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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Sugar, Alzheimer's, AMD & Type 2 Diabetes

Friday, November 21, 2014

I follow Alzheimer’s research closely since many of the genes involved are also associated with macular degeneration and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. A couple of years ago, one of my favorite English journals called the New Scientist included a blockbuster story that teased out the connection between Alzheimer’s and sugar.

Age Management

Friday, November 14, 2014

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.

Three Pillars of Health

Friday, November 07, 2014

Today’s Biosyntrx Friday Pearl features an audio-supported public service PowerPoint presentation I just completed for MDSupport, the worldwide, non profit organization founded by retired educator, Dan Roberts. This is the tenth year that I have presented the year-end lecture for this organization, which have been featured in more than 240 affiliate group locations worldwide, including senior centers and public libraries.

Oxidative Stress & Aging Eyes

Friday, October 31, 2014

A lively dinner discussion with a few biochemists on an article titled "Oxidative Stress and its Downstream Signaling in Aging Eyes" recently published in Clinical Intervention in Aging spurred today's Friday Pearl on oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the biochemical end point of the imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the ability of nutrient-based antioxidants to fight against oxidative injury, including in the eye.

Sir Harold Ridley Medal Presented to Robert Osher, MD

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Freeman Auditorium in the Hamilton Eye Institute at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis was the place to be and be seen last night.  

Excessive Fish Oil and Innate Viral Immunity

Friday, October 17, 2014

The excessive use of omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplements and the increasing inclusion of omega-3 fatty acids in vast amounts of prepared foods dramatically add to the importance of understanding how the immunosuppressive properties of fish oil can impact human ability to respond to viral infection.  

Dry Eyes & Visual Acuity

Friday, October 10, 2014

Dry eyes can result in a decreased ability to perform daily activities that have an impact on the quality of life. The journal Eye published the Singapore Malay Eye Study that assessed symptoms of dry eye on a population-based survey of 3,280 adults aged 40 through 79.

Fast Company & Biosyntrx

Friday, October 03, 2014

The article below featuring Biosyntrx appeared this week in the bold and innovative business magazine called Fast Company. In keeping with our corporate commitment to encourage individuals to take more responsibility for their own health, Biosyntrx started providing all of our employees, their spouses or partners, and all of our consultants with Fitbits this past June.

Biosyntrx Core Values

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Biosyntrx subscribes to Simon Sinek's core values that "Start With Why." Identifying corporate Why, How and What commitment to the sustainability of life on a healthy planet is proving to be far more grounded in the biology of human decision-making than once thought. Our Why, How and What goals are to inspire individuals and organizat...

Eye & Brain Protection

Friday, September 19, 2014

Neurodegenerative disorders and diseases of the eye and brain are a rapidly growing cause of disability and death, characterized by progressive pathology and dysfunction. These diseases are an increasing health threat to the aging population and they represent a considerable public health concern and socioeconomic burden.

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