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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

The Latest on Fats

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Recommendations from the US Department of Agriculture, FDA, and other “authorities” appear to change like the story line in the soap opera As the World Turns.

Brain Exercise

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The brain is not a muscle. Or is it? A recently published study from the University of California showed that a modest amount of mental activity could dramatically delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Mice that were given daily training sessions for a week every three months were able to hold the degenerative brain disease at bay during the year long study.

Don't Bug Me

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Because of the severe winter much of the country is expecting the worst year in decades for insects. Not only can mosquitoes, ticks and stinging insects like yellow jackets ruin summer fun, but they can also trigger allergic reactions and carry diseases such as Lyme disease, West Nile disease, and tropical diseases such as dengue and yellow fever.

Friday Pearls

Fish Consumption & Brain Health

Friday, August 29, 2014

An article in the Well blog section of last Sunday’s New York Times reported on a study published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Preventive Medicine that suggests eating fish is associated with a healthy increase in brain volume, but it is apparently not because of its omega-3 fatty acids content.

Ocular Surface Sags & Wrinkles

Friday, August 22, 2014

Just as eyelids, jowls, breasts, bellies and chins sag with the aging process, apparently so does our ocular surface tissue.The somewhat intimidating term used to describe yet another degenerative aging event is called conjunctivochalasis.

The Fabulous Flavonoids

Friday, August 15, 2014

Flavonoids, also called bioflavonoids and classified as phytochemicals, were once called vitamin P, based on the clinically suggested effect they have on the permeability of capillaries. Unfortunately, that name fell out of favor a number of years ago.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Celebrating Late Summer

Sunday, August 24, 2014

In Colorado, when deliciously hot August nights start slipping by much faster than I want them to, I have a need to listen to “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s innovative folk opera, Porgy and Bess. 

Nonpartisan Food for Thought

Sunday, August 17, 2014

After much discussion, the Biosyntrx team elected to feature the above passionate TED TALK by Nick Hanauer, Co-founder and Partner of the Seattle-based Second Avenue Partners. They provide management, strategy and capital for early stage companies.

SightLife: The Gift of Sight

Sunday, August 10, 2014

More than 10 million people worldwide are suffering from treatable corneal blindness and 98 percent of them live in developing countries such as India, where blind children under two years old have a 50% chance of survival (WHO statistic).

Tasty Tuesday

Fried Green Tomatoes Eggs Benedict

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  They say you can take the girl out of the South, but it's much harder to totally take the South out of the girl. Eggs Benedict will always be one of my most favorite Sunday morning brunches. Skip the high carb English muffin and rest your eggs on perfectly fried late-summer green tomatoes. 

Summer Container Garden Pasta

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  The Biosyntrx container herb garden basil and cherry tomatoes are abundant this year. This employee lunch required little effort and provided a hearty and delicious meal for the entire Colorado team who are all active Fitbit users and committed to walking our disease prevention talk.

Summer Trifle

Monday, July 28, 2014

Colorado peaches are now available in all of our local farmers markets. We lunch with raw-ingredient vendors on Thursdays to discuss emerging micronutrient science. Last Thursday we served a gorgeous summer trifle that included cucumbers, peaches, white onions and strawberries. It was a big hit on a warm, high-altitude summer afternoon.  

Lifestyles

One Way to Cope With Empty Nest

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  Janice Joy is one of our fabulous customer service representatives, as well as the accounting assistant to our VP of Operations.  Janice takes Alan Watts advice seriously about the only way to make sense out of change is by plunging in, moving with it, and joining the dance.

St. Mary's Falls Trail- Colorado Springs, CO

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  The Biosyntrx VP of Operations, David Amess, is an avid hiker, runner and advocate of staying physically fit at every age.  David and two of his friends did the gorgeous St. Mary's Falls trail on Sunday, July  20th.   David's co...

Spring is Here - Reconnect With Nature

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”  —Rachel Carson