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Slowing the Aging Process

Monday, January 15, 2018

We cannot change chronology, but we can change biology! Many of us accept the pronouncements of the pundits who pontificate about slowing the aging process, but few give specific directions to achieving this goal. I’d like to give a few.

Eating the Peel Can be Good for Your Health

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In all probability, the first thing you do when eating an orange is remove the peel and chuck it into the trash. Well, you know what? By doing this, you’re missing out on some great nutrients. For example, an orange peel has nearly twice the amount of vitamins as the flesh inside, and though it might sound unappetizing at first, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate orange peels into your diet.

Biology vs. Psychology

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

Today's Science is Not a Cautionary Tale

Friday, January 19, 2018

Today’s Friday Pearl addresses a study featured in the January 2017 journal, Aging, because we think better understanding nitric oxide and curcumin science is important for eye and body health.

Acetyl-l-Carnitine & Exercise Tolerance

Friday, January 12, 2018

As we enter the end of the second week of 2018, it's important to find the energy and the tolerance to keep our New Year's commitment to exercise more. It can extend our lifespan, as well as get us in better shape so we fully enjoy our everyday life.

On Choosing a Multiple for Eye & Body Health

Friday, January 05, 2018

Let’s start this 2018 New Year with a list of things one needs to know before choosing a multivitamin. It's easy to become confused with so many choices available. Today's Friday Pearl will focus on a number of things that eye doctors and their patients should know before recommending or choosing an ocular and full-body health multivitamin supplement.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Harry Brown, MD, Receives Biosyntrx Humanitarian Award

Sunday, January 14, 2018

We’ve been given the gift of being able to restore sight. It’s important that we use our abilities to their fullest. —Harry Brown, MD

Invictus: fortitude in Adversity

Sunday, January 07, 2018

William Ernest Henley's 1875 poem "Invictus" seems particularly appropriate for the first 2018 Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Jazz is Back: New Year's Eve 2017

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Classic romantic holiday jazz, preformed by music greats likes Rod Stewart, David Foster, Ella Fitzgerald and Chris Botti, truly doesn't get much better than this.

Tasty Tuesday

Easy Vegan Lasagna

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

The holidays are behind us for a few weeks and we need a bit of a kitchen break, so our Tasty Tuesday focus is back to easy nutrient-dense recipes we can make ahead of time and reheat when needed for quick and satisfying meals.

Luchow's Cranberry Sauce

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This time of year reminds me of late autumn in New York and the nightly lighting of the Christmas tree at Luchow's Restaurant. I discovered this recipe for cranberry sauce years and years ago at one of those unforgettable events. Luchow's was originally financed by William Steinway, the piano magnate, who had his concert hall and showrooms venue, Steinway Hall, across the street at Union Square. Music was always almost as important as the great food and every visit was a unique memory of wild game and fabulous music.

Autumn Leaves Comfort Food

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

As autumn leaves start to fall and raking and bagging or mulching becomes the neighborhood Saturday morning exercise du jour, recipes for full-on-fall creamy pumpkin risotto got our attention.

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...