Nutrition Heals

Today let’s get started on nutrition, food, eating and cooking. Over the last 35-40 years over $50 billion of your tax payer dollars have been spent on steading nutrition. Yet we are overall, unhealthier today then we were 40 years ago. What we have truly learned is that money is to be made by creating fad diets, fad programs, fake, processed foods, fast foods, high sugar foods and one-pill wonders. We live in a time that it’s easier to abuse yourself, then when near death, take drugs and have surgery.

To start, we need more whole food consumption. That’s right farmers markets, home gardening, locally farmed produce and meats. In 2018 there were over 27 recalls just on romaine lettuce in this country. Yes, something as simple as lettuce we can’t grow properly. According to the Food and Drug Administration’s database, there were 1,928 food recalls in 2018. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne disease each year in the USA. That does not include the number of diseases and illnesses that can be prevented with proper, healthy nutrition. Let’s get back to the basics of nutrition. Eat fresh, cook it yourself, eat a wide mixture of foods.

We all know that science and medicine have proven that eating properly balanced, whole foods will improve our health. Believe me that does not mean eating bland, boring meals. But it does mean you must learn to cook and learn to be aware of what you are eating. One of the oldest books we have, the Bible, tells us what to eat, Genesis 1:29-30 and Genesis 9:3. These foods are God made, not man made. In my next article I’ll take about what each of the individual components of food are, and how they help our health. Food, real food, can and does heal.

One of the biggest excuses I hear though is, “I don’t have time, don’t know how or I hate to cook.” Well, you are going to eat anyway, whether good or bad. Why not love yourself and your life and your children’s lives enough to learn? Try cooking meals together, with your family and friends. Kimberley and I cook our breakfast and dinners together almost every day. Once or twice a week we do go out with friends but overall, we love eating at home. And by cooking together, we learn about each other’s day, likes, dislikes, and so much more. And cooking is fun, if you just take the time and patient to learn. I’ve included pictures of some of my favorite cook books. They are worth the investment.

Here are some credible websites and sources of nutritional education and fitness information that does exist. The American Dietetic Association (http://www.eatright.org) is the premier food and nutrition website. The American College of Sports Medicine (http://www.acsm.org) is the premier fitness organization. The Centers for Disease Control (http://www.cdc.gov) has solid, reliable information and a body mass index calculator. The Food and Drug Administration (http://www. fda.gov) gives you recall information and consumer warnings. The Food and Nutrition Information Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (http:// fnic.nal.usda.gov) provides dietary guidelines.

As I said, next time I will share what the components of nutrition are. I promise not to get to scientific or boring about it. And I will share a few of our favorite recipes.

Till then, Love, Blessings & health,

Charles & Kimberley


The Start of Health & Life

Let’s get started. We all say that we want good health. A happy life. A close loving family. A good income. And so much more. But did you ever think that’s all we do? We just want, we don’t do. I am guilty of this. I always wanted good health and a good life. I would talk about this with friends during happy hour eating greasy food, multiple drinks, and staying out late. Then lack of sleep, up early and off to work, feeling really bad. Oops, forgot to tell the wife I love her and forgot to pray and thank our Lord for what He has provided, and I ignore. We all do this. We want and wish but do the opposite of what needs to be done to achieve our wants, goals and needs.

Let’s face it, we are all going to die one day. But how and when we don’t know. The real question isn’t “if” but “when”. Sometimes this “when” becomes a more immediate issue. On March 29th, one of our neighbors passed away. He was told he had cancer, and 30-45 days later he passed. He was only 30 years old. Our finite lives should be a daily concern for all of us, all the time. Our lives are precious and not to be wasted. We spend too much time worrying about such trivial things and lose sight of our lives.

Being healthy and having a good life involves many things, not just good nutrition and exercise.

You should:

  • Cherish your friends and family
  • Soak up the beauty, music, laughter, play and love that is all around us
  • Enjoy our beautiful sunrises and sunsets
  • Value your life and your mission
  • Be at peace with our God

Having the fear of death is not a reason to live. Loving your life is the reason to live.

Here are just a few of the factors that make for a healthy, happy life.

  • Proper nutrition, eating whole foods
  • Proper exercise and activities, everyday
  • Sleep, 7-8 hours a night
  • Giving thanks for what you do have, everyday & night (He’s always listening and watching)
  • Give love and receive love, from your family, friends, everyone
  • Stop the hating and judgements. You only imprison yourself. Let it go, give forgiveness and forgive yourself, He has
  • Keep a clean home
  • Love what you do
  • Talk with your family, not at them
  • Get a physical EVERY year
  • And so much more.

