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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Alzheimer's Disease & Nutrient Intake

Sunday, September 25, 2016

In the study of ageing principles, we’ve learned that ageing should not be feared, but embraced. However, certain conditions sometimes associated with ageing must be addressed.  Alzheimer’s disease is one of these.The fear of Alzheimer’s is almost as disabling as the disease itself. Many signs of ageing (particularly memory problems) are taken as signs of ...

To Be or Not to Be Vegetarian

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

In our study of pro-aging principles we have looked at a number of factors influencing longevity, including lifestyle choices (smoking and alcohol use) and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Avoid Excessive Secondary Sugar

Thursday, June 30, 2016

When we think of pro-aging principles we want to consider those things that impact our health most often. A little study reveals that some of the things we take for granted can have major effects on our health. Sugar is one of these. Take a look at any ad for breakfast cereals or soft drinks and you will see a startling and shocking picture of just how sneaky certain food companies are when it comes to concealing the amount of sugar (cane or high fructose corn syrup) they add to their products, many with bogus health claims.

Friday Pearls

Exfoliation Syndrome and Environment

Friday, October 21, 2016

A review published in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology titled, “Exfoliation syndrome: a disease with an environmental component” got our attention.

Vitamin D and Myopia

Friday, October 14, 2016

The not-too-surprising study data collected by the Vitamin D Council and published by the new journal Springer Nature (created by merging Holtzbrinck Publishing with Nature Publishing Group) strongly suggests that low vitamin D status is related to longer axial length and an alarming increased risk of myopia developing in early childhood, adolescence and teenage years.

Flu Season, Fish Oil and Vitamin C

Thursday, October 06, 2016

It's that time again and flu shots are still controversial. At best, these vaccines are designed to protect us from a few viruses, which may or may not be the ones causing this or any given season's medical challenges.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Music, Memories & Joni Mitchell

Sunday, October 16, 2016

This is just gorgeous! An incredible antidote to the storm howling around us!  —Steve DixonCarefully listening to this extraordinary harmony and amazing guitar picking of Joni Mitchell's 1968 "Woodstock" took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. Swedish musicians, Hanna Enlöf and Ylva Eriksson, who record and perform as Good Harvest, prove agai...

Autumn in New York

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Early autumn always puts me in a New York state of mind, which takes far less imagination from my new downtown location in the Old North End of Colorado Springs than did my former location way up on Cheyenne Mountain.“Autumn in New York” was composed by Vernon Duke in 1934 for the Broadway musical Thumbs Up. This Nelson Riddle arrangement complements Frank Sinatra's voic...

Gestalt, Art & Empty Space

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Music is the space between the notes. —Claude Debussy      Some of the finest musicians play fewer notes than we actually hear. They leave enough empty space between the notes for our minds to fill in more sound.

Tasty Tuesday

Quinoa & Vegetable Salad

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This is a favorite quick and easy gluten-free Biosyntrx staff lunch, and also perfect for a light summer evening dinner.  Ingredients - six servings1 cup uncooked quinoa2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed1 can (15 oz) wh...

Glorious Gnocchi

Monday, June 13, 2016

One of our most favorite food bloggers, April Steinert, also known in ophthalmic circles as Roger's fabulous wife, presented a beautiful gnocchi recipe on her Vitus and Vinous website last month.Her opening sentence, “If prepared correctly, gnocchi can be transcendent. Pillow-y soft, potato-y, and the perfect vehicle for whatever sauce you decide to dress them in."...

Eat More Soup: Take Hot Baths

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Today's Tuesday information is from an outrageously fun millennial website called Elite Daily.  This informative article is supported with far more peer-reviewed published science than many might think."When I arrived in Tokyo 40 pounds overweight, I told my new Japanese share-mate about my weight concerns. She said, “Maybe you ...


Blisters? Try Surgical Paper Tape

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This article in TIME magazine got our attention since some of the Biosyntrx team are prone to developing blisters when we hike."Whether you’ve walked miles in hiking boots or a new pair of high heels, you know the pain of a blister. “People have been getting blisters as long as we’ve been outside,” says Dr. Grant Lipman, clinical associate professor of emergency medi...

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,...