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The Sure-Fire Way to Lose Weight, Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

As a holistic nutritionist, it is important for me to provide my readers and clients with information to improve their health and to share with others. Much of this information is not readily available, may be considered controversial, or is dismissed by the main stream as anecdotal or not supported by science. Yet the truth is that many people have benefited and there is real science to back it up.

I recently came across the work of Dr. Jason Fung, a Toronto based specialist in kidney diseases who treats patients with end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis. Most of them are obese and diabetic. While some may consider his work controversial, I have seen the results of his advice first hand in addition to the success stories he provides.

According to Dr. Fung Type 2 diabetes is fully reversible and preventable and he does this without using medications or surgery. The key is to control the insulin resulting from the diet and to do that using intermittent fasting.

I encourage you to read at least one of his three books or for those of you who prefer learning through listening and watching, view his many presentations on YouTube. The books are a progression of his knowledge sharing. The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss was published in 2016. It discusses the current obesity epidemic – how it has developed and how you avoid becoming obese. There is a strong link between being obese and developing Type 2 diabetes. In 2018 he wrote The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally. This book focuses on the diabetes epidemic, the actual causes of diabetes, how not to treat Type 2 diabetes, and his proven methods for successfully treating Type 2 diabetes. The third book is The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Though Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting. This book provides more detail on various fasting techniques used to lose weight and manage and reverse Type 2 diabetes.

Following is a summary of the key points made in the books. Again, I encourage you to read the books to get the complete story and they include all the sources for his findings.

There is much deception around calories. The truth is that eating fewer calories will cause your body to burn fewer calories. This is part of our adaptive nature to the days of our ancestors when food was not available at every corner. Our basal metabolic rate slows down to compensate for less fuel. If it did not our ancestors would have not had the energy to hunt and survive while they had limited food. While there will be some short-term weight loss with restricted calories, eventually a plateau is reached, and weight loss stops.  And, as virtually everyone experiences when resuming how you ate before the “diet” the weight comes back on quickly and often exceeds where you started.

Obesity is not caused by an excess of calories or by a lack of exercise, but by a hormonal imbalance in the body. Hormones regulate appetite, fat storage, and blood sugar levels. Leptin regulates body fat and is involved in setting the body weight. Ghrelin regulates hunger. Peptide YY and cholecystokinin regulate feeling full and satisfied. But, only two hormones cause weight gain – cortisol and insulin. Therefore, to lose weight we must reduce these hormones. We can reduce cortisol through stress reduction techniques and we can reduce insulin through dietary techniques of what to eat and when to eat.

Dr. Fung recommends a moderate fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet. For most people this means reducing consumption of added sugars, reducing consumption of refined grains, moderate intake of protein, increase consumption of natural fats, and increase consumption of fiber and vinegar. One key new learning for me was the moderation of protein intake. Too much protein can cause blood sugar levels to rise leading to a subsequent increase in insulin.

To reduce insulin enough to lose weight and to reverse Type 2 diabetes Dr. Fung recommends a variety of intermittent fasting programs. It is important to clarify the terms “intermittent” and “fasting.” Intermittent means there are periods of time when you do not eat any food. During fasting periods, you can have water, tea, coffee, bone broth, and add fats such as coconut oil and butter to the coffee or tea. This is critical to understand because a complete fast with no water or food will lead to dehydration which will impact metabolism. Another key point is that the basal metabolic rate does not slow down with intermittent fasting.

Dr. Fung describes a variety of fasting plans. The basic plan is 16 hours of fasting and an 8-hour window of eating. This can be accomplished by skipping breakfast (but again you are allowed coffee, tea, or bone broth with specified limitations) and eating lunch and finishing dinner between noon and 8 PM. This is a good plan for someone just looking to lose some weight.

The 24-hour plan consists of skipping breakfast and lunch 3-4 days per week and having three meals the remaining days of the week. There are also 36-hour plans, 42-hour plans, and 7-14-day plans. Again, the best plan for an individual depends on their specific objectives and their present condition.

Again, I encourage you to read the book or view the YouTube presentations as in this limited space I can only share the highlights.

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.

June 2018 Newsletter: I Can Eat Tomatoes Again!

In last month’s newsletter I described some of the supplements from Designs for Health that I have begun to utilize with clients.  I am pleased to tell you some exciting results. I will fill you in on the details below, but the result is this month’s headline, “I can eat tomatoes again.”

On June 7 we will host an Open House. We have a special guest speaker, Mr. Wes Manko, to offer his expertise how to stay safe and recognize potentially violent situations. Please see below for more details and registration information for this event.