As you can see, being healthy is not just one or two things, but treating everything in your life as if your life depends on it. Because it does. I have been guilty of many of these things. I forget to kiss my wife goodbye when I leave for work. I forget to say hi to a friend, just for no reason but to say hi. If we want a good life, we must live a good life. That means always being aware of the choices we make everyday all day.

The next little article will be about food. What is proper nutrition and what do we need. No fads, no gimmicks, just the truth. Or as best as I can share it. Remember to respond back and give your opinions, ideas and thoughts. We really don’t want this to be one sided.

Love, Blessings & health,

Charles & Kimberley


Our New Journey

So, it’s time we got started on this journey of health. I know there are hundreds of blogs, posts and articles on social media about the “RIGHT” way to be healthy. But this journey is going to be a little more personal. My beautiful wife, KimberleyG, and I are going to share what we really do, what we really have done and what we plan to do to keep our health and our happy life. We are going to share recipes, exercises, nutrition, lifestyle, faith, love, happiness, memories, dreams, friends, and our total lives. Do with it what you want. Our goal is to help others find their journey to a wonderful life. Now this part is very important! Please interact with us. Ask questions. Make statements. Disagree or agree. We are here to help you. To help each other. We don’t care about your color, race, nationality, religion, sexual preferences or politics. We can talk about all of that, but with no hate. Differences do not mean “HATRED”. It’s all part of our lifestyles, likes, dislikes, health and dreams.  

Later this week, we will share who we are. What we’ve done, believe, what we do now, and where we would like to be. If there are questions or subjects you would like to talk about, or discuss, please share. If you would like private, contact us at baerfit@gmail.com. Now let’s make this happen.

Blessings, love and health,

Charles & KimberleyG


As Our Journey Changes, So Do We

VERY IMPORTANT!
It is with joy and sadness, excitement and fear that we announce that on March 1st, 2019 after 32 years, we are closing BAER Fit to move on to the next chapter in our lives. BAER Fit is becoming BAER Health. We will be doing health coaching, nutrition planning, create home and gym workout programs, and helping with your lifestyle changes. We will not have a “training center” but will have an office so we can interview and consult with clients. We will also still be doing limited home workout trainings. We will stay in contact with everyone, and continue with an updated web site, and social media.

It has been a great and blessed 32 years. We have loved all our clients and seeing them succeed in their health challenges. Over these 32 years, Kimberley and I have had over 50,000 training appointments, which does not include the training appointments that all the trainers that have worked with us have performed. It was also our pleasure to work with and help grow many personal trainers.

We are not just retiring. I’ll be 70 this year and that is far to young to quit. But in our new, evolved endeavor, we feel we can help more families have better health and quality of life. Of course, we will be continuing with Juice Plus and learning more about the value of proper nutrition. We will continue to share articles and papers on health, lifestyle, nutrition and exercise on social media and our web site. We will also always be available to answer any questions you may have concerning your health. Our number one desire has always been to help others.

As Spock said to Capt. Kirk, “I am now and will always be your friend.” Now on to the next 30 years.

Love and blessings,
Charles & Kimberley Baerman
Owners of BAER Health


Joy and Sadness

VERY IMPORTANT!
It is with joy and sadness, excitement and fear that we announce that on March 1st, 2019 after 32 years, we are closing BAER Fit to move on to the next chapter in our lives. BAER Fit is becoming BAER Health. We will be doing health coaching, nutrition planning, create home and gym workout programs, and helping with your lifestyle changes. We will not have a “training center” but will have an office so we can interview and consult with clients. We will also still be doing limited home workout trainings. We will stay in contact with everyone, and continue with an updated web site, and social media.

It has been a great and blessed 32 years. We have loved all our clients and seeing them succeed in their health challenges. Over these 32 years, Kimberley and I have had over 50,000 training appointments, which does not include the training appointments that all the trainers that have worked with us have performed. It was also our pleasure to work with and help grow many personal trainers.

We are not just retiring. I’ll be 70 this year and that is far to young to quit. But in our new, evolved endeavor, we feel we can help more families have better health and quality of life. Of course, we will be continuing with Juice Plus and learning more about the value of proper nutrition. We will continue to share articles and papers on health, lifestyle, nutrition and exercise on social media and our web site. We will also always be available to answer any questions you may have concerning your health. Our number one desire has always been to help others.

