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Rosen Wellness 2013 Events

Rosen Wellness Nutrition and Yoga Workshops:

Mequon, WI – Department of Recreation

Range Line School

From Head to Toe: What Your Body Is Telling You (In Three Parts)

All Sessions are from 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Come for one or come for all!

November 6, 2013 – Part 1

December 4, 2013 – Part 2

Your body is constantly sending you signals about your health. Some of these signs are quite evident to you: your nails, spots on the skin, even the quality and color of your stool! Some signs are more subtle: quality of sleep, quality of digestion, sex drive. Gain an increased understanding of anatomy and physiology as we walk through the body from head to toe and explore some of these signs so you better understand what they mean and what potential actions you can take.

Register on-line at http://www.mtsd.k12.wi.us

Lisle, IL – Prairie Yoga

4701 Auvergne Avenue, Suite 104

January 18, 2014 (11:00 AM-2:00 PM) – Nutrition Boot Camp 1/Nutrition for Yogis

January 18, 2014 (3:00-6:00 PM) – Nutrition Boot Camp 2/Nutritional Anatomy for Yogis

See Program Descriptions below.

Call (630) 968-3216 to register.

http://www.prairieyoga.org/

Kalamazoo, MI – Sangha Yoga

157 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Mall Plaza Suite 140

Future programming TBA

See program descriptions below.

For more information or to register go to http://www.sanghayoga.com/

Cedar Falls, IA – Field of Yoga

15 E 4th St, Suite 101

Future programming TBA

Call (319) 830-2080 to register.

http://www.fieldofyoga.com

Minneapolis, MN – Devanandi Yoga

2822 W. 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

612.926.8250

December 15, 2013 (11:30 AM-2:30 PM) – Nutrition Boot Camp 1/Nutrition for Yogis

December 15, 2013 (2:30-5:30 PM) – Nutrition Boot Camp 2/Nutritional Anatomy for Yogis

See Program Description below.

For more information and to register click here: http://www.devanadiyoga.com/guest_bernie.html

Program Descriptions:

Nutrition Boot Camp 1/Fundamentals of Nutrition/Nutrition for Yogis

Learn the basics of nutrition – what to eat and why. Discover the core nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water – and why they are important. This information will aid you in making better choices. You’ll leave with food shopping lists, ideas for healthy meals, a step by step transition to a healthier diet, and a sample week of healthy eating.

Nutrition Boot Camp 2/Nutrition Roundtable/Nutritional Anatomy for Yogis

Learn how to use nutrition to address common ailments and symptoms that people suffer from. Includes: digestive problems (acid reflux, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea), aches & pains, inflammation, blood sugar, high cholesterol, fatigue, stress, emotional issues (anxiety, depression, mood swings, PMS), and hormones.

The Joy of Relaxation… Simple Stress Management Techniques

Stress is the most widespread affliction in our fast paced world. It affects people of all ages. It comes from a wide variety of sources and is at the root of many common cardiovascular, digestive, energy, and weight complaints. Learn the impact of stress on your body, but more importantly learn techniques to reduce its effects.


Rejuvenation… The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation

Come learn these simple techniques to improve your physical and mental vitality. Practiced by a remote sect of Tibetan monks, these rites were brought to the West by a British Army colonel fascinated by stories of monks that had discovered the secret to longevity. The Five Tibetans are a great way to start the day. The complete practice requires only 10-15 minutes.


Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a technique for deep relaxation and restoration. The intent of the practice is to systematically relax all physical and mental stress, and on a deeper level relieve all negative subconscious tendencies. When combined with “sankalpa” (resolution), Yoga Nidra offers the ultimate means to access vitality and at the same time establish new and inspiring life directions. During the workshop you’ll create your “sankalpa” and experience Yoga Nidra. Please bring a pillow and light blanket or other body covering to this workshop.


Principles of a Healthy Diet

Learn the nuts and bolts of nutrition – protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. There are all kinds of diets being marketed to the American public: low carbohydrate, high carbohydrate, low fat, high fat, low protein, and high protein. How do we know what is good for us? The truth is that we need carbohydrates, fats and proteins for our bodies to operate. However, all carbohydrates, fats and proteins are not created equal. Learn why we need these in our diet and how to make healthy choices. For each of these nutrients you’ll learn what they are, what they do in the body, why we need them, and dietary sources.

Strategies for Successful and Permanent Weight Loss

Many of us want to know – what is going on? I watch what I eat, I exercise regularly, but I am not losing weight. Others of us have tried a variety of diet programs with varying degrees of success, but often once the diet is over, we gain the weight back. There are many factors that influence our ability to lose weight. Among these are certainly the foods we eat and what we drink, how often and how long we exercise, and often overlooked – how we manage the stress in our daily life.


The Pioneers of Nutrition

Did you know that back in the 1930’s and 1940’s several nutrition researchers had made connections that our Western diet based on refined and processed food was contributing to increasing rates of chronic disease? Yet, no one believed them, and worse yet termed them as “quacks”. Who are they and what did they discover? Come meet the pioneers of nutrition – Dr. Weston Price, Dr. Frances Pottenger, and Dr. Royal Lee.


Good Supplements, Bad Supplements

One day you hear Vitamin X is good for you; the next day you hear it has no benefits. Why is this? Let me ask you this question: Have you ever seen a Vitamin C tree? Despite what most vitamin companies tell you, vitamins made in a laboratory and those made in nature work differently in your body. In this workshop you’ll learn the difference between investing in your health and flushing your money down the toilet.


Ten Foods to Have in Your Healthy Diet

We are often told what not to eat. In this class learn the ten foods that should be included in your diet that will have an immediate healthful impact. Learn what the foods are, why you need them, and suggestions for how to incorporate them into your diet.

Ten More Foods to Have in Your Healthy Diet

We are often told what not to eat. In this class learn about an additional ten foods that should be included in your diet that will have an immediate healthful impact. Learn what the foods are, why you need them, and suggestions for how to incorporate them into your diet.

My Tummy Hurts: Natural Ways to Improve Your Digestion

We’ve all heard the old saying – we are what we eat. Yet, there is much more to the story. We are what we digest. Much of the U.S. population experiences some form of digestive problems – gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, and/or diarrhea. In this workshop we’ll learn the role of food, enzymes, and beneficial bacteria in improving our digestion.

Energize Your Life: 30 Ways to Increase Your Energy

Are you looking for more energy and vitality? There are many ways to boost energy in a natural way. Learn how to invigorate your body and mind through diet, relaxation, sleep, and exercise.


Ladies, Meet Your Hormones

What’s controlling all aspects of your life and you may not even know it? Your hormones – they control, manage, direct, and define every aspect of your daily life. Learn the key hormones and what they do for you.

2013 Events

Rosen Wellness Nutrition and Yoga Workshops:

Mequon, WI – Department of Recreation

Range Line School

March 21, 2013

12:30-1:30 PM

My Tummy Hurts – Natural Ways to Improve Digestion

April 18, 2013

12:30-1:30 PM

The Joy of Relaxation

May 16, 2013

12:30-1:30 PM

Principles of a Healthy Diet

June 13, 2013

12:30-1:30 PM

Energize Your Life

See program descriptions below.

Register on-line at http://www.mtsd.k12.wi.us

Kalamazoo, MI – Sangha Yoga

157 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Mall Plaza Suite 140

June 26, 2013

2:00-5:00 PM

Fundamentals of Nutrition Plus Top Nutrition Myths Debunked!

June 27, 2013

2:00-5:00 PM

Nutritional Anatomy For Yogis – Focus on Digestion, Hormones and relationship to practice

June 27, 2013

6:45-8:00 PM

The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation

See program descriptions below.

For more information or to register go to http://www.sanghayoga.com/

Cedar Falls, IA – Field of Yoga

15 E 4th St, Suite 101

2013 Program TBA

Call (319) 830-2080 to register.

http://www.fieldofyoga.com

Minneapolis, MN – Devanandi Yoga

2822 W. 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

612.926.8250

July 16, 2013

9:30 AM-12:30 PM Nutrition for Yogis

2:00-5:00 PM Nutritional Anatomy for Yogis

See Program Description below.

For more information and to register click here: http://www.devanadiyoga.com/guest_bernie.html

Lisle, IL – Prairie Yoga

4701 Auvergne Avenue, Suite 104

January 18, 2014 (11:00 AM-2:00 PM) – Nutrition Boot Camp 1/Nutrition for Yogis

January 18, 2014 (3:00-6:00 PM) – Nutrition Boot Camp 2/Nutritional Anatomy for Yogis

See Program Descriptions below.

Call (630) 968-3216 to register.

http://www.prairieyoga.org/

Program Descriptions:

Nutrition Boot Camp 1/Fundamentals of Nutrition/Nutrition for Yogis

Learn the basics of nutrition – what to eat and why. Discover the core nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water – and why they are important. This information will aid you in making better choices. You’ll leave with food shopping lists, ideas for healthy meals, a step by step transition to a healthier diet, and a sample week of healthy eating.

Nutrition Boot Camp 2/Nutrition Roundtable/Nutritional Anatomy for Yogis

Learn how to use nutrition to address common ailments and symptoms that people suffer from. Includes: digestive problems (acid reflux, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea), aches & pains, inflammation, blood sugar, high cholesterol, fatigue, stress, emotional issues (anxiety, depression, mood swings, PMS), and hormones.

The Joy of Relaxation… Simple Stress Management Techniques

Stress is the most widespread affliction in our fast paced world. It affects people of all ages. It comes from a wide variety of sources and is at the root of many common cardiovascular, digestive, energy, and weight complaints. Learn the impact of stress on your body, but more importantly learn techniques to reduce its effects.

Rejuvenation… The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation

Come learn these simple techniques to improve your physical and mental vitality. Practiced by a remote sect of Tibetan monks, these rites were brought to the West by a British Army colonel fascinated by stories of monks that had discovered the secret to longevity. The Five Tibetans are a great way to start the day. The complete practice requires only 10-15 minutes.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a technique for deep relaxation and restoration. The intent of the practice is to systematically relax all physical and mental stress, and on a deeper level relieve all negative subconscious tendencies. When combined with “sankalpa” (resolution), Yoga Nidra offers the ultimate means to access vitality and at the same time establish new and inspiring life directions. During the workshop you’ll create your “sankalpa” and experience Yoga Nidra. Please bring a pillow and light blanket or other body covering to this workshop.

Principles of a Healthy Diet

Learn the nuts and bolts of nutrition – protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. There are all kinds of diets being marketed to the American public: low carbohydrate, high carbohydrate, low fat, high fat, low protein, and high protein. How do we know what is good for us? The truth is that we need carbohydrates, fats and proteins for our bodies to operate. However, all carbohydrates, fats and proteins are not created equal. Learn why we need these in our diet and how to make healthy choices. For each of these nutrients you’ll learn what they are, what they do in the body, why we need them, and dietary sources.

Strategies for Successful and Permanent Weight Loss

Many of us want to know – what is going on? I watch what I eat, I exercise regularly, but I am not losing weight. Others of us have tried a variety of diet programs with varying degrees of success, but often once the diet is over, we gain the weight back. There are many factors that influence our ability to lose weight. Among these are certainly the foods we eat and what we drink, how often and how long we exercise, and often overlooked – how we manage the stress in our daily life.

The Pioneers of Nutrition

Did you know that back in the 1930’s and 1940’s several nutrition researchers had made connections that our Western diet based on refined and processed food was contributing to increasing rates of chronic disease? Yet, no one believed them, and worse yet termed them as “quacks”. Who are they and what did they discover? Come meet the pioneers of nutrition – Dr. Weston Price, Dr. Frances Pottenger, and Dr. Royal Lee.

Good Supplements, Bad Supplements

One day you hear Vitamin X is good for you; the next day you hear it has no benefits. Why is this? Let me ask you this question: Have you ever seen a Vitamin C tree? Despite what most vitamin companies tell you, vitamins made in a laboratory and those made in nature work differently in your body. In this workshop you’ll learn the difference between investing in your health and flushing your money down the toilet.

Ten Foods to Have in Your Healthy Diet

We are often told what not to eat. In this class learn the ten foods that should be included in your diet that will have an immediate healthful impact. Learn what the foods are, why you need them, and suggestions for how to incorporate them into your diet.

Ten More Foods to Have in Your Healthy Diet

We are often told what not to eat. In this class learn about an additional ten foods that should be included in your diet that will have an immediate healthful impact. Learn what the foods are, why you need them, and suggestions for how to incorporate them into your diet.

My Tummy Hurts: Natural Ways to Improve Your Digestion

We’ve all heard the old saying – we are what we eat. Yet, there is much more to the story. We are what we digest. Much of the U.S. population experiences some form of digestive problems – gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, and/or diarrhea. In this workshop we’ll learn the role of food, enzymes, and beneficial bacteria in improving our digestion.

Energize Your Life: 30 Ways to Increase Your Energy

Are you looking for more energy and vitality? There are many ways to boost energy in a natural way. Learn how to invigorate your body and mind through diet, relaxation, sleep, and exercise.

Ladies, Meet Your Hormones

What’s controlling all aspects of your life and you may not even know it? Your hormones – they control, manage, direct, and define every aspect of your daily life. Learn the key hormones and what they do for you.

Please Support the Wisconsin Consumer Choice and Wellness Act

Consumer Choice and Wellness Act

As many of you know for the past several years we’ve been battling the Dietitians attempts to gain monopoly power concerning nutrition. Should they do so Wisconsin residents would lose their rights to choose the practitioner they would like to work with. In addition, thousands of current providers would lose their jobs. So far we have been successful, but they continue to work the Legislators. During this same period of time we have been working on our own freedom of choice bill to protect all alternative health care providers.

The time is now! We have a golden opportunity to get some positive health care Legislation in Wisconsin, since we have several legislators that are willing to champion our cause. We urge you to call, not only your legislator but as many as you can as often as you can, and urge everyone on your list to do the same. We are being heard by the Legislators in Madison, now they WANT to hear from you.

INFORMED CONSUMER CHOICE IS THE KEY TO OUR FREE MARKET SYSTEM

~ CONSUMER CHOICE AND WELLNESS ACT ~
LRB 2331/1

Circulating for Co-sponsorship in Madison

Act Now & Call your lawmakers now and ask they to sign on

Find Your Legislators at Link Below
http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/waml/waml.aspx

http://wihfc.com/Consumer_Choice_LRB_23311.pdf

Reasons to co-sponsor this legislation LRB 2331/1.
LRB-2331 Consumer Choice and Wellness Act

1. Is non-partisan – Those of all political persuasions are affected equally. The Wisconsin Health Freedom Coalition (WIHFC) has a diverse makeup of political liberals and conservatives seeking freedom of choice in health care.

2. Is locally sponsored – Besides numerous Wisconsin individuals, the largest advocate is the Wisconsin Health Freedom Coalition which is comprised of Wisconsin residents, with the assistance of an attorney from Minnesota.

3.Is for the “little guy” – It is not crony-capitalism legislation, with sponsorship from large corporations with vested interests. Supporters are almost exclusively from small and independent businesses and those helped by them.

4. Is non-monopolistic – Instead of seeking to control the whole field of dietetics and nutrition, it seeks to protect those involved in various nutrition related practices and businesses who do not practice in an area requiring licensure.

5.Reduces costs to health care insurance providers because fees are primarily out of pocket.

6. Protects an economical alternative with low costs that are pennies on the dollar compared to conventional medicine.

7. Protects a safe alternative where clients experience virtually no negative side effects when compared to those treated with drugs and other medical procedures.

8. Maintains public access to natural and nutritional healing protocols

9. Provides a platform in which to practice complementary and alternative health services.

10. Provides protection from frivolous charges being brought for giving everyday common sense advice and services that do not harm.

Please urge your lawmaker to consider signing on as a co-sponsor

Video explains reasons for co-sponsorship (First Video, Diane Miller JD Discussing the Details of Our Draft: Advance to 25 minutes ): http://wihfc.com/consumer_choice.html

Thanks again for your time and please call.

Sincerely,
Bernie

July 2011 Newsletter – Best Testimonial Yet!

Best Testimonial Yet

Over the last five years I have received many wonderful testimonials from grateful and happy clients. They have ranged from “I got my life back” to “lost 20 pounds” to “lowered my cholesterol 40 points”, etc. I must say that last week my new favorite testimonial arrived. It is short and sweet. Here it is: “My husband said it is now safe for him to go in the bathroom after me.” If you’d like to read a sample of other testimonials they are on my web site. Click here. Testimonials

Since this is the first month of summer and the last thing you want to do is read my newsletter I’m keeping this one short and sweet.

I’m planning my Fall schedule and there is quite a bit of travel to my favorite locations:

September: Cedar Falls, IA

October: Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC

November: Minneapolis, MN

I’m also pulling together a once a month lecture series at my new office at GreenSquare Center for the Healing Arts in Glendale.

For all the details of upcoming events click here. Upcoming Events

Start Your Day With a Healthy Breakfast

I first wrote this article a couple of years ago. I decided to update it with the latest and greatest information. I encourage “smoothies” for breakfast and the summer is a great time to enjoy a refreshing and healthy protein based smoothie.

I’m sure you’ve heard it before. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” “Don’t skip your breakfast.” Or the old adage, “Eat breakfast like a King and supper like a pauper.” But are you doing it? And if not, why not?

For the rest of the article click here Healthy Breakfast

A Happy and Safe Fourth of July to all,

Bernie

Upcoming Nutrition and Yoga Workshops

I have a lot of great workshops coming up in October and November.  Featuring the Nutrition Boot Camp and a fan favorite The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation.  Boot Camp will be offered at HeartSpace in Thiensville, Copper Tree Wellness in Hartford, and at the Port Washington Rec Center.  See all the details below:

Nutrition Workshops:

Nutrition Boot Camp

Nutrition Boot Camp – Part 1: Fundamentals of Nutrition

Learn the basics of nutrition – what to eat and why. Discover the core nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water – and why they are important. This information will aid you in making better choices. You’ll leave with food shopping lists, ideas for healthy meals, and a step by step transition to a healthier diet.

Nutrition Boot Camp – Part 2: Applied Nutrition

Learn how to use nutrition to address common ailments and symptoms you may suffer from, such as: digestive problems (acid reflux, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea), aches & pains, inflammation, blood sugar, high cholesterol, fatigue, stress, emotional issues (anxiety, depression, mood swings, PMS), and hormones.

October 9 – Copper Tree Wellness Studio, Hartford, WI (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) – Parts 1 and 2
October 10 – HeartSpace, Thiensville, WI (11:00 PM – 5:00 PM) – Parts 1 and 2
November 20 – HeartSpace, Thiensville, WI (1:00 PM-4:00 PM) – Part 1
November 21 – HeartSpace, Thiensville, WI (1:00 PM-4:00 PM) – Part 2
January 23, 2011 – Port Washington Recreation Center (10:00 PM – 5:00 PM) – Parts 1 and 2

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Get the Salt Out

Just like sugar, we’re also told to watch our sodium (salt) consumption. But there’s more to the story. We do need sodium for optimal performance. This workshop will review the true facts about sodium and salt and provide practical tips on how to get the salt that you do need and avoid what you don’t need.

October 21 -Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department, Range Line School, 11040 N. Range Line Road, Mequon, WI (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM)

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Guess What Came to Dinner?

Do you feel tired? Do you have digestive problems? Do you have food sensitivities or environmental intolerances? Have you developed new allergies? Believe it or not, you may be an unsuspecting victim of the parasite epidemic that is affecting millions of Americans. This workshop will introduce you to these unfriendly critters, why they are on the rise, what they can do to you, how to avoid them, and how to get rid of them.

November 18 -Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department, Range Line School, 11040 N. Range Line Road, Mequon, WI (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM)
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Yoga Workshops:

Relaxation and Rejuvenation
The Joy of Relaxation… Simple Stress Management Techniques

Stress is the most widespread affliction in our fast paced world. It affects people of all ages. It comes from a wide variety of sources and is at the root of many common cardiovascular, digestive, energy, and weight complaints. Learn the impact of stress on your body, but more importantly learn techniques to reduce its effects.

Rejuvenation… The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation

Come learn these simple techniques to improve your physical and mental vitality. Practiced by a remote sect of Tibetan monks, these rites were brought to the West by a British Army colonel fascinated by stories of monks that had discovered the secret to longevity. The Five Tibetans are a great way to start the day. The complete practice requires only 10-15 minutes.

