From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
Sunday, February 16, 2014
For years, according to a study in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, pharmaceutical companies in Western Europe have been introducing new medicines in the U.S. before introducing them in their home countries, typically by eighteen months. This is due to regulation of drug prices in Europe that makes recuperation of R&D costs nearly impossible there. (Returns on R&D investments continue t...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Scientific studies (and some not-so-scientific) over the past 30 or 40 years have concluded that the length of time you have on this earth is programmed into your DNA.
Friday, January 10, 2014
I’ve always had an appreciation for performers, and Alan Alda is one of the most popular and influential in America today. Most of us remember him in the long-running M.A.S.H. series in the 1970s and 80s (One of the highest rated shows in US television history, and still running in syndication). It was my favor...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Biosyntrx strongly supports our friends at London-based US Ophthalmic Review,Touch Ophthalmology's beautifully published, peer-reviewed biannual print and electronic journal. It includes articles, case reports, practice guides, theoretical discussions, and original research.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Green tea is reported to be the second most popular drink in the world with more health benefits than any other beverage. It has been considered a disease prevention therapy in China for at least 4,000 years. In fact, the ancient Chinese proverb says "Better to be deprived of food for three days than green tea for one."
Friday, February 21, 2014
Old Become New Again - Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food. Hippocrates - The Father of Medicine. Nutrition has important long-term consequences for health and aging that affect gene expression, as does calorie restriction. Therefore, it's vitally important to consume nutrient-dense calories and leave those high-calorie, nutrient-lacking junk foods...
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education - PlatoThe Biosyntrx staff loves having background baroque chamber music in our offices. It seems to improve concentration and creativity. Research from Johns Hopkins School of Education reveals that baroque music pulses between 50 and 80 beats per minute, which stabilizes mental, physical, and emotional rhythms to attain a state of deep concentration and focus, allowing large amounts of content information to be processed and learned.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
My Colorado Springs journalist friend, Kathryn Eastburn, wrote a charming book a few years ago titled, A Sacred Feast: Reflections on Sacred Harp Singing and Dinner on the Grounds. One reviewer called it, "A culinary travelogue about shape-note singing and a soul-searching look at the heart of America."We feel confident that this unusual form of music form will be of interest t...
Sunday, February 23, 2014
I know some of you probably think the tune Europa belongs to Carlos Santana, but listen to the video and picture this:2:30 AM, March 1984, North Beach, San Francisco ... after-hours jazz in the basement of the Great Northern Chinese Restaurant.Tuck Andress walks in, plays his six-string guitar and stunned the jazz-loving audience with his accomplished, complex, a...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
This gorgeous carrot soup from one of our favorite free recipe sites, American Public Media's the Splendid Table is super healthy with a flavorful kick. The addition of freshly grated ginger with orange juice and coconut milk produces an interesting flavor balance.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The writers of one of the most delightfully charming lifestyle and recipe blogs in cyberspace whiteonricecouple.com invented this week's Tasty Tuesday recipe.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Although the menu at The Zuni Cafe, one of San Francisco's iconic restaurants, changes frequently, this best-ever roast chicken is the dish that regular customers insist on keeping constant. Here is the recipe, as promised.