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25 Ways to Extend Your Lifespan: Part
1 of 5
a final salute to Nutritional
Concepts' 25th anniversary, we provide
five ways to extend your lifespan for
each of the next five issues.
Next Week: Ways Six Through Ten.
Wheat (includes sprouted
wheat, wheat germ, and added wheat
Omega-3-Rich Fish at least
three times per week.
Eat a Carbohydrate Alone
(accompany with a healthy fat or
a Protein-Rich Food at
least three times daily.
than eight years have passed since the
landmark Women's Health Initiative
study linked synthetic estrogen (Premarin)
and progestin (Provera) to increased
risk of heart disease and breast
cancer. And, according to recent data,
hormonal cancer rates have dropped
In turn, with 6,000 women embarking on
"the change of life" each
day, those seeking symptom relief are
still steering clear of prescription
hormones in favor of bioidentical and
topical hormones, dietary supplements
and other natural alternatives. A
study found that 80 percent of women
now use complementary and alternative
medicine to lessen symptoms. Following
is a primer to help navigate what is
new with menopause.
For MANopause, get the latest on the
human growth hormone as well as other
techniques to maintain healthy
testosterone levels while reducing
If you have tried everything and are
still having menopausal symptoms, we
will be starting a dietary supplement
trial shortly. Please email Steve at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to
Well Rewards Back for 2011
As a thank you for allowing us to
serve your nutritional needs for 25
years, NCI Well Rewards Loyalty
Program started this year. Due to such
a positive response, we are bringing
it back for 2011.
the year ends, make sure you stock up
on your supplements:
- Your reward points reset to zero
more reward points you have
accrued, the larger the discount.
- FSA and HSA tax deductions will
be more limited in 2011.
details about our NCI Well Rewards
Loyalty Program, click
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Two recent studies on quercetin
reaffirms its long-term prospects as
a natural anti-inflammatory.
Mini Multi 180 tablets
- Quercetin may protect
osteoblast (bone forming) cells
from oxidative damage
(destruction), according to Experimental
and Toxicological Pathology.
Osteoblastic cells were
incubated with hydrogen peroxide
(H2O2) or quercetin. Quercetin
treated cells showed
significantly reversed oxidative
damage, increased collagen
content, alkaline phosphatase
(ALP) activity and calcium
deposition of osteoblasts,
compared with untreated cells
incubated with H2O2.
- Quercetin at a dose of 1,000
mg. per day showed a significant
reduction in upper respiratory
infections in endurance
athletes, who are at much higher
risk for URTIs. Additionally,
the positive effect that
quercetin had on muscle
mitochondria showed a reduction
in exercise-induced inflammation
and increased performance in
these same athletes. Natural
Cardiovascular Research Hepagen 60
Density Scans Too Frequent.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task
Force recommends bone-density
testing every two years. But that's
just a guess. No one really knows
how often screenings should occur.
Recent research suggests that women
67 and older with normal
bone-mineral-density scores may not
need to be screened for another 10
years -- a finding that could
release thousands of women from the
costs and inconvenience of repeated
bone-mineral scans over the course
of several decades.
Researchers looked at data from
5,035 women age 67 and older who
were part of the long-running
osteoporosis study called the Study
of Osteoporotic Fractures. Women 65
and older who did not have
osteoporosis at the time were
enrolled in the study from 1986 to
1988 and had bone-mineral-density
testing at least twice during the
study. The researchers calculated
the estimated times for women to
develop osteoporosis based on their
T scores, the measure of bone
density. They found that low-risk
women -- those who had normal T
scores -- did not develop
osteoporosis for a very long time.
colonoscopy is scheduled for the
afternoon, drinking the polyethylene
glycol electrolyte solution
in the morning is clinically
equivalent to drinking half of it
the night before, and affords the
patient a better night's sleep and
less disruption to the previous
Journal of Gastroenterology.
fact, screenings were much more
effective in the AM-only prep group.
The morning-only group also
had significantly less abdominal
pain, better sleep quality and less
interference with their work on the
day before the procedure.
of our clients cannot handle the
polthylene glycol for the standard
or virtual colonoscopy procedures.
As long as your doctor is on board,
we recommend unflavored milk of
magnesia as an alternative.
Ways to Eat Healthy Without Going
ahead. Write out a
weekly menu after looking at
coupons and advertisements from
grocery stores. Use leftovers
for additional meals; extra
vegetables and meats can go into
soups, stews, casseroles and
- Save on unhealthy extras. You
can save money by avoiding
chips, soda and prepackaged
- Look for cheaper proteins. Beans,
lentils, sardines, and eggs all
are nutritious alternatives to
- Know your top 10. Make
a list of the healthy foods you
buy the most and comparison shop
at local groceries, health food
shops and warehouse stores. Aim
to stock up on those staples at
the lowest prices.
- Buy produce in season. It
will be much cheaper; remember
that farmers markets often have
- Go beyond fresh. Frozen
and dried foods - fruits,
vegetables and meats - are
healthy but often less pricey
alternatives to fresh foods,
especially if you buy generic
versions. Just watch sugar and
- Think in bulk. Buy big
packages of meat and divide them
into meal-size portions for
freezing, and store whole-grain
rice and cereal in airtight
containers. You also can cook
large amounts of meals such as
stew and freeze smaller portions
for easy preparation.
- Plant a garden. Grow
your favorite fruits and
vegetables right in your
the long view. A
bag of apples may be more
expensive than a bag of cookies,
but consider this: you're not
likely to eat more than one
apple in a single sitting.
Coupons. Many health food
stores (even Whole Foods) and
health food manufacturers offer
coupons. Many of them can be
found by doing a web search for
"health food coupons."
should really be the 11th way to eat
healthy without going broke.
Freezing vegetables that may have
gone to waste or were purchased
locally when they were much cheaper
than in off-peak months can really
save you money. While not all
produce can be successfully frozen, gardenguides.com
provides us with the details on how
to prepare viable vegetables for
note that most vegetables do need
cooking preparation before freezing.
two brands of nail polish fit
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the Gift of Wellness
Ideas for the Holidays:
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Quote of the Week.
is never an accident, it is always the
result of high intention, sincere
effort, intelligent direction, and
skillful execution, it represents the
wise choice of many
alternatives." -Willa Foster
to Happiness, according to a 26
year study by German Institute for
- Marry someone who's not
- Focus more on friends and
family, and less on material
- Get involved, somehow, in making
the world a better place.
- Have a job - but also make time
- Stay physically active.
- For men: don't be underweight.
For women: don't be obese.
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