NCI Well Connect
August 7, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that cannabinoids, chemical compounds found in marijuana, are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids?

A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits.

A new study in July's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed the cascade of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 fatty acids into cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory benefits, but without the psychotropic high!

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
Steve Minsky
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B-6's Amazing Effect on Cancer 

Bonnie and Steve: Researchers in a recent study from Journal of the National Cancer Institute reviewed the evidence regarding the relationship between vitamin B6 intake and blood levels with the risk of cancer.

The results support a strong association between both vitamin B6 dietary intake and pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (PLP) blood levels and the risk of cancer from any site, in terms of high versus low dose comparison. 

When researchers considered cancers by site, the most consistent findings were those regarding gastrointestinal tumors. For the gastrointestinal tract, the association between cancer risk and both vitamin intake and blood levels was significant across all age groups.

Overall, the findings provide two main points: 1) vitamin B6, especially the activated form P-5-P, should be further considered as a risk reduction strategy for gastrointestinal cancers. 2) PLP blood levels should be considered a new cancer risk factor and their value as biomarker of cancer predisposition.

Surprisingly, the authors chortled, "as a corollary, the current daily recommended dose of vitamin B6 should be revised upwards".

Remember that vitamin B6 is one of the three crucial cogs (along with folate and B12) for proper methylation. It is essential for producing healthy neurotransmitter function and staying power in the prefrontal cortex, and helps maintain optimal serum homocysteine levels.

Unless you know your genetic predisposition for absorbing vitamin B6, it is always a good insurance policy to take activated B-6, called pyridoxal-5'-phosphate, either in your multi or as a standalone supplement.

Finally, to give you an idea just how important taking a B-vitamin Complex is, a study just published last week in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that higher intake of B-vitamins throughout young adulthood was associated with significantly better cognitive function in midlife.

The researchers followed these young adults for 25 years! Studies such as these excite us more than any other because they emphasize prevention over a long period of time, which is the primary goal for taking supplements.
Genetics
Genetic Wellness Testing & Analysis
Cognition & Mental Health - All New!

Bonnie and Steve:It only takes a few simple steps to get individualized genetic nutritional support. Test your genome. We translate the results in a way you can understand. We target your individualized needs with nutritional support that can be easily implemented.

Pure Genomics helps the patient with:
  1. Reaffirmation for why existing patients should continue to adhere to their optimal diet and lifestyle. Genes are the deepest layer of individualization. When a patient is doing incredibly well despite horrible genetic deficiencies, it is a strong deterrent to fall off the wagon.
  2. Creates the last thrust of motivation for a patient who is having trouble adhering to their diet and lifestyle protocol.
  3. Provides incredible proof for prevention of family disease history. Connects the dots for many of our patients.
  4. Is a strong component for new patient screenings, especially for methylation, detoxification, antioxidant defense, weight management, metabolic health, memory and cognition, mental health, and essential fatty acid, vitamin A, and vitamin D absorption.
 
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
 
Steve: Traditional saunas emit direct heat. Far Infrared uses light to create heat. Far infrared run at much milder temperatures, but travels much deeper into the body, which is why you sweat more vigorously.

Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many of our clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.

Far Infrared has shown to draw out 15 to 20% more heavy metals (i.e., mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic), hormone-disrupting chemicals, sulfuric acid, ammonia, uric-acid, and fat-soluble toxins than traditional saunas.

A recent study from Age and Ageing, showed that healthy subjects whose sauna use averaged 4 to 7 times per week were 66% less likely to develop dementia at 20-year follow-up than those who used a sauna once a week. In addition, they had a 65% risk reduction for Alzheimer's Disease.

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.

Contact us to schedule a session.
 
Well Connect Coaching Sessions
 
One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you have one free 45 minute wellness coaching session. Analyzing your Pure Genomics' genetic profile is one of your options.
 
To schedule your free appointment with Steve, email or phone 847-498-3422.
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Action Plan of the Month:
The New American Breakfast
 
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 (43 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when you are trying to incorporate healthy, balanced, and quick ideas for the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Our The New American Breakfast Action Plan covers all aspects a what may be triggering symptoms and ways to ameliorate them! 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership at 25% off today and get your free copy, click here.
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NCI Well Connect Member Benefits
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NCI Well Connect Membership is open to clients and non-clients of our practice!

One Year Membership Includes:
  1. Weekly eNewsletters (84 issues). We publish our long-form issue on Monday and mid-week brief on Wednesday. Our eNewsletter has been a Constant Contact All Star 10 years in a row.
  2. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our self-help Action Plan Library. There are currently 43 Action Plan titles to date on all aspects of wellness, including the new Heal Your Headache Action Plan. You can view the list here.
  3. Natural Foods Shopping List. Updated quarterly, our Natural Foods Shopping List includes only the most meticulously vetted, highest quality food and beverage products that we recommend to our clients. These include gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items.
  4. 45 Minute Free Wellness Coaching Session (visits with Bonnie are separate) for Pure Genomics genetic results or any topic of your choosing.

Activate Your 1 Year Membership Here!

 
Care's Corner Video
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
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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,
stateofthebonnie 
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Jeannie
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