Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Turmeric: The Miracle Spice

Friday, June 23, 2017

Today’s Friday Pearl addresses curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric root (Curcuma longa) and the ever-growing scientific information now suggesting multitargeted therapy may prove to be better than monotargeted prescription drug therapy for a number of health problems.

NAC: Combating Stress-Related Aging

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) recently reported that glutathione (the mother of all antioxidants) helps detoxify the unwanted biochemical effects of chronic stress—but its levels decline with age, and this can set the stage for a wide range of age-related health problems.

Fat No Longer the Villain

Friday, June 09, 2017

A lovely Friday Pearl response note that I received last week from my ophthalmologist friend, Tom Mazzocco, MD, addressed the health benefits of keeping reasonable fats in our diets, which the Biosyntrx science team has always supported since it makes sound biological sense.

Grape Seed Extract & Red Wine

Friday, June 02, 2017

Grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory member of the specific flavonoid group called proanthocyanidins. 

Still Ginned Up for Vitamin C

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ginned up: To create or arouse feelings; move or excite.My most favorite vitamin-C-passionate ophthalmologists and optometrists stay ginned up for vitamin C. They (and I) are always excited to discuss new vitamin C studies associated with lifetime eye and body health support.

Digital Lifestyles, Blue Light and Ocular Health

Friday, May 19, 2017

Unfortunately, way too many people, including those who actively take steps to protect their eyes, are still unaware that today's digital lifestyle increases ocular health risk through excessive exposure to blue light.Blue Light Blue light is emitted from a multitude of sources including sunlight, digital devices (e.g. computers, laptops, smartphones, televisi...

Food Additives: More is Probably Not Better

Friday, May 12, 2017

A health column by my delightful friend, Susan Summerton, OD, was published in April in NaplesSpotlight. It included published science-based health information we want our Friday Pearl readers to have.

Age Related Ocular Changes

Friday, May 05, 2017

One of the purposes of this Friday Pearl column is to use this space to remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional. Harvard Medical School published a fabulous booklet a few years ago called The Aging Eye. We believe it appropriate to occasionally point out the booklet highlights for our readers.

Artifician Sweetned Beverages: Stroke and Dementia

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sugar and artificially-sweetened beverage intake have been linked to cardiometabolic risk factors, which increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease and dementia.

Honoring Harry Brown, MD, FACS, 1930 - 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

“We’ve been given the gift of being able to restore sight. It’s important that we use our abilities to their fullest."  —Harry Brown, MD    It is with the saddest of hearts that we honor our dear friend, Harry Brown, MD, who passed away on April 16, 2017. He was a passionate man of science with exceptional vision and compassion who dedicated much of his life to restoring sight to those who would otherwise be forced to live in darkness, only because they lacked resources or access to care.

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