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01:12 Hi, friends,
01:13 and welcome to another edition of NEWSTART Now.
01:16 I'm your host Ron Giannoni.
01:19 In our studio today, I have a wonderful man, a rabbi,
01:23 by the name of Oscar Neuman all the way from New York City.
01:28 Let's take a look at when Oscar first arrived.
01:32 I'm here because I was here a year ago,
01:36 and you guys turned around
01:40 all the numbers and everything on me.
01:43 And then I fell off the wagon in between.
01:45 So I'm back now to...
01:48 This will be for the life.
01:50 I'm on Carvedilol,
01:55 Zetia, and insulin.
01:58 I want to see... And I'm also on dialysis.
02:01 So I want to see...
02:02 I'm hoping that we can get me off the dialysis.
02:05 That's the major goal that I have
02:08 so that I can get home,
02:10 and go to the doctors, and tell them,
02:12 "You guys take up my port, I don't want it."
02:18 Welcome back, friends.
02:19 In our studio, how are you, rabbi?
02:22 Thank God.
02:23 Thank God. Praise God. Yes.
02:25 You're here, and you're alive.
02:27 So, you know, we know that
02:30 you've been dealing with a lot of issues
02:32 while you've been here.
02:34 And many of those issues have been taken care of.
02:38 But tell us, since you've been here,
02:40 have you've been taken off medications of any kind?
02:43 All the medications have been taken off.
02:46 What about medications were you taking?
02:48 I was on Zetia, Carvedilol,
02:54 some water pills, a whole bunch of other...
02:57 and then insulin.
02:59 And insulin.
03:01 So you're no longer diabetic either.
03:03 Well, the numbers are showing good.
03:05 Okay, good.
03:07 Good, good, good.
03:08 Now we also know that you had an episode.
03:12 You were here about a year ago as I recall.
03:16 And you were doing well.
03:20 Tell us what happened.
03:21 When you left here, you were doing so good.
03:25 I use that word, but tell us what happened.
03:29 Well, what happened was that
03:33 where I went for the High Holidays,
03:36 the people over there
03:38 didn't have any room for my stuff in the fridge.
03:42 So I was stuck, and I had no choice,
03:45 and I ate what they gave me.
03:47 And once I started, that was it,
03:49 I fell off the wagon.
03:52 Wow. Yeah.
03:54 And falling off the wagon all of a sudden,
03:57 you had an episode,
03:59 and you had to have a shunt put in.
04:01 Yeah. And where is that shunt?
04:04 It's not a shunt yet, it's over here.
04:06 I have to go for a shunt when I get back.
04:10 And they put that in there to do a dialysis?
04:15 Tell us about that dialysis.
04:16 Well, I hate it.
04:19 It's time-consuming, and it's a lot of hours
04:23 that you have to go and a lot of days,
04:25 and I just want to get off of it.
04:29 And that's why I decided to come back over here
04:32 to try to get off of it.
04:34 And so your kidney function,
04:35 has it improved since you've been here?
04:37 As thought, it did a little, yes.
04:39 And now you know what you got to do when you get back home.
04:44 Rabbi, I asked you this before the interview started,
04:47 I don't mean to put you on the spot.
04:49 You don't have to answer this, but I got to ask it.
04:53 How does it feel being a rabbi
04:56 around all these Christians here,
04:58 the doctors, and the staff that want to pray on you?
05:02 Is that all right?
05:05 It's fine.
05:06 So there's no issues with that?
05:10 And I said in response to you,
05:11 I said, "You know, if I was with a group of Jews
05:16 and the rabbi wanted to pray with me,
05:19 I would consider that a blessing as well."
05:22 As we have with people from all over the world.
05:24 We have Muslims that come here,
05:27 and people of various religious backgrounds
05:29 and Buddhist and such,
05:31 and they all respond very favorably
05:35 to our Christian campus,
05:41 if you will.
05:43 So what's the best part of this program for you?