October 8, 2010 – HeartSpace, Thiensville, WI – 7:00-9:00 PM
December 10, 2010 – HeartSpace, Thiensville, WI – 7:00-9:00 PM

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For more information call 262-389-9907 or e-mail: bernie@brwellness.com
To register:
HeartSpace events: (262) 242-6521
CopperTree Wellness Studio: (262) 670-6688
Port Washington Rec Center: (262) 268-1359

September 2010 Newsletter: Walking the Talk Part 2 and FrankenFish

Greetings! I hope you’ve all had a great summer, hard to believe that Fall is practically here and the kids are back to school. Even harder to believe I have two in High School! It was a busy summer for me with the introduction of my new meal plan programs. My clients loved them as they felt better and lost weight! Since I want to share them with as many people as possible, I am offering a back to school special of $50 off the one month meal and consult program for the month of September. Call or e-mail for details.

I’ve been busy planning nutrition and yoga workshops for the fall and there’s quite a bit coming up soon. I’d love to see you there or pass on the information to a friend or loved one. I’ll be doing my Nutrition Boot Camp at HeartSpace in Thiensville (October and November), Copper Tree Wellness in Hartford (October), and in Minneapolis (December). I’ll also be doing a whole weekend of nutrition workshops in Cedar Falls in October.

For a complete listing of workshops, dates, times, and locations click here Workshop Information

For details at each location click here:
HeartSpace, Thiensville, WI
Copper Tree Wellness, Hartford, WI
Devanadi Yoga, Minneapolis, MN
Field of Yoga, Cedar Falls, IA

One last promotional note – yoga teacher training starts again in October. Once again Meg and I will be offering a 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved training with both weekday and weekend options. For more information click here YogaOne Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training.

Walking the Talk Part 2

In continuing the “walking the talk” theme from last month I also need to mention my new friend Susan Siemers. She is a fellow graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, former business executive, and now is into raw milk farming. And you thought I made a career change! Anyway, she hosted me earlier in the month, showed me the ropes around the farm, and taught me how to make kefir, yogurt, cheese, and pickles. She also makes great soap from goat’s milk. It is very good for complexions. In fact, my daughter Mollie is now a fan and I am getting some for her friend! If you’re interested in some high quality soaps, visit Susan’s web site Ceres & Co.

Also last month I learned how to make herbal tinctures from my friend Phyllis Heitkamp. We made three: black walnut to kill bugs in the stomach (the one that did the magic for Mollie), a motherwort-hawthorn mixture for heart health, and a mullein-lobelia mixture for glandular support.

Walking the Talk Part 2: Supporting Food with Supplements

In my feature article Walking the Talk Part 2: Supporting Food with Supplements, I describe my personal program. You’ll notice that glandular support is included. For more on why we need supplements, how to determine what supplements you need, and to see my daily plan click here
Supporting Food with Supplements – My Personal Plan

And one last walker of the talk. My friend Glen Depke a naturopath who lives in California. His latest blog post was why treating symptoms does not work and how we need to get to the root of the cause. To read click here Symptom Care Doesn’t Work

Franken-fish: Genetically Modified Salmon is Coming

As I like to say, you can’t make this stuff up. This perhaps is one of the more disturbing stories I read recently. I saw it in the Price-Pottenger Journal of Health and Healing Summer 2010 issue. Genetically modified salmon to be bigger. That is really scary to me. For the full story click here
Genetically Modified Salmon

A Special Thanks

And thanks to my yoga anatomy guru David Keil (not the Homestead football coach for you in the Mequon area) I’ve resolved a physical complaint that had been bothering me for about eight months. He is an expert in trigger points and successfully diagnosed the pain I had in lifting my right arm over head along with the feeling of a knife stabbing me in my right scapula. Who would think it would be triggered in the neck. Sure enough, while talking to him, I put my left hand fingers where he directed and lifted my right arm over head and no pain!

David will be coming to YogaOne in April to do anatomy training. He is awesome. He also has some great DVDs. Check them out at Anatomy

Rosen Wellness News and Events

Rosen Wellness Nutrition and Yoga Workshops:

Glendale, WI – GreenSquare Center for the Healing Arts
6789 N. Green Bay Road

All programs from 7:30-9:00 PM

May 2, 2012 – Secrets for Healthy Aging
June 6, 2012 – Principles of a Healthy Diet
See Program Description below. To register call (262) 389-9907
http://www.greensquarecenter.com/

Program Descriptions:

Nutrition Boot Camp 1/Fundamentals of Nutrition/Nutrition for Yogis
Learn the basics of nutrition – what to eat and why. Discover the core nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water – and why they are important. This information will aid you in making better choices. You’ll leave with food shopping lists, ideas for healthy meals, a step by step transition to a healthier diet, and a sample week of healthy eating.

