family member, or just because it's a good thing to do.
Friday, December 11, 2015
An article recently published in BMC Medicine, the flagship medical journal of the BMC series, reported that older individuals who eat an unhealthy Western diet have smaller brains, which is further proof that junk food has a terrible impact on health and our ever-growing health care costs, yet our government does little to control subsidized agriculture and the high-calorie, nutrient-lacking foods on the supermarket shelf. According to government data, more than two-thirds (69 percent) of U.S. adults are now overweight or obese.
Friday, December 04, 2015
A study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that the use of multivitamins may support the slowing down of biological aging in women. Would it be reasonable to suspect that multivitamins might support a similar process in men? [admin]A cross-sectional analysis, based on multivitamin use and dietary nu...