Please note the office will be closed this Friday June 1 and will re-open on Monday morning June 4.

I Can Eat Tomatoes Again!

This was the greeting I received last week from two of my clients – a husband and a wife – as they entered my office.

I have been working with them for several years. During this time, they have experienced great progress. The husband lost 45 pounds, his fatty liver is no longer fatty, and his digestion and energy levels are vastly improved; while the wife is now off three heart and blood pressure medications, has seen a reduction in her cat allergy symptoms, has seen a reduction in foot fungus, and has also lost some weight. However, for both the one lingering issue has been food sensitivities. We completed a variety of gut cleansing and gut healing protocols. Each likely helped to some degree as evidenced by the reduction of symptoms and weight loss, yet the long list of food sensitivities remained.

Enter the Designs for Health enzymes and gut healing products. For gut healing the husband is using Tegricel and Immunitone Plus; while the wife is using Tegricel, Immunitone Plus, and Zinc. They both are using the enzyme AllerGyzme. With AllerGyzme, I noticed that several of their food sensitivities went away. We decided they would try some of those foods to see what would happen and sure enough they came back the next month and reported they ate them and had no adverse reactions! He has eaten beans, tomatoes, potatoes, gluten free bread (tapioca), onions, and deli meats. She has added back beans, tomatoes, potatoes, paprika, onions, and deli meats.  It is interesting to note that they can apparently handle nightshades now with the AllerGyzme.  I’m looking forward to continued improvements when they come in later this month.

Another client is reporting similar success and is also very pleased. While I wouldn’t encourage it, she told me today she had a double decker ice cream with a cone and had no ill effect. She was also able to eat a corn tortilla. She is taking GI-Microb-X, Glutamine, Tegricel, and AllerGzyme.

You’re invited to an Open House – YOUR BEST DEFENSE – SMART STRATEGIES FOR STAYING SAFE

Please join us at our Open House, Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 7:15 – 8:30 PM at our office at 10040 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon.

Special Guest Speaker Author Wes Manko will discuss his book:  Your Best Defense:  Smart Strategies for Staying Safe. The book provides practical advice and tips for people of any age on how to avoid and or deal with potential of episodes of violence that mark everyday life.

This book does not deal with the applications of physical self-defense tactics but rather how to apply knowledge to minimize or eliminate the potential of violence.

Wes Manko is the owner and chief instructor of DEFENSEWORKS, an organization that provides self-defense training workshops to corporations, non-profits and individuals. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Mount Mary University where he teaches a course on woman’s self-defense. In 2005, Mr. Manko was awarded a citation from the Wisconsin State Assembly for teaching violence prevention and realistic self-defense.

As always, we will have some delicious gluten-free snacks and desserts.

Seating is limited so please RSVP to bernie@brwellness.com or call 262-389-9907.

No Time to Exercise? Think Again

From a recent Designs for Health blog: “Exercise can be such a drag, right? You’ve gotta change your clothes, drive to the gym, spend half an hour on the bike or treadmill – maybe even more, then do some lifting, take a shower… If it seems like a huge time commitment to fit exercise into your day, even though you know you “should,” take heart. Research indicates that very short bouts of intense exercise may be more enjoyable than long, slow slogs, and more than that, they’ll get you the same or better results.”

For the rest of the article click here: https://blog.designsforhealth.com/node/807

 Great Reads and Great Prices! Yoga and Health Related Books for Sale

I have available for purchase a great variety of Yoga and health related books. They are all in Like New condition. They are priced at $2.50, $5.00, or $10.00 each. You can save if you purchase over $50.

If you would like to purchase any books, please call Bernie at 262-389-9907 or email me at bernie@brwellness.com.

For the complete list of books click here: https://brwellness.com/?page_id=1135

May 2018 Newsletter: Offering the Best Supplements Available

Offering the Best Supplements Available

I am frequently asked how I decide the products to offer my clients. There are so many products on the market all claiming to be the best! And, I am constantly approached by supplement manufacturers to carry their products. Since high quality supplements are critical for successful outcomes, those I recommend must be effective.

The decision starts with the desire to provide the best supplements on the market – products that will support my clients throughout their healing process. It is a difficult decision requiring substantial undertaking on my part to add new products. There is not only the dollar investment in inventory, but there is a significant time investment in learning the products. I need to understand what products are available and what they are used for.

I research the companies and ask questions to colleagues to learn from their experiences. Most important, before I bring new products into inventory I evaluate samples to see how they perform in muscle testing. Once I see they muscle test positive with clients I have the necessary confidence that the products will be effective with my clients.

