Here we are coming to the end of another year, and a very eventful one at that. Susana and I wish you all a festive holiday season – Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Along with the holiday season, the other big item on many minds is the upcoming Weight Loss season – better known as January! There is a lot of media hype about the latest weight loss treatments. As you can well expect, there are significant downsides to these treatments. See below for an excellent summary written by my good friend Vanessa Teff. The topic is also featured in the Fall 2023 edition of Wise Traditions (from the Weston Price Foundation). Those articles are not yet available to the public, but we will get them to you once they are – probably next month.

I look forward to seeing many of you very soon in Wisconsin! Please let me know if you can not make your appointment or if you need to reschedule. I have opened up time on Sunday afternoon as well to accommodate possible changes.

For my clients here in Idaho, I will be speaking at the Kroc Center this coming Wednesday at 6:30. Admission is free, plus you can use the Kroc facilities!

December 6 – Managing Stress: Simple Dietary Modifications and Relaxation Techniques

While the Holidays bring us joy, they also can cause stress. Stress comes from a variety of sources and is at root cause of many common physical and emotional complaints such as cardiovascular, digestive, energy, and weight issues. Learn the impact of stress on your body, but more importantly learn dietary modifications and relaxation techniques that can reduce its effects.

Comprehensive Wellness Panel Sale

This is also the time of year that DirectLabs puts the Comprehensive Wellness Panel test on sale. This is the test I encourage everyone to get done. This is the lowest price they have ever offered – only $63. Go to to order. And remember you have several months to get the test done.

Weight Loss Injections -What They Are Not Telling You

The following is from my friend Vanessa Teff’s newsletter from September. She did an excellent job of summarizing the situation, so no need for me to reinvent the wheel!

There is another great article in the Weston Price Wise Traditions journal which is not yet available to the public. When it is, I will include it in a newsletter with a link.

Here’s Vanessa:

Eeeeek! The latest “health” craze is once again, CRAZY! If you’re looking to lose weight & stay healthy, stay clear of these injections.

I don’t often touch upon trends & fads. They seem to go just as quickly as they come. However, we have been inundated with questions on the semaglutide injections for weight loss. I’m shocked at how often it is being prescribed by your medical physicians!

For the rest of the article, click here: Weight Loss Injection Downsides

Bernard Rosen, PhD in Holistic Nutrition is a Consultant and Educator. He specializes in muscle testing using Nutrition Response Testing®. Bernie works with individuals, groups, and at corporations to create individualized nutrition and wellness programs. His office is in Coeur d’Alene, ID. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, e-mail at, call (208) 771-6570 or go to