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American Survival Radio #71

In this episode of American Survival Radio, hosts Joe and Amy Alton dissect  the failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, and where to go from here, plus a look at socialized medicine as it is in Europe and Canada. Also, Bill Nye, a “scientist” who is open to jailing climate change deniers, wants older Americans to “age out” (by that he means die) so that real progress can be made to get rid of fossil fuels. Finally, the Altons discuss a news story that doesn’t get much press, the arrest of an IT specialist in the employ of congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D, FL). Find out what’s going on in American Survival Radio #71 with Joe and Amy Alton! (air date 7/29/2017) read more

American Survival Radio #60

In this episode of American Survival Radio, hosts Joe and Amy Alton tackle the firing the FBI director James Comey by President Trump, and how Democrats who were calling for Comey’s head now are nominating him for sainthood. Plus, conservative Bret Stephens first article for the Washington Post causes an uproar as he barely criticizes climate change, if at all, but knee-jerk responses from the Left causes 1800 negative letters to the editor.

Plus, if you’re looking for a good reason not to continue the U.S. on a socialist path, look no further than Venezuela. The situation there, as described by Joe Alton, will make your hair stand on end. Lastly, a Hepatitis C epidemic due to the rise of opioid abuse in the U.S. is causing grave concern in the medical community. read more

American Survival Radio #36


In the latest episode of American Survival Radio, Joe and Amy Alton recount the status of the push for a recount! Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised 5 million dollars from anguished Democrats for legal fees to challenge the results in 3 states. Unfortunately for her, no recount has ever switched ten thousand votes to the other candidates, which would be what happened for Clinton to get Michigan, 27 thousand for Wisconsin, and a whopping 68000 or Pennsylvania. Hacking? Since a lot of voting was done on paper ballots, not likely. read more

American Survival Radio #35


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In this episode of American Survival Radio, Joe and Amy Alton explore whether demands for the popular vote (2 million in favor of Hillary Clinton) should stand instead of the electoral college, and give you an update on the protests from the terribly aggrieved anti-Trumpers.  associated. Plus, the Democrats and media have a theory on Trump: Is he a product of chronic sleep deprivation? Our doctor and nurse decide. Lastly, how come there are so many babies in Brazil with birth defects but so few anywhere else? Is there something else going on you should know about? read more

Democrats’ Explanation of Trump: Sleep Deprivation


In our roles as preparedness experts for disasters and epidemics, we’re often asked to come on various media outlets to give our opinion, mostly on medical issues. Sometimes it’s about current events relating to our podcast American Survival Radio. Rarer is the interview request that seems to be a medical topic but has obvious political overtones. Just yesterday, I received one of these when a radio station asked me to comment, as a doctor, on whether Donald Trump’s 4-Hour a night sleep habit “impacts his ability to make rational & sound decisions”. read more

American Survival Radio #28


In this episode of American Survival Radio, Joe and Amy Alton tackle the first presidential debate, with a few hints for the Republican candidate as to how to demolish his Democratic opponent. Will he listen?

Plus, 50 members of Congress ask the DEA to reconsider their ban on the pain-relieving herb Kratom, which has been responsible for getting addicts off heroin and other opiates. Find out why this herb is so controversial, and why the U.S. government might be having second thoughts about its hasty decision. read more

50 Congressmen Ask DEA To Rethink Kratom Ban


Kratom (Mytragyna speciosa)

In a rare bipartisan effort, 50 members of Congress have asked the DEA to hold off on the upcoming ban on the active ingredients in the plant Kratom (Mitragyna speciose). Kratom, a member of the coffee family, is used by many Americans as a substitute for opiates.  A plethora of testimonials exist online by former users of Heroin and other drugs that the plant has “saved their life”. 130,000 people signed a recent White House petition to protest the DEA’s actions.

Politicians aren’t the only officials that suggest that the DEA’s decision might have been arrived hastily. Academicians at Sloan Kettering and Columbia suggest that the plant may have properties that could be harnessed into useful non-opioid painkillers. read more

American Survival Radio #26


American Survival Radio #26

In this episode of American Survival Radio with Joe and Amy Alton, our hosts go whole hog into a discussion of Hillary’s Health, what’s up with that? As medical professionals, they go into each of her medical problems: Falls, fractures, hypothyroidism, blood clots in her legs and head, and much more. Also, what part would Bill Clinton play if Madame President becomes incapacitated?

Joe Alton also discusses the history of the first female (acting) president, Edith Wilson: When President Woodrow Wilson had a stroke in 1919, his wife Edith essentially took over his duties, dealing with Congress and the press at a time before the Vice President was mandated to take over (that occurred with the 25th Amendment almost 50 years later). read more

American Survival Radio #25


In this episode of American Survival Radio, the city of Chicago passes 3000 shootings and 500 homicides in route to what will surely be a record by the end of the year. This despite the toughest gun laws in the nation. What’s going on in the Windy City that’s causing all the violence and is there anybody trying to do something about it? Joe and Amy Alton discuss the sad state of affairs from a personal standpoint, with a daughter that lives there. Also, Zika virus hits 70 local cases in South Florida while the total of all cases in the U.S. and Puerto Rico approaches 20,000. Dr. Alton discusses 10 things that you should worry about with regards to the virus, and 10 things that you shouldn’t worry about as well! read more

10 Reasons Zika Should Worry/Not Worry You


Aedes Albopictus Mosquito

Zika virus has been in the news since the beginning of the year, and there’s a lot of information out there; some of it is reassuring and some, well, not so much. Here’s some things you should know that will make you worry/not worry about this infectious disease that’s been reported worldwide. 


Worrisome: Reported cases of Zika in the U.S. and its territories will soon hit 20,000. The number of Zika cases IN THE U.S. and its territories reported to CDC’s Arbonet (ARthropod-BOrne virus) national registry has risen to almost 19,000. With some researchers suggesting infection in one quarter of the population of Puerto Rico before the end of 2016, 20,000 cases might be a gross underestimation. read more

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