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Fighting Colds and Flu

Monday, November 26, 2018

It’s cold and flu season, and once the symptoms hit, you feel listless, hoping that the disease will pass quickly, and run to the pharmacy to get medicine and a box of Kleenex. Even a cold that lasts just a few days can leave you weak for a week or more after the symptoms are gone, interfering with your activities. Fortunately, you might be able to relieve a cold in as little as 24 hours by following this guide.

Air Pollution and Dementia!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and the risk of developing Alzheimers (a form of dementia).A recent study has found that older women who breathe in air that has been polluted by vehicle exhaust fumes and other fine particulates from other sources are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia. Furthermore, the cognitive effects of air pollution are dramatically more pronounced in women who carry the APOE-e4 gene that puts them at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

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.

Friday Pearls

Climate Change: Paris to Pittsburgh

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Climate change is not coming. It's here. The American government may have pulled out of the Paris Agreement, but the American people are committed to its goals and there is nothing Washington can do to stop us. ~Michael Bloomberg

World Scientists' Second Warning to Humanity

Friday, November 30, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1,700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel Prize laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.”These concerned professionals called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided.” In their manifesto, they showed that humans were on a collision course with the natural world.

Science, Purpose, and Well-Being

Friday, November 23, 2018

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that our body’s gene expression pattern distinguishes between the senses of well-being derived from a profound noble purpose versus simple self-gratification.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Celebrating Sinatra and Humanitarianism

Sunday, December 09, 2018

The noblest of all causes, charity towards your fellow man—the only investment in the world that pays a 100 percent dividend.  —Frank Sinatra 

True North and Long-term Leadership

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Bill George suggested in his book, True North, “Just as a compass points toward a magnetic field, your true north pulls you toward the purpose of your leadership. When you follow your internal compass, your leadership will be authentic, and people will naturally want to associate with you. Although others may guide or influence you, your truth is derived from your life story and only you can determine what it should be.”

The Art & Science of Awe

Sunday, November 25, 2018

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. —Albert EinsteinWhat's awe got to do with it? Awe has everything to do with it!

Tasty Tuesday

Election Night Loaded Potato Casserole

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

If your politically diverse friends and family are anything like ours, some are going to need comfort food when we gather to watch election returns tonight.Ariel Knutson, the News and Culture Editor for Kitchen, said that this baked potato casserole made her want to curl up in between two of these potatoes and take a long nap.

Food for Thought Tasty Tuesday

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

To think deeply about food is to also think deeply about the environment, the economy, immigration, education, community, culture, families, race, gender and identity.  ~Julia Turshen 

Preserved Lemon Moroccan Chicken

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A popular Autumn dish in Morocco combines two staple ingredients of Moroccan cuisine: preserved lemons and olives. The chicken is marinated in flavorful spices, then slow-simmered in a vibrant mouthwatering sauce.

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...