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May 16, 2011
Dear Valued Subscriber,
We are often asked what the
"CNS" in Bonnie's credentials
stands for. CNS is Certified
Nutrition Specialist. In order
to become a CNS, you must go
through an exhaustive exam and
meet yearly continuing education
credits. Most importantly, you
must have an advanced, masters,
or doctoral degree, something
that is not required to be a
registered dietitian. Here is
website for those
Have a happy,
healthy week. Bonnie and Steve
Exciting Study Hits Close to Home.
probiotic strains that comprise one
of our long-standing probiotic
products (the FDA does not allow
us to mention the brand and product
name, but you can look on the bottle
or ask us), taken twice daily,
improved symptoms of bloating in
patients with functional bowel
disorders in a recent double-blind,
placebo-controlled study in the
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.
Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM (L.
acidophilus NCFM®) and
Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 (B.
lactis Bi-07™) reduced abdominal
bloating 27 percent after eight
weeks in men and women with general
bowel disorders and irritable bowel
syndrome (IBS) compared to placebo.
Vitamin D Level Crucial for
importance of correcting a vitamin D
deficiency is becoming more apparent
as studies such as the following
have appeared in the last few weeks.
Journal of Adolescent Health
has found that most obese
adolescents are lacking in vitamin
D. In addition, vitamin D status is
significantly associated with muscle
power/force, and therefore, a
deficiency may interfere with the
obese adolescent's ability to
increase physical activity.
Screening obese adolescents for
vitamin D status by measuring their
blood 25(OH)D level has become a
routine protocol at the Adolescent
Health Center of Hasbro Children's
Hospital in Providence, R.I. since
2007. The hospital study found that
low vitamin D status was present in
all of the girls and in 91 percent
of the boys. The researchers
question whether a higher daily
vitamin D intake than the one
recently recommended by the
Institute of Medicine (600
international units of vitamin
D/day) may be required as part of
treatment in obese adolescents, in
an attempt to increase their vitamin
now, the association between low
vitamin D levels and total and
allergen-specific IgE levels has
never been established. The
association of 25(OH)D deficiency
with 17 different allergens was
assessed in this
Journal of Allergy and Clinical
Immunology study. In children
and adolescents, allergic
sensitization to 11 of 17 allergens
was more common in those with
25(OH)D deficiency. 25(OH)D levels
of less than 15 ng/mL were
associated with peanut, ragweed, and
D deficiency in the cord blood of
healthy neonates is associated with
increased risk for respiratory
syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis
in the first year of life, according
Pediatrics. RSV is the most
important pathogen that causes lower
respiratory tract infections in
infants. Concentrations of 25(OH)D
in cord blood were strongly
associated with maternal vitamin D3
supplementation during pregnancy.
Compared with infants who had
25(OH)D concentrations of 75 nmol/L
or higher, those born with 25(OH)D
concentrations lower than 50 nmol/L
had a 6-fold increased risk for RSV
LRTI in the first year of life.
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Featuring food and lifestyle
consultant Carolyn Martinelli. Feel
email her suggestions for future
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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips - May
How to Use Miracle Balls.
My name is Dr. Liselotte Schuster. I
have worked with Bonnie Minsky at
Nutritional Concepts for over twenty
years. Each month, I offer wellness
tips from a Chiropractor's
perspective. Feel free to
email me topics to consider for
This month, I
explain how to use the Miracle Balls
for easing pain and discomfort as
well as for helping maintain good
Click Dr. Schuster's Picture for
This Month's Segment.