Articles

Article Library

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

Turmeric: The Miracle Spice

Friday, June 23, 2017

Today’s Friday Pearl addresses curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric root (Curcuma longa) and the ever-growing scientific information now suggesting multitargeted therapy may prove to be better than monotargeted prescription drug therapy for a number of health problems.

NAC: Combating Stress-Related Aging

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) recently reported that glutathione (the mother of all antioxidants) helps detoxify the unwanted biochemical effects of chronic stress—but its levels decline with age, and this can set the stage for a wide range of age-related health problems.

Fat No Longer the Villain

Friday, June 09, 2017

A lovely Friday Pearl response note that I received last week from my ophthalmologist friend, Tom Mazzocco, MD, addressed the health benefits of keeping reasonable fats in our diets, which the Biosyntrx science team has always supported since it makes sound biological sense.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Blowin In the Wind

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Parenthesis in Eternity

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Transient Goat Rodeo

Sunday, June 04, 2017

For those of you still not familiar with the term "Goat Rodeo" just picture a situation that escalates into an especially chaotic situation.

Tasty Tuesday

For Paul Honan, MD: Nutrient-dense Stuffed Peppers

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Today's Tasty Tuesday recipe celebrates Dr. Paul Honan and his passionate commitment to ophthalmology and nutrition science, particularly to vitamin C. He regularly consumed vitamin C levels above the recommended safe upper level, and he had very few wrinkles at the age of 95, crediting his flawless skin to his daily high intake of vitamin C.

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.

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.