Sunday, May 31, 2015

Something Old and Something New - June 2015 Newsletter

Greetings! This past month sure flew by quickly! Probably because it was my busiest ever! I want to thank you all for being part of that – as a client, in referring, or as a mentor. Thanks for helping my practice continue to grow and to be able to reach and help more and more people.

This newsletter features:

Something Old: I can never resist promoting a cleanse! 

And Something New: more on glyphosate and my love of learning. 

Now Three Different Cleanses to Choose From
I can never resist promoting a cleanse! As the weather gets warmer (hopefully that will soon occur here in Wisconsin!) there is greater availability of local produce. These foods provide the basis for the healthy way of eating that is universal to any cleansing program.

While my favorite cleanse is the “old reliable” 21 Day Purification Program from Standard Process, many of you have done that and are looking for something different. I’ve recently introduced the Opening Cellular Pathways cleanse from Physica Energetics with excellent client reviews. I also have two version of a Dysbiosis (or Gut) Cleanse – one using Standard Process products and one using Physica products. These too have received rave reviews. 

Glyphosate Revisited
Right after last month’s newsletter went out I came across even more disturbing news regarding glyphosate and Roundup. First was the International Agency for Research in Cancer announcing that glyphosate was “likely carcinogenic” (that means cancer causing!). And second was something I learned at the autoimmune seminar (see below) that wheat is routinely soaked in Roundup as part of the processing. This means that any wheat product here in the US that is not organic, has likely been soaked in Roundup. If you haven’t already done so, I’d urge you to read my article on glyphosate. To do so click here:

The Joy of Learning
One of the things I enjoy most about my job is that there is always more to learn! It keeps things interesting! And, the more I learn, the more I can help my clients. It also seems that every time I attend a workshop I hear exactly what I need to help an existing client or someone who just happens to call right after I’ve returned from the training.

Two of the areas I’ve recently learned more are blood chemistry and autoimmune disease. I’ve been doing blood chemistry analysis for the past several years. It is a great way of determining what nutrients may be lacking and to help bring the body back into balance. Last month I attended a seminar and later this month I am going to another. To learn how blood chemistry analysis can benefit you click here:

There are hundreds of different autoimmune diseases and many of them have a nutritional component. During early May I attended one of the best seminars I’ve ever experienced. It was given by Dr. Michael Gaeta. He is a wealth of knowledge. I was so impressed I even purchased a package of his recorded seminars. Now of course I need to find the hours to listen to them – I’m sure they are well worth it! And I’m sure as I listen to each I’ll match what I learn to a client who can benefit. Dr. Gaeta has a very informative web site, so if you are interested click here:

And, I have additional training coming up. In September is the Back to School for Doctors in Denver. This is where I learn more about using Standard Process products. In October I’m attending my first Concordia which is a 4-day event in Santa Barbara featuring the Physica Energetics products. That is the new product line I began carrying this year and have seen incredible client results with! Not only do these seminars provide a great opportunity to learn more about the products that I use in practice, but I also meet top practitioners from across the country in attendance. Many of them are willing to be mentors and encourage me to send them questions. This way the learning continues even after the conference.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Important Update to Glyphosate article

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Glyphosate deemed “probably carcinogenic.” A working group of experts from 11 countries classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans: in a recent meeting at the International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France. As if we needed to know more!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 2015 Newsletter The Most Dangerous Thing You Are Likely Unknowingly Eating

Happy May! Hopefully you’ve all survived Spring Break and are ready for the final push before summer. Here at home, Mollie returns from Boston on Saturday after finishing her first year at Northeastern and Zach will be back in a few weeks from his European Tour better known as Semester Abroad! Mollie is all set with a job for the summer, but Zach is still looking – trying to find an internship as great as his last summer with the Washington Nationals! So, if anyone knows of any sports internships, let me know!

This month’s newsletter features the fourth and final installment of articles based on the book Body by Science. So far we have discussed the overview of the book, the cardio myth, and the hormonal implications of exercise. This last segment looks at genetics and how that impacts how your body responds to exercise and particularly muscle building.

But, even more important is the article on glyphosate. This is the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup®.  It may be the most dangerous chemical we are consuming and is linked to many health risks. It is used heavily in GMO foods – particularly corn and soy. If you look at what food most people are eating they are loaded with those two ingredients. It is tricky because it doesn’t always say corn and soy on the label, rather it lists things made from corn and soy. To put it more bluntly this glyphosate is probably in almost all processed foods! That’s pretty scary.

Glyphosate: The Most Dangerous Substance You May Be Consuming
Glyphosate. Ever heard of it? Probably not. So let me introduce it to you – it is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup®. The more I learn about it, the more I am concerned. The more I learn about it, the more I am convinced that it may be the number one enemy of good health and the main pathway to so many of the modern diseases we now experience. And if nothing else, it is a great reason to eat organic. 

The information I am sharing is from highly respected researchers - MIT PhDs. They have conducted their own studies and reported on others that link the increase in the use of glyphosate with the increase in many modern diseases, including celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and cancer. When we understand what glyphosate does in our bodies we see how specific nutrients are depleted and the subsequent negative impact on specific biological processes essential for good health. My purpose here is to provide a summary of the findings. If you want to research this more I suggest you search Stephanie Seneff, PhD.

For the rest of the article click here:

It’s In Your Genes: Ten Factors That Influence Exercise Outcomes
I have recently introduced you to the book Body by Science by Doug McDuff, MD and John Little. This book offers a clear explanation of the actual science of exercise, how activity relates to hormones, and how this determines what happens in your body. In short, it answers the question I am frequently asked. “Why am I gaining weight when I am working out every day?” 

In the introductory article I summarized his key points. In this article I will address one of those key points. Genetic expression plays a major role in our physical appearance. People can do similar types of exercise but in the end their genes determine how their physical activity is expressed in their body.
One of my favorite parts in Body by Science is the discussion of genetic expression. Quite simply there are certain things that are meant to be and they aren’t going to change. They show a picture of a forest of the same type of tree, yet one is significantly taller than the others. If you only saw it, you’d assume it was the norm, but in fact it is the exception.

These same basic principles apply to the human body. Some people are the way they are simply because of genetics. Two people could do the exact same workout but based on their genes one can emerge as a championship body builder and the other will not. 

For the rest of the article click here: