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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Aging and Boredom

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Occasionally, the Biosyntrx team has the opportunity to read passages of soon-to-be-published books on subjects of particularl 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. 

Opioids in Milk and Beef

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Many are familiar with organic milk as a healthier alternative to industrial, nonorganic milk that has been accused of being laden with antibiotics and stress hormones. Organic milk is essentially antibiotic and hormone free and healthier, because the cows are fed grass or organically cultivated fodder. Still, it appears that the breed of cow may matter more than its feed.

Air Pollution and Dementia!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

New research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and the risk of developing Alheimers (a form of dementia).

Friday Pearls

Honoring Harry Brown, MD, FACS, 1930 - 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

“We’ve been given the gift of being able to restore sight. It’s important that we use our abilities to their fullest."  —Harry Brown, MD    It is with the saddest of hearts that we honor our dear friend, Harry Brown, MD, who passed away on April 16, 2017. He was a passionate man of science with exceptional vision and compassion who dedicated much of his life to restoring sight to those who would otherwise be forced to live in darkness, only because they lacked resources or access to care.

Opiods in Milk

Friday, April 14, 2017

Many are familiar with organic milk as a healthier alternative to industrial, nonorganic milk that has been accused of being laden with antibiotics and stress hormones. Organic milk is essentially antibiotic and hormone free and healthier, because the cows are fed grass or organically cultivated fodder. Still, it appears that the breed of cow may matter more than its feed.

Selenium Science

Friday, April 07, 2017

Selenium is a micronutrient first described in 1817. Its levels in the body are dependent of the population’s characteristics, its diet and geographical area (mainly on the soil composition).Selenium has been studied for years, and it has been scientifically proven that selenium plays a crucial role in the maintenance of immune-endocrine function, metabolism and cellular h...

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Hallelujah: He Arose

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The music and lyrics featured in today's stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music, and Humanities were written by Robert Lowry in 1874.

Strauss: Voices of Spring

Sunday, April 09, 2017

The deeply romantic German poetry set to the 1882 "Voices of Spring" Johann Strauss II waltz above, beautifully sung by coloratura soprano Kathleen Battle, happens to be a personal favorite and perfect for an April (poetry month) Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

You Must Believe in Spring

Saturday, April 01, 2017

April is the cruellest month, breeding  Lilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.

Tasty Tuesday

Spaghetti Arrabiata, Osteria Via Stato Style

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Any time we have a meeting in Chicago we choose to stay at the Embassy Suites at 600 State Street. The hotel is comfortable and the staff is always charming.

Quinoa & Vegetable Salad

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...

Glorious Gnocchi

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."...

Lifestyles

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. 

Creative Walking by Gregory Ciotti

Friday, April 07, 2017

Creativity does not rest on eureka moments. It is a process, designed to consistently bring abstract ideas into the tangible world.For creatives, this emphasizes the importance of routines. Random bits of profound inspiration are few and fleeting; consistent work in your craft requires a sustainable way to develop good ideas into great ones. Recall the wise words from Chuck Close: “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just show up and go to work.”  

Blisters? Try Surgical Paper Tape

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...