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February 2015 Newsletter: New Products, New Cleanse, and New Exercise Routine

My 2015 is off to a great start! I hope yours is too! In the spirit of the New Year I have new and exciting information to share!

I have introduced two new supplement product lines this past month. Both of these lines come recommended from highly respected fellow practitioners. What’s great about them is they complement the products I currently carry, enabling me to offer even better support options.

Physica Energetics includes nutritionals and homeopathics; Doctors Research are whole foods products that are Kosher certified. You can read more about these product lines below. As my practice continues to grow it is only natural to need a greater variety of product offerings. Last year I introduced Biotics and Apex Energetics to my mix of Standard Process, Designs for Health, Systemic Formulas, and UniKey. All top quality product lines.

Along with Physica Energetics comes a new cleanse offering – the Restoring Cellular Communications Pathways program. I plan to start it Monday after the Super Bowl, so I’ll have more to report next month. See below for more information on Physica Energetics.

Last month I mentioned the book Body by Science. I hope some of you had the opportunity to buy the book or at least check out the web site. I found a local trainer and began to work with him a few weeks ago. So far so good and I’ll keep you posted on that as well.

And this being February, we will be bombarded by the main stream media with their advice for heart health. Unfortunately most of it is wrong and misguided! To help you through the misinformation about heart health I’m repeating two articles on how to keep your heart healthy naturally: The Truth About Cholesterol and Vitamin B4 – The Vitamin You Never Heard Of.

Cleanse Offer Extended!!

And, since I am a strong believer in the cleanse, particularly this time of year, I am extending last month’s offer through the end of February. As a refresher here it is: It’s a group incentive. For anyone who purchases the 21 Day Purification Program in January, I will put $1 into the pot. At the end of the month everyone who does the cleanse will get a future product discount based on how many people participate. For example, if 15 people do the cleanse, everyone will get $15 off their next supplement purchase. I have ten clients doing it in January, so if you join the promotion you already know there is $10 in the pot.

Nutrition for a Healthy Heart

Among all the nutrition myths still out there perhaps the cholesterol myth is the most dangerous. The bottom line is that there is no proof that high cholesterol causes heart disease. None!

Yet, this myth continues. In fact, your body needs cholesterol. Click here to read why your body needs cholesterol http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=279.

If you want to watch a great one hour video with my colleague Dr. Jonny Bowden click here: http://jonnybowden.com/american-nutrition-association/

A second major factor impacting heart health is the disappearance of Vitamin B4 from most modern diets. B4? Never heard of that vitamin have you? Well, it is a part of the B Complex as it appears in nature – in whole foods. To learn what B4 is and what happened to it click here http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=38.

Physica Energetics

Physica Energetics is a Canadian based professional, natural remedy company providing healing arts’ practitioners with pure, effective and sustainable, hand crafted, natural products. They offer a wide range of hand crafted, Spagyric botanical tinctures created from organic, wildcrafted or biodynamic farming sources as well as hand potentized homeopathic tinctures as per Hahnemann. As a true professional remedy company, Physica Energetics only markets and sells to qualified health care practitioners who are required to provide a copy of their certification, license or diploma.

To learn more about Physica Energetics click here http://www.physicaenergetics.com/

Doctors’ Research

Doctors’ Research dedicated to providing the highest quality nutritional supplements, in a form that is as close as possible to those naturally found in foods, to doctors and other health professionals. It is well understood by nutrition researchers that we, as humans, should derive nutrition from food. Doctors’ Research products are environmentally friendly. They are natural food complexes which have been shown to be better for the internal human environment.

To learn more about Doctors’ Research click here http://doctorsresearch.com/.

The Three Minerals You Need to Balance Your Nervous System – The Importance of Phosphorus, Potassium, and Calcium

The nervous system has two main components: the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is what connects the rest of the body to the central nervous system. There are three types of peripheral nerves: autonomic (involuntary nerves), somatic (voluntary nerves), and sensory nerves.

