NCI Well Connect
March 26, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that a new study from JAMA compared a single Prostate-Antigen Screening (PSA) intervention versus standard practice without a screening, and found there was no difference in prostate cancer mortality after a follow-up of 10 years. In the authors own words, "the findings do not support single PSA testing."

WE NOW ACCEPT RAW GENETIC DATA FROM ANCESTRY.COM!
Pure Genomics can now process results from raw genetic data through Ancestry.com. In the past, we could only process 23andMe raw data. For those of who have done Ancestry.com but did not want to spend the money for 23andMe, it is your lucky day!

PURE GENOMICS UPGRADE: IMMUNE SYSTEM AND BLOOD SUGAR
If you missed last Friday's announcement, please read about the new Pure Genomics upgrade here!

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
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GrillMasters: It's Not All Bad News
Bonnie and Steve: Grilled or well-done beef, chicken or fish may raise the risk of developing high blood pressure among people who regularly eat those foods, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018.

Researchers analyzed cooking methods and the development of high blood pressure in people who regularly ate beef, poultry or fish: 32,925 women taking part in the Nurses' Health Study; 53,852 women participating in the Nurses' Health Study II; and 17,104 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. 

None of the participants had high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, or cancer when they enrolled, but 37,123 people developed high blood pressure during an average follow-up of 12-16 years.

Among participants who reported eating at least two servings of red meat, chicken or fish a week, the analysis revealed that the risk of developing high blood pressure was 17 percent higher in those estimated to have consumed the highest levels of heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs), chemicals formed when meat protein is charred or exposed to very high temperatures, compared to those with the lowest intake.

A few other tidbits for GrillMasters:

Injuries from wire-bristle grill brushes are common. Loose bristles can fall off the brush during cleaning and end up in the grilled food, which, if consumed, can lead to injuries in the mouth, throat and tonsils. Inspect your food carefully after grilling or go with wire-free grill-cleaning tools.

HAAs can be extremely carcinogenic, especially for those with a partial or fully mutated COMT gene. For these individuals, we suggest avoiding grilled or barbecued foods unless consumed sparingly. 

For everyone else, watch this week's video and follow these tips for grilling healthfully and safely:
  • Let it Defrost. Don't grill frozen meat. The exterior will burn before the inside can get cooked. Thaw meat in the fridge to avoid food safety issues.
  • Use a Marinade. Research shows it can help lower the amount of carcinogens, even if you marinate only a few minutes. Marinating helps keep lean cuts of meat from drying out.
  • Go Lean. You'll lessen the risk of carcinogens by grilling vegetables, fruit, lean fish, skinless poultry, pork tenderloin, and 98% lean grass fed beef/lamb. When fat drips onto the flame, carcinogens can form, so stick to lean meat. Trim off any visible fat from the meat before grilling.
  • Keep the Juice in. Don't press burgers with a spatula or prick meats with a fork. It releases the juices and will make the meat too dry. To flip the meat, use tongs or a spatula instead.
  • Put a lid on It. Because oxygen feeds fire, closing the lid on your grill (and closing the vent holes on a charcoal grill) can help prevent flare-ups, the experts say.
  • Cook thoroughly. Charred skin or meat can trick you into thinking your protein foods are cooked through, but you won't know for sure unless you use a meat thermometer or cut into the middle of the thickest meat on the grill.
Genetics
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 23andme.com or Ancestry.com.
  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.
Videos
Video: Special Agent GrillMaster
 
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:
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.
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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
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?
 
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)
  • 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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