In the first half of the program, pharmacist and nutritionist Benjamin Fuchs discussed the dangers of prescription drugs and what we can do to avoid becoming another tragic statistic. According to Fuchs, there are "millions of adverse reactions, serious ones, every year" due to prescription medications, including paralysis, organ damage, and death. Despite the shocking number of injurious effects of these medications, he lamented, "we have them branded on television as if they were selling Happy Meals." To that end, Fuchs decried such advertising of prescription drugs because it causes the public to lose perspective on the powerful nature of the medications they see nonchalantly promoted in television commercials.
He argued that "the human body is a healing system" and relying on pharmaceutical medications to cure illnesses ignores this critical aspect of improving overall health. As such, Fuchs advocated using foods, nutritional supplements, and emotional as well as mental strategies to better treat diseases. "I think of anything that we can apply to restore the body back to its God-given state of balance as medicine," he declared. Ultimately, Fuchs advised that people should learn to be more attuned to their own bodies so that they can better understand the messages being conveyed and then become proactive in finding natural solutions to improve their wellness without using harmful drugs.
In the latter half, author and columnist Jerome Corsi provided an update on Iran's ongoing attempts to develop a nuclear weapon and what it might mean for the future of the Middle East. Based on reports from Iranian dissident groups, he said, there has been a secret nuclear weapons program dating back to at least 2005, despite claims to the contrary by Iranian leaders. Corsi expressed suspicion surrounding any international agreements which would allow Iran to develop nuclear power, since they have been continually found to use such programs to surreptitiously work on weaponry. He also expressed deep concern that, as the United States negotiates with Iran over their nuclear program, political leaders in that country are still calling for the destruction of Israel.
Looking to the future, Corsi suggested that Iran will continue to get closer to completing the development of a nuclear weapon in the next year or two and may even publicly declare such an achievement. However, he also revealed that one of his "top intelligence contacts" in Israel recently sent him a message "saying to expect a big surprise" coming from that nation soon. Therefore, he surmised, it would not be surprising if Israel, working with Saudi Arabia, launched a preemptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities in the near future. Should such an event occur, Corsi cautioned, the initial conflict could erupt into a world war as allied nations are forced to take sides. "This ends up in an apocalypse," he mused, "and this is not the direction we want to go in as the world."
Commemorating Friday's 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope launch, NASA has released a breathtaking image which captures an amazing 3,000 stars nestled amongst a vibrant gas cloud. The photo, dubbed the official image of Hubble's Silver Anniversary, is part of a larger series of unique celebrations and thoughtful retrospectives surrounding the groundbreaking telescope which was sent into space on April 24th, 1990.
Bumper music from Thursday April 23, 2015
Midnight Express (The Chase)
The Fox and the Lady
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Peaches En Regalia
How Soon is Now?
Sixpence None The Richer
Dave Matthews Band
I'd Love to Change the World
Ten Years After
Are You Lonesome Tonight?