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In This Issue
Med-Induced Dementia
Turn Loyalty Into Savings
November Sale!
eNews Updates
New Items!
Immune Reboot
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin

Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Super Immune Man
Super Immune Man

Build the Optimal Youth Athlete Nutritional Concepts' Way
Build the Optimal Youth Athlete Nutritional Concepts' Way

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Since 1985,
Bringing the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today.
November 3, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,  


Did you know that the advertising and food industry rely heavily on neuroscientists and psychologists? Neuromarketing is particularly geared towards kids because decisions made early on, especially in the teen years, will influence the development of brand loyalty.

NOW OralBiotic with streptococcus salivarius is in stock. The probiotic lozenge colonizes the mouth, nose, and nasopharynx, crowding out pathogenic bacteria. It can prevent plaque, cavities, bad breath, ear infections, sore throats, colds, coughs, postnasal drip, and other sinus problems. It also tastes good!

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Statin-Related Cognitive Impairment in the Real World: You'll Live Longer, but You May Not Like It.
Steve: Our jaw dropped when we read this JAMA Internal Medicine perspective by patient John McDonagh with the aforementioned title. Ten years ago, this would have never appeared in a medical journal.


"They say that the most dangerous kind of ignorance is not knowing what you don't know. It took me a long time to realize I had statin-related cognitive impairment because I had no idea what it was.


A few years ago, I found myself slowly sinking into a sea of troubles. My work productivity gradually slumped, I had trouble remembering names and appointments, and I started having more trouble designing technical solutions for my clients. I had less energy for my family, and I felt grumpy and depressed about it.


I explained these problems as best I could. I wasn't focusing hard enough on business organization. I was eating too much. I was under stress; I didn't have enough help. I was now middle-aged and this was the new normal. Or, most depressing of all for a guy in the information technology business, I just wasn't as smart as I used to be.


I didn't connect my problems with the statin I'd been taking until I ran out of pills and kept forgetting to pick up my refill. One day, I noticed that driving was enjoyable again. I've always been an enthusiastic driver; I've participated in track events for years, but lately, driving on the freeway had become a chore. The decline had been so gradual that I hadn't really noticed it. Then, suddenly, after failing to take my statin for a few days, I was processing information in my peripheral vision so much more efficiently that I could change lanes without feeling anxious. That's when I figured it out.


This wasn't the first time I had run out of pills and wondered whether my statin was to blame for my mental decline. At that time, my physician had reassured me that there was no evidence for such side effects. Now, I was sure that the drug was to blame.


It was hard to go into my appointment and say "These statins are definitely the cause of my cognitive troubles," but this time, my physician really heard me. We tried switching to a lower dose of a different statin (from simvastatin to pravastatin sodium), but I found that the symptoms came back. So, we decided that I should give up the statins altogether and try to manage my cholesterol levels with diet. It turns out, knowing that the "miracle drug" wouldn't work for me gave me the motivation to finally deal with my weight. I've lost 20 kg to date"...the second half of the piece is available to NCI Well Connect subscribers.


Turn Loyalty Into Savings
Did you know that we ALWAYS discount our retail and professional supplement brands between 5% and 15% irrespective of our monthly 20% discounts?

Did know that we have a supplement loyalty program? The great thing about it is that you don't have to do a thing. We do it all for you. Whenever you make a purchase, it goes into our system and when you hit certain spending benchmarks, we deduct a monetary reward from your next purchase.


Our loyalty program resets to zero every December 31. Time to stock up now for you and your family.


For more information on our loyalty program, go to this link.


If you would like to know how many spending points you have accrued to date, or when you can expect to receive your next reward, do not hesitate to email us.


November Sale - 20% OFF
NOW Foods 
Egg White Pro
B-12 Dots
Absolutely GF
Toasted Onion
Absolutely GF

Orig Flatbread
*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 us for prices when visiting our website.

eNews Updates
eNewsThis week's topics:
New Items
Topical Spray
NOW Foods
Vit D3 1000IU
Olive Oil Gel
NOW Foods
Vit D3 2000IU
Olive Oil Gel
NOW Foods
Inulin Fiber
NOW Foods
Egg White
NOW Foods
Ice Chips
Sour Cherry
All New
*Pure Encaps

*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 us for prices when visiting our website.

*NOW Unflavored Egg White Protein is back in stock*

Happily Melt in a Far Infrared Sauna

One way to thaw out from the deep freeze is to experience Far Infrared Sauna Therapy. We have had one in our office for several years and it rarely fails to disappoint.


Aside from the fact that you are taking one hour out of your busy lives to relax, Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.


Contact us to schedule a session. 

Snowbird and Out-of-Town Clients Only

Whether you leave Chicago for the winter or live out of state, don't be a stranger. Stay connected!

  • If you need Bonnie's guidance, she is only a phone consult away.
  • Read our free or NCI Well Connect eNewsletters to reinforce your wellness plan.
  • If you need to order supplements, we ship anywhere in the United States. We use green and recycled shipping materials. We even ship probiotics that require refrigeration.

Do not hesitate to contact us to serve your out-of town needs.


Time for an Immune System Reboot?

We are constantly assaulted by substances that weaken our immune systems. Sometimes, we only have ourselves to blame with our lifestyle choices.


During fall and winter, we need to be on heightened alert to repel infection and prevent sickness. This is hard to accomplish when our immune systems are compromised. We could all use an Immune System Reboot!


Five simple steps to get your immune system going again. It only takes 15 minutes in-office or by phone.

  • Free to current NCI Well Connect subscribers
  • Free if you sign up for NCI Well Connect eNewsletter today. Subscribe at our website here or call 847-498-3422.
  • $25 for non-Well Connect subscribers

 Call 847-498-3422 or email to schedule your reboot!