NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
August 29, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that according to a new study in this month's Disease Models & Mechanisms, the carbohydrate composition of diets increased the risk of osteoarthritis, regardless of weight? The primary culprit, of course, were diets loaded with sugar.

Starting today until the end of Labor Day on September 3rd, take advantage of our August AND September sales items. See sales below.

NutriBiotic Dental Gel is on back order until the end of September. While it is out, we recommend: Magic Mud Charcoal Toothpaste (prepare for charcoal residue on the sink though) and Tom's of Maine Fluoride-Free Toothpaste Gel.

UP4 Daily has been discontinued. For an apples to apples replacement, we suggest Klaire Labs Probiotic Complex.

If you need a list of cross-reacting foods to remove from your diet for the next four to six weeks, as well as foods to replace them with, our Conquering Allergy and Intolerance Action Plan has it covered. Free by email to NCI Well Connect members or can be ordered separately at our website.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Are Carbohydrates the Enemy?
Bonnie and Steve: In a world of keto this and paleo that, many lose sight of the fact that to function properly, especially our brains, we need glucose from carbohydrates. Fats and protein are forms of energy. However, we metabolize them differently than we do carbohydrates.

Where we have erred as a society is that the pervasive carbohydrate of the modern diet is sugar. Many of us forget that fruit and vegetables are carbohydrates. Along with tolerable grains eaten in moderation, fruit and vegetables are the only foods that should comprise our carbohydrate intake. Research seems to agree.

A long-term study published in last week's The Lancet found that carbohydrates eaten in moderation is the best option for health and longevity.
Researchers found that diets both low (40% energy) and high (70% energy) in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates (50-55% of energy) had the lowest risk of mortality.

Sugar was not included as a carbohydrate in the study!

If you look at our food chart, "Circle of Health," created in 2004, it shows exactly how your food plate should break down. The amount of carbohydrates is exactly fifty percent.
Just as we never vilified fats when they were public enemy number one, we will never vilify carbohydrates either. More than anything, it is the type of carbohydrates you choose to consume that makes all the difference in your health and longevity.
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.
Beating Sugar's Influence 
This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members. You can get this article by signing up for NCI Well Connect here today!


Steve: It took decades, and thousands of research studies, to rein the tobacco industry. By the time we're done with reining in the sugar industry, it will have been even longer....

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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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