When I decide to offer a new product line or increase my offerings from a specific company, it is newsworthy! Recently I have expanded my offerings from Designs for Health and have introduced the Intestinal Cleanse line from Southern Botanicals.

For a complete list of the product lines available click here: https://brwellness.com/?page_id=858

Exciting Products From Designs for Health

I have had an account with Designs for Health for many years, but had only used a few products in practice. Several months ago, I decided to take a closer look at their full array of offerings and noticed many possibilities to complement the other products I had available. The Designs for Health product line features many powders and liquids so it is very “child friendly.” There is Immunoberry – an elderberry and mushroom based immune system support product; Ginger Tussin – a cherry tasting herbal throat elixir and immune system support product; Silvercillin – a silver spray for immune system support; Curcum-Evail Chewables – a turmeric, anti-inflammatory product; OmegaAvail Smoothie – a fish oil in a variety of tasty flavors; and many others. For the line of immune system support products click here: https://brwellness.ehealthpro.com/t/product-category-index/immunity.

Designs for Health also features some highly specialized digestive enzymes that work in conjunction with other gut healing products. For the line of digestive support products click here: https://brwellness.ehealthpro.com/t/product-category-index/digestion-gi-health.

The product I am most excited about is VegeCleanse Plus. This is a detoxification program available in a 14 or 21-day version. It is very easy to do. Everything is in packets. I’ve seen amazing results in my clients completing this program. I like to pair it with the 14-day Lean Body Program – a weight loss program. I recently wrote an article, “What’s Right for You? Detoxification, Weight Loss, or Gut Cleanse?” To read the article click here: https://brwellness.com/?p=1104.

To see all the program kits click here: https://brwellness.ehealthpro.com/t/program-kits.

One of my all-time favorite bars is the PB Meal bar. I call it “a healthy Reese’s peanut butter cup.” It is also the favorite of my wife Susana, my daughter Mollie, and my step-son Rafi! Designs for Health offers a wide variety of tasty bars. These bars are wonderful for on-the-go moms, college students, as a mid-afternoon snack (to carry you over until dinner), or post workout. For the full line-up of bars click here: https://brwellness.ehealthpro.com/t/product-category-index/foundational/bars?pages=1-2.

Here’s a quick review of some other Designs for Health best sellers:

Arthroben – This product is for the dietary management of osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation. Supports joint integrity, mobility and function and provides nutritional building blocks for cartilage, ligaments, and the skin. It also supports gut healing. https://brwellness.ehealthpro.com/products/arthroben-unflavored-slash-unsweetened

GI Revive – This product naturally supports GI health and function. It is available in both capsules and powder. It supports GI mucosal integrity and a healthy inflammatory response, promotes regularity and healthy bowel function. Along with Tegricel it helps heal the gut. https://brwellness.ehealthpro.com/products/gi-revive-capsules

Metabolic Synergy – This product is a nutritional support for ideal glucose, insulin, and leptin levels. It supports healthy carbohydrate metabolism and can reverse insulin resistance. https://brwellness.ehealthpro.com/products/metabolic-synergy-capsules-180-vegetarian-capsules

To learn more about Designs for Health products you can call or e-mail me or visit my e-store at https://brwellness.ehealthpro.com/. Use the code FIRST25 at check out to receive 25% off your first order.

Intestinal Cleansing from Southern Botanicals

Southern Botanicals offers a full line of herbal products. I am especially excited to introduce their line of Intestinal Cleanse products, included is a liquid product Intestinal Cleanse 3 which can be used for children.

To learn more about products from Southern Botanicals click here: https://healthfree.com/

Great Reads and Great Prices! Yoga and Health Related Books for Sale

I have available for purchase a great variety of Yoga and health related books. They are all in Like New condition. They are priced at $2.50, $5.00, or $10.00 each. You can save if you purchase over $50.

If you would like to purchase any books, please call Bernie at 262-389-9907 or email me at bernie@brwellness.com.

For the complete list of books click here: https://brwellness.com/?page_id=1135

April 2018 Newsletter: Pets Are People Too!

Pets Are People Too!

Happy Spring! I am excited to devote this newsletter issue to pets. This past Thursday we had a wonderful guest speaker for our Open House. Sue Howell, DVM, CVFT, CVA of Thrive Wholistic Veterinary Care in Thiensville. Sue has a certification in Food Therapy and Acupuncture from the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine and receives ongoing training in Nutrition Response Testing.

