Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

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.

On Telomeres & The Aging Process

Friday, June 12, 2015

According to the esteemed DNA researcher, Richard Cawthon, PhD, and the University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center, inside the nucleus of a cell, our genes are arranged along twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes.

NAC: Precursor to the Mother of All Antioxidants

Friday, June 05, 2015

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is the acetylated form of the amino acid cysteine, the sulfur-based amino acid produced in the body from methionine. It has been suggested in a large number of published scientific studies to rapidly metabolize to intracellular glutathione, the mother of all antioxidants found inside every cell in the body, including the eye and brain.

9 Things to Know before Choosing a MultiVitamin

Friday, May 29, 2015

It's easy to become confused with so many multivitamin choices available. Today's Friday Pearl will focus on nine things that eye doctors and their patients should know before recommending or choosing an ocular and full-body health multivitamin supplement.

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