It’s February, one month in to the New Year. How are you doing with your resolutions? I’ll give myself a “B-” so far. There are a few “A’s” to report. The number of distracting e-mails has been cut significantly. Although, I have noticed that some of them won’t let go and even after repeated attempts to unsubscribe they keep coming! My posts are “positive”, although fewer. I’m enjoying listening to Bob and Brian in the morning, although sometimes I keep listening rather than getting up! I’ve ramped up my meditation practice. The business consulting project that I referred away looks like it will be a dead end, so it is a good thing I didn’t put any of my time into it. And, I’ve been doing my weekly study of The Path of Yoga. Unfortunately, I can only give myself a “C-“ on my book efforts. I’ve begun, but not close to where I need to be. That grade may have been an “F” except that I have begun the basis for one of the Chapters. I call this Chapter “The Body Positive” and you can read about that below. Since I’ve always been a good student, I want “A’s” – so I expect to ramp it up this month!

In other news, January presented many new clients and re-engagement of past clients. Lots of interest in the cleanse/purification program – an all-time favorite of many clients. I’ve also had a very positive response to the new Blood Chemistry Analysis service.

I did have some time to watch some of the DVD I had purchased from the Weston Price Foundation 2011 Conference in London. One of the presenters was Barry Groves. His was an excellent discussion breaking the great calorie myth that has been thrust upon us. You’ll definitely want to read my article below and decide for yourself whether or not all calories count!

Calories – Not Created Equal and Perhaps Not All That Relevant

Many diet and exercise programs are based on us “counting calories” and assuming all calories are created equal. This goes back to the 1870’s and the scientific finding of the First Law of Thermodynamics. We learn from Wikipedia, “The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can be transformed, i.e. changed from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed. It is usually formulated by stating that the change in the internal energy of a system is equal to the amount of heat supplied to the system, minus the amount of work performed by the system on its surroundings.” This theory was applied to the human being. Resulting in the myth that whatever calories we consume through eating we need to burn through activity otherwise these calories will store as fat and we will gain weight.

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Announcing The Body Positive

I have several favorite “nutritional sayings” (as I like to call them) that I use with my clients. One of these stems from the fact that most of us have no idea how our body works. How do I know this? I ask people all the time and I get the same answer. “I didn’t know that.” So here’s my saying “Unfortunately our body did not come with an Owner’s Manual.” One of my main objectives in working with any client is education on how the body works and how this relates to our lifestyle. Over the next year this will be the focus of my writings, newsletters, and postings. The information will be available in a variety of formats – posts on my Rosen Wellness Facebook page, tweets on Twitter, updates on LinkedIn, and articles on my Rosen Wellness blog site. Each writing will be brief and to the point exploring one particular aspect.

I’m calling this undertaking “The Body Positive” and I hope you’ll join me and as you can see there are many options to do so. As I experience every day with my clients, when they know and understand how their body works they make different choices – positive ones leading to improved health and happiness.

I have five simple rules: You are what you eat; you are what you eat eats; you are what you digest; you eat what you are; and balance and moderation. We’ll be exploring these concepts in conjunction with learning some basic anatomy (the parts) and physiology (what the parts do) of the body.

Look for “digestion” coming soon to a social media site near you!