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Well Connect Turns 1
Well Connect Feature
Shed Weight
Wild Card
Brand Buzz
July 20% Off Sale
Did You Know? Supps
Your Healthy Kitchen
Food Focus
Mental MInute
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July 18, 2011
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In honor of our paid subscription eNewsletter, NCI Well Connect, turning one year old, we have previewed today's issue for everyone. Enjoy!

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky.

NCI Well Connect Turns One!
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What is NCI Well Connect? 

With health care in flux, we have a responsibility to "self-care" ourselves and our community. NCI Well Connect is your self-care companion, presenting transparent, accountable, and fair wellness advice. You will stay connected to real-time advances in nutrition, and with a weekly nudge from us, stick to a consistent path to optimal wellness. 

What is Included in a Subscription? 

  • 42 eNewsletter issues per year that covers over 25 different lifestyle and wellness categories. 
  • Free access to our entire library of Action Plans. Click here for a list of our Action Plans titles.
  • Free access to our Natural Foods Shopping List which is updated once a month. This is an invaluable tool for keeping track of new brands or changes to existing Bonnie-approved brands.

The cost for a one year subscription (42 issues) today is 79.99 (usually 99.99). For more info, email Steve at nutrocon@yahoo.com, 847-509-1336 or: 

 

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Well Connect Weekly Feature:
Premenstrual Syndrome Remedies.

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B-Vitamins

Thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, and vitamin B-12 are required to synthesize neurotransmitters that are potentially involved in the pathophysiology of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Researchers sought to evaluate whether B vitamin intake is associated with the initial development of PMS in a recent American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study. 1057 women were free of PMS at baseline. After 10 years of follow up, 1057 women were confirmed as cases and 1968 were confirmed as controls. Intakes of thiamine and riboflavin were each inversely associated with incident PMS. For example, women in the highest quintile of riboflavin intake 2 to 4 years before the diagnosis year had a 35% lower risk of developing PMS than did those in the lowest quintile. Based upon these results of significantly lower risk of PMS in women with high intakes of thiamine and riboflavin, a B-Complex emphasizing these two B-vitamins may be helpful in ameliorating the symptoms of PMS.


Essential Fatty Acids

A mix of essential fatty acids has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), according to researchers in journal Reproductive Health. Women who were given capsules containing 2 grams of a combination of gamma linolenic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, other polyunsaturated acids with vitamin E reported significantly eased PMS symptoms at both 3 and 6 months after they began the treatment. Few adverse events were recorded and these were mild, insignificant and did not appear to be directly related to the medication. The negative effect of PMS on a woman's routine activities and quality of life may be significant, in addition to the repercussions on economic costs resulting predominantly from a reduction in productivity. Essential fatty acid capsules may be said to a promising treatment in some women.

 

Vitex (Chasteberry) While there has not been any new data on Vitex, we have recommended this herb, which has been well-tolerated in most of our clients, for over a decade. One Journal of Women's Health and Gender-Based Medicine study from an extract of Vitex agnus castus in 1634 patients suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) showed a 93% decrease in symptoms after a treatment period of three menstrual cycles. Some patients even reported a cessation of PMS complaints. 94% of patients assessed the tolerance of Vitex treatment as good or very good. 

    

25 Ways to Shed Weight Organically.

While shedding weight is certainly not one-size-fits-all, there are certain steps one can take to put him or her into the best possible position to succeed. More importantly, each one of these tips is safe. This piece appeared in NCI Well Connect at the beginning of 2011 and is an example of what kind of feature articles you may find week to week. 

 

25 Ways to Shed Weight Organically.

 

Wild Card
wildcard Why Forward Thinkers Make Healthier Choices.
Happy people are more likely to eat candy bars, whereas hopeful people choose fruit, according to Journal of Consumer Research. That's because when people feel hope, they're thinking about the future. "Most of us are aware that we often fall victim to emotional eating, but how is it that we might choose unhealthy or healthy snacks when we're feeling good?" write the authors.