As Spock said to Capt. Kirk, “I am now and will always be your friend.” Now on to the next 30 years.
Love and blessings,

Charles & Kimberley Baerman
Owners of BAER Health


Smoothies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, wouldn’t it make since to eat foods that could help? Why would anyone continue eating and drinking foods and beverages that are damaging to your health and continue to cause pain and inflammation? Just imagine how good you could feel if you started drinking smoothies for rheumatoid arthritis that were full of great, fresh ingredients.

Here are four ingredients that could make a difference in your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis:

1. Pineapple contains bromelain and enzymes that can help ‘clean up’ the inflammation in the joints. There’s only one precaution about pineapple: don’t overdo the serving size because it is high in natural sugar. The natural sugar can raise blood sugar levels if it’s not complemented by enough protein or fat in the meal, and then all symptoms will worsen. A good amount is one to two pineapple rings, about ½ inch thick. This is also in the Juice Plus+ Fruit Blend.
2. Liquid Chlorophyll is the body cleanup ingredient in smoothies. It will clean up joints and detoxify the body. When adding this ingredient, avoid adding too much too soon. Otherwise you will end up with detox reactions, which are flu-like symptoms that come on fast and may last a while. Don’t let this scare you, as you’ll make better health progress by having it in your diet than not having it. Plus, you can easily avoid this detox effect by slowly introducing it to your body. The first week you begin adding chlorophyll to your smoothies, add only ¼ of a teaspoon. After a week, add another ¼ teaspoon, totaling ½ teaspoon. Then stay at this level for a few weeks. Increase by another ¼ teaspoon and when you get to 1 teaspoon daily in a smoothie, you have made great progress. Chlorophyll will give your smoothies a fresh taste and won’t be overwhelming in any way.
3. Berries We eat a lot of berries as well as take the Juice Plus Berry Blend every day. The antioxidants in berries are exceptional because they neutralize free radicals. Free radicals cause you more joint pain. Add these frequently to your smoothie recipes.
4. Ginger we love, and it has a powerful influence on the body and is without negative side effects. Adding ½ teaspoon ginger to your recipes can assist you in decreasing inflammation in the body, which will help with your joint inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis.

You may even add all four ingredients together to conquer rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Simply start with a Juice Plus Complete powder as your base and add the above ingredients. Then see how you feel for the rest of the day. Give it a few hours to reduce your pain. One of the best things to do is healthy smoothies and Juice Plus+. We have done this for years and our health is great with no continued inflammation, aches or pains. And our sleep is great, weight control is great, Life is great. Please if you are reading this, look into Juice Plus+ or just contact me for more information.

Charles Baerman, owner BAER Fit
charlesbaerman.juiceplus.com
baerfit@gmail.com


What’s in a Diet?

Popular diets have become increasingly controversial. More than 1500 diet books are now available, and a Google search of diets gives you 1,070,000,000 results, with many popular ones departing substantially from mainstream medical advice. Cover stories for major news magazines, televised debates, and cautionary statements by prominent medical authorities have fueled public concern regarding the effectiveness and safety of such diets.

Although some popular diets are based on long-standing medical advice and recommend restriction of portion sizes and calories (eg, Weight Watchers), a lot of alternatives have joined in. Some plans minimize carbohydrate intake without fat restriction (eg, Atkins diet, designed for hospital patients in the late 60’s), some minimize carbohydrate intake with high fats and protein intake (eg, Keto diet, a treatment option for epilepsy in children), many modulate macronutrient balance and glycemic load (eg, Zone diet), and others restrict fat (eg, Ornish diet). Given the growing obesity epidemic, many patients, clinicians, nutritionists, health coaches and trainers are interested in using these popular diets as personalized eating strategies for disease prevention. Unfortunately, data regarding the relative benefits, risks, effectiveness, and sustainability of popular diets have been limited. There have been no major studies to show whether any health benefits hold up for the long term or increase how long you live.

I was unable to find any LONG TERM published studies on the health benefits, in general, of any of the popular diets today. Yes, many of them gave substantial weight loss, but what happens to the HDL/LDL ratio, heart, skin, brain, kidneys, liver during long term use? Many, if not most of the diets popular today, were designed for medical conditions or athletes. In any case, when people lost weight as a side effect, the diets were latched onto by marketers, and pushed as weight loss diets, not health diets.

