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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.

Managing Pain

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The U.S. has 4 percent of the world’s population and consumes 80 percent of the world’s opioids, resulting in more than 16,000 deaths per year— more than from motor vehicles accidents— and they kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined. Figures from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Rockville, Maryland indicate that opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.

Friday Pearls

Nutrition Education: A New Requirement for Physicians

Friday, September 22, 2017

Recent studies report that nutrition education in American medical schools falls short of the suggested standards, and that only a small percentage of American resident physicians report feeling adequately trained to provide nutrition counseling.

Farmland Regeneration and Sustainability

Friday, September 15, 2017

Research estimates that if current crop acreage and pastureland shifted to regenerative organic practices, a large amount of annual global CO2 emissions could be sequestered through photosynthesis and biology.

Homocysteine Science Update

Friday, September 08, 2017

Homocysteine is an amino acid intermediate in the production of two other amino acids, methionine and cysteine. Although homocysteine is naturally present in our bodies, too much homocysteine in the blood has been thought to affect cardiovascular health, which is where the research focused for years.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Shostakovich Fifth Finale: Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Given the détente-deficient times we are living through and the fact that our Colorado Springs Philharmonic also chose Dmitri Shostakovich's brilliant Fifth Symphony to close last week's season opening, we present a recording of Leonard Bernstein conducting the 1959 New York Philharmonic's version of Shostakovich's Fifth finale for today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Celebrating Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The mid-September opening week of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic season is always filled with anticipation, particularly this season, since it will feature exceptionally stunning rising star Lise de la Salle performing Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 2, a favorite of all who appreciate young love fantasy expressed in classical form. The video above features de la Salle playing the first movement of three with the Pacific Musical Festival (PMF) Orchestra.

Wade in the Water

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities starts with sincere prayers and hope for strength and safety for everyone in the Southeast US affected by the previous and incoming hurricanes.

Tasty Tuesday

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.

Wellness & Pain Control Tomato Soup

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Many of us have experienced some level of emotional or physical pain this past week, based on what's happening to the world around us. ​Today's Tasty Tuesday spicy tomato soup recipe addresses wellness and both types of pain, since the ingredients are grandmother, time, and science-proven. When this soup is prepared with love, the healing properties are even further enhanced.

Vegan Pasta with Roast Eggplant and No-Cook Fresh Tomato Sauce

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

We are beyond enchanted with farmers markets and the rows of beautifully presented fresh vegetables.Today's simple and clean vegan recipe is a tribute to all the back yard gardeners, and to all of the immigrate field workers who labor hard to provide most of the nutrient-dense fresh, frozen and canned vegetables and fruits enjoyed in our country.

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...