• 3/16/2012
    Do you think the upper class has the upper hand when it comes to manners and politeness? Studies show that's not necessarily the case. 
  • 3/15/2012
    Jon Barron guest stars in Joyce Riley's talk show, The Power Hour, and discusses the benefits of dietary supplements, overall nutrition and how it can affect a person's well-being, and the information found in Lessons From the Miracle Doctors. 
  • 2/29/2012
    Reducing sodium in your diet is important, but knowing what type of sodium to reduce in your diet is more important.  Find out in this podcast how refined salt sneaks into your foods and what other supplements you should be taking to reduce the damage of highly refined salt.
  • 1/20/2012
    Obesity statistics in the US convey a sad story:  more than two-thirds of all adults over the age of 20 now qualify as overweight or obese.  Yet, in spite of the endless array of available diet programs, products, and the constant media coverage highlighting the dangers of being overweight, we keep getting fatter and fatter, with obesity rates still on the climb. While many blame a willpower deficit for the failure of 95 percent of all diet attempts, a series of new studies has shed some light on a few other possible reasons that all the diet knowledge in the universe doesn't seem to be making a dent.
  • 1/6/2012
    For years Jon Barron and his wife Kristen have started the new year off with a full body detox to maintain good health and prevention of disease!  In this health podcast Jon discusses why it is so important to detox, why a full body detox is necessary for good health and provides details on how to perform a colon detox, kidney detox/gallbladder flush, and blood cleansing/liver detox.
  • 12/16/2011
    If you have taken an IQ test at some point in your life, whether at school or through an evaluation, the number you achieved way back when may not be the same number you would score today.  That's because IQs can change over the years, according to new research.  So instead of an IQ score being a benchmark of fixed intelligence that can be used as a predictor of success, it is really just a measurement of one "type" of intelligence at a randomly chosen point in time.
  • 12/2/2011
    Shelley Adler, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, trained in medical anthropology research, has written a book called Sleep Paralysis: Nightmares, Nocebos, and the Mind-Body Connection.1  She makes a strong case for the incredible power of our mind and beliefs…and how they can even lead to death.
  • 11/11/2011
    A recent obesity study out of Australia has concluded that when people lose weight, their metabolism automatically slows down and they experience hormonal changes that increase appetite. The researchers theorized that these changes, not portion size, the types of food eaten, or lack of exercise, etc., explain why most dieters so quickly gain back what they lost.  Or to put it in simpler terms; being overweight is not your fault. It's biology.
  • 10/28/2011
    A recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health, found that when men eat fatty, unhealthy food, their sperm lose the ability to move vigorously enough to make the journey all the way up the ovarian tube. A related study found that eating trans fats reduces sperm count. Added together, these facts seem to indicate that a junk food diet may lead men to male infertility.
  • 9/30/2011
    Pending legislation would force tobacco companies to attach very graphic warning labels, including disturbing images, to cigarette packages.
  • 9/16/2011
    By applying a tax to items like sugary drinks, greasy French fries, and foods such as cookies and doughnuts that have no nutritional value at all, the government would be making those foods more expensive and hopefully less appealing.
  • 9/2/2011
    It is the expected norm within the medical community that women -- especially those over 40 or with a family history of breast cancer -- should get their annual mammography without fail.  But how effective of a tool is it in actually saving lives? According to a recent study by an international team of researchers at various European institutions, the answer is that it's not especially effective.  Breast cancer screening was not shown to have a major impact on the reduction of breast cancer mortality in the recent past.  While the mortality rates from breast cancer have certainly gone down in most developed countries in the last two decades, it would seem that the lower numbers might not be attributable to mammography.
  • 8/19/2011
    A new study recently released by the University of California in San Francisco, suggests that the single biggest risk factor leading to Alzheimer's in the US is lack of exercise. Twenty-one percent of all instances of the disease, or 1.1 million cases, could be prevented if more people exercised regularly, according to the researchers.  Depression causes another 15 percent, says the study, smoking 11 percent, hypertension eight percent, obesity in midlife and low education each trigger seven percent, and diabetes correlates to three percent.
  • 8/5/2011
    Many scientists have long believed that a person's IQ is determined by their genes and therefore not subject to change.  But new research may prove that we can give our brains a workout that will actually improve our intelligence.  Listen to Jon's health podcast on how to obtain optimum brain function and mental health.
  • 7/22/2011
    Why is it that In the world of "scientific" medicine, deeply ingrained beliefs (e.g. flu shots, statin drugs, antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy, fluoridated water, and amalgam fillings) are seemingly beyond challenge -- no matter how much evidence you present to the contrary? 
  • 7/8/2011
    Most plastic wrap contains a substance called DEHA, which has properties similar to phthalates—those nasty components in BPA plastics. Like phthlates, DEHA acts as an endocrine disruptor in the body. Studies have linked it directly to liver tumors in mice, as well as to asthma in children and to a wide range of cancers. Listen to Jon Barron's health podcast to learn how to avoid these toxins that are so commonly in our plastic containers and take back control of your health!
  • 6/24/2011
    Do we have an unlimited potential supply of self-control, or is it truly possible to use it up and just run out after a while?  New research is suggesting that, in fact, we may all have a limited supply -- different for each person, of course.  When you exert a lot of self-control in one situation, you may have less available for later.  Therefore, at least according to the research, it might make sense to choose the times you use your self-control wisely, so you're not depleted at the wrong time.
  • 6/10/2011
    A recent study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shown that groups of neurons in the brain may actually go to sleep while the rest of the body is wide awake. It calls into question our whole concept of falling asleep, which is based on the idea that one minute you're awake, and the next you're sound asleep totally and completely.  This finding instead suggests that sleep comes when groupings of neurons in the brain synchronize and turn off at the same time.  But if that doesn't take place because you are not sleeping well or long enough, the neurons will turn off a few at a time -- leaving you awake but not fully functional.  Listen to Jon's health podcast where he reviews a new sleep study that gives us an intriguing look at how detrimental lack of sleep and exhaustion can be to your mental health!
  • 5/27/2011
    Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel recently reported that after following 820 adults over a 20-year period, it became clear that those who enjoyed good friendships at work had a significantly lower risk of dying from any cause.  The subjects came from a wide spectrum of industries, and the research controlled for factors that could influence mortality such as blood pressure, alcohol consumption, smoking habits, diet, pre-existing conditions, amount of exercise per week, and so on.
  • 5/13/2011
    "FAS is a speech disorder that causes a sudden change to speech so that a native speaker is perceived to speak with a ‘foreign" accent. The change can come about as a result of stroke, a bop on the head, brain injury, migraine headache, multiple sclerosis, or apparently, anesthesia.