in This Week's Issue:
|-The Wheat Bombshell.
Unplugged: The Early Years.
-It's Never Too Late Testimonial.
-Bonnie Dishes on Vegans.
|There is a substance you have never heard of that
may be pro-inflammatory, immunotoxic,
neurotoxic, cytotoxic, may interfere
with gene expression, may disrupt
endocrine function, may adversely
affect gastrointestinal function, and
may share pathogenic similarities with
I have always known that for some
clients, even though tests for wheat
allergy (IgE), celiac disease, gluten
intolerance (IgG), and wheat
intolerance (IgG) were all negative,
wheat was still an issue. While I
could not enunciate a
"scientific" term, I just
knew that these clients felt much
better without wheat in their diet.
The following piece wonderfully
articulates what this substance is,
why it has done such damage while
flying under the radar, and certainly
reinforces why I have been so
vociferous about avoiding wheat,
especially whole wheat, the darling of
the USDA and its Food Pyramid.
Episode One: The Early Years
|As part of our effort to celebrate 25 years in
business, we are proud to bring you
Minsky: Unplugged". If ever
there was a vehicle to explain what
makes Bonnie tick, this is it.
In episode one, Bonnie explains how
and why she got into nutrition, and
the difficulties she faced as a mom
trying to nutritionally optimize her
family back when nutrition was
Unplugged Episode One: The Early Years
|It's Never Too Late Testimonial.
|In our March newsletter,
we presented data showing it is never
too late to make dietary and lifestyle
changes. Doing so can significantly
improve the health of older Americans.
To further echo our sentiments, we
received this from our client Bruce.
"Hello Bonnie and Steve,
I was first diagnosed with Prostate
Cancer on November 19, 1999. After
studying the situation for a month, I
made a decision to bypass treatment
and fight the cancer with nutrition
I tried two different nutritionists
before I found Nutritional Concepts
and the Bonnie and Steve team. You
straightened out my diet and revised
the list of the vitamins and minerals
I was taking.
The early result was that I shed 55
When I moved to Florida, you became my
primary source of high quality
vitamins and minerals. Your newsletter
became my primary source of
The result has been that my cancer has
grown VERY slowly. Last July, I
celebrated my 80th birthday. Now I
take my PSA test every six months.
Thanks to you, I will be able to love
out my years without any fear of
cancer. That is a wonderful present
you have given me.
Many thanks, Bruce"
Dishes on Veganism.
|Recently, a client forwarded a New York Times
article from last December called
Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live,
Too." The piece openly
questions the "strong ethical
The gist of the article is that the
more scientists learn about the
complexities of plants, the less we
can dismiss plants as so much
"fiberfill." The more
researchers study plants, the more
they realize their complexities,
including sensory modalities that we
normally think of as only being in
animals. If anyone has been watching
the series "Life" on the
Discovery Channel, it is hard to argue
with the plant researchers.
As I have said for years, I have never
met a long-term, healthy vegan. Every
negative argument that can be said
about eating animal protein can be
said about eating vegetable protein.
Textured soy protein, for instance, is
not only the most highly
pesticide-laden food in the U.S., it
is genetically-modified, and often
processed with monosodium glutamate
(MSG). Not exactly a pure, real food.
We need to be extremely vigilant about
the compassion and treatment we have
for our animal protein sources (refer
to the book The
Compassionate Carnivore for
insight), but we also need to look at
individual nutritional needs, instead
of politics and food fanaticism, to
determine how to keep the human race
alive and well.
As my opinion may be controversial to
some, as always, I welcome your
thoughts and comments.
a happy, healthy day.
Steve, and the staff at Nutritional
Lake Cook Road
25 years, bringing the wellness
of tomorrow, today.
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