January 4th, 2022 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
The end of the pandemic will not be televised As the year 2021 started, the covid-19 pandemic seemed to be receding. Discussions and predictions about “opening up,” a return to “normal,” and achieving herd immunity were in the air. But for many, optimism receded as cases and deaths surged in India, Brazil, and elsewhere. Attention turned to SARS-CoV-2 virus variants—most recently, the emergence of omicron. Just as the end seemed to be on the horizon, it was interrupted by a foreboding that the pandemic could be a long way from over. Unlike any previous pandemic, covid-19 has been closely tracked through dashboards that aim to show the real time movement and effect of coronavirus; they track laboratory testing metrics, hospital and intensive care admissions, transmission rates, and, most recently, vaccine doses delivered. These dashboards—with their panels of numbers, statistics, epidemic curves, and heat maps—have dominated our televisions, computers, and smartphones. At their core is the allure of objectivity and data to grasp onto in the midst of uncertainty and fear. They have helped populations conceptualise a need for rapid containment and control, directing public sentiment, fuelling pressure for countermeasures, and maintaining an aura of emergency. They offer a sense of control when cases are coming down following certain countermeasures but can also drive a sense of helplessness and impending catastrophe when cases rise.
Special Guest Dr. Barre Lando
As founder and formulator for Alfa Vedic, Dr. Barre Lando traveled an eclectic path through athletics and academics in becoming a Physician, Bioterrain Specialist & Permaculture farmer.
THE FOUNDATION: Dr. Lando was both a pre-law and pre medicine undergraduate student recognized for maintaining a 4.0 GPA as a division I scholarship football player, and competitive power-lifter. His lifelong passion for the Martial Arts and surfing would eventually lead to studies in Chinese Medicine and other alternative therapies, while raising his family in exotic locations from Fiji to Hawaii in search of better waves.
GRADUATE STUDIES: After completing graduate studies in Social Psychology, he earned MICP certification from Stanford Medical School then attended Naturopathic College with a curriculum emphasis in Oriental Medicine and Classical Homeopathy. Seeking a stronger foundation in musculoskeletal medicine he completed a Doctor of Chiropractic degree graduating Summa Cum Laude and Kinesiology Diplomate status.
PROFESSIONAL: University Social Psychology Instructor, professional Paramedic-Firefighter, private practice Integrative Medicine clinician of forty years.
MEDICAL SPECIALIZATION(S): Biological Terrain Medicine, Clinical Kinesiology, Japanese Meridian Therapy, Functional Movement Specialist, Craniopathy, Visceral Manipulation, Chiropractic Medicine, New German Medicine, Oxidative Therapies, Metabolic Typing and Endobiogenics..
Dr. Lando is noted amongst his peers for his innovative clinical strategies, and developed an international following for people suffering from chronic degenerative conditions seeking his services as a Bioterrain Medicine and Functional Movement Specialist. In more recent years he earned his Master Gardener and Permaculture Design certification and presently oversees his off-grid medicinal herb farm, while teaching Biodynamic farming methods and Ionization Soil Analysis. Now retired from clinical medical practice he remains active in the internal martial arts, health consulting, creating formulations for his herbal company and developing innovative medical protocols based on the principles of Wave Form Physics
Special Guests – Jamie Dorley and Joe Messino
Allen James Dorley III A.C.S.M.
CEO, Co-Founder, Owner
Jamie Dorley has been involved in the natural health field in a variety of capacities for over twenty years. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University in community health, and certification from the American College of Sports medicine as a certified trainer, Jamie’s career includes having counseled and coached athletes, executives, and school teams, and many years serving as a sales executive and formulator for several national nutritional and sports supplement companies. As co-founder with Dr James Winer of Nutritional Frontiers, Jamie is the current CEO and oversees the formulation and distribution of premium therapeutic quality nutritional supplements through health professionals nationwide. His expertise is highly valued by the many patients whom he has helped with a wide variety of health challenges since joining the staff of Winer Wellness Center in 2007.
