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BOTH BAUMANNS TO SPEAK AT INDIANA WOMEN’S RETREAT

September 19, 2012

Learn about Bernadette:

Bernadette Baumann is both an exercise enthusiast and Nutritional Nancy Drew. Having her love, her husband, Inspirational Speaker and Author John Baumann, in the Parkinson’s community has brought a more focused passion to Bernadette’s awareness of nutrition and exercise.

Her true passion is to understand the wonderful Parkinson’s community. She has researched, through symposiums and summits, concluding that our goal is to reverse his symptoms and all people suffering movement disorders through injecting attitude, exercise and nutrition into their lifestyles. She has witnessed a considerable change in her husband John’s symptoms 5 to 8 year reversal of symptoms with in the first six month, with his change and dedication. Bernadette’s favorite saying is, ” I just ask him to show up. If needed, I will always carry him.”

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Shippensburg in 1994 and is a student of Nesta National Exercise and Sports Training Association.

Parkinson’s is a team and family illness, that Bernadette and John have dedicated teaching and spreading their knowledge to all Parkinson’s patients especially those with Young Onset and those newly-diagnosed through HowToLiveWellWithParkinsons.com.

Parkinson’s is not the end … it is the beginning. Find new ways to deal with symptoms and one day they will find a cure.  Bernadette recently finished the San Francisco half Marathon and helped raise thousand for Team Parkinson’s…in honor of her husband and all families that have been affected.

Her talk will include the importance of untraditional timing, 7:1 protein to carb ration…animal proteins and its inhabitants to leva dopa carbadopa, micronutrients, examples specific exercise and the research I have learned, not to mention my biggest success story, my husband John.  All thoughts are welcome. Open for any other ideas ….

Testimonials

“After two years of not being able to hear speakers in person , I was thrilled to have John Bauman as a speaker at our “ Living Well With Parkinson’s’ Gala!. Not only was John engaging and inspiring to get to know off stage , on stage he truly drove home the theme of empowerment to our audience and left our growing community of attendees with several “ aha “ moments and desire to hear more. He spoke from personal experience as a Parkinson’s patient ,inspiring the audiences motivation to truly wish to make a difference and uniting us all in our humanity. Attendees after listening to John , felt inspired to make a difference in the world and do their part to create change for those living with Parkinson’s. My only regret was not being able to spend more time with John and I look forward to having him speak again to our audience.”

Naomi Wong WPP Program Manager

John’s message of hope, inspiration and laughter was ideal for anyone living with PD. He was extremely flexible and a delight to work with.

Leisha Phipps, MSW Program Director - Dallas Area Parkinson Society

We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.

MARY SPREMULLI VOICE AEROBICS

Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER REHABILITATION HOSPITAL