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CBN NewsWatch: April 1, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, April 1: Midterm elections a steeper hill for Democrats, Skeptics question apocalyptic climate change report, and GM head grilled over deadly ignition switch recall, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

MID TERM 2014, A LOOK AT HOW

THE G.O.P. HOPES TO MAKE BIG

GAINS THIS ELECTION YEAR.

PLUS, A NEW WARNING OVER

CLIMATE CHANGE.

WHY SOME SCIENTISTS SAY A

NEW UNITED NATION'S REPORT

IS EXAGGERATED.

AND HOW TO DITCH THE

ANTIHISTAMINES AND FIGHT

ALLERGIES THE NATURAL WAY.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS ARE

SEVEN MONTHS AWAY, AND POLLS

SHOW REPUBLICANS HAVE A GOOD

CHANCE TO HOLD THE HOUSE AND

TAKE BACK THE SENATE.

SOME ANALYSTS SAY A G.O.P.

PLAN TO REDRAW CONGRESSIONAL

DISTRICTS IS BEHIND THE

PARTY'S BRIGHT PROSPECTS,

BUT AS JOHN WAGGI EXPLAINS,

THE WHITE HOUSE MAY AMTION

ALSO HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON

THE DEMOCRATS.

Reporter: UNDER

PRESIDENT OBAMA, DEMOCRATS

HAVE TURNED OUT FOR

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, BUT

IN CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS,

IT IS ADVANTAGE G.O.P.

EVEN AS OBAMA WAS WINNING A

SECOND TERM IN 2012.

IN THE HOUSE, DEMOCRATIC

CANDIDATES ACTUALLY GOT

1.4 MILLION MORE VOTES THAN

THE REPUBLICAN OPPONENTS.

HOWEVER, REPUBLICANS MAN

TAINED A 33-SEAT MAJORITY.

AND THEY DID THIS BECAUSE OF

THE WAY CONGRESSIONAL

DISTRICTS WERE DRAWN IN A

NUMBER OF STATES.

Reporter: BUT

REPUBLICANS HAVE A BIG

ADVANTAGE IN GEOGRAPHY,

ESPECIALLY IN MID-TERM

ELECTIONS, WHEN THE RACES

GET LESS ATTENTION.

LOOKING AT THIS MAP OF U.S.

COUNTIES IN THE 2008

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, YOU

WOULD THINK THAT THE RED

COUNTIES WON BY JOHN MCCAIN

AND SARAH PALIN WOULD HAVE

PRODUCED A LANDSLIDE WIN

OVER PRESIDENT OBAMA AND JOE

BIDEN DEN WHO WON THE BLUE

COUNTIES, BUT IT WAS THE

OTHER WAY AROUND.

THE CONSTITUTION CALLS FOR

STATE LEGISLATURES TO REDRAW

THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS

EVERY 10 YEARS AFTER THE

CENSUS.

SO WHEN THE G.O.P. WON IN

2010, THEY TOOK CHARGE OF

THE PROCESS.

THE CONTROL OF THE STATE

LEGISLATIVE CHAMBERS, AND

THE GOVERNORSHIPS IN THOSE

STATES, YOU HAD A BETTER

OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SURE YOU

WERE DRAWING LINES THAT WERE

FAIR AND REPETITIVE, AND THE

REPUBLICANS COULD DO WELL IN

THE 2012 ELECTIONS AND THE

REST OF THE DECADE.

Reporter: BUT THE

DEMOCRATS HAVE HELPED

REPUBLICANS WITH THE GIFT

THAT KEEPS ON GIVING, THE

PRESIDENT'S' HEALTH CARE IT

HELPED THE G.O.P. WIN AN

HISTORIC 63 HOUSE SEATS AND

OUST NANCY PELOSI.

IT WAS THE ISSUE IN 2010

THAT CAUSED US TO HAVE

THE -- IT IS ALL AROUND

HEALTH CARE.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS

STILL HAVE TIME TO MAKE THE

ELECTIONS ABOUT SOMETHING

OTHER THAN OBAMACARE, BUT

THE PARTY IN POWER NEARLY

ALWAYS LOSES SEATS IN THE

MIDDLE OF A PRESIDENT'S

SECOND TERM.

