From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Everybody’s reading a lot about the health benefits of tea, but to understand its benefits we must first learn about polyphenols, catechins, caffeine and theanine, the active chemicals in tea. All teas come from the plant Camellia sinensis, but they are processed differently to make different teas.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
I admit it. I’m biased. When I read controversial articles my biases influence my reaction to the claims of the author. I’ve been a Life Member of the National Geographic Society for many years and tend to accept the conclusions of NGS writers as valid. But when I read in the March 2015 issue that some of my beliefs had been challenged by recent science, my biases kicked in.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
In studying nutritional therapy for the eyes I’ve learned a few things about the body and stress.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Kenneth J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, Dr. Rosenthal's “high tech, high touch” practices are in New York City and Great Neck, Long Island, NY. He is also the medical director of Eye Diagnosis of Greater New York, the largest and most comprehensive free-standing diagnostic center in the tri-state area. Dr. Rosenthal is the immediate past president of the American College of Eye Surgeons; associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine; and associate clinical professor of Ophthalmology, Hofstra University Medical School. He a frequent ophthalmic meeting podium personality, as well as being an accomplished pianist.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Physicians have been asked for years to consider whether the drug model for research relying strictly on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) is the most appropriate evidence-based research model for nutrients, including dietary supplements.
Friday, May 01, 2015
The plant-based polyphenols called flavonoids were once called vitamin P, possibly based on the biochemically persuasive effect they have on full-body health.
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, May 17, 2015
This week's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities celebrates France and two enchanting Frenchmen.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Since 1979 the BoulderBOULDER has grown from a small community event to one of the largest and most innovative running races in the world. Two of the Biosyntrx team, David Amess and Janice Joy ran this year’s race. Runner’s World Magazine voted this the best 10K in the country.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Biosyntrx VP of Operations, David Amess (far right on the photo above) is our fitness leader. He leads by example and his commitment to physical fitness is contagious. On May 2nd, 2015 he participated in the Fort Carson
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Believe it or not, what we know about health promotion, disease prevention, sustainable weight control, and lifestyle as medicine IS ENOUGH to prevent 80% of all chronic disease and premature death. We already know enough, and have known enough for literal decades, to add years to life routinely; and add life to those years.