Oct 8, 2018 7-9PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Vaccines In The News
One-third of Americans don’t plan to get flu shot, survey finds Despite the 2017-18 flu season killing more than 80,000 people, 31 percent of Americans have no intentions of getting their flu shot this year, according to a consumer report issued by Stericycle. For the survey, Stericycle polled 1,200 adults on Sept. 4 to better understand their habits and concerns about the 2018-19 flu season. Here are five survey findings to know:
1. About 37 percent of respondents said they were not worried about catching the flu this winter.
2. Twenty percent of survey respondents said they do not take preventative measures to protect themselves from the flu, such as hand washing, receiving vaccinations or wearing surgical masks in public.
3. Thirty-seven percent of respondents reported their biggest concern was passing the flu onto a child or vulnerable family member.
4. About 35 percent of Americans do not believe the flu vaccine is effective in protecting them against getting the flu.
5. Fifty-seven percent of survey participants said they preferred to receive a flu shot from their physician, while 25 percent preferred their local pharmacy.
Anti-Vaccine Japan Has World’s Lowest Child Death Rate & Highest Life Expectancy Fact: Japan has the lowest infant mortality rate following ban on mandatory vaccinations, they urge other countries to follow this firm stance The citizens of Japan are statistically proven to be the healthiest and longest-living people in the world. The country also has the lowest infant mortality rate on the planet. It may come as no surprise to many that the Japanese Government banned a number of vaccines that are currently mandatory in the United States and has strict regulations in place for other Big Pharma drugs and vaccines in general. Japan’s anti-vax policies have long been criticised by vaccine pushers in the US who claim that vaccinating the public “promotes health.” However, Japanese people live longer, healthier lives than Americans, with babies born in the US twice as likely to die in infancy than those born in Japan. It’s clear to see that Western nations have a lot to learn from the Japanese when it comes to their approach to vaccinations and issues facing public health. The Japanese are vaccine sceptics, to put it simply, and due to adverse reactions suffered by Japanese children, have banned many vaccines.
Rise of obesity and diabetes could exacerbate future flu pandemics The growth in rates of obesity and diabetes and the threat of antibiotic resistance could turn even a mild flu outbreak into a severe one, scientists have warned. Scientists looked at what led to the 1918 Spanish flu, which spread rapidly around the globe as the First World War drew to a close, infecting a third of the world’s population and causing between 50 and 100 million deaths. They say the world is far better prepared to tackle a flu outbreak today than in 1918 because of a better understanding of how flu spreads and improved surveillance of infections. But they warn that the rise of chronic diseases, coupled with changing population demographics and antibiotic resistance, could exacerbate an outbreak. Scientists do not know when or how how big the next flu pandemic will be. “But we know that there will be one,” Dr Kirsty Short, virologist at the University of Queensland, told The Telegraph.
Question of The Day!
Dr. Bell, I have prostate cancer. My psa was 3.5 and I began taking copious amounts of curcumin alongside other antioxidants and in 3 months my psa jumped to 8.1. Can you give me a possible answer as to why. Also before I began taking large amounts of antioxidants I had trouble urinating. After I was able to go with ease. Thank you.
Can Time Heal All Wounds?
Time doesn’t heal all wounds: How DNA damage as we age causes cancer As we age, our bodies inevitably deteriorate. Some changes, like grey hair and wrinkles, are easily visible. Others, like high blood pressure, often go unnoticed, but can be deadly. Just as our body shows signs of ageing, so does our genome. Damage comes from chemical reactions that alter our DNA, and from errors introduced when it is copied. Our cells protect against these ravages, but these mechanisms are not foolproof and cells gradually accumulate DNA damage over a lifetime. As a consequence of this damage, your genome is not the same in every cell; you are a patchwork of cells with subtle differences in their DNA. When a cell divides it will pass on these changes, and as they accumulate there is more and more likelihood that there will be consequences. If these changes – we call them mutations – chip away at the systems that govern cell proliferation and survival, this can lead to cancer.
Elon Musk To The Rescue!
Elon Musk Is Making Good on His Promise to Pay for Flint’s Clean Water Elon Musk has had his fair share of questionable headlines recently, but it looks like he’s still out to do a little good in this world. In the midst of July’s rush to save the soccer team trapped in a Thai cave, Musk stated that he wanted to do something about the water contamination problem in Flint, Michigan. Now, according to a tweet made by Flint Community Schools, he’s making good on his promises. Musk isn’t fixing all of the city’s water issues, but he’s making a pretty good start. According to mlive.com, he’s paying for all the water station and water filtration in all Flint schools. That’s a pretty big deal. He’s also asked Flint’s residents to email their lead test results, so he can head out there one weekend and add some water filters in the homes that need them the most.
