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Newsletter September 2019: SHAPE Success Stories

We will kick off this month’s newsletter with the latest success stories with SHAPE ReClaimed®. This is truly the most effective detoxification and health restoration program we have yet encountered. Plus people are shedding extra pounds!

Our clients are having tremendous success in meeting their goals. Not only are they losing weight, but they are also feeling better. They report that many of their aches and pains are reduced or gone! There are several couples working together, learning a healthy lifestyle, and regaining their health. This testimonial says it all:

“Thank you, Susana and Bernie, for introducing me to SHAPE ReClaimed® at your open house in July. I started the program with Susana, and I have lost over 7 pounds in my first few weeks! I can’t tell you how relieved I am to see a steady decline in my weight after the past two years of constant weight gain and numerous dead-end diets I tried! This is the first time I have had no painful struggles with eating what I need to and getting through the day. I have no cravings, no blood sugar highs and lows—I just feel strong all day. I’m excited to keep on this program because it works and is giving me real results.” Sharon

We wanted to share our excitement about SHAPE ReClaimed® with you and encourage you to spread the word about this fantastic program to anyone you believe would benefit – your family, your friends, your clients, and other acquaintances.

We also wanted to share our own personal experience with SHAPE ReClaimed®. We would never ask anyone to do anything that we would not do ourselves. All the detoxification and weight loss programs that are offered to clients, we have tried personally. SHAPE ReClaimed® is the only program that feels natural while you are doing it. There are no handfuls of pills to swallow. There are no meal replacement shakes that you try to convince yourself taste good, are filling, and are satisfying. There is just real food.

We have discovered many tasty meals, snacks, and deserts with the vast number of SHAPE ReClaimed® approved recipes available. With the other programs the prevailing attitude is, “I can do anything for 14 days (or 21 days).” SHAPE ReClaimed is easy to do and you do not get sick of it. Best of all, it easily transitions into a lifestyle that you can do forever! And there is an awesome Facebook support group. People love it!

To learn more about SHAPE ReClaimed click here: SHAPE ReClaimed

Save the date: Thursday evening October 24, 2019. SHAPE ReClaimed® developers Dr. Todd and Linda Frisch will be here in Milwaukee to share their inspiring words about this program. Details will be announced next month.

This month’s newsletter also asks the question, “What if Béchamp was right?” This may lead you to the question, “Who is Béchamp?” More likely you have heard of Louis Pasteur. The two of them were rivals back in the day. Pasteur believed in the germ theory of disease. Béchamp pursued the terrain theory of disease. Pasteur’s views won the day. Today we live with the repercussions of their great debate. See below for more information.

Why SHAPE ReClaimed®? How Did So Many People Become Overweight?

As you are aware, being overweight is a major health issue. If you are overweight, you have a significantly greater risk factor for many health issues and chronic diseases. More than 60% of the US adult population is overweight. Being overweight significantly increases risk for a variety health issues and diseases and results in increased health care costs for those affected.

So, why do we gain weight? The answer is quite simple and probably not a surprise to you. It starts with our food – we eat too much, we eat the wrong proportions, we eat food that is bad for us, and we eat poor quality food. Let me explain what I mean by too much, wrong proportions, bad for us, and poor quality.

To read the remainder of the article click here: How Do We Get Overweight?

Being overweight is a major health issue. If you are overweight, you have a significantly greater risk factor for several health issues including breathing, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, gallstones, Type 2 diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, sleep apnea, pregnancy difficulties, and cancer. Notice these are among the leading causes of preventable and premature death.

To further explore the health issues related to obesity click here: Consequences of Being Overweight

What if Béchamp Was Right?

“What if Béchamp was right?” This may lead you to the question, “Who is Béchamp?” More likely you have heard of Louis Pasteur. The two of them were rivals back in the day. Pasteur believed in the germ theory of disease. Béchamp pursued the terrain theory of disease. Pasteur’s views won the day. The germ theory has thus been the basis for all modern medicine since then. We encourage you to read these with an open mind. As with many of these controversial topics it is most likely that the truth is a combination of both viewpoints.

