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Newsletter July 2019: Taking Your Health to a New Level

Last month we announced two new offerings – SHAPE ReClaimed and EMF Home and Office Evaluation. We are pleased to say that these services are now available, and you can learn more about them below.

This newsletter is titled “Taking Your Health to a New Level” because we believe that these new offerings do just that. We are proud to announce that Susana and I are now Certified SHAPE ReClaimed practitioners. SHAPE ReClaimed is a total health transformation program. The program helps restore your health by reducing inflammation, cleansing and detoxification, strengthening immunity, and releasing toxic weight. This is truly taking your health to a new level! And this program is for everyone! Please see below for a special offer for our first SHAPE clients.

The last several newsletters contained articles describing the dangers of EMFs. We have just completed an online course called Electrosmog Rx. We are more convinced than ever about the negative health consequences of exposure. The course creator has developed a questionnaire suggesting linkages between many common symptoms and EMF exposure. To complete the questionnaire, click here: EMF Questionnaire. If you would like to learn more about this course, click here: Electrosmog Rx Course. Reducing and eliminating when possible your exposure to EMFs is truly taking your health to a new level! Please see below for more information on this service.

We would also like to send a big thanks to James Templeton for sharing his time and wisdom with us at our June Open House. His is a truly inspirational story and we encourage you to check out his book, I Used to Have Cancer: How I Found My Own Way Back to Health by James Templeton.

Just a reminder that the office will be closed from Friday morning May 28 through July 4, re-opening the morning of July 5. The office will also be closed July 11 and 12.

 

SHAPE ReClaimed

SHAPE ReClaimed is a safe, effective and practitioner-guided health transformation program. With the help of whole food nutrition and a Nanomolecular Dietary Supplement, this customizable program can help you restore your health and revitalize your life.

This program is truly special. It is offered only through practitioners who have been trained on how to use it. We are required to closely monitor you as you proceed through the program to ensure your safety, improve results and guide you toward long-term health. Susana, a Registered Nurse, will be the main practitioner.

SHAPE ReClaimed says: “We want you to experience a total health transformation through new lifestyle habits and a more balanced approach to food. We have the tools you need for long-term success.”

To learn more about SHAPE ReClaimed please click here: SHAPE ReClaimed

Special Introductory Offer $300: Save $60 from regular price of $360 if you start the program in the month of July. For more information on this special offer click here: Special Introductory Offer

 

EMF Home and Office Evaluation

While the issue of EMF exposure and safety has been a concern to many of us, the introduction and implementation of 5G networks has taken this to new heights. To help you sort through it all this service will have three objectives:

  1. Identify sources of excessive levels of EMFs.
  2. Recommend ways to eliminate, reduce, and/or shield from these sources.
  3. Recommend and provide products to reduce and/or shield from these sources.

The cost of the evaluation starts at $250 for two hours at one location. Additional locations and hours will increase the cost. For more details click here: EMF Home and Office Solutions

For my last article about EMFs click here: EMF Article

We are also pleased to announce an affiliation with DefenderShield®, one of the leading manufacturers of EMF protection devices.  From their website:

Our Mission: Based in the United States, DefenderShield® is a team of passionate engineers, technology experts and health enthusiasts with decades of combined experience. We strongly believe all of us need to shield ourselves from Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) emissions when using these mobile electronic devices close to our bodies. As trusted experts in the EMF shielding and education, our mission is to share our knowledge of EMF radiation and its potential health issues, while providing the most effective shielding solutions possible. We pride ourselves on our receptive and knowledgeable customer service, as well as the vast amount of resources and information we make available on our website. On top of that, our co-founders Daniel and Ryan have written Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology, a complete guide book to the health effects of EMF radiation safety that includes steps to protect you and your family.

For more information about DefenderShield® click here: DefenderShield.

 

A Simple Thanks

A very short and sweet thank you came in this morning.

“Bernie thank you for taking care of me!” M.S

 

For more client success stories click here: Success Stories

Glyphosate: The Most Dangerous Substance You May Be Consuming – UPDATE

This article originally appeared in the April of 2015. At the time it was quite controversial. It appeared in our local newspaper the News Graphic and there was a nasty letter from a local farmer saying I was way off base. Since then Monsanto has been purchased by Bayer. You can do an Internet search and find claims (from Bayer) that the EPA says glyphosate does not cause cancer. However, several Courts see it differently. In March a San Francisco court awarded $80 million to a man claiming glyphosate caused his cancer and in May an Oakland court awarded $2 billion to a couple with the same claim.

