December 20th, 2020 1-3PM ET
Sunday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Hour 1 Special Guest – Julie Dean Richards
Julie Dean Richards started her journey to helping others communicate in a better way with a bachelors in interpersonal communication and research from BYU-Idaho. She has been working in the research field since college, with more than 6 years of experience. She has spent much of her career doing research fulfillment, consultation, and design for corporate entities such as Google, Amazon and Nike as well as prestigious schools like Harvard, Yale and Stanford. While working at Qualtrics, she had the opportunity to give seminars on, and work in relationship management and communication strategies for her team and the company as a whole while working on the council for working women. After leaving Qualtrics, she served as the director of research for a small nonprofit, where she designed and headed the research used to help municipalities communicate and advocate in a mutually beneficial way. She now teaches courses about recognizing good research and how to communicate about health freedom, vaccines, and other controversial issues without damaging relationships or inciting anger while getting your message to stick.
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Hour 2 – ENCORE!
Special Guest Lauren Ameling DC, BCND
Lauren Ameling is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Acupuncturist, and educator. She graduated from Logan University in 2006 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. She has earned over 500 hours of postgraduate certification in topics such as: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pregnancy and Pediatric Care, and Kinesiology. Dr. Lauren and her husband, a fellow chiropractor, have a private practice focused on holistic healing. She embraces the fact that the translation of the word “Doctor” means “To Teach”. Her office interactions always center on patient education and in 2010 she began teaching for a local college. Throughout the years, Dr. Lauren has taught for five colleges and universities but her true passion is working with those who desire to understand all thatnatural healthcare has to offer. She is an awarded instructor who is regularly invited to speak for the American Medical Technologists. Dr. Lauren lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, Jason, and two amazing boys, Reece and Kieran.
Patty Barber spent almost 15 years in pharmaceutical and allopathic medicine before coming to the greenside to help herself and others with their health puzzle. A graduate of Trinity School of Natural Health, Patty is a board-certified Naturopath, Master Iridologist, Master Herbalist, and Certified Natural Health Professional. Patty is also an Advanced Digestive Health Specialist, Reiki Master Teacher, Intuitive, Shaman, Native American Minister, and Touch for Health Practitioner. Additionally, she completed an intensive program with Richard Horowitz, MD on Lyme and Co-infections. Patty is the Northeast Medical Educator for DesBio. She has a private practice where she works with clients focusing on balancing body, mind, and spirit. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, with two college-age children, and lives on a small ranch in rural upstate New York.
This program is for healthcare practitioners seeking to successfully support clients suffering from Lyme Disease and Lyme Co-infections. With lectures developed by leading integrative Lyme experts, the Certified Lyme Specialist program integrates fundamentals, physiology, case illustrations, and clinical experience for a relevant and practical approach to supporting clients with complex Lyme. You will gain expertise in Lyme disease history, Borrelia and co-infection pathology, contributing factors to condition prognosis, and clinical assessment strategies. Course experts will provide step-by-step instructions for supporting your clients with nutraceuticals and helping to temporarily relieve their symptoms with homeopathy. After completion of this program, you will have developed the framework for successful integrative symptom management and immune support in Lyme clients within your holistic practice.
Alternative Therapy Plea May Be a Cry for Help Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often ask their physicians to support their use of complementary or alternative medicines (CAM), from yoga and acupuncture to sports protein supplements and fish oil. But Peter Higgins, MD, PhD, director of the IBD program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, warned attendees at the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2020 Annual Meeting that although many forms of CAM can benefit patients, there may be underlying concerns and such a request may actually be a “cry for help.” It may mean that their evidence-based medications are not meeting their goals or patients want more control over their disease. It’s important to ask patients why they are using or want to use CAM, he said, whether specifically to treat IBD or to ease IBD symptoms. Cannabis use, for example, “is associated with worse disease prognosis in Crohn’s disease,” he said. Higgins pointed to a study of 313 IBD patients who found that regular use of cannabis for more than 6 months helped with symptom relief, but was a strong predictor of future surgery for Crohn’s disease, with a fivefold odds ratio. Higgins said some requests, such as just about anything related to exercise, massage, and acupuncture, make sense and he generally supports them in combination with evidence-based traditional therapies if they make a patient feel better and the person can afford them.
Do the benefits of Christmas outweigh its harms? The Christmas season is associated with preventable harms from cards, tree decorations, and presents, as well as overeating and overdrinking, so do the benefits of Christmas outweigh the harms? In the Christmas issue of The BMJ, Robin Ferner and Jeffrey Aronson dig out some cautionary tales from the archives. They find that Christmas cards can be a potential source of harm. In 1876 a young man developed arsenic poisoning after painting festive cards with the highly toxic Scheele’s Green paint. More recently, a woman amputated her finger tip while posting Christmas cards through the spring-loaded flap of a letter box. Injuries from falls while decking the house with Christmas lights are common—and a reminder not to get on ladders—they may tip when you’re tipsy. Items swallowed unintentionally can also pose problems, they write. Bulbs from Christmas lights, sharp pointed confetti stars, and Christmas tree shaped decorations, have all found their way down toddlers’ throats and have had to be removed.