NCI Well Connect
December 4, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that the B-vitamin Biotin has also been found to improve neuropathy at 10 mg? Please be aware that Biotin can interfere with lab test results, especially thyroid. Please be off Biotin for at least 48 hours prior to any lab tests.

CARLSON OPENS STATE-OF-THE-ART BOTTLING FACILITY
Carlson Labs recently opened of Carlson Healthy Oils, its new bottling facility in Norway. Carlson has always closely managed its omega-3 fish oils from sea to store, sourcing sustainable, high quality, deep, cold-water fish using traditional methods and gently processing them using molecular distillation.

Its oils are nitrogen or argon flushed throughout the entire bottling process to prevent oxygen-induced oxidation, and they contain just a touch of antioxidants to make sure that the last spoonful tastes just as good as the first.

Carlson Healthy Oils is a state-of-the-art facility certified by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) and located near Ålesund, Norway, one of the busiest and most important fishing harbors in the north Atlantic - ensuring that only the finest, freshest fish oils are delivered to the Carlson Norway location for refining, distillation, and bottling.
 
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.

ADULTERATED, EXPIRED METAGENICS AND PURE ENCAPSULATIONS SUPPLEMENTS BOUGHT ON THE INTERNET
Metagenics sent a memo alerting us of a problem customers have had purchasing counterfeit and adulterated products from third party sources on the Internet. Pure Encapsulations alerted us to similar occurrences with their products. Overheated products, expired products, labels removed, QR codes removed, and label tampering are all major issues. Read the memo here.

We are not a third party vendor. We are an authorized vendor for Metagenics and Pure Encapsulations.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
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Drink Choice Affects Emotions
Bonnie and Steve: Vodka, gin, whiskey, and other spirits are more likely to increase aggression compared with other alcoholic beverages. In addition, other alcohol types elicit other specific emotions, according to a first-of-its-kind study from BMJ Open.

If you've ever been sober and been with someone who has had a few, you should not be surprised by the relationship between drink choice and emotions.

The study included data from 29,836 respondents aged 18-34 years. Both positive emotions (energized, relaxed, sexy, and confident) and negative emotions (tired, aggressive ill, restless, and tearful) were included. All respondents in the sample had drank all alcohol types included in the analysis (spirits, red wine, white wine, beer) in the previous 12 months.

Spirits were more likely than beer, red wine, or white wine to elicit most of the positive emotions. Over half of respondents associated drinking spirits with energy (58.4%) and confidence (59.1%), and 42.4% reported that drinking spirits made them feel sexy.

But spirits were also more likely than any other drink type to draw out certain negative feelings. For example, 47.8% of respondents associated spirits with feeling ill.

Importantly, almost a third of respondents (29.8%) reported a relationship between drinking spirits and aggression, which was significantly higher than other drink categories.

Respondents were most likely to report feeling relaxed (52.8%) when drinking red wine, although almost half of them also reported feeling relaxed when drinking beer. Red wine was the most likely of any alcohol type to make individuals feel tired (60.1%).

Heavier drinkers reported negative emotions more often and were over six times more likely to report feelings of aggression. Heavier drinkers were less likely to report feelings of tiredness. This, said the authors, is consistent with existing evidence on heavy drinking and alcohol dependence, including the development of tolerance to the sedative effects of alcohol.
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
 
Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
Salicylates in My Food? What Are Those?
 
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.

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