November 22nd, 2022 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
‘Good’ cholesterol just a myth? Higher levels do not lower heart disease risk There may be no such thing as “good” cholesterol after all, according to researchers with the National Institutes of Health. Their study found that the “healthy” blood fats do not protect against cardiovascular disease and can even increase the risk. Known medically as high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the team adds these levels may not be an effective screening tool for patients at risk of heart disease. Low levels displayed a link to heart attacks in Caucasians but did not increase the risk among their Black peers. Meanwhile, high amounts did not benefit either group. The findings are based on a review of almost 24,000 adults across the U.S. “The goal was to understand this long-established link that labels HDL as the beneficial cholesterol, and if that’s true for all ethnicities,” says senior author Nathalie Pamir, Ph.D., an associate professor of medicine within the Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, in a media release. “It’s been well accepted that low HDL cholesterol levels are detrimental, regardless of race. Our research tested those assumptions.” The study adds to evidence that cholesterol can become abnormal and lead to blocked blood vessels. A bloodstream tussle takes place between “bad” or LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol — which dumps fat in the arteries — and “good” cholesterol that sweeps it away.
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The US Pledges “Climate Reparations” to Other Countries While Americans Freeze and Become Homeless More people than ever are facing dire circumstances, and we’re just getting started with this economic disaster. And what is our government doing? Why, they’re giving our money away. To other countries, no less. But the plight of our own countrymen seems to be less important than those in other countries affected by climate change. The United States has just agreed to pay up to a billion dollars to poor countries for “climate reparations.” As per an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal: The use of climate policy to soak Americans keeps getting worse, and the United Nation’s climate conference in Egypt ended this weekend with agreement on a new fund to pay reparations to poor countries. Welcome to the latest climate shakedown. The 2015 Paris accord suggested rich countries compensate poor countries for climate damage—the rationale being that industrialization has increased temperatures and led to natural disasters. Poor countries finally forced discussion of a formal mechanism to pay climate reparations onto this year’s U.N. conference agenda. …on Thursday Europe abandoned the U.S. by proposing a deal, and Mr. Kerry rolled over. Wealthy countries will now set up a fund to cover climate damage for the least developed countries—i.e., not China or middle-income nations. This will be financed from “a broad donor base” and “mosaic of solutions,” such as international development banks and taxes on aviation, shipping and fossil fuels. Some reports suggest that the US will be on the hook for up to a billion dollars. In October, it was reported that the total amount due would be $4.3 trillion.
U.S. Congress Passes New Bill Expanding Cannabis Research In many ways the United States has historically served as ground zero for the war on cannabis. That changed recently when both chambers of the U.S. Congress passed a stand-alone cannabis bill. The U.S. is not the only country to prohibit cannabis at the national level, but decades ago it largely led the charge in support of cannabis prohibition. It wielded international influence to make sure prohibition became the law of the planet. In recent decades the frost of cannabis prohibition in the U.S. has steadily started to thaw, particularly after Colorado and Washington State became the first in the nation to pass adult-use legalization measures in 2012 and subsequently launched adult-use sales in 2014. Zoom forward to today and there are now 21 states that have passed adult-use legalization measures, in addition to Washington D.C. Gallup recently released its annual cannabis legalization poll results and support remained at a record high of 68%. You will be hard pressed to find any other political issue in the U.S. right now that has that level of support. Yet, despite that backdrop and growing momentum, cannabis reform within the United States Congress has lagged considerably. Various bills have come and gone over the years, with some seeing limited success in one chamber but not the other.
Poll: 1 in 7 Parents Have Not Talked About Vaccines With Their Child’s Doctor Some parents have completely avoided talking about their children’s vaccines during the pandemic, new research shows. One in seven parents in the United States say they have not talked about vaccines with their child’s doctor since the pandemic started, according to a new poll. Researchers at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan conducted a survey of 2,023 people with children ranging from months to 18 years old between August and September this year. But the report is based on the responses given by 1,483 parents with at least one child between the ages of six and 18 years old. The survey found that 82 percent of parents have had discussions with their doctor about vaccines their children need for school. And while that number means that most parents are indeed speaking with a health care provider about at least some of their kids’ inoculations, some experts find it concerningly low.
