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Fighting Colds and Flu

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It’s cold and flu season, and once the symptoms hit, you feel listless, hoping that the disease will pass quickly, and run to the pharmacy to get medicine and a box of Kleenex. Even a cold that lasts just a few days can leave you weak for a week or more after the symptoms are gone, interfering with your activities. Fortunately, you might be able to relieve a cold in as little as 24 hours by following this guide.

Alzheimer's Disease & Nutrient Intake

Sunday, September 25, 2016

In the study of ageing principles, we’ve learned that ageing should not be feared, but embraced. However, certain conditions sometimes associated with ageing must be addressed.  Alzheimer’s disease is one of these.The fear of Alzheimer’s is almost as disabling as the disease itself. Many signs of ageing (particularly memory problems) are taken as signs of ...

To Be or Not to Be Vegetarian

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

In our study of pro-aging principles we have looked at a number of factors influencing longevity, including lifestyle choices (smoking and alcohol use) and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Friday Pearls

Macular Carotenoids and Photostress Recovery

Friday, December 09, 2016

The dietary carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and the zeaxanthin isomer meso-zeaxanthin are found in high concentrations in the macular retina. They are collectively known as macular pigment.

Frailty, Exercise & Nutrient Intake

Friday, December 02, 2016

Because falls and fractures are one of the leading causes of death and Medicare expense in those over the age of 65, a new study on physical activity, diet quality and mortality among community-dwelling pre-frail and frail older adults was recently published in an issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Gratitude and Our Health

Friday, November 25, 2016

Today's Friday Pearl is reminder information that many may find useful this holiday season. A 2015 Healthline article reported that studies suggest people who regularly practice giving thanks are happier and healthier. 

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Still So Much to be Thankful For

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Can A Divided America Heal?

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Rest in Peace, Dr. Burton Goldberg. I received word early this morning that my long-time dear friend, Dr. Burton Goldberg had just died. Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities is dedicated to him.

This American Life: Seriously

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features a new tune written by Sara Bareilles and performed by Leslie Odom, Jr. for a late October, 2016, National Public Radio recording of This American Life.

Tasty Tuesday

Quinoa & Vegetable Salad

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This is a favorite quick and easy gluten-free Biosyntrx staff lunch, and also perfect for a light summer evening dinner.  Ingredients - six servings1 cup uncooked quinoa2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed1 can (15 oz) wh...

Glorious Gnocchi

Monday, June 13, 2016

One of our most favorite food bloggers, April Steinert, also known in ophthalmic circles as Roger's fabulous wife, presented a beautiful gnocchi recipe on her Vitus and Vinous website last month.Her opening sentence, “If prepared correctly, gnocchi can be transcendent. Pillow-y soft, potato-y, and the perfect vehicle for whatever sauce you decide to dress them in."...

Eat More Soup: Take Hot Baths

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Today's Tuesday information is from an outrageously fun millennial website called Elite Daily.  This informative article is supported with far more peer-reviewed published science than many might think."When I arrived in Tokyo 40 pounds overweight, I told my new Japanese share-mate about my weight concerns. She said, “Maybe you ...

Lifestyles

Blisters? Try Surgical Paper Tape

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This article in TIME magazine got our attention since some of the Biosyntrx team are prone to developing blisters when we hike."Whether you’ve walked miles in hiking boots or a new pair of high heels, you know the pain of a blister. “People have been getting blisters as long as we’ve been outside,” says Dr. Grant Lipman, clinical associate professor of emergency medi...

2015 Touch Mudder

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The before and after photo is of the Biosyntrx COO, David Amess (center) and team at the September 2015 Tough Mudder event in Snowmass, Colorado. For those of you who don't know, Touch Mudder is considered the ...

Ageism and the Dance of Marginality

Saturday, September 12, 2015

“I know I’m going to get older. I can handle that. I even know that I am going to die. What bothers me the most, though, is the thought of becoming irrelevant.”  Older people are becoming less and less a minority in our country. Quite to the contrary; today, approximately 18 per cent of people living in the United States are 60 years old and older. By 2050,...