05:48 The best part of this program is learning the foods,
05:53 the right foods what to eat,
05:56 and the exercise that should be taken.
06:00 And if I continue that, God willing,
06:02 I should be able to get myself back in shape.
06:05 Now the right foods,
06:08 what do you mean by the right foods?
06:10 Well, plant-based versus the American diet.
06:15 And the American diet, as of now, is dead by me. Yes.
06:19 And many people who are eating that American diet,
06:24 whatever it consists of, some of them are finding out
06:28 because we have a million or a million and a half...
06:32 What am I talking about, a hundred million people
06:34 that are prediabetic don't even know it. Right.
06:38 And it's because of the foods.
06:41 You know, when I was in high school,
06:43 we had a machine that you can go
06:45 and get something out of.
06:48 There were apples in that machine.
06:50 Nobody took it.
06:52 Well, a few of us did whenever you're hungry enough.
06:55 But now they got candy machines, soda machines,
06:59 but I understand there's a big push
07:01 to remove those.
07:04 So, rabbi, when you get back to New York,
07:07 when you get back home,
07:10 will you be teaching family and friends about...
07:12 I'm going to try.
07:15 It's a tough nut to crack.
07:16 It is a tough nut, isn't it?
07:18 'Cause they're all rather healthy.
07:20 Well, they think they are. They think they are.
07:23 And before you have an episode, everything's okay.
07:27 All right, so Dr. Lukens has been following up with you
07:32 for about a year.
07:35 As well as myself.
07:36 And now Dr. Gallant is...
07:39 Also on the board.
07:40 He's on board with us. Yes.
07:43 And so we're going to be interviewing
07:44 Dr. Lukens and Dr. Gallant
07:47 and discussing some technical issues
07:52 with regards to your... kidney failure,
07:58 excuse me, diabetes keeps coming up in my head,
08:01 but you're no longer diabetic.
08:04 So any words of wisdom
08:09 that you can share with our viewers about...
08:13 People who are on dialysis
08:16 or starting with kidney failure,
08:19 is there something you can say to encourage them?
08:23 They should definitely call over here at NEWSTART
08:28 and to get on board and to get themselves into shape
08:31 and to get off all medications,
08:34 which I think would be the greatest thing for people.
08:37 Well, since you brought it up, pick up the phone,
08:40 and give us a call at 800-525-9192,
08:46 and ask for Ron, and I'll be glad to assist you
08:49 with your situation.
08:51 If you can't be here,
08:52 maybe I can coach you over the phone.
08:55 But I recommend, as the rabbi has,
08:57 to get here, to receive the services that we have
09:03 that people don't have to be diabetic,
09:06 they don't have to be with kidney failure.
09:09 And I'm so glad that you got here.
09:13 We were a little worried
09:14 whether you'd make it back or not.
09:16 Me too.
09:17 Yeah, I know you were
09:19 when we talked a couple of times.
09:20 But, rabbi, we'll be praying for you while you're here yet
09:27 and when you get back home.
09:31 Now the food, you don't have any issues with, right?
09:37 If the same situation were to happen again,
09:40 were you are at a service
09:44 where only foods that you shouldn't eat are provided,
09:48 what do you do?
09:49 I'm not going to go there.
09:51 Well, for instance, I remember my old Jewish partner
09:56 used to have lox and bagels.
09:58 That's out of the question.
09:59 You can have the bagel maybe.
10:01 Yeah. But not lox.
10:02 Yeah, but not the lox.
10:03 Not the cream cheese and the lox.
10:06 So we know that proteins are not good for the kidneys.
10:08 No. Yeah.
10:10 Well, Oscar, I want to thank you
10:13 and bless you, my brother.
10:16 And I know that all things are possible with God,
10:20 and He'll be watching after you I'm sure,
10:22 and we have a lot of people here praying for you.
10:25 So thank you again.
10:26 Thank you too and God bless you.
10:28 And God bless you, rabbi.
10:29 Thank you.
10:31 Friends, don't go away
10:32 'cause Dr. Gallant and Dr. Lukens are up next.
