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Air Pollution and Dementia!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and the risk of developing Alzheimers (a form of dementia).A recent study has found that older women who breathe in air that has been polluted by vehicle exhaust fumes and other fine particulates from other sources are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia. Furthermore, the cognitive effects of air pollution are dramatically more pronounced in women who carry the APOE-e4 gene that puts them at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

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.

Friday Pearls

Climate Change and Public Health

Friday, November 16, 2018

Climate change, together with other health stressors, influences human health and disease in numerous ways. ~Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   Climate is a particularly important factor that influences the quality of the air we breathe. According to a recent study on the interplay of climate change and air pollution published in Current Environmental Health Reports, air pollution significantly affects health, now causing up to seven million premature deaths annually with an even larger number of hospitalizations and days of sick leave.

Soil Science & Human Security

Friday, November 09, 2018

Close to one trillion people in the world do not have sufficient food for a healthy and active life. Sustainable agriculture will enhance food production, restore carbon sequestering soil conditions, and ensure that natural resources are managed in the best way possible for long-term sustainability.  ~UNESCO

Clinical Nutrition Science Questions

Friday, November 02, 2018

Research into the role of nutrients in health continues to face a number of methodological challenges in the choice of study design, measurement methods, and analytic options. Reliance on randomized controlled trial (RCT) design also continues to be the evidence-based Gold Standard in disease-specific nutrient research.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Dudamel and Shostakovich

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music, and Humanities features Gustavo Dudamel conducting his ????awe-inspiring university-level Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, performing the Dmitri Shostakovich Tenth Symphony in E Minor. Dudamel, these brilliant young players, and Shostakovich left no emotion untouched. Hearing this music affects the very core of biological being for most of us who listen.

Sunday Morning Thoughts

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Music can be an antidote to the political storm howling around us.Swedish musicians, Hanna Enlf and Ylva Eriksson, who record and perform as Good Harvest, prove again that one plus one can be far more than the sum of their parts. Their intricate guitar playing and amazing vocal harmonies create an easily remembered signature sound.

Quiet Storm: Sing It, Smokey

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music, and Humanities features Smokey Robinson and his impact on the most always romantic, quiet storm genre of music, which combines new and old forms of rhythm and blues (R&B) and a bit of jazz. It was named after the title song on Smokey's 1975 album A Quiet Storm.

Tasty Tuesday

Election Night Loaded Potato Casserole

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

If your politically diverse friends and family are anything like ours, some are going to need comfort food when we gather to watch election returns tonight.Ariel Knutson, the News and Culture Editor for Kitchen, said that this baked potato casserole made her want to curl up in between two of these potatoes and take a long nap.

Food for Thought Tasty Tuesday

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

To think deeply about food is to also think deeply about the environment, the economy, immigration, education, community, culture, families, race, gender and identity.  ~Julia Turshen 

Preserved Lemon Moroccan Chicken

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A popular Autumn dish in Morocco combines two staple ingredients of Moroccan cuisine: preserved lemons and olives. The chicken is marinated in flavorful spices, then slow-simmered in a vibrant mouthwatering sauce.

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...