Newsletter Archive - 2009

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!

  • 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.