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Air Pollution and Dementia!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and the risk of developing Alzheimers (a form of dementia).A recent study has found that older women who breathe in air that has been polluted by vehicle exhaust fumes and other fine particulates from other sources are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia. Furthermore, the cognitive effects of air pollution are dramatically more pronounced in women who carry the APOE-e4 gene that puts them at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Living Long...Doing What I Like to Do

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I’m an octogenarian and enjoying it. As I grew from childhood into adulthood I thought people were “old” who were 20 years older than I. That age kept advancing as I got older.

Biology vs. Psychology

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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.

Friday Pearls

Coleen Conway-Welch: A Lasting Impact

Friday, October 19, 2018

Dr. Colleen Conway-Welch, RN, MS, PhD has died. The world lost an important woman of science and an unparalleled nursing educator, woman's health leader, and generous friend. Her impact will last. 

Lavender History and Health Science

Friday, October 12, 2018

As promised in this week’s Tasty Tuesday recipe for a vegan Lavender Latte, today’s Friday Pearl addresses both the health science and history that supports the use of lavender.Stress has become an integral factor of everyday living. Every individual who lives encounters some manifestation of stress in life, and is considered to be a major factor in many health problems. Lavender has been used since ancient times to help manage stress and neurological disorders.

Thioctic Acid

Friday, October 05, 2018

Thioctic acid is an organosulfur compound derived from caprylic acid, also know as lipoic acid (LA), or alpha-lipoic acid (ALA). It’s produced in animals and is essential for aerobic metabolism. It's present in almost all foods, but slightly more so in kidney, heart, and liver.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Clifford Still & the City of Denver

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Art is a force for life, not death, It's a matter of joy.   ​—Clyfford Still Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities honors Clyfford Still, the first artist to break through to a new and radically abstract painting style devoid of obvious subject matter in the mid-1940s. The movement blended elements of surrealism and abstract art in an effort to create a new style that spoke to the postwar mood of anxiety and trauma.

Vivaldi's Autumn

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features Vivaldi's Autumn. Christopher Verrette, from the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir blog titled, Breaking Broque had this to say about Vivaldi's Autumn:"Antonio Vivaldi uses his signature form, the solo violin concerto, to paint musical pictures of the seasons, supported by sonnets which are actually embedded in the musical score.

Celebrating September, David Foster & Friends

Sunday, September 23, 2018

As we watch today's innovative technology unite the world it seems that the hearts of men are growing more distant from each other. It is my hope that music will continue to tie past to future, reminding us of the love that unites us to our ancestors, to our descendants and to each other.  Maurice White 

Tasty Tuesday

Vegan Lavender Latte

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

As the first autumn 2018 snow on Pikes Peak started to fall, with temperatures predicted to dip below freezing tonight, a cozy vegan lavender almond milk latte captured the Monday afternoon attention of Biosyntrx employees. We chose lavender, since the research office gardens still have both dried and blooming lavender that will be done for the season when the first snow falls in town, if the dried and new autumn blooms are not cut and moved inside.

Autumn Chili Verde

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

We are lucky here in Colorado Springs because just before the snow starts to fall on Pikes Peak, most of our garden stores celebrate the incoming autumn season by roasting large amounts of both red and green chilies as a customer appreciation gesture. They make them available in quart or gallon Ziploc bags for immediate or freezer use.

Food Waste

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Given that we are battling a very real food waste problem in our country today, we decided to discuss this issue instead of providing a nutrient-dense recipe.A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study revealed earlier this year that American consumers waste almost one pound of food per day, accounting for 225 to 290 pounds per person per year, or almost a third of all food produced.

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...