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Living Long...Doing What I Like to Do

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I’m an octogenarian and enjoying it. As I grew from childhood into adulthood I thought people were “old” who were 20 years older than I. That age kept advancing as I got older.

Biology vs. Psychology

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

They say that attitude influences our reaction to stress more than any other factor. Today, people are living longer but enjoying it less. Despite the increased stresses of modern life, we are living longer even though diseases such as diabetes, chronic obesity, heart disease and other chronic degenerative conditions increase the demands on our body.

Slowing the Aging Process

Monday, January 15, 2018

We cannot change chronology, but we can change biology! Many of us accept the pronouncements of the pundits who pontificate about slowing the aging process, but few give specific directions to achieving this goal. I’d like to give a few.

Friday Pearls

The Public Health Cost of Dirty Air

Friday, May 18, 2018

A new study published in the May 2018 issue of Environmental Health used high-resolution mapping of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) with Google street-view cars and incidence of cardiovascular events within neighborhoods in Oakland, CA. The study conclusions clearly suggest that street-level differences in long-term exposure to TRAP are associated with higher risk of cardiovascular events among the elderly, indicating that within-neighborhood differences in TRAP are important to cardiovascular health.

Gut Microbes: Eye, Brain and Body Health

Friday, May 11, 2018

A few years ago, one of our favorite life-exploring journals, The Scientist, reported on far-reaching ocular microbiome research presented at an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.

Taurine: Healthy Aging & Athletic Performance Support

Friday, May 04, 2018

Taurine is a favorite nutrition team player.  It's considered to be one of the most important conditionally essential amino acids in the body. It increases the action of insulin, improves glucose tolerance, acts as a super antioxidant, helps maintain hydration, and it's vital for the proper electrolytic function of sodium,  potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, and bicarbonate.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Music, Sanity & Social Justice

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Music imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience. Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring with it memory. Music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can. —Oliver Sacks Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities focuses on the vitally important role music can play in feeling safe and sane in a world that may feel unsafe—and a bit insane at times.

Genius Music, Creativity and the Brain

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jazz is pure creativity in action. When you hear great jazz, like Miles Davis or John Coltrane, it has this jaw-dropping quality, and what’s been described as ‘a sound of surprise’ takes place. And you think to yourself, ‘Wow, that’s not just phenomenal music, that’s phenomenal neurobiology. —Charles Limb, MD

Passion, Possibility, Power & Classical Music

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Benjamin Zander is an English conductor who is currently the musical director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He never fails to inspire, just we we need it most.

Tasty Tuesday

Easy Memorial Day Weekend Potato Salad

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Memorial Day is a favorite long weekend holiday. It’s time set aside for honoring those who gave their lives for our country, as well as being reflective about personal responsibilities to support the constitutional freedoms for which they gave their lives.

Nouriishing Bone Broth

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bone broth is even hotter hot now than it was when we presented it in 2016 as a Tasty Tuesday recipe. It’s being called the multifaceted superfood by many. It's now available in bone broth shops in New York and available for home delivery in a number of cities. Bone broth, with 10 mg of protein per serving, is also available in k-cups for your Keurig for about $2.00 per cup. ​

Dinner Party Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mid-April in Colorado continues to feature lovely spring weather one day and late-winter cold, windy, and snowy weather the next. Some older people still refer to this simply as normal Springtime in the Rockies.

Lifestyles

Changing the way we talk about aging

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The editor-in-chief of the Conde Nast Publication Allure, put out a September 2017 call to industry to end the use of the word, anti-aging.  For this we are grateful, since it’s been the position of the Biosyntrx founders, staff and scientific advisory board for the past ten or more years.

Strawless in September

Friday, August 25, 2017

You don't have to see the ocean to protect the ocean. 

Age-proof Your Knees

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

"Knee pain is common in older age, often caused by osteoarthritis (the wearing away of knee cartilage). Fortunately, there are ways to fool Father Time and postpone knee problems or even prevent them entirely. "In many cases, you can delay or avoid the need for surgical intervention, such as a knee replacement," says Dr. Lars Richardson, an orthopedic surgeon with Harvard-affiliated...