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If you missed a recent bi-weekly newsletter from Jon Barron, don't fret! We have archived all the health newsletters below for your convenience. Scroll topics or if you are looking for specific health information, use our search field above. More than likely, Jon covered your topic in one of these health newsletters!

  • 2019 Flu Season, H3N2 | Natural Health Newsletter
    3/16/2019
    Instead of peaking in February, the incidence of flu this year is still climbing. Even worse, having had the flu once this year may not protect you from getting it again as it has changed strains.
  • Dangers of Glyphosate | Health Blog
    3/2/2019
    While you've been looking elsewhere, the use of glyphosate has grown and grown and grown, and is continuing to grow, at astonishing rates.
  • 2019 Update on Ebola | Natural Health Newsletter
    2/16/2019
    The danger from Ebola does not lie where you might think. If you’re not concerned, it’s because you’re looking at it all wrong.
  • Combating Work Burnout | Natural Health Newsletter
    2/2/2019
    https://www.jonbarron.org/doctors-and-drugs/your-doctor-suicidalToday, burnout is omnipresent, affecting people across all spectrums and in almost all professions.
  • Studies on Vitamin D and Fish Oil | Natural Health Newsletter
    1/19/2019
    Don't believe new studies that claim to show that neither fish oil nor vitamin D lower the incidence of heart disease or cancer.
  • Truth Behind Studies | Natural Health Newsletter
    1/5/2019
    Let's start the New Year with something a little bit different--a scientific study unlike any you've seen before.
  • Increasing Allergies Epidemic | Natural Health Newsletter
    11/17/2018
    Not only is the number of people with food allergies rising, it would seem the number of foods to which they are allergic is also growing.
  • 11/3/2018
    In the end, we can sum up the latest hullabaloo about detoxing as an inaccurate interpretation of a valid study by a mainstream nutritionist aided and abetted by bad journalism.
  • Carbohydrates & Dieting | Natural Health Blog
    10/20/2018
    Making smart dietary choices—including eating adequate amounts of healthy carbohydrates--gives you much better odds of living a long, healthy life.
  • Low-Dose Aspirin Not Protective | Heart Health Newsletter
    10/6/2018
    Major study shows there is no protective benefit from a regimen of low-dose aspirin -- but it does increase your risk of dangerous bleeds.
  • Are Saturated Fats Healthy | Natural Health Newsletter
    9/22/2018
    The "simple" truth is that the whole issue of saturated versus unsaturated fat is false.
  • Tariffs and Supplement Prices | Natural Health Newsletter
    9/8/2018
    Make no mistake: imposing tariffs on dietary ingredients, as currently proposed, will result in a significant financial burden for consumers like yourself.
  • The Truth About Glyphosate and Roundup® | Natural Health Newsletter
    8/18/2018
    Glyphosate and Roundup® have recently been in the news. Most of it has been bad, but there is one ray of hope that recently burst through the darkened skies, a crack in the wall if you will.
  • Germs Prevent Cancer | Natural Health Newsletter
    8/4/2018
    Being obsessed with cleanliness only makes you more vulnerable to infection--and as new research shows, most likely to cancer as well.
  • Naturally Boost Testosterone | Natural Health Newsletter
    7/21/2018
    Maintaining optimized levels of free testosterone is essential for maintaining cardiovascular health and preventing early death for both men and women.
  • The War on Cancer | Natural Health Newsletter
    7/7/2018
    On May 22nd, the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer was released. Very interesting!
  • Ebola Outbreak | Natural Health Newsletter
    6/2/2018
    If a mutated Ebola virus hits the United States with a vengeance in the future, as things now stand, we will very likely be unprepared to handle it.
  • Cancer Vaccine & Prosthetic Innovations | Natural Health Newsletter
    5/19/2018
    For this one issue of the newsletter, let's give medicine its due. Congratulations to doctors and all they have accomplished!
  • 4/22/2018
    A single high-fat meal, can quickly transform healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that set the stage for cardiovascular disease--maybe.
  • Bagged Salads vs Fresh Greens | Natural Health Newsletter
    3/31/2018
    Should you buy fresh heads of lettuce or bagged salads?
  • Myths About 2018 Flu Season | Natural Health Blog
    3/3/2018
    The case for either getting the flu vaccine or avoiding it is not clear cut. Don’t be bullied by either side of the argument. Look at the information and make your own decision.
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  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) | Natural Health Newsletter
    2/3/2018
    Sparing your children's brains from repetitive trauma may NOT cost them athletically, and it MAY prevent them from being destroyed by CTE.
  • 2018 Flu Season and Immunization Shots | Natural Health Newsletter
    1/6/2018
    Any vaccination, whether it’s for you or your children, should be a personal choice. (Sadly, many states are moving away from that option.) But that choice should be based on facts, not fear and emotion.
  • New Antibiotics For Resistant Strains | Natural Health Newsletter
    11/18/2017
    Until medical science overcomes antibiotic resistance, you’re on your own. If you come down with a drug resistant infection, you’re only hope may be to turn to Mother Nature for help.
  • Does Sugar Cause Cancer | Natural Health Newsletter
    11/4/2017
    Although sugar plays a role in the progression of SOME cancers, there is no compelling evidence that it is THE cause of cancer.
  • Naturally Boost Fertility | Natural Health Newsletter
    9/9/2017
    A new study now suggests that we might be approaching the threshold of mass infertility in men and the possible extinction of the human race.
  • 7/22/2017
    If my doctor tells me I need to be on daily aspirin and/or PPIs, what choice do I have?
  • Saturated Fat Does Not Clog Arteries
    6/3/2017
    When it comes to heart disease, the real problem is not saturated fat but, rather, the alternatives the medical community has encouraged consumers to turn to.
  • 5/20/2017
    This is a discussion of the cost/benefit relationship of what countries pay for healthcare VS what they receive for that expenditure. 
  • Environmental Causes of Cancer | Natural Cancer Alternatives Blog
    4/15/2017
    Reducing the environmental factors that cause cells to mutate and optimizing your immune system to destroy rogue cells dramatically changes your odds of getting cancer.
  • blood tests for cholesterol
    4/1/2017
     There is a raging debate in the medical community as to the wisdom of forcing cholesterol levels ever lower.
  • what you should know about testosterone
    3/18/2017
    Testosterone plays an equally crucial role throughout the body in both men and women.
  • 2/18/2017
    To paraphrase the great Mark Twain, "The Reports of sugar's death are greatly exaggerated."
  • Herbal Remedies Under Attack | Natural Health Newsletter
    11/19/2016
    There is a continuing attack against proven alternative health remedies through the use of highly publicized, but deeply flawed studies.
  • Do Probiotic Supplements Work | Natural Health Newsletter
    11/5/2016
    There is substantial evidence that gut bacteria are responsible to a large degree for the state of your health
  • How To Choose the Right Doctor | Health Blog
    10/15/2016
    I already know that this newsletter is going to upset many people--especially those who don't read beyond the title. Everyone likes to believe that their political views are carefully thought out, rational opinions formed by their awareness of the world around them and a mastery of facts. In other words, they are the result of absolute free will and are therefore entirely independent of all other aspects of their lives.
  • Taking Too Many Prescription Drugs | Natural Health Newsletter
    10/1/2016
    The odds of your doctors understanding that your infirmity could result from the drugs they've prescribed might not be good.
  • DSHEA Laws & Your Freedom | Natural Health Blog
    9/3/2016
    The FDA is looking for public comments on its revised draft guidance for supplement ingredient notification. This will impact your ability to get the supplements you want.
  • Consumer Reports Attacks Supplements | Health Newsletter
    8/20/2016
    Consumer Reports released a report identifying 15 supplements as “potentially” harmful with “insufficient health benefits to justify the risk. It's based on bad research, bad scholarship, and bad science.
  • Why Exposure to Germs Fights Germs | Immunity Health Blog
    8/6/2016
    A new study has just come out that once again confirms you need regular exposure to dirt and germs to keep your immune system in top shape.
  • Do Whole Grains Reduce Mortality? | Natural Health Newsletter
    7/2/2016
    A new study concludes that eating whole grains is healthier than not eating whole grains. Unfortunately, it has a hole in it so big, you could sail all 70 ships of the Seventh Fleet through it--abreast.
  • How To Maintain Weight Loss | Weight Loss Newsletter
    6/4/2016
    If you're severely overweight, it would be tempting to take the findings of the Obesity study as an excuse to give up. That would be a mistake.
  • Dietary Guideline Problems & Healthy Fats | Health Newsletter
    5/21/2016
    Sometimes the universe hands you a gift. Just last month, we took a look at the recently published 2015-20 US Dietary Guidelines. My general conclusion was that, as usual, the guidelines run about 30-50 years behind the curve.
  • The Truth About Clinical Studies | Health Blog
    5/9/2016
    Today, we're going to discuss everything you've ever wanted to know about clinical studies.
  • natural treatment for cataracts with vitamin c
    4/16/2016
    Worldwide, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. 
