March 7, 2018 7-9PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Now THIS Is The Way To Do It…
Turning west side’s ‘food deserts’ into healthy micro-farms for residents At 4 years old, Ka’Zariah White likes to get her hands dirty. On a balmy winter’s morning, she gleefully plunges them into the soil of a community garden near her Parramore Head Start classroom, forming a tiny mound and shoving a seed inside. “I planted a pumpkin!” she announces. With sun, water, a little tending and luck, the seed will indeed take root and flourish, teaching Ka’Zariah and her young classmates about food, healthy eating and nurturing the earth. It’s a new initiative by Fleet Farming, an urban agriculture program of the Orlando-based nonprofit IDEAS For Us — the same group that made national headlines for turning suburban yards in Audubon Park into hyper-local organic food producers.
Science Says – Don’t Worry About Those Childhood Vaccines!
Vaccines don’t overload babies’ immune systems, study finds Some parents may be afraid that babies and toddlers get too many vaccines all at once, but a new study can help put such worries to rest. It found that kids who got more vaccines were not any more likely to get unrelated infections than kids who got fewer vaccines, or who had them spaced out more than recommended. The new study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looks carefully not just at the number of vaccines, but at the number of antigens — the molecules that actually stimulate immune response.
Did You Know – The Brain Has An Immune System?
The brain’s immune system may be key to new Alzheimer’s treatments Sanford Burnham
Prebys Medical Research Institute (SBP) researchers have published two new studies in Neuronthat describe how TREM2, a receptor found on immune cells in the brain, interacts with toxic amyloid beta proteins to restore neurological function. The research, performed on mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, suggests boosting TREM2 levels in the brain may prevent or reduce the severity of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease.
Cannabidiol Is Effective Add-On for Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy For pediatric-onset treatment-resistant epilepsy, cannabinoids are effective as an adjunctive treatment for reducing seizure frequency by 50 percent or more, according to a review published online March 6 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Emily Stockings, Ph.D., from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre in Sydney, and colleagues reviewed the evidence for cannabinoids as adjunctive treatments for treatment-resistant epilepsy. Data were included from six randomized controlled trials and 30 observational studies. The outcomes of interest were 50 percent or more seizure reduction, complete seizure freedom, and improved quality of life.
Idaho Senate panel vacates vote used to kill CBD legalization bill An Idaho Senate panel on Tuesday vacated a decision that halted a proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants because it was held after an open meeting violation. Senate Health and Welfare Chairman Lee Heider, a Republican from Twin Falls, asked to vacate Monday’s vote on HB 577 during the panel’s Tuesday meeting. “The chair acknowledges violation of Senate Rule 20, in that an unnoticed and unapproved executive session occurred,” Heider said in front of his committee. Heider then asked for unanimous consent to “set aside the vote on March 5” — which was granted by the committee. Under HB 577, Idahoans would be allowed to legally use cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD oil, for medical purposes.
No Pain, No Gain? Not If Big Pharma Has Its Way….
Pill that replaces exercise could be a ‘game-changer,’ report says Is it difficult for you to exercise? You may be in luck, because doctors are developing a pill that could do all of the work for you, according to a new report. Researchers from Salk Institute for Biological Studies are testing compounds for a drug that could simulate weight loss, The Washington Post reports. “Our goal is to understand these circuits,” said Ronald Evans, director of the gene expression laboratory at the Salk. “We are taking this concept and trying to develop a drug that can help us game the system that is naturally activated during exercise.”
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?
Killer flu pandemic ‘could hit tomorrow’ and kill more than 300 million people across the world, scientist warns A killer flu pandemic could “hit at any time” and wipe out 300 million people, a top scientist has warned. Experts have said that the the world is overdue a catastrophic flu virus with bird flu being the mostly likely source for the new deadly strain. Dr Jonathan Quick, chair of the Global Health Council, said the flu virus is “the most diabolical, hardest-to-control, and fastest-spreading potential viral killer known to humankind”.
FDA approves first direct-to-consumer test for breast cancer risk Federal regulators
approved the first direct-to-consumer test for the BRCA genes, which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, the agency announced on Tuesday. The test for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, from 23andMe, uses a saliva sample. But it assesses only three of the more than 1,000 known BRCA1/2 mutations, raising concerns that women who are told they do not have any of those variants will be lulled into believing that, as a result, they do not have an elevated risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
Overdiagnosis—when finding cancer can do more harm than good Not all cancers are equal. Some grow fast and spread quickly, while others grow so slowly (or even not at all) that if they went undetected they wouldn’t cause any problems. Even if left untreated, a person wouldn’t be harmed by their cancer. When these harmless cancers are found they’re said to be ‘overdiagnosed’. This happens more often with certain types of cancer, and is usually tied to particular types of cancer screening that test people without symptoms, such as breast screening. The problem is that when these types of cancer are diagnosed early it’s impossible to tell the potentially harmful ones from the harmless ones. Everyone is then usually offered treatment. And this means that some will be exposed to the potential side effects of treatment, and worry of a cancer diagnosis, when they didn’t need to be. This is called overtreatment.
Financial toxicity of cancer treatment ‘an underestimated problem’ Besides side effects such
as hair loss and nausea, a great many cancer patients in the US have to deal with stress and anxiety as a consequence of the high costs of their treatment. Pricivel Carrera of the University of Twente in the Netherlands has carried out the first large-scale literature review of the financial toxicity of cancer treatments, until now a relatively unexplored research area. The study is published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, the scientific journal with the highest impact factor in the world. Carrera says that the financial toxicity of cancer treatment is an underestimated problem. “Doctors should focus as much on the effectiveness of different treatment options and the patient´s personal situation as they are on the disease and the latest technology, if not more.”
Question of The Day!
Every week or two for the past several months now I have been sending you both comments and questions and you have been kind enough to respond to them all. I do this mostly on Wednesday’s in the hope of getting Ty’s opinion too in addition to yours. Today’s comment relates to exercise.
From 2007-2012 I lived in the Kissimmee-Orlando area and my girlfriend and I would go out dancing in central Florida almost every night. We’d hit the ballroom and latin dances in the early evening and then move on to the nightclubs until 2AM. At the ballroom dances they have mixers in which most of the guys get to dance with most of the ladies. I think it’s entirely possible that I may have danced with your mom a few times back then, but I didn’t become aware of you and your radio show until late 2013.
I think a part of today’s obesity crisis is the fact that the only exercise much of today’s generation gets is with their thumbs. My girlfriend and I had so much fun dancing that we didn’t think that much about all the exercise benefits we were getting. I think it’s critically important to really enjoy whatever exercise you do and that your mom’s dancing is a big part of why she is doing so well at her age.
P.S. I think you missed my main ACRONYM point last week when I said as fantastic as the product works they could never have named it “Silver Hydrosol Intensive Therapy”.
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- NOCO Hemp Expo April 6-7, 2018
- Alive Expo Atlanta April 21-22, 2018
- Total Health 2018, Toronto, Canada May 11-13, 2018.
- US Health Freedom Congress June 10-12, 2018
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