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To Be or Not to Be Vegetarian

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

In our study of pro-aging principles we have looked at a number of factors influencing longevity, including lifestyle choices (smoking and alcohol use) and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Avoid Excessive Secondary Sugar

Thursday, June 30, 2016

When we think of pro-aging principles we want to consider those things that impact our health most often. A little study reveals that some of the things we take for granted can have major effects on our health. Sugar is one of these. Take a look at any ad for breakfast cereals or soft drinks and you will see a startling and shocking picture of just how sneaky certain food companies are when it comes to concealing the amount of sugar (cane or high fructose corn syrup) they add to their products, many with bogus health claims.

Alzheimer's? Probably Not!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Alzheimer’s is the current lay health writer’s subject du jour, which is both good and bad. The good pro aging news is increased public and government awareness about the need for additional Alzheimer's research funding.

Friday Pearls

Iron: What You May Not Know

Friday, August 19, 2016

It has been suggested by a number of researchers that normal iron levels may be set too high, based on current medical science.

Age-Related Hearing Loss & Rock 'n' Roll

Friday, August 12, 2016

If age-related hearing loss is something you or someone you know has experienced, you will want to read this entire article, because nutritional deficiency is emerging as a causative factor of age-related hearing loss, right behind vision loss and arthritis as a senior handicapping condition.

Genius & Generosity: RIP Barrett Haik, MD

Sunday, August 07, 2016

. Barrett Haik's sudden death shocked and devastated us all. His energy, his enthusiasm, his brilliance, his generosity, his empathetic encouragement and ability to see the good and productive in others, formed the cornerstone of his leadership ability. Out of his productivity flowed the building of one of the great national eye centers, not only for the University of TN, bu...

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

A Mozart Concerto for Rick

Sunday, August 21, 2016

When very sad things happen, I most always turn to music, and particularly to Mozart. Today's Biosyntrx Sunday Morning Stop at the intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features the brilliant clarinetist Martin Fröst playing the groundbreaking, and hopeful second movement of Mozart's clarinet concerto.

Walls, Borders & Boundaries

Sunday, August 14, 2016

We had an amazing number of positive responses to the July 31 Biosyntrx Sunday Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities that featured Luis Alberto Urrea discussing his life, Into the Beautiful North, and other best-selling books he has written.

Art & Music for Healing

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Because we strongly believe in the positive power of art and music to help heal the unsettled world we are living in, this week's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities once again celebrates two enchanting French artists.

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,...