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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Air Pollution and Dementia!

Monday, March 18, 2019

New research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and the risk of developing Alzheimers (a form of dementia).A recent study has found that older women who breathe in air that has been polluted by vehicle exhaust fumes and other fine particulates from other sources are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia. Furthermore, the cognitive effects of air pollution are dramatically more pronounced in women who carry the APOE-e4 gene that puts them at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Brain Chemistry 101

Monday, March 18, 2019

It is a part and parcel of who we are to go through periods of sadness or depression. But for some people, the struggles often don’t end with the event that triggered the sadness. Nowadays, more and more people are suffering from depression and other mental ailments, and the explanation goes well beyond a single reason, or an individual's inability to be happy or find strength in everyday life.  In fact, many mental health problems that we face can be understood from a chemical standpoint.

Biology vs. Psychology

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

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.

Friday Pearls

Proactive About Brain Health

Friday, May 17, 2019

Introducing Dr. Mark Hyman to our Friday Pearl readers who might not have yet discovered his brilliant articles, podcasts, and interviews."I don’t just want to live a long life, I want to live a long, healthy, present life. That’s why I’m so passionate about taking proactive measures to support a healthy brain before alarming symptoms like memory-loss occur.

Think Tanks & Impact

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Aspen Institute is an international, nonprofit think tank founded in 1949 as the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies.The 2019 annual Ideas Festival will take place from June 20 through June 29 on the Aspen Colorado campus. The Health segment opens on June 20 this year.

Mom and Mitochondrial DNA Science

Friday, May 03, 2019

On the first Friday of May 2019, with Mother's Day almost here, we celebrate ever-growing awareness with a mitochondria science refresher. Mitochondria are the organelles in energy-dependent cells, including those in ocular, brain, heart, and muscle tissues.Mitochondrial DNA is only inherited through the maternal line. Any mitochondrial DNA contributed by the father is actively destroyed by programmed cell death after a sperm fuses with an egg. This interesting situation has provided genetics and anthropologists with a useful analytical and measuring tool.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

On Finding Your Inner Doctor

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Celebrating Daphne Miller, MD. She founded WholeFamily MD, San Francisco’s first integrative primary care medical practice, in the Fall of 2001. Her mission was to reclaim the heart of medicine by focusing on her patients rather than on the business and red tape of medical practice. Over the ensuing years the practice has grown, but Dr. Miller has not strayed from her early  vision.

On What Mother's Want

Friday, May 10, 2019

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:What do we want for Mother's Day?  We want you.

Revisiting Nick Hanauer

Sunday, May 05, 2019

In keeping with the Biosyntrx commitment to the sustainability of a reasonable quality of life for all on a healthy planet, our team elected to re-feature a Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities TED talk featuring Nick Hanauer, the co-founder and partner of the Seattle-based Second Avenue Partners.

Tasty Tuesday

Mini Frittatas & Spring Lilacs

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

You can make a wish or you can make it happen. —Anna Watson CarlSavory nutrient-dense, small-bite frittatas from Anna's Yellow Table cookbook are perfect for spring weekend brunches. We doubled the recipe and made 48 in mini cupcake tins.

White Bean Salad

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Every cook needs a few very quick nutrient-dense recipes that serve multiple purposes and almost never fail, using pantry ingredients most always on hand. Today's white bean salad is just that. 

One Pot Lemony Linguine

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Today's spring-focused weeknight-easy Tasty Tuesday recipe is from one of my favorite foodie publications, EatingWell magazine.  We decided to try it since it got the attention of our busy Tasty Tuesday team.


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...