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Opioids in Milk and Beef

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Many are familiar with organic milk as a healthier alternative to industrial, nonorganic milk that has been accused of being laden with antibiotics and stress hormones. Organic milk is essentially antibiotic and hormone free and healthier, because the cows are fed grass or organically cultivated fodder. Still, it appears that the breed of cow may matter more than its feed.

Air Pollution and Dementia!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

New research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and the risk of developing Alheimers (a form of dementia).

Big Pharma

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Why do you think some doctors in America hand out medicines like candy?  Why else?  Money!  And where does the money come from?  Insurance companies? Well, sometimes, but don't forget the drug companies that pay off the physician shills who push their pills.Who do you think is behind the ads that tell you to “ask your doctor about…” These are ads paid for by Big...

Friday Pearls

Aspen Ideas Festival 2017: Spotlight Health Returns

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Biosyntrx founders, board of directors, employees and scientific advisors are passionately committed to medical and health education, so we are providing our Friday Pearl readers with information about the 2017 Aspen Institute "Spotlight Health" Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado, June 22 -  25, 2017.

Vitamin D and Nearsightedness

Friday, March 17, 2017

Study data collected by the Vitamin D Council and published by Springer Nature strongly suggests that low vitamin D status is related to axiel length structure / function and an alarming increased risk of nearsightedness (also called myopia) developing in early childhood, adolescence and teenage years.

Niacin: A Favorite B Vitamin

Friday, March 10, 2017

Niacin, also referred to as vitamin B3, was the third B vitamin to be discovered. In the 1940s, medical doctors started reporting the niacin health benefits for muscle and joint flexibility, since inflexibility is associated with structure / function health issues experienced by older people.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Powerful Witness the Wound Poetry

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Three years ago I was invited to be one of the speakers at the winter Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians annual continuing education event. One of the thought-provoking, conversation-starter questions Debbie Osborn, the innovative director of the Connecticut Society, asked six of her out-of-state snowed in dinner guests:  "What do you fear the most?"

Beethovan: Fired Up, Ready To Go

Sunday, March 19, 2017

To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.  —Ludwig Van Beethoven Today we celebrate Beethoven, his final Ninth symphony masterpiece and its majestic choral, "Ode to Joy," which has become the battle cry of humanity and the hymn of possibility.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Tasty Tuesday

Quinoa & Vegetable Salad

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This is a favorite quick and easy gluten-free Biosyntrx staff lunch, and also perfect for a light summer evening dinner.  Ingredients - six servings1 cup uncooked quinoa2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed1 can (15 oz) wh...

Glorious Gnocchi

Monday, June 13, 2016

One of our most favorite food bloggers, April Steinert, also known in ophthalmic circles as Roger's fabulous wife, presented a beautiful gnocchi recipe on her Vitus and Vinous website last month.Her opening sentence, “If prepared correctly, gnocchi can be transcendent. Pillow-y soft, potato-y, and the perfect vehicle for whatever sauce you decide to dress them in."...

Eat More Soup: Take Hot Baths

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Today's Tuesday information is from an outrageously fun millennial website called Elite Daily.  This informative article is supported with far more peer-reviewed published science than many might think."When I arrived in Tokyo 40 pounds overweight, I told my new Japanese share-mate about my weight concerns. She said, “Maybe you ...

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,...