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Nutrition Science for the Tea Drinkers

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Everybody’s reading a lot about the health benefits of tea, but to understand its benefits we must first learn about polyphenols, catechins, caffeine and theanine, the active chemicals in tea. All teas come from the plant Camellia sinensis, but they are processed differently to make different teas.

Bias and Science

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

I admit it. I’m biased. When I read controversial articles my biases influence my reaction to the claims of the author. I’ve been a Life Member of the National Geographic Society for many years and tend to accept the conclusions of NGS writers as valid. But when I read in the March 2015 issue that some of my beliefs had been challenged by recent science, my biases kicked in.

Too Tired to Exercise?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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

Friday Pearls

Biosyntrx Adds Five New Scientific Advisory Board Members

Friday, May 15, 2015

Kenneth J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, Dr. Rosenthal's “high tech, high touch” practices are in New York City and Great Neck, Long Island, NY. He is also the medical director of Eye Diagnosis of Greater New York, the largest and most comprehensive free-standing diagnostic center in the tri-state area. Dr. Rosenthal is the immediate past president of the American College of Eye Surgeons; associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine; and associate clinical professor of Ophthalmology, Hofstra University Medical School. He a frequent ophthalmic meeting podium personality, as well as being an accomplished pianist.

Evidence Based Clinical Practice

Friday, May 08, 2015

Physicians have been asked for years to consider whether the drug model for research relying strictly on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) is the most appropriate evidence-based research model for nutrients, including dietary supplements.

Vitamin P: Top Sources of Plant-Based Polyphenols

Friday, May 01, 2015

The plant-based polyphenols called flavonoids were once called vitamin P, possibly based on the biochemically persuasive effect they have on full-body health.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

French Artists: Darius Milhaud & Raoul Dufy

Sunday, May 17, 2015

This week's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities celebrates France and two enchanting Frenchmen.

Rosenthal: Music & Medicine

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Celebrating Spirit, Diversity & New Attitudes

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Biosyntrx celebrates spirit, diversity, new attitudes and Patti LaBelle in today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.  

Tasty Tuesday

Raw Zucchini Pasta

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Succulent Grilled Steak Salad

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lifestyles

Fort Carson Spartan Race May 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  The Biosyntrx VP of Operations, David Amess (far right on the photo above) is our fitness leader.  He leads by example and his commitment to physical fitness is contagious. On May 2nd, 2015 he participated in the Fort Carson

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