NCI Well Connect: March 21, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that Israel Kristal, Holocaust survivor and currently the oldest man in the world at 112, was asked last week about the secret to long life: "I eat to live, I don't live to eat. I don't need too much. Anything that's too much is no good."

DID YOU KNOW that disparities in end-of-life care between physicians and the general patient population suggest a gap between what physicians choose for themselves and the care provided to most patients?

New research from the January issue of JAMA indicates that physicians receive less aggressive care before death, are also less likely to die in the hospital, and are more likely to receive hospice care than similar nonphysician patients.

Could it be that physicians see the end-of-life agony many of their patients go through in hospitals and do not want the same for themselves?

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
 
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Absorbable Folate Helps Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Bonnie and Steve: There is growing evidence of the importance of nutrition, as well as specific nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, selenium, zinc, lutein, and zeaxathin in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but few studies have explored associations with folate and other B vitamins.

No effective therapeutic strategy for geographic atrophy (GA) is available, and prevention could be of great value.

Researchers in the March issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated associations between dietary folate, B vitamins, and progression to GA in subjects over a 13 year period.

While thiamine and riboflavin exhibited very mild prevention, high folate intake was associated with a significantly reduced risk of progression to GA. This relation was especially significant in those with genetic predisposition that could be modified.

The key issue in this study is absorbing folate. It is crucial to know your genetic capability for absorbing folic acid for many reasons, AMD included. Unfortunately, a large portion of the population (25 percent or more) are not utilizing folate to our capabilities. Luckily, all it takes is a simple genetic test to figure it out. MTHFR testing is readily available. It is also part of our genetic methylation cycle panel.
Genetics
Why Is This Graphic So Important?
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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Twinlab Quercetin + C
Not Available Until at Least August
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 sensitive.
 
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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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Allergy and Intolerance
One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you can request two titles monthly from our our Action Plan Library (41 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when you are gearing up for spring allergy season. If you eat foods that cross-react with spring outdoor allergens, late March is when you should start to transition away from them.

Our Conquering Allergy & Intolerance Action Plan is the most complete guide for an allergic and/or intolerant individual.

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NEW UPDATE
Are you completely overwhelmed with finding trustworthy foods that fit your individualized eating style? Don't fret. Natural Foods Shopping List does the work for you.

Natural Foods Shopping List consists of food items that meet our strict criteria for safety, clean ingredients, and of course, palatability.

Natural Foods Shopping List is revised a few times per year and is available online to NCI Well Connect Members. The latest update is from March, 2016.
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