June 19, 2018 7-9PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
You Can’t Buy Love…How About Health?
What Would You Pay For Extra Years Of Perfect Health? The Beatles sang “Money Can’t Buy You Love” and RealHousewife of New York Luann de Lesseps has a single, “Money Can’t Buy You Class.” We could debate forever if money can buy happiness. In my opinion – it doesn’t hurt. What appears to be a fact is many wealthy people think they can buy a longer life. A new UBS Financial Services study reveals many wealthy people expect to live to 100. This may sound like some crazy pie in the sky number being thrown out into the world but wealthy people are willing to pay big bucks in order to extend their lives and improve their health. I’m not among the world’s wealthiest people, but I am spending on my health. Over the past century, life expectancies have nearly doubled around the globe. Most uber wealthy people are expecting to live even longer than the pedantic “average life expectancy” of their given country or region. According to that same survey, a whopping 53% of wealthy investors around the world expected to live to 100. To put this in perspective, there were almost 54,000 Americans who lived to be centenarians according to the 2010 U.S. Census. That’s nowhere near 53% let alone 5.30% of people who are expected to live to be 100 years old. Whether or not these wealthy individuals will survive to be 100 isn’t the interesting part. What interests me is what their overall health will be as they age.
Special Guest – Stuart Tomc!
Stuart Tomc serves as a Vice President of Human Nutrition at CV Sciences, Inc. Mr. Tomc served as Head of Product Development at CannaVEST Corp. He is a recognized authority on dietary supplements, with twenty years of experience in the nutritional health industry. He served as Vice President of North American Herb and Spice, where he served for 10 years, in addition to his service as Global Educator for omega-3 market leader, Nordic Naturals, Mr. Tomc is known for
US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue a decision by the end of the month on the drug Epidiolex, made by GW Pharmaceuticals. It’s a purified form of cannabidiol — a component of cannabis that doesn’t get users high — to treat Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes in kids. Both forms of epilepsy are rare. Cannabidiol’s effect on a variety of health conditions is frequently touted, but there is still little evidence to back up advocates’ personal experiences. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has long categorized cannabis as a Schedule I drug, a category with “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” That strictly limits research on potential medical uses for cannabis or the chemicals in it, including cannabidiol, or CBD.
Congress May Soon Make CBD From Hemp Legal Legislation that includes a measure to legalize hemp, rich in the compound used to produce numerous CBD oil products, made significant progress last week. The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee overwhelmingly endorsed the Farm Bill, known also as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, by a vote of 20 to 1 on June 13. Although it’s a type of cannabis plant like marijuana, hemp does not produce the ”high” of THC. It’s often used in industrial products and also contains cannabidiol, or CBD; much more, in fact, than cannabis or marijuana. CBD is used in products that claim to relieve pain, ease stress, help you sleep, improve skin, and pump up mascara’s lash-thickening power. It is expected to become a $1 billion-a-year market by 2020. Although CBD is legal in numerous states, the federal government considers it a Schedule I drug and therefore illegal to have. The Farm Bill proposes, among its many provisions, legalizing the CBD that comes from industrial hemp. Currently, growing industrial hemp is legal on a federal level only for research or under a state pilot program in states that have legalized it.
No, This Is Not Another Star Wars Sequel
Trump announces he’s directing Pentagon to create ‘space force’ branch of military President Donald Trump is announcing that he is directing the Pentagon to create the ‘Space Force’ as an independent service branch. Trump said Monday that “we are going to have the space force” which he deemed a “separate but equal” branch of the military. Trump says the United States will “be the leader by far” in space and looks to revive the nation’s flagging space program. The president framed space as a national security issue, saying he does not want “China and Russia and other countries leading us.” Trump also vowed to soon return the United States to the moon and to reach Mars. Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and members of his space council.
Hour 2 – Stress… It’s Everywhere!
