36 Burst results for "Dr Mark"
A highlight from The Ministry of Evangelism
"Welcome to the Heart for God podcast. With many years of experience pastoring and helping to start churches, Dr. Jim Townsley has some practical and biblical advice that can be a great help to you and your ministry. On this podcast, Dr. Townsley and other guests with special expertise cover a variety of topics. His goal is to help you lead your church to be a healthy, strong, and balanced ministry, and for your family to be happy, healthy, and living for the Lord. Welcome to the podcast today. I'm glad that you joined us. I have with me here Brother Matt Barber, and he is an evangelist. He's been at our church since Sunday. This is now Wednesday, so he's had several opportunities to speak to us and preach the Word of God. Matt, it's good to have you with us this morning. Good to be here. It's a pleasure. So I want you to just say a little bit about your background, who you are, your family, what God has called you to do, and where you were before. Well, I was raised in a pastor's home. I had great opportunities to hear the gospel. I got saved as a child. When I was 16, the Lord finally got a hold of my heart, and I surrendered to him, and that's when I felt called to preach. I went on to Bible college. I went to Baptist College of Ministry up in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, back in the early days of the college there, and that's where I met my wife. So a lot of good things happened in those days. And then our first ministry was in Woodridge, Illinois, where I went there as an assistant pastor. So that's in the Chicago area? Yep, that's right, southwest suburbs of Chicago. And within six months, I found myself the pastor of the church, and we stayed there for 13 years. And you have family? Yes, sir. Yep. So my wife, Chelsea, and then we have five children, and so the Lord's blessed us richly. And the years at Woodridge were wonderful. We learned a lot. The church grew. It had been through a lot, and we were kind of in a re -establishing, rebuilding phase at the church. And then in 2018 and 2019, I began to feel the Lord stirring my heart towards evangelism, and that's where I felt called originally. And by 2021, the Lord finally gave us the green light, and we stepped out by faith. And so we've been traveling full -time now the last two years. So stepping out by faith is no small exaggeration, because for an evangelist, to get started, people don't know you, they don't know your name. So how does that all come about? How do you end up getting meetings? Well, that's a good question. When I first announced it to our church, they were shocked that we were moving on, but I felt that the church was ready for another hand at the till, so to speak. The church was established, and I guess they thought that I was going out into evangelism by popular demand, and that was not the case. I didn't have anything on the schedule, and I was just trusting the Lord. I expected to be working full -time or part -time as we got meetings lined up, but God and His mercy just allowed the meetings to come in. And they didn't come in all at once, but the Lord stayed ahead of us by three or four weeks or a month or two, and He just filled up our year. We found ourselves traveling two or three weeks a month, plus Sundays and Wednesdays here and there, different places that first year. This second year has been a lot more busy. We spent the whole summer just packed all the way through. We're out west and got to see some beautiful country. But the best thing is we've been seeing God's blessing and seeing God just confirm the step of faith with meetings and with fruit. Dr. Darrell Bock So you're traveling with your family. So you've got a pole -behind trailer, and you've got seven people in that thing. How do you live in that? David Jones Well, you know, the Lord already provided the Ford Excursion. That's right. It's a 2002 Excursion. It's the gas kind, the gas guzzler, but we already had the Excursion, and when the Lord was stirring us up to go, of course, the first question is, can we do this? And the first thought is, no, we can't do this. This is impossible. But then we began to look into it, and we found some pole -behind travel trailer options that would work for our family. In fact, we only found one option big enough that I could actually haul with our truck. And so it's got several slide -outs, and it has a lot of roomy space for the kids to sleep. I say roomy in relative terms, but it works for us. It's tight, but we've been doing fine the last couple of years. Dr. Darrell Bock So you've been a pastor. Now you're traveling as an evangelist. There's got to be a pretty good perspective you have. What is the difference in what are some of the things that people might be interested in, the difference between being a pastor and being on the road as an evangelist? David Jones Well, there's some stark differences, and I guess just going back to the root of it is there are two different gifts in the Bible. We have them listed in Ephesians, Chapter 4. Of course, you have the foundational gifts of the apostles and prophets. Those are no more because the foundation has been laid. But then it goes on to mention evangelists and then pastors and teachers, and I think pastor -teacher is kind of the one idea of pastoring and teaching a flock. So what is the evangelist? Well, if you think about it in the order of events, before you have a church, you have to have gospel preaching so people can be saved so you can have a church, right? So evangelist, an the word evangelist comes from the word evangel or gospel. So an evangelist preaches the gospel, but all of us do that, right? But it's a special gifting that focuses on the gospel. So as an evangelist, I think God gives a special desire, burden, boldness, or even I think also clarity in preaching the gospel so that people can understand. And that's not something to boast of, it's just something that God begins to reveal what your strengths are, what his giftings are. So evangelism is a pioneering gift. Oftentimes evangelists will plant churches, but that's not always the case. My older brother Nathan is a pastor. He planted a church. He would not call himself an evangelist, but he planted a church. So God can use different gifts for different things. I was an evangelist, but I was pastoring for 13 years. But the whole time, I knew I was an evangelist who was trying really hard to be a pastor. It's hard to explain that, but I knew that. But I'm thankful for that background so I could understand the ins and outs of being a pastor and how a church works. But an evangelist is a pioneering gift. You lay the foundation. But an evangelist can also be a restorative gift. I think of Paul. Obviously Paul was an apostle, but if you look at the way he traveled, he was trailblazing. And that's not something just an apostle can do. There were others who did that. In fact, when Paul and Barnabas split up, Barnabas took Mark, and he went off in a different direction doing the same thing that Paul was doing. So there were many who were traveling around in an itinerant way, preaching and laying new foundations through church planting. But then Paul continuously came back and had a desire to circle back and establish and strengthen the churches that he had been a part of. Well, that's itinerant work. I think in America we see a lot of the typical evangelist who travels itinerantly, preaches revival meetings. But that's not unfounded. There's a basis for that in Scripture. I just think the evangelist is more than a revival man. An evangelist can plant churches. An evangelist can go to the mission field. But I think there is a desire in evangelists to not only plant or lay a foundation, but then to be used of God to establish or to even bring an outside perspective that can help a church. And the pastor is there day in, day out. God uses that outside perspective and that special outside gifting to complement the pastor and to help the church grow. Dr. Darrell Bock So what would you say your goal is? As you go from church to church, what is your purpose and goal? What do you feel you want to accomplish by doing that? Dr. Mark Bock Well, a lot of evangelists focus on the word revival, and that's a good word. It's actually more of an Old Testament word, although we see the concept in the New Testament as well. But basically the way I look at it is churches need to thrive and new churches need to be started. My role in that would be to preach the gospel so folks can be saved. But then if I'm going back through established churches, then my goal is to see churches restored, revived to a place where they can grow again. And obviously individuals in that church being, to use another word, quickened. David talked about that. He says, quicken thou me according to thy word. And I think the evangelist can be used of the Lord to have God's power to open eyes, to quicken, to revitalize a church so they can grow. Not that he brings revival with him. Not that he has anything better than the pastor has. But it's a different gifting that complements the work of the pastor. Dr. Darrell Bock So a different train of thought here. From the perspective of a pastor, having an evangelist come into your church, how can a pastor best prepare to have an evangelist come, and how can he take care of him while he is there? Well, I mean, going back to Ephesians 4, they're called the gifts of the Holy Spirit to the church, right? So the pastor, I think people see that clearly, the pastor is a gift to a church. If you have a pastor, you have a gift. God has gifted and blessed your church. But I think sometimes pastors forget that the evangelist is also a gift to the church. And there are many pastors now who aren't having evangelists for various reasons. And I would say they're robbing their church from a gift that God wants to give them. Not because the evangelist is so special, because it's a gift God designed for the health of the church. So knowing, seeing it as a gift that God has established, make room for it, you know, promote it.
Fresh update on "dr mark" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"Saw dr. Mark Wagner MD at Seattle Sports and Regenerative Medicine for stem cell therapy so it's time to ask what's her pain level now not know the hip joint pain it's gone it is absolutely gone and is she back to her active style and it's made such a difference it actually gave me the ability to move where to go for walks with my dog to play frisbee or to go to the gym or go cycling if I want to which is why Christina will tell anyone who asks her that whether it's a shoulder hip or knee before you choose surgery consider stem cell therapy with Dr. Mark Wagner MD at Seattle Sports and Regenerative Medicine get the facts hear from patients the I've talked to and schedule your consultation at drmarkwagnermd .com best taxes I was in way over my head the total
"dr mark" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Dissident MD dot com, you can find everything you need there. And if you want to hear me rather than just read what I'm writing, you can listen to me and doctor Jeff barkey and our podcast informed. Thanks for your Twitter and Dr. Drew podcast that's DR DR EW podcast. The music from today's episode can be found on the swinging sounds of the Dr. Drew podcast. Now available on iTunes. And while you're there, don't forget to rate the show. The Dr. Drew podcast as a corolla digital production and is produced by Chris locksmith and Gary Smith. For more information, go to Dr. Drew dot com. All conversation and information exchange during the participation in the doctor brew podcast is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. Do not confuse this with treatment or medical advice or direction. Nothing on these podcasts, supplements, or supersede the relationship and direction of your medical caretakers, although Dr. Drew is a licensed position with specialty board certifications by the American board of internal medicine. And the American board of addiction medicine. He is not functioning as a physician in this environment. The same applies to any professionals who may appear on the podcast or Dr. Drew dot com. All month long on Pluto TV stream the biggest Tyler Perry movies free. Watch your favorites like madea's witness protection and madea's big happy family. Joy Tyler Perry is he goes on a couples retreat with Sharon leal in why did I get married or Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union in the Tyler Perry directed film daddy's little girls? Plus, Pluto TV has hundreds of channels with thousands more movies and TV shows available on live and on demand. Download the free Pluto TV app on all your favorite devices and start streaming now. Pluto TV drop in, watch free. Bedtime is
