From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Cambridge University experts reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that colds were more common in people who did not exercise regularly. The same could be said of flu. It is well known that regular, moderate exercise contributed to ones resistance to infections, and in the British study of more than 1,000 people, regular moderate exercise nearly halved the odds of catching cold viruses.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
In a recent TED talk, the esteemed science writer, Maryn McKenna, recounted terrifying stories behind emerging drug-resistant diseases that medical science is barely keeping at bay. Bacteria are showing up that are resistant to all but one or two antibiotics.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Psychologists tell us that familiarity, not fact, is the main reason individuals use most products. Marketing gurus tell us that it takes half a dozen exposures to an advertisement before anyone will actually try a new product.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Our digestive system doesn't absorb food, it absorbs nutrients that have been broken down into pieces from the food we eat.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Mitochondria are the organelles in energy-dependent cells, including those in ocular, brain, heart and muscle tissues. The British Society for Cell Biology suggested in one of their publications that they probably originated billions of years ago when a bacterial cell was engulfed when visiting what was to become a host cell. The bacterial cell was not...
Friday, September 18, 2015
One of my favorite English journals called the New Scientist included a blockbuster story a couple of years ago that teased out the connection between increased Alzheimer’s risk and excessive sugar intake. This suggests that making a lifestyle choice to reduce sugar intake may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's.
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, October 04, 2015
While the novelist is banging on his typewriter, the poet is watching a fly in the windowpane. —Billy Collins We have developed a habit of reading and rereading 2001-2003 US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins' delightful poetry every ear...
Sunday, September 27, 2015
The choices we make today and over the next decade will have a radical impact on the path we travel in the future. —Katharine Hayhoe, PhDSpencer Thornton and I are both p...
Sunday, September 20, 2015
It is with tremendous pride and pleasure that today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features a recent Video Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery tribute to my gracious and always entertaining mentor, business partner and dear friend, the Biosyntrx president and chief medical officer, Spencer Thornton, MD.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Biosyntrx loves nutrient-dense fresh beets. We frequently serve them at our weekly staff lunch meetings and like them boiled, roasted or pickled. The fav...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Luscious autumn apples are abundant right now. With the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) celebrations ending this evening, this traditional fairly nutrient-dense apple fig cake recipe seems appropriate for today's introspection, appreciation and good deeds.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Summer’s last major weekend always reminds me to use fresh foods as much as possible. After a late afternoon Cheyenne Mountain hike, starving friends s...
Saturday, September 12, 2015
The before and after photo is of the Biosyntrx COO, David Amess (center) and team at the September 2015 Tough Mudder event in Snowmass, Colorado. For those of you who don't know, Touch Mudder is considered the ...
Saturday, September 12, 2015
“I know I’m going to get older. I can handle that. I even know that I am going to die. What bothers me the most, though, is the thought of becoming irrelevant.” Older people are becoming less and less a minority in our country. Quite to the contrary; today, approximately 18 per cent of people living in the United States are 60 years old and older. By 2050,...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
If you get blisters when walking, running or hiking, today's educational video is not to be missed. If we tie our shoes this recommended way, the Biosyntrx Fitbit team is no longer so dependent on layers of Dr. Scholls pads and moleskin to prevent friction-related blisters and hot spots on our heels and toes.