NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
October 24, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that a study published in this week's JAMA Internal Medicineconcluded: "higher frequency of organic food consumption was associated with a reduced risk of cancer"?

The authors go on to say, "Although the study findings need to be confirmed, promoting organic food consumption in the general population could be a promising preventive strategy against cancer".

You know what we'd like to say to the haters who laughed at us, saying organic was a complete waste of money, when we started recommending it decades ago?

We've got plenty of room on the bandwagon, so jump on!

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
Our Take on Vitamin K
Bonnie and Steve: Supplement manufacturers have really been pushing vitamin K supplementation, lauding its ability to improve bone health.

Unlike calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D, we have never included vitamin K as an essential supplemental nutrient. Here's why.

Vitamin K is the "clotting vitamin". Without vitamin K, blood would not clot. Obviously, vitamin K is important. However, from a supplementation standpoint, many of us do not need "extra" clotting support. More often than not, we need extra bloodthinning support.

Vitamin K deficiency is very rare. It occurs when the body can't properly absorb the vitamin from the intestinal tract. Vitamin K deficiency can also occur after long-term treatment with antibiotics. People with vitamin K deficiency are often more likely to have bruising and bleeding.

Unless supplementation with vitamin K is specifically recommended by a licensed health professional, the best way to get the daily requirement of vitamin K is by eating the following foods:
  • Green leafy vegetables, such as kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, and green leaf lettuce
  • Vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage
  • Fish, meat, eggs, chicken, cheese
Most of us eat one or more of these foods on a daily basis.

If you take blood-thinning drugs (such as anticoagulant/antiplatelet drugs), you may need to limit vitamin K foods. Natto, a form of fermented soybeans, has a ton of vitamin K, so this is not recommended if on blood thinners.

If you think vitamin K is something you need to take supplementally, please discuss it with a licensed health professional first.
 
Gerolsteiner Alternative
Bonnie and Steve: We know that you love Gerolsteiner sparkling water. All of our family and staff love it too! However, there are some that do not care for Gerolsteiner, or find it cumbersome to purchase glass bottles.

We are delighted that Pure Encapsulations has launched Mineral2O, which is basically Gerolsteiner in "powder" form. Just add a tiny scoop to 8 oz. of water and that's it!

Here are some of the reasons why Mineral2O is so ideal:
  • It's portable. Much easier to bring with on vacations or to the gym. You can put a scoop into your water bottle and have an instant electrolyte water/mineral supplement.
  • The downside of a reverse osmosis filter is it removes all minerals. Also, if you live in a location with soft water, there are few minerals. Mineral2O can replace many of these for you.
  • Provides essential electrolytes, but is very low in sodium. We get so much more sodium in our diets than all other electrolytes. You can add sea salt to your water if you need more sodium.
  • Perfect for athletes and those who exercise vigorously for before and after workouts/athletic events.
  • Better tolerated for those with absorption issues or chronic diarrhea.
  • When you have stomach flu or an intestinal virus that causes acute diarrhea, Mineral2O with a well tolerated sugar, such as maple syrup, could be awonderful alternative to the dehydration formulas that are loaded with corn and preservatives.
  • You could reduce your calcium and magnesium supplement intake. Consult with your health professional before doing so.
  • It's alkalizing. Along with calcium, magnesium, and chloride, Mineral2O contains 72 trace minerals, most of which are alkalizing.
Please direct any product questions by email to Steve.
 
Fatigue Buster?
This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members.

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Steve: We're always looking for ways to mitigate fatigue...

You can get this article by signing up for NCI Well Connect here today!
 
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.
 
NCI Well Connect Member Benefits 

One Year Membership Is Open to Clients and Non-Clients.
Membership 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.
We appreciate your continued patronage and support.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
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