June 6, 2019 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Special Guest – Julie Whitman Kline
Julie Whitman-Kline is CEO of the Whitman Group, a family-owned collection of companies specializing in natural health education, events, products and services. She is a businesswoman overseeing 13 different companies within the Whitman Group, a wife and mother of three growing children and is active in her church and community. Since her teen years she’s worked with her family and alongside her father, Dr. Wendell Whitman. His primary focus was on natural health due to his personal health challenges. Because of his positive experience with natural healing he realized the public’s need for accessibility to alternative approaches that were natural, affordable, gentle and effective. He expanded his vision in a community of companies emphasizing natural health education, products and services. Consequently, Julie developed an in-depth understanding of the rapidly growing natural health market.
Getting your nutrients: From the source or supplements? Americans are making shifts in the supplements they take—fewer multivitamins and vitamins C and E, more fish oil and vitamin D. Many think of supplements as magic bullets, but studies don’t always support their supposed benefits. Some research is positive. Vitamin D is important for good health and very hard to get naturally from foods or, if you live in northern latitudes, from the sun. So you might need a supplement to meet daily needs. But first ask your doctor for a blood test to check your level and, if it’s low, whether it’s safe for you to sit in the sun twice a week for 15 minutes to allow your body to make D naturally. Significant studies show that it’s better to get certain nutrients directly from food. For instance, while foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, from walnuts to oily fish, have been linked to reduced risk of heart disease, the omega-3s in fish oil capsules may not deliver the same benefits. A 2018 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that many supplements—from vitamins A and D to the minerals selenium and chromium—contain higher amounts of the nutrient than stated on the label. That’s a concern because some good-for-you supplements can be harmful at high doses—even calcium, which is highly touted for bone health. If you can’t get enough calcium through diet and bone density testing shows that you need to supplement, ask your doctor about safe limits.
Midwives key to promoting vaccines, but more training is needed A new study shows many midwives receive little or no training on how to communicate to expectant parents the importance of maternal and childhood vaccines despite being the most trusted source of information on vaccines in the Australian public antenatal system. The research led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute found that while midwives support vaccination some had varying views on whether it was central to their role. Lead author Dr. Jessica Kaufman said the study found communication practices of midwives focused primarily on the immunization schedule rather than persuasion, although some shared personal views and actively encouraged vaccination. But Dr. Kaufman said all requested more vaccine education and communication training to address concerns, as well as more practical resources. “Midwives are expected to provide vaccine information and to recommend maternal pertussis, influenza, and infant hepatitis B vaccinations,” she said. “They are not professionally required to discuss later childhood vaccines, but parents indicate that they would like more information about these vaccines during the antenatal period.
Comment of The Day!
I LOVE that you talked about not having government interfere with marriage!! I’d love if you even talked about it more. I’m engaged and have had these sentiments for awhile (my fiancé knows I don’t intend on doing the paperwork for getting married) but I was starting to second guess myself so thank you for the reinforcement 🙏🏼 – Karma
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The King Bio Journey
In my early 20s, my aging father put me in charge of the farm. My passion for all things natural was growing by leaps and bounds, so I converted our operations to an organic, biodynamic farm.
Meanwhile, my enthusiasm for the healing arts grew. I read everything I could about natural foods and health. I went to hear a crazy eighty-year-old man named Dr. Paul Bragg speak, and he exploded my old-age stereotypes! A few years later, I was astounded to hear that he reportedly died from complications received from a surfing accident. In his 80s!
These were my days of discovery, as I learned how detrimental many aspects of the Industrial Revolution and the so-called advances of modern science and technology have been to human health. I began to see a need for another kind of revolution.
I still remember the day in 1975 when I decided to become a healer instead of a farmer. I soon obtained two degrees: Doctor of Chiropractic and Naturopathic Doctor. In 1979, I established a multi-practitioner natural health clinic.