AND WITH VOTERS CONVINCED

THE COUNTRY IS GOING IN THE

WRONG DIRECTION, IT IS A

STEEP HILL FOR DEMOCRATS TO

CLIMB.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THIS

YEAR'S ELECTION, WE TURN TO

OUR CHIEF POLITICAL

CORRESPONDENT, DAVID BRODY.

DAVID, OFTEN THE PARTY WHO'S

PRESIDENT IS IN POWER

DOESN'T DO AS WELL IN THE

MID-TERM ELECTIONS, LIKE

JOHN SAID.

WHY IS THAT?

David: WELL, MARK, I

THINK THERE ARE A COUPLE OF

REASONS FOR IT.

IT GOES TO A MINDSET IN

AMERICAN POLITICS, IN THE

AMERICAN CULTURE, WE LIKE TO

CHASE THE NEW, BRIGHT, SHINY

OBJECT.

AND AFTER A FEW YEARS, YOU

HAVE A PRESIDENT IN THE

WHITE HOUSE, WHOEVER THAT

PRESIDENT MAY BE, THAT ISN'T

SO SHINY AND IS SOMEWHAT

USED.

WHAT I MEAN BY "USED" IS

AMERICANS HAVE SEEN QUITE A

BIT OF MATERIAL FROM THIS

WHITE HOUSE OR PREVIOUS

WHITE HOUSES, AND THEY START

TO COME TO SOME SORT OF

JUDGMENT.

SO THITH THAT I I THINK

FROM THERE, ANY SORT OF

WHITE HOUSE HAS PROBLEMS AT

THAT POINT.

Mary: DO YOU

Mark: DO YOU THINK THE

G.O.P. WILL GAIN CONTROL OF

THE SENATE?

IT IS CERTAINLY LOOKING

LIKE ONE.

LOOK, THEY NEED SIX SEATS.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, THERE

IS TALK WITHIN REPUBLICAN

CIRCLES THEY MAY PICK UP

CLOSE TO EIGHT OR NINE

SEATS.

QUITE FRANKLY, MARK, IF

THEY'RE GOING TO DO

ANYTHING, NOT JUST TAKE

CONTROL OF THE SENATE, BUT

IF THEY'RE GOING TO DO

SOMETHING SUBSTANTIAL IN THE

SENATE, THEY'RE GOING TO

HAVE THE EIGHT, NINE, AND

POSSIBLY 10 SENATE SEATS.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE

CONCENTRATING IN ARKANSAS,

LOUISIANA, AND ALASKA IS

ANOTHER ONE.

ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, WHAT DO

THEY HAVE IN COMMON?

THEY ARE SOUTHERN STATES.

THEY'RE VERY REPUBLICAN, BUT

THEY HAVE DEMOCRATIC

SENATORS.

Mark: DAVID, HOW TOXIC

IS OBAMACARE FOR DEMOCRATS

THIS YEAR?

David: WELL, IT IS

EXTREMELY TOXIC, AS JOHN

POINTED OUT.

MARK, THERE IS A

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE DOWN

IN ALABAMA, I BELIEVE WE

REPORTED ON THIS, THAT IS

ACTUALLY LITERALLY TAKING

OUT A SHOTGUN AND SHOOTING

THE OBAMACARE PLAN.

THE ACTUAL BILL ITSELF.

LOOK, THERE IS A LOT OF

ANIMOSITY TOWARDS THIS

BILL.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO CHANGE

ANY TIME SOON.

AND HERE IS THE KEY FOR

REPUBLICANS: THEY WOULD JUST

NEED TO STAY OUT OF THE WAY

AT THIS POINT.

DO NO MORE DAMAGE.

IN OTHER WORDS, THEY HAVE A

POTENTIAL PLAN ON HEALTH

CARE, BUT THERE IS NO REASON

AND THERE IS NO BELIEF HERE

THAT THE G.O.P. IS GOING TO

BRING OUT THAT HEALTH CARE

PLAN UNTIL AFTER 2014.

THEY WANT ALL EYES ON WHAT

MANY FEEL IS AN ABSOLUTE

DEBACLE.

