November 7th, 2022 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Don’t bother with dietary supplements for heart health, study says Six supplements that people commonly take for heart health don’t help lower “bad” cholesterol or improve cardiovascular health, according to a study published Sunday, but statins did. Some people believe that common dietary supplements – fish oil, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, plant sterols and red yeast rice – will lower their “bad” cholesterol. “Bad” cholesterol, known in the medical community as low-density lipoproteins or LDL, can cause the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. The fatty deposits can block the flow of oxygen and blood that the heart needs to work and the blockage can lead to a heart attack or stroke. For this study, which was presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022 and simultaneously published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers compared the impact of these particular supplements to the impact of a low dose of a statin – a cholesterol-lowering medication – or a placebo, which does nothing. Researchers made this comparison in a randomized, single-blind clinical trial that involved 190 adults with no prior history of cardiovascular disease. Study participants were ages 40 to 75, and different groups got a low-dose statin called rosuvastatin, a placebo, fish oil, cinnamon, garlic, turmeric, plant sterols or red yeast rice for 28 days.
The unintended consequences of using a ventilator Breakthrough research addresses a long-standing question in pulmonary medicine about whether modern ventilators overstretch lung tissue. They do. These cutting-edge findings by UC Riverside researchers were recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. They demonstrate major differences between how we naturally breathe versus how ventilators make us breathe. These results are critical, particularly in context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rush to build ventilators. “Using novel techniques, we observed that ventilators can overextend certain regions of the lungs,” said Mona Eskandari, UCR assistant professor of mechanical engineering and the BREATHE Center in the School of Medicine, who led the research. These results provide an explanation for the decline in lung health experienced by patients the longer they spend on the machines, especially in the case of disease. Eskandari’s bMECH lab pioneered a technique to study lungs as they are made to breathe. On a custom-built ventilator designed in their lab, the researchers imitated both natural and artificial breathing. Then, they observed isolated lungs involved in both types of breathing using multiple cameras collecting fast, high-resolution images, a method called digital image correlation.
A Mom-Led Rebellion We are still a long ways from a place where a COVID amnesty can be granted. The political establishment—left and right—want desperately to move on, to pretend the last 30 months didn’t happen. With very few exceptions (Ron DeSantis, Kirsti Noem, Rand Paul, Thomas Massie, Ron Johnson, and a few others, later), they betrayed their core values. Many Republicans and so-called Libertarians quickly capitulated the primacy and importance of individual liberties. Whereas supposedly equality-loving Democrats embraced policies that in no uncertain terms screwed women, children and the poor. The 2020 Democratic campaign slogan might as well have been “Protect the rich, infect the poor.” Or “Only the rich need to learn.” They’d all very much like that you forget about that. They’d like to go back to the fights they know how to fight, the golden oldies that turn the bases out, and turn us against each other. But COVID policies turned the whole thing on its side, jumbling us all up and resulting in all sorts of hitherto unheard of alliances. And when your business is maintaining the status quo, that is very dangerous. Which is why Emily Oster is pleading for an amnesty.
Questions of The Day!
Hi Robert and Super Don, what would you take instead of Pepcid or Zantac? Super Don what kind is coffee do you drink?
While listening to your show last week, I believe I heard Don say that Green Tea has fluoride in it-giving that fluoride is a substance we don’t want, is Green Tea now considered a “NO! NO!”?
Also, a few weeks ago – While describing a woman he knows R.S.B. used the words “more pretty”-when using the word pretty, the following is correct-Pretty-prettier-prettiest-I am aware that the word ‘More’ is being used to accommodate those whose 1st language is not English-As you can see I am on a mission to help people speak correctly.-Please don’t be ‘MORE ANGRY’ with me!! YOU HAVE THE BEST HEALTH SHOW -‘EVER’
Dr. Anthony Fauci receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Muhammad Ali Center The Muhammad Ali Center held its largest fundraiser of the year with its annual Humanitarian Awards on Saturday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical advisor, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. He also spent time in Louisville prior to the event that was themed as “peace.” “I got a tour of the Louisville bat factory and that was really, really fun,” Fauci said. Other recipients of the night included businesswoman and philanthropist Alice Houston and NBA player Malcolm Brogdon. The ceremony also included six core Principle Awards, which are given to young adult international humanitarians who are under 30 years old. Fauci also said he believes there will be rising COVID-19 cases as colder months approach. “We have a COVID vaccine and a booster that is matched very well to the circulating virus and yet only about 15% of people who have been vaccinated have gotten the boost, that is terrible,” Fauci said. “We’ve got to do better than that.”
MSNBC guests, hosts lose their minds over potential GOP control of Congress: ‘Our children will be arrested… killed’ The maniacs who populate MSNBC’s airwaves continue to get more far-left fringe the closer we come to the midterm elections that Republicans are expected to sweep, based on some of the most recent polling. While there are no guarantees these days when it comes to U.S. elections, thanks to Democrats literally stealing the 2020 presidential race from President Donald Trump, local races are much more easily policed, so the GOP should do much better, polls suggest. And that has the lunatics at MSNBC going crazy. After Joe Biden once again claimed that the country as we know it will collapse if Republicans win, ‘presidential historian’ Michael Beschloss, a regular on the network, hysterically claimed that America will lapse into an authoritarian hellscape under GOP congressional leadership (never mind that Biden will still be president). He proclaimed during an appearance on “All In With Chris Hayes”: [S]ix nights from now, we could all be discussing violence all over this country. There’s signs that may happen, may God forbid, that losers will be declared winners by fraudulent election officers, or secretary of state candidates, or governors, or state legislatures… We could be six days away from losing our rule of law, and losing a situation where we have elections that we all can rely on. You know, those are the foundation stones of a democracy… Joe Biden is saying the same thing tonight, and a historian 50 years from now – if historians are allowed to write in this country and if they are still free publishing houses and a free press – which I’m not certain of – but if that is true, a historian will say what was at stake tonight and this week was the fact whether we will be a democracy in the future, whether our children will be arrested and conceivably killed.
