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Marketing Supplements

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Psychologists tell us that familiarity, not fact, is the main reason individuals use most products. Marketing gurus tell us that it takes half a dozen exposures to an advertisement before anyone will actually try a new product.

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.

Friday Pearls

Iron: A Double Edged Sword

Friday, September 12, 2014

Iron is essential for cell survival and function, yet excess iron is toxic to cells. It plays a major role in hemoglobin function (moving oxygen around the body), cellular energy generation and destroying invading microorganisms. It also aids in biological function of enzymes.

Calling All Eye Doctors

Friday, September 05, 2014

Colorado, the leanest state in the nation, is proud to be hosting the 2014 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, as well at the Ocular Nutrition Society Rocky Mountain Nutrition High six hour COPE approved nutrition education symposium on November 11.

Fish Consumption & Brain Health

Friday, August 29, 2014

An article in the Well blog section of last Sunday’s New York Times reported on a study published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Preventive Medicine that suggests eating fish is associated with a healthy increase in brain volume, but it is apparently not because of its omega-3 fatty acids content.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

September Song

Sunday, September 14, 2014

"September Song" is always top of mind as we transition into the fall season, which seems to suddenly change in spite of our real and metaphoric preparations. The first snow of autumn 2014 fell on the Biosyntrx Colorado Springs office Fri...

Vermeer: The Magic of Light

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Johannes 

Leonard Bernstein: Teachers & Teaching

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Today’s Biosyntrx Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Music, Art and Humanities celebrates what would have been the multi talented Leonard Bernstein’s 96th birthday on August 25. ...

Tasty Tuesday

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

These quick and easy nutrient-dense, low-calorie crisps are perfect early-autumn cocktail hour finger food.  We made them in the Biosyntrx test kitchen late this afternoon and sent everyone home with a small bag to share with their families.

French Carrot Fennel Garlic Salad

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

French women make being chic seem effortless. We see it in their ability to look stunningly good in jeans, a simple cotton shirt and a vintage Hermes scarf. When it comes to style in clothes and food—they most always win.  

Hot August Nights Caprese Salad

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  This is a perfect use of vine-ripened late summer heirloom tomatoes and garden- fresh basil for lunch. It's also absolutely light-dinner perfect served with a glass of long-finish, mild-spice Sangiovese and a good loaf of Italian bread for dipping.

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