Hour 2 – Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid Buttar!
Dr. Buttar is back to talk about what’s happening in the world of health news. Here’s what we have in store for you today:
The 5 Biggest Fears Doctors Confess To Other Doctors Like prep sports or prime-time television, medical meetings have seasons. In the spring and fall, my calendar fills with invitations to keynote national conferences. I try to get to the venue a few hours before I’m scheduled to speak, so I can “take the pulse” of fellow doctors, asking them about their practices, patients and the future of medicine. Figuratively speaking, the industry’s pulse is racing with fear. I’ve observed that in just the past 12 months, the once-mild anxieties of American doctors have transformed into clear and present phobias. These are extraordinary times in medicine, giving way to five intense fears
A Man Took Antibiotics Before Going to the Dentist. He Developed An Ultra-Rare Brain Side Effect As scary as it may sound, a root canal is a fairly routine dental procedure. But for one 60-year-old man, the procedure turned life threatening when he developed meningitis, a swelling of the tissue surrounding his brain and spinal cord. Even more surprising, though, was that this dangerous outcome wasn’t due to some ghastly slip of the dentist’s drill or a germ-coated dental instrument. Indeed, the procedure went off without a hitch. But several days after the procedure, the man arrived at an emergency room in New Jersey with a fever, headaches and neck pain. He informed doctors of his recent root canal and also mentioned that his dentist had instructed him to take amoxicillin — a common antibiotic — several days before the procedure. Because of his symptoms, doctors suspected he had meningitis, which is almost always caused by an infection of some kind. So, they started him on antibiotics, but he only got worse.
Multiple Sclerosis Development in Two Teens After HPV Vaccination Researchers from the University of Miami presented 2 cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) developing in teens after receiving Gardasil, a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Live, attenuated vaccines are not recommended for people with MS. Gardasil (quadrivalent human HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18) is an inactivated recombinant vaccine approved in 2006 for the prevention of HPV infections and related cancers. Since then, several reports of central nervous system demyelinating disease (eg, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, neuromyelitis optica, clinically isolated syndrome, MS) have been reported after administration of the vaccine. At the 2018 ACTRIMS Forum in San Diego, California, study author Ye Hu reported on 2 teens who experienced MS symptoms 1 to 2 weeks after receiving the vaccination. A 14-year-old male started to experience left retro-orbital pain and blurred vision in the left eye 2 weeks after receiving his third dose of Gardasil. He was diagnosed with left optic neuritis and reported a second occurrence 2 months after his initial symptoms.
Autistic Kid Pulled From School For Vaccine Refusal For some parents and kids, this time of year is the start of lots of new things. But for some, its a frustrating time whereas vaccination policies tend to make the return to school bitter-sweet. For Rachel Atwood, bitter is hardly a strong enough word to describe her current state of affairs with the Ottawa County school system. Atwood’s son, Timmy, is autistic. He’s been non-verbal up until just recently, a big accomplishment that should be time for celebration. However, the Early Childhood Center school system has denied Timmy the ability to attend the school because Rachel doesn’t want him to have the chickenpox vaccine. Atwood says that the risks posed by his dismissal from school are far greater than any risks associated with chickenpox. “Timmy is making amazing progress at his school,” she told 13 ON YOUR SIDE. “He said ‘Mommy’ for the first time a few weeks ago and we’re seeing amazing growth and hope for his future and it’s all because of the program for this school.”
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
More upcoming RSB events:
- 2018 27TH ANNUAL IAACN SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM “Infectious Disease: The Influence of Clinical Nutrition on Outcome” October 11-13, 2018 Dallas, Texas
- International Integrative Healthcare and Holistic Iridology Congress Oct 19-22 2018 Orlando FL
Stay tuned as the calendar is updated for more exciting events and opportunities to meet RSB!
- Gut Health & Use of Silver for Immune Support Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM, Peggy’s Natural Foods in Stuart, Florida at 6PM Eastern Time
- How To Have A Healthy Gut And Support Your Immune System Naturally, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Tunie’s in Coral Springs, Florida at 6PM Eastern Time
- Total Health ’19 Toronto Canada April 12-14, 2019!