Mark: WOULD YOU SAY A

SMALL MAJORITY OF VOTERS

BASICALLY HATE THE LAW AND

HAVE MADE UP THEIR MINDS TO

VOTE AGAINST ANYONE WHO IS

FOR IT?

I DON'T THINK THERE IS

ANY QUESTION IN ANYBODY'S

MINDS THAT THERE ARE FOLKS

WHO FEEL VERY STRONGLY

AGAINST THIS LAW.

THIS LAW HAS BEEN ON THE

BOOKS FOR TWO YEARS.

THERE IS LESS THAN A

MAJORITY THAT LIKE IT.

HERE IS THE MORE TROUBLING

PART OF THIS, MARK: THERE

ARE MANY FOLKS THAT STILL

DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

WHY NOT?

WHEN IS A FEW THOUSAND PAGES

LONG, AND I THINK THAT IS

PART OF THE PROBLEM.

GOING FORWARD, WE'RE GOING

TO SEE POTENTIALLY MORE

PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF MORE

SHIFTING DEADLINES, AND

EXACTLY WHAT IS THE POOL OF

APPLICANTS THAT HAVE COME

INTO THIS OBAMACARE WEBSITE

OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS?

Mark: THERE ARE

PROBABLY SEVERAL LAWMAKERS

WHO STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND

IT AS WELL.

David: ABSOLUTELY.

Mark: FOR MORE FROM

DAVID, CHECK OUT HIS BLOG

AND WEEKLY SHOW "THE BRODY

FILE," AND YOU CAN FIND BOTH

AT OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS

ENROLLMENT IN THE AFFORDABLE

CARE ACT HIT MORE THAN SEVEN

MILLION BEFORE THE MIDNIGHT

DEADLINE.

ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY

OBAMACARE SAW A HUGE SURGE

IN ITS LAST DAY OF

SIGN-UPS.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT

HASN'T HAD TIME TO BREAK

DOWN THE DATA YET, SO IT

ISN'T CLEAR HOW MANY OF

THOSE ARE THE YOUNG PEOPLE

NEEDED TO MAKE THE HEALTH

CARE PLAN WORK.

REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN QUICK

TO POINT OUT IT IS NOT KNOWN

HOW MANY OF THE MORE THAN

SEVEN MILLION ENROLLEES HAVE

ACTUALLY PAID THEIR PREMIERS

AND NOT JUST SIGNED UP.

THE UNITED NATIONS HAS A NEW

WARNING: CLIMATE CHANGE

MEANS CATASTROPHE.

IT DOESN'T SOUND TOO NEW TO

ME.

THE U.N. SAYS IT WILL CAUSE

HIGHER FOOD PRICES, FLOODS,

AND MORE, BUT SOME

SCIENTISTS SAY THE CONCERNS

ARE OVERBLOWN AND ALARMIST.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: MORE THAN 300

AUTHORS PRODUCED THE

32-VOLUME REPORT.

IT WARNS OF DIRE

CONSEQUENCES IF THE WORLD

FAILS TO ACT.

THE MESSAGE IS VERY, VERY

STARK.

UNLESS WE CUT OUR GREENHOUSE

GAS EMISSIONS VERY RAPIDLY,

WE WILL BE INFLICTING

DISASTER ON OURSELVES AND

GENERATION TO COME.

THE REPORT SPELLS OUT

THERE ARE GOING TO BE

POTENTIALLY HUGE AND

CATASTROPHIC IMPACTS, AND

THAT'S WHY IT SAYS WE NEED

TO REDUCE EMISSIONS IN THE

LONG-TERM.

Reporter: A GROUP OF

PRESTIGIOUS SCIENTISTS

CREATED THE REPORT, BUT NOT

EVERYONE IN THE SCIENTIFIC

COMMUNITY AGREES WITH ITS

FINDINGS.

IN FACT, ONE OF THE AUTHORS

OF THE REPORT FINDS ITS

CONCLUSIONS TOO ALARMIST.

THE REPORT, FOR INSTANCE,

FORGETS TO SAY EVEN THOSE

CLIMATE CHANGE MAY REDUCE

OWEOZONE 2%, IT IS A

CHANGE, BUT IT IS NOT THE

CHANGE OF WIDESPREAD

FAMINE.

