Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Carotenoids & JAMA Ophthalmology

Friday, October 09, 2015

A prospective study announcement was released yesterday morning (October 8, 2015) by JAMA Ophthalmology t...

Digestive Enzymes & Stomach Acid

Friday, October 02, 2015

Our digestive system doesn't absorb food, it absorbs nutrients that have been broken down into pieces from the food we eat.

Mitochondrial Science Awareness Week

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mitochondria are the organelles in energy-dependent cells, including those in ocular, brain, heart and muscle tissues. The British Society for Cell Biology suggested in one of their publications that they probably originated billions of years ago when a bacterial cell was engulfed when visiting what was to become a host cell. The bacterial cell was not...

Sugar: AMD, Alzheimer's and Type2 Diabetes

Friday, September 18, 2015

One of my favorite English journals called the New Scientist included a blockbuster story a couple of years ago that teased out the connection between increased Alzheimer’s risk and excessive sugar intake. This suggests that making a lifestyle choice to reduce sugar intake may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's.

Supplement Users Health Habits

Friday, September 11, 2015

A published review in the Nutrition Journal found that dietary supplement users take supplements as just one component of a larger effort to develop a healthier lifestyle. 

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...

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