June 13, 2023 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
What happened to the common cold? Post-Covid, it feels like every sniffle needs a name Once upon a time, say 2019, scratchy throats and runny noses were expected realities of the common cold — nothing some tissues, Vicks VapoRub and time couldn’t fix. But the pandemic, for better or worse, has fundamentally shifted how we think about respiratory illnesses and the hundreds of viruses that cause them. Headlines warning of new Covid variants; unseasonal surges of flu, RSV and human metapneumovirus; and unusual symptoms stemming from viruses that usually cause coldlike symptoms, including adenovirus and enterovirus, have made many of us hyperaware of the germs that make us sick. But are the extra attention and worry over what exactly is causing your stuffy nose or cough necessary? Put simply, no, experts say, but there are some exceptions for people with weakened immune systems. People want to know what’s wrong with them, and saying it’s just a virus is not good enough anymore. Dr. Chris Chao, urgent care physician “During the pandemic, we generally ran every test available, because we wanted to know if it was Covid or if there was an alternative diagnosis, but this overtesting has carried into this post-Covid era,” said the president of the College of Urgent Care Medicine, Dr. Chris Chao, an urgent care physician at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina. “People want to know what’s wrong, with them and saying it’s just a virus is not good enough anymore. Everyone who comes in with a sore throat now wants a strep, flu and Covid test, but in most cases none of that’s really indicated.”
CDC: Arcturus Responsible for 18% of New COVID-19 Cases The so-called arcturus COVID-19 variant is slowly gaining ground across the U.S. Arcturus, or XBB.1.16, was responsible for 18% of new coronavirus cases over the past two weeks, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The omicron subvariant is increasing in prevalence but remains behind XBB.1.5, which has been the dominant strain for months. XBB.1.5 caused about 40% of new cases over the past two weeks, which is a decline from nearly 55% of infections the two weeks prior. Arcturus is believed to be more transmissible than XBB.1.5, though it doesn’t show signs of causing more severe disease. The World Health Organization considers it a “variant of interest.” Experts don’t believe Arcturus will lead to another coronavirus surge in the U.S. given the high level of immunity in the population. A recent CDC study found that nearly all Americans had antibodies against COVID-19 last fall. Of the 96% of people ages 16 years and older who had immunity, about 23% were from infection alone and 26% were from vaccination alone. Nearly 48% had hybrid immunity – a number that’s only expected to grow as the coronavirus continues to circulate. Hybrid immunity, or the combination of protection from vaccination and infection, is believed to be higher and longer lasting than protection from either source on its own.
Special Guest Yoni Whitten
Dr. Yoni Whitten is an expert in the art & science of permanent pain resolution. In addition to his hands-on work with patients over the last 17 years, Dr. Whitten has spent years researching & studying with experts in manual medicine, functional neurology and rehabilitation.
Through his practice he has developed a revolutionary approach to chronic pain. Now, the system that Dr. Whitten developed is available to chronic pain sufferers around the world. The Pain Fix Protocol, blends the latest scientific research with essential concepts from the fields of natural movement, evolutionary health, nutrition, structural hygiene, self-care and human performance.
Novak Djokovic Wins French Open, Becomes All-Time Leader In Grand Slam Titles Despite COVID Vaccine Mandates Keeping Him Out Of Two Tournaments Novak Djokovic won the French Open on Sunday defeating Casper Ruud in straight sets in the final match. For Djokovic, he now owns 23 career Grand Slam titles, one more than Rafael Nadal for most among men’s tennis players. Of course, Djokovic made headlines with his refusal to receive the COVID vaccine. Thanks to his vaccine stance, Australia and the United States denied him entry into their countries in 2022. Because of that, Djokovic did not compete in either the Australian Open or US Open last year. Despite being left out of those two tournaments, he managed to break Nadal’s record to become the winningest men’s player in Grand Slam history. Margaret Court won 24 Grand Slam titles in her career, leaving Djokovic one short of the record for any player regardless of gender. OutKick founder Clay Travis has been a major supporter of Djokovic’s decision to hold strong on his beliefs that he does not need a COVID vaccine since he’s a young, healthy athlete. Travis congratulated Djokovic on Twitter after the victory and praised his bravery.
Our Forgotten Sacred Relationship with Food I don’t think it’s a controversial statement to say that we have lost our relationship with food. But what does that mean? It means that our food has become divorced from the plants, animals, and traditions that it came from. The American diet is filled with highly processed junk foods, and the average person would be justified in not knowing what ingredients were used to create the foods they eat. Over the past several decades, Americans have begun to realize that our food is making us sick. In a quest to understand why, we discovered that our food is filled with synthetic chemicals, preservatives, highly processed ingredients, and now even ingredients derived from synthetic biology! As a part of that realization, people began to notice that there were a few common commodity foods that seem to define junk food. As the food movement grew, people also began to find that the commodity ingredients in junk food were produced using chemical-intensive industrial agriculture. And, as if that was not enough, these same commodity ingredients are the most common GMOs, making them even more toxic, and making the need to avoid them even greater. At some point along the line, many commodity crops became synonymous with chemicals, GMOs, and junk food. Over time people began to simply avoid the most common commodity ingredients entirely. People decided that corn, soy, wheat, and even meat (and animal products) were bad for you.