Taking Advil for more than a year makes arthritis WORSE, study suggests Taking pain medication such as Advil and Aleve may actually worsen arthritis inflammation, according to a new study. About a quarter of adults in the US have osteoarthritis, a condition that occurs most frequently in the hands, hips and knees. In the UK, a third of over-45s have the condition. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are commonly taken to help ease the pain associated with inflammation or swelling of the joint. But a new study suggests the drugs may instead worsen inflammation in the knee over time, with experts warning recommendations surrounding their use should be revisited. Researchers said one possible reason for their findings is that people who take pain-relief medication may be physically more active, which could lead to worsening inflammation. Or, it could be that the anti-inflammatory effect that normally comes from NSAIDs may not work as well for the membrane lining the knee joint, they said. A team from the University of California recruited 277 participants with moderate to severe osteoarthritis in their knee and who had taken NSAIDs for at least a year.
Unvaccinated blood banks? Learn about the growing movement for clean transfusions Swiss naturopath George Della Pietra has started a new “SafeBlood Donation” service to provide clean, unvaccinated blood for patients needing transfusions. Since the general blood supply is now tainted with “fully vaccinated,” spike protein-laden chemical blood, demand for pure blood is soaring. Pietra apparently saw this as a great opportunity to provide clean blood, which is now more in-demand than ever. Calling the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) mass injection campaign “the crime of the century,” Pietra believes that messenger RNA (mRNA) covid shots “contaminate” the blood and destroy the immune system. If an unvaccinated person receives a transfusion of blood containing mRNA, spike proteins, and whatever else is contained inside those vials, then he or she could also become contaminated, hence why he came up with the SafeBlood Donation service. The corporate-controlled media is mocking Pietra while accusing him of pseudoscience, but the fact remains that pure blood is in increasingly high demand because nobody wants the tainted stuff. (Related: Remember when the American Red Cross was caught mixing vaccinated blood with unvaccinated blood?)
Holiday wish list: 2 in 3 Americans just want — a decent night of sleep! What’s on Americans’ wish list for the holidays this year? For two in three, it’s a decent night of sleep. A new poll of 2,000 U.S. adults finds 66 percent say, if they could, they’d beg jolly old St. Nick for any product that could give them better sleep. Overall, 62 percent claim the winter holiday season is their busiest time of year in their lives. The biggest contributors to a lack of sleep during the holidays include cooking and preparing meals (36%), shopping stress (34%), financial stress (34%), and having family over (30%). Seven in 10 will force themselves to stay up later in the evenings in order to tackle the tasks they couldn’t finish during the day — including wrapping gifts (37%) and cooking or preparing meals (28%). Over half the poll (58%) find themselves waking up earlier in the mornings for the same reasons. Commissioned by Mattress Firm and conducted by OnePoll, the study found the most sleepless nights of the holiday season are Christmas Eve (43%), New Year’s Eve (38%), Christmas Day (35%), Thanksgiving (26%), and Black Friday (17%). Over the course of the holidays, 64 percent of people are likely to gather with their extended relatives. If they’re traveling, 55 percent are likely to lose out on quality sleep if they aren’t in their own bed.
Winter Hydration: The Importance Of Staying Hydrated During The Colder Months You’ve probably heard of the importance of hydration during warm weather, but what about your winter hydration? Whenever you sweat, you lose important water content and electrolytes that your body needs to stay healthy. It’s just as important to stay hydrated in December as it is in July, regardless of the climate you live in. Replenishing your body with healthy liquids throughout the day is a necessary part of staying healthy. If you’re one of the many people who don’t hydrate properly during the colder months, you could face health effects from it. There are four major benefits to keeping a healthy drink with you during wintertime. Winter is synonymous with sickness because cold weather can weaken your immune system. That, combined with being indoors more frequently, is the perfect recipe for norovirus, influenza, and respiratory illnesses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). These illnesses are an inconvenience for most healthy adults but can lead to serious complications or death for some. Your immune system relies on nutrients from your bloodstream, which needs water to properly transport those nutrients to the necessary systems throughout your body. Getting enough liquid throughout the day can help you fight off these illnesses if you encounter them.