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.
May 27, 2011
An observational study published in the May 24, 2011 online edition of the British Medical Journal suggests women need a daily intake of about 750 mg of calcium to help prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis.
May 20, 2011
GMP refers to the Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
May 06, 2011
An internationally recognized fatty acid researcher with over 120 published studies on the subject, William Harris, PhD, from the Sanford School of Medicine; University of South Dakota, published an article in 2010 called Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Partners in Prevention. This was in the peer-reviewed journal, Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care.