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Living Long...Doing What I Like to Do

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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.

Biology vs. Psychology

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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

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.

Friday Pearls

Thnk Zinc!

Friday, June 22, 2018

According to the prestigious International Society for Zinc Biology, zinc is proving to be an essential cofactor for many enzymes required for metabolism and signal transduction, including transcription factors that control gene expression. 

The Medicinal Power of the Grape

Friday, June 15, 2018

Grape seeds are powerhouse antibacterial and anti-inflammatory nutrient that are rich in antioxidants. Unfortunately, too many people still spit them out (they are intensely bitter when chewed), or they only purchase almost nutrient-empty seedless green grapes.

Cognition & Xanthophyll Carotenoids

Friday, June 08, 2018

According to credentialed cognition experts and an extensive body of research, cognitive function related to decision-making, planning, and reasoning develops over time with some cognitive aspects improving, while others are known to deteriorate.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Moral Ambiguity?

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Moral ambiguity: a lack of certainty about whether something is right or wrong.Music matters, particularly when it addresses moral ambiguity and stimulates resistance and political activation necessary to protect human rights and the basic principles of democracy.

Sunday Morning Bach

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Bach...the immortal God of harmony​. —Ludwig van Beethoven​According to Joshua Bell, "There was but one man who could instill such reverence among the greatest composers and thinkers over the past three centuries, Johann Sebastian Bach."

Music, Sanity & Social Justice

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Music imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience. Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring with it memory. Music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can. —Oliver Sacks Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities focuses on the vitally important role music can play in feeling safe and sane in a world that may feel unsafe—and a bit insane at times.

Tasty Tuesday

Easy Memorial Day Weekend Potato Salad

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Memorial Day is a favorite long weekend holiday. It’s time set aside for honoring those who gave their lives for our country, as well as being reflective about personal responsibilities to support the constitutional freedoms for which they gave their lives.

Nouriishing Bone Broth

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bone broth is even hotter hot now than it was when we presented it in 2016 as a Tasty Tuesday recipe. It’s being called the multifaceted superfood by many. It's now available in bone broth shops in New York and available for home delivery in a number of cities. Bone broth, with 10 mg of protein per serving, is also available in k-cups for your Keurig for about $2.00 per cup. ​

Dinner Party Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mid-April in Colorado continues to feature lovely spring weather one day and late-winter cold, windy, and snowy weather the next. Some older people still refer to this simply as normal Springtime in the Rockies.

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...