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Friday Pearls

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

Coleen Conway-Welch: A Lasting Impact

Friday, October 19, 2018

Dr. Colleen Conway-Welch, RN, MS, PhD has died. The world lost an important woman of science and an unparalleled nursing educator, woman's health leader, and generous friend. Her impact will last. 

Lavender History and Health Science

Friday, October 12, 2018

As promised in this weeks Tasty Tuesday recipe for a vegan Lavender Latte, todays Friday Pearl addresses both the health science and history that supports the use of lavender.Stress has become an integral factor of everyday living. Every individual who lives encounters some manifestation of stress in life, and is considered to be a major factor in many health problems. Lavender has been used since ancient times to help manage stress and neurological disorders.

Thioctic Acid

Friday, October 05, 2018

Thioctic acid is an organosulfur compound derived from caprylic acid, also know as lipoic acid (LA), or alpha-lipoic acid (ALA). Its produced in animals and is essential for aerobic metabolism. It's present in almost all foods, but slightly more so in kidney, heart, and liver.

Cognition Reserves Matter in Today's Stressful World

Friday, September 28, 2018

Cognition stems from the brain and the sophisticated network made up of billions of neural connections responsible for brain adaptability all through the aging process, according to a newly published Harvard Medical School report.

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