IT WILL MEAN IT WILL GO UP

MORE SLOWLY.

Reporter: A

NON-GOVERNMENTAL GROUP OF

SCIENTISTS BACKED BY THE

HART LAND INSTITUTE IS ALSO

PUSHING BACK.

IT MAINTAINS THAT HIGHER

CARBON DIOXIDE

CONCENTRATIONS AND RISING

TEMPERATURES ARE

CAUSING, QUOTE,"NO HARM TO

THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT OR TO

HUMAN HEALTH."

FOR YEARS SOME SCIENTISTS

HAVE WARNED THAT CLIMATE

CHANGE ADVOCATES HAVE A

RADICAL AGENDA, EVEN

COMPARING THEM TO RELIGIOUS

CULTS.

OTHERS SIMPLY NOTE THAT

POWER, PRESTIGE, AND MONEY

ARE ALL PART OF THE DEBATE.

THERE IS, OF COURSE, A

TOTAL THE DIFFERENT AGENDA

FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE PUSHING

GLOBAL WARMING.

THAT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY,

ABOUT MAKING HUNDREDS OF

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR

CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE

PUSHING THE WHOLE THING.

I'M NOT CONVINCED THERE

ARE THAT MANY SCIENTISTS WHO

VIEW THIS AS THIS

APOCALYPTIC END OF THE WORLD

ISSUE, BUT THAT GETS A LOT

OF COVERAGE.

IF I TELL YOU THE WORLD IS

GOING TO COME TO AN END,

I'LL GET ON TV.

IF I TELL YOU THAT IT IS

NOT, I PROBABLY WON'T.

Reporter: HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Mark: PALESTINE IS

SEEKING TO FURTHER ITS

RECOGNITION AT THE UNITED

NATIONS.

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS

SIGNED A STATE OF PALESTINE

APPLICATIONS, ASKING TO JOIN

15 DIFFERENT U.N. AGENCIES.

THE MOVE COULD DERAIL ANY

HOPE OF PEACE TALKS WITH

ISRAEL.

MEANWHILE, THE UNITED STATES

MAY RELEASE AN ISRAELI

PROPOSITIOPRISONER AS PART

OF A DEAL TO CONTINUE THOSE

TALKS.

JOHN THAN POLLARD WAS

CONVINCED OF SPYING IN

1987.

HE HAS ALREADY SERVED 25

YEARS OF HIS LIFE SENTENCE.

NOW THE U.S. MAY SET HIM

FREE TO GET ISRAEL TO

RELEASE 400 PALESTINIAN

PRISONERS AND RESUME

NEGOTIATIONS.

ISRAEL IS CONCERNED THAT YET

ANOTHER RELEASE OF DANGEROUS

PRISONERS WILL NOT BE MET BY

ANY SINCERE MOVES FROM THE

PALESTINIANS.

NO U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS DIED

IN AFGHANISTAN IN MARCH.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A

DECADE NO AMERICAN TROOPS

WERE KILLED WHILE ENGAGING

IN COMBAT THERE.

SINCE 2003, NEARLY 2200 U.S.

SERVICE MEMBERS HAVE LOST

THEIR LIVES FIGHTING IN

AFGHANISTAN.

NOW AFGHAN FORCES HAVE TAKEN

OVER SECURITY OF THE

COUNTRY, AND THE U.S. IS

PREPARING TO COMPLETE ITS

WITHDRAWAL OF COMBAT FORCES

FROM THE REGION BY YEAR'S

END.

SOME SECURITY TROOPS MAY

REMAIN IF A PEACE DEAL CAN

BE AGREED ON WITH THE UNITED

STATES.

MEANWHILE, AFGHANISTAN IS

SET TO HOLD ITS PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION THIS WEEKEND.

PEOPLE THERE RUSHED TO BEAT

TODAY'S VOTING REGISTRATION

DEADLINE.

POLLS OPEN SATURDAY, BUT

OFFICIALS WORRY HOW MANY

PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY SHOW

UP.

