January 23, 2004
Reuters and The Wall Street Journal were quick to jump on a Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's study published this week in the Jan 2004 Archives of Neurology. The Cache County Study clearly suggests that daily supplementation with potent combinations of vitamin C and E, (500 mg of C and 400 IUs of E, the major nutrients the study looked at) can help reduce the prevalence and incidence of Alzheimer's.
January 16, 2004
A number of confusing issues regarding excessive zinc supplementation and increased risk factors for prostate cancer led to a recent heads-up from our very nutrition-savvy scientific board member, Dr. Jerre Freeman, regarding the safety issues of long-term zinc supplementation.
January 14, 2004
In spite of peer-reviewed evidence suggesting almost 75% of the US population suffers from nutritional deficiencies that contribute to degenerative diseases, current FDA law prevents micronutrient formulators from making science-based label, brochure, or web site claims suggesting that dietary supplements can prevent, treat or cure any disease. Last year, Americans spent around $200 billon on FDA approved prescription drugs, which are allowed to claim that they cure or safely managed disease processes, despite mounting clinical evidence to the contrary in many cases.
January 09, 2004
Long before dry eye syndrome became a household word, Michael Lemp was publishing research and review Articles that strongly suggested the importance of properly diagnosing tear film disorders, particularly for the contact lens, blepharitis, autoimmune, and menopausal patients.
January 02, 2004
Macular pigment can be a good indicator of eye health. Otherwise healthy people who have a low concentration of macular pigment might be seeing at levels less than their potential and less than is needed for many jobs.
December 26, 2003
New Year's resolutions date back 4000 years. Resolutions are a reflection of the Babylonians' belief that what a person does on the first day of the New Year will have an effect throughout the entire year. The Babylonian New Year was celebrated on March 1st , the first day of spring planting.
December 19, 2003
According to studies from the University of Southern California, incidences of heart attacks increase during and around the holidays. The combination of high stress and holiday food increase vulnerability to sudden heart attacks.
December 12, 2003
A University of Utah controlled study indicates that mega dose vitamin C therapy can help prevent, as well as therapeutically treat, the symptoms of cold and flu. The results of this study found that flu and cold symptoms were decreased by 85 percent in the vitamin C treated group compared to the control group treated with pain relievers and decongestants. Steve Whiting, PhD, biochemist and clinical nutritionist, as well as esteemed member of the Biosyntrx Scientific Advisory Board, makes this recommendation to his clients:
November 28, 2003
Happy day after Thanksgiving! Turkey contains the essential amino acid, L-tryptophan. It is a precursor for serotonin, which aids sleep and anxiety and helps in niacin (one of the B vitamins) production. Foods that are considered great sources of L- tryptophan are dairy products, poultry, beef, barley, brown rice, fish, soybeans and peanuts. Nevertheless, we're sorry to say that if you're looking for the sedative effect from tonight's late-night turkey sandwich, it's unlikely you'll get it.
November 07, 2003
The year 1747: Dr. James Lind hypothesized that something was missing from the diets of British sailors who stayed out at sea for long periods of time. By giving six groups of very sick sailors different treatments he hoped to discover what was missing from the diets.