At Nutritional Frontiers we take tremendous pride in the partnership we have with all of our clients. It is an incredible time right now for natural healing and the supplement industry and we are at the forefront. The quality control standards with the new cGMP regulations are at an all-time best and the technology with new delivery systems are maximizing compliance, absorption and results. We have surveyed thousands of people requesting non-tablet supplements and we have listened. During the past year we have introduced over 30 new formulations utilizing cutting edge and unique delivery systems such as powders, liquids, sprays, sustained released tabs and chewable’s. All of our formulas are 100% guaranteed to meet label claim! We must look beyond just meeting label claim and we do so by using therapeutic dosing, bioactive forms of ingredients and all natural inactive ingredients. Our professional team has over 150 years of experience and is consistently learning the newest research. We are the first concierge service for natural healthcare professionals and patients. At Nutritional Frontiers the healthcare professional and patient always come first. Nutritional Frontiers provides a 100% money back guarantee on all products and services.
CBD Oil: An Introduction Medical patients swear by it. Researchers are intrigued by it. Government regulators are flustered by it. And investors are head over heels for it. CBD oil is the It-Medicine of the moment. A few years ago, hardly anyone knew about CBD oil. Today there’s a huge demand for it. Millions of people are taking CBD oil as a health supplement. But what exactly is it? Where does it come from? How is it made? And what should you know before you buy it? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 100 unique “cannabinoid” compounds that are found in the oily resin of the cannabis plant. The sticky, gooey resin is concentrated on the dense clusters of cannabis flowers, commonly called “buds,” which are covered by tiny, mushroom-shaped “trichomes.” This is where the magic happens. Trichomes are specialized glandular structures that contain a treasure trove of oily, medicinal compounds, including CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and various aromatic terpenes. Why does cannabis create these oily compounds? What does the resin do for the plant? The oily trichomes protect the plant from heat and ultraviolet radiation. The oil also has antifungal, antibacterial and insecticidal properties that deter predators. The stickiness of the resin provides another defensive layer by trapping bugs. As it happens, the same oily resin that protects the health of the plant includes components that are beneficial for human health. CBD, a non-intoxicating compound, has shown promise in treating and managing the symptoms of a broad range of diseases. Ditto for THC, CBD’s intoxicating cousin.
Encouraging Cancer Research Cannabis-derived cannabinoids – specifically THC, CBN, and CBD – were first shown to exhibit anti-cancer activity in mice nearly 50 years ago. Since then, many researchers have investigated the ability of endogenous, plant-derived, and synthetic cannabinoids to cause cancer-cell death in vitro (outside a living organism) and inhibit tumor growth in animals. However, due largely to federal prohibition of cannabis, promising research into the anti-carcinogenic effect of cannabinoids – backed by anecdotal accounts of cancer remission induced by cannabis oil extracts – have not yet been translated into clinical trials. Much work still needs to be done to establish that cannabis and cannabinoids can fight cancer in humans, including as an adjunct to other therapies like chemo and radiation, and to integrate their use into treatment protocols. With 1.9 million Americans diagnosed with cancer every year, this glaring disconnect between the lab and the clinic is another troubling byproduct of the war on drugs. While it’s true that cannabis has been more widely accepted for its ability to treat cancer symptoms and the side effects of chemotherapy, until the plant is de/rescheduled federally, dramatic changes in the research landscape are unlikely. Meanwhile, preclinical work continues. Below are five more papers published in recent weeks, with generally encouraging results.
CBD and Its Entourage Cannabis has been part of the pharmacopeia, or branch of medical science that studies drugs and medicinal preparations, of many cultures throughout history. Like many other plants, cannabis plants secrete a sticky tar-like residue called resin. On cannabis plants, the resin is contained within the heads of tiny, mushroom-shaped trichomes, found mainly on the plant’s flower buds and to a lesser extent on the leaves. In the resin is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the compound that causes the high that cannabis is famous for — and cannabidiol (CBD), along with hundreds of other cannabinoids and terpenes. Traditionally, these flowers, which we commonly call marijuana, are hand-harvested, dried, trimmed, and cured. The flowers are then consumed for their medicinal and/or intoxicating effects. Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam, one of the world’s leading authorities on CBD, has described the cannabis plant as a “treasure trove” of medicinal value with the potential to treat a wide variety of different ailments. CBD and THC can be considered the crown jewels of this treasure trove, but they are just two of more than a hundred related plant compounds called phytocannabinoids, lipid (fat)-based molecules that are unique to the cannabis plant and give it its therapeutic potential. The plant is also rich in compounds called terpenes and flavonoids, which work together with CBD and THC to create an “entourage effect” that is greater than the effect of any one of the molecules alone.