Feb 10, 2020 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
‘California refugees’ move to Idaho for lax vaccine laws. They want lawmakers to know why Shalee Brindley and her husband were ready to leave the Bay Area. They couldn’t afford to buy a home for their family — and with their daughter approaching school age, Brindley felt a looming deadline to leave California. California law requires childhood immunizations for almost all students. Brindley didn’t plan to vaccinate her child. As the couple searched for a new state to call home in 2017, Idaho’s vaccine laws sealed the deal. In Idaho, Brindley wouldn’t need a doctor to sign off on a medical exemption for her daughter. She needed only to submit a form saying she chose not to vaccinate. “I’m a mother. And I’m also a California refugee,” Brindley, a Meridian resident, said at a hearing in Boise in August 2019. “I came here in search of medical freedom.”
Anti-vaccine stereotypes are misleading. Here’s who’s really most likely to resist vaccines The majority of Americans have positive attitudes about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, but some groups are more concerned about risks than others, according to a new Pew Research Center report, which indicates it’s not politics that divide U.S. opinion on vaccinations, but race, age, income level and education. Overall, 88% of U.S. adults think positively of the MMR vaccine, saying the benefits outweigh the risks. However, black and Hispanic Americans are more likely to say MMR vaccine risks are high and preventive health benefits are low. People who are younger, poorer and less educated also tend to express more skeptical attitudes of the vaccine, according to the Pew report. The report, which was based on an October 2019 survey of 3,627 U.S. adults, sheds new light on what groups might be resistant to vaccinations at a time when measles cases are on the rise.
Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices Ann Lovell had never owned a passport before last year. Now, the 62-year-old teacher is a frequent flier, traveling every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis — with tickets paid for by the state of Utah’s public insurer. Lovell is one of about 10 state workers participating in a year-old program to lower prescription drug costs by having public employees buy their medication in Mexico at a steep discount compared to U.S. prices. The program appears to be the first of its kind, and is a dramatic example of steps states are taking to alleviate the high cost of prescription drugs. In one long, exhausting day, Lovell flies from Salt Lake City to San Diego. There, an escort picks her up and takes her across the border to a Tijuana hospital, where she gets a refill on her prescription. After that, she’s shuttled back to the airport and heads home.
Human gut-in-a-dish model helps define ‘leaky gut,’ and outline a pathway to treatment Once a vague scapegoat for a variety of ills, increasing evidence suggests a condition known as “leaky gut”—in which microbes and other molecules seep out of the intestines—may be more common, and more harmful, than previously thought. Leaky gut is most often experienced by older people, patients with cancers or other chronic ailments, and people with especially stressful lifestyles. Stressors break down the zipper-like junctions between the cells that form the gut lining. Microbes and molecules that subsequently leak out through these cell gaps can trigger an immune response, contributing to a variety of diseases driven by chronic inflammation, such as inflammatory bowel disease, dementia, atherosclerosis, liver fibrosis, cancers, diabetes and arthritis. Yet there isn’t a great way for clinicians to tell who has leaky gut and who does not—and there are no treatments to fix it.
Questions of The Day!
Decades ago my brother smoked some pot in college and came down with severe panic attacks. To this day he is still on pharmaceutical drugs to prevent them. Obviously there must be a genetic component (lousy genes?), because 5 years ago I also started having them although mine was mostly generalized anxiety instead of full blown panic attacks. I read every book on the subject and refused to take pharmaceuticals. I have not had a full blown attack in a couple years, although the thought always lingers in the back of my mind. For instance, I still cannot fly for fear of being “trapped”. I have read with interest about cb oil, although it frightens me that it is from the same family as the pot that caused my brother’s panic attacks. I was also interested in kratom. My nervous system is super hypersensitive and I want to try a natural substance, but need your advice about this so that it won’t give me a reaction that makes me more anxious.
BTW A friend of mine bought kratom from Healthy Buddah for opioid addiction and is doing amazing and said the customer service was fabulous. But in addition he ordered the free ounce of kratom from John Bush/Brave Botanicals.
Thank you Robert
As I grow older(70 years of age) I am becoming more aware of friends and family being diagnosed with PARKINSON. Is there something they can take or do to help with the shaking or even reverse this horrible disease
Special Guest Morley Robbins
Morley Robbins is the creator of The Root Cause Protocol.
Morley (aka. “Magnesium Man”) is one of the foremost experts on Magnesium’s role in the body, and the delicate dance Magnesium plays with Iron, Copper, and Calcium.
In 2012, Morley founded the Magnesium Advocacy Group (GotMag.org).
And he remains the de facto leader of the Magnesium Advocacy Group on Facebook, with over 175,000+ members (and growing daily).
As a certified health coach with an expertise in Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA), Morley has performed over 4,500 one-on-one consultations with clients from around the world.
