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Marathon Training

Thursday, April 10, 2014

How do marathon runners do it? Practice and more practice you say. But it’s more than that.  As our bodies perform strenuous exercise, we begin to breathe faster as we attempt to shuttle more oxygen to our working muscles.

Brain Exercise

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The brain is not a muscle.  Or is it?   A recently published study from the University of California showed that a modest amount of mental activity could dramatically delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Mice that were given daily training sessions for a week every three months were able to hold the degenerative brain disease at bay during the year long study.

As Boomers Wrinkle

Sunday, February 16, 2014

For years, according to a study in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, pharmaceutical companies in Western Europe have been introducing new medicines in the U.S. before introducing them in their home countries, typically by eighteen months. This is due to regulation of drug prices in Europe that makes recuperation of R&D costs nearly impossible there. (Returns on R&D investments continue t...

Friday Pearls

Music May Improve Surgical Outcomes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Today’s science article by one of the esteemed Biosyntrx scientific advisory board members, Vincent de Luise, MD, was previously published in the Review of Refractive Surgery.  We think it’s a perfect Friday Pearl for the week before the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting. It speaks to the physiological science that supports the healing power of sound and vibrations.  

Oxygen Health Science

Friday, April 11, 2014

According to the Free Radical Biology and Aging Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, the existence of free radicals as chemical entities was not universally accepted until the late 1950s.  A small number of visionary scientists from that organization and others can be credited with founding the field of reactive oxygen biochemistry.

Homocysteine & Inflammation

Friday, April 04, 2014

The metabolism of homocysteine is an example of the nutrient synergy necessary to optimize physiological function and health.Healthy individuals utilize two different pathways to enzymatically metabolize homocysteine. Healthy individuals utilize two different pathways to enzymatically metabolize homecysteine.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Up from the Grave He Arose

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The music and lyrics featured in today's stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music, and Humanities were written by Robert Lowry in 1874.  It's reported in Christian publications that "Christ Arose" ...

World Music: Pan Flute

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The pan flute was named for its association with the mythical Greek god Pan. He created this unusual flute when a beautiful water-nymth named Syrinx ran away from him.

Hawaiian Eye-Foundation Initiates the Myanmar Eye Meeting

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Myanmar (formerly Burma), a predominantly Buddhist nation of 60 million, emerged from a half century of isolating military rule in 2011. Recent democratic reforms have generated optimism in the international community. The World Bank recently pledged $2 billion in development aid, but waves of ethnic violence have raised concerns from the U.S. and others.

Tasty Tuesday

Spring Fiddlehead Ferns

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

  Fiddleheads are pri...

Strawberries: A Mercury Sponge

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Spring is here, and soon local farmers' markets will be selling mouthwatering fresh strawberries.

Wasabi-Roasted Spring Asparagus

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Today's Tasty Tuesday recipe is from Susan Voisin's Sinlessly Delicious FatFree Vegan Kitchen 


Aging The Way You Choose

Thursday, March 20, 2014

     Getting older gets a bad rap way too often. 

Aging Naturally

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The following article on aging naturally was written by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP, the founder of Women to Women, one of our favorite women's health web sites.    

Biosyntrx Supports Lifestyle Medicine

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Biosyntrx Supports the American College of Lifestyle Medicine"Lifestyle Medicine (LM) is the use of lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease.