NCI Well Connect
April 9, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that according to a recent study in Nutrients, up to 20% of the US population has hypovitaminosis C, defined as a plasma vitamin C concentration at 23 or lower? The authors purport that chronic disease and fruit and vegetable-poor diets are predominately to blame.

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
Steve Minsky
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Organic
Help Resolve Inflammation
Bonnie and Steve: Acute inflammation is a normal healthy response. Chronic inflammation is a destructive process. Healthy inflammation resolves naturally. Unhealthy inflammation does not resolve, creating awful quality of life, and often excessive pain medication prophylaxis or addiction.

As explained in a wonderful video above, specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs), which are components of EPA and DHA in very high concentrations, have been shown in clinical settings and research to be effective at breaking, and ultimately resolving, the inflammation cycle. This is crucial for tissue to heal.

Promoting SPM activity even starts during pregnancy. A new study in British Journal of Nutrition found that fatty acid supplementation during pregnancy was associated with an increase in SPM precursors in the offspring at birth but the effects were not sustained at 12 years if proper omega-3 to omega-6 was not balanced.

Another study in Seminars in Immunology found that a specific protocol of SPM prophylaxis reduced inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) level by 43%, and Prostagladin E2 level to normal after 8 weeks.

While certainly not a panacea, if SPMs can help patients even 25 to 50%, that is an immeasurable improvement for those who suffer from chronic inflammatory disorders, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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:
Healthy Bones
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 you're interested in getting information about how to keep your bones healthy. Our Healthy Bones 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 
eNews Briefs
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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.

We appreciate your patronage and support.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
stateofthebonnie 
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori (not pictured)
(847) 498-3422
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