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Antibotic Armageddon: A Global Crisis

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In a recent TED talk, the esteemed science writer, Maryn McKenna, recounted terrifying stories behind emerging drug-resistant diseases that medical science is barely keeping at bay. Bacteria are showing up that are resistant to all but one or two antibiotics.

Purchasing or Recommending Dietary Supplements

Monday, June 08, 2015

Psychologists tell us that familiarity, not fact, is the main reason individuals use most products. Marketing gurus tell us that it takes half a dozen exposures to an advertisement before anyone will actually try a new product.

Nutrition Science for the Tea Drinkers

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Everybody’s reading a lot about the health benefits of tea, but to understand its benefits we must first learn about polyphenols, catechins, caffeine and theanine, the active chemicals in tea. All teas come from the plant Camellia sinensis, but they are processed differently to make different teas.

Friday Pearls

On Laboring For Our Health

Friday, September 04, 2015

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.  ​  —HippocratesThis Labor Day weekend we are celebrating renewed focus on the science that supports lifestyle medicine and the amount of personal labor required to maintain individual good health well into our 80s and 90s.

Metabolic Inertia, Muscle Fatigue & Acetylcaritine

Friday, August 28, 2015

An interesting study published in the July 2015 journal Cell Metabolism looked at exercise tolerance and the ability of working muscles to resynthesize energy-rich, mitochondria- produced adenosine triphosphate (ATP) at a rate that matches or even exceeds energy expenditure.

Small Fish. Big Impact!

Friday, August 21, 2015

According to an Elizabeth Grossman summer report in one of my favorite publications, YALE environment 360, scientists are concerned that officials waited too long to order a ban on US Pacific sardine fishing that finally went into effect July 1, 2015. This critical food source is in steep decline.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Mumford & Sons at Red Rocks

Sunday, August 30, 2015

As another summer nears its end, I'm reminded that one should always find time to attend at least one summer or early autumn Red Rocks concert every year.

South Africa and a Spin on Coldplay

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Today's Biosyntrx Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities once again invites you to take a mental journey to a remote and ruggedly beautiful place while watching the Piano Guys' cello, grand piano and African percussion innovative arrangement of Coldplay's "Paradise" (Peponi).

Vivaldi's Summer, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Though it is not known who wrote the Vivaldi Four Seasons sonnets, there is a theory that he wrote them himself because the sonnets are broken down into sections, corresponding to each movement in the four concertos, which never fail to evoke something seasonally special for so many of us. 

Tasty Tuesday

Nutrient-Dense Late Summer Bean Salad

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

During an early Saturday morning catch-up call with my long-time friend, Marsha Graham Bartenetti, who is also our BioTears voice-over radio talent, the subject of low-calorie, knock-it-out-of-the-park nutrient-dense salads came up. A couple hours later Marsha emailed me this fabulous recipe including photos, which she pulled together for Saturday's lunch in her California garden.

Late Summer Taste of Home

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Our southern readers will identify with the fresh-from-the- garden ingredients we included in today's Tasty Tuesday recipe. Fried okra, fresh sweet corn cut from the cob, baby squash, lima beans, cherry tomatoes, green onions from the garden, garlic, jalapeno peppers and cilantro (the last two or three optional ingredients were included for our Southwest readers and because we all l...

Farmers Market Red & Gold Beet Salad

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Happy August!After attending the annual Colorado Vision Summit in Denver last Saturday, the Biosyntrx team stopped in Castle Rock, Colorado, at the new VistaVino Modern Grill for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the way back to Colorado Springs.

Lifestyles

On Tying Shoes & Reflective Lights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

If you get blisters when walking, running or hiking, today's educational video is not to be missed. If we tie our shoes this recommended way, the Biosyntrx Fitbit team is no longer so dependent on layers of Dr. Scholls pads and moleskin to prevent friction-related blisters and hot spots on our heels and toes.

BolderBOULDER

Monday, May 25, 2015

Since 1979 the BoulderBOULDER has grown from a small community event to one of the largest and most innovative running races in the world. Two of the Biosyntrx team, David Amess and Janice Joy ran this year’s race. Runner’s World Magazine voted this the best 10K in the country.      

Fort Carson Spartan Race May 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  The Biosyntrx VP of Operations, David Amess (far right on the photo above) is our fitness leader.  He leads by example and his commitment to physical fitness is contagious. On May 2nd, 2015 he participated in the Fort Carson