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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

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

 

March 2019 Newsletter: March Madness – What’s the Right Diet for Me?

While filling out your NCAA Tournament Bracket can be challenging, nothing can be more maddening than trying to figure out your optimal diet. There are so many options and opinions, all claiming to be the best! The truth is that we are all different – different genes, different histories, different life circumstances, different metabolisms – and all these factors affect our health and what is the best diet for you. As a base line it is important to eat clean and healthy food, but after that the mixture of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats is not going to be the same for everyone.

One of the latest trending diets is the Keto Diet. At first all we heard was the successes, but now more and more nutritionists are writing about how it is not the perfect diet for everyone. In this month’s feature article, I offer my thoughts on the subject. See below for “To Keto or Not…That is the Question.”

Susana and I are just back from our trip to Australia. It was one of the most beautiful places we have visited. Charming cities, breath-taking landscapes, and wonderful people. If it is not on your bucket list you may want to reconsider!

Exciting news: I am making this one-time special offer for new clients to save $100 on their initial consult if they are referred by existing clients or readers of this newsletter! This offer is good for the month of March only. This is a great time for you to remind your loved ones, friends, and colleagues that you have encouraged to make an appointment, that NOW is the time!

To Keto or Not…That is The Question

It seems everybody is talking about the Keto Diet. You may have tried it yourself, or you may know someone who has tried it. It may have worked great or not. Any outcome is possible, as with all diets it is critical to remember we all have different body chemistries and what works for one could be difficult for someone else.

In this article we will look at the history of the Keto Diet, the positives, the negatives, and why it may or may not work for you. For the rest of the article click here: https://brwellness.com/?p=1282

Additional Sources for Keto Diet Information

Here’s some additional sources for information on the Keto Diet:

This is one of my favorites that I have linked to in the past: https://www.dietdoctor.com/

This one from Harvard gives you the mainstream take on it, so I find that interesting: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/should-you-try-the-keto-diet

Here’s from Mr. BulletProof: https://blog.bulletproof.com/keto-diet-beginners-guide/

And here’s a couple from Ann Louise Gittleman: https://annlouise.com/2019/01/08/is-keto-actually-your-kryptonite-why-keto-doesnt-work-for-everyone/

And https://annlouise.com/2018/03/13/the-ketogenic-diets-fatal-flaw-the-con-of-going-keto/

And one last blog from James Templeton: https://unikeyhealth.com/blogs/health-keys/keto-craze-or-cure

Success Story – GI Upsets No More

“I have been suffering with GI upset for years and could never figure out what the problem was. I tried giving up certain foods that I thought were the source of the problem however I continued to run to the bathroom after almost every meal. I had seen a few doctors and they just kept telling me it was IBS and sent me on my way but I was still suffering and wanted an answer. I was referred to Bernie by a friend and boy am I glad I saw him! He figured out that I had a mold that was causing the upset as well as a few foods that I was sensitive to that I ate pretty frequently. After only a few short months of taking supplements and avoiding dairy and cashews I actually forgot that I used to have any digestion problems in the first place! Even my friends and family have noticed the difference! I am now eating the right foods for my body, taking supplements to get rid of the mold, and I am no longer going to the bathroom 5-6 times a day!”  K.T.

To Keto or Not…That is The Question

It seems everybody is talking about the keto diet. You may have tried it yourself, or you may know someone who has tried it. It may have worked great or not. Any outcome is possible, as with all diets it is critical to remember we all have different body chemistries and what works for one could be difficult for someone else.

In this article we will look at the history of the keto diet, the positives, the negatives, and why it may or may not work for you. For more information on the keto diet, I recommend the website www.dietdoctor.com.

Like most trendy diets, the keto diet is not new. The concept has been around for many years (it was designed in 1923 by Dr. Russell Wilder at the Mayo Clinic for the treatment of epilepsy) and was initially found to be helpful in reducing seizures in children. Studies have shown it to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Others have used it as an anti-cancer diet. The current trend is focused on weight loss.

