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Brain Exercise

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The brain is not a muscle.  Or is it?   A recently published study from the University of California showed that a modest amount of mental activity could dramatically delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Mice that were given daily training sessions for a week every three months were able to hold the degenerative brain disease at bay during the year long study.

As Boomers Wrinkle

Sunday, February 16, 2014

For years, according to a study in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, pharmaceutical companies in Western Europe have been introducing new medicines in the U.S. before introducing them in their home countries, typically by eighteen months. This is due to regulation of drug prices in Europe that makes recuperation of R&D costs nearly impossible there. (Returns on R&D investments continue t...

What's Your Expiration Date?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Scientific studies (and some not-so-scientific) over the past 30 or 40 years have concluded that the length of time you have on this earth is programmed into your DNA.

Friday Pearls

Oxygen Health Science

Friday, April 11, 2014

According to the Free Radical Biology and Aging Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, the existence of free radicals as chemical entities was not universally accepted until the late 1950s.  A small number of visionary scientists from that organization and others can be credited with founding the field of reactive oxygen biochemistry.

Homocysteine & Inflammation

Friday, April 04, 2014

The metabolism of homocysteine is an example of the nutrient synergy necessary to optimize physiological function and health.Healthy individuals utilize two different pathways to enzymatically metabolize homocysteine. Healthy individuals utilize two different pathways to enzymatically metabolize homecysteine.

The Many Jobs of Riboflavin

Friday, March 28, 2014

Vitamin B2 is water soluble and required for a large number of cellular processes, including oxidation-reduction reactions (redox) responsible for energy production, metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and ketone bodies. It’s also solely responsible for the fluorescent-yellow color in urine of people who supplement with high dose B-complex vitamins.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

World Music: Pan Flute

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The pan flute was named for its association with the mythical Greek god Pan. He created this unusual flute when a beautiful water-nymth named Syrinx ran away from him.

Hawaiian Eye-Foundation Initiates the Myanmar Eye Meeting

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Myanmar (formerly Burma), a predominantly Buddhist nation of 60 million, emerged from a half century of isolating military rule in 2011. Recent democratic reforms have generated optimism in the international community. The World Bank recently pledged $2 billion in development aid, but waves of ethnic violence have raised concerns from the U.S. and others.

The Ophthalmologist's Daughter Leans In

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg is part of the ophthalmology tribe. Her father is Miami Beach ophthalmologist Dr. Joel Sandberg.Sheryl leaned in and became the most recent female billionaire on ...

Tasty Tuesday

Strawberries: A Mercury Sponge

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Spring is here, and soon local farmers' markets will be selling mouthwatering fresh strawberries.

Wasabi-Roasted Spring Asparagus

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Today's Tasty Tuesday recipe is from Susan Voisin's Sinlessly Delicious FatFree Vegan Kitchen 

For Marguerite: Low-Calorie Eggplant, Zucchini, Squash Stew

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A fantastic low-calorie, nutrient-dense, eggplant-zucchini- squash stew.

Lifestyles

Aging The Way You Choose

Thursday, March 20, 2014

     Getting older gets a bad rap way too often. 

Aging Naturally

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The following article on aging naturally was written by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP, the founder of Women to Women, one of our favorite women's health web sites.    

Biosyntrx Supports Lifestyle Medicine

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Biosyntrx Supports the American College of Lifestyle Medicine"Lifestyle Medicine (LM) is the use of lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease.