Celebrating 30 Years of
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today January 26, 2015
Dear Steve, 

Did you know 
that SugaVida, made from the palmyra palm tree, is sustainable sugar safe for diabetics? One tablespoon contains high amounts of vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and vitamin B1. Certified organic and vegan, it's got a lovely caramel-like taste and, in recipes, substitutes at 50 percent less than regular sugar! We announced this in October 2014 and finally have a way you can order SugaVida here.

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Why Whey Protein is Okay and Milk Isn't
Whey Supports Healthy Lipid Profiles.
A study in the upcoming March issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition aimed to determine if dietary supplementation with whey protein powder improved the lipid metabolism in humans with abdominal obesity, thus improving cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers compared the effects of whey protein versus casein (another milk protein).


After 12 weeks of consuming 60 grams of protein, the randomized, double-blinded, intervention study, subjects consuming casein protein exhibited worse lipid levels, whereas subjects consuming whey protein exhibited a beneficial reduction in lipids, specifically triglycerides.

Bonnie: We have shown the multitude of benefits of whey protein when utilized as a protein supplement for a balanced diet. However, you must be selective about the whey protein products you select. Make sure the whey is derived only from a grass-fed herd and produced as a microfiltered concentrate. Isolate and other methods to process whey processes uses monosodium glutamate and other harmful chemicals, leaving residues, as well as, denature many of whey's immune benefits.

Casein, the dominant protein in milk, is inflammatory and the main cause of milk allergy (lactose is the main culprit for milk/lactose intolerance).
Today's NCI Well Connect
Steve Minsky
From Editor Steve Minsky
  • Coolest Super Bowl Recipe
  • The Perfect Smoothie
  • 6 Things You Should Know About Vitamin K
  • Common Fungus Affects Vitamin D Absorption.
  • Visualize Calories or Compute Them?
  • Gastro Doc Lauds Natural Treatments for IBS and Constipation.
  • Eat This in the Morning and Control Your Cravings.
  • Gut Microbiome More Than Just Diet.
  • New Sugar Replacement Now Available
  • Natural Anti-Acne Treatment
  • Tasty Quinoa Puff Snacks
  • eInspire

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Super Sprowtz RAW
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
One way to thaw out from the deep freeze is to experience Far Infrared Sauna Therapy. We have had one in our office for several years and it does not disappoint.


Aside from the fact that you are taking one hour out of your busy lives to relax, Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.


Contact us to schedule a session.

eNews Updates
Action Plan of the Month
PaleoMediterranean Eating Style Delivers

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you have monthly access to our Action Plan Library (36 plans: total value over $250). 


The perk comes in handy when you want to begin 2015 with most the optimal, intelligent eating style: Jump-Start PaleoMediterranean Diet Action Plan.


Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect subscribers as part of their subscription or can be ordered separately. To subscribe to NCI Well Connect, click here.

New Year, New You
Get Back to Wellness

We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.

  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating style only)
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • Food/Med/Supplement Interaction Evaluation
  • Food Intolerance Screening (with menu plan only)
  • Dietary Supplement Update
  • Reboot/Jump-Start Mini Lifestyle Coaching
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Raids
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

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

Food Intolerance: Silent Assassin
Snowbirds & Out-of-Towners
Whether you leave Chicago for the winter or live out of state, don't be a stranger. Stay connected!
  • If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone call away.
  • Read our eNewsletters to reinforce your wellness plan.
  • If you need to order supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We ship probiotics that require refrigeration.

Do not hesitate to contact us to serve all of your out-of town needs.

Thirty years of serving your wellness needs. We appreciate your continued patronage and support.

Have a happy, healthy day,
Bonnie, Steve, and all of us at Nutritional Concepts

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