For our purposes here we will focus on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) – sometimes thought of as the “automatic nervous system.” That is because what it controls are for the most part involuntary activities. It will conduct nerve impulses from the central nervous system to cardiac muscle, smooth muscle, and glandular epithelial muscle. To put in plain English – it tells our heart to beat, our digestive system to move food along, the endocrine glands to produce hormones, and for us to breathe.

The autonomic nervous system has two components: the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS). During our normal daily affairs we will switch back and forth between the two of them, but it is impossible for them both to be going at the same time.

The sympathetic nervous system serves as the emergency or stress system. Think of the “fight or flight” response. See a tiger, need to run. The parasympathetic nervous system controls our normal, everyday conditions. In an analogy to a car, the sympathetic nervous system is often described as the accelerator, while the parasympathetic system is the brakes. Sometimes after long periods of stress the autonomic nervous system is not performing correctly and we will accelerate when we should brake and brake when we should accelerate.

While our body was designed to handle stress, it was not designed to handle the constant stress that many people experience. Often people do not recognize their own stress level as they erroneously believe they are handling the stress, or it is how they always feel and do not notice a difference. Yet, their body is under constant stress from both conscious and unintended lifestyle and diet choices.

Both our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems require specific nutrients. The accelerator function of the sympathetic nervous system is controlled by Phosphorus. Phosphorus is energizing – like fire. In fact, it burns immediately when exposed to air! Fortunately our Phosphorus is inside our body!

We are bombarded with messages about the importance of calcium for our bones. Well, without phosphorus all the calcium in the world will not do you much good. In fact, it may cause harm if there is too much calcium and not sufficient phosphorus.

Phosphorus is the second key mineral by content in our bones. It supports healthy bone formation, energy production, cell growth and repair (remember blood cells are made in our bones), collagen synthesis (that’s what helps make the bone), cardiovascular function, and nerve and muscle activity. It is a key part of calcium and sugar metabolism.

Food sources of phosphorus include almonds, brewer’s yeast, eggs, fish (halibut, salmon), glandular meats, lean beef, lentils, liver, milk, peanuts, poultry, pumpkin seeds, wheat bran, and yogurt.

What about potassium? Potassium strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system. It acts like a governor and helps calm the nervous system. It is critical for the ongoing health of every cell in our body. That’s a pretty important job! Along with its partner sodium, the two minerals balance the nutrient and waste exchange of each cell. Potassium is involved in nerve and muscle functioning where it again teams with sodium. It also maintains our body’s fluid balance, electrolyte balance, and pH balance.

Foods containing potassium include: almonds, artichokes, avocado, bananas, beet greens, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, kale, lentils, lima beans, oranges, papaya, pinto beans, prunes, raisins, spinach, sunflower seeds, Swiss chard, tomatoes, wheat germ, winter squash, and yams.

Calcium is one of the most talked about minerals and for good reason. It supports strong bone structure, teeth, and muscle tissue, aids in blood clotting function, supports cardiovascular and nerve functions, and helps in normal functioning of many enzymes. Calcium works in conjunction with Phosphorus and Potassium to balance these important systems.

The best sources of calcium are of course from food. It is also a misconception that this has to come from milk. Leafy green vegetables are a great source of calcium. For calcium choose: bone meal, cheese (best are Cheddar, mozzarella, and Swiss), collard greens, flaxseed, liver, milk, molasses, mustard greens, sesame seeds, spinach, turnip greens, wheat germ and yogurt.

For a more complete look at Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, and all other minerals please reference my articles Key Minerals for Healthy Bones by clicking here http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=168 and Know Your Nutrients – A Few More by clicking here http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=154.

Bernard Rosen, PhD is a Nutrition Consultant and Educator. He works with individuals, groups, and at corporations to create individualized nutrition and wellness programs. His office is in Mequon, WI. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, e-mail at bernie@brwellness.com, call (262) 389-9907 or go to www.brwellness.com.

