NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
May 23, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that iodine intakes are most likely to be insufficient among vegans, according to a new study in Nutrients? If you're not sure, the best way to test your iodine levels is through urine.

Today, we are providing you with a free preview of our paid member issue. You'll notice that today's newsletter has one extra article.

If you like what you see, we are offering a one year NCI Well Connect Membership at 25% OFF today at this link! For details about what comes with an NCI Well Connect Membership, see below.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Are You a Good Methylator?
Bonnie and Steve: Methylation is the essential pathway responsible for the detoxification of toxins, graceful aging, supporting proper weight, the balance of brain chemistry, strong immunity, protecting the nerves, and so much more.

The process of methylation continuously repairs DNA (up to 80 billion times per second) so that the body's trillions of individual molecules stay young. The body should have enough groups to conduct methylation's healing directives. However, due to an increasing toxic load from what we eat and drink, put on our skin, and what we breathe, outside assistance may be necessary.

Even in the conservative American Journal of Epidemiology, investigators in the March issue urged public health experts to seek to identify genetic and additional environmental factors associated with accelerated aging and to improve DNA methylation. We are way ahead of the game!

How Do I Know if I am a Good Methylator?
With genetic screening, we now have the capability to see if there are mutations which may be impacting your methylation function. As little as two years ago, this was not possible.

If you have one or more of these conditions, chances are you have some degree of impaired methylation.

Addictive tendencies, allergic skin disorders, allergies (seasonal and airborne), anorexia, anxiety, asthma, autism, autoimmune disorders, bipolar disorder, bulimia, chronic degenerative disease, chronic fatigue, colds and flu (frequent), depression, headaches (frequent), heat intolerance, hyperactivity (ADD), hyperchlorydia, insomnia, joint pain, joint swelling, joint stiffness, mitochondrial diseases, muscle pains, nausea, neurotransmitter imbalance, obesity, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), pain (hypersensitive), perspiration (excessive), phobias, psychosis, pruritis (itching), rhinitis (vasomotor), salivation (excessive), schizophrenia.

There are many ways we can assist you with methylation. However, if you have not done a genetic screening through or, this should be step number one. Once your genome is mapped, you can email us the raw data and we can assess how you are methylating.
Blood Type Research Mounts 
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Steve: Over the last six months to one year, we have seen a groundswell of research on blood type. Two studies in May continue this trend. 

A new study from Journal of Clinical Investigation shows that the kind of E. coli most associated with "travelers' diarrhea" causes more severe disease in people with blood type A.

The bacteria release a protein that latches onto intestinal cells in people with blood type A, but not blood type O or B.

A vaccine targeting that protein could potentially protect people with type A blood against the deadliest effects of E. coli infection.

E. coli are responsible for millions of cases of diarrhea and hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. It primarily infects people living in or visiting developing countries. Some people infected with the bacterium develop severe, cholera-like, watery diarrhea that can be lethal. Others experience unpleasant symptoms but recover easily, while some don't get sick at all.

In a Critical Care study, researchers discovered that blood type O is associated with high death rates in severe trauma patients. Severe trauma patients (those with an injury that has the potential to cause long-term disability or death) with blood type O had a death rate of 28%, compared to a rate of 11% in patients with other blood types.

The authors suggest that blood type O could be a potential risk factor for hemorrhage (bleeding in large quantities). Patients with blood type O have been shown to have lower levels of von Willebrand factor, a blood clotting agent, than those with other blood types.
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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