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Broccitology Live
D Level, Mortality
March Sale
eNews Updates
Well Connect
Sweet Sixteen
Spring Allergies

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March 25, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,  


Did you know that a study in Nutrition & Metabolism found that a modest increase in dietary protein favorably effects body composition during weight management interventions? Most adults habitually consume 88 grams of protein per day. A 28.6% increase, which was the key number to spur loss of body weight in this study, would involve an increase of about 25-30 grams per day.


Did you know that the Sweet Sixteen is set for the 2013 Superfood Championship? Much maligned Eggs continue their Cinderella run when they face juggernaut Broccoli. In the Nutrient Division, Dark Chocolate will try to squash the unblemished Blueberry. 


VOTE for the Sweet Sixteen here.


View the updated bracket here.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Controversy Casts a Shadow Over Tournament.


 SuperfoodCenter featuring

Steve Minsky and Carolyn Martinelli  
Your Vitamin D Level and All-Cause Mortality.

A study published February 27th in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that serum (blood) levels of vitamin D3 [25(OH)D] were associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality.


Here are the highlights of the incredibly important study, which we believe will prove to be the benchmark for vitamin D status going forward:

  • Mortality rates were lowest at 75nmol/L.
  • Levels between 76 and 140 did not further lower mortality.
  • Increasing mortality occurred with decreasing vitamin D levels below 75.
  • Between 74 and 50, mortality very gradually increased. 
  • At 49 or below, there was a 1.2-fold higher mortality than at 75.
  • At 30, there was a 1.7-fold higher mortality than at 75.

Cardiovascular, cancer, and respiratory disease mortality were the most common cause-specific mortality.


If a recent study from Endocrine Practice is corroborated with other research, things are not looking good for young, healthy adults. The goal of the study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of low vitamin D3. 39% of the young, healthy subjects had levels below 20 and 64% had levels below 30. One of the main predictors of lower vitamin D levels was lack of multivitamin use.


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eNews Updates (access for all)
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Why NCI Well Connect?

Do you feel overwhelmed by the avalanche of diet and lifestyle information you are exposed to? Do you feel like there is never enough time to read up on all of it? NCI Well Connect can do it for you. 


Utilizing our decades of clinical experience to discern what is fact or fiction, we 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.


NCI Well Connect is your weekly nutritionist and wellness companion. 


This Week's Topics Are:

  • Allergy and Asthma Updates.
  • Legumes Lower This.
  • Cocoa's Cacophony of Contributions.
  • Chemical Intolerance Is Just Your Imagination.
  • Puffed Apples
  • All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
  • Single Flax Packs
  • Awake Longer? You'll Be Slower.
  • Kitchen Garden Programs Produce Results.
  • New Guidelines for Lightning Strikes.
  • eInspire

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Broccitology: Superfood Championship 2013

broccitologyThe 2013 Superfood Championship runs concurrently with March Madness, the Men's and Women's College Basketball Championship.


Your participation is easy. All you have to do is vote on the Superfood match-ups each round until there is a winner. If you participate through the championship game, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Whole Foods gift certificate.

Spring Allergy Season Is Upon Us

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you are granted monthly access to our Action Plan Library (27 plans with a total value over $200) and Special Reports. 


The perk comes in handy when you suffer mightily from spring allergies. Our Conquering Allergy and Intolerance Action Plan not only lists all of the cross-reactive foods that can make spring allergy season twice as bad, but offers up temporary replacements for those rough 3 to 4 weeks.


If you are not an NCI Well Connect subscriber, you can purchaseConquering Allergy and Intolerance separately here. For NCI Well Connect subscribers, it is free by email request.

To become a Well Connect subscriber. Simply click on this link to register.