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Arsenic in Our Food. Cause for
Two recent media stories
exposed potentially high levels of
arsenic in two major American
foodstuffs: rice and apple
juice. Should there be cause for
There is virtually no data or
oversight on naturally-occurring
arsenic, or any heavy metal in rice
for that matter. We applaud
scientists for wanting to exploring
the issue. It is a complex one that
depends on many factors before a
consensus can be drawn. For
instance, the location of the rice
field has a lot to do with the
amount of heavy metals in the soil.
Are the fields sprayed with
pesticides or near farms that do? Do
the farmers use well water, usually
higher in arsenic, or receive runoff
from rivers or tributaries high in
heavy metals? Additionally, soil in
different areas of the world have
varying amounts of arsenic. For
instance, California soil has less
arsenic in its soil than Texas.
In our opinion, there is no
cause for alarm at the moment. The
new study scientists' cite is too
small and has many confounding
variables. If you are worried,
purchase organic rice. This way, you
can check off pesticides as one less
potential contributor to high heavy
metals. If you are gluten intolerant
or celiac and consume copious
amounts of rice, do not deviate from
what works. If you are worried, you
can always do a hair analysis or
serum blood test to rule out high
arsenic or other heavy metals.
In the case of apple juice, there is
more data to draw from and depending
upon the brand of apple juice, there
may be cause for concern.
Additionally, because apple juice is
a processed food, it is much easier
to perform arsenic testing before
releasing the product to the public.
The fact that the FDA is considering
more oversight means that it is an
issue. We would also suggest going
organic in this case if you drink
apple juice. However, we are not big
advocates of juice in any form
because of its high glycemic index
and load. We always prefer that you
consume the real thing.
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week's Well Connect topics are:
- Blood Test
Associated With Perceived Age.
- Favorite Sweeteners.
- OTC Medication and
- Belief in God Yields
- Toasted Rice
- Is CA-125 A Solid
- Are These Taking Over the
- Food Extracts and
- Parental Effect of
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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips - NEW!
of Espom Salts.
My name is Dr. Liselotte Schuster. I
have worked with Bonnie Minsky at
Nutritional Concepts for over twenty
years. Each month, I offer wellness
tips from a Chiropractor's
perspective. Feel free to email me
topics to consider for future
Important Medicare Announcement
U.S. Medicare program for will cover
counseling for obesity. The
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) said obesity
counseling and screening has been
added to its portfolio of preventive
Screening for obesity and
counseling for eligible
beneficiaries by primary care
providers are covered under the new
For patients deemed to be
obese based on body mass index
measures, the benefit would include
one face-to-face counseling visit
each week for one month and one
face-to-face counseling visit every
other week for an additional five
Medicare patients who lose at
least 6.6 pounds (3 kilograms)
during the first six months of
counseling would be eligible to
receive addition face-to-face
counseling once a month for an
additional six months for up to a
total of 12 months of counseling,
the agency said.
Steve - for our services,
you would simply need to get an Rx
from your doctor with a diagnosis
for obesity counseling. We would
give you a receipt with the same
diagnosis. Then, you would submit
the claim to Medicare. In summary,
they are now covering counseling
services for diabetes, preventive
care or "wellness visit", and
Helping Those in Need.
holiday season, if you or someone
you know does something to help
those in need, we would like to know
about it. This way, we can get the
word out about all the wonderful
things people are doing for others.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the subject line, please type
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type your name or the
person/organization you would like
to mention, what and how they help
those in need, and contact
We will post the list on our
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A Reminder for Snowbirds.
our clients who travel south or west
for the winter, don't be a stranger.
you run low on your supplements, we
ship anywhere in the United States. We
use green and recycled shipping
materials. We even ship probiotics
that require refrigeration.
you need Bonnie's guidance, she is
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Well Connect eNewsletter is like a
weekly wellness coach.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you
food and lifestyle consultant
Carolyn Martinelli. Feel free to email her
suggestions for future segments.
Care presents helpful tips for
how to get through the holiday
season physically, as well as,
The Perfect Holiday Treat!
Cups are devastatingly
delicious gluten-free treats for
those who cannot have peanut butter
cups or desire a healthier
ingredients with dark chocolate and
sunflower seed butter.
Until they are widely available in
stores, we will be carrying them.
Dark Chocolate Sun Cups.