August 3, 2022 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
New York Times Goes to War Against Parents Amid the New York Times’ ongoing bewilderment at anyone opposed to the wholesale reorganization of western civilization around prevention of a single respiratory virus, Sheera Frenkel has penned what may be the publication’s most embarrassing article to date: A full-on hit piece against parents whose politics changed during Covid out of antipathy to school closures and mandates. Frenkel expresses her puzzlement at the basic instincts shown by these parents to defend and protect their children, even at the expense of other political preferences: Almost everyone in the crowd of more than three dozen was a parent. And as they protested on a recent Friday in the Bay Area suburb of Orinda, Calif., they had the same refrain: They were there for their children. Most had never been to a political rally before. But after seeing their children isolated and despondent early in the coronavirus pandemic, they despaired, they said. On Facebook, they found other worried parents who sympathized with them. They shared notes and online articles — many of them misleading — about the reopening of schools and the efficacy of vaccines and masks. Soon, those issues crowded out other concerns. In the Times’ view, the protective instincts of these poor, benighted parents soon led them down a rabbit hole of QAnon-style anti-vaccine cultism: Ms. Longnecker and her fellow objectors are part of a potentially destabilizing new movement: parents who joined the anti-vaccine and anti-mask cause during the pandemic, narrowing their political beliefs to a single-minded obsession over those issues. Their thinking hardened even as Covid-19 restrictions and mandates were eased and lifted, cementing in some cases into a skepticism of all vaccines. Nearly half of Americans oppose masking and a similar share is against vaccine mandates for schoolchildren, polls show. But what is obscured in those numbers is the intensity with which some parents have embraced these views. While they once described themselves as Republicans or Democrats, they now identify as independents who plan to vote based solely on vaccine policies.
Special Guest Ari Whitten
The Founder of The Energy Blueprint is Ari Whitten. He is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement, a nutrition, exercise and natural health expert, and #1 best-selling author. He has been studying nutrition and holistic health for over 2 decades. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from San Diego State University in Kinesiology (with specialization in fitness, nutrition and health). He also has a background in exercise physiology and fitness, and holds two advanced certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist. In addition, he recently completed the 3 years of coursework for his PhD in Clinical Psychology, an education which rounds out all aspects – nutrition, fitness, and psychology – of his approach to optimal health.Ari is a tireless researcher who has obsessively devoted the last 20 years of his life to the pursuit of being on the cutting‑edge of the science on health and energy enhancement.For the last six years, he’s been working with many of the top scientists and physicians on the planet to develop the most comprehensive program in the world on the science of overcoming fatigue and increasing energy — The Energy Blueprint.
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?
130 Coast Guard Members Sue Federal Government Over Vaccine Mandates More than 130 U.S. Coast Guard members filed a class action lawsuit alleging the religious exemptions they filed in response to the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military service members were unlawfully denied. The lawsuit, filed July 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas — Galveston Division, also challenges the constitutionality of the mandate. The number of plaintiffs exceeds 130 and will likely end up surpassing 200, according to Dale Saran, one of the attorneys representing the service members. The suit names four defendants: Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Linda L. Fagan, commandant of the Coast Guard; Lloyd Austin, secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Plaintiffs are either active-duty or reserve members of the Coast Guard, and all “have sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.” According to the complaint, under the August 24, 2021, DOD vaccine mandate, the military theoretically offers “medical, administrative, and Religious Accommodation Requests (RARs) to the mandate,” while the Coast Guard’s vaccine mandate, issued two days later, “incorporates the provisions of the DOD mandate.”
Polio: Virus found in wastewater of New York City suburb The case – the first in the US since 2013 – was found in an unnamed patient in Rockland County. Officials say no new cases have been identified, and it is not yet clear whether it is actively spreading. Polio was largely eradicated from the US by a vaccination campaign that began in 1955. According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the presence of polio in the community’s wastewater suggests there may be others who are shedding the virus in their stool. Officials last month said the Rockland County patient was unvaccinated, and said the man was likely exposed to an individual who received a vaccine that contains the weakened live virus. Laboratory tests found the strain in the confirmed case was genetically linked to one found in Israel, though that does not mean the patient had travelled there, officials said. It was also linked to samples of the virus in the United Kingdom. Last month, UK health officials said that the virus that causes polio was detected in a concerning number of sewage samples in London. There is no cure for polio, but it can be prevented by a vaccine. Mostly affecting children, it causes muscle weakness and paralysis, and in the most serious cases permanent disability and death. An inactivated polio vaccine is used in both the US and the UK as part of the routine childhood programme. In the US, about 93% of toddlers have received at least three doses of the polio jab, according to vaccination data from the CDC.
New Bill to Remove FDA Control Over Supplements A new bill would take food and supplements out of the FDA’s jurisdiction under a new food safety agency. We are cautiously optimistic, but there are concerns. Action Alert! The new bill, introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Rep. Rose DeLauro (D-CT), moves all of the FDA’s food safety authorities, which include dietary supplements, to a newly-created Food Safety Administration. This would be a very positive move, as we’ve long argued that the FDA has a massive conflict of interest in regulating drugs and supplements, which are competitors, while FDA receives substantial funding from the drug industry. With some important caveats, we should support this important bill. The stated purpose for this bill is that the FDA has failed to adequately ensure the safety of the American food supply. To address this failing, these authorities will be transferred to a new agency, the Food Safety Administration, single-mindedly focused on regulating food and curbing preventable foodborne illnesses. According to the law, moving foods to a new agency means that agency will also be responsible for regulating dietary supplements, which are defined as food in the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The FDA would be renamed the “Federal Drug Administration.” ANH-USA has long advocated for an independent agency to regulate supplements, separate from both food and drugs. However, moving supplements into this new food safety agency would be a much better option than keeping them under the FDA’s jurisdiction. At the FDA they are seen as competition for drugs, and it is drugs that pay the FDA’s bills. In other words, FDA supervision of supplements involves a massive conflict of interest.
