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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Biology vs. Psychology

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

They say that attitude influences our reaction to stress more than any other factor. Today, people are living longer but enjoying it less. Despite the increased stresses of modern life, we are living longer even though diseases such as diabetes, chronic obesity, heart disease and other chronic degenerative conditions increase the demands on our body.

Slowing the Aging Process

Monday, January 15, 2018

We cannot change chronology, but we can change biology! Many of us accept the pronouncements of the pundits who pontificate about slowing the aging process, but few give specific directions to achieving this goal. I’d like to give a few.

Eating the Peel Can be Good for Your Health

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In all probability, the first thing you do when eating an orange is remove the peel and chuck it into the trash. Well, you know what? By doing this, you’re missing out on some great nutrients. For example, an orange peel has nearly twice the amount of vitamins as the flesh inside, and though it might sound unappetizing at first, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate orange peels into your diet.

Friday Pearls

Vitamin D2 or D3?

Friday, February 23, 2018

Mid-February is a time when many folks who do not enjoy cold weather outdoor sports will want to consider vitamin D supplementation. Today's Friday Pearl speaks to the two different types of vitamin D available in supplement form.

Vitamin A: Low Hemoglobin, Iron Overload & Neurodegeneration

Friday, February 16, 2018

Low hemoglobin levels leading to fatigue, loss of energy, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, and poor health is one of the most important public health problems in developing and developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. It affects many children, women of reproductive age, and older people.

Chronic Disease: Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Friday, February 09, 2018

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is the leading organization for health care professionals who are interested in studying and learning more about providing lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent the most common chronic diseases. More than 80 percent of the trillions of dollars spent on health care costs in the US is to treat chronic diseases that can often be prevented and even reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. —Dean Ornish, MD

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

A Bipartisan Humanitarian Plea

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Children and young adults all over our country who have not felt safe in their schools for a number of years are telling the public that now is exactly the time to discuss guns and eminently reasonable controls.

Chet Baker's My Funny Valentine

Sunday, February 11, 2018

It seems fitting given these times that we chose one of the all time best West Coast Jazz trumpeters Chet Baker, to celebrate music and Valentine's Day 2018.He took an obscure show tune from the 1930s musical comedy Babes in Arms and turned it into one of the most enduring and haunting jazz classics.

Our Town and Why We Love Leonard Berstein

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Our small city of Colorado Springs may have an overblown national reputation for being at perpetual political odds, but for the next six weeks, we will come together to mark the centennial-year legacy of Leonard Bernstein and his career focus on this country's struggle with a crisis of faith and belief in our common humanity.

Tasty Tuesday

Sour Cherry Pie for George Washington

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I always bake a cherry pie for friends and family around George Washington's birthday. My first cherry pie was a surprise I decided to make for my parents when I was nine years old and at home alone. I used my grandmother's hand written pie crust recipe from my Mom's green metal recipe box. It clearly read: 1) Sift two and one half cups of flour and a dash of salt with one cup of Crisco shortening. 2) Cut in the shortening in the flour with two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some small pea-sized pieces. 3) Slowly add five or six tablespoons of ice water until the mixture holds together. Roll out two rounds on a floured board for a two crust pie.

French Onion Soup (Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

On particularly cold and snowy Colorado mid-February days, we crave steaming hot bowls of French onion soup made from Julia Child’s original cookbook—and there will always be cheese. 

Polenta and Sauteed Mushrooms

Monday, February 05, 2018

The Biosyntrx test kitchen staff have fallen in love with gluten-free  Colavita Instant Polenta, a traditional northern Italian starch that can be the base for quick and easy meals served with your favorite sauces, stews, grilled meats, or simply topped with fresh cheeses like Gorgonzola or grated Parmesan.

Lifestyles

Changing the way we talk about aging

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The editor-in-chief of the Conde Nast Publication Allure, put out a September 2017 call to industry to end the use of the word, anti-aging.  For this we are grateful, since it’s been the position of the Biosyntrx founders, staff and scientific advisory board for the past ten or more years.

Strawless in September

Friday, August 25, 2017

You don't have to see the ocean to protect the ocean. 

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...