NCI Well Connect: June 13, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that standing can help improve students' attention and cognitive functioning? Now, research from the journal IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors indicates that it may boost productivity in adults as well.

Researchers examined the productivity differences between two groups of call center employees over the course of six months and found that those with stand-capable workstations. Those in which the worker could raise or lower the desk to stand or sit as they wished throughout the day, were about 46 percent more productive than those with traditional, seated desk configurations.

ADULTERATED METAGENICS PRODUCTS BOUGHT ON THE INTERNET
Metagenics sent us a memo alerting us of a problem customers have had purchasing counterfeit and adulterated products from third party sources on the Internet. Read the memo here.

While Pure Encapsulations has not sent out a memo about this issue, they have alerted us to similar occurrences with their products.

We are not a third party vendor. We are an authorized vendor for Metagenics and Pure Encapsulations.

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Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
 
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Shame on This Hospital Policy
Bonnie and Steve: We have been roiled by a policy most hospitals have been adhering to in recent years. They refuse admitted patients to take, much less even bring in, their dietary supplements.

Many of our clients have resorted to concealing them and having their caregiver/advocate dispense the supplements when hospital staff is not around.

This not only adds more stress on the patient and family, but can have devastatings effect on patient recovery.

The following study is just one example of how supplements can assist during hospital stays.

For hospitalized patients receiving antibiotics, probiotics can protect against Clostridium difficile infection, according to new research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2016.

"The available evidence strongly suggests that probiotics are safe and effective. They reduce the risk of C difficile in hospitalized patients taking antibiotics by more than 50%," said the lead researcher of the study.

Morbidity and mortality related to C difficile infection is a billion-dollar problem. Prevention in those at high risk for infection is essential, but probiotics have been inconsistently recommended. In fact, patients are not allowed to bring them to the hospital.

Researchers found that the timing of probiotic administration is important. When the probiotic was given within two days of the first antibiotic dose, the risk decreased significantly. If they are not allowed in the hospital, this window vanishes.

The lead researcher personally recommends Saccharomyces boulardi and Lactobacillus GG. You guys may recognize these names!

Whenever possible, please share your displeasure if this is your hospital's policy.
Genetics
New Genetic Test for Vitamin A & D Absorption

Bonnie and Steve: If one or more of these boxes are yellow or red, then you have genetic deficiencies that may impair your ability to break down and move toxins from your body, as well as absorb vitamins A & D. The great thing is that you can prevent impairment with diet, lifestyle, and nutrient modification.

For example, if you cannot adequately convert Beta Carotene from food into absorbable vitamin A (retinol), this greatly increases your risk for the eye disease Macular Degeneration. Food and supplement modification addresses this issue.

The graphic on top is the methylation cycle. The bottom graphic is genes associated with vitamins A & D. If you have not done your 23andMe genetic test, yet, what are you waiting for?

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UP4 Acidophilus Discontinued
 

Bonnie and Steve: Much to our chagrin, UAS Life Sciences has discontinued UP4 Acidophilus (yellow label). Their reasoning was: "it's not a big seller" and "customers want multiple strains per capsule".

When we mentioned that in many instances, those who suffer from yeast imbalances need and can only tolerate acidophilus, they had no credible response. The cold reality is that even supplement manufacturers go with what sells, not what serves the best interest of its diverse customers.

Luckily, we have options to cater to your individual needs.
  1. If you no longer struggle with yeast imbalance, you can switch to UP4 Daily (lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus).
  2. For everyone else, we contract manufactured our own Acidophilus product: Well Probiotic L. Acidophilus. We will ship this product with refrigeration during the warmer months. but you can store it exactly as you did with UP4 Acidophilus (just refrigerate after opening).
We have never been about "what sells". Unfortunately, we are penalized for this as evidenced by the discontinuation of certain Twinlab products and now this.

We will continue to focus solely on what's best for your individual needs, as well as our own, because everyone here, in addition to our friends and families, all use the same products you do!
 
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This comes in handy for those who leave no stone unturned when it comes to protecting their vision and eye health.

Our Eye-Mazing Vision Protection Action Plan is impeccably well researched and covers all the pressing issues with eyes, including Age-related Macular Degeneration, Dry Eye, and more. Of course, none of what we focus on include medications or procedures, just lifestyle choices and nutrients.

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