August 12, 2011
An ongoing misconception among consumers of nutritional supplements is that it takes weeks or months for any supplement to start working. Epicor has made a big scientific leap by tossing those misconceptions right out the window.
August 04, 2011
Extended wear contact lenses, dry eye syndrome, chronic blepharitis and keratopathies due to herpetic infection, represent an important risk factor for development of bacterial keratitis - one of the most visually threatening ocular infectious pathologies.Eventual bacterial resistance to all the fluoroquinolones suggests a dire need to focus on innate tools that can inhibit ocular biofilm ...
July 29, 2011
Americans are fat and getting fatter, according to a new report from The Trust for America's Health. Obesity rates grew in 16 states over the last year and not one state declined. The 10 states with the fattest adults and the 10 states with the fattest children are listed below, as well as the 10 most fit states in America.
July 19, 2011
In a study published in Psychiatry dietary intake was estimated using a food frequency questionnaire on 33,623 women aged 30-49 years of age between the years of 1991 and 1992. Information on psychotic-like symptoms was derived from a follow-up questionnaire on the same women in the years 2002 and 2003.
July 15, 2011
Want to be incredible? Eat incredible. The nutrient content of an egg is dependent on the laying hen's diet, just as human health including eye health is dependent on nutrient intake. What's good for the hen is good for the egg and what's good for the eye is good for the body. Even slight nutrient deficiencies are now suggested to eventually cause cellular and DNA damage.
July 01, 2011
The French Paradox (rich food and no weight gain) is about portion control and nutrient-dense food intake. The French frequently start their meals with an enchanting small aperitif called Kir Royale. This July 4th beautiful and surprisingly healthy cocktail is a combination of Champagne and Crème de Cassis, a blood-red liqueur made from blackcurrants, which are an excellent source of the essential fatty acid, Omega-6 gamma-linolenic-acid (GLA).
June 24, 2011
Iron is essential for cell survival and function; yet excess iron is toxic to cells. It plays a major role in hemoglobin function (moving oxygen around the body), cellular energy generation, and destroying invading microorganisms. It also aids in biological function of enzymes.
June 16, 2011
The way we respond to stress seems to control the damage stress does to the human body, including the eye.
June 10, 2011
One of our favorite nutrition researchers, Bruce Ames, PhD and his colleague, Joyce McCann, PhD, at The Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Children Hospital of Oakland, California continue to discoverer how vitamins and minerals may prevent age-related diseases.
June 03, 2011
A growing number of Asian bird, rat and in-vitro papers are being published on astaxanthin supplementation as it relates to health and disease prevention. This xanthophyll carotenoid has not been identified as a macular pigment, and to our knowledge, it has yet to be demonstrated that astaxanthin crosses the human blood--brain, retina barrier.