From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
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.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Sometimes I feel that I am behind the curve; that everyone knows more about a subject than I. But that is changing. A good friend of mine suggested that I add an app called TED to my iPhone and iPad a few months ago, and it changed my life.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Today's Friday Pearl may sound a bit like claiming a favorite child, but vitamin A truly is one of my most favorite vitamins. It’s the essential, fat-soluble nutrient that the body stores mostly in the liver to be released into the blood stream whenever needed. The human body cannot make vitamin A—we can only obtain it from external sources.It comes in two forms:...
Friday, April 03, 2015
According to the recent Prevent Blindness publication entitled The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems, women make up the majority of Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind. More women than men have age-related eye health problems and these numbers will only continue to increase in the years to come. Althoug...
Biosyntrx Sunday Morning
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities chose Bach's chaconne played by master violinist, Henryk Szeryng, to remember and honor the victims of the tragic French Alps air crash.
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.
Friday, February 13, 2015
There are two types of exercises that are important for building and maintaining bone density: weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises.Weight-bearing Exercises
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)...