"dr mark" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"I'm not in any way trying to divide this between a political spectrum. I'm really breaking this down into people who are either in the camp of living in reality or they're not. Now you can argue and debate within the reality group of better ways to do things and political differences. I understand that. But there is a fundamental break from reality that we entered into a few years ago. And it has not been repaired. And I don't know if it can be, unless we get enough people on board who care and who take action politically and also in their private lives, obviously, to insist that the first thing, the very first thing is I do in my practice, I demand that my patients agree to come on board with is that we both accept reality. Well, I've always said mental health is about as accepting reality on reality's terms. And flexibly, flexibly and a regulated fashion. But I feel like I don't understand why we live in a state in a city where the basic functions of government are failing completely power transportation, fires, public safety, water, safety, all just completely education. Empty self care, all the basics and even the intermediate level stuff is completely collapsed. It is literally like Mogadishu. Yeah, and so a failed state. Why I'm always wondering, whenever I have an opinion like that, I think, am I missing something? I really want to understand the other side. I mean, I'm really struggling to understand certain things. Because I know I can't be completely right. I must be missing something. And same thing is true, for instance, Vladimir thing is, why can't we have age specific guidelines for vaccine therapy? Do you recommend Prevnar and shingrix for three year olds? No, those are 65 year olds. But to say that maybe a vaccine for a 25 to 35 year old may not meet the risk award standard, we ought to be to say that, forget policy, just to say that center. Sander must be destroyed. And lose your license in the state of California after January 1st with AB 2098. My only conclusion, this is very dark, but I'm going to say it. My only conclusion that I can reach, which I can't refute personally, is that the explanation for everything you just described. The only explanation I have come up with yet, please tell me if there's another one because I don't want to have to go to sleep at night thinking this every night. This is the one I have is that all of this, the degradation of our society, the collapse the failed state, telling people they can't speak to age discriminatory shots, et cetera, is intentional. It's not an error, and it's not from stupidity. It's not from apathy. It's not from left versus right. There is a body of thought represented by individuals and institutions in our country and elsewhere outside the country who intentionally want to wreck our society. It sounds conspiratorial to say it does. That's why I hesitate to say it, but I can not come up with any other explanation because it's been three years, and we're still going back to the same nonsense we started with. Let me give you let me give you a propose a psychological alternative that it's all envy. That the some sort of acting out of envy going on and that narcissism is so pervasive that people can't help themselves. It's something like that. I think that's, I think, you're on to something. It's envy. It feels like why else bring people down. Why not build everybody up? And I want to distinguish for people who may not understand the difference who are listening, there is a distinction between envy and jealousy. Jealousy is wanting something from someone else. Oh, my best friend just started dating this really hot girl. Oh, I really would like a hot girl like that. That's jealousy. Envy is, he's dating a really hot girl. Fuck him, fuck her. I'm gonna wreck their relationship because I can't have her, correct. Envy spoils. Envy is, wow, look at that car on the side of the road. I'm in a key it. Fuck him. Jealousy can be motivating. I want to work harder. I'm going to work even harder to get a car. I want to be like him. I want to shoot him in the head so that I don't have to look him in the face and feel so angry that I don't have what he has. Envy is and what look at the injunctions against EV by every religion. Every scripture. Envy is one of them. Throughout the ages, the most destructive human emotions, and we are just in it now. We are completely in it. I completely agree. However, unfortunately, I don't see any better solution or way out of that than there is out of a conspiracy theory, because I think in both cases we're screwed. Well, at least envy, let's think about a personality disorder. They dampen as you hit your fourth and 5th decade of life, right? They get less intense. Typically. Or they die. It's sort of what happens. Nancy Pelosi is almost 80 years old and I think she's one of the most envious politicians I've seen. Well, I'm not saying everybody, but I'm talking about the bell curve again. No, I'm thinking about my clinical experience. And people would problematic personality disorders. It's settles later in life. Fourth decade, 5th decade. And a lot of the people with these disorders in that zone. So maybe it'll just sort of dampen a little bit. It would, if the upcoming generations were to turn it around someone. The problem is I think it's intensifying as I look down the chain, the 30s, the 20s, the tens, the 5 year olds, they are being trained to be more narcissistic and more envious than the generation above them. There is one possibility I thought yesterday. I thought, you know, we really did a disservice to 8 to 15 year olds with this pandemic. Because it's horrible. Middle adolescence is when you need your peers and we restricted them from their peers. We did all kinds of horrible things to them. If they grow up pissed, pissed, that would happen then. That's an excellent point. Because I want them to be pissed. Fury and rage and deep seated anger that is justified. Justified at having been wronged can lead to good because it leads to action. So I think that's an actually that is one optimistic. So let's encouraging it in these kids that are now going to college. They're heading towards college. Be pissed, man. You should be complying with everything you're told and start arguing and yelling and screaming, being angry, because you have a right to be angry. This is not narcissistic rage. No. You don't want to let me go to school and get a degree. Unless unless I accept a third or a fourth shot for a disease that doesn't affect me, that actually might cause me to develop myocarditis and die. I'm going to go somewhere else. We're doing that early. The French youth. But I think our youth have any of a more primitive sort of response, which is you scared the shit out of me for two years, fuck you guys for the scared the shit out of me. That's a good one. I thought my family was going to die. You assholes. What were you doing? We need more of that. Yes. I would love, I would be delighted to hear and see that out in the streets. I would like to hear that to the degree that they're hearing, burn the hijab on the streets of Tehran. Well, it's one of the reasons I was so attracted when I went to France, I was so attracted to their culture. I always thought the French were like, a little hyper passionate at times. Well, but now young people like, they literally my French was pretty good. I would talk to them and they would say, look, they told us this illness is not going to hurt us. And now they're going to force us to take a vaccine that we don't know if we need fuck you. We're not going to use it. They lie to us.
"dr mark" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"You will be valued and cherished by a man, even if you are physically weak, even if you have no courage, you don't make sacrifices, and you don't have any skill sets. That's just the reality. What is it about that I've never heard anybody say that? And it's fascinating. What is it about that carefree spirit? That struck me. It's like, wow, that is a track. Why would a male be attracted to that? Because men do not want to enter into the chaos. Of feminine emotions. Women create chaos through their emotions. Men contain it. And the more chaos a woman brings into the relationship, the more stoutness the man has to have to avoid it or to contain it. A woman that expresses a carefree spirit is essentially communicating to the man, I will not bring that into our lives. I would guess that somebody, well, this listening about this. Men that have a higher ability to contain the chaos, probably can tolerate both. I agree. Yeah. Because it'll still be attractive to have the carefree spirit, but you can just contain the chaos without being encumbered by it or overwhelmed. For the larger population, it's an easier sell if you're carefree. And this is why men who are carefree or. Fun charming, attractive, are not necessarily as valued by women as the opposite. They're not as apollonian as Camille paglia says, not as linear, not as Apple. Women don't need that. Women need strength, women need mastery. You know, I'm Abdul self reveal here, because as Susan and I have gotten 40 years in our relationship, we get more and more and more honest. And I used to think to myself when we were younger, she had a certain more chaos. And I thought, God, I wonder if she once why she's in this, she wants this containment that I seem to be able to provide. And but I'm acutely aware that for me she was fun. There's that carefree thing. And so I had no problem really containing the chaos. I thought, but worried me though, you'll appreciate this. This is the private thought I had was, is there a personality disorder I'm containing here? Is this borderline feature? What does she need containment? But I worked for 40 years. But it is interesting, right? Every woman needs some degree of container, but I completely agree with you when it gets to the point of an actual personality disorder. Well, how do you know when you're there? It's a functioning. Well, I'll tell you how you know you're there. The relationship doesn't function. It can't function because you can not contain someone's personality disorder. Yeah, yeah. You can collude with it, but you can not contain it. I think there's a difference. So it's interesting that it is a big difference that this phenomenon that has is on a continuum with borderline is normal. Yes, no absolutely. I don't think that a perfectly healthy sound woman is going to be ever devoid of having momentary borderline fits, seeing things in black and white, not being able to accept gray. Immediately jumping to judgment, injecting emotion into a rational disappointment on regulated rage what now and then. Yes. I think that a woman that a man is attracted to when a woman that's a good companion is going to have a little bit of that, obviously, not to the n-th degree, but a little bit of that. If she had none of it, she would be a man. And I'm not saying that men don't have this at all, but I'm saying in the core masculine definition of the man, that is not an intrinsic character trait. So we are talking in the bell curve. Absolutely. And I'm always talking in the genera. The gender we're talking within one standard deviation, I'd say, right? Yeah, I think that's fair. Yeah. Maybe one and a half standard deviations. And we are not, let's just say this for the sake of being careful and compassionate, we are not judging or diminishing or anything, people that are in that out towards the two sigma out towards the two standard deviations out, are we? I'm not. Well, because again, I've said it before, a free to do whatever you want. Not judging in the sense of a moral judgment, but I am making an observation that the more you go to the extremes, the less functional you're likely to be within larger society and the harder it's going for you to be to be happy. Except the people of the two sigma when they find each other, they kind of that can happen. You know what I mean? It's kind of worse. That can happen in some cases. Yeah, so we're just talking in generalities these things are true within one standard deviation. And we have to talk in generalities because if you don't, then you don't actually achieve anything of value. You can't gain wisdom without having to understand something like a good life for people unless you talk about people. And people, it's not possible. So the remaining couple of minutes, let's go back to the pandemic for a second. How things change for you, what's going on, the last time we were really talking about, I think mass formation, we were talking a lot about the mass delusional psychosis, which is a subject of my first book. And I moved from that, hopefully, to how do we get out of this sort of freedom from fear overcoming fear addiction. That's what I published a few months ago. That was right around the time. I think it was right before the election, because I spoke to you a few weeks ahead of that. And I said, you know, the election, the midterm election is really going to be a kind of a thermos and a thermostat a thermometer testing the pulse really of the country. And where we are, how far have we come to overcoming irrationality. And I have to say, I'm not that impressed. It's a lukewarm, a lukewarm thermometer, certainly locally in LA, LA county, California. It was a complete catastrophe. Now, putting aside all the questions and debates about election fraud that's a whole separate topic. I think it's fair to say that a significant number of people here in LA, California, and across the country, and many urban areas want more of the same. Based upon who they voted for. And that concerns me. Well, it's astonishing to me. Fair enough. Considering we both live in Los Angeles, what a shithole. The city has become to elect a avowed Marxist into office who doesn't believe in police and wants to just spread the wealth around and attack people based on intrinsic qualities like their sex or their race or their religion. And I'm not judging her. I'm saying that's what she said. That's her platform. I think that says more about the city than it does about the mayor. And the fact that people are either completely apathetic, their brainwashed, they're still in fear, or they're just not participating or a combination, and I don't know, but whatever it is, it doesn't give me a lot of hope and excitement that we're going to develop a consensus and an action to act on that consensus to move towards a place of greater rationality.
