Bergen County NJ, Hypnotist and Nutritionist Jeffrey Rose, CMH interviews his favorite health promoting heroes on his “Holistic Healing” show.

Dr. David Katz

Bergen County NJ Hypnotherapist Jeffrey Rose, interviews Dr. David Katz moments before he gave his keynote speech on Lifestyle Medicine at the 2017 Integrative Healthcare Symposium. Dr. Katz, the President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, offered his advice for incorporating lifestyle medicine into patient practices. Both he and Jeffrey realize the importance or promoting holistic health with their clients.

We discuss how advertising creates a hypnotic desire to eat processed foods which are unwholesome and do not promote optimum health.  To the contrary, many of them promote poor health and contribute to chronic disease and obesity.  Many of these processed foods, Jeffrey points out, make dubious health claims; low fat, low carb, low calorie that are designed to entice the consumer, yet in the end still are unhealthy. Typically, these food-like substances are filled with refined, inorganic sources and artificial ingredients which deleterious to our health. Dr. Katz emphasizes that not only is the promotion of these processed foods hypnotic, but the processed food itself is designed with ingredients that make them habit forming. These ingredients may even be for example, excessive salt, sugar and fat.  David references an important book on this subject: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss. Dr. Katz emphasizes that instead of disputing subtleties about which diet is ultimately the best, we must better communicate to the public fundamental principles of better nutrition in solidarity. Dr. Katz talks about the organization he created called the True Health Initiative, which is a global coalition of health experts whose goal is to disseminate those health ideas people around the world can all follow to promote healthy nutrition and a healthier lifestyle. He believes that people should show more resistance and even outrage over the production and sale of food which is knowingly hurting people’s health.
David and Jeffrey also discuss the importance of sufficient, quality sleep as a fundamental building block for having a healthy, fulfilling life. This is an area of great importance to Jeffrey Rose, as he is the founder and leader of Start School Later, Rockland County, advocating for high school start times opening later in the morning so that our nation’s teenagers can enough sleep to be healthy, fully enjoy life, excel in school and achieve their full potential. Dr. Katz, as the head of an organization devoted to improving the overall well-being of individuals knows that an important aspect of lifestyle medicine is to see that individuals get enough health-promoting quality sleep. David points out that for adults poor quality sleep can not only lead to poor performance at one’s job, poor social relations, but can even lead to a compensatory desire eat more food to feel better, and thus poor sleep can lead to being overweight and even obesity. In addition, poor sleep, according to Dr. Katz can be very disruptive to the proper functioning of regulatory hormones in the body.  Jeffrey’s holistic approach to his hypnosis practice at the Advanced Hypnosis Center emphasizes the importance of overall lifestyle and includes guidance on how to successfully get proper, health promoting sleep, regardless of any problems you may have experienced in the past.

Bergen County NJ hypnotherapist, Jeffrey Rose and Dr. David Katz conclude the interview with a discussion of the importance exercising in nature. Jeffrey concurs with Dr. Katz, and has always felt that going out into nature should be an integral ingredient in living a healthy life. And this is not only for exercise, but for breathing healthier air and getting health-promoting sunlight on one’s face, which produces natural Vitamin D in the body. Additionally, experiencing nature has a very positive affect on one’s sense of well-being.

Watch his interview with Dr. David Katz, from the 2017 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Dr. Katz is the President and Founder of Turn The Tide Foundation, which empowers people to achieve a healthier weight and better health.

Dr. Vincent Pedre

Bergen County NJ, hypnotist and nutritionist, Jeffrey Rose interviews Dr. Vincent Pedre. He is a Board-Certified Internist and Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and Medical Director of Pedre Integrative Health. Dr. Pedre’s unique combination of Western and Eastern Medicine is integrative or defined by a functional, systems-based approach to well being. He is the author of HAPPY GUT the Cleansing Program to help you Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Eliminate Pain.

Watch his interview with Dr. Vincent Pedre in the Manhattan cable television studio. He is the author of HAPPY GUT the Cleansing Program to help you Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Eliminate Pain.

Dr. David Perlmutter | Dr. Mark Hyman

In this interview at 2016 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Bergen County NJ hypnotist Jeffrey talks with Dr. David Perlmutter to discuss the relationship between proper nutrition and the health of the brain. Dr. Perlmutter says that proper nutrition will not only directly affect the brain, but it will also promote brain health by creating healthy gut bacteria which indirectly plays a role in brain health. Dr. Perlmutter believes many people can benefit from digestive enzymes to improve their utilization of important nutrients. Jeffrey and Dr. David Perlmutter also discuss the importance of DHA, an important component of Fish Oil, which can both generate new brain cells and improve communication between brain cells. Dr. Perlmutter often recommends supplementing with Fish Oil to get more DHA in a person’s nutrition.

