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You're Depressed?
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Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: 
the Silent Assassin
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September 23, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,  


We wanted to share with you a testimonial we received last week.


"I just want to say that subscribing to your NCI Well Connect has been one of the best value-added investments of my life! And, your newsletters and researched articles are truly invaluable. Thank you VERY MUCH!
Whenever anyone tells me about a condition they have or pretty much any health issue, I always refer them to your practice. I have no idea if anyone has followed up, but I keep trying to steer them to 
you. Keep up with all the wonderful things you do for people." Jill H.


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Did you know that the Society of General Internal Medicine released a statement recommending that internists avoid 5 common, but not always necessary, tests or procedures?

  1. Don't recommend daily home finger glucose testing in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus not using insulin.
  2.  Don't perform routine pre-operative testing before low-risk surgical procedures.
  3. Don't recommend cancer screening in adults with life expectancy of less than 10 years.
  4. Don't place, or leave in place, peripherally inserted central catheters for patient or provider convenience.
  5. And here is the whopper...Don't perform routine general health checks for asymptomatic adults.

The AGIM statement follows closely statements issued by 2 surgical societies as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, which was initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


PUR Gum is Here!

Pur GumWe are now carrying the delicious PUR Gum. All flavors are free of artificial colors and flavors.


Unfortunately, the xylitol is NOT corn-free. It comes from non-GMO French and Italian corn.

We are stocking all four flavors which come in blister packs of 9 pieces or pouches of 55 pieces:
Pomegranate Mint
Wintergreen (blister pack only)
Eat them in moderation (four to six pieces daily max) because xylitol has a laxative effect.
Two Big Reasons Why You're Depressed?

Your Job

Negative working conditions, including low job satisfaction, little control, and a lack of appreciation by employers, are responsible for a sizable proportion of depression in middle-aged adults, according to a study in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Investigators found that workers with a higher total "negative working conditions" score also had higher scores for depressive symptoms. In workers with the total highest scores, negative working conditions accounted for about one third of the standard deviation in depressive symptoms, a "substantial difference," according to investigators.

Your Diet
A healthy diet reduces the risk of severe depression, according to a prospective follow-up study of more than 2,000 men. In addition, loss of body weight in the context of a lifestyle intervention was associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms.

The Dissertation in Health Sciences study reinforces the hypothesis that a healthy diet has potential not only in the warding off of depression, but also in its prevention.

A healthy diet characterized by vegetables, fruits, berries, whole-grains, poultry, fish and low-fat cheese was associated with a lower prevalence of depressive symptoms and a lower risk of depression during the follow-up period.

The researchers found that an Increased intake of folate and coffee was also associated with a decreased risk of depression. Not surprisingly, junk food, sugar and processed meats increased depressive symptoms.

Fish Oil to the Rescue?
A new study from The Journal of Nutrition states that in American women at least, those with higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids have a 49% reduction in risk of elevated depressive symptoms.
Based upon these findings, the National Institutes of Medicine researchers urge that Dietary Reference Intake recommendations be created in the US, particularly for DHA and EPA, given their strong impact on depressive symptoms and myriad other maladies. 
Steve: It is unconscionable that there are no benchmarks as of yet. In a recent American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study, elevated depressive symptoms were prevalent in 25.6% of women, and 18.1% of men between ages 30 and 65. Few men and women achieved adequate intakes of EPA and DHA, ranging from 5.2 to 17.2%.
If Big Pharma could have cornered the market on fish oil, depression and low omega-3 levels would have been considered an epidemic long ago.
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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:

  • Yeast Sufferers Rejoice! Have We Found the Kryptonite for Candida?
  • Did You Know Supps? Cognition
  • Bag Lunch Tips
  • Is Exercise Before Bed Okay?
  • New Household Products Brand
  • Target Has New Organic Line of Foods and Beverages
  • Organic Kale Snacks
  • Microbial Hotspots in Your Kitchen?
  • Time Flies When We're Having Fun.
  • Sweating is a Potent Detoxifier.
  • eInspire

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The War for Food Transparency
Shopping for NonGMOs with Carolyn Martinelli.
You May Need a Nutritional Update. 

updateHas it been a while 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 something 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. 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.

Sleep Well

One of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you are granted monthly access to our Action Plan Library (27 plans with a total value over $200) and Special Reports. 


The perk comes in handy when you are having trouble sleeping. Our Sleep Well Action Plan addresses myriad natural techniques to improve your sleep.


If you are not an NCI Well Connect subscriber, you can purchase the Action Plans here. For NCI Well Connect subscribers, it is free by email request.

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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.