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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Slowing the Aging Process

Friday, July 28, 2017

We cannot change chronology, but we can change biology! Many of us accept the pronouncements of the pundits who pontificate about slowing the aging process, but few give specific directions to achieving this goal. I’d like to give a few.

Managing Pain

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The U.S. has 4 percent of the world’s population and consumes 80 percent of the world’s opioids, resulting in more than 16,000 deaths per year— more than from motor vehicles accidents— and they kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined. Figures from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Rockville, Maryland indicate that opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.

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.

Friday Pearls

Telomeres, Depression & Suicide

Friday, August 18, 2017

Evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggests that depression and anxiety in young adults may affect telomere length.

Expanding Health Span

Friday, August 11, 2017

"Health span" is a term that describes how long we remain healthy, enjoying life, doing what we want to be doing, thanks to overall body and eye health. This is in contrast to "life span," which refers to how long we live.

Zinc Deficiency & Essential Fatty Acids

Friday, August 04, 2017

Zinc deficiency was first described in humans in the early 1960s in people consuming plant-based diets. Since then, tremendous advances have been made both in our basic and clinical understand of zinc metabolism, and we now understand that zinc is used in ​more than 300 enzymatic reactions and multiple biochemical structural processes in the body.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

What's Awe Got to Do with It?

Sunday, August 13, 2017

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. —Albert Einstein   What's awe got to do with it? Awe has everything to do with it!

Gershwin's Summertime

Sunday, July 30, 2017

As possibly even more distractions and hotter August nights approach—I have a smouldering need to listen to “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s innovative folk opera, Porgy and Bess.

Sunday Morning Uptown Funk

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music, and Humanities features one of the Bruno Mars / Mark Ronson funk tune videos I keep on my computer desktop, since it never fails to get me up from of my desk chair and moving.

Tasty Tuesday

Summertime Taste of the South

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Summer okra has finally arrived at the ​fabulous Old Colorado City Saturday morning farmer's market. For this, I am beyond grateful, since fried (sautéed) okra and fresh garden tomatoes bring back wonderful summer taste memories ​from my childhood near Martin,​Tennessee.

Philharmonic Peach Salsa

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Juicy ripe peaches, herbs, a bit of jalapeño, and a ripe avocado creates a sweet and spicy salsa perfect for summer, particularly when used as a condiment for grilled chicken or fish.

Cannellini Bean Salad

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Every cook needs a few very quick recipes that serve multiple purposes and almost never fail, using ingredients most always on hand. Today's basic cannellini bean salad from the website FOOD is just that.


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.