Dr. Perlmutter stresses the importance of getting exercise to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s as you get older. In addition, he feels a lower carbohydrate diet is also helpful in avoiding Alzheimer’s. This is very important for everyone as they get older.

Both Jeffrey and Dr. Perlmutter agree that adequate, health-promoting sleep is essential for mental health, both physically, to avoid Alzheimer’s, and psychologically to promote a mentally healthy mind. Jeffrey is very active in helping children get the sleep they need as the founder of the Rockland Chapter of the Start School Later Program.

For his own diet he eats eggs and vegetables, wild fish and occasionally, grass-fed meat. Jeffrey says that he encourages his clients to eat a mostly paleolithic diet, noting that agriculture and the eating of grains and beans is a very recent development for mankind. Dr. Perlmutter asserts that actually there is no requirement for carbohydrates in the human diet because we can make sugar in the body from protein. He doesn’t believe we need to eat grains or glucose to fuel the brain. Humans only ate carbs seasonally, he explains, which put fat on the body to get through the scarcer food supply times. Today many people are eating carbs all year round and are thus putting on fat all year round. Jeffrey mentions that knowing how bad sugar is for your health, and desiring to be healthy, he has avoided eating sugar for the last 36 years. They both agree that sugar is not good and should be one of the first things you get out of your life.

Jeffrey also interviews Dr. Mark Hyman and he emphasizes that it is not just the number of calories that matter, but the quality of your diet that influences your health. Just eating less and exercising more is not going to promote health unless what you eat is health-promoting. Dietary composition controls how your body processes food, not just the number of calories consumed. The type of food you eat determines whether it will be stored or used for energy.  He also notes they have shown that sugar is actually addictive.

The video then shows Jeffrey interviewing Dr. Hyman. Jeffrey asks Dr, Hyman about our present day diets. Dr. Hymn says that we have incorrectly been told to limit fats and consume more carbs, which has led to increasing obesity and diabetes. And, that actually, the healthy fats will help you lose weight, while carbs will promote weight gain. Fat helps you cut down insulin which creates weight gain while the carbs increase insulin. He also notes that fat cuts down your hunger so you don’t eat as much.

Jeffrey asks Dr, Hyman what he recommends people eat. He says he eats a Paleo diet with lots of vegetables and healthy fats, like avocados, and seeds and nuts, also virgin olive oil and coconut oil. He eats grass-fed meat, naturally raised chicken, and wild fish. He chooses low glycemic fruits while minimizing whole grains and beans.

Dr. Hyman believes if we had a healthy lifestyle with healthy food and healthy conditions like pure water and clean air, we wouldn’t need vitamins, but most people today do not live this health-promoting life. Overall, Dr. Hyman says eat whole food, healthy fats, get proper sleep and exercise and enjoy yourself.

Dr. Perlmutter is an important resource for me in better understanding the relationship between proper nutrition and one’s health. He is the author of many books and is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders.

Dr. Mark Hyman works every day to empower people to heal their bodies and minds, and to lead a more healthy and resourceful life. He is the Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. His firm belief in the importance of changing one’s lifestyle to create a healthy and fulfilling life coincides with my personal goals for my clients in my practice.

Dr. James Gordon | Dr. Kenneth Bock | Hyla Cass

Our Hypnotist and nutritionist, Jeffrey Rose interviews Dr. James Gordon by first asking him about his Center for Mind-Body Medicine, which he explains teaches people about self-care and self-awareness. His organization teaches local health care people how to employ relaxation, meditation, guided imagery, and movement and dance to help people in their community to deal with high levels of stress from their current situations. We learn that there are many forms of meditation and he wants to find which ones are most efficacious for each individual. There are three basic forms of meditation: concentrative, mindfulness, and finally expressive, which is done with the body and can include dancing, chanting, and even whirling as is done in some cultures.

Jeffrey Rose and Dr. Gordon discuss what some have called the “Nature Deficiency Disease,” and that being cut off from nature is unhealthy, while reintroducing more nature experiences can have both mental and physical positive effects for the individual. Dr. Gordon points out that we ourselves are part of nature and not separate from it. Nature, for him, is about beauty and connectedness and it teaches us about the rhythm of life. Dr Gordon calls lack of being outside in nature a Nature Deficiency Disease or NDD. He says we are part of nature ourselves and tend to lose our true selves if we get disconnected from Nature.