"dr mark" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"You go in there, it doesn't matter whether you're a doctor or a movie star, or Ronda Rousey, or there were people from all different Strata of life in their rich, poor, famous, not famous movie stars entertainers, you all start with the same white belt and the same white ghee and you suck. And the guy that's the pipe fitter in Montebello is whooping your ass and you're really your ego is completely destroyed. But that's the only way that you can actually learn and get better. And eventually you do, and then you have a sense of pride and accomplishment for having achieved something. I thought that was an amazing experience that I had. Well, if there's something deeply masculine about or at least satis gratifying from a masculine perspective, maybe the more accurate way to say it of combat. Yes. And isn't it interesting that Adam always says we've now devolved into safe spaces and octagons. It's interesting that we have created an inversion of the normal bell curve, there's a man who was on a PragerU video recently. He was a trainer for the stars. And he said, middle class fit in the 70s, if you look at or 60s and 70s, you look at like Woodstock videos. Most people were middle class fit. Their health was normal. They weren't fat that they weren't really muscular. Now it's the opposite. Now we have most people are either incredibly obese or they're super, super, super athletically fit. The middle class is gone. I'm sorry to interrupt, but that was friend of the show of any tortoise. Vinnie said that. That's Vinny tortoise. Hey, is video on PragerU? I remember his name about the middle class, the fat middle class. No kidding. It's a fantastic video. It's amazing. He's been on our show. Am I on that video? Video always has me on his video. And I never know where thank you for telling me the name. I could remember his name. Yeah, he's a close friend. He's a fantastic video. It's 5 or 6 minutes on a pregnancy. That's pretty good too. You might look at it. This one was called America's fat you don't have to be. So maybe he did a previous one just called fat. But it was literally about consumption. Fat's a feature length documentary that he did. A whole documentary, yeah. That one I am in. I've advised everybody to watch this guy. I actually am sending it the links to patients now. And Vinnie together in here. Absolutely. That would be really fun. I subscribed to all of his beliefs and values. Because it would love to hear your thoughts as a psychiatrist and how to refine some of his thoughts as a trainer and nutrition essentially. Yeah, that's how we introduced himself. I was amazed. I thought it was a great video. He's a good guy. It's just prompted me to think about that because I think this topic plays out in a lot of different spheres right now in our society. Yeah, it is weird how we've lost, again, you're going to make me think about this. The lost middle has sort of an interesting, almost philosophical kind of implication to it, doesn't it? Well, there's a lost middle to everything as a lost middle to masculinity. Well, but isn't Aristotle's thing, the golden mean and we've sort of made completely. We've messed it up and you're talking about combat and how important it is. It's important because men need to learn where they are in the pecking order. Right. There needs to be something. There's a verticality in you need the verticality. Just like Jordan Peterson says, you can't just wish it away because you want to be egalitarian. It exists. It is part of life. It is a priori is there. It's never going to go away, even if you close your eyes. Exactly. I didn't want to bring that up. Yeah, it's in the lobsters. So you're going to go into jiu-jitsu, and you are not beaten up, but you are shown physically that you can not compete with this other guy. You have to show some subservience and some gratitude. Hopefully, for the learning that takes place as you go back and forth and back and forth. And today, I don't think that men are generally speaking. Men are able to do that. They are trained. They are told that they must be good that they must show all these virtues, but that there's this belief that men men must be soft all the time in order to be good. Yeah, well, it's even sorry to tell you it's because I have 30 year old sons. I see how these messages are affecting young males. Especially young white males, which is you are not worthwhile. You are the problem. You are not wanted here. And they isolate. They hide. They hide out when that happens. They don't want to be a part of the problem. They start to internalize that stuff. They're told to go away, that they're not important, and they're not valued. And above everything else you need to know that need to be valued. That's one of our primary motivators. Value and appreciation. Appreciation. That's the word I was looking for. Yes. Couples therapists that I went and talked to in residency and I brought this up on a previous episode with you. I'd bring it up all the time. He found that the main reason why good men have affairs as if they don't feel appreciated by their wives. They need that appreciation. And I think I said this in response to that is that what I have found is men want to be appreciated women want to be cherished. And if you're not doing those two things, you're undermining the relationship. You can not succeed as a woman by trying to be masculine in the way that I've been describing it, being stronger. You can't compete with men. I'm sorry. Well, you know what they can? A good opportunity to freedom to do it is there. You have the choice, but it's not going to lead you to be happy. Well, that's a different question. Which is you're entitled to say it, because you're a psychiatrist. You can say, this has been my experience. I can't say that. I'm in mental health, but not like that. I can just say, because I'm a free speech totalist, literalist, and I'm interested in freedom. So I'm interested they should have the freedom to do as they please. But if you'd like information about it, talk to doctor McDonald. How is that going to make you feel when you do those things? The men are not going to cherish you if you try to compete with them physically, you try to be a better master than they are, and you try to express more courage than them. And I'm not saying that you can't do these things, but they will not lead you to happiness because they will not be valued by the opposite sex. If you are a woman and you are, as Donovan says, you are attractive, you express a carefree spirit. And you
"dr mark" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Can. Think of an example where you grew as a person suffered that did not include a modicum of suffering. Always, even when it was always self inflicted, like going to medical training or whatever, my first year is in practice, I suffered like crazy. I look back at some of that stuff now. I go, how do I do that? I don't even happen, but I value every minute of it. And I am not advocating for unnecessary suffering, just like I don't advocate for chronic pain and neuropathic pain. That's not helpful pain, but putting your hand on the burner and going, ouch, and pulling it away, that's necessary. Yes, you learned. Same thing with suffering. If you eliminate all suffering and this is kind of what my argument is, if you eliminate all suffering, which is what we are teaching, our youth now, you can not fail. You can not lose a match. You can not get a bad grade. You can not be rejected by a girl or a boy on a date. If you can't suffer at all, zero, you can not grow. You will be in a state of Arrested Development like an at it because that's how I define off in the state of addicts as state of Arrested Development. For sure. You will be in that state forever. If you can not at least tolerate stuffing, if not embrace it. And we are a completely anti suffering now. Well, I think it's even gotten more generalized to this notion of safety, which I think is which I think is just above. I would agree with that. Yeah. Safety Uber alles. It's an inversion of suffering. It's not even neutral. It's the inverse. Of suffering. It's not only should we not be discomfited or made to feel pain or to get sick and then to recover must avoid. We must avoid at all costs all of that. Like living in a giant hermetically sealed bubble and somehow trying to lead a good life in the bubble. You can not lead a good life in a bubble. It is like saying, I think of the saying, if you don't want to die, you don't want to live. Yes. You can't have one without the other. And if life were endless as we often see in movies and in literature, we wouldn't value it. That's for sure. And yet, when you think about death and the inevitability of your death, you don't necessarily, I mean, some people do I suppose who are highly religious or spiritual. I have not achieved that yet. But you don't generally say, yeah, that's a great thing that I'm going to be dead at a certain number. You intrinsically say, no, I don't want to be dead. I want to live forever. But then at the same time, if you did, you wouldn't value your life. So it's a bit of a paradox. Well, I will tell you that. I'm having kind of a strange feeling about this. But I'm going to say it, which is that I met a stage of life now where you start to be more okay with death because aging becomes the other thing you get tired of. And so aging, death becomes the alternative to aging. But that's okay if you've led a good life. And so I can look back at things with gratitude and go, oh yeah, at least I did that. I'm good with it. Maybe I have done enough. And I made this sort of enough whenever that is. This is why hedonism is not successful. Because the hedonist, the person who has all the money, all the women, all the pleasure, he approaches death without a having achieved a sense of meaning and purpose, and he probably fears it far more than the man who was poor didn't have all the women didn't have all the cars, but did something meaningful and purposeful. He can accept that death more easily, I believe, than someone who is not suffered and achieved and made, as you said, sense and meaning out of his life. And I think you're getting at that is a core principle of epicureanism. People mistake what epicureanism was all about. That's actually what it was all about. But going back staying with the Greeks, Aristotle said a good life was a life of service, right? And I think we can all agree that making meaning by being helpful to other people is very nourishing, yes. It's the antithesis to narcissism. I also agree think that saving the world is narcissism, having something to offer a given individual is what I'm talking about. You have a skill as a psychiatrist, absolutely. People think that all this social warriors, I'm going to save, that's narcissistic. Greta Thunberg. Yes. She is mentally ill. And by her own statements, I'm not diagnosing her. But people like her and people in these movements, whether it's environmental movement or a social justice movement or an equity movement, I guarantee you those people have, as Jordan Peterson said, not made their own bed. They are not cleaning up their own life, and then being of service to the people immediately around them, and in place of that, they are substituting that course meaning and purpose that actually has real gravitas to this fantasy that they're somehow going to change the world, which is both narcissistic and highly avoidant, I think. Avoid and not nourishing. I mean, not at all. It doesn't make you happy. These people are unhappy people. Yes. They're not happy. They're angry and miserable. I used to point Angelina Jolie who was at a bunch of stuff. And I kept saying, this is not going to make her happy. I don't want to stop her from being trying to help the world. Good for her, but it's not going to make her happy and then stand her marriage unfold. Everything happened. That's right. And lo and behold. But so back to Aristotle. So he felt in order to be really fulfilled in that service. You needed a couple of things. This is a step that we leave out in our culture. You needed, he called it phronesis, which is wisdom, and you need a technique, which is skill. You have to have something to, you know, that you've trained and worked and suffered to develop to offer other people. And we just want to go ladle soup in a homeless shelter, which is great, not going to be that nerd. The Aristotle conceives of it. So maybe the suffering comes in in developing those skills and wisdoms. So you can be of service. That's an actually an interesting connection. There is no way to develop skill capacity mastery without some form of suffering. Physical suffering. But your ego certainly suffers. Nobody I can't think of anything I've done of meaning that didn't have some misery. It's actually it. Yes. Take martial arts. You're going to jiu-jitsu studio. Jiu-jitsu with the gray season in Beverly Hills for a number of years.
"dr mark" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Is of no value. There is nothing to learn from older people or from the past whatsoever. Everything begins with me, which of course is an expression of narcissism as well. So we've got that going on. But more profoundly, I think, on a societal level, is the rejection of the past as containing anything wise or good. Yeah. That is a huge problem. And it's even more of a problem today. Well, it is more, it's more virulent today in terms of the aggressiveness with which these people feel that, but I kind of feel like people my age kind of learn from the 70s. So we're buffering it a little bit. And I would just, I will just point you the way I talk about this all the time, 'cause we hate the 70s because it was this time when we tore down everything good. To me, the symbol of it has become what we did to Penn station. Penn station was this beautiful architecture. Old God. Old. What do you put up in place? Go look at Penn station. It's got a piece of shit. We've at least opened up the monaghan center. I think it's called across the way, which is a look kind of like the old Penn station. It's an old post office. They turned into a train station. It's beautiful. But it's an homage to the original Penn station. It sort of with hat in hand. Like, I know we did it. We destroyed this beautiful, it looked like d'Orsay, which they turned into an art museum. It was a train station. We just tore it down. Everything, everything old, bad, everything. We carpeted it, we put shag carpet on it, we put wood tiles on it. We put linoleum on it, or we just tore it down. And what did we put up in place? We put up the best that Soviet architects had 1970, aluminum window, sidings, just matchstick with stucco, that was our idea of modern and good. We have replaced the definition except a definition of art. And let's say architecture specifically, which is to elevate the human spirit. And we have replaced that with, as you said, Soviet architecture, efficiency, ugliness, how many people and how many pets can we cram into one space, how cheaply can we do it? And there is a huge loss there. And this is true on an aesthetic level throughout everything music is the same thing. We do not aspire to write music anymore, modern classical, as they call it, to elevate the spirit. We are just there to produce irony, commentary, cynicism, piss Christ, the golden toilet, the dog that is urinating in front of the museum. I think that's at pritzker. This is not art in the definition of the way that we've had art for centuries. It's destructive. It's actually an attack on the human and the humanity of all of us. So what is the good life? Let's start with that and then refine it for the good man. So I think that you can look to literature and music and philosophy over the centuries going all the way back to the Bible and then to Greece and Rome. And the enlightenment to find a set of virtuous qualities that lead to a good life. And one of those core qualities, which we've completely rejected, completely 100% psychologically societally economically on every level is the necessity of suffering. In order to grow necessity, as I've thought I've thought a lot about the good life over the years, and I thought Aristotle kind of nailed it. But he did not include this, which is very interesting. And God, my daughter told me something yesterday that caught my attention. I wish I could remember it. She said, people that want to avoid hell are religious. People who have been through hell are spiritual. That's funny. Isn't that interesting? But there's a, but there is a seeking for the spiritual right now, right? Because people are sort of in hell a little bit. And they're not so worried about avoiding hell. They're kind of in it. I don't know, there's something in that. It's going to have more meaning as time goes along. So I have felt like being leading a good life is about a life of meaning and purpose. Of course, absolutely. Suffering is I'm going to have to think about this because I'm not sure where it fits, but I agree with you. I think it's something that at least should be anticipated.
"dr mark" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Man. That is culturally specific. And that expresses virtues. Compassion, sympathy, patients, being able to tolerate insults without immediately becoming violent and aggressive and nasty because that, of course, can be harmful to you. Marcus Aurelius. Yes, it's a good example of that. There are two parallel paths here. One is intrinsic, one is not cultural one is just simply hard wired and the other is culturally determined. And you really need both to be successful. However, you can argue till the end of time, what being a good man is, because it really changes depending on where you are and at what time period. And also what your program to consider to be a good man. And a lot of people today, especially women, have been programmed to see a good man as being what I would consider to be objectively weak, a pussy as you just described. Somebody who caters to emotionality rather than containing it and standing up to it. Given that female what females are attracted to is well noted by men, do you think that's what's driven some of these men into this kind of role playing that makes them appear more attractive as a weak male? You know what I'm saying? I've often thought that men want to get laid. And so if women are attracted to X, then they're going to be X. They're going to move in that direction. And what's going on there? It's a con. It's sort of a circular argument. The feminist movement, in my view, never really protected femininity or women or choices. It really just attacked men and it decried femininity. It tried to compete, create a competition between men and women, which has resulted in a tremendous degree of misery for women today. Because of that, that nexus, it started really in the 60s and it evolved all up until today. It's just getting worse and worse. Women have been programmed and told to expect certain things from a man that they intrinsically biologically do not need or want. The real masculine is always going to be attractive to a woman at a core level. I've certainly heard a lot of women. Now, they kind of have separated in two camps. I believe there are women that actually like this new man that you're describing. But I hear a lot of complaining what happened to men. Where are the real men? Blah, blah, blah. That kind of time. I'm not even sure they know what they're saying when they say it. I hear it. And I really don't get into it because I don't want to suffer those things and arrows, but a lot of that kind of where are the men. They're asking this question in my practice. They're asking it in my social circle. And the answer is, well, you told them you women and feminists have told them that you don't need or want them. So they went away. They left. Yeah. And that's why you're alone. That's why you are dating and attracting these very effeminate genderless soy boys with man buns and sockless moccasins. Or you're lusting after these guys that are really just sex addicts and things. And how do you think that's going to go? They're doing a lot of that. There's like 5% of men that are doing their thing, doing quite well on Instagram or wherever on rumble or whatever. And they are not having relationships. And that's shocking to women too. This is the result of a loss of clarity over these two distinctions and these two pieces of definitional masculinity, which is the real man, the masculine man, and the good man. Yeah. And I don't think that we even know how to define those in our society anymore. So you get people who are play acting who are pretending these are men to be masculine, and they can touch a nerve in women that gets the woman very aroused and excited. But because she doesn't actually have the ability anymore to distinguish between the brute, the gangbanger, the mafioso, the hitman, who are all masculine, by the way. That's why I say this is not culturally or morally, you can't judge between a good soldier and a hitman with a definition that Donna then provides in the one that I endorse. That requires the virtues. And that's a separate issue. And this is why if you ask men today, what's a masculine man? A real man. They will describe a good kind, strong virtuous man. But if you ask them, what type of characters do you enjoy in movies? They'll say, oh, I love Don Corleone. He's really great. I really love watching him. But he's a scoundrel. And the same thing with the most popular video game. I think it was a game that involved a hiring a hitman and killing people. Oh, and Grand Theft Auto. People love Grand Theft Auto. So there is something intrinsic in men that are attracted to these traits, courage, mastery, competence, strength that are exhibited in both good man, meaning virtuous good men and terribly un virtuous men. Yeah. And we did go through a period really talking about sociopaths, right? Yes. And we are. And we went through a period in the 60s, which I've always found kind of odd. I was just wondered, why we elevated sociopaths to status of good attractive men. In other words, if you look at who were the heroes of the 60s, it was drug addicted narcissistic exploitative kids that learned to play the guitar when they were 14. We elevated them because those qualities that were intrinsically attracted to in them do not differ at all from the traditional masculine man. They just happen to be bad men. Right, they don't have the virtues. They don't have the virtues. They have all of the intrinsic traits of the masculine, but they're doing bad things. So it's interesting. It's sort of the perversion of the apex of the Second World War. It's for taking those same ones and we're doing the ones that are telling everybody to fuck off. That's right. So it's the casting off of, well, and if you remember, I remember we must have been close to that age when all that was going on. It was all about casting off the previous generations. For some reason, I never understood why we were so we were so interested in casting everything off, but we were. And so guys that could just tame and do their own thing and express this new wild whatever that was completely detached from the good man of the 40s and 50s. That was attractive to us. This is one of the problems with the advent of what was originally called liberalism and now is really just leftism. One of the big Achilles heel in that movement has always been the rejection of the past for containing anything good. There was an expression back in the 70s if you're don't trust anyone over 30. Meaning there was a 60s. I wasn't alive then. So I'm just guessing. I was born in 73. What that meant was any wisdom
"dr mark" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"To two. You listen to 5 that say the same thing. And then you listen to breitbart. I said, so you don't really listen to 6 news sources. And this is the problem, the monopolistic power. And now that we have Elon Musk, retaking Twitter and saying, you know what? I'm going to allow things to be set on there that may make people uncomfortable. Now I feel like there's some shot at having a public square again because if the media can be competed with, then I think we have the possibility of having better information reducing fear. So I have some little bit modicum of hope, but I just don't know how things will play out. And just as for people to know, we are recording this just part of the holidays, and I know this is now February. So things will have evolved since then. I'm going to predict that it will help that Elon Musk being a Twitter will help, especially. They have not released yet all the medical stuff. Still going. They're still looking at it. Is that what's happening? It's still being released. Well, they're just releasing the political stuff. But when they released what they did medically and the wider the next stage. That's going to be the same. I think people are going to be blown away by that. I am really looking forward to that. Yeah, me too. There's so much truth that has not been released yet. Correct. And so since we last talked, I've made more of a habit of interviewing people that were deplatformed in silence and stuff. And I've learned some stuff from talking to agree with everything they say. And it's odd to me, I want to put your psychiatric head in this for a second. When we used to hear way outlying opinions that we disagreed with, we used to call that interesting. We didn't call those bad people. We call those interesting. I don't district. I disagree with you. Here's why I disagree. Interesting. Thank you for making me think for making a clarify my position. Now, you're a horrible person for disagreeing with me. It's that's bizarre to me. It's completely changed. Is it a permanent change or is this part of the fear thing? This is tribal thing in the face of fear. Well, I've brought in a book today by Jack Donovan called the way of men, which I did not write. I have no financial interest in this book. I just think it's a fantastic book. It was written ten, 12 years ago that talks about masculinity. And it discusses and defines what masculinity is. And I think it's a good compendium to what I wrote recently about overcoming fear because even though he doesn't address fear explicitly, I think that implicit in the book is a teaching or I would say an observation that those who live in fear can not actually be masculine. And I say live in fear, I mean irrational fear or chronically. It's like the difference between pain and chronic pain. You want to differentiate that from anxiety? Yes. Anxiety is usually nonspecific. It could be specific. You know, anxiety around seeing snakes. But anxiety the way that I see it in society and the way I see it in my practice is generally a kind of a state of being. It's a state of being. Fear, although it can evolve into a state, it usually starts out as being specific to a something bad is going to happen. And I know what it's going to be. I'm going to die than infection. That's fear. Anxiety, and a lot of people have anxiety now. Just anxiety about general safety of their health is very nonspecific, and there's no way to sort of reduce that anxiety unless you become obsessively compulsive about things. Have there been periods of I say this to be funny not to be, I don't know, to get canceled. But Adam and I sit around and think all the time. When did we become such pussies? When did that happen? What happened? But that's kind of what we're talking about here. But my question is, have there been periods of history that inform us where people have become? I think it happened in the 60s. And I agree with Donovan in the book. I believe it happened after World War II. We probably peaked in our expression of masculinity in World War II. And when I say masculinity, I'm going to use the definition that he provides, which I think is excellent because it's not culturally specific. It's actually more societal, more primitive, more biologic. It doesn't redefine based on what country you're in or what language. And we're not talking about gender or sex. We're talking about a phenomenon. Yes. Masculinity. Masculinity through men. As an XY male expression. Yes, they're not culturally defined and not gender specific through the lens of transgenderism. I mean, something that is intrinsic. Correct. And there's a few qualities that he uses to define it. One of them is courage. Courage must exist within a man for him to be masculine. And encourage is really facing risk for a greater good and risk of the self and of people around you in order to achieve something that is more important than comfort. I'm going to stop you. Gary, look this up for me. I think it was Voltaire. Virtue untested is no virtue at all. Which is sort of a statement about courage. It is, and it's just similar to what Jordan Peterson said. If you're not tested, how do you really know who you are? And I think we were tested in World War II, and we found out who we were. Since then things have really shifted. Physical strength. This is also objective and biologic. That is a masculine trait. A man who has very low level of physical strength is not considered to be his masculine because he can not exhibit physical courage to the degree that someone who's strong can. Women, of course, are physically weaker, which is why we don't consider physical strength in a woman to be necessarily desirable or let's say feminine. Also mastery, so being capable of hunting of fighting of tilling the earth of producing tools, some sort of skill set that allows you to benefit and for the community in your family to benefit. That's also considered very masculine. And when I think about what females have been evolved to be attracted to, they will often talk about competency as something that's very attractive. And height, which is strength, which correlates with strength. All of these qualities, by the way, are exactly definitionally masculine from that lens as well. What do women universally and throughout time and across cultures consider to be masculine? What qualities do they universally doesn't matter where they are or what time period find attractive? It will be competence. It will be strength that will be courage. It doesn't matter where you're from. Courage, I don't feel like in my lifetime I've seen that as a source of attractiveness in male partners. You know, I've talked to a lot of women and men about this kind of stuff. And I wonder if there's a proxy for it, because courage feels like aggression. And so you have to, you have to sublimate it in some way or strategically present it differently. Well, even aggression is actually a masculine. No, I know, but it's pejorative and this culture. Oh, it is. And there's a confusion. He discusses Donovan discusses this in this book, which I think is a really good distinction. We've evolved into this confusion over the last 40 years between two things. One is being good at being a man, which is what I've just been talking about, being strong being courageous, expressing mastery, competence, taking risks, and being
"dr mark" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"District quality. Did you ever think you'd be somebody pushing back so hard on somebody things in our world? I had no idea. Were you that kind of person always? The editor for my book actually came up with that dissident MD because he said this encapsulates everything about what you're doing. Is it uncomfortable to be a dissident? So called? It would have been a few years ago because I had a bit of a negative I felt there was a negative connotation to a dissident somebody who's sort of negative to be negative. But now basically dissident and compasses anyone with a difference of opinion. And you're involved with doctor carrier too, right? Yes. He is. He's actually a colleague of mine and we've spoken quite a bit and actually gone on a few projects together. He was fired. I mean, here's another guy that was ahead of the bioethics committee for the University of California, Irvine, mainstream psychiatrist teaching psychiatry winning teaching awards all of a sudden he's a dissident. He's now a dissident for saying, we individuals have the right to decide what sort of medical treatments we receive. And he essentially lost his job for that. For saying that, just for saying that, it's just so disgusting. It's horrid. And it's not getting any better, just yesterday, the LA county board of public health director Barbara farrar, the fake doctor, with no clinical experience making $649,000 a year, as I wrote in my substack, published this morning. Has announced that because case numbers are rising, she wants to reintroduce universal masking throughout all of Los Angeles County, including the 600,000 students, already the county of Sacramento and the city school system in Sacramento has announced they are going to reinstitute masking for all of their kids probably starting next week. It is possible for us not to comply. If we can get people, do you think people are going to comply with this? That's the question that I have been tossing around in my head for the last few weeks. I mean, honestly, the last 6 to 9 months, but certainly the last couple of weeks. And I don't know. I am heartened somewhat by something that I see day to day in Los Angeles where there are fewer people who are wearing masks or like the security guard at the twin towers and century city where I went yesterday. I couldn't understand a word he was saying. He's just mumbling. And I said, look, honestly, I can't understand what you're saying. Would you just take that thing off? And he was delighted. He removed it. He was smiling. He was friendly. He turned into a human again. That gives me hope, but then I also see people at the Regis facility where I run office space who have been sitting there for the last