July 27th, 2022 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
The Day Anthony Fauci Wrecked American Freedom Fears of a virus from China had been rising for two months in the spring of 2020. The White House under Donald Trump had already weathered two impeachment crises and was turning its attention toward reelection in November, which seemed assured. The virus was an enormously complicating factor. Trump surrounded himself with a small team of people among whom included supposed infectious disease experts such as Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Health and Deborah Birx of the Centers for Disease Control. On the recommendation of his vice president and son-in-law, Trump trusted them. Trump had already closed travel from China but now his scientific advisers were urging him to do more: stop travel from Europe, UK, and Australia. That was March 12. He made the announcement in a prime-time address. In that brief speech, he misread the teleprompter and said that the travel ban would include goods. He meant to say that it would not. The stock market tanked and the White House had to issue a clarification the next day. Already there was chaos in the air. Over the weekend, Trump spent most of his time in huddles with close advisors. The main influence over that period became Deborah Birx, whose job it was to convince Trump of the need for a two-week lockdown of the entire American economy.
Anthony Fauci Says If We Could Do It Again, COVID-19 Restrictions Would Be ‘Much, Much More Stringent’ When asked what he would do differently if he could go back in time to the beginning of the pandemic, White House coronavirus advisor Anthony Fauci said that he would recommend “much, much more stringent restrictions” from the get-go. “If I knew in 2020 what I know now, we would do a lot differently,” said Fauci in an interview on Monday. “The insidious nature of spread in the community would have been much more of an alarm, and there would have been much, much more stringent restrictions in the sense of very, very heavy encouragement of people to wear masks, physical distancing, what have you.” Fauci made these remarks during an interview on Rising, the news show I co-host for The Hill. When asked about the return of mask mandates in various parts of the country, Fauci conceded that the cloth masks that most people were required to wear indoors throughout the pandemic do not substantially prevent the transmission of COVID-19. “Right now, we are very, very clear that masks do work in prevention of acquisition and transmission,” said Fauci. “But you’ve got to get a well-fitted mask that is of a high quality. And the two we know are high quality are N95 and KN95.”
Why chocolate could be just as good for the heart as high blood pressure medication Studies continue to show that cocoa flavanols can lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness just like the best blood pressure medications. However, scientists have had some concern that consuming cocoa when your blood pressure is normal or low could lower it even further. Now, a new study finds there’s nothing to worry about! Researchers in Australia say cocoa only lowers blood pressure when it’s abnormally high. The new study notes that previous experiments have only looked at cocoa’s beneficial impact on the heart under tightly controlled conditions. This has made it unclear as to whether cocoa also lowers blood pressure in already healthy people. For people who love chocolate, this doesn’t mean you should run out to the store and buy a case of Hershey bars. Chocolate that contains higher levels of cocoa will be the most beneficial — but don’t forget that chocolate treats can also contain high levels of sugar and fat. Any thoughts of using cocoa for lowering blood pressure should be discussed with your doctor first.
Special Guest Jamie Swartz
Jamie Swartz is a Traditional Naturopath, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and the owner of her own natural health practice, “Simplistic Holistics”. Most recently, Jamie also went on to complete the Certified Nutritional Consultant Program through Trinity School of Natural Health. Jamie is married to her high-school sweetheart, Drew, and together, they homeschool their five kids, ages 4-17. As new parents, Jamie and her husband subscribed to the traditional pediatric model of care, but after their son had a serious adverse reaction to vaccines, they quickly began questioning and seeking alternative options to support the wellness of their family. Jamie’s current focus in her practice is to take the mystery out of natural health by teaching her clients how to incorporate lifestyle changes that support their wellness goals. She especially loves working with moms who are newly adapting a holistic perspective of health!
Dr. Wendell Whitman was a tireless advocate for health freedom and a pioneer in the field of natural health. In 1991, recognizing the inadequacy of formal health education outside of the traditional medical field, he founded Trinity School of Natural Health.
Trinity School of Natural Health was founded for the purpose of presenting alternative natural health education to everyone. Today, the Trinity repertoire of programs and courses has evolved into a powerful, educational process that enables students to improve their own health, enhance the good health of their families, friends and communities, and their own professional practices.
Our philosophy is that we are intrinsically holistic and should therefore continually pursue true health through the development of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the whole person. Our vision is to become the global leader in natural health education by creating a community of individuals who are committed to sharing their knowledge of the power and purpose of holistic health. As we strive to create an exceptional student experience, we will treat each person who chooses Trinity with respect and dignity. Every decision made, every single day, will be focused solely on what is best for our students.
