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Johannes Ramirez, MD: Vitality And Longevity Centers – The Key to Weight Management – Find the Root Cause!

Dr. J is the “guru of weight management!” Dr. Bunny exclaims at the beginning of this week’s show.

What follows is a fascinating discussion and examination of the cause of weight problems.

99% of the time, Dr. J says, people have a root cause beneath their weight problems and that often stems from painful memories.

A trauma (or experience), may have occurred during childhood, adolescence, high school, college, pregnancy or anytime in their lives.

For example, rape victims may suffer from not wanting to be touched.  Touch can actually be painful to them and they often go to food for comfort.  When the root cause is addressed, the patient is able to move forward.

Dr. J recounts how when his patients are finally able to lose the weight, they look back and are amazed at their accomplishment.  It is a remarkable achievement for them to take power over their own lives and it changes everything!

“Patients will teach you what works!” Dr. J says.

Dr. J and Dr. Bunny ALSO have been guided to co-create a seminar Weight Management, Body and Mind Seminar.  “Glorious!” Dr. J exclaims.

Stay tuned for more information about the seminar in the near future!

Listen to Dr. J’s new show to find out the details of his weight management program at the Vitality and Longevity Center.

Contact Dr. Ramirez at (805) 485-8515.

650 Hobson Way, Suite 201, Oxnard CA

Website:  http://www.johannesramirezmd.com/

About Dr. Ramirez

Dr. Johannes Ramirez is a leading provider of obstetrics and gynecology. He specializes in female reproductive health issues, weight loss, and gynecological health issues as well as testosterone replacement treatment for men and women.

Dr. Ramirez has a Master’s in Physiology and Neurobiology and over 20 publications in print.  He has been a practicing OB/GYN for 28 years and has the unique experience and qualifications which blend together to provide a cohesive approach to patient care.  He stays abreast of the latest developments in women’s health issues and renews his certification with the American College of OB/GYN board annually.

The practice is committed to staying up-to-date with new developments in obstetrics and gynecology and informing patients through consultation and regular educational seminars.  Dr. Ramirez can help with a variety of issues.  Dr. Ramirez and his staff are also dedicated to helping their patients lose weight in a way that takes into account their own personal needs and medical profile.

A physician-supervised medical weight loss program is the safest method for weight loss and maintenance.  The practice offers strategies and nutritional plans available only to medical doctors and provide results that no other program can duplicate.  The practice’s weight loss plans not only result in patients feeling better about their appearance but put them on the road to better health as well.

When not with his patients, Dr. Ramirez enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three children, kite surfing, and golfing. He is also a private pilot with over 500 hours flight time.Whatever a patient’s needs or concerns, call Women’s Care Center today for a free consultation. To accommodate the busy schedules of today’s patients, the practice also supports email and tele-medicine visits.

Contact Dr. Ramirez at (805) 485-8515.

650 Hobson Way, Suite 201, Oxnard CA

 Website: http://www.johannesramirezmd.com/

Dyanne Van Der Kamp: My Journey To A Healthy Weight – My 12th And Last Week!

~My Last Interview With Dr. Bunny Vreeland On My Journey To A Healthy Weight~

 

Dyanne_last_show_borderMy mind set is in a better place from the hypnotherapy provided by Dr. Bunny.  I feel much better physically with Dr. Brian Ross’s chiropractic care. I have less pain and inflammation than I have had in the past 20 years.

I also have a wonderful hairdresser, JoPaulo from JoPaulo EcoLounge on Thompson in Ventura, who has really made a difference with his hair products taming my frizzy hair from years of over-processing and nutrition advice. I get compliments daily on my hair, and that does wonders for me.

A healthy mind, and body is vital to feel good.

My approach has always been, as my husband says to me, “Slow and steady wins the race”. I do everything that way, and I have accomplished some amazing things in my life.

My career in banking from 1989 to 2004, started as a part-time teller. I learned enough to be able to set up a loan department for a Savings and Loan institution and finishing with being on the ground floor of opening a small, community bank by the end of my career.

I graduated from high school in 1986 and finished my Master’s in Business Administration by 2008. The takeaway is to enjoy the journey and keep learning along the way. I passed the real estate exam after a second try in 2007, and I sold my friend’s house for the desired price within 4 days in 2016.

I have learned that there is nothing that I can’t do unless I stop believing in myself. Even though I have only lost 10 lbs in the last 3 months and that is not how weight loss usually happens today in our society of instant gratification, I know that I will do it my way and permanently.

For the past decade, the scale has only gone up not down. This is a positive sign that I am on the right track, and I haven’t even started an exercise regime due to my current physical state.

My portions are finally under control, and I am very aware of my food choices. I want to make positive changes that will stick with me for the rest of my life.

