NCI Well Connect: July 11, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that 18 years ago, a research team at the University of Georgia tried to estimate the number of bacteria on earth? Sensibly, they decided against trying to count them all, for it was what you might call one heck of a big number.

5 million trillion trillion, or a 5 followed by 30 zeros.

5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

If each bacterium were represented by a penny, and those 5 million trillion trillion pennies were placed on top of each other, the stack would be a trillion light years high. Way bigger than the observable universe, in fact.

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Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
 
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This Govt Policy Is Killing Us
Bonnie and Steve: According to a study in last week's issue ofJAMA, while food subsidies are designed to enhance food availability, they have a negative effect on heart health.

A food subsidy is a governmental payment to farmers and agribusinesses to supplement their income, manage the supply of agricultural commodities, and influence the cost and supply of such commodities. Of course, the crops and domesticated animals our government chooses to subsidize is making us fat and unhealthy.

In the study of 10,308 nonpregnant adults 18 to 64 years old, 56.2% of calories consumed were from the major subsidized food commodities. Adults in the highest portion of the subsidy score (compared with the lowest) had increased probabilities of having a body mass index of at least 30, a high ratio of waist circumference to height, a higher C-reactive protein level, an elevated cholesterol level, and higher rate of dysglycemia (blood sugar imbalance).

Finally a major medical journal reaffirmed what we have been saying for 30 years. Higher consumption of calories from subsidized food commodities is associated with a greater probability of heart health risks. The authors suggest better alignment of agricultural and nutritional policies to improve population health. That means making fruit and vegetables cheaper and more accessible!

If this archaic policy does not change soon? One USDA "Healthy Incentive" study suggests that we offer financial incentives to increase fruit and vegetable intake.

7500 randomly selected SNAP households received a 30% rebate on total fruit and vegetables purchased with SNAP benefits. The remaining 47,595 SNAP households in the county received usual benefits. Not surprisingly, intake of fruit and vegetables significantly increased by 20%, thus greatly increasing dietary quality.

Food policy makers, what's it going to be?
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Genetic Wellness Testing & Analysis
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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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