AFGHANISTAN HASN'T HAD A

CENSUS IN ALMOST 30 YEARS,

AND ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY

THEY CANNOT KNOW FOR SURE

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY

REGISTERED TO VOTEMENT THEIR

BEST ESTIMATE: THERE ARE

12 MILLION ELIGIBLE VOTERS,

BUT NOT ALL OF THOSE WILL

ACTUALLY VOTE.

WE HAVE ALL COME HERE,

AND IF THE OFFICIALS WORK

HARD, WE WILL GET OUR CARD.

BUT IF THE PROCESS CONTINUES

TO BE SLOW, MOST OF THE

PEOPLE WILL NOT BELIEVABLE

TO REGISTER.

Mark: THERE ARE ONLY

THREE REGISTRATION CENTERS

IN THE CITY OF KABUL, AND

GETTING AN I.D. CARD IS

DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF THE

SLOW PROCESSING TIME.

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI'S WIFE

SAYS HE IS DOING BETTER NOW

THAT HE IS GETTING SOME

MEDICAL TREATMENT.

THE AMERICAN PASTOR HAS BEEN

JAILED IN IRAN FOR 18

MONTHS.

HE WAS RECENTLY TRANSFERRED

TO AN IRANIAN HOSPITAL TO BE

TREATED FOR INJURIES HE GOT

IN PRISON.

HIS WIFE, NAGHMEH, TOLD

FAITH RADIO HER HUSBAND IS

FINALLY BEING GIVEN DECENT

MEALS AND PAIN MEDICATION,

BUT SHE SAYS HE STILL NEEDS

SURGERY.

PASTOR SAEED WAS VISITING

IRAN TO START AN ORPHANAGE

WHEN THE ISLAMIC REGIME

ARRESTED HIM AND SENTENCED

HIM TO EIGHT YEARS IN

PRISON.

NATO SAYS THERE ARE NO SIGNS

RUSSIA IS PULLING ITS TROOPS

AWAY FROM THE UKRAINIAN

BORDER, DESPITE RUSSIA'S

CLAIMS OF A PARTIAL

WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS

YESTERDAY.

AS TENSIONS RUN HIGH ALONG

THE UKRAINIAN BORDER, NATO

IS SUSPENDING CIVILIAN AND

MILITARY COOPERATION WITH

RUSSIA, AND FIGURING OUT

WAYS TO PROTECT NEIGHBORING

NATIONS THAT FELL THREATENED

BY RUSSIA.

UKRAINE ALSO ANNOUNCED IT

WILL CARRY OUT MILITARY

EXERCISES WITH NATO FORCES.

MEANWHILE, THE UNITED STATES

IS MOVING TO INCREASE ITS

MILITARY FORCES IN EASTERN

ROMANIA, ADDING UP TO 600

TROOPS TO THE 1,000

CURRENTLY STATIONED AT A

BASE A FEW HUNDRED MILES

FROM CRIMEA.

COMING UP, IGNITION ISSUES

LEAD TO MULTIPLE DEATHS.

A LOOK AT WHY GENERAL MOTORS

DID NOT ACT SOONER.

Mark: BY 2018, THE

GOVERNMENT WILL REQUIRE NEW

CARS TO BE BUILT WITH REAR

VIEW CAMERAS.

THE RULE WILL APPLY TO ALL

CARS, S.U.V.s AND

MINIVANS, AS WELL AS SOME

SMALL TRUCKS AND BUSES.

BACKUP ACCIDENTS CAUSE AN

AVERAGE OF 210 DEATHS A

YEAR.

CHILDREN UNDER FIVE ACCOUNT

FOR 31% OF THOSE DEATHS, AND

AT LEAST 15,000 INJURIES ARE

ATTRIBUTED TO BACK-UP

ACCIDENTS.

THE GOVERNMENT ESTIMATES THE

NEW RULE WILL SAVE LIVES AND

PREVENT SERIOUS INJURIES.

THE C.E.O. OF GENERAL MOTORS

WAS ON THE CONGRESSIONAL HOT

SEAT TODAY.

LAWMAKERS WANT TO KNOW WHY

IT TOOK THE COMPANY MORE

THAN A DECADE TO ADDRESS A

PROBLEM INVOLVING A DEADLY

DEFECT IN IGNITION

SWITCHES.

CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS.

Reporter: IT IS A

DEFECT THAT IS LINKED TO 13

DEATHS.

TODAY FAMILIES OF THE

VICTIMS CALLED ON AMERICA'S

LARGEST AUTOMAKER TO COME

CLEAN.

OUR DAUGHTERS, SONS ARE

GONE BECAUSE THEY WERE A

COST OF DOING BUSINESS G.M.

STYLE.

Reporter: THE PROBLEM

IS A DEFECTIVE IGNITION

SWITCH.

IT COULD TURN OFF AT ANY

SECOND, UNEXPECTANTLY

SHUTTING DOWN THE CAR POWER

AND SAFETY SYSTEMS,

INCLUDING THE AIRBAGS.

DRIVING THIS CAR WAS LIKE

PLAYING A GAME OF RUSSIAN

ROULETTE.

Reporter: GENERAL

MOTORSS HAS RECENTLY

RECALLED MORE THAN TWO

MILLION CARS BECAUSE OF THE

FAULTY SWITCH.

BUT CONGRESSIONAL

INVESTIGATORS SAY G.M.

REJECTED A PROPOSAL TO FIX

THE PROBLEM IN 2005, CITING

THE LENGTH OF TIME NEEDED

FOR THE REPAIR AND THE COSTS

INVOLVED.

G.M. MADE A BUSINESS

DECISION TO HIDE A DEFECT,

NOT ONLY TO AVOID REPAIRING

IT, BUT TO CONCEAL IT.

Reporter: TODAY THE

COMPANY'S NEW C.E.O. WAS

QUESTIONED BY CONGRESS.

THEY WANT TO KNOW WHY

NEITHER G.M. NORE THE

NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC

SAFETY ADMINISTRATION ACTED

SOONER.

IN PREPARED REMARKS FOR HER

TESTIMONY, C.E.O. MARY BARA

SAYS THE COMPANY IS PREPARED

TO BE FULLY TRANSPARENT

GOING FORWARD.

MONDAY NIGHT, SHE SPENT TIME

WITH SOME OF THE FAMILIES OF

THE VICTIMS.

SHE SAID SHE WAS SORRY TO

ALL OF US, AND THEN WE ALL

GOT A CHANCE TO TALK TO HER

AND TELL HER ABOUT OUR

CHILDREN.

Reporter: RIGHT BEFORE

G.M.'S TESTIMONY TODAY, THE

COMPANY MADE ANOTHER MAJOR

ANNOUNCEMENT.

MORE THAN 1.3 MILLION

VEHICLES ARE NOW BEING

RECALLED WITH DANGEROUS

POWER STEERING PROBLEMS.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, FIGHTING

ALLERGIES THE OLD-FASHIONED

WAY.

A LOOK AT SOME NATURAL

REMEDIES AFTER THIS.

Mark: ALLERGY SEASON

WILL SOON BE IN FULL SWING.

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR

THAT USUALLY MEANS BIG MONEY

FOR DRUG COMPANIES.

WITH ALLERGY SUFFERERS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY PAYING

ABOUT $15 BILLION FOR

MEDICINES.

IN TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT,

LORI JOHNSON BRINGS US SOME

NATURAL REMEDIES TO FIGHT

THE RUNNER NOSES AND ITCHY

EYES.

Reporter: IF YOU SNEEZE

A LOT AND FEEL STUFFED UP

AND HAVE ITCHY EYES, YOU'RE

PROBABLY ALLERGIC TO

SOMETHING.

USUALLY YOU REACH FOR AN

ANTIHISTAMINE, BUT ACCORDING

TO DR. SEUS DR. SUSANNE

BENEFIT, ALLERGY DRUGS CAN

CREATE NEW PROBLEMS.

IF YOU TAKE AN

ANTIHISTAMINE, YOU CAN GET

REALLY TIRED.

IF YOU'RE A CHILD, IT CAN BE

THE OPPOSITE, AND YOU CAN'T

SLEEP.

Reporter: IT CAN RAISE

YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE OR

CAUSING URINARY PROBLEMS.