There are now thousands of lawsuits ongoing in the United States, a class action suit in the United States, and the first lawsuit in Australia was recently filed.

San Francisco story link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/03/27/monsanto-roundup-cancer-lawsuit-california-man-awarded-80-million/3293824002/

Oakland story link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jury-awards-couple-2billion-monsanto-roundup-weed-killer-cancer-lawsuit-trial-today-2019-05-13/

Here’s the article from 2015:

Glyphosate. Ever heard of it? Probably not. So let me introduce it to you – it is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup®. The more I learn about it, the more I am concerned. The more I learn about it, the more I am convinced that it may be the number one enemy of good health and the main pathway to so many of the modern diseases we now experience. And if nothing else, it is a great reason to eat organic.

The information I am sharing is from highly respected researchers – MIT PhDs. They have conducted their own studies and reported on others that link the increase in the use of glyphosate with the increase in many modern diseases, including celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and cancer. When we understand what glyphosate does in our bodies we see how specific nutrients are depleted and the subsequent negative impact on specific biological processes essential for good health. My purpose here is to provide a summary of the findings. If you want to research this more I suggest you search Stephanie Seneff, PhD.

The article I read focused on celiac disease, its main symptoms, and glyphosate. The main symptoms of celiac disease are: weight loss, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, neurological disorders, anemia, nausea, skin rashes, depression, and nutrient deficiencies. As you know these symptoms are not unique to celiac disease. They are experienced daily by many people and likely share common origins and roots with celiac disease – one of these being glyphosate consumption and exposure.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup®. We are told it is not toxic to humans. Yet multiple scientific research studies draw links to obesity, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, infertility, depression, and cancer as well as celiac disease. The bottom line is that the actions of glyphosate in our body have negative impacts on our health.

One of the major signs of celiac disease is damage to the microvilli of the intestine. This prevents proper digestion and assimilation of many vital nutrients and triggers an autoimmune response. A study on fish exposed to glyphosate showed the same defects in the small intestine lining as seen in humans diagnosed with celiac disease.

Now let’s take a look at some of the specific biological process disrupted and nutrients depleted by glyphosate. There are many more than discussed here, but I selected the major ones to support the main point of this article.

Gut bacteria: Glyphosate disrupt our gut bacteria. They inhibit growth of the good bacteria such as Enterococcus, Bifidobacteria, and Lactobacillus; while allowing the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella and Clostridium difficile (C-Diff). The pathogenic bacteria cause damage to our gut lining and lead to “leaky gut.” Evidence of this has been seen across poultry, cattle, and swine populations. This is why Probiotics are often suggested to be used in cases of celiac disease or other intestinal discomfort.

As a side note, this is how Roundup® kills bugs. It blows their guts up!

CYP enzymes for liver detoxification: CYP enzymes are essential for the detoxification of specific substances in our liver. CYP enzymes are also required to produce bile acids and process cholesterol.  Studies show correlations between liver damage, gall bladder dysfunction, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver, kidney damage, pancreatic damage, and esophageal damage connected to glyphosate. In short, when the detoxification process in the liver is compromised it creates the pathways for damage to these other organs.

Nutrient deficiencies: Many nutrient deficiencies are associated with glyphosate.

Cobalamin (B12) deficiency causes elevated levels of homocysteine which is inflammatory in nature. Cobalamin is derived from cobalt which glyphosate is known to chelate (bind with), thus the shortage. Anemia may result from cobalamin deficiencies, but also folate and iron. Glyphosate interferes with iron assimilation as well.

Molybdenum, a trace mineral, is needed for two key enzymes. Sulfite oxidase which converts sulfite to sulfate (a more stable form) and xanthine oxidase which produces uric acid from xanthine and hypoxanthine. Too much sulfite and uric acid leads to oxidative damage and inflammation in the body. Glyphosate interferes with molybdenum assimilation.