Cable news networks becoming even more politically polarized, study says Cable news programs can hold incredible sway over the American public. As of early 2020, Nielsen estimates the average American adult watches nine and half hours of cable news on a weekly basis. While it’s no secret that certain channels lean one way or the other on the political spectrum, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania find three of the biggest became increasingly more polarized between 2010 and 2020. Study authors analyzed a decade’s worth of news programs on Fox, MSNBC, and CNN in an attempt to measure mounting political bias on a granular scale (by the day, the week, and the hour). All three networks steadily became more polarized during that period, especially directly after the 2016 presidential election. These trends moved more or less in sync with one another; when one event caused Fox to move further to the political right, that same event usually pushed MSNBC and CNN to move to the left. “There has always been this assumption that media bias is fairly fixed,” says study co-author Yphtach Lelkes, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, in a media release. “Just ‘Fox News is the right. And MSNBC is the left.’ But what we see is that it moves, and pretty quickly.”
Is Your Home Too Clean? How Germs Prevent Childhood Cancer Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, is the most common childhood cancer. But according to research from across the pond, a major contributing factor could be that our babies are too clean. Mel Greaves, a research professor at the Institute of Cancer in London and the study’s author, says that the cancer has a biological cause and may be preventable. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is most common in children 4 years and younger, and global rates are increasing. It affects the bloodstream and can quickly spread to other places like the liver and nervous system. When children are diagnosed with ALL, doctors almost always recommend chemotherapy. But this may be completely unnecessary. While there are some children genetically predisposed to ALL, the study found that only 1% of them go on to develop the disease, implicating an environmental factor. The researchers also discovered that the disease was more prominent in affluent societies, which suggests that this is an issue of “nature vs nurture”. The trigger for ALL has to do with childhood infections. For most children, the immune system is able to handle the attack on the body and continue normally. But for those with weakened immune systems, the infection can trigger more problems – including leukemia. According to Greaves, the first year is the most important. Children who grew up in cleaner environments and had less interaction were more likely to experience weakened immune systems, and therefore more susceptible to developing ALL.
Stress: The Silent Killer For many of us, it’s something of an adrenaline rush to stay as busy as possible. We’ll be the first to admit that maximizing efficiency as part of our already hectic daily routine is highly satisfying – especially when I’m able to accomplish so much more in a day than we ever thought possible. But there comes a point when loading up our schedules with too many obligations becomes detrimental to our health and we need to pause and take a serious look at the stressors in our lives. Stress is a major killer in our world today. It is so damaging to our bodies, in fact, that it ranks right up there with poor diet and exposure to toxic substances in terms of how it influences the formation and progression of serious health conditions like cancer. We would even argue that stress is perhaps more problematic in terms of cancer risk than some of the other usual suspects. This is because it’s something that many people carry around with them all the time without giving it a second thought. In the 21st century, in other words, stress has pretty much become second nature. It’s now a “normal” part of everyday life for busy people, despite the fact that it’s silently taking a major toll on public health. What makes the situation worse is that mainstream medicine routinely ignores the scientific link between stress and cancer. Many conventional doctors and oncologists even vehemently deny that stress plays any role whatsoever in causing cancer, claiming inadequate science as proof. The group Cancer Research UK, for instance, claims that the majority of scientific studies definitively show that stress “does not increase the risk of cancer.” While the group does admit that some “individual studies” have identified a link between stress and breast cancer specifically, the “overall” evidence for this “has been poor,” this prominent organization insists.
Charlene’s Cancer-Fighting Cuisine | Episode 4 The absolute best way to prevent, treat, and beat cancer is through nutrition. Unfortunately, finding the right information can be hard. The agricultural industry is doing its best to confuse us with tricky labels and misleading science. Did you know that over 50% of cancer deaths are preventable? With the right diet, you can drastically reduce your cancer risk – and even help your body heal from most diseases. The medical mafia wants you to believe that drugs are the only way to fight disease and illness. The truth is that there’s very little money to be made in natural treatments. The standard American diet (SAD) is loaded with sugar, toxins, and processed, fake foods. Each month, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite anti-cancer recipes. These dishes aren’t just good; They’re good FOR you! Here is a refreshing salad that is perfect for your next summer picnic. Watermelon is hydrating and loaded with potassium, which is good for the kidneys. While many people worry about the sugar content in watermelon, studies show that it actually helps lower blood sugar levels thanks to its potassium, magnesium, and arginine. Watermelon is a good source of the phytonutrient lycopene, which has been found to significantly reduce the risk of many cancers, is cardio protective, and supports eye health. Ripe (but not overripe) watermelon is best as it contains the most lycopene and beta-carotene. Arugula, also known as rocket, is a leafy green that has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, immunity-boosting, and antiviral effects. Its sulfur-containing substances, known as glucosinolates, inactivate toxic substances and protect cellular DNA from damage. Arugula is also high in the antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid, which may help prevent nerve damage in diabetics as well as those undergoing certain chemotherapies.
Question of The Day!
Do you have the name of a Wholeistic practioner in the Chattanooga TN area or North Ga?