NCI Well Connect: December 12, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that after restricting sleep to 5 hours per night, caffeine use no longer improved alertness or performance after just three nights, according to a study in the journal Sleep?

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY TODAY

The first 15 orders we receive today will be accompanied by a travel-sized bottle of vitamin D31000IU (60 caps) from Pure Encapsulations.

Order by web, email, phone, or in-office. Enjoy!


GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT AT A REDUCED PRICE: 23andMe GENETIC KITS
For those waiting for the price of the 23andMe genetic kits to come down, your wish has been granted. Here are your new options when going to 23andme.com/bonnieminsky:
  1. You can now choose just the Ancestry option for $99. This still provides the raw data that we need to generate our Pure Genomics results.
     
  2. If you still want the heritable and wellness traits, which we recommend for any person in their fertility years, the kit is $179 for new customers through our link. However, if you have already ordered a kit previously from 23andMe, you can get it for $149 until January 9, 2017.
For questions or clarifications, please email Steve.

BE YOUR OWN MEDICAL ADVOCATE
All New Care's Corner With Carolyn Martinelli (click image)
 
Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
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Fiber a Key to Longevity?
Bonnie and Steve: Most people know that a diet high in fiber helps to keep us "regular." Now researchers in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences have uncovered a surprising benefit.

Using data compiled from a population-based study that examined more than 1,600 adults aged 50 years and older for long-term sensory loss risk factors and systemic diseases, they found that out of all the factors they examined, which included a person's total carbohydrate intake, total fiber intake, glycemic index, glycemic load, and sugar intake, it was the fiber that made the biggest difference to what the researchers termed "successful aging."

Successful aging was defined as including an absence of disability, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment, respiratory symptoms, and chronic diseases including cancer, coronary artery disease, and stroke.

Those who had the highest intake of fiber or total fiber actually had an almost 80 percent greater likelihood of living a long and healthy life over a 10-year follow-up. That is, they were less likely to suffer from hypertension, diabetes, dementia, depression, and functional disability.

While it might have been expected that the level of sugar intake would make the biggest impact on successful aging, the particular group they examined were older adults whose intake of carbonated and sugary drinks was quite low. So this must be taken into account.

Fiber keeps your colon healthy and provides fuel for probiotics to flourish, so these results should not come as a surprise.
Genetics
Genetic Wellness Testing & Analysis
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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.

Videos
A Message From Stephen Hawking
 
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
It is always the right time to experience Far Infrared Sauna Therapy. 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. Sweating is the body's safe and natural way to heal and detoxify.

 

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.

 

Sweat samples reveal traces of a number of toxins, including mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and some hormone-disrupting chemicals. Far Infrared has shown to draw out 15 to 20% more heavy metals, sulfuric acid, ammonia, uric-acid, and fat-soluble toxins than traditional saunas.

 

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.

 
Well Connect Coaching Sessions
Pure Genomics Evaluation
One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you have 30 minutes of free wellness coaching sessions.

The perk comes in handy when you want us to analyze your genetic methylation, vitamin A & D, and detoxification and antioxidant pathways.
 
To schedule your free appointment with Steve, email or phone 847-498-3422. An appointment with Bonnie is $75.
 
ActionPlanAction Plan of the Month:
Heal Your Headaches
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 (43 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when you are looking ways to naturally prevent headaches.

Our Heal Your Headache Action Plan addresses any type of headache wth dietary and nutrient recommendations.

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership at 40% OFF today and get your free copy, click here.
 
eNewsBriefseNews Briefs
 
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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 honored with the Constant Contact All Star 9 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. 30 Minute Free Wellness Coaching Session (visits with Bonnie are separate) for Pure Genomics genetic results or any 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 at 40% OFF!

 
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Our Wellness Menu
We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.
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  • Food Intolerance Screening and Menu Plan Implementation (separate fees)
  • Dietary Supplement Evaluation
  • Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
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Consulting prices range from $45 to $225. Contact us at 847-498-3422 or email for details.

 
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