NCI Well Connect
October 2, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar could increase the risk of diabetes in just two weeks, according to findings presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes? Glucose levels spiked significantly in the artificial sweetener group compared to the placebo group.

DOUBLE SALE DAY
Today only, get both September and October sale items at 20% OFF. September sales go bye-bye starting tomorrow. See below.

23andMe UPDATE AVAILABLE
If you did your genetic saliva screening through 23andMe, they have updated their health reports for Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Hemochromatosis risk. Simply go to your 23andMe.com personal home page to check your status.

HSA, FSA FOR SUPPLEMENTS AND SERVICES
Did you know that if you have an HSA or FSA debit/credit card, you can use it at Nutritional Concepts? While we cannot guarantee it because every account is different, we are able to process most HSA or FSA credit card transactions.

ADULTERATED, EXPIRED METAGENICS AND PURE ENCAPSULATIONS SUPPLEMENTS BOUGHT ON THE INTERNET
Metagenics sent a memo alerting us of a problem customers have had purchasing counterfeit and adulterated products from third party sources on the Internet. Pure Encapsulations alerted us to similar occurrences with their products. Overheated products, expired products, labels removed, QR codes removed, and label tampering are all major issues. Read the memo here.

We are not a third party vendor. We are an authorized vendor for Metagenics and Pure Encapsulations.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
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What Is the Glycinate in Mag Glycinate?

Bonnie and Steve: You may have never thought about what the glycinate part of the supplement magnesium glycinate is.

Glycine is an amino acid, one of the building blocks of protein. While it is a nonessential amino acid, meaning it is not an amino acid to sustain life, it does serve a very important role, especially for magnesium.

Glycine helps magnesium work better in the body, especially for mood. So when glycine is bound to magnesium in supplement form, it automatically enhances the positive neurotransmitter activity in our brains.

The glycinate form also helps remove mercury from the body. Aesthetically, glycine enhances collagen production, which prevents skin wrinkles and enhances the fluidity of our joints.

More importantly, for magnesium to work, it needs to be absorbed. Because it is such a large molecule, magnesium is is very difficult for our intestinal receptor sites to absorb. When it is bound to glycine, the amino acid attaches itself to the magnesium molecule and pulls it through the intestinal receptor sites. This is the main reason why in most of us, magnesium glycinate does not create loose stool.

The problem with most other magnesium sources (oxide, for example) is intestinal disturbance, which is why we recommend these poorly absorbed sources for enhanced motility.

If you want to absorb your magnesium, glycinate is the way to go.

Here is a new exciting benefit of getting extra glycine. During caloric restriction, such as the Fast Mimicking Diet, glycine accelerates fat loss, but protects against muscle loss!
Genetics
Genetic Wellness Testing & Analysis
Cognition & Mental Health

Bonnie and Steve:It only takes a few simple steps to get individualized genetic nutritional support. Test your genome. We translate the results in a way you can understand. We target your individualized needs with nutritional support that can be easily implemented.

Pure Genomics helps the patient with:
  1. Reaffirmation for why existing patients should continue to adhere to their optimal diet and lifestyle. Genes are the deepest layer of individualization. When a patient is doing incredibly well despite horrible genetic deficiencies, it is a strong deterrent to fall off the wagon.
  2. Creates the last thrust of motivation for a patient who is having trouble adhering to their diet and lifestyle protocol.
  3. Provides incredible proof for prevention of family disease history. Connects the dots for many of our patients.
  4. Is a strong component for new patient screenings, especially for methylation, detoxification, antioxidant defense, weight management, metabolic health, memory and cognition, mental health, and essential fatty acid, vitamin A, and vitamin D absorption.
Videos
Video: What Are the Right Eggs to Buy?
 
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.

A recent study from Age and Ageing, showed that healthy subjects whose sauna use averaged 4 to 7 times per week were 66% less likely to develop dementia at 20-year follow-up than those who used a sauna once a week. In addition, they had a 65% risk reduction for Alzheimer's Disease.

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.
 
Well Connect Coaching Sessions
 
One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you have one free 45 minute wellness coaching session. Analyzing your Pure Genomics' genetic profile is one of your options.
 
To schedule your free appointment with Steve, email or phone 847-498-3422.
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Action Plan of the Month:
Cold and Flu
 
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 (43 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy as we head into the colder months and sickness becomes more prevalent. Our Cold and Flu Action Plan lists numerous preventive methods tom employ this fall and winter! 

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.
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NCI Well Connect Member Benefits
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NCI Well Connect Membership is open to clients and non-clients of our practice!

One Year Membership Includes:
  1. Weekly eNewsletters (84 issues). We publish our long-form issue on Monday and mid-week brief on Wednesday. Our eNewsletter has been a Constant Contact All Star 10 years in a row.
  2. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our self-help Action Plan Library. There are currently 43 Action Plan titles to date on all aspects of wellness, including the new Heal Your Headache Action Plan. You can view the list here.
  3. Natural Foods Shopping List. Updated quarterly, our Natural Foods Shopping List includes only the most meticulously vetted, highest quality food and beverage products that we recommend to our clients. These include gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items.
  4. 45 Minute Free Wellness Coaching Session (visits with Bonnie are separate) for Pure Genomics genetic results or any topic of your choosing.

Activate Your 1 Year Membership Here!

 
Care's Corner Video
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
 
Be Your Own Medical Advocate
 
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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.

 
Snowbirds & Out-of-Towners
Whether you leave Chicago for the winter or live out of state, don't be a stranger. Stay connected!
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  • Our newsletters reinforce your wellness goals.
  • 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,
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Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Jeannie
(847) 498-3422
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