From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Psychologists tell us that familiarity, not fact, is the main reason individuals use most products. Marketing gurus tell us that it takes half a dozen exposures to an advertisement before anyone will actually try a new product.
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.
Friday, November 21, 2014
I follow Alzheimer’s research closely since many of the genes involved are also associated with macular degeneration and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. A couple of years ago, one of my favorite English journals called the New Scientist included a blockbuster story that teased out the connection between Alzheimer’s and sugar.
Friday, November 14, 2014
A study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggested that the use of multivitamins may slow down biological aging in women. It seems safe to assume that multivitamins may slow down the aging process in men as well.
Friday, November 07, 2014
Today’s Biosyntrx Friday Pearl features an audio-supported public service PowerPoint presentation I just completed for MDSupport, the worldwide, non profit organization founded by retired educator, Dan Roberts. This is the tenth year that I have presented the year-end lecture for this organization, which have been featured in more than 240 affiliate group locations worldwide, including senior centers and public libraries.
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Late autumn always puts me in a New York state of mind, which, admittedly takes imagination from my Cheyenne Mountain location in Colorado, even with a foot of gorgeous new snow.
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Once in a great while unique and special talent emerges in the art world. The result can and does often manifest itself in the form of renewed interest in a forgotten or neglected area of original artistic creation. —International Fine Arts
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Sometimes we worry a bit about the future of classical music—until we hear someone like Simone Porter, an 18 year old amazingly gifted musician who is establishing herself as a bold young concert artist of tremendous potential, praised for her impassioned energy, musical integrity and vibrant sound.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Thanksgiving celebration starts early in my family. An after lunch mountain hike, or a touch football game in the nearby park that includes all invited guests and a few neighborhood kids, no matter their age, no matter the weather—with special attention paid to grandparents, aunts, uncles and little children safety because pesky trips to the emergency room postpones everyone’s Thanksgiving dinner; mid-afternoon televised football games in the kitchen / great room with limited nutrient-dense snacks like the recipe below so that everyone has a huge appetite when the traditional sit-down Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is served in the dining room between 4:30 and 5:00.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
This time of year reminds me of late autumn in New York and the nightly lighting of the Christmas tree at Luchow's Restaurant. I discovered this recipe for cranberry sauce years and years ago at one of those unforgettable events. Luchow's was originally financed by William Steinway, the piano magnate, who had his concert hall and showrooms venue, Steinway Hall, across the street at Union Square. Music was always almost as important as the great food and every visit was a unique memory of wild game and fabulous music.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Any time there is an ophthalmic meeting in Chicago you will find the Biosyntrx staff at the Embassy Suites at 600 State Street. The hotel is comfortable and the staff is charming. The best news is that Osteria Via Stato, the restaurant that serves the hotel, is possibly the best Italian food in the windy city. It’s warm, comfortable and inviting with innovative classic Italian dishes that have been pushed to a level of goodness rarely experienced.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Amess, the Biosyntrx VP of Operations, summited Pikes Peak on September 6, 2014, along with eight other Colorado Springs asthmatics. They began the climb long before dawn at 6,600 feet and reached the 14,114 foot peak in six and one half hours. David’s passionate commitment to the three pillars of health: diet, nutritional compounds (supplements)...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Janice Joy is one of our fabulous customer service representatives, as well as the accounting assistant to our VP of Operations. Janice takes Alan Watts advice seriously about the only way to make sense out of change is by plunging in, moving with it, and joining the dance.
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...