Happy Summer - August 2012 Newsletter

The Dog Days

For most of us it seems we already had the Dog Days of August - in July!  The drought has had significant effects on our farmers, particularly the small farmers trying to provide us with fresh, healthy and natural foods.  We should all continue our support of them in whatever way we can.

The Summer is always a good time to catch up on our reading.  For me, I’ve gone back to one of the first books I read on nutrition, the classic work by Dr. Weston A. Price – Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.  I speak frequently of the Weston Price Foundation and encourage you to read this book and visit their web site (www.westonaprice.org).  

I’ve also been listening to a series of recordings of the 1950’s and 1960’s lectures of Dr. Royal Lee, the founder of Standard Process among other companies.  Dr. Lee frequently refers to the needless deaths from heart disease and diabetes as the fastest growing disease we face.  Sounds similar to today!  And this is what I can never quite get over – they (Dr. Price, Dr. Lee and many others) predicted in the 1930’s and 1950’s the exact health problems we are experiencing today across the board:  heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, mental illness, cancer, etc.

Digestion: What to Do (A Self Help Guide)

Here are some recommendations to reduce symptoms of acid reflux.  Drinking eight ounces of water about 30 minutes prior to a meal supplies fluid to form sufficient amounts of gastric juices.  Once you begin the meal drink no more than a cup of additional fluid.  If you can, it is best not to drink at all. By drinking liquids, even water, you are reducing the acidity of the stomach, so it needs to work harder.  My grandmother never drank with her meals and now I understand why! 

I’m Glad to Help
Here’s a thank you that I just received from a client (female, late 40’s).  Her major complaints were weight gain, lack of energy, moodiness – pretty typical of what I see. My response to her is that she is very welcome.  However, she did all the hard work!  My job is easy (well sort of).  I offer the information.  But, in our modern world, it is not always easy to comply – but when you do this is what happens:

“I'm doing great thanks to you.

I'm still following the eating plan; no sugar, or white anything, nothing with gluten, just clean
organic food.  I'm happy with my weight, of course I'd like to lose a bit more, but not sure how.

I'm so happy that I came to see you because I feel better now than I ever have.  I have energy like an
eighteen year old, my stomach doesn't hurt, and I actually feel happy. 

Again, thank you for giving me my life back!”

Bernard Rosen, PhD is a Nutrition Consultant and Educator. He works with individuals, groups, and at corporations to create individualized nutrition and wellness programs. He has offices in Thiensville and Glendale, 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.