three years and are still sitting there voluntarily wearing masks and mumbling to people coming in and out. So I don't know. I feel like Dennis prager says this a lot and I follow him. I've been on his show a few times, had dinner with him and his wife a few weeks ago. He discusses you and Adam Carolla very frequently. He loves you guys. And he said, he was with Jordan Peterson at a conference down in San Diego, maybe a month or two ago about Bible commentary that the dentist is writing for his book. And he said, Jordan, do you think you really know a person if that person hasn't been tested? And Jordan responded without hesitating. No. And this is the thing. I feel like all the people in LA, they have been tested, and most of them have failed. So why would they now go back and do a redo and pass the test? Well, back to your point about fear. I think the effectiveness of that, what shall we call it? Bromide is diminishing. And what I have seen every time we talk, I have a little more information in my head about what the hell happened because when we first talked, I'm like, what, what's going on? What happened here? Now I'm starting to see that fear was a policy. Yes, it was. It was correct. It was a policy. They succeeded in scaring the shit out of people and there's a reprehensible idea. Since when does scaring people into compliance with medical compliance, is that unbelievable to me. And so that they chose the non pharmacological intervention that they were hypnotized into believing by the Chinese Communist Party. They adopted that Uber Alice and then they used this fear technique, which was never contemplated into public health before, without any concern for risk reward, just zero risk reward analysis. And then they applied it, and it worked. And then the press really got the fear up. I think people have learned a little bit that they can't trust the press that this fear technique was unjustified and maybe not only just, I don't want to say unnecessary, but was reprehensible. And that they shouldn't listen to the press. They shouldn't listen to these fear things so much. So when they start using invoking policies that there used to be able to sort of Fiat. Because they had the fear there. They could get people to comply because they were afraid. They're not afraid anymore. So I don't think they're going to be so apt to comply. That's what I'm hoping for. Because I agree completely. The fear it was really the engine for this whole panic. I don't even call it a pandemic anymore. It's called the panic. Because it really was like a panic. There was a substitution of thoughtfulness of consideration of weighing risks and benefits of basic rationality for the injection of a fear molecule and in a way it sort of weakened our immune system. I don't mean metaphorically. Weakened immune system. When people are scared, they can't withstand an assault by irrationality. They react in a very primal way. And that, if it can be overcome, and that's why I published the book, freedom from fear a few months ago, if we can overcome that, what I call addiction to fear, and a lot of ways it operates like an addiction. Then I do think we have a shot at rationality. And we do have a shot at pushing back without that though. I think we're doomed. I think it's just going to be a repetition. So that's the key question. Well, I think the main fear addict was the press, because they all sorts of secondary gain from it. And so they really leaned into it. And if they start to understand that they become less believable, the more they push that BS and that the less people want to watch their stuff, it goes the other way. And maybe they'll calm down a little bit on some of that. I agree with that as well. I just spoke yesterday for an online class that I teach on propaganda. It's called how not to be fooled on iPAQ EDU. And the subject yesterday that I spoke about was the media, exactly that. And I came up with two propositions for how the media will act in favor of or against propaganda in the future, and one of the points that I made one of those two points was whether or not the media will allow for dissenting views. And whether or not the media will be able to release its grip on the monopoly of information processing. I have a friend who said two years ago, when parler was taken off of the App Store by Apple, he works for Apple, by the way, worked there for 20 years. I asked him, how do you feel about that as an employee of Apple? He said, oh, they broke the rules. They should be deplatformed. And I said, well, do you think that there may be some information of value on parler that should be allowed to be produced and disseminated? He said, well, look, I'm very well informed. I listened to 6 news sources every day and he listed all 6 of them. They're all the same. All the breitbart.
'United States of Fear' Author Dr. Mark McDonald Describes His Book
"Well, with us for the full hour, is doctor Mark McDonald. He is the author of the great book United States of fear, how America fell victim to mass delusional psychosis. I'm so excited to dive into this. I have so many questions and we met when we did a doctor's panel about a year and a half ago and I can't wait to explore this with him. Doctor, thank you so much for joining our program. Good to see you again, Charlie. It's been a while. You as well. I remember that you were you and I were joking around because of their stupid mask mandate and you talked about how damaging it could be for children, especially we're gonna dive into that. So the floor is yours. Tell us about your book. So I wrote this book in November of last year as a way to encapsulate what I saw as not a pandemic of the virus, but rather a pandemic of fear. And that's the way I've seen this from the very beginning. We have not been largely speaking in a medical crisis, at least not a real one. The real crisis is actually been psychological. I am a child, not a lesson psychiatrist. So I see people with mental illness, especially young people, which is my specialty. Every single day. And since March, April May of 2020, it's been a complete mental health disaster. So I set out to understand why. What's going on? I began writing. I began speaking and eventually, I put it all together in a book, which as you said, is called United States of fear to describe really three things. One, how did we get here? What is mass delusional psychosis? And how did it happen? What are the cultural antecedents? This didn't just show up with the virus flying over from China. It has been with us for a long time. The virus simply just germinated the seed. The second part of the book is really about masculine and feminine and how male and female and attacks on the two sexes and the two genders has been a large driving force for decades really and will continue even after this pandemic ends. And then finally, I write briefly about the way forward. How do we move ahead?
"dr mark" Discussed on FoundMyFitness
"It used to be that. Obgyn's would tell women that were pregnant. Okay you you should take it easy. Don't overdo it now. You don't don't wanna do much exercise. That's actually the way cardiologists Deal with patients who've had a heart attack is take it easy on your heart but we now know that it's actually good for pregnant women to get some exercise during pregnancy and certainly if they're overweight that's not good Let's something i'm interested in. Published an article on it So women with obesity and type two diabetes. There's increased risk of autism. Having a child who's that third is on the autism spectrum disorder compared to normal weight healthy women. And that's very interesting. I can send. I don't know you can put stuff on your website. Rounder right absolutely so i don't need a website. I just go through you. So i'll send you. I'll send you a few articles that you could post on your website zeneca. Yeah and we also post him. On the video we put the figures and study titled information so whatever anywhere else is lying on autism so one one one looks at so we know that in the nineteen seventies and eighties autism was kind of a lot of people never heard what what's autism. What's autism. I did when i went to high school. I never heard anything at school for my parents about autism and Beginning round a nine late eighties nineties and then more so there's increase incidence of autism. Some that's due do increase recognition that the kids are having trouble concentrating. They're avoiding social interactions. And so on. But that doesn't seem to explain. All of the increase turns out. There's a nice few tra. They increase incidence of autism and the increase in maternal obesity and type two diabetes tracks. Really while you know through that you know from very little maternal obesity in the seventies and eighties and then increase increase autism. Then so the neuroscientist have good evidence that with awe in autism during brain development in the embryo in the uterus. The brain grows more rapidly than normal and probably.
"dr mark" Discussed on FoundMyFitness
"Their own pesticides. So that in fact one of the reasons plants produced so many of the chemicals that many of those chemicals function is to dissuade insects and other organisms from eating them. That's their main function. Okay so we called with these plants and as we called out with them. We evolved several ways to protect ourselves from overdosing on these tests decides that the plant normally produced so one way is bitter taste. The second way is vomiting a third way which is interesting from human darnell. Health standpoint is way of evolved enzymes in our liberty that rapidly remove these potentially toxic chemicals when we eat them there. cited chrome people fifties. Okay but the fourth way is that the individual cells our Have allowed to respond to some of these chemicals. By for example enhancing their antioxidant defenses are enhancing their ability to even extruded the chemicals. So i'll give you a few specific examples. Not mention broccoli doers. Probably if they're in the health they probably heard of far thing which is a chemical. That's in broccoli. And there's quite a bit of evidence that it can be good for health and at one of the ways it is is it. Activates antioxidant defenses in ourselves. So it's similar to exercise fasting which are stressors the stress of this chemical. That's in the broccoli that we consume. The stresser is the chemical. It's activating and taxes defenses Another example curcumin to turmeric root which in indian food very common and it also activates antioxidant defenses the most commonly consumed plant toxin by your viewers. They're likely is caffeine. So if you're gonna take powdered take concentrated caffeine and put it on your tom. Extremely bitter taste. it's possible to overdose in die from caffeine in. There have been some documented cases of actually people central heating caffeine powder if you take T leads coffee. Beans ground coffee beans. Put them on your kitchen table.
Delta Variant Linked to Troubling Spike in COVID Cases in Washington State
"Behind that in Western Washington. They are not number or reproductive rate of the virus is around three where below one is where you want to be to see new case numbers fall. Ironically, it's closer to two in eastern Washington, which has large areas with low vaccination rates. The delta Variant is the big contributing factor and has changed everything about the virus because it's more contagious, says Dr Ali Meqdad with UW medicine. Mark Dad says that combined with the large segment of the population, still unvaccinated will sustain this current surge. He here right now, but breaks to infections and people are saying, you know, when you get the vaccine, you may be infected, but still the bad seeds and highly effective against ending up in a hospital where a more so they're saving lives and protecting our hospitals. All of us need to remember what we call an epidemiology Counterfactual. If we didn't have these vaccines, and does the valiant hit us the way it's hitting us so hard and our state and in our country would have had a lot of mortality in this country. Look at house of countries where vaccination coverage is very low in Iran, For example, the mortality is going so cry to that point that that bodies, unfortunately, are being moved by taxes. We're seeing hospitals continue to fill up in part because of the code. Of its surge. But Mark Dad tells me he doesn't think Washington's hospital system will crash as his feared in other states proudly will tell you, Ryan, We are so prepared at U Dub and we have done all what it takes to be ready for research. So I don't I'm not afraid about Seattle and King County and the big cities. I'm very much concerned about community and I would stay. And of course, we are willing and ready to receive patients from elsewhere in the state. We should be able in our state to manage the search was dealt. If and only if people help us by reducing their activities, Wedding and mass and getting the vaccine. Now you heard Dr Mark Dad say one of the ways we can slow. The spread of Delta is by reducing unnecessary activities, which won't be easy since
Delta Variant Is Sending More Children to the Hospital
"Washington health officials across the country are sounding the alarm about the growing number of Children getting sick with Covid 19. Dr. Mark Klein, physician in chief at Children's Hospital in New Orleans, says his facilities admitting a record number of miners. I'm worried at this point that this virus is so contagious that these mitigation measures may not be sufficient. And it's really incumbent on adults and older adolescents who are eligible for vaccination to get the vaccine client says doctors need adults to get vaccinated, if not for their own health and for their Children. Who may be in the age group not yet cleared to receive Makovich shot while research
COVID: In Florida Hospitals, 'There Are Only So Many Beds'
"Health professionals are battling a rise in the number of co Vic cases in Florida memorial health care system has six hospitals in Broward county Florida so many coated patients are pouring in that the system is putting beds in conference rooms an auditorium even a cafeteria memorial's chief medical officer Dr mark Knapp says this is the highest number of patients they have ever seen unlike during the last coded surges when many patients sick with other ailments tried to avoid the hospitals for fear of catching coded he says they are showing up now there are only so many beds he says so many doctors only so many nurses Dr Knapp says most of the covert patients are unvaccinated I'm Rita fall lay
California to Drop Social Distancing Requirements in June
"On June 15th social distancing requirements in California will be a thing of the past. As part of the reopening plans with state won both social distancing mandates and reduced capacity limits imposed on businesses. Dr. Mark Galli says the rate of vaccinations in the state is high and hospitalization rates are falling for covert 19
"dr mark" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"With Dr Mark Wagner, Indian Seattle Sports and Regenerative. Scheduled your consultation at Dr Mark Wagner, MD dot com. This traffic report is brought to you by smart speakers and here in for Chris's Harmon shape they have a big backup of high fives coming up from about this Wally to the joint base. Lewis Port main gate It's taking about 15. Minutes of DeLay may be a little more, and we think it's a rain squall. It just went through there. There's a little South out slowing as well. But that's more normal construction zone type stuff in the delay is only minor on 5 12 still little heaviness coming down the hill at Meridian. Looks like they've cleared that wreck there out of the left lane. That was a bad one. Taking a long investigation, five told coming the other way. Just off the Valley Freeway. They're clearing a semi out of Ah, Rex own there. This happened earlier this morning. Get your semi outs of the right lane may still be blocked Travel times. Not bad. Elsewhere. Everett, Seattle about 33 minutes. Now, never to Bellevue. Maybe a little less. Better way to Seattle. It about 34 minutes. Still slow it downtown Seattle. I've already a real time traffic of the three side Marvin Shake traffic brought you by smart speakers. And don't forget we have your chance to win a Cairo radio smart speaker of mine northwest dot com slash win It's one a day for the month of May. Indeed, there is little rain falling it for Lewis, part of the Convergence Zone, which is rapidly breaking up in the South Sound area. Right now, we'll be left with a pretty dry week. They'll be 58 right now It's 48 at the Carter Subaru studio Coming up on sales Morning News is the.