Nutrition Boot Camp 2/Nutrition Roundtable/Nutritional Anatomy for Yogis
Learn how to use nutrition to address common ailments and symptoms that people suffer from. Includes: digestive problems (acid reflux, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea), aches & pains, inflammation, blood sugar, high cholesterol, fatigue, stress, emotional issues (anxiety, depression, mood swings, PMS), and hormones.

The Joy of Relaxation… Simple Stress Management Techniques
Stress is the most widespread affliction in our fast paced world. It affects people of all ages. It comes from a wide variety of sources and is at the root of many common cardiovascular, digestive, energy, and weight complaints. Learn the impact of stress on your body, but more importantly learn techniques to reduce its effects.

Rejuvenation… The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation
Come learn these simple techniques to improve your physical and mental vitality. Practiced by a remote sect of Tibetan monks, these rites were brought to the West by a British Army colonel fascinated by stories of monks that had discovered the secret to longevity. The Five Tibetans are a great way to start the day. The complete practice requires only 10-15 minutes.

Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a technique for deep relaxation and restoration. The intent of the practice is to systematically relax all physical and mental stress, and on a deeper level relieve all negative subconscious tendencies. When combined with “sankalpa” (resolution), Yoga Nidra offers the ultimate means to access vitality and at the same time establish new and inspiring life directions. During the workshop you’ll create your “sankalpa” and experience Yoga Nidra. Please bring a pillow and light blanket or other body covering to this workshop.

Strategies for Successful Weight Loss
Many of us want to know – what is going on? I watch what I eat, I exercise regularly, but I am not losing weight. Others of us have tried a variety of diet programs with varying degrees of success, but often once the diet is over, we gain the weight back. There are many factors that influence our ability to lose weight. Among these are certainly the foods we eat and what we drink, how often and how long we exercise, and often overlooked – how we manage the stress in our daily life.

Healthy Aging
Tired of hearing from your doctor, “That’s just a sign of age, there’s nothing you can do about it?” Learn how to age in a healthy manner and reduce the effects of aging. We’ll look at all the lifestyle factors that influence how you age and discuss how to create a healthier lifestyle. Learn about supplements to specifically support the body.

Eat Fat, Lose Fat
Ever notice how everyone on a “low fat” diet is gaining weight? We often hear warnings about eating foods that contain fat because they will lead to cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. From this we conclude fat is bad for us. Yet, the truth is we need it. In this workshop you’ll learn why we need fat, the different types of fat, and suggestions for consuming healthy fats to nourish your body.

The Pioneers of Nutrition
Did you know that back in the 1930’s and 1940’s several nutrition researchers had made connections that our Western diet based on refined and processed food was contributing to increasing rates of chronic disease? Yet, no one believed them, and worse yet termed them as “quacks”. Who are they and what did they discover? Come meet the pioneers of nutrition – Dr. Weston Price, Dr. Frances Pottenger, and Dr. Royal Lee.

Good Supplements, Bad Supplements
One day you hear Vitamin X is good for you; the next day you hear it has no benefits.  Why is this?  Let me ask you this question: Have you ever seen a Vitamin C tree?  Despite what most vitamin companies tell you, vitamins made in a laboratory and those made in nature work differently in your body.  In this workshop you’ll learn the difference between investing in your health and flushing your money down the toilet.

Know Your Nutrients

Your intake of vitamins and minerals are major keys to your health.  They fuel your metabolism; essentially they make things happen in your body.  Come learn about the most important vitamins and minerals, what they do, and what foods you should eat to get them.

Get the Sugar and Salt Out
We are all told to eat less sugar. Excess sugar consumption has been linked to more than sixty different ailments. But we all like it very much. Just like sugar, we’re also told to watch our sodium (salt) consumption. But there’s more to the story. We do need sodium for optimal performance. This workshop will review why sugar is dangerous to our health, true facts about sodium and salt, but more importantly offer practical tips on how to reduce our sugar consumption.

Ten Foods to Have in Your Healthy Diet

We are often told what not to eat. In this class learn the ten foods that should be included in your diet that will have an immediate healthful impact. Learn what the foods are, why you need them, and suggestions for how to incorporate them into your diet.