  • Problems with 2015-20 U.S. Dietary Guidelines | Health Newsletter
    4/2/2016
    Under the provisions of the 1990 National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act, every five years, HHS and the USDA must publish a report containing nutritional and dietary guidelines for the general public.
  • Overdose on Prescription Opioid Pain Killers
    3/5/2016
    According to the CDC, over 47,000 Americans fatally overdosed on prescription killers in 2014. Almost as stunning was the apparent lack of concern expressed by the world's media when reporting it.
  • BPA Safety & BPS, BPF | Natural Health Newsletter
    2/20/2016
    Although the safety of BPA and its clones is highly open to question, it is still to be found in many consumer products...and in the urine of 90% of all Americans.
  • Healthy Baby Formula Alternatives | Children's Health Blog
    2/6/2016
    When it comes to feeding infants, there really is no "good" alternative to breast milk--although theoretically one could be formulated around plant proteins.
  • Cancer Linked to Diet & Environment | Health Newsletter
    1/23/2016
    According to current thinking, there be no such thing as a single "cure for cancer." Fortunately, current thinking may not be entirely correct
  • Modern Medicine & Malaria chart
    1/2/2016
    If you want to optimize your chances for good health, you have to choose the best option available--regardless of which camp (alternative or mainstream) it comes from.
  • Government Regulation on Supplements, Devil's Claw, Attorney General, DNA Barcoding
    12/5/2015
    A coincidental, opportunistic lining up of forces and events is about to significantly impact your ability to purchase the supplements you want.
  • Causes For Weight Gain More Than Calories? | Natural Weight Loss
    11/7/2015
    A recent study concluded that factors other than diet and physical activity may be contributing to the increase in BMI over time. But is it true?
  • Media Attacks Supplement Safety | Natural Health Newsletter
    10/24/2015
    The headlines have not been kind to dietary supplements over the last several weeks.
  • Fukushima Dangers Four Years Later | Natural Health Newsletter
    10/10/2015
    When all is said and done, it looks like the world dodged the proverbial bullet at Fukushima. There is no guarantee we’ll be so lucky the next time.
  • Dangers of Antidepressants | Health Newsletter
    9/26/2015
    The BMJ just published an analysis showing that the popular antidepressant paroxetine (sold as Paxil in the US and Seroxat in the UK) is neither safe nor effective for adolescents with depression.
  • Importance of Taking Daily Probiotics | Natural Health Newsletter
    9/12/2015
    Claiming, as does the WebMD article, that 13,000 studies supporting the benefit of probiotics in improving health is not enough to give us some sense of surety, seems, to say the least, a bit contrarian
  • Vaccination Side-Effects, Vaccine Safety, Dangers of Vaccines, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diphtheria, Polio, Flu Vaccine
    8/29/2015
    When it comes to vaccines, reason and nuance are in short supply and, in any case, despised on both sides of the argument.
  • Accumulated Toxins Triggers Cancer | Cancer Alternatives Blog
    8/1/2015
    Chemicals not considered harmful by themselves are combining and accumulating in our bodies to trigger cancer and might lie behind the global cancer epidemic.
  • Government Regulation of Fats and Trans Fats | Health Newsletter
    7/18/2015
    Politicians should not be legislating what we eat; instead, they should be ensuring our transparent access to information about what's actually in the food we eat.
  • DNA Barcode Testing Increases Food Costs
    6/20/2015
    The new tactics being employed by the NY Attorney General could not only raise the cost of your supplements, but the cost of all of the food you buy as well.
  • Labeling GMO in 2015 | Natural Health Newsletter
    6/6/2015
    If you rely on certain sites exclusively for your information on GMO, you have probably come to believe that the world is largely united against GMO. Unfortunately, the reality is quite different.
  • How to Buy Dietary Supplements--What to Trust | Natural Health Newsletter
    5/16/2015
    Jon explains why supplements are under attack, why the attack is mostly nonsense, and how to buy supplements that actually work.
  • GMO Dr. Oz & Columbia
    5/2/2015
    In mid-April, a group of doctors called for the removal of Dr. Oz from the Columbia faculty because of his "disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine" as well as his promotion of "quack treatments."
  • NY Attorney General & Supplements
    4/18/2015
    The New York Attorney General accuses major retailers of selling herbal supplements that do not contain the labeled substance, or which contain ingredients not listed on the labels.
  • CAM Therapies For Cancer | Alternative Cancer Therapies Newsletter
    4/4/2015
    Alternative health treatments should be subject to scientific testing, regulation, and oversight. But who is who is doing the testing and regulating and are the methodologies applicable to alternative health?
  • Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease | Heart Health Newsletter
    3/21/2015
    How long will we have to wait before the cholesterol theory of heart disease and the statin drugs that support it are finally buried and no longer able to harm the living?
  • Answers to Email Questions by Jon Barron
    3/7/2015
    We receive thousands of questions every month at The Baseline of Health® Foundation, not to mention the numerous questions received by Baseline Nutritionals.
  • Are Vaccines Good or Bad -- Natural Health Newsletter
    2/7/2015
    Once you begin to treat each vaccination on its own terms, it becomes clear that not all vaccinations are the same and that we may come to different conclusions when looking at them individually.
  • What Causes Cancer?  Natural Health Newsletter
    1/17/2015
    A new study announced that it had "proven" that the primary cause of cancer was bad luck—not diet, not environment, not unhealthy habits. The proof, however, may not be what it seems.
  • Natural Remedies For Bacterial & Viral Infections
    11/15/2014
    In this report, Jon tells you exactly how he manages his own immune system, prevents infection, and quickly overcomes any pathogens that take hold.
  • Dementia From Pharmaceutical Drugs
    10/4/2014
    The long-term use of benzodiazepines, prescribed for anxiety and sleep problems, and one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in use today, appears to be linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
  • Ebola Status Report | Special Announcement
    9/24/2014
    The maleficent, monger-miners of morbidity are at it yet again, looking to whip people into a frenzy of fear and spread misinformation in the name of the CDC. In case you haven't seen it, there have been an abundance of headlines over the last couple of days saying things like:
  • q&a with jon barron
    9/20/2014
    We receive thousands of questions every month at The Baseline of Health® Foundation, not to mention the numerous questions received by Baseline Nutritionals.
  • History of Holistic Medicine | Natural Health Newsletter
    9/6/2014
    Words matter. Defining the body holistically matters. And letting the medical community and its defenders get away with rewriting the history books in their favor whenever it suits them is just plain wrong--and deadly.
  • Ebola – Not Yet
    8/13/2014
    There's no reason for hysteria. The current outbreak of Ebola is highly unlikely to ever become a worldwide pandemic.
  • Digestive Enzymes, Proteolyic Enzymes, Systemic Enzymes
    7/7/2014
    It is not unreasonable to say that enzymes are the stuff of life. By allowing reactions to happen at far lower energy thresholds, they make life happen where otherwise there would be none.
  • ignorance about fasting
    6/21/2014
    There are actually several studies that demonstrate the value of fasting.
  • Mers, The New Coronavirus
    5/24/2014
    MERS is unlikely to ever become the terrifying global pandemic that we are all holding our breath for--and that someday will come. It certainly bears watching, but there is little reason to be panicked.
  • 5/10/2014
    Medical doctors do not make great dietary counselors because they don't really understand the essence of proper diet them themselves.
  • Doctors Refuse Care
    4/26/2014
    When it comes to life, the issue of quantity versus quality is frequently debated. As it turns out, doctors have come down overwhelmingly on the side of quality…but alas, only for themselves.
  • cGMP Quality Control
    4/12/2014
    Despite its costs and deficiencies--and they are large and many--being cGMP compliant for supplement manufacturers, retailers, and testing laboratories is important.
  • Carnosine Benefits
    3/29/2014
    Study after study is now reporting new benefits for carnosine--several dozen in the last year alone.
  • 3/15/2014
    If you've seen the headlines in the news and on TV over the past several months, you have no choice but to conclude that not only are supplements useless, but in fact, they're downright dangerous.
  • just label it
    3/1/2014
    While everyone is focusing on satisfying their need to buy non-GMO products for personal consumption, it is imperative that we do not lose sight of the larger environmental issues associated with GMO.
  • heavy metals in rice
    2/12/2014
    It seems that heavy metal hysteria is reaching an all-time high in the alternative health community--especially since Mike Adams at Natural News published a newsletter attacking "high" levels of heavy metals in brown rice protein products.
  • 8/24/2013
    Out the thousands and thousands of questions we've received over the last year, I've selected some that I think might be most interesting to share.
  • Benefits of Probiotics for a Healthy Immune System
    8/10/2013
    Don’t chase after gimmicks. If you decide to eat things like probiotic enhanced cereals, cookies, or candy, do it because you like the taste, not because you believe it will provide any benefit.
  • MERS, The New Coronavirus
    7/27/2013
    There may be something coming in the fall that could change the equation regarding MERS (MIddle East Respiratory Virus).
