Mystery liver disease outbreak, Obesity moment of DUH, Gilbert Gottfried disease, COVID mask policies, Harmful discount chemicals, Jim Evans, Trinity School of Natural Health, Cordie Lee Williams, Cordie4senate.com, Defeat The Mandates, Common dietary supplements, Coffee makes you bald, The science of a**holes and MORE!
April 13th, 2022 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Mystery outbreak of hepatitis in children investigated in the UK Doctors are investigating a mysterious outbreak of liver disease in young children in the UK. So far, there have been 60 cases in England and 11 in Scotland of unexplained hepatitis, or liver inflammation, since the start of the year, most of them in children who are 2 to 5 years old. Case numbers in Wales and Northern Ireland haven’t been released. Although no child has died, a “small number” have needed a liver transplant, said the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) on 8 April. This means they will have to take drugs that suppress the immune system for the rest of their lives, which will leave them at risk of infections. Hepatitis is often associated with specific pathogens, such as the hepatitis C virus, but it can be triggered by many other things. There have previously been small clusters of cases caused by the hepatitis A virus, which can be spread by faecal contamination of food or water. The hepatitis viruses A to E have all been ruled out in the current outbreak, though. Finding the cause will require carefully investigating every case to see if they have factors in common, says Graham Cooke, an infectious disease specialist at Imperial College London. The outbreak might have been caused by a rare delayed reaction to covid-19 infection, or by a different infection spreading after pandemic-related lockdown restrictions were lifted. “There is probably a group of children who won’t have been exposed to all those viruses they would normally be exposed to in early life,” says Cooke. “With the easing of restrictions, a lot of other viruses are circulating that weren’t able to circulate before.
Risk of obesity is 45% higher among adolescents whose diet is based on ultra-processed food products Based on data for 3,587 adolescents aged 12-19 who took part in the 2011-16 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the United States, researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have calculated the impact of consuming ultra-processed foods on the risk of obesity. They divided participants in the study into three groups according to the amount of ultra-processed foods consumed. When they compared those with the highest level (64% of total diet by weight on average) with those with the lowest level (18.5%), they found that the former were 45% more likely to be obese, 52% more likely to have abdominal obesity (excess fat around the waist) and, most alarmingly, 63% more likely to have visceral obesity (excess fat on and around the abdominal organs, including the liver and intestines), which correlates closely with the development of high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia (high cholesterol), and a heightened risk of death. The complete results of the study, which was supported by FAPESP, are reported in an article published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried died of rare, often overlooked disease Gilbert Gottfried, the beloved brash comedian, died Tuesday from a disease that his publicist identified as a rare genetic muscle disorder. Gottfried, 67, had type II myotonic dystrophy, a kind of muscular dystrophy, said his longtime friend and publicist, Glenn Schwartz. It isn’t clear when Gottfried was diagnosed with the disease, which has no cure or treatment and typically appears when people are in their 20s and 30s. His family said in a statement that he died after a “long illness.” Elizabeth McNally, the director of the Northwestern University Center for Genetic Medicine, said the “slowly progressive” condition is often overlooked and undiagnosed. “People can have symptoms for quite a while even before they notice it,” she said. Symptoms of the disease, such as breathing or heart muscle weakness, tend to develop more as people age, she said, so some patients may not be diagnosed until their 40s, 50s or 60s, or they may confuse their symptoms with other age-related health problems. “The things I always notice first in patients is that they have trouble getting up out of chairs and difficulty going upstairs,” McNally said.
Can any company or government agency justify their own COVID mask policy? I’m writing this on Monday morning, after the Defeat the Mandates rally in Los Angeles in the back seat of a Lyft on the way to the Burbank airport. I’m riding with Ernest Ramirez. Ernest lost his only son to one dose of the Pfizer vaccine and is speaking publicly about it. It turns out that our Lyft driver is also impacted by the vaccine. She lost her husband in May, 2021. He died shortly after his second vaccine due to a new cancer that suddenly emerged after he got vaccinated with the “safe and effective” vaccine. But that’s a story for another day. Both Lyft and Uber require passengers and drivers to wear a mask. So do the FAA, the airports, and the airlines. What for? There is no science that justifies this. The science says masks are completely useless, a big fat zero. Thanks to Brian Mowrey who Writes Unglossed for noting the following: Both companies’ websites portray their policy as being shaped by CDC/WHO “guidance” (Uber) or “federal order” (Lyft), as if they have no choice in the matter (and as if both don’t have a history of defying legal restrictions). The “federal order” refers to the CDC’s assertion that it has authority to mandate masks in taxis / rideshares (https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Mask-Order-CDC_GMTF_01-29-21-p.pdf); naturally it has no such authority. Nothing in US Code Title 42 nor the Federal Code grants any entity of the Federal gov authority over private intrastate transport, and if it did that would be unconstitutional. Again, both companies are comfortable defying the law anyway. So that doesn’t explain the policy.