Special Guest- Morley Robbins
Morley Robbins, a retired Hospital executive (12 yrs) and healthcare consultant (20 yrs), chose to become a Wellness Coach in 2009. In the process, he has become a self-taught mineral expert. His highest purpose is to share this decade of daily scientific research on the profound metabolic interplay between 3 KEY minerals: Magnesium, Bioavailable Copper and Iron.These mineral-driven metabolic concepts are not fully understood, nor appreciated in practitioner circles, and are certainly not in the public’s consciousness.He regularly confers with world-renowned mineral experts, in addition to his research, and focuses on continued research, writing and educational conferences to promote his insights and findings. To that end, he manages two websites to provide mineral education: – The MAG Facebook Group: http://gotmag.org and- The Root Cause Protocol: http://therootcauseprotocol.com.His priority focus is to master mineral metabolism and its foundational impact on our health.There is a REASON for that priority focus…Left unchecked, CopperIron Dysregulation builds in the body, generates an imbalance of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), and the resulting metabolic confusion fosters every conceivable condition, syndrome, malady or disease that is growing steadily in North America, as well as the Planet.He has devised a unique blood test to reveal these mineral dynamics, and regularly trains practitioners to use this diagnostic tool in their practices. He has now performed over 5,500 consultations with clients in 45 countries around the world, and has trained scores of professionals in these unique mineral dynamics & concepts through his Copernican Institute.He speaks regularly at Wellness Conferences in New York, NY, Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA and was a speaker at The Forum for Integrative Medicine this March, 2019 in Seattle, WA. He is also a regular guest on dozens of different health-oriented Podcasts and Radio Shows. For additional information on his approach, please go to his website: http://therootcauseprotocol.com/Resources which has a wide spectrum of information on his philosophy, the RCP protocol, as well as 80+ Posts on Iron Toxicity compiled from his daily research over the past decade.
The leading cause of death on Planet Earth is Metabolic Syndrome. Some 40% of all Earthlings now suffer from this condition which covers the gamut of Heart Disease, Cancer, Neurodegeneration, Liver disease, and PCOS. What is worth knowing is that ALL of these and related conditions start with Fatigue, known in scientific circles as “energy deficiency.”
40% of the Earth’s population has a formal clinical diagnosis that their mitochondria cannot make adequate levels of energy.
[Cu]re Fatigue is a book devoted to educating the masses and their doctors exactly how and why this is happening. Our mitochondria make energy by a series of enzymes to work synergistically to create ATP, the cellular currency of energy. These mitochondrial enzyme reactions rely on minerals that are easily lost to stress. This book explains these concepts, how these challenges can be overcome and introduces the reader to a simple, proven Root Cause Protocol that is designed to generate more energy and end fatigue.
This book is designed for those seeking the truth in human metabolism and those wanting to take back control of their health. It is one part textbook and one part user’s guide based on a decade of research and client experience.
Exposure to Heavy Metals Increases Your Heart Disease Risk Numerous studies show the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. However, there is limited research on the impact of toxic metals on heart health. According to a scientific statement published in the Journal of the American Heart Association,Trusted Source chronic exposure to contaminant metals found in household products, air, water, soil and food is linked to a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. The metals found were lead, cadmium and arsenic. Even low-level exposure to these metals is considered dangerous. Researchers found a connection between lead, cadmium and arsenic exposure and coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease. “These metals interfere with essential biological functions and affect most populations on a global scale,” Ana Navas-Acien, M.D., Ph.D., vice chair of the statement writing group and a professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the director of the Columbia University Northern Plains Superfund Research Program in New York City, said in a statement. “After exposure, lead and cadmium accumulate in the body and remain in bones and organs for decades. In the U.S. alone, one large study suggested that more than 450,000 deaths annually could be attributed to lead exposure.”
Question of The Day!
Dr Christopher Exley promotes the use of silica rich water to rid the body of aluminum. The silica rich waters that he discusses are not available in United States. Would Choose to be Healthy’s Alta that you mentioned on Advanced Medicine Monday night work in the body with aluminum like silica rich water?
I have bone on bone in the right inner knee and need surgery. Any help you may have to avoid surgery. I am 85 years and in very good health and not over . I am taking Cardio miracle, Selenium, Magnesium and Copper for four months now. I would like to avoid surgery am look for any suggestions. Do you have any thoughts about platelet rich plasma. The doctor said that I would be wasting my money. Sorry about hit enter before I was done.