"dr mark" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"And Health authority. Dr. Mark S. Scott says a new age group will soon be eligible to get the jab. We are expecting the any way would be modified for Fizer to drop down to age 12. As soon as this week. His hope is that as younger kids become eligible demand for vaccines will ramp back up as God is encouraging middle and high school parents to sign their kids up as soon as they are able, Williamson County and the city of Boston may soon meet for negotiations over homelessness. The county is still suing Austin over its purchase of Candle Suites Hotel. County judge will compel, says Mayor Steve Adler has been in contact with him, and he hopes they'll soon find common ground on new ways to address the growing issue. Various religious leaders, including at least one from Austin. Rally at the Capitol building toe protest against anti abortion bills making their way through the Legislature's standing against HB 15 15 just Texas says It's known as the Heartbeat bill, and that is one band that would ban abortions six weeks after a pregnancy. LBJ RADAR Cabbage a news time before three after looking awesome sometime traffic Whipple Interbrand slow traffic conditions have already formed through the downtown area. Both directions of 35. If you're trying to get south bound on 35 Grand Avenue Parkway, there's a stalled vehicle in that left lane and that has got traffic backed up to old settlers Boulevard. We also have reports of an injury collision on east to 90 westbound it, Greg Minor road..
Houston hospital will require COVID-19 vaccines for employees
"Methodist Hospital, requiring all of its employees to take the covert vaccine President and CEO Dr Mark Boom announcing the mandate. In a letter to employees on Wednesday, he says it's important for hospital personnel to quote lead by example, Methodists one of this area's first major hospitals to make it mandatory for all employees. As of last week Methodist vaccine rate 83% is already the highest among our local hospitals.
Houston hospital will require COVID-19 vaccines for employees
"Methodist Hospital, requiring all of its employees to take the covert vaccine President and CEO Dr Mark Boom announcing the mandate. In a letter to employees on Wednesday, he says it's important for hospital personnel to quote lead by example, Methodists one of this area's first major hospitals to make it mandatory for all employees. As of last week Methodist vaccine rate 83% is already the highest among our local hospitals.
Project Sealab 1 Report Part 2
"Today wanna conclude my two part series on the project sea lab one summer report from june of nineteen sixty five to recap impart one. I chuck through the background. Information contained in the report c. Labs sea trials and the ultimate successful placement at one hundred ninety three feet off of argo island near bermuda. You might recall that. The four aqua dots anderson barth manning in thompson had just entered a habitat on july twentieth. Nineteen sixty four for their eleven day mission first off. They needed to make repairs on all the systems that were not operable. The initial report says that the subjects sounds like a clinical experiment which i guess it was slowed their pace in that fatigue coupled with shoulder joint discomfort was noted their appetites were good and digestion and elimination where normal also the report stated that their sensory perception remained unchanged and the joint discomfort eased with time. Now there are quite a few photographs in the report of the men in and around. See lab during the mission. Unfortunately the photos are not really that. Good copy i have well. What worked did they do. According to the report the subjects performed work tasks outside of c. lab investigating marine life cleaning debris on the ocean floor surrounding c. lab taking pictures of their operations in photos of the small one man. Submersible called star one which was sent into the area for evaluation. Also described are two significant incidents that occurred during the mission one of which was a serious nature. The other was related to nitrogen narcos and that hit to team members the nitrogen narcos incident actually happened when two of the aqua noughts entered the transformer room of the lab without dr mark six gear. It says that they immediately experienced coaches had to leave and then helium was pumped in to prevent further issues with nitrogen marcos's. The more serious incident happened when manning apparently struck his gas control yoke against a habit and it accidentally closed it as he was depleting gas supply. He knew that something was wrong and made a hasty return to see and lost consciousness as he entered. Fortunately anderson heard manning's tanks see lab and found him lifted him above the water applied resuscitation and with the assistance of barth and thompson. He was saved. He remained active with the crew for the remainder of the mission. The only issue was a severe hemorrhage to the whites of his eyes on wednesday july. Twenty ninth nineteen sixty four. The mission was terminated due to unfavourable weather predictions and at twenty three fifty six. That's eleven fifty six. Pm c. lab was lifted off the bottom and the arduous task of recovering. The men and a habitat began on august. Fourth deok were taken out of decompression c. Lab equipment was packed and stowed for shipment and on april fourth nineteen sixty four at eleven thirty. A m readme. Jk laden chief of naval research congratulated sess and officially terminated c. lab one. Some interesting things were noted for example in the first paragraph of the summary. Report it states. The men during the occupancy lab accentuated their personal idiosyncrasy during one period excessive use of foul language developed as well as an independent attitude with respect to the surface support guests. They didn't appreciate papa topside trying to control them now. I want to quickly cover some of the findings. No surprise was that handling of the habitat was difficult. Especially when there were waves they also found that nitrogen percentage decreased over time as it was being absorbed by the sea water and could use compressed air to make up the o. Two since nitrogen absorbed four times faster than oh two and the helium didn't dissipate. Another finding was that the hookah system failed to perform satisfactorily. Apparently the pumps were noisy. Overloaded easily report also outlines some findings on the men one interesting note was regarding the selection process. It said that there might have been too many potential leaders leading to an unwarranted degree of independence below. The conclusions stated that human subjects could live and work under pressure and one hundred ninety three feet and while all major systems work many were primitive. The report suggested that the divers could spend six hours outside each day also provision for adequate body heating while swimming around was a major problem even though the water temperature was sixty nine degrees fahrenheit the project. Sea lab summer report concludes with a series of recommendations and those recommendations include a better handling system a higher degree of independence from surface support assigning one man full-time to housekeeping they dry vehicle for transporting and a final recommendation that a c. lab task group of twenty five to thirty five people involved in future. Rnd in the man in the programs be put in place so that concludes part two of the c. lab one office of navel research report from nineteen sixty five. We know now that c. lab to went to a successful mission before the tragic events of c. Lab three but in one thousand nine hundred sixty four at the height of the space race. We were also exploring interspace
"dr mark" Discussed on Hip-Hop Can Save America
"Of the class. They'll be telling me as much about hip hop post two thousand. Whereas i'm telling them about it. Part of that. Chronology is going from the bronx to the five boroughs to la to the east coast to the south in global so it kind of spreads out kinda wanna talk about what's changed in that happening and hopefully end up talking a little bit about where we are right here in charlotte north carolina talking about north carolina in its history in charlotte. It's seen So that's the way we're going. And i think that's gonna work out nicely got it got. It would have been so we look at hip hop and some of the work that i do. I think is trying to translate a lot of the things about hip hop the overlooked or the general public has a negative perception about are incomplete perception about so i think that looking at hip hop as a way of life or people who feel connected to hip hop follow sort of. I guess ethos might be the right word. You know in some ways. And i think that's extremely valuable. I'm sure teaching. A course and putting hip hop in the annals of academia is shows that you feel that way too. What about this angle. What about the angle. The connection the intersection of phosphine hip hop is important for hip hop. So i think what's important for a for hip hop. I think it's probably more important flossy than is they have blood. But what's what's important for for hip hop is it shows that at least in my engaging with the students so so far it's not a foreign concept to students to engage philosophically with hip hop even if they don't know the history of it and in some sense they don't know the four elements whom right but all the specifics right. Yeah it's not foreign to them to engage with hip hop on different levels. You talked earlier about. It can be tough to teach a course like this in the academy. And why would you deal with. People say oh hip hop is just about. You know. it's not music or it's just about drugs and sex or whatever in my class we can analyze songs that on the surface or just about seemingly glorified violence but very quickly students can see a level of importance that goes past that right engaging philosophically with hip hop shows that that is something that students who are already doing and so a quick example may be is we analyze the song boys in the hood written by ice cube performed by easy is talked about all the if you look at the song sonically and what is talking about. Its has predecessors nps k. And has an six in the morning by his team bidding know about that all right but they were very analysis in at the time that i said it is this. An immoral salt is immoral. Is a what is in most of them you know for the bar said like no. It's just someone telling their story about what happens in their everyday life. And then i said but this is exaggerated to some degree all. Yeah sure but that's because you know. And they were kind of ready they. They didn't shy away and this is people who are hip hop heads in her. Not hip hop heads right. I was gonna ask what's the what's the demographically. Or what kind of folks take this about more than half the students. Are you the philosophy majors or minors. But at least a third. Or not. I'd say about a half to two thirds have some interest are a lot of interest or some of lots in hip hop in philosophy. Students have not with a hip hop at all. Right there's not a huge distinction in the ability to engage with the material. Got it and i was like i warn people at a time is going to be. Language is going to be stopped. Reveal within this chorister misogyny homophobia the you know the whole violence whole nine and it has not maybe not surprisingly. There's not phased them at all. Right they can kind of look at some of these lyrics and say okay. But this and i found myself pushing a little bit harder like won't come on. Isn't there some misogyny in areas important and we're going to get to a section on of women in rap in gender roles. We've talked about anecdotally. We're going to get to a section. A couple of weeks about that in that will be interesting to see if we have real arguments About whether it's important or not as it promotes certain social aspects of of the importance of of the black experience in race in america is doing damage to gender roles and things like that and then looking forward to having that conversation but students seem ready to have that kind of nuance come conversation already has like you say we have those conversations all the time. I think it's actually a great to do it. You mentioned who aren't really into hip hop. It can be frustrating at times and difficult. Just i deal with the general public nine o'clock class full of students but again trying to get people who don't have a very close connection to hip hop to engage with it on these higher levels. You know so to speak. I think that's great that whenever somebody who wasn't previously thinking of these things is now thinking of these things so i like that. In general do you touched upon any other of the elements you know. You talked about marginalized voices. You know finding a way to get their voice. Heard writing themselves into history Same way with graffiti writing and dancing even touch on on some of those aspects or is it kind of really focused on the literature so to speak. So when i did the history i talked about the four elements i talked about graffiti and the importance of graffiti and dancing. Break dancing to the early history. Dancing was crucial to this and so was graffiti. But that's kind of just been. We did that and kind of moved on. We haven't gone back that if you go back that all let me go into the current scene if dancing and graffiti maybe necrophilia but graphic arts. If that's an important thing that kind of comes back into play but we haven't really talked about that we'll focus mostly on emceeing. Md djing and mostly on emceeing regarding to we again. We have talked about the importance of the sonic issues and additional attrition. Rose talks about that. And so i play them songs. We look at lyrics also played them songs right and so we've talked about the importance of samplings from a philosophical perspective that that notion but also just the technology of beat making something. I hope we'll get into more as the progressives. Because i do want to look at. What does the the lessening of sampling due to hip hop. If there's less samples in hip hop now is that just meet. Being an old fogy in saying are there should be more sampling or is there something vital. That's lost in it. And that's why i think that again. Most of the students in my class kevin really given too much of a concern about so. I'm looking.
