From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
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.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Because of the severe winter much of the country is expecting the worst year in decades for insects. Not only can mosquitoes, ticks and stinging insects like yellow jackets ruin summer fun, but they can also trigger allergic reactions and carry diseases such as Lyme disease, West Nile disease, and tropical diseases such as dengue and yellow fever.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Peer-reviewed journals continue to publish a number of studies that discuss vascular endothelial grrowth factor (VEGF), a glycoprotein that acts as a growth factor specific to endothelial cells that line the entire circulatory system from the heart to the smallest capillary in the eye and brain.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Biosyntrx’s Bold Move Speaks to Full Range of Product BenefitsColorado Springs, CO- July 11, 2014-- Biosyntrx, a privately held nutrition science company with major emphases on ocular and body health, as well as nutrition science and lifestyle education, has announced Macula Complete is being reintroduced as Eye & Body Complete so that both the eye care professional and their patients better understand the multiple benefits of this formulation.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Proteins are the building blocks of the human body. They are about 80 percent of the dry weight of muscle, 70 percent of the dry weight of skin, and 90 percent of blood. They are responsible for transporting all molecules into and out of cells.
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, July 20, 2014
"Vivaldi's Song" is one of Michael Franks' timeless and richly evocative tunes that defies classical chamber music jazz gravity. In this song Mother Nature in summertime becomes a metaphor for love's impenetrable strength.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The first movement of this delightful Croatian Baroque Ensemble version of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050, highlights the division of ensemble members well.The rip...
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Maya Angelou was a shining light with the courage and determination to stay strong. Her words touched us and made us think. She was one of my heroes. She aged brilliantly and was 'gone too soon' at age 86.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tomatoes, beets, goat cheese and parsley or basil deliver a vibrant and delicious vegetable salad showcasing summer's sweet and juicy tomatoes. This dish is good out of all proportion to the difficulty of making it, which is virtually nil. It is totally dependent on using fabulous summer tomatoes, good quality olive oil, and home-roasted beets. It’s a summer lunch favorite of the Biosyntrx staff.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Even though Colorado natives and most newcomers like to claim that our summers are all bluebird days, it was foggy and 56 degrees early this morning. It’s still misty and in the high 60s. Flexible cooks know how to adjust to changing weather patterns, so the Biosyntrx staff voted to save the heirloom tomatos / roasted beets / goat cheese salad we had planned for today's Tasty Tuesday recipe and to use a leftover ham bone to flavor black bean soup for this rainy day nutrient-dense Tasty Tuesday recipe.
Friday, June 20, 2014
The Biosyntrx staff is making every effort to eat gluten free this week. If you don’t know about shirataki pasta, it’s guilt-free noodles; zero calories, soy free, gluten free, cholesterol free, and vegan.
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...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” —Rachel Carson
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Getting older gets a bad rap way too often.