Selenium is required for many processes, including thyroid hormone production, immune system functioning, sperm production, and protective against oxidative cellular damage. Glyphosate inhibits selenium uptake into plants, thus limiting its availability in the foods (such as wheat) where it is supposed to be present. Evidence of the association between thyroid disease and thyroid cancer and the use of glyphosate is documented.

Glyphosate has been shown to disrupt the production of tryptophan. Tryptophan is the precursor to serotonin. Serotonin plays many roles among them activating the immune response and inflammation in the gut and mood regulation. Depression is often linked to serotonin shortages.

This is a brief synopsis of one of many articles on the subject of glyphosate. As I stated earlier, the more I read about this herbicide, the more I do believe it is at the source of many of our health problems today. It is not the only cause, but in combination with other factors our bodies our under assault from environmental factors that we have never before experienced as a human race.

The solution to avoiding glyphosate is simple. Eat organic plants and animals. That will greatly decrease your chances for exposure.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Glyphosate deemed “probably carcinogenic.” A working group of experts from 11 countries classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans: in a recent meeting at the International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France. As if we needed to know more!!

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.

Newsletter June 2019: The Joy of Learning

The Joy of Learning

I have mentioned in past newsletters how much I enjoy learning new information and bringing it to the practice to share with you. In May I had the opportunity to attend the Whole Foods Nutrition Conference in Detroit, Michigan where three of my favorite presenters were offering their latest discoveries. What makes these three so special is that they are internationally renowned clinicians. They are not talking theory; they are sharing actual experience. I have spoken of these exceptional practitioners in prior newsletters: Dr. Davis Brockenshire, Dr. Stuart White, and Dr. Randy Tent.

These conferences are very inspirational, hearing the amazing healing stories of real people. This is what makes this work so rewarding which is why I like to share my client stories with you each month.

Another great way to learn is to read books! I have read several very interesting books over the past few months and I wanted to share what I have learned.

June Open House

There will be an Open House on Thursday, June 20 at 7:15 at the office. More detailed information will be emailed next week. The topics will be: 1) Highlights from three of the books alluded to above; and 2) An introduction to three new exciting products and services we will be offering. See below for more details on the new products and services.

The three books we will discuss are: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, PhD, I Used to Have Cancer: How I Found My Own Way Back to Health by James Templeton, and How to End the Autism Epidemic by J.B. Handley. As a special treat James Templeton will be live with us for part of the Open House to hear more of his inspirational story. You can find more information about all the books on Amazon.

New Products and Services

We (and I truly mean we as Susana will be the main provider of one of the products) are please to announce several new product and service offerings.

The first is EMF Home and Office Evaluation. While the issue of EMF exposure and safety has been a concern to many of us, the introduction and implementation of 5G networks has taken this to new heights. To help you sort through it all this service will have three objectives:

  1. Identify sources of excessive levels of EMFs.
  2. Recommend ways to eliminate, reduce, and/or shield from these sources.
  3. Provide products to reduce and/or shield from these sources.

For more details click here: https://brwellness.com/?page_id=1329

For my last article about EMFs click here: https://brwellness.com/?p=1300

I am in the process of finishing up a course on this subject. This service offering will be available after the Open House.

The second is Shape ReClaimed. SHAPE ReClaimed is a safe, effective and practitioner-guided health transformation program. With the help of whole food nutrition and a Nanomolecular Dietary Supplement, this customizable program can help you restore your health and revitalize your life.

This program is truly special. It is offered only through practitioners who have been trained on how to use it. We are required to closely monitor you as you proceed through the program to ensure your safety, improve results and guide you toward long-term health. That is why Susana, a licensed nurse, will be your main practitioner.

Shape ReClaimed says: “We want you to experience a total health transformation through new lifestyle habits and a more balanced approach to food. We have the tools you need for long-term success.”

To learn more about Shape ReClaimed please click here: https://shapereclaimed.com/ We will begin to offer this after the Open House. Watch for a special introductory offer as we will be doing the program with you!

The third is Muscle Testing Training. Throughout the years I have had many inquiries about how I learned what I do, and several people have expressed an interest in learning the technique. I have decided to set up a formal training program that is designed to meet your specific needs. It is for both beginners and for practitioners who want to learn muscle testing or want to advance their skills and knowledge in muscle testing. For more information click here: https://brwellness.com/?page_id=1306.

