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Better Lifestyle, Better Memory
Ice Chips
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Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: 
the Silent Assassin
Wellness Links
Since 1985,
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today.
July 8, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,   


Did you know that the association between fruit and vegetable consumption and overall mortality has seldom been investigated in large studies? An upcoming American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study examined the dose-response relation between fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality, in terms of both time and rate, in a large cohort of Swedish men and women aged 45-83.

During 13 years of follow-up, 11,439 deaths (6803 men and 4636 women) occurred in the cohort. In comparison with 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, a lower consumption was progressively associated with shorter survival and higher mortality rates. Those who never consumed fruits and vegetables lived 3 years shorter and had a 53% higher mortality rate than did those who consumed 5 servings. Participants who consumed 3 vegetables per day lived 32 months longer than did those who never consumed vegetables. 


5 servings is considered the minimum for daily fruits and vegetables these days. We would have loved to see how much 7-9 servings per day would have increased survival in this cohort.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Better Lifestyle, Better Memory
Healthy behaviors are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, but less is known about the potential link between positive lifestyle choices and milder memory complaints, especially those that occur earlier in life and could be the first indicators of later problems. 
Researchers and the Gallup organization collaborated on a nationwide poll of more than 18,500 individuals between the ages of 18 and 99. Respondents were surveyed about both their memory and their health behaviors, including whether they smoked, how much they exercised and how healthy their diet was. 
As the researchers expected, healthy eating, not smoking and exercising regularly were related to better self-perceived memory abilities for most adult groups. Reports of memory problems also increased with age. However, there were a few surprises in the International Psychogeriatricsstudy. 
  • Older adults (age 60-99) were more likely to report engaging in healthy behaviors than middle-aged (40-59) and younger adults (18-39), a finding that runs counter to the stereotype that aging is a time of dependence and decline.
  • A higher-than-expected percentage of younger adults complained about their memory.
  • Respondents across all age groups who engaged in just one healthy behavior were 21 percent less likely to report memory problems than those who didn't engage in any healthy behaviors.
  • Those with two positive behaviors were 45 percent less likely to report problems.
  • Those with three were 75 percent less likely, and those with more than three were 111 percent less likely.

Bonnie - The survey reinforces the importance, for all ages, of adopting a healthy lifestyle to help limit and forestall age-related cognitive decline and neurodegeneration.

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.
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eNews Updates (access for all)
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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:

  • What's Better Than Massage for Muscle Soreness?
  • Bonnie's Bite: Supps for Peri and Post Menopause
  • Workplace Wellness Can Do Better.
  • Insomnia Drug Perpetuates Negative Imagery.
  • Meat to Be Labeled Non-GMO.
  • Who Says Fish Oil Is a One Trick Pony?
  • Chicagoland Meal Delivery
  • New Coconut Dessert Bars 
  • New Desalination Method Discovered.
  • Electronic Media's Influence on Youth Behavior.
  • Tenn Texting and Driving a Big Problem.
  • eInspire

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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.