From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
Sunday, September 07, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Friday, December 12, 2014
The holidays can be stressful, even for those of us who claim to truly love this season. It's important to note that a clinical relationship exists between phychosocial factors and secretory immunoglobulin A (sigA), an antibody that's part of the human body's first defense and integral to a healthy immune system.
Friday, December 05, 2014
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that our body’s gene expression pattern distinguishes between the sense of well-being derived from a profound noble purpose versus simple self-gratification.
Friday, November 21, 2014
I follow Alzheimer’s research closely since many of the genes involved are also associated with macular degeneration and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. A couple of years ago, one of my favorite English journals called the New Scientist included a blockbuster story that teased out the connection between Alzheimer’s and sugar.
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, December 07, 2014
It's no secret that I love the movie Frozen, Vivaldi's Concerto "Winter," and the amazingly talented Piano Guys who asked this question, "What's not to love about an estranged ice princess, a dynamic mountain man / reindeer duo and a snowman obsessed with warm weather?"
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Today’s Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features the crusading singer-songwriter, Jackson Browne, a famous rock / folk troubadour whose music explores social, political and environmental issues. His 1972 tune titled "Doctor My Eyes" has always been one of my favorites. The video above couples it with another great Browne tune called “These Days.”
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Today’s Biosyntrx Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities seems the perfect time to feature Josh Groban’s version of a song called “Thankful,” written by David Foster, Richard Page and Carole Bayer Sager.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
If your family is like ours and becomes both warm and cold Turkey sandwiches weary by the Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving, and if the thought of yet another large pot of turkey carcass and root vegetable soup no longer stirs the imagination, pot stickers may be just the thing to get your creative leftover turkey juices flowing.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Thanksgiving celebration starts early in my family. An after lunch mountain hike, or a touch football game in the nearby park that includes all invited guests and a few neighborhood kids, no matter their age, no matter the weather—with special attention paid to grandparents, aunts, uncles and little children safety because pesky trips to the emergency room postpones everyone’s Thanksgiving dinner; mid-afternoon televised football games in the kitchen / great room with limited nutrient-dense snacks like the recipe below so that everyone has a huge appetite when the traditional sit-down Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is served in the dining room between 4:30 and 5:00.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Amess, the Biosyntrx VP of Operations, summited Pikes Peak on September 6, 2014, along with eight other Colorado Springs asthmatics. They began the climb long before dawn at 6,600 feet and reached the 14,114 foot peak in six and one half hours. David’s passionate commitment to the three pillars of health: diet, nutritional compounds (supplements)...
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.
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...