Why Do Itch All Over? – Another Interesting Client Case Resolved

“Hi Bernie, just wanted to tell you the itching is pretty much gone. You were right, it just took time. I don’t think any doctor would have figured out that it was the chemicals. I really appreciate you…thanks again.” F.C.

This client is a cashier in a grocery store. She had chemical toxicity from handing out receipts to each customer!

For more client success stories click here: https://brwellness.com/?page_id=826

 

Book Review: I Used to Have Cancer by James Templeton – Highly Recommended

One of the most inspiring books I recently read was James Templeton’s I Used to Have Cancer: How I Found My Own Way Back to Health. What makes it more special is that James is a personal friend of mine and until reading the book I only knew parts of his story, not the entirety. It offers his experiences and thoughts but also recognizes all cases are different. It does not make false promises, it offers suggestions from his experience – what he did while he was fighting cancer and what he would consider now with what he has learned since.

I strongly encourage you to read it and share it.

Here’s the summary from the publisher:

By all standards of success, James Templeton seemed to have it all. He was a highly
successful businessman, had a beautiful wife and daughter, and, only in his early
thirties, had his whole life in front of him. To avoid the same fate as his father and
grandfather, who both died of heart attacks at a young age, James became an avid
runner—a passion that he believed helped him stay fit and healthy. Imagine his shock
when, during a routine physical, his doctor noticed a mole on his body that turned
out to be a melanoma—a dangerous form of skin cancer. The mole was removed
immediately and James, who was diligent in his follow-up exams, appeared to be
cancer-free—but only for a short while. When the cancer reappeared and had spread,
on the advice of his doctor, James followed the conventional medical protocol, which
included surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. He was also involved in a clinical trial.
When he learned that the treatments weren’t working, James was obviously devastated.
He had reached a new low point in his life, and as he lay in the hospital bed, he
prayed fervently for help. As if by some miracle, help came to James in the form
of three different visitors who would change the course of his life—and help direct
him on a path back to health.

I Used to Have Cancer is James Templeton’s memoir—an inspiring look back at his
unique journey in overcoming stage 4 melanoma. James takes you with him on a
trip crisscrossing America, during which he shares the various natural approaches he
followed to battle his cancer—from diet and supplements to meditation and lifestyle
adjustments. As his journey continued, you will see first-hand how James’ definition
of success changed from making money to seeing the next sunrise. And how he
continues finding success by reaching out to others to share the lessons he has learned.
While this book largely focuses on the various methods James used to overcome
his own cancer, it is also an inspiring story of not giving up when all other avenues of
conventional medicine fail. It is about taking control of your life and finding a way back
from the brink of death. It is about being able to tell your friends, “I used to have cancer.”

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New Service Offering – EMF Home and Office Evaluation

We are pleased to announce a new service offering from Rosen Wellness – EMF Home and Office Evaluation.

With the introduction of the new 5G technology, the safety of EMFs particularly as related to wireless and cell phone technology, is once again making headline news across the natural health media and even the main-stream media.

Health professionals around the world have seen an explosion of cases of mysterious symptoms – insomnia, infertility, headaches, weight gain, depression, fatigue, brain fog and many other complaints. These symptoms remain unresolved, even with diet, exercise, and supplement protocols.

It is becoming widely accepted that EMF radiation from cell phones, WiFi, Bluetooth, and other “smart” devices is likely either a factor or the root cause of these health issues.

While it is virtually impossible in today’s world to completely avoid EMFs, there are many ways to reduce your personal exposure to these potential health hazards.

Our EMF Home and Office Evaluation is designed to:

  1. Identify sources of excessive levels of EMFs.
  2. Recommend ways to eliminate, reduce, and/or shield from these sources.
  3. Provide products to reduce and/or shield from these sources.

We will check your Home and/or Office for three types of EMFs. Radio Frequencies – WiFi, Cellular, Bluetooth, Cordless phones, microwave ovens, other “smart” devices. Magnetic Fields – AC power lines, fuse boxes, major appliances. Electric Fields – power outlets, internal power lines.

The cost for the service is $250 per location (home or small business office) plus $50 per hour for each hour over two hours. Most location evaluations will be completed within two hours.

