NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
October 3, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW one way you can drastically reduce yeast exposure in the gut if you are intolerant or mold allergic? Take care of your teeth.

Dental plaque is riddled with candida albicans, the fungi most associated with yeast overgrowth. Considering we swallow up to 10 liters of saliva daily, avoiding yeast-producing foods is one thing, but a new study in mSphere stated that brushing your teeth and flossing after each daily meal significantly reduced the amount of candida albicans in the saliva.

At the very least, you can swish with NutriBiotic Mouthwash after each meal.

If you have tried to order off our website within the last few days, you may get a notice saying "this connection is not private". Rest assured, it is private. There is an error that we are working on with Google to fix it as soon as possible.

You can continue your order by clicking on "you can visit this website" link.

UP4 Daily has been discontinued. For an apples to apples replacement, we suggest Klaire Labs Probiotic Complex.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
New Statin, Antibiotic Side Effects
Bonnie and Steve: Every four to six months, we update you on new medication, dietary supplement, and/or medical procedure side effects.

Among the myriad side effects that come with taking statin medication (for high cholesterol) and antibiotics (for numerous reasons, but mainly to fight bacterial infection), two new venomous side effects have been discovered.

Blood sugar disorders, memory loss, myalgia, and rhabdomyolysis are well-recognized adverse effects of statins. Often, these side effects can resolve with the cessation of statin therapy.

However, Idiopathic inflammatory myositis (IIM) a group of autoimmune myopathies, has now been linked to statin use, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

IIM results in a necrotizing myositis, or muscle weakness that does NOT resolve with cessation of statin therapy. Unfortunately, the only way IIM can be remedied is by immunosuppressive agents.

While rare, the risk still goes up significantly by using statins. If you know of anyone who is suffering from this and it has not resolved, even after statins have been stopped, please have them consult their physician about the possibility of immunosuppressive agents.

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
As if you needed another reminder why you should avoid the class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (among them tendon rupture, permanent nerve damage or depression), this should seal the deal.

Fluoroquinolones are some of the most frequently used broad-spectrum antibiotics, and usually prescribed for respiratory, urinary or ear infections.

A study published in this week's Nucleic Acids Research investigated the effect of ciprofloxacin (Cipro) on mitochondria, the important cell organelles in our body that produce the energy for cellular function. Mitochondria possess a certain enzyme that fluoroquinolones are designed to inhibit.

Cipro stopped the normal maintenance and function of mitochondrial, causing impaired energy production and blocking cellular growth and differentiation. The researchers claim this dramatic impact on mitochondria is the likely cause for most negative side effects experienced by patients, and also a reason to use fluoroquinolone antibiotics with great caution.

Because both statins and fluoroquinolones affect the mitochondria adversely, the worst thing you can do is take both at the same time!
Meds, Procedures, Supplement Alert 

This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members.


Steve: This is a continuation from the aforementioned article on antibiotics and statins. FDA's recent stance on coffee...

You can get this article by signing up for NCI Well Connect here today!
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Pure Genomics, our genetic wellness screening, covers 32 impeccably well-researched genes in seven categories:
  1. Methylation
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  3. Detoxification
  4. Weight Management
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  6. Blood Sugar Balance
  7. Immune Health
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Have a happy, healthy day,

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