Newsletter Archive

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!

  • 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.