Sue gave an excellent presentation on wholistic care for pets explaining the power of whole foods, holistic nutrition, and food energetics, concentrating on cats and dogs. Just like humans, our pets are facing the same increasing rates of disease from eating highly processed food – not what they were designed to eat. For my top three takeaways from the talk, see below.

I remember a couple of years ago I was astounded when I read that 70% of household pets are on at least one medication!! So, if you have a sick pet or want to improve the health of your pet, I strongly suggest you give Dr. Sue a call. Her information is below:

Sue Howell, DVM, CVFT, CVA

Thrive Wholistic Veterinary Care

262.289.1028

https://thrivepetvet.com/

 

To continue the pet theme, there is a very powerful documentary that will be available for free viewing called The Truth About Pet Cancer. It looks to be very interesting and eye opening. To view the trailer and sign up click here: https://thetruthaboutpetcancer.com/sneak-peek/.

You can also get a free e-book Pet Health Secrets from the producers of the documentary by clicking here: https://thetruthaboutpetcancer.com/ebook/

 

The Three Most Important Pet Food Facts I Learned

First, while most mammals such as humans have amylase in their saliva cats and dogs do not. This is highly significant and helps to explain even further why our pets have become so sick from their highly processed and high carbohydrate foods. Amylase is an enzyme to digest carbohydrates. This means that in cats and dogs carbohydrates are not digested at all until they reach the small intestines. With a higher than natural amount of carbohydrates in their diets, this is likely interfering with their digestion and contributing to the development of diseases as they are not able to efficiently digest, process, and utilize a high amount of carbohydrates.

Second, variety is very important. While the main stream veterinary medicine tells you that feeding your pet the same food is good for your pet, otherwise they will have digestive issues, the exact opposite is actually true. Because they are eating the same food they lose some of the ability to digest a variety of foods, thus resulting in the digestive problems. A variety of foods also ensures that they get all the nutrients they need from a variety of sources.

Third, the nutritional diets designed for pets and described on pet food labels are based on the minimum of specific nutrients they need. This is similar in that the daily recommended nutrient for humans is actually the minimum amount of a specific vitamin or mineral you will not get a specific disease associated with a vitamin deficiency. These are not recommendations for vital health. As we all know, the minimum is not the optimal!

 

Remember: You Were Designed to Feel Good!!

My focus remains on humans, and here is a recent quote from a happy client:

“I am amazed at how good I feel and how quickly I felt better after seeing you and getting sincerely on board with my health.  With your expertise and my desire I am seeing a huge improvement in my health and am excited to see where I will be in a month (my next appointment).  I am energized and enthusiastic to continue my progress and am thankful for your guidance and knowledge.” C.K.

March 2018 Newsletter: Take A Break From The Madness!!

It’s that time of the year – March Madness!! This month’s newsletter will be brief as I have my own version of March Madness under way!! A very busy client schedule and an upcoming trip to one of my favorite learning opportunities of the year – Concordia 2018 – presented by Physica Energetics. I’ve mentioned in the past one of the favorite parts of my job is learning new information to benefit my clients. Each time I go to one of these seminars I come back with new pearls of wisdom to share.

A couple of reminders…

Reminder 1: I will be out of the office Tuesday, March 6 through Friday March 9 to attend a seminar. I will be back in the office Monday, March 12. Please let me know if you need to pick up any supplements next Monday March 5th and I will gladly have them ready for you.

Reminder 2: My next Open House will be March 29 at 7:15 PM. I have a special guest, Dr. Sue Howell, DVM, CVFT, CVA, the owner of Thrive Holistic Veterinary Care in Thiensville. Here’s a link to her website: https://thrivepetvet.com/.

In a nutshell, Sue does what I do, but for your dog or cat! She also does acupuncture on pets with great results!! Our dog Barry enjoyed his session too! And he loves his supplements!!

Green Med Info

In today’s world of “fake news” and “I found this on Google” it is a challenge to find reliable and accurate information. Particularly as it pertains to your health. One of my favorite sites for interesting and provocative information is GreenMedInfo. They cover the whole spectrum from what foods are good for you and why to the vaccine debate!

Click here to take a look: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/.

Happy Clients

The most favorite part of my job is helping people become healthier. There is nothing more satisfying than a client who follows the program and gets awesome results. Here are two of the latest examples.

“I want to thank you so much for helping me get my body back in nutritional health!  All the supplements you had me take were just what my body needed.  My skin rashes have cleared up, I have more energy and alertness, I am able to eat some things I couldn’t before and I feel better overall than I have for a long time!!! I shall definitely recommend you to my friends who are looking for better overall health!!”