To learn all about their debate click here to read the article on the Weston Price Foundation web site: Germ vs. Terrain

There is also an excellent book on the subject by Nancy Appleton, PhD called The Curse of Louis Pasteur. Click here for more details: The Curse of Louis Pasteur

There are some who claim that Pasteur on his death bed said that Béchamp was right, whether that occurred is quite controversial. You can read about that here: Did Pasteur Recant?

 

 

Your Weight and Your Health – How Do We Get Overweight?

This is part of a two-article series exploring the critical relationship between our weight and our health. This article explains why we gain weight and the second looks at the negative consequences to our health from being overweight.

More than 60% of the US adult population is overweight. Being overweight significantly increases risk for a variety health issues and diseases and results in increased health care costs for those affected.

So, why do we gain weight? The answer is quite simple and probably not a surprise to you. It starts with our food – we eat too much, we eat the wrong proportions, we eat food that is bad for us, and we eat poor quality food. Let me explain what I mean by too much, wrong proportions, bad for us, and poor quality.

First, our portions have become crazy! Everything is “supersized.” We eat too much and too often, ingesting substantial amounts of excess calories. Between meals and snacks, we are feeding our bodies without giving it time to rest. Eating less frequently is the basis for the intermittent fasting programs for weight loss of which I have written previously.

Second, we eat the wrong proportions. The typical diet contains way too many carbohydrates and sugars. These cause increases in blood sugar and ultimately insulin levels leading to fat accumulation. In addition, the typical diet does not contain the amounts of nutrient-full and healthy fats and proteins that we need.

Third, we eat food that is bad for us. Our diets contain way too much sugar and trans-fats. There are many disagreements about what constitutes a healthy diet, but there is no disagreement that sugar and trans-fats are unhealthy.

Fourth, the food we eat is of poor quality. The typical diet contains many highly processed foods. These foods are made to taste good while having little nutritional value. In addition, much of the soil has been depleted resulting in vegetables of significantly lower vitamin and mineral content than in the past.

Some foods are known for causing a higher incidence of reactions such as allergies or sensitivities. The best known is gluten. However, dairy, eggs, soy, and corn are also very common. Reactions to food causes cellular fluid retention or “false fat” and creates cravings for these foods. The reaction is an inflammatory response, inflammation brings water to the location. Take away the inflammation and the water goes away. I have seen many clients drop 5-15 pounds in a few days just due to food sensitivities!

While food is the main driver for weight gain there are other contributing factors: chronic stress, insulin resistance, hormone imbalances, hypothyroidism, neurotransmitter imbalances, lack of sleep, or overall toxic burden.

 After food, chronic stress is the next major factor. I have had several clients who eat a very clean diet but can not loose weight to a major stress in their life. The reason is that when we are stressed it raises our cortisol level. High cortisol promotes fat storage and increases the likelihood of insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance blocks fat burning and keeps higher level of insulin in the blood. These two factors tend to go hand in hand. Those with high insulin levels will have elevated cortisol and those with elevated cortisol will have high insulin causing fat to be stored and weight gain.

Excess cortisol lowers the steroid hormone DHEA. One of DHEA’s many functions is fat burning. Other steroid hormone imbalances also cause us to gain weight. Imbalances of estrogen and progesterone in women promote fat storing. Low testosterone in men and women reduces the ability to burn fat and build muscle. High estrogen in men promotes fat storage. High progesterone in women promotes insulin resistance.

Low thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) will promote weight gain as muscle building and metabolism are slowed leading to conditions of general low energy and fatigue. Neurotransmitter imbalances can cause cravings and inappropriate eating behaviors.

I have written previously of how important sleep is to our overall health. Lack of sleep, particularly over a long period of time will increase cortisol, create sugar cravings, lower thyroid function, lower energy, and increase appetite.

An overall toxic burden will disrupt the pH balance in the gut, blood, and tissues. This can slow the metabolic rate, disrupt the absorption of essential minerals and disrupt hormone receptor sites creating hormone imbalances.

