June 14, 2019 3-5PM ET
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New York governor Cuomo signs bill to end religious exemptions for vaccines New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed legislation Thursday to end religious exemptions for vaccines. The legislation comes as the U.S. grapples with one of its worst outbreaks of measles in years. Cuomo signed the bill almost immediately after the New York state Senate and Assembly advanced the measure. “The science is crystal clear: Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to keep our children safe. This administration has taken aggressive action to contain the measles outbreak, but given its scale, additional steps are needed to end this public health crisis,” Cuomo said in a statement. “While I understand and respect freedom of religion, our first job is to protect the public health and by signing this measure into law, we will help prevent further transmissions and stop this outbreak right in its tracks.” The governor’s office argued that this measure would help protect the public amid an ongoing measles outbreak.
Anti-vaxxers lose minds after religious exemption bill gets pushed through “And these are the religious people?!” The state Capitol turned into a chaotic scene Thursday as both houses of legislature — and eventually Gov. Cuomo — passed a bill that will end New York’s policy of allowing religious exemptions from vaccine requirements. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, the bill’s sponsor, got cursed out and flat-out threatened at one point by opponents of the legislation after it got passed and sent to the Senate floor. “We’ll be back for you Jeffrey!” shouted one man in Orthodox religious garb, who was fuming in the gallery with others, many of whom had children with them. “Motherf–ker!” screamed another person. “Shame!” Dinowitz and other lawmakers remained calm during the mayhem, but were on edge as they recessed for the day. “I’m sure the hallways are very dangerous for me right now,” Dinowitz said afterward. “I think it’s very sad that people who are up here in the name of religion were acting anything but. Judging by the way some people behaved and judging by the threats that we heard from some people, it would be prudent to exercise some caution.”
Jessica Biel, facing criticism, explains why she opposes California vaccine bill When photos of Jessica Biel posing with opponents of vaccination legislation at the state Capitol appeared on Twitter this week, it ignited a social media storm over whether the actress, wife of Justin Timberlake, had joined a lobbying campaign against the legislation amid a nationwide measles outbreak. In an Instagram post Thursday, Biel argued that she was not an “anti-vaxxer” but was opposing legislation to tighten up California immunization laws. “I am not against vaccinations — I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians,” wrote Biel, known for her role in the TV series “7th Heaven.” “My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations, and should this bill pass, it would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state.” The vaccination legislation, Senate Bill 276, seeks to make it more difficult for doctors to grant exemptions to the state’s immunization requirements, giving the state more control over such decisions. The bill’s author, Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), has claimed that unscrupulous doctors are granting exemptions for profit and under pressure from influential individuals.
Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in Scientific Reports and funded by NIHR, found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good healthand higher psychological wellbeing than those who don’t visit nature at all during an average week. However, no such benefits were found for people who visited natural settings such as town parks, woodlands, country parks and beaches for less than 120 minutes a week. The study used data from nearly 20,000 people in England and found that it didn’t matter whether the 120 minutes was achieved in a single visit or over several shorter visits. It also found the 120 minute threshold applied to both men and women, to older and younger adults, across different occupational and ethnic groups, among those living in both rich and poor areas, and even among people with long term illnesses or disabilities.
Special Guest – Sally Banks
Sally Banks is a Bach Flower Registered Practitioner and a recent graduate of Trinity School of Natural Health’s Doctor of Naturopathy program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma and received her Nursing degree from St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa. She currently works as an Enrollment Specialist for Trinity School of Natural Health and see’s clients in her practice. After twenty years working as an RN in the hospital setting, she became increasingly dissatisfied with
patient outcomes. When she began experiencing health issues that would require surgical intervention she began searching for a “better way.” She found herself drawn to natural health, and its modalities and achieved amazing results! Her passion for teaching people a holistic approach to health and wellness is rooted and grounded in the Word of God. Whether she is helping a student find their path in natural health education or educating her clients about lifestyle changes she approaches each with a heart for God. Sally is married to her best friend, Kevin. They reside in Elk City, Oklahoma with Duke their 12-year-old St. Bernard mix. Sally and Kevin have a blended family of five children and nine grandchildren.
Question of The Day!
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I’ve been struggling with cognitive impairment since withdrawing from an antidepressant more than 5 years ago, after having taken the drug (Effexor XR) for over 10 years. I was only 17 years of age when it was prescribed (for mild issues), and was assured by the psychiatrist that it was not harmful or addictive. I learned the hard lesson that I was misinformed, at the expense of much of life, with many devastating and failed withdrawals. The final withdrawal was lengthy, torturous, and life-threatening, with no alopathic or alternative practitioner to properly guide me through. (My story is quite extensive.) Though I am RELIEVED to have finally broken free from the chains of psychiatry and big pharma, I am left with significant cognitive impairment at the young age of 35. I have been exploring supplements such as magnesium/minerals, silica, and RESTORE, all of which have greatly helped. But there’s much, much more room for healing. Any thoughts and guidance on HEALING from such assault would be so much appreciated; Many times I feel discouraged. How possible is it to completely heal from such a situation??? Thoughts from Dr. Buttar, if possible, would be appreciated too.
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Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect. “Exercise has the beneficial effect of slowing down or even counteracting age-related decline in mental and physical capacity,” says Dr Kathrin Rehfeld, lead author of the study, based at the German center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Magdeburg, Germany. “In this study, we show that two different types of physical exercise (dancing and endurance training) both increase the area of the brain that declines with age. In comparison, it was only dancing that lead to noticeable behavioral changes in terms of improved balance.” Elderly volunteers, with an average age of 68, were recruited to the study and assigned either an eighteen-month weekly course of learning dance routines, or endurance and flexibility training. Both groups showed an increase in the hippocampus region of the brain. This is important because this area can be prone to age-related decline and is affected by diseases like Alzheimer’s. It also plays a key role in memory and learning, as well as keeping one’s balance.
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