Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

On Laboring For Our Health

Friday, September 04, 2015

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.  ​  —HippocratesThis Labor Day weekend we are celebrating renewed focus on the science that supports lifestyle medicine and the amount of personal labor required to maintain individual good health well into our 80s and 90s.

Metabolic Inertia, Muscle Fatigue & Acetylcaritine

Friday, August 28, 2015

An interesting study published in the July 2015 journal Cell Metabolism looked at exercise tolerance and the ability of working muscles to resynthesize energy-rich, mitochondria- produced adenosine triphosphate (ATP) at a rate that matches or even exceeds energy expenditure.

Small Fish. Big Impact!

Friday, August 21, 2015

According to an Elizabeth Grossman summer report in one of my favorite publications, YALE environment 360, scientists are concerned that officials waited too long to order a ban on US Pacific sardine fishing that finally went into effect July 1, 2015. This critical food source is in steep decline.

Affordable Care Act & Eye Health

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) doesn't pay for medicare and medicaid routine eye exams for disease prevention, but it does cover diagnosed disease identified in self-pay routine eye exams.

Food & Supplements for Optimal Vision

Friday, August 07, 2015

A sixth book by one of the esteemed Biosyntrx scientific advisors, Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO, has just been published. Titled “What You Must Know about Food and Supplements for Optimal Vision Care,” Dr. Anshel's latest book is a practical guide to diets, supplements and lifestyles for peak ocular health.Dr. Anshel is the founder and was the 24/7 committed president of the nutrition scie...

Mosquitoes & West Nile Virus

Friday, July 31, 2015

We fly-fishers love trout because they mostly live in exquisitely beautiful places like the photo above of the Colorado Lower Platte River at Eleven Mile Canyon up above Colorado Springs. It’s been written by writers of prose that we go fishing when we need to stand in a stream or river to exclude the outer world. Moving water helps us find our center. As all catch-and-release folks know...

Institute of Medicine Becomes National Academy of Medicine

Friday, July 17, 2015

Major Kudos to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), which officially became the National Academy of Medicine on July 1, 2015 as part of an internal reorganization by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to integrate the research it conducts on matters of science, engineering and health.

Homocysteine Levels & Hearing

Friday, July 10, 2015

If "pardon me, could you repeat that?" is something you or someone you know frequently says, you will want to read this entire article, because nutritional imbalance is emerging as a causative factor of age-related hearing loss right behind vision loss and arthritis as a senior handicapping condition.Hearing loss puts considerable burden on sufferers and those with whom they...

Omega-3s: Back to the Source

Thursday, June 25, 2015

My metaphoric dog Leonard, growls like a junkyard protector when he knows I'm reading about the ongoing pillage of our oceans' pelagic fish to support market-drive demand for supplemental fish oil, particularly now that there are proven sustainable plant-based ways to obtain high-quality unadulterated triglyceride (TG) omega-3 fatty acids.

Lutein & Contrast Sensitivity

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Contrast sensitivity is the visual structure / function ability to see objects that may not be outlined clearly or that do not stand out from their background. Staring at a computer monitor for long hours also affects contrast sensitivity.

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