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Air Pollution and Dementia!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

New research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and the risk of developing Alheimers (a form of dementia).

Big Pharma

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Why do you think some doctors in America hand out medicines like candy?  Why else?  Money!  And where does the money come from?  Insurance companies? Well, sometimes, but don't forget the drug companies that pay off the physician shills who push their pills.Who do you think is behind the ads that tell you to “ask your doctor about…” These are ads paid for by Big...

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.

Friday Pearls

Starving to Death in the Land of Plenty

Friday, February 17, 2017

A study just published in Population Health Metrics suggests that dietary studies indicate diets rich in ultra-processed foods are grossly nutritionally unbalanced. Unfortunately, most population nutritional-status studies focus on individual nutrients rather than the overall nutritional quality of the diet.This study evaluated dietary intakes of 9,317 participants fr...

AREDS Studies Revisited

Friday, February 10, 2017

The American Society for Nutrition just published a review article from the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, titled "The Age-Related Eye Disease 2 Study: Micronutrients in the Treatment of Macular Degeneration."

Defending Salt

Friday, February 03, 2017

It is difficult to get people to understand something when their job depends on not understanding it. —Upton SinclairOne of our bad habits as Americans is to overdo and obsess what currently gets our attention. The good news is that most of us seem to have a propensity to self-correct before too much damage is done.“Eat clean” (fresh, whole, nutrient-den...

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Love, Passion & Commitment

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.   —Martha GrahamToday's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities passion, commitment, beauty, poetry and power, as promised for February, the month we celebrate love.Dance is music made vis...

For Our Valentine's

Sunday, February 12, 2017

To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.  —Neruda   Today's stop at The Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features segments of the Luis Enriquex Bacolov soundtrack from the Italian film, Il Postino.This music received universal acclaim and an academy award for the best score in 1995. The Pa...

The Month of Love

Sunday, February 05, 2017

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.  ― William Shakespeare"Those who cannot conceive friendship as a substantive love, but only as a disguise or elaboration of Eros, betray the fact that they may have never had a friend. The rest of us know that, though w...

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,...