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May eNewsletter
Quick Hits
-- The Unknown About Bone.
-- Top 10 Omega-3 Seafood.
-- Paleo in a Nutshell.
-- May Sale - 20% OFF.
-- Our Services & Insurance Coverage.
-- Recipes du Jour.
-- May eNews.
-- Metagenics Update.
-- Locavore Tidbit.
-- In Case You Missed It.
-- Miss Roben's Out of Business.

Dear Valued Client,

We keep you plugged into what's new in the world of nutrition, wellness, and public health. Email us if there is a particular topic you would like us to explore. Have a happy, healthy day!

The Unknown About Bone.
 Five to seven percent of bones, organs of the skeletal system, are recycled per week. Old, brittle bone is dug out by osteoclasts to make way for osteoblasts, which replace the trenches with new, healthy bone. When the cycle breaks down, osteoclasts break down bone faster than osteoblasts can create. This is called bone resorption, the main cause of osteopenia and osteoporosis.

The holy grail for Big Pharma is to find drugs that can reduce bone resorption and build back healthy, dense bone. The current class of drugs, called bisphosphonates, are able to block resorption, but in turn reduce bone building activity, thus leaving old, brittle bone. These drugs also come with a growing list of side effects.

So where does the future lie in mitigating bone resorption?

The Unknown About Bone.

Top 10 Omega-3 Seafood.
 We did not include EPA/DHA fish oil supplements, which on average contain higher amounts of omega-3 because they are concentrated.
  1. Atlantic Herring
  2. Mussels
  3. Oysters
  4. Salmon (wild and farmed)
  5. Sardines
  6. Trout (wild and farmed)
  7. Tuna (light, canned in water only)
  8. Whitefish
  9. Catfish (wild and farmed)
  10. Atlantic Cod

Omega-3 Cuts Heart Failure Risk.

Paleo in a Nutshell.

Many of you have gotten the "eat like a hunter-gatherer" spiel from us. However primal it may sound, it is so true.

A client forwarded this video to us. It describes so poignantly much of what we have said over the years about food philosophy and policy. Enjoy!

Paleo in a Nutshell.

May Sale - 20% OFF.
Twinlab Quercetin + C
Quercetin, which we have recommended for two decades, is now considered one of the most potent and well-researched natural anti-inflammatories. A March JACI study recommended it as essential component for fighting allergy-induced inflammation.

Nebraska Cultures Pro Flora Chewables
Formerly American Biologics Bifidophilus Chewables. Tasty acidophilus/bifidus chewable for kids and adults who have trouble swallowing pills.

Integrative Therapeutics NutriZyme
Formerly Tyler NutriVitamin Enzyme Complex. Multivitamin/mineral with digestive enzymes.

Order here

Our Services & Insurance Coverage.
 Did you know that our services can be paid by most Flex Plans and Health Savings Accounts?

Even more encouraging is that many of our clients who have been submitting our services to their insurance companies, complete with a doctor's diagnosis and our receipt with diagnosis code, have been reimbursed.

Please take a moment to let us know about your experience with our services being submitted to insurance.

Insurance Survey

Recipes du Jour.
recipe2 Once a month, we highlight a recipe from our database or from you. We welcome entries by email to

Short Cut Risotto with Seafood

-2 T. extra virgin olive oil
-2 lb. red onion
-1 1/4 c. imported or domestic medium or long grain rice
-2 cups (16 oz.) organic chicken stock/broth
-1/3 c. dry white wine (optional)
-1 c. peas (fresh or frozen)
-12 oz. small scallops, rinsed or patted dry or small to medium shrimp, shelled and deveined, or salmon filet chunks
-1 tsp. grated lemon zest
-1 T. lemon juice
-1/2 tsp. sea salt or more, to taste
-finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

In a large pot, heat 1 T. oil over low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat with oil. Add wine, if using, heat to boiling and cover over high heat until almost evaporated. Stir in 1 cup of chicken broth; cover and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Uncover and stir in additional 1 cup of broth and heat to boiling. Cover and cook on low for 10 minutes. Uncover and stir in 1 cup of broth, peas, seafood, and lemon zest. Cook uncovered, stirring constantly, until rice is tender to bite, but still moist and creamy and the seafood is cooked through (about 5-8 minutes). Add remaining broth to keep rice creamy. Add 1 T. olive oil and lemon juice; stir in salt, to taste. Spoon into serving bowls and sprinkle with fresh parsley and/or spices. SERVES: 4

Best of the Mediterranean Action Plan.

May eNews.
eNews -Osteoporosis drugs may be linked to heart problems.

-Children with celiac who are detected early do better over time.

-Melatonin may help with sleep in autistic children.

-Breastfeeding protects the mother.

-Low magnesium levels may increase stroke risk.

-Dietitian finds it hard to cover all the bases.

-Which antioxidants are stable when cooking veggies?

-Study links ADHD meds with better test scores.

-Meditation helps depression.

For More News Like This, Visit Bonnie & Steve's Blog

Metagenics Update.
metagenicslogo Metagenics has established an Internet policy stating that only Suggested Retail Prices can be posted on its health professional websites.

As you know, we offer Metagenics products at a discount. While you won't be seeing the discounted prices on our website any longer, we will still apply the discounts to your Metagenics products before your order ships.

Besides our website, you may order via email, phone, or visit our office. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Full product list with discounted prices.

Locavore Tidbit.
What's in season in the Midwest and other colder climates: Arugula, Asparagus, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Radishes, Rhubarb, Scallions, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Turnips Tomatoes, and Wild Leeks. Keep buying local, or better yet, grow your own!

Locally Grown Food

In Case You Missed It.
 Here's a recap of the timely issues we covered in April:

Carolyn's Story

Sugar in Iodized Salt?

Soy & Red Meat: Pros & Cons

Natural Body Care: Bargain Basics

Are Resveratrol and Red Yeast Rice the Real Deal?

Newsletter Archives.

Miss Roben's Out of Business.

For those of you who ordered gluten and allergy-free products from Miss Roben's (aka Allergy Grocer) website and catalog, she has closed her doors.

While not ideal, and are alternatives with a pretty good selection. Let us know if you have any other suggestions that we can pass along to clients.





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