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Friday Pearls

March for Science, Not Silence

Friday, April 06, 2018

The second nonpartisan March for Science will happen on April 14, 2018, with more than 70 satellite events around the world registered to participate. Since Biosyntrx strongly supports evidence-based policy making and government supported funding for scientific research, today’s Friday Pearl will focus on agricultural practices of particular interest to the Union of Concerned Scientists. When improving nutrient intake from food is the subject; we support science, not silence.

Addressing a Public Health Crisis

Friday, March 30, 2018

Biosyntrx strongly supports the passionate, cross-country, bipartisan young people driving the Never Again, March for Our Lives movement.Because of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, even more questions on how to prevent gun violence are resurfacing among public health officials, citizens, and politicians, therefore we felt it appropriate to feature a February 2018 Aspen Institute Ideas to Go podcast featuring a 2017 PBS Judy Woodruff interview with the former surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, MD.

Niacin (B3) Science

Friday, March 23, 2018

Niacin, water-soluble vitamin B3, and its derivative nicotinamide, are dietary coenzyme precursors of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide NAD, which can also be a phosphate derivative of an organic coenzyme molecule called NADP.

Fish Every Friday Tales

Friday, March 16, 2018

Now that Ash Wednesday has come and gone and our souls have been cleansed by not eating meat, Lent has officially started for millions of Catholics around the world. Fish on Friday is back on the menu until after Easter Sunday. My entertaining conspiracy theorist friends will, no doubt, sink their teeth right into an NPR spoof suggesting that a powerful medieval pope made a secret pact to prop up the Italian fishing industry by requiring all Roman Catholics to eat fish every Friday, with the goal of getting millions of Catholics around the world to alter global economics.

Nerve Growth Factor and Why We Love Science

Friday, March 09, 2018

Neurotropins are exciting blood stream-signaling proteins that induce the survival of neurons. They are capable of stimulating specific cells to survive, differentiate, or grow. This can be particularly important to those suffering from age-related loss of optimal eye and brain function.

What To Look For as Our Eyes Grow Older

Friday, March 02, 2018

The purpose of our Friday Pearl column continues to primarily discuss nutrition science as it relates to eye and body health, and to frequently remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional.

Vitamin D2 or D3?

Friday, February 23, 2018

Mid-February is a time when many folks who do not enjoy cold weather outdoor sports will want to consider vitamin D supplementation. Today's Friday Pearl speaks to the two different types of vitamin D available in supplement form.

Vitamin A: Low Hemoglobin, Iron Overload & Neurodegeneration

Friday, February 16, 2018

Low hemoglobin levels leading to fatigue, loss of energy, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, and poor health is one of the most important public health problems in developing and developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. It affects many children, women of reproductive age, and older people.

Chronic Disease: Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Friday, February 09, 2018

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is the leading organization for health care professionals who are interested in studying and learning more about providing lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent the most common chronic diseases. More than 80 percent of the trillions of dollars spent on health care costs in the US is to treat chronic diseases that can often be prevented and even reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. —Dean Ornish, MD

Healthy Aging

Friday, February 02, 2018

Nutrition has important long-term consequences for health and aging that affect gene expression, as does calorie restriction. Therefore, it's vitally important to consume nutrient-dense calories and leave those high-calorie, nutrient-lacking junk foods on the supermarket and convenience store shelf.

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