"dr mark" Discussed on The Know Show
"Like it's very diverse. Because you're reading all these scripts tab. Listen and have you. Where do you so what direction do you want to take down the. Just take as it comes. Yeah that's a very good question from me specifically about to. Yeah yeah we switch back. Stop do a very good question for me specifically because because i do work on these excavations as about five excavations i worked within turkey and also. I went with iraqi colleagues on excavations that they've done. I might say participated. Next rations enroll myself but that means that every year. Something new comes up. So i have to deal with different stuff every year and that. That's where i see. Mark my main focus is is in translating and publishing this new material so that the academic community but also the wider community at large can appreciate it. So that's that's one methyl the staple of what i do. I suppose. And then you have to understand the historical context of these things written in and stuff like that. So that's what i do. Most of the i'd say Let's about half my research i suppose. And then the other half of it is. I tried to understand. I'd like to try to understand. How knowledge of cuneiform writing and practices of cuneiform writing traveled from across the cuneiform world. So basically you know from southern iraq essentially over thousands of years all the way to turkey. How did that happen well. Sort of educational context is that guy to have had. What sort of Us context is uniform. Used in in the dick different places was he being used for. And how does it. How does it How does that reflect on how we can interpret the historical information that comes from tablets in the because in iraq and in syria. They use cuneiform in everyday documents. That kind of thing in turkey. They don't In turkey cuneiform. Is i only use this kind of extended royal family elite administration and the administration that was devoted to keeping this royal family alive and there and keeping them safe from whatever disease and basically pursuing their interests so much more elite thing phenomenon in in turkey than it was in iraq In turkey instead they have this cartographic writing in one thousand nine hundred tanya that developed during the second millennium bc and then carried on in the first millennium bc. So that's another quite possibly that was more widespread but if so then we've lost a lot of the documents that it was written on. I've been writing it on on wood or leather all. Sometimes they seem to have written On lead strips with some of those But what we see Like stone display inscriptions and stuff like that. And if they display inscriptions pro blake meant to be read by paypal. Okay okay yeah so. I'm thinking i'm thinking the script is probably a bit more hardened if it united pictures essentially whereas you can say that from the cuneiform as you see any pictures no yeah so so. I work on that. And i'm very interested in how these how These different scripts in different languages. Interact with each other. That were kind of changes happen when you take one writing system about one place and you transplant it over to another place. Intercultural communication is is is my thing pose mixed lost sense and where we can people find your nine. Yeah you can follow me on the website. So that's why most of my article was a bear. i haven't gotten academia dot edu A website but you know i should. I should get one. I also i also i sit on the On the involved in a organization called the london center for the ancient near east. And we've got a website and we We put on seminars at the moment. They're all online. But we do them every monday so we have monday evening. Seminars which are the moment. The is being organized by my colleague. Janacek and mother colleagues. emily roman. And we've got a series on at the moment on texts and performance side. I how tex performed in like dogs or stories or whatever weather actually performed or religious texts and that kind of thing with ibm. How would i have been performed or recited. Not kind of thing. So that's that's what's going on at the moment Next this is all online of course so next next year we're gonna have another series again online talks mondays which will be interviews with on a tokes by by colleagues from the middle east basic bounding. The us the fact that we've got this this Online focused firms in the bible get colleagues exempt from the middle east. Trump publicized Mall are you intuitively determines. Yeah i tweet. On the under the handle at london center any which again is is the twitter account for london's nearest i'll link everything on on the episode new. Yes show excellent. Did you make five minute summaries. Would you let me. I mean just in terms of finishes at bahia so so yes so yeah. Appreciate use of breaking down. The work followed As we'd be interested nothing you did. Shed light on you. Simplify a lot for me. I was so confused as to know the differences between the two languages. Languages are and how they develop. So i think you've you've done a fantastic job and explain that i love to have you on. The show sometimes seem to sort of. Tell us about some more developments. Just like to take a moment to kind of remind you guys to subscribe talk. Show an oprah platfo and youtube as well as instagram. You can find these links on. Www dot the no-show dot net. Join us today and be pov the research revolution..
Should Emergency Rooms Be Equipped to Deal with Addiction?
"Visits to hospital emergency departments plummeted. But a new study shows more people than ever are turning up at hospitals seeking help for drug addiction and overdoses. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Mann found many emergency doctors have struggled to respond. Emergency departments are great at treating things like chest pains and asthma attacks After the pandemic hit. A lot of those people stopped showing up at hospitals. They were scared of catching the coronavirus. But Kristin Holland, a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says patients experiencing addiction needed help. So desperately They kept coming. The thing that really stood out to me about all drug overdoses and opioid overdoses. Those were the only two for which we saw. An increase. Holden study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, analyzed roughly 190 million emergency room visits. The data shows even people who didn't catch the coronavirus were hit hard by the pandemic. People are indeed experiencing poor mental health, suicidal thoughts, substance use, potentially as a coping mechanism. But there's a problem. Experts say Many emergency departments aren't well staffed or trained to help patients with these kinds of problems. Dr. Mark Rosenberg is president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Emergency physicians have always been able to treat the overdose, but we did not have tools to treat the addiction. Or the dependency. Rosenberg's organization has worked for years to convince emergency departments to improve addiction care. But he says, reform has come slowly. He points to the fact that most emergency doctors still don't use buprenorphine. It's a drug proven to help people with opioid addiction, avoid relapse. Only one third patients get medications for Opioid use disorder in the emergency department. Experts say regulatory hurdles and stigma around people with drug use disorders have kept many emergency departments from improving their addiction care. Dr Stephen Veal heads the emergency team at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. I think there was a lot of hesitancy because it's not what we've done. It's not what I've trained in, and it seems like somebody else should do it. But I think that what finally pushed emergency physicians out of their comfort zone to do something is just the number of people that we've seen die. After a spate of overdose deaths. Three years ago, Veal changed his department using buprenorphine and also adding a new member to his team. Larry Brooks is a trained addiction counselor who now works with patients in the ER as soon as they're revived the overdose patients that comment to an emergency room They're at their most vulnerable. They're at their lowest point that they've ever experienced. You know, the you know, been dead. Or at least near dead. And brought back to life during the pandemic. Brooks Hospital has seen a new spike in drug cases, Brooke says. It's made a big difference. Having an addiction program in place. This is the best time for us. As health organization and a community as a whole. To make an impact and say, Look, somebody is here. You're not going to get kicked right back out the door and go into withdrawal and have to find something else and then be back here in two hours, But experts say emergency Department addiction programs like this are still rare. CDC researcher Kristin Holland says she hopes data from her study will convince more hospitals to change our takeaway from this is meeting people where they are and if people are coming to the emergency department for these outcomes, that's where we need to meet them. Well, death from covert 19 have dropped from their peak. The CDC has fatal overdoses nationwide keep rising with more than 220 drug day. Brian Mann NPR news
Los Angeles County Neighborhoods Amongst Areas of Focus in California's New Vaccine Strategy
"State's Corona virus vaccine policy today, saying that 40% of all vaccine doses are being reserved for people most at risk of getting the virus. California's vaccine strategy will be one focused on equity. With roughly 40% of the cove in cases and deaths being concentrated in communities that makeup just less than 25% of our population. Dr. Mark tally is the state's health and human services secretary. He says the doses will be spread out among 400 zip codes and reach about eight million people. The state says this plan will lead to the fastest possible re opening of the economy. Many of the neighborhoods are in L, a county in the Central Valley. Galli says. The state is also making fixes to the my turn appointment system to ensure the doses reached the people they are intended for. The vaccines that arrive in the communities are reserved for those who live in those communities because Sending it. There is one thing, but ensuring it gets in the arms of those When it gets in the arms of those who are most vulnerable in these communities is a whole nother. With the change in vaccine strategy, the state will also make it easier for counties to move into the less restrictive tears that can happen once two million vaccine doses have been delivered to these hardest hit zip codes. Kelly says that will take another week or two coronavirus case rates and
Could This Simple Hack Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks? with Dr. Kristen Allott
"Dr analogy welcome to the broken brain podcast. It's an honor and a privilege to have you here. Thank you so much drew. I am so excited for this conversation. I think it'll be just fine Back and forth to share information. Yeah i love what. You're bringing to the world in this topic of anxiety and i think that we zoom out in the context of the current world even prior to cove nineteen pandemic anxiety. You could see that. The instances and usage of the word in just general language newspaper social media is skyrocketing and you know languages so powerful and sometimes we really have to parse apart a word to really understand like what do we really mean when we're saying that because sometimes we say anxiety and we actually could be meaning something else when you talk about this world of anxiety and your new book which we're going to get into in a little bit. What do you really want people to help understand. What exactly is anxiety. Yeah so i think that's a great question. And i will just tell you how i approach that When i started in practice about fifteen years ago Because i'm a naturopathic physician acupuncturist decided to specialize in mental health. And people were coming in. And saying i'm anxious and and i just didn't think it was like so. How does that apply. Physiology was really the question that i was interested in and because some for some people it's stress for some people. It's i'm afraid to move forward and take a step forward for some people. It's a i'm overwhelmed like there's all sorts you know. It's a catch word as you say. And but there's also a curious about what the physiology of depression or anxiety or whatever these words were saying. And and so i. When i started in practice i literally in my on my living room floor. I had stock physiology textbooks a stack of neurology. Textbooks and the dsm and the dsm is the diagnostic statistical manual. It just describes. What the diagnosis categories for anxiety are and i was just like will. I think it's more than just an emotion like a candy but like the people were coming in with panic. Attacks like that is not an emotion that is a full embodied experience right. And and so i started just parsing out like what are the. What are the fizzy. What physiology causes these physical symptoms of shaky and racing thoughts and your heart racine. And maybe you're sweating and and all those symptoms that you know sometimes it starts small and Escalates to really big asu started to parse that out and then was like well. Once once i started to understand the physiology in the neuro physiology will. Where do we. Where can we intervene to help. People feel better and so answering your questions kind of copying out. But it's like. That's that's the approach that i took because so many people were using words and i was like i want a grounded in something concrete. Absolutely i mean if we look at the history and evolution of just anxiety and a lot of mental health. A lot of these things in early medicine were considered to be They're kind of in your head right like nothing else is going on right. We made a documentary a few years ago. Which then led to the name of this podcast. Broken brain my business partner. Dear friend dr mark hyman. We made a documentary called broken brain and the underlying premise. That documentary was what you do to your body you do to your brain. Your brain is not in. This isolated eight oregon that just as floating on top of your head. That's completely disconnected than the rest of everything. That's going on there actually an intertwined system and we have to understand that yes there can be. Let's call for lack of a better term emotional factors that are there right. Stressor is the complete driver of so many different things that we feel but let's also look at the physiology of what's happening underneath so when it comes to that topic of anxiety and the physiology gonna ask you a question which is a question that i came across a few years ago in a book by peter thiel little bit of a controversial character. But i really love this question that he had inside of this book. I think the book is called zero to one and he said what truth do you believe is true that other people disagree with in that category. So when you look at right what do you believe is true when you think about anxiety and physiology that people maybe traditional western medicine will say like. I don't know if that's true. Yeah so The one truth. That i see time and time again is it is really hard to have a panic attack. If you just ate. And i don't see panic. Attacks occur unless people are five hours from food or more at or they may have eaten some really sugary substance to at two hours ago. But if you had a real meal. It is really hard to have a panic attack. That's powerful right. There and people like that is not true and and the same applies to suicidal Which is know just part of the spectrum of people keep doing doing panic attacks they can get there and and and and the reason for that is that are i mean i can go into the physiology but but people don't believe that until they start looking mental health professionals or physicians and then when they want start looking at the pattern it holds true. Now there's always an exception to the rule ways but it holds like ninety five percent true