Harmful chemicals found in toys and canned food at US discount stores An alarming number of products purchased at US dollar stores, including many children’s toys, contain harmful chemicals, according to a report released today. Researchers tested 226 products purchased at five popular retailers for chemicals, including phthalates and lead, and found that 120, or more than half, had at least one chemical of concern. Among the products that tested positive were colorful baby toys and Disney-themed headphones. “As a parent, I should be able to buy a product without expecting to poison my child,” said Jose Bravo, national coordinator at the Campaign for Healthier Solutions, a coalition that calls on dollar stores to phase out hazardous chemicals from their products. The tests found chemicals like lead and phthalates, which is associated with higher rates of childhood cancer. They also found products like fake teeth that were made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which can contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals and can harm reproductive and cognitive development. Children are especially vulnerable to low-level exposure found in bottles, toys, appliances and personal care products.
Special Guest Jim Evans
Jim is a life-long learner and Christ-follower. The lessons began while growing up in Dallas, Texas as part of a loving family. As the youngest of four, his early missions were to pester his older sisters and learn from his dad, who had retired early as a railroad executive. Jim was a remarkably mediocre high school student but grew up safe and affirmed. After high school he was not ready for college, so enlisted in the military and became a combat trained, USAF, K-9 Security Policeman. Those years, including a tour in Viet Nam, prepared him to start higher education.
After ungraduated school and two Masters degrees, Jim enjoyed a 20 year career in Healthcare Administration for two major Indiana Healthcare Systems. The Lord had other ideas though, and in 1996 Jim was called into the Christian ministry. For several years Jim provided mostly volunteer administrative help for area churches and para-church ministries, but then began teaching. In 2002, the Lord arranged for Jim to recognize that counseling was his future. He was ordained as a Christian Minister, began his theological training, relationships were formed, resources were provided, and in 2003, Jim and his partners opened Community Christian Counseling in Terre Haute, IN. The center has become a regional referral center for those needing help with life. Jim has a general practice of counseling and life coaching. After all of that, plus five college degrees, and serving the Lord by serving others, the learning continues.
Jim has been married to Teri for 42 years, is the father of Christopher, the grandfather of Cayla and Patrick, and the great-grandfather of Liam. In years past he was a nationally competitive strength athlete, a Corporate Olympics track & field athlete, and road bicycle enthusiast. Jim is an accomplished golfer and continues to live a holistically health life.
Dr. Wendell Whitman was a tireless advocate for health freedom and a pioneer in the field of natural health. In 1991, recognizing the inadequacy of formal health education outside of the traditional medical field, he founded Trinity School of Natural Health.
Trinity School of Natural Health was founded for the purpose of presenting alternative natural health education to everyone. Today, the Trinity repertoire of programs and courses has evolved into a powerful, educational process that enables students to improve their own health, enhance the good health of their families, friends and communities, and their own professional practices.
Our philosophy is that we are intrinsically holistic and should therefore continually pursue true health through the development of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the whole person. Our vision is to become the global leader in natural health education by creating a community of individuals who are committed to sharing their knowledge of the power and purpose of holistic health. As we strive to create an exceptional student experience, we will treat each person who chooses Trinity with respect and dignity. Every decision made, every single day, will be focused solely on what is best for our students.
Hour 2 – Special Guest: Cordie Lee Williams
Dr. Cordie Williams is a US Marine and Chiropractor. At the beginning of the COVID pandemic in 2020, Dr. Cordie felt the state of California was violating his right and the rights of other Americans. As a father, veteran, and business owner, he knew he had to be the man to stand up. Dr. Cordie picked up a megaphone and began speaking up at protests all across California, gaining him the name #megaphonemarine.
