Newsletter Archive – 2012

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!

Put That Fork Down at Night

Put That Fork Down at Night

While you may think it’s not such a big deal to eat a late dinner, according to new research, it could be taking a significant toll on your waistline.

Can Marijuana Make You Go Crazy?

Can Marijuana Make You Go Crazy?

Back in the 50s, public schools dissuaded students from experimenting with marijuana by saying it caused insanity. Are such reports a continuation of the anti-marijuana hype, or is there some validity to them?

Springtime Allergies on the Rise

Springtime Allergies on the Rise

You might be noticing that your allergies are worse than usual lately. If that’s the case, you are hardly alone. New research suggests that hay fever has been increasing in recent years.

Oil Pulling For Detoxing?

Oil Pulling For Detoxing?

Does Oil Pulling Detox The Body? I think the first time I became aware of oil pulling was back in 2004, when people began writing into the Foundation asking what I thought of the technique. Suddenly, this "ancient" technique was the latest in "detoxing" protocols...

Stalking Good Nutrition

Stalking Good Nutrition

If you are always looking for ways to improve your diet, you might want to give celery some serious consideration. April is National Fresh Celery Month, and we think this is a very worthwhile celebration.

Hot Tea and Cancer Risk

Hot Tea and Cancer Risk

New research suggests that, despite its health benefits, you need to keep an eye on the temperature of your tea because drinking it piping hot could be doing damage to your esophagus.

Mushrooms Help Protect Your Brain

Mushrooms Help Protect Your Brain

While there is no guarantee that we won’t experience cognitive decline, there are steps we can take that will reduce its likelihood. New research now suggests that one form of brain protection could come from mushrooms.

Pneumonia Vaccines

Pneumonia Vaccines

Did your doctor advise you (or even strong-arm you) to get a pneumonia vaccine? It’s more effective than flu shots, it’s harmless, and plus, one dose lasts forever. Right? Or is there another side to the story?

Do Face Masks Really Help?

Do Face Masks Really Help?

Wearing a face mask protects you from inhaling allergens and otherwise work as a shield against spreading and contracting flu and other infectious diseases. So, should you run to the drug store and buy a pack of 100 to protect yourself from all the sniffling people around you?

Showing Gratitude at Work is Good for You

Showing Gratitude at Work is Good for You

A new study found that both the people who show gratitude to those around them at work and the colleagues receiving that gratitude have better physical and mental health.

Exercise—Better Late than Never

Exercise—Better Late than Never

Good news!  It is not too late for you to begin exercising, even if you are well into middle age. New research suggests that you can live a longer life as long as you eventually become active.

Longevity Depends on Your Lifestyle

Longevity Depends on Your Lifestyle

Lots of people like to blame their families for every negative aspect of their health.  However, new research suggests we can’t play the blame game when it comes to our lifespan, because it actually has little to do with our genes.

The Flu Season: It’s Not Over

The Flu Season: It’s Not Over

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.

Showered in Bacteria

Showered in Bacteria

If you consider yourself to be a pretty good housekeeper, then you probably focus on cleaning your bathroom. But there is one part of the bathroom that you likely never think to clean, and according to new research, it may be literally raining germs on you.

Food Monitoring for Weight Loss Success

Food Monitoring for Weight Loss Success

Losing weight isn’t easy. However, according to new research, you might be able to achieve your weight loss goals using this method for just 15 minutes a day.

Snoring’s Health Dangers

Snoring’s Health Dangers

If you’re a woman, even if you’ve never been diagnosed with sleep apnea, your snoring could be unhealthy. In fact, new research suggests it could be problematic for your heart.

The Death of Sick Time

The Death of Sick Time

What’s up with people reporting to work sick? Don’t they get sick time off? As it turns out, not as much as you might think.

Sleep Versus Exercise

For many, physical activity is squeezed in either first thing in the morning or later at night. However, new research shows that it may cost us important slumber time.

Go Nuts If You Have Diabetes

Go Nuts If You Have Diabetes

It is essential for those with diabetes to base meals on lean sources of protein, beans, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Find out why you should add certain nuts to that list as well.

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