NCI Well Connect
October 8, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that we received numerous inquiries about last week's piece on fluoroquinolones? Specifically, clients wanted to know other than Cipro, what other types of antibiotics are in the fluoroquinolone class? Here is the list, but if ever in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
  • ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
  • levofloxacin (Levaquin/Quixin)
  • gatifloxacin (Tequin)
  • moxifloxacin (Avelox)
  • ofloxacin (Ocuflox/Floxin/Floxacin)
  • norfloxacin (Noroxin)
WEBSITE ORDERING ISSUE
If you have tried to order at our website in the last week, you may get a notice saying "this connection is not private". There is an error that we are working on with Google to fix as soon as possible. You can continue your web order by clicking "Advanced" and then "Proceed" if you wish.

Alternatively, you can order by phone at (847) 498-3422 or by email at nutrocon@aol.com.

LAST 3 MONTHS TO GET LOYALTY WELL REWARDS
We keep track of your purchases throughout the year and apply discounts as you hit certain purchase benchmarks. Rewards reset on January 1, so stock up!

METAGENICS PROBIOTIC QUALITY COMMITMENT

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
From Editor Steve Minsky
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Read stories like these twice weekly from our eNewsletter, access two titles per month from our Action Plan Library, and get one free wellness coaching session with an NCI Well Connect Membership Here Today!
Organic
Stevia Up, Artificial Sweeteners Down
Bonnie & Steve: FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new study in in Molecules.

Researchers indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k) and 10 sport supplements containing these artificial sweeteners. The bacteria found in the digestive system became toxic when exposed to concentrations of only one milligram per milliliter of the artificial sweeteners.

This is further evidence that consumption of artificial sweeteners adversely affects gut microbial activity which can cause a wide range of health issues.

So now that research has shown artificial sweeteners worsen blood sugar, do not prevent overweight and obesity, and affects gut microbiota adversely, why are they still our the food supply? At least US consumers have finally taken notice. 

According to new Nielsen data, US retail sales of stevia sweeteners grew 11.9% from August 2017 to August 2018, while sucralose sweetener sales were down 6%, aspartame sweetener sales were down 8%, and saccharin sweetener sales were down 5.9%

Please note that a product may list stevia in the product name, but is often combined with sugar or another artificial sweetener that markets itself as natural: erythritol. Make sure you scrutinize the label and if you see erythritol, buy something else. Our favorite stevia has always been the Sweet Leaf brand.

Two other ingredients appearing more often in stevia blends, monk fruit (Luo Han Guo or Lo Han) and inulin, are perfectly fine as long as they are well tolerated.
Genetics
Genetic Wellness Screening
Pure Genomics, our genetic wellness screening, covers 32 impeccably well-researched genes in seven categories:
  1. Methylation
  2. Vitamins and Minerals
  3. Detoxification
  4. Weight Management
  5. Cognitive Health and Memory
  6. Blood Sugar Balance
  7. Immune Health
Pure Genomics tips the balance toward optimal wellness. It only takes four simple steps to get started:
  1. Order a genetic kit from 23andme.com or Ancestry.com.
  2. Send your saliva sample back to 23andMe or Ancestry. They will email you when your results are ready.
  3. Download your raw genetic data file to your computer. Email us the data file.
  4. We generate your Pure Genomics report and contact you with the next step.
Email Steve for further questions or clarification.

ORIGINAL GENOMIC RESEARCH AT NUTRITIONAL CONCEPTS
Click on the links below to learn about the original research that we have done with our clients and Pure Genomics.
Videos
Video: New Stress Relief Video
 
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
Steve: Traditional saunas emit direct heat. Far Infrared uses light to create heat. Far infrared run at much milder temperatures, but travels much deeper into the body, which is why you sweat more vigorously.

Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many of our clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.

Far Infrared has shown to draw out 15 to 20% more heavy metals (i.e., mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic), hormone-disrupting chemicals, sulfuric acid, ammonia, uric-acid, and fat-soluble toxins than traditional saunas.

LOWER MALADIES, RAISE QUALITY OF LIFE
A new report published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that sauna bathing is associated with a reduction in the risk of vascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive diseases, nonvascular conditions, such as pulmonary diseases, mental health disorders, and mortality. Furthermore, sauna bathing alleviated conditions such as skin diseases, arthritis, headache, and flu. The evidence also suggests that regular sauna baths are associated with a better health-related quality of life. Wow, what can't saunas do?

A second study from Neurology stated that frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke. In a 15-year follow-up study, people taking a sauna 4-7 times a week were 61% less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week. Even one sauna session per week reduced the risk of stroke by 14% compared with those who did not take saunas.

Contact us to schedule a session.
ActionPlan2 
Action Plan of the Month:
Best of the Mediterranean
One of the benefits of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you can request two titles monthly from our our Action Plan Library (44 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when you are looking for suggestions about how to incorporate an optimal eating style such as a Mediterranean diet. Our Best of the Mediterranean Action Plan can provide numerous ideas and recipes to make the transition easier! 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your membership, click here.
eNews 
eNews Briefs
WCBenefit 
NCI Well Connect Member Benefits

One Year Membership Is Open to Clients and Non-Clients of our practice. Includes:
  1. Free 45 Minute Pure Genomics Screening & Consultation
     
  2. Twice Weekly eNewsletters. Long-form issue on Monday and mid-week brief on Wednesday.
     
  3. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our 44 title self-help Action Plan Library. Full library of titles here.
     
  4. Natural Foods Shopping List. Meticulously vetted, high quality food and beverages we recommend to our clients. Gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items included. Updated quarterly.
 
Care's Corner Video
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
 
Be Your Own Medical Advocate
 
Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
Salicylates in My Food? What Are Those?
 
Wellness Services Menu
We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • NCI Well Connect Membership
  • Genetic Wellness Evaluation
  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating only)
  • Food Intolerance Screening and Menu Plan Implementation (separate fees)
  • Memory Loss Protocol
  • Dietary Supplement Evaluation
  • Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Advice
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

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

 
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  • We do phone consultations.
  • Reading our newsletters keep you informed.
  • We ship supplements anywhere in the United States. We use green, recycled materials and ship probiotics that require refrigeration.
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Have a happy, healthy day,
stateofthebonnie
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori
(847) 498-3422
nutrocon@aol.com  

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