His message was loud and clear and caught the attention of millions. His speech from May 1, 2020, at the state capitol in Sacramento, CA, has received more than 8 million hits on Facebook and has generated over 15 million views across all platforms. “In the face of tyranny, in the face of freedom, are you going to sit there in your riot gear against peaceful protesters?” asked Williams. “Or are you going to say, ‘you know what, it’s time to stand up for my country? Because I took an oath of office and it said, ‘I will defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Emboldened by government overreach plaguing America, Dr. Cordie was inspired to found 1776 Forever Free to help protect all Americans’ freedom. Just like he raised his voice for the people, the movement has increased the volume on the importance of Constitutional Rights to all Americans, regardless of race, religion, creed, or color. In September 2020, 1776 Forever Free began a journey, The Freedom Tour, which crisscrossed the country from California, across the heartland, to the south and landing in D.C. right before the Presidential election. The strength of the movement that Dr. Cordie founded is evident in the involvement of its supporters.
Common dietary supplements could protect against COVID, common winter illnesses Could dietary supplements become a healthy weapon against COVID-19? Experts from TAU have shown that common dietary supplements can protect against the coronavirus as well as several common winter illnesses. The study was led by Prof. Ehud Gazit, Prof. Eran Bacharach, and Prof. Daniel Segal of the Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research at the Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, TAU, together with Ph.D. students Topaz Kreiser and David Zaguri and other researchers. The paper was published in Pharmaceuticals. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, humanity has led an arms race against mutations, variants and extensive contagion, in order to minimize damage to human life and the economy. Currently, the battle against the virus relies mainly on RNA-based vaccines, alongside several anti-viral medications. But the COVID virus changes rapidly, and frequent updates are required to treatments and vaccines that are based on familiarizing the immune system with the virus. The same is true for flu viruses, another widespread cause of illness and death. Prof. Gazit, who also heads TAU’s Blavatnik Center for Drug Discovery, said: “To address the rapid changes of the virus, we decided to develop active vaccines made of safe and easily obtainable dietary supplements that would reduce the viral load in the body and cut down contagion. We have known for years that food supplements containing zinc can enhance immunity to severe, viral and chronic infections and their potentially grave consequences.”
Coffee can make your hair fall out, a doctor explains Hair loss can be distressing and can impact your self-esteem. But one doctor has revealed how your morning routine could actually be making the issue worse. Most people will reach for a cup of coffee or tea first thing, and while it might give you a boost of energy, it could be damaging your hair. Ingredients in black tea and coffee can put a strain on your iron levels which could result in hair loss. Dr. Sara Kayat explained that losing around 100 to 150 strands of hair a day is normal but that some people can lose more down to stress. Most of the time the hair loss will stop once your stress levels ease, but that can be easier said than done. With that in mind, Dr. Kayat, who is working with Viviscal said you should avoid consuming caffeine – which could be causing your hair to fall out. She explained: “Did you know the tannins in black tea can block the absorption of iron, which may increase the risk of iron deficiency and in turn result in hair loss? “If you are a black tea drinker – try and minimize your intake, or even better – stick with green tea, as an alternative.” Coffee contains around 4.6 percent tannin, while tea has around 11.2 percent tannin.
Scientists actually identify common personality traits of complete a**holes It’s safe to say just about everyone knows that person. That one person they just can’t stand, that drives them crazy, and they wish they never saw again. Simply put, a complete and total asshole. Now, a new study is revealing the personality traits and most likely people who are the assholes in your life. Researchers from the University of Georgia say that the most likely people to be the “biggest assholes” in someone’s life are middle-aged men. Just to be clear, however, these aren’t the only individuals who display signs of “assholery.” The team surveyed nearly 400 people, asking each one to think about the “biggest asshole” in their life and the personality traits they display regularly. Respondents most often claim these people are manipulative, aggressive, and entitled. Study authors say two traits respondents mentioned, manipulation and irresponsibility, are concerning because assholes aren’t the only ones displaying them. These two traits in particular are major factors in expert profiles of psychopathic, antisocial, and narcissistic personality disorders. “People didn’t really have very much trouble figuring out who the ‘biggest asshole’ in their life was,” says lead author Brinkley Sharpe in a media release. Along with certain middle-aged men, the survey found half of the “biggest assholes” respondents know personally are their exes, old bosses, and even estranged family members.