10:39 Every year in America
10:41 there are over one million deaths
10:42 because of type 2 diabetes and chronic obesity.
10:45 This includes heart attacks and strokes.
10:47 That's six and a half 747s crashing every day.
10:51 What's even worse is that the fix is easy.
10:54 It's your lifestyle.
10:56 Wouldn't it be nice
10:57 if you could actually add quality years to your life
10:59 rather than dying one organ at a time?
11:02 Obesity and diabetes
11:03 are the cause of over a million deaths per year.
11:06 Most diseases are reversible
11:08 because most diseases are lifestyle diseases,
11:11 especially type 2 diabetes and chronic obesity.
11:15 Seriously now, they can be reversed
11:17 and the quality of your life can be renewed.
11:21 Call NEWSTART today at 1-800-525-9192.
11:27 You will see dramatic changes
11:28 in the first few days at our program,
11:30 and you will be on the road
11:32 to a better more robust quality of life.
11:35 The NEWSTART programs are simple and effective.
11:42 Welcome back, friends,
11:43 help me welcome Dr. Gallant and Dr. Lukens.
11:47 Good to see you, gentlemen.
11:48 Nice to be here, Ron.
11:49 You know, this is the first time
11:51 we've had two docs in one room.
11:53 And what do you think we call two docs in one room?
11:57 A paradox.
12:00 I had to say that. Yeah.
12:02 Anyway, right over to Oscar,
12:04 why don't we start with you, Dr. Roger?
12:08 And, you know, what I'd like the viewers to know
12:12 this is the second time he's here, it's no secret.
12:14 Yeah. He's already expressed that.
12:17 And maybe he waited
12:19 a little bit too long to get back here.
12:21 Can you tell us a little bit about that?
12:22 You know, he was here in one January of one year
12:26 and came back about a year later.
12:28 But when he was here, things went so well.
12:30 He was doing so well, he went home
12:32 and actually did well for a little while.
12:35 And then he started to backtrack a little bit,
12:39 started to slip a little bit,
12:41 and his health started to deteriorate.
12:45 And it's unfortunate that he waited to come back
12:48 until he had actually been put on dialysis, you know,
12:52 because when he was here,
12:54 his kidney function was improving,
12:56 his overall health, his diabetes was improving,
12:59 and he was getting better. Yes.
13:02 And it's so unfortunate that he waited until this point
13:04 to come back.
13:06 Now I know, Dr. Lukens,
13:07 you had been following up with Oscar over the last year.
13:11 In fact, you and I have talked to him
13:13 on a number of occasions.
13:15 And is it true that people who are on dialysis
13:20 can oftentimes, maybe not always,
13:23 but oftentimes get off of dialysis
13:26 and their kidneys will improve
13:28 if they make a lifestyle change?
13:30 In the medical profession, that is an absolute falsehood
13:34 and doesn't happen.
13:35 Yes. Yeah.
13:37 And in our profession?
13:38 Well, we've seen...
13:40 This is something that
13:42 I was down at Loma Linda University
13:43 with Dr. Souter Blum, and he was my attending back
13:48 when I was in medical school,
13:50 and Dr. Gallant remembers him as well.
13:53 Very fine Christian, wonderful man,
13:56 and I said, "You know,
13:57 I hear the latest thing is that there's a heart-kidney axis
14:02 and there's a kidney-heart axis."
14:05 And he said, "There's five of them.
14:07 There's two things with the kidneys,
14:10 but two things with the heart, and then some noxious things
14:14 that comes along and poisons your kidney,
14:17 you could say it that way."
14:19 And the thing is is that Oscar, Rabbi Neuman, his was cardiac
14:26 and when he went back to Brooklyn
14:30 to see his doctors, they were shocked
14:34 because there's a test that you can do
14:36 to show whether the person has congestive heart failure
14:40 and if it's over 500, you have it,
14:43 and his was 87,000.
14:46 And they said, you know, that...
14:47 So I asked him, "Well, what do they think?"
