NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
July 29, 2015
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that treadmill work stations are potentially helpful in reducing the neck and shoulder muscle pain associated with computer work, according to new research inEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology?
Body Fat Has a Mind of Its Own
Bonnie: A group of scientists has found that body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals with stress and metabolism. 

Simply knowing such a pathway exists and learning more about it could help break a vicious cycle: stress causes a desire to eat more, which can lead to obesity. And too much extra fat can impair the body's ability to send a signal to the brain to shut off the stress response.


Before this, most experts thought that the regulation of stress was mainly due to the brain. The findings were published in the June edition of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology


A glucocorticoid receptor in fat tissue is what affects the way the brain controls stress and metabolism. Initially, such signals from the receptor can be lifesavers, directing the brain to regulate its energy balance and influencing stress responses in a beneficial way to help you cope with stress. Unfortunately, our modern way of living causes the signals to become overexcited and ultimately, detrimental.


Now that researchers have established this fat-to-brain signaling pathway, they need to learn how to go in and break that cycle of stress, eating and weight gain.

Additionally, we have made it known in numerous articles that fat cells house toxins as an emergency measure when they cannot be removed from the body. This, of course, sends more stress signals to the brain. Reducing our exposure to toxicity will help keep rogue fat cells at bay.

Part Four: Toxins in the Environment and What Can We Do About It
This series is available to NCI Well Connect Members.


Our final installment explores toxicity testing methods and smart ways to prevent and remove toxins if overloaded...

Twinlab Backorder Update
Due to a raw material shortage that has created a production backlog, Twinlab announced they will not be available until mid-August. Many of you are on the backorder list. Contact us by phone or email if you want to be added to the list.

We spent an inordinate amount of time finding the ideal replacements if interested:
  1. Twinlab Allergy Multicaps: replace with Klaire VitaSpectrum (one capsule VitaSpectrum equals one capsule Allergy Multicaps)
  2. Twinlab Daily One Caps Without Iron: replace with Pure Encaps Multi t/d (one capsule Multi t/d equals one capsule Daily One)

We apologize for the inconvenience. We certainly understand this is a frustrating situation. We will be carrying these replacements long-term if you do not wish to go back to Twinlab when it comes back in stock.

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