People drove from miles around to visit our clinic that was located in the spacious house my father had built on our farm. We gained a reputation for catching people who were at the end of their ropes, whose challenging symptoms left other doctors scratching their heads.
“Specializing in Difficult Cases” became the tag line on our business cards. We were passionate about finding the root causes of illness, rather than simply treating symptoms. We also helped pet owners by giving chiropractic adjustments and natural remedies to dogs, cats, horses, buffalos and even chickens.
Meanwhile, I developed new approaches to natural health care, including pure water-based homeopathic medicines. In 1989, I established King Bio, an FDA-registered company that researches, manufactures and sells natural homeopathic products. King Bio soon expanded into six brands: Dr. King’s Natural Medicine, Natural Pet Pharmaceuticals, Natural Veterinary Pharmaceuticals, SafeCareRx, Safecare and Aquafloraproducts.
In addition to being a practitioner in the healing arts, I’m a fourth-generation family farmer.
When we relocated to the Southern Appalachian Mountains, which contain the largest temperate rain forest in North America, we desired to take advantage of its natural biodiversity. The hearty environment of Western North Carolina has enabled us to research and develop a wide variety of wild, nutrient-rich and medicinal fruits, vegetables and herbs. In 1985, I began raising bison as a healthier source of meat and eventually established Carolina Bison. On the ranch, our robust bison herd, which includes wisent, plains, and white bison, graze freely on hundreds of open pasture acreage, reminiscent of the original native herds. We also raise yak, Watusi, and camels and grow wild muscadine grapes and therapeutic herbs. Our mission is to discover and promote healthier lifestyles by offering healthy meats and other wild superfoods that awaken our positive genetic expressions.
Diabetics exposed to common household chemicals have lower heart disease rates Chemicals found in nonstick cookware, cleaning products and paint may help lead to new treatments for heart disease in diabetic adults, according to a West Virginia University epidemiologist’s research. Kim Innes, of the WVU School of Public Health, and her colleagues recently discovered that greater exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances was associated with lower rates of existing coronary heart disease in adults with diabetes. PFAS, considered a public health threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are manufactured chemicals that were popularized by various industries in the 1940s because of their ability to repel oil and water. In this study, researchers investigated the association of blood PFAS levels to coronary heart disease using data gathered as part of the C8 Health Project. A large, community-based study launched in 2005, the C8 Health Project was created to address the potential health effects stemming from contamination of West Virginia and Ohio drinking water with the PFAS perfluorooctanoic acid (also called C8) between 1950 and 2004.
Heartburn drugs again tied to fatal risks People who use common heartburn drugs for months to years may face heightened risks of dying from heart disease, kidney failure or stomach cancer, a new study suggests. The study included more than 200,000 U.S. veterans. It’s the latest to raise concerns over drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). They include prescription and over-the-counter drugs like Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole). And they rank among the top-selling medications in the United States. Research in recent years has linked prolonged PPI use to increased risks of various diseases and premature death. These latest findings point to the specific causes of death tied to the drugs, said lead researcher Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly. He stressed that the excess risks were relatively small. For example, over 10 years, 13% of PPI users died of a cardiovascular condition, including heart disease or stroke. That compared with just over 11% of people who used H2 blockers, another class of heartburn drug.
Large placebo-controlled trial confirms safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) For patients taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat gastroesophageal disease (GERD) or other acid-related conditions, new research puts safety concerns to rest. In a large, multi-year, randomized trial studying the safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), researchers find no evidence to support claims that PPIs cause serious health issues such as pneumonia, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and dementia. This research is published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, as an article in press. PPIs are one of the most widely used classes of drugs in the U.S. PPIs are the most effective drugs for treating GERD, which occurs in over 25 percent of the population, and are recommended in many other acid-related conditions. As with all drugs, PPI therapy should only be used when the benefits are expected to outweigh the risks and should be used according to recommended dose and duration of treatment. However, this new research suggests that limiting prescriptions of PPI therapy because of concerns of long-term harm is not appropriate.