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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Why Flavonoids?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Flavonoids, also called bioflavonoids and classified as phytochemicals, were once called Vitamin P, based on the clinically suggested effect they have on the permeability of capillaries. Unfortunately, that name fell out of favor a number of years ago.

Sex Matters

Friday, October 05, 2012

Got your attention didn’t I. A number of years ago, information surfaced suggesting that the majority of human clinical drug studies had been done on males.  This resulted in females receiving drugs based on the results of male studies.  

Lactoferrin & Dry Eyes

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein found in milk. It is the main glycoprotein component of the middle watey layer of the tear film. Today's Pearl will mostly focus on lactoferrin's multi-function jobs including anti-inflammatory effects, tear film lipocalin balance, and inhibition of ocular surface bacterial biofilm formation.

Sugar & Alzheimer's

Friday, September 21, 2012

Today, Friday September 21st, has been declared Worldwide Alzheimer’s Day.  I follow Alzheimer’s research closely since  many of the genes involved are also associated with Macular Degeneration and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.  

More Fish Oil News

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A meta-analysis published in this September 12, 2012 JAMA re-examined the results of 20 randomized fish oil studies associated with major cardiovascular disease events.  The results suggest that fish oil benefits may not be as significant as claimed by many.

Fly Fishing & West Nile Virus

Friday, August 31, 2012

Why do we love fly fishing? Trout live in beautiful places, that’s why.  It’s been written by writers of prose that we go fly fishing when we need to stand in a stream or river to exclude the outer world.   Moving water helps most of us find our core.

Everyone Needs a Multiple

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nutritional values for fruits and vegetables today compared to 1975 is major cause for concern according to Al Sears, MD, nutrition specialist, prolific writer and member of a number of professional societies that focus on health, wellness and anti-aging.

Vitamin D & Eye Health Questioned

Friday, August 17, 2012

A new study published in Archives of Ophthalmology questions if low levels of vitamin D actually increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

Our Aging Eyes

Friday, August 03, 2012

Harvard Medical School just published a booklet called The Aging Eye and it’s too good not to pass on some of the highlights for our Friday Pearl readers.

Women's Reversal of Fortunes

Friday, July 27, 2012

 A study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Washington in 2008 suggested that women are experiencing a life expectancy Reversal of Fortune.

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