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Friday Pearls

Macular Carotenoids and Photostress Recovery

Friday, December 09, 2016

The dietary carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and the zeaxanthin isomer meso-zeaxanthin are found in high concentrations in the macular retina. They are collectively known as macular pigment.

Frailty, Exercise & Nutrient Intake

Friday, December 02, 2016

Because falls and fractures are one of the leading causes of death and Medicare expense in those over the age of 65, a new study on physical activity, diet quality and mortality among community-dwelling pre-frail and frail older adults was recently published in an issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Gratitude and Our Health

Friday, November 25, 2016

Today's Friday Pearl is reminder information that many may find useful this holiday season. A 2015 Healthline article reported that studies suggest people who regularly practice giving thanks are happier and healthier. 

Treat the Cause: Swamp Alert!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

"Healthy lifestyle is the medicine that can prevent as much as 80 percent of chronic disease. No other medicine can do that." —American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM)

Magic and Manganese

Friday, September 09, 2016

Manganese is nutritionally essential. Although we repeatedly tell our readers that there is not one nutrient magic bullet, the Greek derivation of the word manganese happens to be "magic."

Blue Light & Macula Carotenoids

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Digital Lifestyle Increases Blue Light Exposure Risk: Traditionally, the Biosyntrx primary focus within the eye health sector has been on our increasingly aging population who is aware of their need for prevention of age-related eye conditions. However, the majority of the population, including those who actively take steps to protect their eyes, is unaware how high-energy blue light effects eye health and to what extent.

Iron: What You May Not Know

Friday, August 19, 2016

It has been suggested by a number of researchers that normal iron levels may be set too high, based on current medical science.

Age-Related Hearing Loss & Rock 'n' Roll

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.

Genius & Generosity: RIP Barrett Haik, MD

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...

NPR Fish on Friday Tales and Brain Preservation

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.

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