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November 2018 Newsletter: What's in Your Gut?
November Open House and The Power of Protein
NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
I’m excited to announce our November 15 Open House – Let’s Get Radical: Healthy Strategies for the New Year! Over the last few months I have been talking and writing about Ann Louise Gittleman’s new book, Radical Metabolism. Last week Susana and I began our own personal experiences and were very pleased with the results. Susana and I completed the 4-Day Radical Intensive Cleanse Program. This week we are beginning the next phase, the 21-Day Program.
Earlier this year I read Dr. Andre Camelli’s Cracking the Code: Unlock Your Genetic Potential. I believe that these two books can form the foundation for your personal ongoing healthy lifestyle program. At the November 15 Open House, we will discuss the important concepts in these books, raffle some books, and enjoy the tastes of the 4-Day Intensive Cleanse soup and juices. And, we will even hear from Ann Louise herself via Skype!
This month’s newsletter is packed with great information including: a look at a new tool we can use to solve your gut issues - the GI-MAP test; the second installment in the what to eat and why series – The Power of Protein; my colleague Vanessa Teff’s excellent article on breast cancer awareness versus breast cancer prevention; and a couple of client success stories. Enjoy!
Open House: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:15
You’re invited to an Open House: LET’S GET RADICAL: HEALTHY STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW YEAR TWO BOOK REVIEWS, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:15 – 8:30 PM.
Book One - Special Guest Author Ann Louise Gittleman will introduce her latest best seller Radical Metabolism. Ann Louise will join us via Skype for a brief introduction to her book. I will review all the key points and explain what makes this new approach truly radical.
“Want to see what the experts will be saying in twenty-five years? Simply see what (Ann Louise) is saying now.” Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
Book Two – Are you ready to unleash your healing potential and transform your life now? Then you will want to hear about Dr. Andre Camelli’s Cracking the Code: Unlock Your Genetic Potential. Featuring his 21-Day Genetic Jump Start Program!
Come and taste the Radical Metabolism 4-Day Intensive Cleanse soup and juices. Join the raffle for free books!
Capital One used to run commercials asking, “What’s in your wallet?”
Many of us question what is in our gut. Now you can a specific answer, as several clients are now doing with the GI-MAP test. The GI-MAP is offered by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. This stool test utilizes cutting edge, Quantitative PCR technology to provide a true DNA/PCR based stool test. This technology has high sensitivity, specificity and a rapid turnaround. The GI pathogens include bacteria, parasites and viruses. Continuing with this platform, the GI-MAP measures opportunistic organisms, normal flora, fungi, parasites and antibiotic resistance genes. It also includes immunologic markers for GI health and function including SIgA, Elastase, Calprotectin and Anti-gliadin testing.
This test can be life changing! Here’s what one of my clients had to say:
“For months I was having some serious GI problems that my Gastroenterologist could not diagnose. Decided to seek out consultation with Bernie at the suggestion of a friend. Bernie suggested [the GI-MAP] test and it was discovered that I had an intestinal parasite along with some other things that were causing GI issues and bloating. Bernie suggested some supplements and diet changes and I am happy to say that after 4 short months my GI issues have completely cleared up, I’ve lost 12 pounds, and have gained an abundance of energy! I feel better than ever and attribute it to Bernie’s thoughtful and careful suggestions and support. I highly recommend his services!” B.P.
The Power of Protein
While trendy diets come and go, what does not change is how the human body functions and the nutrients required for optimal health. There are disagreements and various interpretations of how much of each nutrient one should consume. Search the internet and you can find a study to support most any opinion.
Ultimately this has led to mass confusion. As one of my clients recently said to me, “It’s kind of interesting when you think about it – how we are the only animals that do not know what to eat!”
In the spirit of helping you to understand what to eat and why, here is the second installment of four articles. Last month I provided an overview of each macronutrient (protein, carbohydrate, and fat). This month we begin a deeper exploration, beginning with The Power of Protein.
Protein provides the structural basis for our body: building and repairing our muscles, ligaments, tendons, nails, hair, organs, glands, blood, hormones, neurotransmitters, cell receptor sites, antibodies, and enzymes. As you read and learn about what protein does in your body, please consider this question – are you eating enough protein?
To learn more about the benefits of protein, where protein comes from, the healthiest forms of protein to eat, and how much protein you should consume click here: The Power of Protein.
October is breast cancer awareness month. I'm sure you've heard that statement before. The car dealerships are showing support with pink lights. The football players are wearing pink shoes. The cashiers are asking for a small donation to be sent to charity. Pink everything is being sold. Does bringing awareness to an issue help? It certainly does spread the word. However, awareness is not the same as prevention.
The tricky part about breast cancer is that 70 - 80% of diagnoses are not genetic. If that doesn't catch you by surprise, read that statement again. Those of us without the gene are nearly just as likely and possibly, more likely to be at risk. Statistics tell us that 1 out of 3 women will get cancer. What a sobering statistic.
“I reached out to Bernie after hearing positive outcomes for two colleagues who see him. I trust their perspectives, had some idea of what his recommendations would involve, and was ready to take on my declining health and wellness! I was feeling overweight, tired, and simply unwell.
At my first appointment, Bernie identified two food categories to avoid, and I immediately started planning my food menus to reflect his suggestions. Within just a couple of days, I felt like a different person. My sleep has been improved, and my energy doesn’t lag during the day as it has for so long. My digestion is improving, and I haven’t felt hungry or deprived, which has often been the case when trying to make healthier changes in the past.
I look forward to continued improvements in my overall health and wellness and appreciate Bernie’s patience and availability for follow-up questions!” K.L.
“Thanks again for all your help in balancing my gut issues. The dark circles and bags under my eyes have been greatly reduced. My skin rashes have all cleared up. My digestion is working perfectly!! My thinking is more clear. I have been able to stop using the prescription Metrogel 1% for rosacea….It's amazing how your gut affects every part of your body!!! Your supplements are fantastic!!!” C.W.