The keto diet is a low carbohydrate, moderate protein, high fat diet. By limiting carbohydrates, the body will enter the metabolic state of ketosis, meaning it is breaking fat into ketones to meet its energy requirements. It uses these ketones (instead of the glucose from carbohydrates or protein) as its source of energy. Protein is also restricted as it can be converted into glucose which would take you out of ketosis. A typical ratio of nutrient consumption based on 2000 calories a day might look like 165 grams of fat, 40 grams of carbs, and 75 grams of protein. This is approximately 75% of calories from fats, 20% from proteins, and 5% from carbohydrates. Naturally, this will vary by person, but the key point is the high fat.

Those successful on the keto diet will lose weight and will report feeling fuller with fewer cravings, while boosting their mood, mental focus and overall energy. Like most diets, the keto diet presents the challenge of staying on the diet, in this case meaning to stay in ketosis. In order to do so you must maintain the ratio of nutrients that keep you in ketosis.

Those not successful will struggle on the diet and report low energy, stomach upset, and flu-like symptoms. Why does this happen? Two main reasons: an increase in toxicity and a challenged or missing gallbladder.

An increase in toxicity can occur when fat cells release stored toxins. We store toxins in our fat cells. As our body accesses the fat for energy these toxins are released into the blood stream. If there is not additional support for the detoxification organs (liver and kidneys) this toxicity produces the symptoms of the “keto flu” – nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, stomach ache, headache, irritability, weakness, muscle cramps and soreness, dizziness, poor concentration, difficulty sleeping, and sugar cravings.

The second point may be even more critical – a challenged or missing gallbladder. Despite what is often presented in the mainstream, the gallbladder is a very important organ. The gallbladder plays a critical role in the digestion of fats. The gallbladder stores and releases bile that is used to emulsify fats so they can be digested. Bile also alkalizes the small intestine, removes fat soluble toxins, and supports pancreatic digestive enzymes. So, it is obvious that if your gallbladder has been removed or it is under stress, you will not digest fats which will also product symptoms mentioned above as the “keto flu.” For more information on the gallbladder I suggest you read my article, The Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas – Behind the Scenes Helpers of Digestion found athttps://brwellness.com/?p=121

However, all is not lost! There are supplements that may help prevent the “keto flu.” There are a variety of detoxification support and bile products that may provide enough support for your body.

The keto diet is not for people with chronic health conditions.  It can stress the heart and kidneys and some people may become dehydrated.

Being on the keto diet long term may be challenging, especially limiting carbohydrates. If you are not careful you can find yourself out of ketosis which means the weight loss will stop. Remember the keto diet is high in fat, not protein. If you eat too much protein your body will convert the excess into glucose which will also take you out of ketosis.

The most important point to remember from all of this is that we are all different. There is no single diet that is right for everyone. There are certain fundamentals that are true. We all need clean sources of food – proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. I believe it is also universal that everyone will benefit from eating more organic vegetables and consuming less sugar and avoiding artificial sweeteners and trans-fats.

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.

Pearls of Wisdom from Ann Louise Gittleman

This past week at my Open House we discussed Ann Louise Gittleman’s latest masterpiece Radical Metabolism. We were blessed to have Ann Louise join us live via Skype. She reviewed the key concepts which make her new approach to healthy eating “radical” and then we were treated to a thirty-minute Q & A session. Ann Louise offered a few pearls of wisdom which I will share below.

Let’s start with what makes Radical Metabolism so radical. As usual, Ann Louise is rewriting the rules of nutrition. Even with all the efforts to eat clean, avoid gluten, and drinking lots of bone broth and Kombucha, we still struggle with our overall health. The book discusses the use of specific foods to drive digestion and metabolism, support the gall bladder and thyroid, burn fat and strengthen muscles. You learn how to reduce exposure to toxins that are in some of the popular “healing” foods and to clean up your kitchen. If you are interested in nutrition and care about your long-term health, I urge you to read this book! To order your own copy click here: RADICAL METABOLISM

Pearl #1 – Iron and Ferritin

Ann Louise discussed how excess iron may be at the root of a variety of health problems. Her advice is to get your ferritin level checked. Ferritin is a measure of stored iron in your blood. It is different than the basic iron level that is typically done in a blood test. “Normal” ranges for men are 20 to 500 nanograms per milliliter and for women 20 to 200 nanograms per milliliter. As you well know, “normal” does not mean “healthy.” Ann Louise recommends ferritin levels less than 100. Where do we get excess iron and ferritin from? We get excess iron from meat, cookware, and iron fortified foods.  Coffee, wine, and dairy BLOCK iron absorption furthering the problem.

