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.
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.
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.
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Glycomacropeptides (GMPs) are a typical component of whey protein. It now appears that the GMPs themselves, as distinct from the grams of protein, have distinct weight loss properties.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Many metabolic problems are adversely influenced by what is going on in the digestive tract. Adverse bacterial and Candida populations produce toxic byproducts and phantom metabolic signals that interfere with healthy metabolic function throughout the body. A new study shows that a multi-strain probiotic supplement helps improve the blood sugar metabolism in diabetic individuals.
Sunday, August 18, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Several years ago I reported on a Japanese study that showed men taking 300 mg of lactoferrin per day over an 8-week period lost almost 2 inches from their waistline. The same research group has now published a second study that helps identify how lactoferrin shrinks stomach fat.
Friday, August 02, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)It is now widely recognized by researchers all over the world that a major part of a person’s trouble losing weight or with excessive weight gain is that their white adipose tissue is in poor health – actually rather sickly.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Omega 3 fatty acids, especially DHA, are known to help metabolism of fat for many different reasons. They are one of the best, as well as most basic nutrients, for the support of healthy weight management. A new study shows that they can positively influence gene signaling in individuals prone to weight gain.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)It is not a coincidence that America's children are experiencing an asthma and obesity epidemic. Both conditions are marked by higher-than-normal levels of inflammation. One new study proves a molecular mechanism linking asthma and obesity and another study shows that routine anti-inflammatory supplements can reduce the need for asthma medication.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Over the years I have written extensively on the value of fine quality whey protein isolates. A new 12-week study with obese adults, average age 48, showed that whey protein could significantly improve their metabolic profile on such key issues as lowering triglycerides, lowering cholesterol, and improving blood sugar metabolism (less insulin resistance).
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)A detailed gene study involving 1,754 adults, some with metabolic syndrome and some without, showed that those who were low in omega 3 oils like DHA were more likely to manifest gene problems with leptin.
Monday, July 08, 2013 - (Byron J. Richards, CCN)Several new studies help explain how EGCG, the active catechin in green tea, helps fat cell metabolism as well as helping to clear out abnormal accumulation of fat in cells that line the arteries.