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Antibotic Armageddon: A Global Crisis

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In a recent TED talk, the esteemed science writer, Maryn McKenna, recounted terrifying stories behind emerging drug-resistant diseases that medical science is barely keeping at bay. Bacteria are showing up that are resistant to all but one or two antibiotics.

Purchasing or Recommending Dietary Supplements

Monday, June 08, 2015

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.

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.

Friday Pearls

Institute of Medicine Becomes National Academy of Medicine

Friday, July 17, 2015

Major Kudos to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), which officially became the National Academy of Medicine on July 1, 2015 as part of an internal reorganization by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to integrate the research it conducts on matters of science, engineering and health.

Homocysteine Levels & Hearing

Friday, July 10, 2015

If "pardon me, could you repeat that?" is something you or someone you know frequently says, you will want to read this entire article, because nutritional imbalance is emerging as a causative factor of age-related hearing loss right behind vision loss and arthritis as a senior handicapping condition.Hearing loss puts considerable burden on sufferers and those with whom they...

Omega-3s: Back to the Source

Thursday, June 25, 2015

My metaphoric dog Leonard, growls like a junkyard protector when he knows I'm reading about the ongoing pillage of our oceans' pelagic fish to support market-drive demand for supplemental fish oil, particularly now that there are proven sustainable plant-based ways to obtain high-quality unadulterated triglyceride (TG) omega-3 fatty acids.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Mozart & Moffo

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Spending a few minutes listening to a singer as exquisite as Anna Moffo seems perfect for a midsummer Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Carolina Beach Music

Sunday, July 12, 2015

July is the perfect time for lazy afternoons on the beach or in a Pawleys Island hammock—preferably sipping "Something Cool"* while reading a delicious Pat Conroy novel with the faint sounds of syncopated beach music in the distance.The story goes that around 1945, Southern radio wars with ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Producers) triggered station WLAC ...

Music & the Declaration of Independence

Sunday, July 05, 2015

After unanimously voting for independence from the British on July 2, the U.S. Congress turned its attention to writing a declaration, with Thomas Jefferson as the principal author. The document was approved and codified two days later on July 4, 1776.It's reported that John Adams, one of the co-authors, wrote this in a letter to his wife,  "The Fourth of July ought to be solemnized w...

Tasty Tuesday

Antibotic Armageddon: A Global Crisis

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Our Tasty Tuesday commitment to providing readers nutrient-dense recipes for meal planning will occasionally include important food safety issues, like the informative desk article below from the Biosyntrx president, Spencer Thornton, MD.

Cold Thai Melon Gazpacho

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Today’s Tasty Tuesday Mark Bittman nutrient-dense fresh vegetables chilled gazpacho recipes are summer-perfect, particularly for those with visiting relatives including grown children and grandchildren.

Thai Cucumbers Salad

Thursday, July 09, 2015

One of the things I miss most about living in San Francisco is really spicy Thai food because it’s always made with the freshest ingredients and spices. Some say we become addicted to Thai food because our intuitively smart brains quickly determine that impeccably fresh Thai food provides many powerhouse nutrients missing from our overly processed standard American diet (SAD).

Lifestyles

On Tying Shoes & Reflective Lights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

If you get blisters when walking, running or hiking, today's educational video is not to be missed. If we tie our shoes this recommended way, the Biosyntrx Fitbit team is no longer so dependent on layers of Dr. Scholls pads and moleskin to prevent friction-related blisters and hot spots on our heels and toes.

BolderBOULDER

Monday, May 25, 2015

Since 1979 the BoulderBOULDER has grown from a small community event to one of the largest and most innovative running races in the world. Two of the Biosyntrx team, David Amess and Janice Joy ran this year’s race. Runner’s World Magazine voted this the best 10K in the country.      

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