“Thank you for that explanation. I really didn’t know the pain would lessen. I thought Dr. [chiropractor] was my only way of getting more comfortable. You are truly a blessing in my life. I’m so thankful Dr. [chiropractor] referred me to you.”

 

February 2018 Newsletter: Spread the Love

 Spread the love this February with the gift of a healthy detox or weight loss program for you and your loved ones.

 

February is here and with that a desire to adopt a healthier lifestyle is a key goal for many people. Every day clients ask me how they can remove toxins and extra body fat to boost their energy levels and lose some weight, particularly the extra pounds they gained over the Holiday Season.

At my last Open House we explored the different types of programs that I offer to achieve your objectives and how to best select one that makes the most sense for your lifestyle. This information is summarized in the two articles below.

The first article explains cleanses, purifications, gut cleanses, and weight loss programs to help you decide what is appropriate for you and why these programs can be a success or a failure. The second article discusses why people do not always achieve their weight loss goals on these programs.

What’s Right for You? Detoxification, Weight Loss, or Gut Cleanse?

This is the time of year when we re-focus on our health. There are a couple of reasons for that. First, it is a New Year, so it is time to make changes – eat better, exercise more, and lose weight. Second, many of us recognize the Holiday Season took its toll. We notice a few extra pounds, an overall sensation of not feeling our best, and it seems we’re either getting sick or fighting off a cold or flu. Then the natural human desire to feel better takes hold.

We look for a solution, something to make us feel better. This is typically some type of “diet” or “weight loss program” or “cleanse.” There are many programs to choose from, but the important question is what is best for you. In determining that you need to understand the different types of programs available.

I classify programs into three main categories: purification or detoxification programs, gut purification programs, and weight loss programs.

For the rest of the article click here: What’s Right for You?

Are You Weight Loss Resistant?

Ever notice what happens at the beginning of the year?  The New Year’s resolution.  This is the year you vow to get healthier, to lose those extra pounds, and to keep them off.  The health clubs are jammed with others making the same resolution.  There are lines of people waiting to use the stepping machines and the exercise bikes.  But, within a few short weeks the crowds disappear and there are no more lines.

Why does this happen?  You’ve cut back on the alcohol, are eating salads for lunch, skipping a meal here and there, and are working out hard at the gym.  Yet the pounds are not flying off.  This is not uncommon as over 95% of all diets end in disappointment.  However, don’t be discouraged.  If you read on you’ll learn how you can get lasting results.

For the rest of the article click here: Are You Weight Loss Resistant?

What’s Right for You? Detoxification, Weight Loss, or Gut Cleanse?

This is the time of year when we re-focus on our health. There are a couple of reasons for that. First, it is a New Year, so its time to make changes – eat better, exercise more, and lose weight. Second, many of us recognize the Holiday Season took its toll. We notice a few extra pounds, an overall sensation of not feeling our best, and it seems we’re either getting sick or fighting off a cold or flu. Then the natural human desire to feel better takes hold.

We look for a solution, something to make us feel better. This is typically some type of “diet” or “weight loss program” or “cleanse.” There are many programs to choose from, but the important question is what is best for you. In determining that you need to understand the different types of programs available.

I classify programs into three main categories: purification or detoxification programs, gut purification programs, and weight loss programs.

Purification or detoxification programs aim to improve the overall functioning of your body by removing toxins from your body. These toxins come from the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe (both indoor and outdoor pollutants), personal care products, and household products. Your body has three ways to deal with toxins. It can remove them – this is the optimal method, or it can hide them in body fat or deposit them in other tissues. The last two options are less than optimal. Once the toxins are placed in fat or other tissues we begin to experience a variety of symptoms.

Typical symptoms of toxicity include: chronic fatigue, constipation, gas and bloating, poor digestion, bad breath, inability to lose weight, headaches, mood swings, brain fog, joint pain and stiffness, sensitivities to smells, frequent colds, chronic infections, skin rashes, and hives. This can lead to long-term effects on the body that impact reproduction, development, brain function, endocrine system function, and immune system function.

Purification or detoxification programs target and support the body’s main organs of detoxification – the liver and kidneys, as well as the lymph, blood, skin, colon, and lungs. The programs include nutritional supplements to support these organs and drive detoxification and a clean diet to limit toxins entering the body.

During the purification or detoxification process the first couple of days are usually the most difficult as toxins begin to be released and the body is adjusting. But as the program progresses most people feel better – they have more energy, think clearer, sleep better, and lose weight.

