Nutritional Concepts Inc.
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Integrative Medicine
July Sale
eNews Updates
Well Connect
Nutritional Update
Ice Chips

New Bloodwork?
Schedule Your Apt
 With Bonnie ASAP.

Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: 
the Silent Assassin
Wellness Links
Since 1985,
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today.
July 29, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,    


Did you know that according to a study from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, meeting the requirements of the 5 A Day For Better Health Fruit and Vegetable Program contributed to increased antioxidant vitamin and micronutrient levels and reduced oxidative stress in reproductive aged women?


Green salads were found to be the most common way to reach the 5 A Day standard. What's interesting is 5 A Day is actually a bit outdated. 7 A Day fruit and vegetable servings is now the gold standard!


NOTE: Some Gmail users have complained that they are not getting their eNewsletters. With the implementation of Gmail's new inbox, our eNewsletters have been showing up in the "Promotions" tab. You need to move your emails into the "Primary" tab. You can do this simply by dragging and dropping the email into the Primary tab or by starring the email. Gmail will eventually catch on and direct our emails to primary.


DON'T MISS IN THIS WEEK'S NCI WELL CONNECT: Why do some people eat whatever they want and do not gain weight?


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Integrative Medicine's Mission.

An incredible piece written in Journal of Participatory Medicine by David Rakel, MD begins with stating that integrative medicine was not born from the medical establishment, but from public interest. Dr. Rakel goes on to suggest how important key nonspecific ingredients are to positively influence healing through the clinician encounter. Integrative Medicine emphasizes PEECE:

  • Positive Prognosis
  • Empathy
  • Empowerment
  • Connection
  • Education

Many conventional clinicians have lost PEECE due to time constraints and poor reimbursement for these practices.


One of the most important things clinicians can do is give their patients a stronger sense of control in medical and lifestyle decision making. Even simple techniques such as weekly eNewsletters can offer motivation and connection so that patients will feel more empowered to deal with their ongoing wellness needs.


In conclusion, Dr. Raker implores his colleagues to understand how complex humans heal and is much more complicated than just treating disease. As a culture, shifting from disease management to health creation is the most challenging part. As a clinician, listening, understanding, implementing the right healing tools, and empowering patients should be the easy part. If we have to do it one clinician at a time, so be it. However, none of this will occur unless optimal health is the common goal.


Dr. Raker could not be more right on when he says, "health unites and disease segregates." 


July Sale - 20% OFF
Super 1000 Cod Liver Oil Softgels
Ecological Formulas  
GTF Non-Yeast Chromium
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eNews Updates (access for all)
eNewsThis week's topics:
NCI Well Connect (Subscription Only)
Why NCI Well Connect?
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:

  • Why Some People Eat Whatever They Want and Do Not Gain Weight.
  • Biggest Reason for Constipation Not Related to Fiber Intake.
  • This Phytoestrogen Inhibits Fat Cell Production.
  • Soup Lowers Blood Pressure?
  • Evaluating Treadmill Desks.
  • Are You a Dualist?
  • Biological Clock of Produce
  • The 5 S's for Calming a Baby.
  • eInspire

Please click here to read a recent issue of NCI Well Connect.


In addition to getting 90 percent more than our free eNewsletter, you have free access to our self-help Action Plan library and Natural Foods Shopping List (updated quarterly). The total value of these items exceeds the subscription price. Click here for a list of our Action Plans titles. Order your subscription at our website here or at 847-498-3422.


Note to Service Professionals: a percentage of our subscribers are service professionals. They find our cutting-edge wellness tips greatly expand the scope of expertise they can provide their clientele.


Order NCI Well Connect Today.   

You May Need a Nutritional Update. 

updateAre you a snowbird or student back home for the summer? Has it been a few years since your last visit? Have you had major trauma or changes in your life that have altered your optimal balance. Or, do you just feel there is one small thing missing from you feeling ideal? Chances are that you are due for a nutritional update with Bonnie.


If you have had a physical with bloodwork performed within the last 6-8 months, set up a consultation with Bonnie. Bring a copy of the bloodwork and be ready to discuss any diet, supplement, medication, health status, and major life changes since your last visit.


To set up an appointment, please contact us at 847-498-3422.

Ice Chips Xylitol Mints

icechips2It has been difficult for many of you since Xylichew gum went out of production. We think we have found a wonderful product for you.

We are recommending and stocking at our office the sugar-free candy Ice Chips.
While not gum, these little mints taste delicious and are made with corn-free xylitol. We are stocking the flavors Berry Mix, Lemon, Peppermint, and Licorice. 
Not only are they non-glycemic, they can help prevent dental caries. The one caveat: you have to eat them in moderation (four chips daily) because xylitol has a laxative effect. Enjoy.