NCI Well Connect
December 11, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that a certain demographic have been granted a wonderful excuse to play video games? According to a new study in PLOS One, if you're between 55 and 75 years old, you may want to try playing games like Super Mario 64 and Tetris to stave off mild cognitive impairment and perhaps even prevent Alzheimer's disease. Video game participants saw increases in gray matter volume in the hippocampus and cerebellum, as well as improvement in short-term memory, versus those who did nothing. Just do us one favor while you're playing: stand don't sit!
 
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!

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.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
Steve Minsky
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Rx for Extra Screen Time
Bonnie and Steve: Young or old, we usually spend way too much time in front of screens. Especially when we just gave 55 to 75 year-olds carte blanche to play video games, your eyes need protection.

Abundantly present in green leafy vegetables, the dietary carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin exist in rich concentrations in the macular retina. These yellow-orange pigments, collectively known as macular pigment are powerful antioxidants that protect the retina from age-related macular degeneration, and function as a blue light filter to protect against photo-oxidation and improve aspects of visual performance glare, visual discomfort, disability glare, and photostress recovery.

People who spend up to nine hours per day on electronic light-emitting devices such as smart phones, tablets and computers have reduced sleep quality and daytime alertness, as well as increased neck and eye strain, eye fatigue, and headaches. These detrimental effects have collectively been termed Computer Vision Syndrome.

Researchers striving to determine the negative effects of Computer Vision Syndrome, investigated whether the optical density of macular pigment (MPOD) might mitigate the negative effects of excessive screen time and whether those of us with low amounts or no macular carotenoids are more vulnerable to its deleterious effects.

The randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial from the new issue of Foodsconsisted of healthy non-smokers who received either a daily capsule of 24 mg daily of lutein, zinc, and zeaxanthin or a placebo.

After 3 months of supplementation, temporal vision and overall sleep quality changed significantly compared to placebo. After 6 months of supplementation MPOD, temporal vision, sleep quality, contrast sensitivity, disability glare, photostress recovery, headache frequency, eye strain, and eye fatigue improved significantly.

The results once again reaffirm a benign, nutrition-based therapy for reducing the incidence of many undesirable outcomes associated with excessive screen time.
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: The 4 Minute Workout
 
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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Action Plan of the Month:
Recipes to Live By
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 during the holidays if you are looking for holiday recipes. Our Recipes to Live By Action Plan is vast to say the least! 

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.
 
SPMs for Resolving Inflammation

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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.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
stateofthebonnie 
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, and Sharron
(847) 498-3422
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