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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Gluten-Intolerence & Gluten-Sensitivity

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. It’s gluten that gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape, often giving the final product a chewy texture.

Colds, Flu & Exercise

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Cambridge University experts reported  in the  British Journal of Sports Medicine that colds were more common in people who did not exercise regularly. The same could be said of flu. It is well known that regular, moderate exercise contributed to ones resistance to infections, and in the British study of more than 1,000 people, regular moderate exercise nearly halved the odds of catching cold viruses.

Antibotic Armageddon: A Global Crisis

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In a recent TED talk, the esteemed science writer, Maryn McKenna, recounted terrifying stories behind emerging drug-resistant diseases that medical science is barely keeping at bay. Bacteria are showing up that are resistant to all but one or two antibiotics.

Friday Pearls

Science Supporting Carotenoid-based Interventions

Friday, November 20, 2015

A brilliant new 60-page paper guaranteed to hold the attention of anyone interested in the vast amount of science that supports xanthophyll carotenoids and macula health just become available online for download from the prestigious journal, Progress in Retinal and Eye Research.

Omega-3 Sustainability Thoughts

Friday, November 13, 2015

Ask any fish where they get their omega-3s. They will tell you that they metabolize omega-3 fatty acids from the algae they consume. The good news is that algae-based omega-3 EPA and DHA are now directly obtainable without the fish middleman and without further endangering delicate marine ecosystems.

Harvard School of Public Health & Lifestyle Medicine

Friday, November 06, 2015

Cutting-edge work on molecular mechanisms involved in the cellular response to oxidative stress was the focus of last week’s Harvard School of Public Health Annual Symposium. David Hunter, the acting dean suggested that the focus reflected the scho...

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Songhoy Blues: Music in Exile

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I was introduced to Songhoy Blues through a Rolling Stone list of new artists they thought I needed to hear earlier this year. I heard this group again recently in an NPR Tiny Desk Concert from All Songs Considered.

Hawaiian Eye Foundation: Focus on Impact

Sunday, November 15, 2015

As Thanksgiving nears and I start to focus more than usual on what I'm thankful for, being invited to become a difference-making member of the esteemed Hawaiian Eye Foundat...

Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Sunday, November 08, 2015

For those who love music that lives and breathes collaboration and assimilation—both instrumentally and culturally, this is a very special Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Tasty Tuesday

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,

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

It would not be Halloween week in this office without a slice of homemade pumpkin bread. Nevertheless, my friend Loren Cordain, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Health and Exercise Science, College of Applied Human Sciences, Colorado State University—the foremost authority on the evolutionary (Paleo) basis of diet and disease—strongly believes that baked goods and refined sugars, including gluten-free baked breads, should not be staples in our diets, they should be occasional treats.


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.