  • Skin Health
    7/13/2013
    In our last newsletter, we explored the anatomy of the skin. In this issue, we'll discuss its physiology…and more particularly, some of the diseases and problems commonly associated with it.
  • skin anatomy & Skin health
    6/29/2013
    Your skin is more than just a shrink wrap designed to cover your body. It is a major organ of transportation. It is your first line of defense And it serves as a canary in the coal mine. Let's first explore skin anatomy...
  • 6/15/2013
    If you believe the World Health Organization, H7N9 and MERS are "a threat to the entire world." In truth, every few years, we have another "end of the world" pandemic scare.
  • Hospital Safety
    6/1/2013
    Just because hospitals are sometimes necessary doesn't mean that they are ever completely safe. Know the risks and protect yourself as best you can.
  • Dangers of Calcium Supplements
    5/4/2013
    Although researchers are not exactly sure how it does it, ever mounting data indicates that high calcium intake increases the risk heart attacks and death.
  • How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
    4/20/2013
    It's been almost seven years since I devoted a newsletter to Alzheimer's disease (AD). During that time, researchers have learned a great deal--most of which confirms what I proposed back then.
  • 3/23/2013
    A recent study suggests that we might be genetically encoded to have heart disease as we age. But the truth may be more complicated than that.
  • 3/9/2013
    Despite what the medical community may feel about the practice, fasting is one of the cornerstones of many alternative health programs.
  • 2/23/2013
    This newsletter focuses on those aspects of skeletal anatomy that will make clear how you can optimize bone health.
  • 2/9/2013
    We conclude our series on the anatomy and physiology of human muscle by looking at how exercise builds muscle, and armed with this understanding, you will be better able to evaluate the countless exercise routines that are available to determine which one works best for you.
  • Human Anatomy Muscles
    1/26/2013
    In this newsletter, we continue our examination of the human muscle system by exploring both the physics of muscle movement and the code that underpins muscle anatomy.
  • Supplements That Build Muscle
    1/12/2013
    Exploring your muscles and bones is far more interesting than it first appears -- and properly taking care of them, far more involved than you might believe.
  • Toxins in your body
    12/15/2012
    In the past few weeks, there has been a flurry of studies published about the omnipresence of dangerous fire resistant chemicals in our furniture, our homes, and our bodies.
  • 12/1/2012
    Although a new study from Danish researchers has determined that there's little benefit to the routine annual physical exams for healthy people, that may not be entirely true.
  • Fish Farming Health
    11/3/2012
    The bottom line is that since fish farming, despite its major problems, is here to stay, we need to make it better rather than tilt at windmills hoping it will go away. It won't.
  • 10/22/2012
    We live in a world of absolutes. Everyone wants their health advice in black and white. Tell me what herb cures cancer. Does Echinacea cure colds? What drug should I take if I have diabetes? And everyone from the media to natural health practitioners to the medical community is only too happy to comply.
  • Is Organic Food Better For You
    9/26/2012
    Why are the differences in nutritional values in organic food VS conventional food, as presented in the Standord study, so much lower than most people expected? And why were the differences in pesticide contamination also less than expected?
  • Dangers of soy products
    9/11/2012
      The benefits of soy products are often over publicized and over stated. Meanwhile, soy protein dangers are nowhere near as pronounced as many of its detractors claim. On a good-bad scale, they probably come in at a 35:65 ratio, with the 65 lined up on the negative side.
  • 8/13/2012
    On August 2nd, The New England Journal of Medicine published a lead “perspective” article entitled, “Are Americans Ready to Solve the Weight of the Nation? And as it represents the evolving mainstream medical point of view on the obesity epidemic, I think it’s worth examining point by point, with my commentary following each quote.
  • L-Carnosine benefits and side affects
    8/6/2012
    Make no mistake; L-carnosine may no longer be "new" news. And it may no longer be trendy; but it still ranks as one of the most important anti-aging supplements available to us today.
  • q&a with jon barron
    7/23/2012
    We receive thousands of questions each month at the Baseline of Health Foundation and Baseline Nutritionals -- a handful of which open the door to broader issues related to health and nutrition. I've selected some of those questions to share with you today.
  • 7/9/2012
    Healthy people share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes -- living on our skin, in the mucous membrane of our noses and mouths, and most notably, throughout the length and breadth of our intestinal tracts. These microbes are not just helpful; they are essential. Quite simply, we cannot live without a healthy microbial population living in and on our bodies. And yet, we are constantly attacking and destroying it.
  • 6/18/2012
    According to a study just published in the journal CANCER, aspirin and the other commonly used NSAIDS may help protect against skin cancer. But according to another study just published in JAMA, low-dose aspirin use is “significantly” associated with an increased risk of major gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding episodes.  Who is correct and what is the natural alternative?
  • 6/4/2012
    Epigenetics and methylation are normal parts of life. They are neither good nor bad; they just are. Some controls on gene expression are required so that you can form different cells as needed. Other forms, such as those that promote cancer, not so much.
  • 5/21/2012
    It seems there is a great deal of pent up anger in the alternative health community when it comes to the so-called professional skeptics like Bob Carroll and Stephen Barrett.
  • 5/7/2012
    Let's once and for all throw some light on some of the canards that self-appointed "skeptics" have relied on to bash the alternative health community. For too long, they've been allowed to get away with "strange beliefs and un-amusing deceptions" by claiming that science and logic support them.  As you will see in the case of Robert Carroll's Skeptic Dictionary, they don't.
  • 4/23/2012
    Statin therapy should not be recommended for individuals with elevated cholesterol who are otherwise healthy.
  • 4/9/2012
    We explore diseases of the urninary system in order to gain an understanding of how to either prevent them in the first place, or reverse them after the fact -- rather than merely manage their symptoms.
  • 3/26/2012
    Understanding how the nephrons in your kidneys work, and how you can prevent and reverse damage to them -- even assist them -- is fundamental to maintaining optimum health.
  • 3/12/2012
    Jon examines the anatomy of the urinary system and explores those things that can go wrong in all areas of the system -- and how we can use natural therapies to overcome those problems.  
  • 2/27/2012
    Only about 20% of conventional medicine is supported by studies. And even at that, studies provide far less validation and certitude than most people think.
  • 2/13/2012
    When it comes to nutrition, the medical community and so-called scientific studies may be the greatest spreaders of myth and misinformation in the world today. And now they're at it again.
  • 1/30/2012
    Research published in BMJ Open last November, strongly suggests that there may be a link between synthetic estrogen from oral contraceptives that has found its way into the environment and the rising rate of prostate cancer among men around the world.
  • 1/16/2012
    Jon examines the validity of a recently released study that claims that at least 14,000 people (with a special focus on children under the age of one) died in the U.S. during the 14 weeks following the Fukushima disaster.
  • 1/2/2012
    This newsletter is my gift to all our media subscribers. By the end of this newsletter, I want you to walk away newly outfitted with two fundamental questions that you will henceforth be able to call upon when reporting on future studies.
  • 12/12/2011
    When it comes to health, it’s all based on odds, not guarantees. Anyone who tells you that if you take certain supplements you’re not going to get cancer is lying to you. And any doctor who tells you that if you get a flu shot you’re safe from the flu is lying to you.
  • 11/28/2011
    A recent study proving that niacin doesn't help prevent heart attacks and strokes actually rips the facade off one of the biggest medical rackets in the world -- statin drugs.
  • 11/14/2011
    A recent obesity study out of Australia has concluded that when people lose weight, their metabolism automatically slows down and they experience hormonal changes that increase appetite.
  • 10/31/2011
    On October 12th, the researchers conducting the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial  published the results of their eight year investigation  by announcing that vitamin E supplementation not only does not help prevent prostate cancer; it actually increases your risk of getting it -- substantially. As it turns out, the study is based on false logic. It is sophistry. It is bad advice.
  • 10/17/2011
    In mid-September, Dr. Oz, announced on his nationally syndicated show that apple juice imported from China may be slowly poisoning children because the Chinese spray their apples with arsenic pesticide. But the issue is not necessarily what Dr. Oz implied.
  • 10/3/2011
    In our concluding segment on the immune system, we progressively step outside the box and draw a clear line between the medical view of the immune system and the holistic view. And ultimately, we arrive at the primary point of separation.
  • 9/19/2011
    In this part of our series on the immune system, we talk about the complementary immune system, how your immune system communicates, and how we build immunity.
  • 9/5/2011
    In our last newsletter, we explored the elite half of the immune system: cell-mediated immunity.  These are the T-cells and Cytotoxic NK killer cells. To use a military analogy, these are the officers of the immune system -- those educated at West Point. In this issue, we explore humoral immunity, the grunts of the immune system, the draftees who man the front lines and do the bulk of the fighting.
  • 8/22/2011
    Understanding how your immune system works and how to optimize it, while at the same time keeping it in balance so it does not run out of control, turn on you, and attack your own body, is essential to good health…if not your very life.