Dr. Bunny Vreeland has helped me tremendously with my self-esteem issues. I even had fun buying colorful clothes after eliminating some weight, which I hated shopping for most of my life.

I am thankful to have met Dr. Bunny and Dr. Ross.

I can hold my head up high and feel good about my journey.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Dyanne @ Cell: 805-717-9316

Email: Dyannevdk@gmail.com

You can reach Dr. Bunny @ 805-482-8111

Email: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

You can order the 6 session, “Lose Weight And Keep It Off” CD Set that Dyanne is using @ http://bunnyvreeland.org/store/

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Dyanne Van Der Kamp: My Journey To A Healthy Weight – My 10th Week – Back With Dr. Brian Ross!

Hi, it’s Dyanne and I’d like to continue with another show with my friend and Chiropractor, Dr. Brian Ross from Calabasas, CA.

Here’s Dr. Ross in his own words:  

DVK-Dr. Brian #2 show_borderThere are three causes of a fixation or a bone that has moved out of its normal position. That fixation can be virtually anywhere in the body.  It doesn’t have to be the back or neck or lower back.  It could be a shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee or even ankle and foot.

The first cause of a bone moving out of its normal position is stress.  Stress  may be coming from home, work, and school or even driving down the freeway in heavy traffic.  The stress hormone is called Cortisol which  tightens up the blood vessels in the body and causes an increase in blood pressure.

The blood pressure increase is to prepare the body for “fight or flight”.  Muscles become very tense and the tension can easily pull one or more bones out of its original position and can cause uneven alignment of the body.

The second cause of a misalignment is physical. For example cleaning out your garage, carrying heavy packages, bending or twisting   Also exercising too vigorously or performing exercises the wrong way.

The third cause is chemical.  Eating foods that have MSG like in Chinese food or processed foods that have a lot of chemical additives and preservatives.  These chemicals can cause muscles to contract especially if the body is out of alignment.  Chemicals can cause muscle spasms which can move a bone out of its correct position.  Chemicals can also trigger pain and inflammation.  The good news is that by getting your alignment checked on a regular basis by a chiropractor you can avoid the above conditions.

Whenever there is an injury to the body, the physiology of the repair of the body is always the same. This is represented by the “Three Phases of Care”.

Three Phases of Care:

The first phase of care is when you realize that you have been injured in some way.

The second phase of care is when the structure starts to come back  (bones that have moved out of position and start to realign with chiropractic care. This may involve the neck, back, shoulder, knees, ankle feet etc.) Bones will start to move back into their original position.  Ligaments normally hold the bones together also start to come back to normal position.

The third phase of care is the strengthening of ligaments and they start to hold the bones.  Muscles will then come back to their normal position.  Once you’ve gone through the strengthening phase your body will feel more powerful and will give you the most miles per gallon. The ability to optimize the bodies ability to function at a higher level.  The body has now repaired itself.

Postural correction:  When the neck goes forward from either an accident or working on the computer too many hours it reverses the curvature of the neck.  When the neck is straightened it is termed a reversal of the neck curve. This puts a lot of pressure on the upper back and you may wind up getting a Dowagers hump on the upper back. Postural correction can reverse this condition.

Structure leads to function.  One of the tools to reverse that situation would be a good foam cervical pillow such as a Tempur-pedic.  In order to use the pillow properly you have to set the foam up.  You have to roll the pillow three times in one direction and then three times in the other direction and the foam is ready for you to sleep on.  Your body heat will activate the foam.

Nutrition:  When you are going through a postural correction you need to support the body with proper nutrition.  Most commercial vitamins are synthetic.  The supplementation that I provide is a nutraceutical.  Medical foods that the body utilizes 100%.   With proper nutrition the body can manufacture all the cells that it needs to build replacement tissue.

Dr. Brian Ross
24007 Ventura Blvd. Suite 102
Calabasas, CA 91302

Make an Appointment Tel. (818) 591-8600

My Mobile  (818) 451-5700

e-mail:   DrBrianRoss@gmail.com

Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Dyanne @ Cell: 805-717-9316

Email: Dyannevdk@gmail.com

You can reach Dr. Bunny @ 805-482-8111

Email: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

You can order the 6 session, “Lose Weight And Keep It Off” CD Set that Dyanne is using @ http://bunnyvreeland.org/store/

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Dyanne Van Der Kamp: My Journey To A Healthy Weight – My 9th Week – And Introducing Dr. Brian Ross!

 

Hi, it’s Dyanne and I’d like to introduce you to my friend and Chiropractor, Dr. Brian Ross from Calabasas to talk with you about how he’s been helping me. 

