NCI Well Connect
October 30, 2017
Spooky 3-Day Halloween Sale
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that the CDC and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved Shingrix, a "new and improved" shingles vaccine? While the FDA still has to sign off it, it is pretty much a forgone conclusion.

A CDC medical officer was quoted saying that the vaccine caused significantly more side effects than the older vaccine, Zostavax. Like the older vaccine, Shingrix does not create long-term immunity.

Our Take: when a CDC employee says side effects are heightened, I would wait at least five years to see post-marketplace data before getting it.

SPOOKY 3-DAY HALLOWEEN SALE
Today, Tuesday, and Wednesday, get 20% OFF sale items for October AND November. Sale ends at 12:59PM November 1st. See below for all sale items.

LOYALTY WELL REWARDS RESET SOON, SO STOCK UP
You may have forgotten that we keep track of your purchases throughout the year and apply discounts as you hit certain purchase benchmarks. Your yearly totals reset at the end of the year. There are less than three months left in 2017, so if you need to stock up to get your next well reward discount, here is your reminder!

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
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23andMe Does Celiac
Bonnie and Steve: For those of you who have already used the services of 23andMe, you may have gotten an email last week letting you know that they just screened your genetic risk for celiac disease.

While this is a positive piece to solving the celiac puzzle, be aware of a few things.
  1. At this point, there are only two genes that research has backed for celiac disease risk: HLA-DQ 2 and 8 genes. Most researchers believe that celiac involves more than just these two genes. So don't completely rely on this 23andMe test to rule out celiac disease risk. We still regard gluten food challenge as the gold standard. The Prometheus Celiac panel is almost as good. If you have no genetic variants on your 23andMe panel, you can still put it in the partial win column!
     
  2. Even if your genetic variants for celiac disease are negative, they do not predict your genetic risk for gluten INTOLERANCE, which is totally different from celiac disease. At some point, 23andMe may test for gluten intolerance as well, but the data is not strong enough to back it up yet.
Like many of the new wellness and genetic panels 23andMe has recently introduced (Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Lactose Intolerance, Parkinson's disease, and now Celiac disease), we must understand that the book is not closed on them yet. There is more we need to learn. However, if you are so far free of mutations for these, you are definitely ahead of the curve!
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.
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Video: Save the Bees
 
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.

Recent studies in JAMA Internal Medicine and American Journal of Hypertension found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, 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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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
 
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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Have a happy, healthy day,
stateofthebonnie
 
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, and Sharron
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