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Vascular Elasticity
NEW! Care's Corner
eNews Updates
20% Off Sale
NEW! Doc's Well Tips
Update: Heart Health
Had a Physical?
Make an appointment with Bonnie to review your blood test.

Pure Encaps D-1000 250 cap
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Why Does the Price of CoQ10
 Vary So Much?
Far Infrared
 Sauna Therapy
Our Services
Bonnie to Speak at Women's Board
of Skokie Hospital
Wellness Links
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Since 1985,

Bringing the wellness of tomorrow, today.

February 14, 2011
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Happy Valentine's Day.

See eNews Updates for new research on slimming supplements, diet sodas, life expectancy, and more.

This week's NCI Well Connect addresses new approaches to cholesterol management, detoxifying your kitchen, adult ADHD. and much more.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky.

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Vascular Elasticity Discovers New Friend.
A recent Nutrition and Metabolism study suggests that antioxidant supplementation has the potential to alleviate the atherosclerotic damage caused by excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The study evaluated the effects of prolonged antioxidant treatment on arterial elasticity, inflammatory and metabolic measures in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors.

In a randomized, placebo-controlled study, subjects were randomly assigned to receive daily oral supplementation with vitamin C (1000 mg/day), vitamin E (400 i.u/day), coenzyme Q10 (120 mg/day) and selenium (200 mcg/day) or placebo for six months. Patients were evaluated for lipid profile, HbA1C, insulin, C-peptide, hs-CRP, among others. Arterial elasticity was evaluated using pulse wave contour analysis.

Antioxidant-treated patients exhibited significant increases in large arterial elasticity index (LAEI) as well as small arterial elasticity index (SAEI). A significant decline HbA1C and a significant increase in HDL-cholesterol were also observed. In the placebo group, significant changes in LAEI, SAEI or metabolic measures were not observed.

As a short-term therapy, antioxidant supplementation significantly increased large and small artery elasticity in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. This beneficial vascular effect was associated with an improvement in glucose and lipid metabolism as well as decrease in blood pressure.

Care's Corner
Cares Corner 3 Shed Weight in Style
Welcome to our new segment featuring food and lifestyle consultant Carloyn Martinelli. Care will cover various topics concerning wellness and lifestyle (with an emphasis on style). Feel free to her email topics to consider for future segments.

Click Care's Picture to Watch Her "Shed Weight in Style" Segment.
eNews Updates.
eNewsThis week's topics:
NCI Well Connect (access by subscription only).
This week's topics:
  • Insider Feature:
    Approaches to Cholesterol Management.
  • Did You Know Supplements:
  • Menu Savvy:
    Soup's Affect on Obesity.
  • Brand Buzz:
    Chocolate Surprise.
  • Food Focus:
  • Your Healthy Kitchen:
    Detoxify Your Kitchen.
  • Mental Minute:
    Addressing Adult ADHD.
  • eNews Updates:
    Major Reason for Melatonin Deficiency.
    Dietary Zinc and Prostate Cancer. 
With health care in flux, we have a responsibility to "self-care" ourselves and our community. NCI Well Connect is your self-care companion, presenting transparent, accountable, and fair wellness advice. You will stay connected to real-time advances in nutrition, and with a weekly nudge from us, stick to a consistent path to optimal wellness. 

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Bonnie, Steve, and the staff at Nutritional Concepts Inc.
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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips
drliloschuster BAX 3000 for Cold & Flu
My name is Dr. Liselotte Schuster. I have worked with Bonnie Minsky at Nutritional Concepts for over twenty years. Each month, I will offer wellness tips from a Chiropractor's perspective. Feel free to email me topics to consider for future segments.

For information about this month's topic, please click on my picture to learn more about my new, FDA-approved BAX 3000 therapy. Among the treatments I use BAX for is to reduce the frequency and severity of colds and flu in my patients.
Update: Heart Health Comes into Focus.
We apologize for last week's error. We did not properly link this story. Please click on the heart cornucopia image or the bolded link below to access the story.

Almost 37 percent of Americans have some type of heart disease, including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke or other conditions. By 2030, the panel expects that rate to increase to more than 40 percent, or 116 million Americans.

Heart disease costs the national healthcare system about $172 billion a year and over the next two decades, the cost of will triple. Obviously, the current model is not working.

What will the future bring? It depends on who you talk to. While everyone agrees that weight management is the linchpin for overcoming heart disease, public health efforts have failed. One bright spot: if you are reading this eNewlsetter, new research says you are doing your part.

Using Email for Weight Management.