NCI Well Connect: February 15, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that according to a study in this month's The Journal of Nutrition, normal weight individuals with greater artificially sweetened beverage consumption presented diabetes more frequently and had higher fasting glucose and poorer beta-cell function?

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: TWINLAB QUERCETIN + C
While this should not come as a surprise given the issues Twinlab has had keeping items in stock over the last 18 months, we have been notified by Twinlab that Quercetin + C in both sizes will not be available until August at the earliest. In addition, Twinlab Allergy C has been discontinued and will no longer be available.

To prevent these frequent occurrences, we are looking into the possibility of making our own Quercetin + C product, much like what we did with Alka Support. This process however, will take at least two to three months.

In the interim, we have individualized alternatives. See below for details. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
 
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Bonnie and Steve: A new study in from last week's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provided fascinating results on the largest and longest study ever performed on subjects taking calcium supplements and their mortality.

Not surprisingly, the results echo much of what we have said: they are beneficial for women and not beneficial for men, especially in large doses.

Roughly 180,000 men and women for followed for 17.5 years. Dietary and supplemental calcium intake was tabulated from the start through the end of the study.

Calcium from food alone had no measurable impact in men or women.

Men
Men who took more than 1000 mg. or more of supplemental calcium during this period had a slight increased risk of all-cause mortality, much of the risk from CVD-related outcomes. In the rare instances where we recommend calcium for men, it is never even close to 1000 mg., unless there is an acute, short-term situation.

Women
For women, there were reductions in all-cause mortality at every calcium dosage level: 1-500 mg., 500 to 1000 mg., and 1000 mg. or more. Mortality from cancer, especially colorectal and breast, was lower in all categories. Mortality from cardiovascular disease, especially from ischemic heart disease at all dosage levels, and stroke in lower dosages, were especially significant. Finally, in all other mortality causes, the risk was lower for all calcium dosages.

This should be reaffirming to many women. And for any men still taking large doses of calcium, unless specifically recommended for an acute situation, see a licensed professional about lowering dramatically, or eliminating it altogether.

REMINDER
While this study is not the end of the calcium discussion, it mirrors much of what we love to see in supplement studies: large number of subjects over a long period of time.

Don't forget that calcium does it's best work when accompanied with vitamin D and absorbable magnesium. Please do not ever take calcium alone.
 
QuercetinPlusC
While this should not come as a surprise given the issues Twinlab has had keeping items in stock over the last 18 months, we have been notified by Twinlab that Quercetin + C in both sizes will not be available until August at the earliest. In addition, Twinlab Allergy C has been discontinued and will no longer be available.

To prevent these frequent occurrences, we are looking into the possibility of making our own Quercetin + C product, much like what we did with Alka Support. This process however, will take at least two to three months.

In the interim, we have individualized alternatives:

MOST ECONOMICAL OPTION:
Pure Encapsulations Ester-C & Flavanoids
-Contains quercetin and rutin, both wonderful antinflammatory flavanoids that also enhance the action of vitamin C. A bit less quercetin than what was in the Twinlab.
-One capsule for one capsule exchange
-If taking for allergies, you can add extra, separate Quercetin during the height of the season.
-If taking for severe inflammation, then you can add one or two more Quercetin capsules.
-Ester-C is well tolerated for mild to moderate corn intolerants.

IF SEVERELY CORN INTOLERANT:
Pure Encapsulations Quercetin AND Ecological Formulas Vitamin C-1000 (tapioca source)
One to two capsules Quercetin AND only one vitamin C is necessary.

FOR PURELY ALLERGY REASONS:
Metagenics Sinuplex
-Mirrors the old Twinlab Allergy Fighters the most.
-Cannot take if pineapple or shellfish sensitive.
 
Bonnie and Steve: If one or more of these boxes are yellow or red, then you have genetic deficiencies that may impair your ability to break down and move toxins from your body. You can prevent impairment with diet, lifestyle, and nutrient modification.

 
 
 
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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.


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The perk comes in handy when want us to analyze your genetic methylation cycle taken from 23andMe raw data.

 

To schedule your free appointment with Steve, email or phone 847-498-3422. An appointment with Bonnie is $45.

 
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Our Nutrition and Lifestyle Therapies for Cancer Prevention Action Plan took years in the making after seeing what works best for our clients.

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