Celebrating 30 Years of
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today
April 13, 2015
Dear Steve, 

that "Every primary-care medical practice in the world should have a box full of pedometers," said Dr. Steven Blair (University of South Carolina, Columbia). Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, Blair said that if he were the "grand poobah" of medical care, he'd sue physicians for medical malpractice if they failed to prescribe physical activity-anywhere from 8000 to 10 000 steps per day-for their patients.


Blair made these comments last week at the European Atherosclerosis Society 2015 Congress, in a session devoted to physical inactivity, changing lifestyle patterns, and cardiovascular-disease prevention.


NOTE: You can find the incredibly exciting story on quercetin and its relation to aging/senescent cells in the eNews Brief section.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Today's NCI Well Connect
Steve Minsky
From Editor Steve Minsky
  • Look Out Greek Yogurt!
  • Disgusting Option for Celiac Cure?
  • New Sinusitis Guidelines
  • For Those on Thyroid Meds
  • Why You Must Buy Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Brawn Dominates Brain for Athletic Performance?
  • Why When I Get Good Sleep Am I Still Groggy?
  • Use  This Cleaning Product at Home at Your Own Risk
  • New Colon Screening
  • Organic, Frozen Root Veggies
  • Avocado Oil Potato Chips
  • eInspire

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Growing Good Bugs
You Can Raise Diabetes Risk Without Eating Sugar
People who take multiple courses of antibiotics may face an increased risk of developing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, through alterations in gut microbiota, conclude researchers in last month's European Journal of Endocrinology.


The team found that the risk of diabetes was increased by up to 37%, depending on the type of antibiotic and the number of courses prescribed.


Exposure to a single antibiotic prescription was not associated with an increased risk of diabetes. However, treatment with two to five courses of antibiotics was linked to an increased risk of diabetes with penicillin, cephalosporins, macrolides, and quinolones. The highest risk for diabetes was seen among people who received more than five courses of quinolones and tetracyclines.


There was no association between diabetes risk and treatment with antiviral drugs or antifungals, regardless of the number of courses.


Steve: Once again, we reiterate that antibiotics should only be used as a last resort. While this is an issue for your own safety, it is now an issue for those around you. If you are a carrier of antibiotic resistance because of overuse of antibiotics, you are putting others around you at peril who could pick up the resistant bacteria.


If you need to go on an antibiotic, you must greatly increase your probiotic intake, taking at least two hours away from antibiotic dose. With each antibiotic dose, we also recommend taking sacchromyces boulardii.

eNews Briefs
Action Plan of the Month
Gestational Diabetes

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The perk comes in handy when you, a loved one, friend, or coworker is trying to prevent or is dealing with gestational diabetes. In lieu of an individualized appointment, our Gestational Diabetes Action Plan is a must-follow because if you do not, you are setting your child up for a life of health problems.


Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your NCI Well Connect Membership, click here.

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Natural Foods Shopping List consists of food items that meet our strict criteria for safety, clean ingredients, and of course, palatability.

We are always open to your recommendations. As long as it meets our criteria, we will add it to the list.

Natural Foods Shopping List is revised quarterly and updates are available online to NCI Well Connect Members. The latest update is from March 1, 2015.
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  • If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone call away.
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  • 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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