NCI Well Connect
May 14, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that while we certainly do not agree with them all the time, and they did walk back their last comments on prostate screening, we still support the US Preventive Services Task Force's updated recommendation statement for screening for prostate cancer.

"For men aged 55 to 69 years, the decision to undergo periodic PSA-based screening for prostate cancer should be an individual one and should include discussion of the potential benefits and harms of screening with their clinician. Screening offers a small potential benefit of reducing the chance of death from prostate cancer in some men. However, many men will experience potential harms of screening, including false-positive results that require additional testing and possible prostate biopsy; overdiagnosis and overtreatment; and treatment complications, such as incontinence. In determining whether this service is appropriate in individual cases, patients and clinicians should consider the balance of benefits and harms on the basis of family history, race/ethnicity, comorbid medical conditions, patient values about the benefits and harms of screening and treatment-specific outcomes, and other health needs. Clinicians should not screen men who do not express a preference for screening. The USPSTF recommends against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in men 70 years and older."

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
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Med Diet or Milkshake?

Bonnie and Steve: A series of six articles appearing in the March issue of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences finds new correlations between a Mediterranean diet and healthy aging outcomes.

Among their findings, the new articles report on underlying mechanisms of the diet, such as:
  • The positive relationship between the diet and physical and cognitive function.
  • The value of taking a coenzyme Q10 supplement while adhering to the diet.
  • The role of the diet in reducing inflammation.
After assuring adherence to the diet, five important adaptations induced by the Mediterranean dietary pattern were discovered:
  • Lipid lowering
  • Protection from oxidative stress and inflammation
  • Modification of growth factors that can promote cancer
  • Inhibition of nutrient sensing pathways by amino acid restriction and gut microbiota-mediated production of metabolites.
On the flip side, a study in Laboratory Investigation found that a single high-fat milkshake, with a fat and calorie content similar to some enticing restaurant fare, can quickly transform our healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that wreak havoc inside our blood vessels and help set the perfect stage for cardiovascular disease.

Just four hours after consuming a milkshake made with whole milk, heavy whipping cream and ice cream, healthy young men had blood vessels less able to relax and an immune response similar to one provoked by an infection.

While the dramatic, unhealthy shift was temporary in these healthy individuals, there is a definite cumulative toll from this type of eating, and that their study could help explain isolated reports of death and/or heart attack right after eating a super-high fat meal.

The researchers see this hopefully as a public service to get people to think twice about eating this way. The take-home message is that your body can usually handle this if you do it once in a great while. But hey, why do it at all?
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.
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Pain Relief Diet
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This comes in handy when you're trying to minimize pain and are not sure if certain foods are triggering it. Our Pain Relief Diet Action Plan is the most complete self-help guide you will find anywhere! 

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Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
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stateofthebonnie
 
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