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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.

Slowing the Aging Process

Friday, July 28, 2017

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.

Friday Pearls

Vitamin D: Evidence and Beliefs

Friday, December 08, 2017

Winter is almost here and many people will not get enough sun on their skin to maintain optimal vitamin D levels, so today's Friday Pearl will focus on vitamin D published science, popular beliefs, and the levels of vitamin D now considered optimal for health and disease prevention.

Politics & Essential Fatty Acids

Friday, December 01, 2017

We can't help but compare how successful the healing and health- maintenance effects can be when a balanced full spectrum of nutrients are available to work  ​​synergistically in the human body, versus what any party-first instead of country-first elected politicians seem to be able to accomplish for the health and financial well-being of the collective body of the United States.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

Friday, November 24, 2017

Recognition and neutralization of influenza virus by the immune system has been a subject of extensive research, due to its profound implications for vaccine design.An October 2017 study conducted at Scripps Research Institute was published in PLOS Pathogens, one of the open access official Public Library of Science journals that address all areas of science and medicine. The study article is titled "A structural explanation for the low effectiveness of the seasonal influenza H3N2 vaccine."

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Biosyntrx Humanitarian Award Winner

Sunday, December 03, 2017

“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 Our dear friend and fellow Haiku poetry lover, Harry Brown, MD, FACS, was chosen to posthumously receive the 2018 Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award for his humanitarian spirit and relentless passion to restore sight to nearly a half million people around the world through the nonprofit organization SEE International, which he founded more than 40 years ago. ​Our award will be presented to SEE in his honor at the annual Hawaiian Eye Foundation event at the Hawaiian Eye Meeting on January 15, 2018.

Evan Kelman's the Push: Out of Many, One

Sunday, November 05, 2017

E pluribus unum, out of many, one.  Major kudos to Evan Kelman for creating this short, heartwarming, and unforgettable video above.

Addressing Moral Ambiguity: Schindler's List

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Whoever saves one life saves the world entire—I could have done more. —Oskar SchindlerI found the video clip above while carefully considering whom I might invite to be my guest at our next Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pops event, which will feature the extraordinary music of John Williams.

Tasty Tuesday

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.

Savory & Satisfying Rice and Beans

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Today's Tasty Tuesday addresses the warm and generous people of Puerto Rico and their dire need for help.People with limited food budgets and those who have lived in earthquake, tornado, flood, or high-altitude, potentially snowed-in areas for any length of time, frequently keep enough pinto or other beans and rice in their pantries to feed their own family and a few neighbors for a week or more.

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...