Ten More Foods to Have in Your Healthy Diet
We are often told what not to eat. In this class learn about an additional ten foods that should be included in your diet that will have an immediate healthful impact. Learn what the foods are, why you need them, and suggestions for how to incorporate them into your diet.

My Tummy Hurts: Natural Ways to Improve Your Digestion
We’ve all heard the old saying – we are what we eat. Yet, there is much more to the story. We are what we digest. Much of the U.S. population experiences some form of digestive problems – gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, and/or diarrhea. In this workshop we’ll learn the role of food, enzymes, and beneficial bacteria in improving our digestion.

The Joy of Relaxation: Relaxing Through the Hectic Holiday Season
Stress is the most widespread affliction in our fast paced world. It affects people of all ages. It comes from a wide variety of sources and is at the root of many common cardiovascular, digestive, energy, and weight complaints. Learn the impact of stress on your body, but more importantly learn techniques to reduce its effects.

Strategies for Successful and Permanent Weight Loss
Many of us want to know – what is going on? I watch what I eat, I exercise regularly, but I am not losing weight. Others of us have tried a variety of diet programs with varying degrees of success, but often once the diet is over, we gain the weight back. There are many factors that influence our ability to lose weight. Among these are certainly the foods we eat and what we drink, how often and how long we exercise, and often overlooked – how we manage the stress in our daily life.

Energize Your Life: 30 Ways to Increase Your Energy
Are you looking for more energy and vitality? There are many ways to boost energy in a natural way. Learn how to invigorate your body and mind through diet, relaxation, sleep, and exercise.

Ladies, Meet Your Hormones
What’s controlling all aspects of your life and you may not even know it? Your hormones – they control, manage, direct, and define every aspect of your daily life. Learn the key hormones and what they do for you.

Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Truth About Fat and Cholesterol
Ever notice how everyone on a “low fat” diet is gaining weight? We often hear warnings about eating foods that contain fat and cholesterol because they will lead to cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. From this we conclude these are bad for us. Yet, the truth is both are required and continuously used by our body and is made in our liver. If we did not need cholesterol, our body would not make it. In this workshop you’ll learn why we need fat, the different types of fat, why we need cholesterol, and suggestions for consuming healthy fats to nourish your body.

Secrets for Healthy Aging
Tired of hearing from your doctor, “That’s just a sign of age, there’s nothing you can do about it?” Learn how to age in a healthy manner and reduce the effects of aging. We’ll look at all the lifestyle factors that influence how you age and discuss how to create a healthier lifestyle. Learn about supplements to specifically support the body.

Principles of a Healthy Diet
Learn the nuts and bolts of nutrition – protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. There are all kinds of diets being marketed to the American public: low carbohydrate, high carbohydrate, low fat, high fat, low protein, and high protein. How do we know what is good for us? The truth is that we need carbohydrates, fats and proteins for our bodies to operate. However, all carbohydrates, fats and proteins are not created equal. Learn why we need these in our diet and how to make healthy choices. For each of these nutrients you’ll learn what they are, what they do in the body, why we need them, and dietary sources.

Client Satisfaction Survey Results

Feedback is important to all of us. We all want to know how we are doing and through constructive feedback we learn how to get better. One of the best ways to get feedback is to ask. Back in my corporate days at Norlight Telecommunications we were very serious about making sure our customers were satisfied with our services. We did an annual customer satisfaction survey and a monthly new customer survey. Since it worked so well at Norlight, I knew it could help me too.

In October I asked my clients for feedback and heard back from almost 50%. For those of you not familiar with market research that is an excellent response – so thank you to everyone who participated. And, in December, I started my monthly new customer survey, which provides timely feedback. If someone is not happy with something, I can rectify the situation quickly. Fortunately, I learned this is hardly ever the case. In fact, I was very pleased with the results and would like to share them with you.

As far as overall satisfaction with the services provided and results achieved:

97% of respondents were satisfied with the services provided, with 88% being either extremely or very satisfied.
95% of respondents were satisfied with the results they have achieved, with 63% being extremely or very satisfied.
100% of respondents would recommend my services.

These are awesome results!

Some additional findings:

95% of respondents have been motivated to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
93% say I’m responsive to their individual needs.
86% have identified and changed unhealthy patterns or behaviors.
85% have made significant changes in their eating habits.