Most weight loss programs measure the pounds lost and are successful in the short-term.  However, that is only part of the picture.  Soon after the program is completed the weight begins to come back on.  The reason is that the underlying behaviors and lifestyle have not changed.  With the metabolism slowed from dieting and a return to prior habits, the pounds quickly come back on.

The best program for long term health and vitality will be one that addresses your individual needs.  It may take some time to get the body back on track.  The body has built-in healing mechanisms and with proper nutrition and healthy behaviors the body will heal.  As the body heals you will lose fat and weight.

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, call (262) 389-9907 or go to www.brwellness.com.

Newsletter August 2019: Your Weight and Your Health

Your Weight and Your Health

Our past few newsletters have featured introductory information about SHAPE ReClaimed®. Why is this? Over the past thirteen years we have helped many clients resolve long standing health issues such as poor digestion, hormone imbalances, headaches, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, rashes, and excess inflammation. Weight loss frequently occurs as a natural result of improving bodily function and reduced systemic inflammation. However, addressing and maintaining weight loss of over 20 pounds often provided a challenge. Until recently we did not have an answer for that – now we do with SHAPE ReClaimed®.

We have realized that all the work we have done for our client base is wonderful. Many of our clients come to us engaging in relatively healthy lifestyles, they eat well, they exercise regularly, but they have this one issue that they cannot resolve. We have assisted numerous clients in figuring out these complex issues.

What about those who just want to lose some weight? We admit, not everyone wants to take a bunch of pills and tinctures! And that muscle testing stuff sure seems strange! We have concluded we can provide service to these people by simply helping shed their excess fat and lose weight. My wife Susana, a Registered Nurse, has joined me at the clinic to focus exclusively on this and providing individualized support and care.

Why is this important for so many people? Being overweight is a major health issue. If you are overweight, you have a significantly greater risk factor for many health issues. These include: breathing, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, gallstones, Type 2 diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, sleep apnea, pregnancy issues, and cancer. You will notice that most of these are the leading causes of preventable and early death. The feature article below provides more details.

Along with introducing SHAPE ReClaimed® in the office we are excited to announce that we will have available several SHAPE ReClaimed® approved products to support clients during the program and are also very healthy for the everyone! You can read about these products below.

If you are interested in more information about SHAPE Reclaimed® please call me at (262) 389-9907 or Susana at (414) 331-9326 and we will be delighted to tell you more about SHAPE Reclaimed®. You can also find lots of great information here: SHAPE ReClaimed

Your Weight and Your Health

Many health experts believe that our country is now amid an obesity epidemic. According to the CDC’s latest official statistics 39.8% (93.3 million) of US adults are obese (37.9% for men and 41.1% for women); and 17% of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years are obese. In general terms obesity means you weigh at least 20% more than what is ideal for someone your height, often because of body fat. In addition, it is believed that 63.8% (149.6 million) of US adults are overweight (this includes the obese). These numbers have been rapidly rising since the 1970’s and are expected to continue on that trajectory.

The categories of normal weight, overweight, obesity, and extreme obesity are determined by the BMI (body mass index) measurement. To learn the specifics of this click here: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.html

Being overweight is a major health issue. If you are overweight, you have a significantly greater risk factor for several health issues including: breathing, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, gallstones, Type 2 diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, sleep apnea, pregnancy difficulties, and cancer. Notice these are among the leading causes of preventable and premature death.

Being overweight is also a cost issue, to both the individual and the society. It is estimated that an overweight person will have medical expenses over $1,400 per year higher than those of a normal weight person. This adds up to over $150 billion dollars nationwide in excess annual medical costs!

Let’s further explore the health issues related to obesity:

To continue reading the article click here: Your Weight and Your Health

New Products – SHAPE ReClaimed® Approved and Healthy!

To assist our clients in being compliant with SHAPE ReClaimed® we are now carrying the following products at Rosen Wellness. They are SHAPE ReClaimed® approved but everyone can enjoy them! While many of these products are available on the Internet, we are providing them for your convenience.

Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt – Selina Naturally is one of the most trusted names in Celtic Sea Salt and have been around since 1976! In fact, they are the originator of the Celtic Sea Salt brand. In addition to tasting great, the salt is rich in minerals and vital in proper hydration. One of the urinalysis markers is whether salt intake needs to be increased. We are carrying both coarse and fine ground salt in shaker bottles and refills along with three tasty seasonings – Garlic Salt, Herbs de Provence, and Seaweed. We also have sample packets of the salt if you would like to try it. For more information on Selina Naturally click here: Selina Naturally

Ice Chips – Ice Chips™ are an all-natural, xylitol-based sugar free diabetic friendly candy that comes in 20 delicious flavors. They are quite delicious, fruity and refreshing! A great way to satisfy a sugar craving. One word of warning – some people do not tolerate xylitol and it can cause gas or bowel discomfort; however, most people are fine with it. We have samples in the office of 12 flavors. For more information on Ice Chips™ click here: Ice Chips

Inner Flavor Sauces and Dressings – Salads need salad dressing, and these are tasty and approved. There is Oregano Lemon Dressing, Ketchup (which I have been using as a “tomatoey” dressing, and Barbeque Sauce).  For more information on Inner Flavor Sauce Company click here: Inner Flavor Sauce Company

SweetLeaf Stevia –SweetLeaf Stevia® is an award-winning natural sweetener with zero calories, no sugars, zero carbs, a non-glycemic response, and no artificial sweeteners. It is one of the leading brands in the world. Stevia can be used to add flavor and sweetness to any food or beverage. It is a great way to liven up your water or make your own soda. We are carrying the most popular flavors: Sweet Drops in Clear, English Toffee, and Vanilla Crème; SweetLeaf Sweet Drops in Chocolate and Caramel; and Water Drops in Peach Mango and Strawberry Kiwi.  For more information on SweetLeaf Stevia click here: SweetLeaf Stevia

Your Weight and Your Health – Consequences of Being Overweight

Many health experts believe that the US is now in the midst of an obesity epidemic. According to the CDC’s latest official statistics 39.8% (93.3 million) of US adults are obese (37.9% for men and 41.1% for women); and 17% of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years are obese. In general, terms obesity means you weigh at least 20% more than what is ideal for someone your height, often because of body fat. In addition, it is believed that 63.8% (149.6 million) of US adults are overweight (this includes the obese). These numbers have been rapidly rising since the 1970’s and are expected to continue on that trajectory.

The categories of normal weight, overweight, obesity, and extreme obesity are determined by the BMI (body mass index) measurement. To learn the specifics of this click here: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.html

Being overweight is a major health issue. If you are overweight, you have a significantly greater risk factor for several health issues including: breathing, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, gallstones, Type 2 diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, sleep apnea, pregnancy difficulties, and cancer. Notice these are among the leading causes of preventable and premature death.

Being overweight is also a cost issue, to both the individual and the society. It is estimated that an overweight person will have medical expenses over $1,400 per year higher than those of a normal weight person. This adds up to over $150 billion dollars nationwide in excess annual medical costs!

Let’s further explore the health issues related to obesity:

Breathing – Your larger body may prevent your lungs from expanding fully, and your breathing muscles may not work as well, so you can’t take enough air in. Inflammation linked to belly fat may also affect your lungs. You could get winded quickly while doing simple activities like climbing stairs. Extra weight can make asthma symptoms and COPD worse.

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) – The build-up of fat in your liver creates scar tissue (a condition known as cirrhosis). This may eventually shut your liver down completely, leading to death. Often these symptoms do not appear until the damage is done.

Osteoarthritis – Extra weight places additional strain on your joints and cartilage creating pain and stiffness, particularly in the knees, hips, and lower back. Excess body fat is also a trigger for inflammation.

Gallstones –Overweight people tend to have more bad cholesterol and triglycerides in their blood which increases the formation of gallstones. Gallstones may damage the gallbladder and necessitate its removal.

Type 2 Diabetes – Being overweight is often caused by a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates. Overtime this results in a condition called insulin resistance. Your body makes insulin to remove the excess sugar from your blood. Due to extended periods of high insulin in your blood your body loses the ability to properly get the glucose out. Sustained high blood sugar can lead to diabetes and leads to trouble with your heart, nerves, eyes, and more. This also creates more inflammation in your body.

