Sep 12, 2018 7-9PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Hour 1 – A Little Bit Of Additive Irony
American Academy of Pediatrics Concerned About Unregulated Food Additives, but Not Vaccine Additives In July, 2018, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement titled, Food Additives and Child Health. The report begins by stating, “Our purposes with this policy statement and its accompanying technical report are to review and highlight emerging child health concerns related to the use of colorings, flavorings, and chemicals deliberately added to food during processing (direct food additives) as well as substances in food contact materials, including adhesives, dyes, coatings, paper, paperboard, plastic, and other polymers, which may contaminate food as part of packaging or manufacturing equipment (indirect food additives); to make reasonable recommendations that the pediatrician might be able to adopt into the guidance provided during pediatric visits; and to propose urgently needed reforms to the current regulatory process at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food additives. Concern regarding food additives has increased in the past 2 decades, in part because of studies in which authors document endocrine disruption and other adverse health effects.”
Special Guest Dave Herman!
Dave Herman is Chariman of The American Kratom Association board. With a history of working in the non-profit space, Dave brings to the Board a wealth of experience and a track record of success. After 25 years as a Hotel Executive and Mortgage and Investment banker, Dave retired and began working in the nonprofit arena. Dave previously worked with a large 501c (4) nonprofit corporation, including serving as Executive Director and National Spokesperson. His experience includes previously testifying before the Congressional Energy and Commerce, Health subcommittee as an expert witness for the Prescription Drug addition to Medicare. His speaking experience includes Nationwide Television, Regional Television, National Public Radio and Newspaper Editorial Board presentation and press conferences. The American Kratom Association is a grassroots advocacy organization with a large amount of factual data to support our efforts to keep kratom legal, as well as representing millions of kratom consumers in the US.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new warning letters FDA is issuing to companies marketing kratom with unproven medical claims; and the agency’s ongoing concerns about kratom Epidemics don’t occur overnight. As we deal with the devastating crisis of opioid abuse and overdose plaguing our nation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must remain vigilant and aggressive against trends that threaten to reverse our progress, or substances that have the potential to cause new epidemics of abuse. Mitragyna speciosa, known more commonly as kratom, is a plant native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. While it is important to generate more evidence, there is evidence that certain substances found in kratom are opioids and data suggest that one or more may have a potential for abuse. And its use has been on the rise and is of concern to the FDA. We’re not alone in our concern about the opioids found in kratom – it’s already illegal or controlled in several other countries including Australia, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia and Thailand. The substance is also banned in a number of states and municipalities in the U.S.
Comment of The Day!
My mom has been diagnosed with colon cancer… i have been looking through the archives for shows about this; however, i’m not very good with the computer. Can you tell me some specific dates of shows that you address this please. Also shows on CBD to treat cancer. I ordered her dr. buttar dvd on know your options. We are coming to the Trinity expo. thank you. Annie
Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
It’s time to go Outside The Box again with Ty Bollinger! What will we be talking about today?
Vaccine could protect football players from concussion To coincide with the Superbowl, a science-meets-sport news story has been announced. United Neuroscience, a spinout of vaccine-maker United Bioscience, has reported that it is developing a drug designed to inoculate the brain against CTE. Contact sports carry risks and with football there is growing evidence concerning the connection between repeated blows to the head and the neurodegeneration of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In 2016, Digital Journal’s Essential Science column looked at a study produced from Virginia Tech into head impacts sustained by young football players aged seven and eight years olds. A different study from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., found the extent of brain injury is proportional to the number of successive head contacts over time. The researchers found that mild head injuries can cause chronic behavioral, cognitive, and neurodegenerative conditions.
The True Math on the NFL Concussion Settlement That the NFL settled its class action lawsuit with 4,500 former NFL players, including ten Hall of Famers, wasn’t surprising. Like other bad publicity irritants the NFL has tackled in the past, this one had to be sacked and buried before the regular season started, while many Americans are on vacation for the last week of summer. The $765 million settlement from a lawsuit that would have been very damaging had it gone to trial and reached testimony phase is a small price for the league to pay, when amortized over the next 17 years. Factor in the NFL, which makes $9 billion in revenue each year with an ambitious goal to triple that pot of gold by 2027, and it will make the $38 million-a-year look like chump change by then. For the players: Yes, there’s another lawsuit that is pending against the NFL helmet maker in Riddell. The manufacturer of high school, college, and pro football helmets was not part of the settlement, and thus had no comment on this case.
Association of Maternal Insecticide Levels With Autism in Offspring From a National Birth Cohort Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with a largely unknown etiology. To date, few studies have investigated prenatal exposure to toxins and risk of autism by using maternal biomarkers of exposure. Persistent organic pollutants are lipophilic halogenated organic compounds and include the insecticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), as well as its metabolite p,p′-dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethylene (p,p′-DDE), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The objective of this study was to test whether elevated maternal levels of persistent organic pollutants are associated with autism among offspring. The investigation was derived from the Finnish Prenatal Study of Autism, a national birth cohort study based on a nested case-control design. Cases of autism among children born between 1987 and 2005 were ascertained by national registry linkages. In cases of childhood autism and matched control subjects (778 matched case-control pairs), maternal serum specimens from early pregnancy were assayed for levels of p,p′-DDE and total levels of PCBs.
Report: 10 million will die of cancer this year The number of people around the world who have cancer is “rapidly growing,” with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018 alone, researchers estimate in a new report. By the end of the century, cancer will be the No. 1 killer globally and the single biggest barrier to increasing our life expectancy, according to the report, released Wednesday by the World’s Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. The researchers used data from 185 countries, looking at all the places in the body cancer can occur and taking a deeper look at 36 types. Based on this data, one in five men and one in six women will develop cancer during their lifetime, the researchers estimate. One in eight men and one in 11 women will die from the disease. The number of cancer cases is increasing for a number of reasons, the report says: The global population is growing, and more people means more cancer. The population is also aging, and cancer risks grow as you age. The numbers also look worse because in many countries, stroke and heart disease deaths are declining.
Study: Flu vaccine protection starts to wane within weeks Though the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends administration of the flu vaccine by the end of October, a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that vaccine effectiveness may begin dropping within weeks of administration, adding more evidence of waning protection over the course of a single flu season. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Northern California showed that the risk of contracting the flu climbs about 16% for every 28 days after vaccination. That means many people could be less protected during the height of flu season if they get vaccinated at the beginning of September. The study took place over several flu seasons, from Sep 1, 2010, through Mar 31, 2017, and included participants who were vaccinated with the inactivated influenza vaccine (flu shot) and subsequently tested for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), used as a negative control outcome, by a polymerase-chain reaction test.
Comment of the Day: Hey RSB, just fyi the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg IL has a organic burger place in the mall. I know they have veggie burger as well. Been there a few times, it’s pretty good nothing to write home but nice to have some organic options! – Carmen
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More upcoming RSB events:
- The Trinity Conference, September 22-23, 2018, Schaumberg, Illinois!
- International Integrative Healthcare and Holistic Iridology Congress Oct 19-22 2018 Orlando FL
Stay tuned as the calendar is updated for more exciting events and opportunities to meet RSB!
- Total Health ’19 Toronto Canada April 12-14, 2019!