Celebrating 30 Years
NCI Well Connect: November 2, 2015
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that sweat has no smell but it combines with bacteria on the body to produce body odor? One cutting-edge company, Mother Dirt, makes a beneficial bacteria spray that neutralizes the bacteria that produces body odor, allowing some people to shift away from antiperspirants and deodorants.

NEW ACTION PLAN AVAILABLE TO NCI WELL CONNECT SUBSCRIBERS
If you've been holding back, today may change your mind. In addition to all the incredible benefits that comes with a membership, if you sign up today, you get a free copy of the new eating style many of you have been asking for:

The Fast Mimicking Diet Action Plan

It is the perfect eating style for the holiday season! And it is available to NCI Well Connect Members right now.

Recently, research has shown that intelligent caloric restriction is beneficial for cleansing, body weight reduction, telomere preservation, and overall better health. There are many fast mimicking incarnations out there, but we have devised the most intelligent version for you.


REDEEM YOUR LOYALTY REWARDS BY THE END OF 2015!
Most of you are aware of our loyalty program that provides discounts at certain product purchase benchmarks. You may not know that rewards zero out every January 1. So get your orders in soon. Details at the end of this eNewsletter. 

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
 
Today's NCI Well Connect
Steve Minsky
From Editor Steve Minsky
Read stories like these twice weekly from our award-winning eNewsletter, access two titles per month from our Action Plan Library, and book free wellness coaching sessions, all for one dollar per week with an NCI Well Connect Membership!
 
Bonnie and Steve: Consumption of an unhealthy Western diet characterized by processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and sugary beverages reduces the volume of the left hippocampus, whereas a healthy diet of fresh vegetables and fish increase hippocampal volume. 

In a study from the September issue of BMC Medicine, during a period of 4 years, there was a difference of more than 200 cubic millimeters in hippocampal volume between individuals who ate a healthy diet and those who consumed an unhealthy diet.

This is the first human study to demonstrate associations between diet and hippocampal volume.

A second study that came out a few months later in Neurology showed that elderly subjects who followed a Mediterranean Diet had brain volume 13.11 milliliters larger than those not on the diet, with their gray matter volume being 5 milliliters larger and their white brain matter 6.41 milliliters larger. Brain atrophy is a huge problem for the elderly and could be a major reason why those on the Mediterranean diet have a lower risk of cognitive impairment and dementia.

The great thing is switching from a Western to a healthier diet leads to increases in hippocampal volume, so the shrinkage does not have to last!
 
Bonnie and Steve: The data is starting to roll in and the results have nothing been short of fascinating.

We have begun testing the methylation cycle derived from raw data provided by the genetics company 23andMe.

For many clients, the results have reaffirmed why they have been so vigilant about managing their diets and lifestyles. They are keeping genetic deficiencies from expressing themselves negatively. For others, the results have provided the final push to reach their goals.

The New 23andMe
Now, with the recent news that 23andMe will be testing for rare genetic disease traits, heritable lifestyle traits (such as baldness and red hair), and wellness traits, getting this test is a no brainer.

What is the most exciting development in 23andMe's new screening for us? They now test for your genetic predisposition to lactose intolerance!

Why the Methylation Cycle? Why Now?
It was one of the major nutritional conundrums which had evaded us for years. We tried to cover all bases to help your methylation cycle, the most important pathway for detoxification of chemicals, hormones, and other unwanted environmental byproducts, but we did not have the entire map at our disposal. Now, we can pinpoint exactly if and where your cycle is impaired. Even better, we can fix it to make sure it is running smoothly.

Methylation is important for each and every one of us because the last thing we want is to have toxins recycling within our bodies with no way to escape. This can contribute to carcinogenesis, weight gain, autoimmune disorders, just to name a few.

The Process is 5 simple steps:
  1. Pay to have your genetic kit sent to your home from the lab 23andMe. You can get the test for $189 instead of $199 at this link because of your relationship with us. We have no financial interest in 23andMe.
  2. When you receive your genetic kit, follow the instructions to prepare your sample (saliva sample) and send back to 23andMe via the US Postal Service.
  3. 23andMe will email you when your results are complete.
  4. Feel free to share your disease carrier, traits, and wellness reports with us by email.
  5. Most importantly, download your raw data from 23andMe and and email the file to us. Contact us if you need help with this step.
  6. When we get your raw data file, we will upload it into our methylation database and contact you when the results are complete to make an appointment.
Why Is This Such an Incredible Opportunity?
  • In addition to the methylation data that we analyze, 23andMe maps your entire genome. This is crucial if we offer further genetic analysis on other bodily functions or for other health care providers who may require your genetic info.
     