Gout – Uric acid builds up in your body forming tiny, sharp crystals that cause pain in your big toe, ankle, or knee. The higher the blood sugar levels and the belly fat, the greater the likelihood of having a gout episode.

High Blood Pressure – The larger your body, the more work your heart has to pump blood to all of your cells. As you gain weight you are creating new fat cells that need blood! The increase in force necessary to distribute the blood pushes on your artery walls damaging them and creating inflammation.

Heart Disease –Diabetes, high blood pressure, high insulin, osteoarthritis, and the related inflammation stresses the arteries making them thick and stiff. Narrow or clogged vessels are unable to get blood efficiently throughout the body. While you may not immediately notice symptoms, over time poor circulation may cause a heart attack, heart failure, or a stroke.

Kidney Disease – The kidneys filter your blood and help control your blood pressure. Fat build up and clogged blood vessels in the kidneys reduce their functionality. This can cause waste to buildup in your body, a dangerous condition. Kidney disease is often closely associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.

Sleep Apnea – A thick neck from excess fat narrows your airway, making it harder to breathe at night. This causes sleep disturbances such as loud snoring or the cessation of breathing for a short period of time throughout the night. Lack of sleep impacts the body’s ability to repair and being tired can cause cognitive, mood, memory, and heart issues.

Pregnancy Issues – Being overweight increases the likelihood of gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, needing a C-section to give birth, and that your baby may be born too soon, be stillborn, or have brain or spinal cord issues.

Cancer – Some cancers, including breast, prostate, colorectal, endometrial, and kidney are associated with excess estrogen. Fat cells make estrogen.

As we look at the health issues listed above, the statistics associated with being overweight, and the current state of health across the country the only conclusion is that something must be done! Everyone needs to look at themselves in the mirror (literally) and decide if they need to lose weight.

For the past thirteen years Rosen Wellness has helped many clients resolve health issues such as poor digestion, hormone imbalances, headaches, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, rashes, and detoxification. Weight loss frequently occurs as a natural result of improving how the body functions and reducing inflammation. However, addressing and sustaining weight loss of over 10 pounds often provided a challenge.

There are many weight-loss programs available. The truth is that most of them are effective in achieving initial weight loss. But the bottom line is that 95% of the time all the weight lost is gained back. What has been missing was a program that addresses not only the short-term desire for weight loss, but helps the client develop and engage in a new healthier lifestyle for their lifetime. This is the reason we have introduced SHAPE ReClaimed® at Rosen Wellness.

SHAPE ReClaimed® is such a program. It is done in three-phases. During Phase I you will cleanse, detoxify, release excess weight, reduce inflammation, balance brain chemistry, improve immunity and redefine your relationship with food. Phase I is for a minimum of three weeks or until you reach your weight loss goal. In Phase II you will stabilize your brain chemistry and metabolism and learn more about your relationship with food and discover food intolerances. This Phase is critical to your ongoing success and is for three weeks. In Phase III you will utilize the knowledge you have gained from the first two phases and establish healthy, long-term habits – your new lifestyle! Phase III is now how you live your life. Unlike most weight loss programs, SHAPE ReClaimed® is practitioner supervised from start to finish and you will be monitored regularly to support lasting success.

If you are interested in learning more about the SHAPE ReClaimed® program offered at Rosen Wellness please contact us and we will be glad to explain more about this fantastic program and work with you to achieve your goals and transform your health. To learn more about SHAPE ReClaimed® click here: SHAPE ReClaimed

Why wait? Jump start your health today!

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, call (262) 389-9907 or go to www.brwellness.com.

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.

Product Specials

I have a limited supply of the following Standard Process/MediHerb products at a special price:

Herbal Throat Spray – $12 – an ideal product to have while you are traveling to support your immune system.

Garlic Forte – $12

Bilberry – $20 – great for the eyes!

Min-Chex – $15

If you are interested in purchasing them please let me know – first come first served.