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Kidney Stones
Well Connect Topics
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eNews Updates
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August 15, 2011
Dear Valued Subscriber,
Metagenics just came out with Ultra Flora Plus DF 120 caps which is double the size. Well Connect subscribers: we just updated our Natural Foods Shopping List.

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

Kidney Stone Action Plan - All New


An example of the information you will find in Bonnie's newest action plan for kidney stones:

  • According to a recent review in Advances in Nutrition, studies that have assessed the ability of probiotics that provide bacteria with oxalate-degrading capacity to reduce oxaluria, presumably by decreasing the availability of oxalate for absorption, have led to promising results based upon the lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus strains.
  • Researchers presenting data at the American Urological Association's annual meeting concluded that aspects such as diet, weight, calorie and calcium intake and medication usage can determine whether adults will develop kidney stones.

Beyond cutting-edge research developments, a kidney stone prevention menu and shopping list are included in our Kidney Stone Action Plan, now available for purchase here.


For NCI Well Connect paid subscribers, this Action Plan is free.


Magnesium Lowers Stroke, Overall Mortality.
MagnesiumAccording to journal Atherosclerosis, low serum magnesium concentrations predict cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. According to the authors, low serum magnesium levels are associated with future development of left ventricular hypertrophy independently of common cardiovascular risk factors. As left ventricular hypertrophy has significant prognostic implications, they hypothesized that serum Mg levels are associated with cardiovascular mortality.

The median duration of mortality follow-up was 10.1 years in 4203 subjects. During the follow-up, 417 deaths occurred. Mortality in subjects with Mg below 0.73mmol/l was significantly higher for all-cause deaths (10.95 death per 1000 person years), and cardiovascular deaths (3.44 deaths per 1000 person years) in comparison to higher Mg concentrations (1.45 deaths from all-cause per 1000 person years, 1.53 deaths from cardiovascular cause per 1000 person years). This association remained statistically significant after adjustment for multiple cardiovascular risk factors, including arterial hypertension, and antihypertensive therapy including diuretics.

The authors concluded that low serum Mg levels are associated with higher all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality. This corresponds well with recent findings that hypomagnesemia is associated with the increase of left ventricular mass over the following years.

Researchers in American Journal of Epidemiology examined the association between dietary potassium, calcium, and magnesium intakes and the incidence of stroke among 34,670 women 49-83 years of age. During a mean follow-up of 10.4 years (1998-2008), 1,680 stroke events were ascertained, including 1,310 cerebral infarctions, 154 intracerebral hemorrhages, 79 subarachnoid hemorrhages, and 137 unspecified strokes. Among women with a history of hypertension, potassium intake was associated with a reduced risk of all types of stroke and cerebral infarction. Magnesium intake was associated with a reduced risk of cerebral infarction. Alternatively, calcium intake was positively associated with risk of intracerebral hemorrhage for those taking the highest vs. lowest amount.
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This week's Well Connect topics are:
  • Well Connect Feature:
    Kidney Stone Exclusive.      
  • Did You Know? Supps:
    Elderly At Severe Deficiency Risk. 
  • Brand Buzz:
    -New Lactose-Free Organic Dairy
    -Sunflower Milk Beverage 
  • Menu Savvy:
    Eggs' New Lease on Life.         
  • Food Focus:
    Rating the Quality of Protein Powder.    
  • Mental Minute:
    Tangible Benefits of Optimism.
  • Your Healthy Kitchen:
    Calculating Cold Cuts.  
  • eNews Updates
    -Influences on Kids Eating Behavior.
    -This Supplement Benefits Girls. 
In the current health care paradigm, it is paramount that we practice "self-care". NCI Well Connect is your self-care wellness companion. Staying connected to real-time nutrition and lifestyle developments enhances the motivation to maintain your optimal wellness plan . 

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The cost for a one year subscription (42 issues) is ninety-nine dollars ($2.35 per week). For more info, email Steve at, 847-509-1336, or to review a sample issue, please click here.


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August Sale - 20% OFF
Twinlab Allergy Fighters
Long-standing complex for allergy symptom support.

Twinlab Daily One Caps
Foundational one-a-day multivitamin/mineral.

Integrative Therapeutics Alka-Aid
Sodium and potassium bicarbonate in a tablet for fast acting relief of sour stomach. We use as natural alternative for GERD/reflux. Helps keep pH in check.

In a recent study, bicarb slowed the rate of decline in kidney function by two-thirds, and just 6.5% of patients treated with bicarb needed dialysis compared to 33% in control group.

Extracellular space (area outside the cell) of cancer cells is slightly acidic, and the degree of acidity tends to correlate with tumor aggressiveness. Decreasing tumor acidity with bicarb increases pH of without upsetting pH of blood and healthy tissue.

*These manufacturers do not allow us to post sales or discounts at our website. We do, however, apply all discounts before a transaction is completed. Email or Live Chat for prices when visiting our website.

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New Product Announcement:
Ultra Flora Available in Larger Size!

ultraflora2Ultra Flora Plus DF now comes in 120 capsules. We still carry the 60 capsule bottle, but for those taking it long term, the 120 count is a better value.

The lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidius used in Ultra Flora are two of the world's most well-researched probiotic strains. It is the perfect choice for individuals of all ages. 


Order Ultra Flora Plus today. 


eNews Updates.
eNewsThis week's topics:
Care's Corner
backtoschool11Look Cool for School.
In this issue, Carolyn reveals diet, lifestyle, emotional, and fashion tips to make the hottest back to school splash!

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

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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips
drliloschuster Essential Oils.
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.

Many people comment how wonderful it smells when they walk into our office. This often comes from aroma of the essential oils that I use in my practice. Watch this months video as I reveal the blends of oils that you too can create in your own home.


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