• 7/22/2017
    If my doctor tells me I need to be on daily aspirin and/or PPIs, what choice do I have?
  • The Art of Reading Tongues For Health | Natural Health Blog
    July 19th is Stick Out Your Tongue Day!  Let's celebrate by taking a closer look at the tongue from the standpoint of health. Learn the art of reading tongues. 
  • Why Food Allergies Rising | Natural Health Blog
    In the 1990s, food allergies were a fairly unusual occurrence. Today, millions of people suffer, and for some, the reaction may be life threatening.  Find out why and what you can do...
  • Fiber to Prevent Knee Osteoarthritis | Natural Health Blog
    New research shows that you have more control over the eventual fate of your knees, and the key may be in increasing your dietary fiber.
  • Unemployment & Stroke Risk | Heart Health Blog
    When you become unemployed, there is typically quite a bit of stress involved. As if all of that isn’t bad enough, there is new research that suggests a lack of employment may go hand in hand with a spike in your risk of having a stroke.
  • Eight Natural Ways To Ease Allergies | Health Blog
    Spring is Coming! Read on to learn eight natural tricks for easing your allergy symptoms and enjoy your spring much more.
  • When Medications & Supplements Expire | Health Blog
    Do those expiration dates stamped on your meds really mean anything? Does it matter if your pill is a few months or a few years past its prime? And if it turns out that all your old medications should be tossed, exactly how should you dispose of them?
  • Bromelain Proteolytic Enzyme For Allergies | Natural Health Blog
    With an estimated 30 percent of the population suffering from nasal allergies, you may very well be among them and searching for a non-pharmaceutical way to get some relief. Whether you deal with seasonal allergies and are dreading the upcoming hay fever season or allergies are an all-year-round misery for you, any hope for resolving your sniffling, sneezing, watery eyes, scratchy throat, stuffy nose, headaches, and other awful symptoms sounds like a dream come true.
  • New Food Allergies Develop in Adults
    Many think of allergies as a youth-onset condition, most of us hardly expect to suddenly become allergic to foods we’ve enjoyed our entire lives on our 30th or 60th birthday. But adult-onset allergies occur with more frequency than you might expect.
  • Lemon Juice Health Benefits
    Lemon water offers a good source of refreshment and hydration first thing in the morning. Fresh lemon juice aids in digestion, hydration, body alkalinity, nutrient absorption, and so much more!
  • Meds linked to Heart Attacks | Health Blog
    New research suggests that heartburn medications such as Prevacid, Nexium, and Prilosec may be linked to heart attacks.
  • Nasal Flushing & Proteolytic Enzymes, A Natural Alternative | Health Blog
    At least a third of allergy sufferers aren't satisfied with the medication they take because they aren't getting enough relief. As an alternative, nasal irrigation is, in many cases, better, faster, cheaper and safer.
  • 8/4/2014
    Discover how digestive enzymes can provide relief from digestive disorders and optimize your disease prevention. Learn which enzyme supplements work and why.
  • 7/21/2014
    Just about everything that makes us sick is either a protein or is protected by a protein and is therefore subject to control by proteolytic enzymes.
  • Digestive Enzymes, Proteolyic Enzymes, Systemic Enzymes
    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.
  • green Nettle herb
    Nettle herb, or Urtica dioica, is found in every single state in the US except Hawaii. While most consider it a pesky weed, others understand its true herbal value.
  • purple echinacea flower
    If ever there was a miracle herb, echincea would fit the bill. The history of this highly debated herb has its roots steeped in Native American culture. The interesting discovery of this herb, however, is a little less glamorous than its uses.
  • noni fruit on table
    You may have heard quite a lot about the noni fruit as it rose in popularity a few years ago. The claims that it was a magic cure-all certainly didn't hurt. But, how effective is this fruit, and can it do all that people claim? To answer this, first we need to take a look at the history of the noni.
  • barley plant
    For this week’s featured ingredient, we’re exploring the benefits of activated barley (AKA Aktivated Barley). Before we actually get into the details of Aktivated Barley, however, we need to look briefly at barley in general...
  • 10/10/2012
    Inflammation is actually a defense mechanism for the body. For injuries, it serves to bathe the injury in healing fluids and acts as a cushion to protect against further injury. However, if the inflammation is prolonged or out of control, it can cause destruction. This is what occurs in arthritis, where the inflammation actually causes the destruction of the joints. Chronic systemic inflammation is involved in a variety of conditions from neurological to degenerative conditions, and is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
  • 7/31/2012
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common autoimmune disease in which killer T-cells of the body's own immune system (most likely triggered by invading bacteria) reprogram themselves to attack joint cartilage, resulting in inflammation and joint destruction. The current treatment strategies of suppressing immunity and inflammation offer only limited success since they do not deal with the underlying causes. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, is more likely the result of wear and tear or low pH, but again, standard treatments involving pain killers and anti-inflammatories address only the symptoms, not the underlying causes. In both cases, the key to success is to address the underlying causes, which automatically improves the symptoms.
  • human jaw with healthy teeth
    More research is proving that dental health is an integral part of a healthy body. Understanding how fluoride, mercury fillings, and root canals affect your health is a key element.  The best information on dental health can be found in Jon Barron's book, under the chapter “Your Mouth is Killing You.”  If you have already read that chapter, enjoy some of the supplemental articles below.   Learn how to reduce plaque through proteolytic enzymes, avoid toxins, reverse periodontal disease, rebuild bone tissue, and use supplements to build healthy teeth:
  • q&a with jon barron
    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.