THAT'S WHY FOR 25 YEARS,

DR. BENNETT HELPED HER

PATIENTS WITH TREATMENTS

LIKE VITAMIN "C," CORSATIN,

AND PINE BARK, WHICH HAVE NO

SIDE EFFECTS.

AND SHE RECOMMENDS TRYING TO

KEEP ALLERGENS OUT OF YOUR

BODY.

WE'RE CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED

TO THINGS WE MIGHT BE

ALLERGIC TO, FROM THINGS IN

OUR DIET TO WHAT WE

BREATHE.

BUT THE MORE OF THESE

ALLERGENS WE CAN GET OUT OF

OUR LIVES, THE BETTER

EQUIPPED WILL BE TO HANDLE

THE ONES WE CAN'T.

IN HER NEW BOOK, DR. BENNETT

FIGURES OUT HO TO REDUCE

YOUR ALLERGENS AND DECREASE

YOUR TOXIC LOAD.

IT IS EASIER THAN YOU

THINK.

YOU JUST HAVE TO DO IT ONE

BY ONE.

Reporter: FOR EXAMPLE,

MANY PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED TO

FIND WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS A

POLLEN ALLERGY TURNED OUT TO

BE AN ALLERGY TO SOMETHING

ELSE.

I ALWAYS LOOK AT

NUTRITION AS A NUMBER ONE

WAY TO GET RID OF

ALLERGIES.

YOU'RE GOING TO SAY I HAVE A

NASAL ALLERGIES, SO WHAT

DOES HAVING SOMETHING TO EAT

DO WITH IT?

SOME PEOPLE MAY BE EATING A

PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH AND

THEN THEY START GETTING A

RUNNER NOSE OR GET A LITTLE

TICKLE IN THEIR NOSE, WELL,

THEY DON'T REALIZE IT IS

FROM THE PEANUT BUTTER AND

JELLY.

Reporter: THERE ARE SIX

MAIN FOOD ALLERGIES.

DR. BENNETT INSTRUCTS

PATIENTS TO GIVE THEM UP,

ONE AT A TIME, FOR TWO

WEEKS, AND SEE IF THEY FEEL

BETTER.

THEY START WITH DAIRY, THEN

GLUTEN, SUGAR, PEANUTS,

EGGS, AND MOLD.

FOOD MOLDS ARE FUNGI, LIKE

BLUE CHEESE, MUSHROOMS, AND

YEAST.

AND MANY BAGGED FOODS CAN

CONTAIN MOLD.

AND DRIED FRUITS CAN BE

VERY FUNGALI.

AND GRANOLA, AND CHIPS, AS

WELL AS PACKAGED POTATO

CHIPS, CORN CHIPS, TORTILLA

CHIPS, ANYTHING THAT COMES

IN A BAG, WRAPPER, BECAUSE

MOLD CAN START GROWING IN

IT, AND THAT CAN BE A BIG

PROBLEM.

Reporter: SOMETIMES WE

SEE MOLD ON PRODUCE, BUT

OFTEN MOLD IS TOO SMALL TO

SEE.

GET RID OF IT BY MIXING

WATER AND VITAMIN "C"

POWDER, AND THEN SOAKING

YOUR PRODUCE IN THE MIXTURE

FOR 10 MINUTES AND DRYING

IT.

AFTER YOU DEAL WITH THE

ALLERGENS IN YOUR DIET,

FOCUS ON THE ONES IN YOUR

HOME.

Reporter: SOME PEOPLE

MISTAKE SEASONAL ALLERGIES

FOR ALLERGIES TO DUST MITES,

WHICH ARE MICROSCOPIC BUGS

THAT FEED ON OUR DEAD SKIN,

WHICH IS ALL OVER OUR BED,

SOFA, CARPET, AND EVEN OUR

KIDS' STUFFED ANIMALS.

A QUICK FIX IS WASHING

SHEETS IN HOT WATER EACH

WEEK, PUTTING DUST MITE

COVERS ON PILLOWS AND

MATTRESSES, AND FREQUENTLY

VACUUMING AND DUSTING.

OTHER IN-DOOR ALLERGENS

INCLUDE BATHROOM MOLD AND

PET DANDER.

YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR

PETS, YOUR LOVING ANIMALS,

OUT OF YOUR BED.

