NCI Well Connect
February 5, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that most cells of the immune system have vitamin D receptors, and the cells activate vitamin D in response to an infection, especially a respiratory infection, such as influenza?

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
Steve Minsky
From Editor Steve Minsky
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Meta-Analyses: Fake Medical News?
Bonnie and Steve: We've waited a long time to see this in a major medical journal. Thank you to Dr. Milton Packer and the editors at journal Circulation  for their bravery for calling out the deceit that "meta-analysis" studies generate.

A meta-analysis is based upon an idea of a researcher who wants to pair results from multiple studies to get an end result. For instance, there are thousands of vitamin D studies. If we wanted to publish a meta-analysis showing its effectiveness in preventing multiple sclerosis, we would find every study ever done on vitamin D and MS, and meticulously look at every one, and based upon our criteria, would come up with a consensus of effectiveness. Do you see how huge the gray area can be? Any researcher can skew the criteria and cherry-pick studies that are favorable to whatever result they desire.

According to Dr. Packer, many published meta-analyses do not use appropriate methods or contribute meaningfully to medical thought or patient care. Thank you, thank you. We have been saying this for so long. For decades, journals and researchers with an ax to grind with dietary supplements have used meta-analyses to sensationalize their ineffectiveness and/or dangerous side effects.

Some journals avoid all meta-analyses altogether, whereas others pride themselves on publishing only the best.

In truth, unless they are held by the highest editorial standard, most meta-analyses exist only because they easily create a publication record, or a forum to grab media headlines, for the authors.

We rarely cite meta-analyses in our eNewsletters for this very reason.
Genetics
Pure Genomics Wellness Testing

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: If Only All Our Lunches Could Be Like This
 
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.
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Action Plan of the Month:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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 when you have gastrointestinal discomfort that has either gone undiagnosed or you are looking for alternative ideas to conventional IBS therapy! Our Irritable Bowel Syndrome Action Plan is a great way to expand your options and knowledge! 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership this month, click here.
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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?
 
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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)
  • 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, Sharron, and Lori (not pictured)
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