I generally believe this is the best and safest place to start for one very important reason – the toxins that are stored in fat.

A weight loss program is designed to help you lose weight and burn fat. These programs will also feature a healthy diet, but the supplements are more designed to burn and reduce fat. Generally, there is no support for your detoxification organs. So, what can happen is the body can begin to dump toxins and there is no support to detoxify. This can result in a variety of symptoms occurring while losing weight. I can provide a real-life story of a client’s experience on the Whole30 program. This is a wonderful way of eating, a program I certainly encourage, and will support weight loss. However, I have heard of cases of a week of headaches while doing the program. In this case there was a dump of toxins from the fat into the blood stream with no mechanism for supporting detoxification.

My recommendation is for most clients to do a detoxification program first and follow that with a weight loss program.

There are three reasons why a weight loss program may not be effective. First, there are instances when a person loses very few pounds on a program. In this case the body will not allow the fat to be burned and the subsequent release of toxins. The body is protecting itself from these dangerous toxins entering the blood stream where they can cause damage. Second, there may be a hormonal imbalance which is keeping the body in a fat storage mode. For more information on that click here: https://brwellness.com/?p=1100. Third, a bacterial imbalance in the gut.

There is significant current research suggesting the composition of one’s gut bacteria plays a major role in how much fat a person has on their body. People who are fat have a different gut bacteria composition than those who are thin. What has not been established is which comes first (the chicken or the egg?). Are there certain types of bacteria that make someone fat or once someone becomes fat do they tend to have a certain type of bacteria? Regardless, if that bacteria mix is prevalent, the person will not lose weight.

This is one of the times a gut cleanse program is needed. The gut cleanse programs target the digestive system. Gut cleanse programs will feature supplements to help digest food and to clean the intestinal tract with herbs and nutritionals that are anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. This helps to remove bad bacteria, fungus, yeast, or parasites that may be impacting your health. Gut cleanse programs also feature a healthier and cleaner diet.  Notice how this is consistent among all the programs suggesting that in all cases it is essential to eat healthier if you want to improve your health.

As you can see there are a variety of scenarios to consider in selecting the correct program for you. Therefore, I recommend a consultation to review your objectives and current health status to best decide.

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.

Are You Weight Loss Resistant?

Ever notice what happens at the beginning of the year?  The New Year’s resolution.  This is the year you vow to get healthier, to lose those extra pounds, and to keep them off.  The health clubs are jammed with others making the same resolution.  There are lines of people waiting to use the stepping machines and the exercise bikes.  But, within a few short weeks the crowds disappear and there are no more lines.

Why does this happen?  You have cut back on the alcohol, are eating salads for lunch, skipping a meal here and there, and are working out hard at the gym.  Yet the pounds are not flying off.  This is not uncommon as over 95% of all diets end in disappointment.  However, don’t be discouraged.  If you read on you’ll learn how you can get lasting results.

We are told the formula is simple – less food plus more exercise equals less weight.

Truth be told, the formula is much more complex.  You may be what is termed by leading nutritionists as “weight loss resistant.”  What does this mean?  Put simply it means having difficulty or an inability to lose weight.  There are several factors that contribute to this and here’s how:

  • Chronic stress – raises cortisol which breaks down muscle, puts sugar in the blood stream, and promotes fat storage which increases the likelihood of insulin resistance; and lowers DHEA (an anti-aging, libido stimulating, and fat burning hormone).
  • Insulin resistance – blocks the burning of fat, causes fat storage around the abdomen, and causes inflammation.
  • Hormone imbalances – imbalances of estrogen and progesterone in women promote fat storing; low DHEA and testosterone in men and women reduce the ability to burn fat and build muscle; high estrogen in men promotes fat storage; and high progesterone in women promotes insulin resistance.
  • Hypothyroidism – muscle building is slowed, metabolism is slowed, sex hormones are not produced sufficiently and are out of balance, and general low energy and fatigue.
  • Brain chemical imbalance – neurotransmitter imbalances cause cravings and inappropriate eating behaviors.
  • Chronic sleep deprivation – increases cortisol, creates sugar cravings, lowers thyroid function, lowers energy, and increases appetite.
  • Low Fat Free Mass – a low muscle mass to fat mass ratio keeps metabolism slow (this is often a result from chronic dieting).
  • Food allergies – can cause cellular fluid retention or “false fat” and create cravings for these foods.
  • Gut dysbiosis and yeast overgrowth – healthy bacteria is an important part of digestion as they consume calories, otherwise an increase of fat storage.
  • Toxic burden – disrupts pH balance in gut, blood, and tissues; slows metabolic rate; disrupts absorption of minerals; disrupts hormone receptor sites creating imbalances; and lowers thyroid function (hypothyroidism).