Here’s Dr. Ross in his own words:

DRROSS1_border2My story is from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (25 years ago)  I was in another job and  part of my job was to take measurements on buildings and  verifying the type of construction used in the building.   My job required that I take photos of the buildings.

I was using an older style camera with a view finder and was backing out into the street to fit the building inside the viewfinder and suddenly a car hit me and flipped me over the car onto the pavement and the driver took off.  I was taken to the hospital.

I had lost the feeling in my legs and the orthopedic came over to talk to me and he said I do not know I’m going to give you some medication and I’m going to have a neurologist also evaluate you.  Next  the neurologist saw me and he also said he did not know. The hospital sent me home with lots of medications on Workers Compensation and little hope.

I stayed down for 6 weeks.  So the next question was “what do I do now”?

My friends came over and dragged me kicking and screaming to a chiropractor.   The chiropractor explained that she might get back 80% of my feeling but couldn’t guarantee 100%   I said  “I am  yours”.  Nine months later all the feeling returned to my legs.

The chiropractor said, “You should do this”.

I knew I wanted to be able to give the same gift to others.   I returned back to school (at night) and completed pre-med curriculum and gained admittance to chiropractic school.  It took 10 years in total to become a chiropractor.  They say chiropractic is not a profession that you choose sometimes it chooses you.  I am different than most other chiropractors that are out there today.  The scariest day in my life was when the orthopedic and the neurologist both said “I don’t know”.  I will never forget that and it is served me well when I complete a history and consultation with a patient.  I know what it is like to be the patient.

I take no shortcuts I always spend at least 1 hour carrying out a complete physical exam on every patient.  I usually request a set of x-rays in order to see what is going on with the body structure.   I will find out what is going on with and will complete a full diagnosis along with a treatment plan to resolve the problem.

It is important to treat the body holistically.  I treat the whole body from the feet to the head on every visit.  This opens up the nervous system.  This allows the brain to reconnect with the bodies nervous system.  If the nervous system is relaying information to the body then the body can heal from the inside out.  Another interesting fact is  the nervous system runs the immune system.  If you have an open nervous system you will have an optimal immune system.  I always tell my patients that when they have an open nervous system “Your Power Is On!”

Dr. Brian Ross

Healing Compass

24007 Ventura Blvd. Suite 102

Calabasas, CA  91302

Appointments:        818-591-8600

Mobile Number:     818-451-5700

drbrianross@gmail.com

Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Dyanne @ Cell: 805-717-9316

Email: Dyannevdk@gmail.com

You can reach Dr. Bunny @ 805-482-8111

Email: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

You can order the 6 session, “Lose Weight And Keep It Off” CD Set that Dyanne is using @ http://bunnyvreeland.org/store/

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Dyanne Van Der Kamp: My Journey To A Healthy Weight – My 8th Week!

Dr. Bunny And I Discuss In The 8th Interview –  How Important It Is To Love Yourself.

Dyanne_8_borderI mentioned that I must not love myself if I let my weight get so out of hand.

Dr. Bunny did not agree with me blaming myself, since this struggle happened long before I could really make that decision for myself.

I had told her that I was looking through old pictures in preparation for my father’s 75th birthday last week, and I had found pictures where I was much thinner, but I was still chunky in the legs and middle.

I told her that at this point I could not visualize myself being smaller, and if I couldn’t imagine it, how would I achieve my goal of a healthy weight?

I let her know that when she told me in hypnotherapy that my legs will be ‘long and slender’ that I could not see that image or feel it.

(Note from Dr. Bunny: What I actually said in Hypnotherapy was: “Picture and imagine your legs becoming more and more slender.”)

My thought process is to automatically self-sabotage. I told her that I had been in pain and had many issues that have caused me not to feel good for at least 12 years, which could be a contributing factor to my lack of desire to exercise and eliminate weight.

We discussed how this is all changing now with the hypnotherapy and chiropractic care that I am receiving.

I told her how I met my Chiropractor and his wife at my first open house for a home that I was selling.

I kept his card for approximately 6 months before making an appointment. I was extremely impressed with him from our first meeting, and I knew that I wanted to see if he could help me, but he was over 45 miles away.

After my first appointment one day, I was so impressed that I have been seeing this Chiropractor two times per week for about 3 months. I feel better than ever.

He will be a guest on the show, soon, to discuss my condition and educate listeners on how to take care of themselves.

Be sure to listening, next week (Interview #9) to meet Dr. Brian Ross.

 Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Dyanne @ Cell: 805-717-9316

Email: Dyannevdk@gmail.com

You can reach Dr. Bunny @ 805-482-8111

Email: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

You can order the 6 session, “Lose Weight And Keep It Off” CD Set that Dyanne is using @ http://bunnyvreeland.org/store/

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Dr. Bunny

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