NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
August 1, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that according to results from a new study in Sleep, exposure to nighttime light while sleeping may negatively affect insulin resistance? While light exposure during sleep has been shown to disrupt sleep, these data indicate that it influences metabolism.

Please do your best to keep the room you sleep in as dark as possible.

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Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Genes Pinpoint Optimal Eating Style
Bonnie and Steve: For those of you who thought that our Pure Genomics panel simply screened for nutrients deficiencies, we have found the following genetic mutations affect our individual eating styles.
  • APOA2 homozygous mutation only: avoid ketogenic, high fat, or strict paleo diet;
  • ADIPOQ mutation: responds well to Fast Mimicking diet;
  • FTO mutation: straight Mediterranean, or even better, the PaleoMediterranean diet;
  • MC4R mutation: avoid high carbohydrate and high saturated fat diets; straight Mediterranean or PaleoMediterranean are ideal;
  • PPARG mutation: avoid high saturated fat diets; Fast Mimicking or straight Mediterranean are ideal;
  • BDNF mutation: do Fast Mimicking for at least two months in a calendar year;
  • DRD2 mutation: very important to limit refined carbs and sugar;
  • TPH2 mutation: increase tryptophan foods such as eggs, salmon, pineapple, tofu, salmon, nuts/seeds, and turkey.
There are numerous other genetic mutations we test for that respond to specific foods and/or classes of food.

While genes can offer optimal eating styles, you must take into consideration other factors, such as food intolerances, medical conditions, among others that take precedence, at least short-term.
Gerolsteiner Alternative
Bonnie and Steve: We know that you love Gerolsteiner sparkling water. All of our family and staff love it too! However, there are some that do not care for Gerolsteiner, or find it cumbersome to purchase glass bottles.

We are delighted that Pure Encapsulations has launched Mineral2O, which is basically Gerolsteiner in "powder" form. Just add a tiny scoop to 8 oz. of water and that's it!

Here are some of the reasons why Mineral2O is so ideal:
  • It's portable. Much easier to bring with on vacations or to the gym. You can put a scoop into your water bottle and have an instant electrolyte water/mineral supplement.
  • The downside of a reverse osmosis filter is it removes all minerals. Also, if you live in a location with soft water, there are few minerals. Mineral2O can replace many of these for you.
  • Provides every essential electrolyte, but is very low in sodium. We get so much more sodium in our diets than all other electrolytes. You can add sea salt to your water if you need more sodium.
  • Perfect for athletes and those who exercise vigorously for before and after workouts/athletic events.
  • Better tolerated for those with absorption issues or chronic diarrhea.
  • When you have stomach flu or an intestinal virus that causes acute diarrhea, Mineral2O with a well tolerated sugar, such as maple syrup, could be awonderful alternative to the dehydration formulas that are loaded with corn and preservatives.
  • You could reduce your calcium and magnesium supplement intake. Consult with your health professional before doing so.
  • It's alkalizing. Along with calcium, magnesium, and chloride, Mineral2O contains 72 trace minerals, most of which are alkalizing.
Please direct any product questions by email to Steve.
Special Report: Genetics Affect the Viability of Future Generations 
The full-length article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members.

Bonnie and Steve: I know we have said it countless times over the last few decades, but its importance warrants countless more mentions: How we treat ourselves affects future generations.

In our family, "generational wealth" is a term we use to describe the well being of future generations. It is something each one of us thinks about regularly, and is a major aim for achieving our life goals. While the notion may sound utopian, mounting data seems to back us up...

Get the rest of this article by joining NCI Well Connect here today!
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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