Pearl #2 – The Importance of Cookware

Ann Louise stressed while what we eat is very important, just as critical is how we cook our food! She advises to avoid aluminum in all forms. Do not use aluminum foil in cooking, use parchment paper instead. Do not use aluminum in cookware and you need to be aware that aluminum is often hidden in cookware such as stainless steel. Pure stainless steel is fine. She explained a simple test to check your cookware. Use a magnet – if the magnet sticks it is pure. Aluminum is non-magnetic, so the magnet will not stick if aluminum is in the pot.

Here’s some brands and types of cookware she recommended: Saladmaster for stainless steel; Romertopf for glazed clay; and Le Creuset for enameled covered cast iron.

Pearl #3 – Tea and Coffee

One of the biggest surprises of the night was Ann Louise’s response concerning green tea! She stated that it and other conventional teas, such as black, white, and green (non-herbal) accumulate fluoride. The only form of tea she liked was Oolong.

Coffee was also discussed. This is another topic where you get a variety of opinions from nutrition experts. Ann Louise believes there are many health benefits to coffee, particularly to charge the metabolism. It is important to recognize that some people cannot handle caffeine. You may be one of them, such as I am. She does place limits on daily consumption and the sources. Coffee must be organic, and she recommended Purity Coffee as the cleanest available.

Pearl #4 – Bitters

A key part of charging your metabolism is the use of bitters to aid digestion. She advised they be consumed 20 minutes before a meal. To learn more about bitters please read the book.

Pearl #5 – Grapefruit

To charge metabolism and fuel weight loss Ann Louise recommended to each ½ of a pink grapefruit before each meal.

November 2018 Newsletter: What’s in Your Gut?

I’m excited to announce our November 15 Open House – Let’s Get Radical: Healthy Strategies for the New Year! Over the last few months I have been talking and writing about Ann Louise Gittleman’s new book, Radical Metabolism. Last week Susana and I began our own personal experiences and were very pleased with the results. Susana and I completed the 4-Day Radical Intensive Cleanse Program. This week we are beginning the next phase, the 21-Day Program.  Earlier this year I read Dr. Andre Camelli’s Cracking the Code: Unlock Your Genetic Potential. I believe that these two books can form the foundation for your personal ongoing healthy lifestyle program. At the November 15 Open House, we will discuss the important concepts in these books, raffle some books, and enjoy the tastes of the 4-Day Intensive Cleanse soup and juices. And, we will even hear from Ann Louise herself via Skype!

This month’s newsletter is packed with great information including: a look at a new tool we can use to solve your gut issues – the GI-MAP test; the second installment in the what to eat and why series – The Power of Protein; my colleague Vanessa Teff’s excellent article on breast cancer awareness versus breast cancer prevention; and a couple of client success stories. Enjoy!

Open House: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:15

You’re invited to an Open House: LET’S GET RADICAL: HEALTHY STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW YEAR TWO BOOK REVIEWS, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:15 – 8:30 PM.

Book One – Special Guest Author Ann Louise Gittleman will introduce her latest best seller Radical Metabolism. Ann Louise will join us via Skype for a brief introduction to her book. I will review all the key points and explain what makes this new approach truly radical.

“Want to see what the experts will be saying in twenty-five years? Simply see what (Ann Louise) is saying now.” Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Book Two – Are you ready to unleash your healing potential and transform your life now? Then you will want to hear about Dr. Andre Camelli’s Cracking the Code: Unlock Your Genetic Potential. Featuring his 21-Day Genetic Jump Start Program!

Come and taste the Radical Metabolism 4-Day Intensive Cleanse soup and juices.  Join the raffle for free books! Seating is limited. Please RSVP to bernie@brwellness.com or call 262-389-9907.

What’s in Your Gut?

Capital One used to run commercials asking, “What’s in your wallet?” Many of us question what is in our gut. Now you can a specific answer, as several clients are now doing with the GI-MAP test. The GI-MAP is offered by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. This stool test utilizes cutting edge, Quantitative PCR technology to provide a true DNA/PCR based stool test. This technology has high sensitivity, specificity and a rapid turnaround. The GI pathogens include bacteria, parasites and viruses. Continuing with this platform, the GI-MAP measures opportunistic organisms, normal flora, fungi, parasites and antibiotic resistance genes. It also includes immunologic markers for GI health and function including SIgA, Elastase, Calprotectin and Anti-gliadin testing.

