June 25, 2018 7-9PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
When Is Moral Objection Justified?
A Walgreen’s Pharmacist Denied A Woman Miscarriage Medication Based On Moral Objection In a post shared on Facebook on June 22, Nicole Arteaga shared that after being informed by her doctor that she would not be able to carry her baby to term, she was prescribed medication to help aid the miscarriage. She wrote that she went to a Walgreens in Peoria, Arizona to have the prescription filled; instead, the pharmacist denied her prescription for miscarriage medication, citing his moral beliefs. “I stood at the mercy of this pharmacist explaining my situation in front of my 7-year-old, and five customers behind only to be denied because of his ethic(al) beliefs,” Arteaga wrote her a Facebook post. She also chronicled her experience in a Yelp review. Arteaga’s posts quickly went viral. (Bustle has reached out to Walgreens regarding this incident, and will update this post upon response.) Walgreens told ABC News that they are investigating the incident. “After learning what happened, we reached out to the patient and apologized for how the situation was handled,” Walgreens said in a statement to ABC News. “To respect the sincerely held beliefs of our pharmacists while at the same time meeting the needs of our patients, our policy allows pharmacists to step away from filling a prescription for which they have a moral objection. At the same time, they are also required to refer the prescription to another pharmacist or manager on duty to meet the patient’s needs in a timely manner. We are looking into the matter to ensure that our patients’ needs are handled properly.”
Question of The Day?
Ty Bollinger said you had a recipe to heal the gut. He said there was aloe vera and something else in it. I couldn’t make out what he said. I have SIBO, an ulcer and other stomach problems. I’m not sure this will heal these conditions but I have friends with leaky gut, also.
Special Guest Dave Herman!
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CALL TO ACTION TO PROTECT KRATOM
June 23, 2018
Protect Access by American Consumers to Natural Botanical Plants and Herbs The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6 on Friday that combined 58 different bills that attempt to end the scourge of the opioid epidemic in America. The sponsors of H.R. 6 in the House admit it’s not perfect, and they are dead right on that point. In the rush to show how serious the Congress is in addressing the opioid crisis prior to the mid-term elections, several of these 58 bills contain provisions that will actually deny Americans access to safe natural plants and herbs that help Americans manage their health and well-being. I am asking you to contact your U.S Senators immediately and ask them to support amendments to these proposed bills to exclude natural botanical plants and herbs from the wide swath of substances presently included in many of those bills. Two of those bills, the SITSA Act (Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017), and the SCREEN Act (Stop Counterfeit Drugs by Regulating and Enhancing Enforcement Now) both attempt to stop deadly synthetic opioids from being shipped into the United States from other countries. But both of these bills contain such broad definitions of the substances covered under the proposed legislation they will actually ban natural botanical plants and herbs. It is critical that the Senate support amendments to exclude natural botanical plants and herbs. Your Senators need to hear from you immediately!
If you don’t know your Senator’s contact information, please click HERE or call the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121. Millions of Americans safely and responsibly use natural alternatives to dangerously addictive and often deadly chemically formulated drugs, including opioids, and these bills will literally block consumer access to safe natural plants and herbs. On Monday, please call your Senators and ask them to support every amendment that exempts natural botanical plants and herbs – that are in no way synthetic analogues of an opioid – and protect the right of consumers to have access to safe alternative products to manage their own health needs. The Senate needs to support the amendments to SITSA and SCREEN to exclude natural botanical plants and herbs. Thank you,
American Kratom Association
Babies Like Queen?
Scientists piped music into women’s wombs to see if fetuses like Freddie Mercury When Freddie Mercury sang, “Mama, life had just begun,” in the second verse of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” he probably didn’t have an audience of fetuses in mind. Let’s consider it a happy coincidence, then, that unborn babies really do seem to love Queen. According to a new, as-yet-unpublished study by the Institut Marquès assisted-fertility clinic in Spain, fetuses exposed to “Bohemian Rhapsody” — as well as classic jams by Bach and Mozart — showed clear signs of mental stimulation in the womb. Songs by Shakira and the Bee Gees, on the other hand, proved much less interesting to the unborn audience. Developing babies begin to hear external sounds at a gestational age of about 16 weeks, which is —it’s safe to say — far too soon to have read an issue of Rolling Stone. So why should fetuses be such discerning music critics? According to the researchers, it might have something to do with the pitch of the song’s sounds or the simplicity of the melody. The first language was more musical than verbal,” Dr. Marisa López-Teijón, director of the Institut Marquès, said in a statement. “We still tend instinctively to speak [to newborns] in a high-pitched voice, because we know that newborns perceive those better, and this way they understand that we want to communicate with them.” (Interestingly, fetuses in the study also showed a greater response to Mickey Mouse’s voice than to recordings of a normal human voice.)
Hour 2 – Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid Buttar!
Dr. Buttar is back to talk about what’s happening in the world of health news. Here’s what we have in store for you today:
Mom’s diabetes may increase child’s autism risk, study claims A mom’s diabetes can raise her child’s risk for autism, according to new research at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. Scientists found that autism risk was higher in children whose moms had one of the three main types of diabetes that lead to complications in pregnancy: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes mellitus, a form of high blood sugar that affects pregnant women. Previous studies had already concluded that a mom having type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes mellitus led to an increase in children born with autism spectrum disorder. But prior to this study, which looked at 419,425 children born between 1995 and 2012, little had been known about the effect of a mom’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis on her child’s autism risk. More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, according to 2017 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Must Science Conflict With Spirituality? In 1801, Samuel Taylor Coleridge calculated the impact ratio of scientists to poets like this: “The souls of 500 Sir Isaac Newtons would go to the making up of a Shakespeare or a Milton.” Defending his 1820 poem “Lamia,” John Keats growled that Isaac Newton had “destroyed the poetry of the rainbow by reducing it to a prism,” lamenting that natural philosophy (in other words, science) will, as his poem put it, “unweave a rainbow.” Does a scientific understanding of the world erase its emotional impact or spiritual power? Of course not. Science and spirituality are complementary, not conflicting. The physicist Richard Feynman reflected on this in a 1981 BBC interview, “The Pleasure of Finding Things Out,” recalling a conversation with an artist about appreciating a flower: “The beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. … At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. … The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: Does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower.”
Rejecting vaccines as a way to fit in? In one study published recently, Katie interviewed parents from two areas in Australian with low vaccination rates: Fremantle in WA and specific postcodes in Adelaide. Parents in these two locations were refusing or delaying recommended vaccines for their children, and Katie wanted to know why. After going through the answers from the interviews, Katie found some interesting results. For example, some parents actually were vaccinating their children but remained quiet about it for fear of rejection within their communities. While this sounds a bit like peer pressure at play, Katie explains that is a bit more complicated than that. “I think peer pressure is part of this story, but I wouldn’t want to use the term in a way that somehow suggests that people are being bullied or coerced to follow the norm,” she says. “All of us are influenced by the people around us, especially when we identify with their beliefs and values. People are making the decisions that feel right to them, but what feels right (or wrong) is being influenced by that peer group,” she adds. So for these parents, it is a case of trying to fit into a place where others don’t share their same beliefs.
Question of The Day!
I have to go to India in January for 2 weeks. The program is recommending the Hepatitis vaccine. I am terrified of vaccines and what they put in them etc… Is there something else you would recommend I take? I eat very natural and I am afraid for the food/water in India… I do have a sensitive stomach, since I’m so used to natural/organic…Even my water is alkalinized. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.
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