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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

CBD and Tobacco Withdrawal

Friday, January 18, 2019

A recent John Wiley and Sons published report on behalf of the prestigious UK  Society for the Study of Addiction is titled, “Cannabidiol reverses attentional bias to cigarette cues in a human experimental model of tobacco withdrawal.” This got our attention since tobacco addiction is a serious public health issue linked to more than 480,000 deaths per year in this country, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure.

Vitamin D Science

Friday, January 11, 2019

Winter 2019 is here and many people will not get enough sun on their skin to maintain optimal vitamin D levels, therefore today's Friday Pearl will focus on vitamin D published science, popular beliefs, and the levels of vitamin D now considered optimal for health and disease prevention.

Science & Weight Loss

Friday, January 04, 2019

Since weight loss is always in the top five New Year's resolutions, our first 2019 Friday Pearl will focus on science suggesting the time of day food is consumed may be far more critical to weight loss and long-term health than the amount of calories ingested.

Climate Change: Paris to Pittsburgh

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Climate change is not coming. It's here. The American government may have pulled out of the Paris Agreement, but the American people are committed to its goals and there is nothing Washington can do to stop us. ~Michael Bloomberg

World Scientists' Second Warning to Humanity

Friday, November 30, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1,700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel Prize laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.”These concerned professionals called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided.” In their manifesto, they showed that humans were on a collision course with the natural world.

Science, Purpose, and Well-Being

Friday, November 23, 2018

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that our body’s gene expression pattern distinguishes between the senses of well-being derived from a profound noble purpose versus simple self-gratification.

Climate Change and Public Health

Friday, November 16, 2018

Climate change, together with other health stressors, influences human health and disease in numerous ways. ~Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   Climate is a particularly important factor that influences the quality of the air we breathe. According to a recent study on the interplay of climate change and air pollution published in Current Environmental Health Reports, air pollution significantly affects health, now causing up to seven million premature deaths annually with an even larger number of hospitalizations and days of sick leave.

Soil Science & Human Security

Friday, November 09, 2018

Close to one trillion people in the world do not have sufficient food for a healthy and active life. Sustainable agriculture will enhance food production, restore carbon sequestering soil conditions, and ensure that natural resources are managed in the best way possible for long-term sustainability.  ~UNESCO

Clinical Nutrition Science Questions

Friday, November 02, 2018

Research into the role of nutrients in health continues to face a number of methodological challenges in the choice of study design, measurement methods, and analytic options. Reliance on randomized controlled trial (RCT) design also continues to be the evidence-based Gold Standard in disease-specific nutrient research.

Vincent de Luise, MD: On the Future of Health Care

Friday, October 26, 2018

Embedding a foundational toolkit of compassion in present and future physicians is essential for improved patient-physician engagement and communication, for physician professional satisfaction, and to prevent physician burn-out. The essay below was written by one of the Biosyntrx esteemed scientific advisory board members, Vincent P. de Luise, MD, FACS, for the Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow Project for Harvard University.May I see in all who suffer only the fellow human being.     ~Maimonides

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