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Stomach Flu
March SALE!
eNews Updates
Well Connect
Gluten-Free Matzoh
NEW Health Bites
Allergy & Intolerance
For Snowbirds

Care's Corner: The Big
Care's Corner: 
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Had Bloodwork and a Physical?
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Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: 
the Silent Assassin
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March 12, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber, 


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve.

Is it Norovirus or the Stomach Flu?


They are actually the same thing. Norovirus affects one in 15 Americans every year, causing sudden vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps that continue for a very unpleasant 24 to 48 hours, usually requiring no medical intervention. 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about half of cases of food poisoning are caused by norovirus. January through April is high season for norovirus activity. There is no vaccine and no treatment, and if you get infected by one strain, you can get walloped by another strain, or even re-infected a few months later by the one that got you first time around.


The intermittent appearance of the highly contagious bug - often called "stomach flu" - is spread through vomit and fecal matter of sick people, and outbreaks often occur when an infected person handles food. Nearly one fifth of all infectious outbreaks in hospitals have been linked to norovirus, according to results from a survey in American Journal of Infection Control.


Norovirus is a hardy bug. It can survive in cold water as long as 61 days and be infectious. It is detectable for two weeks on hard surfaces. Although, it is unclear that it could still cause illness at that point. Cooking destroys it, but foods eaten raw, such as produce washed with contaminated water or foods prepared by cooks with unclean hands, can carry the virus. Oysters, which are nourished by filtering water on the ocean floor, are the single food most likely to be contaminated.


The best offense against norovirus illness is a good defense. Tips to reduce risks can be found at this link.


March Sale - 20% OFF
Allergy Fighters

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eNews Updates (access for all)
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Why NCI Well Connect?
Why NCI Well Connect?
This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Top Ten Worst Foods
  • Workplace Wellness Series Part Two
  • 5 Kitchen Threats
  • Approaching Allergy Season.
  • Can Teens Make Good Food Decisions?
  • New SweetLeaf Baking Product
  • Organic Tea From China
  • Quinoa and Rice Hot Cereal
  • How the Gut and 5-HTP Are Connected.
  • Narcissism is Good for This Age Group.
  • Babies First Foods: By Finger or Spoon?
  • Homocysteine Not Just an Issue for the Heart.
  • eInspire

In the current health care paradigm, it is paramount that we practice "self-care". But how do we know what is truth or fiction? As your wellness filter, we utilize our 27 years of clinical experience to pore over 400 journals and media weekly to find the ideal nutrition and lifestyle tips that will motivate you to adhere to, or improve upon, your wellness goals.


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Gluten-Free Maztoh 
Yehuda GF Maztoh
Yehuda Matzoh is a wonderful gluten, corn, and rice-free cracker that is not just seasonal anymore. It is available year-round but still can be hard to find. As Passover approaches, however, stores such as Sunset Foods, Whole Foods, and Jewel should carry it. If you have trouble finding it, we will keep enough at our office for pick up or to have shipped.

Health Bites - Guided Imagery for the Spine
Featuring Dr. Liselotte Schuster
Conquering Allergy and Intolerance Action Plan


There is plenty of work you can do by yourself to improve allergic symptoms. Our action plan explains the difference between a true allergy and intolerance. It also lays outs cross-reactive foods for each type of airborne allergy and what to replace them with. In addition, the plan lists every allergenic and intolerant food and potential replacements. Finally, if you still don't get the results you are looking for, we provide an extensive list of potential therapies to explore.

Order here or free to NCI Well Connect subscribers upon request. 


A Reminder for Snowbirds.

For our clients who travel south or west for the winter, don't be a stranger. Stay connected.


1) If you run low on your supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We even ship probiotics that require refrigeration. 


2) If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone or video consult away. 


3) NCI Well Connect eNewsletter is like a weekly wellness coach.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.