Newsletter May 2019: The Devil is in the Details

The inspiration for this month’s newsletter comes from two client experiences this past month which illustrate the importance of details when we face health challenges.

The first example is a client with a sensitivity to corn. I have had several clients with corn sensitivities in the past and with each one I learn more about the subtleties of this condition. It is very difficult to completely prevent corn from entering your body because it is hidden in different forms and derivatives in many foods, drinks, and consumer products. Note the terminology “entering your body” as opposed to “removing corn from your diet” because of its inclusion in consumer products such as toothpaste or deodorant.  In most cases it can be identified on product labels, but in other instances (such as alcoholic beverages) it is not required to be on the label due to various labeling laws.

The second example is a client with sensitivity to EMFs. I have devoted several recent articles and newsletters to the dangers of EMFs and the latest technology of 5G. This client’s experience indicates the impact EMF exposure can have when one is already health challenged.

I hope you find these two articles interesting and informative.

Corn: The Less Well Known Just as Serious Food Sensitivity

When you hear that someone has a food allergy or sensitivity what comes first to your mind? If you are like most people it is gluten, wheat, or perhaps dairy. Yet to many people, corn is equally problematic for two reasons – first, it is less known so not considered, and second, it generally acts more subtly.

I have several clients with corn sensitivities, and it is always a similar story – strange symptoms which no one can figure out, which go away when corn is completely removed from the diet. However, completely removing corn is a major challenge. My client correctly states that “corn is in everything.” Not only food and drinks, but consumer items such as toothpaste and deodorant.

I have a list that I provide for my clients of products that contain corn. Including: corn starch, corn syrup, corn meal, glucose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, maltose, dextrins, cyclodextrins, maltodextrin, emulsifiers, lecithin, citric acid, lactic acid, sorbitol, mannitol, xantham gum, modified and unmodified starches, MSG, ethanol, and organic acids used in plastic.

Recently I have learned some more places where corn is hidden thanks to this recent correspondence from a client with a corn sensitivity:

“I just had a full circle/ ah HA moment and wanted to share with you… with the help of your guidance and knowledge (and internet) I came to realize Tito’s vodka, is 100% made of corn. I had 2 drinks this past weekend with Tito’s vodka, and have had some face issues. Nothing major just wasn’t as good as it was.”

To read the rest of the article click here: https://brwellness.com/?p=1295.

Are EMFs Overloading Your System?

With the introduction of the new 5G technology, the safety of EMFs particularly as related to wireless and cell phone technology, is once again making headline news across the natural health media and even the main stream media. The wireless industry is encountering stiff resistance from local groups requesting that their local governments do not allow 5G installation until there are studies supporting safety. We are seeing many smaller towns and cities across the US, Europe, and throughout the world where these protests are taking place. Some municipalities are removing the WIFI from their schools. Earlier this month, the city of Brussels became the first major city to put a halt to the deployment of 5G.

For more information on this click here: http://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/12907/brussels-standards-must-be-adapted-to-enable-5g-deployment or here: https://www.worldhealth.net/news/brussels-first-major-city-halt-5g-due-health-effects/.

I would like to share a real-life client experience that occurred this past month. A client came in for a follow up appointment a couple of weeks ago. She reported that since her last appointment she noticed that she was not feeling well and had trouble sleeping. Like other clients, she concluded that it must be the new supplement causing the problem.

Under these circumstances during the muscle testing process I make sure to check if something new is present. And sure enough it was! For the first time ever with this client her body was suggesting EMF interference. Since it had never come up before I was a little surprised. So, I hesitatingly asked, “Has your exposure to EMFs increased recently?”

Her response, “Funny you should mention that. We recently put a new smart TV in the bedroom.” I asked, “When was that?”. The reply, “Right after my last appointment.” “Well, that is likely your problem,” I responded.

To read the rest of the article click here: https://brwellness.com/?p=1300.

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Are EMFs Overloading Your System?

With the introduction of the new 5G technology, the safety of EMFs particularly as related to wireless and cell phone technology, is once again making headline news across the natural health media and even the main stream media. The wireless industry is encountering stiff resistance from local groups requesting that their local governments do not allow 5G installation until there are studies supporting safety. We are seeing many smaller towns and cities across the US, Europe, and throughout the world where these protests are taking place. Some municipalities are removing the WIFI from their schools. Earlier this month, the city of Brussels became the first major city to put a halt to the deployment of 5G.

