NCI Well Connect
July 30, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that wearing a tight necktie could have a negative effect on cerebral blood flow? A study in the June issue of Neuroradiology published findings in which subjects who wore tightened neckties exhibited significant reduced cerebral blood flow to the brain. Don't wear that tie too tight!

For today and tomorrow only, take advantage of our 20% OFF sale items for July and August.

Pure Genomics can now process results from raw genetic data through In the past, we could only process 23andMe raw data. For those of who have done but did not want to spend the money for 23andMe, it is your lucky day!

If you missed last Friday's announcement, please read about the new Pure Genomics upgrade here!

We keep track of your purchases throughout the year and apply discounts as you hit certain purchase benchmarks.

Did you know that if you have an HSA or FSA debit/credit card, you can use it at Nutritional Concepts? While we cannot guarantee it because every account is different, we are able to process most HSA or FSA credit card transactions.

Metagenics sent a memo alerting us of a problem customers have had purchasing counterfeit and adulterated products from third party sources on the Internet. Pure Encapsulations alerted us to similar occurrences with their products. Overheated products, expired products, labels removed, QR codes removed, and label tampering are all major issues. Read the memo here.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on this issue as well.

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

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
NCI Well Connect Highlights
Steve Minsky
From Editor Steve Minsky
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Rx for Parkinson's Prevention
Bonnie and Steve: Dietary antioxidants, including carotenoids, lutein, and vitamins E and C, have been strongly linked to a reduced risk for parkinsonism as well as progression of parkinsonian symptoms in older adults, new research shows.

Investigators at Rush University Medical Center, presenting their findings at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting, found adults with the largest intake of these nutrients had significantly lower rates of parkinsonism when compared with those with the lowest intake.

For total carotenoids, those with the highest intake had a 30% reduced risk. Those with the highest lutein intake had a 44% reduced risk. Higher intakes of vitamins C and E also contributed a slower progression of parkinsonism.

The mean age of participants when the study began was about 80 years. None had dementia, Parkinson's disease, or signs of parkinsonism. Participants were assessed annually for up to 12 years, with an average follow-up of 4.6 years. During the study, 41% of the participants developed parkinsonism.

Older patients need to eat more bright color fruits and vegetables, and take certain supplemental nutrients when necessary, in their daily livese Support from caregivers and/or families is crucial for this to work.
Chiropractic Case Studies

Chiropractic for Seizures
Dr. Schuster: Fantastic to see that chiropractic helps with seizures.

Let's start off with a case from the April issue of Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. At age one he started to have absence seizures, where there is a vacant stare, lip smacking and eyelid fluttering. At age two he started to have clonic seizures, where there was sustained rhythmical jerking of the body. He also had self aggressive behavior. At age three he received a total of 10 chiropractic spinal adjustments over an eight-week period. His seizures abated such that over a two-week period, he experienced only two clonic seizures per day. At eight weeks, his parents reported that their son was having one absence seizure every other day and his self-aggressive behaviors had stopped altogether. 

The following cases were cited at

A 9 year-old girl with Occipital Lobe Epilepsy had uncontrollable eye twitching. Her twitching decreased immediately following a chiropractic upper cervical adjustment and ceased completely 3 weeks following the final adjustment. The twitching has not resurfaced in approximately 2 years. 

A 25-year-old woman with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy was diagnosed at the age of 14. Her seizure episodes began shortly after trauma to her neck and the onset of her period. She received chiropractic spinal manipulation to her upper cervical spine and there was improvement in her seizure episodes as well as her menstrual cycles following 12 weeks of chiropractic care. 

A 23-year-old man began suffering from bipolar disorder, sleep disorder, seizures, migraine headaches, and neck and back pain following a headfirst fall. He received 18-months of upper cervical chiropractic care where all of the patient's conditions were absent by the seventh month of care and remained absent at the conclusion of care.

Impressive results for both adults and children with seizures. How scary to not know when a seizure will come on even while taking medication. I imagine the relief felt by these patients after being helped through chiropractic. Can you think of anyone who would benefit?
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.
Video: Sunscreen Lesson
Action Plan of the Month:
Toxin-Free Home NEW!!
One of the benefits of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you can request two titles monthly from our our Action Plan Library (44 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when you're are moving into a new or old domicile, renovating, or need ideas for making your existing domicile less toxic. Our Toxin-Free Home Action Plan covers just about everything you can think of! 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your membership, click here.
eNews Briefs
NCI Well Connect Member Benefits

One Year Membership Is Open to Clients and Non-Clients of our practice. Includes:
  1. Free 45 Minute Pure Genomics Screening & Consultation
  2. Twice Weekly eNewsletters. Long-form issue on Monday and mid-week brief on Wednesday.
  3. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our 44 title self-help Action Plan Library. Full library of titles here.
  4. Natural Foods Shopping List. Meticulously vetted, high quality food and beverages we recommend to our clients. Gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items included. Updated quarterly.
Care's Corner Video
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Be Your Own Medical Advocate
Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
Salicylates in My Food? What Are Those?
Wellness Services Menu
We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • NCI Well Connect Membership
  • Genetic Wellness Evaluation
  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating only)
  • Food Intolerance Screening and Menu Plan Implementation (separate fees)
  • Memory Loss Protocol
  • Dietary Supplement Evaluation
  • Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Advice
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Consulting prices range from $45 to $225. Contact us at 847-498-3422 or email for details.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori
(847) 498-3422  

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