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The Poison We Love

Thursday, June 30, 2016

When we think of pro-aging principles we want to consider those things that impact our health most often. A little study reveals that some of the things we take for granted can have major effects on our health. Sugar is one of these. Take a look at any ad for breakfast cereals or soft drinks and you will see a startling and shocking picture of just how sneaky certain food companies are when it comes to concealing the amount of sugar (cane or high fructose corn syrup) they add to their products, many with bogus health claims.

Alzheimer's? Probably Not!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Alzheimer’s is the current lay health writer’s subject du jour, which is both good and bad. The good pro aging news is increased public and government awareness about the need for additional Alzheimer's research funding.

Too Tired to Exercise?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In studying nutritional therapy for the eyes I’ve learned a few things about the body and stress. The first thing I’ve learned is that fatigue is in the mind. I’m not talking about tiredness. Tiredness is the feeling you have after prolonged or stressful activity of any kind. I’m talking about the attitude of fatigue. You know, the “I just don’t have the energy for it” kind of attitude. It’s a type of depression.

Friday Pearls

The Surgeon General on Lifestyles and Emotional Well-Being

Friday, July 01, 2016

Our US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, clearly speaks to the values and mission of Biosyntrx in this week's Aspen Institute Ideas Festival since we, too, focus on nutritional deficiencies, fitness, environmental issues, relationships, science, art, music and humanities—all vitally important parts of emotional well-being.

Sun, Skin and Carotenoids

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere. Given the ever-growing intensity of the sun, it's a good time to address the science-based role dietary intake and supplements can play in sun protection.

Why We Love Vitamin A

Friday, June 17, 2016

Today's Friday Pearl may sound a bit like claiming a favorite child, but vitamin A truly is one of our most favorite vitamins. It’s the essential, fat-soluble nutrient that the body stores mostly in the liver to be released into the blood stream whenever needed. The human body cannot make vitamin A—we can only obtain it from external sources.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Now That Summer is Here

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.  —​Henry JamesDo we ever outgrow our excitement over summer's arrival?If you are not familiar with Michael Franks you are in for a special treat. He is the most passionate, poetic and artful singer / songwriter I collect.Fran...

Rod McKuen: Long Long Time

Sunday, June 19, 2016

It doesn't matter who you love, or how you love, but that you love.  —Rod McKuenI have loved reading and listening to beat poets most of my adult life, including Rod McKuen. He frequently sang his healing poems like other poets of note, including the 18th century seminal figure in the history of poetry, William Blake.

How Will We Nourish Nine Billion People?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

One of the things the Biosyntrx founders, board of directors, staff and scientific advisors lose sleep over is the worldwide lack of consumption of nutrient-dense food, potable water and how our ever-warming world can safely produce enough food and protect enough water to prevent raging turf wars and help nourish the nine billion people projected to be living on this planet by 2040.

Tasty Tuesday

Nouriishing Bone Broth

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bone broth is really hot right now. It’s being called the multifaceted superfood by many.  It's now available in bone broth shops in New York and even available for home delivery in San Diego.

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In keeping with our long-term Tasty Tuesday commitment to educate the public about the importance of consuming a healthy diet, as well as taking a well-formulated full-spectrum multiple to offset clinically proven nutritional deficiencies in the general public, we will always provide seasonal nutrient-dense recipes for our valued readers. The recipe below is a favorite dish that’s...

Thanksgiving Salmon Tartare 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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,...