For more information on this click here: http://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/12907/brussels-standards-must-be-adapted-to-enable-5g-deployment or here: https://www.worldhealth.net/news/brussels-first-major-city-halt-5g-due-health-effects/.

I would like to share a real-life client experience that occurred this past month. A client came in for a follow up appointment a couple of weeks ago. She reported that since her last appointment she noticed that she was not feeling well and had trouble sleeping. Like other clients, she concluded that it must be the new supplement causing the problem.

Under these circumstances during the muscle testing process I make sure to check if something new is present. And sure enough it was! For the first time ever with this client her body was suggesting EMF interference. Since it had never come up before I was a little surprised. So, I hesitatingly asked, “Has your exposure to EMFs increased recently?”

Her response, “Funny you should mention that. We recently put a new smart TV in the bedroom.” I asked, “When was that?”. The reply, “Right after my last appointment.” “Well, that is likely your problem,” I responded.

And it was! They turned off the WIFI and unplugged the TV that night and she reported her sleep improved. A couple of days later she reported that her husband had also installed 5G in the house at the same time! She was just in the office and reports that her sleep continues to improve.

So here is the case of someone who is already slightly compromised health-wise and the EMFs and 5G placed extra burden on her system that she could not handle.

While not everyone has reactions to EMFs to this extreme, there is sufficient evidence of their negative effect on our health. At this point you may be asking what you can do to best protect yourself and your family from these potentially harmful emissions. Yes, they are all around us – virtually everyone has a cell phone and a router in their home, but we can minimize our exposure.

The simplest thing to do is to turn your WIFI off at night when you are sleeping. Sleep is the time your body rests and repairs. The WIFI interferes with this process. Keep your cell phone at least six feet away from your body. If you can, put it on airplane mode. Unplug all other smart appliances that you do not need on during the night, particularly those in the bedroom. Consider wiring your house instead of using WIFI. As with my client, these few simple steps can make a big difference in your sleep and in your overall health and wellbeing.

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.

 

Corn: The Less Well Known Just as Serious Food Sensitivity

When you hear that someone has a food allergy or sensitivity what comes first to your mind? If you are like most people it is gluten, wheat, or perhaps dairy. Yet to many people, corn is equally problematic for two reasons – first, it is less known so not considered, and second, it generally acts more subtly.

This client testimonial pretty much sums it up:

“Nobody knows anything about this corn allergy, so I don’t really tell normal people who aren’t that educated in health and wellness/nutrition. My mom’s husband is a doctor (general practitioner) and he never had any clue as to what was wrong with me. Everyone just said it must be my anxiety which made me more anxious [but] I knew it was something else! 

I have to be so careful and can’t even eat anywhere but home since corn is in everything. I’m just so grateful that I understand what is happening with my body. That was super scary at times.

Thanks again 😊”

I have several clients with corn sensitivities, and it is always a similar story – strange symptoms which no one can figure out, which go away when corn is completely removed from the diet. However, completely removing corn is a major challenge. My client correctly states that “corn is in everything.” Not only food and drinks, but consumer items such as toothpaste and deodorant.

I have a list that I provide for my clients of products that contain corn. Including: corn starch, corn syrup, corn meal, glucose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, maltose, dextrins, cyclodextrins, maltodextrin, emulsifiers, lecithin, citric acid, lactic acid, sorbitol, mannitol, xantham gum, modified and unmodified starches, MSG, ethanol, and organic acids used in plastic.

Recently I have learned some more places where corn is hidden thanks to this recent correspondence from a client with a corn sensitivity:

“I just had a full circle/ ah HA moment and wanted to share with you… with the help of your guidance and knowledge (and internet) I came to realize Tito’s vodka, is 100% made of corn. I had 2 drinks this past weekend with Tito’s vodka, and have had some face issues. Nothing major just wasn’t as good as it was.

Maybe a stupid email with just me ranting but wanted to share the fun facts that Tito’s is 100%… awful corn based. Shaking my head.”

This same client also discovered the hard way that some beers also have corn derivatives in them. She had some Blue Moon and her face broke out!

