March 28th, 2023 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Hour 1 – Special Guest Rob Verkerk, PhD
ANH-USA Scientific Director and Board Member
Robert is an internationally acclaimed scientist with over 25 years experience in the field of agricultural and healthcare sustainability, having worked in academia, industry and the not-for-profit sector. He has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas as well as Europe. After leaving Imperial College London in 2002, he founded the Alliance for Natural Health, which he has headed since. His background, as a scientist, campaigner and visionary, hold him in good stead for his dual role as Executive & Scientific Director of ANH-Intl as well as its regional European office.
FEATURE: Resilience and the values crisis – critical time for reappraisal Are we equipped for what lies ahead? My sense is we – as diverse societies across the globe – ones that have faced intense fragmentation and polarisation over the last 3 years are, by and large, not well equipped. Simply put, we are not sufficiently resilient. Resilience, in this context, means nothing more than our ability to bounce back and recover following exposure to any kind of stressor. You will have noticed that our recent experience of stressors has been unprecedented in most people’s living memory. Among the most obvious stressors, has been a pandemic that is ever more widely accepted as likely the result of a lab leak. It’s been so much more than a challenge from a virus and the long covid that now conveniently acts as a smokescreen for C19 vaccine damage. Let’s add to the mix a few more recent stressors that will be testing our capacity for resilience to the full: Lockdowns, coercive vaccination policies, silencing of scientific dissent, threats of reprisal for dissenters, censorship, collapsing health systems, fundamental rights abuses, sidelining of medical ethics principles, a transition towards authoritarian rule, a cost of living crisis, an energy crisis, a magnifying environmental crisis, and a war in Europe. Then let’s not also forget the global economic, financial or banking crisis that’s set to give Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) ever more traction (see here in UK and here in US). That’s not even a complete list of the challenges being thrown at us. Part of the reason that even many of us who view ourselves as being awake to these threats are relatively unprepared for what lies ahead, is that many of us in ‘the movement’ (one so fragmented and disunited it doesn’t even have a name!) have been heavily focused on what we don’t like about what’s been going on. Most of us don’t like, and wish to oppose, the rise of authoritarianism, the lies, the coercive policies, the suppression of dissent, the restrictions on our freedoms, the sidelining of medical ethics, the discounting of natural therapies, the cancel culture….the list goes on.
INFOGRAPHIC: Why scientific misinformation won’t fix distrust in science Following on from Rob Verkerk PhD’s recent long-read article, explaining how the scientific establishment is going all out to promote its version of science, and classify any science that challenges it as ‘scientific misinformation’, we’ve created an infographic to illustrate what’s really going on. While the scientific establishment’s attack on scientific misinformation is presented as a necessity to protect ‘science’, it’s actually the dead opposite. It’s a Trojan horse set to destroy the scientific method, the very method that has evolved over thousands of years of human scientific endeavour, that helps us uncover evidence that approximates to some kind of truth, even if we might agree that truth can never be absolute. At the heart of the Trojan horse is the 5-headed Hydra that represents Big Pharma, Big Biotech, Big Tech, Big Media and Big Social, that’s also intertwined with Big Government. They are all working on a calculated plan for globalised and centralised control of almost every facet of human life, in the name of science and progress. Roped into this are some of the most highly esteemed academics and academic institutions. The system is rotten to the core and needs to be exposed. But first as many people as possible need to understand what’s going on.
Special Guest Tania The Herbalist
Throughout most of my life, I was amazed with human ability. What was it in our mind, body and spirit that allowed us to heal and build resilience? What was it that allowed for some to be successful and happy while others succumbed to their challenges and insecurities? I naturally, through struggles of my own, began to explore various things: self-help books, spirituality, neuroscience, finance, public speaking and the power of natural healing in an effort to find balance and functionality in my life.
I am a nature enthusiast who feels just as passionate about people and life itself as I do the planet. With a love for the stillness and beauty of nature came the understanding of the importance of mindfulness through some very difficult parts of my life where I learned how to take things one day—sometimes just one moment—at a time. Through this process, I came out on the other side able to live the healthier life that I enjoy today. Every being has a purpose – an inspiration or feeling of motivation for doing what they feel compelled to do. Whether that stems from a fulfillment born out of struggle and hardship, or by simply trying several possibilities until it feels right.
After several difficult challenges, and the will to survive and thrive, I was led down a path of self-study and education of natural healing and plant medicine. As an unconventional thinker, I tapped into many parts of myself where I had triggered healing responses and took action to create the life I wanted. Being an activist and herbalist goes hand in hand for me, bringing my heart and mind into equal rhythm. Compounded with a constant, innate passion for life, people and nature; herbalism helped me approach the issue that used to feel so impossible. Through my studies, my love, determination and my belief in God, I wholeheartedly believe that He has put a remedy on the Earth for just about everything. I genuinely help people take a hold of their health, identify their challenges, build opportunity and look for sustainable answers for real change without fear.
If you’ve read this far, thank you. I hope this is just the beginning of your journey to well-being, purpose and freedom. I’d love to stay connected with you.