California's vaccine rollout is slow in comparison to other states
"Rollout is starting to speed up, but it is still lagging behind other large states and the percentage of vaccines given Latest count. Nearly 3.6 million vaccine doses have been administered in a state of roughly 40 million people. California's Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mark Galley said today. The state is working on ways to up equity in vaccine administration. I want to start by talking about the this notion that there's a choice that we have to make between speed and vaccinations and equity. This is not a choice. This is a false choice we can do, Galli says they're looking at incentivizing people that may include payments to providers for bringing vaccines to the hardest hit communities. Details on how the plan would work is not immediately available. California has not yet released the breakdown of vaccine administration by factors like race or ethnicity. Galli says Efforts are underway to provide that data to the public. Holy City Council
California reveals data used to lift stay-at-home order
"To ditch the regional stay at home order came as a surprise for many officials said that data and science led to the change yesterday back to a tear based system, but some were still confused as to what that exactly meant. Today, California's Health and Human Services secretary, Dr Mark Galle gave some more clarity on the move. He says it all comes down to ICU projections. We know today's Cases become hospital cases in about two weeks. I see you cases 3 to 4 weeks later. So if we want to really determine what the impact is on where we're gonna be in the hospitals, we have to look about four weeks out. Charlie says the state used to set of formulas for the original restrictions. So they basically calculated how many new cases there are. Many of those people are expected to be in the hospital, and I see you and how many ICU beds there are in total. Today, the state reporting roughly 18,000 new covert 19 patients in the hospital, not new currently and more than 4300 of those are in the ICU. Well as the state remains in the grip of the covert pandemic. Not everyone is celebrating Governor Newsom's decision to end stay at home orders. A lot of people think that the pandemic is over and we will be getting back to normal. It's not anywhere near normal as any triumphal Cortez is the president of the California Nurses Association. She told KGO TV that even with infection rates trending downward, there will be a human cost toe lifting stay at home orders prematurely. Have been a nurse for 40 years, and I have never seen so many patients die health officials to say the decision was based on models that show capacity in those icy units. Rising above 15%
US officials express concern over possible shortage of COVID-19 vaccine
"More more than than 3000 3000 people people dying dying from from Corona Corona virus virus every every day day here here in in this this country. country. There There is is a a sign sign of progress. Though the number of new cases is declining significantly, vaccines are the key to making sure that trend continues. But getting the vaccines where they need to go has been problematic. NPR's Allison Aubrey joins us now. Hi, Allison. Good morning, Rachel. All right. We're gonna start with some numbers about 22 million shots have been given which is good. That's about half of the total doses that have been distributed across the country, though. So you've got 20 million other doses available. And yet some cities in hospitals say they're running out of the vaccine. How is this disconnect? Explain this, right? Okay, so I know it sounds counterintuitive, but they're actually two things happening at once. Right? Okay. So manufacturing is accelerating. Visor and Madonna have distributed more than 40 million doses around the country to every county, every state. But many more people are now eligible to get the shot at a time when states are just figuring out logistically Rachel how to scale this up, and that's creating a bottleneck. I mean, some places they're doing better than others. I spoke to Dr Mark Boom, he's CEO of Houston Methodist, part of the colossal Texas Medical Center system. Now they're using doses as fast as they can receive them. But it's not enough. Each week. We run out waiting for our next shipment. It's really a supply constraints issue. We coordinate across our city's about doing this as quickly as possible. So we're confident we can do this. As a community. It's just a matter of getting more supplied more quickly. Yeah. So at this moment, the vaccines are still think of them as a scarce resource, and that creates anxiety. It creates confusion right and this helps account for all these stories. We're hearing about people who get an appointment to get the vaccine, and then they get a phone call or an email saying your appointment's been canceled or postponed. So, I mean, can the vaccine makers just produce market they produce enough to help meet the demand and the Biden administration's goal of 100 million doses in 100 days? Well, you know, administration officials think so and look to be fair, even as the new administration came in last week about a million doses a day were already being administered, which is what's needed to meet that goal if we stay on track, but there are now lots of head winds to keep this going, White House Chief Chief of Staff Ron Clean said on NBC yesterday. There are multiple challenges. It's a very complex process that needs help on all fronts. We need more vaccine. We need more vaccinate whores. We need more vaccination sites. So he's saying there's a lot of challenges there, including the need to produce more vaccines, huh? That's right. We got to go back to that. I mean Fizer of modern it need to deliver millions of more doses per week. Rachel to stay on track, and this is tricky. These companies have to scale up factory capacity deal with supply chain issues. And remember this is brand new. It's the first time I am already technology has been used at this massive scale. I spoke to Dr Josh Sharfstein of Johns Hopkins University. He's been being considered for the top posted the FDA, he says. Given how complicated this is the urgency, Majorino, Fizer and other companies may need help, including maybe the use of the Defense production act to boost shortfalls. Just hoping that the company's alone will come through may not be enough. And so one of the key aspects of the Biden plan is to roll up the government sleeves and say, How can we make sure you have the supplies? You need the machines you need and potentially even expand your production capacity. So big picture here, Rachel, this is going to take some time. Many months. I mean, another potential challenge occurs to me. What about folks who've gotten their first dose? Right? This is a two does vaccine So they've gotten the first shot. But what if they can't get the second shot on time? Is that okay? What? Mm. The CDC says the second dose should be administered as close to the recommended intervals possible, which is three weeks for the fire, Sir vaccine four weeks for the Madonna vaccine. However, if this isn't feasible, that agency says the second dose can be delayed administered up to 42 days after the first toast. I spoke to physician Gabe Kelen at Johns Hopkins University about this. He's overseeing the vaccine distribution there at the university. So in their preliminary studies, you know when they looked at what is the shortest reasonable time to give a booster turned out to be three weeks and four weeks? That doesn't mean giving the booster at six weeks isn't justice affected for longer term? Community. You know, he says there is limited data here, so no one knows exactly how long this gonna extend out. But it makes good sense that there's legal room here.
Your Genes Determine Your Predisposition, But Not Your Destiny
"Now. This is a powerful message that people need to hear because of times when people get some sort of disease or illness like say diabetes. They like to say well. It's hereditary because it's in my family. It's in my jeans. I was going to get it anyway. Nothing much i could do but the reality is that science shows us that a lot of these so-called hereditary diseases don't necessarily have to be your destiny. The reality is that if you change your lifestyle because a lot of these things are lifestyle diseases. They're not necessarily genetic. Your genes determined that you have a predisposition towards certain ailments. It doesn't necessarily mean that you have to accept. You will get that almond if you adjust your lifestyle your diet. Then chances are you can avoid or at least postpone or delay those kind of illnesses and diseases and symptoms and this is something that i got from dr mark hyman. I think it is who is a doctor and author in the us and is very focused on functional medicine and he just done a video series which are still running the video series or not. But i'll put a link to his website in the comments below. Sam dan put me. Thanks sam it was. It was worth watching. I just want people to understand that you can change your destiny. Your destiny is not necessarily just in your genes. Your destiny is going to be the result of your genetic makeup. Shaw that you'll predisposition but the way you live your lifestyle can dramatically change the outcome of that predisposition so do not accept that. It's not your problem. Do not accept that you cannot change it. Time and time again. Sciences proved that wrong. So your jeans. Yes you're predisposition not necessarily your destiny
"dr mark" Discussed on H-Hour: A Sniper's Podcast
"Be done is yes great question great question. I believed in something that we've been promoting called biological resiliency. Now you guys out the field battle you were kevlar vests and you're going into a dangerous situation and find the amount of place that you have on your your kevlar vest or your vest will protect you. From different forms of rounds or shrapnel. What have you well. We can do the exact same thing in for our bodies to protect us and that is by having good nutrition. Low alcohol consumption good sleep good. Hydration and certain supplements like vitamin e alpha. Gamma-tocopherol like like omega three omega three fish oils. Dr michael lewis. I talked about him on Joe rogan and i present joe with a book from mike which talks about Brain trauma in the use of fish oil because how fish oil works is to improve the preventive cat floor in the brain and turns on two proteins that protect the brain so these are Important means that you can use preventatively going into the ring for mma or going out into the field playing rugby or the united states playing football. There are things you can do to give you a little bit of extra protection because the helmets. They really don't do very much. How much just keep the trauma localized to a small area. There's jarring of the head remember. The brain sits in a fluid and floats so there is the law of physics with momentum that wants an object is set in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force the outside forces the side of the skull. So you're signing up against the inside whether or not you have a helmet or not so it's about the external force you still get knocked to the side and that's enough. We've had people who have had one case legal case where the guy was rear ended at maybe five to seven miles an hour and you develop symptomology relative to traumatic brain injury and blood. Testing was corroborated. So these helmets sold forth. They're good to keep the disfigurement of the outer shell or the skin under control and keep all the pieces together. you know. Put everything together but as long as you have rotation latter lies ation and to and fro. You're going to have the potential most of the damage that we see an auto accidents talking about outside. The military is this coup counter coup in injury. You're driving your your vehicle and you stop short. Not even hitting anybody..
"dr mark" Discussed on H-Hour: A Sniper's Podcast
"And make it more commissioner viable. You can find out more.
Stay-At-Home Order To Remain In Southern California
"In California, both southern California in the San Joaquin Valley have their ICUs filled the capacity because of the Corona virus. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mark Galli says they remain under stay at home order is the order will remain because those projections to not show that same one king Valiant Southern California have projected for weeks out. I see you capacity over 15% so they will remain under the order for the time
California hospitals in crisis amid record number of coronavirus patients
"Coronavirus patients are overwhelming hospitals and large swath of California Even as Cupid 19 hospitalizations stabilizes some parts of the state Intensive care units in Southern California and the agricultural San Joaquin Valley have no capacity remaining. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mark Galli says hospitals are working very hard trying to keep up with the patient load over 20,000 current hospital admissions do to covet. Seen a 36.5% increase in the last 14 days. This is a tremendous amount of work for these hospital systems. California's heading into a new phase it's been preparing for is it sets up hospital beds and arenas School's intense though it's struggling to staff. The state officials also notified hospitals that the situation is so dire that they should prepare for the possibility that they'll have to resort to crisis care guidelines, which could mean rationing