You’ve heard me talk about it many times in the past. You’ve heard me say I am about to do it and invite you to join me. Yes, it is that time of the year again: Spring – the perfect time for the Purification Program. This time of the year also means Spring Break. What exactly are we breaking from? For many it is a time of partying – probably the exact opposite of a “break” for the body. Perhaps this year you should consider a real Spring Break for your body. Give it a break from processing the everyday load of toxins and treat it to three weeks of healthy eating and living. We’ll all be doing spring cleaning of the house, spring cleaning of the yard; so why not add the all important Spring Cleaning of the body. For more information about the Purification Program follow this link or better yet, give me a call and get started on it!

Do You Have a Wheat Belly?

I’m sure many of you have heard of the recently published book called “Wheat Belly.” I have recently finished reading the book and highly recommend it. For those of you who follow my articles and blogs you’ll be familiar with much of the information. So, what makes this book special? It is written by a Milwaukee cardiologist who found himself obese and diabetic from following his own advice. He figured out something was not quite right then fixed himself and subsequently many of his patients by eliminating wheat from the diet. There are a couple of areas where I disagree with him – specifically he is okay with Splenda and soy, but overall he is on the right track. For more information you can go to his blog at

Bernie’s Doing Ashtanga Yoga?

Yes, that’s right. This past week I had the pleasure of hosting David Keil, an anatomy guru and Ashtanga yogi, who was in town for our Yoga Teacher Training program. As an additional offering we had a week of Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga. I had never done the practice before and I loved it! Quite frankly I’d become very lazy with my own yoga practice. I am now re-energized and notice how much better I feel after only eight days of the practice. I can only imagine how good I’ll feel in another month! Thanks David. If you’re looking for a better understanding of yoga and anatomy, check out David’s web site at He has some excellent articles and masterful DVDs. To learn more about Ashtanga Yoga visit And, I’m sure you can find all kinds of information on YouTube.