14:49 And they said, "Well, we don't understand."
14:51 They don't understand what's happening,
14:53 but you're getting better and this can't happen you see,
14:56 'cause he wouldn't take the medicines,
14:57 he wouldn't even take Lasix.
14:59 I would have had him on some Lasix.
15:01 But the next time they checked it,
15:03 it was less than a third of that.
15:05 But then the trouble is...
15:07 And I want to talk directly
15:10 to the people that are watching.
15:12 This program will make you feel so good in three months
15:17 that you'll think, "I'm over it
15:19 and I can do all the things
15:20 that I thought I enjoyed before," you see.
15:24 And so before I went to Africa on one of our trips over there,
15:29 I wrote him a letter and I said,
15:31 "This is six, seven months now.
15:34 You've got to be careful.
15:35 You can't go off the program because you're doing well,
15:38 and you feel well,
15:40 and you've got to continue on with it."
15:41 Well, he said that he did.
15:43 Now when he came back, his heart had failed again,
15:47 his legs were swollen, and his weight went from,
15:50 well, they do it in kilos, about 92 kilos,
15:55 which is, you know, it's over, what?
15:58 Hundred and ninety five. Two hundred, yeah. Yeah.
16:00 And then he got down to...
16:02 I'm not sure exactly the numbers
16:04 but, he lost about five kilos
16:06 when he was here again this time, you see.
16:10 And they didn't come back on.
16:11 So they kept...
16:13 Every time he goes into dialysis,
16:15 they help his heart
16:16 because they take off 3-5 kilos,
16:18 maybe 15 pounds of water and they can do that.
16:22 But then each time he'd go back to dialysis,
16:25 his heart was stronger again and there was less...
16:28 So he lost about 5 kilos, which is about 12 pounds
16:32 while he was here.
16:33 True weight loss,
16:35 not because they had dialyzed it off
16:39 but because when he went in, it was that much lower.
16:43 So we're trying to follow him now
16:45 and a bunch of different things,
16:47 but the thing is that people...
16:50 And we talk about this all the time,
16:53 as soon as I start talking dialysis,
16:55 get here, get on the program,
16:58 and realize this is the part
17:00 that I want to emphasize day-by-day
17:04 those of you Christians,
17:05 I want to emphasize it you have to have the help
17:08 of the great physician
17:10 in order to do this day after day after day.
17:14 And the wonderful thing about that is He's helping you
17:18 so that you can spend an eternity with Him.
17:22 Okay, I want to get back to you, Roger,
17:23 and ask you about people who come to our program,
17:28 they're doing well, and they go,
17:29 "Okay now I can start doing this,
17:31 not what I used to do,"
17:33 and they start getting sick again.
17:35 What's the solution, the logical one?
17:38 The logical one is stick with the program.
17:42 You know, just last night, I gave a lecture on cancer.
17:45 And we have some patients in our program
17:47 who are challenged by cancer right now.
17:50 And both Dr. Lukens and myself tell them, "You can never ever,
17:55 ever go back to eating any animal products
17:59 because cancer uses animal protein in your diet
18:03 to evade, to hide from your immune system."
18:07 Isn't that something?
18:09 And so, you know,
18:10 once you've made that lifestyle change
18:12 and your body has started to get healthier,
18:15 the more that you can continue that,
18:17 the better you're going to get.
18:19 But when you backslide, those paths,
18:23 you get into this trough and it just goes very quickly.
18:26 So there's no going back.
18:28 There's no going back, you've got to stay pure.
18:31 The other thing on the animal products,
18:34 you've got different prostaglandins
18:37 and there are 20 carbon fatty acids,
18:39 we know that meat, milk, and eggs
18:41 is a big problem and fishes too.
18:44 And then so your heart isn't as strong,
18:47 but falsehood out there,
18:51 if I could be so bold to say that,
18:53 is that you're getting a whole lot of protein
18:56 that your body can't use
18:58 and these are the very amino acids
19:00 that help your cancer grow so fast.
