Nutritional Concepts Inc.
In This Issue
Cleanse, Detoxify
The Iodine Issue
Food Focus
20% Off Sale
Gluten-Free Maztoh
Live Client Support
Congrats Kristin
Recipe du Jour.
Sunchoke Pilaf


Wellness Links

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February 1, 2010

Dear Valued Client,

We added What's Your Story to Wellness Links (see below in left-hand column). It allows clients to share/post their wellness stories with other clients on our online wall.

Mineral Linked With Weight
 Hidden Mineral Deficiency.
Have you hit the proverbial "weight plateau," even though you are following optimal diet, lifestyle, and exercise protocol? New data shows that a deficiency in the mineral iodine may be a culprit.

Find Out Why.

Food Focus
 Jerusalem Artichoke
While one would think the root vegetable, also called sunchoke, is a member of the artichoke family, it is actually in the sunflower family.

Jerusalem Artichoke is a vegetable singular to North America and was first cultivated by Native Americans. It contains high amounts of the soluble fiber inulin, which is why in some individuals it can create gas. Jerusalem Artichoke tastes like a potato in its raw form and retains its texture when steamed or boiled, making it a pasta/flour alternative for gluten intolerant or celiac individuals.

Jerusalem Artichoke is a powerhouse of nutrients, especially potassium. It is high in iron, fiber, niacin, phosphorous, and copper. It is considered one of the hardiest winter roots as well.

When preparing Jerusalem Artichokes, wash thoroughly but do not peel. Slice, dice, or shred. Add to a salad or eat by itself with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, or rice vinegar. They are wonderful potato alternatives to steam, bake, boil, fry, mash, or use in soups.

Jerusalem Artichokes will soon be much more accessible at grocery stores and farmers markets. See our recipe in Recipe Du Jour. Enjoy!

February Sale - 20% OFF
UAS DDS-100 Acidophilus and UAS DDS Plus
Dairy-free probiotic containing the well-researched DDS-1 acidophilus strain. DDS-100 is acidophilus only. DDS Plus contains acidophilus and bifidus.

Nutiva Hempseed Bars

One of the few vegetarian, balanced snacks that Bonnie recommends.

Oskri Sesame and Quinoa Sesame Snack Bars
A delicious taste much like sesame brittle. It contains only sesame seeds, molasses (low glycemic), and quinoa.

Order here

Gluten-Free Matzoh
Every year before Passover, our celiac, gluten intolerant clients ask about gluten-free matzoh. Until now, we did not know that it existed. We recently found a vendor from the east coast who makes a hand made, kosher oat matzoh that is certified gluten-free from harvest to table.

If there is enough interest, we will place a special order for our clients. Each box contains three 8 oz. pieces of circular, shmura matzoh. Each box costs $23.00 without tax. Please email us at or call 847-498-3422 as soon as possible to reserve the quantity of your order. Prepayment is required. We will contact you after the shipment arrives.

Live Client Support Available
As we continue to find better ways to serve you, we now offer live client support at our website,

If you have a question about our products and services, you don't have to pick up the phone or email us. You can ask your question in real time, while you are at our website, and we will answer your question to the best of our ability.

Live Client Support will be available Monday through Saturday from 9AM-5PM and is overseen by the Nutritional Concepts staff, not Bonnie. Any individualized nutritional questions for Bonnie will not be answered.

Check Out Live Client Support.

Congrats Kristin E. Little!

Kristin E. Little is the proud recipient of the 2010 Bonnie C. Minsky Award for demonstrating a commitment to Women's health and public health. The award was established in 2008 to aid students advancing research and public health knowledge of maternal and child health, Women's health, healthy aging, and nutrition.

Local Event Reminder
Incinerator-Free Lake County, a grassroots group working hard to keep garbage incinerators out of Lake County, IL, is hosting an educational event Wednesday, February 3rd at 7PM featuring Dr. Neil Seldman, president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Washington, D.C. Additional speakers, music, light snacks and drinks, too! Learn about sustainable living and what you can do in your every day life to reduce, reuse and recycle. Donations will be accepted at the door. Byron Colby Barn is located at 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake, just south of the intersection of Rts. 120 and 45.

Have a happy, healthy day.

Bonnie, Steve, and the staff at Nutritional Concepts Inc.