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The Latest on Fats

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Recommendations from the US Department of Agriculture, FDA, and other “authorities” appear to change like the story line in the soap opera As the World Turns.

Brain Exercise

Tuesday, June 17, 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.

Don't Bug Me

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Because of the severe winter much of the country is expecting the worst year in decades for insects. Not only can mosquitoes, ticks and stinging insects like yellow jackets ruin summer fun, but they can also trigger allergic reactions and carry diseases such as Lyme disease, West Nile disease, and tropical diseases such as dengue and yellow fever.

Friday Pearls

The Art of Balancing Nutrition

Friday, July 25, 2014

The chemicals of life act in balanced concert with one another. Only after the baseline of essential nutrients is met on a daily basis is it considered completely safe to add individual nutrients in higher amounts for therapeutic purposes.  

Angiogenesis and Eye Health

Friday, July 18, 2014

Peer-reviewed journals continue to publish a number of studies that discuss vascular endothelial grrowth factor (VEGF), a glycoprotein that acts as a growth factor specific to endothelial cells that line the entire circulatory system from the heart to the smallest capillary in the eye and brain.

Macula Complete Renamed Eye & Body Complete

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Biosyntrx’s Bold Move Speaks to Full Range of Product BenefitsColorado Springs, CO- July 11, 2014-- Biosyntrx, a privately held nutrition science company with major emphases on ocular and body health, as well as nutrition science and lifestyle education, has announced Macula Complete is being reintroduced as Eye & Body Complete so that both the eye care professional and their patients better understand the multiple benefits of this formulation.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Celebrating Dvorak's New World Symphony

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dvorak was a champion of folk music in his native Bohemia (in what is now the Czech Republic). He felt a strong sense of nationalism, seeking out the indigenous music everywhere he went.

Celebrating Vivaldi's Song & Summer Love

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Vivaldi's Song" is one of Michael Franks' timeless and richly evocative tunes that defies classical chamber music jazz gravity. In this song Mother Nature in summertime becomes a metaphor for love's impenetrable strength. 

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The first movement of this delightful Croatian Baroque Ensemble version of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050, highlights the division of ensemble members well.The rip...

Tasty Tuesday

Summer Trifle

Monday, July 28, 2014

Colorado peaches are now available in all of our local farmers markets. We lunch with raw-ingredient vendors on Thursdays to discuss emerging micronutrient science. Last Thursday we served a gorgeous summer trifle that included cucumbers, peaches, white onions and strawberries. It was a big hit on a warm, high-altitude summer afternoon.  

Tomatoes / Beets & Goat Cheese Salad

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  Tomatoes, beets, goat cheese and parsley or basil deliver a vibrant and delicious vegetable salad showcasing summer's sweet and juicy tomatoes. This dish is good out of all proportion to the difficulty of making it, which is virtually nil. It is totally dependent on using fabulous summer tomatoes, good quality olive oil, and home-roasted beets. It’s a summer lunch favorite of the Biosyntrx staff.

Rainy Day Black Bean Soup

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Even though Colorado natives and most newcomers like to claim that our summers are all bluebird days, it was foggy and 56 degrees early this morning. It’s still misty and in the high 60s.  Flexible cooks know how to adjust to changing weather patterns, so the Biosyntrx staff voted to save the heirloom tomatos / roasted beets / goat cheese salad we had planned for today's Tasty Tuesday recipe and to use a leftover ham bone to flavor black bean soup for this rainy day nutrient-dense Tasty Tuesday recipe.

Lifestyles

One Way to Cope With Empty Nest

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  Janice Joy is one of our fabulous customer service representatives, as well as the accounting assistant to our VP of Operations.  Janice takes Alan Watts advice seriously about the only way to make sense out of change is by plunging in, moving with it, and joining the dance.

St. Mary's Falls Trail- Colorado Springs, CO

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  The Biosyntrx VP of Operations, David Amess, is an avid hiker, runner and advocate of staying physically fit at every age.  David and two of his friends did the gorgeous St. Mary's Falls trail on Sunday, July  20th.   David's co...

Spring is Here - Reconnect With Nature

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”  —Rachel Carson