Doctor punished for criticizing COVID vax sues hospital for $25 million With the many health-care professionals across the nation who have been punished for their views on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments in mind, a Houston physician has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the hospital that suspended her privileges. Dr. Mary Bowden, in her a 19-page lawsuit, charges Houston Methodist Hospital published defamatory statements to news media and social media platforms. “The way they came after me was unprofessional, unprecedented against the spirit of bylaws of their bylaws,” said Bowden, who resigned from the hospital last November after her privileges were suspended. The ENT doctor told Houston’s KPRC-TV she has done her best in treating more than 4,000 COVID-19 patients, and the hospital “came out against me in a very public and vicious way.” “They implied that I was dangerous, which as a physician leaves a permanent scar on your record, on your reputation,” she said. The hospital reacted after Bowden began posting on Twitter the evidence in support of early treatments such as ivermectin and the evidence against the claim that the vaccines are safe and effective. The lawsuit cites a series of tweets from Houston Methodist’s account stating that Bowden’s “opinions” about the COVID-19 vaccine and treatments, “which are harmful to the community, do not reflect reliable medical evidence.” “For them to imply that what I’m doing is dangerous is the epitome of misinformation,” Bowden said.
Facebook considering ending restrictions on Covid misinformation Facebook is turning to its “supreme court” to decide whether to end restrictions on Covid misinformation, more than two years after the company first started to take special action on posts promoting falsehoods about the disease. The social network is considering changing the way it deals with such misinformation by, for example, labelling it as false or demoting it in algorithmic ranking, rather than simply removing it from the site. It wants to make the change now, according to head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, “as many, though not all, countries around the world seek to return to more normal life”. But in order to avoid making the wrong choice when “resolving the inherent tensions between free expression and safety”, Facebook will turn to its oversight board, the arms-length self-regulator set up in May 2020, to decide on what the future moderation policy should be. “We are requesting an advisory opinion from the oversight board on whether Meta’s current measures to address Covid-19 misinformation under our harmful health misinformation policy continue to be appropriate,” Clegg said, “or whether we should address this misinformation through other means, like labeling or demoting it either directly or through our third-party fact-checking program.”
Many older adults look beyond conventional medicine for help, but few talk to their doctors about it Nearly 40% of older adults currently use at least one integrative medicine strategy to try to ease symptoms of a physical or mental health issue, or to help them relax, a new poll finds. Whether they chose chiropractic care, massage therapy, meditation, yoga, or another non-conventional option, 38% found it very beneficial, and another 54% said it was somewhat beneficial. Women, and adults aged 50 to 64, were more likely to use such strategies than men or those age 65 to 80. But only 18% of older adults who currently use, formerly used or are interested in using integrative health strategies have actually talked about it with a health care provider. The new results from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging suggest that primary care clinicians should discuss with patients whether they’re using any integrative medicine strategies, which ones, and why. The poll is based at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and supported by AARP and Michigan Medicine, the University of Michigan’s academic medical center. The new findings also highlight the insurance and cost-related issues related to accessing these strategies, as health plans offer varying levels of coverage for integrative medicine approaches.
Is Eating Bugs Really About Saving the Planet? Governments around the world seem intent on destroying farms. As protests rage in the Netherlands, one of the world’s largest food exporters, the rest of us have to wonder, what are we expected to eat? If governments around the world are trying to make farming financially impossible, what do they expect us to eat instead? Insects. The United Nations and the World Economic Forum want us to eat insects. They’ve been talking about this for a while now, and with the farm-destroying land grabs currently underway, the food most of us are used to will be harder and harder to come by. In 2013, the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization published a 200-page report touting insects as an underutilized food source. Since then, groups such as the Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum have been trying to normalize eating insects. The WEF has published many articles over the years detailing the benefits of eating insects. In Good Grub, published in 2018, they included this table about the relative environmental impacts of insects vs. our conventional protein sources. The WEF has also published articles about insect eating in the context of reducing waste from other industries as well as its potential for reducing climate change. There are many other publications, too. If you’re curious, any of these above-referenced articles contain links to multiple other articles about the awesomeness of insects. The WEF really, really wants you to eat bugs.
Modern family: 6 in 10 parents TEXT their kids when dinner is ready, instead of yelling Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, but nearly six in 10 (59%) parents say they often text their kids to come downstairs for dinner instead of actually talking to them. A survey of 2,000 parents of school-age children found the average kid will receive their first smartphone at 10 years-old. While tech continues to evolve, some things stay the same, as the average parent says they were 11 years-old when they got their first piece of personal tech, such as a desktop computer or laptop. Seven in 10 (70%) parents say they trust their kids with tech, even though two-thirds (66%) have put parental controls on all their children’s devices for security. Six in 10 (62%) also believe tech is beneficial for kids’ social skills. Parents say they decided to give their youngsters a smartphone to use for emergency purposes (55%), to help them gain tech skills for their future work (47%), and because they showed the maturity to own one (46%). Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cricket Wireless, the survey also revealed that two-thirds (67%) think their kids will have access to tech no matter how strict they are.