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An Idea Worth Spreading

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Sometimes I feel that I am behind the curve; that everyone knows more about a subject than I. But that is changing. A good friend of mine suggested that I add an app called TED to my iPhone and iPad a few months ago, and it changed my life.

Too Tired to Exercise?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

In studying nutritional therapy for the eyes I’ve learned a few things about the body and stress. 

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.

Friday Pearls

Lifestyle Medicine & Treating the Cause

Friday, March 27, 2015

"Population-based research shows that people who eat well, exercise routinely, avoid tobacco, and control their weight have an 80 percent lower probability across their entire life span of developing any major chronic disease including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, dementia, etc., than those who smoke, eat badly, don't exercise, and lose control of their weight. "Flip ...

New Resveratrol Science

Friday, March 20, 2015

Resveratrol, like salicylic acid from the bark of the willow tree (think aspirin), are phytoalexin and cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors produced naturally by plants to help make them disease resistant. Both plants produce these protective properties in response to various environmental stresses including pathogens and ultraviolet (UV) injury.

Age Related Ocular Changes

Friday, March 13, 2015

The purpose of this column is to inform our readers about published science that supports the role nutrients play in ocular health. However, we also feel strongly about using this space to occasionally remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional. Harvard Medical School published a booklet a few years ago called The Aging Eye. We believe it appro...

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Music Memoriam

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities chose Bach's chaconne played by master violinist, Henryk Szeryng, to remember and honor the victims of the tragic French Alps air crash.

Spring Is Here: Audra McDonald

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Although some of us still have snow on the ground, let's celebrate the new season's official arrival anyway.

Celebrating Ireland's James Joyce

Sunday, March 15, 2015

It's most fitting on this Sunday before St. Patrick's Day that we honor Ireland's avant-garde writer James Joyce in today's Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities. 

Tasty Tuesday

Lovely Leek Soup

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Two St. Patty's DAy Choices

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lifestyles

We Know Enough; We Do Too Little

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Believe it or not, what we know about health promotion, disease prevention, sustainable weight control, and lifestyle as medicine IS ENOUGH to prevent 80% of all chronic disease and premature death. We already know enough, and have known enough for literal decades, to add years to life routinely; and add life to those years.

Exercise For Strong Bones

Friday, February 13, 2015

There are two types of exercises that are important for building and maintaining bone density:  weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises.Weight-bearing Exercises

Reaching the Summit

Thursday, September 18, 2014

David Amess, the Biosyntrx VP of Operations, summited Pikes Peak on September 6, 2014, along with eight other Colorado Springs asthmatics. They began the climb long before dawn at 6,600 feet and reached the 14,114 foot peak in six and one half hours. David’s passionate commitment to the three pillars of health: diet, nutritional compounds (supplements)...