Saturday, March 16, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)A study shows that PCB contamination is a major factor that disrupts thyroid function and structure. PCB contamination remains rampant in the American food supply.
Friday, February 15, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)The path to better health and a longer life is get blood pressure under control naturally.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)The truth about antidepressants. Do they really help brain health? Know the risks.
Saturday, July 07, 2012 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)The immediate threat to the supplement industry appears to have eased, but it is crucial to continue to be alert, and take action if needed, to protect your right to have healthy, natural, and effective dietary supplements.
Monday, July 02, 2012 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)A new study shows that the widely prescribed statin cholesterol drugs cause fatigue and inability to exercise. The only thing shocking about this study was the statin-friendly commentary by some, downplaying the importance of fatigue as a side effect. I beg to differ. Energy is the backbone for sustaining life. The better your energetic conditioning and baseline energy level, the longer you will live. Any drug that interferes with energy production is dangerous, and its long-term use should be avoided. It will shorten your life. No science will ever contradict such a fundamental principle of health.
Friday, May 18, 2012 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)The New England Journal of Medicine has reported that the popular antibiotic azithromycin, often given as a five-day treatment regimen known as the Z-Pak, increases the risk of sudden cardiac death in adults by 250 percent or any cause of death by 200 percent. In 2011 U.S. doctors wrote 55. 3 million prescriptions for this antibiotic, with sales of $464.6 million.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Researchers from Canada and the U.S. have published a bombshell article on the commonly used SSRI antidepressants, concluding they do far more harm than good. Unfortunately, due to misleading and illegal marketing of these drugs over the past 15 years,10 percent of the U.S. population, a majority of whom were not being treated for depression, have been placed on these brain-injuring drugs.
Friday, May 11, 2012 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)It never ceases to amaze me how the most stunning conclusions by government officials can be watered down with political correctness to the point that virtually nobody pays attention to them. The following alternative headline would actually be blunt and truthful, while triggering massive and appropriate lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies: FDA Review Shows Bone Drugs are A Fraud, Many Women Injured Under the False Pretense of Improved Bone Health. Once again, escaping culpability is the incompetent medical profession, who maintains a perfect streak of near uselessness when it comes to preventive health, as well as actually improving the most common metabolic issues faced by millions of Americans.
Friday, January 20, 2012 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)The statin scam is one of the worst examples of how Western medicine has sold several hundred billion dollars of a near worthless drug to millions of Americans, conning the gullible into believing that a better number on paper as the result of taking a drug somehow equates to an improvement in health. The latest nail in the statin coffin shows that women who consistently take their statins, as their doctors so happily instruct them to do, have a whopping 71 percent increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Move over Sally Field, a new drug pimp is on the scene. Not since the roller-coaster ride of Oprah Winfrey and her “unsolvable” weight problems has the public witnessed such disability for profit. Paula Deen, The Food Network star, would like her followers with Type 2 diabetes to believe that it is God’s will that they take the Novo Nordisk drug Victoza.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Are you carb intolerant? Studies show grape seed extract can reduce carb-related weight gain and blood sugar spiking.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Get your circulatory health back in check! Resveratrol is shown to improve circulation in obese adults, offering improved fat metabolism and significant cardiovascular protection.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Do you struggle with blood sugar issues? The latest research shows a link between gut flora imbalance and risk for type 2 diabetes, giving you good reason to get your gut back on track!
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Need help building healthy bone and maintaining optimal body weight? Ayurvedic herb Cissus quadrangularis shines in its scientifically proven benefits for bone and metabolic health!
Monday, May 20, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Trouble losing weight and keeping it off? Clean up your gut! Studies show that improper microbial balance in the digestive tract can fuel obesity and increase risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Need to lose weight? Research revealing the impact of excess weight on cartilage health provides yet another reason to jump-start a sensible weight loss program today!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)The more sweets you eat the more likely it is that your tongue’s sweet sensors are disturbed, causing you to eat even more sweets just to get a satisfied sweet sensation.
Monday, April 29, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)A stunning thyroid study in the Archives of Internal Medicineshows that women with TSH scores in the high end of the normal range were at a 69 percent increased risk for cardiovascular death.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Energy is the backbone of life. All systems in your body need energy to function properly. How you produce and distribute energy is complex; thyroid hormone function has a major impact on all of your energy systems. However, not all fatigue or tiredness is due to thyroid malfunction. How do you tell the difference?
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)The DHA component of fish oil is a potent brain support nutrient that is a vital building block for optimal cognitive function. Optimal thyroid function is also a key to healthy brain and cognitive function. An interesting study shows that fish oil can help optimize the function of thyroid hormone within liver cells to burn fat. We also know that when fat piles up in your blood (evidenced by elevated triglycerides), then cognitive problems are more likely to occur.