  • 8/8/2011
    A recent "commentary" article concerning dietary supplements, written by Bryan E. Denham, PhD was published in JAMA, thus carrying the imprimatur of the American Medical Association. If you were to hazard a guess, what side of the issue do you think the good doctor and the AMA came down on -- pro or con vis-à-vis alternative medicine and dietary supplements? Good guess!
  • 7/25/2011
    Seemingly unrelated external events or circumstances can literally alter our brains for good or ill -- sometimes permanently, unless somehow deliberately changed back.
  • 7/11/2011
    Why is it that in the world of "scientific" medicine, deeply ingrained beliefs (e.g. flu shots, statin drugs, antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy, fluoridated water, and amalgam fillings) are seemingly beyond challenge -- no matter how much evidence you present to the contrary?
  • 6/27/2011
    MRSA accounts for some 19,000 deaths annually in the United States, and an equivalent number in Europe, more than all the deaths from HIV/AIDS and almost 400% more than all the deaths from food poisoning – from all bacterial sources. Treating MRSA in U.S. hospitals costs upwards of $3 billion annually, and it is only one of several widespread deadly pathogens that are becoming drug resistant.
  • 6/13/2011
    E. coli is back in the news and once again causing hysteria beyond its actual threat. Yes, this latest outbreak has sickened a couple of thousand people in 12 countries since it first appeared on May 1st and killed, at last count, 24 people, all in Germany so far. But to put that in perspective: about 16 times that many people have died in German traffic accidents during the same time period. So with that in mind, let's take a look at E. coli, what it is, what it does, and why this new strain is particularly alarming. At the same time, we'll also explore some of the more alarmist statements now populating the blogosphere, and finish by offering some recommendations.
  • 5/30/2011
    The May 19th issue of The Economist ran TWO stories debunking alternative medicine. The first story carried a subheading that read, "Virtually all alternative medicine is bunk." And then later on in the issue, it expounded on the same theme as the main science story of the week, with the subheading, "Alternative medical treatments rarely work. Personally, I love The Economist, but these stories are way off base and filled with innuendo, not to mention a good bit of distortion.  Learn the other side of the story...
  • 5/16/2011
    Diets come, and diets go. And like fashion, if you wait long enough, what is now out will eventually return -- but with a twist, so you can't dust off the old books, but instead have to buy new ones. And now it is the turn of the Paleo Diet (also known as the Paleolithic Diet, or caveman diet) to sweep the nation. What exactly is the Paelo Diet? What does it involve? Does it actually work? And are there better alternatives? All is revealed.
  • 5/2/2011
    Earlier this month, Nature Magazine published the results of a study that found that a simple blood test can spot diabetes a decade before even the first symptoms appear.Currently, doctors have no way to accurately predict the onset of diabetes other than generally observing weight and rising blood sugar levels. Obviously, ten years of early warning represents a huge advance in dealing with diabetes and could help prevent complications like heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and amputation. But the real treasure of the study may lie just below its"press release" results in the revelatory information concerning diet and diabetes.
  • 4/18/2011
    Think Aspirin is good for your heart? Maybe not so much. Think the only danger from Aspirin is stomach upset?  Think again. In this issue, Jon explores Aspirin, probably the best selling drug in the history of the world. Find out what it actually does, and what options you have that just might do those things better -- and safer.  It just might save your life.
  • 4/4/2011
    Given what we now know about oil pulling, it might be better to refer to it by its less common name, oil swishing, since there probably is no "pulling" of toxins from the body involved. On the other hand, given its low cost and potential benefits in terms of eliminating gum disease and all of the problems that creates throughout the body, it probably makes sense to add it to your arsenal of health maintenance protocols.  Learn everything you need to know to maximize the effectiveness of this potentially lifesaving technique.   
  • 3/21/2011
    In the early 2000s, the YAZ® birth control pill hit the American market in a huge advertising blitz claiming that YAZ® was not only the primo, number-one birth control pill in the world (backed by studies), but also offered the additional benefits of eliminating acne and reducing the effects of PMS/PMDD. Unfortunately, YAZ® comes with a host of side effects -- all blithely laughed off at the end of the ads. A few years down the road, and now many women wished they had paid more attention to those warnings.
  • 3/18/2011
    Since I first wrote about the nuclear disaster in Japan, many things have changed -- and yet little has changed. By that I mean there have been countless breaking news stories and changing events appearing hour by hour. Panic is spreading. But the bottom line is that little has changed since I first wrote about the situation. It is indeed a great tragedy for the Japanese people, but it is still primarily a local event for Japan, with only the smallest of chances that there will be any substantial health impact on the rest of the world. With that in mind let's quickly look at some of the events and rumors that are circulating and what the truth is behind them.
  • 3/15/2011
    There is some degree of risk, no matter how small, that substantial amounts of radiation may leak from one or more of the Japanese reactors, make its way into the upper atmosphere, and ultimately drop down on the United States and the rest of the world. The amount of exposure to citizens outside of Japan would ultimately be small; but unfortunately, in the case of some types of radiation, small amounts of exposure can have significant health consequences -- particularly for the vulnerable.  Learn what you can do to protect yourself from nuclear fallout.
  • 3/7/2011
    The world's establishment health experts still don't get it when it comes to fats and oils. They oversimplify and misrepresent the case against saturated fats. They are clueless when it comes to trans-fats, which in some cases are actually healthy. And they are dangerously wrong when it comes to polyunsaturated fats, actually encouraging you to take a course of action that will lead to more heart attacks and cancer. The bottom line is that your life really does depend on understanding fats. 
  • 2/21/2011
    Cancer has always been with us, but the important debate concerns whether or not its incidence has been constant throughout the history of humankind or has climbed dramatically since the introduction of modern diets, lifestyles, and the release of industrial toxins into the environment. And when you think about it, your very life depends upon the answer to that question.  In this article, Jon discusses the New York Times published article that explores the incidence of cancer in prehistoric times and its implications for those of us living today. 
  • 2/7/2011
    A recent report from the American Heart Association on the future of heart disease in the United States contains more truth than nonsense. Unfortunately, it ultimately succumbs to the weight of its medical bias – the bias that says you can control disease by managing symptoms. In truth, cardiovascular disease will never truly be controlled until medical doctors think more like holistic physicians and deal with the causes of cardiovascular disease rather than just its symptoms. In his newsletter, Jon explains exactly how you can do just that.
  • 1/24/2011
    Contrary to what Dr. Mercola says in his recent article on distilled water, a good water distiller is actually a fine option and will provide the "cleanest" water you can get.  And, if you drink distilled water, you will absolutely want to add quality liquid trace minerals to your water before you drink it. But it is not the only option, and not necessarily the best option. Drinking the right water is too important to leave to chance. It's fundamental to your health.  Read more about how to get the purest drinking water possible.
  • 1/10/2011
    Recent recommendations for vitamin D are absurdly low. In this health newsletter, Jon explores how the Institute of Medicine's recent recommendations ignore the fundamental differences between vitamin D2 and D3. And because they ignore those differences: (1) their analysis of existing data is totally flawed; (2) their assessment of optimal blood levels is based on fantasy and flies in the face of mounting scientific evidence; and (3) their caution on maximum safe levels of supplementation rests on mind boggling logic. If you rely on their recommendations, you will severely compromise your health.
  • 11/29/2010
    How companies convince you and your children to crave fast food, beg for it, and buy it. And how it manages to work its way into your life even if you ban it from your house.
  • 11/15/2010
    The best small organic companies are being bought up en masse by large corporations looking to exploit the value of their new brand's organic credibility, even as they work to ever cheapen its cost - and consequently its nutritional value.
  • 11/1/2010
    Make no mistake; whatever happens in these elections will make little difference in the downward spiral we are about to see in regard to healthcare -- not just in the United States, but throughout the entire world.
  • 10/18/2010
    Recently, the FDA has been on a tear, going after companies for making medical claims for non-pharmaceutical products. This is something the FDA does every now and then -- kind of like a locust plague -- predictable that it will happen, unpredictable as to exactly when it will be. Here are just a few examples of the latest assault:
  • 10/4/2010
    On September 11th, Dr. Joseph Mercola published an article on alkaline water titled: If You Fall for This "Water Fad" - You Could Do Some Major Damage. Amazingly, Dr.
  • 9/20/2010
    Breakfast is the most misunderstood meal of the day. For a balanced, healthy, sustaining breakfast, it is not as simple as plain poached eggs or oatmeal or a fruit smoothie. What you don't know may be killing you.
  • 9/4/2010
    Nature is remarkably adaptive in overcoming our abuse, but there are limits to what that adaptability can accomplish in the human body. Learn what these limits are and how to protect yourself if perchance you push beyond them.
  • 8/23/2010
    According to a just released study, the more you sit, the higher your chances of dying -- regardless of whether you exercise or not. Learn why things might not be quite what they seem in this study, and how you can save your life by better understanding what's true and not true in scientific studies.
