Friday, February 11, 2011
The 2011 Valentine theme should be; love well, love wisely, just in case. An eye-opening conversation with Herb Kaufman, MD, esteemed professor of ophthalmology at LSU school of medicine (Dr. Kaufman lectures extensively on herpetic eye disease), suggests Valentines Day to be an appropriate time to recommend that health educators start addressing this potentially devastating eye health issue.
Friday, February 04, 2011
Prostaglandins produced by the balanced essential fatty acids (EFAs) found in BioTears Oral GelCaps help quell moderate pain from inflammation by promoting the natural metabolic sequence of events set in motion at the beginning of the inflammatory response.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Vitamin E is a family of eight natural components, but most studies related to diseases of the eye and brain simply look at alpha tocopherol, which is only one of the Vitamin E components.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thanks to the unbridled passion for zeaxanthin science of our friend and fellow member/supporter of the Ocular Nutrition Society and the Council for Responsible Nutrition, Dennis Gierhart, PhD, the ophthalmic community better understands the important role that zeaxanthin plays in neural tissue health.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Epidemiology data presented by some of my favorite researchers from the University of Wisconsin: the doctors Klein, et al, was published in the January 2011 Archives of Ophthalmology. The data suggests that the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) dropped from 9.4% of the US population to 6.5% of the US population between 1988 and 2008.
Friday, December 24, 2010
High concentrations of plasma total homocysteine are known to be associated with the risk of developing diabetes-related cardiovascular disease, nephropathy and proliferative retinopathy.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Today's column is a friendly reminder to Eat, Drink and Be Merry during the largest holiday party weekend of the year. But, do exercise portion control if possible.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Most wars and all inflammatory responses happen because of outside threats. At-the-ready defense systems and well-stocked arsenals are necessary to prevent and control damage. However, over-reaction to perceived threat or attack is not appropriate and leads to depleted resources, and destructive chronic inflammation.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Once again too many overzealous newspaper editors wrote headlines that don't match their reporters' articles. Many even went so far as to suggest in this past week's headlines that the general public doesn't need vitamin D supplements at all - based on the new recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (ION).