NCI Well Connect: March 13, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that a majority of patients in the United States visited a doctor who received payments from drug companies, but most have no clue about it?

According to a new study from Journal of General Internal Medicine, about 65 percent of patients visited a doctor within the last year who had received payments or gifts from pharmaceutical or medical device companies. Only 5 percent knew that their doctor had received such payments.

The Stanford, Harvard, and Drexel survey found that number rose to 85 percent for those who visited specialists.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
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Is Fast-Mimicking Long-Lasting?

Bonnie and Steve: These days, it is hard to read anything diet-related without seeing something about caloric restriction. Yes, if we eat less, intelligently, through fast mimicking, there are extreme health benefits. That said, there has never been research on how people do after they stop whichever caloric restriction plan they are on. A new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is the first study to shed light on the subject. And it is exciting.

The adults in the study were on a special caloric restriction eating plan for two years. During that span, the adults lost significant body weight. Subjects then went back to a standard eating style.

After two years of eating a standard diet, 46 percent of subjects did not gain back weight. While this may not seem like a large percentage, in the pantheon of weight regain studies, it is huge. Moreover, of the 54 percent that gained back weight, the percentage of body fat and fat mass remained significantly reduced, much less than in a control group that were not on a caloric restricted eating style. Additionally, the caloric restriction subjects retained higher degrees of dietary restraint and avoidance of certain foods.

Our "Fast Mimicking Diet Action Plan" offers a way to incorporate caloric restriction long-term if desired. It only requires you to adhere to it for five days out of the month (some clients can get away with three days). And if you only want to do it for two years and go back to a standard eating style, you have a better chance that your body won't negatively rebound.

Caloric restriction activates the fat-burning process, and after adhering to this for two years, conditions your body to remember to burn fat even after you stop restricting your caloric intake.
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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.

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 if they need activated forms of B-vitamins and specific phytochemicals.
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Test Your Genes to Find Your Best Diet
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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.

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
 
One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you have a 30 minutes of free wellness coaching session with Steve.

This includes analyzing your Pure Genomics' genetic methylation, vitamin A & D, and detoxification and antioxidant pathways from your 23andMe raw data.
 
To schedule your free appointment with Steve, email or phone 847-498-3422.
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Action Plan of the Month:
Conquering Allergy and Intolerance
 
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 seasonal allergies. Tree pollen and mold are already here because of the moderate winter! Grass pollen is not far behind. For the height of each season, you can improve your symptoms immeasurably by simply removing cross-reacting foods for several weeks.

Our Conquering Allergy and Intolerance Action Plan not only provides the list of cross-reacting foods for each season, but also recommends what foods to replace them with. In addition, the plan covers just about anything you would ever want to know about allergy and intolerance. 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership and get your free copy, 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 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!

 
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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)
  • 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,
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