Supporting Your Immune System or How to Give Your Body Its Best Shot Against Unwanted Viruses (Such as the flu, E68, HPV, or even dare I say Ebola)

I’ll admit right off the top I’m certainly no expert on Ebola, but it seems quite apparent neither are the “experts” be they in the Federal Government (the CDC) or your major medical institutions. And I’m no expert on the latest “new and mysterious” Enterovirus 68 (or E68) virus or the flu or any of the other viruses that wreck havoc on us – Herpes, Epstein-Barr, HPV, etc.

But what I do know is that with all these viruses about us the best way to protect ourselves is with a strong immune system. Without that we are prone to these unwanted invaders.

To best understand our internal immunity we look at the relationship between four important nutrients – Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Ionized Calcium (Calcium in the blood stream), and the essential fatty acids (from here on referred to as Vitamin F).

Vitamin C is known to support the immune system. Among its many functions is to support the adrenal glands and its hormone production. These hormones are involved in boosting the immune system and rallying it to attack the offender.

Vitamin D has many functions. One of its roles is to move Calcium into the blood stream from the tissues.

Vitamin F (the essential fatty acids) also has many functions. One of these is to move Calcium from the blood stream into the tissues.

Calcium has many functions. We tend to think mostly of its role in our bone health and in fact 99% of the body’s calcium is in the bones. However, that remaining 1% is needed to support the immune system and is found in the body’s other tissues.

When Calcium is low in these tissues, it creates an environment that allows viruses to become virulent. Calcium actually attacks foreign invaders in the tissues in a process called the “calcium wave.” Low calcium also triggers high temperature and fevers. As invaders take over the body mobilizes its defenses raising body temperature to help kill them.

Let’s look at an interesting scenario – the polio outbreaks that used to occur in the summer. The story behind this was that all the kids were together playing. But, that doesn’t really make sense as kids are together all year round, and you’d think it would be worse cooped up in school. Now let’s put all the information from above together.

In the summer, kids are playing outside in the Sun. With the Sun blazing down the body increases the amount of Vitamin D it makes. The Vitamin D moves Calcium from the tissues into the blood stream. One of the first ramifications of this to see is sunburn – tissue damage. If the person stays out too long it can even evolve into sunstroke. The relationship between Vitamin D and Vitamin F is now out of balance. The low Calcium level in the tissues leaves the person more susceptible to the virus. One of the solutions is to increase the amount of Vitamin F and to make sure you have sufficient ionized Calcium.

Another virus in the news is the HPV virus. This is the one that has been linked to cervical cancer. As a side note there are some cancer researchers who believe that viruses are at the root of many cancers. Anyways, the incidence of diagnosis of HPV virus peaks at the end of the summer. This provides another connection to the ramifications of increases of Vitamin D without adequate amounts of Vitamin F and Calcium, and likely Vitamin C too.

The best food sources of Vitamin D are: Eggs, fatty fish (mackerel, salmon, sardines, tuna, and trout), liver, and milk products. The best milk product is organic butter. The best supplement source is Cataplex D from Standard Process.

The best food sources of Vitamin F are: flax seeds and flax seed oil, lecithin, seafood (halibut, salmon, scallops, shrimp, snapper, and tuna), sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, wheat germ, and winter squash. The best supplement sources are Black Current Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, and Cataplex F from Standard Process.

The best food sources of Vitamin C are: Acerola berries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, kiwi, oranges, papaya, red bell peppers, and strawberries. The best supplement sources are Cataplex C and Cataplex A-C-P from Standard Process.

The best food sources of Calcium are: bone meal, cheese (best are Cheddar, mozzarella, and Swiss), collard greens, flaxseed, liver, milk, molasses, mustard greens, sesame seeds, spinach, turnip greens, wheat germ and yogurt. The best supplement sources are Calcium Lactate and Calcifood from Standard Process.

Bernard Rosen, PhD is a Nutrition Consultant and Educator. He works with individuals, groups, and at corporations to create individualized nutrition and wellness programs. His office is in Mequon, WI. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, e-mail at bernie@brwellness.com, call (262) 389-9907 or go to www.brwellness.com.

