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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Spring's Dry, Itchy Eyes Can Hang Us Up the Most

Friday, March 08, 2019

Even though snow is still falling, and old man winter has been a gracious host, we decided to get an early jump on spring allergy season and dry, itchy, gritty eyes, since ongoing climate changes seem to now move us from winter to spring in the blink of an eye.

Free Radicals, Antioxidants, and Oxidative Stress

Friday, March 01, 2019

A recent in-depth discussion with an ophthalmologist / biochemist friend on the vast number of oxidative stress articles published by the National Library of Medicine spurred today's Friday Pearl on oxidative stress, environmental pollution, and nutrient intake.

Thiamine, Alchohol Intake, Brain Health

Friday, February 22, 2019

A deficiency in the essential nutrient thiamine resulting from chronic alcohol consumption is one of the factors linked to brain damage. Thiamine is a helper molecule (cofactor) required by three enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism.

Overwhelming Sadness, Nourishment and Healthspan

Friday, February 15, 2019

Few people are aware of the connection between nutrition and varying degrees of overwhelming sadness, even though most people understand the connection between nutritional deficiencies and physical illness.

On Using What We Already Know

Friday, February 08, 2019

Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger. ~Mehmet Oz, MD.According to David Katz, MD, MPH, past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, "Believe it or not, what we know about health promotion, disease prevention, sustainable weight control, and lifestyle as medicine is enough to prevent 80 percent of all chronic disease and premature death.

Fusion Energy

Friday, February 01, 2019

Fusion: The process of combining two or more distinct entities into a new whole.Today’s Friday Pearl is for those who have faith that global scientists will be able to address climate change with new, and safer sources of energy. Awareness is the key to requiring that our elected officials and the U.S. government support fusion energy research, since it's a viable candidate for ensuring continued life on planet earth.

Surprising Sardine Science

Friday, January 25, 2019

Some of our friends poke fun at our passion for educating and changing public opinion on the science-proven health benefits of small canned fish. We keep an abundant supply of the real things in the Biosyntrx test kitchen and eat them often.

CBD and Tobacco Withdrawal

Friday, January 18, 2019

A recent John Wiley and Sons published report on behalf of the prestigious UK  Society for the Study of Addiction is titled, “Cannabidiol reverses attentional bias to cigarette cues in a human experimental model of tobacco withdrawal.” This got our attention since tobacco addiction is a serious public health issue linked to more than 480,000 deaths per year in this country, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure.

Vitamin D Science

Friday, January 11, 2019

Winter 2019 is here and many people will not get enough sun on their skin to maintain optimal vitamin D levels, therefore today's Friday Pearl will focus on vitamin D published science, popular beliefs, and the levels of vitamin D now considered optimal for health and disease prevention.

Science & Weight Loss

Friday, January 04, 2019

Since weight loss is always in the top five New Year's resolutions, our first 2019 Friday Pearl will focus on science suggesting the time of day food is consumed may be far more critical to weight loss and long-term health than the amount of calories ingested.

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