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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

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 ...

Aging and Boredom

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Occasionally, the Biosyntrx team has the opportunity to read passages of soon-to-be-published books on subjects of particularl 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. 

Friday Pearls

Digital Lifestyles, Blue Light and Ocular Health

Friday, May 19, 2017

Unfortunately, way too many people, including those who actively take steps to protect their eyes, are still unaware that today's digital lifestyle increases ocular health risk through excessive exposure to blue light.Blue Light Blue light is emitted from a multitude of sources including sunlight, digital devices (e.g. computers, laptops, smartphones, televisi...

Food Additives: More is Probably Not Better

Friday, May 12, 2017

A health column by my delightful friend, Susan Summerton, OD, was published in April in NaplesSpotlight. It included published science-based health information we want our Friday Pearl readers to have.

Age Related Ocular Changes

Friday, May 05, 2017

One of the purposes of this Friday Pearl column is to use this space to remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional. Harvard Medical School published a fabulous booklet a few years ago called The Aging Eye. We believe it appropriate to occasionally point out the booklet highlights for our readers.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

If I Could: Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Every year (well, maybe not every year) grown and flown children ask their mothers the same question. After thinking about it, and thinking about how much we truly miss getting to have long talks with our deceased mothers, a number of us decided to send them a real answer:

Welcoming Spring Again

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Today is the fifth Sunday in April, and in keeping with our commitment to spring and poetry every Sunday this month, we are featuring "Spring" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons for today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

Sunday, April 23, 2017

As promised for spring and our official poetry month, a quintessential jazz classic with melody by Tommy Wolf, poetic and sophisticated lyric by Fran Landesman—and performed by the incredible Bette Midler.

Tasty Tuesday

Potato Salad Nicoise

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Give me books, friends, French wine, fine weather, and a little music out of doors. —John Keats, 1819

Spaghetti Arrabiata, Osteria Via Stato Style

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Any time we have a meeting in Chicago we choose to stay at the Embassy Suites at 600 State Street. The hotel is comfortable and the staff is always charming.

Quinoa & Vegetable Salad

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This is a favorite quick and easy gluten-free Biosyntrx staff lunch, and also perfect for a light summer evening dinner.  Ingredients - six servings1 cup uncooked quinoa2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed1 can (15 oz) wh...

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.