Most programs just measure pounds lost and are successful in that realm.  However, that is only part of the picture.  Soon after the program is completed the weight begins to come back on.  The reason – 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.  Working with a qualified nutrition consultant you can determine your areas of weight loss resistance and develop a plan to address them.  As these areas are brought back into balance your metabolism will improve, enabling you to lose weight in a healthy manner.  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.

 

January 2018 Newsletter: Happy New Year, Open House and Start the Year Off With A Cleanse!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season and is rearing and ready to go for a Healthy and Happy 2018!

With the start of the New Year there is no better time for a cleanse!! While picking up the exercise is important, it all starts with what you are eating and the 14 day cleanse is the best way to clean up your diet! As mentioned in last month’s newsletter I will be hosting several one-hour group meetings to learn about cleansing. See below for dates and times and special pricing.

My next Open House will be Thursday, January 25 at my office at 7:15 PM. Note the slightly later starting time as I want to give the parking lot a few more minutes to clear out from the dinner crowd at the restaurant. There will be two topics.

Topic 1: Why Cleanse?

Topic 2: Quantum Physics and You!! (Hint: How and why the EMF Phone Chips, EMF Key Chains, Food Freshness Card, and Sleep Chips work!)

 

Open House

Quantum Physics and You – sounds like a very strange title, so what is it all about? At the next Open House, I will be featuring and talking about the products from Nature’s Frequencies. Many of you are already using them – the EMF Phone Chips, the EMF Key Chain, the Sleep Chip, and the Food Freshness Card – to name a few.

At my last Open House, I joked that I was about to risk my career with a demonstration of the Food Freshness Card. Here is what happened. I have samples of a certain bone broth protein that I was muscle testing on many clients because I was strongly considering selling it. However, it failed every test! I asked a colleague of mine who sells it if she tested it on people and she said yes, but everything that comes into the office is put on the Food Freshness Card. So, I decided to try that first in the privacy of one client, which proved successful, so I took the big chance at the Open House and sure enough it worked again. Once the product was on the Food Freshness Card for a few minutes it passed the muscle test!

There is a lot more information on the Nature’s Frequencies website. You can see independent studies of how food stayed fresh longer using the card and read multiple testimonials. Here’s the website: http://www.naturesfrequencies.com/

To read more about the dangers of EMFs click here:

The book, Zapped by Ann Louise Gittleman – http://annlouise.com/books/zapped/

EMF resources – http://annlouise.com/books/zapped/zapped-resources/

At the next Open House, I will repeat the demonstration and go into more detail as to why these products work and have product specials!! I hope to see you there!

Food Freshness Card – $50

EMF Cell Phone Chips – $10

EMF Key Chain – $35

 

Cleanse Group Meetings

Had a rough Holiday Season or just feel like losing some weight or feeling a bit healthier? Well, there is no better way than to start the New Year off then with a 14-day Cleanse. I have decided to offer three one-hour group meetings for you to come learn about the cleanse and hopefully purchase your own kit. At this meeting I will be specifically discussing the 14-day Cleanse, but the basic principles apply to all the cleanses I offer. As an added incentive you will receive a sample of five protein bars from Designs for Health with each cleanse purchased. These can be used as a healthy snack during the cleanse.

Here are the dates and times of the meetings that will all be held at my office. Please register early as seating is limited at each session.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Monday, January 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:30 PM

December 2017 Newsletter: Happy Holidays, The Gut, The Cleanse, and a Flash Sale

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone had a very nice Thanksgiving and is now looking forward to the rest of the Holiday season – Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Recently I had a very interesting conversation with one of my clients. She and her husband just completed the 14 Day Cleanse and were both extremely pleased with the results in terms of weight loss and overall health. She asked me, “Do you ever watch Dr. Oz?” I said I did not and somewhat facetiously commented that most of what he talks about I have known for several years. Her reply caught my attention! That may be true for me, but to most clients the information is likely new, and I should talk about it. So, that’s what I’m doing!

Apparently, the latest from Dr. Oz is that your health is all about the condition of your gut. Specifically, what is happening with your personal environment or flora (the bacteria, yeasts, etc. that live in your digestive tract). I’m excited to announce that I now have access to a new stool test called GI-MAP that tells you exactly what is going on in your gut and what to do about it. See below for more details on the test and some articles about the gut.