  • You only need your genome mapped once! $189 is quite a deal.
  • 23andMe provides you with information about your ancestry. We do not delve into this aspect of your genetic results. It is completely private to you.
     
  • Knowing your disease carrier status, traits, and wellness genetics (like lactose intolerance) is invaluable to you and your health professionals. 23andMe has many more test in the offing as the research becomes more available.
  • Many of you have heard us refer to the MTHFR genetic mutation for pregnancy, neurological function, and detoxification. MTHFR is included in the panel, as well as every other major gene associated with the methylation pathway.
Why Did We Decide to Finally Use Genetic Testing?
  • While we feel that much of the information about the humane genome is "not ready for prime time," we feel extremely confident that the genes associated with the methylation pathway have more than enough clinical data. The pharmaceutical industry has done most of the work for us by putting billions of dollars into researching genetics and methylation so they can find out who can best metabolize and avoid side effects from their drugs!
     
  • As better research comes along, having your genetic information allows us to contact you when, for instance, a genetic bone health panel comes along. How can you beat that service?
This may all seem overwhelming. As always, we are here to answer any questions you may have about the process.

Putting Your Methylation Results Into Practice

Going over the results should only take about 15 minutes. This is free for NCI Well Connect Members. For non-Well Connect members, the fee is $45.

To start the process, just go to 23andMe and click on the link: http://www.23andme.com/bonnieminsky. Then, let us know when your results are ready!
 
 
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
It is always the right time to experience Far Infrared Sauna Therapy.

 

Aside from the fact that you are taking one hour out of your busy lives to relax, Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.

 

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.

 
ActionPlanAction Plan of the Month:
Fast Mimicking Diet
One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you can request two titles monthly from our our Action Plan Library (40 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when discerning which is the best fast mimicking diet.

Recently, research has shown that intelligent caloric restriction is beneficial for cleansing, body weight reduction, telomere preservation, and overall better health. There are many versions of fast mimicking diet. We have devised the most intelligent version for you.

**Fast Mimicking Diet Action Plan is only available to Well Connect Members at this time. It should be available shortly for purchase individually.

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership today at 40% OFF and get your free copy, click here.
 
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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 a Mid-Week Brief on Wednesday. Our eNewsletter has been awarded Constant Contact All Star status seven years in a row to date.
  2. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our self-help Action Plan Library. There are currently 40 Action Plan titles to date on all aspects of wellness, including the new Fast Mimicking Diet. 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. Free 15 Minute Wellness Coaching Sessions on topics such as 23andMe genetic results, Immune System, Detox, Shedding Weight, Food Cravings and Food Addiction, and any other topic of your choosing.

The approximate cost for all of this? One dollar a week! Quite a bargain for this volume of expert wellness advice.


Click here and activate your membership today!

 
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Get Back to Wellness
We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.
  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating style only)
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • NCI Well Connect Membership
  • Food/Med/Supplement Interaction Evaluation
  • Food Intolerance Screening (with menu plan only)
  • Dietary Supplement Update
  • Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Raids
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

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

 
Twinlab Multis Discontinued
TWINLAB ALLERGY MULTICAPS
TWINLAB DAILY ONE CAPS NO IRON
These multis are no longer available. We spent an inordinate amount of time finding the ideal replacements if interested:
  1. Twinlab Allergy Multicaps: replace with Klaire VitaSpectrum (one capsule VitaSpectrum equals one capsule Allergy Multicaps) and one 250 mg. calcium if not already taking supplementally.
  2. Twinlab Daily One Caps Without Iron: replace with Pure Encaps Multi t/d (one capsule Multi t/d equals one capsule Daily One)
We thank you for your understanding. We will be carrying these replacements long-term.
 
Snowbirds & Out-of-Towners
Whether you leave Chicago for the winter or live out of state, don't be a stranger. Stay connected!
  • If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone call away.
  • Read our eNewsletters to reinforce your wellness plan.
  • If you need to order supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We ship probiotics that require refrigeration.

Do not hesitate to contact us to serve all of your out-of town needs.

Thirty years of serving your wellness needs. We appreciate your continued patronage and support.

Have a happy, healthy day,
           
Bonnie, Steve, and all of us at Nutritional Concepts

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