From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
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.
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.
Friday, July 31, 2015
We fly-fishers love trout because they mostly live in exquisitely beautiful places like the photo above of the Colorado Lower Platte River at Eleven Mile Canyon up above Colorado Springs. It’s been written by writers of prose that we go fishing when we need to stand in a stream or river to exclude the outer world. Moving water helps us find our center. As all catch-and-release folks know...
Friday, July 17, 2015
Major Kudos to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), which officially became the National Academy of Medicine on July 1, 2015 as part of an internal reorganization by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to integrate the research it conducts on matters of science, engineering and health.
Friday, July 10, 2015
If "pardon me, could you repeat that?" is something you or someone you know frequently says, you will want to read this entire article, because nutritional imbalance is emerging as a causative factor of age-related hearing loss right behind vision loss and arthritis as a senior handicapping condition.Hearing loss puts considerable burden on sufferers and those with whom they...
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, July 26, 2015
"Vivaldi's Song" is one of Michael Franks' timeless and richly evocative tunes that defies classical chamber music jazz gravity. In this song Mother Nature in summertime becomes a metaphor for love's impenetrable strength. "Vivaldi's Song" Lady, when you love me I feelHome-sweet-home inside of your sublimeThis garden's sure to grow you knowOur love is ...
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Spending a few minutes listening to a singer as exquisite as Anna Moffo seems perfect for a midsummer Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Our Tasty Tuesday commitment to providing readers nutrient-dense recipes for meal planning will occasionally include important food safety issues, like the informative desk article below from the Biosyntrx president, Spencer Thornton, MD.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Today’s Tasty Tuesday Mark Bittman nutrient-dense fresh vegetables chilled gazpacho recipes are summer-perfect, particularly for those with visiting relatives including grown children and grandchildren.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
One of the things I miss most about living in San Francisco is really spicy Thai food because it’s always made with the freshest ingredients and spices. Some say we become addicted to Thai food because our intuitively smart brains quickly determine that impeccably fresh Thai food provides many powerhouse nutrients missing from our overly processed standard American diet (SAD).
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