My next Open House will be in February at my office. The date and time will be announced in the January newsletter. Below is a brief preview of the topic – Quantum Physics and You!! (Hint: How and why the EMF Phone Chips, EMF Key Chains, Food Freshness Card, and Sleep Chips work!)

As we approach the New Year, come January some of you will say, “time for a cleanse!” I will be hosting several one-hour group meetings to learn about cleansing. See below for dates and times and special pricing.

Also, I’m having a FLASH SALE of 20% off Vital Proteins whey protein and bone broth collagen products and a few select others. See below for details. Quantities are limited so product availability will be on a first come first serve basis.

It’s All About the Gut

There is no shortage of health news articles about the importance of the gut and your personal flora. I have touched on that subject several times in the past. I have discussed identification via stool and saliva testing, blood testing, and muscle testing.

Here’s the latest – the GI-MAP™ a DNA Stool Analysis from Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. The test assesses everyone’s microbiome, identifies healthy and unhealthy microorganisms, and provides a personalized nutritional protocol. The test costs $359 prepaid and may be covered by insurance. You can pick up a test kit from me, you pay the lab directly, and you consult with me regarding the results. For more information on the test click here: http://diagnosticsolutionslab.com/

Here are some of my recent postings on this topic:

What Not to Bring Home from Your Summer Vacation: https://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=757

Getting Rid of Unwanted Guests: https://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=767

It’s All About the Gut and the Gut Balance Program: https://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=53

Preview of Next Open House

Quantum Physics and You – sounds like a very strange title, so what is it all about? At the next Open House, I will be featuring and talking about the wonderful products from Nature’s Frequencies. Many of you are already using them – the EMF Phone Chips, the EMF Key Chain, the Sleep Chip, and the Food Freshness Card – to name a few.

At my last Open House, I joked that I was about to risk my career with a demonstration of the Food Freshness Card. Here is what happened. I have samples of a certain bone broth protein that I was muscle testing on many clients because I was strongly considering selling it. However, it failed every test! I asked a colleague of mine who sells it if she tested it on people and she said yes, but everything that comes into the office is put on the Food Freshness Card. So, I decided to try that first in the privacy of one client, which proved successful, so I took the big chance at the Open House and sure enough it worked again. Once the product was on the Food Freshness Card for a few minutes it passed the muscle test!

There is a lot more information on the Nature’s Frequencies website. You can see independent studies of how food stayed fresh longer using the card and read multiple testimonials. Here’s the website: http://www.naturesfrequencies.com/

To read more about the dangers of EMFs click here:

The book, Zapped by Ann Louise Gittleman – http://annlouise.com/books/zapped/

EMF resources – http://annlouise.com/books/zapped/zapped-resources/

At the next Open House, I will repeat the demonstration and go into more detail as to why these products work and have product specials!! I hope to see you there!

Cleanse Group Meetings

Had a rough Holiday Season or just feel like losing some weight or feeling a bit healthier? Well, there is no better way than to start the New Year off then with a 14-day Cleanse. I have decided to offer three one-hour group meetings for you to come learn about the cleanse and hopefully purchase your own kit. At this meeting I will be specifically discussing the 14-day Cleanse, but the basic principles apply to all the cleanses I offer. As an added incentive you will receive a sample of five protein bars from Designs for Health with each cleanse purchased. These can be used as a healthy snack during the cleanse.

Here are the dates and times of the meetings that will all be held at my office. Please register early as seating is limited at each session.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Monday, January 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Flash Sale

I’m having a FLASH SALE of 20% off Vital Proteins products and a few select others. See below for details. Quantities are limited so product availability will be on a first come first serve basis.

Vital Proteins products:

Collagen Whey – Cocoa & Coconut Water

Collagen Whey – Vanilla & Coconut Water

Organic Chicken Bone Broth Collagen

Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth Collagen

Marine Collagen

Other products:

20% off Zgluten – in case you’re planning a gluten overload during the Holiday Season!!

Food Freshness Card – $50

EMF Cell Phone Chips – $10

EMF Key Chain – $35

Thermal Imaging Scans Available December 28

On December 28 from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM, Jenny Steger from The Longevity Center will again be offering thermal scans at my office. DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging or Thermography) is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that allows the examiner to visualize and quantify changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared scanning device is used to convert infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color on a monitor. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram.

To learn more about The Longevity Center and thermography and to set an appointment click here: http://www.longevitythermography.com/index.php.