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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.

The Latest on Fats

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Recommendations from the US Department of Agriculture, FDA, and other “authorities” appear to change like the story line in the soap opera As the World Turns.

Brain Exercise

Tuesday, June 17, 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.

Friday Pearls

Dry Eye & Physical Activity

Friday, December 19, 2014

A study conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine,Tokyo, Japan on physical activity effects on dry eyes was just published in the Journal of Ophthalmology. 

Holiday Stress & Immunity

Friday, December 12, 2014

The holidays can be stressful, even for those of us who claim to truly love this season. It's important to note that a clinical relationship exists between phychosocial factors and secretory immunoglobulin A (sigA), an antibody that's part of the human body's first defense and integral to a healthy immune system.

The Science of Purpose and Well-Being

Friday, December 05, 2014

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that our body’s gene expression pattern distinguishes between the sense of well-being derived from a profound noble purpose versus simple self-gratification. 

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Restoring the Human in Humanity

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Great speakers emerge every few generations who demand that organizations question why, how and what they are doing. Simon Sinek is one of them. His new short TED talk from San Diego titled, "Restoring the Human in Humanity," is a must watch.  

Frozen Vivaldi

Sunday, December 07, 2014

It's no secret that I love the movie Frozen, Vivaldi's Concerto "Winter," and the amazingly talented Piano Guys who asked this question, "What's not to love about an estranged ice princess, a dynamic mountain man / reindeer duo and a snowman obsessed with warm weather?"

Doctor My Eyes

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Today’s Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features the crusading singer-songwriter, Jackson Browne, a famous rock / folk troubadour whose music explores social, political and environmental issues. His 1972 tune titled "Doctor My Eyes" has always been one of my favorites. The video above couples it with another great Browne tune called “These Days.”

Tasty Tuesday

Christmas Posole

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Once introduced to Sabrina Farmer’s fabulous and easy to make New Mexico comfort food, I promise this recipe will live in your favorite file.  It’s the perfect make-ahead meal or two for this busy time of year, or for anytime for that matter.

Pear Cornmeal Cake with Rosemary Syrup

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The exquisitely beautiful Italian goose terrine in the photo above was an early surprise Christmas gift from an old friend. It inspired this simply delicious Tasty Tuesday rosemary cake that proved to be perfect with afternoon tea, as well as a scrumptious late night snack after the symphony.

Leftover Turkey Pot Stickers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

If your family is like ours and becomes both warm and cold Turkey sandwiches weary by the Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving, and if the thought of yet another large pot of turkey carcass and root vegetable soup no longer stirs the imagination, pot stickers may be just the thing to get your creative leftover turkey juices flowing.

Lifestyles

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)...

One Way to Cope With Empty Nest

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  Janice Joy is one of our fabulous customer service representatives, as well as the accounting assistant to our VP of Operations.  Janice takes Alan Watts advice seriously about the only way to make sense out of change is by plunging in, moving with it, and joining the dance.

St. Mary's Falls Trail- Colorado Springs, CO

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  The Biosyntrx VP of Operations, David Amess, is an avid hiker, runner and advocate of staying physically fit at every age.  David and two of his friends did the gorgeous St. Mary's Falls trail on Sunday, July  20th.   David's co...