From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Sometimes I feel that I am behind the curve; that everyone knows more about a subject than I. But that is changing. A good friend of mine suggested that I add an app called TED to my iPhone and iPad a few months ago, and it changed my life.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
In studying nutritional therapy for the eyes I’ve learned a few things about the body and stress.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
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.
Friday, March 27, 2015
"Population-based research shows that people who eat well, exercise routinely, avoid tobacco, and control their weight have an 80 percent lower probability across their entire life span of developing any major chronic disease including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, dementia, etc., than those who smoke, eat badly, don't exercise, and lose control of their weight. "Flip ...
Friday, March 20, 2015
Resveratrol, like salicylic acid from the bark of the willow tree (think aspirin), are phytoalexin and cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors produced naturally by plants to help make them disease resistant. Both plants produce these protective properties in response to various environmental stresses including pathogens and ultraviolet (UV) injury.
Friday, March 13, 2015
The purpose of this column is to inform our readers about published science that supports the role nutrients play in ocular health. However, we also feel strongly about using this space to occasionally remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional. Harvard Medical School published a booklet a few years ago called The Aging Eye. We believe it appro...
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Although some of us still have snow on the ground, let's celebrate the new season's official arrival anyway.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
It's most fitting on this Sunday before St. Patrick's Day that we honor Ireland's avant-garde writer James Joyce in today's Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Breakfast casseroles are easy and nutrient-dense, which is why they are a favorite in the
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Dr. Loren Cordain is one of my most favorite nutrition scientists and the foremost published authority on the evolutionary basis of diet, disease and Paleolithic nutrition.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
This week’s Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL) annual board meeting in Steamboat Springs, CO brings back memories of the five years I spent living full-time in Tahoe C...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Believe it or not, what we know about health promotion, disease prevention, sustainable weight control, and lifestyle as medicine IS ENOUGH to prevent 80% of all chronic disease and premature death. We already know enough, and have known enough for literal decades, to add years to life routinely; and add life to those years.
Friday, February 13, 2015
There are two types of exercises that are important for building and maintaining bone density: weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises.Weight-bearing Exercises
Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Amess, the Biosyntrx VP of Operations, summited Pikes Peak on September 6, 2014, along with eight other Colorado Springs asthmatics. They began the climb long before dawn at 6,600 feet and reached the 14,114 foot peak in six and one half hours. David’s passionate commitment to the three pillars of health: diet, nutritional compounds (supplements)...