July 20th, 2022 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Experts don’t always give better advice — they just give more of it When in need of some guidance, most people immediately look for an expert on the topic. Surprisingly, however, researchers with the Association for Psychological Science find that many experts don’t actually give “better” advice than others — they just give more of it. “Skillful performance and skillful teaching are not always the same thing, so we shouldn’t expect the best performers to necessarily be the best teachers as well,” says lead study author David Levari of Harvard Business School in a media release. Across four experiments, a team of scientists from Harvard University and the University of Virginia observed that the top performers in some fields tend to give out lots of advice, but quantity doesn’t necessarily translate to quality. “People seem to mistake quantity for quality,” study authors write. “Our studies suggest that in at least in some instances, people may overvalue advice from top performers.” The first experiment attempted to determine if people really believe an advisor’s performance is a robust indicator of how helpful their advice will be. Over 1,100 people volunteered to play a game called “Word Scramble” and then answer questions about the experience. Players received a board of letters and had a full minute to form as many words as possible. Each participant played three rounds and each round featured a different assortment of letters.
Special Guest – Andi Locke Mears, MA, CHHP, CWHE
Andi has worked in the holistic, alternative field for over 30 years. She is a Traditional Naturopath, a Certified Whole Health Educator and has a Master’s degree in Peace & Humane Studies from the University of Maine. Andi is dedicated to helping others awaken to the truth about their health, and has spent her entire career educating people about holistic healing methods. She has been a GNM/GHK teacher and consultant since 2009 and spent 3 years on a GNM/GHK International Team. She ran her own successful wellness center, CALM HealthWorks in Maine before shifting her attention to teaching GHK/GNM full time. Since 2017, she has taught thousands of people around the world both virtually and in-person. Andi is a truly innovative and passionate woman. She is the founder of Bio HealthWorks Institute which offers dynamic courses for people trying to recover their health, as well as healthcare workers and practitioners who want to incorporate GNM/GHK with their patients and clients. In 2019, she co-founded GHK Global – the first professional organization for practitioners who use GHK/GNM with their clients. She designs and co-hosts the GHK Global annual summit and, along with her colleagues, Andi has helped grow the community around the world. Andi has been instrumental at expanding the gifts Dr. Hamer discovered to the English-speaking international community. She collaborates with colleagues around the world including overseeing the editing of Dr. Hamer’s original workshops into English. Andi is an experienced educator, consultant and sought-after speaker with a passion for supporting GHK practitioners and teachers among us. She has a unique ability to communicate complex information in an easily-understood manner, and to inspire and motivate those around her. To learn more about Andi and her work, please visit: www.Andilockemears.com
Germanic Healing Knowledge (German New Medicine®) is an exciting newly discovered, biology-based natural science.
GNM/GHK encompasses the medical findings of Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer. In the early 1980s, Dr. Hamer discovered five biological laws that explain the cause of “disease,” how they develop and how they heal naturally. This innate wisdom applies to all living beings.
According to these biological laws, diseases are not, as assumed, the result of malfunctions or malignancies of the organism but rather are Significant Biological Special programs of nature (SBS) created to assist an individual during a period of emotional and psychological distress. In other words, what we think of as “diseases” really are something very different.
Who benefits from GNM/GHK?
It is often difficult to wrap ones head around the Germanic Healing Knowledge (German New Medicine) because it flies in the face of everything we’ve been taught to believe. Still, many people come to me because they are tired of not getting real answers from their doctors, because they don’t want to take yet another pharmaceutical drug, or because they have an intuitive feeling that “modern medicine” won’t heal them. Germanic Healing Knowledge (German New Medicine) is perfect for people who are ready to find out what is really occurring in their body, why it’s occurring, and what to do about it.
GHK/GNM vs Allopathic/Western Medicine vs Holistic/Alternative Medicine
GHK/GNM is neither an “alternative medicine”, nor an “integrative medicine”, nor a “complementary medicine”. Instead, it is founded on natural laws rather than on theories, on inductive reasoning rather than on postulation. Dr. Hamer’s discoveries offer a complete scientific system that serves as a basis for an entirely new understanding of diseases.
The system of medicine currently being practiced in the Western world negates the fact that we humans are one with nature and one with all creation. Instead, they use the images and language of war to describe what naturally occurs in our bodies. We have to kill the invading germs, we fight the war on cancer, and so on.
Even as a young girl, I never believed this wording or the concepts it describes. I always knew of an innate intelligence far grander than war to which we are a part. That is not a mistake.
The biological laws that constitute this truly “New Medicine” are firmly anchored in nature and the natural sciences, and are, at the same time, in perfect harmony with other natural laws, including spiritual laws.
The Case Against the Physician Gag Order Here’s my recent testimony against the bill at the CA State Senate:
The bill unfortunately passed the committed on a strict party-line vote, and will go to the state Assembly floor for a vote soon. Here is a link to information from The Unity Project. And here’s a transcript of a slightly longer version of my remarks. The Senate gave our side a total of 3 minutes to testify, which Laura and I had to share between us. Democracy! I am Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a physician licensed in the state of California. I direct the Health and Human Flourishing Program at the Zephyr Institute in Palo Alto and serve as Chief of Ethics at The Unity Project.AB 2098 will harm patients, hamstring our pandemic response, destroy the trust necessary for the doctor-patient relationship, and worsen the physician shortage in California. A physician with a gag order – a physician who cannot say what he or she thinks – is not a physician you can trust. Patients want to know that if they ask their physician a question, including a question about covid, they will get their doctor’s honest opinion—regardless of whether the patient follows that opinion, seeks a second opinion, or whatever. Patients will not trust physicians if they believe their doctor is simply parroting a consensus judgment that he or she may or may not endorse.
