NCI Well Connect
March 19, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study suggests that providing just the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) amount of magnesium and potassium together long term is beneficial for stroke patient recovery from neurologic deficits?

Pure Genomics can now process results from raw genetic data through In the past, we could only process 23andMe raw data. For those of who have done but did not want to spend the money for 23andMe, it is your lucky day!

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
NCI Well Connect Highlights
Steve Minsky
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Better Than FODMAP for IBS Relief
Bonnie and Steve: While gastroenterologists continue to fawn over the FODMAP diet for IBS relief, a study in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics found that yoga was more effective at reducing IBS symptoms.

While both therapies reduced symptoms, many experts were shocked that yoga had such an effect.

Patients were randomly assigned 1:1 to yoga or FODMAP counseling.

The yoga intervention included traditional hatha yoga group sessions of 75 minutes duration twice weekly for a period of 12 weeks. The yoga intervention was specifically customized for patients with IBS. Those yoga postures and breathing techniques thought to relax the body and mind, as well as asana (poses) traditionally thought to influence the digestive organs positively.

The FODMAP group received 4 sessions of counseling, consisting of an educational group lecture, 2 sessions of individual counseling based around a food diary and a group counseling session. Each of the sessions lasted 60-90 minutes.

Significant within-group improvements were observed in 3 of the 5 categories in the yoga and FODMAP groups, including duration of pain, bowel satisfaction and interference with life. However, the results revealed significantly lower scores in the yoga group, compared to the FODMAP group, for anxiety. Anxiety is known to be a major contributor to IBS symptoms.

The yoga group showed much more of a mind-body connection as well. The yoga group also had a higher, albeit small (4%) percentage in relief of IBS symptoms compared with FODMAP.

Importantly, several patients in the FODMAP group pulled out because of adverse events. None did so in the yoga group.

What this tells us is that FODMAP does not need to be the only darling of the gastroenterology world, which it currently is. There are many other therapies that are effective for IBS, and yoga is definitely one of them. Others like hypnotherapy and removing cytotoxic foods are just as, if not more, effective.
Genetic Wellness Screening
Pure Genomics, our genetic wellness screening, covers 32 impeccably well-researched genes in seven categories:
  1. Methylation
  2. Vitamins and Minerals
  3. Detoxification
  4. Weight Management
  5. Cognitive Health and Memory
  6. Blood Sugar Balance
  7. Immune Health
Pure Genomics tips the balance toward optimal wellness. It only takes four simple steps to get started:
  1. Order a genetic kit from or
  2. Send your saliva sample back to 23andMe or Ancestry. They will email you when your results are ready.
  3. Download your raw genetic data file to your computer. Email us the data file.
  4. We generate your Pure Genomics report and contact you with the next step.
Email Steve for further questions or clarification.
Video: One Hour of Relaxing Spa Music
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.
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 allergy season begins. Tree pollen season is upon us and grass pollen will not be far behind! Our Conquering Allergy & Intolerance Action Plan is the most complete self-help guide you will find anywhere! 

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.
eNews Briefs
NCI Well Connect Member Benefits

One Year Membership Is Open to Clients and Non-Clients of our practice. Includes:
  1. Free 45 Minute Pure Genomics Screening & Consultation
  2. Twice Weekly eNewsletters. Long-form issue on Monday and mid-week brief on Wednesday.
  3. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our 43 title self-help Action Plan Library. Full library of titles here.
  4. Natural Foods Shopping List. Meticulously vetted, high quality food and beverages we recommend to our clients. Gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items included. Updated quarterly.
Care's Corner Video
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Have a happy, healthy day,
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori (not pictured)
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