To learn more about the GI-MAP and Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory click here: https://www.diagnosticsolutionslab.com/

This test can be life changing! Here’s what one of my clients had to say:

“For months I was having some serious GI problems that my Gastroenterologist could not diagnose.  Decided to seek out consultation with Bernie at the suggestion of a friend.  Bernie suggested [the GI-MAP] test and it was discovered that I had an intestinal parasite along with some other things that were causing GI issues and bloating.  Bernie suggested some supplements and diet changes and I am happy to say that after 4 short months my GI issues have completely cleared up, I’ve lost 12 pounds, and have gained an abundance of energy!  I feel better than ever and attribute it to Bernie’s thoughtful and careful suggestions and support.  I highly recommend his services!” B.P.

The Power of Protein

While trendy diets come and go, what does not change is how the human body functions and the nutrients required for optimal health. There are disagreements and various interpretations of how much of each nutrient one should consume. Search the internet and you can find a study to support most any opinion. Ultimately this has led to mass confusion. As one of my clients recently said to me, “It’s kind of interesting when you think about it – how we are the only animals that do not know what to eat!”

In the spirit of helping you to understand what to eat and why, here is the second installment of four articles. Last month I provided an overview of each macronutrient (protein, carbohydrate, and fat). This month we begin a deeper exploration, beginning with The Power of Protein.

Protein provides the structural basis for our body: building and repairing our muscles, ligaments, tendons, nails, hair, organs, glands, blood, hormones, neurotransmitters, cell receptor sites, antibodies, and enzymes.  As you read and learn about what protein does in your body, please consider this question – are you eating enough protein?

To learn more about the benefits of protein, where protein comes from, the healthiest forms of protein to eat, and how much protein you should consume click here: https://brwellness.com/?p=1215.

Breast Cancer Awareness vs. Prevention

Thanks to Vanessa Teff for allowing me to post her October newsletter.  Vanessa can be reached at: Optimum Vitality, 6654 University Ave, Middleton, WI 53562. Phone number: (608) 828-6312.  Website: https://www.optimumfunction.com/

October is breast cancer awareness month. I’m sure you’ve heard that statement before. The car dealerships are showing support with pink lights. The football players are wearing pink shoes. The cashiers are asking for a small donation to be sent to charity. Pink everything is being sold. Does bringing awareness to an issue help? It certainly does spread the word. However, awareness is not the same as prevention.

The tricky part about breast cancer is that 70 – 80% of diagnoses are not genetic. If that doesn’t catch you by surprise, read that statement again. Those of us without the gene are nearly just as likely and possibly, more likely to be at risk. Statistics tell us that 1 out of 3 women will get cancer. What a sobering statistic.

To read the rest of the article click here: https://brwellness.com/?p=1230.

Vanessa also discusses the relationship between EMFs and soft tissue cancers. To learn more about the dangers of EMFs click here: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/can-you-really-be-allergic-wifi-and-cell-phones.

Client Success Stories

“I reached out to Bernie after hearing positive outcomes for two colleagues who see him.  I trust their perspectives, had some idea of what his recommendations would involve, and was ready to take on my declining health and wellness!  I was feeling overweight, tired, and simply unwell.

At my first appointment, Bernie identified two food categories to avoid, and I immediately started planning my food menus to reflect his suggestions.  Within just a couple of days, I felt like a different person.  My sleep has been improved, and my energy doesn’t lag during the day as it has for so long.  My digestion is improving, and I haven’t felt hungry or deprived, which has often been the case when trying to make healthier changes in the past.

I look forward to continued improvements in my overall health and wellness and appreciate Bernie’s patience and availability for follow-up questions!” K.L.

“Thanks again for all your help in balancing my gut issues. The dark circles and bags under my eyes have been greatly reduced. My skin rashes have all cleared up.  My digestion is working perfectly!! My thinking is more clear.  I have been able to stop using the prescription Metrogel 1% for rosacea….It’s amazing how your gut affects every part of your body!!!  Your supplements are fantastic!!!” C.W.