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July eNewsletter
Quick Hits
-- Recipe to Re-Energize.
-- NEW: Food Focus.
-- Top Nutrients for Headache Relief.
-- July Sale - 20% OFF.
-- Recipes du Jour.
-- July eNews.
-- Locavore Tidbit.
-- In Case You Missed It.

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!

Recipe to Re-Energize.
 The ultimate recipe to live by.

-2 lb. balanced meals, especially breakfast, consisting of lean protein, low glycemic load carbohydrates with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables
-1 lb. unencumbered sleep; let it rest for eight hours
-1 lb. exercise, cut into equal chunks
-1/2 lb. eliminating unnecessary medications
-1/2 lb. stress reduction
-1/3 lb. individualized dietary supplements
-2 T. Magnesium Glycinate
-2 T. CoQ10 (especially if taking these medications)
-1 tsp. safe detox (once or twice yearly)
-Dash of epigenetic harmony (consume epigenetically friendly substances such as cruciferous veggies, fish oil/cod liver oil, vitamin D, garlic, folate/B-6/B-12 combo, probiotics, organic whey protein, green tea, and nuts/seeds/olive oil/red wine (staples of the Mediterranean diet).
-Add filtered water, tea, coffee, green drinks, and alternative milks to taste.

Directions: mix all ingredients into a large daily lifestyle bowl and let marinate for the next 100 years!


NEW: Food Focus.
 We received this suggestion from several clients. Hence, we introduce the monthly segment, "Food Focus," where we highlight specific foods or groups of food. Let us know what you think.


Jicama Root is a legume from the yam bean family grown in Mexico and Central America. Jicama's uncharacteristically sweet flavor is due to its high inulin (fiber) content. Jicama is wonderful for snacks, in salads, or as an appetizer with dip. Kids love it. Highlights:

  • Low allergy
  • Low calorie
  • Low glycemic load
  • 17% daily value fiber
  • 30% daily value vitamin C
  • 4% daily value potassium


Your Feedback Would Be Appreciated.

Top Nutrients for Headache Relief.
 Recent data has shed light on several supplemental nutrients for managing headache and migraine pain:

Magnesium - this should come as no surprise to anybody. Magnesium is a nerve conductor, anti-inflammatory mediator, and vasodilator. A calcium:magnesium ratio imbalance can modulate serotonin receptors adversely. 300-400 mg. total magnesium daily is suggested for an adult.

Riboflavin (vitamin B2) - 400 mg. taken after onset of symptoms reduced the numbers of days with headache by half. Lower dose of B2 in a B-Complex daily may act as a preventative.

Co-Enzyme10 - deficiency of CoQ10 reduces energy metabolism and is common in pediatric and adolescent migraines; 300 mg. daily reduced attack frequency by 47.6%.

Butterbur - 50-75 mg. reduced migraine frequency and severity between 36-48% over four month period. Substance can be highly reactive in allergic individuals.

CoQ10, Mag, and B2 are ideal to be used as a combination to thwart headaches and migraines. Using Butterbur is dependent on the individual's pension for intolerance/allergy.


July Sale - 20% OFF.
CoQ10 Metagenics CoQ10ST-30 mg.
Metagenics CoQ10ST-100 mg.
Co-EnzymeQ10 assists mitochondrial function, the energy center of every cell. Recent data has linked cognitive health with proper mitochondrial function. Medications and detrimental lifestyle habits are the two leading causes that lead to CoQ10 deficiency.

Metagenics Chondrocare
Our suggested glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM combination for mild arthritis symptoms and joint degradation. The ingredients are much less acidic than most brands and contain potassium, not sodium sources.

Pure Encaps B-Complex Plus
Our long-standing B-Complex suggestion because it contains higher amounts of B-vitamins that are difficult to get in food, but less of the B's that are common in food.

Twinlab Daily One Caps With and Without Iron
This one-a-day we consider a "foundational tool" for a more grandiose supplemental structure.

Nutribiotic Tablets 125 mg.
Nutribiotic Capsules 250 mg.
Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is used for bacterial, viral, and fungal infections such as yeast infections, Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba histolytica, making it a preventative option to protect against water-borne illness found in pools and lakes. GSE may interact with some medications. Please consult with your pharmacist before taking.

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

How to Roll Your Own Sushi (California Rolls)

This awesome recipe was a bit too long to post here, so please go to the link below for the entire, scrumptious recipe.

How to Roll Your Own Sushi (California Rolls).

July eNews.
eNews -Eating healthy pays off in longevity.

-Asthma medication Singulair and the HPV Vaccine Gardisil receive stronger warnings from the FDA.

-ADHD drugs under scrutiny for unexplained child deaths VS. Ritalin: the next brain booster?

-Antidepressants damage, while CoQ10 boosts sperm.

-Multivitamins reduce risk of low birth weight.

-Higher purpose reduces risk of death among older persons.

-Recent advances (or lack thereof) in celiac disease.

-See how high carb foods affect your arteries.

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

Locavore Tidbit.
newfarm July
What's in season in the Midwest and other colder climates: Beans, Beets, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Cherries, Cucumbers, Currants, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Horseradish, Melons, Mushrooms, Nectarines, Okra, Onions, Peaches, Plums, Potatoes, Radicchio, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Scallions, Summer Squash, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Turnips

Locally grown produce provides a fresh, less toxic product, supports your local economy, and reduces your carbon load.

Chicago Area Farm Markets

In Case You Missed It.
 Here's a recap of popular topics we covered in our June eNewsletters:

Aspirin Out?

Healthy Lifestyles on the Decline?

Think Thyroid.

Newsletter Archives.

  • Bonnie & Steve Minsky's Blog - USDA buys what kids eat, despite the food chart.
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  • Ask Bonnie Question of the Month - Kidney Stones. Any advice?
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  • New Products
  • Action Plans - "The Cliffs Notes of Nutrition"
  • Bonnie's Books

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  • Schuster Chiropractic

  • BRAND BUZZ - Bonnie-Approved Stuff!
  • Earth Balance Soy-Free Buttery Spread
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