Celebrating 30 Years of
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today
April 20, 2015
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW 
that 86% of people with diabetes experience sleep apnea? Another sobering statistic: men and especially women with gout are at increased risk for diabetes.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
 
Today's NCI Well Connect
Steve Minsky
From Editor Steve Minsky
  • Dry, Itchy Eyes Can Be a Complex Issue
  • Your Salad Is Healthier With This
  • You Won't Believe What the Next Gluten-Free Flour Is
  • Should You Use This As a Fitness Tool?
  • Are You a TV Binge-Watcher?
  • Get This Off Your Appliances!
  • Contact Lens Hygiene Habits
  • Quick-Cook Wild Rice Cereal
  • French Clay Cleanser
  • Protein-Packed, GF Pasta
  • eInspire

Read stories like these twice weekly from our award-winning eNewsletter, access two titles per month from our Action Plan Library, and book free wellness coaching sessions on topics such as Immune System, Detox, and Shedding Weight, all for one dollar per week! Become a NCI Well Connect member here.

 
Cooking Carrot Fries (Kid-Friendly)
 
 
Go Green to Protect Your Brain
Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline.


Researchers tracked the diets and cognitive abilities of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years and saw a significant decrease in the rate of cognitive decline for study participants who consumed greater amounts of green leafy vegetables. People who ate one to two servings per day had the cognitive ability of a person 11 years younger than those who consumed none.


When the researchers examined individual nutrients linked with slowing cognitive decline, they found that vitamin K, lutein, folate and beta-carotene were most likely helping to keep the brain healthy.


The research will be presented at the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Annual Meeting during Experimental Biology 2015.


Steve: For those of you already having your two servings daily, bravo!


Higher consumption of that other green substance, green tea, was associated with a lower risk for dementia or mild cognitive impairment, according to research reported at AD/PD 2015: International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases.

 
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
Even though many of us have come out of the deep freeze, it is always the right time to experience Far Infrared Sauna Therapy.

 

Aside from the fact that you are taking one hour out of your busy lives to relax, Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.

 

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.


Contact us to schedule a session.

 
eNews Briefs
 
Action Plan of the Month
Gestational Diabetes

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you have monthly access to our Action Plan Library (38 plans: total value over $275). 

 

The perk comes in handy when you, a loved one, friend, or coworker is trying to prevent or is dealing with gestational diabetes. In lieu of an individualized appointment, our Gestational Diabetes Action Plan is a must-follow because if you do not, you are setting your child up for a life of health problems.

 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership, click here.

 
Must Watch Video
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
 
New MacDonald
 
Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
 
Get Back to Wellness
We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.
  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating style only)
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • NCI Well Connect Membership
  • Food/Med/Supplement Interaction Evaluation
  • Food Intolerance Screening (with menu plan only)
  • Dietary Supplement Update
  • Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Raids
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Consulting prices range from $45 to $225. Contact us at 847-498-3422 or email for details.

 
Movement Videos
Qi Gong
 
Tai Chi
 
Yoga
Yoga
 
Natural Food Shopping List
Are you completely overwhelmed with finding trustworthy foods that fit your individualized eating style? Don't fret.Natural Foods Shopping List does the work for you.

Natural Foods Shopping List consists of food items that meet our strict criteria for safety, clean ingredients, and of course, palatability.

We are always open to your recommendations. As long as it meets our criteria, we will add it to the list.

Natural Foods Shopping List is revised quarterly and updates are available online to NCI Well Connect Members. The latest update is from March 1, 2015.
 
Snowbirds & Out-of-Towners
Whether you leave Chicago for the winter or live out of state, don't be a stranger. Stay connected!
  • If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone call away.
  • Read our eNewsletters to reinforce your wellness plan.
  • If you need to order supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We ship probiotics that require refrigeration.

Do not hesitate to contact us to serve all of your out-of town needs.

Thirty years of serving your wellness needs. We appreciate your continued patronage and support.

Have a happy, healthy day,
           
Bonnie, Steve, and all of us at Nutritional Concepts

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