Thursday, December 16, 2021

THE OMICRON CORONAVIRUS CASE HIKE

Our guest is DR. ROBERT LAHITA, AKA DR. BOB, Director of the Institute for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Disease at Saint Joseph Healthcare System.

WEBSITE: https://doctorboblahita.com

DOCTOR ROBERT G. LAHITA is the Director of the Institute for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Disease St. Joseph’s Healthcare System.  Dr. Lahita is the author of more than 16 books and 150 scientific publications in the field of autoimmunity.  He is the editor of the standard textbook called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (about to be in its 6th edition) and the Senior Editor of the Textbook of Autoimmunity, published in 2002.  Dr. Lahita is also the Associate Editor of the Journal Lupus and co-editor of the Yearbook of Rheumatology. His research interests are the molecular aspects of antigen expression in response to sex hormones in the autoimmune diseases and the etiopathogenesis of the phospholipid syndrome.

LAHITA’S BOOK:

IMMUNITY STRONG: BOOST YOUR NATURAL HEALING POWER AND LIVE TO 100, by Robert G. Lahita M.D. Ph.D. (Author)

Publisher: ‎ Humanix Books (January 5, 2022)

There is a biological force within the body that wants you to live to old age. While conventionally this force is known in medicine as the immune system, Dr. Bob calls it: “The Biological Soul.”

The Biological Soul is designed to protect you and allow you to live a healthy life. This force is tangible, measurable, lives within the physical body and determines our age and wellbeing through life. It is physical and complex and, in many ways, spiritual. It is affected by life’s stresses, by diets, and by overall health and though not immortal; it both shapes your life and your life shapes it.  IMMUNITY STRONG walks readers through how the immune system works, what makes it implode or keeps it safe and what modern science reveals about how it connects to every part of the body to keep it alive—as the seat of our “Biological Soul.” Written in Dr. Bob’s trade-mark down-to earth style, the book explains that the normal immune system functions like a police department protecting the body from harm. While as a nation we have recently been focused on the effects of infections, the book reveals that it is important to note that disorders of immunity are at the root of most diseases that shorten or impact our lives. From chronic pain and fatigue syndromes, heart disease and clogged arteries and even the ability to recognize and destroy cancer, to multiple sclerosis, lupus, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune disorders are all linked to one or another glitch in the immune system. The purpose of this book is to provide significant information on the incredible complexity of the immune system and how the integration of spiritual, scientific, and emotional values can enhance health. It is Dr. Bob’s hope that readers will find a new appreciation of the miracle that is the physical body and to understand the potential within our Biological Soul to promote longevity and overall happiness to life.

YEAR IN REVIEW: OPEN THE BOOKS 2021

CEO and open the books founder ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI  to talk about Open The Books’ transparency advocacy highlights from 2021 (40,500 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, capturing 25 million public employee pension and salary records, lawsuit to open up the California state checkbook). 

WEBSITE: https://www.openthebooks.com/

ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI (say: Angie-eff-ski) is the CEO & Founder of OpenTheBooks.com – one of the largest private databases of government spending in the world. Our mission: “Every Dime, Online, In Real Time.” We’ve captured 5 billion public-sector transactions including 22 million public employee salary and pension records. I’ve spoken on big data journalism at Harvard Law School; Georgetown Law School; and the Columbia School of Journalism. Our work has been featured at major national news platforms such as C-SPAN; Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight; USA Today; The Wall Street Journal; Chicago Tribune; Forbes Magazine; The Boston Globe; Washington Post; FOX News; CBS News; CNN; Real Clear Politics; and TheHill. My Forbes online columns have over 3 million page views.