NCI Well Connect: April 17, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that in the United States, more than 2,100 children died from choking between 1999 and 2013, according to dat from Archives of Disease in Childhood? Grapes were the third most common cause following hot dogs and candy. Whenever possible, parents should cut food in halves or quarters to reduce the risk.

ALL NEW! WEIGHT MAINTENANCE AND METABOLIC HEALTH
Pure Genomics just released their newest genetic screening panel, Weight Maintenance and Metabolic Health. See below for details. 

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
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Spinal Manipulation Gets JAMA Nod

Bonnie and Steve: 
Spinal manipulation modestly improves pain and function in acute low back pain, according to a new study from past week's issue of JAMA.

The principal conclusion was that SMT (spinal manipulation therapy) treatments for acute low back pain were associated with statistically significant benefit in pain and function at up to six weeks.

Citing a Cochrane Review, the authors note that the amount of benefit was about the same as for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

No serious adverse events were reported.

The crazy thing is that they still need to report a study like this. You and I know it works! Our own Dr. Schuster has been working wonders with her clients for over 30 years.

That said, the American College of Physicians (ACP) just developed a guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on noninvasive treatment of low back pain.

Target Audience and Patient Population:
The target audience for this guideline includes all clinicians, and the target patient population includes adults with acute, subacute, or chronic low back pain.

Recommendation 1
Given that most patients with acute or subacute low back pain improve over time regardless of treatment, clinicians and patients should select nonpharmacologic treatment with superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. If pharmacologic treatment is desired, clinicians and patients should select nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or skeletal muscle relaxants. Our take: forget the pharmacologic treatment and take Specialized Pro-resolving Mediators (SPMs).

Recommendation 2
For patients with chronic low back pain, clinicians and patients should initially select nonpharmacologic treatment with exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction, tai chi, yoga, motor control exercise, progressive relaxation, electromyography biofeedback, low-level laser therapy, operant therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or spinal manipulation. Our take: add Specialized Pro-resolving Mediators (SPMs) to help break the inflammatory cascade.
Genetics
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 for methylation, detoxification, antioxidant defense, weight management, metabolic health, and essential fatty acid, vitamin A, and vitamin D absorption.
Videos
Imprecise Medicine

 
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 essential fatty acids, detoxification and antioxidant pathways, weight management, and metabolic health from your 23andMe raw data.
 
To schedule your free appointment with Steve, email or phone 847-498-3422.

We are so excited to announce that this week, Pure Genomics will release their next panel, "Weight Management and Metabolic Health".

These three genes, as well as one for essential fatty acids, address numerous questions you may have about which eating plan and lifestyle choices are right for your individual needs.

What should you do now?

Current Pure Genomics Users
Wait for our announcement that the Weight Management and Metabolic Health panel has been uploaded and updated in our Pure Genomics database. Then, you can request by email that we send your updated results.

No, you do not have to send us your 23andMe data again. In fact, you never have to! Once it is in our database, it stays there. And one thing about your genetic data...it does not change. The only thing that changes is how your diet and lifestyle choices affect the expression of your genes.

Not a Pure Genomics User?
If you have never used Pure Genomics before, please refer to this document which will answer all your questions about how to provide us with your genetic data and get started.

What If I Have One or More Genetic Deficiencies in This New Panel?
If you exhibit genetic deficiencies, we highly recommend speaking with either myself or Bonnie to go over the results and tweak your dietary, supplement, and lifestyle choices.

As NCI Well Connect Members, you have one free analysis each year. So if you have not used up your freebie, this would be a good time to. Otherwise, it will be $45 or $75 depending on the amount of time needed.
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Action Plan of the Month:
Spring Cleanse 3-Day Challenge
 
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 spring comes along and you want to give your body a break. Our Spring Cleanse 3-Day Challenge is a food-only cleanse that will allow your body to relax, repair, and rejuvenate. 

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 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. 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.


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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
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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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Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Jeannie
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