19:03 So you're saying that people are eating too much protein?
19:07 Well, no, too much animal protein.
19:09 Well, animal protein.
19:11 Because they need all those amino acids,
19:13 they're high in the ones that the plants don't have.
19:17 The plants have a small amount of those amino acids,
19:21 and the cancer loves the animal amino acids that are high.
19:25 And so they can just take off and grow.
19:28 The cancer also uses those animal proteins,
19:31 those animal amino acids to put a coating over its cells.
19:36 And what happens is when we eat meat protein,
19:39 when we eat animal protein,
19:41 the pancreatic enzymes are used up
19:44 to digest the animal protein.
19:46 Those pancreatic enzymes, if they were not used up
19:48 digesting animal protein, could actually help
19:51 to attack those cancer cells and destroy them.
19:55 So a plant-based diet
19:56 is the way to go to fight cancer.
19:57 Amen. We're out of time.
20:00 Gentlemen, I want to thank you both.
20:02 I know you're both busy doctors here.
20:05 And I want to thank you, friends, but don't go away,
20:07 Dr. Ramirez and Dr. Nedley are up next.
20:47 Welcome to NEWSTART Now.
20:48 I'm Dr. Neil Nedley, President of Weimar Institute,
20:51 and with me today is Dr. Eddie Ramirez,
20:54 one of our researchers and physicians
20:56 here at NEWSTART,
20:57 who also teaches at Weimar College.
21:00 Actually, we've been teaming up together
21:02 to do quite a number of studies,
21:04 looking at NEWSTART and a lot of other things
21:06 that happen here at Weimar
21:08 in depression and anxiety recovery as well.
21:10 But today, we're going to take a look
21:12 at a subgroup of patients
21:15 that this scientific journal was very interested in.
21:18 It's a sub group called postmenopausal women.
21:23 And of course, a lot of women when they're younger
21:25 look forward to the days
21:27 when they won't have to go through
21:28 that monthly cycle
21:30 and they won't have to worry about that bleeding.
21:33 But unfortunately, when they are ready to go
21:36 through that cycle and afterwards,
21:39 they tend to get pretty unhealthy here in America,
21:42 their cholesterols go up, their waist lines go up.
21:46 And even though they're not having periods,
21:48 they're unhealthy and they're at the risk
21:50 of a lot of problems like heart disease, and stroke,
21:53 and breast cancer, and all sorts of other issues.
21:57 And so how many postmenopausal women
22:01 were looked at in this study, doc?
22:02 We had 793 ladies that have gone through this
22:08 14 years of data that we have on this NEWSTART Program.
22:11 Okay. So this was 14 years of data.
22:14 Of course, there's a lot more people
22:16 that have gone through the program on this,
22:18 but we didn't have that past data available for us.
22:23 So this is more recent, 14 years, so brand new,
22:27 modern women, many of them or most of them,
22:30 of course, they're still around.
22:32 In fact, if you came to NEWSTART,
22:33 I would imagine pretty much all of them are still around
22:36 as long as they're carrying through
22:38 what they've learned here, which most do.
22:41 And so tell us a little bit about what happened
22:43 to these almost 800 women?
22:45 Yeah, well, something we see in medical consultation,
22:48 as they pass through that change,
22:51 their numbers in cholesterol
22:52 and so forth start going in the wrong direction.
22:56 For example, on the LDL cholesterol,
22:58 very good cholesterol
23:00 that correlates to heart disease and stroke
23:03 and very negative events,
23:06 they were able to lower it very nicely
23:08 from 135 on average,
23:11 by the end 117 their average.
23:14 Okay, and that's not using any medicine at all?
23:17 That is actually without any medication
23:19 to lower cholesterol.
23:21 Just a few days of lifestyle changes.
23:23 It's amazing what can happen.
23:26 From years of beating your body up
23:29 through poor diet and exercise,
23:30 what can happen when you come to Weimar
23:32 in just a matter of a few days,
23:35 how quickly the body starts to heal itself.