Positive Results from Earthing in One Night!

Earthing? What’s that? I’m guessing that is what you are saying to yourself. Let me explain what I believe may be the latest and greatest breakthrough in natural health!

Yesterday I received my much anticipated copy of best selling nutrition author Ann Louise Gittleman’s latest book Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution. The title pretty much tells it all. The short of it is that we are being exposed to increasing amounts of electromagnetic fields which disturb our body’s natural energy. The results for some people have become toxicity, fatigue, irritability, weakness, and diseases that no doctor can explain.

One of the solutions is a new concept called “Earthing” developed by Dr. Stephen Sinatra, Clinton Ober, and Martin Zucker. Along with my copy of Zapped I received one of the Earthing devices – the Earthing Universal Mat. This mat has several different ways to use it. I chose to sleep on it. Prior to going to bad my lower back was quite sore and I must admit the first part of my sleep was not very sound. I awoke around 2:00, but then something happened. I had a very interesting dream featuring a spiritual leader massaging my lower back with special healing energy and when I awoke in the morning my back felt great! Coincidence? I don’t think so. I look forward to continue to explore this device and getting some additional ones!

To learn more about the book and the Earthing devices, follow this link: http://www.unikeyhealth.com/?a=1003.


Here’s the longer description from amazon.com:

How many electronic innovations have you dialed, watched, surfed, charged, listed to, booted up, commuted on, cooked with, and plugged in today?

Consider your typical day: If you’re like most people, it probably starts in front of your coffee maker and toaster, ends as you set the alarm on your cell phone, and involves no end of computers and gadgets, televisions and microwaves in between.

We’re being zapped: Today 84 percent of Americans own a cell phone, 89 million of us watch TV beamed in by satellite, and we can’t sip a cup of coffee at our local cafe without being exposed to Wi-Fi. The very electronic innovations that have changed our lives are also exposing us, in ways big and small, to an unprecedented number of electromagnetic fields. Invisible pollution surrounds us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, interrupting our bodies’ natural flow of energy. And for some, that pollution has reached the point of toxicity, causing fatigue, irritability, weakness, and even illness.

But we don’t have to simply surrender. Ann Louise Gittleman brings forth the latest research into electromagnetic fields to create this groundbreaking guide for every citizen of the wireless age. With the proactive, levelheaded approach that has made her one of our most respected health experts, she not only clarifies the risks but also offers specific, step-by-step information for how anyone can minimize them. From where you place your sofa to when you use your cell phone to what you eat for dinner, Zapped is packed with strategies for avoiding and mitigating the damaging effects of electropollution.

As she examines modern life room by room, device by device, Gittleman reveals a master plan for detoxifying your surroundings and protecting yourself and your family. We don’t need to abandon our homes—or even give up our PDAs—to be healthier and happier. Based on the latest scientific data, case studies, and Gittleman’s years of clinical practice, Zapped is an empowering guide to living safely with the gadgets we can’t live without.

Bernard Rosen, PhD is a Nutrition Consultant and Educator. He works with individuals, groups, and at corporations to create individualized nutrition and wellness programs. His office is in Thiensville. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, e-mail at bernie@brwellness.com, call (262) 389-9907 or go to www.brwellness.com.

Sample Day of Healthy Eating

Here’s a sample day of healthy eating from my new meal plans.  Note – you can even have meat and potatoes! (Well, at least on this day!) All the meal plans come with a complete shopping list for the week and contain recipes.  I have a variety of special plans available including: a two week sugar detox/weight loss diet, a gluten free diet, a dairy free diet, and a gluten and dairy free diet.  All plans are customizeable as well. For more information give me a call at 262-389-9907 or send an e-mail to bernie@brwellness.com.

