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Eating the Peel Can be Good for Your Health

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In all probability, the first thing you do when eating an orange is remove the peel and chuck it into the trash. Well, you know what? By doing this, you’re missing out on some great nutrients. For example, an orange peel has nearly twice the amount of vitamins as the flesh inside, and though it might sound unappetizing at first, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate orange peels into your diet.

Biology vs. Psychology

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

Friday, July 28, 2017

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

Flu and Fish Oil

Friday, October 13, 2017

It's that time again and flu shots are still controversial. At best, these vaccines are designed to protect us from a few viruses, which may or may not be the ones causing this or any given season's medical challenges.

Cognition Reserves Matter

Friday, October 06, 2017

Cognition stems from the brain and the sophisticated network made up of billions of neural connections responsible for brain adaptability all through the aging process, according to a newly published Harvard Medical School report.

Lifestyle Practices & Declining Eye Health

Friday, September 29, 2017

Given the US allopathic medicine concentration on body part specialization and pharmaceutical treatment of symptoms, is it not surprising that we most always look at the effects of poor lifestyle choices individually, rather than as a collective whole.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Maya Angelou: Facing Evil

Sunday, October 15, 2017

We have been told that life moves on, in spite of political resistance, hurricanes, massive flooding, and horrific fires. So during these unsettled and troubled times, many of us have turned to comfort food, religion, humanities, science-based critical thinking, or all of the above, for reasoning and...

Easing Our Pain

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Sometimes rock and roll and gently weeping guitars help ease our pain. Our Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities team elected to respectfully honor all of the innocent victims of last Sunday's senseless Las Vegas massacre, as well as George Harrison's iconic music and lyrics, performed by our beloved Tom Petty and Prince.

Celebrating Atul Gawande, MD, MPH

Sunday, October 01, 2017

It's no secret that we at Biosyntrx are in awe of Dr. Atul Gawande, who has become a conversation changer with international impact regarding the need for medical system checklists that address safety, complexity, affordability, and improved processes regarding diversity, aging, terminal illness, resource conservation, and the out-of-control costs of a health care system that is not working.

Tasty Tuesday

Autumn Leaves Comfort Food

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

As autumn leaves start to fall and raking and bagging or mulching becomes the neighborhood Saturday morning exercise du jour, recipes for full-on-fall creamy pumpkin risotto got our attention.

Savory & Satisfying Rice and Beans

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Today's Tasty Tuesday addresses the warm and generous people of Puerto Rico and their dire need for help.People with limited food budgets and those who have lived in earthquake, tornado, flood, or high-altitude, potentially snowed-in areas for any length of time, frequently keep enough pinto or other beans and rice in their pantries to feed their own family and a few neighbors for a week or more.

High Protein, Nutrient-Dense Granola

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As Colorado early autumn morning temperatures start to drop, our thoughts turn to our favorite fall clothes, cool or cold weather sports, and super-hearty granola breakfasts.

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...