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From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD

Too Tired to Exercise?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In studying nutritional therapy for the eyes I’ve learned a few things about the body and stress. The first thing I’ve learned is that fatigue is in the mind. I’m not talking about tiredness. Tiredness is the feeling you have after prolonged or stressful activity of any kind. I’m talking about the attitude of fatigue. You know, the “I just don’t have the energy for it” kind of attitude. It’s a type of depression.

Honoring F.W. de Klerk

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Peace does not fair well where poverty and deprivation reign. It does not flourish where there is ignorance and a lack of education and information.  —FW de Klerk, Former South Africa President

Living Long...Doing What I Like to Do

Friday, March 18, 2016

I’m an octogenarian and enjoying it. As I grew from childhood into adulthood I thought people were “old” who were 20 years older than I. That age kept advancing as I got older.

Friday Pearls

Ocular Surface Mucins: Then and Now

Friday, May 20, 2016

We started writing tear film mucin Friday Pearls back in 2004, as seen in the one below titled “MUC4 Does Not Mean the Speed of Sound.” We included that 2004 Friday Pearl in today's Pearl, plus information from an interesting new article in The Ocular Surface by Anna Ablamowicz, OD, and Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, from the School of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham. It's titled "Ocular Surface Membrane-Associated Mucins."

Nutrient Detox Process

Friday, May 13, 2016

Therapeutic nutritional supplements can exert a powerful influence on the body by accelerating the processes of detoxification and regeneration.  This can sometimes make us feel worse before we feel better.

Pro-Aging, Dry Eye & Physical Activity

Friday, May 06, 2016

A study conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine,Tokyo, Japan on physical activity effects on dry eyes was published in the Journal of Ophthalmology.

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Marcia McNutt, PhD

Sunday, May 22, 2016

I had the honor of being invited to attend the Colorado College (CC) May 16, 2016, Commencement, with the esteemed speaker, Marcia McNutt, PhD. Since graduating summa cum laude from CC in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in physics, McNutt has become one of the leading scientists in the world.

Celebrating Dvorak's New World

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dvorak was a champion of folk music in his native Bohemia (in what is now the Czech Republic). He felt a strong sense of nationalism, seeking out the indigenous music everywhere he went.

From New Orleans: The Note That Lasts Forever

Sunday, May 08, 2016

"I was coming out of Pirates Alley and turning onto Royal Street when I heard the note that lasts forever. Without hesitation I walked hypnotically toward the note and joined a gathering crowd moving in and out of sync with the rhythms of the note-maker.

Tasty Tuesday

Nouriishing Bone Broth

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bone broth is really hot right now. It’s being called the multifaceted superfood by many.  It's now available in bone broth shops in New York and even available for home delivery in San Diego.

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In keeping with our long-term Tasty Tuesday commitment to educate the public about the importance of consuming a healthy diet, as well as taking a well-formulated full-spectrum multiple to offset clinically proven nutritional deficiencies in the general public, we will always provide seasonal nutrient-dense recipes for our valued readers. The recipe below is a favorite dish that’s...

Thanksgiving Salmon Tartare 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


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...

2015 Touch Mudder

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The before and after photo is of the Biosyntrx COO, David Amess (center) and team at the September 2015 Tough Mudder event in Snowmass, Colorado. For those of you who don't know, Touch Mudder is considered the ...

Ageism and the Dance of Marginality

Saturday, September 12, 2015

“I know I’m going to get older. I can handle that. I even know that I am going to die. What bothers me the most, though, is the thought of becoming irrelevant.”  Older people are becoming less and less a minority in our country. Quite to the contrary; today, approximately 18 per cent of people living in the United States are 60 years old and older. By 2050,...