  • 8/9/2010
    Researchers have concluded that calcium supplementation is associated with a 20-30 percent increase in the risk of heart attacks.
  • 8/3/2010
    Find natural health articles and in-depth research of clinical studies in the alternative health industry through eight years of archived natural health newsletters. Studying under "miracle doctors" of all cultures, Jon Barron has integrated ancient, secret, natural health remedies into a comprehensive health program.
  • 7/26/2010
    Abuse of the adrenal glands has led to a worldwide dependency on stimulants (energy drinks and coffee beverages) that goes far beyond the world's illicit drug trade. Learn how to avoid and/or break your own addiction.
  • 7/12/2010
    As an endocrine organ, the pancreas produces two sugar regulating hormones insulin and glucagon. When the pancreas malfunctions, diabetes results.
  • 6/28/2010
    Here is Kristen's story on how she used a natural healing protocol to overcome what is generally considered to be an incurable disease - Grave's Disease.
  • 6/14/2010
    In our last newsletter, we began an exploration of the endocrine system by examining the three endocrine glands in the brain. In this issue, we move down the body to examine the five endocrine glands found in the neck: the thyroid and the four parathyroid glands.
  • 5/31/2010
    We begin a series of newsletters on the endocrine system and hormones by taking a look at the three endocrine glands in the human brain: the hypothalamus, the pituitary, and the pineal gland.
  • 5/10/2010
    The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition just concluded that eating fruits and vegetables doesn't significantly reduce your risk of cancer. This would indeed be a ground breaking study...if it were true.
  • 4/26/2010
    A sampling of the thousands of questions that have been received at the Foundation over the last 12 months.
  • 3/29/2010
    Ultimately, everything that happens in the digestive tract is designed to get nutrients into the bloodstream. Effectively, this is the heart and soul of our entire series on the digestive tract.
  • 3/8/2010
    It's not what you eat or digest that matters; it's what you absorb. And when it comes to absorption, the small intestine is the portal for virtually all nutrients that enter into the bloodstream.
  • 2/8/2010
    We return to our exploration of the intestinal tract with a look at the macro and micro anatomy of the small intestine. A great deal of digestion still occurs in the small intestine, but the overall emphasis is on absorption.
  • 1/25/2010
    When it comes to the current healthcare bill, everyone is wrong and heading for a world of hurt. And for those of you living overseas who are not directly affected by the bill, you face the same demographics that undermine things here in the U.S. -- probably even more so.
  • 1/11/2010
    What can go wrong with the liver, how doctors test for it, and what you can do about it. Also, an examination of the gallbladder and biliary tree in detail, fully explaining why, despite doctors' love of the procedure, the gallbladder rarely needs to be removed.
  • 12/21/2009
    An exploration of the anatomy and physiology of the liver in detail from a natural health perspective, concluding with a discussion of how the body regulates cholesterol and why statin drugs may not be all that doctors promote.
  • 12/7/2009
    We explore the anatomy and physiology of the pancreas and how it participates in the digestive process. In addition, we explore how abuse of this commonly ignored organ (through poor diet, inadequate supplementation, and lack of regular cleansing) can lead to serious -- even fatal -- health problems.
  • 11/23/2009
    Whereas fear of the swine flu was the dominant issue in the spring and early summer, fear of government response to swine flu is now the dominant issue. And much of this can be attributed to exaggerations and misstatements on all sides.
  • 11/9/2009
    We now explore how what we've learned about the anatomy and physiology of the stomach translates into problems that can occur, including peptic ulcers, acid reflux, mineral absorption, B12 absorption, incomplete digestion, and weight gain - and how to deal with those problems.
  • 10/26/2009
    We conclude our exploration of the anatomy and physiology of the stomach from a natural health perspective and examine the three phases of stomach digestion. In the process, we return to our comparison of the digestive systems of carnivores, omnivores, frugivores, and humans to get a better handle on what we were designed to eat.
  • 10/12/2009
    In Part 1 of our series on the digestive system, we explored the process whereby food enters the stomach through the mouth and esophagus. We now pick up the process as the food arrives in the stomach.
  • 9/28/2009
    Over the course of the next half dozen or so newsletters, I'm going to walk you through the digestive system -- from the tip of your tongue to the outer edge of your rectum. This will help you understand the nature of diseases of the digestive tract (everything from excess gas to acid reflux, from peptic ulcers to irritable bowel syndrome) and how to treat them naturally by working with your body, not against it.
  • 9/14/2009
    Everyone produces up to 10,000 cancer cells every single day of their life as part of the normal metabolic process. Don't be frightened. Once you understand it, it's possible to work with your body to prevent those cells from ever taking root - or reverse them if they do.
  • 8/31/2009
    Jon explains why you should be very concerned about rumblings out of Washington and across the country to tax "fat foods" as a new source of revenue.
  • 8/17/2009
    Medical peer-reviewed journals are not the be-all and end-all when it comes to identifying which treatments work, and which ones don't. Learn how you have paid over $1.5 trillion dollars for treatments, drugs, and procedures - all flawed, and all promoted at one time in peer reviewed journals.
  • 8/3/2009
    The World Health Organization predicts that the H1N1 swine-flu virus could infect up to two billion people over the next two years, and the American government is projecting several hundred thousand deaths nationwide. Time to panic? Not at all, says Jon. Things aren't what they seem.
  • 7/20/2009
    The costs associated with health care are becoming impossible. The American model is headed for disaster, but so are all the European models, the Canadian model, and all models currently being proposed by Congress. Only a fundamental change in paradigm can allow the world to escape the coming disaster.
  • 7/6/2009
    This issue explores the virtues of green tea, while at the same time examining how governments in collusion with large drug companies quietly work in the background to deny you access to the supplements you want and need.
  • 6/22/2009
    We've all heard the expression, You can't see the forest for the trees. Its meaning is simple: if you look too closely at small details, you miss the big picture. And so it is when it comes to studies that explore the relationship between gum disease and various illnesses. When each study is viewed as a single tree, no one sees the forest. What specifically am I talking about? What is the trigger for today's newsletter?
  • 6/8/2009
    On May 27th, the American Cancer Society announced that 650,400 U.S. cancer deaths were avoided from the early 1990s through 2005. This is thrilling, exciting, and, oh yes, absolutely unsupported by the evidence at hand.
  • 5/25/2009
    The FDA, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, GlaxoSmithKlein, Donald Rumsfeld, and the U.S. Senate have all been involved in some very nasty, behind-the-scenes activities that are likely to have profound adverse effects on your health.
  • 5/11/2009
    The biggest damage from the swine flu outbreak may yet turn out to be that it is being used as an excuse by the FDA and FTC (and ultimately government agencies throughout the world) to come down on complementary health like a sledge hammer.
  • 4/27/2009
    Kudos to the medical establishment in honor of the things they are finally getting right. If only they could go all the way.
  • 4/13/2009
    Until the alternative health community learns to stop focusing exclusively on "big picture" issues such as Codex and Congressional bills and starts paying attention to the smaller things happening under the radar, the rights of everyone interested in optimized health will be steadily eroded.
  • 3/30/2009
    Is caffeine saint or sinner, miracle drug or prenatal nightmare? In truth, it's all of the above. The devil, as usual when it comes to natural substances, lies in the details.
  • 3/16/2009
    When evaluating the issue of raw foods, you need to consider the effect of cooking or not cooking on things such as: Pathogens, Beneficial bacteria, Nutrients, Enzymes, Denaturing of proteins, Digestibility and assimilation, Life force.
  • 3/2/2009
    The focus of this newsletter is on diseases that affect the bronchioles and alveoli. We're talking about COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, flu, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary embolisms.
  • 2/16/2009
    In this issue, we discuss the physiology, or functioning, of the respiratory system, what can go wrong with those functions, and what natural alternatives exist to correct them.
  • 2/2/2009
    We examine the anatomy of the respiratory system and learn about its two primary functions. First, it is an exchange system – swapping out carbon dioxide for oxygen. Second, it is instrumental in maintaining the acid/alkaline pH balance in your body.
  • 1/19/2009
    A study by the Voice of Young Science (VoYS) found that there is little or no proof that detoxing products work, except to part people from their cash. Jon's study of the VoYS study, on the other hand, found it to be mostly nonsense and nonsequitur.
  • 1/5/2009
    The only thing that stands in the way of government initiatives throughout the world designed to crush the alternative health industry is public outcry. For the most part, the signs are not encouraging.
  • 12/22/2008
    The only way that health care can survive -- the only way you can survive -- is if you take back control of your health and start doing those things that allow your body to stay healthy without the need for health care. Or to put it another way, the only way to save health care is to stop using it.
  • 12/8/2008
    The American Cancer Society released a report showing that cancer rates and cancer deaths declined in the latest census, which covers the years 1975 to 2005. But all is not as it seems.