BECAUSE THAT ALSO WILL

PRODUCE A SLEW OF ALLERGENIC

ANTOGENS THAT WILL CAUSE

ALLERGIC REACTIONS AND

RESPIRATORY ISSUES.

Reporter: WHILE WE

CAN'T DO MUCH ABOUT POLLEN,

WE CAN TRY TO KEEP IT OUT OF

OUR HOME BY CLOSING WINDOWS,

REMOVING POLLEN-COVERED

SHOES AND CLOTHES, AND

WASHING THE POLLEN OUT OF

OUR HAIR.

AN AIR PURIFYER CAN CAPTURE

WHAT WE MISSED.

USE A HEPA FILTER WITH A

CARBON FILTRATION SYSTEM.

THAT COMBINATION IS THE BEST

TO CLEAN THE AIR INSIDE.

Reporter: ALSO

REGULARLY REPLACE YOUR AIR

FILTERS AND HAVE YOUR AIR

DUCTS PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED

ONCE A YEAR.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU CAN

GET ALL OF THE MOLD, DUST,

DUST MITES, POLLEN, ANYTHING

THAT COLLECTS IN THE VENTS

YOU'RE GOING TO REMOVE AS

WELL.

Reporter: WE ALL KNOW

SNEEZING AND CONGESTION

POINT TO ALLERGIES, BUT YOU

MAY NOT KNOW ALLERGY

SYMPTOMS CAN ALSO INCLUDE

HEADACHES, DIGESTIVE

PROBLEMS, EVEN ANXIETY AND

TROUBLE SLEEPING.

3-YEAR-OLD JACKSON'S

ALLERGIES CAUSED SEVERE SKIN

IRRITATIONS.

IT WAS TERRIBLE.

I MEAN, HE JUST WAS IN SO

MUCH DISCOMFORT.

AND JACKSON WOULD RUB HIS

FACE SO RAW HE WOULD BE

BLEEDING IN INFECTED.

Reporter: DR. BENNETT

FIGURED OUT THE SOURCE OF

JACKSON'S ALLERGIES, AND NOW

HE IS FINE.

WE DON'T DO DAIRY FOR

HIM.

WE DON'T DO GLUTEN, AND WE

STAY AWAY FROM SOY AND NUTS

BECAUSE THEY ALSO IRRITATE

HIM.

WE HAVE ALSO PUT AIR FILTERS

IN OUR HOME, WHICH HAS BEEN

REALLY HELPFUL FOR HIS

SEASONAL ALLERGIES.

Reporter: SO BEFORE YOU

MEDICATE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS,

CONSIDER GETTING TO THE ROOT

OF THE PROBLEM.

YOU MIGHT END YOUR ALLERGIES

ALL TOGETHER OR BECOME

BETTER EQUIPPED TO FIGHT THE

ONES THAT REMAIN.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: NECESSITY IS THE

MOTHER OF INVENTION, AND

STUDENTS AT GEORGIA TECH ARE

WORKING HARD TO INVENT AND

REINVENT HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO

SIMPLY LIFE.

LAST SEMESTER WE NOTICED

AFTER THE LECTURE, THERE WAS

A LADY WHO CAME IN WHO HAD A

BABY AND A TODDLER TRYING TO

GET DOWN THE LECTURE HALL

STAIRS.

WE THOUGHT, HERE IS OUR

PROBLEM, LET'S GO FIX IT.

Mark: OTHER INVENTIONS

INCLUDED SNOR INDUCING

CLEARWEAR, AND ONE ITEM THAT

HASN'T CHANGE MUCH IN 60

YEARS, A REVAMPED BABY

PACIFIER.

OUR PACIFIER CHANGES

COLOR WHEN A BABY HAS A

FEVER.

SERVING AS A SIMPLE WAY FOR

MOTHERS TO KNOW WHEN THEIR

CHILD IS SICK.

Mark: GEORGIA TECH

HOLDS TH THE ANNUAL

COMPETITION TO ENCOURAGE

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND

COMPETITION AMONG THE

STUDENTS.

LOOK AT THAT.

PRETTY NEAT.

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YOUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

AT NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

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TIME.

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