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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Managing Pain

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The U.S. has 4 percent of the world’s population and consumes 80 percent of the world’s opioids, resulting in more than 16,000 deaths per year— more than from motor vehicles accidents— and they kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined. Figures from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Rockville, Maryland indicate that opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.

Honey: How Sweet It Is

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A few weeks ago I wrote an article on sugar titled, “The Poison We Love”, pointing out the toxic effects of refined sugar on human metabolism.

Genetic Mutation

Monday, April 24, 2017

Recently I wrote an article about research in opioids occurring in cow’s milk and possible risks with human consumption. The reaction to that article prompts this response.The concern among medical ethicists and investors about opioid research seems unjustified.  Review of published research reveals that there are no conclusive claims made about milk and health ...

Friday Pearls

Beyond Kale: Forest Bathing

Friday, July 21, 2017

Forest bathing is wildly popular in Japan and becoming popular in this country. In the early 1990s, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries coined the term Shinrin-yoku, which translates roughly as "forest bathing," the practice of taking a leisurely walk in a forest for health benefits.

Ongoing Concern for Fish Oil Susainability

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fish oil sales have now reached more than $1.2 billion a year, without enough regard for environmental contaminates, bio-accumulate of toxins, industry paid for murky science, and sustainability issues.

High Screen Time & Macular Carotenoids

Friday, July 07, 2017

According to a study published in the July 2017 journal Foods, prior to the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the primary source of light. However, when the sun sets today, we are hard pressed to find darkness—illumination from ​LEDs, ​incandescent and fluorescent lights provides indoor and outdoor illumination.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning Uptown Funk

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music, and Humanities features one of the Bruno Mars / Mark Ronson funk tune videos I keep on my computer desktop, since it never fails to get me up from of my desk chair and moving.

Mahler's Fifth Symphony Adagietto

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Life is short, art is long, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult.  ―Hippocrates  Listening to Mahler's Fifth Symphony Adagietto* is this year's balm for my soul.

Science & Art Innovation: Innovative Genius

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Walter Isaacson was chosen to give the 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) prestigious 43rd Jefferson Lecture. The title: "The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences."

Tasty Tuesday

Summer Sunshine in Your Spoon

Thursday, July 20, 2017

“Summer light is different. Somehow, it’s yellower, brighter and seemingly more deliberate. It takes on an almost 'tangy' quality—a lemony and piquant 'high note,'" so said Ingrid Beer, the delightfully creative writer of a favorite food blog called The Cozy Apron.

Grilled Cornish Game Hens

Thursday, July 13, 2017

We don't know about you, but by mid-July we are pretty much over grilled burgers and hot dogs. Today's Tasty Tuesday is a healthy and easy game hen alternative that most folks adore.

Ropa Vieja (One of the National Dishes of Cuba)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

We are featuring a second Cuban nutrient-dense Tasty Tuesday recipe, because traveling to Cuba to soak up beach time, music, art, history and delicious food is now at the top of my bucket list.

Lifestyles

Age-proof Your Knees

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

"Knee pain is common in older age, often caused by osteoarthritis (the wearing away of knee cartilage). Fortunately, there are ways to fool Father Time and postpone knee problems or even prevent them entirely. "In many cases, you can delay or avoid the need for surgical intervention, such as a knee replacement," says Dr. Lars Richardson, an orthopedic surgeon with Harvard-affiliated...

Helen Mirren: 10 Quotes to Remind You to Grow Wilder

Monday, May 01, 2017

So tell me, what will you do with your one wild and precious life?  —Mary Oliver

Why Aging Doesn't Have to be Boring

Monday, April 24, 2017

Occasionally, the Biosyntrx team has the opportunity to read passages of soon-to-be-published books on subjects of particular interest to us and our audience. The best-selling author Pat Montandon, activist, humanitarian, philanthropist, former San Francisco Examiner columnist and ABC television personality, was beyond generous and gave Ellen Troyer permission to feature this article in the Biosyntrx Pro-Aging Principles section. Pat recently celebrated her 88th birthday.