  • 11/24/2008
    What is it about vitamin E that seems to bring out the worst in medical researchers? Once again, I find myself compelled to defend it -- for the umpteenth time. There have been three studies in the last month alone “proving” that vitamin E offers no health benefits. They're seriously flawed, of course.
  • 11/10/2008
    In our last newsletter, we talked about what probiotics are and what the benefits of supplementation might be. In this issue, we conclude our examination of probiotics by exploring: when not to supplement, why probiotic strains matter, how to choose a supplement, and how to maximize the benefits.
  • 10/27/2008
    In Part 1 of the series, we'll explore exactly what probiotics are and what benefits you can expect from supplementation.
  • 10/13/2008
    A recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health concluded that 55% of deaths from all causes (44% of deaths from cancer and 72% of deaths from heart disease) could be avoided if people never smoked, engaged in regular physical activity, avoided becoming overweight, and ate a healthy diet.
  • 9/29/2008
    This month, the Corn Refiners Association launched a series of television ads to "make-over" the image of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The ads are priceless in their misrepresentation of facts and in their total lack of respect for the intelligence of the viewing public -- although experience says they are, nevertheless, likely to win over large numbers of people.
  • 9/15/2008
    A series of new studies just announced major breakthroughs in brain cancer, pancreatic cancer, and prostate cancer. If you were to believe the media, it would appear that we're finally seeing the long-promised light at the end of the tunnel in the war on cancer. Ah, if only that were true.
  • 9/1/2008
    Allergies, food intolerances, aminoacidemia, and intestinal toxemia are all problems that can accompany protein supplementation. They are also all factors to consider when choosing a protein supplement. The bottom line is that choosing the right protein supplement is not necessarily as simple as comparing product labels in a store.
  • 8/18/2008
    Many people think that the usability of protein is a question of animal versus vegetable. In fact, that's one of the least important determiners when it comes to protein usability.
  • 8/4/2008
    There are a number of questions that need to be addressed when you're thinking about what protein to supplement with such as bioavailability, speed of uptake, the size of the protein molecule, allergies, etc.
  • 7/21/2008
    There is great failure in health care today -- and, as a result of that failure, great pain and unnecessary suffering. There is much that modern medicine has to apologize for. And if doctors ever truly want to be the all around healers they claim to be, they will have to change some fundamental paradigms.
  • 7/7/2008
    In this issue of the newsletter, we examine some of medicine's greatest achievements and see how they stack up when viewed with a skeptical eye.
  • 6/23/2008
    For years, the FDA has marched arm in arm with the American Dental Association and unflinchingly maintained the joint position that mercury fillings are perfectly safe, despite ever increasing evidence to the contrary. But on June 3rd, they finally broke ranks.
  • 6/9/2008
    On April 17th, GlaxoSmithKline submitted a citizen petition to the Food and Drug Administration asking them to prohibit claims associated with any dietary supplements that promote a connection weight loss unless those supplements are pre-approved by the FDA. The impact of this petition goes FAR beyond the immediate issue and could ultimately affect your ability to intelligently purchase every single health and nutrition product on the market!
  • 5/26/2008
    When it comes to supplements, as with CAM visits, North Americans (and the US in particular) are more daring than the rest of the world, and Europeans in particular. But governments throughout the world are trying to narrow that gap by removing the few options we have left.
  • 5/12/2008
    Blood transfusions have been used as a standard medical procedure for over 100 years. And now it turns out they may be responsible for many millions of unnecessary deaths worldwide during that time. How could this be?
  • 4/28/2008
    Alcohol, consumed even in small amounts, may significantly increase the risk of breast cancer -- particularly estrogen-receptor/progesterone-receptor positive breast cancer. Further, studies reveal that there may be an association between breast cancer risk and two genes (ADH1B and ADH1C) involved in alcohol metabolism.
  • 4/14/2008
    If you are to believe what the media has been saying over the last couple of weeks, there are no health benefits to drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Drinking water or cola are pretty much the same thing. And dehydration is a myth.
  • 3/31/2008
    On average, in the United States, children are now required to receive some 33 doses of 9 different vaccines in order to attend school. I'm not saying vaccines should be eliminated (besides, that's not going to happen anyway) -- just that we should use a lot more discrimination than we are at the moment in their application.
  • 3/17/2008
    The prevalence of pharmaceuticals in drinking water is nothing new. Their presence was first identified in a 1999-2000 U.S. Geological Survey that found pharmaceutical drugs, along with hormones and other organic contaminants in over one hundred streams in some thirty states.
  • 3/3/2008
    The World Health Organization estimates that there are nearly half a million new cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis each year, and 110,000 people a year are dying from this form of TB.
  • 2/18/2008
    In 2005, UCLA researchers showed that advanced heart failure patients with diabetes who were treated with insulin faced a mortality rate four times higher than heart failure patients with diabetes treated with oral medications.
  • 2/4/2008
    Tests, conducted by the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, in Piscataway NJ, found that there was so much mercury in tuna and swordfish in 20 Manhattan restaurants and stores that eating just six pieces of sushi a week would exceed acceptable levels set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • 1/21/2008
    When it comes to the immune system, more is not always better. Improving the strength of the immune system comes at a cost. Optimizing the immune system, then, comes down to "cost benefit analysis."
  • 1/7/2008
    Although 96% of doctors surveyed "agreed that physicians should report impaired or incompetent colleagues to relevant authorities, 45% of respondents who encountered such colleagues had not reported them.
  • 12/17/2007
    How can any health-care system survive up to half its population living for 20--30 years with severe diabetes (as predicted by the CDC), let alone the other half suffering from cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, and MS? There isn't enough money in the world to cover it.
  • 12/3/2007
    Recent research has discovered that lack of sleep can more than double your risk of death from cardiovascular disease. It also shows that people who sleep 8 hours or more are also more than twice as likely to die, but from non-cardiovascular diseases. Both too little and too much sleep are unhealthy.
  • 11/19/2007
    Last issue we covered all of the positive studies on whole grains that indicate that they may help prevent heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. But, as I indicated at that time, these conclusions are a bit too simplistic. In this issue, we'll dig deeper than the studies and the mainstream press did.
  • 11/5/2007
    Are whole grains really better? There's more to the story than meets the eye. Unfortunately, all of the studies so far focus on single issues such as "whole grains and cancer" or "whole grains and heart disease." Where are the studies that focus on "whole grains and overall health?" The results might surprise.
  • 10/9/2007
    very second of every day your body relies on soluble major and trace mineral ions to conduct and generate billions of tiny electrical impulses. Without these impulses, not a single muscle, including your heart, would be able to function.
  • 10/8/2007
    As long as government regulators in the US, Europe, and Canada approve aspartame, sucralose, and high fructose corn syrup as alternative sweeteners and refuse to allow stevia to be used, they will have no credibility among thinking people.
  • 9/23/2007
    There is a selective role for natural supplements of all kinds as you move through the pregnancy process -- preparing to get pregnant, getting pregnant, while pregnant, while breastfeeding, for infants, and for children up to about the age of 14.
  • 9/10/2007
    In this issue of the newsletter, we wrap up our series on the cardiovascular system as we explore blood types and blood tests.
  • 8/27/2007
    In this issue, we examine the composition of blood and how that determines its functionality.
  • 8/13/2007
    You might think that it makes sense to first explore what blood is made of before we explore what it does, but, in fact, the opposite is true. By first understanding the roles blood plays in our bodies, it's much easier to understand "why" blood is made the way it is.
  • 7/30/2007
    According to the results of the study conducted out of the University of Cardiff in the UK and as promoted in media throughout the world, drinking a pint of milk a day may protect men against diabetes and heart disease. As if!
  • 7/16/2007
    If you have high blood pressure, blood clots, or atherosclerosis, it's imperative that you fully understand how that happened, the physiological consequences of any medical treatments, and any viable alternatives that might be available to you.
  • 7/2/2007
    How your doctor unravels the secrets of your heart when you visit his/her office. A basic understanding of heart diagnostics so you are not totally at the mercy of the medical mystique when the results of your next physical are pronounced.
  • 6/18/2007
    In the last newsletter, we worked through the anatomy of the heart. We now explore those things that can wrong with the heart, the medical treatments commonly used to handle those conditions, and what you can do to change the equation.
  • 6/4/2007
    By looking at the basic anatomy and physiology of the heart from a doctor's perspective, we gain a unique privilege. We get to evaluate that perspective. Once we understand the underlying basis of medical treatments used to correct heart problems, we can make informed decisions as to which of those treatments and medications actually make sense for us...and, more importantly, what alternatives might actually work better. So with that in mind, let's take a look at the human heart.
  • 5/21/2007
    The answer to weight control comes down to two key points (points quite familiar to anyone who has read Lessons from the Miracle Doctors). (1) Don't look for magic bullets. (2) Do everything, and do it all at once. We're talking lifestyle change, not just diet change.
