Ann Louise Gittleman holds an MS in Nutrition Education from Columbia University, the title of Certified Nutrition Specialist from the American College of Nutrition, and a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. In the first half, she discussed how some conventional dietary wisdom is wrong and shared secrets for reviving a sluggish over-40 metabolism. Gittleman says she has developed a system of weight loss for people who can’t seem to lose weight, specifically those who have had their gallbladder removed. She said the organ is the part of the digestive system that breaks down fat molecules so that the body can use them effectively. She added, however, that "it’s really not fat, it's sugar that is the enemy of the American people," and cutting down on sugars is one of the most effective ways to lose weight.
Gittleman says that weight control is "a problem of metabolism" and that this should be addressed by anyone who is having trouble with it. Some guidelines offered: Staying away from harmful fats (she singled out coconut oil) repairing gallbladder function, rebuilding muscles, repairing the digestive system with probiotic foods, and keeping away from toxins should allow the body to burn fat and stay healthy, Gittleman suggested. She also extolled the virtues of compounds in coffee that enable the body to burn fat more efficiently and pointed out that decaf works just as well. Gittleman is also a fan of hemp oil as a supplement for immunity and general good health.
Licensed marriage and family therapist Carla Wills-Brandon detailed her work documenting and compiling evidence of contact with the afterlife through deathbed visions. She offered many examples of the dying making contact with the living and explained how they demonstrate that physical death is not the end of one's existence. Wills-Brandon admitted that as a child, she not only had apparent psychic episodes but that her grandfather observed UFOs in California in the 1940s. Later in life, she visited sensitives in the UK who helped her learn about communications with the dead or near-dead, and to refine her abilities.
Wills-Brandon said she has actually had her own near-death experience, but was told very clearly "it’s not your time." She said that those having deathbed visions will often begin speaking with relatives who have passed on and will attempt to describe the experience to anyone (living) who happens to be present, but that they are often ignored. Another situation that Wills-Brandon shared from her therapy work are those who are having death visions coming from deceased or even soon-to-be deceased relatives or other loved ones, and she’s often "the first person who hears their account." Her job, as she sees it, is to give her clients "some tools so that they can learn how to make that contact" and resolve these often confusing and frightening experiences.
News segment guests: Howard Bloom / Andre Eggelletion