Before Breakfast

-8 oz. water with juice of ½ of a lemon
-8 oz water

Breakfast
-2 eggs scrambled with mushrooms and peppers
-8 oz water

Snack Around 10:00
1 apple

Before Lunch

-8 oz. water

Lunch

Large mixed greens salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers topped with leftover turkey and vinaigrette dressing

Between Lunch & Snack

2 8 oz glasses water

Snack Around 3:30
1 orange or 2 Clementines

Between Snack and Dinner

8 oz glass water

Dinner

Grilled sirloin steaks with sautéed garlic, onions, and peppers with a small baked potato with real butter and a salad with vinaigrette dressing.

Evening

8 oz water

NOTES: For breakfast, sauté the veggies first in a little olive oil, set them aside. Then scramble your eggs. When your eggs are done, add the veggies back in. Use sea salt and pepper if you want.

A serving of sirloin steak for you is 4 oz. (about the size of the palm of your hand).

Feel free to top your potato with butter. DO not use margarine.

The Dick Diet and The Jane Diet – Programs for Sexual Health

I’m pleased to announce two new health and wellness programs – The Dick Diet and The Jane Diet. These two programs were developed from my Doctoral Dissertation Nutrition and Erectile Dysfunction. My research investigated and established strong links between a man’s nutrition and lifestyle and his erectile functioning. Subsequent research established similar links for a woman and her sexual functioning.

The Dick Diet and The Jane Diet are holistic approaches to male and female health. While the diets were developed and designed to support men and women suffering from sexual dysfunction, they also may help prevent other diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Perhaps the word “Diet” is a misnomer. In our society diets are viewed as a short term fix. Something we do for a short time and then go back to what we did before. And sure enough, before we know it, we are again how we were previously. So what is different? The Dick Diet and The Jane Diet are in fact a way of life. If you want to be healthy and stay healthy that requires staying on course. The “Diets” emphasize healthy food and lifestyle choices including diet, nutritional supplementation, exercise, and relaxation. They are intended for men and women who desire to be accountable and responsible for their own health.

At the same time it is important to recognize that we are all different. Since we are all individuals, one plan does not fit everyone. Therefore, The Dick Diet and The Jane Diet are ultimately customized for each person’s specific needs. Food, supplement, exercise, and relaxation regiments are individualized – they have to be to achieve optimum health for each person.

If you are interested in participating or learning more about these two programs, please send an e-mail to me at bernie@brwellness.com or call me at 262-389-9907.

Please watch this Blog and my website http://www.brwellness.com/ for more information.

Features of The Dick Diet and The Jane Diet:

Food: An emphasis on organic and whole foods that are consumed closest to their natural state. It includes a healthy mixture of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.

Carbohydrate sources: Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, complex carbohydrates. Sugars and processed foods are not allowed.

Protein sources: Grass fed beef or bison, free range and antibiotic/hormone free chicken and turkey, free range and antibiotic/hormone free eggs, wild salmon and other cold water fish, and legumes.

Fat sources: Coconut oil, olive oil, butter, nuts and seeds, fish, grass fed beef, organic whole fat yogurt, organic raw cheeses, and organic whole fat cottage cheese.

Vitamin and mineral sources: Fruits and vegetables.

Water sources: Pure water, fruits and vegetables.

Supplements: The diets emphasize whole food based and herbal supplements. These have been utilized for many years across many different populations with success in improving sexual dysfunctions in men and women.

Exercise: While there are many healthy forms of exercise, this approach focuses on walking and burst training for aerobic activity and cardiovascular health, and yoga for strength and flexibility.

Relaxation: Stress management and relaxation are the keys to success on these programs. This is the time we allow our body to repair and regenerate itself. These are best achieved through specific breathing and meditative techniques to generate deep relaxation and stress reduction.

Bernard Rosen, PhD is a Nutrition Consultant and Educator. He works with individuals, groups, and at corporations to create individualized nutrition and wellness programs. He is an expert in the field of Nutrition and Erectile Dysfunction. His office is in Thiensville, WI. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, e-mail at bernie@brwellness.com, call (262) 389-9907 or go to www.brwellness.com.