At a talk I gave I asked a group of ladies, “When was the last time you searched for any studies done on Cheerios?” (Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats). Never! But not only do you eat them, you feed them to your children. “When was the last time you looked up the published studies on the $30,000 plus car you drive?” (1,840,900 recalled cars,2018 and that was just the first 4 of 50 pages of recalled cars. Cars.com) Most don’t! But you trust driving in one with your family. We will do any diet, even though it’s just public opinion that makes the diet appear as a truth.

So how should most of us eat? Whole foods, grown in healthy soil, by farmers that inspect their crops, non-GMO, no pesticides, as God intended. (Genesis 1:29-31) Also any meat that you eat should be the same, grass fed, no hormones or growth drugs. (Genesis 9:3) Yes, we can eat meat. It has never been shown that a strictly vegan diet is healthier. But a vegan diet is also NOT wrong, neither is a diet with 10-25% meat calories. The important thing to remember is to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. They should be ¾ of your plate. And eat according to YOUR needs, likes and dislikes, medical condition, caloric amounts for desired weight, and one that you WILL follow.

Once you find a way that YOU WILL follow, start being more active. Exercise! Your body needs it. And if you really want great health include Juice Plus+. Yes, it is one of the MOST researched, published, double-blind studied, Gold Standard researched products today. (over 39 published studies from around the world.) So, while on your journey of better health, weight loss or just a better way of life, fill all those nutrition gaps with Juice Plus+. And even on a low carb, Keto, diet 2 berries, 2 fruit and 2 veggies a day are less than 3g of carbs and 2 Omegas a day are no carbs and 1.5g of good fats. And all 8 in a day are only 30 calories. Wow, all that healthy food with low carbs, healthy fats and 30 calories.

The bottom line is, do your research, learn how to be healthy, because it’s popular doesn’t make it right, eat all your fruits and veggies, get your omegas in and cover your bases with Juice Plus+.

Charles Baerman PhD, CFT, CSFN, CSET, CSSF, and I’m a pretty nice guy!
Owner BAER Fit
Charlesbaerman.juiceplus.com
baerfit@gmail.com


But why am I not losing weight?

I’ve been on diet for a while now, but why am I not losing weight? Losing weight seems like an impossible challenge that you just can’t seem to beat. Truthfully, it’s not, we just give ourselves the idea that “I need to be on some special diet” or “run until my feet fall off”. Misconceptions like these are spread through media to get you to buy something you may not need. If you think you are experiencing a weight loss plateau, don’t stress!!

It is common for the numbers on the scale not to budge for a few days (or weeks) at a time. This does not mean that you are not losing fat. Body weight tends to fluctuate by a few pounds. It depends on the foods you are eating, and overall health you’re in (ie. If your hormones are out of balance it will be difficult to lost body fat). It is possible to gain muscle at the same time as you lose fat, and this is especially prevalent if you just started to workout.

When we talk about dieting, people think it means taking out the foods you like. What it really means is adjusting the type of foods you consume to live a healthier lifestyle. When it comes to losing weight, it is general knowledge you need to burn more calories in a day (through exercise or daily activity) than you consume. Protein is the single most important nutrient for losing weight. Eating protein at 25–30% of your daily intake of calories can boost metabolism by 80–100 calories per day and it can also drastically reduce cravings and desire for snacking.

Another factor of why you’re not losing weight may be that you’re not lifting weights or doing enough cardio. One of the most important things you can do when losing weight is to do some form of resistance training, such as lifting weights. This can help you maintain muscle mass, which is often burned along with body fat if you are not exercising. Lifting weights can also help prevent metabolic slowdown and ensure that your body stays toned and muscular. Cardiovascular exercise, also known as cardio or aerobic exercise, is any type of exercise which increases your heart rate. It includes activities such as jogging, cycling and swimming. It is one of the most effective ways to improve your health. It is also very effective at burning belly fat, the harmful “visceral” fat that builds up around your organs and causes disease.

