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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Purchasing or Recommending Dietary Supplements

Monday, January 25, 2016

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.

Hugs For Health

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Recent studies have found that hugging on a frequent basis is correlated with a lower risk of heart disease, fighting stress and fatigue, boosting your immune system, fighting infection and reducing depression.

AMD & Antioxidants

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Exactly how age-related macular degeneration (AMD) develops is still not known, and no treatment thus far has been totally effective at preventing or stopping it.

Friday Pearls

Heavy Metal Poisioning

Friday, February 12, 2016

Given that a number of U.S. cities, other than Flint, Michigan, are now reporting unacceptable levels of heavy metals, including lead, in the public water supply, it seems appropriate to focus today's Friday Pearl on heavy-metal poisoning.

Vitamin D: A New Anti-Infective Agent?

Friday, February 05, 2016

In keeping with this week's Tasty Tuesday Tonic recipe, and a charming reminder note from our dear friend, Paul Honan, MD, today’s Friday Pearl is devoted to vitamin D science. As always, our Friday Pearls are presented as important health education, not to sell nutritional supplements. 

Ocular Surface Microbiota & Biofilms

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Scientist, one of my most favorite life-exploring journals, is devoted to inspiring innovation. Its report on ocular microbiome research presented at an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting was, and continues to be, far reaching.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Synchronicity: Two Becoming One

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Today's Super Bowl Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities addresses grace, passion, beauty, poetry and power, as promised for the month we celebrate love.

Love, Passion, Fear & Courage

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tomorrow is the first day of the month set aside to celebrate love, one of life’s basic motivating forces. When we are in love, we are open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, acceptance and courage. When we are in fear, we pull back from life.

Happy Birthday Mozart: Miracle of Nature

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Given that vast amounts of classical music lovers continue to yearly celebrate Mozart's January 27 birthday, it's most fitting that today’s Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features the first part of a three-part BBC series on Wolfgang “Amadeus” Mozart.

Tasty Tuesday

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In keeping with our long-term Tasty Tuesday commitment to educate the public about the importance of consuming a healthy diet, as well as taking a well-formulated full-spectrum multiple to offset clinically proven nutritional deficiencies in the general public, we will always provide seasonal nutrient-dense recipes for our valued readers. The recipe below is a favorite dish that’s...

Thanksgiving Salmon Tartare 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Here is an easy and healthy hummus sandwich spread, or vegetable dip recipe from one of my most favorite vegetarian food and travel blogs,


2015 Touch Mudder

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The before and after photo is of the Biosyntrx COO, David Amess (center) and team at the September 2015 Tough Mudder event in Snowmass, Colorado. For those of you who don't know, Touch Mudder is considered the ...

Ageism and the Dance of Marginality

Saturday, September 12, 2015

“I know I’m going to get older. I can handle that. I even know that I am going to die. What bothers me the most, though, is the thought of becoming irrelevant.”  Older people are becoming less and less a minority in our country. Quite to the contrary; today, approximately 18 per cent of people living in the United States are 60 years old and older. By 2050,...

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.