Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Unbelievably ignorant propaganda now spews forth from the forces promoting toxic drugs for prevention and treatment of disease. The latest attack is advice to not waste money on multivitamins. It comes from the biggest pushers of toxic garbage ever foisted on an unwitting public and is widely trumpeted by the national media whom are the recipients of their advertising dollars. It is unfortunate that many consumers, especially those with little knowledge of the actual science, may be swayed by dishonest sound bite propaganda.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health published stunning quality and safety data for hospitals around the globe in the British Journal of Medicine. In high income countries such as the United States, the rate of a serious adverse event from the care provided at the hospital is 14 percent, mostly affecting the elderly population. 78.6 percent of these adverse events resulted in death.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Regular use of cholesterol-lowering statins weakens the cells in the lens of the eye and increases the risk of developing cataracts by 27 percent, according to a large U.S. study published in the Ophthalmology Journal of the American Medical Association.
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.
Saturday, March 01, 2014 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)The element chromium was identified over fifty years ago, and was proposed as an essential nutrient for blood sugar and fat metabolism. It has enjoyed decades of use as a weight loss nutrient and aide for building muscle.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Fifty-two patients diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were placed on a lifestyle improvement plan and probiotic/prebiotic supplement twice a day for 28 weeks; the control group of patients only did lifestyle improvement. At the end of the study, the supplemented group improved their liver enzymes, reduced liver inflammation, and had a 300% reduction in the formation of fibrous tissue liver injury, compared to the control group.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Studies show dramatic health benefits from green tea supplements in overweight adults.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Commonly, overweight individuals have a majority of the symptoms associated with a hypothyroid-like condition--especially those with a history of yo-yo dieting or difficulty losing weight by cutting calories and trying to exercise more.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Researchers have discovered that your stomach’s appetite signal, ghrelin, can also turn on gene signals that result in accumulation of stomach fat. The study means that rather than doing crunches to flatten your stomach, spend more time getting your appetite under control and your stomach is likely to shrink.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - (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?
Monday, January 27, 2014 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Several new studies show that curcumin activates the enzyme AMPK, along with related fat burning gene signals, thus preventing the build up of fat in liver cells.
Saturday, January 04, 2014 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)It is becoming a very well documented fact that the bacterial balance of power within your digestive tract has a major bearing on your metabolism and body weight, independent of how many calories you consume or your exercise habits. The latest study shows that a strain of friendly flora, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, is really helpful for women as a weight loss tool.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)It is well known that the excessive inflammation generated by the overweight condition can cause the immune system to hyper malfunction leading to an increased risk for autoimmune problems in overweight people. In the current animal study, both obesity and autoimmune arthritis were experimentally produced while some mice were given EGCG to see if it could help.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Banaba leaf is a traditional Asian herbal medicine remedy for diabetes. In recent times it has garnered international attention for its ability to help lower blood sugar without adverse side effects. Modern science continues to build the case for banaba as an effective way to help manage blood sugar, including offsetting some of the problems like obesity and elevated cholesterol that often occur simultaneously as metabolism falters.