From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
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.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Because of the severe winter much of the country is expecting the worst year in decades for insects. Not only can mosquitoes, ticks and stinging insects like yellow jackets ruin summer fun, but they can also trigger allergic reactions and carry diseases such as Lyme disease, West Nile disease, and tropical diseases such as dengue and yellow fever.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Just as eyelids, jowls, breasts, bellies and chins sag with the aging process, apparently so does our ocular surface tissue.The somewhat intimidating term used to describe yet another degenerative aging event is called conjunctivochalasis.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Flavonoids, also called bioflavonoids and classified as phytochemicals, were once called vitamin P, based on the clinically suggested effect they have on the permeability of capillaries. Unfortunately, that name fell out of favor a number of years ago.
Friday, August 08, 2014
Biosyntrx walks our talk about the role dietary intake, daily exercise and passion for something plays in full body health, disease prevention and doing whatever we can to help lower the cost of health care.
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, August 24, 2014
In Colorado, when deliciously hot August nights start slipping by much faster than I want them to, I have a need to listen to “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s innovative folk opera, Porgy and Bess.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
After much discussion, the Biosyntrx team elected to feature the above passionate TED TALK by Nick Hanauer, Co-founder and Partner of the Seattle-based Second Avenue Partners. They provide management, strategy and capital for early stage companies.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
More than 10 million people worldwide are suffering from treatable corneal blindness and 98 percent of them live in developing countries such as India, where blind children under two years old have a 50% chance of survival (WHO statistic).
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
They say you can take the girl out of the South, but it's much harder to totally take the South out of the girl. Eggs Benedict will always be one of my most favorite Sunday morning brunches. Skip the high carb English muffin and rest your eggs on perfectly fried late-summer green tomatoes.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Biosyntrx container herb garden basil and cherry tomatoes are abundant this year. This employee lunch required little effort and provided a hearty and delicious meal for the entire Colorado team who are all active Fitbit users and committed to walking our disease prevention talk.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Colorado peaches are now available in all of our local farmers markets. We lunch with raw-ingredient vendors on Thursdays to discuss emerging micronutrient science. Last Thursday we served a gorgeous summer trifle that included cucumbers, peaches, white onions and strawberries. It was a big hit on a warm, high-altitude summer afternoon.
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...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” —Rachel Carson