LinkedIn’s Misinformation Policies are an Attack on Science, Rationality and Social Progress It is becoming a drearily familiar experience for me to receive emails from social media platforms informing me that my content has been removed for violating “community guidelines” prohibiting the dissemination of “dangerous or misleading information.” Usually, this is shorthand for any piece of evidence or analysis contradicting an official statement by a public health authority – to be precise, a specific public health authority or cluster of authorities that the platform in question has decided to treat as the Gospel of Science, very often the FDA, the CDC, or the WHO. My latest run-in with the social media Information Tsars was an email I received on 17th July 2022 from Linkedin, notifying me that they had removed one of my posts for violating their policies on “misinformation,” and threatening to restrict my account if I continued to violate their policies. After posting a complaint about LinkedIn’s misinformation policies, I could no longer access my account, as it had been “temporarily restricted.” As I write this, I am still locked out of my LinkedIn account.
No evidence that depression is caused by low serotonin levels, finds comprehensive review After decades of study, there remains no clear evidence that serotonin levels or serotonin activity are responsible for depression, according to a major review of prior research led by UCL scientists. The new umbrella review—an overview of existing meta-analyses and systematic reviews—published in Molecular Psychiatry, suggests that depression is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance, and calls into question what antidepressants do. Most antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which were originally said to work by correcting abnormally low serotonin levels. There is no other accepted pharmacological mechanism by which antidepressants affect the symptoms of depression. Lead author Professor Joanna Moncrieff, a Professor of Psychiatry at UCL and a consultant psychiatrist at North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT), said: “It is always difficult to prove a negative, but I think we can safely say that after a vast amount of research conducted over several decades, there is no convincing evidence that depression is caused by serotonin abnormalities, particularly by lower levels or reduced activity of serotonin. “The popularity of the ‘chemical imbalance’ theory of depression has coincided with a huge increase in the use of antidepressants. Prescriptions for antidepressants have risen dramatically since the 1990s, with one in six adults in England and 2% of teenagers now being prescribed an antidepressant in a given year.
Depression linked to consuming an inflammatory diet, increasing risk of frailty A new study published in The Journal of Gerontology: Series A found a link between depression, diet, and the development of frailty. Frailty, defined as a recognizable state of increased vulnerability resulting from a decline in function across multiple physiological systems, affects 10–15% older adults and often co-occurs with other health conditions, like depression. Diet is thought to be a major contributor to frailty development. While previous studies established a link between an inflammatory diet—including artificial trans fats (like partially hydrogenated oil), refined carbohydrates, and saturated fats—and the risk of development frailty, this is one of the first studies to try to understand the impact of depression on dietary inflammation and frailty. The study attempted to determine if individuals with depressive symptoms are more vulnerable to frailty development in response to dietary inflammation. The study utilized data from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort. The 1,701 non-frail participants reported their diet and depressive symptoms at baseline and were followed for ~11 years when frailty status was reassessed. The study found an association between inflammatory diet and increased odds of frailty appeared somewhat stronger among those with depressive symptoms. The researchers hypothesize that since individuals with depressive symptoms typically have higher levels of inflammation, adding dietary inflammation on top of that accelerates the development of frailty.
Questions of The Day!
Just wondering about the nasal swab-I am 73 years young-at the gym 4-5 days a week-I have been going to gyms 60 continues years- play competition table tennis 3-6 hours a week -I have not taken a flu shot or shingles or pneumonia in years-however two years ago I had a minor operation consequently I had to have the nasal swab- I heard some people in the health field say the nasal swab is just as bad as the “jab” others say the nasal swab is very different from the “jab” what say you?
I started homeschooling last year and I have noticed that a lot of homeschooling materials promote germ theory and celebrate Pasteur and Jenner. I probably won’t have the kids do a deep dive until late middle school or early high school so, keeping that age group in mind, what are good resources for kids to learn the truth? I do have a copy of “Dissolving Illusions” by Suzanne Humphries. But if I remember correctly, that doesn’t get into Bechamp.
Supplement Attack: Your Advocacy is Working! While there is still work to be done to stop Sen. Durbin’s supplement attack, there have been several positive developments over the last week. We need to keep up the pressure! Action Alert! For many months now, we’ve been telling you about the biggest threat to your supplement access in the last decade: a policy known as “mandatory product listing” (MPL) for dietary supplements. There are two threats: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced this policy as a standalone bill, but the bigger threat is that a version of it has also been added to a bill that must be approved by Congress by the end of September, the reauthorization of FDA user fees. Some recent developments provide encouraging signs that there is significant resistance in Congress to MPL moving forward attached the FDA user fee bill. This indicates that our advocacy is working. Congress is hearing from you, their constituents, that you don’t want more restrictions on your access to supplements. We need to keep up this momentum to ensure MPL stays out of the final FDA user fee bill. The Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee is responsible for developing the Senate’s draft FDA user fee bill. This bill will eventually get reconciled with the version approved by the House. Unfortunately, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the HELP Committee, wants to pass MPL and has attached Sen. Durbin’s MPL proposal to the Senate’s FDA user fee bill. The HELP Committee has approved the Senate bill with MLP, but it is still awaiting a vote by the full Senate.