NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
July 4, 2018
Last Chance for 4th of July Sale!
Dear Steve, 


Today is the last day to get 20% OFF all June and July sale items. Email, call, or place orders at our website and we will get them out Wednesday.

In addition to the regular perks of a one year membership, if you sign up today, we will email you our new Toxin-Free Home Action Plan AND one of the year's most popular articles, Shopper Steve: Savant or Simpleton, in which I show you how to shop at three grocery stores in under two hours! Finally, enjoy today's 4th of July recipe that is usually reserved to NCI Well Connect Members.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
A First for Nutritional Concepts 
Bonnie and Steve: After being in business for 33 years, there are not many times we can say "this is a first". However, we are delighted to announce that we have done our first clinical study at Nutritional Concepts.

A huge thank you to our summer intern, Sara Stanicek, who did much of the heavy lifting!

As many of you who have done our Pure Genomics genetics panel know, the FTO gene is the most well researched for overweight and obesity. This gene was of such importance to us that we wanted to confirm what were seeing with our client base matched up with current research.

What we found is that clients who are FTO homozygous, which means they have a double mutation, were significantly more overweight, obese, or morbidly obese than those who were FTO heterozygous (one mutation) or FTO wild (no mutation).

Why is this so significant? 40% of all cancers are related to obesity for starters. More importantly, FTO has been shown to be a tremendously malleable gene. When the proper individualized diet and lifestyle measures are implemented, an FTO homozygous client can achieve even greater success than those with one or no mutations!

This is not just about you, but about your family and future generations. More details about the study are forthcoming.
4th of July Recipe 
This article is usually reserved for NCI Well Connect Members, but enjoy this for free today! You can get more recipes like these by signing up for NCI Well Connect here today!


Steak with Balsamic Raspberries

1 generous pinch of salt, divided
1 pound grass fed fillet sirloin, cut vertically into 4 strips
Spray of grapeseed oil
1 red onion, sliced into rings
1/2 cup aged balsamic artisan vinegar
1 1/2 pint raspberries
1/2 teaspoon crushed peppercorns or more, divided (optional)
Parsley or rosemary for garnish

Pound the steak a bit with the smooth side of a meat mallet. Add a generous pinch of salt to both sides of the steak. Let this rest for about 40 minutes, room temperature. If you do refrigerate, then make sure your return the steak to room temperature before cooking. The steak should be dry.

When ready to cook, heat the grapeseed oil in a heavy braising pan to a high heat. Add and begin to cook the onions. Move the onions to the sides of the pan. Then add the steak. If you want, you can include a little grated ginger and garlic you have already roasted for flavor enhancements. Sear the steak on one side for about 4 minutes, so it has turned crusty brown on the outside, then turn over and sear on the other side the same way. Check by inserting a knife sparingly (so you don't release a deluge of juice) in to the steak, to see if the it is cooked enough for you. If it is done to your liking, remove the steak to a plate to let rest. Add the peppercorns right away. Keep the onions in the pan.

Add the raspberries, pinch of salt, and vinegar. Stir and cook until the vinegar has reduced by almost 1/2. Drizzle the reduced vinegar over the steak. Spoon the onions and raspberries on top. Garnish with parsley or rosemary. Add a pinch more of the crushed peppercorns and salt (optional). SERVES 4
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.
  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.
We appreciate your continued patronage and support.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori
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