NCI Well Connect
July 23, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that the California Air Resources Board said this month that the state had hit its goal of bringing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels four years ahead of schedule. The drop came thanks to a boom in renewables and improving efficiency.

Now this isn't saying much considering the top cities for air pollution are all in California. However, it does show that emissions can be dramatically reduced, and ahead of schedule, if the right measures are taken.

Considering that air pollution could be responsible for 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes every year globally, or 14 percent of diabetes cases, suggests a new analysis inThe Lancet Planetary Health, it would behoove us to try to cut emissions as quickly as possible.

A final note for those living in areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, regular outdoor physical activity still reduces the risk of first and recurrent heart attack, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
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Mom's Gut Bugs and Autism Risk
Bonnie and Steve: For years, we have pleaded with clients, and the public at large, to take diet very seriously prior to, and during, pregnancy. We cringe every time we hear clients tell us that their OB-GYN said they can eat whatever they want during pregnancy.

One of the main reasons we urge our clients to be dietarily impeccable during pregnancy is to prevent negative expression of genetic markers in the fetus.

Another reason has now been discovered in by a new Journal of Immunology study: the mother's microbiome.

According to researchers, the risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders can be determined by the mother's microbiome during pregnancy. The authors suggest that preventing forms of autism could be as simple as an expectant mom modifying her diet or taking custom probiotics.

Hmm, where have you heard this suggestion before ;)

The researchers explain that the microbiome can shape the developing brain in multiple ways. The microbiome is really important to the calibration of how the offspring's immune system is going to respond to an infection or injury or stress. An unhealthy microbiome in the mom can create neurodevelopmental disorders.

The good news is that most of you reading this newsletter know that the microbiome can be modified easily, either through diet, probiotic supplements or fecal transplant. All of these approaches seek to restore a healthy equilibrium among the different microorganisms that live in the gut. However, there is no one-size-fits-all protocol.

A detailed examination of diet, lifestyle, bloodwork, and genetics should all be analyzed to come up with the best individual plan for mom and dad.
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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Have a happy, healthy day,
stateofthebonnie 
 
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