Increased stress could lead to immune system disorders, study finds Stress may not just affect the mind, but may actually affect the physical immune system, a new study found. Everyone will experience a significant life stressor at some point in their lives, such as the loss of a loved one or exposure to violence. While most people exposed to hardships gradually recover, a significant percentage develop severe psychiatric reactions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress reactions or adjustment disorder. But the study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, asked: Do psychiatric reactions to life stressors result in the physical dysfunction of the immune system? Autoimmune disorders like celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis are conditions where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body, incorrectly sensing foreign invaders. The causes of autoimmune diseases are largely unknown, but genetic, infectious and environmental factors are thought to play a role. These immune diseases strike even the young, who haven’t experienced the stressors noted in this study.
Why millennials will be unhealthier than their parents by middle age Millennials are set to become the first generation to be less healthy than their parents by the time they reach their 50s and 60s, according to new research. The report, published by the Health Foundation think tank, suggests that problems with housing and employment among people currently in their 20s and 30s is likely to lead to a higher risk of lifestyle-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes by the time they hit middle age. The trend is “linked to long-term stress, anxiety, depression or lower quality of life”, according to the study, which also found that millennials are the first to earn less money than their parents’ generation did at the same age. “The report says that this may have health consequences because trends such as graduates taking non-graduate jobs, zero-hours contracts and the ‘gig’ economy can reduce well-being,” The Daily Telegraph says.
Trans Fats Be Gone!
Artificial trans fats, widely linked to heart disease, are officially banned Once ubiquitous in everything from frozen pizza to coffee creamer to popcorn, artificial trans fats are — as of Monday — banished from U.S. restaurants and grocery stores. Food-makers have had three years to phase out the ingredient, which the Food and Drug Administration ruled unsafe to eat in 2015. Nutrition researchers and public health advocates long ago found artificial trans fats, a modified form of vegetable oil, raised “bad” cholesterol and contributed to heart disease. That prompted a wave of voluntary recipe changes at food companies, and trans fat consumption has plummeted over the past decade. But the June 18 deadline marks a final chapter in the U.S. fight against trans fats at a time when other countries are beginning to contemplate a similar change. “The elimination of artificial trans fat from the food supply represents a historic and long-fought victory for public health,” said Michael F. Jacobson, the former executive director of the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, in a statement to mark the occasion. “Ridding the food supply of partially hydrogenated oils will save tens of thousands of lives each year.”
Special Guest Bruce Stanley
A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR FLORIDA The campaign presents a Green New Deal agenda and set of programs to achieve economic stability and create alternatives to our current unsustainable path. We can fund a green transition away from fossil fuels and into a clean energy-independent future by investing in the public sector and providing grants to green businesses. Creating jobs building infrastructure and energy efficiency retrofitting will make for better communities, and eventually, better health outcomes. The Platform’s priorities focus on achievable solutions to the most overdue problems facing the state, utilizing approaches that have already been successfully implemented elsewhere.
What Should We Call Lab Grown Meat?
Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it’s pitting animal rights advocates and others against cattle ranchers in a war of words. Supporters of the science are embracing “clean meat” to describe meat grown by replicating animal cells. Many in the conventional meat industry are irritated by the term and want to stamp it out before it takes hold. “It implies that traditional beef is dirty,” says Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The spat shows the power of language as a new industry attempts to reshape eating habits. It’s why the $49.5 billion U.S. beef, poultry, pork and lamb industry is mobilizing to claim ownership of the term “meat.” Squabbles over language are erupting across the food business as established definitions for mayonnaise and milk are also challenged by the likes of vegan spreads and almond drinks.
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
More upcoming RSB events:
- RSB Hemp/CBD Lecture at The Health Basket June 22, 2018 at 2PM EDT, RSVP: (352)735-1166
- Immune System Gut lecture July 20, Whitaker’s Farm Market, 7427 State Route 13, Bellville, OH 44813
- MAHO-Columbus Ohio July 21-22, 2018
- Cancer Prevention Convention Sun Aug 19, 2018
- The Trinity Conference, September 22-23, 2018, Schaumberg, Illinois!
Stay tuned as the calendar is updated for more exciting events and opportunities to meet RSB!