June 4, 2019 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Parents Seeking Non-medical Help for Autism Online Being Reported to CPS to Have Children Medically Kidnapped Reporter Brandy Zadrozny has written an article for NBCNews revealing how certain Facebook groups consisting of parents seeking natural cures for their children who suffer with autism have been infiltrated by fake Facebook accounts of people who want to turn in these parents to Child Protective Services (CPS) for the purpose of having their children taken away from them. While this may appear to be something illegal (and it probably is), Zadrozny seems to present these people who are using fake Facebook accounts as heroes. Her article has been picked up by many other corporate-sponsored “mainstream” media outlets. Zadrozny reports that the two woman profiled in her article are “moles” and claim to be mothers of “autistic children.” They apparently believe that autism is “a condition with no medically known cause or cure” and that it is wrong to seek non-medical cures. Therefore, they see it as their mission to identify these parents, using fake identities, and attempt to have their children removed from their homes.
Is ‘clean eating’ just dirty rhetoric? New research published today in the Journal of Eating Disorders finds “clean eating” is perceived as overwhelmingly positive by young people, but those optimistic impressions of “clean diets” may signal a risk for eating disorders. Scientists are also calling for additional research to better understand the nature of the “clean eating” diet fad. Suman Ambwani, a noted scholar in the field of disordered eating and associate professor of psychology at Dickinson College, and a team of researchers, asked nearly 150 college students to define “clean eating.” The students also were asked to read five vignettes featuring different “clean” diets and rate whether they thought the diets were “healthy,” reflected “clean eating” and whether they might try them out. The subjects’ responses varied, but overwhelmingly favored “clean eating,” even if the so-called “clean” diets caused problems in work, social and emotional functioning. “It is concerning that our respondents had positive attitudes toward extreme ‘clean eating’ diets that cause distress and disruption,” said Ambwani. “We know dieting can create an increased risk for developing eating disorders, so we need to better understand how ostensibly healthy diets may devolve into disordered eating.”
What’s The Difference Between REAL Science & CONSENSUS Science? REAL science is exemplified by demonstrable scientific findings like those of Copernicus and Galileo, who basically were called “quacks” by none other than the ruling authority of that time, the Roman Catholic Church, for insisting the Sun was the center of the Universe, not Planet Earth. Each suffered organized oppression by the Church, too. Galileo’s books were banned from being read! Anything sound familiar in these censoring times? REAL science also is found in the work of Sir Isaac Newton. An apple never can fall up! Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation. REAL science also can be found in the dabblings of the colonialist founding father Benjamin Franklin’s flying a kite in a rainstorm! That ‘foolhardy’ exercise led to the invention of the lightning rod and also understanding negative and positive charges. The Periodic Table of Elements went from a “dream” by Russian chemist Dmitrii Mendeleev to a set table of the properties of individual elements, now complete [at least for the time being] as REAL science. Real science is the standardized practice of questioning, researching, finding and reporting the “secrets” of how and what “makes things work” without any influences to deviate from those findings.
Your gut bacteria could affect your response to meds Gut bacteria that process more than 150 medicines have been pinpointed by researchers, who also identified genes that give the bacteria this ability. The findings underline the role gut bacteria play in how well people respond to medications, according to the Yale University team. “It is possible that we can use genes or species of bacteria to predict the capacity of an individual’s gut flora to metabolize a certain drug,” study co-lead author Maria Zimmermann-Kogadeeva said in a university news release. “The work is a first step in identifying biomarkers that could help doctors prescribe the drugs that are the safest and most effective for individual patients,” added Zimmermann-Kogadeeva. She’s a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of senior study author Andrew Goodman, of Yale’s Microbial Sciences Institute and the department of microbial pathogenesis. For the new study, the researchers investigated whether and how 271 drugs are chemically modified by 76 kinds of gut bacteria. Nearly two-thirds of the drugs were metabolized by at least one of the bacteria species, the findings showed.
Special Guest – Rick Jaffe Esq.
Richard Jaffe is a health care litigator, counselor and crisis manager, focusing on cutting-edge medical/legal issues. He represents practitioners, clinics, companies and health related organizations in complex health care regulatory matters throughout the United States, especially legal cases and investigations brought by federal and state government agencies. He has extensive experience in FDA matters, including clinical trials and new drug issues, Medicare and insurance fraud, professional licensure and criminal and civil scheduled drug prescribing problems. He has extensive experience in the stem cell field, both in the criminal and civil sides, and also works on matters involving dietary supplements.
THE CALI. MEDICAL BOARD IS STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE ON SB 276 (UPDATED WITH THE GOOD NEWS LINKS) Last week, the Medical Board of California held a multi-location public hearing and comment on SB 276. By accounts, there were many excellent speakers making cogent points against SB 276. The consensus of opinion was that the Board members listened attentively and heard the concerns of the speakers. And that’s a very good thing. The result per a recent press release was that the members of the Medical Board support the concept of the bill but not the particulars, presumably meaning the Board is quietly recommending that the bill be reworked. Apparently, what the Board likes is that the vaccine exemption process contains a consent to release the exemption applicant’s medical records to the Board, thereby solving its asserted difficulty in obtaining medical records in its investigation of exemption writing doctors. What it doesn’t like apparently is the limitation of exemptions to CDC contraindications and precautions, and perhaps it wants some clarification on who in the government makes the decision.
Federal court issues decision holding that US Stem Cell clinics and owner adulterated and misbranded stem cell products in violation of the law U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro of the Southern District of Florida granted the government’s motion for summary judgment against US Stem Cell Clinic LLC, of Weston, Florida, and US Stem Cell Inc., of Sunrise, Florida, and their Chief Scientific Officer Kristin Comella, Ph.D. The court held that the defendants in that case adulterated and misbranded a stem cell drug product made from a patient’s adipose tissue. “Cell-based regenerative medicine holds significant medical opportunity, but those in this field who do not operate in compliance with the law can potentially cause serious harm to patients,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D. “We support sound, scientific research and regulation of cell-based regenerative medicine. The FDA has advanced a comprehensive policy framework to promote the development and approval of regenerative medicine products. But at the same time, the FDA will continue to take action—such as issuing warning letters or initiating court cases—against clinics that abuse the trust of patients and endanger their health with inadequate manufacturing conditions or by manufacturing and promoting products in ways that make them drugs under the law, but which have not been proven to be safe or effective for any use. It is our responsibility to promote and protect public health, and we take this responsibility seriously.”