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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Purchasing or Recommending Dietary Supplements

Monday, June 08, 2015

Psychologists tell us that familiarity, not fact, is the main reason individuals use most products. Marketing gurus tell us that it takes half a dozen exposures to an advertisement before anyone will actually try a new product.

Nutrition Science for the Tea Drinkers

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Everybody’s reading a lot about the health benefits of tea, but to understand its benefits we must first learn about polyphenols, catechins, caffeine and theanine, the active chemicals in tea. All teas come from the plant Camellia sinensis, but they are processed differently to make different teas.

Bias and Science

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

I admit it. I’m biased. When I read controversial articles my biases influence my reaction to the claims of the author. I’ve been a Life Member of the National Geographic Society for many years and tend to accept the conclusions of NGS writers as valid. But when I read in the March 2015 issue that some of my beliefs had been challenged by recent science, my biases kicked in.

Friday Pearls

Omega-3s: Back to the Source

Thursday, June 25, 2015

My metaphoric dog Leonard, growls like a junkyard protector when he knows I'm reading about the ongoing pillage of our oceans' pelagic fish to support market-drive demand for supplemental fish oil, particularly now that there are proven sustainable plant-based ways to obtain high-quality unadulterated triglyceride (TG) omega-3 fatty acids.

Lutein & Contrast Sensitivity

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Contrast sensitivity is the visual structure / function ability to see objects that may not be outlined clearly or that do not stand out from their background. Staring at a computer monitor for long hours also affects contrast sensitivity.

On Telomeres & The Aging Process

Friday, June 12, 2015

According to the esteemed DNA researcher, Richard Cawthon, PhD, and the University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center, inside the nucleus of a cell, our genes are arranged along twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Charleston: A Kairos Moment in Time

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Today's Sunday Morning stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities discusses Kairos, the ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment, the supreme moment of indeterminate time in which good can happen.

Dance With My Father

Sunday, June 21, 2015

From the Academy of American Poets, the largest organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of contemporary poetry: 

Living Planet Science

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features a TED talk that has been watched tens of thousands of times worldwide. It features the intellectually curious British author, George Monbiot.

Tasty Tuesday

Elegant & Easy Asparagus

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lifestyles

On Tying Shoes & Reflective Lights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

If you get blisters when walking, running or hiking, today's educational video is not to be missed. If we tie our shoes this recommended way, the Biosyntrx Fitbit team is no longer so dependent on layers of Dr. Scholls pads and moleskin to prevent friction-related blisters and hot spots on our heels and toes.

BolderBOULDER

Monday, May 25, 2015

Since 1979 the BoulderBOULDER has grown from a small community event to one of the largest and most innovative running races in the world. Two of the Biosyntrx team, David Amess and Janice Joy ran this year’s race. Runner’s World Magazine voted this the best 10K in the country.      

Fort Carson Spartan Race May 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  The Biosyntrx VP of Operations, David Amess (far right on the photo above) is our fitness leader.  He leads by example and his commitment to physical fitness is contagious. On May 2nd, 2015 he participated in the Fort Carson