Fruits and Vegetables is not One Word! - October Newsletter


Welcome the Fall Season - perhaps my favorite time of the year.  It is also a great time for the purification program, better known among my clients as “the cleanse”.  I started mine this past Monday, after having a bit too much of a birthday celebration!   Since I love to share its joy with others, I’m offering a $15 discount to anyone who starts the cleanse this month.  

I am pleased to announce that I have just completed a new nutrition certification. I am now a Certified Clinician in Whole Food Nutrition (CCWFN) from the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health (IFNH).  The IFNH is a great organization and well worth your support.  You can read more about the organization and my certification at their web site www.ifnh.org.

Last, but not least, I have a few workshops going on this month. 
On October 1 @ 2:00 I’ll be at Haleybird Studios in Wauwatosa presenting my favorite and most popular workshop – Rejuvenation and Relaxation.  On October 5 @ 7:30 I’ll be at GreenSquare Center in Glendale discussing “Ten More Foods You Should Have in Your Healthy Diet.”  And, on October 29 at 1:00 I’ll be in West Bend leading a special yoga class and Yoga Nidra. For a complete listing of all events click here http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2010/05/rosen-wellness-news-and-events.html

ABCs of Nutrition

In looking back at all the past articles and blog posts I’ve done over the last few years I recently realized that I have neglected a most basic topic.  While my articles have spanned a variety of topics this is one I missed, so here it is – a quick overview of the three critical macronutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates.  What they are, what they do in the body, and from what food sources they are available.

Fructose – Fruits and Vegetables is Not One Word

One thing I’ve learned about nutrition over these past few years is that there is always more to learn.  I recently heard this line, “Fruits and vegetables is not one word.”  I forgot exactly who to credit it to, but it is so true.  While the many benefits to fruit and vegetables are highly touted, such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber, there is also one key difference.  Fruit contains fructose or “fruit sugar” which is metabolized differently in the body than other sugars such as sucrose, maltose, lactose, or glucose. This is where the complications arise.  While we can eat pretty much unlimited amounts of vegetables I am now of the strong belief that we should limit our consumption of fruit.  The following article from Dr. Mercola provides all the information you need to know, plus a chart showing you how much fructose is in different fruits.