Coronavirus death toll passes 900 as more Americans diagnosed on quarantined cruise ship China confirmed a rise in the number of new coronavirus cases on Monday, quashing hopes after several days of declining infection rates that strict control measures could be paying off. The death toll from the new virus had jumped to 908 by Monday morning, more than were killed during the SARS virus outbreak in 2003. The number of confirmed infections in mainland China rose 15% Sunday to at least 40,171. More than 300 cases have been confirmed outside China, including 12 in the U.S., and global health officials have warned that could be just “the tip of the iceberg” as they learn more about how easily the disease spreads. Dozens of new cases were confirmed Monday on a quarantined cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, meanwhile, including more Americans. The number of passengers already removed or soon to be removed from the Diamond Princess for treatment in Japanese hospitals stood at 135 Monday. That includes at least 23 American passengers, 11 of whom were among the 65 new cases confirmed Monday. Most of the 3,711 passengers and crew remained under isolation orders on the ship.
‘Super spreaders’ could make coronavirus outbreak harder to contain Highly contagious coronavirus carriers known as “super spreaders” could make the new outbreak more unpredictable — and tougher to contain — as it fans out across the globe, experts said. “Super spreaders” are a phenomenon that occurs only with some infectious diseases where patients transmit the illness to a disproportionately high number of people, the Telegraph reported. With the coronavirus, some individuals might infect one or two people, while a “super spreader” may pass the illness to dozens, the outlet reported. “It seems to be largely to do with the way an infection proceeds in a specific individual, which means some people simply excrete more virus than others,” Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, told the Telegraph. “So they’re more infectious and become super spreaders.”
Virus or Bacteria…which needs the iron? Bacteria and viruses are very different in structure and each has its own relation-ship with iron. When these invaders get into our body, often an infection is the consequence. Pathogens enter our body through the skin or mucous membranes. These membranes are located in the lining of the mouth, eyes, nasal passages, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, vagina, and urethra. If the immune system is challenged in any way, the body cannot defend itself against some of the invading organisms and symp-toms such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, nausea, joint pain, heart prob-lems and anemia can result.
Identification of Zyklopen, a New Member of the Vertebrate Multicopper Ferroxidase Family, and Characterization in Rodents and Human Cells We previously detected a membrane-bound, copper-containing oxidase that may be involved in iron efflux in BeWo cells, a human placental cell line. We have now identified a gene encoding a predicted multicopper ferroxidase (MCF) with a putative C-terminal membrane-spanning sequence and high sequence identity to hephaestin (Heph) and ceruloplasmin (Cp), the other known vertebrate MCF. Molecular modeling revealed conservation of all type I, II, and III copper-binding sites as well as a putative iron-binding site. Protein expression was observed in multiple diverse mouse tissues, including placenta and mammary gland, and the expression pattern was distinct from that of Cp and Heph. The protein possessed ferroxidase activity, and protein levels decreased in cellular copper deficiency. Knockdown with small interfering RNA in BeWo cells indicates that this gene represents the previously detected oxidase. We propose calling this new member of the MCF family “zyklopen.”
Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Copper Transport in Developing Mammals Copper is an essential trace element that requires tightly regulated homeostatic mechanisms to ensure adequate supplies without any toxic effects because of the ability of the metal ion to catalyze the formation of free radicals. The Cu-ATPases, ATP7A and ATP7B, play an important role in the physiological regulation of copper. Adequate supplies of copper are particularly important in developing animals, and in humans this is illustrated by mutations of ATP7A that cause the copper deficiency condition Menkes disease, which is fatal in early childhood. In contrast, mutations in ATP7B result in the genetic toxicosis, Wilson disease. We propose that the physiological regulation of copper is accomplished mainly by the intracellular copper-regulated trafficking of the Cu-ATPases. This process allows the overall copper status in the body to be maintained when levels of copper in the diet alter. A study of the defects in mouse models of Menkes and Wilson diseases has demonstrated that both ATPases play an important role in supplying copper to the developing fetus and neonate.
5Hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), copper and ceruloplasmin plasma concentrations in spontaneous abortion Abortion can be produced in rats (Waugh and Pearl, 1960; Craig, 1966) and in mice (Lindsay et al., 1963; Poulson and Robson, 1963) after a maternal injection with Shydroxytryptamine (5-HT; seroto- nin). However, this abortifacient effect in mice can be prevented by the simultaneous injection of progester- one (Lindsay et al., 1963) or by the S-HT antagonist, methysergide (Paulson and Robson, 1963). A similar action in human pregnancy was sug-gested by the work of Koren et al. (1966), who found that the intra-amniotic injection of the monoamine oxidase inhibitor pargyline hydrochloride leads to abortion and also to high values for .5-HT. Fuchs et al. (1975) attributed abortion induced by intra-amniotic injection of hypertonic saline solution to 5-HT release, as they demonstrated an increase of urinary S-HT in these women.
Study of serum copper and ceruloplasmin levels in Egyptian autistic children Autism is a behaviorally defined neurodevelopmental disorder of unknown etiology. To assess serum copper and ceruloplasmin levels in Egyptian autistic children patients. 40 participants have been subjected to thorough history taking, complete clinical examination, IQ assessment, estimation of serum copper and ceruloplasmin levels. A statistically significant difference was found between patients and controls as regards stereotypic movements, absent eye contact, delayed motor development, delayed speech and IQ (p < 0.01 for each item). Mean level of copper was significantly higher in patients than in controls (P < 0.001), also mean level of ceruloplasmin was significantly higher in patients than controls (P = 0.009).Serum copper level may have a role in the pathogenesis of autism.
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