NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
April 4, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that The American College of Rheumatology's osteoarthritis management guidelines recommend exercise as a first-line, nonpharmacologic strategy to manage arthritis symptoms. An estimated 54 million adults in the United States are affected by arthritis. Yet, nearly 40% of adults with arthritis still do not receive health care provider counseling for exercise, according to a recent study in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Warning: DTC Genetic Tests
Bonnie and Steve: There's a reason why there is only one FDA-approved direct to consumer (DTC) genetic testing lab, 23andMe. It takes a lot of money, resources, and redundancy with testing procedures to create the consistency of results 23andMe produces., while not FDA-approved, has been mapping human genomes for a very long time, with impeccable consistency.

For other DTC genetic testing labs, it is the wild west. A new study in Genetics in Medicine confirms this. Researchers found that up to 40 percent of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests provide incorrect readings in the raw data. 

To make matters worse, the lead author states that most DTC test results are interpreted by medical providers with limited genetic training, and do not take enough information into account, such as current health problems, family history, medication intake, and more.

False positives create unnecessary stress and may lead to unnecessary medical procedures, so you must be vigilant with your genetic testing vendor and interpreter.

In conclusion, we can confidently endorse two DTC tests: 23andMe and Ancestry. And at this time, we can only endorse Pure Genomics as an interpreter of genetic data.
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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.
NCI Well Connect Member Benefits
One Year Membership Is Open to Clients and Non-Clients.
Membership Includes:
  1. Free 45 Minute Pure Genomics Screening & Consultation
  2. Twice Weekly eNewsletters. Long-form issue on Monday and mid-week brief on Wednesday.
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Have a happy, healthy day,

Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori (not pictured)
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