  • 5/7/2007
    Back in 2005, Jon Barron developed a bestselling formula which incorporated some extraordinary new research on natural pain relievers. In this issue, Jon tells the story of how and why he modified that formula
  • 4/23/2007
    Prescription antidepressants should not be the first thing you reach for when you're depressed. They are definitely an option, but they should be your last choice, when nothing else works.
  • 4/9/2007
    The only way that healthcare can survive -- the only way you can survive -- is if you take back control of your health and start doing those things that allow your body to stay health. In other words, the only way to save healthcare is to stop using it and return to the Baseline of Health®.
  • 3/26/2007
    The Baseline of Health(R) program can actually eliminate the causes of many diseases -- even if we don't know exactly what those causes are!
  • 3/12/2007
    Everything you want to know about stomach acid -- stomach acid and digestion, too much stomach acid, too little stomach acid, stomach acid and proteolytic enzymes, and stomach acid and probiotics.
  • humans need exercise
    2/26/2007
    It's not my purpose in this newsletter to teach you how to exercise -- there are many books, DVDs, and websites that teach you how to do that -- but rather, to explain to you why you need to exercise and why you need to commit to multiple forms of exercise.
  • 2/12/2007
    Multiple sclerosis is one of those diseases that responds extraordinarily well to the Baseline of Health® program, but it is not unique.
  • 1/15/2007
    Testimonials from 5th Worldwide Liver Detox and Today's Health and Wellness test of Essential Relief(TM)
  • 1/1/2007
    According to a study published in Nature, when it comes to losing weight, the bacteria that we used to call "good" (L. acidophilus, L. salvarius, L. bulgaricus, L. plantarum, etc) are "bad." And bacteria that we used to think of as "bad" are now "good".
  • 12/4/2006
    Well, it looks like Alzheimer's is set to become our next big medical terror.
  • 11/20/2006
    Observations on breast cancer
  • 11/6/2006
    Crohn's is one of a whole range of intestinal disorders that stem from similar causes. These include ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, spastic colon, polyps, fistulas, and colon cancer, etc.
  • 10/23/2006
    Let's discuss the ingredients used in the Colon Detoxifier formula -- what they are and what they do.
  • 10/9/2006
    On September 26th, the NYC Health Department proposed a phase-out of trans fatty acids from all New York City Restaurants.
  • 9/25/2006
    Short commentary on nine breaking stories: Spinach, Rogue Rice, The Diabetes Pill, Autism Aging and Sperm, Intersex Fish, A New Treatment for Cancer, FDA Approves Viruses on Your Food, Childhood Obesity, and Calcium.
  • 9/11/2006
    Jon explores the effectiveness of Medical Care spending, by looking a little deeper.
  • 8/14/2006
    Explore the world of the FDA and learn how to take responsibility for own own health.
  • 7/31/2006
    Learn how to choose and balance salt in your diet.
  • 7/17/2006
    Healthy habits to boost your lymph system and keep a well protected whole body system.
  • 7/3/2006
    Understanding toxins in our environment and pointers on how to detoxify our bodies.
  • 6/19/2006
    Exploring the results of a case study on Cancer and the Immune System, Jon takes a deeper look at what this study proves.
  • 6/5/2006
    Topics covered in this segment include; Aneurysms, Vegan capsules, Digestive Enzymes, Amalgam Fillings, Juicing, Magnetic Polarity, Rebounders, Probiotics, Progesterone Creme and Candida.
  • 5/22/2006
    A detailed description of the clinical studies which proved that this formula could drop blood sugar numbers by an average 54 points - approximately double than what was seen with other all natural alternatives.
  • 5/8/2006
    In this newsletter, Jon gives us an opportunity to understand the value of maintaining optimum testosterone balance - in both men AND women.
  • 4/24/2006
    Take an alternative look at understanding and managing allergies.
  • 4/21/2006
    This newsletter covers the harsh reality we face with the medical establishment, the FDA and the Pharmaceutical industry, keeping our current system in place.
  • 4/10/2006
    With all of the decisions we make every day -- work, family, relationships, household, finances -- what we eat should not be one of the most difficult. I know we all have the best of intentions when it comes to eating healthy, but with diet trends, genetically modified foods, irradiation, conflicting studies, and clever marketing, the choice of what to eat has become mind numbing. Some choices just sound so contrary that it's hard to know what's a good diet choice and what's just a good news stories. For instance:
  • 4/10/2006
    Learn more about the new trend of functional foods and how to distinguish between what's truly a functional and what's not.
  • 3/27/2006
    Jon provides an honest look at the super bacteria lurking in our environment and teaches us how to keep a healthy immune system to ward off viruses and infections.
  • 2/27/2006
    The significance of Echinacea and how to use it effectively.
  • 2/13/2006
    Is the addition of Fluoride in our water really safe and what we can do about it.
  • 1/30/2006
    Understand the direct correlation between the mind and the body by looking at how the whole body works together as a system.
  • 1/16/2006
    Understand the real issues with red meat and it's correlation to Diabetes, with a quick look at how grocery stores play a role in our buying patterns.
  • 1/2/2006
    Could there really be a direct relationship between the male brain and his private parts? In this newsletter, Jon also shares a quick and effective intestinal detox program.
  • 12/19/2005
    Topics include; The FDA says no to raw milk, Fiber fails the test - or does it?, and Bird Flu - how not to run around like a chicken with your head cut off.
  • 12/5/2005
    This newsletter takes a solid look at why antibiotics are failing us and how natural substances can avoid the problem.
  • 11/21/2005
    A special report by Michael Pedersen on understanding our basic need to drink clean, healthy water, a look at what actually is healthy water, and why we need it?
  • 11/7/2005
    This report goes into full detail about the importance of intestinal and liver detoxification, especially after the Holiday season.
  • 10/10/2005
    Explore the many benefits of drinking green tea for your health.
  • 9/26/2005
    Understand the reality of Bird Flu and find out what you can do to prepare yourself.
  • 9/12/2005
    Conflicting studies don't prove supplements good or bad, but Jon helps us determine what's right for ourselves.
  • 8/29/2005
    This newsletter will help to explain chronic joint pain and how to prevent further degradation of your joint tissue, naturally.
  • 8/15/2005
    Topics include: The 'Dangers' of herbs, Managing Allergies Naturally, Magnets, Chlorine in Swimming Pools, the Safety of using Microwave Ovens, Is Aspirin Safe and Gout Management.
  • 8/1/2005
    Using Echinacea to boost the immune system and a hard look at the studies that are being published
  • 7/18/2005
    A look at how antidepressants work, why we get depressed and what can be done with natural supplementation.
  • 7/4/2005
    A new study done on fatty acids sheds some light on the occurance of heart attacks.
  • 6/20/2005
    Now they say drinking milk can cause weight loss? Jon takes a look at who is delivering this statement and what's really in our dairy products.
  • 6/6/2005
    An honest look at Chemotherapy - what it is, what it does and what it doesn't do - to help heal catastrophic illness.
  • 5/23/2005
    Public hysteria over water sends many to find out the truth about what's in our water and what can be done about it.
  • 5/9/2005
    Jon takes a look at why we get fat, what we can do about it and reviews the conflicting statements being made about the health of overweight people in the US.
  • 4/25/2005
    Headlines on Ephedra clarified, and the reasons for taking supplements explored.
  • 4/11/2005
    In part 2 of this series, Jon helps us to understand the importance of energy by; explaining the fundamentals, energizing water, making water wetter, raising pH levels, carrying frequencies, Homeopathy and the laying of hands.
  • 3/28/2005
    This newsletter walks you through the fundamentals of understanding the nature of all healing energies.
  • 3/14/2005
    Vitamin E supplementation is still safe, Vioxx is back in the news and Codex explained...what are the studies really saying?
  • 2/28/2005
    Jon first revisits the studies being published on Vitamin E and then goes in to caloric restriction, how it extends life, the role insulin plays in the aging process and what we can do about it.
  • 2/14/2005
    Part 4 of this series touches base on; unbinding testosterone, the human growth hormone, DHEA supplementation, melatonin and the cautions that we need to be aware of.
  • 1/31/2005
    Part 3 of this series includes; cellular aging and turning back the clock, understanding the fundamentals of aging, the Hayflick limit and how to reverse the signs of aging.
  • 1/17/2005
    Part 2 of this series includes; the purpose of aging and the things we do to ourselves that cause aging and sometimes even premature aging.
  • 1/3/2005
    Part 1 of this series covers a detailed review on the nature of aging, beginning with a brief look at the recent surveys being conducted over the pharmaceutical industry.
  • 12/20/2004
    Jon reveals the truth about Celebrex, Strattera, Ritalin and sheds some light on ADD and ADHD, with regards to natural alternatives
  • 12/6/2004
    Our exposure to toxic chemicals in the industrialized world is unprecedented in human evolution, but Jon walks us down a path of awareness to help keep control of our health.
  • 11/8/2004
    Jon reveals the truth about the recent case against Vitamin E and the increased risk of death.