Special Guest Dr. Willie Soon
Dr. Willie Soon, an astrophysicist and geoscientist, is a leading authority on the relationship between solar phenomena and global climate. In this 32+ years of singular pursuit, he seeks to understand the Sun-Earth relations in terms of not only meteorology and climate, but also in terms of orbital dynamics of Sun-Earth-other planets interactions, magmatic (volcanoes) and tectonic (earthquakes) activities. His discoveries challenge computer modelers and advocates who consistently underestimate solar influences on cloud formation, ocean currents, and wind that cause climate to change. He has faced and risen above unethical and often libelous attacks on his research and his character, becoming one of the world’s most respected and influential voices for climate realism. In 2018, he founded the Center for Environmental Research and Earth Sciences (CERES-science.com) in order to tackle a wider range of issues and topics without fears nor prejudices. Dr. Soon was an astrophysicist at the Solar, Stellar and Planetary Sciences Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, from 1991-2022. He served as receiving editor for New Astronomy from 2002-2016, astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory from 1992-2009. He is also on the editorial board of Geoscience, an MDPI publication since 2020 as well as serving as Review Editor of Frontiers in Earth Science starting 2022. Dr. Soon has also held the role of visiting professors at various institutions including University of Putra, Malaysia, Institute of Earth Environment of Xian, China and State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University. Since September 2021, Dr. Soon is also affiliated with Hungary’s Institute of Earth Physics and Space Science.
Dr. Soon earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. Dr. Soon’s honors include a 1989 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Graduate Scholastic Award and a Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award from the University of Southern California for the most representative Ph.D. research thesis of 1991. In 2003, Dr. Soon received the Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) Award in official recognition of work performance reflecting a high standard of accomplishment. In 2004, Soon received the Petr Beckmann award for courage and achievement in defense of scientific truth and freedom from the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. In 2014, Dr. Soon received the Courage in Defense of Science Award from the George Marshall Institute. In 2017 he received the Frederick Seitz Memorial Award from the Science and Environmental Policy Project. Dr. Soon is the author of The Maunder Minimum and the Variable Sun-Earth Connection (World Scientific Publishing Company, 2004). He is the coauthor, with Sebastian Lüning, of “Chapter 2: Solar Forcing of Climate” in Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science (The Heartland Institute, 2013); the author of “Sun Shunned” in Climate Change: The Facts 2014 (The Public Affairs Institute: Melbourne, Australia); and coauthor, with S. Baliunas, of “A brief review of the sun-climate connection, with a new insight concerning water vapour” in Climate Change: The Facts 2017 (The Public Affairs Institute: Melbourne, Australia). In summary, Dr. Soon has published a total of 120 refereed papers, at least 37 book chapters and magazine articles, and 95 invited presentations at various universities and international and national meetings. The citation history of Dr. Soon can be studied here https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=9eW4WvQAAAAJ
“The Weaponization of Science: Politics, Vilification, and the Climate Debate” – Dr. Willie Soon
Updated: Oct 9
Here are 8 short clips taken from the talk describing each of the main topics he covered. The clips are as follows:
Is Dr. Willie Soon in the pay of the fossil fuel industry? (9:28 minutes)
Why Greenpeace is looking for a piece of your green (6:10 minutes)
Why “97% consensus on climate change” claims are wrong (3:29 minutes)
Are the UN’s IPCC climate reports scientifically objective? (6:52 minutes)
The “hockey stick” debate: Was there a Medieval Warm Period? (9:21 minutes)
How much of a role does the Sun play in climate change? (3:33 minutes)
Are “fact checks” checking facts or checking narratives? (2:47 minutes)
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In Defense of “Crazy” Conspiracy Theories Conspiracy theories. What to some is a sign of critical thinking is, to others, a sign of dangerous insubordination. I was taught by my father that a good argument can stand up to criticism and that finding someone who disagreed was a fine way to test your theory. I’ve never been too bothered when folks disagree with me. In fact, I’m eager to know why. I want to learn whether or not I’m missing something. But these days, it seems that I’m in the minority. The “danger” of conspiracy theories The term has long been used in a derogatory fashion to belittle the ideas of a person who doesn’t necessarily accept that everything can be taken at face value. These days, it’s used to denote a train of thought that is downright dangerous, even an existential threat to civil society. What’s everyone so afraid of? Normies – folks who aren’t big questions of the status quo – used to just shake their heads and smile at the “quirky” conspiracy theorist in their life. They considered it a harmless past-time, an eccentricity. However, now we have the media breathlessly warning people of the innate deadly danger of conspiracy theories and the people who espouse them. Outright FEAR is being stoked. Let’s take a closer look.