Dr. Gordon feels that the medical establishment is slowly developing a better appreciation for the value of various forms of meditation for the well-being of their patients. He points out that meditation comes from the same sanskrit root as the word for medicine and should be taught as part of the curriculum for all health professionals such as medical work students, nursing students and social work students. Jeffrey asks him about his new book Unstuck,Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression. Dr. Gordon describes it as a guide to help people understand depression and help themselves. Becoming well is an heroic journey along which Dr. Gordon wishes to guide them.

Then he talks to psychiatrist Hyla Cass. She has a book which includes a model for a very extensive questionnaire to uncover the physiological basis of many presenting psychological symptoms. She believes that the often brief interviews that the patient has with their doctor does not work for guiding people to improve their life and resolve their issues. This is because the outcome of such an interview many times is that they are just given a prescription to deal with their presenting psychological symptoms rather than correcting the situation that is generating those symptoms. She believes that without having a prescription written for the mental symptom, they can do things to correct imbalances and improve their own physiological health so that the psychological symptom is no longer an issue. Today, psychiatrists are not interviewing their clients thoroughly and uncovering the physiological roots of many of their presenting negative psychological symptoms. For example, it may not be a psychologically based problem, but an iron-deficiency anemia or B12 deficiency, or a low thyroid which can leave you feeling really depressed and low energy. Meanwhile your practitioner may just write a prescription for depression.
Whereas he should be looking at all your hormones and your adrenals. Her book 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health  explains all of this, and how you can change your diet and add supplements yourself to deal with any of these problems.

Jeffrey  notes that he encourages his clients to take Omega-3 supplements which have been proven, among other things, to promote mental health. They both agree that exercise can be equivalent to taking anti-depressant prescription drugs. She points out that anti-depressant drugs have many negative side effects, while Omega-3 supplements have many additional, positive effects for the individuals. In addition, the body responds to good quality food and water and plentiful sleep as opposed to the negative side effect of using drugs to treat symptoms. Then they discuss her book: The Addicted Brain and How To Break Free in which she explains how you can use food and certain supplements to facilitate withdrawing from drugs, which also includes prescribed habit-forming drugs. She uses amino acids and fish oil to ease individuals out of their addiction, and unfortunately many addiction centers are just prescribing other prescription drugs. You can find out more at her website: cassmd.com

Jeffrey is then seen discussing the importance of Omega-3s from fish for brain development with the people from VitalChoice a company that sells wild Alaskan Seafood that has been carefully tested for purity.

Jeffrey then talks with Dr. Kenneth Bock, the author of Healing The New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma And Allergies. Dr. Bock thinks the cause is genetic susceptibility coupled with worsening negative, toxic environmental factors. It cannot be explained away by better diagnosis techniques. For him the increase in these diseases are real. He has a center in Duchess County called Bock Integrative Medicine, where he helps children and parents deal with ADHD. He loves to see the parents do better too, as they realize the importance of making good food choices and seeking out high quality, efficacious supplements in their own lives. Two of the most important for him are Omega-3 fish oil and Probiotics.

Jeffrey notes that children with proper nutrition, including low sugar, organic food, Omega-3s, sufficient sleep, and adequate exercise will be better able to escape ADHD.  Dr. Bock points out that research is showing that it is not just heavy metals, but pesticides, herbicides and fungicides that are contributing to the present high level of ADHD among the child population. He says that medical professionals and parents are more likely today to heed the advice to avoid artificial colors and flavors, and preservatives in their food choices. This is because irrefutable studies have now shown a strong connection between adverse health and consuming these harmful substances. Dr. Bock is excited about continuing to educate people to get health-promoting, quality food in their life, and to encourage them to seek out higher quality, more efficacious supplements.

Dr. James Gordon is a Harvard educated psychiatrist, who is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. Dr. Gordon is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression.

Dr. Kenneth Bock a faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Dr. Bock is the co-author of The Road to Immunity Natural Relief for Your Child’s Asthma, The Germ Survival Guide and Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies.

Hyla Cass, MD is a nationally acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative medicine, psychiatry, and addiction recovery, Dr. Cass helps individuals to take charge of their health. One area is in withdrawing from both psychiatric medication and substances of abuse with the aid of natural supplements. She is the author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health.