These stories have inspired me to write this article and do additional research into beers and vodkas that contain corn. Not that I am encouraging any one to consume alcohol, but it is a reality, and it is important to know this information. Most of us assume that beer is a wheat product and vodka is made from wheat, rye, or potato.

Vodka will be advertised as “gluten free” which is your first clue it may have corn. Among the most popular brands made from corn include the previously mentioned Tito’s, along with Deep Eddy and Smirnoff. Gluten free vodka may also be made from potatoes.  For a complete list of gluten free vodkas click here: https://urbantastebud.com/gluten-free-vodka-list/.

Now let’s look at beer. You will find “gluten free” beer advertised as well for those with gluten sensitivities, but no mention of “corn free”.  If you watched the Super Bowl this year you noticed that Bud Light was attacking MillerCoors for using corn syrup. Although Bud Light does not use corn syrup they do use Dextrose which is a corn derivative! Nothing like advertising!!

Beer companies are not required to list all the ingredients on the label, so until a few years ago much of this was not publicly known. In response to a food activist creating an online petition and publicizing the ingredient controversy, Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors began to publish their ingredients online revealing that some beers contain corn syrup (GMO), high fructose corn syrup, sucrose (sugar), caramel color, artificial flavors, natural flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and other additives.

Here are some of the corn derivatives found in specific brands:

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (Guinness – unable to provide an affidavit for non-GMO proof)
  • Corn syrup (Miller Light, Coors, Corona, Fosters, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Red Stripe)
  • Dextrose (Budweiser, Bud Light, Busch Light, Michelob Ultra)
  • Corn (Red Stripe, Miller Coors Brand, Anheuser-Busch Brands)

For the full article Why Ingredients in Beer Matter – And What Beer Companies Aren’t Telling You click here: https://foodbabe.com/why-ingredients-in-beer-matter-and-what-beer-companies-arent-telling-you/.

To learn more about corn and some of the other ingredients you may not appreciate being in your beer click here: https://foodbabe.com/the-shocking-ingredients-in-beer/.  One of these ingredients is a caramel coloring used in Newcastle (a UK brand) that has found to be carcinogenic.

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.

Newsletter April 2019: The Wonderful Weston A. Price Foundation

I have decided to devote this newsletter to the wonderful work of the Weston A. Price Foundation. I am one of the Co-Directors (with Susan Wichman and Laurie Meyer) of the Ozaukee/Washington County Chapter. The Foundation provides a plethora of helpful information on current topics affecting our health.   While the original work of Dr. Price focused mainly on food, the Foundation has expanded its areas of interest to include environmental issues, pesticides, vaccinations, and other controversial topics.

As we know good health starts at the farm or ranch with healthy soil and healthy animals. The Weston A. Price Foundation helps citizens find food from chemical-free and pasture-based farms through its local chapter system.

The Foundation provides support to farmers who raise produce and pasture-fed meat, eggs, and dairy products.

All the information that the foundation provides is evidence-based.

For a quick review of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price click here: https://brwellness.com/?p=1289

Click here for the Weston A. Price Foundation website: https://www.westonaprice.org/

I strongly urge you to become a member of the Foundation. For just $40 per year you receive a quarterly journal Wise Traditions with all their latest articles of interest. All the Journals are available online, but donations are still helpful and appreciated! Here’s a link to the Journals: https://www.westonaprice.org/category/journal/

Below are a few of the highlights from the most recent Wise Traditions, Winter 2018. I trust you will find them entertaining and enlightening!

The Crowd’s Dietary Wisdom

This may be my favorite article from this issue. The author, Tom Naughton, explains why we should listen to crowds, not experts! You will see how the “experts” believe they now best what is good for you and how they manipulate the uninformed to follow their point of view.

Several years ago, he directed the documentary Fat Head which I definitely encourage you to watch.

To read this article click here: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/abcs-of-nutrition/the-dietary-wisdom-of-the-crowd/

Sunscreens: The Dark Side of Avoiding the Sun

This is another excellent article, especially as the weather (finally) turns warm. In this article Elizabeth Plourde enlightens us on the chemicals and nanoparticles in sunscreens. The widespread use of sunscreens has resulted not only in increased skin cancers but in contamination of the world’s water sources.

When Susana and I were in Australia at the Great Barrier Reef it was mandatory to wear a full wet suit when going in the water. The reason stated was to protect the reef from all the sunscreen. The chemicals are killing the ocean life. Makes you wonder what they might be doing to us!

To learn more click here: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/environmental-toxins/sunscreens-the-dark-side-of-avoiding-the-sun/

Vaccinations

This is probably the one of the most divisive health issues confronting society today.  Whatever your view may be, I would recommend you to take a look at the Foundation’s new flyer devoted to this topic. It is a fact-based approach to the discussion looking at Myths and Facts about vaccinations, how to best build immunity, best practices if forced to vaccinate, and known harmful ingredients that are in vaccinations. Click here for the Vaccination Flyer: https://www.westonaprice.org/wp-content/uploads/VaccineFlyer2019.pdf

Who is Dr. Weston A. Price and What is the Weston Price Foundation?

I originally wrote the base of this article several years ago. Since then our local Chapter of the Weston Price Foundation is thriving and I believe his work and that of the Foundation is more important than ever. While the original work of Dr. Price focused primarily on food, he was interested in everything that impacts human health. The Foundation has expanded its areas of interest to include environmental issues, farming, pesticides, vaccinations, and other topics. It provides a plethora of helpful evidence-based information on current topics affecting our health.  I strongly encourage you to learn more about the Weston Price Foundation at www.westonaprice.org.

I am often asked by my clients or after a group presentation, “So, what do you eat?”  My answer – I follow the dietary guidelines of Weston Price.  Which of course leads to the next question, “Who is Weston Price?”

Weston A. Price was a pioneer in the world of nutrition.  He was a dentist from Cleveland, Ohio who lived from 1870-1948.  In the 1930s he began to notice an increase in cavities and crooked teeth in his patients.  Dental caries (cavities) happen to be the most basic form of disease common in humans, and often the first experienced.  Teeth come in crooked and/or crowded due to deformed dental arches causing insufficient space in the mouth for the teeth to come in correctly.

His mission – to discover what was causing the degeneration in dental health he was witnessing.  Coincidently, he repeatedly heard stories of isolated peoples in distant lands who supposedly had no cavities and perfectly straight teeth.  If this were so, then what he was experiencing in his practice could possibly be the result of nutritional deficiencies and not inherited genetic defects (the prevailing thought of the time).

Over the next ten years he traveled around the world to every continent (except Antarctica).  And what did he find?  When native people ate their traditional foods there were no cavities and perfectly straight teeth.  However, here’s what makes the study fascinating.  This was a time when our Western processed foods were just beginning to creep into these native cultures.  “Foods” such as canned milk and vegetables, white flour, and sugar were being introduced to those natives who wished to “modernize.”  This is critical because it allowed similar genes to be analyzed based on the nutritional quality of the diet.  What he found was that as the native people adopted a Western diet, they had more cavities and crooked, crowded teeth.  The more they abandoned their native diet, the worse their teeth were.  His travels are documented in his classic book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.  It contains many pictures and stories about what he encountered along the way.

The next question was – how did these diets differ?  What was in the native food that was not in the Western food?  Since he traveled all over the world he saw a wide variety of diets.  There were Eskimos that ate almost exclusively animal products; there were others who ate more grains and vegetables.  As a side note, he did not find any native diet that was strictly vegetarian; they all relied upon some animal foods for survival.

He took samples of their foods and brought them back to the United States to be analyzed.  What he found was that the diets of the isolated peoples in comparison to that of the American diet of the day contained at least four times the water soluble vitamins, calcium and other minerals, and at least TEN times the fat-soluble vitamins from animal foods such as butter, fish eggs, shellfish, organ meats, eggs, and animal fats! 

The specific nutrients in these foods are the fat soluble vitamins A and D, along with one that wasn’t yet identified.  Price called it “Activator X”, which we now understand is vitamin K.  These fat soluble vitamins are vital to health as they act as catalysts for mineral absorption and protein utilization.

For more information about our Ozaukee County Chapter or to be added to our e-mail list to be notified of future events e-mail us at wapfozwash@gmail.com

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. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, e-mail at bernie@brwellness.com, call (262) 389-9907 or go to www.brwellness.com.