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Honoring F.W. de Klerk

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Peace does not fair well where poverty and deprivation reign. It does not flourish where there is ignorance and a lack of education and information.  —FW de Klerk, Former South Africa President

Living Long...Doing What I Like to Do

Friday, March 18, 2016

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.

Excess Weight & Life Expectancy

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

With all the concern about healthcare as we age, we are seeing reports of greater longevity in other countries credited to better healthcare.  This can be misleading.

Friday Pearls

Pro-Aging: Do We Reconsider Fish Oil?

Friday, April 29, 2016

A vast amount of research suggests that eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for our eyes and brain. But when it comes to staving off eye disease and cognitive decline in seniors, omega-3 fish oil supplements don't seem to be working all that well, according to an NPR interview with Emily Chew, PhD, deputy clinical director at the National Eye Institute and chief investigator of the AREDS-2 study.

Curcumin: A Spice for Life

Friday, April 22, 2016

Today’s Friday Pearl addresses curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric root (Curcuma longa) and the ever-growing scientific information now suggesting multitargeted therapy may prove to be better than monotargeted prescription drug therapy for a number of health problems.

Too Much Water?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Aquaholic: Addicted to water. A person that is always drinking water and keeps a bottle of water on their person, or very close by, at all times.  Although there was not much science to support drinking the long-recommended eight glasses of water a day (64 ounces), there is even less for drinking more if we are not exercising, working or spending t...

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Remembering Dr. Larry Alexander

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Ar...

Celebrating Spring with Vivaldi

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Music is moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.  —Plato 

Making Stress Your New Best Friend

Sunday, April 10, 2016

"For too many of us, just hearing the word stress can shorten our breathing and raise our heart rate. That has to be negative, right? In fact, stress can have positive side effects if we change our perspective.

Tasty Tuesday

Nouriishing Bone Broth

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bone broth is really hot right now. It’s being called the multifaceted superfood by many.  It's now available in bone broth shops in New York and even available for home delivery in San Diego.

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In keeping with our long-term Tasty Tuesday commitment to educate the public about the importance of consuming a healthy diet, as well as taking a well-formulated full-spectrum multiple to offset clinically proven nutritional deficiencies in the general public, we will always provide seasonal nutrient-dense recipes for our valued readers. The recipe below is a favorite dish that’s...

Thanksgiving Salmon Tartare 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lifestyles

Blisters? Try Surgical Paper Tape

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This article in TIME magazine got our attention since some of the Biosyntrx team are prone to developing blisters when we hike."Whether you’ve walked miles in hiking boots or a new pair of high heels, you know the pain of a blister. “People have been getting blisters as long as we’ve been outside,” says Dr. Grant Lipman, clinical associate professor of emergency medi...

2015 Touch Mudder

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The before and after photo is of the Biosyntrx COO, David Amess (center) and team at the September 2015 Tough Mudder event in Snowmass, Colorado. For those of you who don't know, Touch Mudder is considered the ...

Ageism and the Dance of Marginality

Saturday, September 12, 2015

“I know I’m going to get older. I can handle that. I even know that I am going to die. What bothers me the most, though, is the thought of becoming irrelevant.”  Older people are becoming less and less a minority in our country. Quite to the contrary; today, approximately 18 per cent of people living in the United States are 60 years old and older. By 2050,...