Podcasts

  • 4/29/2011
    The appeal of analyzing our language has always captivated scientists, but now it seems to have transferred to the less acceptable aspects of our language as well. In fact, the researchers from Keele University in Great Britain have recently released their second consecutive study on the subject of swear words.  Find out if swearing can ease pain in this podcast...
  • 4/15/2011
    The latest research indicates that the use of as little as one aspirin tablet a month may provide a significant decrease in pancreatic cancer risk, at least according to the results of a case-control study presented just a couple of weeks ago at the American Association of Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting.  When most people think of aspirin now, they no longer think of pain relief first; they think heart health. But the truth is that aspirin's heart associated benefits, although blindly accepted as fact, are not necessarily as "clean" as you have been led to believe.  Listen to Jon Barron's latest podcast covering this new study which explores the pro's and con's of taking aspirin and hear what Jon has to say about natural health remedies that are much healthier and safer for your body!
  • 4/1/2011
    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 or down into the water, and ultimately affect 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 radiation exposure -- from meat, dairy, water -- can still have health consequences, particularly for the vulnerable. In this Part II Podcast series on Japan's Nuclear Reactors, learn what you can do to protect yourself from nuclear fallout.
  • 3/18/2011
    In this segment, Jon Barron's health podcast discusses the recent Japanese nuclear incidents, which Jon points out are unlikely to have any significant health consequences outside of Japan. However low risk is not no risk – so Jon details how a natural detox program can provide a level of protection against radioactive fallout.  Listen for more information about radioactive elements, what you need to know about radioactive iodine, how to take Iodide if ever needed, how to avoid hypothyroidism, and what other natural health precautions you might want to take -- for yourself and your children -- if nuclear fallout from Japan ever becomes a health hazard in your area.
  • 3/4/2011
    Observational studies from an article in New York Magazine entitled "He's Just Not That Into Anyone," author Davy Rothbart cites plenty of anecdotal evidence to back up his contention that men are literally "losing it" to their online escapades. He cites numerous interviews with men who can no longer get stimulated by real women. The thing is, it isn't only in the area of sex that technology has moved into the territory of human intimacy, there already are pet robots in circulation as comfort toys in nursing homes and scientists currently are working on creating mechanical nurses.
  • 2/26/2011
    A recent study conducted by scientists at Harvard University proves that placebos can be effective treatment tools without having to deceive patients. Needless to say, if a harmless placebo can do the trick -- whether it's because of the power of positive thinking or the reassurance of carrying out a medical routine endorsed by a health care provider -- that is a better option than taking a prescription drug that may have you feeling worse than the original illness. 
  • 2/4/2011
    It's common knowledge that eating fish is good for your heart.  Studies now show that the way you prepare the fish you eat may actually be more important than the fish itself.  A new study, conducted by researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, found that those who live in America's "stroke belt" -- where the mortality rate from stroke is more than 10 percent higher than the rest of the country -- may face this increased risk at least partially because of their greater intake of fried fish.  What kinds of oils can you use to cook with?  Learn more with this natural health podcast on frying fish and heart health!
  • 1/21/2011
    Forward-thinking scientists in England at St. George's University of London are creating a method of STD testing.  This device, approximately the same size as a USB chip, is put into contact with the user's urine or saliva and then connected to a cell phone or computer.  If it is positive, the readout tells the user whether it they have contracted an STD, which one it is, and what to do for treatment.  Listen to this health podcast for more in depth information about protecting your sexual health with this new digital gadgetry!
  • 12/13/2010
    Studies show that the oldest child in a family typically scores higher on IQ tests than the children born after him or her. Each level down in birth order corresponds to diminishing IQ. In other words, the third-born scores lower than the second, the fourth-born lower than the third. Plus, the IQ-factor transfers over to academic aptitude. Learn more about birth order studies with this health podcast!
  • 12/3/2010
    A new study out of the United Kingdom has shown that loud background noise can actually affect the way we taste things, lessening our sensitivity to the flavor. Listen to this show and find out what you can do to protect your digestive health, especially if you dine out regularly.
  • 11/19/2010
    Action video games are actually proving to enhance decision-making abilities that carry over into real life. Learn about fascinating new ways to strengthen your mental health with this natural health podcast!
  • 11/5/2010
    Swedish massage has recently been shown to strengthen the immune system — just minutes after the very first session. Listen to this natural health podcast for more in-depth information about how to utilize massage for more than just relaxation.
  • 10/21/2010
    In this podcast, Jon Barron looks at both sides of the FDA issue when dealing with FDA's tactics. Learn what new restrictions are being reinforced within the natural health industry and how their approach, given their staff limitations and "influences," affects their decisions.
  • 10/8/2010
    According to a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 26% of the adult population eats vegetables - despite a ten year effort by the federal government to get Americans to eat more of them.  Listen to full health podcast of how this impacts our health as a nation...
  • 9/24/2010
    As obesity rates climb in Western cultures, so do the rates of those going under the knife to fight the fat, but with significant health side effects.   In this audio health podcast, learn why so many people are hastily electing for this surgery, as well as the risks associated with gastric bypass surgery.  Listen to why Jon prefers a systemic approach to natural weight loss.
  • 9/10/2010
    Research has shown that the color red can affect metabolism, respiration, and blood pressure and even improve sports performance in athletes. A recent study conducted by the American Psychological Association is teaching us something new about the color, something sexy.  Learn how this research correlates to the odds of you being healthy and living a long life, or one of the many who suffer from disease.
  • 8/13/2010
    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says we're using less high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). However, the problem is that while high fructose corn syrup consumption is down, overall sugar consumption grew to about 140 pounds per person per year in the U.S., a 20% jump since 1970.  Understand what sugars are healthy to eat in this health podcast.
  • 7/30/2010
    A study from the University of California at San Diego has found that July is the deadliest month for hospital errors.  Find out why this may be happening and what you can do to protect yourself with this health podcast!
  • 6/18/2010
    The FDA issued a warning to consumers that high doses or long-term use of proton pump inhibitors may increase the risk of fractures of the wrist, hip or spine. Proton inhibitors are drugs that suppress the secretion of stomach acid and are used in the treatment of peptic ulcers, acid reflux, frequent heartburn, and associated conditions. By suppressing the secretion of stomach acid, proton pump inhibitors reduce the body’s ability to absorb minerals. Stomach acid — specifically, hydrochloric acid (HCL) — plays a critical role in separating minerals from the foods that bind them. Unfortunately, dietary supplements don’t compensate for those lost minerals because low HCL levels allow the minerals to combine with other substances, and so they become more difficult for the body to absorb. Low HCL levels particularly inhibit the absorption of iron, zinc, and calcium, making deficiencies a highly likely outcome of long-term proton inhibitor use. Learn more about digestive health and natural alternatives for acid reflux with this health podcast.
  • 6/4/2010
    There are more than 600 chemicals in chocolate, and some of them influence the level of feel-good brain chemicals. Studies have shown that chocolate stimulates the release of dopamine, otherwise known as the "love" hormone, and serotonin, which eases pain. Listen to this health podcast for more information about the impact of chocolate on mood and the natural alternatives that are much healthier for you.

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