  • 11/8/2004
    First, Jon briefly reviews the current Vioxx scandal, and then goes into the main topic Colon Cancer, covering what causes Colon Cancer and what you can do about it.
  • 10/25/2004
    In part 2 of this series, Jon describes how immune boosters work and how pathogen destroyers "free up" immune function by directly destroying pathogens in the body that would otherwise "occupy the attention" of your immune system.
  • 10/11/2004
    In part 1 of this series on the Immune System, Jon reviews what we should understand in order to keep optimum immune levels, from colon health to exercise and positive thinking.
  • 9/27/2004
    Understand why supplementing with Antioxidants should be an essential part of any daily health program.
  • 9/13/2004
    In this newsletter, Jon gives us a good strong look at what the FDA and current studies are proving with regards to Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
  • 8/30/2004
    Part 2 of Designing a Superfood goes into a full detailed report on all herbs used and the amazing benefits of using this formula.
  • 8/16/2004
    Part 1 in this series, reviews what a superfood is and is not, what is unique about quality superfood formulas and creating a formula that has significant results.
  • 8/2/2004
    This newsletter covers the harsh reality we face with the medical establishment, the FDA and the Pharmaceutical industry, keeping our current system in place.
  • 7/19/2004
    Jon gives us an opportunity to look at the good, the bad and the ugly issues associated with the FDA and government regulators.
  • 6/21/2004
    In order to truly understand the modern medical paradigm we'd have to take a look at the medical fraternity that exists within it. Jon gives us a solid look at both in this powerful newsletter.
  • 6/7/2004
    Jon's list of 'non-Jon-Barron' essential supplements and what to look for; Colostrum, CoQ10, Carnosine, Homocysteine Formula, Flax Seed/Fish Oil, Vitamin E, Multivitamin, Prostate Formula and Aloe Vera.
  • 5/24/2004
    Cholesterol is not a fat, but rather a soft, waxy, "fat-like" substance that circulates in the bloodstream. It is vital to life and is found in all cell membranes. It is necessary for the production of bile acids and steroid hormones and Vitamin D. Find out why cholesterol is not what you think it is in terms of cardiovascular health.
  • 5/10/2004
    Answers to the many frequently asked questions about Catalyst Altered Trace Minerals(TM); how to use them, definitions, a brief review on toxic elements and pH descriptions.
  • 4/12/2004
    Chlamydia pneumonia is back in the news - what they are saying and what can be done about it.
  • 3/29/2004
    Here you will find the list of ingredients for Baseline Nutritionals® Ultimate Antioxidant™ and their properties, along with other suggestions for non-Jon-Barron antioxidants.
  • 3/15/2004
    In the first part of this series, Jon talks about free radicals, the story behind antioxidants and reviews the many benefits of taking them.
  • 3/1/2004
    Topics include: Dysbiosis, why use Metal Magic(TM) and how Proteolytic enzymes have shown a reduction in dental plaque
  • 2/16/2004
    Making sense of grains, barley, and taking a look at the difference with Activated Barley.
  • 2/2/2004
    Here Jon takes a look at the lack of balance in our diets, unhealthy substitute foods and understanding that not all carbohydrates are bad.
  • 1/19/2004
    With this newsletter you will understand the energy behind the new 'low carb craze', the truth about it and what you can do if you want to manage your carbohydrate intake.
  • 1/5/2004
    Understand why the FDA put a ban on Ephedra and prevention tips for boosting your immune system, especially when dealing with the flu.
  • 12/17/2003
    Jon takes the time to answer a few questions about proteolytic enzymes; sleeping better, prevention of blood clots and offers suggestions for taking digestive and proteolytic enzymes.
  • 12/8/2003
    The real truth about echinacea and it's effect on shortening the duration or decreasing the severity of upper respiratory tract infections - unlike what the media is telling us
  • 11/24/2003
    Part 3 of this series talks mainly about the profound benefits of supplementing with a dedicated proteolytic formula.
  • 11/10/2003
    Part 2 of this series, goes into detail about enzyme activity, protease, pH ranges and how to use an enzyme formula.
  • 10/13/2003
    In this newsletter Jon looks at a study which findings believed to be the first of their kind in the United States that found a link between antibiotics, allergies and asthma in children.
  • 9/15/2003
    A detailed look at Insulin Potentiation Therapy, the concept, the role that insulin plays in the process, what this means in terms of cancer and it's side effects.
  • 8/18/2003
    In this issue we'll look at a number of the other herbs that are likely to be found in a blood cleansing formula and why they are so important.
  • 8/18/2003
    Here Jon gives us a generic description of the process involved in getting oils out of seeds and onto your grocer's shelves.
  • 8/4/2003
    This newsletter takes a strong look at the herb Chaparral, it's significance and political reasons behind why it's so difficult to take back control of our own health.
  • 7/21/2003
    Jon takes a look at the huge furor over a new bill called the "Dietary Supplement Safety Act" that has been introduced, what does it mean and why this is happening.
  • 7/7/2003
    A look at some of the most frequent questions Jon gets concerning calcium; topics include osteoporosis, getting enough calcium in our diets, hormone replacement, supplementing with calcium and coral calcium.
  • 6/16/2003
    Jon comments on the increasing rates of Diabetes, in both children and adults.
  • 6/2/2003
    In this newsletter, Jon covers the many ways to turn back the clock on selected aspects of aging, including topics such as L-carnosine, Human Growth Hormone and DHEA.
  • 5/19/2003
    Topics include; The Baseline of Health(R) Foundation and the most significant anti-aging discovery in medical history
  • 5/5/2003
    Here you will find a short background on Kava Kava, review it's safety, significance and studies that are being made available to the public.
  • 4/7/2003
    Jon covers a few topics in this newsletter, read further to find informaion on food irradiation, consuming dairy and genetic engineering.
  • 3/17/2003
    Jon comments on the future problems with genetic engineering and a disturbing look at food irradiation
  • 3/3/2003
    Jon talks about our rights to have access to supplements and herbs, how it is under assault on three different fronts, and with frightening implications.
  • 2/17/2003
    A look at the studies investigating the effects of dietary fats on the development of Alzheimer's disease.updated
  • 2/3/2003
    Topics include; Vitamin A, Eczema, and Lyme Disease.
  • 1/20/2003
    Take a look at what our skin really does for us and understand why our skin is named as our largest organ in the entire body
  • 1/6/2003
    A piece of me is very uncomfortable writing this report – not wanting to give the problem more power than it warrants, and truly, at the moment, it warrants very little. At the present time, your chances of getting anthrax or smallpox from a terrorist are not very significant. On the other hand, if you happen to be one of the unfortunate ones – or if the scale of the threat should increase dramatically, then you need to know how to protect yourself if, for some reason, medical treatment was not readily available. Let's deal with the two issues separately.
  • Calcium D-Glucarate, A Natural Cancer Alternative | Alternative Cancer Therapies Newsletter
    12/16/2002
    By supplementing the diet with D-Glucarate, we can block glucuronidase activity, and the body can rid itself of carcinogens, thus inhibiting the onset of many forms of cancer, including lung, breast, prostate, and colon.
  • 12/2/2002
    In this issue, we wrap up our discussion of the ingredients in the immune boosting tincture.
  • 11/18/2002
    Suma has been used as a medicinal herb by rainforest Indians for hundreds of years, Jon comments on why he uses them in his formulations.
  • 11/4/2002
    In this newsletter, Jon reviews our bodies' need for water, the bioavailability of water and instructions for magnetizing water.
  • 11/4/2002
    Many people who use our immune boosting formula express amazement at all of the things it can do, here you are welcome review those items.
  • Flaxseed Oil for Prostate Cancer
    10/21/2002
    This newsletter reviews the true story on flax seed and alpha-linonenic acid presenting health risks.
  • 10/7/2002
    This is a testimonial about a little girl who suffered from urinary tract infections and found relief from alternative resources.
  • 9/9/2002
    Take a quick look at Jon's experience with his sugar/lipid metabolic formula.
  • 9/2/2002
    An exploration of Jon's new sugar metabolic enhancement formula and why it is designed for anyone with cholesterol problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, or for people who just plain don't watch their diets.
  • 9/2/2002
    Sue Ellen's testimonial on overcoming MS with the Baseline of Health(R) Program.
  • 8/5/2002
    The focus of this newsletter is Jon's detailed description of the Baseline of Health® liver and gallbladder flush.
  • 7/22/2002
    Topics include: ulcerative colitis, gout, car accident recovery, Rhinitis and the urban myths of DMSO.
  • 7/8/2002
    This newsletter looks at two articles released in the June issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association on links between vitamin intake and disease.
  • 7/1/2002
    Listen to Jon's talk on cancer, a session that many people in the health industry are now calling the most "definitive explanation of the disease" in the world today.
  • 6/24/2002
    Invariably, once people are exposed to the Baseline of Health(R) program, they begin to notice that each formula seems to produce multiple "miracles", here Jon reviews their experiences and why these 'miracles' are occuring.