From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
Monday, June 08, 2015
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.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Everybody’s reading a lot about the health benefits of tea, but to understand its benefits we must first learn about polyphenols, catechins, caffeine and theanine, the active chemicals in tea. All teas come from the plant Camellia sinensis, but they are processed differently to make different teas.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
I admit it. I’m biased. When I read controversial articles my biases influence my reaction to the claims of the author. I’ve been a Life Member of the National Geographic Society for many years and tend to accept the conclusions of NGS writers as valid. But when I read in the March 2015 issue that some of my beliefs had been challenged by recent science, my biases kicked in.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
My metaphoric dog Leonard, growls like a junkyard protector when he knows I'm reading about the ongoing pillage of our oceans' pelagic fish to support market-drive demand for supplemental fish oil, particularly now that there are proven sustainable plant-based ways to obtain high-quality unadulterated triglyceride (TG) omega-3 fatty acids.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Contrast sensitivity is the visual structure / function ability to see objects that may not be outlined clearly or that do not stand out from their background. Staring at a computer monitor for long hours also affects contrast sensitivity.
Friday, June 12, 2015
According to the esteemed DNA researcher, Richard Cawthon, PhD, and the University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center, inside the nucleus of a cell, our genes are arranged along twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes.
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Today's Sunday Morning stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities discusses Kairos, the ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment, the supreme moment of indeterminate time in which good can happen.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
From the Academy of American Poets, the largest organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of contemporary poetry:
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features a TED talk that has been watched tens of thousands of times worldwide. It features the intellectually curious British author, George Monbiot.
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.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Since 1979 the BoulderBOULDER has grown from a small community event to one of the largest and most innovative running races in the world. Two of the Biosyntrx team, David Amess and Janice Joy ran this year’s race. Runner’s World Magazine voted this the best 10K in the country.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Biosyntrx VP of Operations, David Amess (far right on the photo above) is our fitness leader. He leads by example and his commitment to physical fitness is contagious. On May 2nd, 2015 he participated in the Fort Carson