Because previous research has explored how feeling sad leads to eating bad, the authors focused on the complicated relationship between positive emotions and food consumption. They demonstrated the importance of the time frame on which the positive emotion focuses and find that positive emotions focusing on the future decreased unhealthy food consumption in the present.

To understand why someone who is feeling positive would be more likely to choose a candy bar versus a piece of fruit, the authors teased out the difference between positive feelings that arise from thinking about the past or the present (pride and happiness) and hope, which is a more future-oriented emotion. In the study, hopeful participants consumed fewer M&Ms than people who experienced happiness. In a second study, consumers who were more focused on the past chose unhealthy snacks, even if they felt hope. In the third study, they shifted the time frame of the positive emotion (having participants feel hopeful about the past or having them experience pride in the future).

Finally, the authors compared future-focused positive emotions (hopefulness, anticipated pride) to future focused negative emotions (fear, anticipated shame). They found that the combination of positivity and future focus enhanced self-control. "So, the next time you're feeling well, don't focus too much on all the good things in the past. Instead, keep that positive glow and focus on your future, especially all the good things you imagine to come. Your waistline will thank you!" the authors conclude.

Brand Buzz
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Comes in almond, cacao bliss, cashew, coconut, macadamia, pecan, walnut, and tahini flavors
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New! From Organic Valley:

  • Hazelnut Half and Half
  • French Vanilla Half and Half 
  • Original and French Vanilla Soy Creamer 
  • Organic Grated Parmesan Cheese 
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Carlson Lutein
Lutein has been shown in clinical data to support macular degeneration prevention.

Carlson Super Omega-3 Fish Oil Bonus Pack
High quality EPA/DHA complex softgels.

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Did You Know? Supplements
Dietary Supplements
Benefits of the Mineral Boron.
Growing evidence from a variety of experimental models shows that boron is a bioactive and beneficial (perhaps essential) element for humans. According to a study in Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, reported beneficial actions of boron include arthritis alleviation or risk reduction, bone growth and maintenance, central nervous system function, cancer risk reduction, hormone facilitation, and immune response, inflammation, and oxidative stress modulation.

The diverse effects of boron indicate that it influences the formation and/or activity of an entity that is involved in many biochemical processes. Both animal and human data suggest that boron intakes should be more than 1.0 mg per day. Many people consume less than this amount. Thus, a low boron intake should be considered a health concern, which can be prevented by diets rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and pulses
.

If not included in your multivitamin/mineral, boron can often be found as an added mineral to calcium supplements.
Your Healthy Kitchen
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Hot Stuff for the Eco-Friendly Kitchen.
Coco Clean All Natural Scouring Pads
Course fiber extracted from the outer shell of the coconut has been used for hundreds of years throughout India and Asia as a natural scrubbing and cleaning tool.
http://cococleanusa.com/

Natural Pesticide Products
http://www.alwayseco.com/products/

Eco Lunchbox Kit
Stylish stainless steel lunchboxes, artisan lunch bags, cotton napkins are some of the offerings at ecolunchbox.com.
Food Focus
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Tomato: Fruit or Vegetable? 
Botanically, a fruit is defined as the ovary that holds the seeds of a flowering plant. In that context, and with quick visual inspection, the tomato is undoubtedly a fruit. Vegetables, on the other hand, have no foothold on a botanical definition; any edible "vegetation" can be called a vegetable. The definition of vegetable in Western diets is driven more by cultural and culinary tradition than biology. Vegetables are generally savory and served as part of a main course, whereas fruits are customarily thought to be sweet and served as a dessert.

Historically, tomatoes were classified as a fruit. However, when a tax was levied on imported vegetables, but not fruits, the dual identity of tomatoes became of significant importance economically. The case of the tomato definition rose to the Supreme Court, who ruled in Nix v. Hedden that in fact tomatoes fit the common definition of vegetables and should be classified as such. Although the 1893 Supreme Court ruling did not change the botanical definition of tomatoes as a fruit, the savory tomato plays the traditional role of vegetable in meals, and is classified as a vegetable by the US Department of Agriculture.

