NCI Well Connect
October 29, 2018
Spooky 3-Day Sale!
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that there is a vitamin you can take to better remember your dreams? According to a new study in Perceptual and Motor Skills, participants taking high-dose vitamin B6 supplements before going to bed for five consecutive days improved people's ability to recall dreams compared to a placebo. Vitamin B6 did not affect the vividness, bizarreness or color of their dreams, and did not affect other aspects of their sleep patterns.

SPOOKY 3-DAY SALE!
Starting today and through October 31, you can order sale items for October and November. See below.

LAST 2 MONTHS TO GET LOYALTY WELL REWARDS
We keep track of your purchases throughout the year and apply discounts as you hit certain purchase benchmarks. Rewards reset on January 1, so stock up!

METAGENICS PROBIOTIC QUALITY COMMITMENT

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
 
NCI Well Connect Highlights
From Editor Steve Minsky
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Read stories like these twice weekly from our eNewsletter, access two titles per month from our Action Plan Library, and get one free wellness coaching session with an NCI Well Connect Membership Here Today!
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Daily Dementia Deterrents
Bonnie & Steve: Here are a few reminders of how important adhering to a few lifestyle pearls can be for preventing dementia.

Light Movement
People who include a little yoga or tai chi in their day may be more likely to remember where they put their keys. A Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study states that even very light workouts can increase the connectivity between parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and storage.

A single 10-minute period of mild exertion can yield considerable cognitive benefits. Using high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging, researchers examined subjects' brains shortly after exercise sessions and saw better connectivity between the hippocampal dentate gyrus and cortical areas. These areas are critical for the creation of new memories. They are the first regions of the brain to deteriorate as we get older, and much more severely in Alzheimer's disease.

Healthy Midlife Eating Style
Maintaining a healthy diet eating style in midlife is independently associated with a larger hippocampus years later and may protect against mental illness and cognitive decline, researchers state in an 11 year study published in American Journal of Medicine.

This is the first major study to investigate long-term diet impact at midlife on hippocampus structures.

The authors suggest routine dietary counseling should be a high-priority public health goal.

A healthy diet was defined as rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, legumes, omega-3 fats, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and light on sugar-sweetened drinks, red and processed meat, trans fat, and sodium-rich products. 

A healthy diet was also characterized by low or no alcohol intake. Low or no alcohol intake was a "key component" associated with larger hippocampus volume.

Daily Intellectual Activity 
Active participation in intellectual activities, such as reading and playing board games or card games, may delay or prevent dementia in older adults, even if these activities take place in late life, new research in JAMA Psychiatry suggests. Researchers followed adults aged 65 years and older for up to 7 years.

Until now, research failed to tease out whether the cognitive training, social engagement, or positive experience is the "intellectual activity contributor" to better cognitive health.

The study's intellectual activities consisted of reading books, newspapers, or magazines; playing board games, Mahjong, or card games; and betting on horse racing.

A higher proportion of those who remained dementia-free performed daily intellectual activities as opposed to those who did not.
Genetics
Genetic Wellness Screening
Pure Genomics, our genetic wellness screening, covers 32 impeccably well-researched genes in seven categories:
  1. Methylation
  2. Vitamins and Minerals
  3. Detoxification
  4. Weight Management
  5. Cognitive Health and Memory
  6. Blood Sugar Balance
  7. Immune Health
Pure Genomics tips the balance toward optimal wellness. It only takes four simple steps to get started:
  1. Order a genetic kit from 23andme.com or Ancestry.com.
  2. Send your saliva sample back to 23andMe or Ancestry. They will email you when your results are ready.
  3. Download your raw genetic data file to your computer. Email us the data file.
  4. We generate your Pure Genomics report and contact you with the next step.
Email Steve for further questions or clarification.

ORIGINAL GENOMIC RESEARCH AT NUTRITIONAL CONCEPTS
Click on the links below to learn about the original research that we have done with our clients and Pure Genomics.
Videos
Video: EPA Propose Loosening Protections From Radiation & Mercury

 
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
Steve: Traditional saunas emit direct heat. Far Infrared uses light to create heat. Far infrared run at much milder temperatures, but travels much deeper into the body, which is why you sweat more vigorously.

Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many of our clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.

Far Infrared has shown to draw out 15 to 20% more heavy metals (i.e., mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic), hormone-disrupting chemicals, sulfuric acid, ammonia, uric-acid, and fat-soluble toxins than traditional saunas.

LOWER MALADIES, RAISE QUALITY OF LIFE
A new report published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that sauna bathing is associated with a reduction in the risk of vascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive diseases, nonvascular conditions, such as pulmonary diseases, mental health disorders, and mortality. Furthermore, sauna bathing alleviated conditions such as skin diseases, arthritis, headache, and flu. The evidence also suggests that regular sauna baths are associated with a better health-related quality of life. Wow, what can't saunas do?

A second study from Neurology stated that frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke. In a 15-year follow-up study, people taking a sauna 4-7 times a week were 61% less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week. Even one sauna session per week reduced the risk of stroke by 14% compared with those who did not take saunas.

Contact us to schedule a session.
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Action Plan of the Month:
Best of the Mediterranean
One of the benefits of being a NCI Well Connect Member is that you can request two titles monthly from our our Action Plan Library (44 plans: total value $300). 

This comes in handy when you are looking for suggestions about how to incorporate an optimal eating style such as a Mediterranean diet. Our Best of the Mediterranean Action Plan can provide numerous ideas and recipes to make the transition easier! 

Action Plans are free by email request for NCI Well Connect Members or can be ordered separately. To activate your membership, click here.
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eNews Briefs
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NCI Well Connect Member Benefits

One Year Membership Is Open to Clients and Non-Clients of our practice. Includes:
  1. Free 45 Minute Pure Genomics Screening & Consultation
     
  2. Twice Weekly eNewsletters. Long-form issue on Monday and mid-week brief on Wednesday.
     
  3. Self-Help Action Plans. Access to two titles per month from our 44 title self-help Action Plan Library. Full library of titles here.
     
  4. Natural Foods Shopping List. Meticulously vetted, high quality food and beverages we recommend to our clients. Gluten-free, corn-free, and kosher pareve items included. Updated quarterly.
 
Care's Corner Video
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
 
Be Your Own Medical Advocate
 
Aspirin-Like Substances in My Food
Salicylates in My Food? What Are Those?
 
Wellness Services Menu
We have a multitude of options for simple fine-tuning or the toughest cases.
  • Full Wellness Evaluation (with bloodwork)
  • NCI Well Connect Membership
  • Genetic Wellness Evaluation
  • Balanced Eating 101 (focus on eating only)
  • Food Intolerance Screening and Menu Plan Implementation (separate fees)
  • Memory Loss Protocol
  • Dietary Supplement Evaluation
  • Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching Sessions
  • Far Infrared Sauna Treatment
  • Grocery Shopping Tours and Pantry Advice
  • Workplace Wellness Evaluations
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Consulting prices range from $45 to $225. Contact us at 847-498-3422 or email for details.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
stateofthebonnie
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori
(847) 498-3422
nutrocon@aol.com  

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