  • 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
    Enzymes are proteins that facilitate chemical reactions in living organisms. In fact, they are required for every single chemical action that takes place in your body. All of your tissues, muscles, bones, organs, and cells are run by enzymes.  Your digestive system, immune system, blood stream, liver, kidneys, spleen, and pancreas, as well as your ability to see, think, feel, and breathe, (in fact, the very functioning of each and every cell in your body) all depend on enzymes. All of the minerals and vitamins you eat and all of the hormones your body produces need enzymes in order to work properly. In fact, every single metabolic function in your body is governed by enzymes. Your stamina, your energy level, your ability to utilize vitamins and minerals, your immune system—all governed by enzymes.
  • 11/19/2011
    A recent study has found that those who regularly eat greater quantities of white fruits and vegetables are 52 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who eat only a little white produce.
  • 10/15/2011
    New research has found that even just "a little elevation" in blood pressure -- what previously was considered safe -- can increase your risk of stroke.
  • 8/27/2011
    Just because a food is labeled "gluten-free" on its packaging does not mean that it is actually gluten-free. There may in fact be a considerable amount of gluten in the product…more than enough to bring about the gastrointestinal difficulties that are the hallmark of the illness.
  • 7/2/2011
    Researchers have broken down some of the bacteria of the gut into three major enterotypes, or classifications. And every person's gut bacteria contains one of these three groups, but only one of these three groups. What this means, however, they don't yet know.  Read Jon's blog on classifying beneficial bacteria for digestive health and to prevent chronic illnesses of the digestive system.
  • 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.
  • 6/15/2010
    People with mood disorders experience worse depression in the presence of allergies. Learn more about allergy season and dietary supplements that may help to reduce allergy symptoms naturally.
  • 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.
  • 12/1/2009
    Studies have found that drinking 12 or more ounces of fruit juice daily leads to obesity, risk of diabetes and heart disease.
  • 11/14/2009
    A recent study found that those who helped clean up after the events of 9/11 had double the incidence of Acid Reflux (GERD) and other gastrointestinal diseases, than the general population four to five years after the event.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 7/16/2009
    A new study has confirmed that statin drugs cause structural damage to muscles with muscle damage continuing to progress even after patients stop taking the drugs.
  • 4/11/2009
    New research has found that the heart muscle regenerates at the rate of about 1% a year in early adulthood, slowing down over time so that by age 75, the heart cells renew at the rate of about .5% annually.
  • 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.
  • 2/26/2009
    A new study out of Taiwan has found that the nattokinase enzyme, which is derived from fermented soy, may help to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
  • 7/24/2008
    A new study has found a strong link between eating nuts when pregnant and having asthmatic children.
  • 4/26/2008
    A new study shows that high blood pressure may have even more to do with diet and how your body processes food than with genetics.
  • 3/20/2008
    A new study by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology confirms that pediatric allergies can significantly impair a child's daily functioning, academic achievement, and ability to sleep.
  • 3/4/2008
    The FDA just proposed that children ages 1-11 who suffer from heartburn should now take Nexium.
  • 2/28/2008
    Genetic testing is beginning to emerge as a viable medical option, and the opposing teams are lining up.
  • 7/10/2007
    DVT is an issue among not only airline travelers but potentially all those who sit immobile for extended periods of time according to the World Health Organization.
  • 5/24/2007
    Food allergies are not always triggered by food. They are often the result of a cumulative build up of other allergens in the body.
  • 5/23/2007
    If you find good quality yogurt and kefir that do more right than not, then they can be a useful addition to your diet but, regardless, they will not contain all of the essential strains of beneficial bacteria.
  • 4/16/2007
    Certainly, there are times it makes sense to remove tonsils and adenoids even though they are an integral part of the lymph/immune system. When they are removed, the body adapts and moves functions elsewhere; however, there are cases when natural alternatives are enough to relieve the problem.
  • 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®.
  • proteolytic enzymes in foods help with food allergies
     It is very common for people to automatically assume that a food allergy is directly triggered by food, however, this is not always the case.
  • 3/13/2007
    After my recent newsletter about the common myths of stomach acid, we have had a few people ask about how to test for low stomach acid.
  • 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.
  • 2/22/2007
    Lyme Disease is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacteria is particularly hard to kill, and the use of antibiotics, in most cases, only temporarily suppresses it -- allowing it to resurface with even greater intensity down the road.
  • 12/4/2006
    Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis patients are those patients who have been diagnosed as having rheumatoid arthritis but remain rheumatoid factor negative on their blood test.
  • 12/4/2006
    No one knows what causes interstitial cystitis. Because IC varies so much in symptoms and severity, most researchers believe that it may actually be several diseases.
  • 11/19/2006
    A news release earlier this week from the American Association for Cancer Research reports that new studies show that diet can provide protection against development of certain cancers.
  • 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.
  • 10/30/2006
    Currently, there are five HIV protease inhibitors approved by FDA for the treatment of HIV infection.
  • 10/21/2006
    Sciatica is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It is a non-specific term commonly used to describe pain that radiates from the butt on down through the back or side of the leg.
  • 10/11/2006
    I was recently diagnosed with a small hernia. The surgeon would like to do surgery. I was wondering what you would recommend I do to prepare my body for this surgery.
  • 10/10/2006
    Quick simple advice for someone who recently had quadruple bypass surgery and links to other reports.
  • 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.
  • 4/24/2006
    Take an alternative look at understanding and managing allergies.
  • 2/13/2006
    Is the addition of Fluoride in our water really safe and what we can do about it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 3/1/2004
    Topics include: Dysbiosis, why use Metal Magic(TM) and how Proteolytic enzymes have shown a reduction in dental plaque
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 3/12/2003
    Like clockwork, every few months I receive a number of questions on how to build the immune system. Usually, these questions split along three lines:
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