February 2014 Newsletter: Have A Healthy Heart for Valentine's Day

A Healthy Heart for Valentine’s Day

Coming soon is Valentine’s Day – the holiday of love and the heart.  It only makes sense that to be there for the ones we love it helps to have a healthy heart.  Yet heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in America for both men and women and continues to increase.  To prevent heart disease we are told by the mainstream medical profession to avoid saturated fats and cholesterol.  If you’re reading this newsletter you are likely aware that is not quite true. You know in fact the opposite is true.  We need healthy sources of saturated fat as part of our diet and there is no proof that cholesterol causes heart disease.  Note, I am not saying cholesterol is not associated with heart disease, I am saying it does not cause it.  These are two separate ideas.  The first article of this newsletter features a collection of the top sources of information for you on this topic.

This past month I finished writing the hormone series.  Links to these are in the second article.  This is important because it means I continue to make progress on the book.  And, I had a very interesting meeting just yesterday in Madison with regards to the book.  I don’t want to say anything yet, but I sense you’ll be hearing more soon regarding The Dick Diet!!

The Cholesterol Myth Continues

We often hear warnings about eating foods that contain cholesterol. We are told eating these foods will lead to cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. From this we often form the conclusion that cholesterol is bad. In fact, we are told there is “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol. Yet, the simple truth is that cholesterol is an essential component of human biochemistry - our body requires it and uses it continuously. To read the rest of the article click here: http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2007/10/cholesterol-why-your-body-needs-it.html

This article explains how cholesterol is the mother of all the steroid hormones: http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2014/01/steroid-hormones-part-1-introduction.html

This is from the Weston Price Foundation on the new 2010 food guidelines and why they will lead to more disease rather than less! http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2010/06/usda-dietary-guidelines-for-2010-press.html

This is a link to my good friend Dr. Jonny Bowden’s presentation to the American Nutrition Association about the cholesterol myth: http://jonnybowdenblog.com/american-nutrition-association/

And, if you want a great book on the subject I encourage you to read Dr. Jonny’s book entitled The Great Cholesterol Myth.

And, one more and..Remember you can do it all with food.  Here’s that heart-warming testimonial again that I received last Thanksgiving: http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2013/11/thanks-for-wonderful-thank-you.html

The Steroid Hormones

Cholesterol is the precursor of the all important steroid hormones which we now turn our attention. The sex hormones are a subset of the steroids.  These hormones are made in a variety of organs and their production is linked with sex and life cycle.  We will briefly discuss Pregnenolone, DHEA, and Cortisol, while our main emphasis will be on Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone (the sex hormones).  We will learn how these hormones are impacted through both the male and female life cycle. And we will better understand the involvement of the ovaries, testicles, and adrenal glands in producing these hormones. For the rest of this article click here: http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2014/01/steroid-hormones-part-1-introduction.html

Here’s links to the rest of the series:




Bernard Rosen, PhD is a Nutrition Consultant and Educator. He works with individuals, groups, and at corporations to create individualized nutrition and wellness programs. His office is in Mequon, 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.