Learn more about this trainer and author, Zach


Zach Miller CFT
937-684-2220
Zach@baerfit.com


Lifting Weights as You Age Cuts Your Risk of Early Death By 46%

Lifting Weights as You Age Cuts Your Risk of Early Death By 46%

Great news, fellow lifters. Your training will not only improve your overall health and provide you with incredible strength and mass gains – it will give you a longer lifetime to enjoy those benefits as well!
In the modern society, most of the people tend to lack the skills of aging well – the unhappy mix of bad food choices, sedentary office jobs and piles of mismanaged emotional stress comes with an awful price that is usually felt a lot stronger in the later decades of life. A general life dissatisfaction and several painful chronic conditions are just the tip of the iceberg. What about the risk of developing life-threatening diseases that are known to lurk around unhealthy lifestyles, year by year, day by day? If you spend a lifetime treating your body poorly, don’t be surprised when it stabs you in the back at old age. You should thank it for not giving up on you a lot earlier.

A new longitudinal study from Penn State College of Medicine informs us that strength training can increase your longevity, especially if you keep continually practicing it as you age. The researchers examined people in their 60’s about their exercise habits and preferences and then tracked them for the next 15 years – thus losing nearly a third of the original number of participants, who died in that period of time. That being said, the almost 10 percent of subjects who did strength training were 46% less likely to die during the study. Additionally, this study has shown that strength training can reduce the risk of death by 19% even among a population of subjects with common health risk factors like drinking and smoking, and suffering from chronic conditions such as hypertension.

According to the author of the study, Jennifer Kraschnewski, M.D, strength training enables you to live a longer, healthier life by keeping you physically active, improving your balance, strengthening your muscles and increasing your bone density. The last one is crucial for preventing bone fractures, which are infamously detrimental to the health of older people. And finally, training helps you maintain a healthy weight, which in turn will lower the risk for developing many diseases associated with obesity.

If you’re already into strength training, good for you. If you want to try it out for the first time, it’s never too late. But if you’re middle-aged or beyond and have led a relatively inactive lifestyle up to now, you might benefit from consulting your doctor first, and then finding a suitable personal trainer.
By age 50, about ten percent of your muscle mass is lost – after that, the rate of loss significantly speeds up and by age 70 you could experience a great loss of strength, stamina and the ability to function independently.

Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, older adults can make significant gains in strength and a decent increase in muscle size in only a few months of regular training. Start slowly and progress in a gradual manner – any type of exercise can be adjusted to your needs and abilities. With a bit of caution and persistence, anyone can significantly improve their health, well-being and longevity.
Start now and give yourself the chance to become the best version of yourself!

Charles Baerman
owner BAER Fit
937-748-9905
baerfit@gmail.com


What Our American Diets Can Do

Immigrants arrive with flourishing gut microbes. Then America’s diet trashes them.
In the United States, immigrants in the study ate foods richer in sugars, fats and protein. Microbiomes changed within months of moving. “People began to lose their native microbes almost immediately after arriving in the U.S.,” Dan Knights, a computational microbiologist at the University of Minnesota said. “The loss of diversity was quite pronounced: Just coming to the USA, just living in the USA, was associated with a loss of about 15 percent of microbiome diversity.”
Obesity rates among many of the study immigrants increased six-fold. Those who became obese also lost an additional 10 percent of their diversity. “And the children of immigrants,” Knights said, “had yet again another 5 to 10 percent loss.”
Article by Ben Guarino, a reporter for The Washington Post’s Science section

So a simple question is, “Why do you keep doing American diets?” Keep it simple. Eat mostly vegetables and fruits, and have some red meat, poultry and fish. Be sure it’s all whole foods, non-GMO, organic, free range, in other words, as close to when God created it as can be. Stop all processed, factory made foods as you can. No fast foods! Start planning to live and live well.

Just last week I shared the findings about a lot of our breakfast cereals. http://www.baerfit.com/blog/2018/10/31/what-will-you-do-for-your-health/
And before that the benefits of a plant based diet (Mediterranean) http://www.baerfit.com/blog/2018/07/05/new-data-confirms-health-benefits-of-plant-based-diet/
And now we see that the immigrants fall pray to our way of eating. Fad diets, fake food, chemically enhanced. Just last week a gentleman I knew, took his son out to lunch. During lunch he had a heart attack, at the table, in front of his son. He did not survive. Only mid-50’s age.

You pay for all kinds of insurance that do nothing, unless something goes wrong. Why not invest in insurance that really does pay you back everyday with better health? Start today!

Call me or follow the link below and learn more.

www.charlesbaerman.juiceplus.com

Charles Baerman PhD
owner BAER Fit
937-238-4503
baerfit@gmail.com