Subscribers also receive a link to the emerging science of the benefits of the tomato.
Mental Minute
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Local Hospital Offers New Depression Treatment.
Loyola University Medical Center are now offering a new high-tech, non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic waves to treat depression. Known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), the treatment delivers a series of electrical pulses to the part of the brain associated with depression and other mood disorders. The pulses generate an electric current in the brain that stimulates neurons to increase the release of more mood-enhancing chemicals like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. A study involving 301 patients that was recently published in the journal Brain Stimulation found TMS to be "an effective, long-term treatment for major depression."

Treatment takes place over a span of about three weeks. It involves a series of sessions lasting about a half hour each, five days a week. The patient remains awake and alert throughout each session and no anesthesia or sedation is required.

TMS is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) -- also known as "electric shock treatment" -- which has been used to induce seizures in anesthetized patients for therapeutic results. TMS uses an electrical field, not electricity like ECT, so there is very little risk of a seizure from the procedure. The pulses are mild and painless and patients are able to immediately return to normal activities. The short-term side effects of TMS are usually minor. Some patients experience tingling in the scalp or twitching of facial muscles. TMS is FDA approved and is performed on an outpatient basis in a psychiatrist's office. TMS results can be quick and dramatic in certain individuals
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eNews Updates.
eNewsThis week's topics:
Care's Corner
onthego When You're On-The-Go.
If you are the type of person who is always on-the-go and eating comes secondary, then you need to watch this Care's Corner.

Featuring food and lifestyle consultant Carolyn Martinelli. Feel free to email her suggestions for future segments.

Click the Picture to Watch.
NCI Goes Mobile.

announceFor those of you who surf the web on your mobile phone, we have modified our website to accommodate you. For general information and ordering products, it should now be much easier to access via NCI Mobile. Feel free to explore our new mobile platform.

NCI Goes Mobile.  

Dr. Schuster's Well Tips - New!
drliloschuster The Chi Machine.
My name is Dr. Liselotte Schuster. I have worked with Bonnie Minsky at Nutritional Concepts for over twenty years. Each month, I offer wellness tips from a Chiropractor's perspective. Feel free to email me topics to consider for future segments.

This month, I will demonstrate the wondrously dynamic aligning aspects of the Chi Machine.


Click Dr. Schuster's Picture for This Month's Segment. 

 

New Product Announcement:
Sugar-Free Yummi Bears

announceHero, the maker of Yummi Bears children's chewable vitamins, has launched a sugar-free version of their Yummi Bears Multi-Vitamin/Mineral. While sugar-free usually means artificial sweeteners, in this case, it does not. The sugar replacements are the all-natural chicory root and lo han, both of which are safe non-caloric replacements. 

 

Your dentists should now be very happy!
 

eInspire Quote of the Week.
"It is a lot harder to keep people well than it is to just get them over a sickness."
-DeForest Clinton Jarvis

 

Have a happy, healthy day.

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

Copyright 2011 Nutritional Concepts Inc.
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NCI Well ConnectWe are offering a $20 discount off the subscription price for anyone who subscribes today. A one year subscription is only 79.99 (regular price 99.99). This offer is valid for today only.

Order NCI Well Connect Here.


What is NCI Well Connect? 

With health care in flux, we have a responsibility to "self-care" ourselves and our community. NCI Well Connect is your self-care companion, presenting transparent, accountable, and fair wellness advice. You will stay connected to real-time advances in nutrition, and with a weekly nudge from us, stick to a consistent path to optimal wellness. 

What is Included in a Subscription? 

  • 42 eNewsletter issues per year that covers over 25 different lifestyle and wellness categories. 
  • Free access to our entire library of Action Plans. Click here for a list of our Action Plans titles.
  • Free access to our Natural Foods Shopping List which is updated once a month. This is an invaluable tool for keeping track of new brands or changes to existing Bonnie-approved brands.

The cost for a one year subscription (42 issues) today is 79.99 (usually 99.99). For more info, email Steve at nutrocon@yahoo.com, 847-509-1336 or: 

 

Order NCI Well Connect Here.