From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
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.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Recommendations from the US Department of Agriculture, FDA, and other “authorities” appear to change like the story line in the soap opera As the World Turns.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The brain is not a muscle. Or is it? A recently published study from the University of California showed that a modest amount of mental activity could dramatically delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Mice that were given daily training sessions for a week every three months were able to hold the degenerative brain disease at bay during the year long study.
Friday, October 31, 2014
A lively dinner discussion with a few biochemists on an article titled "Oxidative Stress and its Downstream Signaling in Aging Eyes" recently published in Clinical Intervention in Aging spurred today's Friday Pearl on oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the biochemical end point of the imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the ability of nutrient-based antioxidants to fight against oxidative injury, including in the eye.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Freeman Auditorium in the Hamilton Eye Institute at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis was the place to be and be seen last night.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The excessive use of omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplements and the increasing inclusion of omega-3 fatty acids in vast amounts of prepared foods dramatically add to the importance of understanding how the immunosuppressive properties of fish oil can impact human ability to respond to viral infection.
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, October 26, 2014
I was shocked and so sorry to hear from ophthalmologist, Dr. Vincent de Luise during the Academy of Ophthalmology that Tim Hauser died on October 16th at age 72. Dr. de Luise is an esteemed music scholar and Biosyntrx scientific advisory board member.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
In keeping with our commitment to celebrate many forms of music, and because the Biosyntrx team is having dinner this evening at Buddy Guy's blues club called Legends, we are devoting this Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities to Chicago Blues.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Giancarlo Guerrero rocks! He is the conductor of the Nashville Symphony as well as being the guest conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra Miami for the past three years. His recent debut with the BBC Symphony and the London Philharmonic Orchestra is developing his visible profile in Europe. He also made his debut with the Houston Gr...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
When the Rocky Mountain front range leaves start turning and early morning walks require a jacket, it's time to visit our favorite green chili roasting stand for another winter supply of fresh roasted chilies (they freeze beautifully). This quick and easy egg / chili casserole is perfect for brunch as well as light dinners. We served it here for an outdoor "celebrate fall" employee brunch in the soon to be frost-covered garden.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Chicken with pasta, dark purple Kalamata olives, white wine, garlic, red pepper flakes to taste, fresh parsley, lemon juice and lemon zest is a fabulous last-minute, pull-together dinner for unexpected guests who drop by after a late afternoon autumn hike or stay for dinner after being invited for a drink. Preparation time is less than 30 minutes and most last-minute dinner guests are more than happy to participate in the kitchen. This serves four to six, depending on appetites.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Luscious autumn apples are abundant right now. With Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) approaching at the end of the week, a favorite Apple Fig Cake seems appropriate for this time of introspection, good deeds and today’s Tasty Tuesday recipe.
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)...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Janice Joy is one of our fabulous customer service representatives, as well as the accounting assistant to our VP of Operations. Janice takes Alan Watts advice seriously about the only way to make sense out of change is by plunging in, moving with it, and joining the dance.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Biosyntrx VP of Operations, David Amess, is an avid hiker, runner and advocate of staying physically fit at every age. David and two of his friends did the gorgeous St. Mary's Falls trail on Sunday, July 20th. David's co...