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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Air Pollution and Dementia!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and the risk of developing Alzheimers (a form of dementia).A recent study has found that older women who breathe in air that has been polluted by vehicle exhaust fumes and other fine particulates from other sources are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia. Furthermore, the cognitive effects of air pollution are dramatically more pronounced in women who carry the APOE-e4 gene that puts them at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Living Long...Doing What I Like to Do

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I’m an octogenarian and enjoying it. As I grew from childhood into adulthood I thought people were “old” who were 20 years older than I. That age kept advancing as I got older.

Biology vs. Psychology

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

They say that attitude influences our reaction to stress more than any other factor. Today, people are living longer but enjoying it less. Despite the increased stresses of modern life, we are living longer even though diseases such as diabetes, chronic obesity, heart disease and other chronic degenerative conditions increase the demands on our body.

Friday Pearls

Tear Film Chemistry & Diagnostics

Friday, September 21, 2018

A paper published in Experimental Eye Research addresses the viability of establishing measurable protein concentrations in tears.

Aging & Muscle Mass Loss

Friday, September 14, 2018

“Use it or lose it.” How many times have we heard this advice?One of my favorite New York Times health writers, Jane Brody, devoted her column last week to the importance of staying in shape as we age to prevent falls and fractures associated with increased risk of early death.

Ragweed and Our Changing Climate

Friday, September 07, 2018

Eyes itching, nose running, no energy? It could be ragweed overload.A scholarly article published in Environmental Health Perspectives  reports that millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies triggered by airborne pollen—not just in the spring, but in the fall, too. Growing evidence suggests their number are dramatically increasing with the changing climate.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Celebrating September, David Foster & Friends

Sunday, September 23, 2018

As we watch today's innovative technology unite the world it seems that the hearts of men are growing more distant from each other. It is my hope that music will continue to tie past to future, reminding us of the love that unites us to our ancestors, to our descendants and to each other.  Maurice White 

September Traditions

Sunday, September 16, 2018

"September Song" becomes top of mind in Colorado as we thoughtfully transition through Labor Day weekend right into our annual autumn preparations for that first early-winter freeze immediately after Indian summer, which can't come soon enough after this long and very hot 2018 summer.

Yuval Noah Harari on the 21st Future

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Yuval Noah Harari may prove to be of of the more interesting big idea thinkers!  Harari is an Israeli historian and tenured professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who thoughtfully examines free will, consciousness, and intelligence. Therefore, we thought his new talk on the 21st century perfect for a Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities. He publishes books and essays regularly on power and imagination, science and religion, ecology, money and politics, future and happiness.

Tasty Tuesday

Food Waste

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Given that we are battling a very real food waste problem in our country today, we decided to discuss this issue instead of providing a nutrient-dense recipe.A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study revealed earlier this year that American consumers waste almost one pound of food per day, accounting for 225 to 290 pounds per person per year, or almost a third of all food produced.

Quinoa Chicken Casserole

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

This tried and true, nutrient-dense Mexican casserole from Well Plated is weeknight mid-September perfect. It includes Greek yogurt, ​cheese, and a mix of fresh ingredients ​such as bell peppers and onions, and canned pantry staples such as black beans and fire-roasted tomatoes, to create a healthy dinner ​that's reasonably easy to prepare for busy families, single folks, or for empty-nesters who love leftovers, since it is almost as good on day two and three as it is on day one.

Early Autumn Green Smoothie Detox

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Drinking this cucumber / celery / spinach green smoothie twice a day for a few days is a great way to detox after Labor Day, which seems to signal, (along with fresh snow on the summit of Pikes Peak that another year end is coming and we need to be ready.

Lifestyles

Changing the way we talk about aging

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The editor-in-chief of the Conde Nast Publication Allure, put out a September 2017 call to industry to end the use of the word, anti-aging.  For this we are grateful, since it’s been the position of the Biosyntrx founders, staff and scientific advisory board for the past ten or more years.

Strawless in September

Friday, August 25, 2017

You don't have to see the ocean to protect the ocean. 

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...