23:37 And especially in this particular age group,
23:41 that's the time that people start taking medications.
23:44 And when a physicians start seeing these numbers,
23:47 he gets worried, and adding, and adding,
23:49 and adding more medications
23:51 that have side effects and so forth.
23:53 So the beauty of this is that
23:54 these ladies were able to improve those numbers,
23:58 and at the same time,
24:00 decreasing some of the medications
24:02 and feeling great.
24:04 Other number that improved very nicely
24:06 was their mean cholesterol from 221,
24:10 it came down to a 195 and a mode of175.
24:15 Most of the ladies had that one 175 number.
24:19 Okay. So that's significant.
24:21 That's about 50, sometimes a 50 number drop
24:26 in milligrams per deciliter
24:28 just in a few days by coming to NEWSTART.
24:31 Also their weight improved. Their waiting improved.
24:33 On average they were losing four pounds,
24:36 which is very good.
24:38 We don't want that huge drop in weight
24:40 because you're going to gain it back.
24:42 As you start losing weight little by little
24:45 and you continue that, these numbers,
24:47 the other numbers will actually continue to improve
24:50 as you improve that weight.
24:52 Yes, and it also shows that the drop in LDL
24:56 was not due to the weight itself.
24:58 Sometimes if you lose a large amount of weight
25:01 even on a bad diet,
25:02 your cholesterol can come down a little bit.
25:04 But this shows that the diet itself
25:06 had dramatic improvement,
25:08 as well as the other lifestyle changes
25:10 in the LDL cholesterol as well as the weight.
25:13 So if you know of a postmenopausal woman
25:16 who needs an additional boost in their health
25:19 and needs to lower their risk factors for death,
25:22 dying, stroke, and heart attack,
25:25 I would encourage you to call us
25:27 here at Weimar Institute
25:29 so you can be part of the positive studies
25:31 that continue to come forward in the medical literature.
25:35 I'm Dr. Neil Nedley, and this is NEWSTART Now.
25:39 Join us again next week
25:40 and you'll hear about another exciting study
25:42 that was recently published.
25:45 When we look at the health status of Americans today,
25:48 it's alarming to see that 60% are either overweight or obese.
25:58 In addition, diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer,
26:01 and heart disorders are the leading cause
26:03 of so many complications and deaths every year.
26:11 Could it have something to do with what we eat?
26:13 After all, every one in four Americans
26:16 visit a fast food restaurant daily.
26:18 And with such easy access to quick-fix foods,
26:22 we tend to forget the poor health value
26:24 those foods actually offer.
26:27 Maybe it's the sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise
26:30 that we've become so accustomed to as a media-dependent world.
26:34 Whatever the cause of these diseases,
26:36 a solution has arrived.
26:40 The NEWSTART Lifestyle Center offers an enriching program
26:44 where patients can get a healing
26:45 of mind, body, and soul.
26:47 Located in the outskirts of Sacramento,
26:50 the NEWSTART Center is situated
26:52 on the beautiful campus
26:53 of Weimar Center of Health and Education
26:56 with scenic walking and hiking trails all around.
27:00 With a "whole plant foods eaten whole" motto,
27:03 the NEWSTART Center promotes a healthy plant-based diet
27:06 with an emphasis on natural foods.
27:09 The NEWSTART staff are made up
27:10 of California board-certified nurses, doctors,
27:14 dietitians, and therapists who work together
27:17 to assist each patient personally.
27:19 The staff are dedicated to each patient's success
27:22 in the program and are always there to guide,
27:25 advise, and encourage.
27:27 In addition to a healthy lifestyle,
27:29 NEWSTART also promotes a healthy exercise routine.
27:32 You're both in sequence, that's good. All right.
27:35 As part of the balance program, there is much opportunity
27:38 to get in the fair share of physical activity
27:41 from utilizing our fitness center
27:43 to taking a stroll around the peaceful grounds of Weimar.
27:47 It's amazing what a new start can do for you.