Friday, March 08, 2013
Changing unhealthy behaviors is foundational to medical care, disease prevention, and health promotion. It’s time to demand medical care that makes more sense – both clinically and economically.
Friday, March 01, 2013
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Albert Einstein The chemicals of life act in balanced concert with one another. Only after the baseline of essential nutrients is met on a daily basis is it considered completely safe to add individual nutrients in higher amounts for therapeutic purposes.
Friday, February 22, 2013
A delightful article on Dr. Larry Alexander's new web site called EyeLessons.com reminded me of my 2007 Friday Pearl on Socratic debate borrowed from a 1995 British Medical Journal. We hope you will enjoy reading it, or rereading it if that's the case.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Beware! The press has jumped on a questionable newly published study with headlines that read, Research finding suggest that women with high intakes of calcium from dietary and supplementary sources are associated with twice the risk of death from heart disease when compared to those women with a lower intake.
Friday, February 08, 2013
I received a most interesting reply to last week's Friday Pearl on Age Management from Paul Honan, MD, one of my favorite retired Ophthalmologists and a fellow lecturer for a systemic inflammation CME course called Eyes On Fire that we co-taught for a number of years with Jerre Freeman, MD, Richard Kratz, MD, Spencer Thornton, MD, and Tom Mazzaco, MD. Dr. Honan graciousl...
Friday, February 01, 2013
A study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggested that the use of multivitamins may slow down biological aging in women. It seems safe to assume that multivitamins may slow down the aging process in men as well.
Friday, January 04, 2013
Peer reviewed journals continue to publish a number of studies that discuss vascular endothelial grrowth factor (VEGF), a glycoprotein that acts as a growth factor specific to endothelial cells that line the entire circulatory system from the heart to the smallest capillary in the eye and brain.
Friday, December 28, 2012
It's always important to spend some year-end time looking over one's body of work to see what stuck. Our 2005 Tipping Point Friday Pearl did just that. We present it again from the December, 2012 perspective.
Friday, December 21, 2012
In the spirit of the season and because it seems appropriate, I’m using a holiday letter I just received from a favorite cousin as this week’s Friday Pearl. I don’t think she wrote it herself since I seem to remember reading it once before. I hope it brings a much-needed smile to your face, as it did to all of ours.
Friday, December 07, 2012
A study published in the peer-reviewed November 2012 issue of Natural Medicines examined the influence of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb) on the infectivity of influenza viruses and found an inhibitory effect: specifically EGb interference with the interaction between influenza viruses and erythrocytes (red blood cells).