From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Why do you think some doctors in America hand out medicines like candy? Why else? Money! And where does the money come from? Insurance companies? Well, sometimes, but don't forget the drug companies that pay off the physician shills who push their pills.Who do you think is behind the ads that tell you to “ask your doctor about…” These are ads paid for by Big...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
It’s cold and flu season, and once the symptoms hit, you feel listless, hoping that the disease will pass quickly, and run to the pharmacy to get medicine and a box of Kleenex. Even a cold that lasts just a few days can leave you weak for a week or more after the symptoms are gone, interfering with your activities. Fortunately, you might be able to relieve a cold in as little as 24 hours by following this guide.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
In the study of ageing principles, we’ve learned that ageing should not be feared, but embraced. However, certain conditions sometimes associated with ageing must be addressed. Alzheimer’s disease is one of these.The fear of Alzheimer’s is almost as disabling as the disease itself. Many signs of ageing (particularly memory problems) are taken as signs of ...
Friday, January 13, 2017
Today’s Friday Pearl addresses a new human curcumin study featured in the January 3, 2017 journal, Aging.Thirty-nine healthy men and-post menopausal women aged 45 to 74 years were randomized to 12 weeks of supplemental curcumin (2,000 mg per day) or placebo.
Friday, January 06, 2017
A brilliant 60-page paper guaranteed to hold the attention of anyone interested in the vast amount of science that supports xanthophyll carotenoids and macula health is available online for download from the prestigious journal, Progress in Retinal and Eye Research.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Although our primary Friday Pearl focus is nutrition and eye health, given the sad and sudden loss of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, we felt like our last 2016 Pearl should feature a reprint of Jane Brody's New York Times 2015 article on the number one killer of women, including young women.
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, January 08, 2017
The Biosyntrx board of directors could not think of a more delightful, devoted and deserving recipient of our third Thornton Humanitarian Award than Dr. Audrey Talley Rostov, one of the partners at Northwest Eye Surgeons. She has proven to be a difference maker with huge impact in the worldwide ophthalmic sector, as well as being a passionate supporter of science, education, the arts, and quality time with family, friends and colleagues. Best of all, she is never one to miss an opportunity to serve the local, national and global greater good.
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Yesterday on Facebook, I re-posted thoughts from a similar-age friend's childhood experiences growing up in a small town in New England. As my friend suggested, before re-posting the only change I would probably find necessary to make was his New England location to my family farm childhood in Chestnut Glade, Tennessee.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Our 2016 Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities' Christmas wish is based on "The Heart of the Matter." [more}"As we strive to create a more civil public discourse, a more adaptable and creative workforce and a more secure nation, the humanities and social sciences ideals become the heart of the matter, the keepers of the republic, the s...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
This is a favorite quick and easy gluten-free Biosyntrx staff lunch, and also perfect for a light summer evening dinner. Ingredients - six servings1 cup uncooked quinoa2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed1 can (15 oz) wh...
Monday, June 13, 2016
One of our most favorite food bloggers, April Steinert, also known in ophthalmic circles as Roger's fabulous wife, presented a beautiful gnocchi recipe on her Vitus and Vinous website last month.Her opening sentence, “If prepared correctly, gnocchi can be transcendent. Pillow-y soft, potato-y, and the perfect vehicle for whatever sauce you decide to dress them in."...
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Today's Tuesday information is from an outrageously fun millennial website called Elite Daily. This informative article is supported with far more peer-reviewed published science than many might think."When I arrived in Tokyo 40 pounds overweight, I told my new Japanese share-mate about my weight concerns. She said, “Maybe you ...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
This article in TIME magazine got our attention since some of the Biosyntrx team are prone to developing blisters when we hike."Whether you’ve walked miles in hiking boots or a new pair of high heels, you know the pain of a blister. “People have been getting blisters as long as we’ve been outside,” says Dr. Grant Lipman, clinical associate professor of emergency medi...
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,...